RSU Scientific Conference 2013 Abstracts

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On 21 and 22 March 2013 the annual RSU Scientific Conference was held with 895 international authors having submitted a total of 435 report abstracts. While the majority of the abstracts are in Latvian (full list is available on the Latvian website), this page contains a selection of the ones in English grouped by section (topic).

  • Section I: Biological ageing factors and life quality in the population of Latvia
  • Section II: Investigation of exogenic and endogenic factors hazardous to the population of Latvia
  • Section III: Today’s view of role of infectious agents in the origination and progress of contemporary infections in Latvia
  • Section IV: Investigation of factors causing death or disability among children
  • Section V: Investigation of clinical and molecular peculiarities of malignant tumours for the improvement of early diagnosis and treatment strategy
  • Section VI: Immunohistochemical, radiological and clinical investigations of jaw deformities (anomalies)
  • Section VII: Clinical epidemiology of functional limitations caused by health disturbances in Latvia
  • Section VIII: Transformation of political, economic and juridical system in Latvia and the world


Section I

25-hydroxyvitamin D status and its impact on skin dendritic cells in patients with metabolic syndrome
Jana Janovska, Jūlija Voicehovska, Regīna Kleina, Jānis Ķīsis, Raimonds Karls, Mihails Ščerbuks
Evaluation of oxidative stress parameters in patients with metabolic syndrome
Jana Janovska, Jūlija Voicehovska, Jānis Ķīsis, Regīna Kleina, Oskars Rasnačs, Andrejs Šķesters
The effect of extracted polyphenols from pine, goat willow, black alder on amylase after physiological activation
Jeļena Krasiļņikova, Mark Zalomonson, Alexander Pycha, Gina Lauer, Hanna Eriksson, Gaļina Teliševa

Section II

Incidence and risk factors of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with acute coronary syndrome - data from Latvian acute coronary syndrome registry 2011
Aija Mača, Oskars Kalējs, Iļja Zakke, Iveta Mintāle, Ginta Kamzola, Milana Zabunova, Elza Siliņa, Agnese Ūdre, Kārlis Trušinskis, Inga Narbute, Sanda Jēgere, Andrejs Ērglis
Influence of hemodilution to coagulation state in patients after on-pump cardiac surgery
Agnese Ozoliņa, Eva Strīķe, Mārīte Daukste, Alvīne Lāce, Indulis Vanags
Analysis of problems in oral anticoagulants clinical usage by patients with atrial fibrillation
Oskars Kalējs, Baiba Lūriņa, Maija Vikmane, Sandis Sakne, Aldis Strēlnieks, Kārlis Trušinskis, Rūdolfs Roze, Olga Lituņenko, Katrīna Puķīte, Aivars Lejnieks
Personality profile of patients with first episode acute and transient psychotic disorder
Marija Rusaka, Elmārs Rancāns
Sepsis in orthopaedic surgery: epidemiology, microbiology, treatment, consequences
Iveta Golubovska, Elena Solovjova, Dace Vīgante, Aleksejs Miščuks, Vitolds Jurkevičs
The Latvian ephedrone story: an overview of 10 years of research
Ainārs Stepens
Salvinorin A: forensic and toxicological aspects
Jevgeņijs Volgrams, Leonīds Hodasevičs, Tatjana Hodaseviča, Astrīda Stirna
Sudden death in young — causes and morphological finding. Data from Latvian register from year 2011
Jolanta Vamze, Mihails Puškins, Ligita Zvaigzne, Ainārs Rudzītis, Kristīne Jubele, Oskars Kalējs, Aivars Lejnieks
Work related muscular skeletal disorders and workload among social workers and social care workers
Ženija Roja, Valdis Kaļķis, Zigrīda Zepa, Ināra Roja, Henrijs Kaļķis
Settlement protection against noise
Jānis Dundurs, Miervaldis Lācis
New occupational noise valuation method
Jānis Dundurs, Miervaldis Lācis
The role of podometry on health-related quality of life of patient with non-specific musculoskeletal disorders
Маrija Avota, Andrejs Avots
Correlation among anthropometric, liver transferase and hepatic density values in clinically healthy overweight and obese men and women
Vija Siliņa, Mesfin K. Tessma, Ilze Jakobsone, Guntis Bahs
Nutritional status assessment of hemodialysis patients
Tatjana Tepo, Ieva Ziediņa
The efficacy of vardenafil treatment and couple therapy in diabetic patients with erectile dysfunction
Ināra Roja, Ženija Roja, Jānis Zaļkalns
HLA genetic polymorphisms’ inheritance associated with rapid progression of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection
Vladislavs Jasinskis, Diāna Kasjko, Jeļena Eglīte, Elīna Dobele, Lilija Kovaļčuka, Ludmila Vīksna, Gunta Stūre
Impact of severe dental caries on oral health-related quality of life of preschool children
Baiba Pulkstene, Ilona Viduskalne, Egita Senakola, Anda Brinkmane, Renārs Erts
Clinical trials of orphan drugs in Latvia
Konstantīns Logviss, Dainis Krieviņš, Santa Purviņa

Section III

An observational study on causative agents of bloodstream infections in Rīga Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University hospital intensive care units in 2011
Signe Vilcāne, Pauls Aldiņš, Arta Olga Balode, Ingus Skadiņš
Tick-borne encephalitis in Latvia 1973–2009: epidemiology, clinical features and sequelae
Guntis Karelis, Antra Bormane, Ināra Logina, Irina Lucenko, Normunds Sūna, Angelika Krūmiņa, Michael Donaghy, Rihards Ļūļēns, Deniss Lukjančiks, Ilze Seržante
Autoantibody prevalence in chronic hepatitis C patients in Latvia
Elvīra Hagina, Frīda Arša, Velga Ķūse, Jeļena Eglīte, Artūrs Sočņevs,Ludmila Vīksna
Immunogenetic markers in Latvian patients with Borrelia burgdorferi infection
Lilija Kovaļčuka, Jeļena Eglīte, Diāna Kasjko, Elīna Dobele, Irina Lucenko, Sandra Gintere, Māra Zālīte, Ludmila Vīksna, Angelika Krūmiņa
Endotoxin in serum of HIV infected patients
Inga Januškeviča, Kristīne Ābeltiņa, Anastasija Šangirejeva, Natalija Sevastjanova, Valentīna Sondore, Ludmila Vīksna, Baiba Rozentāle
The Reactivation of Immunomodulating Beta-Herpesvirus Infection in Patients Undergoing  Microvascular Free Flap Surgeries and Its Association with the Surgical Outcome
Arnis Vilks, Santa Rasa, Romans Dzalbs, Modra Murovska, Biruta Mamaja

Section IV

Treatment of the varicose veins of esophagus and stomach in children with portal hypertension
Olafs Volrāts, Aigars Pētersons, Māra Pilmane
Open heart surgery associated renal dysfunction in children
Jēkabs Krastiņš, Zane Straume, Jānis Auziņš, Aigars Pētersons, Aivars Pētersons
Flow cytometry is significantly more sensitive than routine microscopy for detecting peripheral blasts in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Irina Šakalova, Sergejs Ņikuļšins, Žanna Kovaļova, Iveta Tolstikova, Dagne Grāvele
Blast cell phenotype defined by flow cytometry correlates with clinical features and prognosis in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Anna Kuzina, Sergejs Ņikuļšins, Žanna Kovaļova, Anda Bārtule, Dagne Grāvele

Section V

Adjuvant chemotherapy prognostic programs Adjuvant! Online and Predict: are they suitable for BRCA1 – associated breast cancer patients?
Grigorijs Plakhins, Arvīds Irmejs, Genādijs Trofimovičs, Gunta Purkalne, Edvīns Miklaševičs, Jānis Gardovskis
A better prognosis for BRCA1 mutation carriers among triple-negative breast cancers
Jeļena Maksimenko, Arvīds Irmejs, Genādijs Trofimovičs, Edvīns Miklaševičs
Dynamic magnetic field increases transduction efficacy of GFP-modTAT into prostate carcinoma PC3 cells
Svetlana Kozireva, Dace Avotiņa, Andrejs Karpovs, Maksims Čistjakovs, Mihails Bariševs
Determination of obesity for cancer patients and its role for chemotherapy dose calculations
Aija Geriņa-Bērziņa, Silvija Umbraško, Gunta Purkalne
Blastoid mantle cell leukemia: combined diagnostic approach in a very rare entity
Jurijs Nazarovs, Sergejs Ņikuļšins
EBV-linked immunophenotypes of Burkitt’s lymphoma cell lines defined by 5-color flow cytometric analysis
Irina Špaka, Madara Upmane, Jevgeņija Osmjana, Artjoms Špaks, Svetlana Kozireva, Rita Birkenfelde, Alla Rivkina, Sandra Lejniece, Vaira Kalniņa, Irina Holodņuka
Castleman disease, hyaline-vascular variant: clinical and histological features of 12 patients
Oksana Mahmajeva, Sergejs Ņikuļšins, Laila Feldmane, Ludmila Sokolova, Valentīna Heimane

Section VI

Disorders of osseous structure of tmj in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis — CBCT study
Hadeel Al-Shwaikh, Zane Krišjāne, Iveta Jankovska, Zane Dāvidsone, Ilga Urtāne, Valda Staņēviča
Molecular events around the biomaterials under the influence of mesenchymal stem cells and plasma components
Māra Pilmane, Ģirts Šalms, Ilze Šalma, Andrejs Skaģers

Section VII

Revision total hip arthroplasty with acetabular reinforcement rings (ARR). Midterm follow-up results
Pēteris Studers, Daņils Belajevs, Dainis Ilješāns, Silvestrs Zēbolds, Jānis Akmens, Aivars Muste, Valdis Gončars,Vitolds Jurkevičs, Artūrs Strazds
Comparison of treatment results in patients with trochanteric pressure ulcers with and without hip joint involvement
Mārtiņš Malzubris, Kaspars Snipe, Dzintars Ozols, Ēriks Ozols, Lauris Repša
Ocular Manifestations in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Tamāra Petrova, Lana Vainšteine, Alīna Aligera, Zane Fogele
Lower crossed Janda’s syndrome and myofascial pain syndrome at chronic low back pain
Vladimirs Gromakovskis, Zaiga Kalnbērza-Ribule, Aleksandrs Serebrjakovs, Svetlana Stalidzāne
Hamstrings muscles shortenings in association with myofascial pain syndrome at chronic low back pain
Vladimirs Gromakovskis, Aleksandrs Serebrjakovs, Zaiga Kalnbērza-Ribule, Svetlana Stalidzāne
Myofascial pain syndrome in chronic low back pain patients at general practicioner practice
Aleksandrs Serebrjakovs, Vladimirs Gromakovskis, Gaļina Serebrjakova

Section VIII

POLITICS

Interaction of factors constructing regional security complexes
Māris Andžāns
China theoretical framing by EU
Jeļena Staburova
Theorizing political identity and language: Taiwanese language discourse case
Anna Sedova
Public diplomacy of Turkey
Bilgin Özkan
Ottoman Revolutions Within the Framework of Historical Institutionalism
Vladislavs Užulis
Chantal Mouffe’s theory of agonistic pluralism and its possible application within the analysis of democracy in Latvia (Jewish property restitution as a case)
Jekaterina Ivanova

REHABILITATION

Participation and Mental Health: An Example of Theory Development in Occupational Therapy
Katrina Bannigan, Jane Cronin-Davis, Anna Read, Joanne Inman
Mapping research activity related to occupation and mental health: a scoping study
Katrina Bannigan, Elizabeth Bradley, Robert Collins, Karen Wells, Hannah Spring
Challenging the status quo: service users as co-researchers
Katrina Bannigan, Simon Hughes, Anthony Jones, Patrick Doherty
Joint physiotherapy education in bachelor thesis module: experience of students and teachers
Rimma Beļikova, Jelizaveta Guserova, Daina Šmite, Māra Kuļša, Dace Stirāne

HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY

Development of the foreign pharmaceutical market in Russia between the end of the 19th and the beginning of 20th centuries
Aleksejs Ļetņikovs, Juris Salaks
Use of Max Cloëtta’s narcotic solution for prolonged sleep therapy in Latvia in the 1930s
Ursula Herzog, Ieva Lībiete, Juris Salaks

ECONOMICS

Problems of small business in Russia
Andrejs Bļinovs, Olga Rudakova
EU’s modern “Flexible integration”: illusion or reality
Eugene Eteris

LAW

National legislation as an inheritance by contract legal source
Edvards Pilipsons
International conventions as an inheritance by contract legal source
Edvards Pilipsons
Hearing by teleconference carried out by Moldovan authorities on the ground of letter rogatory
Alexandru Molcean
Euthanasia: Living Will
Armen Gabrielyan

SOCIOLOGY

Socialization aspects of adolescents from residential care, social correction institutions and boarding-schools in Latvia and patterns of alcohol and drug use
Ilze Trapenciere, Ilze Koroļeva, Ieva Kārkliņa