Barbara Kalina-Faska

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The purpose of this study is to assess the relationship between magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the hypothalamic–pituitary (H-P) region and response to recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) treatment in short children with growth hormone deficiency, basing on changes of auxologic parameters, as well as to answer the question if MRI may serve for(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE There are numerous, often contradictory reports on the effects of growth hormone (GH) therapy on thyroid function. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of such therapy on serum concentrations of thyroid hormones in GH-deficient children euthyroid prior to the treatment, and to determine the necessity of thyroid hormone(More)
BACKGROUND There are contradictory literature opinions on the influence of GH therapy on the hypothalamus-hypophysis-thyroid gland axis concerning TSH secretion. Some researchers describe the possibility of complete inhibition of TSH secretion followed by overt hypothyroidism, the others do not confirm it. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess(More)
Medulloblastoma (MB) is one of the most frequent and sensitive to radiation aggressive brain tumor in children. Abnormalities of the thyroid function are common complications of head and neck irradiation for childhood cancer. The aim of this study was to assess thyroid function in children treated for medulloblastoma according to the treatment protocol(More)
Moyamoya disease is a rare cerebrovascular disorder which, according to a few literature reports, can coexist with hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction. We report a 16 year-old boy referred to our Department because of short stature and headaches. He additionally, at admission, presented discrete facial dysmorphy, bruxism, luxation of temporomandibular joint(More)
AIM To evaluate auxology and metabolic disturbances in children with craniopharyngioma, and to present observational results of treatment of metabolic sequels with metformin and micronized fenofibrate. METHODS The studied group comprised 22 children [median age at diagnosis 10.5 (0.17-16.75) years; median follow-up 5.1 years]. Assessment included height(More)
AIM To investigate whether autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) has any influence on glycemic control, lipid profile or thyroid volume. METHODS A total of 330 patients with DM1 and AIT (DM1+AIT group) were compared with 309 children with DM1 without AIT (control group). Patients were treated in four Polish academic(More)
The objectives of this study are to evaluate co-morbidities in patients with craniopharyngioma and to elaborate an interdisciplinary protocol of the follow-up. The group comprised 15 children (median age at the diagnosis, 10.1; mean follow-up period, 4 years). All patients had surgical resection of the tumour: gross total in seven, subtotal or partial(More)
INTRODUCTION Symptoms of precocious puberty (PP) in children always arouse anxiety in their parents. Many children with PP are being hospitalized for the detailed diagnostic work-up. The aim of our study was to analyze the frequency of the variants of PP in children referred to our department. MATERIAL Retrospective analysis of 119 children (103 girls and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate if L-thyroxine (T4) treatment may influence the clinical course of autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) or prevent progression to subclinical or overt hypothyroidism in euthyroid nongoitrous pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and AIT. METHODS The study was performed in four Polish pediatric diabetes centers. Of 330(More)