Smaranda Popescu

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UNLABELLED The systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a systemic autoimmune disorder with a multifactorial etiology, is characterized by the presence of autoantigens in some organs and tissues that induce the development of some antibodies with extended binding and with various specificities. The presence of antibodies is accompanied by disbalances in the(More)
Echinococcus multilocularis, the causative agent of alveolar echinococcosis (AE) in humans, has been found in 4.8% of 561 red foxes originating from various regions of Romania. Infected foxes were identified in 8 of 15 counties with average prevalence rates between 1.7% and 14.6%. In previous studies, E. multilocularis was not found in 535 foxes from three(More)
UNLABELLED PREMISES AND OBJECTIVES: The evolution of the infection with the hepatic virus C depends on the defense of the organism, found under the control of a network of cytokines and chemokines. The mechanisms that are causing both viral persistence as well as hepatic pathology are not entirely elucidated. We have proposed to study the amount in which(More)
The test of leukocyte migration inhibition (LMI) being a specific and sensitive method for the detection of cell-mediated immunity, its ever increasing use in the clinic necessitates a more accurate estimation of its actual value. The technique used in this study is that of leukocyte migration in capillary tubes according to Soborg and Bendixen. The test(More)
The use of room air alone to ventilate patients who were anaesthetized with total intravenous anaesthesia, including morphine 2 mg.kg-1, was studied in ten patients. The were scheduled for gastrectomy for peptic ulcer or stomach carcinoma. The patient's minute-ventilation was measured the day previous to surgery; this, together with a frequency of 14(More)