Nicolae Augustin Constantea

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Numerous minimally invasive techniques for thyroid surgery have been described in recent years. Technical disadvantages have led to low practicability, although these techniques proved to be safe and to deliver good results. The robotic system was developed to overcome the limits of endoscopic surgery.Recently, based on the advantages of this new(More)
PURPOSE The main benefits of robot-assisted transaxillary thyroid surgery are to overcome the technical limitations of other endoscopic procedures for this surgical pathology and to avoid any cervical skin incision. This article describes the first experience of a Romanian team with the endoscopic robot-assisted thyroid surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Due to the improvement in diagnosis and therapy for certain malignant tumors, we are now faced with patients who develop in time multiple malignancies. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of the patients diagnosed with at least two primary cancers that were admitted and treated in Cluj-Napoca Municipal Hospital. The study followed(More)
We report an unusual case of connective tissue disease characterized by the coexistence of signs, symptoms and immunological features of 4 defined autoimmune diseases: systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic sclerosis (SSc), polymyositis (PM) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A 53-year-old female was admitted in our clinic with massive polyserositis(More)
Primary malignant cardiac tumors are extremely rare, but their associated mortality is very high. The clinical presentation is oñen variable and nonspecific; by the time symptoms appear, the tumor has usually evolved to a large intracardiac and paracardiac mass causing considerable hemodynamic involvement, regional invasión and distant dissemination. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy and rate of complications of endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) of the great saphenous vein (GSV) insufficiency. METHOD Between august 2002 and june 2007, 341 of the lower limbs of 322 patients were treated with EVLT using a 980-nm diode laser. Duplex ultrasound and clinical examinations were performed on the day of the(More)
The vast majority of studies published on robot-assisted thyroid surgery are South Korean. This study aims to assess the impact of certain anthropometric parameters on performing robot-assisted thyroid surgery on Caucasian patients. A total of 91 patients underwent robot-assisted surgery by the axillary approach in the Fifth Surgical Clinic, City Hospital(More)
The mortality of patients with morbid obesity is 2 to 12 times higher according to age, comorbidities and the degree of obesity. Surgical treatment has proved to be the only type of treatment that has led to favorable long-term results. We present the therapeutic strategy used in a 39 year old obese patient with BMI=39.8 kg/sqm type 2 diabetes mellitus,(More)
INTRODUCTION Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are phase 2 enzymes responsible for catalyzing the biotransformation of a wide variety of electrophilic compounds, having a crucial role in the detoxification of active metabolites of procarcinogens produced by phase 1 reactions, tying them to glutathione and promoting their excretion in the urine. OBJECTIVES(More)