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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888470/functional-and-biochemical-adaptations-of-elite-level-futsal-players-from-brazil-along-a-training-season
#1
Rômulo Pillon Barcelos, Guilherme Lopes Tocchetto, Frederico Diniz Lima, Sílvio Terra Stefanello, Harrison Fabricio Muzzy Rodrigues, Manuela Borges Sangoi, Rafael Noal Moresco, Luiz Fernando Freire Royes, Félix Alexandre Antunes Soares, Guilherme Bresciani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Although hard training is mandatory in elite level futsal training, few studies have proposed a biochemical follow up in futsal players during a whole season. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare functional and biochemical markers in Brazilian elite level futsal players throughout a competition season. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight players aged 25.5±5.4 years were evaluated at three time points: preseason (T1), immediately before the FIFA(®)-Intercontinental-Futsal-Cup (T2), and at the end of the season (T3), with a tapering period of 1 week before T2...
August 26, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844563/psychological-and-physical-well-being-of-lithuanian-youth-relation-to-emotional-intelligence
#2
Dalia Antinienė, Rosita Lekavičienė
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to unveil the ways in which the emotional intelligence (EI) of a young person is linked with subjective assessment of physical state, depressiveness, anxiety, and psychological well-being, as well as to determine whether these factors are reliable predictors of EI constituents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted using an original EI test (EI-DARL-V1/V2), which consisted of a traditional 73-item questionnaire; tasks of emotional, social and interpersonal situations; and identification of emotions in facial expressions (pictures)...
August 5, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838850/safety-and-efficacy-of-stereotactic-aspiration-with-fibrinolysis-for-deep-seated-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhages-a-single-center-experience
#3
Giedrimantas Bernotas, Karolis Simaitis, Adomas Bunevičius, Arimantas Tamašauskas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate feasibility and safety of stereotactic aspiration with fibrinolysis of deep-seated intracerebral hemorrhages (ICH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From March 1995 until December 2016, 58 adult patients (34 men and 24 women; mean age of 56.8±11.8 years) presenting with deep-seated spontaneous supratentorial ICH were treated using a minimally invasive technique. Intracerebral hematomas were aspirated until obvious resistance to free-hand suction and subsequent clot fibrinolysis was done using either streptokinase or recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator...
August 3, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844562/utilization-of-cardiovascular-medicines-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-lithuania-sweden-and-norway-in-2003-2012
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Ingrida Lisauskienė, Kristina Garuolienė, Jolanta Gulbinovič
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this ecological study was to evaluate whether any changes in cardiovascular (CV) medicine utilization, population, socioeconomic and health system factors were associated with CV mortality in Lithuania, Sweden and Norway in 2003-2012. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CV drug utilization was calculated using the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical/Defined Daily Dose (DDD) methodology and expressed as a number of DDD per 1000 inhabitants per day (DDD/TID)...
July 31, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802764/factors-influencing-renal-graft-survival-7-year-experience-of-a-single-center
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Rūta Auglienė, Eglė Dalinkevičienė, Vytautas Kuzminskis, Mindaugas Jievaltas, Laima Peleckaitė, Agnė Gryguc, Edgaras Stankevičius, Inga Arūnė Bumblytė
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The demand for kidney transplants exceeds the existing supply. This leads to a recently growing interest of research in the area of factors that could prolong graft long-term outcomes and survival. In Lithuania, approximately 90% of kidney transplantations are from deceased donors. Donor organs are received and shared only inside the country territory in Lithuania; therefore, donor data is accurate and precise. This study was performed to present particularities of kidney transplantation data in Lithuania and to identify the effect of donor and recipient factors and histologic findings on renal graft outcomes...
July 29, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774493/prevalence-of-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-tallinn-estonia
#6
Margit Kaldmäe, Galina Zemtsovskaja, Jelena Abina, Tiit Land, Margus Viigimaa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular diseases are still a major public health concern in Estonia despite the decline in the mortality rate during the past decade. For better preventive strategies we aimed to investigate the prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors and their relations with age, gender and ethnicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cross-sectional study was carried out in Tallinn, Estonia. Two hundred individuals from each of the sex and 10-year age group (range 20-65 years of age) were randomly selected and invited to participate...
July 25, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867515/morphometric-parameters-of-the-optic-disc-in-normal-and-glaucomatous-eyes-based-on-time-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-image-analysis
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Dovilė Buteikienė, Asta Kybartaitė-Žilienė, Loresa Kriaučiūnienė, Valerijus Barzdžiukas, Ingrida Janulevičienė, Alvydas Paunksnis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Assessment of optic disc morphology is essential in diagnosis and management of visual impairment. The aim of this study was to evaluate associations between optic disc morphometric parameters, i.e., size and shape, and age, gender, and ocular axial length in normal and glaucomatous eyes based on time-domain optical coherence tomography image analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a case-control study of 998 normal and 394 eyes with primary open angle glaucoma that underwent an ophthalmological examination and time-domain optical coherence topography scanning...
July 18, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743566/mortality-prediction-in-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy-after-cardiac-surgery
#8
Inga Skarupskienė, Dalia Adukauskienė, Jurgita Kuzminskienė, Laima Rimkutė, Vilma Balčiuvienė, Edita Žiginskienė, Vytautas Kuzminskis, Agnė Adukauskaitė, Daiva Pentiokinienė, Inga Arūnė Bumblytė
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common and potentially serious postoperative complication after cardiac surgery, and it remains a cause of major morbidity and mortality. The aim of our study was to assess the prognostic illness severity score and to estimate the significant risk factors for poor outcome of patients with AKI requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) after cardiac surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data of adult (>18 years) patients (n=111) who underwent open heart surgery and had developed AKI with need for RRT...
July 14, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774494/scaffold-design-for-artificial-tissue-with-bone-marrow-stem-cells
#9
Aurelija Noreikaitė, Ieva Antanavičiūtė, Valeryia Mikalayeva, Adas Darinskas, Tomas Tamulevičius, Erika Adomavičiūtė, Linas Šimatonis, Dalia Akramienė, Edgaras Stankevičius
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test polymeric materials (collagen, fibrin, polyimide film, and polylactic acid) for single- and multi-layer scaffold formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our study, we used rabbit bone marrow stem cells (rBMSCs) and human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) with materials of a different origin for the formation of an artificial scaffold, such as a collagen scaffold, fibrin scaffold produced from clotted rabbit plasma, electrospun poly(lactic acid) (PLA) mats, polyimide film (PI), and the combination of the latter two...
July 13, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712669/use-of-interferon-gamma-release-assay-and-tuberculin-skin-test-in-diagnosing-tuberculosis-in-lithuanian-adults-a-comparative-analysis
#10
Laura Tamašauskienė, Edita Hansted, Astra Vitkauskienė, Skaidrius Miliauskas, Albinas Naudžiūnas, Brigita Šitkauskienė
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Lithuania belongs to the group of countries with a high-incidence of tuberculosis (TB). Some scientific studies show that the interferon-gamma release assay is more accurate and correlates more highly with TB exposure as compared to the tuberculin skin test (TST). This study aimed at comparing the efficacy between the T SPOT TB and TST for diagnosing TB among Lithuanian adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Individuals with diagnosed TB, healthcare workers with known risk for TB and individuals without any known risk for TB underwent clinical examinations, interviews about their history of TB exposure and chest radiography...
July 3, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720209/the-influence-of-oxazaphosphorine-agents-on-kidney-function-in-rats
#11
Łukasz Dobrek, Beata Skowron, Agnieszka Baranowska, Klaudia Płoszaj, Dorota Bądziul, Piotr Thor
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The application of cytostatic oxazaphosphorines such as cyclophosphamide (CP) and ifosfamide (IF) is associated with the risk of kidney damage that, depending on the type of drug, dose and route of administration, adopts a different clinical entity and severity. The aim of our study was to assess the influence of CP and IF on the kidney histology and function in rats intraperitoneally treated with four doses of either CP or IF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 30 rats were divided into three groups (10 in each group): group 1 (control), sham treated with saline solution, group 2 (treated with 75mg/kg b...
July 2, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668306/periodontal-status-in-18-year-old-lithuanian-adolescents-an-epidemiological-study
#12
Eglė Bendoraitienė, Jūratė Zūbienė, Ingrida Vasiliauskienė, Kristina Saldūnaitė, Vilija Andruškevičienė, Nomeda Basevičienė, Eglė Slabšinskienė
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the periodontal and oral hygiene status of 18-year-old Lithuanian adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional data were collected by a multistage sampling approach that was used to draw a representative sample of 1063 adolescents attending schools. In total, 20 schools from the alphabetical list of educational institutions in Lithuania agreed to participate. Periodontal status was evaluated using the Periodontal Screening and Recording (PSR) index...
June 23, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690144/preoperative-long-course-chemoradiotherapy-plus-adjuvant-chemotherapy-versus-short-course-radiotherapy-without-adjuvant-chemotherapy-both-with-delayed-surgery-for-stage-ii-iii-resectable-rectal-cancer-5-year-survival-data-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#13
Laura Kairevičė, Tadas Latkauskas, Algimantas Tamelis, Aleksandras Petrauskas, Henrikas Paužas, Tadas Žvirblis, Laimonas Jaruševičius, Žilvinas Saladžinskas, Dainius Pavalkis, Rasa Jančiauskienė
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: At present, there are common recommendations for treatment for stage II-III resectable rectal cancer patients: preoperative conventional chemoradiotherapy (CRT) with delayed surgery in 6-8 weeks or preoperative short-course radiotherapy (SCRT) followed by immediate surgery. The aim of this study was to compare overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) in two treatment groups: preoperative SCRT and CRT both with delayed surgery plus adjuvant chemotherapy in CRT arm...
June 22, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673730/syphilitic-coronary-artery-ostial-stenosis-resulting-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
#14
Rūta Žvirblytė, Eglė Ereminienė, Aistė Montvilaitė, Antanas Jankauskas, Vytenis Ivanauskas
Cardiovascular abnormalities are well-known manifestations of a late form of syphilis - tertiary syphilis. Since the era of antibiotics, the incidence of late manifestations of syphilis has declined almost to a rare entity. The injury of aorta (the aortitis with a dilatation of aortic root and its associated complications) is the most common between all the cardiovascular lesions. A less common manifestation of syphilitic aortitis is coronary artery ostial narrowing related to aortic wall thickening. We present the case of a 37-year-old male who was treated for an acute myocardial infarction due to bilateral coronary artery ostial stenosis secondary to syphilitic aortitis...
June 20, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669594/potential-to-induce-dentinal-cracks-during-retreatment-procedures-of-teeth-treated-with-russian-red-an-ex-vivo-study
#15
Eglė Nedzinskienė, Vytautė Pečiulienė, Jolanta Aleksejūnienė, Rasmutė Manelienė, Saulius Drukteinis, Audronė Jakaitienė
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the impact of treatment procedures on roots previously treated with resorcinol-formaldehyde resin and analyze the effectiveness of dye and magnification for the detection of dentin cracks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Distal roots of 80 permanent first mandibular molars with a single canal were sectioned at 3mm and 9mm from the anatomical apex. Two groups were formed according to the method used for root canal penetration: group 1 (K-file and Pro Taper instruments) and group 2 (Ultrasound with Pro Ultra and Pro Taper files)...
June 7, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666575/alternans-in-atria-mechanisms-and-clinical-relevance
#16
REVIEW
Giedrius Kanaporis, Lothar A Blatter
Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained arrhythmia and its prevalence is rapidly rising with the aging of the population. Cardiac alternans, defined as cyclic beat-to-beat alternations in contraction force, action potential (AP) duration and intracellular Ca(2+) release at constant stimulation rate, has been associated with the development of ventricular arrhythmias. Recent clinical data also provide strong evidence that alternans plays a central role in arrhythmogenesis in atria. The aim of this article is to review the mechanisms that are responsible for repolarization alternans and contribute to the transition from spatially concordant alternans to the more arrhythmogenic spatially discordant alternans in atria...
June 7, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733110/a-role-of-alpha-tocopherol-and-phylloquinone-in-the-modulation-of-uterine-contractility-and-reproductive-function-in-mouse-models
#17
Enitome E Bafor, Victory O Ebidame, Uloma B Elvis-Offiah, Osemelomen Omoruyi, Gerald I Eze, Osamwonyi Igbinuwen, Kadiri P Braimoh
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Alpha-tocopherol has been implicated in reproduction processes, and deficiency of phylloquinone has been associated with serious complications in pregnancy. This study was therefore aimed at investigating the effects of phylloquinone and alpha-tocopherol on uterine contractility and female reproductive function using mouse models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Both in vivo and ex vivo animal models were employed and designed to assess changes on uterine contractility and reproductive functions in the non-pregnant uterus...
May 30, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596069/validation-of-the-effect-questionnaire-for-competence-based-clinical-teaching-in-residency-training-in-lithuania
#18
Eglė Vaižgėlienė, Žilvinas Padaiga, Daiva Rastenytė, Algimantas Tamelis, Kęstutis Petrikonis, Rima Kregždytė, Cornelia Fluit
BACKGROUND AND AIM: In 2013, all residency programs at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences were renewed into a competency-based medical education curriculum. To assess the quality of clinical teaching in residency training, we chose the EFFECT (evaluation and feedback for effective clinical teaching) questionnaire designed and validated at the Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands. The aim of this study was to validate the EFFECT questionnaire for quality assessment of clinical teaching in residency training...
May 26, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528770/ethnic-variation-in-self-rated-health-mortality-association-results-from-a-17-year-follow-up-study-in-estonia
#19
Rainer Reile, Mall Leinsalu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Previous research has highlighted the role of self-rated health (SRH) as an important predictor of mortality. With substantial ethnic differences in SRH and mortality reported in Estonia, this study aims to examine the ethnic variation in SRH-mortality association in this setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The baseline data come from the nationally representative 1996 Estonian Health Interview Survey. Individual records of 3983 respondents in the 25-79 age group were linked with mortality data with 17 years follow-up time...
May 2, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457717/infantile-hemangioma-predicting-proliferation-by-infrared-thermography
#20
Arūnas Strumila, Vytis Kazlauskas, Gintas Pošiūnas, Gilvydas Verkauskas, Virgilijus Beiša
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are benign lesions found in infants. Predicting the cosmetic outcome of these lesions is very difficult. Therefore, in this prospective study, we assessed whether using an infrared thermometer (IRT) to measure the surface temperature of IHs would help to predict their proliferative potential. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2012 and March 2014, we prospectively investigated 103 children up to 6 months of age with a diagnosis of IH...
April 20, 2017: Medicina
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