Broad Phenotypic Heterogeneity and Multisystem Involvement in Single mtDNA Deletion-associated Pearson Syndrome

Josef Finsterer, Fulvio A. Scorza, Carla A. Scorza Abstract We read with interest the article by Khasawneh et al. about a 4 months-old male with Pearson syndrome due to a novel mtDNA deletion (1). We have the following comments and concerns. [Med Arch 2018; 72(3.000): 234-236] Keywords: Pearson Syndrome, mtDNA >>Full text PDF      [...]

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Epidemiological Characteristics of the Accidental Exposures to Blood-Borne Pathogens Among Workers in the Hospital

Rahima Jahic, Dilista Piljic, Humera Porobic-Jahic, Amer Custovic, Jasminka Petrovic, Dragan Piljic Abstract Introduction: The main route of acquiring infectious blood and body fluids in hospital conditions is accidental exposure to stinging incidents. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiological characteristics of accidental exposures to blood-borne pathogens among different professional groups [...]

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Surgical Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Patients with Simultaneous Urological Disorders: a Single Center Experience

Athanasios E. Dellis, Thomas Kotsis Abstract Introduction: Although rare, co-existence of abdominal aortic aneurysms with urological manifestations, suggests a challenging surgical entity in terms of successful aneurysmal repair along with minimally or null urological complications. Case reports: There are neither available data regarding the incidence of their co-existence nor consensus regarding optimal surgical management. Given [...]

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Impact of Different Sources of Infection on Therapy Response in Chronic Hepatitis C

Azra Husic-Selimovic, Amela Sofic, Elma Jahic, Dzanela Prohic, Zulejha Merhemic Abstract Introduction: Prior to the 1990s, the most common sources of HCV infections were blood transfusions, unsafe injections and I.V drug use. Screening of blood products for HCV has eradicated transfusion-transmitted hepatitis C in most countries since 1992–in Bosnia and Herzegovina, however, since 1995, due [...]

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Congenital True Aneurysm of the Right Superficial Temporal Artery

Thomas Kotsis, P.anagitsa Christoforou, Despoina Myoteri, Panagiota Papacharalampous Abstract Introduction: Superficial temporal artery aneurysms (STAAs) occur in 1% of arterial aneurysms; mostly (95%) are pseudoaneurysms following trauma; true aneurysms are rare (5%); forty-five cases are reported. Aim: To report a rare case of a congenital STAAA. Case Report: A67-year-old patient recalled the existence of a [...]

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Effects of Alpha Lipoic Acid on Loss of Myelin Sheath of Sciatic Nerve in Experimentally Induced Diabetic Rats

Irem Tasci, Caner Feyzi Demir, Tuncay Kuloglu Abstract Objectives: Diabetic neuropathy is the most frequent chronic complication of diabetes. It may attack to sensory, motor or autonomous fibers. Varied mechanisms account for the development of diabetic neuropathy such as metabolic disorders, microvascular damages, neurotrophic support deficit, alternation in neuro-immune interactions, neural and glial cell apoptosis, [...]

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Tetralogy of Fallot – Clinical Course and Treatment as a Mirror of Contemporary Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery Development in Correction of Congenital Heart Disease in the Adults

Edin Begic, Zijo Begic, Dzenan Jahic, Enisa Hodzic Abstract Aim: The aim of this paper was to present a 65 year old female patient with chronic heart disease, surgically treated for congenital heart defect type Tetralogy of Fallot. Case report: In the sixth year of life the patient underwent palliative Potts anastomosis surgery which created [...]

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Seroprevalence of Toxocara Canis In Asthmatic Children and its Relation to the Severity of Diseases

Tooba Momen, Nafiseh Esmaeil, Mohsen Reisi Abstract Background: Toxocariasis is a common parasitic infection worldwide even in developed countries. Through this health problem, the immune system is triggered and the antibody is produced, leading to some hypersensitive situations like asthma. In the present study, we tried to show a correlation between Toxocara Canis (T. canis) [...]

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Death as a Consequence of Foreign Body Aspiration in Children

Fuad Brkic, Sekib Umihanic, Hasan Altumbabic, Almedina Ramas, Almir Salkic, Sefika Umihanic, Majda Mujic, Lejla Softic, Sabrina Zulcic Abstract Aim: To analyze the rate of mortality in children with foreign body aspiration (FBA). Methods: We outlined a retrospective review of hospital data of patients between 1971 and 2013. FBA occurring in children 0 year to [...]

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Administration of Intravenous Zoledronic Acid Every 3 Months vs. Annually in β-thalassemia Patients with Low Bone Mineral Density: a Retrospective Comparison of Efficacy

Hadi Darvishi-Khezri, Mehrnoush Kosaryan, Rozita Akbarzadeh, Aily Aliasgharian, Mehran Fazli Abstract Introduction: The benefit of annual administration of zoledronic acid in the management of thalassemia-associated osteoporosis is unknown. Aim: The aims of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of treatment with two different dosing regimens of IV zoledronic acid (annually versus every 3 months) [...]

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