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BACKGROUND The significance of heavy metals in pathogenesis of the circulatory system diseases remains unresolved. The aim of the study was to evaluate electrocardiographic changes in workers occupationally exposed to lead without clinical presentation of cardiac involvement. METHODS A group of 60 smelters and refiners and 45 healthy men, as a control(More)
The aim of the study was to examine endothelial function in workers occupationally exposed to lead by means of FMD (flow-mediated dilatation). 44 men professionally exposed to lead, smelters and refiners, employees working at copper smelter and control group of 41 healthy men were enrolled into the study. Within the group of men occupationally exposed to(More)
Aim of the study was to assess the effect of KT on heart conduction in HD children. Non-invasive electrocardiographic method of BSPM was used. Isochrone maps, presenting a VAT distribution, were taken from eight HD patients and 26 normal subjects. Patients were divided into two groups: I--three children were HD <12 months prior to KT; II--five children were(More)
PURPOSE The authors examined the number of interstitial cells of Cajal-like cells (ICC-LCs) in obstructed ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) in comparison with normal UPJ specimens and age-related changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 20 human formalin fixed, paraffin-embedded specimens of intrinsic UPJO from children at the mean age of 8.1 years (age(More)
It is possible that electromagnetic field (EMF) generated by mobile phones (MP) may have an influence on the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and modulates the function of circulatory system. The aim of the study was to estimate the influence of the call with a mobile phone on heart rate variability (HRV) in young healthy people. The time and frequency domain(More)
PURPOSE The authors analysed the distribution of c-kit-positive interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) in obstructed ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) and its age-related changes. METHODS Twenty specimens were obtained from children with intrinsic ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO), at the average age of 8.1 years (8 months-16.8 years), fixed in formalin(More)
AIM The aim of the study is an analysis of distribution of visual evoked potentials (VEP) latencies in the group of schizophrenic and healthy subjects. METHOD A study was carried out on a group of 30 patients (8 males and 22 females) with a DSM-III-R diagnosis of schizophrenia (disorganised schizophrenia--5, paranoid schizophrenia--12, residual(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular complications are considered a significant problem in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Body surface potential mapping (BSPM) is a noninvasive method that is useful in detecting early changes involving the heart. The aim of the study was to evaluate possible abnormalities within the cardiac intraventricular conduction(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study was undertaken in order to verify the hypothesis stating that patients with depression exhibit some abnormalities concerning a cerebral symmetry. For this purpose, an analysis of the relationship between the VEPs (Visual Evoked Potentials) results and the depressive symptoms intensification, as well interrelation between(More)
Down's syndrome is the most frequently occurring chromosomal aberration which causes, among others, central nervous system (CNS) impairment leading to mental retardation as well as lesions of the sensory analyzers. Contrary to former reports, lesions concerning the hearing organ are relatively common and appear, according to various authors, in 40-78% of(More)