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Poisoning after eating puffer fish containing highly lethal tetrodotoxin (TTX) is widespread in Asia. In 2008, naïve inland populations in Bangladesh were exposed to cheap puffer fish sold on markets. In three outbreaks, 141 patients with history of puffer fish consumption were hospitalized. Symptoms of poisoning included perioral paraesthesia, tingling(More)
The increase of the peripheral blood flow resistance level is the major hemodynamic parameter in pathophysiology of essential hypertension (HT). The functional and morphological abnormalities of the microcirculation in the early stage, sometimes before the increase of the blood pressure, are intensely explored. Their identification is a proof for the(More)
We propose a data processing framework for mining associations between medical diagnoses in obstetrical and perinatal care. Starting from the ICD-10 codes reported in the DRG system, we focused on identifying and implementing procedures for data aggregation and filtering to be applied as preprocessing tools in mining medical data. The proposed framework was(More)
Investigations on the symptoms associated with the use of anticholinergic medications by elderly patients demonstrated that these medications are frequently associated with persistent adverse effects that may go unrecognized by both patients and physicians. An increase in autonomic symptoms was readily demonstrated in a group of elderly outpatients taking(More)
We aimed at identifying a suitable data analysis approach to investigate potential patterns in the current medical coding in obstetrics and perinatal care. We processed the data reported for 2006 in DRG files from three Romanian university clinics of obstetrics-gynaecology and found substantial differences in the coding practices. Based on the evidence we(More)
Nailfold capillaroscopy was performed in children and young people with rheumatic disease (42 patients with a variety of childhood rheumatic diseases) and 30 normal control subjects. Distinctive morphologic abnormalities with capillary enlargement, megacapillary and dropout of surrounding structures were noted in two groups: patients with childhood(More)
A patient aged 42, diagnosed with polycondritis for approximately 14 years is presented; she has undergone urgent surgery for a splenic abscess in imminent fistulization in the left pleural cavity. Her susceptibility to infections is marked in time by surgical interventions for pultaceous amygdalitis, an abscess of the right submandibular salivary gland, a(More)
Cervical cancer lesions represent a major threat to the health of the women worldwide. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for 99.7% of cervical cancer cases, the infectious etiology giving the possibility of preventing cervical cancer by vaccination. The most aggressive HPV types are 16 and 18, which cause about 70% of cases of invasive cancer. The(More)
PURPOSE We present the results of the systematic application of the first trimester combined test for aneuploidies, in a Romanian center. METHODS Since October 2009, in Filantropia Hospital in Bucharest, we have systematically been using the FMF (Fetal Medicine Foundation) combined first trimester test to screen for common aneuploidies at 11 to 13 + 6(More)