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Plusa T.,Military Institute of Health Services
Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski | Year: 2011

Macrolide antibiotics have been used to treat acute and chronic inflammation in the respiratory tract based on their antibacterial activity. Now it is well known that macrolides down-regulate damaging prolonged inflammation as well as increase mucous clearance and decrease bacterial virulence. Their ability to inhibit bacterial biofilm is a very important point in control of infections of the bronchial tree, where colonization of Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were documented in clinical and experimental studies. Source


Marusza W.,Medical University of Warsaw | Mlynarczyk G.,Medical University of Warsaw | Olszanski R.,Military Institute of Health Services | Netsvyetayeva I.,Medical University of Warsaw | And 3 more authors.
International Journal of Nanomedicine | Year: 2012

Injectable filling agents offer the promise of a better appearance without surgery and, among them, hyaluronic acid is the most commonly used. Although complications are rare, it is necessary to know the possible side effects and complications in order to be prepared for their management. That is why many researchers have been focusing on the interactions between hyaluronic acid and pathogens, inflammatory mediators, the immune system, and markers of oxidative stress to achieve efficient drug delivery, given that hyaluronic acid has widening applications in the field of nanomedicine. Here we report the case of a 37-year-old female patient who returned to our clinic with an abscess in her left cheek 3 months after a deep injection of 1 mL of stabilized hyaluronic acid in both cheeks. Steroid and antibiotic therapy was initiated without success, and abscess drainage was performed. Extraction of tooth 16 was performed 11 days after insertion of drains into the abscess. Laboratory blood tests showed acute inflammation of presumed bacterial etiology. Microbiological examination of pus was negative. Bacterial cultures were found in the extracted tooth. After antibiotic therapy, a complete reversal of the pathological process was observed. The present report highlights the need to assess periodontal problems prior to any aesthetic facial treatment. Analyses of further case reports and clinical studies are necessary to understand the potential role of hyaluronic acid in the formation of biofilm, and how to avoid this complication, thereby increasing the safety of hyaluronic acid-based procedures. © 2012 Marusza et al, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd. Source


Niemczyk S.,Military Institute of Health Services | Niemczyk L.,Medical University of Warsaw | Romejko-Ciepielewska K.,Military Institute of Health Services
Endokrynologia Polska | Year: 2012

The aim of this study was to look at basic endocrinological disorders in chronic kidney disease, acquainting endocrinologists with information about the definition and classification of kidney diseases and basic metabolic disorders in uraemia. Secondary hyperparathyroidism, insulin resistance and hyperinsulinism, growth hormone disorders and the possibility of growth hormone treatment, the reasons for and the consequences of hyperprolactinaemia are presented in a practical way. Thyroid hormones management, a problem which requires further study, is portrayed extensively. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis disorders are equally complex and not yet fully examined. We have largely concentrated on the practical aspects of diagnostics of the presented disorders. Source


Niemczyk S.,Military Institute of Health Services | Romejko-Ciepielewska K.,Military Institute of Health Services | Niemczyk L.,Medical University of Warsaw
Endokrynologia Polska | Year: 2012

The authors discussed disorders in adipocytokines' function in chronic renal failure (CRF) and their clinical implications. Adipocytokines' concentrations in CRF are in most cases elevated, which is associated with decreased level of their excretion. This may cause number of clinical implications such as inflammation, loss of appetite, development of protein energy wasting (PEW) syndrome and the progress of artherosclerosis, what leads to increased mortality in a group of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Disturbances in sexual hormones function are also characteristic for CRF. Disorders in fertility, sexual life and decreased quality of life are observed in patients with CRF. Therapeutic procedure is complicated and not fully effective. Source


Saracyn M.,Military Institute of Health Services | Ploski R.,Medical University of Warsaw | Niemczyk S.,Military Institute of Health Services
Archives of Medical Science | Year: 2013

Molecular biology and medical genetics, one of the most dynamically developing fields of medicine, nowadays is also a base for development of basic and clinical research in internal medicine. Understanding of crucial genetic pathomechanisms of many common diseases was possible due to the newest and modern molecular methods and tools. Moreover, development of genetics also made possible the discovery and understanding of the pathogenesis of many different diseases. However, not so long ago, we discovered precise pathomechanisms leading from damage of a single gene to a related pathological phenotype. Now, we have just started to explain molecular mechanisms of complex, multifactorial diseases. To achieve these goals, we need permanent development of genetic tests, genomics and proteomics. After fulfilling these conditions, we will get a chance to implement all molecular and genetic hopes, particularly their practical application in the clinic. Copyright © 2013 Termedia & Banach. Source

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