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AIMS To present the incidence trend for Type 1 diabetes in Polish children aged 0-14 years, updated using data collected during 2005-2012, and assess the reliability of the predictive model constructed previously using the 1989-2004 database. METHODS Children aged < 15 years with newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes are recorded prospectively (EURODIAB(More)
A safe and effective method of venous access is important in the care and treatment of patients with malignancies. Thirty-seven Broviac-Hickman catheters were inserted in 32 children with haematological neoplastic disease. The mean indwelling time of the catheters was 7014 days. The catheters were used to administer chemotherapy and other drugs, blood(More)
A clinical analysis was carried out of the course of the disseminated form of the disease in 20 children aged from one month to 8 years (mean age 11 months). Unfavourable prognostic significance was confirmed of such factors as: child's age at the time of falling ill lower than two years, number of the involved organs and their dysfunction, and lacking(More)
Between 1990 and 1994, 61 Broviac catheters were implanted in 53 children with haematological neoplastic diseases. The mean duration of catheter function was 206 days (range 14-615 days). The total observation time was 12544 days, during which 84 catheter-related complications were recorded, i.e. 6.7 per 1000 catheter use days. Infections occurred with a(More)
A girl with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) was treated with high dose arabinoside cytosine during consolidation. She developed jaundice twice after the completion of 3 rd and 4 th cycle of the drug. The jaundice was characterized by conjugated hyperbilirubinemia, elevated aminotransferases and alkaline phosphatase. The histologic study of the liver showed(More)
The clinical course and effects of treatment of congenital spherocytosis (CS) were analyzed in 28 children. In 10 cases the disease ran a severe clinical course. Jaundice, anaemia, and splenomegaly were the most frequent clinical signs which were significantly intensified during haemolytic crises. In 14 cases splenectomy was performed, obtaining in all(More)
Five children with AML were treated with high-doses of Ara-C (2 g/m2) during consolidation. After 17 cycles the toxicity was evaluated. Granulocytopenia (< 0.5 x 10(9)/l) and thrombocytopenia (< 25 x 10(9)/l) were stated after 15/17 and 13/17 cycles respectively. The nadir of bone marrow suppression appeared between day 10 and 14. In one case treatment(More)
Allergic reactions of dramatic intensity were observed in 5 children treated with Teniposide (VM-26) for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and histiocytosis X. In the further treatment this drug was replaced with epoxide, a cytostatic agent which is also a podophyllin derivative but in other chemical formulation. In none of these patients the allergic reaction(More)