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Clinical Neuroscience

MAY 25, 2014

[Organization of National Neurofibromatosis Register and fields of its application]

HORVÁTH András, FARKAS Viktor, LANGMÁR Zoltán, BACH Rezső, NAGY Zsolt B

[Background and purpose - The neurofibromatosis is a rare genetic disease with increased tumor growing ability and different special symptoms (Riccardi-criteria). The National NF Register has been organized by NF Hungary in 2011. The idea was initiated by hungarian neurofibromatosis experts. Methods - The register contains data about the therapists, the hospitals and the patients. The data are recorded by retrospective method and followed in time, so the register can track progress. Furthermore the register has valid nutrition, physical activity and psychological data, so the users are able to make comparisons with the clinical information. Results - 225 persons are registerd in the system on NF Hungary and 37 patients belong to the NF National Register. The number of the patients, who are member of the register, is always increasing. From the 37 persons 22 are females (60%) and 15 males (40%), 18 adults (48%) and 19 underagedes (52%). Conclusion - NF Register is a very useful system to do research and to draw public health and popolazione conclusions. The register enhances the morbidity details (time of manifestation, progressione, prognostical factors, prognosis), thereby could improve the cooperation and the coverage of the patients. The system is open for the patients as well, so it can give information to the patients about new scientific results, new medical methods and current availavable medications.]

FEBRUARY 23, 2012

Is salt more healthier if you buy it from a pharmacy? Facts, delusions and controversies about sodium chloride.

TAKÁCS Gábor, FITTLER András, BOTZ Lajos

Misleading information was disseminated on the internet about the contamination of commercial salt with great, thus toxic quantities of potassium chloride. In our study commercial salt samples were analyzed and potassium content was below 0,2% in regular salt samples. Homeostatic regulation of sodium and potassium was reviewed. Current concepts about the optional daily intake of these important electrolytes and fats regarding the correlation between salt intake and hypertension were discussed.