Natalia Kremenevskaja

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BACKGROUND Lithium, clinically used in the treatment of bipolar disorders, is well known to induce thyroid growth. However, the mechanism involved is only incompletely characterized. Although it is conventionally believed that thyroid proliferation depends on the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)/cAMP/cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) pathway,(More)
OBJECT Chordomas of the skull base are rare and locally invasive and have a poor prognosis. The aim of this retrospective multicenter study was to evaluate the current pattern of care and clinical course and to identify prognostic factors. METHODS A total of 47 patients (26 men; mean age 48.5 years) treated in 5 centers were included. Histology was(More)
BACKGROUND One of the major concerns in transsphenoidal surgery are infections because the approach to the pituitary includes a route of microbial colonization. To minimize the associated morbidity and mortality, a surveillance program is crucial to monitor for perioperative infections. METHODS For 1 year, we analysed body temperature (BT), erythrocyte(More)
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