Yanko T. Iliev

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AIM Viral hepatitis C is often silent and is sometimes discovered only by routine serologic testing. We investigated healthy adults for seroprevalence of antibodies against hepatitis C virus (HCV), for markers of hepatitis B (HBV) coinfection and for risk factors of transmission blood borne viruses. METHODS We performed a descriptive cross sectional study(More)
The severe socioeconomic crisis in Bulgaria, accompanying the transition after the collapse of the totalitarian regime affected unfavorably the health status of the population, increasing the incidence of socially important diseases by making poverty, unemployment, emigration, alcoholism and drug addiction widespread. Systematic studies of acute poisoning(More)
Disulfiram (tetraethylthiuram disulfide) has been used for almost 60 years in the treatment of alcohol addiction. It causes aversive behavior due to disulfiram-ethanol reaction (DER). The classical DER includes flush, sweating, tremor, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, moderate decrease in blood pressure and restlessness. Complete recovery is the usual outcome(More)
INTRODUCTION The percentage of deliberate self-poisoning among acute intoxications continues to be high in the medical practice worldwide; in Plovdiv region it reaches 64% of all acute poisoning cases. MATERIAL AND METHODS A representative retrospective study of 311 acute deliberate self-poisoning cases over 14 years of age, treated in the Regional(More)
Dapsone is a drug commonly used in the treatment of leprosy. In Europe it is rarely prescribed, mostly for the treatment of skin diseases such as dermatitis herpetiformis. Poisoning with dapsone is rare and reports of such cases are of interest for toxicological practice. We describe the only acute dapsone poisoning in a caseload series of 21,000(More)
UNLABELLED Sexual fears, sometimes in the form of phobias, lead to aversive or sexually avoidant behavior blocking sexual closeness and resulting in deep personal and interpersonal distress. OBJECTIVE To determine the types of sexual fears and aversive behavior in young people of reproductive age (students) and their degree of markedness as to encourage a(More)
The rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) is a venomous viper inhabiting the southeastern parts of the United States. It is not found in the Balkans and Europe habitats. Subjects of the species are grown and seen in museums, exhibitions and terrariums, and sometimes in private collections. This may generate potentially toxic exposures to the venom in accidental(More)
INTRODUCTION Drug addictions to psychoactive substances are disorders with a complex bio-psycho-social genesis, which are characterized with chronic relapses. Substance addiction causes multifactorial damage to the normal functioning of individuals and requires a multicenter approach for the treatment process. AIM The aim of the study was to assess the(More)
INTRODUCTION Although scarce, the data about acute poisonings with psycho-active substances during the period of socioeconomic crisis in Bulgaria indicate the appearance and increase of the use of inhalants, prescribed and over-the-counter medications and the increase of acute poisoning rate with heroin. AIM To ascertain some characteristics of acute(More)
The controversial data for erectile function and quality of life of patients undergoing methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) and lack of questionnaire-based studies, providing information about these bio-psycho-social issues, in Bulgaria motivated the investigators to examine the frequency of erectile dysfunction among patients on methadone maintenance(More)