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Liposomes are a potential system for more selective delivery of photosensitizers (PS) to tumors. Pheophorbides are one series of new PS under investigation for use in photodynamic therapy. The pharmacokinetics, anti-tumor response and normal tissue effects of methylpheophorbide-a-(hexyl-ether) (MPH) associated with negatively charged phospholipid vesicles(More)
UNLABELLED Bladder cancer (BC) is the most common tumor of the urinary tract. White light cystoscopy (WLC) is currently considered the standard investigation for diagnosis of bladder tumors. Recent studies suggest that using exogenous fluorescence (photodynamic diagnosis, PDD) can improve its diagnostic sensitivity and specificity. OBJECTIVE Our study(More)
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is 2-3 times more frequent in men with diabetes mellitus than in men without such a history and might be an early marker of endothelial dysfunction. We studied a group of 310 unselected male patients within the Clinical Center of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases of Dolj County, with ages ranging between 20-78 years (57.43 + 0.835)(More)
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) revolutionized the treatment of urolithiasis and gradually became the favorite treatment option so that today it is considered to be the first line of treatment for more than 75% of the patients with urolithiasis. The purpose of this study was the assessment of the therapeutic efficiency, complications and(More)
Despite continuous improvement of diagnosis, surgical and adjuvant treatment procedures for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), their natural development is still influenced by the high rates of tumor recurrence and progression. The study aims at assessing the value of adjuvant intravesical chemotherapy within the therapeutic protocol for operated(More)
The paper presents an e-learning platform (TESYS) that enhances the possibilities of the traditional medical teaching. It allows students to use modern tools for information access and continuously testing their knowledge. Although medical learning cannot replace direct transfer of knowledge performed during hospital practice hours, when the teacher(More)
The need of an accurate and prognostically valuable method for grading the prostatic carcinoma resulted in, in the last decades, a large number of systems, none of them succeeding in being unanimously accepted by the pathologists family. The authors selected and reassessed using Gleason system a group of 221 cases with prostatic adenocarcinoma previously(More)
In this article, we report a case of pregnancy obtained in an infertile couple diagnosed with severe male factor infertility. The couple attended for fertility examination reporting a history of 10 years of infertility. The cause of infertility was obstructive azoospermia. The treatment consists of in vitro fertilization (IVF). The ovarian stimulation of(More)