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INTRODUCTION During the last two decades, obesity has proved to be one of the most important problems of public health, and it is considerably more frequent in developed countries, not only in adults, but in children, too. The aim of the current study is to evaluate the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two thousand… (More)
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a class of drug widely used for treatment of mood disorders, including depression and cardiovascular disease. A search for related articles in the PubMed database was attempted. It covered studies, reports, reviews and editorials of the last 5 years. Pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as TNF-α, IL-1 and… (More)
6 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) accounts for less than 1% of all head and neck malignancies, although this anatomic location is the second most common extranodal site for NHL, lagging behind only the GI tract. Specifically, in the sinonasal tract, NHL is a common neoplasm, while its overall incidence ranges from 0.2% to 2% of all lymphoma cases in the Western… (More)
The clinical, radiological and pathological features of a paraganglioma resulting in cauda equina syndrome are described, including magnetic resonance imaging features. The literature is reviewed and discussed.
Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumours (DNTs) are benign lesions affecting young people and are associated with epilepsy. There have been described more than 300 cases in the literature and the clinical, pathological and radiological findings are well known. Recent advances in neuroimaging allow the acquisition of cerebral microcirculation parameters by… (More)
The development of functional brain nuclear medicine techniques and their application in the investigation of neuropsychiatric disorders, have contributed significantly in the illumination of the underlying pathophysiological processes of these disorders. Furthermore, Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET)… (More)
5 Today, many health-related hazards are known to be of multifactorial etiology, and prevention has been proved to be necessary even in early age before unhealthy habits become established . Children have the ability to learn and mimic others' behavior, which allows them to build knowledge, attitudes and behavioral patterns. Some of the factors that mold… (More)