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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Coexistence of Graves-Basedow disease with orbitopathy and thyroid cancer is believed to be a rare event. A 39-year-old man with clinical features of hyperthyroidism associated with exophthalmos and goitre presented to out patient clinic. Thyroid function tests showed hyperthyroidism with elevated thyroid-stimulating antibodies. Graves-Basedow disease was(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 There is an ongoing search for markers of pituitary tumor proliferation and progression that could facilitate further treatment and patient monitoring. OBJECTIVES We studied topoisomerase IIα (topo IIα) expression in different types of pituitary adenomas to evaluate its prognostic value. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a retrospective study of 60(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)