Elżbieta Wiatr

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Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare condition in middle-aged women with a history of uterine leiomyomata. It is characterized by the proliferation of, usually multiple, smooth muscle nodules. Approximately 100 cases have been reported in the literature, and the lungs were the most common site of metastases. We report a case of 52-year-old(More)
Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica (TO) is a rare disease with accumulation of bony and cartilaginous nodules in the tracheal and bronchial mucosa. In some cases rhinitis atrophica (ozena) has been associated. A case of TO coexisting with ozena and iron deficiency anaemia was described.
The aim of the study was to investigate a relation between p53 and HER2/neu expression in resected lung tumors and the response of those tumors to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. The study population included 67 consecutive patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in stage II or III who were operated on at the Institute of Tuberculosis, Warsaw, Poland,(More)
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is a complex syndrome caused by exaggerated immune response to inhalation of a variety of organic particles in susceptible individuals. In this study we assessed the relationship between age at the time of diagnosis and the degree of functional and radiological changes in HP. The diagnosis of HP was made on the basis of a(More)
Epirubicin 110 mg/m2 was administered intravenously every 3 weeks to 41 elderly and/or unfit, previously untreated patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC). There were three complete responses, 16 partial responses and 14 treatment failures, with a response rate of 57% in 33 evaluable patients. The main toxicity was haematological, characterised by(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiotoxicity is a well known long-term consequence of lung cancer chemotherapy, however little is known about early subclinical changes in cardiac function. AIM The goal of the study was to assess early cardiotoxic effects of cisplatin-containing chemotherapy in stage III and IV lung cancer patients, measuring serum levels of selected(More)
A 30 year-old woman with Wegener's granulomatosis with typical lesions of nose, mouth, skin, lung and positive c-ANCA titre was admitted to our hospital because of ineffective treatment with corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide. Infiltration of the left side of chest wall and collateral circulation were seen during physical examination. Ultrasound(More)
INTRODUCTION Organizing pneumonia (OP) is a rare syndrome that has been associated with a variety of underlying factors including infections, collagen vascular diseases, toxic fumes, cancer, drugs and radiotherapy. A cryptogenic form is also observed. OP is a curable disease in the most cases. Steroids are the standard therapy, but other treatment regimens(More)
Organising pneumonia (OP) is a rare syndrome that has been associated with a variety of underlying disorders, including infections, collagen vascular diseases, toxic fumes, cancer, drugs and radiotherapy. Cryptogenic form is also observed. Steroids are usually effective in the treatment of OP, but other treatment regimens have been used as well. We present(More)