Mihaela Vlad

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AIM To assess whether acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography can differentiate normal from pathological thyroid parenchyma. METHODS We evaluated 136 subjects (mean age 45.8 ± 15.6 years, 106 women and 30 men): 44 (32.3%) without thyroid pathology, 48 (35.3%) with Basedow-Graves' disease (GD), 37 (27.2%) with chronic autoimmune thyroiditis(More)
To evaluate and compare the values of the elasticity index as measured by shear wave elastography in healthy subjects and in patients with autoimmune thyroid disease, in order to establish if this investigation can predict the occurrence of autoimmune thyroid disease. A total of 104 cases were included in the study group: 91 women (87.5 %), out of which 52(More)
BACKGROUND The epidemiology of type 1 diabetes mellitus may provide insights into the pathogenesis of the disease. OBJECTIVE The aim of this work was to characterize the trend of the incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus in Romanian children aged from 0 to 17 years over a 10-year interval. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Data regarding new cases were obtained from(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)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the presence and severity of neuropathy and depression on the patient's adherence to diabetes-related self-care activities (DRSCA) in a cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). PATIENTS AND METHODS In this cross-sectional, noninterventional study, 198 patients with T2DM were(More)
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is a rare form of malignancy, having an intermediate prognosis. Controversies exist regarding the best surgical approach. The aim of the study was to analyze the outcome in a group of patients with MTC, diagnosed and followed up in a single care center. We performed a retrospective analysis of all the patients diagnosed(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS 2D-shear wave elastography (2D-SWE) is a relatively new elastographic technique. The aim of the present study is to determine the values of the elasticity indexes (EI) measured by 2D-SWE in parathyroid benign lesions (adenomas or hyperplasia) and to establish if this investigation is helpful for the preoperative identification of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus in children is highly variable in the world. The aim of our study was to analyze the evolution of the incidence of childhood type 1 diabetes in Romania between 1996 and 2015, and to search for differences amongst age groups, gender, geographic regions and month of diagnosis. METHODS All new cases of type(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic nephropathy is a severe complication of Type 2 diabetes. Tubular lesions may play an important role in its early stages. The aim of our study was to determine if atorvastatin protects the podocytes and the proximal tubule in patients with Type 2 diabetes. METHODS A total of 63 patients with Type 2 diabetes completed this 6-months(More)
CONTEXT The neural cell adhesion molecule CD56 is an antigen important for the differentiation of the follicular epithelium. Recent studies have reported low or absent expression of CD56 in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and its presence in normal thyroid tissue, benign thyroid lesions, and most follicular non-PTC tumors. AIM We wish to estimate the(More)