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Deleanu O.-C.,Institutul Of Pneumoftiziologie Marius Nasta | Mihaltan F.D.,Institutul Of Pneumoftiziologie Marius Nasta | Reisz D.,UMF Victor Babes | Tudorache V.,Clinica de Pneumologie | Mihaicuta S.,Clinica de Pneumologie
Pneumologia | Year: 2011

Aim of this paper is to compare the new polysomnography staging manual according to American Academy of Sleep Medicine with Rechtschaffen & Kales rules, underlying the newly introduced aspects and illustrated with polysomnography images. The new rules simplify the staging but increase the time of electrodes application. They were established on the base of low levels of evidence, without being included in the multicenter statistical validation. For the first time in literature are given details about the criteria for the interpretation of sleep in children, but there are problems still remain unanswered, such as those regarding the scoring of hypopnea. In Romania, the main problem is primarily limited access to investigation and the deficit of health professionals.


Vegh A.,Heim Pal Childrens Hospital Budapest | Fabian G.,Semmelweis University | Jianu R.,UMF Victor Babes | Segatto E.,University of Szeged
Biomedizinische Technik | Year: 2012

The objective of the current epidemiological study is to show the correlation of various postural abnormalities and spinal deformities and the clinically identifiable dentofacial anomalies by orthodontic examination. Twenty-three children with Scheuermann ' s disease [mean age: 14 years 8 months; standard deviation (SD): 1 year 8 months] and 28 with scoliosis (mean age: 14 years 7 months; SD: 2 years 3 months) participated in the study. Standardized orthodontic screening protocols were used to map the occlusal relations in the sagittal, vertical, and horizontal dimensions; the space relations of the maxillary and mandibular frontal segment; the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) status; and the facial asymmetries. Statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) were found between the values of the examined groups of patients for the following measurements: incisal overjet and overbite, upper and lower midline deviation, mandibular frontal spacing, TMJ pathological symptoms and functional characteristics, and frequency of facial asymmetries. A large percentage of patients with pre-pubertal developments of spinal deformities have various dentofacial anomalies. The majority of these anomalies are present in patients with Scheuermann's disease. Early treatment of the malocclusions closely correlated to postural disorders should minimize the progression of the dentofacial anomalies, making necessary performing orthodontic screening of these patients as early as possible. © 2012 by Walter de Gruyter.


Pirtea L.,UMF Victor Babes | Grigoras D.,UMF Victor Babes | Sas I.,UMF Victor Babes | Pirtea M.,Spitalul Clinic Municipal
Gineco.ro | Year: 2011

Vasa previa represents a rare, but very dangerous condition, whose major complication is fetal exsanguination and death in utero. The diagnostic must be set antenatally by ultrasound using transvaginal probe and color Doppler. Most authors recommend the extraction of the fetus by cesarean section at 35 weeks of gestation. It is presented a case of vasa previa diagnosed at 22 weeks, where the extraction of the baby was delayed after 35 weeks of gestation. The mother was under constant surveillance, remained in the hospital after 36 weeks, the membranes was broken spontaneously at 37 weeks and an emergency cesarean section was performed.


Savoiu G.,UMF Victor Babes | Cristescu C.,UMF Victor Babes | Serban C.,UMF Victor Babes | Noveanu L.,UMF Victor Babes | And 5 more authors.
Revista Romana de Medicina de Laborator | Year: 2010

The aim of this study was to investigate endothelin-1 (ET-1) plasma concentration in patients with essential hypertension, atherogenic dyslipidemia, and coronary artery disease confirmed by coronarography and the relationship between ET-1 and subclinical atherosclerosis. The study comprised 32 patients with coronary artery disease, 12 hypertensive, 12 with atherogenic dyslipidemia and 12 healthy subjects. Antihypertensive medication was interrupted for two weeks before the study. The concentration of ET-1 was measured by ELISA. Endothelium-dependent, flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) of the brachial artery and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) of the carotid artery were assessed by B-mode ultrasonography. ET-1 plasma concentration was significantly higher (p < 0.001) in coronary artery disease patients (25 ± 5.42 pg/ml) comparative with atherogenic dyslipidemia patients (19 ± 5.63 pg/ml), with hypertensive patients (16.8 ± 5.16 pg/ml) and with the control subjects (7.2 ± 2.53 pg/ml). A significant negative correlation was found between ET-1 and FMD of the brachial artery in coronary artery disease patients (r = -0.81, p < 0.001), in hypertensive patients (r = -0.82, p < 0.001), atherogenic dyslipidemia patients (r = -0.85, p < 0.001), and control subjects (r= -0.84, p < 0.001). A positive significant correlation between ET-1 and carotid IMT was found only in coronary artery disease patients (r = 0.57, p<0.001). We did not find significant correlations between endothelin-1 and carotid IMT in hypertensive (r = 0.10, p=0.08), dyslipidemic (r = - 0.10, p=0.06) patients, and control subjects (r = - 0.14, p=0.03).

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