Lege Artis Medicinae - 2004;14(08-09)

Lege Artis Medicinae

SEPTEMBER 18, 2004

[RISKS AND BENEFITS OF MEDICATION IN PREGNANT WOMEN]

CZEIZEL Endre

[The Hungarian Case-Control Surveillance System of Congenital Abnormalities can provide appropriate data for the evaluation of risk and benefits of drugs and pregnancy supplements in pregnant women. Among the main principles, the importance of time factor (the first trimester concept is outdated) and the explanation of frequent false teratogenic findings (e.g. recall bias, chance effect, etc.) are discussed. The main conclusion is that at present the exaggerated teratogenic risk of drugs is... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

SEPTEMBER 18, 2004

[FIXED-COMBINATION THERAPY IN ANTIHYPERTENSIVE TREATMENT]

BARNA István

[Target blood pressure and reduction in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality have to be accomplished always with the consideration of target organ lesion. Fixed-combination antihypertensive therapy has become accepted based on the recommendations of international and Hungarian medical associations that are aware of the results of evidence based medicine. The fix combinational treatment is more favorable for patients’ compliance. The daily dosage of drugs with 24 hour effect improves the... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

SEPTEMBER 18, 2004

[CHRONIC LYMPHOEDEMA - PREVENTION AND TREATMENT]

STIRCZER Gabriella

[The congenital or acquired damage of the lymphatic system can lead to the increase of the interstitial fluid in the affected extremity which can lead to chronic lymphoedema. Congenital lymphoedema is relatively rare. The interest in chronic lymphoedema is relatively high as the frequency of tumours is increasing (with surgical and irradiation therapy in the background) and of the growing numbers of the secondary lymphoedema cases due to chronic venous insufficiency in the extremities. The... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

SEPTEMBER 18, 2004

[THE VASCULAR BACKGROUND OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION]

TÓTH Károly

[With the new era of the medicaments, erectile dysfunction has become of great interest among sexual problems. Earlier, psychogenic origin was thought to be the main background, but today vasculogenetic reasons are have become equally important factors. Experimental data and clinical investigations demonstrate that erectile dysfunction is part and consequence of the same vascular process which is observed in aging and in atherosclerotic processes of the well-known arterial localisations... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

SEPTEMBER 18, 2004

Lege Artis Medicinae

SEPTEMBER 18, 2004

[BASICS OF MRI MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING]

MARTOS János

[Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a young, developing technology used to create images with extraordinary detail of body tissue or the brain by applying nuclear magnetic resonance phenomena. The MRI technique uses a pulse of radio-frequency energy to excite the hydrogen nuclei, the protons. The distribution of hydrogen nuclei of water and fat in the body depends on the tissue type and whether or not the tissue is healthy or diseased. The image brightness is a complex function of properties... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

SEPTEMBER 18, 2004

[FACTORS INFLUENCING ADOLESCENT BLOOD PRESSURE - THE DEBRECEN HYPERTENSION STUDY]

PÁLL Dénes, PARAGH György, KATONA Éva, ZRÍNYI Miklós, ZATIK János, FÜLESDI Béla

[INTRODUCTION - The aim of the study was to obtain epidemiological data on the blood pressure (BP) status of high school students and familiar, constitutional and lifestyle factors influencing their blood pressure. METHODS - After a 10 minutes rest, three repeated BP measurements were taken from the right upper arm, separated by 5 minute intervals. All measurements were obtained by a validated, automated, digital OMRON M4 device. A total sample of 10 194 high school students from Debrecen,... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

SEPTEMBER 18, 2004

[RARE UTERINE MALIGNANCY: THE ENDOMETRIAL ADENOSARCOMA]

CSERNI Gábor, SÁPI Zoltán, TARJÁN Miklós, BENTZIK András

[INTRODUCTION - Müllerian adenosarcoma is typically composed of benign glandular epithelial elements admixed with malignant sarcomatous stroma. This rare tumour usually originates in the endometrium and grows as a polypoid mass into the endometrial cavity. CASE REPORT - We report the case of a woman aged 32, who presented with abnormal vaginal bleeding and was diagnosed with an adenosarcoma after a curettage and subsequent hysterectomy. CONCLUSION - This tumour has a relatively good prognosis... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

SEPTEMBER 18, 2004

[Abdominal compartment syndrome: the cause of postinjury multiple organ failure. Summary of the article]

BALOGH Zsolt, MCKINLEY BA, COX CS Jr, ALLENS SJ, COCANOUR CS, KOZAR RA, MOORE EE, MILLER CC, WEISBRODT NW, MOORE FA

Lege Artis Medicinae

SEPTEMBER 18, 2004

Lege Artis Medicinae

SEPTEMBER 18, 2004

[THE PUBLIC OPINION ON ORGAN DONATION IN HUNGARY]

SUSÁNSZKY Éva, SZÁNTÓ Zsuzsa, TÜTTŐ Gabriella

[INTRODUCTION - The aim of this study was to explore the common knowledge and the opinion of the Hungarian population on organ transplants as part of a larger international study about the reception of new achievements in biotechnology and medical science. METHODS - The basis of the study was a representative national survey conducted in 2003 on a sample of 1000 people. We analysed the significant differences in the attitudes towards organ donation using the background variables of gender, age,... tovább »