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The Distally Based Superficial Sural Artery Angiosome Flap Concept: Anatomy, Indications, Surgical Technique, Results...

2015-03

The Distally Based Superficial Sural Artery Angiosome Flap Concept: Anatomy, Indications, Surgical Technique, Results, Complications and Technical Aspects to Minimize Complications

Cristian Radu Jecan, Viorel Goleanu, Laura Răducu, Luminița Tomescu, Daniel Hernic, Ioan Lascăr

Located between the popliteal fossa and the midportion of the calf, centered over de midline raphe, between the medial and lateral heads of the gastrocnemius muscle, the sural flap is the best known neurocutaneous flap of the leg. [1,2]

The sural angiosome was first introduced in practice by Ponten in 1981, when he reported the use of 23 fasciocutaneous proximally based flaps for soft tissue defects.[3] Donski and Fogdestam described the anatomy of the distally based sural flap and presented three clinical cases in 1982. [4]

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The Evolution of Electrocardiographic Changes after Revascularization Therapy in Patients with ST Segment Elevation...

2015-03

The Evolution of Electrocardiographic Changes after Revascularization Therapy in Patients with ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Magda Ruxandra Zaharia, Oliviana Geavlete, Alice Brînzea, Oana Tăutu, Gheorghița Aron, Ioan Tiberiu Nanea

Despite the advanced technologies, the 12 leads electrocardiogram (ECG) remains an important investigation modality for providing a fast diagnostic of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). This method offers data concerning the presence, extension and severity characterizing the ischemic process (1). The ECG interpretation is still essential during the initial evaluation of patients admitted for ischemia suggestive symptoms (2).

Moreover, being a cheap, non-invasive and accessible technique, ECG continues to represent the gold-standard alternative for the differential diagnostic, for determining the appropriate treatment approach, for selecting patients susceptible of benefiting from reperfusion as well as regarding risk stratification (1).

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Predictive Factors for Native AVF Complications in Dialysis Patients - A Prospective Study in a Public Hemodialysis Center

2015-03

Mazen Elfarra, Cristiana David, Ileana Peride, Andrei Niculae, Alexandru Ciocâlteu, Ruxandra Diana Sinescu4, Ionel Alexandru Checheriță

The prevalence of end stage renal disease (ESRD) is constantly increasing in worldwide population, as is the necessity of renal replacement therapy [1-3]. The improvements in dialysis techniques determined increasing quality and lifetime of dialysis patients and the need for a reliable vascular access that sustains the procedure for long periods of time. On the other hand, the progressive aging of dialyzed population and the emerging complications, as well as the rising prevalence of diabetes as a cause for chronic kidney disease (CKD), hampers the processes of obtaining and maintaining an adequate vascular access [1,4,5].

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells - What is in the Name?

2015-03

Alt Eckhard

Since more than 40 years ago Friedenstein first described cells derived from bone marrow stroma that were plastic adherent and had the ability to differentiate into other lineages, our knowledge about stem cells has constantly been growing over the last decades.

Nearly 10 years ago a definition was given by Dominici et al describing Mesenchymal Stem Cells as being plastic adherent, expressing CD73, CD90, CD105 and having the ability to differentiate into osteoblasts, adipocytes and chondrocytes. Since this time the expression "Mesenchymal Stem Cells" has been used to describe what we believe are multipotent cells.

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