W Rastawicki

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Affiliation: National Institute of Hygiene
Country: Poland

Publications

  1. ncbi Susceptibility of Polish clinical strains of Yersinia enterocolitica serotype O3 to antibiotics
    W Rastawicki
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 13:297-300. 2000
  2. ncbi [The role of Salmonella and Yersinia in the pathogenesis of spondyloarthropathies and rheumatoid arthritis. I. Detection of bacteria, bacterial DNA, lipopolysaccharide and ECA antigen in synovial fluid or blood]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 57:131-42. 2005
  3. ncbi [Prevalence of antibodies to Francisella tularensis in forest workers from different regions of Poland]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zaklad Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 58:207-15. 2006
  4. ncbi [Humoral response to selected antigens of Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in the course of yersiniosis in humans. I. Occurrence of antibodies to Yersinia Yop proteins by Western-blot]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 58:321-8. 2006
  5. ncbi [Humoral response to selected antigens of Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in the course of yersiniosis in humans. I. Occurrence of antibodies to Yersinia lipopolisacharydes and Yop proteins by ELISA]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 58:303-19. 2006
  6. doi Development and evaluation of a latex agglutination test for the rapid serodiagnosis of tularemia
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Public Health National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland Electronic address
    J Microbiol Methods 112:1-2. 2015
  7. pmc Seroprevalence of diphtheria toxoid IgG antibodies in children, adolescents and adults in Poland
    Aleksandra A Zasada
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Public Health National Institute of Hygiene, Chocimska 24, Warsaw 00 791, Poland
    BMC Infect Dis 13:551. 2013
  8. doi Seasonality of Yersinia enterocolitica bioserotype 1B/O:8 infections in Poland
    W Rastawicki
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Public Health National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Epidemiol Infect 141:2039-42. 2013
  9. ncbi [Effect of multiple freeze-thaw cycles on detection of IgA, IgG and IgM antibodies to selected bacterial antigens]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii Narodowego Instytutu Zdrowia Publicznego Pańistwowego Zakładu Higieny w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 64:79-85. 2012
  10. ncbi [Humoral response to selected antigens of Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in the course of yersiniosis in humans. I. Occurrence of antibodies to enterobacterial common antigen (ECA)]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 59:93-102. 2007

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  1. ncbi Susceptibility of Polish clinical strains of Yersinia enterocolitica serotype O3 to antibiotics
    W Rastawicki
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 13:297-300. 2000
    ..enterocolitica to most of the tested antibiotics. In general there was no significant difference between susceptibility to antibacterial agents of strains with or without plasmid pYV...
  2. ncbi [The role of Salmonella and Yersinia in the pathogenesis of spondyloarthropathies and rheumatoid arthritis. I. Detection of bacteria, bacterial DNA, lipopolysaccharide and ECA antigen in synovial fluid or blood]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 57:131-42. 2005
    ..Our findings revealed the presence of bacterial degradation products, but not bacteria from the genus Salmonella and Yersinia or their DNA in the synovial fluid or blood of patients with spondyloarthropathies and rheumatoid arthritis...
  3. ncbi [Prevalence of antibodies to Francisella tularensis in forest workers from different regions of Poland]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zaklad Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 58:207-15. 2006
    ..8% and antibodies IgM in 2.70% serum samples. The results of our study showed that antibodies to F. tularensis were slightly, but not statistically significant, more often diagnosed in healthy forest workers than healthy blood donors...
  4. ncbi [Humoral response to selected antigens of Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in the course of yersiniosis in humans. I. Occurrence of antibodies to Yersinia Yop proteins by Western-blot]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 58:321-8. 2006
    ..In joint-fluid samples obtained from patients with arthritis antibodies for particular released proteins Yop were detected in the same class of immunoglobulins like in serum samples obtained from those individuals...
  5. ncbi [Humoral response to selected antigens of Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in the course of yersiniosis in humans. I. Occurrence of antibodies to Yersinia lipopolisacharydes and Yop proteins by ELISA]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 58:303-19. 2006
    ..In joint-fluid samples obtained from patients with arthritis antibodies for Yersinia antigens were detected in similar levels just as obtained simultaneously serum from those individuals...
  6. doi Development and evaluation of a latex agglutination test for the rapid serodiagnosis of tularemia
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Public Health National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland Electronic address
    J Microbiol Methods 112:1-2. 2015
    ..Developed LAT has been proved to be a specific, sensitive, fast, easy-to-perform and cost-efficient tool for the routine diagnosis of tularemia. ..
  7. pmc Seroprevalence of diphtheria toxoid IgG antibodies in children, adolescents and adults in Poland
    Aleksandra A Zasada
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Public Health National Institute of Hygiene, Chocimska 24, Warsaw 00 791, Poland
    BMC Infect Dis 13:551. 2013
    ..Immunity against diphtheria depends primarily on antibody to the diphtheria toxin. This study evaluated the seroprevalence of IgG diphtheria antitoxin in sera of healthy children, adolescents and adults in Poland...
  8. doi Seasonality of Yersinia enterocolitica bioserotype 1B/O:8 infections in Poland
    W Rastawicki
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Public Health National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Epidemiol Infect 141:2039-42. 2013
    ..A large increase in incidence was observed in the second quarter and a decrease in the third quarter of each year. Such seasonal changes were not seen in the case of infections caused by the other enteropathogenic Yersinia bioserotypes...
  9. ncbi [Effect of multiple freeze-thaw cycles on detection of IgA, IgG and IgM antibodies to selected bacterial antigens]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii Narodowego Instytutu Zdrowia Publicznego Pańistwowego Zakładu Higieny w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 64:79-85. 2012
    ..In presented study we investigated the effect of multiple freeze-thaw cycles of human sera on the determination of IgA, IgG and IgM antibodies to selected bacterial antigens...
  10. ncbi [Humoral response to selected antigens of Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in the course of yersiniosis in humans. I. Occurrence of antibodies to enterobacterial common antigen (ECA)]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 59:93-102. 2007
    ..The obtained results showed that the detection of antibodies to ECA may be useful in serodiagnosis of Yersinia infections...
  11. ncbi Serum immunoglobulin IgG subclass distribution of antibody responses to Yop proteins and lipopolysaccharide of Yersinia enterocolitica in patients with yersiniosis
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Pol J Microbiol 56:233-8. 2007
    ..enterocolitica LPS were diagnosed more often in serum samples obtained from children than from adults. We also found significantly higher frequency of IgG4 to Yop proteins of Y. enterocolitica in men than in women...
  12. ncbi [Humoral response to selected antigens of Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in the course of yersiniosis in humans. IV. Specificity of antigens]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zaklad Bakteriologii NIZP PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 60:27-37. 2008
    ..However, the higher cross-reactivity was observed between the LPS of Yersinia and Salmonella spp. Due to the evidence of cross-reactivity the results of serological investigations should be interpreted with caution...
  13. ncbi [Humoral response to recombinant YeuB, Ail, YadA and Inv proteins of Yersinia enterocolitica in patients with yersiniosis]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii NIZP PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 61:21-32. 2009
    ..More frequently the elevated antibody levels were detected among patients with gastrointestinal symptoms than with reactive arthritis...
  14. ncbi [The frequency of detection of IgA, IgG and IgM antibodies to pertussis toxin in patients with respiratory tract infections in Poland]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii Narodowego Instytutu Zdrowia Publicznego Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
    Przegl Epidemiol 63:513-8. 2009
    ..We also found statistical significant higher frequency of IgM antibodies, but not IgA and IgG, to pertussis toxin in women than in men...
  15. ncbi Changes in the epidemiological pattern of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections in Poland
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:1163-4. 2003
  16. ncbi Evaluation of a latex agglutination test for detection of immunoglobulin M (IgM) and IgG antibodies to Mycoplasma pneumoniae
    W Rastawicki
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Chocimska 24, 00 791 Warsaw, Poland
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:417-8. 2002
  17. ncbi The presence of the ail gene in clinical strains of Yersinia enterocolitica isolated from stools in Poland and characteristics of gene variant
    R Gierczynski
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Acta Microbiol Pol 50:19-25. 2001
    ..The PCR-RFLP technique was sufficient for fast identification and characterization of the ail gene variant present in the tested strains...
  18. ncbi Molecular virulence attributes and occurrence of pYV-bearing strains among human clinical isolates of Yersinia enterocolitica in Poland
    R Gierczynski
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Chocimska, Poland
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:158-9. 2002
  19. doi Comparison of seven commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for the detection of anti-diphtheria toxin antibodies
    A A Zasada
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Public Health National Institute of Hygiene, Chocimska 24, 00 791 Warsaw, Poland
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 32:891-7. 2013
    ..The differences in recommendations accepted by the individual manufacturers together with differences shown in our studies in sensitivity greatly affect the clinical interpretation of results...
  20. doi Incidence of pertussis in patients of general practitioners in Poland
    P Stefanoff
    National Institute of Public Health National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Epidemiol Infect 142:714-23. 2014
    ..The study confirmed high incidence of pertussis in all age groups in the general population, in particular in adults, not appropriately documented by the existing surveillance system...
  21. ncbi [Evaluation of the usefulness of multitemperature single-stranded conformational polymorphism (MSSCP) for differentiation of selected bacterial gene variants (alleles)]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 55:147-55. 2003
    ..Summarizing, MSSCP was found to be useful, sensitive and time efficient tool for detection of multiple and single point mutations in DNA fragments ranging from 208-425 bp...
  22. ncbi Multiplex-PCR assay for identification of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates carrying the cps loci for K1 and K2 capsule biosynthesis
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Pol J Microbiol 56:153-6. 2007
    ..including 77 K-antigen reference strains. The multiplex-PCR assay was found simple and cost-effective tool for identification of K. pneumoniae clinical isolates of K1 and K2 geno-serotypes...
  23. ncbi [Application of released proteins (RPs) of Yersinia Enterocolitica for serological diagnosis of yersiniosis. I. Antigen for ELISA]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 55:125-33. 2003
    ..The highest sensitivity (97.4%) and specificity (95.4%) was displayed by the ELISA with our antigen in relation to the ELISA-Mikrogen when determining antibodies of IgM class...
  24. ncbi [Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in the diagnosis of campylobacteriosis]
    Aleksandra Jakubczak
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 59:359-70. 2007
    ..However it is necessary to serotype the C. jejuni strains isolated in Poland to find the appropriate C. jejuni serotype for using in ELISA...
  25. ncbi [Evaluation of usefulness for selected virulence markers for identifying pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica strains. IV. Genes myfA and ureC]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 54:347-55. 2002
    ..enterocolitica considered as pathogenic. Obtained results show, gene myfA seems to be the reliable virulence marker of Y. enterocolitica, whereas ureC is not recommended for identification of pathogenic strains of this species...
  26. ncbi [Evaluation of commercial usefulness for microparticle agglutination Serodia-Myco II test for serodiagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumonia infections]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 54:67-73. 2002
    ..The Serodia-Myco II test may be used in routine serodiagnosis of mycoplasmosis under condition that cut off value will be raised to 160 and the positive results of this test will be confirmed by the CF test or ELISA...
  27. ncbi [Evaluation of the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the serodiagnosis of tularemia]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 57:425-9. 2005
    ..In the second serum sample the level of IgA and IgM was lower but the level of IgG higher than in the first sample. We could not observe any difference in the level of antibodies between paired serum specimens in tube agglutination test...
  28. ncbi The molecular characterisation of the extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing strain of Salmonella enterica serovar Mbandaka isolated in Poland
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Chocimska Street 24, 00 791 Warsaw, Poland
    Acta Microbiol Pol 52:183-90. 2003
    ..Tested strain produced CTX-M-3 and TEM-1 beta-lactamases, encoded by genes localised on the about 80 kb self-transferable plasmid, harbouring the 2 kb class 1 integron carrying aadA2 gene...
  29. ncbi Specific Bacillus anthracis identification by a plcR-targeted restriction site insertion-PCR (RSI-PCR) assay
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Chocimska, Poland
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 272:55-9. 2007
    ..anthracis identification. In contrast to previously developed real time PCR-based methods, the RSI-PCR needs basic molecular biology equipment only, and thus may be easily introduced in developing countries, where anthrax is endemic...
  30. ncbi [Occurrence of selected loci of the cps region for capsule K1 or K2 synthesis in epidemic strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from infants in Poland]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 57:51-63. 2005
    ..Therefore, the cps sector occupied by ORFs 4 to 14 was found as group-specific domain. The occurrence ratio of cps K2 group-specific loci among epidemic strains from infants was 18%, while the K1 group-specific loci were absent...
  31. ncbi [Single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) of selected loci of the cps region for capsule synthesis in epidemic and casually isolated strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae in Poland]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 57:153-61. 2005
    ..Obtained results may suggest high genetic diversity of tested loci. The SSCP genotyping of multiple cps loci was found as potentially useful tool for tracing epidemic strains during an outbreak...
  32. ncbi [Utilization of released proteins (RPs) of Yersinia enterocolitica for serologic diagnosis of yersiniosis. III. Western-blot]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 56:335-42. 2004
    ..Patients with yersinia-triggered reactive arthritis have IgA class antibodies against the YopD more often and for longer period than the non-arthritic patients with yersiniosis...
  33. ncbi [Occurrence of selected genes of the Klebsiella pneumoniae clusters waa and wb for lipolysaccharide synthesis in reference and epidemic strains]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 57:383-93. 2005
    ..Described here genotyping method is determinative and was found time and cost effective. This method may be applied in every clinical laboratory equipped in an ordinary PCR apparatus...
  34. ncbi [Application of released proteins (RPs) of Yersinia enterocolitica for serological diagnosis of yersiniosis. II. Gene recombination for production of the YopD protein]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 56:41-7. 2004
    ..The results of our study showed that recombinant YopD protein purified by chromatography of bio-affinity may be used in serodiagnosis of yersiniosis as a high specific antigen free of Yersinia lipopolysaccharides...
  35. ncbi [Single strand conformation polymorphism of selected genes of the Klebsiella pneumoniae cluster waa for core lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 58:33-9. 2006
    ..Therefore reported here heterogeneity of tested genes may be potentially useful for K. pneumoniae strains subtyping by SSCP or DNA sequencing...
  36. ncbi Intriguing diversity of Bacillus anthracis in eastern Poland--the molecular echoes of the past outbreaks
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Chocimska Street 24, 00 791 Warsaw, Poland
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 239:235-40. 2004
    ..Consequently, we propose establishing of novel B2 strains sub-lineage. Multiple anthrax outbreaks, which took place in Poland several decades ago were proposed as a cause of intriguing diversity of B. anthracis observed in this study...
  37. ncbi [Glandular tularemia--case report]
    Przemysław Wiśliński
    Oddzial Otolaryngologii Szpitala Bielańskiego w Warszawie
    Otolaryngol Pol 60:939-42. 2006
    ..Final diagnosis was established based on a serological test. Epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic procedures and treatment of tularemia, as well as diagnostic pitfalls are briefly discussed...
  38. ncbi [Role of Salmonella and Yersinia in the pathogenesis of spondyloarthropathies and rheumatoid arthritis. II. Antibodies to Salmonella and Yersinia in sera and synovial fluids]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 57:143-51. 2005
    ..Investigation of synovial fluids obtained from patients with arthritis showed that Yersinia and Salmonella antibodies in synovial fluid mirror those in serum by concentration, by specificity and by distribution in classes...
  39. ncbi [Yersiniosis--unappreciated infectious disease]
    Marek Jagielski
    Zakład Bakteriologii Państwowego Zakładu Higieny w Warszawie
    Przegl Epidemiol 56:57-64. 2002
    ..The antibiotic treatment is necessary in case of yersiniosis involving enterocolitis, septicemia, and organic lesions...
  40. ncbi [Comparison of polymerase chain reaction assay and Mycoplasma IST 2 test with culture for detection of infections caused by Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis]
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 56:99-108. 2004
    ..0%) for U. urealyticum in PCR and Mycoplasma IST 2 test. The discrepancy of results obtained in Mycoplasma IST 2 test and culture as well as in PCR may suggest the over sensitivity of the commercial test for detection of M. hominis...