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A Five-year Comparative Study of Perceived Stress Among Dental Students at Two European Faculties

 

Maria S. Manolova, Vessela P. Stefanova, Neshka A. Manchorova-Veleva, Ivan V. Panayotov, Bernard Levallois, Paul Tramini, Valérie Orti

 

 

   
   
 

Blood Lead, Cadmium and Zinc Correlations in Elderly Rural Residents


Pavlina L. Gidikova

 

 

   
 

Correlation between Intraocular Pressure and Thickness of Extraocular Muscles, the Severity and Activity of Thyroid-associated Orbitopathy

 

Nina Staneva Stoyanova, Marieta Konareva-Kostianeva, Vesela Mitkova-Hristova, Irina Angelova

 

 

   
 

Transcallosal Transforminal Approach for Intraventricular Craniopharyngioma


Ivo Kehayov, Vladimir Nakov, Borislav Kitov, Hristo Zhelyazkov, Toma Spiriev

 

 

   
 

Clinical Aspects and Evolution under Current Treatments on Pulmonary Alveolar Phospholipoproteinosis Patients


Petru-Emil Muntean

 

 

   
   
 

Glioblastoma Unique Features Drive the Ways for Innovative Therapies in the Trunk-branch Era

 

Enrico Brognaro

 

 

   
   
 

Shingles: More than Meets the Eye


Radka T. Komitova, Vasko A Grklanov, Konstantinos K. Lindas, Petya V. Ganeva

 

 

   
   
 

Chemerin rs17173608 Gene Polymorphism is not Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: a Cross-sectional Study


Serdar Olt, Orhan Öznas, Haydar Bağış, Eda Tahir Turanlı

 

 

   
   
 

 

Semen Quality and Ferritin and Transferrin Seminal Levels


Gilmar Pereira Silva, Vítor Pereira Xavier Grangeiro, Fabiana Pirani Carneiro

 

   
   
 

Gaucher Disease Involving Virchow’s Lymph Node: a Case Report


Dmitry A. Zinovkin, Zahidul Islam Pranjol, Dmitry Kravchenko, Olga Kravchenko, Vadim Kudryashov

 

 

   
   
 

Study on in Vivo Pial Vessels Alterations and Activity of Isolated Vascular Smooth Muscles in Abdominal Hypertension Rats


Valentin I. Turiyski, Petar G. Vassilev, Raina G. Ardasheva, Hristo P. Dobrev, Athanas D. Kristev

 

 

   
   
 

Written Health Education Materials for Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus – Evaluation of Usefulness and Patients’ Satisfaction


Radiana A. Staynova, Stanislav R. Gueorguiev, Elina S. Petkova-Gueorguieva, Emanuela V. Vasileva, Assena H. Stoimenova, Vesselina E. Ianatchkova, Vasil G. Madzharov

 

 

   
   
 

Anorectal Melanoma - a Histopathological Case Report and a Review of the Literature


Ina Kobakova, George Stoyanov, Hristo Popov, Snezhana Spasova-Nyagulova, Nadezhda Stefanova, Lyuben Stoev, Nevena Yanulova

 

 

   
   
   

Vascular Risk Factors in Bulgarian Volunteers in Middle Adulthood 

 

Kostadin A. Chompalov, Penka A. Atanassova, Radka I. Massaldjieva, Karamfil M. Bahchevanov, Borislav A. Milev, Valcho A. Naydenov, Veselina S. Dosheva, Mariya A. Semerdzhieva

 

 

   
   
   

Overview of Biocompatible Materials and Their Use in Medicine


Denitsa D. Kiradzhiyska, Rositsa D. Mantcheva

 

 

   
   
   

Characteristics of Unstable Carotid Plaques – New Image Modalities

 

Marieta V. Peycheva, Zahari I. Zahariev, Kichka G. Velkova, Lyubomir Chervenkov

 

 

   
   
   

The Role of Antiobesity Agents in the Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

 

Panagiotis Chatzis, Konstantinos Tziomalos, Georgios C. Pratilas, Vasileios Makris, Alexandros Sotiriadis, Konstantinos Dinas

 

 

   
   
   

Antioxidant Activity of Dry Birch (Betula Pendula) Leaves Extract

 

Dimitar Penkov, Velichka Andonova, Delian Delev, Ilia Kostadinov, Margarita Kassarova

 

 

   
   
   

In Silico and in Vitro Studies of Fluorinated Chroman-2-Carboxilic Acid Derivatives as an Anti-tubercular Agent

 

Ranjan C. Khunt, Khushal M. Kapadiya, Yashwantsinh S. Jadeja, Avishek Banik

 

 

   
   
   

Accuracy of Different Apex Locators in Teeth with Simulated Apical Root Resorption: An in Vitro Study

 

Elina S. Petkova-Gueorguieva, Ilko N. Getov, Kalin V. Ivanov, Stanislava D. Ivanova, Stanislav R. Gueorguiev, Violeta I. Getova, Anna A. Mihaylova, Vasil G. Madzharov, Radiana A. Staynova

 

 

   
   
   

Regulatory Requirements for Food Supplements in the European Union and Bulgaria

 

Elina S. Petkova-Gueorguieva, Ilko N. Getov, Kalin V. Ivanov, Stanislava D. Ivanova, Stanislav R. Gueorguiev, Violeta I. Getova, Anna A. Mihaylova, Vasil G. Madzharov, Radiana A. Staynova

 

 

   
   
   

Structural and Functional MRI Techniques in Multiple Sclerosis Related Cognitive Dysfunction

 

Dessislava Iancheva, Anastasiya Trenova, Stefka Mantarova, Kiril Terziyski

 

 

   
   
   

Subgingival Microbiota during Formation of Permanent Dentition


Nadezhda G. Mitova, Maya R. Rashkova, Hristina L. Popova, Anton S. Kozarov

 

 

   
   
   

Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Treatment with Denosumab in Aggressive Giant-cell Tumor of Bone in the Proximal Fibula: a Case Report

 

Violeta V. Marinova, Svetoslav A. Slavchev, Kircho D. Patrikov, Petya M. Tsenova, Georgi P.Georgiev

 

 

   
   
   

Mutations Associated with Imatinib Mesylate Resistance - Review

 

Alexandar J. Linev, Hristo J. Ivanov, Ivan G. Zhelyazkov, Hristina Ivanova, Veselina S. Goranova-Marinova, Vili K. Stoyanova

 

 

   
   
   

Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio in Renal Cell Carcinoma Patients

 

Selahattin Çalışkan, Mustafa Sungur, Selçuk Kaba, Emrah Özsoy, Orhan Koca, Metin İshak Öztürk

 

 

   
   
   

Cortisol Correlates with Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging Parameters in Middle Aged Bulgarian Patients with Metabolic Syndrome: A Pilot Study

 

Karamfil M. Bahchevanov, Penka A. Atanassova, Kostadin A. Chompalov, Mitko D. Mitkov, Borislav I. Milev, Dora D. Terzieva, Valcho I. Naydenov, Vesselina S. Dosheva, Radka I. Masaldjieva, Kichka G. Velkova, Nikolai V. Sirakov, Kristina P. Kilova

 

 

   
   
   

Histological Gingival Assessment after Conventional and Laser Gingivectomy

 

Rada T. Kazakova, Georgi T. Tomov, Christo K. Kissov, Angelina P. Vlahova, Stefan Ch. Zlatev, Svitlana Y. Bachurska

 

 

   
   
   

Triterpenoid and Fatty Acid Contents from the Stem Bark of Cordia dichotoma (Forst f.)

 

Pankaj B. Nariya, Vinay J. Shukla, R. N. Acharya, Mukesh B. Nariya, Jayesh M. Dhalani, Anilkumar S. Patel, Pratik Amabasana

 

 

   
   
   
   

Maternal Serum Concentrations of Corin, Endoglin, PP13, and sFlt-1 and their Changes with Advancement of Pregnancy and Correlation with Doppler of Uterine Arteries

 

Krasimira I. Chalova, Blagovest K. Pehlivanov, Iliya G. Amaliev, Georgi I. Amaliev, Ralitsa D. Raycheva, Mariya V. Ivanovska

   
   

Formulation Studies of Solid Self-Emulsifying Drug Delivery System of Ivermectin

 

Vipul P. Patel, Hardik A. Lakkad, Kalpesh Chhotalal Ashara

   
   

Stability of Frequent Exacerbator Phenotype in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

 

Iliya Krachunov, Nikolay Kyuchukov, Zlatina Ivanova, Nikolay A. Yanev, Petkana A. Hristova, Plamen Pavlov, Pavlina Glogovska, Tsanya Popova, Yavor Y. Ivanov

   
   

Beneficial Effects of Olive Oil on the Rats’ Cerebellum: Functional and Structural Evidence

 

Ali Noorafshan, Reza Asadi-Golshan, Mahboobeh Erfanizadeh, Saied Karbalay-Doust

   
   

Autofluorescence and White Light Bronchoscopy in the Diagnosis of Endobronchial Malignant Lesions

 

 

 

Valeri Y. Andreev, Nikolay A. Yanev, Stefan K. Stanimirov, Ivan N. Ivanov, Savelina L. Popovska, Petkana A. Hristova, Yavor Y. Ivanov

   
   

Management of High and Very High-Risk Subjects with Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Results from an Observational Study in Bulgaria

 

 

 

Ivo Petrov, Arman Postadzhiyan, Mariya Tokmakova, Lyudmila Kitova, Svetlin Tsonev, Janet Addison, Reneta Petkova, Vasil Lachev

   
   

Femoral Expandable Prosthesis In Bone Tumor of an Adult: A Case Report


Domenico Fenga, Michele A. Rosa

 

   
   

Biomarkers in COPD – Challenging, Real or Illusive

 

Radostina V. Cherneva, Dimitar Kostadinov

 

   
   

Oral Lichen Planus – Known and Unknown: a Review



Maria Z. Mutafchieva, Milena N. Draganova-Filipova, Plamen I. Zagorchev, George T. Tomov

 

   
   

Local Anesthesia in Pediatric Patients – a Review of Current and Alternative Methods, Devices and Techniques



Elitsa R. Veneva, Ani B. Belcheva

 

   
   

Bulgarian Experience with Adverse Drug Reaction Reports from Patients and Consumers – Retrospective Data-base Study

 

Violeta Getova, Stanislav Georgiev, Assena Stoimenova, Elina Petkova-Georgieva

 

   
   
   

Clinical Evaluation of CAD/CAM Indirect Zirconia Restorations of Severely Destroyed Vital Teeth in the Posterior Area – Early Clinical Results

 

Mariela P. Tsanova, Neshka Manchorova-Veleva, Nonka G. Mateva, Snejana Ts. Tsanova

   
   

An Unusual and Rare Case of Food-dependent Exercise-induced Anaphylaxis Caused by Ingestion of Potatoes


Elena V. Elefterova-Florova, Dora N. Popova, Rositsa V. Andreeva

   
   

Can Wearable Devices Accurately Measure Heart Rate Variability? A Systematic Review

 

Konstantinos Georgiou, Andreas V. Larentzakis, Nehal N. Khamis, Ghadah I. Alsuhaibani, Yasser A. Alaska, Elias J. Giallafos

   
   

Adjacent Single-level Combined Fixation Using Kyphoplasty and Percutaneous Pedicle Screws in Type A3 Unstable Vertebral Fractures in Elderly Patients


Antonio Ortin-Barcelo, David J. Ortolà Morales, Michele Attilio Rosa, Domenico Fenga, Miguel A. Bañuls-Pattarelli, Fernando A. Lopez-Prats

   
   
   

ALK Mutation Status in EGFR-negative Non-small-cell Lung Cancer Patients in Bulgaria


Slaveyko N. Djambazov, Toni Y. Vekov, Evgeni V. Mekov, Georgi S. Slavchev, Rosen E. Petkov, Dimitar T. Kostadinov, Ljubliana T. Konteva

   
   

Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy on Erosive-atrophic Oral Lichen Planus

 

Maria Z. Mutafchieva, Milena Draganova-Filipova, Plamen Zagorchev, Georgi Tomov

   
   

Bacterial Co-infections in HIV/AIDS-positive Subjects: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

 

Farzad Khademi, Arshid Yousefi-Avarvand, Amir Hossein Sahebkar, Fahimeh Ghanbari, Hamid Vaez

   
   

Jaspers’ phenomenology

 

Diogo Telles-Correia, Sérgio Saraiva, João Gama Marques

   
   

Incidental Aluminum Phosphide Poisoning: Case Report and Current Management

 

Özlem Çakın, Gokhan Tazegul, Ayça Gümüş, Melike Cengiz, Atilla Ramazanoğlu

   
   

Clinical Significance of Fine Needle Aspiration in Managing Patients with Breast Lesions

 

Konstantinos Dinas, Georgios C Pratilas, Maria Nasioutziki, Eleftherios Vavoulidis, Vasileios Makris, Panagiotis D Loufopoulos, Matthias Kalder

   
   

Anthropological Characteristic of the Distribution of Adipose Tissue in Bulgarian Females with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

 

Atanas G. Baltadjiev, Stefka V. Vladeva, Dimitar B. Bahariev

   
   

Pattern and Factors Associated with Medicine Usage in Middleaged Adults: a Population Based Cross-Sectional Study

 

Ermira Krasniqi, Mynyr Koni, Idriz Berisha, Arben Boshnjaku

   
   

Experimental Study of the Analgesic Effect of the Antidepressant Escitalopram

 

Hristina I. Zlatanova, Ilin K. Kandilarov, Ilia D. Kostadinov, Delian P. Delev, Maria T. Georgieva-Kotetarova

   
   

Clinical and Histopathological Findings of Chordomas: a Case Report

 

Saime G. Sagiroglu, Sezen Koçaslan, Selman Sarica, Nagihan Bilal, Israfil Orhan