Cristian Răsvan Băicuş

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Good bowel cleansing is essential to achieving optimal endoscopic evaluation of the colon. There are many different regimens available, but none have shown consistently superior results in achieving a clean colon. We compared the efficiency of two regimens with regard to bowel cleansing and patient satisfaction. The study also aimed to(More)
AIMS The aim of our study was to assess the clinical and biological parameters associated with Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and to establish the predictors of significant fibrosis in Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients. METHODS We correlated clinical and biochemical parameters with histological features (simple steatosis or(More)
INTRODUCTION A quarter of patients with involuntary weight loss (IWL) have cancer. Inflammation and anemia are associated with cancer, and recent studies showed that red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a predictor of mortality, including cancer-related death. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of routine hematological and inflammation(More)
AIM To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging as a noninvasive method for the assessment of liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients. METHODS We performed a prospective blind comparison of ARFI elastography, APRI index and FibroMax in a consecutive series of patients who underwent liver biopsy(More)
BACKGROUND Structural right ventricular (RV) abnormalities are present in a substantial proportion of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), but the trigger for RV hypertrophy remains unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between RV and left ventricular (LV) remodeling and the impact of biventricular involvement on clinical(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Mucosal healing is an important predictor of disease-related outcome in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients, including those in clinical remission. However, colonoscopy is an invasive procedure and many patients decline repeated endoscopic examinations. We aimed to assess whether noninvasive biomarkers could(More)
At the crossover of specialties, the osmotic demyelination syndromes are under-diagnosed clinical entities. Even if the knowledge and the management of these entities have evolved in the latest years, many issues are still unsolved. Initially described as diseases affecting alcoholics and malnourished and considered affecting solely the pons, it is now(More)
HIV-1 subtype B is predominant in Europe except in some countries from Eastern Europe which are characterized by a high prevalence of non-B subtypes and circulating recombinant forms (CRFs). Romania is a particular case: the HIV-1 epidemic started with subtype F1 which is still the most prevalent. Previous studies have shown an increasing prevalence of(More)
The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is defined by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), associated with thrombosis or recurrent spontaneous abortions. APS can occur alone or secondary to other conditions, especially associated to inflammatory systemic autoimmune diseases. Among the neurological manifestations associated with aPL, only ischemic(More)
Microcalorimetric bacterial growth studies have illustrated that thermograms differ significantly with both culture media and strain. The present contribution examines the possibility of discriminating between certain bacterial strains by microcalorimetry and the qualitative and quantitative contribution of the sample volume to the observed thermograms.(More)