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The Balkan Medical Union is a nongovernmental organization founded in Bucharest, which aims to study the problems of disease and preventive and curative attitude related to specific conditions in the Balkan region.
Members of the Balkan Medical Union are doctors or other professionals working in health institutions of the following countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Turkey.

A NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AND THE CHALLENGES OF THE JOURNAL

CAMELIA C. DIACONU, FESC, FACC, FACP, FEFIM
University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Clinical Emergency Hospital of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Editorials

Camelia Diaconu It is an honour and a privilege for me to be the new Editor-in-Chief of "Archives of Balkan Medical Union" journal, since October 2016. I would first of all like to extend my sincere thanks to the leadership of the national sections of Balkan Medical Union, which has entrusted me with this important duty. On behalf of the Journal, I want also to thank Prof. Vasile Candea for his achievements as Editor-in-Chief.
The jou... [more]

BARE METAL STENTS SIZE: CORRELATIONS WITH CORONARY STENT RESTENOSIS

DANIEL NIŢĂ, IONEL DROC, LIVIU CHIRIAC, COSMIN ALEXANDRU BUZILĂ

Original papers



Introduction: The coronary stents use for the ischemic heart diseases interventional treatment, has decreased the incidence of postprocedural complications compared to the classic balloon angioplasty. Knowledge of technical factors associated with subsequent risk of angiographic recurrences can guide the strategy for selection of the patients and the type of stent to be implanted.


Methodology: The aim of this study is to identify the technical characteristics of "bare metal" stents made of cobalt chrome alloy or stainless steel which are associated with a high... [more]

A FIVE-YEAR MULTI-CENTRIC STUDY OF PHYLLODES TUMORS OF THE BREAST

RĂZVAN VALENTIN SCĂUNAŞU, TRAEAN BURCOŞ, ŞTEFAN VOICULESCU, BOGDAN POPESCU, VLAD DRĂGOI, DENISA BĂLĂLĂU, NICOLAE BACALBAŞA, CRISTIAN BĂLĂLĂU, EUGEN BRĂTUCU

Original papers

Background: Phyllodes tumors represent a heterogeneous and minority group of the breast neoplastic pathology. The malignant transformation of a Phyllodes tumor is a rare event, representing less than 1 % of breast tumors.


Methods: Our study analyzed all cases of Phyllodes breast tumors diagnosed in two medical institutions during a period of five years. We compared long term outcome results for the patients who underwent conservative treatment and mastectomy.


Results: The analysis of the histopathological results revealed a number of 39 (0,454 % of ... [more]

Original papers

Background: Previous studies have raised the possibility that uric acid might be an independent, causal risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between uric acid and endothelial function in patients with hypertension.


Methods: A total of 106 newly diagnosed never treated patients with uncomplicated essential hypertension (56 men, mean age 49, 6 +-6,8y) were studied. Classical risk factors, uric acid, creatinine and C reactive protein were determined. Endothelial function was estimated by flow-mediated dilatation of... [more]

METASTASES IN DAILY ENDOCRINE PRACTICE

MARA CARSOTE, ANA VALEA, NICOLETA DUMITRU, DANA TERZEA, EUGENIA PETROVA, SIMONA ALBU, ANDRA BURUIANA, ADINA GHEMIGIAN

Original papers

We aim at introducing a series of three cases with different types of malignancy spreading that needed an endocrine check-up. A 70-year old female has come to our attention in order to be evaluated for a prior thyroid cancer. She was previously diagnosed with a parietal lump of 2 cm. Surgery was performed and the pathological report pointed out a skin metastasis from follicular and solid variant of papillary thyroid cancer. Total thyroidectomy with local lymph nodes resection was followed by 100 mCi of 131I radioiodine treatment and suppressive therapy with L-thyroxin. After 6 years of disease... [more]

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