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Beatrix A Domján, Viktória Ferencz, Tímea Tänczer, Zsófia Szili-Janicsek, László Barkai, Tibor Hidvégi, György Jermendy, Péter Kempler, Gábor Winkler, László Gerő, Adam G Tabák
AIMS: To estimate and compare the prevalence of self-reported diabetes based on nationally representative surveys of the Hungarian adult population in 2002 (published data - Hungarostudy) and a survey in 2012. METHODS: A cross-sectional computer-assisted telephone interview survey on a stratified representative sample of community-dwelling adults (n=1000) in 2012. To describe self-reported diabetes prevalence and its temporal changes generalized linear models were used and results were compared to figures from Hungarostudy...
September 23, 2016: Primary Care Diabetes
Goran Papenberg, Nina Becker, Beata Ferencz, Moshe Naveh-Benjamin, Erika J Laukka, Lars Bäckman, Yvonne Brehmer
Previous research shows that associative memory declines more than item memory in aging. Although the underlying mechanisms of this selective impairment remain poorly understood, animal and human data suggest that dopaminergic modulation may be particularly relevant for associative binding. We investigated the influence of dopamine (DA) receptor genes on item and associative memory in a population-based sample of older adults (n = 525, aged 60 years), assessed with a face-scene item associative memory task...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Lars B Dahlin, Inger Nennesmo, Jack Besjakov, Istvan Ferencz, Gert S Andersson, Clas Backman
Diagnosis of intraneural conditions can be revealed by a combination of clinical examination, electrophysiology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and targeted fascicular biopsy with subsequent microscopic analyses.
August 2016: Clinical Case Reports
Krisztina N Dugmonits, Ágnes Ferencz, Szabolcs Zahorán, Renáta Lázár, Petra Talapka, Hajnalka Orvos, Edit Hermesz
Pregnancy is a state associated with an enhanced metabolism and demand for O2 , which may lead to the overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and hence to oxidative stress. An elevated ROS level may result in delayed development and a low birth weight. The aim of this study was to reveal the consequences of multiple pregnancies on the redox status of neonatal human red blood cells (RBCs) and evaluate the role of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (NOS3) - expressing RBCs in the generation of oxidative stress...
September 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Michall Ferencz-Kaddari, Annie Shifman, Meni Koslowsky
At the core of all therapeutic and medical practice lies ethics. By applying an expanded Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior formulation, the present investigation tested a model for explaining psychologists' intention to behave ethically. In the pretest, dual relationships and money conflicts were seen as the most prevalent dilemmas. A total of 395 clinical psychologists filled out questionnaires containing either a dual relationship dilemma describing a scenario where a psychologist was asked to treat a son of a colleague or a money-focused dilemma where he or she was asked to treat a patient unable to pay for the service...
June 2016: Psychological Reports
C Kowalski, J Ferencz, S Benz, S Post, T Seufferlein, B Stinner, O Penzes, S Wesselmann
INTRODUCTION: Clinical trials and health services research are crucial pillars for improving patient care. This paper examines factors inhibiting and promoting the study activity and the knowledge and use of trial registries (e. g. DRKS, StudyBox) as an opportunity to learn about existing studies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The coordinators of 274 cancer center sites certified according to the requirements of the German Cancer Society were surveyed using a standardized online questionnaire...
May 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
Goran Papenberg, Beata Ferencz, Francesca Mangialasche, Patrizia Mecocci, Roberta Cecchetti, Grégoria Kalpouzos, Laura Fratiglioni, Lars Bäckman
Physical activity has been positively associated with gray-matter integrity. In contrast, pro-inflammatory cytokines seem to have negative effects on the aging brain and have been related to dementia. It was investigated whether an inactive lifestyle and high levels of inflammation resulted in smaller gray-matter volumes and predicted cognitive decline across 6 years in a population-based study of older adults (n = 414). Self-reported physical activity (fitness-enhancing, health-enhancing, inadequate) was linked to gray-matter volume, such that individuals with inadequate physical activity had the least gray matter...
October 2016: Human Brain Mapping
Ferencz Iozsef Lorand, Abram Zoltan, Schmidt Lorand, Balazs Peter, Kristie L Foley
BACKGROUND: Children living in facilities under the supervision of child protection authorities are vulnerable to early smoking experimentation. This is the first study to report the prevalence and correlates of smoking behaviour among foster care home residents in Romania. METHODS: We conducted an in-person, cross-sectional survey of 914 resident children in 148 foster care homes of four Transylvanian counties. We included children <18 and those with complete tobacco use information in the analytical sample (n= 791)...
April 15, 2016: European Journal of Public Health
Timothy Keith Williams, Lucas P Neff, Michael Austin Johnson, Sarah-Ashley Ferencz, Anders J Davidson, Rachel M Russo, Todd E Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: The duration of use and efficacy of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is limited by distal ischemia. We developed a hybrid endovascular-extracorporeal circuit variable aortic control (VAC) device to extend REBOA duration in a lethal model of hemorrhagic shock to serve as an experimental surrogate to further the development of endovascular VAC (EVAC) technologies. METHODS: Nine Yorkshire-cross swine were anesthetized, instrumented, splenectomized, and subjected to 30% liver amputation...
August 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Ori Segal, Joseph R Ferencz, Michael Mimouni, Ronit Nesher, Perri Cohen, Arie Y Nemet
BACKGROUND: Reports of lamellar macular holes (LMHs) with underlying age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are rare, and the specific definition, pathogenesis and surgical recommendations for this macular condition remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: To present a series of LMHs in eyes with underlying end-stage AMD, and describe optical coherence tomography (OCT) detection of associated morphologic abnormalities. METHODS: We reviewed the files of consecutive patients diagnosed with LMH and underlying end-stage AMD between September 2007 and September 2011...
December 2015: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Eszter Mária Horváth, Rita Mágenheim, Beatrix Annamária Domján, Viktória Ferencz, Tímea Tänczer, Eszter Szabó, Rita Benkő, Csaba Szabó, Ádám Tabák, Anikó Somogyi
INTRODUCTION: Oxidative-nitrative stress and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase activation observed in gestational diabetes may play role in the increased cardiovascular risk in later life. AIM: The present study aimed to examine the influence of the severity of previous gestational diabetes (insulin need) on vascular function three years after delivery. Furthermore, the authors investigated the relation of vascular function with oxidative-nitrative stress and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase activation...
November 22, 2015: Orvosi Hetilap
Christoph Kowalski, Julia Ferencz, Peter Albers, Jan Fichtner, Thomas Wiegel, Günter Feick, Simone Wesselmann
PURPOSE: In 2008, the German Cancer Society certification program for prostate cancer centers (PCCs) was introduced, fostering multidisciplinary and interprofessional cooperation. Since then, 97 PCCs have been certified. This paper describes the PCC certification program, quality indicators (QI) that are reported during certification, as well as changes over time and correlates of QI fulfillment. METHODS: Observational data from 70,683 primary prostate cancer (PCa) cases treated between 2010 and 2013 in certified PCC sites are analyzed using descriptive and correlation analyses...
May 2016: World Journal of Urology
Viktória Ferencz, Beatrix Domján, László Gerő, Tímea Tänczer, Gy Ádám Tabák
Insulin therapy is the most effective treatment of diabetes. It is proven to prevent microvascular disease and likely to decrease the risk of cardiovascular complications. However, these benefits are associated with a 2-3 times increased risk of hypoglycaemia and a faster weight gain compared to other antidiabetic medications. In addition, one study found elevated all-cause mortality among patients on intensive therapy (requiring more frequent insulinisation). Insulin has growth factor properties that may translate to increased mitogenicity...
September 6, 2015: Orvosi Hetilap
Stefano Gracis, Van P Thompson, Jonathan L Ferencz, Nelson R F A Silva, Estevam A Bonfante
Classification systems for all-ceramic materials are useful for communication and educational purposes and warrant continuous revisions and updates to incorporate new materials. This article proposes a classification system for ceramic and ceramic-like restorative materials in an attempt to systematize and include a new class of materials. This new classification system categorizes ceramic restorative materials into three families: (1) glass-matrix ceramics, (2) polycrystalline ceramics, and (3) resin-matrix ceramics...
May 2015: International Journal of Prosthodontics
Christoph Kowalski, Julia Ferencz, Ilse Weis, Holger Adolph, Simone Wesselmann
Social workers are an integral part of care provided in cancer centers that are certified according to the requirements of the German Cancer Society. This article reports on the tasks of social workers in German cancer care and on the proportion of patients that receives social service counseling (SSC) in breast, lung, colorectal, skin, gynecological, prostate, pancreas, neurological, and head and neck cancer centers based on data from 367,297 patients treated between 2009 and 2012. The highest proportions of patients (median >75%) are provided with SSC in breast and colorectal cancer centers, whereas the median is below 30% in skin cancer centers...
2015: Social Work in Health Care
C Ferencz
A microscopic study of the lungs of 106 patients with transposition of the great vessels has revealed early and severe hypertensive alterations in the pulmonary arteries. These striking changes, associated in almost all instances with normal pulmonary veins, indicate a state of high resistance of the arterial bed. Pulmonary arterial damage was, in general, most advanced in the patients with a large ventricular septal defect, but in spite of this these were the patients who lived longest. It seemed obvious, therefore, that their relatively favorable course was due to a greater beneficial than damaging effect of the ventricular septal defect...
February 1966: Circulation
Jonathan L Ferencz
CAD/CAM and digital scanning technologies have become essential components of dentistry. Digital impression scanning, restoration design, and manufacturing techniques yield greater treatment predictability, high-level esthetics, and functional accuracy using a variety of materials.
March 2015: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
C Kowalski, J Ferencz, D Ukena, H Hoffmann, S Wesselmann
BACKGROUND: Since 2008, lung cancer centers can be certified in accordance with the criteria set out by the German Cancer Society (Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft). This paper reports on the certification program for lung cancer centers and presents data on 18 quality indicators collected during certification. METHODS: After checks for plausibility and completeness, data on quality indicators for the 2011 and 2012 patient cohorts as well as data of the treating centers were analyzed descriptively (relative/absolute frequencies, means, site medians)...
June 2015: Pneumologie
Ágnes Ferencz, Hajnalka Orvos, Edit Hermesz
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a pleiotropic complication of pregnancy. Prematurity and growth abnormalities are common risk factors for perinatal morbidity and mortality. Free radical damage has been recognized as a common pathogenic mechanism of many neonatal diseases. The aim of the present study was to characterize the possible links between the level of maturity, the birthweight and the antioxidant status of neonates born with IUGR. Our data suggest that the stress markers measured on the cord blood of neonates with IUGR and mature, healthy neonates do not necessarily reflect the extent of oxidative stress...
June 2015: Reproductive Toxicology
Viktória Ferencz, Csaba Horváth, Sándor Huszár, Katalin Bors
INTRODUCTION: The main consequence of osteoporosis is bone fracture. Bone fracture risk is determined by several risk factors beyond osteodensitometric results. Some of these factors could be estimated by simple clinical questionnaires. AIM: The aim of the present study (Score-HU) was to investigate the risk factors of bone fracture among osteoporotic postmenopausal women (n = 11,221), who were examined in an osteologic outpatient departments. METHOD: Risk factors of each patient were recorded with the use of a simple identical data sheet...
January 25, 2015: Orvosi Hetilap
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