© Cristian Baicus 2012 Réalisé avec Xara   Curriculum vitae Positions: Specialist in Internal Medicine - Colentina University Hospital, Chief of the 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Bucharest, Romania; Professor - University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila Bucharest; Director of the Bucharest Clinical Epidemiology Unit, member of RECIF (Reseau d`Epidemiologie Clinique International Francophone) and INCLEN (International Clinical Epidemiology Network). General Secretary of the Romanian Society of Internal Medicine.     Interests: Internal medicine; Clinical epidemiology; Evidence-based Medicine; Shared decision making. Details: Author of the first multicentric study in Romania/ first prospective study on Fever of Unknown Origin in Central and Eastern Europe -between years 1996-2000 [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 randomized clinical trial in România [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 România [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.]     Books: C. Băicuş - "Dictionary of clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine". Editura Medicală 2002, Bucharest.                    - full text    C. Băicuş - "Evidence-based Medicine. How do we understand clinical studies?". Editura Medicală 2007, Bucharest. A Baicus, C Baicus. Nonpolio Enteroviruses, Polioviruses, and Human CNS Infections. In: SK Singh, D Ruzek (Editors), Neuroviral Infections. CRC Press (Routledge, Taylor&Francis Group), 2013. C Baicus. Using and interpreting diagnostic tests. In: G Williams, S Doi (Editors), Methods of Clinical Epidemiology. Springer, 2013.   C. Baicus. Upstream therapy in atrial fibrillation. In: GA Dan, A Bayes de Luna, J Camm (Editors). Atrial fibrillation therapy. Springer, 2013.                      Relevant publications: 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. 2014 Apr 24;9(4):e95286. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095286. - full text C Baicus, S Caraiola, M Rimbas, R Patrascu, A 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 2012, 12:86. - text integral C Baicus, S Caraiola, M Rimbas, R Patrascu, A Baicus for Grupul de Studiu al Scaderii Ponderale Involuntare. Serum Cytokines and Cancer in Involuntary Weight Loss. J Investig Med 2012, 60(5):827- 829. - text integral C Baicus, S Caraiola, M Rimbas, R Patrascu, A Baicus for Grupul de Studiu al Scaderii Ponderale Involuntare. Utility of Routine Hematological and Inflammation Parameters for the Diagnosis of Cancer in Involuntary Weight Loss. J Investig Med 2011, 59(6):951-55. - full text 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 J Gastroenterol 2009;15:5525-5532.      -full text C.Baicus (commentator). General practitioners` advice to use topical rather than oral ibuprofen resulted in equivalent effects on chronic knee pain. Evid Base Med 2009; 14:12      -full text C.Baicus, S.Caraiola. Effect measure for quantitative endpoints: statistical versus clinical significance, or “how large the scale is”. Eur J Intern Med; 2009;20(5):e124-5.      - full text C. Baicus, A. Baicus. Spirulina did not ameliorate idiopathic chronic fatigue in four N-of-1 randomized controlled trials. Phytother Res 2007; 21(6):570-3.          - full text 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 2006;17 (1):28-31.      -full text C. Baicus, HD. Bolosiu, C. Tanasescu, A. Baicus. Fever of unknown origin-predictors of outcome. A prospective multicenter study on 164 patients. Eur J Intern Med 2003;14(4):249-254.                     -full text