Barbara Kalina-Faska

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Ultrasound examination is applied in the objective evaluation of size of scrotal structures as well as in diagnosing focal and inflammatory lesions in testes and epididymis. AIM The aim of our study is to point out the necessity and significance of the ultrasound in diagnostics of abnormalities within the scrotum in boys. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
Adams-Oliver syndrome (AOS) is a rare genetic condition in which the main diagnostic criteria are terminal transverse limb defects and aplasia cutis congenita. Within the spectra of the clinical phenotype of AOS, anthropometric abnormalities have also been reported. We present growth pattern along with hormonal assays in three patients with AOS, one being(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)
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)
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)