Vol 96, No 6 (2015)

The role of the department of surgical diseases №2 in the formation of cardiovascular surgery service in the Republic of Tatarstan (to the 80th anniversary of the department)

Dzhordzhikiya R.K.


The main stages of development and formation of the cardiovascular surgery in the Republic of Tatarstan and the role of the department of surgical diseases №2, on the basis of which this branch of surgery engendered in the 60s of XX century, are represented. The first demonstrational cardiac surgeries (closed mitral commissurotomy) were performed in Kazan at the premises of the 3d city hospital by academician A.A. Vishnevsky in 1958. In 1963 the 6th city hospital became the main base of the department of surgical diseases №2 in Kazan, and the first cardiac surgery intervention was performed on April 15, 1963 on 26 years old patient with mitral stenosis of rheumatic etiology. In the 70s of XX century cardiac surgery service at the premises of 6th city clinical hospital got the status of Interregional cardiac surgery center. From the beginning of the 1990s, cardiopulmonary bypass surgery became leading in the department of cardiac surgery. In 1992 the cardiac surgery department of the 6th city clinical hospital was reorganized and became the Kazan Center of Cardiovascular Surgery with 75 beds, since 1995 bearing the name of professor N.P. Medvedev. In 2000 the department was headed by associate professor R.K. Dzhordzhikiya (doctoral thesis «Minimally invasive surgery of acquired heart valve disease», 2004). In 2005 more than 300 cardiopulmonary bypass surgeries has been performed in the clinic. In 2006 employees of the center in almost full strength moved to the Interregional clinical diagnostic center, the first cardiac surgery at the center was performed in September 2006. Annually the number of high-tech operations increases. At the same time scientific research work is carrying out. The generalizing research studing the results of the preservation of annulo-papillary continuity when replacing valve in the mitral position with mechanical prosthesis in patients with rheumatic disease conducted at the center was one of the first in Russia. The past 80 years of the history of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and the stable foundation laid by previous generations of researchers and clinicians, the glorious representatives of the Kazan school of cardiovascular surgery, serve as a guarantee of successive development of scientific and clinical work of the department and the whole cardiac surgery service in the Republic of Tatarstan.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):893-900
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Theoretical and clinical medicine

Evaluation of the right ventricular ejection fraction according to multislice computed tomography in patients with pulmonary embolism

Galyavich A.S., Rafikov A.Y.


Aim. Evaluation of the global systolic function of the right ventricle according to multislice computed tomography in patients with pulmonary embolism.

Methods. 37 people aged 31 to 75 years (20 women and 17 men, mean age 55±12 years) were examined. The study group included 15 patients without clinical or instrumental signs of congenital heart disease and myocardial infarction of the left and right ventricles, with signs of pulmonary embolism according to multislice computed tomography. The control group included 22 patients. Tomographic analysis of end-diastolic volume, ejection fraction of the left and right ventricles was performed during noninvasive multislice computed tomography - coronary angiography, angiopulmonography. The study was conducted on a 64-helical computed tomography Aquillon 64 (Toshiba, Japan).

Results. Analyzing group medians in patients with pulmonary embolism there was a decrease of the right ventricular ejection fraction and end-diastolic volume of the left ventricle (р <0.05). There was no statistically significant difference in left ventricular ejection fraction and end-diastolic volume of the right ventricle. An increase of the end-diastolic volumes of right and left ventricles ratio in group of patients with pulmonary embolism compared to control (р <0.05) was found.

Conclusion. Multislice computed tomography (angiopulmonography with electrocardiographic synchronization) allows to diagnose pulmonary embolism and evaluate global contractility of the right ventricle; in patients with pulmonary embolism a decrease of the right ventricular ejection fraction, increase of the end-diastolic volume of the right and left ventricles ratio was observed.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):901-905
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Patterns of endothelium-dependent circulation reactions development in patients with ischemic stroke in case of oxigenation disturbances

Ryabchenko A.Y., Dolgov A.M., Denisov E.N., Russanova N.R., Gumanova N.G.


Aim. To study features of tissue oxygenation and changes in nitroxidergic and endothelinergic mechanisms of circulation regulation in ischemic stroke and hypoxia modeling.

Methods. 74 men and women with ischemic stroke were examined and experimental study on 30 outbred white male rats was conducted. All patients underwent computed tomography of the brain, neurological status was assessed and general clinical examination was performed. Tissue oxygen tension was measured percutaneuosly using polarographic method. Chronic hypoxic hypoxia was simulated in animals by daily 40-50 minutes inhalation of 10% oxygen mixture for 4 weeks. Blood oxygen tension was evaluated in patients and laboratory animals. Nitric oxide level of was assessed by determining its stable metabolites. Endothelin-1 level was determined by ELISA. Data was analyzed using «Statistica 8.0» software using non-parametric tests. Differences were considered as statistically significant at p <0.05.

Results. Disturbances in endothelium-dependent mechanisms of vessels regulation, which were interrelated with oxygen tension changes were registered in patients with ischemic stroke. In laboratory animals amid the chronic hypoxic hypoxia concentration of the nitric oxide and endotheline-1 stabile metabolites increased.

Conclusion. Chronic hypoxic hypoxia causes disturbances in endothelial mechanisms of vascular tone regulation; predominance of vasoconstrictive effects of endothelium results in blood pressure increase, development of tissue hypoxia, contributes to neurologic deficit progression and influences the stroke dynamics in patients with ischemic stroke.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):905-911
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Determination of differentiated hemodynamics types based on assessment of integral circulation indicators in healthy people and patients with hypertension

Teregulov Y.E., Mayanskaya S.D., Teregulova E.T.


Aim. To develop a method for determination of the differentiated types of hemodynamics based on the data analysis of integral circulation indicators.

Methods. The method for determination of the differentiated hemodynamics types was developed based on the data analysis of integral circulation indicators - cardiac output, heart rate, total peripheral vascular resistance and modulus of volume elasticity. The types of hemodynamics - hyperkinetic, eukinetic, hypokinetic - were determined by cardiac output. Tachy-, normo- and bradisistolic subtypes were determined by the heart rate, subtypes with a predominance of vascular resistance and arterial stiffness were determined by the modulus of volume elasticity and total peripheral vascular resistance ratio. Four groups of patients were examined. The first group included 63 patients with I-III degree of arterial hypertension aged 18 to 77 years, mean age 48.9±12.38 (M±σ). The second group - 82 patients with primary hypothyroidism and I-III degree of arterial hypertension aged of 41 to 75 years, 59.8±7.9 years (M±σ). The third group - 33 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and I-III degree of arterial hypertension aged 17 to 67 years, 47.2±8.12 years (M±σ). The control group included 32 healthy volunteers aged 21 to 37 years, 24.7±5.34 years (M±σ).

Results. Eukinetic and hyperkinetic circulation types with predominance of peripheral vascular resistance were mostly identified in healthy volunteers. Eukinetic type of hemodynamic with predominance of peripheral vascular resistance is typical for patients with hypothyroidism and arterial hypertension, and for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and arterial hypertension hyperkinetic and eukinetic types with predominance of the arterial system rigidity are characteristic. Eukinetic and hypokinetic circulation types with predominance of both peripheral resistance and arterial stiffness are mostly present in essential hypertension.

Conclusion. Developed method of distinguishing the differentiated types of hemodynamics allows determining the hemodynamic heterogeneity in both healthy people and patients with hypertension.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):911-917
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Vasomotor arterial endothelial dysfunction and hyperhomocysteinemia as diastolic heart failure progression risk factors in case of carbohydrate metabolism disorders

Denisova A.G., Tatarchenko I.P., Pozdnyakova N.V., Morozova O.I.


Aim. To evaluate significance of hyperhomocysteinemia and arterial endothelial dysfunction in the progression of diastolic heart failure in case of carbohydrate metabolism disorders.

Methods. The study included 134 patients (63 men and 71 women), mean age - 59.3±4.7 years. The first group included patients with ischemic heart disease associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (n=46). The second group included patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension (n=48). The control group (n=40) included healthy volunteers without carbohydrate metabolism disorders and history of cardiovascular diseases.

Results. Homocysteine concentration was 19.7±5.2 mmol/l in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and was significantly higher than in the control group - 10.77±3.9 mmol/l (p <0.001). Hyperhomocysteinemia was diagnosed in 38 (82.6%) patients of the first group, in 8 cases values were normal. Homocysteine above-limit values were diagnosed in 28 (58.3%) patients in the second group, in the control group hyperhomocysteinemia was observed in 6 (15%) patients. Vasomotor endothelial dysfunction was diagnosed in all patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus when evaluating the endothelial mechanism of vascular tone regulation: endothelium-dependent vasodilation of the brachial artery was 3.7±1.3% in the first group, in the second group - 7.3±2.1%, what is significantly lower compared with that in the control group - 12.3±2.2% (p <0.03). There was no increase in the brachial artery diameter in response to reactive hyperemia test in 30.4% of cases and abnormal vasoconstriction was observed in 10.9% of cases in the first group.

Conclusion. Endothelial dysfunction leads to failure of regulatory mechanisms, contributes to the formation and progression of cardiovascular events: myocardial ischemia and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in patients with diabetes mellitus associated with the hyperglycemia and hyperhomocysteinemia.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):918-923
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Diagnosis and specific prevention of hepatitis b in a specialized setting

Eremeeva Z.G., Minullin I.K., Platonova O.V., Bogdanova E.V., Fazylov V.K.


Aim. To evaluate the diagnostic approaches to viral hepatitis B and immune response on hepatitis B vaccination among clinical dispensary of dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases medical staff.

Methods. The study included 92 serum samples of healthcare facility staff who underwent hepatitis B vaccination more than 7 years before. To assess the post-vaccination immunity, levels of antibodies to surface antigen of hepatitis B (anti-HBS) were determined by ELISA. Published data on the duration of post-vaccination immunity and annual reporting forms of clinical dispensary of dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases of Kazan in 2013 were analyzed.

Results. Patients with human immunodeficiency virus, viral hepatitis B and C are often seeking for medical aid, retaining the risk for medical staff and other patients to be infected. Diagnosis of hepatitis B virus in medical settings is based on the detection of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBSAg), while revealing hepatitis B core antigen (HBCAg), anti-HBC (summary levels), extra-Dane particle antigen (HBEAg) and other markers of viral hepatitis B would allow to diagnose a latent form of hepatitis B. In 56.5% (n=92) of cases, anti-HBs levels were below the protective titer, suggesting higher risk for infection and requiring an additional revaccination. In the remaining 43.5% of cases, protective antibodies titers were revealed, confirming the effectiveness of specific prevention measures.

Conclusion. Despite the mass vaccination for hepatitis B, owing to post-vaccination immunity weakening over time, revaccination of medical staff remains important.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):923-929
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The influence of the ipsilateral bronchopulmonary lymph node dissection on survival rate in non-small-cell lung cancer

Gilmetdinov A.F., Potanin V.P.


Aim. The analysis of the survival rates depending on the extent of surgery and the influence of ipsilateral bronchopulmonary lymph node dissection on this indicator.

Methods. Medical charts of 1324 in- and outpatients who underwent surgeries in the department of thoracic surgery №1 in 2000-2009 were analyzed. Patients were allocated to the groups (944 patients in total) according to clinical form and stage (peripheral cancer - 555 patients, central cancer - 389 patients), histological type (peripheral cancer - 254 patients with adenocarcinoma and 204 patients with squamous cell carcinoma, central cancer - 44 patients with adenocarcinoma and 304 patients with squamous cell carcinoma). 5-year survival rate was calculated in each group depending on the extent of surgery (lobectomy, pneumonectomy), and the impact of ipsilateral bronchopulmonary lymph node dissection that was performed in all cases of pulmonectomy on this indicator was analyzed.

Results. After lobectomy, 5-year survival rates were similar in both groups - 57.08 and 55.14% (p=0.8). However, 5-year survival rate in patients after pneumonectomy due to central lung cancer (41.13%) was significantly higher compared to peripheral cancer (26.83%, p=0.02). Survival rates for the certain stages of the disease after pneumonectomy due to central cancer were significantly higher when compared to peripheral cancer. No significant differences in survival rates in different histological types of peripheral cancer and in the central form of lung adenocarcinoma were revealed, in contrast to squamous cell cancer. The survival rates after pulmonectomy in cases of central squamous cancer were only slightly different from those after lobectomy. Gained preliminary data of retrospective analysis reflect the influence of lymph node dissection on survival.

Conclusion. The best results after pneumonectomy were obtained in patients with central form of squamous cell carcinoma. However, in the cases of peripheral cancer early stages of the disease prevailed after lobectomy, which obviously increased survival rates. If proven, the proposed method will enhance the survival rates in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):930-935
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Aspiration drainage in the prevention of postoperative septic complications in rectum sphincter-sparing abdominoperitoneal resection

Akhmetzyanov F.S., Shaykhutdinov N.T., Valiev N.A., Shemeunova Z.N., Egorov V.I.


Aim. Explore the effectiveness of the double-barreled drainage tube «tube in tube», mounted by the developed technique after rectum sphincter-sparing abdominoperitoneal resection due to cancer.

Methods. The data of 52 patients with rectal tumors who underwent rectum sphincter-sparing abdominoperitoneal resection in two surgical wards over the past 4 years were analyzed. At the surgery, the colon was brought down together with anal channel mucosa excision and bringing down the colon mucosa to the anal channel. Rectum sphincter-sparing abdominoperitoneal resection was finished in all patients by placing a double-barreled drainage tube of the original construction to the retroperitoneal part of the cavity of the true pelvis by an original method via the anterior abdominal wall incision. No one-step intestinal stoma was exteriorized in any of the patients.

Results. The average duration of postoperative hospital stay was 17 days; in patients who underwent non-hybrid operation (50 of 52 patients) - 15.3 bed-days. Postoperative complications occurred in a total of 11 (21.1%) patients, and the rate of septic complications was 1.9%, which is lower compared to published data. It is worth noticing that the use of our original method of pelvic cavity draining totally excludes peritoneal fistula formation and facilitates post-operative care.

Conclusion. The proposed method of pelvic cavity draining at rectum sphincter-sparing abdominoperitoneal resections might be effective, as is associated with lower chance of purulent and septic complications. It excludes the possibility of perineal fistula formation, facilitates the post-operative period management.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):935-939
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Acute urinary retention management in department of emergency urology

Abdurakhmanov A.K., Kopylov V.A.


Aim. Reduce the treatment costs for patients with acute urinary retention, as well as prevention of intra- and postoperative complications.

Methods. Since January 1st, 2014 to December 31st, 2014, 3760 patients were examined in the urology department of the Municipal Hospital №5, including 114 (3.2%) patients with acute urinary retention, of whom 100 (2.8%) had the first episode of acute urinary retention, 14 (0.4%) - the relapse. In the first group of 81 (71%) patients with uncomplicated acute urinary retention, a permanent urethral catheter was inserted; patients were further treated as outpatients. The patients of the second group (33 patients, 29%) with complicated acute urinary retention were admitted in the department of urology. The age of the examined patients ranged from 50 to over 80 years, the mean age was 65 years. The analysis of the treatment costs in patients with acute urinary retention was performed, with the treatment costs calculated by the economical department of the Municipal Hospital №5. The average cost of 1-day stay in the department of urology in 2014 was 1416 rubles.

Results. The management tactics, allowing to reduce the treatment costs, as well as to reduce the number of intra- and postoperative complications, was proposed. If 100% of patients with acute urinary retention were admitted, the total treatment cost would be 807 120 rubles. The used approach reduced this costs to 118 944 rubles, with the economical effect of 688 176 rubles in 2014.

Conclusion. The used strategy of treating patients with acute urinary retention decreases the healthcare expenses on treating this condition, as well as decreases the risk for lower urinary tract infection and excludes the possibility of nosocomial infections.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):939-942
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Results of in situ femoropopliteal (tibial) bypass in patients with extended lower limbs arterial bed lesion and critical ischemia

Krepkogorskiy N.V., Bulatov D.G.


Aim. To specify the indications for in situ femoropopliteal (tibial) bypass, to study complications rate immediately after, within 1 and 2 years of the surgery.

Methods. The study group included 33 patients with symptoms of critical lower limb ischemia, who underwent femoral-popliteal or femoral-tibial bypass. 4 (12.1%) cases of type C and 29 (87.9%) cases of type D arterial bed lesions according to TASC II classification were revealed after investigation. Patients were followed up for 2 years period. Shunt thrombosis rate, condition of the trophic ulcers, chronic arterial ischemia stage before and after the surgery, mortality, lower limb amputation were measured outcomes.

Results. Repeated reconstructions rate for primary shunt thrombosis immediately after surgery was 30.3±8.0%. Shunt thrombosis (secondary) occurred in only three (9.1±5.0%) patients. The main causes which led to the shunt thrombosis during or at the 1st day after the surgery, were absence of intraoperative valvulotomy quality control and presence of unligated great saphenous vein tributaries. Trophic defects healing was observed in 3 (30.0±14.5%) of 10 patients with ulcers immediately after surgery and in all cases (100.0%) by the end of 1 year follow-up. The total number of high-level amputations within 2 years was 25.8±7.9%, the overall mortality rate within 2 years was 6.1±4.2%. Femoral-popliteal or femoral-tibial bypass surgery allowed to preserve the limb in 74.2% of patients within 2 years of follow-up. Bypass patency was preserved in 41.7% of patients out of 24 in situ bypass surgeries for the follow-up time. In our opinion critical limb ischemia with significant and extended arterial bed lesions of D and C types (according to TASC II score) is one of the indications for in situ femoropopliteal (tibial) bypass as for the surgery of the first choice. Endovascular treatment is also impossible for this type of lesion, as alternative surgeries using reversed autovein and synthetic explant do not meet all the requirements for an extended bypass.

Conclusion. The lack of adequate intraoperative valvulotomy quality control and presence of unligated great saphenous vein tributaries may be the causes of early postoperative shunt thrombosis; despite the low femoropopliteal (tibial) bypass patency rate in patients with critical ischemia, the surgery was recognized as efficient as it allowed to preserve the limbs in 74.2% of patients.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):942-949
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Magnetic resonance imaging and perfusion computed tomography capacities in brain glial tumors diagnosis

Balandina A.V., Kapishnikov A.V., Kozlov S.V.


Aim. To study magnetic resonance imaging and perfusion computed tomography capacities in the glial tumors diagnosis.

Methods. 50 patients were examined using magnetic resonance imaging and perfusion computed tomography before and after treatment of glial tumors.

Results. Perfusion computed tomography followed by pathomorphologic study confirmed the presence of glioblastoma in 48 patients before treatment. The presence of glioblastoma grade 4 was confirmed in 48 patients according to histological findings, and secondary (metastatic) tumors were identified in 2 patients. Glial tumors signs were revealed in all patients after MRI examination. Diagnostic tests using both methods were performed after treatment. The presence of residual tissue and radiation necrosis was not always accurately detected when using magnetic resonance imaging. During perfusion computed tomography performed on 32 patients continued tumor growth was identified in 28 patients, and presence of radiation necrosis - in 4. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis accuracy in 24 patients, and presence of post-radiation changes in 4 patients.

Conclusion. The data clearly demonstrate the need for the complex use of magnetic resonance imaging and perfusion computed tomography in suspected glial brain tumors before and after treatment, what allows to reliably estimate the presence of neoplasms, specify the location and degree of malignancy, correct further diagnostic and therapeutic tactics.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):949-952
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Alfacalcidol use in complex therapy of atopic dermatitis

Pestova V.Y.


Aim. To study clinical course of atopic dermatitis and improve dermatosis therapeutic tactics in vitamin D deficiency. Study design - comparative observational open-label study.

Methods. 67 patients with a verified «atopic dermatitis» diagnosis were selected to study. Serum calcidol level below 75 nmol/l was observed in 32 patients what was the basis to division of the observed patients into two groups. Conventional therapy (local glucocorticoids and moistening agents, systemic administration of non-specific anti-inflammatory and desensitizing agents) was administered to all patients. Vitamin D active form - alfacalcidol (Alpha D3-Teva) was administered to patients of the second group as a part of complex therapy.

Results. Good clinical results have been achieved amid the treatment, in 21 days SCORAD index decreased by 86.56% in the first group, in the second - by 93.63%, with the clinical remission achievement in over 75% of patients in both groups. Atopic dermatitis complex therapy using alfacalcidol contributed to the normalization of the vitamin D concentration (from 42.92±2.87 to 79.26±4.92 nmol/l) and total calcium level (from 1.97±0.4 to 2, 21±0,8 mmol/l), reduced TEWL measurement and increased corneometry results. The therapy did not contribute to the sebometry data change in both groups.

Conclusion. Vitamin D deficiency leads to more severe atopic dermatitis course; complex treatment of this disease with alfacalcidol facilitated normalization of serum vitamin D level and tendency to the epidermal barrier recovery, what opens new possibilities in the treatment of atopic dermatitis.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):952-958
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Interrelation of KIF3A gene polymorphism with predisposition to dermatoses

Khaertdinova L.A., Egorova E.S., Akhmetov I.I.


Aim. To study interrelation of KIF3A gene rs2897442 A/G polymorphism with the dermatoses risk in the Republic of Tatarstan.

Methods. The study involved 95 dermatological patients (67 patients with atopic dermatitis, 16 - psoriasis, 16 - eczema). The control group included 325 people who have not been diagnosed abovementioned skin diseases. KIF3A gene polymorphism was detected by real time polymerase chain reaction. Clinical examination included the atopic dermatitis diagnosis according to Hanifin and Rajka criteria, disease severity determination according to SCORAD scale, skin structural parameters (microrelief, microtopography) study, skin microbial flora characterization.

Results. A statistically significant difference was found out in the KIF3A gene risk allele (G) frequency in patients with skin diseases and concomitant bacterial or fungal infection compared to the control group (57.5 vs 39.7%, p=0.0493). Herewith the presence of unfavourable genotypes (AG+GG) increased the risk of such complications by more than 5 times (OR=5.3, p=0.0145) compared to the normal genotype (AA). Besides, lower (29.2%, p=0.0039) KIF3A gene G allele frequency in the European control group compared with the Russian control group was found.

Conclusion. KIF3A gene rs2897442 A/G polymorphism is associated with complicated forms of dermatoses among Republic of Tatarstan residents; population of the Republic of Tatarstan is genetically more prone to the atopic dermatitis development compared to the European population.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):958-963
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Injection anesthesia use frequency in treatment of primary and permanent teeth pulpitis

Shiryak T.Y., Saleev R.A., Mustaeva D.M.


Aim. To analyze the injection anesthesia use frequency in the treatment of primary and permanent teeth pulpitis by paediatric dentists of Republic of Tatarstan, Mari El and Chuvashia according to survey results.

Methods. 202 pediatric dentists participated in questionnaire survey.

Results. 89.55±2.64% of specialists use devital amputation method in Tatarstan, 94.12±2.85% - in other regions. Significantly more doctors use vital extirpation (85.29%) and vital amputation (41.17%) in the permanent teeth treatment in regions than in Tatarstan (69.40 and 25.37%, respectively). 76.47% of doctors in regions and 54.47% in Tatarstan (p <0.01) use injection anesthesia in the treatment of permanent teeth pulpitis in their daily practice. Injection anesthesia is used by 20.15% of dentists in Tatarstan and 26.47% in regions when treating primary teeth. Percentage of specialists who do not use anesthesia in their practice is greater In Tatarstan - 29.10% (8.82% in other regions). Less than 10% of physicians use infiltration anesthesia, conduction and periodontal methods. The main reasons of doctors refusal from the use of injection anesthesia in children - a child’s behavior, which does not allow to perform the procedure, fear of complications and paediatric dentists belief in the absence of its necessity.

Conclusion. Low percentage of injecting anesthesia use in pediatric dentistry was revealed, especially in the primary teeth treatment; there is a need for dentists motivation to wider use of injection techniques of analgesia in the pulpitis treatment by raising awareness, what will allow to use more advanced methods of pulpitis treatment, reduce number of visits and treat more efficiently and painlessly.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):963-967
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Effect of transforming growth factor-β2 on uterine leiomyoma cells proliferation

Muratova N.D., Abduvaliev A.A.


Aim. To study the role of transforming growth factor-β2 in the uterine leiomyoma pathogenesis.

Methods. Studies to determine the cytotoxic activity of the transforming growth factor-β2 regarding the temporary cell culture were conducted. The operational material was used from two women of reproductive age with uterine myoma (multiple symptomatic uterine myoma, proliferative type) who underwent hysterectomy. Patients mean age was 43.5±0.57. Obtained temporary culture cells were split into five groups depending on the transforming growth factor-β2 affecting dose (1000, 500, 100, 10 µg/10×106, and culture with no exposure). After incubation living and dead cells were counted at 280 times magnification. The cytotoxic activity was expressed as a percentage of live and dead cells.

Results. Total cell death (necrosis) was 23.0% when using factor at the dose 10 µg/10×106 cells, at the dose 100 µg/ 10×106 cells - 34.5%, at the dose 500 µg/10×106 cells - 44%, at the dose 1000 µg/10×106 cells - 59.5%. The most effective vital life suppressing activity of the transformed cells was observed when exposed to transforming growth factor-β2 at the dose 1000 µg/10×106 cells.

Conclusion. Transforming growth factor-β2 is capable to suppress the proliferating uterine fibroids growth under certain conditions and the dose, it has a significant dose-dependent cytotoxic effect in respect of the neoplasm.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):968-970
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Morphometric and immunohistochemical study of regional lymph nodes in gastric cancer

Tsyplakov D.E., Bazhanov A.B.


Aim. To perform quantitative analysis and immunohistochemical phenotyping of regional lymph nodes structural and cellular elements in gastric cancer in the absence and the presence of metastases.

Methods. The regional lymph nodes obtained during surgery for gastric cancer from 48 patients (31 men and 17 women, mean age 60.9 years) were studied. Histological sections were stained with haematoxylin and eosin, van Gieson stain, azure-II-eosin, pyronin by Brashe. Then morphometric analysis of lymph nodes structural and cellular elements was performed. A set of monoclonal antibodies against CD45, CD3, CD4, CD8, CD10, CD20, CD30, BLA-36, immunoglobulin (Ig) λ- and κ-chains, CD56, myeloperoxidase, CD68, lysozyme, α1-antichymotrypsin, CD35, S100, Ki-67, CD31, collagen type IV, vimentin, desmin was used for immunohistochemical reactions. Comparative study was performed in the following groups: (1) control group; (2) lymph nodes without metastases; (3) lymph nodes with metastases of different size.

Results. Paracortical and follicular hyperplasia, sinus histiocytosis, microcirculatory disorders and fibroplastic processes were found in regional lymph nodes in gastric cancer development. Paracortical hyperplasia was characterized by following immunohistochemical phenotype: CD 45, CD 3, CD 4, CD 8, CD 10, CD 30, CD 56, S 100, CD 31, Ki-67. CD45, CD20, BLA-36, CD10, CD30, CD35, Ig λ- and κ-chains, Ki-67 were mainly expressed in follicular hyperplastic reaction. The sinus reaction was accompanied by total cellularity increase with a predominance of CD68(+), α1-antichymotrypsin(+) and lysozyme(+) cells. Expression of CD3, CD4, CD8, CD10, CD56, Ki-67 decreased amid the paracortical zone area reduce in metastases development. Sinuses were devastated and poor with cellular elements, often with lymphostasis or sclerosis signs. Imunohistochemically there was moderate reaction with monoclonal antibodies against α1-antichymotrypsin, low - against lysozyme, myeloperoxidase, and high - against vimentin. Wherein follicular hyperplasia with high levels of CD20(+) B-cells, BLA-36(+) activated lymphocytes and Ig(+) antibody producing plasma cells persisted. At the same time microcirculatory disorders and fibroplastic processes progressed.

Conclusion. Structural components area ratio, cellular composition and immunohistochemical phenotype change in the regional lymph nodes in gastric cancer development, with significant differences between intact and affected lymph nodes; paracortical zone and sinuses area reduction with T-, NK-cells and macrophage markers expression decrease amid the preservation of follicular hyperplasia with high level of activated B lymphocytes and antibody producing plasma cells can promote metastases engrafment in lymph nodes and further cancer generalization.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):971-978
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Microbial landscape of atherosclerotic plaques biopsy samples

Sharifullina D.M., Vasil’eva R.M., Yakovleva T.I., Nikolaeva E.G., Pozdeev O.K., Lozhkin A.P., Khayrullin R.N.


Aim. To study the microflora composition of different localization atherosclerotic plaques in patients with atherosclerosis. Methods. 88 samples of atherosclerotic plaques were analyzed, including brachycephalic arteries - 71, the coronary arteries - 13, the aorta - 2, vessels of lower extremities - 2. The specimens were obtained from 71 men and 17 women aged 30-79 years (mean age 50.8 years). The presence of aerobic and anaerobic microflora was determined by bacteriological method. Detection of the cytomegalovirus nucleic acid, herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, Epstein-Barr virus was performed by real time polymerase chain reaction. Results. The most diverse microflora was represented in the plaques of the neck vessels (carotid arteries). Thereat we found bacteria in 77.5% of the samples, including Propionibacterium acnes - 40.8%, the Staphylococcus genus - 50.7%. 83.3% Staphylococcus isolates were identified as S. epidermidis. In 14.1% of the samples from the brachycephalic artery plaques microorganisms associations (P. acnes and S. epidermidis) were found. The coronary arteries and aorta plaques microflora was represented entirely by P. acnes - 15.4 and 50% respectively. Herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2, and Epstein-Barr virus nucleic acids were detected in 6.7% of samples of carotid artery atherosclerotic plaques. Bacteria associations were presented exclusively in atherosclerotic plaques from brachycephalic arteries - 11.4% of the samples, including 9 bacteria (P. acnes and S. epidermidis) associations, and one association consisted of 3 microorganisms: 2 bacteria (P. acnes and S. epidermidis) and the virus (Epstein-Barr virus). Conclusion. Observed high frequency of microorganisms detection in studied atherosclerotic plaques samples allows to suggest their possible pathogenetic role in the blood vessels endothelium atherosclerotic lesions formation.
Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):979-982
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Knowledge analysis of the different means of contraception reliability among students of secondary specialiazed educational institutions of Samara

Spiridonova N.V., Kazakova A.V., Komarova M.V.


Aim. To evaluate knowledge about contraception and the harms of abortion, and the young students’ attitude to a family creation.

Methods. The study object was students of colleges and secondary technical schools in Samara. The study method was questionnaire survey. 754 questionnaires were analyzed using SPSS 21 package.

Results. About 80% of students are aware of the getting pregnant possibility as a result of a single sexual encounter and that the condom is a reliable mean of protection against both unintented pregnancy and the human immunodeficiency virus and other sexually transmitted diseases. A little more than half of respondents (55%) know about emergency contraception, the awareness level increases with age - from 42% in 15-year-olds to 73% in 19-year-olds. In total 36% of students are aware of the high reliability of combined oral contraceptives: 22% - among 15-year-olds, 47% - among 19-year-olds. Only 40% of students are aware that coitus interruptus is unreliable method of contraception, and the informed students proportion increases with age from 36 to 52%. Understanding that protection according to the menstrual cycle is an inefficient mean of contraception increases with age from 22% among 15-year-olds to 44% among students aged 19 years and older, accounting for 31% of all respondents. 7% of sexually active students have undergone abortion, and 3% - more than once. Contraceptive awareness analysis showed that the knowledge level among students who denied sex increases with age not as essentially as in the general group.

Conclusion. Knowledge about the particular mean of contraception reliability do not depend on age, but on the intimate contacts experience; there is a need in additional education of secondary specialized educational institutions students by medical professionals on safe sex and the prevention of unintended pregnancy before sex life onset.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):983-989
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Long-term results of treatment of patients with hip displasia by Ganz osteotomy

Gakhramanov A.G., Atilla B.S., Alpaslan M.S., Tokgez M.N., Aksoy D.M.


Aim. To analyze the long-term results of treatment of patients with arthrosis and hip dysplasia treated by Ganz osteotomy.

Methods. 71 patients operated by Ganz osteotomy in 1995-2010 were examined. A total of 83 joints were operated. Tonnis, Wiberg, Leguesne angles, joint medialization, head coating index were measured. The arthrosis degree was determined radiologically according to Tonnis classification. Patients included 58 women and 13 men. Hip joint status was evaluated using the Harris Hip Score (HHS) system.

Results. Ganz osteotomy resulted in radiological parameters improvement: Tonnis angles improved by 65.6%, Wiberg - by 5 times, Lequesne - by 6.7 times. Medialization improved by 18.2%, the coating index - by 40.3%. Radiological arthrosis degree according to Tonnis classification was 0 in 43 joints, 1 - in 4 joints before surgery. After surgery, during examination arthrosis degree was 0 - in 18 joints, 1 - in 38,2 - in 20,3 - in 7 cases. In 21 joints the transition from the 0 to the 1st arthrosis degree, in 4 joints - from 0 to the 2nd degree was registered. In 16 joints transition from the 1st to the 2nd arthrosis degree was registered, in 7 joints - from the 1st to the 3rd degree. As a result of the treatment hip joint functional parameters improvement was found, the HHS rate before the surgery was 62.6 points, after the surgery - 82.8 points. The minor and major complications rate measured up to 23 and 15% respectively.

Conclusion. Patients were examined 7.5 years after the surgery in average; in our series, total prostheses after osteotomy was performed in 3 patients (4 joints), in one case, due to postoperative subluxation Schanz osteotomy was performed; it was managed to preserve biological joint in 95.18% of cases.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):990-994
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Significance of risk factors correction for treatment and prevention of arterial hypertension in outpatient conditions

Agayev A.A.


Aim. To evaluate the significance of risk factors correction for treatment effectiveness improvement and prevention of arterial hypertension in outpatient conditions.

Methods. The study was conducted in two phases over the period of 2011-2015 in Baku outpatient clinics. At the beginning of the first part of work 547 patients with controlled hypertension were followed up, by the end of study 437 patients remained followed up, 196 men and 241 women, aged from 23 to 68 years, disease duration was from 4 months to 14 years. At the beginning of the second part of the study measures for hypertension prevention were taken in 916 patients with normal blood pressure (788 patients completed the study).

Results. In patients with long-term course of the disease, maintaining a stable target blood pressure (<130/80 mm Hg) was possible with great difficulty, despite the antihypertensive therapy. The main reasons were occasional visits to the doctor, and low compliance to treatment, lack of risk factors awareness and their correction necessity. The antihypertensive therapy combined with risk factors correction resulted in the blood pressure normalization during the entire follow-up period. In the second part of the study, it was shown that the motivation to the risk factors correction prevented the formation of hypertension new cases (in the first group - only 5.1±1.6% of new clinically not apparent hypertension cases which were effectively cured). In the group with a partial motivation of the major risk factors modification 11.4±1.7% of new cases of clinically not apparent hypertension (χ2=6.08; p <0.02) and 2.4±0.8% cases of symptomatic hypertension occurred over the 3 years. In the group of patients, who were not motivated to correct risk factors 18.9±2.4% of new cases of clinically not apparent hypertension (χ2=6.47; p <0.02) and 6.6±1.5% of severe arterial hypertension cases (χ2=6.51; p <0.02) were formed over the 3 years. The lack of motivation reduced the hypertension treatment effectiveness: in the clinically not apparent forms it was 61.2±7.0% (χ2=5.92; p <0.02), and in clinically apparent forms - 29.4±11.4% (χ2=4.81; p <0.02).

Conclusion. Approach to secondary prevention of hypertension at the population level was evaluated, the basis of which consisted of the outpatient network readiness to the continuous blood pressure monitoring, scientific rationale of the dominant risk factors, explanatory work on the risk factors modification and health status self-control among the population; significance of risk factors correction was found.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):994-999
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Experimental medicine

Experimental rationale for autologous modification of dental implants based on nonwoven titanium material with through porosity

Shcherbovskikh A.E.


Aim. To provide the experimental rationale for technology of autologous modification of dental implants based on non-woven titanium material with a through porosity considering the indicators of peg-spacer primary stability.

Methods. Randomised study included 20 preparations of mandible of pigs aged form 9 to 13 months. Periotest method was used for comparative assessment of stability indicators of dental implants models based on non-tissue titanium material with a through porosity that were installed using the conventional technology and by autologous modification using pin spacer diameters of 1.8, 2.0 and 2.3 mm.

Results. Increasing the pin spacer diameter from 2.0 to 2.2 mm increases the indicators of stability by 13.33 PT in models of dental implants with sleeve of nonwoven titanium material with a through porosity, by 2.7 PT - with sleeve of nonwoven titanium material modified by autologous bone. Modification of nonwoven titanium material with a through porosity by autologous bone increases implant stability by 13.49 PT with pin spacer diameter of 2.0 mm, by 2.86 PT - with pin spacer diameter of 2.3 mm.

Conclusion. The stability of the dental implant model depends on the pin spacer diameter of the intraosseous part and the density of nonwoven titanium material with a through porosity, which is regulated by autologous bone modification. Study results suggest using the technology of autologous modification of dental implants based on nonwoven titanium material with a through porosity widely in clinical practice.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1000-1003
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Chronic constipation: diagnostics and surgical treatment issues

Kostyrnoy A.V., Shevketova E.R.


The article reviews chronic constipation diagnostics and treatment issues. According to the russian and foreign authors data, chronic constipation is a common pathology, which requires an individual approach to the patient and a spacious approach to a diagnostics and treatment problem. Chronic constipation syndrome feature is the delicacy of the problem which makes patients do not seek medical help for a long time, abuse laxatives, trying to eliminate the consequence but not the cause of a latent disease which leads to constipation. The article gives constipation syndrome definition from modern positions and its main classifications, considers the commonest risk factors for chronic constipation in clinical practice. It presents the different pathogenesis theories of the constipation syndrome. Various methods of the intestine anatomical and functional features instrumental diagnostics, as well as anorectal function assessment tests are described. Chronic constipation medicamental treatment results are given. Views on the colostasis resistant forms surgical treatment and different approaches to the selection of surgery type are covered. It is concluded that the chronic constipation problem remains relevant in abdominal surgery due to its wide prevalence, pathophysiological heterogeneity and low efficiency of therapy. At this stage, there are no evidence-based recommendations on the treatment choice for chronic constipation, made on the therapy effectiveness analysis. Rational use of the known diagnostics methods, new directions in diagnostics and therapy, for example, the determination of intestinal microbiota metabolites and designing metabolite-type drugs offers the prospects in solving this problem. The main causes of failure in chronic constipation surgery are inadequate selection of the surgery extent and marked disturbance of the colon evacuation function. Evaluation of the chronic constipation new surgical treatment methods value in the arsenal of modern coloproctology requires the accumulation of more meaningful experience. In addition, surgical interventions methods should be individual and based on understanding of the disease etiopathogenetic aspects. The review is of interest for general practitioners, gastroenterologists, coloproctologists and surgeons.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1004-1009
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Angiotensin II receptors blockers in the treatment of patients with cardiorenal syndrome

Nasybullina A.A., Bulashova O.V., Khazova E.V., Gazizyanova V.M., Malkova M.I.


Literature review on the use of angiotensin II receptors blockers in patients with combined pathology of the cardiovascular and renal systems: chronic heart failure and chronic kidney disease is presented. The angiotensin II receptors blockers positive effect is determined by the selective and complete type 1 receptors blockade and simultaneous stimulation of the type 2 receptors. On the one hand angiotensin II blockers are well-studied and widely used class of drugs in patients with cardiac pathology. On the other hand, the efficacy and safety of this drugs group in patients with renal impairment due to cardiac pathology or coexisting urinary system diseases are not well studied. Clinical studies have confirmed the angiotensin II receptor blockers pharmacotherapeutic activity and safety in reducing the cardiovascular events rate, including cardiovascular mortality, myocardial infarction, stroke, number of hospitalizations due to decompensated heart failure. There is data regarding the heart failure poor prognosis in decreased kidney function, but most of these studies were conducted in patients with end-stage renal failure. Data on angiotensin II receptor blockers effect on the course and prognosis of patients with heart failure in association with kidney damage is not enough. The effect of angiotensin II on the heart failure clinical presentation and outcomes according to the left ventricular ejection fraction preservation or reduction, and on the severity of kidney damage is not studied.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1010-1014
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Modern view on the problem of children and adolescents physical development assesment

Izotova L.D.


The aim of work was to compile information on current international approaches to children and adolescents physical development assessment. Physical development is an important health indicator of children and adolescents, which reflects individual sexual and constitutional features, different climatic and socio-economic living conditions. Currently different of methods are used to assess children physical development. In 2006, the World Health Organization introduced a reference growth rates of children under 5 years («Child Growth Standards for children»), which show how children should grow while ensuring proper care, feeding and healthy environment. These standards make it possible to assess the physical development of children all over the world, regardless of ethnicity, feeding type and socioeconomic status. «WHO Growth Reference 2007» standards are developed for children from 5 to 19 years. It is recommended to evaluate nutritional status from 2 years of age by calculating the body mass index standard deviation score (SDS) on the standard for the corresponding age and sex. The program for personal computers «WHO Anthro» was developed for individual assessment of children under 5 years anthropometric indicators using both parametric (sigma - Z-score determination) and nonparametric (centile - percentile determination) methods, and the program «WHO AnthroPLUS» - for children and adolescents over 5 years. The programs allow to asses physical development easily and conveniently in practical application and to visualize the results. The World Health Organization international reference standards allow to evaluate physical development pathology, including nutritional status, according to international criteria for malnutrition, overweight and obesity, short and tall stature diagnosis. Adoption of the World Health Organization standards unifies the methodology for assessing the children and adolescents physical development, will make comparable the results obtained at different time, in different countries and regions of the world.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1015-1021
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Contemporary issues and prospects of skin-sparing mastectomy performance in patients with breast cancer

Ismagilov A.K., Vanesyan A.S., Khamitov A.R.


For breast reconstructive surgery oncological requirements are imposed, which include the principle of radicality, ablastics, antiblastics and minimal impact on the general and disease-free survival rate, as well as aesthetical requirements - excised breast volume replacement, recovery of tactile sensitivity and shape most closely resembling the natural one. The mastectomy technique determines the breast reconstruction aesthetic results. In 1991 skin-sparing mastectomy combined with the one-stage breast reconstruction, which allows to preserve the organ skin, was described by B.A. Toth and P. Lappert. In 1997, G. Carlson proposed the classification of incisions for skin-sparing mastectomy, which considers both aesthetic and oncological aspects of the surgery, thereby it is successfully used to the present day. In 2003, R.M. Simmons published his incision classification in skin-sparing mastectomy, which differs from the G. Carlson classification only by type III incision. Determinant factors for skin-sparing mastectomy type choice are the presence of scars from previous biopsies, tumor topographic and anatomical parameters and planned reconstruction method. Selection of the appropriate incision type for skin-sparing mastectomy depends on the location and the tumor invasion depth in the breast tissue, the distance of the tumor from the nipple-areola complex and aesthetically favorable zones, as well as biometric data (the areola diameter, breast hypertrophy and ptosis) and the patient desires. Thus skin-sparing mastectomy is aimed to the closest possible to the preoperative level result achievement.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1021-1027
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Guillain-Barre syndrome

Kutepov D.E., Litvinov N.I.


Guillain-Barre syndrome is an acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy of autoimmune etiology, which is characterized by peripheral paralysis and protein-cell dissociation in the cerebrospinal fluid in most cases. The Guillain-Barre syndrome prevalence is 0.6-2.4 cases per 100 thousand population. In Moscow, about 200 people are taken ill with Guillain-Barre syndrome each year. Currently, four main clinical variants of Guillain-Barre syndrome are described: acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy, axonal form, acute motor axonal neuropathy, and Miller-Fisher syndrome. Disease development is preceded by contact with the viral or bacterial infections causative agent such as Campylobacter jejuni, Mycoplasma pneumonia, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus and influenza virus. Guillain-Barre syndrome pathogenesis is «molecular mimicry» between infectious agents surfaces and the peripheral nerves structures. High titer of antibodies to the GM1, GD1a, GD1b and GQ1b gangliosides is found in patients blood serum. Diagnostic criteria for the Guillain-Barre syndrome diagnosis are the physical examination results, cerebrospinal fluid analysis and electroneuromyographic study. The North American motor deficit severity scale is used to assess the neurological status. This scale allows to evaluate the patient’s condition and movement abilities. Currently plasmapheresis and immunoglobulin G therapy are the main treatment options for patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome. The favorable prognosis in the form of disease clinical manifestations regression reaches 60-80%. Mortality in Guillain-Barre syndrome is 5% in average and may reach 20% in patients on mechanical ventilation. The most common death causes of patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome are respiratory failure, aspiration pneumonia, sepsis, and pulmonary embolism. Early treatment initiation can reduce serious complications risk, including respiratory failure, what ultimately leads to decrease in mortality and patients disablement.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1027-1034
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Social hygiene and healthcare management

Execution of minor patients’ right for information in professional activities of medical assistants

Baklushina E.K., Eremtsova I.A.


Aim. To examine the problems of implementing patients’ rights for information by medical assistants in providing medical care of a minor under 16 years of age.

Methods. The study was conducted as a poll using anonymous questionnaires and semi-standardized interviews using specially designed questionnaires and the method of expert evaluations. The study involved 407 medical assistants providing medical care for children’s population, and 427 parents of minor patients (under 15 years of age). The department of health management and public health of institute of postgraduate education of Ivanovo State Medical Academy conducted the study at the medical settings of the Vladimir and Ivanovo regions.

Results. The study revealed low awareness of the medical assistants in patient’s rights for information, in particular, to have access to medical documents. Execution of the right of minor patients and their legal representatives to obtain information on the health status was shown to be inadequate, with medical assistants often ignoring the parents’ request to provide information about the health status of the child and access to medical charts and results of diagnostic procedures. A significant part of medical assistants do not consider mandatory to explain to minor patients parents the diagnostic data within their competence.

Conclusion. The currents state of affairs in implementing patients’ rights for information requires development and implementation of medical and organizational measures for better awareness of medical assistants about patients’ rights, in particular, right to be informed, as well as optimizing execution of this right.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1035-1038
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Retrospective analysis of the superficial dermatomycosis prevalence in areas of the Greater Caucasus of Azerbaijan

Akhmedova S.D.


Aim. Study the epidemiological situation regarding the prevalence of skin, hair or nails superficial mycoses in 15 districts of the Greater Caucasus of Azerbaijan for the period from 2000 to 2012.

Methods. Such indicators as the number of patient visits, periodic screening examinations and admissions were analyzed using the current and archived medical records of the Municipal Center for Skin and Sexually transmitted diseases №1, Republican Center for Skin and Sexually transmitted diseases, Republican Paediatric Center for Skin and Sexually transmitted diseases №3 of the Azerbaijan Republic. Skin superficial mycoses were diagnosed after laboratory (microscopic) verification of fungal mycelium presence. Intensive indicators were calculated, such as the prevalence of skin superficial mycoses and the number of patient visits due to skin superficial mycoses.

Results. The prevalence of the skin superficial mycoses has increased in the Greater Caucasus of Azerbaijan area at the examined period (2000 to 2012) since 2004, with the prevalence peaks in 2007, 2009 and 2011. Men were twice (61.54%) more commonly affected compared to women (38.06%). The highest prevalence of skin superficial mycoses was registered in age groups of 0-10 (38.69%) and 11-20 (20.83%) years, the main diagnosis were «scalp mycosis» (27.98%) and «tinea versicolor» (22.62%). The prevalence of skin candidiasis (1.19±0.84%), onychomycosis (4.17±1.54%), tinea cruris (5.36±1.74%), combined scalp and glabrous skin mycosis (5.95±1.83%), athlete’s foot (8.93±2.20%), «Kerion» lesions (10.71±2.39%), glabrous skin mycosis (13.10±2.60%) increased. The prevalence of skin superficial mycoses was the highest in 2011 - 1.980±0.388%, the number of patient visits due to skin superficial mycoses - 0.712±0.140%; in 2007 the following numbers were 1.911±0.390% and 0.607±0.124% respectively, in 2009 - 1.637±0.357% and 0.537±0.117%, duplicating the prevalence peaks. High prevalence of superficial dermatomycoses was seen in Khizi and Ismailli Districts, the lowest - in Balakan, Qusar, Oghuz, Shaki Districts. Conclusions. In the current social and economic conditions, the system of complex examination (cultures, microscopy) of patients with skin mycoses is required, as well as the program of targeted preventive measures and improvement of medical and social aid management.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1038-1042
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Medical and social health problems of convicted and health care delivery to this category

Timerzyanov M.I.


An overview of the literature of domestic and foreign authors concerning the prisoners incarceration conditions and the health status, the most important disease groups and the medical support organization is presented. The prisoners health status significantly differs from the nationwide values, what is related to the maladgusted population stratum concentration, the prison conditions that facilitate some infectious diseases spread, and other factors. These problems are not isolated, as the majority of persons who are in prison, sooner or later return to the community. In the second half of the 1990s in Russia the leading in morbidity structure of convicted were respiratory diseases - 23.5% (respiratory viral infections, chronic non-specific lung disease, pneumonia, etc.); mental disorders - 19.6% (alcoholism, drug addiction), infectious and parasitic diseases - 17.3% (tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections) diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue - 10.9% (scabies, pediculosis). In Russia during the 1990s, the death rate of prisoners increased by 3.2 times (from 323.0 to 1027.3 per 100 thousand of convicts). However, since the late 1990s, there is a steady decline in mortality, which is determined primarily by a decrease in prisoners mortality from tuberculosis. Doctors availability (excluding dentists) for persons who are in prisons in republic of Tatarstan is 45.4 per 10 thousand, nurses availability - 109.1. These values are higher than in the institutions of the Ministry of Health, in terms of doctors - by 3.2%, and nurses - 18.1%. Prisons represent an important public healthcare resources, allowing to identify, treat, and prevent a large group of diseases in complicated target group which is often difficult to get by civilian health services. Existing problems in the prisoners health, poor material and technical resources of medical services are due to inadequate funding of the Department of the correctional system. Lack of legal framework does not allow the administration to take into account features of the most vulnerable categories of prisoners.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1043-1049
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Training of specialists in healthcare management: the importance of competences formation

Reshetnikov V.A., Korshever N.G., Dorovskaya A.I.


Aim. To justify the lists and the importance of knowledge, abilities and skills, which healthcare professionals, holding various management positions in health care organizations, should have - the competencies formation (models) profiles development.

Methods. Expert interviews of 16 members of organizational departments teaching staff (professional experience in the specialty for at least 10 years) of Saratov State Medical University named after V.I. Razumovsky of Ministry of Health care of Russian Federation were conducted.

Results. Based on the competencies presented in the state educational standard for the specialty «Organization of Healthcare and Public Health», the required positions lists of categories «know» - 37, «be able» - 25, «have skills» - 25, are specified. Their importance for structural divisions heads (chiefs) - medical specialists, deputy heads and head physicians (chiefs) of medical organizations - is established. Statistically significant differences are found on the importance of a number of all three categories positions what allowed to develop the appropriate models or profiles of formation. Considered categories lists included positions that have been evaluated by experts as «it is absolutely necessary for successful work in a particular position», «necessary» and «more necessary than not». The last estimate was recorded only in respect of the three positions for the heads (chiefs) of medical institutions structural units in the «have skills» category.

Conclusion. The study results can be implemented in the medical institutions daily activities organization, as well as in the educational process of advanced training and medical schools specialists professional retraining faculties.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1049-1053
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Some challenges in legal regulation of the minor patients rights and freedoms

Khamitova G.M.


The problem of securing and protecting the citizens rights for the medical care delivery in the existing legislation is one of the most relevant in the modern Russian law. In domestic legislation the right to health and medical care is primarily enshrined in the Constitution of the Russian Federation. For example, the article 41 establishes the right to get free medical care in accordance with the state guarantees program of free medical care delivery to citizens, and to receive paid medical and other services. However, there are some peculiarities and problems of these rights implementation in minor patients. This article is devoted to the analysis of this problem certain aspects. In particular, it raises questions on the patient’s right to get information about his/her health status, enshrined in the Fundamentals (article 19) and the Law of the Russian Federation «On Protection of Consumers’ Rights of 07.02.1992». Quite controversial is the situation when the legal representatives of a minor under the age of 15 years strongly refuse medical intervention and hospital insists on it. Considering the features of the right ofminors to confidentiality, it should be noted that providing the information constituting patient’s confidentiality to legal representatives is not stipulated by the national medical legislation standards in case of minors over 15 years old. However, it should be taken into account that in case of harm infliction to a minor or unlawful interference with the minor’s health, the latters not having full legal capacity, are not able to protect themselves. Also in the current legislation in the field of donation and transplantation the problem of the minors lifetime donation regulation remains unsolved. In summary, it should be noted that, despite the relative development of the legislation on the minor patients rights, in reality unusual situations that create psychological, moral and ethical problems for doctors occur quite often.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1054-1057
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The role of eye diseases in disabilities of children population

Kagramanova L.F., Agaeva K.F.


Aim. To estimate the disabilities new cases incidence dynamics in children population of the Azerbaijan Republic and define the role of eye diseases in the formation of the children disability risk.

Methods. The State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan materials over a period of 2009-2013 were used, which included information on primary cases of children disabilities. To study the children population disabilities nosologic causes as a result of eye diseases children medical examination results in 2013 (total 497 children considered disabled) were used. Statistical analysis was performed using the qualitative characteristics analysis method.

Results. In children up to 18 years old over a period of 2009 and 2013 a statistically significant increase in disabilities new cases rate was observed as a result of all the selected diseases groups, except for ear diseases (0.80±0.05 and 0.78±0.05 per 10 thousand respectively; p >0.05). The eye diseases proportion among the causes of disabilities primary cases did not significantly change in 2009, 2010 and 2011 (7.3±0.33; 7.1±0.34 and 7.9±0.29% respectively; p >0.05). In 2012, its value significantly (p <0.05) reduced (6,2±0,26%), and this tendency continued in 2013. The dynamic increase of children disabilities new cases rate as a result of endocrine and nervous system diseases, psychiatric disorders, congenital malformations and diseases of the respiratory, circulatory systems and eyes was observed in Azerbaijan.

Conclusion. The eye diseases proportion among the causes of children disabilities primary cases increases with age, and decreases over time in 2009-2013; nosological structure features of children disability causes due to eye diseases in Azerbaijan are the low proportion of eye injuries, prematurity retinopathy and congenital cataract and high proportion of refraction disturbances and optic nerve pathology.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1057-1060
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Assistance to the practicing physician

Neurological and psychological status in acute stage of ischemic stroke

Dementeva O.V., Starikova N.L.


Aim. Assess the changes of neurological and psychological status in patients with acute stage of the first ischemic stroke.

Methods. The study included 25 patients with ischemic stroke, the average age was 65.72±12.49 years. Neuropsychological examination was performed using a Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Montreal Cognitive Assessment scale (MoCA), Beck Depression Inventory, Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Lazarus Ways of Coping Questionnaire. All studies were performed twice on day 1-3 and on day 19-21 after the stroke.

Results. Mild motor dysfunction by National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHHS) was registered at admission. By the end of the acute period, positive changes were registered: NIHSS score decreased by 66.4%, significant improvement in patient’s cognitive status was seen. The average depression score by Beck Depression Inventory was 15.6 points, with severe depression diagnosed in 2 patients. By the end of the acute period, depressive symptoms regressed to the average level of 11.1 points. Reactive anxiety at admission was low, personal anxiety - high. By the end of the acute period anxiety remained at the same level or slightly reduced. Direct correlations of the neurological deficit degree by NIHSS and depression score by Beck Depression Inventory, as well as the later with personal anxiety level were revealed. Inverse correlation between the MMSE cognitive status and depression levels was discovered.

Conclusion. By the end of the acute period, the severity of emotional disorders decreases and cognitive function improves together with restoring motor activity.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1061-1065
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Experience of individualization of oral anticoagulants use and dosage in personalized medicine centre conditions

Rumyantsev N.A., Sychev D.A., Kukes V.G., Kazakov R.E., Rumyantsev A.A., Taratuta T.V.


The application of pharmacogenetic testing was analyzed in patients treated at the center of personalized medicine, in order to analyze gene polymorphism frequency - response predictors to indirect anticoagulants therapy, estimation of the warfarin dose selection time, the hospitalization duration. The presence of VKORC1 and CYP2C9 polymorphisms or homozygous polymorphisms combinations is quite common in the Russian population: CYP2C9*2 polymorphism (15.3%) was observed in 8 patients, CYP2C9*3 (9.6%) in 5 patients. VKORC1 gene A allele was detected in 18 patients, accounting for 34.6% of the whole group. In patients with this polymorphism warfarin administration according to the traditional algorithm often leads to excessive anticoagulation and bleeding. Initiation of warfarin therapy according to the scheme taking into account genotyping significantly increases the treatment safety and reduces the adverse events incidence in this group of patients.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1065-1068
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Clinical observations

A rare case of two-chambered heart in an adult patient

Mukhametzyanova N.A., Valeeva M.R.


Congenital heart diseases are third most prevalent congenital disorders right after congenital musculoskeletal and central nervous system disorders. Up to 30-35 thousand of children with congenital heart disease are born annually in USA, 20-22 thousand - in Russia, 320-350 children - in the Republic of Tatarstan. Univentricular heart is among rare and unique congenital heart disorders. The natural course of the disease is poor, with two thirds of patients passing away within the first year due to severe pulmonary hypertension, progressing heart failure, and severe hypoxia and heart arrhythmias. Prenatal influence of the disorder on hemodynamics is not significant, and babies are born with normal body weight and length. In most of the children, the disease is diagnosed within the first months after birth. If combined with pulmonary artery stenosis and transposition of the great vessels, clinical manifestations are associated with serous hypoxia and cyanosis. Intensive cyanosis is observed since birth, peripheral signs of hypoxia - phalangeal and nail deformities are seen early. Such children do not frequently have respiratory diseases, despite shortness of breath; there is no crackles in lungs. In the absence of pulmonary artery stenosis, the clinical picture reminds congenital heart disorder with big ventricular septal defect and left to right shunt with the expressed hypervolemia and moderate cyanosis, which becomes more severe while crying and at feeding. Children often have recurrent pneumonia and bronchitis, lag behind in physical development, they constantly have a shortness of breath and tachycardia, hepatomegaly occurs early. A clinical case of the patient with congenital heart disease (univentricular heart) and severe congestive heart failure is presented. The peculiarity of this case is the presence of the single atrium communicating through a common atrioventricular valve with a single ventricle, from which two main vessels begins with the aortic and pulmonary valves, as well as atypical long clinical course associated with heart arrhythmia and extensive cardiac remodeling.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1069-1073
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Optic nerve and retinal damage in a patient with post-hemorrhagic anemia

Grishina E.E., Ryabtseva A.A., Belova T.V., Andryukhina O.M.


There is a number of literature data on ischemic optic neuropathy development in acute hemorrhage. However, ocular disorders in prolonged chronic hemorrhage and iron-deficiency anemia are not well studied. We present a clinical case of optic nerve and retinal damage in a patient with prolonged chronic gastrointestinal bleeding. 53-year-old patient S. presented with complaints on dramatic sudden loss of vision of his right eye (visual acuity was 0/02 and was not improving with correction). Visual acuity of the left eye was good. Ophthalmoscopy revealed right optic nerve swelling, flame-shaped disc and peripapillary hemorrhages, and multiple soft exudates along blood vessels of the right eye. Optic nerve head of the left eye was pale pink, with well-defined borders. Multiple soft exudates along blood vessels and few flame-shaped hemorrhages were identified as well. Clinical examination revealed iron-deficiency post-hemorrhagic anemia. The diagnosis of anterior ischemic neuropathy of the right eye, ischemic neuroretinopathy of left eye associated with post-hemorrhagic anemia was established. Conservative treatment increased hemoglobin level up to 82 g/l, the red blood cells count - up to 2,88×1012/L, hematocrit was 0.25%, platelet count reached 344×109/L, but the signs of rectal bleeding remained. The patient underwent surgery for hemorrhoids. After the increase of hemoglobin level, visual acuity of the right eye improved to 0.1, the visual acuity of the left eye was 1.0. According to the results of computed peripheral vision test (Humphrey Full Field 120 Point Screening Test), central scotoma and scotomas in the lower half of the field of vision of the right eye remained. In the field of vision of the left eye, the area of absolute arcuate scotoma in the lower-nasal quadrant decreased significantly. Reduced visual acuity was the main complaint of the patient with a longstanding gastrointestinal bleeding. A careful history and thorough clinical examination allowed to establish the cause of the optic nerve and retinal damage, to assign pathogenetically based treatment, which led to an improvement in visual function.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1074-1078
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History of medicine

Grand duches Olga Alexandrovna and Mariya Pavlovna as sisters of mercy during World War I

Blokhina N.N.


The article describes Romanov dynasty representatives work as the Sisters of Mercy: the sister of Emperor Nicholas II Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, and cousin of the Emperor Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna, in the Russian military hospitals from the very first days of the First World War. Realizing that sick and wounded need care, they gave all their energy to service to them. Complying with hospitals everyday life order where they held the service, not distinguishing themselves, they lived everyday hospital life. August sisters seemed humane and kindred because they aspired to alleviate the suffering of the paternalized wounded, console them, show them kindness. The Romanov dynasty representatives personified for the wounded all near and dear to their hearts. They constituted that higher female creature which embodies the virtues of mother and wife, and at the same time the Christian service paragon, what was always much valued among Russian people. Both Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna, Jr., the Red Cross Evgenevskiy community nurse, activities flowed in the tense daily work, difficult military life conditions and hardships. Sisters of Mercy of the Romanov dynasty - Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna - became exemplary models for all young sisters, who joined the road of charity in the grim days of First World War.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1079-1084
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History of Voroshilov (Stavropol) medical institute: background, problems, solutions

Spevak R.S.


The aim of work was the objective coverage of the 1930s events, associated with the opening of Medical Institute in Voroshilov (Stavropol), revealing the background of its creation, analysis of the problems accompanying decision implementation. Using the comparative analysis method in the archival sources study common trends and patterns of regional development and their cause and effect relationships, which contributed to pauses in the university organization, were identified. The main prerequisites for the institute creation were general tendency to increase the medical schools number in the country to provide the population with medical staff of expanding network of health care institutions; regional features, reflected in the fact that the Stavropol was one of the major administrative, cultural and scientific centers in the region, which had a favorable equidistant position from the cities with already existing medical schools. In addition to that, Voroshilov Medical Institute was not established on the basis of the department or by already established institution transfer to the city, as it has been originally planned by the RSFSR Council of People’s Commissars. Although the decision to open a medical school in Stavropol has been made, the city did not have the necessary areas for its placement. Local authorities petitions on medical school establishment were of adventurous nature, the measures they took were not implemented in time. The university organization proceeded in difficult conditions: academic buildings, dormitories for students and teachers were lacking; premises surrender to medical institute from other organizations was delayed for objective reasons. Thanks to the university administration persistent efforts, with the higher authorities support Medical Institute was opened and began its work. We can not say that with the opening of the Institute the stage of its organization was completed as abovementioned problems had to be solved in the future. Otherwise, liquidation threatened to the university.

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1084-1089
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Professoru Vladimiru Nikolaevichu Oslopovu - 70 let

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1090-1091
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Professor Nurzida Kharisovna Khasanova

Kazan medical journal. 2015;96(6):1092
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