Janusz Strzelczyk's research while affiliated with Medical University of Silesia in Katowice and other places

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The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between the results of the objective assessment of the vestibular organ in patients with peripheral vertigo with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and thyroid hormone metabolism. Twenty eight women with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and chronic vertigo were enrolled in the study. Patients underwent audiological...
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Introduction. We aimed to assess the prognostic significance of preoperative absolute monocyte count (AMC) in baseline peripheral blood samples among pancreatic cancer (PC) patients as the possible manifest signs of non-optimal immunity status. Material and methods. PC patients who underwent palliative surgical treatment without earlier chemo- or...
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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a common virus worldwide that is an etiologic agent in the development of many diseases, including cancer. Recent reports have shown the association of EBV with tumorigenesis in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Moreover, EBV has been reported to be present in tonsillar tissues, which suggests a close relati...
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In this paper, we present the current guidelines for the diagnostics and management of pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (PanNENs) developed by Polish experts providing care for these patients in everyday clinical practice. In oncological diagnostics, in addition to biochemical tests, molecular identification with the use of NETest liquid biopsy...
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Colorectal neuroendocrine neoplasms (CRNENs), especially rectal tumours, are diagnosed with increased frequency due to the widespread use of colonoscopy, including screening examinations. It is important to constantly update and promote the principles of optimal diagnostics and treatment of these neoplasms. Based on the latest literature and arrang...
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After another meeting of experts of the Polish Network of Neuroendocrine Tumours, updated recommendations for the management of patients with gastric and duodenal neuroendocrine neoplasms (GNENs and DNENs), including gastrinoma, have been issued. As before, the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical symptoms of these neoplasms have been discussed...
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Updated Polish recommendations for the management of patients with neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) of the small intestine (SINENs) and of the appendix (ANENs) are presented herein. The small intestine, and especially the ileum, is one of the most common locations for these neoplasms. Most of them are well-differentiated and slow-growing tumours; un...
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Continuous progress in the diagnostics and treatment of neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs), the emerging results of new clinical trials, and the new guidelines issued by medical societies have prompted experts from the Polish Network of Neuroendocrine Tumours to update the 2017 recommendations regarding the management of neuroendocrine neoplasms. This...
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A crucial phase of modern biomarker discovery studies is selecting the most promising features from high-throughput screening assays. Here, we present the OmicSelector - Docker-based web application and R package that facilitates the analysis of such experiments. OmicSelector provides a consistent and overfitting-resilient pipeline that integrates...
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Objective: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and mass forming chronic pancreatitis (CP) can be easily misdiagnosed due to their resemblances in clinical, radiological, and biochemical criteria. In our previous study, we reported a very high concentration of D-Dimers in portal blood in patients with pancreatic cancer which may help to differentiate...
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Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) constitute about 2% of all malignant neoplasms, and the angiogenesis process in these tumors is still of a great interest. Vasohibin-1 (VASH-1) is an angiogenesis inhibitor, while vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) is one of the main factors promoting vascular formation. The subject of this study was to as...
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Objectives: The Hedgehog signaling pathway (Hh) probably plays a role in development and progression of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Methods: In our study, 114 patients (83 with PDAC and 31 with chronic pancreatitis [CP]) after pancreatic surgery were enrolled. The immunoexpression of Sonic hedgehog (Shh), Smoothened (Smo), and Gliob...
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Introduction: Surgery remains the mainstay of treatment for liver tumors. Significant differences in complication rates between liver surgery centers have been reported ranging from 4.1% up to 47.7%. There have been little papers or studies on the impact of bile infection on postoperative complications in patients undergoing surgery for liver cance...
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Aim: Fibrosis is observed both in pancreatic cancer (PDAC) and chronic pancreatitis (CP). The main cells involved in fibrosis are pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs), which activate alpha smooth muscle actin (αSMA), which is considered to be the best-known fibrosis marker. The aim of the study was to evaluate the expression of the αSMA in patients wi...
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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus with the potential to infect human epithelial cells and an etiological agent of many types of cancer, including head and neck cancer. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of HPV infection in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), patients with chronic tonsillitis, and healt...
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Herein we present a case of port site metastasis a year after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic gallstones. We discuss the vital need of retrieval bags during cholecystectomies regardless of the indication to prevent cell dissemination and review the literature. This case study provides a means for amending the guidelines for future ch...
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Częściowa resekcja pęcherzyka żółciowego (SC) to metoda leczenia stosowana w przypadku tzw. trudnej cholecystektomii. Pozwala minimalizować ryzyko uszkodzenia dróg żółciowych, w przypadku gdy z powodu dużego nacieku zapalnego niemożliwe jest bezpieczne wypreparowanie struktur w obrębie trójkąta Calota. SC jest jednak metodą obarczoną większym ryzyk...
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Introduction: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma remains one of the most lethal cancers. The only recommended biomarker CA19-9 proves to be not accurate enough to establish a certain diagnosis. Therefore a determination of usefulness of other biomarkers is essential. Our aim was to compare the specificity and sensitivity of Ca125 and CA19-9 by means of meta...
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Introduction: We present the case of a primary spleen mucinous cystadenocarcinoma. Several cases of this primary tumor of the spleen have been described worldwide so far. These tumors are classified as mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCN) and occur mainly in the ovaries and pancreas. Case report: The case concerns a 45-year-old female patient with an...
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Colorectal cancer is a common malign disease of the gastrointestinal tract. The cancer survival rate depends on the stage of the disease at detection time. It is well known that several molecular mechanisms are involved in cancer and some molecules might affect or modulate neogenesis. The aim of the study was to assess the levels of sICAM-1, sELAM-...
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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a very common comorbidity of obesity, may progress from simple steatosis to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and liver cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to determine whether mast cells (MCs) participate in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis in patients with NAFLD. Liver specimens collected either from obese...
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Introduction: Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease, being the seventh cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Its aggressiveness is due to its specific biology and the late diagnosis of cancer. Therefore, the prognosis for patients suffering from this cancer is dismal, with 5-year overall survival rate of around 6-10%. Up to date, only a co...
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Background: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma remains one of the most lethal cancers. This is caused by its late manifestation and lack of extensively available, highly accurate diagnostic tools. The only recommended biomarker CA19-9 proves to be not accurate enough to establish a certain diagnosis. Therefore a standardization of usefulness of other biomar...
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Introduction: Tacrolimus (TAC) metabolism rate has the potential to impact graft function after kidney transplantation (KTx). We aimed to analyze the relationship between the early post-KTx TAC C/D ratio (blood trough concentration normalized by total daily dose) and kidney graft function in a 2-year follow-up. Methods: We retrospectively analyz...
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Purpose Estimation and comparison of results after incisional hernia repair (IHR) modo onlay or sublay with abdominoplasty in patients who lost the weight following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB). Analysis and comparison of changes in quality of life (QL) of these patients prior to RYGB, before and after simultaneous IHR and abdominoplasty. Metho...
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These recommendations refer to the current management in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), a neoplasia characterised by an aggressive course and extremely poor prognosis. The recommendations regard diagnosis, surgical, adjuvant and palliative treatment, with consideration given to endoscopic and surgical methods. A vast majority of the state...
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Background: Steroid-induced diabetes (SIDM) is a frequently found clinical condition since steroid-based therapies continue to be widely used in hospital and ambulatory care. Recommended optimal treatment of SIDM includes similar glucose lowering strategies as in type 2 diabetes. This typical management cannot cure the disease, it can only control...
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Purpose: 1. Evaluation of results after one-time incisional hernia repair (IHR) modo on-lay and abdominoplasty (Ab-pl) in patients after loss of weight following previous Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – RYGB. 2. Analysis of differences in quality of life (QL) changes in bariatric patients before RYGB, as well as before and after abdominal contouring op...
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Introduction Frequency of detection of pancreatic cystic lesions increased recent years. The majorities are pseudocysts, the remaining cysts are mainly neoplasms. Proven risk of malignancy affects intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) and mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCN). Material and methods 145 patients operated on at the Department of G...
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Background Delayed graft function (DGF) is a common complication following kidney transplantation and is associated with ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). Lymphocytes contribute to the pathogenesis of IRI and ischemia-reperfusion related delayed graft function Materials and Methods 135 Caucasian patients received a kidney graft from deceased heart...
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Background: Several recent studies provide evidence that D-dimer (DD) concentration in peripheral blood correlates negatively with overall survival (OS) in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Contrarily, there are recent evidence indicating that preoperative plasma fibrinogen, but not D-dimer might represent a prognostic factor...
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Background: Pancreatic cancer (PDAC) will have been the second leading cancer-related death in the United States by 2020, according to current estimation. Its late manifestation and the lack of good early detection methods are the cause of extremely low survival rates. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop highly sensitive and specific mar...
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Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) comprise a heterogeneous group of B-cell and T-cell neoplasms. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), the most common type of NHL, accounts for around 30-40% of NHL cases. However, primary hepatic location of NHLs is rare and constitutes 0.01% of all NHL cases. Due to this rarity and a lack of large randomized trails, it...
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Cancer stem cells (CSC) play an important role in pancreatic carcinogenesis and prognosis. The study aimed at examining the expression of CD24, CD44, and CD133 in human PDAC and CP in order to evaluate its clinicopathological correlations and the clinical significance. Surgical specimens from 23 patients with PDAC and 15 patients with chronic pancr...
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This study presents the revised Polish guidelines regarding the management of patients suffering from neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) of the small intestine and appendix. The small intestine, especially the ileum, is the most common location for these neoplasms. Most are well differentiated and slow growing. Their symptoms may be atypical, which ca...
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This paper presents the updated Polish Neuroendocrine Tumour Network expert panel recommendations on the management of neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) of the stomach and duodenum, including gastrinoma. The recommendations discuss the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical presentation of these tumours as well as their diagnosis, including biochem...
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This article presents updated diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines for the management of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (PNEN), proposed by the Polish Network of Neuroendocrine Tumours. The guidelines contain new data received in the years 2013-2016, which confirm previous recommendations, and have led to modification of previous guidelines or...
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Progress in the diagnostics and therapy of gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN), results of new randomised clinical trials, and publication of the new guidelines by the European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (ENETS) have led the Polish Network of Neuroendocrine Tumours to update its 2013 guidelines regarding on management o...
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BACKGROUND Retroperitoneal bleeding as a consequence of non-traumatic kidney or allograft rupture is well known, but there are no reports on hemorrhagia from a native kidney after allogeneic renal transplantation. Therefore, we present the first such case to be published and highlight the possibility of this complication after renal transplantation...
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Background . Proper diagnosis of pancreatic lesion etiology is a challenging clinical dilemma. Studies suggest that surgery for suspected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) reveals a benign lesion in 5% to 13% of cases. The aim of our study was to assess whether routinely used biomarkers such as CA19-9, Ca125, Ca15-3, and CEA, when combined, c...
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Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) is a very rare lesion and is described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a mesenchymal tumor composed of histologically and immunohistochemically distinctive perivascular epithelioid cells. In this report we describe PEComa with perirenal manifestation, which is exceedingly rare and to our best k...
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Introduction: The glycation process is a non-enzymatic modification of proteins occurring due to the reactions of reductive carbohydrates. The glycated residues lose their biological functions, their removal process is ineffective. They accumulate and as a result they cause an immunological response. The aim of this study is a determination of the...
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Background. Anabolic steroid abuse is very common among bodybuilders and is related with a number of medical complications including tumorgenesis. Case report. A 29-year-old male bodybuilder with one year history of abusing large doses of anabolic steroids presented with several episodes of neuroglycopenia with concomitant loss of consciousness. Re...
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Material and methods: We analyzed long-term results in 18 patients who underwent complex anterior abdominal wall surgery after massive weight loss, following previous RYGB. The patients were followed-up for at least 8 years. We compared the quality of life before and after hernia repair combined with abdominoplasty. Results: Observed wide postop...
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Background: Currently pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Because of its late manifestation and consequent dismal prognosis, there is an urgent need to develop highly sensitive and specific marker. Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL) recently emerged as a protein playing an important role...
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Thyroid diseases, which may occur as focal or diffuse changes in thyroid parenchyma, are most often observed in women. Our aim was to assess the prevalence of incidental thyroid uptake of 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT in patients referred to the Nuclear Medicine Department for evaluation of neuroendocrine neoplasia (NEN). We retrospectively evaluated 1150 6...
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Insulinomas are rare tumors, accounting for 1-2% of all neoplasms of the pancreas. Usually their treatment is not associated with any problems; however there is a small subset of problematic clinical cases. The authors present their own clinical experience with surgical treatment of insulinomas of the pancreas. was to conduct a retrospective analys...
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Aim: To assess the value of D-dimer level in determining resectability of pancreatic cancer. Methods: Preoperative prediction of pancreatic head cancer resectability remains inaccurate. The use of hemostatic factors may be of potential help, since D-dimers correlate with tumor stage. Single center clinical trial study comprised patients with pot...
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Introduction Cohort study evaluated dendritic cells (DCs) subsets in portal and peripheral blood of patients with pancreatic cancer (PC) and chronic pancreatitis (CHP). Material and Methods Myeloid type 1 (mDCs1) and 2 (mDCs2), plasmocytoid (pDCs) and SLAN+ DCs were assessed in PC (n=20) and CHP (n=6) patients. Results Percentage of mDCs1 was sig...
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Solid pseudopapillary tumour is a rare indolent neoplasm of the pancreas (< 2% of exocrine pancreatic tumours), which predominantly affects young women at reproductive age, without significant clinical symptoms. We report a case of a 20-year-old Caucasian female who presented with upper abdominal pain of one-year duration. Ultrasound scans of the a...
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Unlabelled: The aim of the study was to determine whether patients treated with anticoagulants in the perioperative period are at higher risk of developing bleeding complications. Material and methods: Medical records of patients operated for abdominal hernia were analysed. Data concerning demographic characteristic of a group, type of hernia, c...
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Introduction Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is overexpressed in pancreatic cancer. Although VEGF has been shown to be a probable marker for poor prognosis, the VEGF concentration in portal blood has not yet been clinically reported in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). The aim of the study was to measure VEGF-A portal blood concent...
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Unlabelled: Polyps of the gall-bladder has long been a serious diagnostic problem. Their detection in routine ultrasound is not yet satisfactory and often does not allow you to select the proper method of operating the gall-bladder. The aim of the study was to assess the accuracy of ultrasound diagnosis of polypoid lesions of the gall-bladder thro...
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Purpose: Graft parenchyma perfusion disturbances (GPPD) in transplanted kidneys are common in the early postoperative period. Rapid and accurate diagnosis can guide proper treatment, preventing graft dysfunction. Methods: One hundred and eighty patients, who underwent kidney transplantation (KTx), were examined in the immediate postoperative per...
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To evaluate the use of the Roux loop on the postoperative course in patients submitted for gastroenteroanastomosis (GE). Non-jaundiced patients (n = 41) operated on in the Department of General and Transplant Surgery in Lodz, between January 2010 and December 2011 were enrolled. The tumor was considered unresectable when liver metastases or major v...
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To assess resource utilization and costs of treatment with lanreotide AUTOGEL 120 mg (ATG120) administered as part of routine acromegaly care in Poland. A multicentre, non-interventional, observational study on resource utilization in Polish acromegalic patients treated with ATG120 at 4 weeks or extended (> 4 weeks) dosing interval. The study recru...
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Background: Opinions on letting prisoners donate organs appear increasingly. The aim of this preliminary study was to evaluate attitudes toward transplantation among inmates from a single prison in Poland. Material and methods: We administered a questionnaire consisting of 14 open queries about the knowledge, attitude, and personal views on orga...
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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most frequent cancers in the world. Only 20% of patients seem to have disease confined to the pancreas, but in only every second case the tumor turns out to be resectable during surgery. Tumor markers may be a useful tool in differentiating benign from malignant pancreatic tumors and in clinical staging. The purpose...
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Routine B-mode ultrasound examination (rB-US) is a current standard for the assessment of the transplanted kidney(KTx) in the early post-operative period. The alteration of perirenal hematoma (PH) echostructure over time limits their detectability and size assessment with rB-US. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of contrast...
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Background: Transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) is a serious vascular complication due to non-specific clinical manifestations, causing serious diagnostic difficulties. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CE-US) can complement standard sonographic examination in evaluation of TRAS. Material and methods: Standard ultrasound B presentation, extended...
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Unlabelled: Pancreatic cancer is one of the most common malignant diseases in the world. Morbidity rate increases and now reaches around 200 000 new cases yearly. Poor prognosis mainly results from usually late diagnosis and non-specific symptoms. Despite of advances in radiological diagnosis of pancreatic diseases, differentiation between maligna...
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Acute pancreatitis is a disease with significant mortality. Hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is the third most common etiological factor of this disorder after alcohol and gall-stones. The authors presented a case of 42-years old caucasian female who was hospitalized due to recurrence of acute pancreatitis. She had been diagnosed with HTG. She had earlie...
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Introduction: The influence of adolescent obesity on weight loss following bariatric surgery in adults has not been evaluated. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of prior adolescent obesity on long-term weight changes following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in adulthood. Material and methods: This single centre retrospective...
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Introduction: Staple-line disruption (SLD) following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) results in weight regain. This study evaluated glucose homeostasis and gut hormonal changes following surgical repair of gastrogastric fistula. Material and methods: Three patients with SLD underwent an oral 75 g glucose tolerance test (OGTT) before (baseline) a...
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Neuroendocrine neoplasms of the large intestine account for 20% of all neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) and are most commonly found in the rectum. The rate of detection of colorectal NENs is increasing, and this tendency will continue due to the widespread use of colonoscopy as a screening tool and the removal of all diagnosed lesions. This paper pr...
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Unlabelled: Background: Nowadays, the increasing number of oncologic patients with liver or pancreatic tumours are subjected to surgical treatment, as it can provide a long-term survival or sometimes cure. As a result, numerous new clinical questions regarding metabolic disturbances in these patients have been arisen. Among others, the impact of...
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Unlabelled: Nowadays, increasing attention has been focused on relation between increased D-dimer levels and cancer among patients without detectable thrombosis. The aim of the study was to measure plasma D-dimer levels in portal and peripheral blood in pancreatic cancer patients with absence of venous thromboembolism. Material and methods: Fift...
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Introduction: Gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) and bronchopulmonary (BP) neurendocrine neoplasms (NENs) are rare and slowly growing tumours. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) degrade extracellular matrix and are responsible for invasion and metastasis. Tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMPs) affect the invasiveness of tumour cells and th...
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The association of focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) and various neoplasms was described, but coincidence of multiple FNH and hepatic perivascular epithelioid cells tumor (PEComa) has not been reported. The clinical debate of oral contraceptive (OC) influence on FNH growth is ongoing, but no evidence exists about association of hepatic PEComa with OC...
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Purpose This single center prospective cohort study evaluated the influence of hemihepatectomy on glucose homeostasis. Methods The study included 30 patients undergoing hemihepatectomy. All patients underwent an oral 75 g glucose tolerance test before (baseline), 1 week and 1 month after the surgery. Plasma glucose, insulin and glucagon were measu...