Internal Medicine
University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest, Romania
Head of 2nd Clinic of Internal Medicine of Colentina Clinical Hospital

Fields of interest

Fever of unknown origin, Involuntary weight loss, Shared decision making, Evidence Based Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology

Recent 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

Baicus C, Caraiola S, Rimbas M, Patrascu R, Baicus A; GSSPI. Ferritin above 100 mcg/L could rule out colon cancer, but not gastric or rectal cancer in patients with involuntary weight loss. BMC Gastroenterol. 2012 Jul 9;12:86

Baicus C, Caraiola S, Rimbas M, Patrascu R, Baicus A; GSSPI. Serum cytokines and cancer in involuntary weight loss. J Investig Med. 2012 Jun;60(5):827-9

Baicus C, Caraiola S, Rimbas M, Patrascu R, Baicus A; 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 Aug;59(6):951-5.

Baicus C, Caraiola S. Effect measure for quantitative endpoints: statistical versus clinical significance, or “how large the scale is?”. Eur J Intern Med. 2009 Sep;20(5):e124-5.

Bălănescu P, Lădaru A, Bălănescu E, Voiosu T, Băicuş C, Dan GA. Endocan, Novel Potential Biomarker for Systemic Sclerosis: Results of a Pilot Study. J Clin Lab Anal. 2015 Sep 1. doi: 10.1002/jcla.21864

Bălănescu P, Lădaru A, Bălănescu E, Băicuş C, Dan GA. Association of anti phosphatidyl ethanolamine antibodies and low complement levels in systemic sclerosis patients – results of a cross-sectional study. Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 2015 Oct;75(6):476-81

Roşca M, Călin A, Beladan CC, Enache R, Mateescu AD, Gurzun MM, Varga P, Băicuş C, Coman IM, Jurcuţ R, Ginghină C, Popescu BA. Right Ventricular Remodeling, Its Correlates, and Its Clinical Impact in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Aug 18. pii: S0894- 7317(15)00537-4.

Voiosu AM, Daha IC, Voiosu TA, Mateescu BR, Dan GA, Băicuş CR, Voiosu MR, Diculescu MM. Prevalence and impact on survival of hepatopulmonary syndrome and cirrhotic cardiomyopathy in a cohort of cirrhotic patients. Liver Int. 2015 May 12. doi: 10.1111/liv.12866.

Voiosu T, Benguş A, Dinu R, Voiosu AM, Bălănescu P, Băicuş C, Diculescu M, Voiosu R, Mateescu B. Rapid fecal calprotectin level assessment and the SIBDQ score can accurately detect active mucosal inflammation in IBD patients in clinical remission: a prospective study. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2014 Sep;23(3):273-8

Bălănescu P, Lădaru A, Bălănescu E, Băicuş C, Dan GA. Systemic sclerosis biomarkers discovered using mass-spectrometry-based proteomics: a systematic review. Biomarkers. 2014 Aug;19(5):345-55

Voiosu A, Voiosu T, Stănescu CM, Chirilă L, Băicuş C, Voiosu R. Novel predictors of intrapulmonary vascular dilatations in cirrhosis: extending the role of pulse oximetry and echocardiography. Acta Gastroenterol Belg. 2013 Jun;76(2):241-5

Voiosu T, Ratiu I, Voiosu A, Iordache T, Schipor A, Baicus C, Sporea I, Voiosu R. Time for individualized colonoscopy bowel-prep regimens? A randomized controlled trial comparing sodium picosulphate and magnesium citrate versus 4-liter split-dose polyethylene glycol. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2013 Jun;22(2):129-34.

Hristea A, Olaru ID, Baicus C, Moroti R, Arama V, Ion M. Clinical prediction rule for differentiating tuberculous from viral meningitis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012 Jun;16(6):793-8.

Baicus C. A study that shows nothing. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2012 Dec;262(8):725. doi: 10.1007/s00406-012-0310-2

Jurcut C, Caraiola S, Nitescu D, Jurcut R, Giusca S, Baicus C, Popescu BA, Ginghina C, Tanasescu C. Subclinical vascular disease in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: the additive deleterious effect of the antiphospholipid syndrome. Joint Bone Spine. 2012 Dec;79(6):628-9.

Baicus C, Baicus A. Spirulina did not ameliorate idiopathic chronic fatigue in four N-of-1 randomized controlled trials. Phytother Res. 2007 Jun;21(6):570-3. 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

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

Baicus C. Relative risks or odds ratios? CMAJ. 2003 Jun 10;168(12):1529;