Monika Ostrowska

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We present a case of a 14 year old girl with gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) of the stomach. The patient discovered epigastric tumor on palpation. CT and ultrasound revealed tumor arising from the gastric wall, biopsy suggested GIST. Gastroscopically 6 cm policyclic lesion covered by unchanged mucosa has been visualized. Patient was submitted to(More)
We studied phenotype-genotype correlation in a group of Polish males with spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) and in female carriers. Eleven males with suspected SBMA phenotype and three suspected female carriers were examined. Male patients presented with the predominant signs of progressive, symmetrical distal limb weakness with amyotrophy, facial(More)
The aim of the investigation was to estimate the prevalence of malnutrition, overweight and obesity in prepubertal schoolchildren from Southeast Poland and to obtain information on obesity risk factors in children. A representative national sample of 480 school children (252 girls and 228 boys) between 8-9 years old was selected from 23 schools from(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (sALS) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease, which results from complex genetic and environmental interactions. Recent studies have reported an association between several polymorphisms of the PON1 and PON2 genes and risk of sALS. The aim of the present study was to identify an association(More)
A 34-year-old patient demonstrating pyramidal and cerebellar signs, accompanied by epilepsy, peripheral neuropathy, mental retardation and bilateral cataract was diagnosed with cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis based on the clinical picture, magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and serum sterol analysis. Tendon xanthomas were not observed in this case.(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress may be a key element in pathogenesis of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (sALS). Several studies proved that markers of peroxidation of lipids, proteins or nucleic acids are increased in postmortem tissue of sALS patients. However, much less is known about enzymatic antioxidant defense mechanism in sALS. OBJECTIVES The(More)
Primordial cosmogenic or anthropogenic radionuclides present in the ambient air are useful tracers for studying physical and health-related processes in the atmosphere [5]. Especially, the knowledge of the 222Rn and 220Rn daughters concentration in surface air is important as these radionuclides are responsible for a large fraction of the total public(More)
INTRODUCTION Phrenic nerve lesion is a known complication of thoracic surgical intervention, but it is rarely described following thymectomy and lung surgery. OBJECTIVE To review the literature on thoracic intervention and phrenic nerve lesion and to describe four new cases, in which regular neurophysiological studies were performed. METHODS We reviewed(More)
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