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The Role of Insulin Resistance/Hyperinsulinism on the Rising Trend of Thyroid and Adrenal Nodular Disease in the Current Environment

Abstract Thyroid follicular cells, as well as adrenocortical cells, are endowed by an intrinsic heterogeneity regarding their growth potential, in response to various stimuli. This heterogeneity appears to constitute the underlying cause for the focal cell hyperplasia and eventually the formation of thyroid and adrenal nodules, under the influence of growth stimulatory factors. Among the…

Prosthetic Mitral Valve Thrombosis During Pregnancy Treated Successfully With Thrombolysis

Keywords Echocardiography pregnancy prosthetic heart valves thrombosis A 32-year-old primigravida, in the 14th gestational week, with a mechanical prosthetic mitral valve, implanted 10 years ago (no further details available), was referred to our department due to acute pulmonary edema. Of note, her anticoagulation therapy had been switched in the 3rd gestational week from warfarin 2.5…

Management of chronic ocular sarcoidosis: challenges and solutions

Abstract Background Sarcoidosis constitutes one of the leading causes of ocular inflammation. Chronic ocular sarcoidosis can affect any segment of the eye and its adnexa, producing a wide range of clinical manifestations and severity. If left untreated, permanent visual impairment or even blindness may ensue. Treatment approaches vary from topical therapy to systemic agents that…

The Impact of Financial Crisis in Coronary Artery Disease Burden in Greece

Abstract Background Economic crisis poses an immense threat to public health worldwide and has been linked to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Greece is facing a distinctive recession over the recent years. However, the exact impact on coronary artery disease (CAD) burden has not been adequately addressed. Methods Demographic, clinical and angiographic data of 3895 hospitalized…

Aρθρίτιδες Ώμου

Εισαγωγή Οι αρθρίτιδες ώμου διακρίνονται  αδρά σε δύο κατηγορίες: τις εκφυλιστικές που είναι συχνότερες και αντιπροσωπεύονται από την οστεοαρθρίτιδα, καθώς και  τις φλεγμονώδεις  οι οποίες είναι σπανιότερες και   περιλαμβάνουν : την ρευματοειδή αρθρίτιδα, τις οροαρνητικές αρθρίτιδες, τις λοιμώδεις τις μεταβολικές αρθρίτιδες Ανατομο-λειτουργικά στοιχεία ώμου Η άρθρωση του ώμου (γληνοβραχιόνιος άρθρωση) είναι η πλέον ευκίνητη άρθρωση…

Scientists Remove Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques in Mice

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New animal research shines a light on a therapy designed to rid the brain of much of the sticky amyloid plaque associated with early stage Alzheimer’s disease. Experts have long viewed plaque buildup as a largely symptomless marker for future Alzheimer’s risk, with many believing the process is a root cause…

Clinical Benefit of Pazopanib in a Patient with Metastatic Chondrosarcoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Abstract Chondrosarcoma is a rare malignancy characterized by the production of cartilage matrix, displaying heterogeneous histopathology and clinical behavior. Due to lack of effective treatment for advanced disease, the clinical management of metastatic chondrosarcoma is exceptionally challenging. Chondrosarcomas harbor molecular abnormalities, such as overexpression of platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR)-alpha and PDGFR-beta, which are required…