Dorota M Pach

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Gathering and eating mushrooms and other plants containing psychoactive substances has become increasingly popular among young people experimenting with drugs. Dried fly agaric Amanita muscaria fruiting bodies were eaten by five young persons (18-21 years of age) at a party in order to evoke hallucinations. Visual and auditory hallucinations occurred in(More)
The objective of this article is to present a new method for the diagnosis of insulinoma with the use of [Lys40(Ahx-HYNIC-99mTc/EDDA)NH2]-exendin-4. Studies were performed in 11 patients with negative results of all available non-isotopic diagnostic methods (8 with symptoms of insulinoma, 2 with malignant insulinoma and 1 with nesidioblastosis). In all(More)
OBJECTIVES There are only few studies on the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Polish population. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome according to NCEP definition in adult inhabitants of Krakow. MATERIAL AND METHOD The study was conducted in 2004-2005 in 42 Krakow's primary health care units in patients aged(More)
PURPOSE PRRT is a known tool in the management of patients with disseminated and inoperable NETs. The aim of study was to assess the effectiveness of the repeated cycles of PRRT in patients with disseminated and inoperable NETs. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eighty nine patients were included in the PRRT. Among them 16 patients (18%) were qualified for a repeated(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the nutritional status of opiate dependent patients before and after 4 years of participation in the methadone maintenance treatment. The examinations were performed in 30 opiates addicted persons (7 women and 23 men). The initial examination (exam 1) was done during the patients qualification for the methadone program,(More)
An analysis of patients with mushroom poisoning hospitalized in the Clinic of Toxicology in Cracow revealed that only a small percentage of cases had been caused by the death cap Amanita phalloides (Vaill. ex Fr.) Secr. The most important factors contributing to intoxication are confusion of toxic mushrooms with edible species, and non-specific mushroom(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and toxicity of peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) with the use of the high affinity somatostatin receptor subtype 2 analogue, (90)Y labelled Tyr3-octreotate, ((90)Y-DOTATATE) in neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). MATERIAL AND METHODS 46 patients with disseminated or non-operable NET were(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, there is growing interest in the use of the beta emitter (90)Y in systemic therapy in oncology. For successful therapy, an appropriate ligand is chosen to carry the isotope to the place of its action. As well as performing this function, the type of the ligand influences both the course and the side effects of the treatment. For RIT of(More)
According epidemiological study tobacco smoking is popular addiction around the world. It was estimated, that one third of world population smoking tobacco. The statistical data from 2002 show that in Poland 42% of men and 22% of women smoke tobacco on a daily basis. As many as 60% of non-smokers are exposed to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). The aim of(More)
Neuroendocrine tumours (NET) are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms of diffuse neuroendocrine cells. Surgery is the main aim in the treatment of NETs, which becomes impossible in the case of large tumours or infiltration into other tissues and/or important blood vessels. Neoadjuvant therapy might be helpful in decreasing NET size also, leading us to the(More)