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Current Health Sciences Journal

S Banicioiu-Covei, F A Vreju, P Ciurea
PURPOSE: The goal of this study is to identify the predictive factors involved in the evolution of the reactive arthritis to ankylosing spondylitis by following the presence and degree of sacroiliitis and also the appeareance of acute anterior uveitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was performed between 01.01.2011- 31.12.2014 on 112 patients, aged between 17 and 47 years old, in evidence of the Rheumatology Clinic of the Clinical Hospital Emergency Craiova. The patients were divided in 2 lots according to the radiological criteria: the first lot included 52 patients diagnosed with reactive arthritis, with the determination of the pathogen agent involved and the demonstration of sacroiliitis first degree by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (IRM)...
April 2015: Current Health Sciences Journal
M Rimbaş, G Micu
This case report describes a gastric small submucosal tumor endosonographically resembling a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). The presence of calcifications inside prompted for the surgical excision, and the pathologic examination revealed in fact the presence of a glomangioma (glomus tumor). The presented case is an illustration of the fact that not all masses arising from the muscularis propria layer are GISTs, and the endosonographer must always think of alternative diagnoses.
January 2015: Current Health Sciences Journal
L T Rotaru, R M Popescu, C Boeriu
Background - Pre-existing pathology, the development of acute new one strictly dependent of the pregnancy or an independent acute or chronic medical problems generate a highly complex disease that requires a nuanced interpretation of the pregnant women in an attempt to identify the most favorable solutions for evaluation and treatment. Case report - 26-28 weeks pregnant women, 23 years old, known epilepsy, HIV encephalitis and pulmonary TB in inconsistent treatment with prolonged seizure status. Emergency air evacuation from a third degree medical center to regional center ( first level) under general anesthesia...
January 2015: Current Health Sciences Journal
I A Gheonea, C Cristea, L Sandulescu, A Bondari, S Bondari
We present the case of a patient with chronic viral hepatitis B and cirrhosis referred to the Gastroenterology Department for evaluation. The contrast-enhanced ultrasound and elastography revealed a nodule in the right liver lobe suggesting the diagnosis of dysplastic nodule. The patient performed contrast enhanced multi-detector computer-tomography, showing a subcapsular nodule with enhanced centre and lack of enhancement in the perifery, highly suspicious for HCC. The HCC final diagnosis was assessed by using 3T magnetic resonance imaging system along with hepatocyt specific contrast agents and diffusion sequences, pointing to the importance of state-of-the-art imaging techniques in the liver nodules assessment...
January 2015: Current Health Sciences Journal
F Nechita, D O Alexandru, R Turcu-Ştiolică, D Nechita
The personality factors exert a proved influence on the way the students learn and evolve throughout their academic period. This study was performed on a representative group of 259 students from the University of Medicine and aimed at analyzing the influence of three personality factors, Neuroticism, Extraversion, Conscientiousness, and of stress on the academic performance. The results revealed that only two of the personality factors have a significant influence and that stress has more of a motivational role...
January 2015: Current Health Sciences Journal
L Calugaru, G T Calugaru, O M Calugaru
25 patients with stroke and hemiparesis in antecedents were recruited for the study. OBJECTIVE: Recording Short Latency Somato-Sensory Evoked Potentials (SSEP) in dynamics and clinical assessment of th motor impairments. RESULTS: The latency of the N20 wave from SSEP calculated from the dynamic recordings is increased at the level of the injured hemisphere. Medium latency of the recorded N20 wave at the level of the injured hemisphere and the recording at the level of the uninjured hemisphere have a statistically significant difference (p<0...
January 2015: Current Health Sciences Journal
F Petrescu, O I Petrescu, I Silosi, C Taisescu, A M Petrescu, M C Fortofoiu, A Enescu, A S Enescu, D Ciobanu, V Biciusca
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a clinical syndrome characterised by a slow progressive decline in expiratory airflow [1], a process that has gradually developed over the years. Studies of patients with COPD show an inflammatory process in the small airways [2]. The aim of this paper is to identify the cytopathological aspects of the liquids present in the bronchoalveolar lavage in patients with COPD. We were performed a descriptive analytical case-control and prospective study on forty patients with COPD and ten asymptomatic smokers (healthy smokers or patients at risk)...
January 2015: Current Health Sciences Journal
A C Corîci, D O Alexandru, O M Corîci, M Puianu, M Iancău, A Ştefănescu-Dima
Aim- To find normal values of implicit time and amplitudes of full-field electroretinogram and to determine their changes with age in healthy Romanian subjects. Material and Methods- The prospective study included 59 healthy subjects aged between 20 and 80 years old; in the end, we had valid ERG recordings for all tests from 54 subjects. All of the participants underwent full-field ERG, recorded with Metrovision MonPack One system. The implicit times and amplitudes were analyzed for a and b waves in dark-adapted 0...
January 2015: Current Health Sciences Journal
A Gjikopulli, L Grimci, L Kollçaku, S Tomori, P Cullufi, P Hoxha, Z Ylli
Objective- To evaluate the efficiency of recombinant growth hormone for increasing adult height in children treated for idiopathic growth hormone deficiency and to evaluate the prognostic factor for height at the end of treatment. Design- Observational follow up study. Setting- Population based registry. Participants- All Albanian children diagnosed with idiopathic growth hormone deficiency who had attained final height. Their treatment started between 2001 and 2011. Main outcome measures- Annual changes in height, and change in height between the start of treatment and adulthood; the importance of the factors that influence on final height...
January 2015: Current Health Sciences Journal
V Anuta, I Sarbu, I Mircioiu, B S Velescu
This paper presents the development and validation of a new HPLC-UV method for simultaneous quantitative determination of clopidogrel and its hydrolysis product clopidogrel carboxylic acid (CCA) from bulk material and dosage formulations. Development of the chromatographic method is based on a design of experiments (DOE) approach. A Box-Behnken experimental design was used to build the mathematical models and to choose the significant parameters for the optimization by simultaneously taking resolution, capacity factor and peak symmetry as responses...
January 2015: Current Health Sciences Journal
S Chirumbolo
In pancreatic tumors, white adipose tissue and metabolic disorders related to adipocytes, are recently reviewed as important co-factors in pancreas pathology. Cell differentiation in pancreatic cancer might involve therefore adipose tissue and factors released by adipocytes should play a fundamental role both in cancer onset and in its progression. Among these molecules, a great interest has been devoted quite recently to the hormonal role exerted by vitamin D3 in pancreatic cancer, particularly its active 1,25 dihydroxylated form...
January 2015: Current Health Sciences Journal
R Mercuţ, Claudia Georgescu, Sanda Mihaela Popescu, M Ciurea, Monica Scrieciu, C C Georgescu
Face basosquamous or metatypical carcinoma is a rare and controversial form of skin cancer. It is characterized by increased incidence of recurrence and distant metastases. We present the case of a patient of 71 years with an ulcerative lesion of 3/4 cm in the nasal pyramid. The injury occurred due to trauma to the nasal pyramid, produced 13 years ago. After investigation, which included ORL examination, imaging and oncology exam, surgery was decided to completely ablate tumor formation. The resulted defect of 4/5 cm was covered by mobilizing a forehead flap based on right supratrohleare artery pedicle...
October 2014: Current Health Sciences Journal
Iulia Tudorascu, Simona Neamtu, Liliana Stanca, Mirela Siminel, Lorena Dijmarescu, Magdalena Manolea, Liliana Novac, Elis Pirgaru, Suzana Danoiu
Haemoglobinopathies are hereditary conditions in which the fundamental lesion affects the synthesis rate or the structure of the globin in normal hemoglobin. The synthesis of the polypeptide chains in globin is genetically coded. Clinically, haemoglobinopathies manifest most commonly in the form of hemolytic anemia and, more rarely, cyanosis and polyglobulia. They differ from "acquired haemoglobinopathies", such as methemoglobinemia, in which hemoglobin is usually compromised due to the action of toxic substances...
October 2014: Current Health Sciences Journal
D Bondari, Simona Bondari, Ioana Gheonea, Andreea Andronache
UNLABELLED: Indicators of quality management are represented by: accounting hospitalization days (duration of stay); mortality rate; the rate of nosocomial infections; patients readmitted in 30 days; the percentage patients transferred; inconsistent diagnoses. The hospitalization period is a marker of evolution. The present study reflects comparative data between duration and the number of hospitalisations in patients with major psychiatric disorders. INTRODUCTION: Medical Psychiatry as a discipline has developed a specialized approach in the treatment of mental diseases, a phenomenon linked to the progress of knowledge ofpsychopathology and the increasing complexity of methods of diagnosis and treatment...
October 2014: Current Health Sciences Journal
B S Velescu, Valentina Uivarosi, Anca Buzescu, I Sarbu, Ecaterina Ionescu, Valentina Anuta
The present study was designed to evaluate the pharmacokinetic (PK) properties of di-μ-hydroxo-bis(quercetinatooxovanadium(IV) (HOBQOV) complex, with hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic properties, in rats after a single i.p. dose of 100 mg/kg b.w. The HOBQOV complex pharmacokinetics is described by a bicompartmental model and the plasma concentration decrease is described by two phases that might be correlated to the distribution and elimination processes. The obtained results suggest a PK profile of the complex suitable for a profound distribution in the animal organism with possibility of interaction with the cytosolic enzymes...
October 2014: Current Health Sciences Journal
M Novac, Alice Dragoescu, Andreea Stanculescu, Lucica Duca, Daniela Cernea
PURPOSE: Statistical evaluation of the prognosis of burned patients based on the analysis of prognostic scores as quickly and easily obtainable that track the evolution of burned patient in ICU. Material / Methods: The prospective study included 92 patients were performed with severe burns on 35-67% body surface large area, aiming to establish a cut-off score for each studied and statistically significant prognostic parameter for assessing the risk of mortality. The control group was represented by 20 patients with burns on the body surface of <10%...
October 2014: Current Health Sciences Journal
V Pădureanu, Ioana StreaȚă, M Ioana, V Șurlin, E F Georgescu, Cristina Mărginean, A Săftoiu
PURPOSE: To determine whether single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) is involved in susceptibility for acute pancreatitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Genomic DNA was extracted from blood samples collected from cases of acute pancreatitis (n=110) and normal population controls frequency matched for age and sex (n=232). iNOS - 2087A>G polymorphism was genotyped using TaqMan allelic discrimination assays. The association of the genetic polymorphism with clinical and pathological data of the patients was evaluated...
October 2014: Current Health Sciences Journal
Daniela Cernea, M Novac, P O Drăgoescu, Andreea Stănculescu, Lucica Duca, A A Al-Enezy, Nicoleta Alice Drăgoescu
The initial assessment and management of seriously injured patients is a challenging task and requires a rapid and systematic approach. Injuries causing this mortality occur in predictable patterns and recognition of these patterns led to the development of advanced trauma life support (ATLS) by the American College of Surgeons, and standardized protocol for trauma patient evaluation has been developed. Different systems of trauma scoring have been developed. This study was conducted out of the need for unified scale to assess polytrauma patients from the moment patient are admitted in, till when discharged from Intensive Care Unit (ICU), so we compared the accuracy of few scoring systems in predicting mortality rate in polytrauma patients, and then assessed the cost-effectiveness applying these methods, and how much are these applicable...
October 2014: Current Health Sciences Journal
J U Almazan
Diarrheal disease is one of the leading causes of death in children under five years old, most people who die from this disease actually die from severe dehydration and fluid loss. Moreover, 88% of its global diarrheal disease is attributed to unsafe water supply, inadequate sanitation, and hygiene. This investigation was developed to determine the effect of Participatory hygiene and sanitation transformation (PHAST) program in an isolated community of Mabini,Samar Province, Philippines. Longitudinal research design was used in order to determine the effect of the program one year was implemented in the community...
October 2014: Current Health Sciences Journal
Anca Emanuela MuȘetescu, Paulina Ciurea, Anca RoȘu
Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystal deposition disease is extremely versatile. We present the case of a 52 years old patient referred for inflammatory pain of the left knee and ankle of recent onset with intense inflammatory syndrome that mimics rheumatoid arthritis. Musculoskeletal ultrasound was able to detect effusion, hyperechoic crystals within the cartilage and fibrocartilage, inside tendons, suggestive for CPPD disease and to guide fluid aspiration as well as in sustaining a rapid diagnosis corroborating images suggestive for CPPD disease to biological data - hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism in finding the predisposing condition, the parathyroid adenoma...
October 2014: Current Health Sciences Journal
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