The Attitude of Patients and Nurses Towards Pain Management Partnership After Caesarian Section

Aira Prišmantienė, Daiva Brogienė Abstract The goal of the paper is to investigate the attitude of patients and nurses towards pain management partnership after caesarean section surgeries. The surveys were conducted in the public institution “X” maternity hospital. Two anonymic surveys were carried out – 100 patients after caesarean section surgeries and 50 nurses who…

Evaluation of Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Lung and Prostate Cancer

Zdislavas Skvarciany, Alvydas Juocevičius, Juozas Raistenskis Abstract Lung and prostate cancers are the most frequently diagnosed cancers and the leading causes of cancer death among males in the world. The purpose of this study was to compare health-related quality of life in patients with lung and prostate cancer. Methods. The primary information for this study…

Neurological Manifestations in Patients with Liver and Gall Bladder Diseases

Liudmila Kimševaitė Abstract Objective. The aim of the study was to analyse neurological pathology in patients with liver and gall bladder diseases. Material and methods. Within the period from January 2008 to April 2011 in the Department of Internal Diseases, the III and IV Departments of Abdominal Surgery and the Anesthesiology Surgery Reanimation of Vilnius…

Occupational Skin Cancers

Edita Naruševičiūtė-Skripkienė, Janina Didžiapetrienė, Jurgita Liutkevičiūtė-Navickienė Abstract Occupational skin disease are any skin, skin appendages, mucous membrane alteration caused, maintained or aggravated by factors in occupational environment. Discussion about occupational skin problems, also occupational skin cancer, is important, but occupational origin of the disorder is often missed due to shortage of information. The aim of…

The Influence of Glaucoma and Age-Related Macular Degeneration on Tear Film Break-Up Time and Quality of Patients Life

Indrė Steponkutė, Dovilė Mitkutė, Ingrida Janulevičienė Abstract Aim. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration on the tear film break-up time and the quality of patients life. Methods. This was a questionaire study among 50-70 years patients with glaucoma (40 patients) and age-related macular degeneration (40…

Effect of Electroconvulsive Therapy of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Affective Disorders on the Auditory Event-Related Potential P300

Kastytis Dapšys, Inga Griškova-Bulanova, Rolandas Kaukėnas, Aldona Šiurkutė, Valentinas Mačiulis Abstract Auditory event-related potential (ERP) P300 is neurophysiological method of study of human cognitive functions, such as attention and working memory. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is effective method of treatment of different, mainly affective, treatment-resistant psychiatric disorders. However the mechanisms of action of ECT are not…

Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome – from Genetic Basis of Mental Retardation Till Clinical Genetic Evaluation: a Case Report

Birutė Burnytė, Algirdas Utkus, Vaidas Dirsė, Vaidutis Kučinskas Abstract Rubinstein–Taybi syndrome is detected in patients who have such clinical features as mental retardation, growth retardation, broad thumbs and toes, retarded osseous maturation, microcephaly, typical craniofacial abnormalities. Rubinstein–Taybi syndrome is related to two groups of genetic causes. In more than half of all cases, mutations (point…

Establishing the Genetic Diagnosis in Patients with Intellectual Disability: a Case Report of Phelan-Mcdermid Syndrome

Eglė Preikšaitienė, Algirdas Utkus, Živilė Čiuladaitė, Jūratė Kasnauskienė, Vaidutis Kučinskas Abstract In two thirds of patients the cause of intellectual disability is genetical. Introduction of new molecular cytogenetic methods into the diagnostics of intellectual disability demonstrated that the main cause of unknown etiology intellectual disability is chromosomal abnormalities. Array-Comparative Genomic Hybridization reveals submicroscopic aberrations in…

Molecular Karyotyping and Genetic Etiology of Intellectual Disability: Case Reports

Živilė Čiuladaitė, Eglė Preikšaitienė, Jūratė Kasnauskienė, Algirdas Utkus, Loreta Cimbalistienė, Aušra Matulevičienė, Agnė Pečiulytė, Laima Ambrozaitytė, Beata Aleksiūnienė, Vaidas Dirsė, Vaidutis Kučinskas Abstract Molecular karyotyping is recently developed and rapidly progressing high technology of molecular cytogenetics, which erased the landmarks between cytogenetics and molecular genetics, enhances our understanding of the complexity of the human genome,…

Ect Efficacy in the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder

Aldona Šiurkutė, Valentinas Mačiulis, Rolandas Kaukėnas, Evelina Greckienė, Eglė Ulevičiūtė-Šigajevienė, Eglė Vilūnaitė-Imbrasienė Abstract Although electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was introduced in 1938, it nevertheless remains important in today’s psychiatric practice in a number of mental disorders. Schizophrenia was one of the early indications for ECT. The researchers analyzed its medical records of 60 patients with schizophrenia…

Organic Catatonia

Aušra Bagdonaitė, Aldona Šiurkutė, Gintaras Naujokas Abstract Objective: The authors, reviewing the clinical and treatment controversies, illustrate the effectiveness of haloperidol for the patient who developed organic catatonia together with impairment of consciousness, complex focal seizures and myoclonus and suffering from paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis. Method – a clinical case description. Results. A sixty-nine-year-old man was hospitalized…