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poland syndrome

Wojciech Kwaśniewski, Norbert Stachowicz, Aleksandra Stupak, Anna Kwaśniewska, Anna Goździcka-Jozefiak
Zika virus (HIV) was first identified in 1947 and upto 2007 the infections in humans have been reported sporadically. Currently, the World Health Organization warns that the rapid spread of the virus Zika in both Americas and an increase in the number of children born with microcephaly in these regions begins to be a serious epidemiological problem. Known ways of spreading this RNA virus of the Flaviviridae family is: with blood, sexual, vertical and even breast feeding. Currently used diagnostic tests are not entirely perfect, as they can detect infections by other viruses in this group but they are available in Poland...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Joanna E Drozd-Sokołowska, Krzysztof Mądry, Anna Waszczuk-Gajda, Tomasz Żóltak, Anna Sikorska, Andrzej Mital, Jarosław Wajs, Grażyna Semeńczuk, Anna Szmigielska-Kapłon, Magdalena Szczepańska, Ewa Wasilewska, Paweł Szwedyk, Jadwiga Hołojda, Marzena Wątek, Beata Stella-Hołowiecka, Maria Soroka-Wojtaszko, Wojciech Homenda, Mirosław Polak, Renata Guzicka-Kazimierska, Agnieszka Porowska, Wiesław Wiktor-Jędrzejczak, Jadwiga Dwilewicz-Trojaczek
OBJECTIVES: The epidemiology of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) differs among countries. Here we present the first epidemiological indices determined for Poland. METHODS: 21 haematological centres participated in the study. Patients diagnosed with MDS and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) with 20-29% blasts were enrolled. Data collection was conducted for strictly predefined period. RESULTS: The overall crude incidence rate for all MDS subtypes was 1...
October 4, 2016: European Journal of Haematology
Anna Waszczuk-Gajda, Krzysztof Mądry, Rafał Machowicz, Joanna Drozd-Sokołowska, Beata Stella-Hołowiecka, Andrzej Mital, Agata Obara, Anna Szmigielska-Kapłon, Anna Sikorska, Edyta Subocz, Wiesław W Jędrzejczak, Jadwiga Dwilewicz-Trojaczek
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a heterogeneous group of clonal stem cell disorders characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis, cytopenias and a risk of progression to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Anemia is the most frequent cytopenia diagnosed in patients with MDS. Regular RBC transfusions are the only treatment option for about 40% of patients. Transfusion-dependent patients develop secondary iron overload. The influence of serum ferritin (SF) concentration on survival and acute myeloid leukemia transformation in MDS patients remains controversial...
July 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Krzysztof Milewski, Paweł Gąsior, Stefan Samborski, Piotr P Buszman, Aleksandra Błachut, Adam Wojtaszczyk, Adam Młodziankowski, Artur Mendyk, Marek Król, Wojciech Wojakowski, Paweł E Buszman
INTRODUCTION: Despite the dominance of drug-eluting stents in modern interventional cardiology, there is still a niche for bare metal stents. AIM: The aim of the Polish NexGen registry was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new generation cobalt-chromium NexGen stent in a real life patient population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective multi-center registry was conducted in five clinical sites of American Heart of Poland. Three hundred and eighty-three patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with NexGen stent implantation were included...
2016: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
William Watfa, Pietro G di Summa, Wassim Raffoul
Poland syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by a unilateral congenital absence of the sternocostal head of the pectoralis major muscle. The absence of the pectoralis major does not only result in chest asymmetry but also in a missing anterior axillary fold, which is essential for natural anatomical appearance in both male and female patients. In Poland syndrome patients, we perform bipolar latissimus dorsi flap transfer, which can be associated with a sublatissimus implant in women. All procedures are performed through a single short midaxillary incision, and tendon translocation in this technique allows the creation of the anterior axillary fold and thus a natural chest appearance...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Aneta Wagner, Angelika Szwed, Krzysztof Buczyłko, Waldemar Wagner
BACKGROUND: Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) is caused by cross-reacting allergens found in pollen, raw fruits, vegetables, and some tree nuts. The major apple allergen, Mal d 1, is a cause of food allergic reactions in birch pollen sensitized patients. OBJECTIVE: To explore the allergenicity of the most popular and commonly consumed apple cultivars in Poland in patients with birch pollen allergy with or without OAS. METHODS: Data were obtained from 46 adults with clinical symptoms of birch allergy and allergic rhinitis or rhinoconjunctivitis...
October 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
M Mizerska-Wasiak, A Turczyn, A Such, K Cichoń-Kawa, J Małdyk, M Miklaszewska, J Pietrzyk, A Rybi-Szumińska, A Wasilewska, A Firszt-Adamczyk, R Stankiewicz, M Szczepańska, B Bieniaś, M Zajączkowska, A Pukajło-Marczyk, D Zwolińska, K Siniewicz-Luzeńczyk, M Tkaczyk, K Gadomska-Prokop, R Grenda, U Demkow, M Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common form of glomerulonephritis in pediatric population. The clinical presentation of the disease in children ranges from microscopic hematuria to end-stage kidney disease. The aim of the study was to retrospectively assess clinical and kidney biopsy features in children with IgAN. We assessed a cohort of 140 children, 88 boys, 52 girls with the diagnosis of IgAN in the period of 2000-2015, entered into the national Polish pediatric IgAN registry. The assessment included the following: proteinuria, hematuria, glomerular filtration rate (GFR), arterial blood pressure, and the renal pathological changes according to the Oxford classification and crescents formation, as modifiable and unmodifiable risk factors...
August 30, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
E Delay, S La Marca, S Guerid
Breast deformity of Poland syndrome is a malformation known to be difficult to treat. Numerous descriptions of surgical corrections have been published but none achieved to correct severe cases before description of lipomodeling technique. The aim of this article is to present thoraco-mammary deformity of Poland syndrome, corrections techniques already available and therapeutical indications in primary and secondary cases. Constant anomaly of Poland syndrome is agenesis of sternocostal part of pectoralis major muscle but other muscular anomalies can be associated...
October 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
J Díaz-Crespo, Y Vázquez-Mambrilla, F García-Herrera
The increased use of surgery as a treatment or as an alternative for improvement means that we have a larger number of patients in the operating theatre, including those who suffer from rare diseases. Poland Syndrome is a rare congenital disease associated with muscle development. These patients may have a broad spectrum of abnormalities, which include thoracic anomalies, which can alter the ventilatory management at the level of the airway; the possible onset of malignant hyperthermia. This leads the anaesthetist to take certain preventive measures...
August 17, 2016: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Anna Rosiek, Krzysztof Leksowski
Acute coronary syndrome is a leading cause of emergency medical treatment and hospitalization in Poland. High-speed electrocardiogram (ECG) has shown good accuracy of the initial diagnosis and of the final diagnosis in treated cardiac patients. Initial diagnosis and definitive diagnosis were analyzed statistically (P<0.0001). Although much is said about the prevention of sudden death in heart failure, the elimination of risk factors health care in Poland does not pay due attention to the need for early diagnosis and ECG analysis (at the stage of prevention)...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Maria Katarzyna Borszewska-Kornacka, Ewa Gulczyńska, Marzena Kostuch, Piotr Korbal, Paweł Krajewski, And The Polish Study Group
OBJECTIVES: Our retrospective study aimed to evaluate the rate and the appropriate use of antenatal corticosteroid therapy, and their effect on the incidence and treatment of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and its complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of clinical practice in Poland was performed using standard investigating tools: a questionnaire on the frequency of using antennal corticosteroids in the selected centers, as well as neonatal data...
2016: Ginekologia Polska
Marcin R Lener, Aniruddh Kashyap, Wojciech Kluźniak, Cezary Cybulski, Agnieszka Soluch, Sandra Pietrzak, Tomasz Huzarski, Jacek Gronwald, Jan Lubiński
Purpose: Familial pancreatic cancer describes families with at least two first-degree relatives with pancreatic cancer that do not fulfil the criteria of other inherited tumor syndromes with increased risks of pancreatic cancer. Although much has been learned regarding the aggregation of pancreatic cancer in some families, the genetic basis for this familial aggregation is poorly understood. This study evaluated the prevalence of 10 Polish founder mutations in 4 genes among individuals from families with diagnosed familial pancreatic cancer syndrome and assessed their possible association with the FPC risk in Poland...
July 28, 2016: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
M Zalewska-Adamiec, H Bachorzewska-Gajewska, A Tomaszuk-Kazberuk, K Nowak, P Drozdowski, J Bychowski, R Krynicki, W J Musial, S Dobrzycki
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is characterised by transient contractility disturbances of the apex of the left ventricle. METHODS: We enrolled 101 patients from the northern-eastern part of Poland in the years 2008-2012 who were hospitalised for TCC. The control group consisted of female patients diagnosed with anterior myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation (anterior STEMI) (n = 101). RESULTS: 89 % of the study group were women...
September 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
J Ellart, C François, C Calibre, P Guerreschi, V Duquennoy-Martinot
INTRODUCTION: Breast asymmetry is defined by a difference in breast shape and/or volume. The goal of this study was to assess the stability of the surgical results and to highlight predictive factors for deterioration in results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective and monocentric study included all patients presenting constitutional isolated asymmetry, Poland's syndrome, asymmetric tuberous breast or pectus excavatum treated between 1980 and 2015. RESULTS: The statistical analysis included 144 patients and contained two parts...
July 4, 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Leticia Delgado-Herrera, Kathryn Lasch, Ana Popielnicki, Akito Nishida, Rob Arbuckle, Benjamin Banderas, Susan Zentner, Ingrid Gagainis, Bernhardt Zeiher
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Following a 2009 US Food and Drug Administration guidance, a new patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument was developed to support end points in multinational clinical trials assessing irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) symptom severity. Our objective was to assess the translatability of the IBS-D PRO instrument into ten languages, and subsequently perform a cultural adaptation/linguistic validation of the questionnaire into Japanese and US Spanish...
2016: Patient related Outcome Measures
J P Chavoin, B Chaput, I Garrido, B Moreno, M Dahan, J L Grolleau
INTRODUCTION: Modern techniques of computer-aided design and tridimensional prototyping for manufacturing silicone elastomer custom implants are growing. They have widely modified the surgical indications in our unit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: By presenting their experience of 611 cases managed between 1993 and 2016, the authors describe the method of conception from CT-scans, the virtual image of the body and the manufacture of the custom-made implant perfectly adapted to the anatomy of each one...
July 1, 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
F S Wu, W Tian, J H Zhao, W Ma, Y Guo, Y B Yin
Objective: To explore development status in different types of the hand bone and its developmental characteristics with Poland syndrome. Methods: There were 32 cases with Poland's syndrome who accepted bilateral hand X-ray examination in Department of Hand Surgery, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital from February 2013 to August 2014.There were 24 male and 8 female patients aged from 1.0 to 15.0 years with median age of 2.4 years. Right hand deformity was 23 cases and left hand deformity was 9 cases. According to Tanner-Whitehouse skeletal age scoring system, 20 bones (radius and ulna, 7 carpal bones, 11 metacarpal and phalangeal bones) selected from the affected and contralateral limb respectively, were evaluated...
July 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Piotr Jankowski, Danuta Czarnecka, Anna Łukaszewska, Radosław Łysek, Renata Wolfshaut-Wolak, Piotr Bogacki, Janusz Grodecki, Ewa Mirek-Bryniarska, Jadwiga Nessler, Piotr Podolec, Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz, Andrzej Pająk
INTRODUCTION    Patients with established coronary artery disease (CAD) are at high risk of recurrent cardiovascular events. OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to identify factors related to control of hypercholesterolemia in patients after hospitalization for CAD. PATIENTS AND METHODS    The study included consecutive patients from 5 hospitals with cardiology departments serving one city in southern Poland. Patients were hospitalized for an acute coronary syndrome or for a myocardial revascularization procedure...
June 23, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
Maria Victoria Romanini, Michele Torre, Pierluigi Santi, Laura Dova, Maura Valle, Carlo Martinoli, Iaria Baldelli
BACKGROUND: Poland syndrome is a congenital deformity characterized by unilateral anomalies of pectoralis muscles, breast, nipple, axillary fold, subcutaneous tissue, ribs, and upper limb. The thoracic anomaly, which is the pathognomonic malformation of Poland syndrome, presents a wide phenotype variability and has been classified by different authors. However, these classifications do not include all the possible phenotypes of Poland syndrome. The aim of this study is to propose a simple classification of the whole spectrum of thoracic anomalies and a treatment algorithm that could have a practical value for determining the surgical approach...
July 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
R M Elderman, A de Vries
A 1-day-old male neonate presented with asymmetric thoracic excursions without respiratory distress. He was diagnosed with the Poland syndrome. The Poland syndrome is characterized by an unilateral hypoplastic or absent pectoral muscle. Reconstruction may be considered in case of complex deformities, but patients with the Poland syndrome generally have minor functional impairments.
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
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