Grzegorz Sokołowski

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INTRODUCTION In acromegalic patients, the prevalence of certain benign and malignant neoplasms is higher than that in the healthy population. We retrospectively evaluated the prevalence of tumours in acromegalic patients treated at our department: the regional centre for acromegalic patients for the Małopolskie voivodeship in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Available data on fibrin clot properties and fibrinolysis in hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are inconsistent. Our objective was to assess the impact of effective treatment of hyper- and hypothyroidism on fibrin clot characteristics. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a case-control study, ex vivo plasma fibrin clot permeability (Ks) and efficiency(More)
The purpose of this work was to determine trace element levels in urine and evaluate possible associations between urinary iodine concentration (UIC), other trace elements (Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Na, Se, Zn), toxic elements (Cd, Pb), anthropometrical measures (body weight and height), glycemic indices (serum insulin and glucose), and several parameters related to(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the predictive value of IGF-1 against hGH in the treatment outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective study was undertaken of 47 patients (mean age 41.1 ± 12.9 years; 44 with macroadenoma and 3 with microadenoma), requiring treatment with octreotide LAR (SSLAR) following incomplete surgery. Concentrations of hGH and IGF-1 were(More)
UNLABELLED Radioiodine (131I) treatment of patients with Graves-Basedow disease may cause or aggravate the course of orbitopathy (GO) in some 15% of patients; while only 3% of patients treated with methimazole develop GO. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of GO progression in patients with mild GO treated with 131I, compared to a control(More)
INTRODUCTION We studied changes of pituitary adenoma volumes in patients treated with octreotide LAR (SSLAR) over 12 months prior to surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS 26 patients (22 female and 4 male, mean age 57.5±15.0 years) were treated with SSLAR: 5 patients with microadenoma - during 6 months, and 21 patients with macroadenoma - during 12 months before(More)
BACKGROUND Microvessel density in angiogenesis is regarded as a prognostic factor of tumour invasiveness, independent of cell proliferation. In recent studies of pituitary tumours, correlation between the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and micro-vascularization density and microvessel surface density has been established. We studied the expression(More)
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare neoplasm with very poor prognosis despite the recent development of aggressive antitumor therapies. The cause of adrenal cancer remains elusive, but some molecular mechanisms could be responsible for its development. Target-specific therapies have been developed for a number of human malignancies and have resulted in(More)
Since acromegaly is associated with high rates of comorbidities and increased mortality risk compared to the general population, over the last few years somatostatin analogues have been used to treat acromegaly patients who, following surgery, have not fulfilled cure criteria (basal hGH < 2.5 ng/ml, IGF-1 below normal ranges for age and sex and hGH < 1.0(More)
INTRODUCTION A particularly challenging case of concurrent acromegaly and follicular thyroid carcinoma in a patient of the Clinic of Endocrinology, UJCM in Krakow is discussed. CASE DESCRIPTION A 59-year-old male with post total thyroidectomy performed in 2005 and histopathologically confirmed metastases of the follicular thyroid carcinoma to the lungs(More)