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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065971/an-intrauterine-contraceptive-device-where-did-we-find-it-after-29-years-of-insertion-a-case-report
#1
Liana Ples, Romina Marina Sima, Cristina Moisei, Cringu Antoniu Ionescu
Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCD) are one of the most popular and modern means of contraception used worldwide. Some described complications include perforation, infection and ectopic pregnancy. Herein we report an uncommon complication of IUCD: perforation and migration in the terminal ileum. A 56-year-old woman presented to our institution with lower abdominal pain. She had had an IUCD placed 29 years previously. The IUCD was inserted in unsafe conditions since then it was prohibited in Romanian to use any contraception device or pills...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063832/the-risk-of-exposure-to-rickettsial-infections-and-human-granulocytic-anaplasmosis-associated-with-ixodes-ricinus-tick-bites-in-humans-in-romania-a-multiannual-study
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Ioana Adriana Matei, Zsuzsa Kalmár, Mihaela Lupşe, Gianluca D'Amico, Angela Monica Ionică, Mirabela Oana Dumitrache, Călin Mircea Gherman, Andrei Daniel Mihalca
Anaplasma phagocytophilum and spotted fever group Rickettsia are obligate intracellular Gram-negative tick-borne bacteria, among which several may cause clinical infections in humans. Several Rickettsia spp. and A. phagocytophilum are transmitted in Europe by Ixodes ricinus, the most common tick species feeding on humans in this area. The aim of this study was to evaluate the annual prevalence of Rickettsia spp. and A. phagocytophilum in I. ricinus collected from humans during three consecutive years. The mean prevalences of the infection with the investigated pathogens in I...
December 29, 2016: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063315/chemical-modeling-of-groundwater-in-the-banat-plain-southwestern-romania-with-elevated-as-content-and-co-occurring-species-by-combining-diagrams-and-unsupervised-multivariate-statistical-approaches
#3
Sinziana Butaciu, Marin Senila, Costel Sarbu, Michaela Ponta, Claudiu Tanaselia, Oana Cadar, Marius Roman, Emil Radu, Mihaela Sima, Tiberiu Frentiu
The study proposes a combined model based on diagrams (Gibbs, Piper, Stuyfzand Hydrogeochemical Classification System) and unsupervised statistical approaches (Cluster Analysis, Principal Component Analysis, Fuzzy Principal Component Analysis, Fuzzy Hierarchical Cross-Clustering) to describe natural enrichment of inorganic arsenic and co-occurring species in groundwater in the Banat Plain, southwestern Romania. Speciation of inorganic As (arsenite, arsenate), ion concentrations (Na(+), K(+), Ca(2+), Mg(2+), HCO3(-), Cl(-), F(-), SO4(2-), PO4(3-), NO3(-)), pH, redox potential, conductivity and total dissolved substances were performed...
December 29, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061371/low-level-arsenic-exposure-via-drinking-water-consumption-and-female-fecundity-a-preliminary-investigation
#4
Michele L Susko, Michael S Bloom, Iulia A Neamtiu, Allison A Appleton, Simona Surdu, Cristian Pop, Edward F Fitzgerald, Doru Anastasiu, Eugen S Gurzau
High level arsenic exposure is associated with reproductive toxicity in experimental and observational studies; however, few data exist to assess risks at low levels. Even less data are available to evaluate the impact of low level arsenic exposure on human fecundity. Our aim in this pilot study was a preliminary evaluation of associations between low level drinking water arsenic contamination and female fecundity. This retrospective study was conducted among women previously recruited to a hospital-based case-control study of spontaneous pregnancy loss in Timiṣ County, Romania...
January 3, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041999/occurrence-and-first-molecular-characterization-of-sarcocystis-spp-in-wild-boars-sus-scrofa-and-domestic-pigs-sus-scrofa-domesticus-in-romania-public-health-significance-of-the-isolates
#5
Kálmán Imre, Claudia Sala, Adriana Morar, Mirela Imre, Cătălin Ciontu, Ion Chisăliță, Andreea Dudu, Marius Matei, Gheorghe Dărăbuș
Domestic and wild pigs, as intermediate hosts, can harbor tissue cysts of three Sarcocystis species namely S. miescheriana, S. suihominis and S. porcifelis. Out of them, S. suihominis is zoonotic. Romania is a country with high consumption of raw and/or undercooked traditional pork products. This fact may greatly favor the acquiring of the zoonotic Sarcocystis infections by humans, as definitive host. Based on this consideration and in order to investigate the occurrence and public health significance of Sarcocystis spp...
December 29, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028572/romanian-medicine-european-medicine
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Ioan Cristian Stoica, Dinu Antonescu, Adrian Pana, Stefan Mogos, Romain Seil
The aim of the present paper is to present the message transmitted by the Presidential Lecture given during the first congress of arthroscopy organised in Romania, in March 2016, by the Romanian Society of Arthroscopy and Sports Trauma (SRATS). The goal was to present the evolution of medical care in Romania over the years, with the remarkable progress made in the first half of the twentieth century and the current status of arthroscopic surgery as seen from the point of view of medical professionals, as well as from a governmental point of view...
December 28, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025290/large-and-small-scale-environmental-factors-drive-distributions-of-cool-adapted-plants-in-karstic-microrefugia
#7
Zoltán Bátori, András Vojtkó, Tünde Farkas, Anna Szabó, Krisztina Havadtői, Anna E Vojtkó, Csaba Tölgyesi, Viktória Cseh, László Erdős, István Elek Maák, Gunnar Keppel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Dolines are small- to large-sized bowl-shaped depressions of karst surfaces. They may constitute important microrefugia, as thermal inversion often maintains cooler conditions within them. This study aimed to identify the effects of large- (macroclimate) and small-scale (slope aspect and vegetation type) environmental factors on cool-adapted plants in karst dolines of East-Central Europe. We also evaluated the potential of these dolines to be microrefugia that mitigate the effects of climate change on cool-adapted plants in both forest and grassland ecosystems...
December 26, 2016: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018920/delay-between-onset-of-symptoms-and-seeking-physician-intervention-increases-risk-of-diabetic-foot-complications-results-of-a-cross-sectional-population-based-survey
#8
Norina A Gavan, Ioan A Veresiu, Etta J Vinik, Aaron I Vinik, Bogdan Florea, Cosmina I Bondor
We present a post hoc analysis of 17,530 questionnaires collected as part of the 2012 screening for neuropathy using Norfolk Quality of Life tool in patients with diabetes in Romania, to assess the impact on foot complications of time between the onset of symptoms of diabetes/its complications and the physician visit. Odds ratios (ORs) for self-reporting neuropathy increased from 1.16 (95% CI: 1.07-1.25) in those who sought medical care in 1-6 months from symptoms of diabetes/its complications onset to 2.27 in those who sought medical care >2 years after symptoms onset...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017621/occurrence-of-ticks-in-the-subcutaneous-tissue-of-red-foxes-vulpes-vulpes-in-czech-republic-and-romania
#9
G D'Amico, J Juránková, F A Tăbăran, L Frgelecová, P Forejtek, I A Matei, A M Ionică, A Hodžić, D Modrý, A D Mihalca
An extensive survey of parasites in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) was independently conducted in Romania and the Czech Republic. Carcasses were examined by necropsy, and small, dark nodules apparently containing ticks were noticed in the subcutaneous tissue of several foxes. Histopathological examination was performed using hematoxylin and eosin (HE) staining. Of the 91 foxes examined from the Czech Republic, 14 (15.4%) were harboring ticks in the subcutaneous tissue. In the majority of these cases, 1-3 nodules/fox were found, with a maximum of 31 nodules/fox...
December 9, 2016: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002541/distinction-between-mesothelioma-and-lung-adenocarcinoma-based-on-immunohistochemistry-in-a-patient-with-asbestos-bodies-in-bronchoalveolar-fluid-case-report
#10
Agripina Raşcu, Eugenia Naghi, Marina Ruxandra OŢelea, Floarea Mimi NiŢu, Oana Cristina Arghir
Asbestos is a mineral-mined form the rocks, consisting in amosite (brown asbestos), crocidolite (blue asbestos) and÷or chrysotile (white asbestos) used in many industries. Researches about the exposure to asbestos dust and asbestosis related diseases started almost a century ago. The first case report of fatal asbestosis disease was published in 1906, in England, by Dr. Hubert Montague Murray. A decade after, asbestos "curious bodies" were firstly described in the lung tissue by Cooke (1926) and McDonald (1927)...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002538/clinical-and-morphological-considerations-in-one-case-with-cervical-cancer-and-right-ureterohydronephrosis
#11
Cristina Georgiana Ghib Para, Mircea Florin Sferdian, Voicu Daşcău, Lucian Păiuşan, Ioan Ioiart
We present the case of a 34-year-old female with cervical cancer and right ureterohydronephrosis. She was admitted to the Urology Clinic of the Emergency County Hospital of Arad, Romania, on November 11, 2015, after previously being diagnosed with stage IIIA cervical cancer in December 2014 and undergoing radio and chemotherapy and laparotomy for staging. At the moment of hospital admission, the patient suffered from fever and right lumbar pain, she was also diagnosed with grade IV right ureterohydronephrosis...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002531/parotid-sclerosing-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-immunohistochemical-study
#12
Florin Liviu Gherghina, Adrian Camen, Maria Cristina Munteanu, Claudiu Mărgăritescu, Călin Gabriel Şarlă
Here we report the case of a 63-year-old female with a parotid sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma diagnosed and treated at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Emergency County Hospital of Craiova, Romania. The clinical and imaging investigation revealed a parotid malignant tumor with central fluid-filled cystic formation. Histopathology found an intermediate grade sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma that invaded the adjacent adipose and striated muscle tissues, but without perineural and lymphovascular invasion...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002529/delayed-interval-delivery-in-twin-pregnancy-case-reports
#13
Constantin Cristian Văduva, Carmen Constantinescu, Mihaela Ţenovici, Alice Roxana Văduva, Mihaela Niculescu, Damian DiŢescu, Cristina CrenguŢa Albu, Dinu Florin Albu
The implementation of assisted reproduction has increased the incidence of multiple pregnancies. Prenatal death of one fetus in the second trimester of twin pregnancy confronts the obstetrician with a difficult problem with regard to the management of pregnancy. The scarcity of the condition and the absence of the large-scale studies make it difficult to advise the parents on the prognosis and optimal management. The unavoidable birth or death of one premature neonate has led to the aim of delayed interval delivery for the other twin...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002520/clinical-immunological-and-pathological-profile-of-infants-suffering-from-cow-s-milk-protein-allergy
#14
Elena Tătăranu, Smaranda Diaconescu, Camelia Geanina Ivănescu, Ioan Sârbu, Maria Stamatin
Cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA) is the most frequently encountered form of food allergy in pediatric patients and occurs secondary to cow's milk proteins (CMP) ingestion. The aim of this study is to define the profile of children suffering from CMPA and to describe the associated pathological findings. The authors performed a retrospective case-control study on 160 infants that presented with CMPA symptoms at "Sf. Maria" Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children, Iassy, Romania, between January 2013 and January 2015...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999235/drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-naples-2008-2013
#15
Annalisa Del Giudice, Alessandro Mustazzolu, Angelo Iacobino, Rossella Perna, Riccardo Smeraglia, Rachele Marino, Lanfranco Fattorini, Giulia Santoro
BACKGROUND: Drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is a serious threat in industrialized countries, but information from Southern Italy is lacking. Here, we present the results of a retrospective study of TB cases diagnosed in 2008-2013 in Naples, the largest city in Southern Italy. METHODS: Six hundred ninety Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains were isolated at the Ospedali dei Colli of Naples, and resistance to first-line and second-line drugs was determined. RESULTS: Multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB increased from 2008 to 2013, with 77...
October 2016: Annali Dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994619/some-risk-factors-of-chronic-functional-constipation-identified-in-a-pediatric-population-sample-from-romania
#16
Claudia Olaru, Smaranda Diaconescu, Laura Trandafir, Nicoleta Gimiga, Gabriela Stefanescu, Gabriela Ciubotariu, Marin Burlea
We conducted an observational study over a 1-year period, including 234 children aged 4-18 years and their caregivers and a matching control group. 60.73% of the children from the study group were males. Average age for the onset of constipation was 26.39 months. The frequency of defecation was 1/4.59 days (1/1.13 days in the control group). 38.49% of the patients in the sample group had a positive family history of functional constipation. The majority of children with functional constipation come from single-parent families, are raised by relatives, or come from orphanages...
2016: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993471/environmental-metal-contamination-and-health-impact-assessment-in-two-industrial-regions-of-romania
#17
Mirela Nedelescu, Daniela Baconi, Aurora Neagoe, Virgil Iordache, Miriana Stan, Paula Constantinescu, Anne-Marie Ciobanu, Alexander I Vardavas, Marco Vinceti, Aristidis M Tsatsakis
We investigated two Romanian industrial regions- Copşa Mică and Zlatna, to assess the current situation of soil pollution and bioaccumulation of Pb, Cd, Cu and Zn in different vegetable species and possible risks to consumers. Both total and mobile forms of the metals were determined in soil samples, and metal content in the edible parts of root vegetable samples was also assessed. The concentrations of Pb and Zn in soil were higher in Copşa Mică than in Zlatna (566mg/kg vs 271mg/kg for Pb and 1143mg/kg vs 368mg/kg for Zn)·The metal mobility in soil from Copsa Mica decreases in the order Zn>Cu>Cd>Pb (1...
December 16, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987125/exploring-river-pollution-based-on-sediment-analysis-in-the-upper-tisza-region-hungary
#18
Zsuzsanna Balogh, Sándor Harangi, István Gyulai, Mihály Braun, Katalin Hubay, Béla Tóthmérész, Edina Simon
We assessed contamination in the Upper Tisza region (Hungary, Central Europe), analyzing the elemental concentrations in sediment cores of oxbows. Our hypothesis was that the metal contamination which occurred in the year 2000 and which came from the mining area in Transylvania (Romania) may be detected even 15 years after the contamination, based on the vertical profile of sediment cores. Sediment cores were collected from five oxbows, and the following elements were measured with microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (MP-AES): Cu, Cr, Ba, Fe, Mn, Pb, Sr, and Zn...
December 16, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984264/reducing-restraint-with-clozapine-in-involuntarily-admitted-patients-with-schizophrenia
#19
Petru Ifteni, Andreea S Szalontay, Andreea Teodorescu
BACKGROUND: In the entire world, restraint and seclusion are common interventions in psychiatric inpatient settings because of aggressive behavior. STUDY QUESTION: Our objective was to test for the immediate antiaggressive property of clozapine compared with other antipsychotic treatments in an enriched cohort with high rates of restraint during early hospitalization. METHODS: We present a retrospective chart review in all involuntary admissions with schizophrenia during 2011-2014 in Psychiatry and Neurology Hospital, Brasov, Romania...
November 24, 2016: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983715/fine-particulate-matter-in-urban-environments-a-trigger-of-respiratory-symptoms-in-sensitive-children
#20
Daniel Dunea, Stefania Iordache, Alin Pohoata
The overall objective of this research was to study children's respiratory illness levels in Targoviste (Romania) in relationship to the outdoor concentrations of airborne particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter below 2.5 µm (PM2.5). We monitored and analysed the PM2.5 concentrations according to a complex experimental protocol. The health trial was conducted over three months (October-December 2015) and required the active cooperation of the children's parents to monitor carefully the respiratory symptoms of the child, i...
December 15, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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