Acute Coronary Syndrome With Normal Coronary Arteries: a Case of Spontaneous Spasm Lysis

Vogiatzis Ioannis, Koutsambasopoulos Konstantinos, Samaras Antonios, Bostanitis Ioannis Abstract Introduction: Patients suffering from Myocardial Infarction with Non-Obstructive Coronary Arteries (MINOCA) are found with no obstructive coronary artery disease on coronary arteriography. The Aim of this interesting case report is to present a patient with acute chest pain, temporal ST-segment elevation and MINOCA. Case report: A [...]

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Is There a Difference in Postoperative New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Following On-Pump Versus Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery?

Slavenka Straus, Ilirijana Haxhibeqiri-Karabdic, Sanja Granov Grabovica, Nermir Granov, Amel Hadzimehmedagic Abstract Background: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is the most common postoperative arrhythmia after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. POAF is associated with an increased risk of stroke, discomfort, longer hospital stay with increased treatment costs. Aim: The aim of our study was to [...]

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Lymph Node Metastases Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma and their Importance in Recurrence of Disease

Sinisa Maksimovic, Branislava Jakovljevic, Zdenka Gojkovic Abstract Background: The purpose of this study is to establish whether the lymph node metastases of the papillary thyroid carcinoma are a significant factor in recurrence of the disease by analyzing the time until recurrence of the disease and frequency of recurrence of the disease. Methods: From 1 January [...]

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Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome in Surgical Patients

Jasmina Smajic, Lejla Rakovac Tupkovic, Samir Husic, Selma Sijercic Avdagic, Samir Hodzic, Semir Imamovic Abstract Objective: To determine the incidence of systemic inflammatory response of the organism in surgical patients and its impact on the outcome of treatment. Methods: A prospective study was conducted on 60 patients undergoing abdominal surgical procedures, between January 2014 and [...]

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Embitterment in War Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Dzevad Sabic, Adela Sabic, Olivera Batic-Mujanovic Abstract Aim: The aim of this study was to analyze frequency of embitterment in war veterans with Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Patients and Methods: It was analyzed 174 subjects (from Health Center Zivinice/ Mental Health Center) through a survey conducted in the period from March 2015 to June 2016, [...]

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Effectiveness of Manual Treatment on Pregnancy Symptoms: Usefulness of Manual Treatment in Treating Pregnancy Symptoms

Boris Skarica Abstract Objectives: To determine the usefulness of manual treatment in reducing or eliminating pregnancy symptoms during first and second trimester. Methods: Manual treatment of the cervical and thoracic spine was performed in a group of 115 pregnant women who developed pregnancy symptoms during normal pregnancy. A rotational traction of the cervical spine was [...]

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The Ratio of Unesterified/esterified Cholesterol is the Major Determinant of Atherogenicity of Lipoprotein Fractions

Babak Bagheri, Asal Alikhani, Hossein Mokhtari, Mehdi Rasouli Abstract Background: The hypothesis is proposed that the atherogenicity of lipoporotein fractions is correlated with the content of unesterified cholesterol. Objectives: To evaluate the role and prognostic values of unesterified and esterified cholesterol in lipoprotein fractions for coronary artery disease (CAD). Design and methods: The study population [...]

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Proprietary Herbal Extract Downregulates the Gene Expression of Il-1α in HaCaT Cells: Possible Implications Against Nonscarring Alopecia

Erkin Pekmezci, Cihat Dundar, Murat Turkoglu Abstract Background: Currently while, topical minoxidil and oral finasteride are the only medications approved in androgenetic alopecia (AGA), the cause oriented treatment and immunsupressive treatment are being performed in telogen effluvium (TE) and alopecia areata (AA) respectively. Considering the inflammatory factors in the pathogenesis of these three nonscarring alopecia [...]

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Serum Gamma-glutamyltransferase and Obesity: is there a Link?

Viko Coku, Xike Shkembi Abstract Background: Little data is available on gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) and body fat distribution in healthy individuals. We examined whether GGT within normal range is prospectively associated with total body fat (TF) and regional body fat distribution. Methods: We included 62 patients who were presented at Eureka Health and Research Foundation Clinic. [...]

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Evaluation of the Validity and Reliability of the Waterlow Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Scale

Charalambos Charalambous, Agoritsa Koulori, Aristidis Vasilopoulos, Zoe Roupa Abstract Introduction: Prevention is the ideal strategy to tackle the problem of pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcer risk assessment scales are one of the most pivotal measures applied to tackle the problem, much criticisms has been developed regarding the validity and reliability of these scales. Objective: To investigate [...]

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