Alicja Kasperska-Zajac

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Affiliation: Medical University of Silesia
Country: Poland

Publications

  1. pmc Relationship between vitamin D status and the inflammatory state in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria
    Alicja Grzanka
    Department of Internal Diseases, Dermatology and Allergology in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, M, Curie Skłodowskiej 10, 41 800 Zabrze, Poland
    J Inflamm (Lond) 11:2. 2014
  2. pmc Is delayed pressure urticaria associated with increased systemic release of sCD40L?
    T Jasinska
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Dermatology and Allergology ul M Curie Skłodowskiej 10, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, 41 800 Zabrze, Poland
    Biomed Res Int 2013:823798. 2013
  3. doi Acute phase inflammatory markers in patients with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)-induced acute urticaria/angioedema and after aspirin challenge
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 27:1048-52. 2013
  4. pmc Increased plasma concentration of vascular endothelial growth factor in patients with atopic dermatitis and its relation to disease severity and platelet activation
    E Koczy-Baron
    Department of Dermatology and Venerology in Bytom, Bytom, Poland
    Inflamm Res 61:1405-9. 2012
  5. pmc Increased serum complement C3 and C4 concentrations and their relation to severity of chronic spontaneous urticaria and CRP concentration
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, ul, Ceglana 35, 40 952 Katowice, Poland
    J Inflamm (Lond) 10:22. 2013
  6. doi Markers of systemic inflammation in delayed pressure urticaria
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Int J Dermatol 52:309-10. 2013
  7. pmc Analysis of procalcitonin and CRP concentrations in serum of patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Ul Ceglana 35, 40 952 Katowice, Poland
    Inflamm Res 62:309-12. 2013
  8. doi Acute-phase response in chronic urticaria
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 26:665-72. 2012
  9. doi Chronic urticaria and irregular menstrual cycle: a case report of effective therapy with oral contraception
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    J Dermatolog Treat 23:159-60. 2012
  10. doi Plasma IL-6 concentration correlates with clinical disease activity and serum C-reactive protein concentration in chronic urticaria patients
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Clin Exp Allergy 41:1386-91. 2011

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  1. pmc Relationship between vitamin D status and the inflammatory state in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria
    Alicja Grzanka
    Department of Internal Diseases, Dermatology and Allergology in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, M, Curie Skłodowskiej 10, 41 800 Zabrze, Poland
    J Inflamm (Lond) 11:2. 2014
    ..There has been increasing evidence showing that vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency is associated with increased incidence and/or severity of immune-inflammatory disorders...
  2. pmc Is delayed pressure urticaria associated with increased systemic release of sCD40L?
    T Jasinska
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Dermatology and Allergology ul M Curie Skłodowskiej 10, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, 41 800 Zabrze, Poland
    Biomed Res Int 2013:823798. 2013
    ..These observations should stimulate further evaluation of sCD40L in different forms of urticaria...
  3. doi Acute phase inflammatory markers in patients with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)-induced acute urticaria/angioedema and after aspirin challenge
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 27:1048-52. 2013
    ..However, systemic inflammatory response in different types of urticaria is poorly characterized...
  4. pmc Increased plasma concentration of vascular endothelial growth factor in patients with atopic dermatitis and its relation to disease severity and platelet activation
    E Koczy-Baron
    Department of Dermatology and Venerology in Bytom, Bytom, Poland
    Inflamm Res 61:1405-9. 2012
    ..It is also known that platelet is an important source of VEGF and platelet factor 4 (PF-4), a potential marker of AD severity...
  5. pmc Increased serum complement C3 and C4 concentrations and their relation to severity of chronic spontaneous urticaria and CRP concentration
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, ul, Ceglana 35, 40 952 Katowice, Poland
    J Inflamm (Lond) 10:22. 2013
    ..In addition, significant correlations were observed between C3, C4 and CRP concentrations. More severe CU is characterized by higher production of C3 and C4 complements accompanied by parallel changes in CRP concentration...
  6. doi Markers of systemic inflammation in delayed pressure urticaria
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Int J Dermatol 52:309-10. 2013
    ..We have previously reported, increased plasma IL-6 concentration in chronic urticaria. In addition, it has been suggested that IL-6 and C-reactive protein (CRP) may be useful markers of the disease activity...
  7. pmc Analysis of procalcitonin and CRP concentrations in serum of patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Ul Ceglana 35, 40 952 Katowice, Poland
    Inflamm Res 62:309-12. 2013
    ..However, these biomarkers do not reliably differentiate between APR to infectious and the disease severity...
  8. doi Acute-phase response in chronic urticaria
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 26:665-72. 2012
    ..This review summarizes information regarding APR in the course of urticaria/angio-oedema...
  9. doi Chronic urticaria and irregular menstrual cycle: a case report of effective therapy with oral contraception
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    J Dermatolog Treat 23:159-60. 2012
    ..In such cases, treatment with sex hormones may positively influence the course of the illness...
  10. doi Plasma IL-6 concentration correlates with clinical disease activity and serum C-reactive protein concentration in chronic urticaria patients
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Clin Exp Allergy 41:1386-91. 2011
    ..It is known that C-reactive protein (CRP) is a sensitive marker of an underlying systemic inflammation, triggered mainly as a response to IL-6...
  11. ncbi [Etiopathogenesis of atopic dermatitis]
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Slaski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Katowicach, Katedra i Klinika Chorob Wewnetrznych, Alergologii i Immunologii Klinicznej
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 31:309-12. 2011
    ..Overproduction of VEGF in the skin and release into the bloodstream of patients suffering from AD has been pointed to, which suggest some role of this cytokine in the pathomechanism of AD...
  12. doi Increased concentration of platelet-derived chemokines in serum of patients with delayed pressure urticaria
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Eur Cytokine Netw 19:89-91. 2008
    ..Delayed pressure urticaria (DPU) is a distinct form of urticaria, characterized by marked dermal swelling, deep inflammatory infiltrate and systemic symptoms. Little is known about inflammatory mediators involved in this disease...
  13. doi Platelet function in cutaneous diseases
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia corrected Poland
    Platelets 19:317-21. 2008
    ..Considering the risk of cardiovascular events, some of them seem to be of clinical significance. This contribution is a brief outline of the present knowledge of the platelet function in dermal disorders...
  14. doi The urokinase system in patients with intermittent and persistent allergic rhinitis
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 19:685-8. 2008
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  15. ncbi Antioxidant enzyme activity and malondialdehyde concentration in the plasma and erythrocytes of patients with urticaria induced by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 18:372-5. 2008
    ..It has been suggested that oxidative stress is a crucial event in some forms of urticaria...
  16. ncbi Platelet-activating factor (PAF): a review of its role in asthma and clinical efficacy of PAF antagonists in the disease therapy
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov 2:72-6. 2008
    ..This review is a brief summary of relevant scientific basis as well as clinical research on the role of PAF in asthma, the significance of anti-PAF therapy in the disease, as well as US. patents (1998-2002) related to PAF antagonists...
  17. doi Blood rheological properties in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD)
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, ul 3 go Maja 13 15, 41 800, Zabrze, Poland
    Inflammation 32:242-6. 2009
    ..Only AD patients with severe skin changes showed increased aggregability and decreased deformability of erythrocytes, suggesting that the phenomenon might be related to the disease activity...
  18. ncbi Dehydroepiandrosterone in therapy of allergic diseases
    Alicja E Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov 3:211-3. 2009
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  19. doi Asthma and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA): facts and hypotheses
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Ul Ceglana 35, 40 925, Katowice, Poland
    Inflammation 33:320-4. 2010
    ..In addition, DHEA and its analogs might prove useful in reversing relative glucocorticoids insensitivity in patients with corticosteroid-resistant asthma. In this review we have focused specifically on DHEA's role in asthma...
  20. doi Blood rheological profiles in patients with chronic urticaria
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Arch Dermatol Res 302:609-12. 2010
    ..The hemorheological parameters did not differ significantly between the groups. It seems that blood rheological properties do not alter in patients with chronic urticaria, irrespective of their response to ASST...
  21. doi Analysis of plasma D-dimer concentration in patients with delayed pressure urticaria
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 25:232-4. 2011
    ..Activation of fibrinolysis system has been observed in spontaneous urticaria...
  22. doi Seasonal changes in platelet activity in pollen-induced seasonal allergic rhinitis and asthma
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    J Asthma 45:485-7. 2008
    ..Previously we reported that patients sensitized to pollen-allergens who had seasonal allergic rhinitis and seasonal asthma may show increased plasma levels of platelet activation markers during grass pollen season...
  23. doi Recovery of platelet factor 4 (PF-4) and beta-thromboglobulin (beta-TG) plasma concentrations during remission in patients suffering from atopic dermatitis
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Platelets 21:522-4. 2010
    ..As with earlier data, the findings point to platelet activity in AD increasing during flare, falling following therapy and normalizing upon remission...
  24. pmc Does dehydroepiandrosterone influence the expression of urticaria?-a mini review
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Ul Ceglana 35, 40 952, Katowice, Poland
    Inflammation 34:362-6. 2011
    ..This review is a summary of clinical research on the role of DHEA in chronic urticaria...
  25. doi Effect of tonsillectomy on the level of exhaled nitric oxide (NO) in patients with recurrent tonsillitis
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Respir Med 104:1757-9. 2010
    ..Increased expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase in inflamed tonsils has been reported. Our preliminary observation was the first to demonstrate that increased exhaled NO level may occur in patients with tonsillitis...
  26. ncbi Exacerbation of chronic urticaria in the course of house dust mite immunotherapy
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Hum Vaccin 7:417-8. 2011
    ..This observation may confirm previous studies, suggesting that in some cases of chronic urticaria house dust mite allergens are causative or deteriorating factors contributing to development of this disorder...
  27. ncbi Serum concentration of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate and testosterone in women with severe atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 17:160-3. 2007
    ....
  28. ncbi Platelet function in anaphylaxis
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia, Poland
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 16:1-4. 2006
    ..Various haemostatic disturbances, particularly a drop in platelet number, were observed during anaphylactic shock. The current review summarises the data from human and experimental studies on platelet function in anaphylactic reactions...
  29. ncbi Circulating levels of urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and its soluble receptor (suPAR) in patients with atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Inflammation 29:90-3. 2005
    ..Moreover, these data suggest that the release of uPA and its soluble receptor into the bloodstream is not increased in the course of complex immune-mediated processes associated with AEDS...
  30. ncbi Circulating level of the platelet-derived CXC chemokine platelet factor 4 in chronic urticaria patients with or without coexistent euthyroid Hashimoto's thyroiditis
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Medical University of Silesia, Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Zabrze, Poland
    Autoimmunity 39:265-8. 2006
    ..It seems that circulating level of the platelet-derived chemokine is not increased in CU patients with positive response to ASST, regardless the occurrence of euthyroid HT...
  31. ncbi Effect of allergen-specific immunotherapy on platelet secretory activity in patients with grass-pollen allergy
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, ul 3 go Maja 13 15, Zabrze, Poland
    Vaccine 24:6990-3. 2006
    ..In particular, it seems that both early (after 30 min) and late (after 24 h) changes in plasma level of this marker do not occur following the maximum dose administration of the allergen vaccine during the early SIT phase...
  32. ncbi Lower serum concentration of dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate in patients suffering from chronic idiopathic urticaria
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, ul 3 go Maja 13 15, 41 800 Zabrze, Poland
    Allergy 61:1489-90. 2006
  33. ncbi Blood urokinase plasminogen activator system in chronic urticaria
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, ul 3 go Maja 13 15, 41 800, Zabrze, Katowice, Poland
    Arch Dermatol Res 298:409-11. 2007
    ..Our findings have also confirmed the earlier studies, suggesting that systemic fibrinolysis may not be involved in chronic urticaria...
  34. ncbi Markers of antioxidant defence system and lipid peroxidation in peripheral blood of female patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Arch Dermatol Res 298:499-503. 2007
    ..We also suggest that the systemic oxidant/antioxidant status of CIU patients, showing positive response to ASST, may not be different from that of CIU patients with negative ASST...
  35. ncbi Effect of allergen-specific immunotherapy on plasma level of platelet factor 4 (PF-4) and beta-thromboglobulin (beta-TG), platelet activation markers in patients with house dust mite allergy
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, ul 3 go Maja 13 15, 41 800 Zabrze, Poland
    Vaccine 25:3595-8. 2007
    ..Thus, it seems that the degree of platelet activation measured by PF-4 and beta-TG does not change in PAR patients during hyposensitization with mite allergen extracts, after the maximum dose was reached...
  36. ncbi Platelet activation during allergic inflammation
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze, Poland
    Inflammation 30:161-6. 2007
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  37. ncbi Plasma concentration of interleukin 6 (IL-6), and its relationship with circulating concentration of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) in patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, ul 3 go Maja 13 15, 41 800 Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Cytokine 39:142-6. 2007
    ..However, no association between IL-6 and DHEA-S concentration in the peripheral circulation of CIU patients was proved, suggesting that both phenomena may not be related to each other...
  38. ncbi Circulating concentration of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) in women suffering from chronic idiopathic urticaria in relation to their pre- or post-menopausal status
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Maturitas 58:211-5. 2007
    ....
  39. ncbi Markers of platelet activation in plasma of patients suffering from persistent allergic rhinitis with or without asthma symptoms
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:1462-5. 2005
    ..It has been demonstrated that allergen challenge promotes platelet activation and leads to the release of chemokines such as platelet factor 4 (PF-4) and beta-thromboglobulin (beta-TG)...
  40. doi Platelet activating factor as a mediator and therapeutic approach in bronchial asthma
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Inflammation 31:112-20. 2008
    ..This review will focus on two main issues: the role of PAF and PAF antagonists in asthma...
  41. doi Dehydroepiandrosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate in atopic allergy and chronic urticaria
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Inflammation 31:141-5. 2008
    ..In this brief review we present the available data on DHEA-S involvement in events associated with atopic allergy as well as chronic urticaria...
  42. ncbi Enhanced platelet activation in patients with atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze, Poland
    Inflammation 28:299-302. 2004
    ..The results suggest that some patients with AEDS may have enhanced blood platelet activity as expressed by beta-TG and PF4 level...
  43. doi Sex hormones and urticaria
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    J Dermatol Sci 52:79-86. 2008
    ..This review endeavours to outline what is known about the possible influence of sex hormones in the expression of urticaria...
  44. ncbi Assessment of platelet activity as expressed by plasma levels of platelet factor 4 and beta-thromboglobulin in patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze, Poland
    Exp Dermatol 14:515-8. 2005
    ..Further studies should be performed to elucidate whether any systemic platelet activation occurs in CIU...
  45. ncbi Anxiety and depression and their influence on the quality of life after total hip replacement: preliminary report
    Karina Badura-Brzoza
    Chair and Clinical Department of Psychiatry, Tarnowskie Góry, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract 12:280-4. 2008
    ..Conclusion. Hip replacement surgery brings significant improvement to the quality of life. Age and mental status of those patients influence markedly their postoperative performance. ..
  46. doi Decline in dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate observed in chronic urticaria is associated with psychological distress
    Zenon Brzoza
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, ul 3 Maja 13 15, 41 800 Zabrze, Poland
    Psychosom Med 70:723-8. 2008
    ..We sought to explore the association of mood disturbances and the sense of coherence (SOC), as psychological distress parameters, and DHEA-S decline in patients suffering from CU...
  47. doi Serum apelin-12 level is elevated in schoolchildren with atopic asthma
    Edyta Machura
    Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Silesia, ul 3 go Maja 13 15, 41 800 Zabrze, Poland
    Respir Med 107:196-201. 2013
    ..There are limited data on the role of adipokines in atopic asthma...
  48. pmc Evaluation of adipokines: apelin, visfatin, and resistin in children with atopic dermatitis
    Edyta Machura
    Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Silesia, Ulica 3 go Maja 13 15, 41 800 Zabrze, Poland
    Mediators Inflamm 2013:760691. 2013
    ..8 pg/mL. Resistin and visfatin cutoff values were >3.8 ng/mL and ≤ 2.13 ng/mL, respectively. Apelin and visfatin can serve as excellent indicators to distinguish children with AD from those without disease...
  49. ncbi Serum resistin levels are elevated in schoolchildren with atopic asthma
    Dariusz Ziora
    Department of Pneumonology and Tuberculosis in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Zabrze, Poland
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 34:212-6. 2013
    ..There are limited data on the role of adipokines in atopic asthma...
  50. pmc Selected CC and CXC chemokines in children with atopic asthma
    Edyta Machura
    Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Silesia, School of Medicine with the Division of Dentistry, Zabrze, Poland
    Postepy Dermatol Alergol 33:96-101. 2016
    ..There are only limited data on CC and CXC chemokines regulation in children with asthma...
  51. doi Exhaled nitric oxide in patients with early glottic cancer
    Eugeniusz Czecior
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Eur J Cancer Prev 20:426-8. 2011
    ..Early diagnosis of cancer is desirable, however this study does not prove that exhaled NO may be a useful biomarker in patients with early stage squamous cell glottic carcinoma...
  52. doi Refractory chronic spontaneous urticaria and permanent atrial fibrillation associated with dental infection: Mere coincidence or something more to it?
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Department of Internal Diseases, Dermatology and Allergology, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 29:112-20. 2016
    ..APR associated with infectious/inflammatory foci in the oral cavity could be taken into account as a predisposing agents to AF. ..
  53. doi Systemic inflammatory response and calcification markers in patients with long lasting moderate-severe chronic spontaneous urticaria
    Alicja Grzanka
    Department of Internal Diseases, Dermatology and Allergology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, ul M Curie Sklodowskiej 10, 41 813 Zabrze, Poland
    Eur J Dermatol 25:26-8. 2015
    ..It has been demonstrated that matrix GLA protein (MGP), a biomarker of arterial calcification, is increased in patients with atherosclerosis...
  54. ncbi Serum visfatin levels are decreased in schoolchildren with atopic asthma
    Edyta Machura
    Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze, Poland
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 33:559-64. 2012
    ..Very little is known about the role of adipokines in atopic asthma in children. Studies about the potential role of novel proinflammatory adiopcytokine - visfatin are lacking...
  55. pmc Elevated levels of exhaled nitric oxide in patients with anorexia nervosa
    Joanna Oswiecimska
    Department of Paediatrics, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, ul 3 Maja 13 15, 41 800, Zabrze, Poland
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 23:845-50. 2014
    ..Nitric oxide (NO) is involved in eating behavior and inflammatory response. Moreover, there is evidence that NO production is altered in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN)...
  56. doi Serum TARC and CTACK concentrations in children with atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, and urticaria
    Edyta Machura
    Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Silesia, 3 Maja, Zabrze, Poland
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 23:278-84. 2012
    ..It has been demonstrated that serum concentrations of TARC and CTACK are increased in patients with various allergic diseases...
  57. pmc The association between platelet count and acute phase response in chronic spontaneous urticaria
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Dermatology and Allergology, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Ulica M Curie Skłodowskiej 10, 41 800 Zabrze, Poland
    Biomed Res Int 2014:650913. 2014
    ..Among those, CRP is one of the major proteins helpful in determination of severity/activity of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU)...
  58. ncbi Anaphylactoid reaction after the use of sodium tetradecyl sulfate: a case report
    Zenon Brzoza
    Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Angiology 58:644-6. 2007
    ..Attention is drawn to this adverse event and underlines the necessity for potential hypersensitivity assessment before the drug application...
  59. ncbi Platelet activity measured by plasma levels of beta-thromboglobulin and platelet factor 4 in seasonal allergic rhinitis during natural pollen exposure
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, ul 3 go Maja 13 15, 41 800, Zabrze, Poland
    Inflamm Res 52:477-9. 2003
    ..Upon activation, platelets release mediators with potent inflammatory properties in IgE-mediated immune responses. Moreover, the atopic state leads towards functional abnormalities of these cells...
  60. pmc IL-6 Transsignaling in Patients with Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    Department of Internal Diseases, Dermatology and Allergology in Zabrze, SMDZ in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
    PLoS ONE 10:e0145751. 2015
    ..Therefore, we investigated the clinical relevance of soluble members of IL-6 trans-signaling system in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU)...
  61. ncbi The influence of selected preoperative factors on the course of endoscopic surgery in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis
    Tomasz Grzegorzek
    Department of Laryngology, Independent Public Clinical Hospital No 7, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
    Adv Clin Exp Med 23:69-78. 2014
    ..Appropriate surgical conditions have a great influence on the course of surgical procedure, the risk of complications and postoperative outcomes...
  62. pmc Chronic spontaneous urticaria is characterized by lower serum advanced glycation end-products
    Alicja Grzanka
    Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Dermatology and Allergology, Ulica M Curie Skłodowskiej 10, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, 41 800 Zabrze, Poland
    Biomed Res Int 2014:974154. 2014
    ..On the other hand, it is known that systemic inflammation may lead to increased formation of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), associated with pathogenesis of various diseases...
  63. ncbi Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy
    Zenon Brzoza
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, ul 3 Maja 13 15, 41 800 Zabrze, Poland
    J Midwifery Womens Health 52:44-8. 2007
    ..This article reviews the epidemiology, clinical manifestation, etiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment of PUPPP...
  64. ncbi Enhanced release of platelet factor 4 into the circulation in patients with atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome
    A Kasperska-Zajac
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, ul 3 go Maja 13 15, 41 800 Zabrze, Poland
    Rocz Akad Med Bialymst 48:128-30. 2003
    ..Platelet factor 4 (PF4), a platelet-specific protein may play an important role in the development of the atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome (AEDS)...
  65. pmc Circulating concentration of markers of angiogenic activity in patients with sarcoidosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
    Dariusz Ziora
    Department of Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis, SMDZ in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    BMC Pulm Med 15:113. 2015
    ..The aim of the study was to compare the angiogenic profile of patients with sarcoidosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) based on analysis of circulating factors...
  66. doi Local allergic rhinitis in elderly patients
    Andrzej Bozek
    Clinical Department of Internal Disease, Dermatology, and Allergology in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland Electronic address
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 114:199-202. 2015
    ..There is no information about LAR in elderly people, just as there is little information about allergic rhinitis (AR) in this age group...
  67. ncbi Serum prolactin concentration and its relationship with dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate concentration in chronic urticaria patients with positive and negative response to autologous serum skin test
    Z Brzoza
    Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, ul 3 go Maja 13 15, 41 800 Zabrze, Poland
    Allergy 62:566-7. 2007
  68. doi Psychological and psychiatric factors related to health-related quality of life after total hip replacement - preliminary report
    Karina Badura-Brzoza
    Chair and Clinical Department of Psychiatry in Tarnowskie Góry, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, ul Pyskowicka 49, 42 612 Tarnowskie Góry, Poland
    Eur Psychiatry 24:119-24. 2009
    ..The authors conduct an investigation concerning the relation between some psychological and psychiatric factors and their influence on health-related quality of life in patients after total hip replacement...
  69. ncbi The role of the histaminergic system in the central cardiovascular regulation in haemorrhagic hypotension
    Jerzy Jochem
    Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Folia Med Cracov 52:31-41. 2012
    ..We suggest that the histaminergic system could be a new target for treatment of hemorrhagic hypotension. ..
  70. ncbi Serum concentration of dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate in female patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria
    Alicja Kasperska-Zajac
    J Dermatol Sci 41:80-1. 2006