Stefka G Radenska-Lopovok

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Since the majority of skin diseases are known to be accompanied by structural alterations, research efforts are focused on the development of various novel diagnostic techniques capable of providing in vivo information on the skin structure. An essential parameter here is spatial resolution. In this paper we demonstrate the capabilities of(More)
AIM To investigate the incidence of MALT-lymphoma in Sjogren's disease by means of biopsy of the enlarged parotid glands. MATERIAL AND METHODS The incisional parotid biopsy was performed in 57 primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) patients with existing parotid enlargement. The median age was 54 years (range 19-75 years). The median pSS duration was 7 years(More)
AIM To evaluate the impact of anti-B-cell therapy on the clinical and immunological parameters of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) activity, on the time course of changes in these parameters during long-term follow-up, and on the tolerability of repeated rituximab (RTM) therapy cycles. SUBJECTS AND METHODS RTM was given to 97 patients with high activity(More)
Articular lesions in 157 patients infected with ixodes tick-borne borreliosis (ITB) in a central Russia's region set on, on the average, in 4 months after tick attack; they were associated with systemic signs of an early disseminated infection and set on less seldom in a late period. The most often encountered systemic signs were as follows: secondary(More)
Anti-rheumatic drug treatments were studied in 260 patients from Finland and Russia suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with or without biopsy-proven secondary amyloidosis (RSA). Chloroquine was used for longer period in RSA group in Russia (p = 0.003) and in Finland (p = 0.06). In Finland chloroquine was used more often in the RSA group (p = 0.02),(More)
AIM To evaluate implications of pathomorphological alterations of synovial membrane at an early stage of rheumatoid synovitis (RS) for further course of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and prognosis of the disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS 92 new cases of RA (22 males, 70 females, mean age 31.1 +/- 10.5 years, mean duration of RA 5.99 +/- 3.27) subjected to(More)
AIM To provide the clinical, laboratory, radiological, morphological, and immunomorphological signs that permit the differential diagnosis to be made in patients with involvement of the nasal cavity and accessory sinuses (NCAS). SUBJECTS AND METHODS In the period 2009 to 2013, the Laboratory for Intensive Therapy for Rheumatic Diseases, V.A. Nasonova(More)
AIM To study causes of death of rheumatic patients in Moscow. MATERIAL AND METHODS Autopsy protocols for 1999-2002 were analysed for two pathoanatomic departments of Moscow. RESULTS Rheumatic diseases were detected in 165 cases (2.0% of overall number of autopsies in these departments). Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) was stated in 99 (60.0%) cases,(More)
Rheumatic myalgia is associated with intense inflammation and, unlike other diseases, is very rarely complicated by AA- amyloidosis. Only 12 such cases have been described worldwide, most of them in combination with giant cell arteritis. The present article reports the first case of rheumatic myalgia complicated by AA-amyloidosis encountered in Russia and(More)