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  • The Prospect of Cluster Analysis’ Use to Obtain the New Scientific
           Results at the Example of Urotheliocytes’ Study in Experimental Diabetic

    • Authors: Oksana Popadynets, Omelian Yurakh, Nadia Tokaruk, Galyna Yurakh, Ilona Pukach, Mykhailo Osypchuk, Oleg Kolosov, Vita Korzhovska, Natalia Dubyna, Anatoliy Dmytrenko
      Abstract: During the experiment on 70 adult male rats of the Wistar line the priority mechanisms of development of streptotrozotocin diabetic cystopathy were determined. It’s morphometrically and statistically proved that the imbalance of the systemic mechanisms of the functioning of the transitional epithelium of the bladder  starts from the first stages of the development of diabetic cystopathy and is not restored to the end of the experiment; it is associated with a violation of the structural and functional balance between the uroletocytes of clusters 4 and 1 and clusters 2 and 3, as well as with a loss of urothelial bladder of morphological stratification.The general pathological processes accompanying the diabetic cystopathy of a bladder development were revealed. According to the results of histological, morphometric, ultrastructural methods, biochemical studies of blood and urine, determination of water balance and cluster analysis, the main systemic and non-systemic factors that cause the development of these pathological processes were established.
      PubDate: 2017-12-30
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2017)
  • Our Experience in Treatment of Testicular Torsion in Children

    • Authors: A. Salokha, M. Zeliak, O. Fofanov, B. Zinyak, B. Babyak, Y. Dotsenko, O. Borys, M. Glahovych, I. Krasyvskyy, S. Pavlykyvskyy, V. Fofanov
      Abstract: The objective of the research was to analyze personal experience and world literature on the diagnosis and treatment of boys with testicular torsion and to improve the process of providing specialized care.Materials and methods. The study included 141 boys with testicular torsion. 133 patients underwent emergency surgery, 8 patients underwent manual detorsion.Results. Treatment was successful in 88 patients; in 53 cases, orchiectomy was performed.Conclusion. Personal observations and the analysis of the literature on testicular torsion in boys indicate the need for early diagnosis and immediate surgery.
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2017)
  • Effect of Urogenital Infections on the Development of Placentary
           Dysfunction in Women Belonging to Risk Groups

    • Authors: A Hoshovska, I Byrchak, V Hoshovskyi
      Abstract: The study involved 36 pregnant women with inflammatory diseases of female genital organs and 40 placentas of women with the physiological course of pregnancy and childbirth. Immunohistochemical and histological methods were used.  It has been established that pregnant women with urogenital infections compared to those with physiological pregnancy had a lower concentration of the placental lactogen hormone and more active proapoptic protein of the BAX against the background of the unchanged concentration of the anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2 in the cytoplasm of the invasive cytotrophoblast of the basal lamina.
      PubDate: 2017-12-25
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2017)
  • The State of the Hemomycocirculatory Bed of Adventitia of Varicose Veins
           of the Small Pelvis in Women with Chronic Inflammatory Diseases of the
           Internal Genital Organs

    • Authors: Natalya Drohomyretska
      Abstract: Hemomicrocirculatory system – is a complex structure that reacts in every pathological process even before the clinical period and takes the first blow. The study of microhemocirculation will provide an opportunity to solve the important for practical medicine questions of pathogenesis of many diseases, as for the prevention and treatment of regional disorders of blood circulation.The objective of the research is to study the state of the hemomicrocirculatory bed (HMCB) of adventitia of varicose veins of the small pelvis (VVSP) in women with chronic inflammatory processes of the organs of the small pelvis (CIPOSP).Materials and methods of research. To evaluate the restructuring of the HMCB of adventitia of VVSP, the operating material of 12 women of reproductive age was used. Mainly, there were pieces of the ovarian vein. The study of the HMCB in the vein wall was performed by the non-injecting method of silver impregnation according to V.V. Kupriyanov. To standardize the results, the condition of the HMCB of adventitia of the venous wall in norm was studied in 5 women of reproductive age, who died as a result of various traumas.Results of the research. After the performed studies, the structural-morphological changes of the HMCB of the adventitia of the small pelvis veins were revealed. The dilation of capillaries, postcapillaries, postcapillary venules was observed. The diameter of the vessels of the HMCB of the ovarian vein adventitia was: venule – 94.21 ± 1.38 μM in comparison with the norm – 48.78 ± 1.60 μM (p<0.001); post-capillary venules – 46.76 ± 1.04 μM in comparison with the norm – 28.29 ± 1.1.01 μM (p<0.001); the capillaries were 11.22 ± 0.14 μM in comparison with the norm – 8.24 ± 0.16 μM (p<0.05), arterioles – 29.02 ± 0.76 μM in comparison with the norm – 25.19 ± 1.15 μM (p<0.01). The architectonics of the arterioles is almost unchanged. Lumen of venules is filled with formed elements. The structure of capillaries is polymorphic. The capillary net was localized and concentrated or was formed as a thick planar net, the capillaries were expanded. There were arterio-venulous anastomoses. Endothelial nuclei are shortened. In some preparations, the diameter of the arterioles corresponded to the diameter of the collection venules.  Conclusions:1. The first discovered by us changes in HMCB of adventitia of varicose veins of the small pelvis in women with CIPOSP can be one of the pathogenetic links of the development and progression of the varicose vein itself, which in turn aggravates the course of chronic inflammation.      2. The timely appointment of drugs that improve microcirculation will enable to prevent the development of dystrophic changes in the vein wall, improve the course of chronic inflammatory processes and reduce or completely eliminate the syndrome of “chronic pelvic pain”.
      PubDate: 2017-12-25
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2017)
  • Prognostic Assessment of the Inflammatory Process Activity in Sarcoidosis
           of Respiratory Organs: Potential Use of C-reactive Protein and TNF-α

    • Authors: Mykola Ostrovskyy, Kostiantyn Shvets
      Abstract: This research work is devoted to the development of new additional criteria for the activity of inflammatory process in sarcoidosis of respiratory organs. The objective is to assess the effectiveness of performed treatment of sarcoidosis of respiratory organs by using low-cost highly-sensitive inflammatory markers.Materials and methods. The study involved 68 patients with lung sarcoidosis before and after the three-month treatment. In addition to general-clinical methods of examination, patients with sarcoidosis were also determined the levels of TNF-α and СRP.Results and their discussion. Patients with active lung sarcoidosis had 17.6 times (p<0.05) increased level of CRP in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and 9.0 times (p<0.05) increased levels in peripheral blood serum; the levels of TNF-α increased by 4.98 times (p<0.05) in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and by 3.2 times (p<0.05) in peripheral blood serum as compared to the findings in the control group of patients. The study showed that in the group of patients, where the efficacy of the prescribed therapy was noted, the level of CRP decreased by 2.76 times (p<0.05) in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and by 2.58 times (p<0.05) in peripheral blood serum, and the concentration of TNF-α decreased by 3.87 times (p<0.05) in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and by 2.06 times in peripheral blood serum as compared to the initial indices.Conclusions. The decrease of TNF-α level in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid on the background of three-months treatment correlated (r=0.89; p<0.05) to the changes in peripheral blood serum; at the same time the decrease of TNF-α level in peripheral blood serum correlated (r=0.82; p<0.05) to the decrease of CRP in peripheral blood serum of patients with sarcoidosis of respiratory organs. 
      PubDate: 2017-12-25
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2017)
  • Major Types of Parahtyroid Glands Location and Their Relationship with the
           Post-Operative Hypoparathyroidism

    • Authors: Andriy Pasko
      Abstract: We have performed 130 operations on the thyroid gland. The spectrum of surgical interventions on the thyroid gland was as follows: hemithyroidectomy was performed for 49.2% of patients, thyroidectomy – for 23.1% of patients and thyroidectomy with central and peripheral lymph node dissection – for 27.7% of patients. All patients were performed the determination of PTG type and their visual assessment.Types A and B1 are rarely traumatized during operations on thyroid gland, PTG of type B2 and B3, C practically in almost all cases are damaged or become ischemic in a varying degree, therefore, types B2, B3 and C can be considered as the risk factors for the development of postoperative HPT, and in case of type B2 of PTG they were technically difficult to be isolated without damage, and in the B3 and C types it is generally difficult to keep them intact. Determination of the type of PTG and their visual assessment is the basis for solution to the problem of preservation of PTG in place or of their autotransplantation
      PubDate: 2017-12-25
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2017)
  • Pathogenetic Justification for the Use of Folates for the Prevention of
           Congenital Malformations

    • Authors: V Mischenko, I Rudenko, M Holubenko, A Lavrinenko, K Tumasian
      Abstract: The frequency and severity of congenital malformations (CMF) do not tend to decline in modern society. CMF for etiologic factors are referred to the pathologies of a multifactorial nature. Among the many causative factors of CMF there is a hereditary predisposition.         The objective of the study was to increase the effectiveness of complex individualized prophylaxis of congenital malformations in women with polymorphic alleles of genes of folate cycle enzymes, the second phase of the detoxification system through the use of diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic measures.         Materials and methods. 120 women of reproductive age who live in the city of Odessa and the Odessa region were examined. The alleles of the genes of the folate cycle enzymes of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), 5-methyltetrahydrofolate homocysteine methyltransferase reductase (MTRR), glutathione-S-transferase M1 (GSTM1), folate acid, cyanocobalamin were determined.         Results of the study and their discussion. The determination of the polymorphic alleles of the genes of the folate cycle enzymes of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), 5-methyltetrahydrofolate homocysteine methyltransferase reductase (MTRR), glutathione-S-transferase M1 (GSTM1), low folate, cyanocobalamin indicates the presence of a hereditary predisposition to the emergence of CMF, before and during pregnancy. Polymorphism of genes that control the synthesis of GSTM1 may alter the activity of detoxification enzymes. Expression of genes of GSTM1 enzymes begins in the embryonic period. Glutathione-dependent detoxification plays a key role in disinfecting of DNA peroxides. Mistakes of metabolism, functions of the corresponding enzymes are realized by chromosomal abnormalities and the risk of the occurrence of CMF, which requires the use of antioxidant therapy before and during pregnancy.         Conclusions. It was found that a high (about 55%) frequency of the polymorphic alleles of the genes of folate cycle enzymes MTHFR (homozygous – 10.0%, heterozygous – 16.7%), 5 MTRR (homozygous 12.5%, heterozygous – 15.5%) , the second phase of the GSTM1 detoxification system (homozygous – 13.3%, heterozygous – 15.8%), the content below the reference values of folic acid in 26.7%, cyanocobalamin – in 63.4% of observations indicates a hereditary predisposition and may contribute the emergence of CMF, which explains the expediency of timely use of preventive measures including folates, antioxidants.
      PubDate: 2017-12-25
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2017)
  • Peculiarities of Hepatic Encephalopathy in Patients with Alcohol Liver
           Cirrhosis Against the Background of Chronic Bronchitis Exacerbation

    • Authors: I. Kobitovych, N. Virstiuk, L. Losiuk, V. Vovchuk, H. Markiv
      Abstract: Objective. To evaluate the clinical manifestations of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) in patients with alcohol liver cirrhosis (ALC) in exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (CB).Materials and methods. 100 patients with ALC class B and C according to Child-Pugh, 82.00% of men and 18.00% of women aged (47.2±3.9) years, were examined: 48 patients without combination with CB (group I); 52 patients on the background of CB exacerbation (group II). Clinical-laboratory and instrumental examination was performed. The West-Haven criteria were used to assess the HE.Results. In 54.17% of patients in group І, the I degree of HE was determined, in 35.42% – the ІІ degree, in 10.42% – the ІІІ degree. In patients of group ІІ the HE of the І degree was found in 17.31%, the ІІ degree – in 50.0%, the ІІІ degree – in 32.69% (p<0.05). In patients with ALC and ALC in combination with CB, respectively, clinically HE was manifested by drowsiness in the daytime and the inversion of sleep (58.33%; 75.00%), lengthening the duration of the TMT-time test (61.59±2.38 sec; 72.84±3.03 sec), mood disorders (20.83%; 28.85%), appearance of asterixis (54.17%; 76.92%), constructive apraxia (41.67%; 55.77%).Conclusions. 1. Exacerbation of CB in patients with ALC contributes to the increase in the degree of HE, worsening the prognosis. 2. The relationship between the hyponatremia and the degree of HE is revealed.
      PubDate: 2017-12-25
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2017)
  • Immunogenetic Status of Children with Mild Iodine Deficiency, Latent Iron
           Deficiency and Their Combination

    • Authors: U. Shalamay, L. Kovalchuk, N. Voronych-Semchenko
      Abstract: Due to the prevalence of microelementosis (including iodine and iron deficiencies), cytogenetic abnormalities in children with microelement imbalance were studied.The objective of the research was to assess the abnormalities in the immunogenetic status of the organism by the frequency and spectrum of chromosomal aberrations, associations of acrocentric chromosomes and to determine the frequency of micronuclei in peripheral blood leukocytes in children with mild iodine deficiency, latent iron deficiency and their combination.Materials and methods. There were examined 68 boys and 65 girls at the age of 6 to 18 years. In the analysis of indicators, the main attention was paid to the age- (6-11 and 12-18 years) and gender-related peculiarities.Results and discussion. In all the children, associations of acrocentric chromosomes of two chromosomes were most commonly observed: in the control group, this indicator was 73.74%; in iodine deficiency, it was 67.72%; in iron deficiency, it was 67.68%; in combined microelementosis, the indictor was 68.68%. Chromosomal abnormalities were recorded in 56.03% of children. However, in the control group, this indicator was 40.94%, while in microelement imbalance, it was 71.13%. The most significant changes in the spectrum of chromosomal aberrations were identified in iodine and iron deficiencies (increase in the frequency of paired fragments, dicentrics, translocations, and the presence of a ring chromosome).Conclusions. Changes in the frequency and characteristics of the number of chromosomes in associations of acrocentric chromosomes, the frequency and spectrum of chromosomal aberrations, and the number of micronuclei indicated genotype instability, especially in iodine deficiency and combined microelement imbalance.
      PubDate: 2017-12-25
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2017)
  • How to Teach Students Mastering Practical Skills Without Stress by the
           Example of Fourth-Year Dental Students

    • Authors: N. Makhlynets, L. Plavyuk
      Abstract: The article presents the results of the experimental study devoted to stress prevention in the course of directed formation of practical knowledge and skills in students. Since all the students constantly suffer from chronic constructive stress, the traditional system of acquiring knowledge and skills becomes time-consuming. There is a low assimilation of the material by students due to a lack of understanding of their tasks.The objective of the study was to increase the efficiency of mastering practical skills in therapeutic dentistry considering the students’ psycho-emotional state.Materials and methods. There were formed 2 groups of fourth-year students studying in different groups who attended the course of periodontology. In Group I (35 students), the teacher explained the specific purpose and benefits of manual removal of dental deposits using Gracey curettes and provided a specific manipulation scheme. The teacher slowly demonstrated each action: the instrument and the specific tooth for which it is used. Then, the students were offered to independently remove dental deposits according to the scheme. 34 students of Group II learned traditional removal of dental deposits using Gracey curettes. The teacher explained the manipulation, and, then, slowly demonstrated it on dental moulage. Afterwards, students independently performed the manipulation. We compared the success of mastering practical skills by students and developing an automatic skill.Results. 34 students of Group I (97.1%) removed dental deposits properly on the first try, and after 10 identical manipulations, all students of Group I developed an automatic skill. In Group II, only 44.1% of students (15 individuals) developed an automatic skill after performing 10 identical manipulations. It should be noted that the main students’ actions in this group were accompanied by a considerable number of mistakes; students incorrectly selected dental tools for removing the deposits, and the teacher spent a lot of time correcting these mistakes.Conclusions. The proposed method is an effective means of directed formation of manual action complex in students. The creation of action schemes for specific manipulation allows us to simplify the learning process reducing the time for the formation of automatic skills in students.
      PubDate: 2017-12-25
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2017)
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