Practical Training and Mentoring in Developing Patient Safety Competencies: Nursing Studies Case

Simona Paulikienė Abstract Patient safety represents a global public health problem. WHO Patient Safety estimates that millions of patients worldwide suffer disabling injuries or death every year due to unsafe medical practices and care. Patient safety competencies are important in professional practice, so true to install and integrate the patient safety in curriculum training of…

Effectiveness of Rehabilitation for Patients with Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Lina Varžaitytė, Aleksandras Kriščiūnas, Edita Tamulionienė Abstract The aim – to assess individuals with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), the effectiveness of rehabilitation and the factors influencing it at an early period of the disease. Retrospectively medical record analysis was performed on persons sick with GBS and rehabilitated at LSMUL KK Neurorehabilitation subdivision 1999-2012 m. The study…

The Influence of Reconstructive Rehabilitation Treatment of Ostomy Patients Quality of Life

Jurgita Gulbinienė, Ugnė Žalkauskaitė Abstract The aim of study was to evaluate the change quality of life of ostomy patients after reconstructive rehabilitation treatment. The study was performed in two Lithuanian‘s sanatoriums. The study was made in two stages. We questioner 40 patients, who arrived to sanatoriums for rehabilitation after ostomy operation. Patient‘s were asked…

The Biological Clock Within the Cardiovascular System: What Is the Role of Circadian Rhythms in Pathogenesis of Acute Myocardial Infarction?

Pranas Šerpytis, Jonas Misiūra, Egidijus Berūkštis, Simona Pelanytė Abstract Aim of study: to analyse data of initial or re-hospitalizations in Vilnius University Hospital Santariskes Clinic Cardiologic Reanimation and Intensive Care unit due to acute myocardial infarction during the period from 2000 to 2010 year in order to identify, whether the desynchronization of circadian rhythms contributes…

Does Seasonal Variation Impacts on Acute Myocardial Infarction Induced Hospitalization and Deaths Rates?

Pranas Šerpytis, Jonas Misiūra, Egidijus Berūkštis, Simona Pelanytė Abstract Aim of study: to evaluate possible seasonal variantion in men and women hospitalization and case-fatality rates of acute myocardial infarction in Vilnius University Hospital Santariskes Clinics, Cardiologic Reanimation and Intensive Care unit during the 2000 – 2010 years period. Materials and methods: we analysed 15333 hospitalized…

The Importance of Laser Doppler Imaging of Burn Wound Diagnosis and Treatment

Algirda Venclauskienė, Algidas Basevičius, Ernestas Zacharevskij, Vytautas Vaičekauskas, Saulius Lukoševičius, Rytis Rimdeika Abstract The main treatment of deep burns is early excision of injuried tissues which reduce inpatient stay and decrease the cost of treatment. The clinical burn depth examination is still widely used in clinical practice which isn‘t accuracy and belongs of physician experience.…

The Analysis of the Skills of Vilnius City Emergency Specialists in the Triage And Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndromes

Pranas Šerpytis, Urtė Gargalskaitė, Vanda Pumputienė, Tadeušas Rodz, Neringa Karvelytė Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the skills of emergency physicians (EP) and emergency nurses (EN) in Vilnius city on the triage and diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) according to guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Material and Methods:…

The Tendencies of Surgical Treatment of Infective Endocarditis During the Period of 2007-2009 Years in Vilnius University Hospital Santariškių Klinikos

Pranas Šerpytis, Palmyra Semėnienė, Rasa Čypienė, Arimantas Grebelis, Jonas Misiūra, Irina Alitoit, Akvilė Šmigelskaitė Abstract This article describes the tendencies of surgical treatment of the patients, admitted to Vilnius University Hospital Santariškių Klinikos due to infectious endocarditis, during the period of 2007-2009 years. Objective. To assess the factors influencing the timing of surgery. To determine…

Counselling of Pregnant Women at the Pharmacy About Rational Use of Medicinal Substances: Association with Age and Education of Pharmacy Specialists

Švitrigailė Grincevičienė Abstract Pharmacy specialists are responsible for counsel ling about rational use of medicinal substance in so ciety, but not all of them provide advice for the pa tients. So the aim of this study was to analyze the association between counselling of pregnant wom en at Lithuanian pharmacies about rational use of medicinal…

Influence of Demographic Factors on Clinical Features and Outcome of Graves‘ Disease

Dalia Daukšienė, Narseta Mickuvienė Abstract Graves‘ disease is an autoimmune thyroid disorder characterized by the presence of autoantibodies against thyrotropin receptor. Antithyroid drugs are effective in controlling hyperthyroidism, but only one-third of patients achieve long-term remission after antithyroid drug treatment withdrawal. Influence of demographic factors (such as age and gender) on clinical features and outcome…

Patient’s Attitudes and Concerns Regarding Anaesthesia Method

Dagnė Birutė, Tomas Bukauskas, Andrius Macas Abstract Patients often have preconceptions about their planned procedures, therefore they have their own opinion about different types of anesthesia. We conducted a prospective questionnaire survey of surgical patients with the aim to investigate patients‘ attitudes to different methods of anesthesia (patients had to agree or not with some…

Peripheral Blood Leukocyte DNA Aberrant Methylation in Gastric Cancer Patients

Albertas Daukša, Antanas Gulbinas, Aurelija Kazlauskaitė, Johannes Oldenburg, Osman El-Maarri Abstract Gastric cancers are usually diagnosed at an advanced stage in the progression of the disease, thus reducing the survival chances of the patients. Non-invasive early detection would greatly enhance therapy and survival rates. For this aim, we investigated tumor suppressor genes CDKN2A/p16, RARBeta, TNFRSF10C,…