Daliborca Cristina Vlad

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BACKGROUND Advanced glycation end-products have been involved in the pathogenesis of proximal tubule dysfunction which characterizes diabetic tubulopathy. METHODS A total of 76 Type 2 diabetes mellitus patients and 28 healthy controls were evaluated concerning a potential association of glycated peptides with proximal tubule dysfunction by assessing urine(More)
BACKGROUND There is an ongoing debate as to whether early diabetic nephropathy in Type 2 diabetes mellitus may be attributed to the glomerulus or to the proximal tubule. Urinary excretion of nephrin and vascular endothelial growth factor may increase even in the normoalbuminuria stage. In the course of diabetic nephropathy, the proximal tubule may be(More)
This study aims to compare the epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory aspects of cystic echinococcosis (CE) in children with those of adults from western Romania, and to determine the specifics of this disease in the younger population. The medical records of the patients diagnosed with CE and hospitalized during 2004-2010 in four western Romanian(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify performance in the preanalytical phase in a stat laboratory using quality indicators, and compare our results with those in the literature to improve laboratory services. METHODS We counted the test request forms, samples, and the types of preanalytical errors that occured in a stat laboratory between January 1 and December 31, 2011.(More)
The purpose of this study is to bring new and important data regarding the epidemiology of ascariasis, enterobiasis and giardiasis in the Romanian largest county during a 14-year period. We have performed a retrospective collection and analysis of the available information provided by the general practitioners to the Statistics Department database of the(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic atherosclerosis and microangiopathy parallel diabetic nephropathy. The aim of our study was to evaluate the pattern of endothelial dysfunction in two vascular territories, the kidney and the brain, both affected by diabetic vasculopathic complications. The endothelial variability was evaluated in relation to advanced glycation(More)
AIMS Detection of podocytes in the urine of patients with type 2 diabetes may indicate severe injury to the podocytes. In the course of type 2 diabetes the proximal tubule is involved in urinary albumin processing. We studied the significance of podocyturia in relation with proximal tubule dysfunction in type 2 diabetes. METHODS A total of 86 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Sediment bacterial communities are key players in biogeochemical cycling of elements in the aquatic environment. Copper mining, smelting, and processing operations located in Bor area (Serbia) are major environmental hot spots in the lower Danube Basin and Western Balkans. In the present study, we evaluate the influence of trace element (TE)(More)
A1 The outcome of patients with recurrent versus non-recurrent pneumococcal meningitis in a tertiary health-care hospital in Bucharest Cristian-Mihail Niculae, Eliza Manea, Raluca Jipa, Simona Merisor, Ruxandra Moroti, Serban Benea, Adriana Hristea National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Prof. Dr. Matei Balș”, Bucharest, Romania; Carol Davila University(More)
AIM The study assessed mRNA expression of podocyte-associated molecules in urinary sediments of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in relation to urinary podocytes, biomarkers of podocyte injury and of proximal tubule (PT) dysfunction. METHODS A total of 76 patients with type 2 DM and 20 healthy subjects were enrolled in a cross-sectional study,(More)