CONTENTS  2006; Vol. 12, No. 1


EDITORIAL

Anisakis simplex and anisakiasis    Ryszard Rutkowski, Krzysztof Rutkowski  .. 5

ORIGINAL PAPERS  

Increased levels of epidermal growth factor in the sputum of smoking patients with chronic bronchitis
Adam Barczyk, Ewa Sozańska, Władysław Pierzchała    .. 12

The ariempt to analyse chosen anti-inflammatory cytokines concentration in serum of patients 
with active and non-active celiac disease 
Lucyna Mueller, Anna Szaflarska-Popławska, Cezary Popławski, Anna Stefańska  .. 18

Evaluation of the influence of HIV infection on chronic hepatitis C
Edyta Gr±bczewska, Małgorzata Pawłowska, Waldemar Halora  .. 23

Concentration of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (sICAM-1) in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid 
of patients with non-small cell lung cancer 
Marta D±browska, Hanna Grubek-Jaworska, Joanna Domagała-Kulawik, Rafał Krenke, Patrycja Nejman, 
Marta Maskey-Warzęchowska, Ryszarda Chazan  .. 30

REVIEW

Combination therapy of advanced malignant melanoma with interferon alpha, interleukin-2, dacarbazine, 
and tamoxifen
Paweł Bodera, Wanda Stankiewicz, Beata Kociemba, Andrzej Chciałowski   .. 36

CONTENTS  2006; Vol. 12, No. 2


EDITORIAL

Human metapneumovirus - 
a newly described agent of respiratory tract infections and asthma exacerbation
Romuald Carewicz, Andrzej Chciałowski  ........ 45

ORIGINAL PAPERS  

Does the actual presence of symptoms influence the long term quality of life in asthma? 
Alexandra Szabó, Endre Cserhati ................. 50

Serum IgE levels during first 18 months of life in newborns from Upper Silesia

Krystyna Stencel-Gabriel, Anna Obuchowicz, Marek Paul, Iwona Gabriel ................... 56

REVIEW

Immunonomodulative role of histamine and function of its receptors. 
Do we know everything about it? 
Jerzy Marczak, Tomasz Kmiecik, Pawel Górski ...................... 61 

Genetic predisposition to interstitial lung diseases  
Aleksandra Franas ......................... 70

Immunopathogenesis of sarcoidosis
 Agata Krawczyk ...................... 80

 

CONTENTS  2006; Vol. 12, No. 3


EDITORIAL

Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and their potential role in pathogenesis of human diseases
E. Brzezińska-Błaszczyk, K. Krawczyk  .................... 89

ORIGINAL PAPERS  

NSAIDs and ß-lactams - main causes of drug allergy in out-patients 
A.G. Palma-Carlos, M. Medina, M.L. Palma-Carlos  ................... 96

Decrease of leukocytes count as a prognostic factor of treatment response in children with 
chronic hepatitis C treated with IFN-alpha and ribavirin  
M. Pawłowska, E. Jendryczka, W. Halota ........................ 100

REVIEW

The histamine H4 receptor
E. Brzezińska-Błaszczyk, R.S. Rdzany, A.H. Misiak ...................... 103

The role of integrins in the pathogenesis of inflammatory processes
K. Borowska, B. Jędrych, K. Czerny, S. Zabielski ........................... 109

The role of integrins in neoplastic processes
K. Borowska, B. Jędrych, K. Czerny, S. Zabielski ........................... 115

 

CONTENTS  2006; Vol. 12, No. 4


EDITORIAL
Immunological background of interstitial lung diseases
Aleksandra Chudzicka ................................................................................... 125

ORIGINAL PAPERS
Stable expression of TNF alpha by CD3+ cells in intermittent allergic rhinitis
Joanna Gliick, Barbara Rogala ........................................................................ 132

Th e influence of Ribomunyl treatment on concentration of IgG and subclasses of IgG in children
with recurrent infections of the respiratory tract
E. Botulińska, J. Tobolczyk, J. Hofman ............................................................ 137

Immune monitoring of magnetostimulation in complex treatment of burn injury
Wojciech Witkowski, Wanda Stankiewicz, Marek P D±browski, Paweł Szymański ..................... 142

Evaluation of survival time in patients with high-risk melanoma treated with interferon (INF), 
based on clinical reports, using regression analysis and the hidden Markov model
Paweł Bodera, Wanda Stankiewicz, Grzegorz Andryskowski, Daria Orszulak-Michalak ............. 146

REVIEW
Bronchial epithelium cells as regulators of airway inflammation
Tadeusz Płusa .................................................................... 152