Authors:András Bánvölgyi, Eszter Balla, Péter Bognár, Béla Tóth, Eszter Ostorházi, Dénes Bánhegyi, Sarolta Kárpáti, and Márta Marschalkó
serovar l2 proctitis in The Netherlands among men who have sex with men. Clin. Infect. Dis., 2004, 39 (7), 996–1003.
Ward, H., Martin, I., Macdonald, N., et al.: Lymphogranuloma venereum in the United Kingdom. Clin
Authors:András Mihály Boros, Péter Perge, Klaudia Vivien Nagy, Astrid Apor, Zsolt Bagyura, Endre Zima, Levente Molnár, Tamás Tahin, Dávid Becker, László Gellér, Béla Merkely, and Gábor Széplaki
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in chronic heart failure has been shown to improve mortality and morbidity. However, comprehensive data are not available as concerns how circulating biomarkers reflecting different organ functions, such as serum uric acid, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), albumin, cholesterol, or various liver enzymes, change over time as a consequence of CRT. The aim of this prospective study was to overview these possible changes.
A total of 20 routine laboratory parameters were measured in 122 control subjects and in 129 patients with chronic heart failure before CRT, 6 months, and 2 years later.
The levels of serum uric acid [before: 432 (331–516) mmol/L, 6-month: 372 (304–452) mmol/L, 2-year: 340 (290–433) mmol/L; p < 0.001] and BUN [8.3 (6.4–11.5) mmol/L, 8.0 (6.3–11.1) mmol/L, 6.8 (5.0–9.7) mmol/L; p < 0.001) reduced statistically significant. Total bilirubin underwent reduction [16 (11–23) μmol/L, 11 (7–14) μmol/L, 8 (7–13) μmol/L; p < 0.001], while albumin increased [45 (43–48) g/L, 46 (44–48) g/L, 46 (43–48) g/L; p = 0.04]. Cholesterol concentrations elevated [4.3 (3.6–5.0) mmol/L, 4.5 (3.8–5.1) mmol/L, 4.6 (3.8–5.4) mmol/L; p < 0.001] and glucose decreased [6.2 (5.6–7.2) mmol/L, 5.9 (5.1–6.7) mmol/L, 5.7 (5.1–6.8) mmol/L; p < 0.001].
CRT influences the levels of routinely used biomarkers suggesting improvements in renal function, liver capacity, and metabolic changes. These changes could mirror the multiorgan improvement after CRT.
Authors:Károly Erdélyi, János Gál, László Sugár, Krisztina Ursu, Petra Forgách, Levente Szeredi, and Theodora Steineck
Oval, firm, cutaneous tumours with a rough, hairless, pigmented surface, exhibiting a moderately pronounced papillary structure were detected on the abdominal skin of two young red deer (
). One animal was shot in Lower Austria in 2004, the other at a deer farm in Hungary in 2007. Histological examination of both samples classified the tumours as fibropapillomas, showing marked proliferation of fibroblasts and connective tissue, accompanied by hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis and acanthosis of the overlaying epidermis, and occasional foci of inflammation. The distribution of cytokeratin and vimentin was characterised in the lesion. The presence of papillomavirus (PV) antigen was demonstrated by immunohistochemistry in both cases. Papillomavirus-specific DNA was successfully amplified by PCR from one sample. The obtained partial nucleotide sequence of the L2 ORF exhibited the highest critical identity values with the homologous regions of Delta-papillomaviruses, especially the Roe deer papillomavirus (93%). Phylogenetic analysis of the partial L2 ORF sequence alignment of 10 papillomaviruses by both neighbour-joining and maximum parsimony method confirmed that the Red deer PV is very closely related to the Western roe deer papillomavirus (CcPV1).