Monika Lenart-Lipińska

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AIMS We hypothesised that serum fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF-21), a novel adipokine with postulated insulin-sensitizing effects, may be predictive of cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with type 2 diabetes (DM2) at a relatively short-term follow-up. METHODS Serum FGF-21 levels were assessed in 87 DM2 patients, aged 57-66 years, with the median(More)
BACKGROUND Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which has effects similar to insulin, reduces blood glucose level, improves insulin sensitivity and may play an important role in the pathogenesis of gestational diabetes (GDM). OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to estimate the concentration of IGF-1 in pregnant women with GDM and 3 months after delivery(More)
In the pathogenesis of diabetes type 2, increasing insulin resistance is accompanied by dysfunction of pancreatic islet b cells. It is hypothesized that at the basis of this pathology lies an incretin defect of insulinotropic gut-derived hormones, relying on decreased secretion of GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1), with preserved insulinotropic effect,(More)
INTRODUCTION Fibroblast growth factor 21 FGF-21 is a newly discovered adipocytokine which may play a vital role in improvement of insulin sensitivity and pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. The aim of the study was to assess FGF-21 concentrations in the serum of patients with type 2 diabetes, in comparison to a control group, and evaluate the possible(More)
Vitamin D deficiency is a common medical problem worldwide and its prevalence rises along with latitude, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, limited sunlight exposure and aging. A great body of evidence has shown that patients with vitamin D deficiency have increased cardiovascular risks and total mortality. Conversely, the presence of comorbidities progressive(More)
INTRODUCTION We explored the safety and efficacy of exenatide BID v. insulin glargine in a subgroup of Polish patients with type 2 diabetes sub-optimally controlled with metformin plus a sulfonylurea, participating in a 26-week randomised, controlled open-label trial. MATERIAL AND METHODS In Poland, 80 patients (HbA1c 7-10%, BMI 25-45 kg/m(2)) were(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Current literature provides contradictory information on the role of adiponectin (AdipoQ) in the course of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and the changes after delivery. The aim of the study was to measure AdipoQ concentration in blood of women with GDM, and to conduct a comparative analysis of AdipoQ concentrations in(More)
The side effects of oncological treatment, which appear during or after therapy, are sometimes very annoying for patients and are not adequately treated by physicians. Among the symptoms experienced by breast cancer patients are hot flushes, which result from a natural or cancer therapy-induced menopause. The intensity of hot flushes in breast cancer(More)
A Committee of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) recently completed an up to date revision of Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer [1]. The publication is voluminous with some 100 different recommendations, each of which is supported by summaries of the evidence available in the literature. This lecture(More)
Insulinotropic gut-derived hormones (incretins) play a significant role in the regulation of glucose homeostasis in healthy subjects and are responsible for 50-70% of insulin response to a meal. The main mediators of the incretin effect are glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1). However, in patients with type(More)