Krzysztof Kaliszewski

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AIM To evaluate the utility of serum and urine metabolomic analysis in diagnosing and monitoring of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). METHODS Serum and urine samples were collected from 24 patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), 19 patients with the Crohn's disease (CD) and 17 healthy controls. The activity of UC was assessed with the Simple Clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in the diagnosis of pathologic lesions. METHODS Data from 1 078 consecutive patients (female : male ratio, 9:1) who underwent thyroidectomy were retrospectively analyzed. All patients had preoperative thyroid FNAB. Unilateral and bilateral FNAB were(More)
One of the most important complications during thyroid surgery is injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) which leads to dysfunction and palsy of the vocal folds. Adequate knowledge about the location of the RLN supported by neuromonitoring can help the operating surgeon to prevent this complication. Visualisation of the nerve alone seems to not be(More)
Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) can serve as a tool to increase skills in recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) identification and complete removal of thyroid tissue. The aim of this study was to validate this hypothesis. This prospective study involved 632 patients (1161 RLNs at risk) who underwent thyroid surgery in 2011–2014. Although IONM was not used(More)
Using immunohistochemistry, Fas/Apo-1 protein expression was investigated in thyroid cancers of 67 patients. Thyroid biopsies from twenty eight patients with benign thyroid diseases were also examined. The patients with thyroid cancer manifested a variable histology of the cancer, including 14 patients with follicular carcinoma, 48 with papillary carcinoma,(More)
INTRODUCTION Galectin-3 (Gal-3), coding by LGALS3BP gene, is a protein of the lectin family that has been associated with neoplastic processes and seems to play an important role in a variety of cell biological processes. In the thyroid gland, the high expression of this protein has been described in differentiated carcinomas, especially in papillary(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was estimation of occurrence of SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) sites in LGALS3BP gene in patients with benign and malignant thyroid tumors and analysis of correlation between their frequency and the histological type of thyroid lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS The studied group consisted of 58 patients, 24 with(More)
Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) is often used in thyroid surgery. However, this procedure is complex and requires a learning period to master the technique. The aim of the study was to evaluate the learning curve for IONM. A 3-year period (2012–2014) of working with IONM (NIM3.0, Medtronic) was prospectively(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Primary retroperitoneal tumours and retroperitoneal organs' tumours represent a variety of lesions that require different treatments and have various prognoses. The aim of this study was to present the author's observations of the histological tumors types occurrence and their surgical treatment. METHODOLOGY One hundred twenty-three cases(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (UG-FNAB) is the main presurgical, minimally invasive, accurate and generally safe procedure for the diagnosis of thyroid pathology. At present it is recommended as a valuable diagnostic tool for the management of thyroid nodules. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to evaluate if a radiologist's(More)