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Improved Knee Function after Intraarticular Administration of a New Drug Combination: a Case Series Report

2018-01

Felician Stancioiu, Dana Vlasceanu-Catanas

https://doi.org/10.31689/rmm.2018.25.1.54

Pathological modifications of the large joints (knee, hip, shoulder, ankle) due to trauma and/or inflammation are a common occurrence, which increases as the general population gets simultaneously older and more active[1]. Progress in this therapeutic area has not kept up with the increased need for more effi cient treatments, an overall consideration which includes efficacy in reducing discomfort, cost of treatments, presence of adverse reactions and the long term effects on the function and structure of the joints, which may prompt the need for repeated or different treatments. [...]

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Proximal and Distal Humerus Fractures in a Patient with Chronic Inflammatory Joint Disease Undergoing Biologic Therapy

2018-01

Razvan Turcu, Marius Moga, George Dinache, Adrian Barbilian

https://doi.org/10.31689/rmm.2018.25.1.48

Rheumatoid arthritis affects women more frequently, aged 40 to 70, three times more frequently than men. Bone changes occurring in people with rheumatoid arthritis increase the incidence of fractures in these patients [1]. In the complex fractures of the proximal 3 of the humerus, the treatment of choice is represented by open reduction and osteosynthesis. This method can also be applied minivasively, known as minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO)[2,3]. [...]

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Posttraumatic Renal Artery Thrombosis

2018-01

Mirela Tiglis, Ioana Cristina Grintescu, Mihaela Buiuc, Cristian Cobilinschi, Angela Popa, Tiberiu-Paul Neagu, Liliana Mirea, Ioana Marina Grințescu

https://doi.org/10.31689/rmm.2018.25.1.44

Posttraumatic renal artery thrombosis is a very rare complication of abdominal trauma which occurs especially in young people, after car accidents, with an increasing incidence in the last few years. There are about 400 reported cases in the literature[1], meaning less than 0.08% of all reported abdominal traumas and being found in 1-4% of patients with renal damage[2]. [...]

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The Management of Congenital Ureteral Duplication Anomalies Complications - Case Presentation

2018-01

Dragos Marcu, Dan Spinu, Dan Mischianu, Raluca Mititelu, Ioana Oprea, Ovidiu Bratu

https://doi.org/10.31689/rmm.2018.25.1.39

Ureteral anomalies often represent a great challenge for physicians regarding their diagnostic and therapeutical management. Ureteral duplication is one of the most frequent urogenital congenital malformations, usually more frequent in female patients, with an incidence rate estimated at approximately 1%[1,2]. [...]

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Surgical Treatment in Acute Phase of Severe Burns - a Comprehensive Approach

2018-01

Mihaela-Cristina Andrei, Andreea Grosu-Bularda, Oana Vermesan, Adrian Frunza, Serban Arghir Popescu, Sabina Ionita, Razvan Teodoreanu, Khalid Al-Falah, Tiberiu-Paul Neagu, Ioan Lascar

https://doi.org/10.31689/rmm.2018.25.1.24

Major burn represents the most severe type of trauma, requiring high standard of treatment into regional specialized bun care centers[1]. According to American Burn Association(ABA), a major burn, which requires hospitalization in burn units, is represented by at least one of the following situations[2,3] [...]

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Evaluation of the Metabolic Profile During a Two Week Period in a Balneary Resort

2018-01

Gavril Lucian Gheorghievici, Adriana Sarah Nica, Gabriela Radulian

https://doi.org/10.31689/rmm.2018.25.1.18

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is defined as a cluster of elements represented by increased levels of fasting plasma glucose, raised tryglicerides, high blood pressure and modified values of HDL cholesterol associated with the presence of abnormal abdominal waist[1,2]. Due to this elements it represents a predicting factor regarding the development of type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Although insulin resistance[3] and central obesity[4] represent the main causative factors, there are still many unknown variables of its components that require further research. [...]

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Non-dominant Primary Motor Cortex Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain Caused by...

2018-01

Non-dominant Primary Motor Cortex Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain Caused by Diabetic Neuropathy: Case Series from a Small Crossover Pilot Study

Liviu Cozma, Laura Dumitrescu, Bogdan David, Adriana Nicolau, Mirela Enache, Ruxandra Patrascu, Bogdan Ovidiu Popescu

https://doi.org/10.31689/rmm.2018.25.1.14

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a relatively new therapeutic and diagnostic technique that uses non-invasive neuromodulation and has an excellent safety profile[1]. According to recent EAN guidelines on central neurostimulation in chronic pain conditions there is only week evidence for primary motor cortex rTMS in neuropathic pain[2], while other guidelines on rTMS state a defi nite analgesic effect of high frequency rTMS of the primary motor cortex contra-lateral to pain site in neuropathic pain[3]

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The Role of Histamine and Serotonin in the Control of Vascular Motricity of the Anterior Ocular Segment - Review of..

2018-01

The Role of Histamine and Serotonin in the Control of Vascular Motricity of the Anterior Ocular Segment - Review of the Literature from 1997 to 2018

Dragos-Constantin Lunca, Horia Paunescu, Laurentiu Coman, Ion Fulga

https://doi.org/10.31689/rmm.2018.25.1.6

Histamine and serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) are two amino acid derivatives with important biological functions [1]. Histamine, an endogenous monoamine, is synthesized from the histidine and is stored in most tissues and degraded in liver by histaminase. The most important roles of histamine are: mediation of type I allergic reactions, stimulation of stomach secretion of hydrochloric acid and pepsin (as autacoid), and functioning as a neurotransmitter (especially in the central nervous system)[2]. Regarding the vascular effects of histamine in non-ocular territories, there have not been many published literature reviews, for example, there are data reviewed for pulmonary artery[3], brain territory[4], but these data are not recent.

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The Use of Mineral Therapeutic Waters in Metabolic Disorders - a Review of the Literature

2018-01

Adriana Sarah Nica, Gavril Lucian Gheorghievici, Brindusa Ilinca Mitoiu, Delia Clantau, Gabriela Radulian

https://doi.org/10.31689/rmm.2018.25.1.1

Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) represents a group of clinical and biological criteria that when combined can become a potential threat for the development of severe pathologies -diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, obesity. The International Diabetes Federation(IDF) defines the presence of MetS when 3 or more of the following criteria are detected: 1.raised triglycerides ≥150 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L) or specific treatment for this lipid abnormality; 2.reduced HDL cholesterol <40 mg/dL (1.03 mmol/L) in males <50 mg/dL (1.29 mmol/L) in females or specific treatment for this lipid abnormality; 3.raised blood pressure systolic BP ≥130 or diastolic BP ≥85 mm Hg or treatment of previously diagnosed hypertension; 4.raised fasting plasma glucose, (FPG) ≥100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L), or previously diagnosed type 2 diabetes; 5.central obesity (defined as waist circumference* with ethnicity specific values) (IDF guidelines)[1-3].

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