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Predictive Factors in Compressive Neuropathies Treatment Outcome

2017-03

Roxana Maria Tomek-Enescu, Andreea Grosu-Bularda, Alexandru Stoian, Ioan Lascar

Peripheral nerve damage may lead to substantial mor-bidity, and the costs associated with these conditions can be elevated for both the individual and society.

Nerve entrapment syndromes represent a common occurrence, but sometimes are not correctly diagnosed. They appear more frequently and are better known in upper limb. Carpal tunnel syndrome has the higher prevalence, of 3.72% in USA[1]. [...]

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How Can the Number of Diseased People Be Reduced in General by Implementing One Health Concept (ONE HEALTH WHITE BOOK)

2017-03

Nicolae Manolescu, Mircea Ifrim

From our point of view, the living environmentrefers to the sum total of events that take place around-the-clock in a living area that includes the soil alongside air, and water, including all living creatures(plants, animals and humans), plus the invisible worldthat causes di-seases in humans and animals, consisting of both biotic factors(bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites) and abiotic factors(toxic and oncogenic chemicals). [...]

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Penile Neoplasia Forensic Approach

2017-03

Dan Spinu, Catalin Belinski, Ioana Oprea, Dragos Marcu, Dan Mischianu, Ovidiu Bratu

Penile cancer is a relatively rare neoplasia with the overall incidence of less than 1 from 100000 patients in Europe and USA[1,2]. The majority of them are common scuamous cell carcinoma 48-65% of the cases followed by basaloid carcinoma, warty carcinoma, verrucous carcinoma, papillary carcinoma which cover for more than 30% with the rest of 5% going to rare types of neoplasia or mixed types.

As in cervix carcinoma the role of HPV has been proved, infact there is a rare type of PC which is directly linked to HPV[3]. As such, the prevalence of penile neoplasia is related to that of HPV in general population. Strains 16 and 18 are the most common findings in penile carcinoma[4]. [...]

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A Curious Case of Rhinophyma in a 73-Year-Old Patient

2017-02

Tiberiu Paul Neagu, Khalid Al-Falah, Mirela Tiglis, Iulia Gabriela Marcu, Cristian Radu Jecan, Liliana Elena Mirea, Ioan Lascar

Rhinophyma is a benign tumor characterized by a pro-gressive hypertrophy of the nose soft tissues, with a re-ddish and bulky appearance, affecting most frequently elderly Caucasian males[1], which may also cause functional airway obstruction. It is believed to be the end stage of severe acne rosacea, but the real cause and the exact etiology remain unknown[1]. The male to female ratio of rhinophyma patient varies between 5 to 1 and 30 to 1 [2,3]. The diagnosis is based on the clinical features of this rare and disfiguring disease using Rhinophyma Severity Index Score (RHISI)[4]. The main differential diagnosis is the basal cell carcinoma (BCC), with an occult incidence of 3% to 10% in patients with rhinophyma[1]. [...]

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Prenatal Diagnosis and Genetic Counselling in Turner Syndrome: Case Report and Literature Review

2017-02

Viorica Tudor, Octavia Velicu, Mihai Mitran, Elvira Bratila, Emilia Severin

The first paper describing female patients with Turner syndrome (TS) was published in 1938 by Henry Turner[1]. It was later discovered that in 1930, Otto Ullrich had already reported a case report of a girl with suggestive symptoms of TS[2].†Therefore, the complete name is Ullrich-Turner syndrome.

Turnerís syndrome is a pathology found only in females, characterized by the partial or total absence of a second sex chromosome which leads to a wide range of physical findings that often includes congenital lymphedema, short stature, and gonadal dysgenesis[1]. The physical symptoms depend on the karyotype, as only 50% of Turner patients are 45,X the others displaying mosaics or abnormalities in the second sex chromosome. [...]

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