Renal artery bilateral arteriosclerosis cause of resistant hypertension in hemodialysed patients

Vol. 57 No. 2 Suppl., 2016
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Andrei Niculae, Ileana Peride, Adriana Marinescu-Paninopol, Camelia Doina Vrabie, Octav Ginghina, Cristian Radu Jecan, Ovidiu Gabriel Bratu

We present the case of a 57-year-old hemodialysed male patient known with severe hypertension resistant to six classes of hypotensive medication, in maximal doses, correlated with increased ultrafiltration during the hemodialysis session. In this case, bilateral nephrectomy was performed as final treatment option for malignant hypertension, and histopathological examination of both kidneys emphasized arteriosclerosis lesions. The results consisted in better hypertension management, with a reduction in both the number and doses of antihypertensive drugs.

Corresponding author: Ileana Peride, MD, PhD; e-mail:

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Constantin-Cristian Vaduva, Carmen Constantinescu, Mihaela Mirela Radu, Alice Roxana Vaduva, Andrei Panus, Mihaela Tenovici, Damian Ditescu, Dinu Florin Albu

In this article, we report a case of pregnancy obtained in an infertile couple diagnosed with severe male factor infertility. The couple attended for fertility examination reporting a history of 10 years of infertility. The cause of infertility was obstructive azoospermia. The treatment consists of in vitro fertilization (IVF). The ovarian stimulation of female patient was done with antagonist protocol and after ovarian puncture was obtained nine oocytes. The urologist performed testicular sperm extraction (TESE). There were selected nine sperm cells by intra-cytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI). For this purpose, we used an inverted microscope with high magnification equipped with x60 air objectives with modulation contrast illumination. After intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) of sperm into the oocytes there were obtained six normal embryos from which three embryos were transferred into the uterus. A singleton pregnancy was achieved which was completed with birth of a healthy baby in time. This successful outcome shows that use of IMSI and ICSI procedures are really useful in selection of best spermatozoa obtained by TESE in treatment of obstructive azoospermia.

Corresponding author: Constantin-Cristian Vaduva, Senior Lecturer, MD, PhD; e-mail:

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