Savina P. Hadjidekova

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OBJECTIVE Schizophrenia, the most common major psychiatric disorder (or group of disorders), entails severe decline of higher functions, principally with alterations in cognitive functioning and reality perception. Both genetic and environmental factors are involved in its pathogenesis; however, its genetic background still needs to be clarified. The(More)
Schizophrenia is one of the major psychiatric disorders. It is a disorder of complex inheritance, involving both heritable and environmental factors. DNA methylation is an inheritable epigenetic modification that stably alters gene expression. We reasoned that genetic modifications that are a result of environmental stimuli could also make a contribution.(More)
BACKGROUND Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN) represents a chronic progressive interstitial nephritis in striking correlation with uroepithelial tumours of the upper urinary tract. The disease has endemic distribution in the Danube river regions in several Balkan countries.DNA methylation is a primary epigenetic modification that is involved in major(More)
The authors report on a patient who had undergone resection of a left-sided temporal giant cell glioblastoma at the age of 69 years and who survived for more than 17 years. This man had not undergone postoperative radiotherapy or adjuvant chemotherapy. He died at the age of 86 years without clinical evidence of tumor recurrence. Histologically, the lesion(More)
Bipolar disorder is a severe psychiatric disorder influenced by environmental and genetic factors. Genetic studies have implicated many variants in the disease's etiology but only few have been successfully replicated. We conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) on bipolar disorder in the Bulgarian population followed by a replication study of the(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance urography (MRU) is one of the most attractive imaging modalities in paediatric urology, providing largest diagnostic information in a single protocol. Therefore, the aim of our study was to assess the diagnostic value of MRU in children with urogenital anomalies (especially anomalies of the renal pelvis and ureter) and the(More)
Birth defects affect 3-5% of live births and are a major cause of fetal, neonatal and infant morbidity and mortality in all industrialized countries. Some 40-60% of congenital physical anomalies in humans have no cause, 20% that seem to be multifactorial, 10-13% environmental and 12-25% genetic. Classical cytogenetic or common comparative genomic(More)
Cervical carcinoma is the second most common malignancy among women in both incidence and mortality. Although much is known about the etiology and treatment of cervical cancer, the role of genetic alterations in the multistep pathway of cervical tumorigenesis is largely unknown. The aim of this study was to characterize the genomic changes in the cervical(More)
The aetiology of schizophrenia is still unknown but it involves both heritable and non-heritable factors. DNA methylation is an inheritable epigenetic modification that stably alters gene expression. It takes part in the regulation of neurodevelopment and may be a contributing factor to the pathogenesis of brain diseases. It was found that many of the(More)
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