Barbara Kalina-Faska

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PURPOSE 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(More)
PURPOSE 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(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study are to evaluate co-morbidities in patients with craniopharyngioma and to elaborate an interdisciplinary protocol of the follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS 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(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)
Angelman Syndrome (AS, MIM 105830), classified among neurogenetic disorders, occurs with estimated frequency of 1:10 000 to 1:40 000. The characteristics features apart from neurodevelopmental impairment and seizures include peculiar face traits, absent speech, outburst of laughter, ataxia, stereotyped jerky (puppet-like) movements. The authors report three(More)
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