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Vitamin D Levels Correlate with Wheezing and Asthma Recurrence in Children

2016-03

Marius Cornitescu, Gabriel Mircescu, Mariana Moiceanu, Eugenia Buzoianu, Vlad Plesca, Andrei Zamfirescu, Doina Anca Plesca

Vitamin D is a secosteroid with a pivotal role in the calcium and phosphate metabolism, two ions that are essential for bone mineralization, neuromuscular activity and general cell functions. Sources of vitamin D are either endogenous (production in the skin from 7-dehydrocholesterol under the influence of sunlight UV-B radiation) [1] or exogenous (dietary). The dietary forms of vitamin D are either of vegetal origin (ergocalciferol, vitamin D2) [2] or of animal origin (colecalciferol, vitamin D3) [3]. The two calciferol forms are similarly metabolized in humans, have equal bioavailability and effectiveness [4]. [...]

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Two-Dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography - a Useful Non-Invasive Method in Predicting Significant Coronary Artery...

2016-03

Two-Dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography - a Useful Non-Invasive Method in Predicting Significant Coronary Artery Disease in Low Risk Acute Coronary Syndrome

Roxana Onut, Monica Stoian, Sebastian Onciul, Diana Zamfir, Cristina Marinescu, Ioana Petre, Silvia Iancovici, Alexandra Paval, Alexandru Scafa, Lucian Calmac, Vlad Bataila, Maria Dorobanțu

Echocardiography is the first cardiac imaging technique used to evaluate patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, in the absence of wall motion abnormalities, conventional echocardiography at rest provides little information. Patients presenting with low risk ACS usually have normal wall motion and left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF) at rest.

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