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Murat Ucak
Aim: In this report, we presented the patient with Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (DFSP), removed by considering as the keloid scar in the general surgery clinic with misdiagnosis. Case report: The patient was a 19-year-old female student with no scar or previous trauma history in the lesion area. Pathology report of excisional biopsy revealed as a DFSP, reachedsubcutis and dermis. In staging by CT, there had been no distant metastases. There was a lesion with the size of 2x1...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Anis Cerovac, Dzenita Ljuca, Bedreldin Khodary, Gordana Grgic
Aim: The aim of the paper is to present the risk of pregnancy for mother and her child in a young patient who had a surgery to repair Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF), who gave a birth to her firstborn by having a cesarean section. Case report: 23 years old patient, in 28 weeks of pregnancy was admitted to the clinic due to her medical record. She did not have any subjective complaints. She had two surgeries to repair ToF. After the surgery, she had residual ventricular septal defect (VSD)...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Edin Begic, Zijo Begic, Nabil Naser
Objective: Demonstration of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy with unusual flow, unpredictable clinical picture and complex therapy. Case report: Patient A.P., female, 38 years old, had symptoms of dilated cardiomyopathy (with possible infectious myocarditis in the background) at age 17. After hospitalization for ten months and ten days, while waiting for heart transplantation (with threatening death outcome), without a clearly pronounced threatening arrhythmia, but with a low ejection fraction and a poor general condition, remission occurred...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Konstantinos Tsaras, Ioanna V Papathanasiou, Viktor Vus, Antigoni Panagiotopoulou, Maria Alexandra Katsou, Martha Kelesi, Evangelos C Fradelos
Introduction: The nursing profession is characterized as one of the most stressful and emotional dementing professions. It is widely agreed that many nurses are experiencing anxiety and depression as a results of their profession. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence and associated factors of depression and anxiety among mental health nurses working in public psychiatric hospitals, in order to identify independent predictors of mental health disorders risk...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Fatma Ebru Yucel, Ozden Kamıslı, Ceren Acar, Mert Sozen, Mehmet Tecellioğlu, Cemal Ozcan
Objective: Genetic and environmental factors are important in the development of the multiple sclerosis (MS). Vitamin D shows its effects on the immune system with the vitamin D receptor (VDR) in the nucleus. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the VDR gene can lead to alterations in vitamin D functions and metabolism.Taq I, Apa I, Fok I and Bsm I polymorphisms and MS associations have been investigated in many studies. VDR gene polymorphism has not been previously studied in patients with familial MS...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Kaweesak Chittawatanarat, Sariphat Orrapin, Karuna Jitkaroon, Sirirat Mueakwan, Ubolrat Sroison
Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of continuous low pressure support (PSV) and T-piece as strategies for discontinuation of mechanical ventilation and extubation in a surgical ICU. Patients and Methods: This was a prospective open label randomized control study in surgical ICU patients who were intubated, mechanically ventilated, and who met criteria for a spontaneous breathing trial. Eligible, enrolled patients were randomized to receive low-level pressure supportup to 7 cmH2O (PSV) or T-piece as the mode of their spontaneous breathing trial...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Claudio Ripamonti, Lucia Lisi, Angela Buffa, Saverio Gnudi, Renata Caudarella
Introduction: The trabecular bone score (TBS) is a gray-level textural metric that can be extracted from the two-dimensional lumbar spine dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) image. TBS is related to bone microarchitecture. Several literature data suggest that TBS predicts fracture risk as well as lumbar spine bone mineral density (LS-BMD) measurements in postmenopausal women. Objective: A retrospective case-control study assessing the ability of the TBS to predict spine fragility fractures (SFF) in postmenopausal women with or without osteoporosis (diagnosed by T-score≤-2...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Mahyar Salavati, Roshanak Vameghi, Seyed Ali Hosseini, Ahmad Saeedi, Masoud Gharib
Introduction: The present study aimed to compare motivation in school-age children with CP and typically developing children. Material and Methods: 229 parents of children with cerebral palsy and 212 parents of typically developing children participated in the present cross sectional study and completed demographic and DMQ18 forms. The rest of information was measured by an occupational therapist. Average age was equal to 127.12±24.56 months for children with cerebral palsy (CP) and 128...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Supakrit Auiwattanakul, Kaweesak Chittawatanarat, Onuma Chaiwat, Sunthiti Morakul, Suneerat Kongsayreepong, Winai Ungpinitpong, Surakrant Yutthakasemsunt, Supawan Buranapin
Aim: The authors aimed to describe nutrition status and energy-delivery characters in multi-center THAI-SICU study. Material and Methods: Eligible patients admitted in SICU were 1,686 after excluding 563 of 2,249 participants owing to very short stay or non-alive within 24 hours after admission and missing data. The study was a posthoc analysis and multicenter descriptive design. The analytic methods described categorical data in percentage and the continuous data in the median with interquartile range...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Slavenka Straus, Ilirijana Haxhibeqiri-Karabdic, Sanja Granov Grabovica, Nermir Granov
Background: Postoperative bleeding in patients who underwent elective coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) may increase due to preoperative anticoagulant therapy indicative of their disease - acute coronary syndrome or implanted coronary artery stent. Increased bleeding in many cases requires the use of blood and blood derivatives, and sometimes even reoperation. Their use poses the risk of complications, may extend the hospitalization. Methods: Our observation retrospective study included 131 patients, 41 treated with aspirin and 90 treated with aspirin and clopidogrel...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Irena Aleksioska-Papestiev, Vesna Chibisheva, Megi Micevska, Goran Dimitrov
Introduction: Cervical cancer is a malignancy originating in the transformation zone of the cervix, most commonly in the squamous cells. It is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide, and the third most common cause of female cancer death. Genital human papilloma viruses (HPV) are sexually transmitted and approximately 630 milion people worldwide are infected. More than 200 genotypes, subtypes and variants have been reported, 13-15 being oncogenic type, which could be responsible for cervical intraepithelial lesions (CIN) or cancer...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Mojdeh Dabirian, Mohsen Aarabi, Maryam Nabati, Babak Bagheri, Shideh Nikoohemat, Vahid Mokhberi, Aliasghar Farsavian, Hadi Darvishi-Khezri
Background: Right ventricular infarction (RVI) develops in 30-50% of patients with inferior wall infarction (IWI). The rates of mortality, morbidity, and complications in these patients are greater than in the patients without RVI. We compared the tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) indices between a group of patients with IWI and RVI, with a similar group of patients who had IWI alone to investigate the application of TDI indices in the evaluation and detection of right ventricular function...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Abolfazl Marvi, Mehran Asadi-Aliabadi, Mehdi Darabi, Ghassem Abedi, Hasan Siamian, Fereshteh Rostami-Maskopaee
Introduction: Brucellosis is communicable between humans and animals. In spite of having an active health care system. Iran is considered as an endemic area and it stands in the fourth place in world ranking. One of the common methods for identifying the disease incidence is a regression analysis. Therefore, the aim of the study was to investigate the trend of brucellosis incidence during 2006 to 2016 and the components affecting such disease. Materials and Methods: This was a trend study which was conducted on the total of 144 brucellosis cases were recorded in the registration software in CDC of Iranian, Ministry of Health...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Amela Dizdarevic-Bostandzic, Ermin Begovic, Azra Burekovic, Zelija Velija-Asimi, Amina Godinjak, Vanja Karlovic
Introduction: Diabetes mellitus(DM) is considered an independent cardiovascular risk factor. Having in mind concomitant occurence of diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors, it is expected that patients with poor glucoregulation will have more cardiovascular risk factors and higher cardiovascular risk than patients with good glucoregulation. Aim: To compare cardiovascular risk and cardiovascular risk factors between patients with poorly controlled and patients with well-controlled Diabetes mellitus...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Enisa Hodzic
Introduction: Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) is the most common cardiac valve pathology of to day. Aim of article was to identify the types and frequency of potentially malignant arrhythmia and atrial brillation in patients with MVP, to determine the differences in these arrhythmias between classical and non-classical MVP, to evaluate the correlation of potentially malignant arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation with MVP with possible clinical complications of arrhythmogenic sudden cardiac death and potential risk of thromboembolic vascular incident...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Miyajima Katsuhiro, Soon Hui Teoh, Hideaki Yamashiro, Masami Shinohara, Fatchiyah Fatchiyah, Takeshi Ohta, Takahisa Yamada
Introduction: Impaired diabetic wound healing is an important issue in diabetic complications. The present study aims to evaluate the protective effect on glycemic control against impaired diabetic wound healing using a diabetic rat model. We investigated the wound healing process and effect on the impaired wound repair by glycemic control in the Spontaneously Diabetic Torii (SDT) fatty rat, which is a new animal model of obese type 2 diabetes and may be a good model for study impaired wound healing...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Enisa Hodzic, Nermir Granov
Introduction: Excess dilatation of the left atrium >65 mm is known in the literature as gigantic atrium. This dilation is most commonly encountered in the mitral insufficiency of rheumatic etiology, but also in severe prolapses of the mitral valve, permanent atrial fibrillation, and at the left right shunt with cardiac insufficiency. Case report: In this paper is presented a case study of echocardiographically verified giant thrombus in left atrium in a 50 years old female patient aged 50 hospitalized because of tiredness, choking, heartburn and urinary tract symptoms...
December 2017: Medical Archives
Izet Masic
After the collapse of the Arab rule, the Arab territorial expanses and cultural heritage were taken over by the Turks. Although scientific progress in the Turkish period slowed down due to numerous unfavorable political-economic and other circumstances. Thanks to the Turks, Arabic culture and useful Islamic principles expanded to the territory of our homeland of Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H). Significant role in the transfer of Arabic pharmaceutical knowledge was also attributed to the Sephardic Jews who, with their arrival, continued to perform their attar activities, which were largely based on Arab achievements...
December 2017: Medical Archives
Samir Delibegovic
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of mortality in the West, and rectal cancer accounts for about 25% of the colon cancers. The concept of total mesothelial excision (TME) was the most important event in surgery for rectal cancer of the last two decades, because even without a curative approach, it reduced local recurrence and extended 5-year survival.
December 2017: Medical Archives
Josip Samardzic, Sefik Hasukic
Objectives: Endemic nephropathy (EN) is a chronic tubulointerstitial renal disease associated with increased incidence of upper urinary tract urothelial cancer (UTUC) occurring predominantly in geographically limited areas in villages along big Danube river. Based on results obtained by the research it is confirmed that aristolochic acid is causative agent of endemic nephropathy (EN). Aim: The aim of this study was to determine characteristics of UTUC in two endemic areas and analyze trends in 5-year period...
December 2017: Medical Archives
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