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Acquired hemophilia in patients on oral anticoagulant therapy – case report

INTRODUCTION Acquired hemophilia is a rare condition of impaired coagulation with a yearly incidence of around 0.2 to 1 case per 1,000,000 population. The cause of the disease is the presence of antibodies to an essential blood-clotting protein, the so-called factor VIII (F VIII), also known as antihemophilic...

Anticoagulants and corticosteroids in COVID-19 – what do we know so far?

INTRODUCTION The first cases of atypical pneumonia caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) were registered in December 2019, in Wuhan (China) [1]. The disease very quickly spread all over the world and, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus...

Association between alcohol consumption and arterial hypertension

INTRODUCTION The cardiovascular system consists of a group of tissues and organs whose function is to distribute the liquid medium - blood to peripheral tissues and organs, so as to carry out the exchange of substances and gases and enable metabolism. One of the most important cardiovascular parameters...

Hypertension in pregnancy

Editors: Svetlana Vrzić Petronijević, Miloš PetronijevićPublisher: CIBID, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 2020 ISNB 978-86-7117-608-8 The terms: hypertension in pregnancy, EPH-gestosis, pregnancy toxicosis, pregnancy induced hypertension – PIH, and all the terminology within...

Interstitial lung diseases and secondary pulmonary hypertension

INTRODUCTION Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is an umbrella term for a group of diverse pulmonary diseases characterized by similar radiographic and clinical manifestations, as well as similar pathological changes in the lung parenchyma. The term interstitial disease indicates that all of these conditions...

Neuropsychiatric lupus – two faces of one disease (two case reports)

INTRODUCTION Neuropsychiatric lupus (neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus – NPSLE) is a form of systemic autoimmune disease – systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with dominant involvement of the central and peripheral nervous system [1]. About 50% of patients develop neuropsychiatric symptoms...

New therapeutic agents in neurosarcoidosis treatment

INTRODUCTION Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease which may affect any organ. Although the most common symptoms are malaise and weakness, fatigue, non-productive cough, and swollen joints, the clinical presentation may vary significantly, depending on the distribution of the granulomas. If spontaneous...

Pleural effusion in a COVID-19 patient

INTRODUCTION As the global pandemic of the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) progresses, many medical specialties still have a key role in establishing diagnosis and treatment. In radiology, most of the literature is focused on computerized tomography (CT) findings of COVID-19 manifestations...

Sarcopenia: from clinical aspects to therapeutic possibilities

INTRODUCTION Sarcopenia is a syndrome characterized by progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength, and it represents the main determiner of increased risk of falls and fractures, decreased ability for performing everyday activities, cognitive decline, as well as the exacerbation...

Spontaneous retroperitoneal hematoma in a COVID-19 patient

INTRODUCTION Since the beginning of the pandemic of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, on December 12, 2019, until now, the COVID-19 disease has shown many different clinical manifestations. Respiratory symptoms and fever are common in most patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. However, other systems may be involved...

The COVID-19 infection from the perspective of the gastroenterologist

INTRODUCTION The first case of the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan, in December 2019 [1]. It all started when several cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology appeared in that...

Thrombocytopenia and COVID-19: differential diagnosis and therapy

INTRODUCTION Over the past two years, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has led to the infection of millions of people all over the world, and, according to data from November 2021, it has also led to more than five million...

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