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Joseph Prandota

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER - Joseph Prandota


Joseph Prandota

Wroclaw Medical University
Poland

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Joseph Prandota received his Doctor of Medical Sciences degree (1970) and PhD degree (1980) from Wroclaw Medical University, Poland. He worked as Assistant/Adjunct in Dpt of Pharmacology (1966-1975), Dpt of Pediatric Nephrology (1975-1977), the Associate Professor, Full Professor and Chief in Dpt of Pediatrics, J. Korczak Memorial Childrens Hospital in Wroclaw (1978-2002), and then in the Faculty of Dentistry, and as the Chair and Head of the Dpt of Social Pediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Wroclaw Medical University (2002-2011). He published 65 peer-reviewed papers as the only or first author, and solved several important scientific/clinical puzzles, such as for example: the peculiar disposition of drugs in cystic fibrosis patients, the dangerous diuretic tienilic acid-coumarin derivatives interaction, the aquarium fish food proteins as the triggering agents in development of autoimmune hepatitis, the beneficial effect of hydrocortisone plus epsilon-aminocaproic acid on disappearance rate of cutaneous vasculitis and fibrinolysis, the possible accumulation of cimetidine after multiple oral doses, the need for calculation of plasma elimination half-life of drugs only after reaching steady-state concentration, and an important role of viral infections in inhibition of xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes leading to development of autoimmune hepatitis.

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