Elzbieta Krajewska-Kulak

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Thyroid gland, previously supposed not to have any impact on spermatogenesis and male fertility, are now being recognized as having important role in male reproductive functions. Most of the studies on the effect of thyroid hormones on male fertility were conducted between the years 1970 and 2000 (1). The effects of thyroid hormone alterations on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To find the possible causes of limited hand functions, and to investigate the subjective evaluation of hand functioning in patients with diabetes and its impact on the quality of life (QoL) in the physical and mental dimensions. METHODS This study was conducted on 71 patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes attending the Department of(More)
Psoriasis is one of the most common skin diseases with a chronic and recurrent course. The disease requires systematic treatment and appropriate care. Therefore, in the care of the patient with psoriasis, there must also be place for health education. The aim of this study was to determine the need for health education among patients with psoriasis by(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess possible differences between a group of residents of public nursing homes (PNH) and a group of members of Universities of the Third Age (UTA) measured using standard psychometric scales. MATERIALS AND METHODS The research was conducted between January 3, 2013 and February 15, 2014 on a group of 200 residents of(More)
In the years 1981-2000, the department of dermatology at the Medical University of Bialystok, Poland, carried out a retrospective study of common difficulties in the diagnosis and treatment of tinea. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of incorrect diagnosis and therapy of tinea and tinea incognito (TI) in the patients hospitalized at the(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether the sperm concentration of European men is deteriorating over the past 50 years of time. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analysed the data published in English language articles in the past 50 years in altering sperm concentration in European men. RESULTS A time-dependent decline of sperm concentration ( r = -0.307, p = 0.02) in(More)
BACKGROUND Ageing of society is a significant challenge to public health, both socially and health wise. Adaptation to illness and its acceptance play an important role in control and patients' self-control in many diseases of old age. The right attitude of doctors to patients, especially, geriatric patients determines, among others, a patient's quality of(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to assess the most frequent skin diseases in people over 60 years old among residents of a public nursing home and students of the University of the Third Age in Bialystok. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The study was carried out from April to June 2015 in Bialystok, in two groups: 100 residents of a public nursing home and 100(More)