Mariana Costache

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Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is a mesenchymal tumor, caused by Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) with molecular and cytogenetic changes poorly understood. To gain further insight on the underlying molecular changes in KS, we performed microRNA (miRNA) microarray analysis of 17 Kaposi’s sarcoma specimens. Three normal skin specimens were used as controls. The most(More)
OBJECTIVE In this retrospective study, patients' medical records were reviewed to investigate the profiles of 633 OLP cases in a group of Romania. MATERIAL AND METHODS In this retrospective study, the following clinical data were obtained from the medical charts of patients: gender, age, clinical presentation of OLP, site affected, presence of symptoms,(More)
RATIONALE Eyelids are very susceptible area for non-melanoma skin cancers; among that, basal cell carcinoma has the highest incidence (almost 90% of malignant eyelid tumors) and 50-60% of eyelid basal cell carcinomas appear on inferior eyelid. OBJECTIVE To analyze clinical features of inferior eyelid basal cell carcinoma and to determine the efficacy of(More)
The aetiology of seborrheic keratoses (SK), the most common benign epithelial tumours, and any relationship with malignancy are not yet known. As a protective anti-cancer mechanism, apoptosis reflects cellular loss as a reaction to proliferative activity. The objective of this study was to quantify apoptosis in different SK types (acanthotic,(More)
Background: Non pigmented eccrine poroma is a benign tumor that can have dermoscopic features mimicking malign neoplasias. The characteristic vascular pattern of this tumor hasn't been established. We found a scarcely reported vas-cular pattern, which can be useful to distinguish this tumor from malignant ones and propose a new nomenclature to these vessels(More)
The progress of Earth Observation (EO) meter and sub-meter resolution sensors, both for optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images, poses major problems for the optimal exploitation of the image information content. While, in the past decades the exploitation of the acquired EO images with resolution of tens of meters was limited to maximum of 5%(More)
We show that the transformation equations for the space-time coordinates of the same event, derived on the basis of the constancy of the round trip speed of light, could be derived by performing the Lorentz-Einstein transformations of the event generated by a subluminal one way signal when it arrives at the location of the clock to be synchronized with the(More)
Cutaneous melanoma is a "perfid", aggressive and hard to be treated malignant tumor in case of delayed diagnosis. However, patients still have a chance to escape progressive disease if the lesion is recognized early, when the surgical approach is curative. Dermoscopy has the important advantage of rapidity and non-invasivity in a field with (still)(More)
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