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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760013/distant-liver-metastases-as-a-major-factor-influencing-survival-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Dimitar K Penchev, Lilyana V Vladova, Miroslav Z Zashev, Radosvet P Gornev
AIM: To assess the effect of the factor 'hepatic metastatic disease' on long-term outcomes in patients with colorectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analysed retrospectively 200 randomly selected patients. Forty-two of them were excluded from the study for different reasons so the study contingent was 158 patients over a period of 23 years. All were diagnosed and treated in the Lozenetz University Hospital, in the Department of General Surgery. 125 of the patients were diagnosed with colorectal cancer without distant metastases and 33 of the patients had liver metastases as a result of colorectal carcinoma...
September 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760012/cognitive-impairment-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Anastasiya G Trenova, Georgi S Slavov, Maria G Manova, Jana B Aksentieva, Lyuba D Miteva, Spaska A Stanilova
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a socially significant immune-mediated disease, characterized by demyelination, axonal transection and oligodendropathy in the central nervous system. Inflammatory demyelination and neurodegeneration lead to brain atrophy and cognitive deficit in up to 75% of the patients. Cognitive dysfunctions impact significantly patients' quality of life, independently from the course and phase of the disease. The relationship between pathological brain findings and cognitive impairment is a subject of intensive research...
September 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760011/global-longitudinal-strain-and-strain-rate-in-type-two-diabetes-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-relevance-to-osteoprotegerin
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Peter Kruzliak, Alexander Berezin, Alexander Kremzer, Tatyana Samura, Roman Benacka, Ioana Mozos, Emmanuel Egom, Luis Rodrigo
BACKGROUND: Biomechanical stress and inflammatory biomarkers relate to global contractility dysfunction; however, adding these biomarkers into a risk model constructed on clinical data does not improve its prediction value in chronic heart failure (CHF). AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether biomarkers predict declining of left ventricular global contractility function in diabetic patients with ischemia-induced CHF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study retrospectively evolved 54 diabetic patients who had systolic or diastolic ischemia-induced CHF that was defined as left-ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤45% or 46-55% respectively assessed by quantitative echocardiography and other conventional criteria according to current clinical guidelines...
September 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760010/effect-of-nitrates-thiocyanates-and-selenium-on-the-iron-and-iodine-status-of-postpartum-women
#4
Anelia V Bivolarska, Ana I Maneva, Penka D Gatseva, Mariana N Katsarova
AIM: To find correlations between high thiocyanate and nitrate levels and low selenium levels and the indicators of the iodine and iron status of postpartum women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 41 mothers aged 26.4±5.9 yrs from Asenovgrad and nearby villages. Urinary iodine was determined by the Sandell-Kolthoff reaction and thiocyanate - by the interaction of these ions with acidic solution of KMnO4; for serum nitrates we used the colorimetric method; serum selenium was assessed by electro-thermal atomic-absorption spectrophotometry; thyroxin (FT4), the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), serum ferritin (SF), and serum transferrin receptor (sTfR) were determined using ELISA; Hb levels were determined by hematology analyzer...
September 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760009/relationship-between-visual-field-changes-and-optical-coherence-tomography-measurements-in-advanced-open-angle-glaucoma
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Snezhina S Kostianeva, Marieta I Konareva-Kostianeva, Marin A Atanassov
AIM: To assess relationships between functional changes in visual field and structural changes in advanced open-angle glaucoma (OAG) found using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). METHODS: Thirty-one eyes of 25 patients with OAG were included in this study. Besides the routine ophthalmological exam the patients underwent standard automated perimetry (SAP) (Humphrey Field Analyzer) and SD-OCT (RTVue-100) performed within 6 months. The global perimetric indices in the study group were as follows: mean deviation (MD) 12...
September 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760008/in-vitro-study-of-temperature-changes-in-pulp-chamber-during-root-planing-procedure-using-er-yag-laser
#6
Blagovesta K Yaneva, Plamen I Zagorchev, Elena I Firkova, Ivan T Glavinkov
AIM: To assess temperature changes at specified time intervals during Er:YAG laser scaling and root planing of surfaces with dental calculus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen single-rooted teeth with advanced periodontal disease were extracted and fixed in a cylinder thermostat filled with distilled water at constant temperature (35.5°C). A specially designed thermal probe (type K thermocouple) accurate to ±0.1°C over the range from 20°C to 80°C was fitted into the pulp chamber of tooth sample...
September 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760007/monitoring-of-frequency-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-pathogens-on-the-hands-of-healthcare-workers-in-a-tertiary-hospital
#7
Athanasios Tselebonis, Evangelia Nena, Christos Nikolaidis, Theocharis Konstantinidis, Christos Kontogiorgis, Maria Panopoulou, Theodore C Constantinidis
OBJECTIVE: To monitor microbes, focusing on drug resistance, on the hands of the personnel of four departments of a tertiary hospital (ICU, neonatal unit, internal medicine ward and surgical ward) and explore differences between departments, professions and genders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hand sampling from 125 healthcare employees was conducted followed by isolation, identification and antibiotic resistance profiling of different microbial species. RESULTS: Staphylococcus spp was the most prevalent microbe (76/125, 60...
September 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760006/autoimmune-phenomena-in-patients-with-solid-tumors
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Ivanka S Nenova, Mariana Y Valcheva, Elina A Beleva, Dora Y Tumbeva, Marianna P Yaneva, Emilia L Rancheva, Zhanet G Grudeva-Popova
INTRODUCTION: Autoimmune disorders have been documented in solid tumors and malignant hematological disorders. They are very common and well studied in lymphomas which are associated with immune imbalance. They are less common in solid tumors and are categorized as paraneoplastic syndromes with unclear pathogenesis. AIM: The aim of the present study was to find the frequency of autoimmune phenomena in solid tumors of various origin, location and status of the tumor...
September 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760005/subcapsular-and-perirenal-hematoma-after-ureteroscopy-and-pneumatic-lithotripsy
#9
Mustafa Resorlu, Murat Tolga Gulpinar, Gurhan Adam
Subcapsular or perirenal hematoma is an unusual complication after semirigid ureteroscopy using pneumatic lithotripsy to treat ureteral stones. We present a patient who developed a large subcapsular and perirenal hematoma following ureteroscopy administered to a stone in the right ureter.
September 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760004/first-case-of-tnf-receptor-associated-autoinflammatory-syndrome-traps-in-bulgaria
#10
Panayot T Solakov
TRAPS is a very rare disease with an estimated prevalence of about one per million. We present a 53-year-old patient from Bulgaria. The clinical features of the disease are periodic fever, arthralgia, myalgia, rash, abdominal pain and hepatosplenomegaly. Laboratory studies yield leukocytosis, highly elevated levels of CRP, significantly high ESR. Secondary amyloidosis AA is determined. The genetic analysis found a heterozygous T>C nucleotide substance (c.250T>C) in exon 3 of TNFRSF1A gene which is associated with ТRAPS (MIM*191190)...
September 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552792/celiac-disease-and-cystic-fibrosis-challenges-to-differential-diagnosis
#11
Alessandra Teixeira Pessoa Ramos, Manuella Machado Figueirêdo, Ana Paula de B Aguiar, Carolina de Godoy Almeida, Patrícia S A Mendes, Edna Lucia Souza
Cystic fibrosis and celiac disease were considered a single clinical entity for many years. Differentiation between the diseases occurred some time in the 1930s of the 20th Century. Both diseases may present the intestinal malabsorption syndrome and similar clinical manifestations that contribute to difficulties with clinical distinction. We describe a report of two patients with initial diagnosis of cystic fibrosis, who were subsequently diagnosed with celiac disease. These case reports emphasize the possibility of false positivity being shown in the sweat test in CD, which may result in delayed diagnosis and inadequate management of this disease...
April 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552791/pulmonary-exacerbation-due-to-colistin-resistant-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-in-a-bulgarian-cystic-fibrosis-patient
#12
Gergana P Stoyanova, Tanya V Strateva, Svetlana T Atanasova, Dimitrinka S Miteva, Vera E Papochieva, Penka I Perenovska
In patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) lung damage secondary to chronic infection is the main cause of death. Treatment of lung disease to reduce the impact of infection, inflammation and subsequent lung injury is therefore of major importance. As Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the dominant pathogen in CF patients it has been the major target of all treatment strategies, possible antibiotic regimens and recommendations for years. More sophisticated antibiotic therapies introduced over the last decades have helped to improve the prognosis in cystic fibrosis, but then new multidrug-resistant pathogens emerged...
April 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552790/mycobacterium-avium-auricular-infection-in-an-apparent-immunocompetent-patient-a-case-report
#13
Panagiota Vlachogianni, Maria Volosyraki, Maria Stefanidou, Sabine Krueger-Krasagakis, George Evangelou, Vrettos Haniotis, Diamantis Kofteridis, Sofia Maraki, Konstantin Krasagakis
INTRODUCTION: Soft tissue infections with Mycobacterium avium complex are more likely to appear in immunocompromised patients. However, they may rarely arise in non-immunosuppressed individuals. AIM: To present the case of an ear infection with Mycobacterium avium in the absence of demonstrable immunosuppression. CASE REPORT: Clinical case description, blood tests, routine histology and tissue cultures. DISCUSSION: A female, apparent immunocompetent patient presented with a 6-month reddish, oedematous and painless lesion with fine scaling in the right ear...
April 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552789/the-t-scan-system-in-evaluating-occlusal-contacts
#14
Tanya P Bozhkova
BACKGROUND: Normal occlusal and articulation relations between the jaws ensure equal distribution of occlusal forces during mastication. A T-SCAN system allows these relations to be measured dynamically during the articulation cycle. AIM: To evaluate the T-SCAN III system in measuring and assessing the forces of occlusal contacts and their digital presentation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty students aged 19 - 22 years were examined. Of these only one matched the study criteria: - intact dentition; - without or with class I fillings in teeth 36 or 46; - Angle's class I jaw relation We used a computerized occlusal analysis system T-SCAN in the study...
April 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552788/chronic-treatment-with-opiate-agonists-in-bulgaria-assessing-the-quality-of-life-using-sf-36-v-2
#15
Sava V Petrov, Maria M Orbetzova, Yanko T Iliev, Doychin T Boyadzhiev
INTRODUCTION: Drug addictions to psychoactive substances are disorders with a complex bio-psycho-social genesis, which are characterized with chronic relapses. Substance addiction causes multifactorial damage to the normal functioning of individuals and requires a multicenter approach for the treatment process. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the quality of life of patients undergoing chronic treatment with the opiate agonist methadone using a standardized questionnaire method in Bulgarian...
April 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552787/vulvovaginal-candidiasis-in-pregnant-women-and-its-importance-for-candida-colonization-of-newborns
#16
Liliya G Zisova, Anastasia A Chokoeva, Georgi I Amaliev, Penka V Petleshkova, Tsonka М Miteva-Katrandzhieva, Maya B Krasteva, Ekaterina H Uchikova, Andrei H Kouzmanov, Zoya V Ivanova
UNLABELLED: Vulvovaginal candidiasis is the second most common cause of vaginitis worldwide (after bacterial candidiasis). Maternal vulvovaginal candidiasis is a major risk factor for Candida colonization and infection of the infant where prognosis depends on different predisposing factors. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and the etiological structure of vulvovaginal candidiasis in pregnant women and its impact on Candida colonization of newborns. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Samples of vaginal secretions from 80 healthy pregnant women who were clinically suspicious for Candida vaginitis were collected within 48 hours before delivery...
April 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552786/minimal-invasive-approach-for-lips-venous-lake-treatment-by-980-nm-diode-laser-with-emphasis-on-the-aesthetic-results-%C3%B0-clinical-series
#17
Parvan P Voynov, Georgi T Tomov, Nonka G Mateva
INTRODUCTION: A venous lake (VL) is a vascular lesion with common occurrence in many patients, manifested as a dark blue-to-violet compressible papule, caused by dilation of venules. The main reasons for the treatment of VL are aesthetic. The haemorrhaging episodes or impairment of oral normal functions are also under considerations. Treatment of lip VL includes surgical excision, selective photocoagulation, cryotherapy, sclerotherapy and electrodessication. The high-intensity diode laser is an option...
April 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552785/multiplex-pcr-assay-for-identifi-cation-and-differentiation-of-campylobacter-jejuni-and-campylobacter-coli-isolates
#18
Maria R Pavlova, Elina G Dobreva, Katucha I Ivanova, Galina D Asseva, Ivan N Ivanov, Peter K Petrov, Valeri R Velev, Ivelina I Tomova, Maida M Tiholova, Todor V Kantardjiev
INTRODUCTION: Campylobacter spp. are important causative agents of gastrointestinal infections in humans. The most frequently isolated strains of this bacterial genus are Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli. To date, genetic methods for bacterial identification have not been used in Bulgaria. We optimized the multiplex PSR assay to identify Campylobacter spp. and differentiate C. jejuni from C. coli in clinical isolates. We also compared this method with the routinely used biochemical methods...
April 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552784/changes-in-hematologic-and-coagulation-profiles-in-rabbits-with-right-ventricle-pacing
#19
Ivana Uhrikova, Milan Sepsi, Jana Hlozkova, Pavel Suchy, Marta Kasajova, Katerina Machackova, Delian P Delev, Rachele Ciccocioppo, Peter Kruzliak, Peter Scheer
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in hematology and coagulation in rabbits with right-ventricle pacing without medication. ANIMALS AND METHODS: Blood was collected from ten non-anesthetized male rabbits from the jugular vein before and one month after pacemaker placement. Total erythrocyte, leukocyte and platelet count, hemoglobin, hematocrit and differential leukocyte count were done on automatic veterinary flow cytometry hematologic analyzer...
April 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552783/the-place-of-nailfold-capillaroscopy-among-instrumental-methods-for-assessment-of-some-peripheral-ischaemic-syndromes-in-rheumatology
#20
Sevdalina N Lambova
Micro- and macrovascular pathology is a frequent finding in a number of common rheumatic diseases. Secondary Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is among the most common symptoms in systemic sclerosis and several other systemic autoimmune diseases including a broad differential diagnosis. It should be also differential from other peripheral vascular syndromes such as embolism, thrombosis, etc., some of which lead to clinical manifestation of the blue toe syndrome. The current review discusses the instrumental methods for vascular assessments...
April 2016: Folia Medica
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