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Economic Impact of Early Detection and Treatment of Skin Cancer on the Health Care System

2015-04

Laura Raducu, Diana Ruxandra Sinescu, Cristina Nicoleta Cozma, Iulia Cristina Filip, Cristian Radu Jecan

Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) ranks as the fifth most costly cancer to treat in the United States even though the mortality rate is not high [1].

In Romania, the dermatologist is the one who generally detects skin cancer, but any clinician, especially the primary care physician who has a constant connection with the patient, plays an important role in skin cancer detection. In the early detection stage, a good collaboration with the plastic surgeon permits the surgical excision of the tumour with oncologic safety margins and primary suture, resulting in minimal costs [2]. Unfortunately, a great number of patients involved in our study (>84%) showed up in more advanced stages which required a reconstructive method.

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Modern Diagnostic Approach of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children and Adolescents...

2015-04

Modern Diagnostic Approach of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children and Adolescents - Experience of a Single Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Center

Claudia Dita, Anca Colita, Mirela Asan, Anca Gheorghe, Constantin Arion

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most frequent malignancy in children, representing 25% of all the neoplastic diseases in people younger than 15 years [1].

The peak of incidence is between ages 2 and 3 years [1]. In adolescents (15 to 19 years), ALL comprises only 7% of all cancers [2]. In the United States, it is estimated that 2500 - 3500 children are diagnosed with ALL every year [1]. The incidence appears to be increasing. In Europe it was reported a 1.4% increase in incidence from 1970 to 1999 [3].

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A History of an Old and Still New Disease: Urinary Lithiasis

2015-04

Dan Mischianu, Dan Spinu, Cătălin Pricop, Ovidiu Bratu

We believe that with the apparition of the first settlements and the act of eating also appeared the first potentially urinary lithiasis patients.

One of the "leading minds"[1] of the twentieth century, Margaret Mead (1901-1978) (fig. 1), renowned anthro-pologist used to say "it is easier to change a nation religion rather its eating habits".

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