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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878841/thyroid-association-ophthalmopathy-in-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-a-case-report
#1
Deepak Jain, Sudhir Mor, Hari Krishan Aggarwal, Pulkit Chhabra, Promil Jain
Thyroid associated ophthalmopathy is a constellation of symptoms caused by an autoimmune process involving the orbital tissue. It is common in hyperthyroid patients due to Graves' disease and also reported in euthyroid and hypothyroid Graves' patients with positive thyroid receptor antibodies. But in Hashimoto's thyroiditis, thyroid associated ophthalmopathy is a rarely reported and poorly understood entity. Here we report thyroid associated ophthalmopathy in a patient with hypothyroidism and negative thyroid receptor antibodies who showed heterogeneously hypoechoic thyroid gland on ultrasonography, diffuse lymphocytic infiltrate on fine needle aspiration citology and reduced 99m Tc radioisotope uptake, supporting the diagnosis of Hashimoto's thyroiditis...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878840/chronic-venous-insufficiency-a-frequently-underdiagnosed-and-undertreated-pathology
#2
Marilena Spiridon, Dana Corduneanu
The article describes the medical approach of a frequent pathology, chronic venous insufficiency. Chronic venous insufficiency requires early diagnosis as well as an evaluation of the associated risk factors; also, patients need to understand the disease and its treatment, and to become compliant with all their physician's recommendations. Importantly, the physician should correctly evaluate the disease and decide the best option for the patient. These days, it is crucial that the patient benefits from optimal treatment choice in order to prevent complications...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878839/a-case-report-of-9p-deletion-syndrome-associated-with-partial-trisomy-of-1q42
#3
Ali Vahabi, Filiz Hazan, Isa Abdi Rad
We report a case of partial deletion of 9p with partial trisomy of 1q42 syndrome, which is a rare clinical and cytogenetic report. The dysmorphic features of the patient include microcephaly, plagiocephaly, trigonocephaly with metopic ridge, arched eyebrows, hypertelorism, down-slanting palpebral fissure, ptosis, blepharophimosis, unilateral left epicanthic fold, long eyelashes, low-set and posteriorly rotated ears, long philtrum, anteverted nares, retrognathia and unilateral undescended testis. Chromosomal analysis revealed partial monosomy of 9p24 associated with partial trisomy of 1q42q>ter...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878838/correlation-between-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome-and-atopy-in-children-short-review
#4
Elena Camelia Berghea, Mihaela Balgradean, Ionela-Loredana Popa
The idiopathic nephrotic syndrome is a common chronic kidney diseases in children defined by the association of massive proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia in a relapsing/remission course, with histological aspect of minimal changes (also called minimal change disease) in the majority of the cases, but its pathogenesis remains not very well known. Clinical and immunological studies have consistently shown a relationship between atopic diathesis, immunoglobulin E and cytokines involved in immunoglobulin E synthesis and idiopathic nephrotic syndrome...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878837/cutaneous-toxicities-of-molecular-targeted-therapies
#5
Dana Lucia Stanculeanu, Daniela Zob, Oana Catalina Toma, Bogdan Georgescu, Laura Papagheorghe, Raluca Ioana Mihaila
Antineoplastic targeted therapies, such as EGFR inhibitors, tyrosine kinase inhibitors and BRAF inhibitors, frequently lead to systemic and cutaneous side effects, significantly affecting patient's quality of life. Patients with new targeted therapies have an increased risk of developing skin reactions. The new molecular target therapies developed in the last decades can induce severe skin reactions, which may require dose reduction or discontinuation of treatment and consequently, a decrease in patient's quality of life...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878836/newborn-skin-common-skin-problems
#6
Zekayi Kutlubay, Ali Tanakol, Burhan Engýn, Cristina Onel, Ersin Sýmsek, Server Serdaroglu, Yalçýn Tuzun, Erkan Yilmaz, Bülent Eren
The newborn skin can be separated from adult's skin in several ways. In dermatologic examination it can be easily observed that it is thinner, less hairy and has less sweat and sebaceous gland secretions. These differentiations present especially in preterm newborns. Their skin is exposed to mechanical trauma, bacteria and weather, heat alterations. At birth, newborn skin is protected by the coverage of vernix caseosa, which has lubricating and antibacterial features and its pH ranges from 6.7 to 7.4. Beneath the vernix caseosa the skin has a pH of 5...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878835/uterine-artery-doppler-flow-indices-in-pregnant-women-during-the-11-weeks-0-days-and-13-weeks-6-days-gestational-ages-a-study-of-168-patients
#7
Voicu Dascau, Gheorghe Furau, Cristian Furau, Cristina Onel, Casiana Stanescu, Liliana Tataru, Cristina Ghib-Para, Cristina Popescu, Luminita Pilat, Maria Puschita
OBJECTIVES: Uterine artery Doppler flow studies during the 11th and 14th week of pregnancy are important in the prediction of preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction in pregnant women as well as in the prevention thereof. METHODS: Our study on Doppler flow indices of the uterine arteries involved 168 patients examined in our clinic, with pregnancies ranging from 11 weeks + 0 days to 13 weeks + 6 days. RESULTS: There were 72 patients from 11 weeks + 0 days to 11 weeks + 6 days (42...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878834/combined-anatomic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-and-anterolateral-ligament-reconstruction
#8
Stefan Mogos, Bogdan Sendrea, Ioan Cristian Stoica
PURPOSE: The purpose of the current paper was to report the surgical technique of combined anatomic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and anterolateral ligament (ALL) reconstruction as well as the short term clinical results after this surgical procedure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The current prospective study included 32 patients (5 females and 27 males) with combined ACL and ALL reconstruction performed between December 2015 and July 2016. The patients were included in the study taking into consideration the following criteria: chronic ACL lesion, high grade rotational instability (pivot shift grade II and III) and participation in high grade pivoting sports...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878833/unusual-entities-of-appendix-mimicking-appendicitis-clinically-emphasis-on-diagnosis-and-treatment
#9
Rikki Singal, Muzzafar Zaman, Bhanu Pratap Sharma
BACKGROUND: Abdomen is considered a magic box or a Pandora box where you will get different, unexpected pathologies along with rare entities. Appendicitis is the commonest emergency in surgery which presents challenges to surgeons because of a myriad list of differential diagnosis including both medical and gynaecological pathologies. Preoperative imaging plays an important role in diagnosis and management. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To study the rare atypical anatomical and surgical presentations of appendix in patients with clinical features of appendicitis...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878832/concomitant-lung-and-liver-hydatid-cyst-managed-as-one-stage-surgery
#10
Usha Dalal, Ashwani Kumar Dalal, Rikki Singal
OBJECTIVE: Over the world, hydatidosis is endemic in many countries. It is more prevalent in Turkey. We came across with concomitant hydatidosis of the lung and liver and reviewed the management. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective study that was carried out in the Government Medical College and Hospital, sector-32, Chandigarh, India, between 2004 and 2010, in the Department of Surgery. A total of five patients diagnosed with concomitant liver and pulmonary hydatid disease underwent surgery...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878831/the-mirage-of-long-term-vital-benefice-risk-for-the-beginning-of-life
#11
Ramona Mohora, Decebal Hudita, Silvia-Maria Stoicescu
INTRODUCTION: Cord blood is the "life" of the fetus until birth. After delivery, the newborn is "single" and forced to adapt to live using the latest resources provided by the mother. Those who believe that a newborn is just a miniature independent adult are just trusting one of the illusions of secular medicine. Cord blood contains precious cells, stem, red and white blood cells. T cells as a part of white blood cells prevent infections and other illnesses. Cochrane Database 2013 published a study reporting the role of delayed umbilical cord clamping for the benefit of infants...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878830/caesarean-birth-in-romania-safe-motherhood-between-ethical-medical-and-statistical-arguments
#12
Anca A Simionescu, Erika Marin
The number of caesarean sections increased significantly in Romania. In 2012, caesarean sections accounted for 41.2% of total births, according to a study of the Romanian National School for Public Health. This estimation is in agreement with the statistical data on caesarean sections recorded in one of the most important hospitals in Bucharest, Romania, Filantropia Hospital. Many factors have influenced the large number and sharply increasing trend of caesarean sections, from the historical ones, with roots in the communist regime, when abortions were outlawed, to current day doctors' medical practices and mothers' beliefs and fears related to the process of labor and the newborn's health...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878829/the-antibodies-what-a-universe
#13
Mircea Cinteza
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January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828056/autoimmune-hepatitis-with-autoimmune-haemolytic-anemia-triggered-by-varicella-a-rare-presentation
#14
Deepak Jain, Harpreet Singh, Gaganpreet Singh, Promil Jain
Varicella is a common infectious exanthematous disease of children. Infection manifests as polymorphic maculopapulovesicular along with low grade fever, malaise and headache. Adults are less likely to be infected with varicella infection but once infected suffer disproportionately from serious complications like pneumonia, encephalitis, hepatitis and thrombocytopenia. Varicella hepatitis is generally a self-limiting disease with only a temporary subclinical rise in hepatic enzymes and are usually encountered however autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) which is an autoimmune disorder of unknown etiology affecting the liver is a very rare association of Varicella infection ...
December 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828055/gas-reflux-in-children-with-normal-acid-exposure-of-the-oesofagus
#15
Felicia Galos, Catalin Boboc, Mihaela Balgradean
The clinical manifestations of non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (NERD) are multiple and heterogeneous, and differ according to age and individual susceptibility. Weakly acidic reflux and the presence of gas in the refluxate could be relevant in the pathogenesis of symptoms. We present the case of a 3-year and 5-month-old child who came to the hospital with recurrent paroxysmal manifestations without fever assessed. The positive diagnosis was made using pH-metry associated with multichannel intraluminal impedance and glucose respiratory breath test, a new technique that allows positive diagnosis as well as establishes important connections regarding gas reflux and clinical symptomatology described by the patient...
December 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828054/healing-a-broken-heart-a-case-report-of-left-ventricular-free-wall-rupture-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Roxana Oana Darabont, Alexandru Vasilescu, Dragos Vinereanu
The occurrence of left ventricular free wall rupture in acute myocardial infarction decreased with the extent of interventional procedures of reperfusion, but it is still encountered in 1-2% of these patients. We are presenting the case of a 58 years old male with left ventricular free wall rupture occurred as a late complication of an inferior-lateral ST-elevated myocardial infarction. The aim of this case report is to underline the main clinical features, the diagnostic value of the echocardiographic exam and the importance of early surgical intervention in a rare, but very dangerous condition, with persistent high mortality rates...
December 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828053/ultrasound-prenatal-diagnosis-and-emergency-interventional-radiologic-therapy-of-galen-aneurysmal-malformation-in-a-newborn
#17
Roxana Elena Bohiltea, Natalia Turcan, Cristian Mihalea, Bogdan Dorobat, Eliza Elena Cinteza, Adriana Dan, Magdalena Mihai, Adela Dimitriade, Cristian Boros, Mircea Dumitru, Ionut Gobej, Octavian Munteanu, Monica Mihaela Cirstoiu
Located under the cerebral hemispheres and draining the anterior and central regions of the brain into the sinus of the posterior cerebral fossa, the vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation is considered to be a rare cause of hydrocephaly. The presence of this condition in the neonatal period typically includes intractable heart failure and a poor prognosis. We report a case of aneurysm of the vein of Galen diagnosed prenatally at 28 weeks of gestation, with the delivery at term by caesarean section of a female infant...
December 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828052/the-role-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-developing-gestational-hypertension-and-preeclampsia
#18
Laura Lungeanu-Juravle, Natalia Patrascu, Oana Claudia Deleanu, Mircea Cinteza
Gestational hypertension and preeclampsia are the most frequent medical complications in pregnancy and major causes of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. It is also known that these conditions are associated with a long term increased cardiovascular global risk for these young women. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) seems to be not only a frequent pathology associated with pregnancy but also an independent factor for developing gestational hypertension. It is well known the relationship between gestational hypertension, preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction of the foetus so the outcomes of this pathologies are important for both mother and child...
December 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828051/telocytes-a-hope-for-cardiac-repair-after-myocardial-infarction
#19
Ruxandra Dragoi Galrinho, Catalin Gabriel Manole, Dragos Vinereanu
Cardiovascular diseases, particularly myocardial infarction, remain the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, even though pharmacological and interventional therapies improved significantly in the last years. Moreover, despite encouraging results of cell - based therapies in experimental myocardial infarction models, clinical trials showed inconsistent and modest efficiency. Therefore the next step should be the revealing of a new cell type, capable of regenerating the damaged myocardium. Telocytes (TCs), a relatively new type of interstitial cells, were described few years ago and are credited with important roles in regenerative therapies...
December 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828050/heart-failure-with-mid-range-ejection-fraction-a-new-category-of-heart-failure-or-still-a-gray-zone
#20
Anca Andreea Andronic, Sorina Mihaila, Mircea Cinteza
Heart failure with midrange ejection fraction (HFmrEF) is a new category of heart failure (HF), inbetween HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Previous studies were mainly conducted in HFrEF patients having a left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF) lower than 35-40%. Later on, HFpEF captured the spot-light of the research field, and studies focused on patients with HF symptoms, but with a LVEF exceeding 50%. Consequently, a gap of knowledge comprising the LVEF between 40 and 49% has arisen...
December 2016: Mædica
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