Mar 31,2017 Categories: Archive

Pneumologia Vol. 66 Nr. 1

Journal Director: 
Dr. Tudor Toma
Dr. Alina Croitoru
Online ISSN: 
4 issues / year

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Overview of tobacco control politics in Romania

Florin Mihălțan

Tobacco control politics aims to help adults to quit smoking and deter children from starting. For developing countries like Romania, if we are looking at the Tobacco Facts 1(1), it’s a whole list of objectives from price measures to non-price measures (advertising and promotion, publicizing tobacco research, warning labels, nicotine replacement therapy, restrictions on smoking in public places and at the workplace, smuggling problems, employment, tax revenues and taxation, trade restriction, prohibition, restriction on teenage smoking, crop substitution etc.).


Current approaches in drugresistant tuberculosis diagnosis

Cătălina Luncă, Teodora Vremeră, Luminița Smaranda Iancu


Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health problem, causing 1.4 million deaths in 2015 (1), despite the global efforts to reduce the burden of this disease. In the last fifteen years, there was a decrease in TB incidence, with a rate of 1.4% per year (1) , but the emergence of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) poses a new threat to the control and management of TB (1,2,3,4,5) .

Causes for lack of adherence to respiratory rehabilitation programs

Daniela Jipa, Alina Croitoru, Miron Bogdan


The respiratory rehabilitation is a non-pharmacologic therapy recommended by international guidelines for the treatment of symptomatic respiratory patients. The rehabilitation is based on a series of evidence-based medical interventions and is conducted by a multidisciplinary team(1,2,3).

Hypersensitivity reactions to NSAIDs in children

Elena Camelia Berghea, Ștefan Dumitrache Rujinski, Claudia Lucia Toma


Acetylsalicylic acid and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a group of medications with heterogenic chemical structures, able to inhibit with various degrees of specificity and efficacy the cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes responsible for the prostaglandin synthetase pathway of arachidonic acid metabolism (1) .

Original papers: 

Obstructive sleep apnea, cardiac function and exercise capacity

Carmen C. Stroescu, Ștefan Dumitrache Rujinski, Ofelia Spinu, Ionela Erhan, Bianca Paraschiv, Irina Pele, Miron A. Bogdan


Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is often associated with, and considered to be a risk factor for metabolic and cardiovascular disorders: obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, stroke, cardiac arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation and flutter) and sudden death(1,2).

Clinical cases: 

Mycobacterium simiae infection in an immunocompetent old woman

Seyyed Hamid Hashemi, Maria Shirvani, Pershang Nazemi


Mycobacterium simiae is a slowly-growing photochromogenic non-tuberculous mycobacterium. It can be cultured on conventional media for acid-fast bacilli such as LöwensteinJensen medium and requires more than two weeks to grow.

The impact of cystic fibrosis upon the evolution of pregnancy, fetus and newborn

Svetlana Șciuca, Ștefan Gaţcan, Irina Castraveț, Viorica Fuior, Serghei Covanțev, Ludmila Balanetchi, Selevestru Rodica


Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most frequent monogenic diseases, autosomal recessive transmitted in the Caucasian population, being characterized by severe respiratory, digestive and nutritional conditions, with progressive chronic evolution and potential fatality. In the Republic of Moldova, according to preliminary information, the frequency of this genetic disease is 1:2000 live newborns.

Letters to the editor: 

Tuberculous spondylodiscitis: a diagnostic problem

Daniel Coutinho, Rita Linhas, David Araújo, Rolando Freitas, Raquel Duarte


Tuberculosis (TB) involves both pulmonary and extrapulmonary sites. Skeletal involvement is reported in 1-10% of all TB patients(1-3). Tuberculous spondylodiscitis (TS) is the most common cause of vertebral body infection and is usually linked to large migratory movements from endemic TB areas, low social income, unemployment, poor nutrition, and poor living facilities(1,4).

RSP Activity: 

A new edition of the Residents Conference, a new generation of young pulmonologists on stage

Florin Mihălțan, Ruxandra Ulmeanu


The 6th edition of the Resident Pulmonologists Conference was held on 9-10 December in Sibiu, traditionally sponsored by GSK.
Resident Pulmonologists Conference became a traditional event in Romanian Society of Pneumology calendar of events. It is a manifestation which closes the year, ending the season of scientific meetings generated and supported by Romanian pulmonologists.