Wiesława Lysiak-Szydłowska

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between the serum concentration of amino acids (AAs) and nutritional status in hemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS This study was performed in 22 HD patients dialyzed for 10 to 288 months, and in a control group of 20 healthy volunteers. Nutritional status was determined by the subjective(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity is a disease that brings several complications and increases the risk of other diseases like metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus type 2, or coronary heart disease. Disturbances in secretion of adipokines caused by obesity have an influence on the development of metabolic complications. The aim of this study was an investigation of(More)
Cancer cachexia (CC), a progressive loss of body mass, leads to malnutrition and deficiencies of essential substances including polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and L-carnitine (LC). The availability of these 2 compounds determines the rate of eicosanoid synthesis, which modulates inflammatory processes and hemostasis. We compared the effects of(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity is associated with a number of diseases resulting from the excessive amount of adipose tissue. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between the quantity of adipose tissue and the prevalence of metabolic disturbances, and the concentration of adipokines and proinflammatory cytokines in obese or overweight patients. (More)
UNLABELLED Diabetic hearts are particularly vulnerable to ischemia-reperfusion injury during cardiac surgery. Application of carnitine derivatives could be beneficial not only because of metabolic effects but also by protecting vasculature. This study aimed to evaluate hemodynamic changes associated with propionyl-L-carnitine and L-carnitine administration(More)
Patients with defective plasminogen activator inhibitor protein (PAI-1) or with PAI-1 deficiency can experience hemorrhage as a result of a hyperfibrinolysis. In these patients, a normal thrombus forms, but endogenous lysis is unchecked as tissue plasminogen activator is unopposed. Treatment includes anti-fibrinolytic agents, including oral tranexamic acid.(More)
Human lipoxygenases and products of their catalytic reaction have a well established connection to many human diseases. Despite their importance in inflammation, cancer, cardiorenal and other ailments the drug development is impaired by the lack of structural details to understand their intricate specificity and function in molecular and cellular signaling.(More)
BACKGROUND Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and/or angiotensin II subtype 1 receptor antagonists (ARB) constitutes a strategy in the management of patients with chronic kidney disease. There is still no optimal therapy which can stop the progression of chronic kidney disease.(More)
Malnutrition is a common clinical problem in dialysis patients. So far the management of malnutrition in this population has not been fully successful. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of use of megestrol acetate suspension in malnourished dialysis patients. Twenty-six hypoalbuminemic (albumin < or = 3.8 g/dl) dialysis patients(More)