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Peripheral Arterial Disease in Hemodialysed Patients

2015-04

Ileana Peride, Daniela Rădulescu, Andrei Niculae, Alice Bălăceanu, Ileana Adela Văcăroiu, Ruxandra Diana Sinescu, Ionel Alexandru Checheriță

There is increased evidence that the prevalence of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in hemodialysed patients is higher than in general population [1,2]. According to ACC/AHA (American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association) guidelines, the following risk factors are associated with PAD [3,4]

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The Rehabilitation of Elderly Institutionalized Patients with Osteoarthritis (Multiple Joint Involvement) Using...

2015-04

The Rehabilitation of Elderly Institutionalized Patients with Osteoarthritis (Multiple Joint Involvement) Using Alternative Methods Associated to Drug Therapy

Mircea Ovidiu Lupușoru, Claudia-Camelia Burcea, Ileana Adela Văcăroiu, Silviu Pițuru, Ileana Peride, Iulian Brezean, Lucian Negreanu, Andrei Niculae, Luminița Georgescu, Gabriela Elena Lupusoru, Teodora Ionescu, Dumitru Ferechide

Osteoarthritis, as a major cause of disability and due to the high prevalence among chronic diseases, represents one of the most important public health problems worldwide [1]. The limitation of physical function and the restriction of independence produce negative effects on the mental status of patients suffering from osteoarthritis, namely the emergence of depression and decreased self-confidence [2,3].

Developing a kinesiotherapeutic strategy based on the clinical, anatomical and functional stage of the disease and other comorbidities, as well as exploiting psychological and psychopedagogical resources will improve the physical performance and increase the independence of these patients [4,5].

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Identification of Osteoarthritis with Multiple Joint Involvement in Elderly Institutionalized Patients Concomitant with...

2015-04

Identification of Osteoarthritis with Multiple Joint Involvement in Elderly Institutionalized Patients Concomitant with Psycho-Kinesiotherapeutic Intervention Strategies - A Preliminary Study

Claudia-Camelia Burcea, Mircea Ovidiu Lupușoru, Lucian Negreanu, Ileana Adela Văcăroiu, Silviu Pițuru, Andrei Niculae, Iulian Brezean, Ileana Peride, Luminița Georgescu, Gabriela Elena Lupușoru, Dumitru Ferechide

Related to the rehabilitation of patients with osteoarthritis, kinesiotherapy addresses the methods, procedures and methodology that will be used depending on the anatomic, functional and clinical stage of the disease and its location after setting treatment goals. Furthermore, priorities of the rehabilitation program are established considering both medical issues and also paramedical and social aspects [1].

The kinesiotherapeutic opera tional strategy in rehabilitating patients with osteoarthritis is planned according to the characteristic comorbidities of elderly patients [2]. Clinical trials highlight that cardiovascular mortality is reduced when sedentary individuals become moderately active [3,4].

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Three Paediatric Cases Study with Over 80% TBSA Burn Injury - Surgical Treatment by Using Skin Allografts: A Viable Option...

2015-04

Three Paediatric Cases Study with Over 80% TBSA Burn Injury - Surgical Treatment by Using Skin Allografts: A Viable Option for Alternative Cover

Cristina A. Avram, Dan M. Enescu, Dan Ionita

Burn is the most severe type of injury that a human being may suffer which can be quantified and evaluated by surface and depth of lesions. Treatment of this kind of injuries needs complex teams, competent and devoted, consistent therapeutic principles, specific conditions of care and specific funding.

In full thickness burns, deep partial burns on important functional area (hand, foot, periarticular regions) and burns up to 40% TBSA, predominantly deep, surgical treatment consists in early excision and grafting, which improve prognosis compared to the burned area and also cosmetic and functional results.

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Telemedicine as an Alternative Model for Delivering Healthcare Services: Preliminary Results of the MultiMED Project

2015-04

Andrei Manu-Marin

According to the formal definition of the profile American association, the term of telemedicine involves the use of medical information sent between two or more sites via electronic communication means, having as an ultimate goal the improvement of patientsí clinical condition.

After already four decades of development and practical use of this diagnostic and treatment modality, with demonstrations in hospitals extending their remote healthcare services, the use of telemedicine extended rapidly, now being integrated in different current operations in hospitals, specialty departments, home care agencies, private practice offices, and also in different workplaces or residential sites, benefiting nowadays of a variety (constantly increasing) of applications and services using bi-directional video broadcasts, e-mail services, smart phones, wireless devices and other forms of telecommunication technology.

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