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Polymorphisms in the selected genes controlling carcinogen metabolism (CYP1A1, CYP2D6, CYP2E1, NAT2, GSTM1, GSTT1) considered separately or in different combinations, were investigated for an association with tobacco smoke-associated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the larynx. The case-control study was performed in 289 patients with laryngeal SCC and in(More)
The A1555G mutation in the 12SrRNA gene has been associated with aminoglycoside induced and nonsyndromic sensorineural hearing impairment. In this study we analyzed Hungarian, Polish and German patients with nonsyndromic severe to profound hearing impairment of unknown origin for this mutation. The frequency of the A1555G mutation in the Hungarian hearing(More)
OBJECTIVE To show 7 cases of Wegener granulomatosis (WG) with early aural symptoms and to discuss the problems of otologic manifestation in WG. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review. SETTING : Tertiary care university hospital. PATIENTS All patients were administered to the ENT University Department in Poznań in years 2002-2008 because of otitis(More)
Toll-like receptors (TLR) expressed on inflammatory cells play a key role in host defense against pathogens, benefiting the host. TLR are also expressed on tumor cells. To evaluate the role of TLR in tumor cells, we investigated TLR4 signaling effects on human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Tumor tissues were obtained from 27 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is a rare, highly vascularized neoplasm of the nasopharynx that affects boys and young men. The underlying dysregulated molecular mechanisms remain unclear. The participation of angiogenic growth factors has been suggested, but few studies have been published. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the expression and(More)
PURPOSE The main purpose of the study was to assess the results of high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDRBT) and pulsed-dose-rate brachytherapy (PDRBT) in the palliative treatment of patients with locally or regionally recurrent head and neck cancers. The detailed aims concerned the evaluation of these methods in the context of local control, survival, and(More)
In a group of 30 adults with impaired hearing, objective thresholds defined with 40 Hz middle latency responses (MLR) were compared with subjective audiometric measures. Frequencies of 0.25, 0.5, and 1 kHz were studied. In order to guarantee a good frequency specificity, subjects presenting large high-frequency hearing loss were particularly chosen. The(More)
The presence of N7-alkylguanine adducts in DNA was analysed in a group of 46 patients with larynx tumours. All patients were subjected to laryngectomy and the tissues accessible for analysis by (32)P-post-labelling assay were larynx tumour, larynx non-tumour and peripheral blood leucocytes. N7-Alkylguanine adducts were detected in all the studied DNA(More)
The introduction of minimally invasive surgical procedures has significantly reduced the rate of major salivary gland removal due to sialolithiasis. The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of sialoendoscopy, rate of salivary fistula or natural ostium stenosis in parotid sialolithiasis treatment. The endpoint was to analyse the efficiency of a(More)
Angiogenic factors are discussed to participate in growth and promotion of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA). However, only few data are available and mechanisms remain unclear. In the presented study we analysed the expression and subcellular distribution of several angiogenic growth factors and receptors potentially involved in JNA-growth and(More)