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We report a pair of monozygotic Huntington's disease (HD) twins who, although sharing identical CAG repeat lengths, not only present with marked differences in clinical symptoms but also behavioral abilities as measured by our experimental procedures. Both HD twins and two healthy control subjects were tested twice over 2 years. Patient A was generally more(More)
UNLABELLED Alterations in the methylation patterns of promoter CpG islands have been associated with the transcriptional inhibition of genes in many human cancers, including prostate cancer (PCa). OBJECTIVES The aim of our study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of aberrant promoter hypermethylation of retinoic acid receptor β2 (RARβ2) gene in serum(More)
INTRODUCTION Nuchal umbilical cord (NUC) is a possible complication of pregnancy which can be associated with adverse perinatal outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective study was done at the County Emergency Hospital Timisoara, Romania, between January 2009 and December 2010 and included cases with NUC at the time of delivery. Outcome variable(More)
This paper reports on a unique, previously unreported, successful outcome in the case of a patient with focal osteolytic lesions of the ribs as a first sign of osteoporosis. The lesions were detected by chance after acute cough-induced rib fractures were seen on plain chest radiographs. The diagnosis had to be approached as a diagnosis of exclusion since(More)
It is well known that the periosteum is capable of bone formation. In the present study, the value of the vascularized periosteal graft in healing the long-bone defect filled with the allogenous bone graft was studied. The aim of the study was to verify the efficiency of the rotational vascularized periosteal graft as a optional surgical method as well as(More)
Sacral stress fractures are rare overuse injuries predominantly perceived in female long-distance runners. Our case report describes left-sided sacral wing stress fracture followed by contralateral sacral wing fracture after return to running. A 21-year-old female amateur long-distance runner presented with nonspecific low back and left buttock pain. Plain(More)
The article presents the case of a male patient, hospitalized due to severe pain in the upper abdomen area, nausea, and vomiting. The patient was diagnosed with surgical acute abdomen, for which emergency surgery is performed. Upon penetration into the peritoneal cavity, stomach inspection shows at the medio-gastric level, on the greater curvature, a(More)