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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596069/validation-of-the-effect-questionnaire-for-competence-based-clinical-teaching-in-residency-training-in-lithuania
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462873/maternal-obesity-and-obstetric-outcomes-in-a-tertiary-referral-center
#4
Gitana Ramonienė, Laima Maleckienė, Rūta Jolanta Nadišauskienė, Eglė Bartusevičienė, Dalia Regina Railaitė, Regina Mačiulevičienė, Almantas Maleckas
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Obese women are at an increased risk of various adverse pregnancy outcomes. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of obesity on maternal and neonatal outcomes in a tertiary referral center and to compare obstetric outcomes by the level of maternal obesity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort study included 3247 women with singleton gestations who gave birth at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, in 2010...
April 19, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462872/interaction-of-ethidium-and-tetraphenylphosphonium-cations-with-salmonella-enterica-cells
#5
Valeryia Mikalayeva, Sandra Sakalauskaitė, Rimantas Daugelavičius
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: One of the main causes of bacterial resistance to antimicrobials is multidrug resistance induced by the increased efficiency of the efflux pumps. In this study we analyzed how the conditions of assay affect the efflux of indicator substrates ethidium (Et(+)) and tetraphenylphosphonium (TPP(+)) in Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium cells. Impact of the outer membrane permeability barrier, composition and temperature of the medium on accumulation of the indicator compounds also was analyzed...
April 17, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454890/plasticity-of-vagal-afferent-signaling-in-the-gut
#6
REVIEW
Gintautas Grabauskas, Chung Owyang
Vagal sensory neurons mediate the vago-vagal reflex which, in turn, regulates a wide array of gastrointestinal functions including esophageal motility, gastric accommodation and pancreatic enzyme secretion. These neurons also transmit sensory information from the gut to the central nervous system, which then mediates the sensations of nausea, fullness and satiety. Recent research indicates that vagal afferent neurons process non-uniform properties and a significant degree of plasticity. These properties are important to ensure that vagally regulated gastrointestinal functions respond rapidly and appropriately to various intrinsic and extrinsic factors...
April 10, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416170/hepcidin-serum-levels-and-resistance-to-recombinant-human-erythropoietin-therapy-in-hemodialysis-patients
#7
Kristina Petrulienė, Edita Žiginskienė, Vytautas Kuzminskis, Irena Nedzelskienė, Inga Arūnė Bumblytė
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the factors that are associated with the response to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) and its association with hospitalization and mortality rates; to evaluate the serum hepcidin level and its associations with iron profile, inflammatory markers, ESA responsiveness, and mortality; and to determine independent factors affecting ERI and hepcidin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To evaluate a dose-response effect of ESAs we used the erythropoietin resistance index (ERI)...
March 31, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416169/pathologic-fracture-of-the-thoracic-spine-in-a-male-master-ultra-marathoner-due-to-the-combination-of-a-vertebral-hemangioma-and-osteopenia
#8
Beat Knechtle, Pantelis T Nikolaidis, Bruno Lutz, Thomas Rosemann, Christian B Baerlocher
Vertebral hemangiomas are the most common benign vertebral neoplasms and are generally asymptomatic. In the present study, we report the case of a 52-year-old male master ultra-marathoner suffering from a pathologic fracture of the thoracic spine due to a vertebral hemangioma. A further examination in the athlete revealed an accompanying osteopenia, which was most likely due to a deficiency in both vitamin D and testosterone. The treatment of the fracture consisted of percutaneous vertebroplasty. Shortly after the operation the athlete was able to continue running...
March 27, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416171/the-comparison-of-knee-osteoarthritis-treatment-with-single-dose-bone-marrow-derived-mononuclear-cells-vs-hyaluronic-acid-injections
#9
Valdis Goncars, Eriks Jakobsons, Kristaps Blums, Ieva Briede, Liene Patetko, Kristaps Erglis, Martins Erglis, Konstantins Kalnberzs, Indrikis Muiznieks, Andrejs Erglis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare treatment methods of the knee joint degenerative osteoarthritis, using autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells and hyaluronic acid injections and observe prevalence of adverse effects in both groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled clinical trial was carried out. The analysis of pain and changes in osteoarthritis symptoms after a single intra-articular bone marrow-derived mononuclear cell injection into the knee joint in the Kellgren-Lawrence stage II-III osteoarthritis during the 12-month period were performed...
March 22, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283244/left-atrial-mechanics-in-patients-with-acute-stemi-and-secondary-mitral-regurgitation-a-prospective-pilot-cmr-feature-tracking-study
#10
Tomas Lapinskas, Paulius Bučius, Laura Urbonaitė, Agnieta Stabinskaitė, Živilė Valuckienė, Lina Jankauskaitė, Rimantas Benetis, Remigijus Žaliūnas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Left atrium (LA) is an important biomarker of adverse cardiovascular outcomes and cerebrovascular events. This study aimed to evaluate LA myocardial deformation using cardiac magnetic resonance feature tracking (CMR-FT) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and secondary mitral regurgitation (MR). Additionally, to assess interobserver and intraobserver variability of the technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with STEMI underwent CMR with a 1...
March 1, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284524/evaluation-of-atrial-fibrillation-management-and-cardiovascular-risk-profile-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-a-cross-sectional-survey
#11
Gediminas Račkauskas, Vytautas Zabiela, Germanas Marinskis, Arvydas Baranauskas, Deimilė Balkutė, Justina Alunderytė, Aras Puodžiūkynas, Tomas Kazakevičius, Vilius Kviesulaitis, Audrius Aidietis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study to investigate the most frequent risk factors of atrial fibrillation (AF), co-morbidities, complications associated with AF and the use of anticoagulants and other medications in patients who were referred to university hospitals in Lithuania. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled consecutive inpatients and outpatients with AF presenting to cardiologists in the two biggest Lithuanian university hospitals from November 2013 to May 2014...
February 20, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256299/assessment-of-coronary-care-management-and-hospital-mortality-from-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-the-kazakhstan-population-data-from-2012-to-2015
#12
Zhanar Akimbaeva, Zhumagali Ismailov, Aikan A Akanov, Ričardas Radišauskas, Žilvinas Padaiga
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess and evaluate factors related to coronary care management and hospital mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) hospitalized in the Kazakhstan County and city hospitals in which percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was performed during the period of 2012-2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 22,176 adult patients (18> years) with acute STEMI were hospitalized from January 2012 to December 2015...
February 20, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237691/vegf-a-svegfr-1-and-svegfr-2-in-bcr-abl-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#13
Grażyna Gadomska, Katarzyna Stankowska, Joanna Boinska, Robert Ślusarz, Marzena Tylicka, Małgorzata Michalska, Anna Jachalska, Danuta Rość
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Data from the literature indicate the relationship between the bone marrow microvessel density and the blood parameters of angiogenesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate selected parameters of angiogenesis (VEGF-A, sVEGFR-1, and sVEGFR-2) and their correlations with white blood cells, platelets, and red blood cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 72 patients (mean age, 61.84 years) with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs): essential thrombocythemia (ET) (n=46), polycythemia vera (PV) (n=19), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF) (n=7)...
February 2, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256298/contribution-of-mitochondria-to-injury-of-hepatocytes-and-liver-tissue-by-hyperthermia
#14
Rasa Žūkienė, Zita Naučienė, Giedrė Šilkūnienė, Tomas Vanagas, Antanas Gulbinas, Aurelijus Zimkus, Vida Mildažienė
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate functional changes of liver mitochondria within the experimentally modeled transition zone of radiofrequency ablation and to estimate possible contribution of these changes to the energy status of liver cells and the whole tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Experiments were carried out on mitochondria isolated from the perfused liver and isolated hepatocytes of male Wistar rats. Hyperthermia was induced by changing the temperature of perfusion medium in the range characteristic for the transition zone (38-52°C)...
January 9, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108319/how-the-changes-in-the-system-affect-trauma-care-provision-the-assessment-of-and-implications-for-lithuanian-trauma-service-performance-in-2007-2012
#15
Žilvinas Dambrauskas, Vytautas Aukštakalnis, Aurika Karbonskienė, Dmitrijus Kačiurinas, Jolanta Vokietienė, Robertas Lapka, Algimantas Pamerneckas, Narūnas Porvaneckas, Kęstutis Stašaitis, Nedas Jasinskas, Paulius Dobožinskas, Dinas Vaitkaitis, Raimundas Lunevičius
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify and assess the effects of changes in the Lithuanian trauma service from 2007 to 2012. We postulate that the implications derived from this study will be of importance to trauma policy planners and makers in Lithuania and throughout other countries of Eastern and Central Europe. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Out of 10,390 trauma admissions to four trauma centers in 2007, 294 patients (2.8%) were randomly selected for the first arm of a representative study sample...
January 6, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108318/response-inhibition-set-shifting-and-complex-executive-function-in-patients-with-chronic-lower-back-pain
#16
Rytis Masiliūnas, Dalia Vitkutė, Edgaras Stankevičius, Vaidas Matijošaitis, Kęstutis Petrikonis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to evaluate how response inhibition, set shifting, and complex executive function (represented by risky decision-making) are altered in chronic lower back pain patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 29 patients with chronic lower back pain (CLBP >6 months) aged 49-69 years and 30 healthy volunteers matched for age, gender, and education were enrolled in a case-control study. The study was conducted in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Panevėžys Regional Hospital, Lithuania...
January 2, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236514/familial-hematuria-a-review
#17
REVIEW
Pavlína Plevová, Josef Gut, Jan Janda
The most frequent cause of familial glomerular hematuria is thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) caused by germline COL4A3 or COL4A4 gene mutations. Less frequent but important cause with respect to morbidity is Alport syndrome caused by germline COL4A5 gene mutations. The features of Alport syndrome include hematuria, proteinuria and all males with X-linked disease and all individuals with recessive disease will develop end stage renal disease, usually at early youth. In X-linked Alport syndrome, a clear genotype-phenotype correlation is typically observed in men...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233682/unscheduled-return-visits-to-a-pediatric-emergency-department
#18
Sigita Burokienė, Ignė Kairienė, Marius Strička, Liutauras Labanauskas, Rimantė Čerkauskienė, Juozas Raistenskis, Emilija Burokaitė, Vytautas Usonis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Return visits (RVs) to a pediatric emergency department (ED) within a short period after discharge have an influence on overcrowding of the ED and reveal some weaknesses of the health care system. The aim of this study was to determine the rate of RVs and factors related to RVs to the pediatric ED in Lithuania. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study in an urban, tertiary-level teaching hospital was carried out. Electronic medical records of all patients (n=44097) visiting the ED of this hospital between 1 January and 31 December 2013 were analyzed...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940029/sflt-1-plgf-sflt-1-plgf-ratio-and-uterine-artery-doppler-for-preeclampsia-diagnostics
#19
Viktorija Tarasevičienė, Regina Grybauskienė, Regina Mačiulevičienė
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Angiogenic factors such as soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PlGF) play a key role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. Uterine artery (UA) blood flow is important for preeclamptic pregnancy outcome, but small amount of evidence suggests UA dopplerometry for preeclampsia diagnostics and management. The aim of our study was to compare the value of angiogenic factors and UA dopplerometry in preeclampsia diagnosis and determine cut-off values to obtain the highest sensitivity and specificity of the parameter...
2016: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932197/crucial-role-of-carotid-ultrasound-for-the-rapid-diagnosis-of-hyperacute-aortic-dissection-complicated-by-cerebral-infarction-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Eglė Sukockienė, Kristina Laučkaitė, Antanas Jankauskas, Dalia Mickevičienė, Giedrė Jurkevičienė, Antanas Vaitkus, Edgaras Stankevičius, Kęstutis Petrikonis, Daiva Rastenytė
Aortic dissection is a life-threatening rare condition that may virtually present by any organ system dysfunction, the nervous system included. Acute cerebral infarction among multiple other neurological and non-neurological presentations is part of this acute aortic syndrome. Rapid and correct diagnosis is of extreme importance keeping in mind the possibility of thrombolytic treatment if a patient with a suspected ischemic stroke arrives to the Emergency Department within a 4.5-h window after symptom onset...
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