Publications by authors named "K Hryn"

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Georgian Med News 2021 Mar(312):57-61

2Communal Еnterprise «Regional Institution for Providing Psychiatric Care of Poltava Regional Council», Ukraine.

The spread of depressive disorders is extra high nowadays. Depressive disorders are widespread mental disorders in the structure of mental pathology, both causes of psychiatrists' visit, and causes of medical aid. The presence of depressive syndrome in patients with cardiovascular system leads to deterioration patient's condition and adaptive abilities and aggravates somatic abnormality. Adequate therapy causes their reduction, prevention of recurrence and decompansation of comorbid somatic pathology, and eliminates severe medical and prevents social consequences. The study of clinical aspects of depressive conditions which are accompanied with pathology is one of the direction not only psychiatric, but also common pharmacotherapeutic investigations. The aim of the investigation was to determine clinical, pharmacotherapeutic and biorhythmic peculiarities of depressive disorders in patients with comorbid cardiac pathology. And also assessment of efficacy of complex therapy based on chronotherapy principle was used. 50 patients (female patients) with depressive disorders were involved in this investigation. This was performed based on "Depressive disorders of organic genesis, characterized by somatic pathology" (F 06.35), "Somatoform disorder" of heart and cardiovascular system (F 45.30), "Mild depressive episode" (F 32.00), and also comorbid arterial hypertension confirmed by physician. Clinical, laboratory, clinical and psychopathological investigations using psychodiagnostic scales (scale HAMD-21, CGI-S, CGI-І) were used. Individual biorhythmic status was established and it requires medicamentous therapy. Comparing patients of both groups, it has been detected a group of patients in whom principles of chronotherapy, especially antihypertensive and antidepressive therapy were prescribed, dynamics of patient's improvement was better than in the investigated group where the principle of chronotherapy was observed.
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March 2021

Impact of COVID-19 on anxiety levels among patients with cancer actively treated with systemic therapy.

ESMO Open 2020 10;5(5):e000970

Clinical Department of Oncology and Immuno-Oncology, Warmian-Masurian Cancer Center of The Ministry of The Interior and Administration's Hospital, Olsztyn, Poland.

Background: Life-threatening diseases have a negative impact on emotional well-being and psychosocial functioning. This study aimed to assess the relationship between the level of anxiety caused by a neoplasm and the threat of coronavirus infection among patients with cancer actively treated with systemic therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, we searched for clinical factors associated with a higher level of anxiety.

Methods: In this multicentre, prospective, non-interventional study conducted in Poland, we enrolled 306 actively treated patients with cancer and collected their clinical data, including age, gender, cancer type and treatment intention. The fear/anxiety of SARS-CoV-2 were rated in Fear of COVID-19 Scale (SRA-FCV-19S) and Numerical Anxiety Scale (SRA-NAS). The fear and anxiety associated with cancer (CRA) were rated with the NAS (CRA-NAS).

Results: The mean level of SRA-FCV-19S was 18.5±7.44, which was correlated with the SRA-NAS (r=0.741, p<0.001). SRA-FCV-19S was significantly higher in women versus men (20.18±7.56 vs 16.54±6.83; p<0.001) and was tumour type-dependent (p=0.037), with the highest anxiety observed in patients with breast cancer (17.63±8.75). In the multivariate analysis, only the female gender was significantly associated with higher SRA. CRA-NAS was higher in women versus men (7.07±2.99 vs 5.47±3.01; p<0.001), in patients treated with curative versus palliative intention (7.14±3.06 vs 5.99±3.06; p=0.01) and in individuals aged ≤65 years versus >65 years (6.73±2.96 vs 5.66±3.24; p=0.007).

Conclusions: For an actively treated patient with cancer, cancer remains the main life-threatening disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for more attentive psychological care should be provided especially to female patients, patients with breast cancer, those under 65 years of age and treated with curative intention, as these factors are associated with a higher level of anxiety.
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October 2020

Genital mutilation as a consequence of criminal offence against a person.

Wiad Lek 2020 ;73(1):113-118

Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy, Poltava, Ukraine.

Objective: The aim: The paper is aimed at creation of a procedure for determining the loss of any body organ or its functions, genital mutilation, as the signs of grievous bodily harm, penalty for which is stipulated by the Article 121 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, as well as establishing the possibilities of legal setting of the concept of "genital mutilation".

Patients And Methods: Materials and methods: Over 100 criminal proceedings, involving forensic medical examination, under the Article 121 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine for the period from 2007 to 19.05.2019 have been studied. Common methods of research have been used, namely, the analysis and synthesis, statistical method, as well as own observations of the process of judicial examination of the above criminal proceedings, as well as individual interviews, survey of the victims and their family members in total of 39 people.

Results: Results and conclusions: The findings of the investigation enabled detecting the gaps in the regulation of the procedure to define genital mutilation as a characteristic feature of grievous bodily harm. The ways of further improvement of the procedure of conducting expert studies of genital mutilation as a characteristic feature of bodily harm, which facilitates avoiding of errors in forensic medical and judicial practices have been found. The process of criminalization of the illegal conduct of surgical operations, resulted in mutilation of genitalia, must take place with the mandatory involvement of specialists in the field of practical medicine, as well as medical scientists specializing in sexopathology, gynecology, oncogynecology, forensic medicine in order to avoid errors in the lawmaking.
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March 2020