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 …

Tinea Incognito — Incorrect Initial Diagnosis. Case Series Presentation with Emphasis on the Mycological Examination

Tinea incognito defines a modified clinical aspect of a tinea following an immunosuppressive therapy, mostly with potent topical steroids. Its diagnosis may be delayed by its delusive appearance, especially in small children and young adults. We present a series of 2 cases of Tinea incognito developed at different ages and incorrectly diagnosed initially, where the clinical diagnosis was followed Read More …

High-Risk Coronary Plaques Complicated with Acute Coronary Syndrome in Young Patients

ABSTRACT Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has evolved notably over the last de-cade, gaining an increased amount of temporo-spatial resolution in combination with de-creased radiation exposure. The importance of CCTA is emerging especially in vulnerable and young patients who might not have developed a viable collateral vascular network to sustain the circulation to an infarction area during Read More …

Computed Tomography Assessment of Coronary Fistulas

ABSTRACT Coronary artery fistulas, a rare anomaly, are represented by an abnormal communication be-tween the coronary arteries and other vascular structures or cardiac chambers and, in most cases, are detected incidentally. Regularly, they do not cause important pathological changes, but if the symptoms persist, they need to be treated. The hemodynamic impact depends on the localization and size Read More …

Severity Stratification by Compression Ultrasound Examination in Lipodermatosclerosis and Diabetic Dermopathy Patients: a Report of Three Cases

ABSTRACT Lipodermatosclerosis and diabetic dermopathy are low-risk skin lesions with many similar clinical features, except for venous abnormalities such as chronic venous insufficiency, but are rarely a reason for referring the patient to vascular ultrasound examination. We present 3 serial cases in which the compression ultrasound examination (CUS) of the venous circulation of the affected limbs was of utmost Read More …

Risk Factors for Congenital Hearing Loss: Which Are the Most Relevant?

ABSTRACT Introduction: Congenital hearing loss is a multifactorial disease that affects mostly premature newborns exposed to certain risk factors. The recent widespread introduction of newborn hearing screening in Tîrgu Mureș, Romania prompted the need for a multidisciplinary centralized study on the subject. Case series presentation: We collected data from 340 neonates born in 2014 who Read More …

Abdominal Radical Trachelectomy Performed During Pregnancy — Case Series

ABSTRACT Introduction: Abdominal radical trachelectomy (ART) for tumors of the uterine cervix can be performed while the pregnancy is ongoing, but the success rates so far are reduced. Case series presentation: ART was performed in three patients with cervical cancer diagnosed during pregnancy, with a triple aim to offer a radical surgery for cervical cancer, but also to preserve Read More …

The Importance of Positive Immunomagnetic Cell Separation Prior to Autologous Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplantation for Advanced Stage Lymphomas

ABSTRACT We present the method of immunomagnetic stem cell separation with the ISOLEX 300i device (Isolex® 300i Magnetic Cell Selection System, Nextell Therapeutics Inc. Irvine California 21618 USA) and the results obtained using this method in patients admitted to the Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Clinic of Tîrgu Mureş, Romania. Cell selection has a great importance in separating stem Read More …