Beata Jurecka-Lubieniecka

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Recently, a functional polymorphism in the NFKB1 gene promoter (-94ins/del ATTG) has been identified and associated with chronic inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to analyze the association of NFKB1 polymorphism with susceptibility to and phenotype of Graves' disease (GD). The initial case-control association study, performed in a(More)
OBJECTIVE Recently, a functional polymorphism in the CD40 gene at position -1, C to T change (C-1T) has been identified and the C/C genotype has been reported to be associated with Graves' disease (GD). DESIGN We performed a case-control, replication study on 556 patients with GD and 611 healthy subjects in a Polish population. Furthermore, we analyzed(More)
BACKGROUND The thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) gene is an established susceptibility locus for Graves' disease (GD), with recent studies refining association to two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs179247 and rs12101255, within TSHR intron 1. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We aimed to validate association of rs179247 and(More)
We sought to evaluate the efficacy, biochemical effects, safety and outcome of recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone (rhTSH) as an adjunct to radioiodine treatment of advanced differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). We also sought to determine whether rhTSH is useful as an adjunct to radioiodine treatment following isotretinoin re-differentiation(More)
BACKGROUND Graves' disease (GD) is a complex disease in which genetic predisposition is modified by environmental factors. The aim of the study was to examine the association between genetic variants in genes encoding proteins involved in immune response and the age at diagnosis of GD. METHODS 735 GD patients and 1216 healthy controls from Poland were(More)
OBJECTIVE To study interactions between the two most widely confirmed Graves' disease (GD) loci: HLA-DRB1 and CTLA-4. HLA-DRB1*03 (risk allele) and DRB1*07 (protective allele) were analyzed in this aspect, the linked TNF G(-308)A polymorphism was also considered. DESIGN A case-control study of 429 patients with GD compared to 308 healthy subjects. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Transient and persistent hypoparathyroidism (HPT) belong to the well known complications of total thyroidectomy performed because of thyroid carcinoma. The true frequency of persistent hypoparathyroidism is often higher than estimated in the reports published by the specialized centers with low rate of complications. THE AIM OF THE STUDY(More)
Approximately 5% of differentiated thyroid cancers are hereditary. Hereditary non-medullary thyroid cancer may occur as a minor component of familial cancer syndromes (e.g. familial adenomatous polyposis) or as a primary feature (familial non-medullary thyroid cancer [FNMTC]). Among FNMTC, PTC is the most common. Although a hereditary predisposition to(More)
INTRODUCTION Radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy may induce or worsen orbitopathy (GO) in Graves' disease (GD). The aim of this study was a prospective assessment of the risk of GO exacerbation in a GD patients cohort submitted to RAI therapy for hyperthyroidism. MATERIAL AND METHODS 208 consecutive GD patients treated with 131I in 2007 were enrolled. The(More)