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Acta Medica Academica

Gregory Tsoucalas
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November 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Tomislav Franić
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November 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Marta Licata, Omar Larentis, Chiara Tesi, Silvia Iorio
OBJECTIVE: The study presents and comments on the publication of an autopsy report. CASE REPORT: In 1900 De Blasio published an article entitled "Multiple abnormalities in a prostitute's skull" in the "Journal of Psychiatry, Criminal Anthropology and related sciences". In this work De Blasio related anomalies at the cranial level to the presence of mental pathologies. The skull belonged to a 24-year-old prostitute who died of syphilitic hepatitis...
November 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Dionysios Venieratos, Gregory Tsoucalas, Eleni Panagouli
OBJECTIVE: The appearance of a middle mesenteric artery is a rare branching variation, with an incidence lower than 0.1%. Our case reports such an anatomical artery pattern which was discovered in a male Caucasian cadaver during routine educational dissection. This alternation is seldom encountered and may trouble diagnostic and surgical interventions. CASE REPORT: The case of a Middle Mesenteric Artery is described, as a vessel originating from the Abdominal Aorta 3...
November 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Ibrahim Omerhodžić, Almir Džurlić, Dino Lisica, Nevena Mahmutbegović, Maida Nikšić, Nurija Bilalović, Enra Suljić
OBJECTIVE: We present a case of relapsing tumefactive demyelination in a young female patient, that posed a real diagnostic challenge, with a heterogeneous clinical picture, atypical for multiple sclerosis (MS) presentation, and neuroradiological manifestations with a high suspicion of neoplastic diseases. CASE REPORT: An 18-year old female patient presented to our Neurosurgical Out-patients' Clinic with symptoms atypical for multiple sclerosis, unremarkable neurological deficit, one tumefactive lesion on MRI, followed by relapse and another two lesions within a period of six months...
November 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Emmanouil Bakalinis, Ioannis Makris, Theano Demesticha, Georgios Tsakotos, Panagiotis Skandalakis, Dimitrios Filippou
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to review the current data on the coexistence of non-recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) and vascular variations. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted on MEDLINE for case reports, original articles and reviews regarding the presence of non-RLN and coexisting vascular variants. RESULTS: From the literature search, 104 cases of non-RLN with confirmed vascular variants were reported. More specifically, 97...
November 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Roopali Sankeshwari, Anil Ankola, Kishore Bhat, Udaya Bolmal, Malleswara Rao
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the physical properties of locally prepared Licorice varnish (LV), commercially available Fluoride varnish (FV) and a Combination of both Varnishes (CV). MATERIAL AND METHODS: LV was prepared using authenticated licorice roots. Commercially available FV (Bifluorid 12) was used as a positive control and CV was prepared in six different concentrations of both varnishes. Conventional antibacterial activity assessment, employing disc diffusion and broth dilution methods, was inconclusive...
November 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Lana Hirai Gimber, Mihra S Taljanovic, Zachary A Rockov, Elizabeth A Krupinski, Tyson S Chadaz, Lee F Rogers
OBJECTIVE: To describe a new radiographic sign, "veil of obscuration", associated with posterior glenohumeral joint (shoulder) dislocations and determine its incidence and validity compared to other known classic radiographic signs. METHODS: Four-year retrospective study identified 30 acute posterior shoulder dislocation patients. Radiographs reviewed in consensus by 2 musculoskeletal radiologists for the "veil of obscuration", seen on AP shoulder radiographs and representing a comminuted fracture of the lesser tuberosity projecting over the humeral head or glenohumeral joint...
November 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Amela Džubur, Damir Abdulahović, Amira Kurspahić-Mujčić, Alen Džubur, Svjetlana Loga-Zec, Venesa Škrijelj
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to detect the presence of depressive symptoms among the student population at a Faculty of Medicine, as well to determine the correlation between the socio-demographic characteristics and students' lifestyle and depressive symptoms. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Of 800 students enrolled and asked to participate, 412 responded to the survey. The study included students from all 6 years of studies. The degree of depressive symptoms was measured by a 21-item revised form of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)...
November 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Alma Kamber-Ćesir, Amela Dardagan Đonlagić, Muhamed Ajanović, Sanela Strujić Porović, Alma Gavranović, Lejla Kazazić, Lejla Berhamović, Emir Berhamović
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of gender on the mental index (MI) and the mandibular cortical index (MCI). METHODS: In this study, there were 120 subjects (43 male and 77 female subjects), who had undergone a dental panoramic radiograph examination for the needs of diagnosis and future treatment planning. MI and MCI were determined by orthopantomograph. RESULTS: There was a statistically significant difference in MI dependent on gender...
November 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Vasilios Thomaidis, Gregory Tsoucalas, Aliki Fiska
Mandibular dislocation remains an acute medical condition in maxillofacial surgery. Since the Hippocratic era its reduction has been performed exactly in the same way it is now performed in modern surgery. We report an example of an elderly female patient with bilateral mandibular dislocation, who came to our department and was treated under sedation using the Hippocratic bimanual intraoral technique by two medical personnel, depicting the timeless usage of the method. Although some characteristics of the procedure were wrongfully attributed to others, such as Barton and Lewis, after a thorough examination of the ancient Greek medical texts, its originality should in fact be attributed solely to the Hippocratic School of Medicine...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Gregory Tsoucalas, Konstantinos Krasagakis, Constantinos Pantos, Marianna Karamanou
OBJECTIVE: Confirmation of knowledge of neonatal intertrigo in ancient Greek and Byzantine medicine. METHOD: A search of Thesaurus Linguae Graecae was conducted with the following terms as key words, "syggama", "xyggauma", "paratrimma" and "ektrimma". RESULTS: Ancient Greek medico-philosophers introduced therapeutic measures based upon herbs and minerals, while a similar therapeutic approach was also used by the Byzantines...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
James W Le Duc, Teresa E Sorvillo
A quarter century ago the landmark report from the U. S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine entitled "Emerging Infections, Microbial Threats to Health in the United States" was released. This classic study captured the societal changes then underway in our rapidly growing world: The growth of the world's population and changing human behavior; the advances and globalization of technology and industry; the changes in economic development and land use; the dramatic increase in speed and frequency of international travel and commerce; the adaptation of microbes and the appearance of never before seen pathogens; and the breakdown of traditional public health measures...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Paul Heyman, Christel Cochez, Mirsada Hukić
In this paper we aim to add additional knowledge regarding the occurrence, origin and epidemiological features of the English sweating sickness. The English sweating sickness raged in five devastating epidemics with mortality rates between 30 and 50% between 1485 and 1551 throughout England, and on one occasion also affected mainland Europe, in 1529. The Picardy sweat, generally considered as the English sweating sickness' lesser deadly successor, flared up in France in 1718 and caused 196 localized outbreaks with varying severity all over France and neighboring countries up to 1861...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Husref Tahirović, Elnur Tahirović
This paper presents the medical journals published in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) in the period from 1878 to 1945. The first medical journal in BIH may be deemed to be Jahrbuch des Bosnisch-Hercegowinischen Landesspittales in Sarajevo (The Yearbook of the National Hospital of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo). In a special part of this journal, doctors from Austro-Hungary serving in Sarajevo wrote scholarly articles about their patients' various ailments. Up to 1945 seven more medical journals were published in BIH: Trezvenost - Organ Jugoslavenskog Saveza Trezvenosti (Temperance - the Journal of the Yugoslav Temperance Society), Zdravlje - Lekarske pouke o zdravlju i bolesti (Health, Medical lessons on Health and Disease), Glasnik Lekarske komore za Bosnu, Hercegovinu, Dalmaciju i Crnu Goru (The Journal of the Chamber of Physicians of Bosnia, Herzegovina, Dalmatia and Montenegro), Glasnik Lekarske komore Vrbaske banovine (Journal of the Chamber of Physicians of Vrbaska banovina, Glasnik Lekarske komore Drinske banovine (Journal of the Chamber of Physicians of Drinska banovina), Vjesnik Zavoda za suzbijanje endemijskog sifilisa u Bosni i Hercegovini (Journal of the Institute for Combatting Endemic Syphilis in Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Časopis za medicinu i biologiju (Journal for Medicine and Biology)...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Riccardo Gerloni, Nicola Artusi, Stefano Cernic
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May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Konstantinos N Koutsouflianiotis, George Paraskevas, Maria Piagkou, George Noussios, Konstantinos Natsis
OBJECTIVE: The study adds valuable information regarding lymphovenous communications between the thoracic duct and the azygos vein, which are very rarely discovered during anatomical dissections and very few cases have been mentioned worldwide. A detailed description of our findings and a brief review of the relevant literature are also provided. CASE REPORST: In the current study, two sizeable obliquely directed lymphovenous anastomoses between the thoracic duct and the azygos vein at the midportion of the mediastinum are described in the same cadaver...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Krešimir Tomić, Ivana Tica Sedlar, Gordana Berić Jozić, Inga Marijanović, Blanka Lukić, Dragana Miletić, Ana Puljić Ćuk
OBJECTIVE: We present a patient with metastatic melanoma who had a complete response to second line chemotherapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin. CASE REPORT: Metastatic melanoma is an aggressive cancer with poor prognosis and 10 year survival less than 10%. We present a patient with metastatic melanoma who had a complete response to second line chemotherapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin. CONCLUSION: Second line chemotherapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin in the treatment of metastatic melanoma may yield effective results...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Muhammad Tariq Aftab, Muhammad Hassan Tariq
OBJECTIVE: Continuous assessment tests influence the learning needs of medical students at particular times but are also beneficial in scheduled learning, and act as motivating tool. These tests drive them to study by developing competition and optimism regarding the forthcoming result. This study has been designed to evaluate the role of these tests for medical students by learning about their motivation. METHODS: This study was conducted on 150 medical students...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Damir Sapunar, Matko Marušić, Livia Puljak, Ivica Grković, Mario Malički, Ana Marušić, Marta Čivljak, Željko Tanjić
The aim of the study was to present the concept on which the School of Medicine at the Catholic University of Croatia (CUC) will be established. The new School will alleviate the shortage of physicians in Croatia and introduce an innovative form of medical education focused on principles of patient-centered care and social accountability. At the same time, the students will acquire all relevant competencies and levels of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are required by current evidence in medical education, European standards and guidelines for quality assurance at higher education institutions...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
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