Main publications on the lymphatic system

Olszewski, W. L. (1988). "The treatment of lymphedema of the extremities with microsurgical lympho-venous anastomoses". International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology 7 (4): 312–321. PMID 3072379.

 

Nielubowicz, J.; Olszewski, W. (1968). "Surgical lymphaticovenous shunts in patients with secondary lymphoedema". The British journal of surgery 55 (6): 440–442. doi:10.1002/bjs.1800550609. PMID 5651543.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Engeset, A. (1980). "Intrinsic contractility of prenodal lymph vessels and lymph flow in human leg". The American journal of physiology 239 (6): H775–H783. PMID 7446752.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Loe, K.; Engeset, A. (1978). "Immune proteins and other biochemical constituents of peripheral lymph in patients with malignancy and postirradiation lymphedema". Lymphology 11 (4): 174–180. PMID 739790.

 

Olszewski W.L. Prevention of lymphangitis in lymphedema: a proposed study. Lymphology, 1994, 27, 201-205.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Engeset, A. (1978). "Immune proteins, enzymes and electrolytes in human peripheral lymph". Lymphology 11 (4): 156–164. PMID 739787.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Engeset, A.; Lukasiewicz, H. (1977). "Immunoglobulins, complement and lysozyme in leg lymph of normal men". Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation 37 (8): 669–674. doi:10.3109/00365517709101847. PMID 601508.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Grzelak, I.; Engeset, A. (1982). "Cells in lymph draining normal human skin-monoclonal antibody analysis". Lymphology 15 (4): 168–173. PMID 6219254.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Grzelak, I.; Ziolkowska, A.; Engeset, A. (1989). "Effect of local hyperthermia on lymph immune cells and lymphokines of normal human skin". Journal of surgical oncology 41 (2): 109–116. doi:10.1002/jso.2930410211. PMID 2724977.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Grzelak, I.; Ziolkowska, A.; Engeset, A. (1995). "Immune cell traffic from blood through the normal human skin to lymphatics". Clinics in dermatology 13 (5): 473–483. doi:10.1016/0738-081X(95)00087-V. PMID 8665458.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Engeset, A. (1980). "Intrinsic contractility of prenodal lymph vessels and lymph flow in human leg". The American journal of physiology 239 (6): H775–H783. PMID 7446752.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Jamal, S.; Manokaran, G.; Lukomska, B.; Kubicka, U. (1993). "Skin changes in filarial and non-filarial lymphoedema of the lower extremities". Tropical medicine and parasitology : official organ of Deutsche Tropenmedizinische Gesellschaft and of Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) 44 (1): 40–44. PMID 8516632.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Jamal, S.; Lukomska, B.; Manokaran, G.; Grzelak, I. (1992). "Immune proteins in peripheral tissue fluid-lymph in patients with filarial lymphedema of the lower limbs". Lymphology 25 (4): 166–171. PMID 1284085.

 

Olszewski W.L., Kubicka U. Immunohistochemical studies of skin in secondary lymphedema of limbs reveal presence of chronic inflammatory reaction. Lymphology, 1996, 29 (Supl.), 327-330, 0024-7766(1996)29:<327:ISOSIS>2.0.ZU;2-8

 

Olszewski W.L., Jamal S., Manokaran G., Gałkowska H., Grzelak I., Zaleska M. Lymph cytokines in obstructive lymphedema - a sign of chronic inflammatory reaction. Lymphology, 1998, 31, 126-131,

 

Olszewski W.L., Grzelak I., Engeset A. Lymph cells in normal and lymphedematous leg lymph. Lymphology, 1994, 27 Supl., 224-226.

 

Olszewski W.L., Bryła P. Lymph and tissue pressures in patients with lymphedema during massage and walking with elastic support. Lymphology, 1994, 27 Supl., 512-516,

 

Olszewski, W. L. (1988). "The treatment of lymphedema of the extremities with microsurgical lympho-venous anastomoses". International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology 7 (4): 312–321. PMID 3072379.

 

Nielubowicz, J.; Olszewski, W. (1968). "Surgical lymphaticovenous shunts in patients with secondary lymphoedema". The British journal of surgery 55 (6): 440–442. doi:10.1002/bjs.1800550609. PMID 5651543.

 

Olszewski, W. L. (1988). "The treatment of lymphedema of the extremities with microsurgical lympho-venous anastomoses". International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology 7 (4): 312–321. PMID 3072379.

 

Olszewski, W. L. (1996). "Episodic dermatolymphangioadenitis (DLA) in patients with lymphedema of the lower extremities before and after administration of benzathine penicillin: A preliminary study". Lymphology 29 (3): 126–131. PMID 8897357.

 

Olszewski W.L. Prevention of lymphangitis in lymphedema: a proposed study. Lymphology, 1994, 27, 201-205.

 

Olszewski W.L., Jamal S. Skin bacterial factor in progression of filarial lymphedema. Lymphology, 1994, 27, 148-149. PMID 7807989

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Jamal, S.; Manokaran, G.; Pani, S.; Kumaraswami, V.; Kubicka, U.; Lukomska, B.; Dworczynski, A. et al. (1997). "Bacteriologic studies of skin, tissue fluid, lymph, and lymph nodes in patients with filarial lymphedema". The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 57 (1): 7–15. PMID 9242310.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Jamal, S.; Manokaran, G.; Pani, S.; Kumaraswami, V.; Kubicka, U.; Lukomska, B.; Tripathi, F. M. et al. (1999). "Bacteriological studies of blood, tissue fluid, lymph and lymph nodes in patients with acute dermatolymphangioadenitis (DLA) in course of 'filarial' lymphedema". Acta tropica 73 (3): 217–224. PMID 10546838.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Jamal, S.; Manokaran, G.; Pani, S.; Kumaraswami, V.; Kubicka, U.; Lukomska, B.; Tripathi, F. M. et al. (1999). "Bacteriological studies of blood, tissue fluid, lymph and lymph nodes in patients with acute dermatolymphangioadenitis (DLA) in course of 'filarial' lymphedema". Acta tropica 73 (3): 217–224. PMID 10546838.

 

Olszewski, W. (2000). "Clinical efficacy of micronized purified flavonoid fraction (MPFF) in edema". Angiology 51 (1): 25–29. PMID 10667640. Miller, G. J.; Howarth, D. J.; Attfield, J. C.; Cooke, C. J.; Nanjee, M. N.; Olszewski, W. L.; Morrissey, J. H.; Miller, N. E. (2000). "Haemostatic factors in human peripheral afferent lymph". Thrombosis and haemostasis 83 (3): 427–432. PMID 10744149.

 

Nanjee, M. N.; Cooke, C. J.; Olszewski, W. L.; Miller, N. E. (2000). "Concentrations of electrophoretic and size subclasses of apolipoprotein A-I-containing particles in human peripheral lymph". Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology 20 (9): 2148–2155. PMID 10978262.

 

WL. Olszewski. New methods of investigation in lymphedema. Phlebolymphology, 2000, 29: 18-2,

 

B. Interewicz, H. Gałkowska, W.L. Olszewski, N.E. Miller. Apoptosis and free DNA in human peripheral lymph. Lymphology, 2000: 46-5,

 

W.L. Olszewski, F.N. Tripathi, G. Manokaran, S. Jamal, V. Kumaraswami, K. Purushothama, E. Stelmach, M. Zaleska, E. Swoboda. Mycotic flora of legs with filarial lymphedema. Lymphology, 2000: 141-143,

 

W.L. Olszewski, H. Gałkowska, A. Ziółkowska, M. Zaleska. Lymph from inflamed tissues provides information on local immune reaction to drugs. Lymphology, 2000: 25-29,

 

Szczesny, G.; Olszewski, W. L. (2002). "The pathomechanism of posttraumatic edema of lower limbs: I. The effect of extravasated blood, bone marrow cells, and bacterial colonization on tissues, lymphatics, and lymph nodes". The Journal of trauma 52 (2): 315–322. PMID 11834995.

 

Nanjee, M. N.; Cooke, C. J.; Olszewski, W. L.; Miller, N. E. (2000). "Lipid and apolipoprotein concentrations in prenodal leg lymph of fasted humans. Associations with plasma concentrations in normal subjects, lipoprotein lipase deficiency, and LCAT deficiency". Journal of lipid research 41 (8): 1317–1327. PMID 10946020.

 

E. Swoboda-Kopeć, M. Łuczak, W.L. Olszewski, F.M. Tripathi. Sensitivity patters of fungi isolated from the skin of patients with filarial lymphoedema Editor Hakima Himmich, by Monduzzi Editore, International Proceedings Division. 2000: 219-224,

 

Nanjee, M. N.; Cooke, C. J.; Wong, J. S.; Hamilton, R. L.; Olszewski, W. L.; Miller, N. E. (2001). "Composition and ultrastructure of size subclasses of normal human peripheral lymph lipoproteins: Quantification of cholesterol uptake by HDL in tissue fluids". Journal of lipid research 42 (4): 639–648. PMID 11290836.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Pazdur, J.; Kubasiewicz, E.; Zaleska, M.; Cooke, C. J.; Miller, N. E. (2001). "Lymph draining from foot joints in rheumatoid arthritis provides insight into local cytokine and chemokine production and transport to lymph nodes". Arthritis & Rheumatism 44 (3): 541–549. doi:10.1002/1529-0131(200103)44:3<541::AID-ANR102>3.0.CO;2-6. PMID 11263768.

 

Nanjee, M. N.; Cooke, C. J.; Garvin, R.; Semeria, F.; Lewis, G.; Olszewski, W. L.; Miller, N. E. (2001). "Intravenous apoA-I/lecithin discs increase pre-beta-HDL concentration in tissue fluid and stimulate reverse cholesterol transport in humans". Journal of lipid research 42 (10): 1586–1593. PMID 11590214.

 

W.L. Olszewski. Atlas of Lymphology part. II. Servier, Paris 2001, 1-52, http://www.phlebolymphology.org/wp-content/pdf/Phlebolymphology64.pdf

 

Olszewski, W. L. (2001). "Human afferent lymph contains apoptotic cells and "free" apoptotic DNA fragments--can DNA be reutilized by the lymph node cells?". Lymphology 34 (4): 179–183. PMID 11783597.

 

Interewicz, B.; Olszewski, W. L.; Sikora, M.; Gorna, K.; Kolakowska, B. (2004). "DNA released from ischemic and rejecting organs as an indicator of graft cellular damage". Annals of transplantation : quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society 9 (2): 42–45. PMID 15478917.

 

Olszewski, W. L. (2002). "Continuing discovery of the lymphatic system in the twenty-first century: A brief overview of the past". Lymphology 35 (3): 99–104. PMID 12363227.

 

Olszewski, W. L. (2002). "Contractility patterns of normal and pathologically changed human lymphatics". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 979: 52–63; discussion 76–9. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2002.tb04867.x. PMID 12543716.

 

Olszewski, W. L. (2002). "De novo lymph node formation in chronic inflammation of the human leg". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 979: 166–177; discussion 177–96. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2002.tb04877.x. PMID 12543726.

 

W.L. Olszewski, H. Galkowska, D. Zolich. Immunohistopathology of skin in obstructive lymphedema- perivenular infiltrates but no perilymphatic infiltrates and lymphangiogenesis. Lymphology 2002,35:88-89

 

W.L. Olszewski, J. Pazdur, E. Kubasiewicz, M. Zaleska, A. Ziolkowska, N.E. Miller. Activation of lymph cells in afferent lymph in local inflammation. Lymphology 2002,35:99-102

 

W.L. Olszewski. Lymphoscintigraphy helps to differentiate edema of various etiologies (inflammatory, obstructive, posttraumatic, venous). Lymphology 2002,35:233-235,

 

W.L. Olszewski. Excision of fibrotic inguinal lymph nodes is indicated in lymphedema patients with no- lymph-flow in the groin. Lymphology 2002,35:430-432

 

Olszewski, W. L. (2003). "The lymphatic system in body homeostasis: Physiological conditions". Lymphatic research and biology 1 (1): 11–21; discussion 21–4. doi:10.1089/15396850360495655. PMID 15624317.

 

W.L. Olszewski. Physiopathological basis for diagnosis and treatment of lymph stasis Lymphology 2003, 35 (Suppl 2):126-165; Lymphology for Surgeons e.d. C.,

 

Olszewski, W. L. (2003). "Pathophysiological aspects of lymphedema of human limbs: I. Lymph protein composition". Lymphatic research and biology 1 (3): 235–243. doi:10.1089/153968503768330265. PMID 15624440.

 

T. Kujiraoka, M. N. Nanjee, T. Oka, M. Ito, M. Nagano, C. J. Cooke, S. Takahashi,W. L. Olszewski, J. Wong, I. P. Stepanova, R. L. Hamilton, T. Egashira, H. Hattori, N. E. Miller. Effects of intravenous apolipoprotein A-I/phosphatidylcholine discs on HDL-associated. enzymes and lipid transfer proteins in humans. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2003, 23: 1653-1659,

 

Cooke, C. J.; Nanjee, M. N.; Stepanova, I. P.; Olszewski, W. L.; Miller, N. E. (2004). "Variations in lipid and apolipoprotein concentrations in human leg lymph: Effects of posture and physical exercise". Atherosclerosis 173 (1): 39–45. doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2003.07.004. PMID 15177122.

 

Interewicz, B.; Olszewski, W. L.; Leak, L. V.; Petricoin, E. F.; Liotta, L. A. (2004). "Profiling of normal human leg lymph proteins using the 2-D electrophoresis and SELDI-TOF mass spectrophotometry approach". Lymphology 37 (2): 65–72. PMID 15328759.

 

Kujiraoka, T.; Hattori, H.; Ito, M.; Nanjee, M. N.; Ishihara, M.; Nagano, M.; Iwasaki, T.; Cooke, C. J. et al. (2004). "Effects of intravenous apolipoprotein A-I/phosphatidylcholine discs on paraoxonase and platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase in human plasma and tissue fluid". Atherosclerosis 176 (1): 57–62. doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2004.03.026. PMID 15306175.

 

Olszewski, W. L. (2008). "Contractility Patterns of Human Leg Lymphatics in Various Stages of Obstructive Lymphedema". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1131: 110–118. doi:10.1196/annals.1413.010. PMID 18519964.

 

Huang, V.; Lonsdorf, A. S.; Fang, L.; Kakinuma, T.; Lee, V. C.; Cha, E.; Zhang, H.; Nagao, K. et al. (2008). "Cutting edge: Rapid accumulation of epidermal CCL27 in skin-draining lymph nodes following topical application of a contact sensitizer recruits CCR10-expressing T cells". Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 180 (10): 6462–6466. PMID 18453562.

 

W. L Olszewski, P. Jain, G. Ambujam, M. Zaleska, M. Cakala. Anatomical distribution of tissue fluid and lymph in soft tissues of lower limbs in obstructive lymphedema—hints for physiotherapy Phlebolymphology. 2009;16(3):283-289,

 

Domaszewska-Szostek, A.; Zaleska, M.; Olszewski, W. L. (2009). "The Influence of Tissue Fluid/Lymph Cytokines and Growth Factors on Human Keratinocyte Proliferation and Differentiation". Transplantation Proceedings 41 (8): 3269–3271. doi:10.1016/j.transproceed.2009.07.075. PMID 19857728.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Ambujam, P. J.; Zaleska, M.; Cakala, M. (2009). "Where do lymph and tissue fluid accumulate in lymphedema of the lower limbs caused by obliteration of lymphatic collectors?". Lymphology 42 (3): 105–111. PMID 19927899.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Jain, P.; Ambujam, G.; Zaleska, M.; Cakala, M. (2009). "Topography of Accumulation of Stagnant Lymph and Tissue Fluid in Soft Tissues of Human Lymphedematous Lower Limbs". Lymphatic Research and Biology 7 (4): 239–245. doi:10.1089/lrb.2008.1023. PMID 20143923.

 

Podbielska, A.; Galkowska, H.; Stelmach, E.; Mlynarczyk, G.; Olszewski, W. L. (2010). "Slime Production by Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis Strains Isolated from Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers". Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis 58 (4): 321–324. doi:10.1007/s00005-010-0079-9. PMID 20502972.

 

Stanczyk, M.; Olszewski, W. L.; Gewartowska, M.; Domaszewska-Szostek, A. (2010). "Lack of functioning lymphatics and accumulation of tissue fluid/lymph in interstitial "lakes" in colon cancer tissue". Lymphology 43 (4): 158–167. PMID 21446571.

 

Clement, C. C.; Cannizzo, E. S.; Nastke, M. D.; Sahu, R.; Olszewski, W.; Miller, N. E.; Stern, L. J.; Santambrogio, L. (2010). "An Expanded Self-Antigen Peptidome is Carried by the Human Lymph As Compared to the Plasma". In Rotzschke, Olaf. PLoS ONE 5 (3): e9863. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009863. PMC 2845622. PMID 20360855.

 

Miller, N. E.; Michel, C. C.; Nanjee, M. N.; Olszewski, W. L.; Miller, I. P.; Hazell, M.; Olivecrona, G.; Sutton, P. et al. (2011). "Secretion of adipokines by human adipose tissue in vivo: Partitioning between capillary and lymphatic transport". AJP: Endocrinology and Metabolism 301 (4): E659–E667. doi:10.1152/ajpendo.00058.2011. PMID 21750269.

 

Cakala M, Olszewski Wl, Machowski Za, et.al. Wound healing-local lymphatic system down-regulates reaction to microbes and own antigens? Wound Repair Regen 2011;19( 2):A16-A16,

 

Domaszewska-Szostek A, Moscicka-Wesolowska M, Zaleska M, et.al. Human keratinocytes are stimulated by own tissue fluid/lymph and proliferate. Wound Repair Regen 2011; 19( 2 ): A20-A20

 

Olszewski Wl, Cakala M, Zaleska M. Physiological parameters for effective compression therapy of swollen lower limbs-skin tonomtery, tissue fluid pressure and flow. Wound Repair Regen 2011; 19( 2):A41-A41

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Cwikla, J.; Zaleska, M.; Domaszewska-Szostek, A.; Gradalski, T.; Szopinska, S. (2011). "Pathways of lymph and tissue fluid flow during intermittent pneumatic massage of lower limbs with obstructive lymphedema". Lymphology 44 (2): 54–64. PMID 21949974.

 

Olszewski, W. (2013). "The Pathophysiology of Lymphedema – 2012". Handchirurgie · Mikrochirurgie · Plastische Chirurgie 44 (6): 322–328. doi:10.1055/s-0032-1323737. PMID 23283812.

 

Olszewski, W. L. (2013). "Lymphovenous Microsurgical Shunts in Treatment of Lymphedema of Lower Limbs: A 45-year Experience of One Surgeon/One Center". European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 45 (3): 282–290. doi:10.1016/j.ejvs.2012.11.025. PMID 23273901.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Zaleska, M.; Stelmach, E.; Swoboda, E.; Jain, P. (2012). "Chronic lower limb wounds evoke systemic response of the lymphatic (immune) system". Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery 45 (2): 255–260. doi:10.4103/0970-0358.101289. PMC 3495375. PMID 23162224.

 

Andziak, P.; Olszewski, W. L.; Moscicka-Wesolowska, M.; Interewicz, B.; Swoboda, E.; Wastelmach, E. (2012). "Skin own bacteria may aggravate inflammatory and occlusive changes in atherosclerotic arteries of lower limbs". International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology 31 (5): 474–482. PMID 22990511.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Stanczyk, M.; Gewartowska, M.; Domaszewska-Szostek, A.; Durlik, M. (2012). "Lack of Functioning Intratumoral Lymphatics in Colon and Pancreas Cancer Tissue". Lymphatic Research and Biology 10 (3): 112–117. doi:10.1089/lrb.2012.0008. PMID 22984907.

 

Gardian, K.; Janczewska, S.; Olszewski, W. L.; Durlik, M. (2012). "Analysis of Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment: Role of Macrophage Infiltrates and Growth Factors Expression". Journal of Cancer 3: 285–291. doi:10.7150/jca.4537. PMC 3390598. PMID 22773932.

 

Olszewski, W. L. (2011). "The lymphovenous microsurgical shunts for treatment of lymphedema of lower limbs: Indications in 2011". International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology 30 (6): 499–503. PMID 22233610.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Cwikla, J.; Zaleska, M.; Domaszewska-Szostek, A.; Gradalski, T.; Szopinska, S. (2011). "Pathways of lymph and tissue fluid flow during intermittent pneumatic massage of lower limbs with obstructive lymphedema". Lymphology 44 (2): 54–64. PMID 21949974.

 

Olszewski, W. L.; Jain, P.; Ambujam, G.; Zaleska, M.; Cakala, M.; Gradalski, T. (2011). "Tissue Fluid Pressure and Flow during Pneumatic Compression in Lymphedema of Lower Limbs". Lymphatic Research and Biology 9 (2): 77–83. doi:10.1089/lrb.2009.0025. PMID 21688976.