2017, Vol. 52, Nr. 3, September
Recreational angler exposure to domoic acid via consumption of contaminated shellfish from the Black Sea, Bulgaria: A preliminary study

ABSTRACT Introduction. Domoic acid (DA) is a neurotoxin that causes amnesic shellfish poisoning with gastrointestinal symptoms (vomiting, diarrhoea or abdominal cramps) and/or neurological symptoms (confusion, loss of memory, or other…

2017, Vol. 52, Nr. 3, September
Dermatological manifestations of HIV-infection/AIDS

ABSTRACT Introduction. Nowadays, HIV/AIDS is one of the most urgent medical and social problems. That’s why it is important to study the regional peculiarities of dermatological manifestations of HIV/AIDS for…

2017, Vol. 52, Nr. 3, September
Beneficial effects of triple antihypertensive therapy with amlodipine, valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide on copper status in a trial of geriatric patients in Southwestern Romania

ABSTRACT Background. Inadequate mineral status involving the biometals copper and zinc is linked to cardiovascular homeostasis, anemia and arterial hypertension. In our previous studies, we revealed that long-time therapy with…

2017, Vol. 52, Nr. 3, September
Penile fracture with unilateral corporeal rupture – Case report and review of the literature

ABSTRACT Introduction. Penile fracture is an urological emergency that implies the rupture of the tunica albuginea and of the corpus cavernosum, with or without urethral injury, secondary to a traumatic…

2017, Vol. 52, Nr. 3, September
Caspase-dependent mechanisms and antioxidant defense in the thyroid tissue of patients with nodular goiter with autoimmune thyroiditis and thyroid adenoma according to allelic status of BCL-2 (RS17759659), CTLA-4 (RS231775), APO-1 / FAS (RS2234767) genes

ABSTRACT Introduction. In the process of their vital activity, the cells are exposed to many damaging factors of endogenous and exogenous nature. It is undoubtedly that various toxic influences or…

2017, Vol. 52, Nr. 3, September
Unusual cause of proctorrhagia for gastroenterologists: Rectal Kaposi’s sarcoma

ABSTRACT Proctorrhagia is a frequent symptom encountered in clinical practice, in primary care medicine as well as in Gastroenterology Departments. The common causes of proctorrhagia include hemorrhoids, diverticular disease, colorectal…

2017, Vol. 52, Nr. 3, September
Prognostic markers in acute pancreatitis

ABSTRACT Background. We have studied R122H-polymorphism of the PRSS1 gene and N34S-polymorphism of the SPINK1 gene in patients with various forms of acute pancreatitis. On this basis, new methods for…