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BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to present our experience concerning a rare form of gastric tumor--gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). METHODOLOGY We reviewed data of four patients with gastric stromal tumors, which have been admitted in our department from 1998-2002. RESULTS There were two females and two males with age of 75, 70, 65 and 63(More)
Existing evidence suggests there is an association between the salivary cotinine levels and passive smoking. The aim of this study was the objectively evaluation of the passive smoking prevalence in non-smoking adults from Constanta, Romania, based on their salivary cotinine levels measured by NicAlertTM Saliva tests. In a cross-sectional study made on 286(More)
We present the cases of three brothers (a woman and two men) with recurrent attacks of necrotic acute pancreatitis that were treated in our clinic. Two of them have diabetes mellitus controlled through insulin treatment. All patients have presented the first episode of acute pancreatitis around age of 35. We have observed a high level of serum triglyceride(More)
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