Lege Artis Medicinae - 2006;16(04)

Lege Artis Medicinae

APRIL 21, 2006

Lege Artis Medicinae

APRIL 21, 2006

[THE EFFECT OF ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME INHIBITORS ON LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTORPHY]

KELTAI Mátyás

[This study reviews recent clinical data on the development of left ventricular hypertrophy. Several studies have confirmed that left ventricular hypertrophy is associated with an increased mortality and cardiovascular risk. Most antihypertensive drugs provide some regression of left ventricular hypertrophy, but their efficiency varies. Regression can most efficiently be achieved by the use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers.]

Lege Artis Medicinae

APRIL 21, 2006

[THE ROLE OF STATINS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION]

VÁLYI Péter

[Hypertension and hypercholesterolemia are two very important risk factors of cardiovascular diseases. Statins are the most widely used drugs to treat hypercholesterolemia, and they also modify the efficiency of antihypertensive treatment in patients with hypertension. With the use of statins, a significant reduction in blood pressure has been described both in patients previously untreated and in patients already being treated with antihypertensive drugs. The blood pressure lowering effect of... tovább »

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APRIL 21, 2006

[CARDIOMETABOLIC EFFECTS OF THE ANGIOTENSIN RECEPTOR BLOCKER TELMISARTAN]

WINKLER Gábor

[Telmisartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker, is a potent antihypertensive drug. Similarly to other members of the drug family, it has cardio-, vasoand renoprotective properties; in addition, uniquely in the group, it stimulates the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR) -γ. This partial agonist activity results in favourable effects mainly in carbohydrate metabolism and, to a lesser extent, in lipid metabolism. Based on this pharmacological profile, telmisartan seems to be... tovább »

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APRIL 21, 2006

[THE LONG ACTING INSULIN ANALOGUE DETEMIR IN THE DIABETOLOGICAL PRACTICE: EVIDENCE AND POTENTIALS]

TAMÁS GYULA, KERÉNYI ZSUZSA

[Insulin detemir is a neutral, soluble, long-acting insulin analogue in which the amino acid threonineB30 has been removed and the LysB29 acylated with a 14-carbon fatty acid. The fatty acid modification allows insulin detemir to dihexamerisate and reversibly bind to human albumin upon administration. This brand new principle (self association and albumin binding) ensures slow absorption and a prolonged and consistent metabolic effect without a marked peak for up to 24 hours in patients both... tovább »

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APRIL 21, 2006

[METABOLIC “X” SYNDROME: “XYNDROME” - POSITIONS AND OPPOSITIONS]

MATOS Lajos

[The idea of a constellation of abnormalities linked to insulin resistance as a key component was pioneered and summarized by Reaven in 1988 under the name of “X” syndrome. Based on the various elements of the syndrome, several synonyms have been proposed, including “deadly trio”, “deadly quartet”, “central fat syndrome”, “insulin resistance syndrome”. To avoid the confusion of this entity with “cardial X syndrome”, an established syndrome in cardiology, and instead of the rather long... tovább »

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APRIL 21, 2006

[SOME FORMS OF SECONDARY OSTEOPOROSIS: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT]

GENTI György, PÉNTEK Márta, LICKER-FÓRIS Edit

[Secondary causes of bone loss are not often considered in patients, who are diagnosed as having osteoporosis. There are many causes of secondary osteoporosis, including endocrine diseases, renal disorders, transplantation, glucocorticoid therapy, inflammatory rheumatic diseases etc. This article gives an overview on the most frequent and in the everyday practice important forms of secondary osteoporosis. The first principle is the correct diagnosis and the adequate treatment of the underlying... tovább »

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APRIL 21, 2006

[ENDOSCOPIC AND INTRAVENOUS PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR THERAPIES IN THE TREATMENT OF GASTRODUODENAL ULCER BLEEDING]

DÖBRÖNTE Zoltán

[Gastroduodenal peptic ulcer disease accounts for nearly 50% of the cases of acute upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding. Despite early endoscopic diagnosis and treatment, bleeding recurs in 15-20% of the cases within 72 hours. Mortality of recurrent bleeding is high (25-30%), therefore, the main goal of the treatment of patients with bleeding peptic ulcer is not only to stop the bleeding but also to prevent recurrence. The most effective way of the endoscopic therapy is the combination of... tovább »

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APRIL 21, 2006

Lege Artis Medicinae

APRIL 21, 2006

[QUALITY OF LIFE MEASUREMENTS IN BRONCHIAL ASTHMA]

MÉSZÁROS Ágnes

[Bronchial asthma is a chronic disease with symptoms that significantly influence the daily life of patients causing difficulties in almost every area of life. The author reviews his own results and those published by others on the impact of asthma on the quality of life. The patients' quality of life was assessed using the general quality of life questionnaire EuroQol as well as the disease-specific St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire. Asthma was classified by severity according to GINA, an... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

APRIL 21, 2006

Lege Artis Medicinae

APRIL 21, 2006

[BURNOUT PHENOMENON IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION]

MAJOR János, RESS Katalin, HULESCH Bors, TÚRY Ferenc

[Burnout, a physical, emotional and spiritual exhaustion, is caused by chronic emotional stress, and is considered to be the end-state of a multistep process. It is most frequently observed among professionals who work with people and are faced with people's negative emotions every day. Apart from emotional stress, certain personality traits as well as high workload have also been linked to the development of burnout. Burnout symptoms include physical exhaustion (depleted energy, tiredness,... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

APRIL 21, 2006

Lege Artis Medicinae

APRIL 21, 2006

Lege Artis Medicinae

APRIL 21, 2006

Lege Artis Medicinae

APRIL 21, 2006

Lege Artis Medicinae

APRIL 21, 2006