Heat Stroke. Review

The HS is an acquired disease that cla- ims many lives as they pass the hottest stages of each year, taking a record in each country and sometimes increased mortality figures for this entity associated with hot flashes, which are Frequent daily as a result of natural disasters, pollution, sudden climatic changes, etc.
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Is there a limit for expanding criteria of kidney donors? How far can we go?

Introduction: The lack of organs for transplantation has forced the transplant community to expand the pool of donors. Using expanded criteria donor (ECD) organs is one of the strategies. Although there are organs that do not fit into definition of ECD and remains controversial for transplantation. The aim of this paper is to report the criteria of discharging kidney from transplantation.
Material and methods: 704 patients received cadaveric renal transplants between January 1, 2010 and August 31, 2015. In this time 181 kidneys were discharged from the transplantation – 125 kidneys (63 referred potential donors) were disqu- alified before organ procurement and 56 kidneys were rejected from transplantation during organ storage. Data on donors and preservation parameters were collected. Causes of organ refusal were analysed.
Results: The most common causes of kidney rejection from transplantation was poor donor kidney parameters with pro- bability of kidney irreversible injury (84 kidneys – 46,4%) and malignancy or strong suspicion of malignancy in donor body (44 organs – 24,3%). The next causes of kidneys disqualifications were unsatisfactory parameters during machine per- fusion (20 kidneys – 11%) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) or hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in donor body with no recipients with negative crossmatch (7 kidneys – 3,9%). The less common causes of kidney rejection from transplantation were anatomical abnormalities (6 organs), nephrolithiasis (5 kidneys) and the others less frequent causes.
Conclusion: Careful kidney selection is recommended in cases of expanded criteria donor kidneys in order to diminish factors that can negatively affect graft function and survival.
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Music therapy – history of development (part 2)

The contemporary music therapy is a relatively new scientific and therapeutic field, which has its beginnings in ancient times. Records of music therapy treatment can be found both in the Holy Bible, as well as in old Roman sources, Greek mythology and the Far East writings. Since the introduction of the current term of the music therapy, the very concept of using music for therapeutic purposes has been constantly changing and evolving. Apart from the American and Swedish research, Polish scientist have also contributed to the deve- lopment of the method. The therapeutic effects of music have already been used in pedagogy, psychology, rehabilitation and many other areas. Music finds numerous applications in various branches of medicine due to its influence on the emotional sphere of human life and, in consequence, also on the physiological parameters of the human body. Music therapy can be divided into two categories: receptive and active one. Although in medicine mainly the former is preferred, it is an interesting alternative to the pharmacological treatment, which in itself encounters many limitations. The possibility of using music therapy in reducing the level of anxiety in patients is particularly important in dental practice. The high percentage of patients suffering from dentophobia and a profound impact of the increased anxiety level on the intensification of pain perception may provide sufficient incentive for introducing music therapy as a standard procedure.
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Recurrent incisional hernia sublay repair with fully reabsorbable monofilament mesh – a case report

Incisional hernia is the most common indication for reoperation after abdominal surgery. Mesh hernioplasty is almost a gold standard of treatment, associated with the low recurrence rate. Study presents a case of usage of a fully reabsorbable mesh for successful sublay hernioplasty in recurrent incisional hernia with a past history of many wound complications.
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Impacted uterine myoma in a 14 week pregnant patient

Uterine myomas are some of the most frequent neoplasms in women in the reproductive age. The frequency of uterine myomas in pregnancy varies between 0.1 and 3.9 %. The pregnancy in a woman with uterine myomas is usually uncomplicated, but in 10% of them, the myomas may cause symptoms. The study presents the case of a pedunculated submucosal myoma impacted in the rectouterine pouch in a woman 14 weeks pregnant.
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Fragments od bacterial DNA presence in hemodialisis patients’ blood-preliminary report

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for most of morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease treated by chronic hemodialysis. The idea that inflammation state present in uremia plays an important role in the development of atherosclerosis has enjoyed much attention. We have investigated therefore pos- sible presence of bacterial DNA in the blood of chronically hemodialyzed patients. There were retrospectively studies of 59 patients without any signs of active infection, who had been undergoing intermittent HD. In 54 among 59 investigated DNA blood samples from HD patients we were able to detect a DNA fragment about 790 bp in length, consistent with the presence of 16sRNA bacterial DNA. Bacterial DNA could not be detected in any of the samples from control subjects. We were not able to detect bacterial DNA in any of 9 investigated dialysate samples although in 4 blood samples of these patients bacterial DNA encoding ribosomal RNA was observed. Bacterial DNA is detectable in blood of HD patients. This might be one of the inflammatory stimuli.
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Dengue, for apparatus and systems

In daily clinical practice we are all familiar with the word „ dengue „ making us think of an acute febrile illness.In order to obtain an overview of the aforementioned, we dengue to various organ systems of human body.
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Dengue vs. Leptospirosis, diagnosis and treatment from the first contact

Dengue infection occurs, without doubt, at high incidence and prevalence rates in endemic tropical areas, including Mexico. Another big issue that physicians from the emergency room are facing, are infections that often simulate dengue symptoms, primarily through the bacterial infection caused by Leptospira, whose rate has increased in some regions. Unfortunately, there is no specific diagnosis done in this matter. Below there is a series of comparisons between the two infections listed. Both clinical and biochemical data has been pro- vided for this cause.
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Bionic Pancreas and Bionic Organs – how far we are from the success

The progress in the treatment of chronic diseases of civilization that occurred in recent years, led to a signi- ficant prolongation of median survival time of the developed countries societies. Organ transplantation has revolutionized medicine as it became possible to replace an irreversibly diseased organ. However, at the moment we can observe a significant shortage of organs for transplantation, which forces doctors to accept those coming from more and more expanding criteria donors. No doubt, the number of donors, at best, will certainly not grow. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine methods are extremely promising, in par- ticular bioprinting of tissues and organs, which begun to develop at the beginning of the XXI century. Article highlights possible future direction of organ transplantation.
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MEDtube Science – Issue 3, September 2015

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to present another issue of MEDtube Science – an open access publication distributed online.
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