Journal of Interdisciplinary Medicine

A journal of basic and clinical medical research


The Journal of Interdisciplinary Medicine (JIM) has been created by a group of European researchers and healthcare specialists, in an attempt to provide the opportunity to share the current expertise and scientific achievements between the members of a large family of researchers and medical practitioners.

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Volume 3 // Issue 2 // June 2018

The Multifaceted Role of Epicardial Fat in Cardiovascular Diseases

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The Effect of Periplaque Fat on Coronary Plaque Vulnerability in Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease – a 128-multislice CT-based Study

ABSTRACT Background: The role of periplaque fat (PPF), as a fragment of the total epicardial adipose tissue, measured in the vicinity of a target coronary lesion, more specifically within the close proximity of a vulnerable plaque, has yet to be evaluated. The study aimed to evaluate the interrelation between PPF and coronary plaque vulnerability in patients with stable Read More ...

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Epicardial adipose tissue role as a marker of higher vulnerability in patients with coronary artery disease

ABSTRACT Background: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) has been recently identified as a major player in the development of the atherosclerotic process. This study aimed to investigate the role of EAT as a marker associated with a higher vulnerability of atheromatous coronary plaques in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as compared to patients with stable angina. Material and methods: Read More ...

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The Effect of Epicardial Fat on the Right and Left Ventricular Function in Subjects with Various Etiological Types of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

ABSTRACT Background: Little is known on the effect of epicardial fat in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Therefore, the present study sought to perform a comparative analysis on the influence of epicardial fat thickness (EFT) on the right and left ventricular function, between three different etiological varieties of pulmonary arterial hypertension: caused by congenital heart defects (atrial septum defects with Read More ...

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Reduction of Intra-abdominal Hypertension Is Associated with Increase of Cardiac Output in Critically Ill Patients Undergoing Mechanical Ventilation

ABSTRACT Objective: To demonstrate the relationship between intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and cardiac output (CO) in mechanically ventilated (MV), critically ill patients. Material and methods: This was a single-center, prospective study performed between January and April 2016, on 30 mechanically ventilated patients (mean age 67.3 ± 11.9 years), admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Emergency County Hospital Read More ...

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Laparoscopic Versus Conventional Open Rectum Amputation: a Clinical, Intraoperative, and Short-term Outcome Comparative Study

ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate and compare laparoscopic and conventional open rectum amputation procedures using clinical, intraoperative, postoperative, and oncological criteria. Methods: Fifty-nine patients with lower rectal and anorectal cancer were included in a retrospective study, conducted between 2014 and 2017. Patients underwent open or laparoscopic rectum amputation surgery and were divided into two groups: group 1 – laparoscopic amputation group Read More ...

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Left Para-Renal Castleman Disease: Case Report

ABSTRACT Castleman disease represents a rare lymphoproliferative disorder of unknown etiology. It is usually located in the mediastinum and in very few cases in the retroperitoneal space. We present the case of a 43-year-old male patient with a retroperitoneal tumor that was incidentally diagnosed during an abdominal computed tomography scan. The patient underwent surgery by open approach, and the Read More ...

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Dacryocystitis Caused by Lymphoproliferative Infiltration in the Course of Lymphocytic Lymphoma: Case Report

ABSTRACT Background: Lacrimal drainage system lymphomas are rare, accounting for less than 10% of lacrimal sac tumors. They often appear as a secondary involvement within the confines of systemic lymphoproliferative disorders, therefore detailed ophthalmological examination and auxiliary testing is necessary to have an accurate diagnosis. Case report: We present the case of a 72-year-old woman with a medical history Read More ...

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Favorable Postoperative Evolution after Late Surgical Repair of Truncus Arteriosus Type 1: A Case Report

ABSTRACT Truncus arteriosus communis (TA) is a rare cyanotic congenital heart defect, in which the aorta and the pulmonary artery have not been separated during the normal development of the fetal heart, so a single truncal artery is arising from the base of the heart. Most patients with TA present within the first weeks of life with heart Read More ...

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Hand-biting Lesions in a Child — a Challenging Diagnosis

ABSTRACT Background: Self-induced skin lesions, especially in young children, can create confusion within pediatricians, dermatologists, or other medical care providers, leading to different diagnoses, unnecessary investigations, and delaying the correct therapeutic psychiatric evaluation. Case report: We report the case of a 4-year-old boy who was referred to Dermatology after being hospitalized in the Allergy Department Read More ...

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Erratum

In: Iacob A, Comișel S, Tilinca M, Mezei T, Petrovan C. Oral Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma — Unusual Location of a Rare Entity. Journal of Interdisciplinary Medicine. 2017;2(4):349-353. The correct list of authors and their affiliation is as follows: Alina Iacob¹, Sebastian Comișel¹, Mariana Tilinca², Tibor Mezei³, Simona Mocan³, Cecilia Petrovan¹ ¹ Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Read More ...

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