Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Case report

Professor N. E. Kushev as a country doctor, a scientist, a teacher and a public figure (to the 160-th anniversary)

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №4 Pages: 699-703
Heading: Scientific schools and memorable dates Article type: Case report
Authors: Zavyalov A.l., Petrov V.V., Kustodov S.V., Kravtsov O.A.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

The article presents biographical information about Professor N. E. Kushev. It describes his scientific and practical contribution to the development of native medicine at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries including the organization of malaria control, training of scientific and pedagogical staff at the medical faculty of the Saratov University and public activities.

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Circular anchorage of the spine in the correction of scoliotic deformity.

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №3 Pages: 586-591
Heading: Traumatology and Orthopedics Article type: Case report
Authors: Stepukhovich S.V., Zaretskov V.V., Arsenievich V.B., Likhachev S.V., Shul'ga A.E., Zaretskov V.V.

Aim: to demonstrate clinical case of surgical treatment of scoliotic deformity of the spine in a 17-year-old child. It is shown that the correction of sagittal profile achieved by 2-stage intervention and normalized global balance parameters in combination with circular spine anchorage allows providing earliest and fullest rehabilitation of a child.

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The peculiarities of morphological differential diagnostics of intradural tumor localized at the level of medullary cone and cauda equina roots

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №3 Pages: 567-570
Heading: Traumatology and Orthopedics Article type: Case report
Authors: Matveeva O.V., Bazhanov S.P., Ponomareva Е.Е., Tolkachev V.S.
Organization: Penza Regional Oncology Centre

Aim: to demonstrate the necessity of modern methods of morphological verification in the differential diagnostics of primary and secondary neoplastic lesion of spinal cord. It is shown that histogenesis of tumor cells should be regarded from the viewpoint of comparative assessment of traditional and complementary methods of morphological verification that outlines the necessity of complex differential morphological diagnostics with apparent priority of immunohisto-chemical methods for the verification of final diagnosis of metastatic lesion in a rarely seen localization.

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The tactics of surgical treatment in metastatic lesions of upper cervical spine.

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №3 Pages: 498-501
Heading: Traumatology and Orthopedics Article type: Case report
Authors: Bazhanov S.P., Gulyaev D.A., Ulyanov V.Yu., Ostrovskiy V.V., Tolkachev V.S.
Organization: The Almazov National Medical Research Centre, Head of Second Cerebral and Spinal Cord Tumors Department, Doctor of Medical Sciences

We demonstrated a successful case of surgical treatment of the patient with metastatic lesion of upper cervical spine with respect to multidisciplinary approach. We performed simultaneous two-stage surgical intervention, the first stage being occipitospondylodesis by multi-segment construction; and second —tumor resection from expanded combined access. It has been stated that the proposed surgical tactics allows performing curative resection in one surgical session without neurological deficit buildup in the postoperative period.

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Rituximab treatment efficacy in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus with severe thrombocytopenia

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №3 Pages: 417-419
Heading: rheumatology Article type: Case report
Authors: Alexandrova O.L., Nikitina N.M., Magdeeva N.A., Shmelkova M.Yu., Grigoryeva S.N.
Organization: Saratov Regional Clinical Hospital, Saratov State Medical University

The article presents a clinical case of systemic lupus erythematosus with severe thrombocytopenia in a 55 year old patient. The standard therapy of usage of high doses of glucocorticoids, cyclophosphamide and intravenous im-munoglobulin was not effective. Application of Rituximab improved the course of disease, decreased the severity of thrombocytopenia, led to disappearance of leucopenia and anemia.

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Techniques of augmentation and full-endoscopic decompression in the treatment of patients with vertebral fractures of osteoporotic origin

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №3 Pages: 412-416
Heading: neurosurgery Article type: Case report
Authors: Kravtsov M.N., Mirzametov S.D., Svistov D.V.
Organization: Military Medical Academy n.a. S. M. Kirov

The article highlights debatable questions concerning the effectiveness of surgical treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. The reasons of unsuccessful outcomes of vertebroplasty are analyzed. A combined method of surgical treatment is proposed, including vertebroplasty and full-endoscopic foraminotomy with a combination of local and ra-dicular pain syndrome caused by stenosis of the intervertebral foramen. A clinical example is given.

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A clinical case of fungal dacryocanaliculitis

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №2 Pages: 217-219
Heading: Ophtalmology Article type: Case report
Authors: Krasyuk E.Yu., Strelnikova N.V.
Organization: Tambov Ophthalmological Clinical Hospital

Objective: to study the clinical case of a patient with fungal dacryocanaliculitis. The patient with dacryocanaliculitis received a standard ophthalmological examination and tests with the disappearance of the dye. The contents of the lacrimal duct were examined. Only a comprehensive examination of the patient using various diagnostic methods may allow specialists to make a diagnosis and to administer the necessary treatment.

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Clinical case of favourable outcome at a patient with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis complicated by severe heart disease

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №2 Pages: 207-209
Heading: Internal Diseases Article type: Case report
Authors: Alexandrova O.L., Skryabina E.N., Nikitina N.M., Romanova I.A., Alexandrova N.L.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

The aim of the article is to present a clinical case of rapid generalization of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis. The course of disease with multiple organ lesions and the heart being affected the most is described. Remission is achieved by combined therapy with corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide.

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On the clinical picture and diagnosis of rare neurological diseases

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №1 Pages: 174-177
Heading: Neurology Article type: Case report
Authors: Ulyanova O.V., Kutashov V.A., Brezhneva N.V.
Organization: Regional Children's Clinical Hospital No. 1 (Voronezh), Voronezh State Medical Academy

 The article presents clinical observation of patient H, 2007 year of birth., with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD). This is a rare hereditary metabolic disease, not only in Russia but also worldwide. It belongs to the group of peroxisomal diseases, is associated with the accumulation of fatty acids with a very long chain and is characterized by a combined lesion of the nervous system and adrenal glands. X-ALD in neurology and Pediatrics require a targeted individual approach to each patient, genetic tests in relatives and prenatal diagnosis among patients at risk.

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Neuroinfection in patient with HIV: case report

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №1 Pages: 168-173
Heading: Neurology Article type: Case report
Authors: Sotskova V.A., Bachilo Е.М., Shuldyakov А.А., Kolokolov O.V., Barylnik Yu.B., Potemina L.P., Krajnova O.N.
Organization: Saratov Regional Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of AIDS

Toxoplasmosis is one of the most common opportunistic infections in HIV-positive patients. The onset of HIV-infection with cerebral toxoplasmosis makes this disease a multidisciplinary problem and requires the participation of doctors of various specialties (infectious disease specialists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, general practitioners, etc.). Early diagnosis and treatment of this disease will reduce the risk of deaths and severe consequences. We carry out an analysis of the clinical case of toxoplasma encephalitis in a HIV-infected patient. We have identified errors in the establishing diagnosis. We have given a detailed account a patient management plan. We also comment on some of the problem early disease detection HIV-infection.

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