Michał Kalemba

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Approximately 5% of differentiated thyroid cancers are hereditary. Hereditary non-medullary thyroid cancer may occur as a minor component of familial cancer syndromes (e.g. familial adenomatous polyposis) or as a primary feature (familial non-medullary thyroid cancer [FNMTC]). Among FNMTC, PTC is the most common. Although a hereditary predisposition to(More)
INTRODUCTION Radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy may induce or worsen orbitopathy (GO) in Graves' disease (GD). The aim of this study was a prospective assessment of the risk of GO exacerbation in a GD patients cohort submitted to RAI therapy for hyperthyroidism. MATERIAL AND METHODS 208 consecutive GD patients treated with 131I in 2007 were enrolled. The(More)
CONTEXT Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) on differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) have identified robust associations with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at 9q22.33 (FOXE1), 14q13.3 (NKX2-1), and 2q35 (DIRC3). Our recently published GWAS suggested additional susceptibility loci specific for the high-incidence Italian population. OBJECTIVE The(More)
A genome-wide association study (GWAS) performed on a high-incidence Italian population followed by replications on low-incidence cohorts suggested a strong association of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at 9q22.33, 2q35, 20q11.22-q12 and 14q24.3. Moreover, six additional susceptibility loci were associated(More)
INTRODUCTION Psoriasis is a chronic and recurrent inflammatory skin disease. The aetiology is still unknown in spite of numerous scientific researches. There is very little evidence which does not provide enough knowledge about allergic reactions in psoriatic patients. Based on the fact that the epidermal barrier damage allows different allergen types to(More)
Results Radiological signs of GO were present in 78/85 patients (92%). Active phase was diagnosed in 20/85 subjects, among them in 16/20 on the basis of clinical evaluation and in 15/20 by MRI. Concordant diagnosis was made in 11 cases, whereas in the remaining 9 subjects active phase of GO was recognized by clinical (5 pts) or radiological (4 pts) features(More)
INTRODUCTION Urinary iodine concentrations were analyzed in the morning urine samples of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). MATERIAL AND METHODS The analyzed group included 572 DTC patients who were treated with radioiodine or hospitalized for evaluation of radioiodine treatment effects in 2009 at the Institute of Oncology in Gliwice.(More)
INTRODUCTION Available methods, including serum thyroglobulin (Tg) measurement and whole-body scan (WBS) performed after radioiodine administration, allow for a precise diagnostics in differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). However, some asymptomatic patients demonstrate negative WBS despite a high Tg serum concentration. In these subjects,(More)
BACKGROUND More than 10% of healthy population has one or more accessory spleens. The most common location is the hilum of the spleen or area near the tail of the pancreas. The radiological appearance of accessory spleens in oncologic patients who underwent splenectomy can be misinterpreted as a recurrence, especially in the case of compensatory growth of(More)