Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences

Print ISSN
1857-9655
Electronic ISSN
1857-9655
Publisher
Unspecified

  1. Risk Factors for Postoperative Pulmonary Complications after Abdominal Surgery.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):259 (2016) PMID 27335597 PMCID PMC4908742

    Incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) in patients undergoing non-cardiothoracic surgery remains high and the occurrence of these complications has enormous implications for the patient and the health care system. The aim of the study was to identify risk factors for PPC in pat...
  2. The Level of Cholesterol in COPD Patients with Severe and Very Severe Stage of the Disease.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):277 (2016) PMID 27335600 PMCID PMC4908745

    High blood cholesterol is part of metabolic syndrome and can be caused by medical conditions or bad dietary habits. The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of hypercholesterolemia in privies diagnosed patients with the severe and very severe stage of COPD, which were stable. We in...
  3. The Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus in COPD Patients with Severe and Very Severe Stage of the Disease.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):253 (2016) PMID 27335596 PMCID PMC4908741

    The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in privies diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with severe and very severe disease, which ware stable. We investigated 100 subjects, all of them smokers, with smoking status >10 years. They we...
  4. Oncocytoma of the Deep Lobe of the Parotid Gland.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):290 (2016) PMID 27335603 PMCID PMC4908748

    Oncocytoma or oxyphilic adenoma is uncommon salivary gland tumour, occurs predominantly in the in patients older than 60 years of age. Clinically oncocytoma resemble other salivary tumours while histology is typically consisting of oncocytes with many hyperplastic mitochondria. It usually occurs...
  5. Anticoagulation Management in Patients with Pacemaker-Detected Atrial Fibrillation.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):243 (2016) PMID 27335594 PMCID PMC4908739

    In patients with an implanted pacemaker, asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with an increased risk of thrombo-embolic complications. There is still no consensus which duration of episodes of atrial fibrillation should be taken as an indicator for inclusion of oral anticoagulatio...
  6. Clinical Effects of Standard and Individualized Dialysate Sodium in Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):248 (2016) PMID 27335595 PMCID PMC4908740

    The degree to which the dialysate prescription and, in particular, the dialysate sodium concentration influences blood pressure and interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) via changes in sodium flux, plasma volume or the other parameters is not well understood. The aim of the study was to investigate w...
  7. Hypercalcemia as a Cause of Kidney Failure: Case Report.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):283 (2016) PMID 27335601 PMCID PMC4908746

    Hypercalcemia is a common manifestation in clinical practice and occurs as a result of primary hyperparathyroidism, malignancy, milk-alkali syndrome, hyper or hypothyroidism, sarcoidosis and other known and unknown causes. Patients with milk-alkali syndrome typically are presented with renal fai...
  8. Efficiency of Carbon Dioxide Fractional Laser in Skin Resurfacing.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):271 (2016) PMID 27335599 PMCID PMC4908744

    The aim of the study was to confirm the efficiency and safety of the fractional CO2 laser in skin renewal and to check the possibility of having a synergistic effect in patients who besides carbon dioxide laser are treated with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) too. The first group (Examined Group 1 or...
  9. Association between Dietary Patterns, Breakfast Skipping and Familial Obesity among a Sample of Egyptian Families.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):213 (2016) PMID 27335589 PMCID PMC4908734

    To examine the association between dietary patterns, behaviors and the prevalence of familial obesity. Eighty three families, shared as volunteers comprised of 83 mothers and 155 offspring. Anthropometric measurements were reported including height and weight. Body mass index (BMI), weight/heigh...
  10. Expression Levels of Some Detoxification Genes in Liver and Testis of Rats Exposed to a Single Dose of Methyl-Tertiary Butyl Ether.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):232 (2016) PMID 27335592 PMCID PMC4908737

    Methyl-tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), a well-known gasoline oxygenate compound, is still used in several countries. Several studies investigated the effects of MTBE on the activity of phase II metabolism enzymes. There is no published data on the effect(s) of short-term exposure to MTBE on mRNA le...
  11. BAALC and ERG Expression in Egyptian Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Relation to Survival and Response to Treatment.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):264 (2016) PMID 27335598 PMCID PMC4908743

    Aim was to detect Brain and Acute Leukemia, Cytoplasmic (BAALC) and ETS-related gene (ERG) expression in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) as well as to study their biologic and prognostic impact on the disease outcome and survival. The current study was carried out on 44 patients with ...
  12. Mandibular Movement Restoration in a Child with Bilateral Coronoid Hyperplasia: A Case Report.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):293 (2016) PMID 27335604 PMCID PMC4908749

    Coronoid process hyperplasia is an uncommon finding, characterized by an enlargement of the coronoid process, causing a mechanical obstacle by its interposing in the posterior portion of the maxilla or zygomatic arch. The article presents a case report of a bilateral coronoid process hyperplasia...
  13. Comparative Hepatotoxicity of Aflatoxin B1 among Workers Exposed to Different Organic Dust with Emphasis on Polymorphism Role of Glutathione S-Transferase Gene.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):312 (2016) PMID 27335608 PMCID PMC4908753

    The study aimed to investigate effects of organic dust exposure from different sources on aflatoxin B1-albumin adducts (AFB1/Alb), and role of glutathione S-transferase (GST) gene polymorphism in hepatotoxicity of (AFB1) among exposed workers. Liver enzymes, AFB1/Alb, and GST polymorphism were e...
  14. Effect of Occupational Cadmium Exposure on Parathyroid Gland.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):302 (2016) PMID 27335606 PMCID PMC4908751

    Cadmium (Cd) is used in many industries. High-level exposure is associated with severe kidney and bone damage. This study investigates the possible effect of occupational cadmium exposure on parathyroid gland and some minerals in workers. Environmental air monitoring of cadmium was done. Serum a...
  15. Hormonal Perturbations in Occupationally Exposed Nickel Workers.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):307 (2016) PMID 27335607 PMCID PMC4908752

    Nickel exposure is recognized as an endocrine disruptor because of its adverse effects on reproduction. This study was designed to investigate the possible testiculo-hormonal perturbations on workers occupationally exposed to nickel and to assess its effects on human male sexual function. Cross-...
  16. Indicators of Moderate and Severe Preeclampsia in Correlation with Maternal IL10.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):236 (2016) PMID 27335593 PMCID PMC4908738

    The purpose of the actual study was to evaluate the relationship between the formation of anti-inflammatory cytokine IL10 and several indicators of moderate and severe preeclampsia in the third trimester of pregnancy. Examination of the indicators of preeclampsia and maternal IL10 levels was con...
  17. Are Dietary Intakes Related to Obesity in Children?

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):194 (2016) PMID 27335587 PMCID PMC4908732

    The purpose of this study was to report obesity status and identify any dietary substances that may be related to obesity in healthy school children from Northern Greece. Four hundred and twenty-five (n = 425) children were randomly selected to participate in the study. A 24-h recall of three da...
  18. Aqueous Extract of Allium sativum (Linn.) Bulbs Ameliorated Pituitary-Testicular Injury and Dysfunction in Wistar Rats with Pb-Induced Reproductive Disturbances.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):200 (2016) PMID 27335588 PMCID PMC4908733

    To determine the effects of aqueous extract of Allium sativum bulbs (AEASAB) on pituitary-testicular injury and dysfunction in Wistar rats with lead-induced reproductive disturbances. Male Wistar rats were divided into 7 groups such that the control group received propylene glycol at 0.2 ml/100 ...
  19. Hepatitis B Seroprotection and the Response to a Challenging Dose among Vaccinated Children in Red Sea Governorate.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):219 (2016) PMID 27335590 PMCID PMC4908735

    To assess the long-term effectiveness of hepatitis B virus vaccine and the need for a booster dose among children who received three doses of vaccine during infancy in Red Sea Governorate. A cross-sectional study was performed. Interviews with children (9 months to 16 years) and parents were don...
  20. Thyroid Hormone Indices in Computer Workers with Emphasis on the Role of Zinc Supplementation.

    Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 4(2):296 (2016) PMID 27335605 PMCID PMC4908750

    This study aimed to investigate the effects of computer monitor-emitted radiation on thyroid hormones and the possible protective role of zinc supplementation. The study included three groups. The first group (group B) consisted of 42 computer workers. This group was given Zinc supplementation i...