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Cristian Baicus

UMF Carol Davila / Spitalul Colentina, Clinica de Medicina Interna, Bucuresti, Romania

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Born: 1964

Interests: internal medicine, clinical epidemiology, evidence-based medicine

Details:
- First multicentric study in Romania/ first prospective study on Fever of Unknown Origin in Central and Eastern Europe -begun in 1996 [Baicus C, Bolosiu HD, Tanasescu C, Baicus A. Fever of unknown origin-predictors of outcome. A prospective multicenter study on 164 patients. Eur J Intern Med. 2003 Jul;14(4):249-254].
- First RCT in Romania [Baicus C, Tanasescu C. In chronic viral hepatitis, the treatment with spiruline for one month has no effect on the aminotransferases. Rom J Intern Med. 2002;40(1-4):89-94.]
- First N-of-1 RCT in Romania [Baicus C, Baicus A. Spirulina did not ameliorate idiopathic chronic fatigue in four N-of-1 randomized controlled trials. Phytother Res. 2007;21(6):570-3.

- Other article: Baicus C, Ionescu R, Tanasescu C. Does this patient have cancer? The assessment of age, anemia, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate in cancer as a cause of weight loss. A retrospective study based on a secondary care university hospital in Romania. Eur J Intern Med. 2006 Jan;17(1):28-31.

Books:
- C.Baicus. Dictionary of clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine (Romanian). Editura Medicala 2002, Bucharest.
- C.Baicus. Evidence-based medicine. How do we understand clinical studies (Romanian). Editura Medicala 2007, Bucharest.

Selected publications:
• Baicus C, Delcea C, Dima A, Oprisan E, Jurcut C, Dan GA. Influence of decision aids on oral anticoagulant prescribing among physicians: a randomised trial. Eur J Cl; in Invest, 47 (9), pp. 649-58, 2017.
• Baicus C, Rimbas M, Baicus A, Caraiola S; Grupul de Studiu al Scaderii Ponderale Involuntare. Cancer and involuntary weight loss: failure to validate a prediction score. PLoS One, 9(4), p. e95286, 2014.
• Cristian Baicus, Simona Caraiola, Mihai Rimbas, Ruxandra Patrascu and Anda Baicus. Ferritin above 100 mcg/L could rule out colon cancer, but not gastric or rectal cancer in patients with involuntary weight loss. BMC Gastroenterology, 12, p. 86, 2012.
• Baicus C, Caraiola S, Rimbas M, Patrascu R, Baicus A; for the GSSPI. Serum Cytokines and Cancer in Involuntary Weight Loss. J Investig Med, 60 (5), pp. 827-829, 2012.
• C Baicus, T Voiosu. ACP Journal Club. Review: Antispasmodics and antidepressants were each effective in the irritable bowel syndrome; bulking agents were not. Ann Intern Med, 155 (12), pp. JC 6-7, 2011.
• Cristian Baicus. A diagnostic study: Confidence intervals must be given, and likelihood ratios calculated. European Journal of Internal Medicine, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejim.2011.03.001, 2011.
• Rimbas M, Marinescu M, Voiosu MR, Baicus CR, Caraiola S, Nicolau A, Nitescu D, Badea GC, Parvu MI. NSAID-induced deleterious effects on the proximal and mid small bowel in seronegative spondyloarthropathy patients. . World Journal of Gastroenterology, 17 (8), pp. 1030-5, 2011.
• Baicus, Cristian; Caraiola, Simona; Rimbas, Mihai; Patrascu, Ruxandra; Baicus, Anda; for Grupul de Studiu al Scaderii Ponderale Involuntare. Utility of routine hematological and inflammation parameters for the diagnosis of cancer in involuntary weight loss. Journal of Investigative Medicine, 59 (6), 2011.
• Carmen Fierbinteanu-Braticevici, Dan Andronescu, Radu Usvat, Dragos Cretoiu, Cristian Baicus, Gabriela Marinoschi. Acoustic radiation force imaging sonoelastography for noninvasive staging of liver fibrosis. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 14, pp. 5525-5532, 2009.
• C Baicus, S Caraiola. Effect measure for quantitative endpoints: Statistical versus clinical significance, or " how large the scale is?" . Eur J Intern Med, 20 (5), pp. e124-5, 2009.
• Paraschiv S, Otelea D, Baicus C, Tinischi M, Costache M, Neaga E. . Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor resistance mutations in subtype F1 strains isolated from heavily treated adolescents in Romania. Int J Infect Dis, 13(1), pp. 81-9, 2009.
• C Baicus, A Baicus. Spirulina did not ameliorate idiopathic chronic fatigue in four N-of-1 randomized controlled trials. . Phytother Res. , 21(6), pp. 570-3, 2007.
• C Baicus, R Ionescu, C Tanasescu. Does this patient have cancer? The assessment of age, anemia, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate in cancer as a cause of weight loss. A retrospective study based on a secondary care university hospital in Romania. Eur J Intern Med, 17 (1), pp. 28-31, 2006.
• Baicus C, Bolosiu HD, Tanasescu C, Baicus A. . Fever of unknown origin-predictors of outcome. A prospective multicenter study on 164 patients. . Eur J Intern Med, 14(4), pp. 249-254, 2003.

Publications from the ISI database, indexed between 2002-2011, produced in Romania:
• Baicus, C, Relative risks or odds ratios?. CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL, 168 (12), p. 1529, 2003.
• Stanescu, C; Branidou, K; Ionescu, R; Vasilescu, R; Baicus, C; Dan, GA, Right ventricular involvement and its prognostic value for heart failure development in patients with mild arterial hypertension and obesity. JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, 25, pp. S309-S310, 2007.
• Branidou, K; Stanescu, CM; Ionescu, R; Baicus, C; Buzea, A; Daha, I; Gologanu, D; Dan, GA, Prognostic value of right and left ventriculair involvement in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy and subclinical myocardial dysfunction. JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, 25, p. S313, 2007.
• Baicus, C; Baicus, A, Spirulina did not ameliorate idiopathic chronic fatigue in four N-of-1 randomized controlled trials. PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH, 21 (6), pp. 570-573, 2007.
• Baicus, C; Ionescu, R; Tanasescu, C, Does this patient have cancer? The assessment of age, anemia, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate in cancer as a cause of weight loss - A retrospective study based on a secondary care university hospital in Romania. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 17 (1), pp. 28-31, 2006.
• Tanasescu, R; Ticmeanu, M; Moraru, E; Cojocaru, I; Oprisan, A; Constantinescu, E; Luca, D; Frasineanu, A; Burcin, C; Gitman, A; Nicolau, A; Baicus, C, Therapy-related headache in multiple sclerosis patients under interferon-beta: a prospective study. JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, 255, pp. O61-, 2008.
• Paraschiv, S; Otelea, D; Baicus, C; Tinischi, M; Costache, M; Neaga, E, Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor resistance mutations in subtype F1 strains isolated from heavily treated adolescents in Romania. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 13 (1), pp. 81-89, 2009.
• Tanasescu, R; Ticmeanu, M; Cojocaru, IM; Luca, D; Nicolau, A; Baicus, C; Debouverie, M, Three-year favorable outcome of relapsing Devic disease after 6-monthly infusions of mitoxantrone. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, 14, p. S181, 2008.
• Tanasescu, R; Ticmeanu, M; Nedelcu, R; Cojocaru, I; Luca, D; Baicus, C, Silent strokes and palmomental reflex in patients with first ischaemic stroke: a prospective study. JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, 256, pp. S135-S136, 2009.
• Leru, P; Zamfirescu, M; Baicus, C, Autoimmunity associated with a clear family history of hereditary angioedema. ALLERGY, 64, pp. 629-, 2009.
• Ionitescu, RC; Bojinca, M; Ion, A; Sasu, M; Macovei, L; Mogos, C; Tanaseanu, S; Pompilian, V; Baicus, C; Predeteanu, D; Sfrent-Cornateanu, R; Ionescu, R; Stoica, V, Cross-sectional study in systemic sclerosis. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, 27 (3), pp. 31-, 2009.
• Fierbinteanu-Braticevici, C; Andronescu, D; Usvat, R; Cretoiu, D; Baicus, C; Marinoschi, G, Acoustic radiation force imaging sonoelastography for noninvasive staging of liver fibrosis. WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, 15 (44), pp. 5525-5532, 2009.
• Hristea, A; Otelea, D; Macri, A; Baicus, C; Moldovan, O; Tinischi, M; Paraschiv, S; Ruxandra, M; Arama, V; Streinu-Cercel, A, Risk factors for Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance and detection of resistance mutations to Rifampin and Isoniazid by Real-Time PCR. REVISTA ROMANA DE MEDICINA DE LABORATOR, 18 (2), pp. 19-28, 2010.
• Tanasescu, R; Ticmeanu, M; Luca, D; Dumitrescu, L; Cojocaru, I; Oprisan, A; Baicus, C, Stressful events and relapses in MS patients: a controlled study. JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, 257, pp. P235-, 2010.
• Dinu, M; Iosipenco, M; Craciun, C; Baicus, C; Draghicenoiu, RN; Gavrila, L, Utility of QuantiFeron -TB (R) Gold test in diagnosis of tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients. REVISTA ROMANA DE MEDICINA DE LABORATOR, 17 (4), pp. 31-36, 2009.
• Ionitescu, RC; Sfrent-Cornateanu, R; Mihai, C; Bojinca, M; Macovei, L; Ciofu, C; Mogosan, C; Manea, O; Sasu, M; Ancuta, I; Tanascanu, S; Baicus, C; Dragoescu, O; Abobului, M; Predetean, D; Ionescu, R; Stoica, V, RAISED INTERLEUKIN-4 AND INTERLEUKIN-17 SERUM LEVELS IN PATIENTS WITH SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, 28 (2), pp. S133-S134, 2010.
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