Zofia Ostrowska

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP), selected enzymatic and non-enzymatic components of the antioxidative system, and the intensity of peroxidative processes in the blood of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS In the peripheral blood, we evaluated FRAP; concentrations of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES There have been suggestions in literature that characteristic changes of bone mass in osteoporosis may be related to the melatonin (Mel): The aim of this study was to demonstrate whether pinealectomy and Mel administration can affect postmenopausal osteoporosis processes induced in female rats by way of ovariectomy. METHODS The(More)
OBJECTIVES Assessment of mean 24 h oestradiol (E2) and oestrone (E1) concentration and basic FSH secretion in postmenopausal asthmatic women, before and after HRT use, and to identify any connections between changes in hormone concentrations and patients' clinical state. SUBJECTS Postmenopausal women (55 asthmatic and 20 healthy, aged 48-60 years). (More)
The aim of the study was to see if there are any correlations between changes in the endocrine system and clinical condition of asthmatic patients, in particular their lung function, caused by hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Fifty-five asthmatic and 20 healthy postmenopausal women (aged 48-60) were studied before HRT and after 6 months of cyclical(More)
INTRODUCTION Young women and girls with anorexia nervosa (AN) suffer from abnormalities in melatonin (MEL) secretion, especially in the nocturnal phase. This is paralleled by a considerable bone mass loss and abnormalities of bone metabolism. As melatonin has been implicated in playing a role in inducing osteoporosis and that the effect could be mediated by(More)
Minimal data exist concerning the relationship between osteokines of the RANKL/RANK/OPG system, especially RANKL, and bone status in females with anorexia nervosa (AN). For this reason we investigated the relationship between bone metabolism (as assessed based on serum levels of OC and CTx), and OPG and sRANKL concentrations in females with AN. Ninety-one(More)
INTRODUCTION A multitude of mechanisms have been implicated in the pathophysiology of epilepsy. OBJECTIVE To assess mean daily plasma concentrations of ACTH, cortisol, DHEAS, leu-enkephalin, and beta-endorphin in epileptic patients with complex partial seizures evolving to tonic-clonic in relation to frequency of seizure occurrence (groups with seizure(More)
BACKGROUND A relationship between circadian GH-IGF-I axis activity and pineal gland function in rats is not sufficiently elucidated, particularly in the aspect of melatonin (MEL) participation with relation to a possible mechanism of these dependencies. OBJECTIVE Influence of pinealectomy and long-term MEL administration on circadian GH-IGF-I axis(More)
Females with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are characterized by several metabolic abnormalities that favor the development of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is possibly a chronic inflammatory process, and the markers of the inflammatory state, such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen may be useful to assess the global risk of developing(More)
It is believed that omentin is secreted by stromal cells of adipose tissue and modulates insulin sensitivity. Data from a few studies have shown lower serum omentin in obese children and higher in anorexia nervosa. However, to date, there is lack of research on serum omentin concentrations in adolescent patients in a wide range of body mass index (BMI) and(More)