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Journal of Medicine and Life

G H Marin, A Rebollo, H Bruzzoni-Giovanelli, G Schinella, I Piazzon, A Duarte, J Errecalde
[This corrects the article on p. 172 in vol. 10, PMID: 29075346.].
January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
Seema Mahesh, Mallappa Mahesh, George Vithoulkas
Background: Dengue fever is one of the most rampant epidemics in India of late and any therapy that may help limit the sickness and hospital admissions is worth considering. In India complementary and alternative medicine physicians are medically trained and hence have a role to play in delivery of public health. Case Series: We present a retrospective case series of 10 Indian patients who were diagnosed with dengue fever and treated exclusively with homeopathic remedies at Bangalore, India. This case series demonstrates with evidence of laboratory reports that even when the platelets dropped considerably there was good result without resorting to any other means...
January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
Vlad Mihai Voiculescu, Iulia Solomon, Alexandra Popa, Carmen Cristina Draghici, Maria Dobre, Calin Giurcaneanu, Laura Maria Lucia Papagheorghe, Mihai Lupu
Rationale. Psoriasis is a prevalent chronic inflammatory disease with worldwide distribution affecting approximately 2% of the Caucasian population. There have been many population- and family-based studies that agree on the strong genetic component of this disease. Several studies have investigated the relationship between cytokine gene polymorphisms, psoriasis, and the occurrence of comorbidities but their data are conflicting. Objective. This study examines cytokine gene single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the context of psoriasis and metabolic syndrome, with a focus on the occurrence of comorbidities in psoriasis patients...
January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
Fatemeh Vizeshfar, Marzieh Momennasab, Shahrzad Yektatalab, Mohamad Taghi Iman
Introduction: Health volunteers are employed to execute governmental health promotion programs in most countries around the world. The present study aimed to assess the challenges of health volunteers program to provide a better understanding of the present situation. Methods: This study was conducted using a qualitative approach. 14 participants were selected purposively selected from two comprehensive health care centers in the southwest of Iran. The data were collected through 14 semi-structured interviews, 2 observations, and 3 diaries and analyzed using content analysis...
January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
E C Radu, A I Saizu, R R Grigorescu, A E Croitoru, C Gheorghe
Rationale. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare neoplasms that develop from the endocrine tissues of the pancreas. They have a better overall prognosis than pancreatic adenocarcinoma. However, all commonly used classification systems reflect a separation between more indolent, well-differentiated tumors and far more aggressive poorly differentiated types that behave clinically more like small-cell carcinoma of the lung. Objective. To present the case of a 62-year-old man with an aggressive pancreatic NET, with liver, splenic and bone metastases who underwent multidisciplinary treatment including several lines of chemotherapy, somatostatin analogs and radiotherapy...
January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
Vagharedin Akhavan Zanjani, Kasra Tabari, Seyedeh Mahsa Sheikh-Al-Eslamian, Ahmad Najafi Abrandabadi
Introduction: The development of new pulp capping agents has paved the way towards the preservation of pulp vitality, which is an important goal in restorative dentistry. This study sought to assess the calcium ion release, pH and setting of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) Angelus, an experimental formulation of nano-hybrid MTA containing nano-SiO2, nano-Al2O3 and nano-TiO2 and MTA Angelus plus nano-oxides. Methods: In this experimental study, five specimens from each material were placed in polypropylene tubes and immersed in a flask containing deionized distilled water...
January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
Andreea Marita, Claudia Ordeanu, Alin Rancea, Todor Nicolae, Viorica-Magdalena Nagy
Objective: to analyze the efficiency of (NACT) followed by concurrent radiochemotherapy (RCT) in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer, 5-year overall, specific and disease-free survival and the prognostic factors correlated with the response and survival. Materials and methods: 207 patients with cervical carcinoma stages IIB-IIIB, who received 2-4 cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by concurrent chemoradiation were retrospectively analyzed for an objective response (OR), overall survival (OS), and disease-specific survival (DSS) rate...
January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
Hossein Taheri Chadorneshin, Ali Golestani, Fatemeh Jamali, Sakineh Mokhtari Motameni Shirvan, Hadi Sarir, Seyed Hosein Abtahi Eivary
Introduction: Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) acts as the main factor in the occurrence of atherosclerosis and inflammatory diseases. This study aimed to investigate the response of ICAM-1to exhaustive submaximal exercise and its correlation with maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max), body mass index (BMI), waist-hip ratio (WHR), body fat percentage (BF %) and calories burned during exercise (CB) in healthy men. Materials and methods: Thirteen healthy men (mean ± standard deviation: age 23 ± 3 years, weight 78 ± 4 kg, height 180 ± 4 cm) cooperated in this quasi-experimental study and performed a single bout of exhaustive submaximal exercise on a cycle ergometer...
January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
Carmen Monica Preda, Doina Proca, Irina Sandra, Boroka Claudia Horeanga, Larisa Elena Fulger, Teodora Manuc, Ion Bancila, Oana Elena Balas, Mircea Manuc, Mircea Diculescu, Cristian Baicus, Cristian Tieranu, Ileana Constantinescu
Introduction: Iron deficiency has been known to cause significant functional impairment, lower quality of life and higher morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and significance of iron deficiency in our patients and medical staff. Material and methods: We performed a prospective cross-sectional study: In July 2016, 383 persons were screened for the presence of iron deficiency (ID): 325 patients and 58 people from the medical staff. Transferrin saturation (TSAT), serum ferritin (SF) and complete blood count were performed...
January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
Parvin Abedi, Mahin Najafian, Masumeh Yaralizadeh, Foroogh Namjoyan
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of fennel on sexual function in postmenopausal women. It was a randomized controlled trial in 60 postmenopausal women with sexual dysfunction who were randomly assigned to two groups receiving either fennel vaginal cream (n=30) or placebo (n=30). Vaginal atrophy in the women was assessed using symptoms such as pallor, dryness, dyspareunia, itching and burning. The pH of the vagina and cytology of the vaginal mucosa were also measured at baseline and 8 weeks after the intervention...
January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
Craita Isabela Andronescu, Monica Roxana Purcarea, Petru Aurel Babes
The increase of the prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in the context of the explosive epidemy of obesity worldwide over the last decades and the emergence of new effective therapies for viral hepatitis has brought this entity to the forefront of hepatologist concerns. Today is a certainty that fatty liver can complicate with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma; moreover, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the main cause of cryptogenic cirrhosis and the second cause of liver transplantation...
January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
Cristina-Mihaela Chichirez, Victor Lorin Purcărea
Health marketing as a part of social marketing, must influence individuals, voluntarily, through various social programmes, in order to accept, reject, modify or abandon a behavior in favour of a healthier lifestyle. Acting on individual behavior change, social marketing can influence the behaviour of those who decide public policies, with positive effects in social change. In time, in order to understand and predict a behavior, a number of theories, models and tactics were developed with the aim to identify factors and mechanisms with the greatest impact in the changing process...
January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
Dimitrios Raptis, Manousos-Georgios Pramateftakis, Ioannis Kanellos
Aim: To present our experience with experimental colonic anastomoses and compare it with the results of other experienced researchers. Materials and Method: The published experimental studies of our research group up to 1996, as well as results of other researchers in this field, are demonstrated and discussed. Different actions of administered substances on the anastomotic healing were compared and represented. Various chemotherapeutic agents were evaluated in experimental models without colorectal cancer as independent risk factors for the anastomotic healing...
January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
Victor Lorin Purcarea
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January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
A A Zulfiqar, E Andres
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between pernicious anemia and other autoimmune diseases. METHODS: This retrospective and bicentric study was conducted at Reims and Strasbourg University Hospitals and involved 188 patients with pernicious anemia examined between 2000 and 2010 in order to search for other autoimmune diseases and to evaluate the role of pernicious anemia in autoimmune polyglandular syndrome. RESULTS: A total of 74 patients with a combination of pernicious anemia and other autoimmune diseases were included in the study...
October 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
S Yadollah, N Kazemipour, S Bakhtiyari, S Nazifi
HYPOTHESIS: Palmitate causes insulin resistance (IR) in insulin target tissue. Pioglitazone (an anti-hyperglycemic agent) and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG, a dietary supplement) can be used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, their molecular effects on gluconeogenesis remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: Hence, we aimed to investigate the simultaneous effect of these anti-hyperglycemic agents on gluconeogenesis through in vitro experiments. METHODS: HepG2 cells were treated with 0...
October 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
M P Acosta-Rios, E Sauer-Ramírez, L J Castro-Muñoz, M García-Solís, C Gómez-García, R Ocadiz-Delgado, A Martinez-Martinez, V Sánchez-Monroy, C Pérez-De la Mora, B Correa-Meza, D G Perez-Ishiwara
The objective of the study was to assess the clinical, histopathological and immunochemical changes induced by dialyzable leukocyte extract (DLE) treatment in patients with chronic cervicitis associated to HPV infection. Fifty-four female Mexican patients diagnosed with chronic cervicitis, cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia grade 1 (CIN 1) and HPV infection were divided into two groups: patients treated with placebo and patients treated with DLE. Clinical and colposcopy evaluations were performed before and after treatments...
October 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
R Covali
RATIONALE: Hysterosalpingography is still the main method to begin with when studying the causes of female impossibility to conceive a baby. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to correlate and evaluate the wide range of tubal pathology discovered by routine hysterosalpingography in a university hospital in Romania with the successful pregnancy rate. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 95 consecutive patients explored by routine hysterosalpingography in a university hospital during 2015 and 2016 were included...
October 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
J Q Franco-Aguirre, A A Cardona-Tapias, J A Cardona-Arias
PURPOSE: To compare Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) profiles and their associated factors in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis (SpA), fibromyalgia (FM) and rheumatoid comorbidity treated in a specialized health center (SHC) in Medellin, Colombia. METHODS: A cross-sectional analytical study was performed with 93 RA patients, 30 SpA patients, 41 primary FM patients and 48 secondary FM patients with a concurrent diagnosis of RA or SpA...
October 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
A Stan, C Birle, A Blesneag, M Iancu
Background - Stroke represents one of the most important causes of permanent physical or mental disability. A number of recent advances in recovery have reinforced the idea that pharmacological intervention combined with a specific rehabilitation therapy can reduce disability after stroke. Objective - The aim of this trial was to demonstrate the hypothesis that the association of pharmacological treatment with Cerebrolysin to early physical therapy can significantly stimulate the endogenous processes underlying the recovery after an ischemic stroke...
October 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
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