Joanna Smyczynska

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OBJECTIVE The diagnosis of growth hormone (GH) deficiency (GHD) is routinely based on the results of two stimulating tests performed with different stimuli. Arbitrarily established, equal cutoff levels for the tests with different pharmacological stimuli, as well as a relatively high incidence of falsely decreased (FD) response in the tests have been(More)
OBJECTIVE Pregnancy increases the demand for vitamins, including vitamin D. Data on effects of vitamin D deficiency for pregnant woman and fetus available in Poland are scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate vitamin D3 concentration in pregnant women and its influence on pregnancy course, health of pregnant women and their offspring. PATIENTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) are suggested to be caused by the same metabolic disorder. Defects in gut hormone-dependent regulation of beta-cell function (entero-insular axis) have been proposed to contribute to the pathogenesis of DM2. The aim of study was to evaluate whether an impaired(More)
BACKGROUND The role of endogenous ghrelin in the growth process of children is unclear. The aim of the present study was to assess ghrelin concentrations in children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD), neurosecretory dysfunction (NSD) and idiopathic short stature (ISS) in comparison to healthy controls. MATERIAL One hundred and forty seven children (61(More)
OBJECTIVES In children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) and neurosecretory dysfunction (NSD) ghrelin concentrations are significantly higher than in children with idiopathic short stature (ISS), however the correlation between serum ghrelin and growth hormone (GH) is not observed. The aim of the study was to compare ghrelin concentrations with(More)
OBJECTIVE Growth hormone (GH) secretion is characterized by a pulsatile, circadian rhythm, with the highest concentrations at night hours. Evaluation of nocturnal GH secretion may be truncated to 6 hours. Growth hormone stimulating tests are the standard method of assessment of GH secretion. In Poland, the assessment of GH peak during 2 hours after falling(More)
BACKGROUND Normal thyroid hormone secretion or appropriate L-thyroxine (L-T4) substitution is necessary for the optimal effect of the growth hormone (GH) administration on growth rate. The decrease of free thyroxine (FT4) levels at recombinant human GH (rhGH) therapy onset has been reported in several studies. The aim of the present study was to evaluate(More)
INTRODUCTION Certain relationships between pituitary size and growth hormone (GH) secretion have previously been observed, however they are still a matter of controversy. Organic abnormalities of the hypothalamic-hypophyseal region are important for predicting growth response to GH therapy. AIM Evaluation of relations between GH secretion and the(More)
OBJECTIVE Growth hormone (GH) deficiency (GHD) has recently been classified as secondary IGF-I deficiency but the significance of IGF-I measurement in diagnosing GHD is still discussed. The aim of the study was to assess the relationships between IGF-I secretion and GH therapy effectiveness in children with GHD. PATIENTS AND METHODS The analysis comprised(More)
A relationship between melatonin and growth hormone (GH) is poorly understood. We compare circadian melatonin rhythms in short children with normal and decreased GH secretion. The analysis included 22 children (20 boys and 2 girls) aged 11.1-16.9 yr (mean +/- S.E.M. = 14.1 +/- 0.3 yr) with short stature (height SDS below -2.0). Based on the GH peak in(More)