Anna Lubkowska

Anna Lubkowska
University of Szczecin · Department of Physiology

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(1) Background: Of all environmental pollutants, heavy metals have the most detrimental effect on public health because they remain in the ecosystem and are not biodegradable. The neurotoxicity of heavy metals, including cadmium and lead, has been well documented, and blood levels of heavy metals serve as a biomarker of exposure, reflecting their c...
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Background: Local cryotherapy (LC) is one of the physiotherapeutic methods used in the conservative treatment of lateral epicondylitis (LE). The aim of the study was to verify the direct effect of a single LC procedure on the clinical symptoms of lateral epicondylitis enthesopathy (pain, pain free grip, PFG) and its effect on the bioelectrical pro...
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Actin is a fundamental member of an ancient superfamily of structural intracellular proteins and plays a crucial role in cytoskeleton dynamics, ciliogenesis, phagocytosis, and force generation in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. It is shown that actin has another function in metazoans: patterning biosilica deposition, a role that has spanned over 5...
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Although IR thermography is widely used in medical diagnostics, there are no reports that describe the use of IR thermography in the evaluation of post-plastic-surgery regeneration processes. The aim of the study was to evaluate the potential of thermography as a method which, among others, allows us to determine the location and extent of the infl...
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Disorders of metabolic obesity with normal body weight (MONW) are widely recognized risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. Despite this, MONW is not diagnosed in clinical practice. There is no consensus on the definition of MONW, and measuring the degree of insulin resistance or obesity among apparently hea...
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Introduction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the time of covering a distance of 1,000 m on a rowing ergometer by competitors of the Academic Sports Association of the Pomeranian Medical University and to relate the achieved results to the best results from the Polish Rowing Ergometer Academic Championships. Methods. 28 rowers were tested...
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During the menopause, decreased estrogen levels may be accompanied by increased levels of inflammatory mediators. Many studies also show significant relationships between the levels of bioelements and proinflammatory cytokines. The aim of this study was to assess the levels of proinflammatory cytokines, C-reactive protein (CRP), and selected bioele...
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Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are a large group of chaperones found in most eukaryotes and bacteria. They are responsible for the correct protein folding, protection of the cell against stressors, presenting immune and inflammatory cytokines; furthermore, they are important factors in regulating cell differentiation, survival and death. Although the b...
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An important element of swimming training is the improvement of muscle strength and the technique of swimming movements on dry land. The heat generated by the muscles involved in the effort contributes to a change in the temperature of the skin surface, which can be assessed by the IRT method. The aim of the study was to assess the symmetry and dyn...
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Although local cryotherapy (LC) is performed with various cooling agents (CAg) such as ice, water, and gasses, in clinical practice, it is mostly performed with cooling gasses. Presently, LC with cooling gasses is very popular but the inference about the thermal (stimulus) effect on the tissues is mainly based on research carried out using ice pack...
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Reumatoidalne zapalenie stawów (RZS) jest jedną z najczęstszych chorób autoimmunologicznych tkanki łącznej. Pierwsze objawy choroby pojawiają się zwykle między 30 a 50 rokiem życia i obejmują przewlekły proces zapalny, który powoduje postępujące niszczenie układu kostno-stawowego i zmiany narządowe. Etiologia RZS nie jest dotychczas dostatecznie po...
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Objective: The dysfunctional serotonergic system is a factor contributing to the development of depression. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of serotonin and tryptophan on the severity of climacteric and depressive symptoms in perimenopausal women. Patients and methods: The study involved data collection and biochemical analysis. T...
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Exposure to low temperatures can be considered a stressor, which when applied for a specific time can lead to adaptive reactions. In our study we hypothesized that cold, when applied to the entire body, may be a factor that positively modifies the aging process of bones by improving the mechanisms related to the body’s mineral balance. Taking the a...
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Gluten to mieszanina wielu pojedynczych, powiązanych białek, które tworzą materiał magazynowy w pszenicy. Są to głównie gliadyny monomeryczne i gluteniny polimeryczne tworzące ze sobą kompleksy, stabilizowane mostkami dwusiarczkowymi, dlatego też tworząca je cysteina odgrywa bardzo ważną rolę w budowie i funkcjonalności glutenu. W artykule porównan...
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Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is becoming a serious health problem of present times. It appears crucial to explore therapies that might help to restore blood flow or increase tissue oxygenation. The most effective methods of detecting early-stage changes in blood circulation in the extremities need to be identified. The aim of this study was to i...
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Chronic inflammatory conditions resulting from elevated levels of circulating proinflammatory mediators are common in the elderly. The aim of the paper was to analyze the balance between proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory markers in longevous individuals. The study was conducted in persons aged >90 years old, residents of Poland living either at...
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To our knowledge, this is the first study in which we provide evidence that a single whole-body cryostimulation treatment leads to changes associated with erythrocyte energy metabolism. These changes are beneficial from the point of view of cellular bioenergetics, because they are associated with an increase in ATP concentration and erythrocyte ene...
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Thermography is widely used in the medical field, including in the detection of breast disorders. The aim of the research was to characterize the range of breast surface temperature values, taking into account the entire area of the mammary gland and, independently, the nipple, in healthy women. An additional aim was to assess the symmetry of the b...
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Background: The available literature lacks data about the influence of whole body cryotherapy (WBC) on muscle activity in patients with sclerosis multiplex (MS). Objective: Assessment of the influence of the 20 WBC series on the surface electromyography (sEMG) signal and the relationship between it and the functional state in patients with MS....
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Newborns, regardless of the method of termination of pregnancy, are exposed to the first exogenous stress factors during delivery. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the differences in newborns’ thermal response to vaginal (VD) vs caesarean section (CS) delivery. The temperature was measured during the first minutes of life within 122 healthy...
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of autoimmune origin for which there is currently no available cure. In the course of MS, next to neurological disorders, patients often present with chronic fatigue syndrome and depressive disorders, which impact on their daily function and quality of life. The aim of study was to analyse t...
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Introduction : Technological developments in surface electro-myography (sEMG) equipment are providing more and more new opportunities in the application of this technique in different fields, not just in clinical medicine but also in physiotherapy. The purpose of this study is an educational review that provides examples of the clinical use of sEMG...
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For many years, adipose tissue was considered only as an energy store, additionally having an insulating and protective function against injuries. The discovery of the ob gene more than 20 years ago meant that adipose tissue is now seen as an endocrine gland regulating / modulating the body's energy metabolism, inflammatory and immune processes tha...
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Background and Objectives: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a multiple risk factor for atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and strokes. One-third of middle-age women are at risk of MetS, which predisposes them to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Changes in the regulation of anti-inflammatory cytokines―which play an impor...
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Exposure of neural cells to harmful and toxic factors promotes oxidative stress, resulting in disorders of metabolism, cell differentiation, and maturation. The study examined the brains of rats pre- and postnatally exposed to sodium fluoride (NaF 50 mg/L) and activity of NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4), catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathio...
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Introduction : Whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) is one of the main elements of comprehensive rehabilitation of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). It is used both to improve the mental and physical condition of patients. The study attempts to assess the effect of a series of 20 daily WBC treatments on global walking function and muscle strength in p...
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Liposuction is becoming an increasingly common procedure of aesthetic surgery, that patients choose to shape the body. Apart from the risks associated with the surgery, one should also consider whether the reduction of adipose tissue can significantly affect the metabolism of lipids and carbohydrates and, indirectly, that of bone tissue. The aim of...
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Extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules that are released by neurons and glial cells form perineuronal nets (PNNs) and modulate many neuronal and glial functions. PNNs, whose structure is still not known in detail, surround cell bodies and dendrites, which leaves free space for synapses to come into contact. A reduction in the expression of many neuro...
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The ageing process is a phenomenon leading to an emergence of a web of interrelated biological processes producing significant changes in the human body. The aim of the paper was to analyse gender-specific differences with regard to selected biochemical parameters in longevity. The study was conducted in Poland in 2017. The study population compris...
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The aim of the study was to perform an evaluation of chosen body surface temperatures in neonates immediately after birth, and to seek a relationship between those temperatures and the factors related both to the mother and newborn. The study included 74 healthy newborns. Maternal age, body weight, body mass index before pregnancy and on delivery d...
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Emerging traits of cachexia in the elderly are usually attributed to disease, reduced physical activity, reduced appetite, reduced metabolic rate, and reduced energy demand. Lower physical activity and malnutrition lead to sarcopenia, understood as age-related skeletal muscle loss, often associated with reductions in strength, speed of contraction,...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of exposure to 30 daily whole body cryostimulation (WBC) on lipid metabolic parameters and serum HSP-70 concentration. The study involved 45 volunteers, homogeneous in terms of diet and daily physical activity. Blood samples were collected before and after the 10th, the 20th, and the 30th session an...
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Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of conditions, increasing the risk of developing diseases that can lead to premature death. Interferon γ-inducible (the production of which is dependent on the IFNγ rs2430561 polymorphism) tryptophan-kynurenine inflammatory cascade helps to understand the increased association between inflammatory process and...
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The aim of this study was to verify whether eight-week-long swimming exercise training would evaluate the level of selected indicators of the pro-oxidant/antioxidant status in response to cold water in comparison with swimming under thermoneutral conditions in sedentary male and female elderly rats. The exercise-trained groups swam four min/day and...
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ABSTRAKTWstęp: Terapeutyczne fale ciśnieniowe są często stosowane w leczeniu różnych schorzeń układu mięśniowo-szkieletowego, niemniej jednak efekt biologiczny ich odziaływania wciąż nie został w pełni poznany. W przedstawionych badaniach oceniono wpływ fal dźwiękowych o różnej sile bodźca stosowanych w terapii falą ultradźwiękową (ultrasound thera...
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Background. Multiple sclerosis (MS), the most common cause of non-traumatic disability in adults, is a chronic, complex neurological disease with a variable clinical course and several pathophysiological mechanisms. Whole-body cryotherapy (WBC), due to its analgesic effects, is an increasingly popular form of rehabilitation for neurological patient...
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Purpose The purpose of the study was to assess the relationship between changes in the levels of selected hormones in serum and prostate tissue homogenate in regard to metabolic disorders in patients with diagnosed, surgically treated benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Patients and methods The study involved a group of 154 men with a diagnosis of...
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Introduction/Objective: The aim of the study was to show which of the adipose tissue accumulation indicators correlate with testosterone disorders in non-diabetic aging men. Material and methods: 455 non diabetic men, recruited at primary care facilities, aged 50–75 participated in the study. The participants underwent anthropometric measurement an...
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A gradual loss of function in the balance system may begin in the fourth decade of life. The effects of this process become visible in old age, when problems with postural stability contribute to falls, making it an important social problem. Early detection of this dysfunction is essential for minimizing the risk of age-related falls, one of the ma...
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Background: The therapeutic effects of visible light and infrared is especially often used in physiotherapy. Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of exposure to radiation on the motor units activity. Methods: The study included 29 volunteers whom was evaluated the spontaneous and voluntary bioelectric activity of th...
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Recent years have seen considerable progress in understanding the biochemistry of cancer. For example, more significance is now assigned to the tumor microenvironment, especially with regard to intercellular signaling in the tumor niche which depends on many factors secreted by tumor cells. In addition, great progress has been made in understanding...
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Introduction: Apoptosis and proliferation of prostate cells are associated with both physiological increase and hyperplasia of the prostate. The aim of this study was to determine the contribution of metabolic syndrome to the processes of apoptosis and proliferation in gland epithelial cells and prostatic stromal cells in men with BPH. Subjects a...
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This study aimed at evaluating the concentration of erythrocyte purine nucleotides (ATP, ADP, AMP, IMP) in trained and sedentary subjects before and after maximal physical exercise together with measuring the activity of purine metabolism enzymes as well as the concentration of purine (hypoxanthine, xanthine, uric acid) and pyrimidine (uridine) deg...
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Adiponectin is one of the adipose tissue hormones synthesized and released mainly by mature adipocytes of visceral white adipose tissue. So far, scientific studies have been focused on the effect of adiponectin on regulation of glucose and fatty acid metabolism and its connection to cardiovascular system diseases and diabetes mellitus as well as th...
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The aim of this study was verification whether an 8-week-long swimming exercise training would induce adaptive changes in body weight in rats and whether possible changes would depend on aquatic environment temperature and animal sex. The exercisetrained groups swam 4 minutes a day, five days a week during eight week of housing. Exercise was perfor...
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Lipid accumulation product (LAP) is an index used for evaluating lipid overaccumulation in adults. Our study aimed at assessing associations between LAP and metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components, age-related testosterone deficiency syndrome (TDS), low-density cholesterol (LDL), as well as HOMA-IR (insulin resistance ratio), insulin level in...
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Introduction: In an era of ubiquitous computing, a considerable part of the population, regardless of age group, spend more time in a sitting position. Long­‍‑term, static loading of the spine increases muscle tension, leading to the occurrence of pain. Physiotherapy is recommended as primary and secondary prevention of spinal pain symptoms. The Ki...
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Korabiusz Katarzyna, Lubkowska Anna, Wawryków Agata. Przegląd najczęściej stosowanych metod fizjoterapii w zespołach bólowych kręgosłupa wśród pacjentów NZOZ ŚROD-MED w Policach = The review of most commonly used physiotherapy methods in spineaches based on analysis of patient documents in NZOZ ŚROD-MED Police. Journal of Education, Health and Spor...
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Background: It has been suggested that individuals with metabolic syndrome (MetS) may be prone to developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but the direction of causality remains uncertain. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the association between BPH and MetS in men who were referred to surgery for BPH. We were inte...
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The purpose of the study was to evaluate the relationship between serum adiponectin and leptin concentrations and body composition, hematological indices and lipid profile parameters in adults. The study involved 95 volunteers (BMI from 23.3 to 53 kg/m²). Anthropometric parameters were measured: body weight and height, waist and hip circumference,...
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The drastic reduction in body weight observed in anorexia nervosa (AN) leads to various endocrine changes and consequently to disturbance in thermoregulation mechanisms and body temperature. Thermography allows for a noninvasive diagnosis of the distribution of skin surface temperatures, which is especially important for difficult patients such as...
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Radecka Aleksandra, Karakiewicz Anna, Bryczkowska Iwona, Lubkowska Anna. Analiza składu ciała w kontekście stanu funkcjonalnego mieszkańców Domów Pomocy Społecznej = Body composition analysis in the context of the functional state of the inhabitants of Social Welfare Homes. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2015;5(7):343-352. ISSN 2391-8306....
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The aim of this study was to determine the effect of six-month-long physical exercise programme with a two-time exposure to whole-body cryostimulation (WBC) in 20 sessions on antioxidant enzyme activities, lipid profile, and body composition changes in obese people (30 adult subjects; BMI = 30.39 ± 4.31 kg/m(2)). Blood samples were taken before the...
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The objective was to use thermal imaging (ThermaCAM SC500) as an effective tool in establishing a thermal map of young participants, with a high diagnostic value for medicine, physiotherapy and sport. A further aim was to establish temperature distributions and ranges on the body surface of the young women and men as standard temperatures for the e...
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Background. Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease of inflammatory and central nervous system and it usu-ally adopts one of the following clinical forms: relapsing-remitting (RRMS), secondary progressive (SPMS) or primary progres-sive (PPMS). Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis, which significantly affects the pe...
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Adiponectin is one of the adipose tissue hormones synthesized and released mainly by mature adipocytes of visceral white adipose tissue. So far, scientific studies have been focused on the effect of adiponectin on regulation of glucose and fatty acid metabolism and its connection to cardiovascular system diseases and diabetes mellitus as well as th...
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Studies have shown that uridine concentration in plasma may be an indicator of uric acid production in patients with gout. It has been also postulated that uridine takes part in blood pressure regulation. Since physical exercise is an effective tool in treatment and prevention of cardio-vascular diseases that are often accompanied by hyperuricemia...
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Aim. One of the main effects of regular physical activity is not only the suppression of systemic low-grade inflammation, but also an increase in physical capacity. As the concentration of inflammatory markers, as well as VO 2max, are influenced by regular physical activity, it is likely that a correlation exists between physical capacity and infla...
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The aim of our research was to examine whether winter-swimming for five consecutive months results in adaptational changes improving tolerance to stress induced by exposure to cryogenic temperatures during whole-body cryostimulation (WBC). The research involved 15 healthy men, with normal bodyweight, who had never been subjected to either WBC or co...
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This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited. Conflict of interest: None declared. STRESZCZENIE: Metod...
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This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited. Conflict of interest: None declared. STRESZCZENIE: Metod...
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Physical exercise induces adaptations in metabolism considered beneficial for health. Athletic performance is linked to adaptations, training, and correct nutrition in individuals with genetic traits that can facilitate such adaptations. Intense and continuous exercise, training, and competitions, however, can induce changes in the serum concentrat...
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Uridine is postulated to participate in the development of insulin resistance. Since exercise is an effective tool in the treatment of insulin resistance it appeared justified to assess the impact of maximal exercise on plasma uridine and insulin sensitivity indices (e.g. insulin and HOMA-IR) in healthy subjects. The study included forty-four healt...