Lege Artis Medicinae

[Ossuaries in Rome ]


JUNE 20, 2016

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2016;26(05-06)



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[Organic and non-organic perspectives in feeding and eating disorders under three years of age]


[Providing optimal nutrition to infants and toddlers is a critical issue for both parents and experts. Besides the quality and quantity of food, indications of feeding behaviour such as feeding method and acceptance by the child are also crucial when determining feeding issues. The development of self-feeding is a significant part of the healthy somatomental development of a toddler between the age of 0-3 years. Efficient treatment of infants and toddlers with feeding disorders is often challenging in clinical practice. These symptoms frequently appear together with additional behaviour disorders, therefore functional reasons have to be taken into consideration in such cases. Due to the complexity of manifestations, applying tools beyond me­dical competence and involvement of special related professions are necessary. The general diagnostic systems of BNO-10 (International Classification of Diseases) and DSM-V (Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) which are also applied in our country cannot be used appropriately for clear classification of early childhood feeding disorders and for examination of their backgrounds. DC:0-3R (Diagnostic Classi­fication of Mental Health and Develop­men­tal Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood- Zero to Three), generally used in Anglo-Saxon countries, can be considered as a complex diagnostic system. Using the DC:0-3R classification system (1), we will present six types of feeding disorders affecting children between the age of 0-36 months in which organic and functional origins have been examined as well. In our article we argue for the complex, psychosomatic interpretation and treatments of early childhood feeding disorders.]

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[The Lolita Effect, or the Rejuvenation of “the Homer of Painting” ]


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[End-of-Life Decision Situations – Physician-Assisted Suicide: United States of America ]


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[A Potion for All Ailments – Gaetano Donizetti ]


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[Poet and Physician on the Border Between Existence and Non-Existence ]


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[Irritable bowel syndrome is s representative of functional bowel diseases]


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[Diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome]

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[The basis for the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome is the evaluation of the patient's symptoms. The wide-ranging use of this diagnosis (irritable bowel syndrome, IBS) in the past was equivalent to the exclusion of different organic diseases. Today's use, as a „residual diagnosis" accompanies patients with severe clinical signs, psychiatric comorbidity and older age. Based on the Rome Consensus Criteria I and II, initiating the treatment based on dominant symptoms is an important part of the diagnosis. Diagnostic differentiation depend on the dominant symptoms, providing different strategies for cases having diarrhoea, obstipation or pain dominancy. ]