Vol 100, No 6 (2019)

Theoretical and clinical medicine

Evaluation of the state of tubular epithelium in low birth weight infants with ischemic ­nephropathy

Akhundova A.A.


Aim. The study of the diagnostic value of KIM-1 and NGAL in urine and cystatin C in the blood plasma of low birth weight infants with ischemic nephropathy.

Methods. 150 newborns were divided into 3 groups: main group — 72 low birth weight infants with manifestations of ischemic nephropathy divided into three subgroups: group 1A — mild (n=36), 1B — moderate (n=20), 1C — severe (n=16); comparioson group — 28 low birth weight infants without the evidence of ischemic nephropathy; control group — 50 healthy newborns (20 full-term and 30 preterm).To assess the state of tubular epithelium of the kidneys, the levels of KIM-1 and NGAL were measured in the urine of neonates, to assess the state of glomerular filtration the level of сystatin C in the blood plasma was determined. Samples of blood and urine were collected twice, on days 1 to 3 and 7 to 10. Biomarker levels were determined by solid-phase enzyme immunoassay.

Results. In the main group on day 1 to 3 of life KIM-1 and NGAL in the urine were significantly elevated compared to the control group (p <0.001). On day 7 to 10 the level of KIM-1 in the urine in subgroup 1A decreased (0.98±0.09 ng/dl), while remaining significantly higher compared to the control group, and in subgroups 1B and 1C it increased to 1.24±0.10 and 1.36±0.12 ng/dl, respectively. On day 7 to 10 of life the concentration of NGAL in the urine of children of all three subgroups declined, remaining significantly high compared to the control values. Сoncentration of cystatin C was significantly high only in newborns of subgroup 1C (p <0.001).

Conclusion. Molecules of NGAL and KIM-1 are early markers of the renal ischemic injury in low birth weight infants who suffered perinatal hypoxia, and cystatin C cannot be considered an early predictor of renal damage in low birth weight infants with ischemic nephropathy as its level in the blood rises only in severe damage.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):877-884
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The effect of three-component antihypertensive treatment on the structural and functional state of the heart and daily blood pressure profile in patients with hypertension grade 3

Azaeva N.R.


Aim. To study the effect of a fixed combination of perindopril arginine (10 mg) + indapamide (2.5 mg) + amlodipine (5 mg) on the daily profile of blood pressure and the structural and functional state of the heart in patients with hypertension grade 3.

Methods. 80 patients with hypertension receiving various variants of treatment [50 patients (experimental group) receiving fixed combination of perindopril arginine (10 mg) + indapamide (2.5 mg) + amlodipine (5 mg) and 30 patients (control group) receiving combination of lisinopril with hydrochlorothiazide (10/12.5–20/25 mg) and amlodipine (5 mg)] underwent electrocardiography, Doppler echocardiography, daily monitoring of blood pressure at there points: at the beginning, after 2 weeks and 6 months of the treatment. Statistical significance of the indicators was determined by Student’s t-test. To compare the double changes, χ2 was used. Statistical difference between the groups was considered significant if p <0.05.

Results. In 86% of patients from the experimental group, a decrease in systolic blood pressure by 20 mm Hg or more and/or diastolic blood pressure by 10 mm Hg was noted, which persisted for 6 months. After 6 months of treatment, according to daily monitoring of arterial pressure, the average daily systolic and diastolic blood pressure significantly decreased by 15.9 and 18.6% (р <0.001), and the values of variability of average systolic and average diastolic pressure at night and daytime — by 4 and 4.2%, respectively (р <0.001). A decrease in the morning rise rate of systolic and diastolic blood pressure was also achieved (р <0.001). During treatment, a number of patients with a daily curve of the dipper type increased due to a decrease in non-dippers and night pickers (р <0.001).

Conclusion. Positive antihypertensive result after treatment with a combination of perindopril arqinine + indapamide + amlodipin was achieved in the early stages of treatment and was observed as a long-term stable hypotensive effect; a number of patients with normal daily rhythm of blood pressure increased, decrease of the severity of hypertrophy and size of the left ventricle was observed and its diastolic function became normal.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):885-891
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Long-term results of surgical treatment of thyroid adenomas

Artyukhin S.O., Aristarhov V.G., Puzin D.A.


Aim. To study the long-term results of surgical treatment of patients with thyroid adenomas.

Methods. From 2004 to 2006, 667 patients with follicular adenomas of the thyroid gland, including 134 (20.1%) men and 533 (79.9%) women, were operated on in the surgical department №2 of city clinical hospital №11 of Ryazan. 3 groups of patients were defined: group 1 — operated on for solitary adenomas of the thyroid gland, 103 patients, hemithyreoidectomy performed; group 2 — operated on for multiple adenomas of the thyroid in both lobes, 101 patients, thyroidectomy performed; group 3 — 32 patients operated on for multiple adenomas of the thyroid in the same lobe, hemithyreoidectomy performed. Patients were examined 14 years after the surgery.

Results. Hypothyroidism was diagnosed in: group 1 — 18 (17.5%) patients, group 2 — 101 (100%), group 3 — 0. All patients with hypothyroidism were compensated with hormone replacement therapy. Permanent hypoparathyroidism was diagnosed only in group 2 — 8 (4.8%) patients. Unilateral laryngeal paralysis was found in group 1 in 1 (0.9%) patient, group 2 in 2 (1.9%) patients, group 3 contained no such patients. Recurrence (node more than 1 cm according to ultrasound) was observed in group 1 in 12 (11.7%) patients; fine-needle aspiration found colloidal nodes in 8 (7.8%) patients (Bethesda II), in 4 (3.9%) — follicular tumor (IV). Group 2 had no recurrences. In group 3 11 (34.3%) patients had recurrence; fine-needle aspiration found colloidal nodes in 1 (3.1%) patient (Bethesda II), in 10 (31.3%) — follicular tumor (Bethesda IV).

Conclusion. In solitary adenomas it is possible to perform organ-saving operations, which reduces the percentage of postoperative complications; in multiple adenomas, the optimal volume of surgery is thyroidectomy; when multiple adenomas are localized in one lobe, the chance of recurrence of the disease (31.3%) is high leading to re-surgery.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):892-897
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24-hour blood pressure profile analysis and comorbid pathology in postmenopausal female ­patients not receiving antihypertensive therapy

Izmozherova N.V., Popov A.A., Getmanova N.A.


Aim. Assessment of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring data depending on the Charlson comorbidity index in postmenopause.

Methods. A cross-sectional study included 129 outpatients who did not receive medical treatment for hypertension. Median age was 58.5 (54.0÷62.0) years, postmenopause duration — 9 (4.0÷12.0) years. Investigation included medical history registration, physician examination by an internist, anthropometry with measurement of body mass, height with further body mass index calculation. Comorbid conditions were diagnosed according to current clinical guidelines. All females had ambulatory 24-hour blood pressure monitoring. Based on Charlson comorbidity index, the subjects were divided into groups with moderate comorbidity (Charlson index ≤2, group 1) and high comorbidity (Charlson index >2, group 2).

Results. Females from group 2 were significantly older, had a longer duration of postmenopause and the severity of menopausal symptoms, higher body mass index values, functional limitations due to osteoarthritis, higher maximum and average 24-hour, average daily and average night systolic blood pressure levels as well as time index. No differences were revealed in the prevalence of females with night increase or absence of sufficient decrease of blood pressure at night. The absence of antihypertensive treatment in multimorbid postmenopausal females was associated with significant menopausal symptoms persistence.

Conclusion. Blood pressure monitoring in multimorbid females can reveal higher average daily values of systolic and diastolic blood pressure, higher variability during 24 hour of systolic blood pressure and greater index of time of systolic blood pressure, which can be considered as a cardiovascular disease progression predictor; uncontrolled hypertension and persistence of neurovegetative symptoms of menopausal syndrome may be the markers of a higher risk of premature death compared to the assessment by Charlson index score.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):898-904
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Some approaches to dispanserization of patients with hypertensive disease at territorial internist's area

Babushkin I.E., Gataulina O.V., Demina E.I., Bublikov D.S., Duruda N.V., Kudeyarova T.V.


Aim. To study creatinine clearance, body mass index and to perform ROSE survey amomg patients with hypertension of different age groups at territorial internist's area.

Methods. The study involved 112 patients aged 40 to 75 years. Patients were divided into two groups according to the age: group 1 — 40 to 61 years, 55 people (15 men and 40 women), the average age 52.6±7.1 years; group 2 — 62 to 75 years, 57 people (15 men and 42 women), the average age 69.8±4.4 years. Creatinine clearance and body mass index were measured, and ROSE survey was conducted.

Results. In group 1 creatinine clearance <60 ml/min was in 5 (9%) subjects, in group 2 — in 20 (35%; p=0.002). In group 1 15 (27%) subjects had normal body mass, in group 2 — 5 (9%). In group 1 overweight was registered in 18 (33%) subjects, and in group 2 — in 24 (42%; p=0.407). Class I obesity in group 1 was found in 15 (27%) patients, in group 2 — in 16 (28%; p=0.907). Class II obesity in group 1 was noted in 5 (9%) patients, in group 2 — in 4 (7%; p=0.955). Class III obesity in group 1 was registered in 2 (4%) people and in 8 (14%) in group 2 (p=0.110). According to the results of ROSE questionnaire, signs of angina pectoris were found in 7 (13%) patients in group 1 and 17 (30%) in group 2 (p=0.048).

Conclusion. In the territorial internist's area the proportion of cases of overweight and obesity among patients of groups 1 and 2 with hypertension did not differ significantly (p >0.05); in patients from group 2 with hypertension creatinine clearance less than 60 ml/min was identified 3.9 times more often than in the younger age group (p=0.002); in patients of group 2 with hypertension were 2.3 times more likely to have angina, according to ROSE questionnaire than in group 1 (p=0.048).

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):905-909
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Questionnaire and biomarker-based risk assessment of alcohol abuse among persons receiving various levels of medical professional education

Indutnyy A.V., Novikov D.G., Samuseva N.L., Tagakov K.S.


Aim. To compare the results of the questionnaire and biomarker-based risk assessment of alcohol abuse among persons receiving higher and mid-level medical professional education.

Methods. Among students of mid-level and higher medical education age 18 to 27 years (77 and 124 subjects, respectively), activity of indicator enzymes was measured in blood serum, and with the help of questionnaires the risk of alcohol abuse (CRAFFT, CAGE, AUDIT) and psychological features of the person were determined [A.G. Zver’kov’s and E.V. Eidman’s questionnaires of willpower and self-control, R. Baumeister’s self-control questionnaire, hardiness survey (Maddi S.R.) adapted by D.A. Leontyev, Barratt Impulsiveness Scale Test, test for revealing risk groups of psychoactive drug abuse in the educational institution]. Statistical significance was assessed with the use of nonparametric statistics.

Results. The activity of enzymes (aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, gamma-glutamyltransferase) in the blood of the subjects did not have significant intergroup differences. Additionally (beyond this study), we characterized the database of laboratory tests of the students aged 18 to 27 years seeking medical care in the academic center of laboratory diagnosis of Omsk State Medical University. Among 646 subjects, 52 (8.1%) had laboratory analyses exceeding the reference so the differences were expected. Absence of results exceeding reference values of the activity of the studied enzymes was necessary in our study to confirm the absence of pathology associated with cytolysis as well as the signs of chronic alcohol abuse with harmful consequences, which is equivalent to meeting the inclusion criteria (absence of pathology according to medical professional consultation report 086/u and to the results of periodic health examination). Among all surveyed, the CRAFFT questionnaire showed a 2.7-fold higher number of groups at risk of alcohol abuse than CAGE and 1.4 times more than AUDIT. The results of CAGE and CRAFFT test questionnaires showed a greater prevalence of the risk of alcohol abuse among students of higher medical education programs compared to those receiving mid-level medical education (CAGE — by 2.7 times; CRAFFT — by 1.68 times) . The AUDIT test revealed no statistically signi­ficant differences between the groups (p=0.093). Analysis of the results of psychological testing to identify the propensity for addictive behavior, showed a weak correlation with self-control (r=–0,406, p=0,014 and r=–0,313, p=0,016 for CRAFFT and AUDIT, respectively). Correlation between the self-control violation and risk of alcohol abuse was quite weak according to the results, hence, the students with disordered self-control are not alwaysa characterized by alcohol motivation. In the context of our received data, psychological survey for monitoring the risk of abuse cannot substitute CRAFFT and AUDIT tests.

Conclusion. The CRAFFT questionnaire is most effective in assessing the risk of alcohol abuse in a population of young people; the results of the questionnaires used weakly correlated with tests that reflect the psychological characteristics of the person; the activity of the studied enzymes in the blood serum of did not correlate with the results of surveys and is within the population reference interval.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):910-917
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The current state of the problem of autism spectrum disorders — some biomedical and socio-humanitarian aspects

Semina I.I., Mukharyamova L.M., Sabirov I.S., Valeeva E.V., Safiullina L.R., Nikitin D.O.


The review deals with modern factors of the etiology and pathogenesis of autism, which is part of the autism spectrum disorder complex, approaches to the diagnosis and rehabilitation of patients, as well as social and humanitarian aspects of understanding this pathology as a phenomenon. Despite the fact that so far there is no single etiological concept of the development of autism, a sufficient amount of information has been accumulated that allows talking about genetic theory as one of the main causes of its occurrence. The functions of the main genes in which mutations can lead to the development of autism are examined in more detail, and its genomic architecture is established to be heterogeneous, that is, it is determined by polymorphism in several genes at once, and the disorder is aggravated when polymorphisms are combined with external risk factors. Some current aspects of the diagnosis of autism are outlined, including the main criteria — a persistent lack of social communication and social interactions, limited, repetitive forms of behavior, speech impairment. The main diagnostic questionnaires and rating scales used for the more accurate diagnosis and verification of autism spectrum disorders are presented. When considering the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with autism and other disorders of the autism spectrum, it was concluded that integrated approach including various methods of psychological, pedagogical and medical correction, as well as social adaptation and integration is the most effective. Studies in the social sciences are presented that examine autism spectrum disorders within the framework of social constructivism, the role of the social context in identifying and treating autism is shown, as well as the impact of medical discourse on stigmatization and discrimination of the autistic community. The approaches to the conceptualization of autism in the framework of the theory and movement of neurodiversification, representing autism as a form of biological diversity that requires a positive identity of autistic people and the recognition of their differences by society, are highlighted.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):918-929
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Features of managing patients with gastrointestinal bleeding in resuscitation and intensive care units

Bayalieva A.Z., Zefirov R.A., Yankovich Y.N.


Emergency hospital doctors very often encounter cases of gastrointestinal bleeding. Known causes of such bleeding are peptic ulcers of the stomach and duodenum and esophageal varices in portal hypertension. But there are cases of gastrointestinal bleeding, when the diagnosis is not easy to establish, treatment is carried out symptomatically and fatal dangers for the patient are often underestimated. Bleeding is often massive and difficult to assess in terms of volume as blood is in the gastrointestinal tract and only changes in hemodynamics and blood tests can serve as indirect indicators of blood loss. Carrying out intensive care and resuscitation measures simultaneously with endoscopic and surgical methods to stop bleeding determine a high risk and dramatic situation. On the background of hypocoagulation syndromes associated with the use of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents, the course of these syndromes is significantly complicated. A major contribution to the adverse outcome of the disease is brought by severe concomitant diseases and old age. Intensive care for this category of patients requires an individual approach, taking into account the underlying disease and the cause of bleeding, as well as comorbidities. Endoscopic methods of vascular coagulation are the main ways for diagnosing and stopping bleeding, but in extreme cases urgent surgical intervention is necessary. Patients require treatment in multidisciplinary clinics, where there is an expanded diagnostic service, endoscopic service, departments of abdominal and thoracic surgery, transfusion and resuscitation departments and intensive care with extended options for replacement therapy of vital organs. The article provides a review of the causes, diagnosis and methods of intensive treatment of upper gastrointestinal bleeding from esophagus and stomach in Mallory–Weiss and Boerhaave syndromes.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):930-934
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Immune structures of the greater omentum and their role in cancer metastasis

Zlatnik E.Y., Nepomnyashchaya E.M., Zhenilo O.E., Nikitina V.P., Verenikina E.V., Nikitin I.S.


Omental malignant metastases are one of the challenging issues in oncology. The article provides a review of recent studies on the structure and functions of immune compartments of the greater omentum and their characteristic features that promote or inhibit tumor dissemination. The cellular composition of lymphoid nodules and milky spots is described, and functional and phenotypic properties of macrophages and lymphocytes are shown. Unique subpopulations of immunocompetent cells typical of this particular organ, as well as produced cytokines, are characterized. Particular attention is paid to the visceral adipose tissue surrounding immunocompetent cells and its effect on their functions. Analysis of the literature data has revealed a dual role, i.e. both protective and immunosuppressive one, of lymphoid structures of the greater omentum. The former is apparently associated mainly with a response to bacterial pathogens, while the latter is realized in cancer metastasis. The article focuses on immunological mechanisms that create local conditions for the growth and development of metastases, in particular, proinflammatory cytokines, chemokines, growth factors secreted by immune, tumor and mesothelial cells, and on the importance of the surrounding visceral adipose tissue for this process. The multidirectional prognostic significance of some local cellular and cytokine factors in cancer metastasis to the omentum and peritoneum is demonstrated. Possible approaches to treatment involving immunotherapy should be aimed at both elimination of tumor cells and overcoming the immunosuppressive environment. In this regard, reprogramming of macrophages, correction of hypoxic microenvironment, and the search for new control points seem promising.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):935-943
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Influence of genetic polymorphism of innate immunity genes on the development of immune pathology

Kazumian M.A., Teplyakova E.D., Vasilenok A.V.


The article presents the literature review devoted to NOD2/CARD15 gene. Genetic variability affects the susceptibility and development of certain human diseases such as autoimmune diseases and infections, affecting numerous cellular processes, and thus modulating the response to environmental and internal factors. The NOD2/CARD15 gene plays a major role in the development and course of various diseases such as Grohn's disease, Blau syndrome, as well as the risk of developing severe complications of the “graft versus host” reaction after allogeneic stem cell transplantation. NOD (Nucleotide Oligomerization Domain) is the domain of nucleotide oligomerization. NOD-like receptors play an important regulatory role in the response on infectious agents and at activation of the adaptive immune response. It is known that the mechanism of action of NOD-like receptors is based on the response to the pathogen of associated molecular patterns mainly of bacterial origin, which leads to the formation and activation of inflammasome. Recently, another NOD-like receptor activation mechanism has been revealed that provides innate virus recognition. The review presents Toll-like receptors, which are part of the innate immune system. Innate immunity is an inherited system of protection of the body against pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms. The mechanisms of innate immunity develop very quickly. In newborns, the immune system is mainly dependent on components of the innate or antigen-independent immune system including phagocytes, natural killer cells, antigen-presenting cells, humoral inflammatory mediators and complement system.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):944–949
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Aspects of the pathogenesis of anemia in cancer patients

Romanenko N.A., Bessmeltsev S.S., Alborov A.E., Shilova E.R., Chechetkin A.V., Khanevich M.D.


Anemia is considered one of the manifistations of many neoplasms affecting the overall survival and reducing the quality of life of patients. The prevalence of anemia varies from 20 to 90% depending on the nosology, the stage of the disease, antitumor treatment. The pathogenesis of anemia in cancer patients is complex. Among pathogene­tic factors, such factors are distinguished as tumor infiltration of the bone marrow by malignant cells, inhibition of erythroid growth by cytokines of inflammation, decreased sensitivity of receptors to erythropoietin and its production, increased levels of hepcidin, defects of nutrition, increased deposition and sequestration of blood cells in the spleen, excessive bone fibrosis, hemorrhagic syndrome, antitumor therapy. The article presents the pathogenesis of anemia in oncological disease with a detailed description of the suppressive effect on hematopoiesis of a number of proinflammatory cytokines (interleukin-1β, interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-α, interferon-γ) produced by cells of the immune system. The mechanism of influence of cytokines on erythropoiesis, synthesis of erythropoietin as well as on the enhancement of hepcidin production in the body is presented in detail. The article also describes the mechanism of impairment of iron kinetics in the body in patients with cancer and subsequent development of functional deficiency. This review of the literature contains up-to-date information about the factors involved in the pathogenesis of anemia in cancer patients, understanding of which will allow the clinical physician to choose a rational way of pathogenetic or substitution correction of anemic syndrome, taking into account the personalized approach to treatment and prevention, especially in patients receiving surgical, chemotherapy, radiation treatment.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):950-957
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“Global” assays of hemostasis in modern obstetrical practice

Mustafin I.G., Kurmanbaev T.E., Shmidt A.A., Timoshkova Y.L., Atayants K.M.


It is known that during pregnancy, the hemostatic system, like the rest of the body's systems, undergoes certain changes: there is a gradual increase in the activity of coagulation unit of the hemostasis reaching a maximum before childbirth. However, if pregnancy is complicated by various hypertensive conditions, such as preeclampsia, an imbalance is observed in the hemostasis: against the background of an increase in the activity of coagulation link, depletion of anticoagulation factors and dysfunction of fibrinolytic system are observed. All these changes create a pathogenetic basis for the occurrence of severe thrombohemorrhagic complications that are fatal for both mother and fetus. Thus, the timely detection of these violations is an important task for modern obstetrics. Unfortunately, the applied screening methods for assessing the hemostasis system in practice provide extremely limited information: the tests have low sensitivity to hypercoagulation, as well as moderate to hypocoagulation, they do not allow to fully evaluate the dynamics of coagulation process in real time. In addition, when performing the same tests with reagents of different companies in the same patient, there may be a significant difference in the results. Disadvantages of screening tests became the reason for the search for a test to assess the functioning of the hemostatic system, which can reflect the complete picture of the state of blood coagulation system, and not of its individual links. Such tests are the so-called “global” tests for assessing the hemostatic system: thrombin generation test, thromboelastography, low-frequency piezothromboelastography and thrombodynamics. Each of the listed “global” tests has been successfully tested in obstetric and gynecological practice.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):958-964
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Social hygiene and healthcare management

Modern problems of organizing vaccination of children in children's clinics

Alekseeva A.V.


Aim. To study the problems of organizing vaccination of children in children's clinics to develop measures aimed at increasing the coverage of children with vaccination.

Methods. On the basis of 7 children's polyclinics in Saint Petersburg, an anonymous survey of 1724 mothers who had children aged 1 year was carried out by random sampling according to a specially developed form “Questionnaire for a mother of a child aged one year”. The representativeness of this sample was tested by professor A.M. Merkova's method, the error did not exceed 2.2%.

Results. 15.7% of children had violations of the vaccination status, 4.9% of them were not completely vaccinated. The main reason for refusal from vaccination in 89.8% of cases with partial vaccination and in 82.5% of cases with complete refusal was medical contraindications related to the child’s state of health. The most common causes of vaccination against individual childhood infections (partial vaccination) were the belief that there is no danger of infection with childhood infectious diseases (81.3%) and the fear of possible post-vaccination complications (69.7%). Parents completely refused vaccinations most often because of doubts about the quality of vaccines (74.4%) and fear of possible post-vaccination complications (66.7%). 69.5% of parents whose children were vaccinated in the first year of life did not receive complete information from the doctor about the vaccine and the disease that the child will be vaccinated with, as well as the possible consequences of immunization. In 76.6% of partially and completely vaccinated children, immunization was not organized in accordance with the guidelines. At the same time, in 49.1% of them, the health worker specified the information about the state of health after vaccination by phone call the day after immunization, and 1.7% of children had no follow-up after vaccination.

Conclusion. The organization of vaccine prophylaxis in children's clinics has a significant number of unresolved problems, which can lead to a further decrease in the coverage of children with vaccination against vaccine-controlled infections.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):965–969
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Social aspects of prevention of male and female infertility

Gil'manov A.A., Akhmetzyanova G.Z., Khisamutdinov A.N., Shakirzyanova S.R., Shakirzyanova K.R.


Aim. To evaluate the degree of awareness of the managable social risk factors for prevention of male and female infertility and to suggest preventive measures.

Methods. We conducted a survey among 140 medical students and 140 students of other higher educational institutions. The majority of students in both groups who participated in the survey were aged 21 to 23 years (>60%). There were 20 questions in the questionnaire. They were of the following type: “Do you know that ... can lead to infertility?” Instead of the dots there were certain risk factors. Students answered the question “yes” or “no”.

Results. According to the results of the survey, medical students are much better aware of risk factors of infertility and its prevention. Most of the medical students and students of other institutions (72 and 73% respectively) plan to be parents already at the age of 23 to 28 which is in the upcoming decade so they have to think about infertility prevention now.

Conclusion. Awareness of infertility risk factors especially among non-medical students is quite low so spreading the information about prevention of the diseases leading to infertility among youth is necessary.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):970-974
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Prognostic analysis of epidemiological indicators of the breast cancer among women in the Udmurt Republic

Batov S.V., Napol'skikh V.M., Svirin N.A., Tchurakov I.V., Batova I.I., Yushkova O.N.


Aim. To study a number of epidemiological indicators of a breast cancer in the Udmurt Republic for their assessment and prediction of dynamics.

Methods. A retrospective analysis of data on a breast cancer of the population cancer register of the Udmurt Republic was performed in comparison with the corresponding statistics in the Russian Federation in 2017. For assessment of the received results the software BIOSTAT 4.3 was used. The forecast of epidemiological intensive indicators was calculated by methods of linear and polynomial trends.

Results. The ratio of breast cancer (17.8% in 2017) among the female population of the Republic was the highest among all malignant tumors. In 2017 the crude indicator of breast cancer morbidity equaled 69.80 per 100 000, and standardized one — 40.50 per 100 000. The standardized indicator of breast cancer incidence in Udmurtia was one of the lowest in Russia (77th rank place among 85 territorial entities). Crude mortality rate was 19.10 per 100 000, and standardized one — 10.00 per 100 000 (82nd rank place in the Russian Federation). The ratio of the patients actively revealed (among registered numbre) was 45.8% (the average Russian value, 38.7%). Early diagnostics of tumor was carried out in 71.6% of patients, stage 1 of the disease was revealed in 34.3% of cases (in the Russian Federation average data, 69.9% and 26.0%, respectively). Forecasting till 2022 shows a trend of further growth of detectability of malignant tumors of breast at early stages among female population in the Udmurt Republic. Lethality of patients during the first year from the moment of diagnosis was 5.4% (the average Russian indicator, 6.0%).

Conclusion. Morbidity and mortality rates of breast cancer in the Udmurt Republic in 2017 were lower than the average Russian indicators, and the statistical analysis does not show a negative trend till 2022.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):975–979
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Risk factors in a health model of nursing stuff

Kasimovskaya N.A.


Aim. To study the behavioral trajectory of the lifestyle of students of medical colleges who studied in 2015–2016 and a health model formed by them.

Methods. Using a sample (n=400) selected by a simple random method, the lifestyle and health model of students of medical colleges in Moscow in 2015–2016 were studied by sociological method based on descriptive statistics, correlation-regression and factor analysis.

Results. Analysis of lifestyles of the students of medical colleges revealed the following behavioral risk factors: alcohol consumption (55.3%), eating improperly (54.5%), smoking (38%), improper sleep regimen (35%), and low physical activity (30%). The analysis of the health model showed that such risk factors as smoking, improper diet, and incorrect sleep regimen are assessed by the students in medical colleges as harmful, and with the increasing prevalence of the factor among the students, the number who consider them harmful will increase, while such factors as alcohol consumption and low physical activity are not considered by the students as harmful and with the increasing prevalence of this factor among the students, the number of students who consider them as risk factors will decrease.

Conclusion. Among the students of medical colleges, the negative behavioral trajectory of a lifestyle formed at the beginning of the 21st century, including smoking, drinking alcohol, unhealthy diet, improper sleep, and low level of physical activity, has been preserved; the developed health model shows that students consider smoking, malnutrition and improper sleep risk factors, and factors such as alcohol consumption and low activity are not considered harmful.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):980-984
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Clinical observations

Delayed post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy

Matveeva T.V., Zhukova V.D., Artemyeva A.O., Kazantsev A.Y., Gaifutdinov R.T.


Delayed post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy is a clinical syndrome caused by a lesion of the white matter of the brain with an acute onset developing several days after emerging from coma. The reason of delayed post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy is prolonged cerebral hypooxygenation, it often results from carbon monoxide poisoning, less often it is associated with acute brain hypoxia caused by respiratory failure, an overdose of opiates. The leading role in the clinical picture of delayed post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy is played by the duration and severity of cerebral anoxia in the acute period of the disease. The period of temporary well-being of a patient with an episode of acute hypoxia lasts 2 to 40 days. Pathogenesis and pathophysiology have not been well studied. Its development after carbon monoxide poisoning is considered to be caused by direct myelinotoxic effect. It is essential to collect a detailed history for diagnosing a case, neurovisualization is an informative method for investigation. Magnetic resonance imaging may detect the signs that are pathognomonic for delayed post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy, that is diffuse hyperintensity of the white matter of the cerebral hemispheres in T2-mode, symmetry of the damage of both cerebral hemispheres, damage of the subcortical gray matter — globus pallidus. The standards for the treatment of delayed post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy have not been developed. The use of glucocorticoids has been described, perspective use of amantadine were shown in case of frontal-subcortical syndrome. There are recommendations on prescribing the following therapy for the patients with delayed post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy: hyperbaric oxygenation, coenzyme Q10, vitamin E and group B. We present a clinical observation that demonstrates the complexity of the clinical picture of delayed post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy, the difficulty of its diagnosis without taking into account information about previous carbon monoxide poisoning. The results of magnetic resonance imaging at the onset of the disease are considered to be of utmost interest. The clinical observation of the patient presented in the article allows us to make an assumption about pathogenesis and contributes to search for means aimed at preventing the development of delayed post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy in people with acute carbon monoxide poisoning.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):985-991
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Ethical issues of medicine

Human cloning ethical and legal issues

Guryleva M.E., Khamitova G.M.


In developing science and society, the questions about the acceptability of the use of certain invented technologies arise more frequently. These issues require an unambiguous solution and monitoring of its implementation. One of the most pressing contemporary issues of biomedicine is the possibility of human cloning, the legal regulation of which has not been developed. The aim of the work is to analyze the existing ethical and legal framework of human cloning in the Russian Federation and to develop proposals for its improvement. The authors studied the materials published since the invention of cloning technology, such as speeches by leading scientists, scientific publications on this topic, the work of research groups (both in support of cloning and against it), as well as the results of sociological surveys of the population, legal acts of the Russian Federation, the experience of foreign states in the regulation of biotechnology. The lack of legal regulation of the process of human cloning in the territory of the Russian Federation was revealed. To supplement it, the following proposals are suggested: (1) clarification of terminology in legislative documents and legal consolidation of the concepts of therapeutic and reproductive cloning; (2) establishment of penalties for violation of prohibitions on the use of technology and definition of mechanisms for the enforcement of these penalties; (3) development of the direction of “somatic human rights” and, with a view to the future, consolidation of human clone rights. The authors believe that in the presence of legal regulation, the development of technology will not bring moral harm to humanity.

Kazan medical journal. 2019;100(6):992-1000
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