Wojciech Stolarz

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OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the usefulness of the calcium-channel blocker verapamil in non-advanced dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). METHODS This was a randomised trial of 70 DCM patients treated with carvedilol (36 patients) and verapamil (instead of β-blocker; 34 patients) for 12 months. The remaining heart failure (HF) therapy was constant(More)
This study presents eight patients with drug-induced aseptic meningitis (DIAM) admitted to our centre with an initial suspicion of central nervous system (CNS) infection. In all patients clinical findings, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination, a cause-effect relationship according to the Naranjo adverse drug reactions probability scale and other diagnostic(More)
Fifteen patients with tetanus were treated in the I Clinic of Infectious Diseases in Bytom in the period 1988-1992; the clinical and epidemiologic analysis was carried out of them. Severe tetanus occurred in 66% of patients and 46% of them needed mechanical ventilation. The percentage of mortality was high (46.7%). It was found that the information about(More)
The study presents the literature review on EEG examination in purulent, bacterial meningoencephalitis as well as own observations carried out in 42 patients with this neuroinfection treated in I Department of Infectious Diseases of Medical University of Silesia in Bytom between 1989-2001. In 19 patients the result of the first examination was abnormal and(More)
Between 1999 and 2003 there were 25 patients hospitalized due to viper (Vipera berus) bite at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Medical University of Silesia in Bytom. Usually snakebites were results of accidental contacts with adders, and rarely, of attempts to catch venomous snakes. Attention is paid to the fact that snakebites occur in areas located(More)
In the central nervous system (CNS) infections a substantial role play inflammatory cytokines, especially TNF-alpha. They are implicated to initiate the local response leading to cerebral damage during meningitis. The purpose of this study was estimation of the diagnostic value of determining TNF-alpha concentrations in the CSF in the course of(More)
The main an etiological agents of chronic hepatitis are viral infections. The viral infection course and outcome depend mostly on the immunological response. Infected hepatocytes are damaged by appropriately viral antigen-specific cytolytic T lymphocytes. Those sensitised T cells react only with those hepatocytes which express viral antigen and antigen HLA(More)
Since 1986 to 1993 18 patients with bacterial, posttraumatic meningoencephalitis were hospitalized at the I Clinic of Infectious Diseases of Silesian Medical Academy in Bytom, and they made about 11.46% of the total purulent neuroinfections treated during that time. The group was composed of 16 men and one, 7-year-old girl, who was hospitalized twice. The(More)
THE AIM The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ferritin concentration assessment in adults with purulent, bacterial meningoencephalitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS The investigation was performed in 18 subjects hospitalized at the Clinical Ward of Infectious Diseases, Medical University of Silesia in Bytom from 2008(More)