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 1 // March 2018

Study Design – the First Step for a Successful Research

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Inflammatory and Imaging-based Predictors of Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence after Pulmonary Vein Isolation Using Electroanatomical Mapping – the INFLAMAP Study

ABSTRACT Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most frequent form of supraventricular arrhythmia in medical practice. It is characterized by chaotic electrical activity in the atria, which often leads to irregular and fast ventricular contractions. Pulmonary veins (PV) play an essential part in the genesis of AF. There are a series of risk factors that trigger Read More ...

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New Imaging-derived Biomarkers Based on Tridimensional CTA/MRI Hybrid Models for Complex Assessment of Myocardial Viability after Myocardial Infarction – the HYBRIDHEART Study

ABSTRACT Hybrid imaging represents a combination of two different imaging techniques resulting in a single image that contains all the information provided by the two investigations. Hybrid imaging tends to improve the accuracy of the diagnosis in many diseases. Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has unquestionable abilities in highlighting coronary artery diseases (CAD). Cardiac magnetic Read More ...

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Prevalence of Chondral Lesions in Knee Arthroscopy

ABSTRACT Background: Chondral and osteochondral injuries of the knee joint are undervalued in subjects undergoing orthopedic surgery. Chondral lesions are difficult to diagnose as they do not present specific clinical signs. The objective of the study was to establish the prevalence of cartilage injuries in patients undergoing arthroscopy of the knee for knee pain or Read More ...

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The Efficacy of Questionnaire-based Evaluation in Determining the Incidence of Recent Pseudophakic Dysphotopsia

ABSTRACT Background: Dysphotopsias are optical side effects experienced by patients who underwent cataract surgery. This unwanted photic phenomenon has gained ground and is a major postoperative concern. Visual acuity is not sufficient in evaluating the postoperative visual function. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of using a preexistent questionnaire in determining the presence of dysphotopsia. Read More ...

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Comparison of Dental Flossing and Oral Health Status among Dental Students and High School Students

ABSTRACT Background: Along with brushing, using dental floss is an important part of tooth cleaning. This adjunctive method helps remove the bacterial plaque mainly from the interdental area and from the gingival sulcus. The aim of the study was to compare the correct and incorrect methods of using dental floss among students from different high Read More ...

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Medical Use of Finite Element Modeling of the Ankle and Foot

ABSTRACT Finite element modeling is a field of medicine with great potential future in experimental studies and in daily clinical practice as well. Computational modeling is currently used in several medical applications including orthopedics, cardiovascular surgery, and dentistry. In orthopedics, this method allows a proper understanding of joint behavior, as well as of more complex articular biomechanics that are Read More ...

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Cutaneous Manifestations of Cystic Fibrosis

ABSTRACT Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive affliction triggered by genetic mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator. The lung and pancreas are the most frequently affected organs in cystic fibrosis, cutaneous involvement is undervalued and under diagnosed. Skin lesions observed in patients diagnosed with cystic fibrosis are not well known and can create confusions with other Read More ...

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The Evolution of Silicosis into Massive Pulmonary Fibrosis — Case Series

ABSTRACT Silicosis is one of the oldest occupational diseases, known since the time of Hippocrates, and the diagnosis can be established after a latency time of more than 10 years after exposure cessation. In some cases of chronic silicosis, the disease can progress slowly, evolving over several decades, but it can also evolve into massive pulmonary fibrosis, also Read More ...

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Childhood Perioral Dermatitis — Challenging Treatment

ABSTRACT Background: Also known as papulopustular dermatitis (chronic form), rosacea-like dermatitis, periorificial dermatitis, or airhostess’ dermatitis, perioral dermatitis is a commonly encountered dermatological disease, especially in adult women and less frequently in children. Its diagnosis and treatment are a challenge especially in small children. Case report: We present the case of a 2-year-old girl referred to the dermatologist for 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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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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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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