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The insulin -23Hph and IGF2 Apa polymorphisms were genotyped in Romanian patients with T1DM (n = 204), T2DM (n = 215) or obesity (n = 200) and normoponderal healthy subjects (n = 750). The genotypes of both polymorphisms were distributed in concordance with Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium in all groups. The -23Hph AA genotype increased the risk for T1DM (OR:(More)
Polymorphisms in IL6, ACE and ATR genes are associated with obesity. Torque Teno virus (TTV) seems to be able to interfere with production of some proinflammatory cytokines associated with obesity and related phenotypes. The aim of this study was to test the potential association between obesity, TTV infection and the IL6 G-174C (rs1800795), ACE I/D(More)
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neuromuscular disease characterized by weakness and atrophy of proximal muscles. Despite the fact that the disease transmission suggests an autosomal recessive trait, the wide spectrum of clinical manifestations indicates that other genes may contribute to the SMA phenotype. To identify possible modifier genes, the aim of(More)
We present a new mathematical technique which can be used to determine the main refractive indices and the birefringence of an anisotropic layer by using a polarizing microscope in conoscopic illumination. The values of the birefringence for the yellow radiation of a Na lamp are determined here for a Carpathian quartz sample, but the technique can also be(More)
Delayed post-pancreatectomy hemorrhage (PPH) is a relatively uncommon, but feared, complication after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). A splenic artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare cause of delayed PPH after a PD. This paper describes the case of a patient with PD used to treat a distal bile duct cholangiocarcinoma complicated with a clinically significant(More)
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a frequent neuromuscular disorder caused by motoneuronal apoptosis, as a result of SMN (Survival Motor Neuron) protein deficiency. Although the SMA determining gene was identified, the molecular mechanism of the disease is not clearly understood, due to the heterogeneity of clinical manifestations. Trying to complete the(More)
UNLABELLED AIM The purpose of our study was to investigate and to assess the perceptions of Romanian doctors towards adverse drug reactions (ADRs) reporting. METHOD A questionnaire with 20 items accompanied by a letter presenting the study was circulated using Internet and face to face interviews to 532 doctors in Bucharest and two neighboring regions(More)
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