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  1. Subgingival microbial profile and production of proinflammatory cytokines in chronic periodontitis.

    Folia Medica 56(3):152 (2014) PMID 25434071

    This review examines literature data concerning the bacterial findings in chronic periodontitis depending on pocket depth, and presents the latest published information on the presence of proinflammatory factors in periodontal environment. It has been found that chronic periodontitis affects as ...
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  2. Correlations between human somatotype components and some anthropometric parameters in male patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    Folia Medica 56(3):175 (2014) PMID 25434074

    The aim of the present study was to find and compare the correlations between somatotype and some anthropological parameters in Bulgarian male patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Anthropometric measurements were taken from 165 male patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. All patients were et...
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  3. A comparative study of LAMPs and YKL-40 tissue expression in glial tumors.

    Folia Medica 56(3):194 (2014) PMID 25434077

    YKL-40 is a glycoprotein believed potentially to be a marker of various pathological processes. High levels of YKL-40 have been found in cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases. The function of the glycoprotein is not completely known yet. A possible involvement in angiogenesis and tumor aggres...
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  4. A case of TRAP sequence with immense acardiac twin.

    Folia Medica 56(2):129 (2014) PMID 25181851

    Twin-reversed arterial perfusion sequence is a rare complication of monochorionic twin pregnancy in which an anomalous acardiac fetus is hemodynamically dependent on its structurally normal "pump" twin. Early diagnosis is essential for improving perinatal prognosis for the normal twin. In this c...
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  5. Somatosensory evoked potentials in full-term neonates with perinatal asphyxia.

    Folia Medica 56(2):88 (2014) PMID 25181845

    To explore the capacity of somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) to assess maturation processes in the development of the nervous system, and the characteristics of SEP in healthy full-term infants and full-term newborns with perinatal asphyxia and their follow up until the age of 14 months. SEP...
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  6. Modern imaging modalities in the assessment of acute stroke.

    Folia Medica 56(2):81 (2014) PMID 25181844

    The aim of this review was to present the modern concepts of diagnostic imaging in acute stroke. Neuroimaging in acute stroke aims at diagnosing the condition as early as possible and assessing the extent of parenchymal perfusion and the intracranial vessels patency. A modern approach would invo...
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  7. Efficiency of nonsurgical periodontal therapy in moderate chronic periodontitis.

    Folia Medica 56(2):109 (2014) PMID 25181848

    Chronic periodontitis is defined as an inflammatory disease of the supporting tissues of teeth caused by microorganisms in the dental biofilm, resulting in progressive destruction of the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone with pocket formation and gingival recession. Treatment of chronic per...
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  8. Snake venom poisoning in the Plovdiv region from 2004 to 2012.

    Folia Medica 56(1):32 (2014) PMID 24812920

    Envenomation by poisons of biological origin is very common globally in the tropical and subtropical areas mainly, where the biological diversity of the species clearly leads to evolution of highly toxic species. The weather warming trend in Bulgaria, whether cyclic or permanent, allows for a ch...
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  9. The retroaortic left renal vein abnormalities in cross-sectional imaging.

    Folia Medica 56(1):38 (2014) PMID 24812921

    The normal anatomic course of the left renal vein (LRV) from the kidney to inferior vena cava (IVC) is usually preaortic. It is called retroaortic left renal vein (RLRV) when located between the aorta and vertebra; the circumaortic left renal vein (CLRV) has both a preaortic and retroaortic cour...
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  10. Laparoscopic resection of the pancreatic tail with preservation of the spleen in a patient with a large pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas.

    Folia Medica 56(1):56 (2014) PMID 24812924

    Laparoscopic resections of the pancreas have gained in popularity in the last few years. Those preserving the integrity of the spleen are performed very rarely and are a challenge for every surgeon. We hereby report a case of laparoscopic resection of the pancreatic tail with preservation of the...
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