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A Pedunculated Esophageal Chondromatous Hamartoma In A Child, Dan-Alexandru Iozsa, Maria Puscasu, Catalin Gabriel Cirstoveanu, Vlad Denis Constantin, Anca Silvia Dumitriu, Stana Paunica, Nicolae Sebastian Ionescu Apr 2021

A Pedunculated Esophageal Chondromatous Hamartoma In A Child, Dan-Alexandru Iozsa, Maria Puscasu, Catalin Gabriel Cirstoveanu, Vlad Denis Constantin, Anca Silvia Dumitriu, Stana Paunica, Nicolae Sebastian Ionescu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Esophageal tumors are uncommon in pediatric population and most of them are benign. Esophageal hamartomas have been reported extremely rare in children. These can present as intramural tumors of the esophageal wall or as polyps. Dysphagia is the main symptom described in their case, but other specific symptoms are also reported. Such symptoms encountered in clinical practice are represented by obstructive apnea episodes and bradycardia, poor weight gain, epigastric or retrosternal pain, hematemesis or melena, dysphonia or tracheal sounds. Diagnosis can be delayed due to the insidious onset and non-specific symptoms, therefore patient’s compliance to follow-up and broad, careful ...


Postoperative Complicated Appendectomy Revealing Crohn’S Disease In A Pediatric Patient, Augustina Enculescu, Mircea Denis Lupusoru, Catalin Cirstoveanu, Andra-Iulia Suceveanu, Liliana Florina Andronache, Adrian-Paul Suceveanu, Felix Voinea, Maria Puscasu Apr 2021

Postoperative Complicated Appendectomy Revealing Crohn’S Disease In A Pediatric Patient, Augustina Enculescu, Mircea Denis Lupusoru, Catalin Cirstoveanu, Andra-Iulia Suceveanu, Liliana Florina Andronache, Adrian-Paul Suceveanu, Felix Voinea, Maria Puscasu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Granulomatous appendicitis is a very rare entity in children. It is related to Crohn’s disease in only 5-10% of the cases. The diagnosis of Crohn’s disease is a real challenge in the pediatric population, especially when its initial manifestation is acute appendicitis. Herein, we present a 13-year-old boy admitted for acute appendicitis. The histopathological examination was conclusive for acute granulomatous appendicitis. The development of an entero-cutaneous fistula has complicated the postoperative evolution. The failure of the conservative management required ileocecal resection. The pathological examination revealed Crohn’s disease. The one-year follow-up on the patient din not reveal any ...


Acute Chylous Peritonitis Due To Idiopathic Pancreatitis Mimicking Acute Appendicitis, Dan Bratu, Alin Mihetiu, Dragoș Virgil Davițoiu, Vlad Dumitru Băleanu, Liliana Florina Andronache, Oana Popescu Apr 2021

Acute Chylous Peritonitis Due To Idiopathic Pancreatitis Mimicking Acute Appendicitis, Dan Bratu, Alin Mihetiu, Dragoș Virgil Davițoiu, Vlad Dumitru Băleanu, Liliana Florina Andronache, Oana Popescu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

The acute development and the accumulation of chyle into the peritoneal space is a rare condition and one needs to be able to distinguish it from chylous ascites, which is most commonly chronic and associated with related diseases. It is frequently idiopathic and additionally, clinical and imaging findings are nonspecific. In almost all cases, the diagnosis is made intraoperatively during laparoscopy or laparotomy, most diagnostic procedures being indicated by acute complaints pertaining to the abdomen. A 23-year-old man was admitted to the Emergency Department with abdominal pain, with right iliac fossa tenderness and peritonism. Laparoscopy was performed due to acute ...


Caesarean Section Versus Vaginal Birth In The Perception Of Woman Who Gave Birth By Both Methods, Octavian Gabriel Olaru, Anca Daniela Stanescu, Cristina Raduta, Liana Ples, Adriana Vasilache, Nicolae Bacalbasa, Andrei Vasilache, Oana Denisa Balalau Apr 2021

Caesarean Section Versus Vaginal Birth In The Perception Of Woman Who Gave Birth By Both Methods, Octavian Gabriel Olaru, Anca Daniela Stanescu, Cristina Raduta, Liana Ples, Adriana Vasilache, Nicolae Bacalbasa, Andrei Vasilache, Oana Denisa Balalau

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

The increase in the number of births by Caesarean section is a phenomenon whose global expansion is generated by numerous factors and especially by the contemporary perceptions of women regarding childbirth meeting the interests of the professionals in the field. However, the opinion of many women towards the benefits of Caesarean delivery is often not based on the experience or information from reliable sources. This study aimed at sharing the experience of women who gave birth both vaginally and by Caesarean section, focusing on their perception of these events. The study included 26 women and the conclusion of the vast ...


Representations And Narratives Of F To M Gender Dysphoric Subjects: Self, Body And Psycho-Traumatology In Comparison With M To F Transsexualism, Emanuele Maria Merlo Apr 2021

Representations And Narratives Of F To M Gender Dysphoric Subjects: Self, Body And Psycho-Traumatology In Comparison With M To F Transsexualism, Emanuele Maria Merlo

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

The present study was aimed at extending the method previously used with M to F gender dysphoric patients, to F to M individuals. In particular, the aim of the study was to highlight global and particular representations of the subjects. The study involved 10 gender dysphoric subjects in F to M transition, aged between 18 to 26 years old. Rorschach and the Thematic Apperception Test were administered with particular attention to the detection of psycho-traumatic indexes. The data reached through the extension of the method to F to M subjects revealed a continuity between the two groups. Referring to Self-representation ...


Alexithymia And Physical Outcomes In Psychosomatic Subjects: A Cross-Sectional Study, Liam Alexander Mackenzie Myles, Emanuele Maria Merlo Apr 2021

Alexithymia And Physical Outcomes In Psychosomatic Subjects: A Cross-Sectional Study, Liam Alexander Mackenzie Myles, Emanuele Maria Merlo

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Backgrounds. Alexithymia is a relevant phenomenon, occurring transversally to healthy subjects and individuals affected by several conditions. Its role is considerable, according to current state of the art several conditions emerged as influenced, maintained and worsened by alexithymic structures and figures. The present study was aimed at highlighting the existing relations, the differences and the directions assumed by alexithymic factors and health status in patients affected by psychosomatic conditions. Methods. The sample consisted of 150 participants, 42 males (28.0%) and 108 females (72.0%), aged 26 to 78 years old with a mean of 42.24 years old (SD ...


Modern Approaches For Antiandrogen-Resistant Prostate Cancer Therapy, Felix Voinea, Laura Mazilu, Ioan Sergiu Micu, Adrian Paul Suceveanu, Madalina Iliescu, Andrada Dumitru, Vlad Denis Constantin, Ioana Paunica, Andra Iulia Suceveanu Apr 2021

Modern Approaches For Antiandrogen-Resistant Prostate Cancer Therapy, Felix Voinea, Laura Mazilu, Ioan Sergiu Micu, Adrian Paul Suceveanu, Madalina Iliescu, Andrada Dumitru, Vlad Denis Constantin, Ioana Paunica, Andra Iulia Suceveanu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Prostate cancer represents the leading malignant tumor in men over 50 years of age with 400,000 new cases being diagnosed yearly in Europe. Even if the incidence rate is higher than the mortality rate, still there is an increasing trend when speaking of its mortality. The increasing incidence of the metabolic syndrome, the unhealthy lifestyle, the high lipid and Calcium intake, the high spread of infections with Human Papilloma Virus, Human Herpes Virus, the excess of androgen consumption and the longer life expectancy, are few of the main causes of prostate cancer increasing incidence. The new systemic therapies such ...


The Analysis Of Risk Factors Associated With Women's Urinary Incontinence; Literature Review, Denisa Oana Balalau, Octavian Gabriel Olaru, Nicolae Bacalbasa, Stana Paunica, Daniela Gabriela Balan, Anca Daniela Stanescu Apr 2021

The Analysis Of Risk Factors Associated With Women's Urinary Incontinence; Literature Review, Denisa Oana Balalau, Octavian Gabriel Olaru, Nicolae Bacalbasa, Stana Paunica, Daniela Gabriela Balan, Anca Daniela Stanescu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common condition among women. Approximately 50% of them had an involuntary loss of urine at least once in their lifetime. It can be present during sexual activity, contributing to sexual dysfunction and often associated with anxiety or even depression, thus having a negative impact on the quality of life. The incidence of UI is related to the existence of predisposing factors. The best known are: age, weight, family history, race/ ethnicity, number of pregnancies and mode of birth, history of genitourinary interventions and factors related to ordinary habits: smoking, caffeine consumption, oral contraceptives. Studies on ...


A Mini-Review Regarding The Carcinogenesis And Morphology Of Serous Tumors Of The Ovary, Fallopian Tube And Peritoneum, Tiberiu-Augustin Georgescu, Roxana Bohiltea, Octavian Munteanu, Corina Grigoriu, Ioana Paunica, Maria Sajin Apr 2021

A Mini-Review Regarding The Carcinogenesis And Morphology Of Serous Tumors Of The Ovary, Fallopian Tube And Peritoneum, Tiberiu-Augustin Georgescu, Roxana Bohiltea, Octavian Munteanu, Corina Grigoriu, Ioana Paunica, Maria Sajin

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Similar to the already well-recognized adenoma-carcinoma sequence in colorectal cancer pathogenesis, it has been believed for many decades that the progression of ovarian epithelial tumors occurs from benign serous cystadenomas to borderline tumors, to well-differentiated carcinomas, and ultimately, to poorly differentiated carcinomas. However, it is currently accepted that low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC) and high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) are fundamentally different tumor types and, consequently, different diseases. In fact, whereas the benign-borderline-malignant sequence seems to apply quite well to low-grade serous carcinoma, the sequence of genetic alterations in high-grade serous carcinoma is substantially different. In this mini-review, we included the current ...


Linking The Brain And Bone Through Fat, Elisabeta Malinici, Anca Sirbu, Miruna Popa, Simona Fica Apr 2021

Linking The Brain And Bone Through Fat, Elisabeta Malinici, Anca Sirbu, Miruna Popa, Simona Fica

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Over the past years, bone and adipose tissue have gained interest from researchers in the light of their secretory profiles, being able to produce active molecules, with the final effect of regulating energy homeostasis. Both adipocytes and osteoblasts originate in the pluripotent mesenchymal stem cell and this common origin has been proposed as the core of the fat-bone relationship. The central nervous system might be the third player in this association, capable of integrating signals. Numerous adipose tissue secreted factors that influence energy homeostasis and bone have been described: leptin, adiponectin, lipocalin 2, and inflammatory cytokines (e.g. IL-1, IL-6 ...


Wellness Review 2020, Part 2, Brian Ferguson, Martin Huecker Feb 2021

Wellness Review 2020, Part 2, Brian Ferguson, Martin Huecker

Journal of Wellness

Introduction: This article comprises Part 2 of the Journal of Wellness review of 2020 wellness literature (July – December). In this review, JWellness editors continue the goal of offering a cohesive summary of recent publications within the wellness domain. We summarize new science and resilience initiatives published outside of JWellness that seek understanding of either burnout and its prevention or thriving in the medical community.

Methods: From the interval of 01 July – 31 Dec 2020, PubMed was queried for empirical research studies, review articles, and editorials in accordance with the following algorithm: an article was required to have two delineating keywords ...


When Myocardial Infarction Is Choosing Young Victims, Cristina Nedelcu, Mihaela Ionescu, Paris Ionescu, Vitalie Morosanu, Gabriel Smarandache, Dumitru Cristinel Badiu, Florentina Gherghiceanu, Vlad Denis Constantin, Emanuele Maria Merlo, Daniel Niţă Sep 2020

When Myocardial Infarction Is Choosing Young Victims, Cristina Nedelcu, Mihaela Ionescu, Paris Ionescu, Vitalie Morosanu, Gabriel Smarandache, Dumitru Cristinel Badiu, Florentina Gherghiceanu, Vlad Denis Constantin, Emanuele Maria Merlo, Daniel Niţă

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

We present the case of a 31-year-old patient, without cardiovascular risk factors, without significant pathological or family history of cardiovascular disease, who was diagnosed with severe coronary artery disease, left main bifurcation localization, which required surgical coronary revascularization. The angiographic and intraoperative aspect excluded the most common causes of non-atherosclerotic causes of coronary lesions. Vasculitis was another possible etiology but was also excluded based on the normal clinical examination, negative inflammation markers, lack of diffuse vascular impairment, TPHA and negative VDRL. Prolonged mental stress can lead to accelerated progression of atherosclerosis by inducing endothelial dysfunction, our patient describing a “burnout ...


The Influence Of Serum Calcium And Magnesium Levels In The Radiological Evolution Of Knee Osteoarthritis, Nicoleta-Bianca Tudorachi, Iuliana Eva, Cristina Gena Dascalu, Rami Al-Hiary, Bogdan Barbieru, Mihai Paunica, Catalina Motofei, Aurelian-Corneliu Moraru Sep 2020

The Influence Of Serum Calcium And Magnesium Levels In The Radiological Evolution Of Knee Osteoarthritis, Nicoleta-Bianca Tudorachi, Iuliana Eva, Cristina Gena Dascalu, Rami Al-Hiary, Bogdan Barbieru, Mihai Paunica, Catalina Motofei, Aurelian-Corneliu Moraru

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Calcium and magnesium are minerals with important functions throughout the body. The deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and prostate cancer, and affects the skin and teeth. Some studies have associated it with osteoarthritis. Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative pathology with a high prevalence that affects the knee joint, and prevention is necessary in the context of the lack of understanding of pathophysiology. The role of serum calcium and magnesium levels was considered in this regard. The study included a group of 371 hospitalized patients for unilateral or bilateral knee pain, of whom 326 ...


The Use Of Ndyag Laser Combined With Pulsed Light In The Treatment Of Rosacea, Valeriu Ardeleanu, Lavinia Alexandra Moroianu, Vlad Denis Constantin, Petrisor Banu, Florin Silviu Groseanu, Ioana Paunica, Ana Maria Dascalu, Alin Laurentiu Tatu Sep 2020

The Use Of Ndyag Laser Combined With Pulsed Light In The Treatment Of Rosacea, Valeriu Ardeleanu, Lavinia Alexandra Moroianu, Vlad Denis Constantin, Petrisor Banu, Florin Silviu Groseanu, Ioana Paunica, Ana Maria Dascalu, Alin Laurentiu Tatu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with a complex pathogenesis that mainly affects the central part of the face, with a global incidence of 5.46%. The present study was performed on a group of 68 patients with rosacea 1 and 2 subtypes, patients between 34-63 years old. The treatments were performed using a Cutera Xeo laser, using 2 types of probes: NdYag 1064nm for telangiectasias and LimeLight 520-1100nm for diffuse facial erythema, papules, and pustules, having an 10x30mm window. For patients with diffuse facial erythema, etc., the optimal number of sessions was between 3 and 6 with or ...


The Quality Of Sexual Life After Vaginal Surgical Interventions, Maria Pană, Romina-Marina Sima, Oana-Denisa Bălălău, Anca-Daniela Stănescu, Liana Pleş, Mircea-Octavian Poenaru Sep 2020

The Quality Of Sexual Life After Vaginal Surgical Interventions, Maria Pană, Romina-Marina Sima, Oana-Denisa Bălălău, Anca-Daniela Stănescu, Liana Pleş, Mircea-Octavian Poenaru

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Introduction. The malfunction of the supporting pelvic system generates signs and symptoms that require various procedures. The aim of our study was to evaluate whether vaginal surgical interventions for genital prolapse or urinary incontinence have an impact on patients’ sexual quality of life. Materials and methods. We studied 40 eligible women who underwent vaginal surgical procedures in Saint John Hospital, Bucharest. Patients completed a questionnaire 6 months after the intervention. Results. Patients who underwent vaginal surgery for prolapse were 50-64 years of age. The most frequent vaginal surgical intervention was vaginal hysterectomy (32.5%), followed by anterior and posterior colporaphy ...


Study On The Formulation And Characterization Of A Photoprotective Cream Containing A New Synthetized Compound, Teodora Dalila Balaci, Emma Adriana Ozon, Daniela Luiza Baconi, Georgiana Nițulescu, Bruno Velescu, Cristian Bălălău, Ioana Păunică, Cătălina Ancuța Fița Sep 2020

Study On The Formulation And Characterization Of A Photoprotective Cream Containing A New Synthetized Compound, Teodora Dalila Balaci, Emma Adriana Ozon, Daniela Luiza Baconi, Georgiana Nițulescu, Bruno Velescu, Cristian Bălălău, Ioana Păunică, Cătălina Ancuța Fița

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Starting from a new organic sunscreen synthesized in our laboratory by the condensation of sodium salt of the p-aminosalicylic acid with 2,6 – dichloroacetanilide, efficient cosmetic formulation with broad photoprotective properties was obtained by using the new compound as organic UV filter, metal oxides as inorganic filters, and vegetable extracts, oils and other ingredients with emollient, protective, and moisturizing effect. After showing the lack of toxicity of the new compound, in order to reduce the amount of UV filter used, it was encapsulated into nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs). The final cream has demonstrated good qualities for skin application, possessing suitable ...


Hepatitis C Virus: Host, Environmental And Viral Factors Promoting Spontaneous Clearance, Sergiu Ioan Micu, Marilena Musat, Andrada Dumitru, Dan Nicolae Paduraru, Anca Rogoveanu, Anca Dumitriu, Stana Paunica, Cristian Balalau, Roxana Emanuela Popoiag Sep 2020

Hepatitis C Virus: Host, Environmental And Viral Factors Promoting Spontaneous Clearance, Sergiu Ioan Micu, Marilena Musat, Andrada Dumitru, Dan Nicolae Paduraru, Anca Rogoveanu, Anca Dumitriu, Stana Paunica, Cristian Balalau, Roxana Emanuela Popoiag

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a pathogenic entity which determines inflammation and liver damage through complex immune mechanisms. Although progress has been made in managing the disease course, chronic infection still remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality to this day. Because both acute and chronic infection are often asymptomatic, chronic infection is frequently diagnosed when its complications have developed. In a small proportion of cases, the chronic infection does not develop, the immune system managing to cleanse the body from this silent pathogen in the absence of specific treatment, a process called spontaneous viral clearance, which occurs rarely ...


Oral Pathology Induced By Excess Or Deficiency Of Glucocorticoids In Adults, Rucsandra Elena Dănciulescu Miulescu, Loreta Guja, Bogdan Socea, Anca Dumitriu, Stana Paunica, Emil Ștefănescu Sep 2020

Oral Pathology Induced By Excess Or Deficiency Of Glucocorticoids In Adults, Rucsandra Elena Dănciulescu Miulescu, Loreta Guja, Bogdan Socea, Anca Dumitriu, Stana Paunica, Emil Ștefănescu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Oral manifestations are present both in Cushing's syndrome and in adrenal insufficiency. Possible oro-dental pathology in patients with Cushing's syndrome include jawbone loss, tooth loss, and periodontal diseases. Professional societies did not include Cushing's syndrome as being part of systemic diseases associated with loss of periodontal supporting tissues. The comorbidities of Cushing's syndrome such as obesity, osteoporosis, and diabetes are conditions that influence periodontal attachment apparatus. In patients with adrenal primary insufficiency, the most specific sign is the melanic pigmentation of the skin and mucosal surfaces due to increments of corticotropin and pro-opiomelanocortin peptide levels that ...


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How Rare Is Isolated Rheumatic Tricuspid Valve Disease?, Edme R. Mustafa, Octavian Istrătoaie, Roxana Mandia, Georgică C. Târtea, Cristina Florescu Apr 2020

How Rare Is Isolated Rheumatic Tricuspid Valve Disease?, Edme R. Mustafa, Octavian Istrătoaie, Roxana Mandia, Georgică C. Târtea, Cristina Florescu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

The incidence of rheumatic fever (RF) has markedly decreased in Europe since the beginning of the 20th century due to improved living conditions, early antibiotic therapy in streptococcal pharyngitis, and changes in serotypes of circulating streptococci. Isolated outbreaks of RF are still found in various parts of the world and the disease has changed its presentation with milder joint symptoms and subclinical carditis that make the correct diagnosis more difficult. Patients can present many years later with severe valve disease and significant disability. This article presents a case of isolated rheumatic tricuspid valve disease that presented with signs and symptoms ...


Diabetes Mellitus And Necrotizing Fasciitis – A Deadly Combination; Case Report, Alexandra Toma, Laura Mazilu, Andra Iulia Suceveanu, Florentina Gherghiceanu, Camelia Sandu, Cristina Bica, Liliana Florina Andronache, Ioana Paunica, Lavinia Alexandra Moroianu Apr 2020

Diabetes Mellitus And Necrotizing Fasciitis – A Deadly Combination; Case Report, Alexandra Toma, Laura Mazilu, Andra Iulia Suceveanu, Florentina Gherghiceanu, Camelia Sandu, Cristina Bica, Liliana Florina Andronache, Ioana Paunica, Lavinia Alexandra Moroianu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly destructive affliction of soft tissues, with a mortality rate that may reach 73% of the cases. It is characterized by a progressive inflammation and extended necrosis of the subcutaneous tissue and the fascia. Necrotizing fasciitis was first described in 1848, and later in 1920 Meleney identified 20 patients in China in which the infection was presumably triggered by hemolytic streptococcus, linking pathological bacteria to the condition. In 1952, Wilson coined the term necrotizing fasciitis although without successfully identifying the specific pathological bacteria involved. In most cases, both risk and aggravating factors are present, the main ...


Therapeutic Approach For Amyand’S Hernia; A Case Report, Sorin Berbece, Valeriu Ardeleanu, Vlad Denis Constantin, Ioana Paunica, Alexandra Toma Apr 2020

Therapeutic Approach For Amyand’S Hernia; A Case Report, Sorin Berbece, Valeriu Ardeleanu, Vlad Denis Constantin, Ioana Paunica, Alexandra Toma

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

In very few cases stated in the literature, the vermiform appendix might be contained in a hernial sac. This distinctive pathology is described as Amyand's hernia and has the very small occurrence of about 1%. We report the case of a 62-year-old man that presented for a reducible tumoral mass located in the right inguinal region. Amyand’s hernia was the intraoperative diagnostic. We performed hernioplasty (using the Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair with a composite polypropylene mesh) without appendectomy. This case matches the type 1 Lossanoff and Basson’s classification and has no facile management. Due to the clinical ...


Warty Carcinoma Of Uterine Cervix - Review Of The Literature And Case Report, Octavian Gabriel Olaru, Catalina Monica Pena, Oana Denisa Balalau, Anca Daniela Stanescu Apr 2020

Warty Carcinoma Of Uterine Cervix - Review Of The Literature And Case Report, Octavian Gabriel Olaru, Catalina Monica Pena, Oana Denisa Balalau, Anca Daniela Stanescu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Introduction. The Histological Classification of Epithelial Tumors of the Uterine Cervix of the World Health Organization includes inter alia warty carcinoma as a variant of squamous cell carcinoma. Until now several case reports and studies have shown that this particular cancer is associated with human papillomavirus/ HPV infection.

Case presentation. A 58-year-old woman presented with a vegetant cervical tumour. Biopsy samples were collected from the tumour, and the histological exam successively confirmed the warty cell carcinoma. Additional tests revealed the presence of single human papillomavirus/ type-45. An immunohistochemistry exam was performed in order to confirm the diagnosis, and also to ...


Impact Of Rational And Experiential Thinking Styles On Interpersonal Conflict Resolution Among Young Adults, Ayesha Rafique, Hania Habib, Fariha Abdul Rehman, Shabnam Arshi Apr 2020

Impact Of Rational And Experiential Thinking Styles On Interpersonal Conflict Resolution Among Young Adults, Ayesha Rafique, Hania Habib, Fariha Abdul Rehman, Shabnam Arshi

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

This research aimed to find the relationship between thinking styles (rational or experiential) and interpersonal conflict resolution (ICR) in young adults. A sample of 99 females and 103 males, age range 18 to 40 years, was selected via convenient and snow-ball sampling. Thinking styles were assessed using Rational-Experiential Inventory-40, and ICR was measured using Conflict Resolution Questionnaire. Regression analysis was used to predict ICR based on thinking style covariates and several relevant demographic covariates, including gender and family birth order. Rational thinking style (RTS) was most prevalent among young adults and was the strongest predictor of ICR. In addition, gender ...


Compassion And Suppression In Caregivers: Twin Masks Of Tragedy And Joy Of Caring, Emanuele Maria Merlo, Sean M. Mcnabney, Fabio Frisone, Federica Sicari, Mihai Paunica, Catalina Motofei, Salvatore Settineri Apr 2020

Compassion And Suppression In Caregivers: Twin Masks Of Tragedy And Joy Of Caring, Emanuele Maria Merlo, Sean M. Mcnabney, Fabio Frisone, Federica Sicari, Mihai Paunica, Catalina Motofei, Salvatore Settineri

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Background: Compassionate caregiving is a critical skill for workers among the helping professions, but the degree of empathy required by caregivers can place high demands on their mental and emotional resources. While many professionals employ successful coping strategies to mitigate these stressors, others experience compassion fatigue or burnout from emotional exhaustion. The objective of this research was to evaluate the relationships between caregivers’ demographic/career variables, compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue, and psychodynamic defense mechanisms such as suppression, repressive function, regression in the service of the Ego, and rationalization. Methods: Participants were 250 caregivers with 178 (71,2%) women and 72 ...


Risk Factors, Predictive Markers And Prevention Strategies For Intrauterine Fetal Death. An Integrative Review, Roxana Bohiltea, Natalia Turcan, Christina M. Cavinder, Ionită Ducu, Ioana Paunica, Liliana Florina Andronache, Monica Mihaela Cirstoiu Apr 2020

Risk Factors, Predictive Markers And Prevention Strategies For Intrauterine Fetal Death. An Integrative Review, Roxana Bohiltea, Natalia Turcan, Christina M. Cavinder, Ionită Ducu, Ioana Paunica, Liliana Florina Andronache, Monica Mihaela Cirstoiu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

According to World Health Organization (WHO), fetal death is defined as the death of the fetus prior to its complete expulsion, independent of the duration of pregnancy, thus only ascribing the term stillbirth to fetal deaths in the case of pregnancies after 28 weeks of gestation. The great progress of perinatology care is reflected in a significant reduction in the rate of stillbirths, especially in well-developed countries, with approximately 98% of stillbirth cases now occurring in poor and developing countries. Stillbirth powerfully impacts both the patient and the practitioner. Because nearly half of stillbirth cases result from apparently uncomplicated pregnancies ...


Laser Therapy In Superficial Morphea Lesions – Indications, Limitations And Therapeutic Alternatives, Alin Laurentiu Tatu, Diana Sabina Radaschin, Vlad Denis Constantin, Paunica Stana, Valeriu Ardeleanu Apr 2020

Laser Therapy In Superficial Morphea Lesions – Indications, Limitations And Therapeutic Alternatives, Alin Laurentiu Tatu, Diana Sabina Radaschin, Vlad Denis Constantin, Paunica Stana, Valeriu Ardeleanu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Morphea or localized scleroderma is an uncommon autoimmune and inflammatory disease which affects patients of any age. Even if morphea lesions present systemic symptoms as myalgias or arthritis, it is distinct from systemic sclerosis because it does not associate Raynaud’s phenomena or sclerodactyly, which are encountered in systemic scleroderma. The most common form of morphea in children is `en coup de sabre`, which can alter the local anatomy by deep tissue involvement. In contrast, the most frequent form that affects adults is represented by circumscribed morphea. The initial lesions present an inflammatory phase that manifests in the form of ...


Innovative Device For Indocianyne Green Navigational Surgery, Cătălin Aliuș, Nicolae Bacalbașa, Cristian Bălălău Apr 2020

Innovative Device For Indocianyne Green Navigational Surgery, Cătălin Aliuș, Nicolae Bacalbașa, Cristian Bălălău

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Dynamic reality has been integrated into developing surgical techniques, with the goals of providing increased intraoperative accuracy, easier detection of critical anatomical landmarks, and better general results for the patient. Enhancement of the reality in surgical theaters using single or multi sensorial augmenters (haptic, thermic and visual) has been reported with various degrees of success. This paper presents a novel device for navigational surgery and ancillary clinical applications based on the fluorescent properties of Indocyanine Green (ICG), a safe, FDA-approved dye that emits fluorescence at higher wavelengths than endogenous proteins. The latest technological developments and the aforementioned convenient quantum behavior ...


The Serine/Threonine Protein Kinase (Akt)/ Protein Kinase B (Pkb) Signaling Pathway In Breast Cancer, Daniela Miricescu, Camelia Cristina Diaconu, Constantin Stefani, Ana Maria Alexandra Stanescu, Alexandra Totan, Ioana Ruxandra Rusu, Ovidiu Gabriel Bratu, Dan Spinu, Maria Greabu Apr 2020

The Serine/Threonine Protein Kinase (Akt)/ Protein Kinase B (Pkb) Signaling Pathway In Breast Cancer, Daniela Miricescu, Camelia Cristina Diaconu, Constantin Stefani, Ana Maria Alexandra Stanescu, Alexandra Totan, Ioana Ruxandra Rusu, Ovidiu Gabriel Bratu, Dan Spinu, Maria Greabu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

According to statistical data published in 2019, breast cancer is among the leading causes of death in women worldwide. The serine/threonine kinase (AKT) or protein kinase B (PkB) signaling pathway is activated by phosphorylation processes, which further is associated with cell growth, proliferation, and survival, but also with activation of glucose metabolism. Mutations of the AKT signaling pathway components (especially PI3KCA and PTEN) have been observed in breast cancer patients, which are associated with resistance to hormonal treatment. Many clinical trials are testing the effect of AKT inhibition in order to block the growth and proliferation of breast cancer ...


Microbiota: The Missing Link In The Etiology Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Micu Ioan Sergiu, Madalina Elena Manea, Musat Marilena, Dumitru Andrada, Popoiag Roxana Emanuela Apr 2020

Microbiota: The Missing Link In The Etiology Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Micu Ioan Sergiu, Madalina Elena Manea, Musat Marilena, Dumitru Andrada, Popoiag Roxana Emanuela

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Within its twisted and tight walls, where a hostile and arid environment prevails, the lumen of the digestive tract nests a true microuniverse called the microbiota. The existing relationship between humans and these microorganisms is one in which both benefit, creating a condition called Eubiosis.

The dynamic relationship existing between the microbiota and the human body can be affected at various times, leading to an imbalance that may have important implications on health and generating a condition called Disbiosis.

Recent studies have highlighted possible links between several diseases with incompletely elucidated etiology and disturbances of the microbiota. In this review ...