Lege Artis Medicinae - 2011;21(02)

Lege Artis Medicinae

FEBRUARY 20, 2011

[Influenza vaccination of pregnant women and the experiences related to the pandemic influenza A-virus H1N1 infection in Hungary 2009]

CZEIZEL Endre

[During the influenza A-H1N1 pandemic, only about 16% of pregnant women were vaccinated against the virus, despite their higher expected mortality risk. According to the official data, five pregnant women died. In addition, the high fever that occurs in influenza increases the risk of some congenital abnormalities. The vaccine used in Hungary is not associated with severe complications in pregnant women and their fetuses, therefore, it can be administered during any stage of pregnancy. The... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

FEBRUARY 20, 2011

[Current treatment of multiple sclerosis]

CSÉPÁNY Tünde

[Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune and degenerative disorder. In the past decades, the introduction of parenteral immunomodulatory therapies brought significant progress. These agents increase the number of relapses (shubs) by about 30%, and some of them has been shown to halter the accumulation of neurological symptoms and the development of disability. As first-line agents, interferon beta and glatiramer acetate (consisting of amino acids) can be used. Some new therapeutic strategies... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

FEBRUARY 20, 2011

[Anti-atherosclerotic effect of pioglitazone - The first evidence of the role of triglyceride/HDL ratio]

CSÁSZÁR Albert

[The presence of multiple risk factors can multiply exponentially the risk of cardiovascular events, thus cardiovascular diseases are more severe in diabetes mellitus. One of the challenges we face today is the application of drugs that, besides improving glucose homeostasis, also have antiatherosclerotic effect. Such candidates are glitazones, which have pleiotropic efficiency beyond their main effect: they improve distribution of adipose tissue, blood pressure and endothelial function and... tovább »

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FEBRUARY 20, 2011

[The significance of generic valsartan in the treatment of patients]

VÉRTES András

[The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) is involved in the regulation of electrolyte and water balance primarily; however, it also influences vascular function and increases blood pressure - especially under pathological conditions. Hypertension, post-myocardial infarction state, and heart failure are, for example, associated with excessive systemic and/or local activation of the RAAS. Angiotensin II (AT-II) generated by the latter contributes - along with additional factors and... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

FEBRUARY 20, 2011

Lege Artis Medicinae

FEBRUARY 20, 2011

[Disabled person’s satisfaction with health and social care - an internationally developed instrument ]

KULLMANN Lajos, PAULIK Edit

[Introduction - Quality of health and social care is being assessed by largely different methods. Obtaining comparable and valuable data is difficult. Thus, internationally developed instruments have special value. Sample and methods - A set of instruments has been developed simultaneously using World Health Organization’s instrument development method. One of these is the instrument “Quality of Care and Support for People with Disabilities”. Response scales contain five options for physically... tovább »

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FEBRUARY 20, 2011

[Myocardial infarction in systemic lupus erythematosus]

BOLF Zsuzsanna, KOVÁCS Mónika, LUPKOVICS Géza

[Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystemic autoimmune disease with relatively common cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We present a case of a 56-year-old woman treated for SLE, who had an infection of the upper respiratory tract and fever followed by multiple cardiac symptoms: pericarditis, endocarditis and finally acute myocardial infarction (AMI), which was attributed to coronaritis. Acute PCI resulted in revascularisation and combined drug therapy also reduced the... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

FEBRUARY 20, 2011