Maria V Atanasova

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UNLABELLED Data on cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) prevalence and course in hospitalized infants are rather scarce, obsolete and considerably inconsistent. AIM to determine the prevalence, rate of clinical manifestations, risk factors and predictive capacity of clinical manifestations of CMV infection in hospitalized infants during their first year of(More)
The present catalogue of the ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Bulgaria is made on a base of critical reconsideration of literature (covering the period from 1892 till 2009 and part of 2010) as well as on examination of the authors' and several museum's collections. A lot of data were omitted in the previous Bulgarian monograph on ants, lots of new data(More)
AIM To study the cholestatic forms of viral hepatitis A that are described as unusual and very rare, but that are of great significance because of their severe course and high morbidity rate. MATERIAL AND METHODS We describe herein 17 cases of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection with pronounced cholestasis treated in the Clinic of Infectious Diseases at St.(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis A occurs throughout the world, albeit with different endemicity. The level of endemicity is determined for each country from the annual incidence rate and from the age-specific seroprevalence of anti-HAVt. AIM To assess the anti-HAVt seroprevalence in 180 people with no hepatitis A history. The study also aimed at determining the(More)
Bariatric surgery is a component of the multimodal treatment of obesity, which consists of multidisciplinary evaluation and diagnosis, conservative and surgical treatments, and lifelong follow-up care. The current guideline extends the BMI-based spectrum of indications that was previously proposed (BMI greater than 40 kg/m(2), or greater than 35 kg/m(2)(More)
The research includes 84 patients with leptospirosis treated in Clinic at Infectious Diseases – Pleven. Mild course in 52,38%, moderate in 19,05%, and severe in 28,57% are established. Serum amylase level has been investigated in 37 cases. Increased rates are measured in 41,67% of mild cases (av. 279 U/L), in 25% of moderate cases (av. 290 U/L), and in(More)
A case of autoimmune thrombocytopenia [AIT], diagnosed in the first trimester of pregnancy is described. Despite the active treatment with steroids and IVIG the platelet count dropped to extremely low levels in the third trimester--8 x 10(9)/l. Labor was induced in 34 w.g. because of the ineffective treatment of AIT, clinical and sonographic evidence of(More)
BACKGROUND Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is a clinically useful source of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells for treatment of a wide variety of malignant and non-malignant disorders. An important way to completing infor- mation on the quality and composition of units for transplantation is more extensive immunophenotyping of UCB. Moreover, phenotyping of(More)