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The Role of Healthy Diet and Lifestyle in Preventing Chronic Diseases

Factors Associated with Sub-intimal Coronary Artery Dissection in MINOCA Patients with Delayed Washout at Coronary Angiography – Protocol for an Observational, OCT-based Study

ABSTRACT Background: Myocardial infarction (MI) with no obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) is a special form of the acute coronary syndrome. The heterogeneous pathophysiology of MINOCA is not well elucidated and includes cardiac and non-cardiac causes. Slow flow phenomenon on coronary angiography can be associated with several possible causes of MINOCA confirmed by optical coherence tomography (OCT). Therefore, the aim Read More ...

Impact of Coronary Plaque Vulnerability on Acute Cardiovascular Events – Design of a CT-based 2-year Follow-up Study

ABSTRACT With coronary artery disease (CAD) projected to remain the leading cause of global mortality, prevention strategies seem to be the only effective approach able to reduce the burden and improve mortality and morbidity. At this moment, diagnostic strategies focus mainly on symptomatic patients, ignoring the occurrence of major cardiovascular events as the only manifestation of CAD. As two Read More ...

Association between the Incidence of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the Location of Culprit Lesions in STEMI Patients – Design of a Prospective Clinical Study

ABSTRACT Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has a poor prognosis and is the most severe complication of any cardiac event. It is known from previous studies that the location of the culprit lesion in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients with cardiac arrest may affect the post resuscitation survival rate. However, due to the low number of cases, the Read More ...

Perception of Healthy Eating among Romanian Adults

ABSTRACT Background: Totaling about 60% of all causes of death, chronic illnesses are the main cause of global mortality. Unhealthy behaviors, such as unbalanced eating or insufficient physical activity, can trigger metabolic changes, manifested by hypertension, high blood sugar, hyperlipidemia, obesity. These changes are grouped into the category of metabolic risk factors. Over time, these factors can cause cardiovascular Read More ...

The Relationship between Anxiety and Immunity in Pediatric Oncology Patients

ABSTRACT Background: Pediatric onco-hematology is not a frequently encountered medical specialty, and it influences everyday life, basic activities, and the immune system, mostly through psychosocial changes, which may affect every individual and their families differently. Anxiety is the most frequently encountered mental health disorder occurring during childhood and adolescence. The effect of stress and anxiety on the immune system Read More ...

Chemical or Surgical Treatment in Ingrown Toenails? Practical Issues from a Case Series

Introduction: An ingrown toenail is a serious medical problem that cannot be overlooked, and the decision of choosing between conservative versus surgical treatment may be difficult in daily practice. Case series presentation: We present the cases of two young men with a long history of ingrown toenails, previously treated by complete nail avulsion, numerous topical applications of antibiotics, and Read More ...

Unilateral Palmar Post-traumatic Granuloma Annulare – Work-related?

ABSTRACT Granuloma annulare (GA) is a granulomatous skin condition that can present with a diversity of clinical manifestations and locations, with an unknown etiology and diagnosed on clinicalpathological grounds/correlations. Although many trigger factors have been described and several pathogenic mechanisms proposed, the etiology of GA remains unknown. We report a case of work-related, isolated, unilateral GA localized on

Aorto-mesenteric Bypass for the Treatment of Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia

ABSTRACT Chronic mesenteric artery disease has a much lower incidence than the acute one, but it raises the same problems in terms of patient survival. The long-term outcomes for open surgery are crucial for the right choice of a particular technique. We present the case of a 39-year-old female patient with a history of total nephrectomy, chronic kidney Read More ...