Savina P. Hadjidekova

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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)
Multiple sclerosis is a clinically heterogeneous autoimmune disease leading to severe neurological disability. Although during the last years many disease-modifying agents as treatment options for multiple sclerosis have been made available, their mechanisms of action are still not fully determined. In the present study radiosensitivity in lymphocytes of(More)
AIM To evaluate the expression of atherosclerosis-associated genes in patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-seven patients (14 men, 13 women), mean age 43.26 ± 11.69 years, were included in the study, which was divided into three groups: group 1 - patients with newly diagnosed hypertension and normal glucose(More)
Genome disbalances are related to the different types of infertility and they play a role in the treatment of human infertility. Comparative genome hybridization (CGH) combined with microchips is a modern high resolution technique for all human chromosomes investigations. We analysed the genome disbalances in 16 blood samples of men with an idiopathic(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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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, 1013% environmental and 12-25% genetic. Classical cytogenetic or common comparative genomic(More)