Editor-in-Chief
Camelia Diaconu, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania

Co-Editor-in-Chief
Irinel Popescu, Surgery, President of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences, Romania

Founding Editor
M. Popescu Buzeu, Romania

Honorary Editors
Niki Agnantis, Anatomopathology, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
George Androutsos, Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Kaya Bekiroğlu, Surgery, Northern Cyprus
Somer Ones, Istanbul University, Turkey
Ion Ababii, ENT, “N. Testemitanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Editors
Vladmila Bojanic, Institute for Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia
Hasan Besim, General Surgery, Near East University, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus
Gheorghe Ciobanu, Medical Emergencies, “N. Testemitanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Sabri Erguney, General Surgery, Istanbul University, Turkey
Ninoslav Ivanovski, Nephrology, University Sts Cyril and Methodius, Medical Faculty Skopje, FYR Macedonia
Marianna Karamanou, History of Medicine, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Fanny Ribarova, Medical College (Nutrition and Biochemistry), Medical University-Sofia, Bulgaria

Editorial Staff

Assistant Editor
Adriana Milea, Romania

Editorial Board
Süha Akpınar, Radiology, Near East State University, Northern Cyprus
Raymond Ardaillou, National Academy of Medicine of France, Paris
Daniela Bartos, Internal Medicine, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Eduardo Basilio Bonet, Surgery, University of Medicine of Barcelona, Spain
Kandemir Berova, Orthopedic Surgery, Northern Cyprus
Jacques-Louis Binet, Hematology, National Academy of Medicine of France, Paris
Zoran Bojanic, Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia
Andre Bourgeon, Surgery, National Academy of Medicine of France, Paris
Giancarlo Bracale, Vascular Surgery, “Federico II” University, Napoli, Italy
Koco Cakalaroski, Nephrology, University Sts Cyril and Methodius, Medical Faculty Skopje, FYR Macedonia
Olga Cernetchi, Obstetrics and Gynecology, “N. Testemitanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Vlad Ciurea, Neurosurgery, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Jean-Michel Cormier, Vascular Surgery, University Paris VI, Paris, France
Daniel Couturier, Gastroenterology, University of Paris V, Paris, France
S. Dervisoglu, Pathology, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Ionel Droc, Cardiology, Army’s Clinic Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Bucharest, Romania
Ertugrul Gazioglu, General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa, Turkey
Gheorghe Ghidirim, Surgery,“N. Testemitanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Fernando Gomez-Ferrer Bayo, General Surgery, Medical University of Valencia, Spain
Veselina Goranova-Marinova, Department of Immunology, Medical University-Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Ioannis Grammatikakis, Obstetrics and Gybecology, University of Athens Medical School, General University Hospital “Attikon”, Athens, Greece
Michel Huguier, Surgery, National Academy of Medicine of France, Paris
Mehmet Inan, General Surgery, Northern Cyprus
Ognen Ivanovski, University Clinic of Urology, Medical Faculty Skopje, FYR Macedonia
Ioannis Karaitianos, Surgery, St. Savvas Cancer Hospital, Athens, Greece
Afroditi Karaitianou-Velonaki, Microbiology, Greece
Ioan Lascar, Plastic Surgery, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Gerald Maurer, Cardiology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Minodora Mazur, Rheumatology, “N. Testemitanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Maja Milojković, Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia
Igor Nikolov, University Clinic of Nephrology, Medical Faculty Skopje, FYR Macedonia
Theodore Papaioannou, Biomedical Engineering Unit, First Department of Cardiology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Valentina Petkova, Department of Social Pharmacy, Medical University-Sofia, Bulgaria
Mentor Petrela, Neurosurgery, University Hospital Center UHC “Mother Teresa”, Tirana, Albania
Pierre Francois Plouin, Cardiology, National Academy of Medicine of France, Paris
Zivko Popov, MASA (Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts), FYR Macedonia
Andre Pradalier, Internal Medicine, “Louis-Mourier” Hospital, Colombes, France
Theodora Psaltopoulou, Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Ninel Revenco, Pediatry, “N. Testemitanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Dan Riga, Neurology, “Al. Obregia” Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
Sorin Riga, Psychiatry, Neurosciences, “Al. Obregia” Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
Gheorghe Rojnoveanu, Surgery, “N. Testemitanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Boryana Ruseva, Department of Physiology, Medical University-Pleven, Bulgaria
Zoubeir Ben Safta, General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
Vasile Sarbu, General Surgery, “Ovidius” University of Medicine Constanta, Romania
Galina Severova, University Clinic of Nephrology, Medical Faculty Skopje, FYR Macedonia
Andrija Šmelcerović, Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia
Grigore Tinica, Cardiovascular Surgery, “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania
Latchezar Traykov, Department of Neurology, Medical University-Sofia, Bulgaria
Gregory Tsoucalas, History of Medicine, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
Ion Tintoiu, Cardiology, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Jovan Vasilievic, Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Calin Vicol, Cardiac Surgery, “Ludwig Maximilian” University Munich, Germany
Tsekomir Vodenitcharov, Department of Health Politic and Management, Medical University-Sofia, Bulgaria
Junjie Xiao, Regeneration and Ageing Lab, Shanghai University, China