Veronika A. Odinokova

Learn More
BACKGROUND Extensive research documents that female sex workers (FSWs) in Russia are very vulnerable to abuses from police, including police sexual coercion. However, despite qualitative data suggesting abusive policing practices are more likely for FSWs contending with substance abuse issues and risky sex work contexts, there is a paucity of quantitative(More)
We investigated the influence of drug network characteristics including trust, size, and stability on HIV risk behaviors and HIV testing among injection drug users (IDUs) in St. Petersburg, Russia. Overall, male and female IDUs who reported having high levels of trust in their drug networks were significantly more likely to share syringes than those with(More)
Endomyocardial biopsy along with right heart catheterization was first performed in 12 patients with chronic obstructive bronchitis complicated by transient or sustained pulmonary hypertension. Light and electron microscopic findings showed signs of severe myocardial dystrophy in 7 patients and prevalent hypertrophy in the remaining patients. Endomyocardial(More)
A working classification of noncoronarogenic damage to the cardiac muscle is suggested in which 4 general-pathology groups are considered: myocardial dystrophies, myocarditis, cardiomyopathy, and neoplasms. The main principles are presented for grouping diseases of the myocardium not associated with ischemic heart disease, hypertension or rheumatic fever.(More)
The paper presents the results of a clinicomorphological study of 50 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. ECG, echocardiography, x-ray revealed atrial fibrillation, parasystole, extrasystole, impairment of intraventricular conduction, symptoms of a focal cicatricial myocardial lesion, high end-systolic and end-diastolic volumes, reduced ejection fraction,(More)