Varvara V. Tsurko

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AIM To assess efficacy of intraarticular administration of lornoxicam (xefocam) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MATERIAL AND METHODS Xefocam was injected into the knee joints of 58 patients with RA once a week for 3 weeks in a dose 8 mg. The treatment efficacy was evaluated by changes in the severity of arthralgias, pain in the joints at(More)
71 patients with knee joint osteoarthritis deformans in exacerbation with weak exudative component have received outpatient treatment: intrajoint injections of kenalog with novocaine, jet intra- and periarticular injections of the above drugs, magnetolaser therapy (groups 1, 2 and 3, respectively). The response was obtained in 85, 90 and 75%, respectively.(More)
This is the second part in a series of papers dealing with various aspects of clinical pharmacology of the first AT1-receptor antagonist losartan and its therapeutic use in hypertension, diabetic nephropathy, chronic heart failure, and acute phase of myocardial infarction. This part contains review of literature data concerning the use of losartan for the(More)
This is the third part in a series of papers dealing with various aspects of clinical pharmacology of the first AT(1)-receptor antagonist losartan and its therapeutic use in hypertension, diabetic nephropathy, chronic heart failure, and acute phase of myocardial infarction. This part contains review of literature data concerning the use of losartan for the(More)
Analysis of results of randomized controlled studies revealed pronounced attenuation of vasodilating, natriuretic, and cardioprotective effects of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) by concomitant use with of indomethacin and aspirin in patients with hypertension, chronic heart failure, and acute myocardial infarction. In some studies(More)
High efficacy of aspirin in secondary prevention after myocardial infarction and stroke is well established. However the place of aspirin in primary prevention of coronary heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases remains questionable. Analysis of results of large controlled studies of efficacy and safety of aspirin in high risk subjects shows that(More)
UNLABELLED Inflammatory rheumatoid damage of the heart is in most cases oligosymptomatic but it can lead to development of heart failure and cause lethal outcomes. AIM OF THE STUDY To detect asymptomatic myocardial involvement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with the help of tissue dopplerography (TDG) of the myocardium which allowed to(More)
Two groups of RA patients were compared: 102 patients with osteonecrosis of the head of the femur (group 1) and 50 patients free of it (group 2). Group 1 patients had bilateral lesion of the hip joints (28% of cases), unilateral osteonecrosis of knee joint in 14.5% and bilateral in 2.9% of the patients. Unilateral humeral osteonecrosis occurred in 17.6%,(More)
Diagnosis of non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS) in old subjects poses substantial difficulties because in a row of cases clinical picture and changes on electrocardiogram are nonspecific. In this paper we discuss possibilities of diagnosis of NSTEACS with the help of determination of markers of myocardial necrosis (including cardiac(More)