Maria Mariola Kurowska

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Ectopic acromegaly is a very rare clinical entity occurring in less than 1% of acromegalic patients. In most cases it is caused by GHRH or rarely GH-secreting neoplasms. Even rarer are ectopic pituitary adenomas located in the sphenoid sinus or nasopharynx that originate from pituitary remnants in the craniopharyngeal duct. This dissertation presents the(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE This study aims at answering what are the differences in socio-demographic status of patients with type 2 diabetes living in the city and the countryside and what is the impact of a place of residence on the level of metabolic control, the incidence of complications of diabetes and quality of life (QoL). MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Acromegaly often involves the presence of different pathologies of the thyroid gland. Long-lasting stimulation of the follicular epithelium by growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) can cause disorders in thyroid function, an increase in its mass and the development of goitre. Acromegalic patients present most frequently with non-toxic(More)
Prospective studies were carried out on the effectiveness of various treatment methods in 208 patients with plasmocytic myeloma. In 102 patients induction therapy was based exclusively on melphalan, in 106 cases polychemotherapy was used including vincristine, melphalan, carmustine, cyclophosphamide and prednisone. The differences in the per cent of(More)
Introduction. The assessment of body fat is fundamental in the diagnosis of obesity and used as an indicator of health risk. Several anthropometric indices are applicable in determining body fat content. The most popular – body mass index (BMI) – fails in determining the amount and distribution of body fat. Deurenberg et al. proposed formulas for an(More)
Ultrasonographic evaluation of the kidney size is a useful method for assessment of the progression and in some cases the type of nephropathy. Diabetic nephropathy in type 2 diabetes is not only the cause of chronic renal failure (CRF), but also non-diabetic renal diseases. Besides giving the clinical picture, USG evaluation can be useful for qualification(More)