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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704195/association-between-type-2-diabetes-obesity-and-key-immunological-components-of-ige-mediated-inflammation
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Raditsa N Sokolova, Rumyana K Yankova, Tsvetana I Abadjieva, Tatyana A Popova, Maria V Ivanovska, Mariana A Murdjeva, Maria M Orbetzova, Svetlan M Dermendzhiev, Maria V Pavlova
BACKGROUND: Changes in lifestyle and obesity in recent decades have brought about a dramatic increase in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) and allergic diseases. Clinical and epidemiological studies associate obesity with epidemics of allergic diseases. The link between obesity and DM2 with immunological components of IgE-mediated allergic inflammation is not yet conclusively established. AIM: To examine the key immunological components of IgE-mediated allergic inflammation in patients with DM2 and their relationship with glycemic control and anthropometric indicators...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704194/sarcomatoid-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-penis-a-report-of-two-cases
#2
Svitlana Y Bachurska, Petar A Antonov, Dmitriy G Staykov, Ivan Y Dechev
BACKGROUND: Sarcomatoid (spindle cell) squamous cell carcinoma is a rare, highgrade, aggressive tumor consisting of the squamous cell carcinoma admixed with the malignant spindle cell (sarcomatoid) elements. These tumors are relatively uncommon in the genitourinary system and particularly in the penis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinomas of the penis were diagnosed in our hospital between 2012 and 2015. Clinical histories, pathology reports, hematoxylin and eosin-stained and immunohistochemical slides were reviewed...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704193/rehabilitation-of-patients-with-hip-joint-arthroplasty-late-post-surgery-period-hospital-rehabilitation
#3
Maya S Krastanova, Elena M Ilieva, Danelina E Vacheva
BACKGROUND: Hip joint replacement (endoprosthesis, alloplasty) has become one of the most frequent surgery interventions of the 20th century. AIM: To conduct rehabilitation therapy in the late post-surgery period of hospital rehabilitation (45 days after surgery), to track patients' progress and measure the results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty-two patients with hip joint endoprosthesis were included in the study. All underwent surgery and rehabilitation at the Department of Clinical Rehabilitation of the Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic at Doctor G...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704192/risk-factors-for-postpartum-thyroid-dysfunction-in-euthyroid-women-prior-to-pregnancy
#4
Boyan I Nonchev, Antoaneta V Argatska, Blagovest K Pehlivanov, Maria M Orbetzova
BACKGROUND: Thyroid dysfunction is common during the postpartum and the predisposing factors for its development are considered specific for the population studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors for the occurrence of postpartum thyroid dysfunction (PPTD) in euthyroid women prior to pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five women with PPTD and 55 age-matched euthyroid postpartum women from Plovdiv, Bulgaria were included in the study. TSH, FT4, FT3, TPOAb, TgAb, TRAb were measured and ultrasound evaluation of the thyroid was performed in the first trimester of pregnancy and during the postpartum...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704191/association-of-permeability-and-lipid-content-of-membrane
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Kalpesh C Ashara, Ketan V Shah
BACKGROUND: Rat skin and goat cul de sac are mostly used in optimization of formulations as the model of human skin and cul de sac. AIM: To explore the correlation between lipid content of rat skin and goat cul de sac and permeability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Find out wavelength maximum for Sapat plus malam®, Ciplox eye ointment® and chloramphenicol eye caps and the standard curve was also derived. In vitro studies using Cellophane® membrane and ex vivo studies using rat skin or goat cul de sac of the formulations...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704190/modulating-effects-of-cholecalciferol-treatment-on-estrogen-deficiency-induced-anxiety-like-behavior-of-adult-female-rats
#6
Julia Fedotova, Daria Zarembo, Jozef Dragasek, Martin Caprnda, Peter Kruzliak, Tatyana Dudnichenko
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D can be one of the candidate substances that are used as additional supplementation in the treatment of anxiety-related disorders in women with estrogen imbalance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of chronic cholecalciferol administration (1.0, 2.5 or 5.0 mg/kg/day, s.c.) on the anxiety-like behavior and monoamines levels in the rat hippocampus following ovariectomy in female rats. Cholecalciferol was given to ovariectomized (OVX) rats and OVX rats treated with 17β-estradiol (17β-E2, 0...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704189/chronic-hepatitis-due-to-gluten-enteropathy-a-case-report
#7
Irina I Ivanova, Denitsa Y Dukova, Pavlina G Boikova, Lili S Grudeva, Ivan B Shalev, Iskren A Kotzev
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease is an immune-mediated enteropathy precipitated by exposure to dietary gluten in genetically predisposed individuals. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 45-year-old Caucasian woman presented with severe iron-deficient anemia and mild elevation of liver enzymes. Upper endoscopy was done in the context of evaluation of anemia, which revealed reduced duodenal folds and mosaic pattern of the mucosa, but also grade II esophageal varices and portal hypertensive gastropathy...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704188/effect-of-extracts-of-bilberries-vaccinium-myrtillus-l-on-amyloglucosidase-and-%C3%AE-glucosidase-activity
#8
Diana P Karcheva-Bahchevanska, Paolina K Lukova, Mariana M Nikolova, Rumen D Mladenov, Ilia N Iliev
BACKGROUND: Vaccinium myrtillus L. is a species belonging to the genus Vaccinium of the family Ericaceae. Bilberries have drawn attention due to the multiple benefits for the human health, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-neurodegenerative, and cardioprotective effects. Recently, bilberries were shown to inhibit the activity of carbohydrate-hydrolysing enzymes that can help reduce the intensity of the metabolic syndrome and prevent type 2 diabetes. AIM: In this study, we investigated the α-glucosidase and amyloglucosidase inhibitory activities of polyphenol-rich extracts from fruit of Vaccinium myrtillus L...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704187/striving-for-better-medical-education-the-simulation-approach
#9
REVIEW
Boris E Sakakushev, Blagoi I Marinov, Penka P Stefanova, Stefan St Kostianev, Evangelos K Georgiou
Medical simulation is a rapidly expanding area within medical education due to advances in technology, significant reduction in training hours and increased procedural complexity. Simulation training aims to enhance patient safety through improved technical competency and eliminating human factors in a risk free environment. It is particularly applicable to a practical, procedure-orientated specialties. Simulation can be useful for novice trainees, experienced clinicians (e.g. for revalidation) and team building...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704186/comparative-characteristics-of-napsin-a-ttf-1-and-egfr-mutation-expression-in-mucinous-lung-cell-carcinomas
#10
Sylvia N Genova, Veselin T Belovezhdov, Stoyan N Bichev, Vladimir H Danev
BACKGROUND: Invasive mucinous lung adenocarcinomas are rare and account for 2%-10% of all lung adenocarcinoma cases. It is believed that Napsin A exhibits a weaker expression in mucinous adenocarcinomas compared with TTF1, but such correlation is still poorly researched. AIM: The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of mucinous to nonmucinous adenocarcinomas and compare specificity and sensitivity of monoclonal Napsin A with TTF1 in mucinous adenocarcinomas and define the frequency of EGFR mutations...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704185/phenotypes-determined-by-cluster-analysis-in-moderate-to-severe-bronchial-asthma
#11
Vania M Youroukova, Denitsa G Dimitrova, Anna D Valerieva, Spaska S Lesichkova, Tsvetelina V Velikova, Ekaterina I Ivanova-Todorova, Kalina D Tumangelova-Yuzeir
BACKGROUND: Bronchial asthma is a heterogeneous disease that includes various subtypes. They may share similar clinical characteristics, but probably have different pathological mechanisms. AIM: To identify phenotypes using cluster analysis in moderate to severe bronchial asthma and to compare differences in clinical, physiological, immunological and inflammatory data between the clusters. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty adult patients with moderate to severe bronchial asthma out of exacerbation were included...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704184/enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-water-extractable-polysaccharides-from-leaves-of-plantago-major-l
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Paolina K Lukova, Diana P Karcheva-Bahchevanska, Veselin P Bivolarski, Rumen D Mladenov, Ilia N Iliev, Mariana M Nikolova
BACKGROUND: Plantago major L. leaves have been used for centuries by the traditional medicine in the treatment of infectious disorders of the respiratory, urinary and digestive tracts. Researchers have reported that hot water extracts of Plantago major possess a broad-spectrum of anticancer, antioxidant and antiviral activities, as well as activities which modulate cell-mediated immunity. Their beneficial properties may be due to the significant content of polysaccharides. The polysaccharides that have been isolated from the leaves of Plantago major L...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704183/simultaneous-abdominoplasty-and-umbilical-hernia-repair-via-laparoscopy-a-preliminary-report
#13
Hristo D Shipkov, Ali Mojallal, Fabienne Braye
BACKGROUND: Umbilical hernias (UH) are common in postpartum patients seeking abdominal contouring surgery and the question of simultaneous abdominoplasty and UH repair is raised. This presents, however, a risk to the umbilicus vascularisation with possible umbilical necrosis. To minimize this risk we associated abdominoplasty with laparoscopic UH repair. The aim of this study was to present the technique of simultaneous abdominoplasty and UH repair and the first results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Simultaneous abdominoplasty and laparoscopic mesh UH repair was analysed in the first 10 cases...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704182/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-hepatitis-c
#14
REVIEW
Evgeni V Mekov, Rosen E Petkov, Dimitar T Kostadinov, Krasimir A Antonov, Deian T Jelev
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a preventable, treatable disease with significant extrapulmonary manifestations that could affect negatively its course in some patients. Hepatitis C virus infection (HCV), on the other hand, is associated with a number of extrahepatic manifestations. COPD patients have increased prevalence of HCV and patients with HCV, especially older ones, have increased prevalence and faster progression of COPD. HCV infection exerts long-term effects on lung tissue and is an additional risk factor for the development of COPD...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704181/the-impact-of-hyperglycemia-on-vegf-secretion-in-retinal-endothelial-cells
#15
Martin Caprnda, Peter Kubatka, Sandeep Saxena, Jela Valaskova, Jana Stefanickova, Nazarii Kobyliak, Anthony Zulli, Peter Kruzliak
BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy is a serious sight-threatening complication which is manifested by excessive angiogenesis in diabetic patients. AIM: We hypothesize that cultured Rhesus monkey retinal endothelial cells (RhRECs) respond to high glucose with a change in cell proliferation and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) secretion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our study, 20 000 cells per well were treated without glucose or with 5...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384116/ykl-40-and-cytokines-a-new-diagnostic-constellation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#16
Maria H Kazakova, Anastas Z Batalov, Nonka G Mateva, Zlatimir G Kolarov, Victoria S Sarafian
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes chronic inflammation and alteration of articular tissue and joints. The pathogenesis of the disease remains unclear although it is known that proinflammatory cytokines play a major role in its induction. YKL-40 is a chitinase-like glycoprotein produced by activated macrophages, neutrophils, arthritic chondrocytes and cancer cells. It has been shown that YKL-40 is implicated in tissue remodeling, angiogenesis and inflammation. AIM: to investigate serum and synovial YKL-40 levels in relation to IL-1β, TNF-α, and IL-6 in RA patients...
March 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384115/epidemiological-study-of-hepatitis-a-infection-in-eastern-bulgaria
#17
Gabriela St Tsankova, Tatina T Todorova, Neli M Ermenlieva, Tsvetelina K Popova, Dayana T Tsankova
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection is an acute, self-limited liver disease transmitted usually through the faecal-oral route via person-to-person contact. Bulgaria has intermediate HAV endemicity with higher susceptibility among adults and recurrent outbreaks. AIM: As HAV infection is strongly related to human movements and represents a significant risk to travelers and migrants, as well as to local population receiving these groups, we set out to analyze the epidemiological data on hepatitis A in five of the largest tourist border regions of Bulgaria located in its eastern part: Varna, Shumen, Dobrich, Burgas and Yambol...
March 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384114/immune-cell-subsets-evaluation-as-a-predictive-tool-for-hepatitis-b-infection-outcome-and-treatment-responsiveness
#18
Snezhina M Kandilarova, Atanaska I Georgieva, Anastasiya P Mihaylova, Marta P Baleva, Valentina K Atanasova, Diana V Petrova, Georgi T Popov, Elissaveta J Naumova
BACKGROUND: The patient's immune response is one of the major factors influencing HBV eradication or chronification, and it is thought to be responsible for the treatment success. AIM: Our study aimed to investigate whether cellular defense mechanisms are associated with the course of HBV infection (spontaneous recovery [SR] or chronification [CHB]) and with the therapeutic approach. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 139 patients (118 with CHB, 21 SR) and 29 healthy individuals (HI) were immunophenotyped by flowcytometry...
March 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384113/the-5-minute-apgar-score-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-development-and-progression-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#19
Vasil G Marinov, Desislava N Koleva-Georgieva, Nelly P Sivkova, Maya B Krasteva
BACKGROUND: A low Apgar score at 5 minutes has been shown to be a risk factor for development of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). AIM: To examine the prognostic value of Apgar score at 5 minutes for development and progression of ROP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 132 preterm infants who were screened from 4th week of life onward. Of these, 118 newborns were given Apgar score at 5 minutes. The prognostic significance of this index was studied as an absolute value and as a value ≤ 6...
March 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384112/inflammatory-myopathies-with-cutaneous-involvement-from-diagnosis-to-therapy
#20
REVIEW
Lyubomir A Dourmishev
The group of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) include various disorders of skeletal muscles with or without skin involvement. The most common types are dermatomyositis (DM), polymyositis (PM), inclusion body myositis (IBM) and necrotizing autoimmune myopathy (NAM). Dermatomyositis subdivides into various clinical forms such as juvenile, amyopathic or paraneoplastic dermatomyositis, scleromyositis, overlap or anti-synthetase syndromes, etc. Recently, numerous new antibodies defining the characteristic clinical phenotype have been described as anti-MDA5 antibodies associated with interstitial lung disease and amyopathic dermatomyositis or anti-TIF1γ antibodies as markers for paraneoplastic dermatomyositis...
March 1, 2017: Folia Medica
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