Anna Babińska

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BACKGROUND The detectability of adrenal incidentalomas (incidentally found adrenal tumours) in the whole population is estimated at 0.1%; 0.42% in non-endocrine patients and at 4.3% in oncologically diagnosed ones. Even up to 16% of incidentalomas of adrenal glands can be malignant lesions. The issue of crucial importance is the histopathological(More)
Cognitive functions have been reported to be impaired in patient with primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT). The aim of this psychological study was to evaluate cognitive disturbances in pHPT in relation to serum calcium levels before and after surgery. A prospective, case–control study with 1-year follow-up of 35 pHPT patients versus 35 matched controls was(More)
Hypothyroidism may result in accelerated atherosclerosis. Hyperhomocysteinaemia is an independent risk factor for premature atherosclerotic vascular disease. The aim of the present study was to assess plasma total homocysteine (tHcy), folate and cobalamin concentrations in hypothyroid patients before and after treatment. Thirty-one hypothyroid and thirty(More)
PURPOSE Glucocorticoids have particularly strong impact on the thromboembolic complications. A factor which increases the risk of thrombosis is hyperhomocysteinemia, observed in patients with hypercortisolemia. Proinflammatory factors also affect the haemostatic balance. There has been an extensive research which estimates hemostatic system in patients with(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To assess resource utilization and costs of treatment with lanreotide AUTOGEL 120 mg (ATG120) administered as part of routine acromegaly care in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS A multicentre, non-interventional, observational study on resource utilization in Polish acromegalic patients treated with ATG120 at 4 weeks or extended (> 4 weeks)(More)
A case of suspected clinically hormonally active insulinoma in a 48-year-old woman is presented. Despite the lack of features, which might correspond to the insulinoma in radiological examinations, the patient was qualified for a distal subtotal pancreatectomy and then, due to persistent hyperinsulinism, for total pancreatectomy. The insulinoma was found(More)
Endocrinopathies belong to the group of heterogenic diseases in course of which hemostatic disturbances can occur at any stage of the disease. On one hand they could include an increased risk ofthromboembolic events, on the other hand an increased tendency to development of bleeding complications. The aim of this paper was to examine the influence of(More)
INTRODUCTION The rapid development of modern imaging techniques, has led to an increase in accidentally discovered adrenal masses without clinically apparent hormonal abnormalities. Such tumours have been termed "incidentalomas". The diagnostic work-up in patients with adrenal incidentalomas is aimed at the determination of hormonal activity of the tumour(More)
ErbB-1, -2, -3 and -4 proteins are growth factor receptors, encoded by the family of respective erbB protooncogenes. These receptor-encoding proto-oncogenes frequently undergo amplification, and less frequently, a deletion, in several human neoplasms. The role of the ErbB family in human endocrine neoplasms, including pheochromocytoma (PHEO), was not(More)
A 50-year-old woman, who presented with progressive androgenization, central obesity and severe hypertension, was initially suspected to have an adrenal virilizing tumor. Her serum testosterone level was in the male range (9.3-11.6 ng/ml) and was not suppressed with dexamethasone. Although no pathological abdominal or pelvic mass was detected, total(More)