Establishment of the bone tissue bank at mostar university clinical hospital.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BONE TISSUE BANK AT MOSTAR UNIVERSITY CLINICAL HOSPITAL. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):571-575 Authors: Ostojić M, Bulj Z, Kordić D, Šunjić D, Buntić A, Juka K, Bliznac I, Topić A, Ostojić Z, Rotim K, Bekić M Abstract Bone tissue banks are necessary for collection, production, testing, packaging, storage and delivery of bone transplants. Bone tissue bank is a link between the donor and the recipient by which the donation becomes a medium of health improvement for both the donor and the recipient. At the Department of Orthopedics, Mostar University Clinical Hospital,...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Can mean platelet volume IndIcate HelIcobacter posItIvIty and severIty of gastrIc InflammatIon? An orIgInal study and revIew of the lIterature.
In this study, we found no relationship between MPV and presence of H. pylori or severity of gastric inflammation. Although there are still conflicting publications on this issue, in our opinion and according to the results of this study, MPV is not a suitable marker for evaluation of gastric inflammation severity, being H. pylori either positive or negative. PMID: 32595240 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Risk factor distribution and long-term outcomes in young patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in macedonia.
RISK FACTOR DISTRIBUTION AND LONG-TERM OUTCOMES IN YOUNG PATIENTS UNDERGOING PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION IN MACEDONIA. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):583-589 Authors: Zafirovska B, Otljanska M, Petkoska D, Kedev S Abstract The aim was to assess coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factor distribution and long-term outcomes in young patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in Macedonia. A total of 12,361 PCI patients (from March 2011 to December 2017) were included in the study. Group 1 included 309 young patients aged ≤40 as the main study group, comparing them to 12,052 ol...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

The role of cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption in pulmonary tuberculosis development and recurrence.
In conclusion, cigarette smoking was proved to be the most significant risk factor for development of pulmonary tuberculosis and its recurrence. PMID: 32595242 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Factors contributing to chronic urticaria/angioedema and nummular eczema resolution - which findings are crucial?
FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO CHRONIC URTICARIA/ANGIOEDEMA AND NUMMULAR ECZEMA RESOLUTION - WHICH FINDINGS ARE CRUCIAL? Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):595-603 Authors: Lugović-Mihić L, Bukvić I, Bulat V, Japundžić I Abstract When working with dermatology patients, the question sometimes arises which diagnostic tests and tools should be used for workup, particularly in cases of chronic urticaria (CU) and discoid nummular eczema, where the treatment of associated systemic diseases and infections may be crucial for patient outcome. The aim was to investigate retrospectively the influence of associated dis...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Safety and effects of crataegus extract ws 1442 and nordic walking on lipid profile and endothelial function: a randomized, partially blinded pilot study in overweight volunteers.
In conclusion, WS 1442 and exercise training were safe and showed beneficial effects on endothelial function and lipid profile in overweight but otherwise healthy volunteers; exercise capacity improved only by Nordic walking. PMID: 32595244 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Evaluation of innovative digitally controlled er:yag laser in surgical treatment of oral leukoplakia - a preliminary study.
EVALUATION OF INNOVATIVE DIGITALLY CONTROLLED ER:YAG LASER IN SURGICAL TREATMENT OF ORAL LEUKOPLAKIA - A PRELIMINARY STUDY. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):615-620 Authors: Gabrić D, Brailo V, Ivek A, Krpan K, Matulić N, Vrdoljak DV, Baraba A, Vučićević Boras V Abstract The use of lasers for treatment of oral leukoplakia has gained a lot of interest in the past years, however, data on the use of Er:YAG laser are scarce. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of Er:YAG laser and 1% topical isotretinoin in the treatment of 27 oral leukoplakia patients. Er:YAG laser (LightWalker AT, Fotona...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Therapeutic plasma exchange and double filtration plasmapheresis in severe neuroimmune disorders.
THERAPEUTIC PLASMA EXCHANGE AND DOUBLE FILTRATION PLASMAPHERESIS IN SEVERE NEUROIMMUNE DISORDERS. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):621-626 Authors: Roman-Filip C, Catană MG, Bereanu A, Lăzăroae A, Gligor F, Sava M Abstract Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is an extracorporeal blood purification technique, which removes large molecular weight particles such as autoantibodies from plasma. TPE is accepted by the American Society for Apheresis as first line treatment for some severe neuroimmune disorders. Double filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP) is a newer technique in which plasma is not entirely remove...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Histopathologic findings in women undergoing hysteroscopic resection of endometrial polyps and uterine myomas.
HISTOPATHOLOGIC FINDINGS IN WOMEN UNDERGOING HYSTEROSCOPIC RESECTION OF ENDOMETRIAL POLYPS AND UTERINE MYOMAS. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):627-631 Authors: Soljačić Vraneš H, Djaković I, Vrljičak M, Đurić Orsag N, Kuna K, Kraljević Z, Leniček T, Brlečić I Abstract The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of endometrial premalignant and malignant lesions in women undergoing hysteroscopy and to identify anthropologic factors related to the presence of malignancy. Data on 3470 women with submucosal myomas or endometrial polyps suspected on ultrasound were retrospectively a...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Treatment of humeral shaft fractures: antegrade interlocking intramedullary nailing with additional interlocking neutralization screws through fracture site.
TREATMENT OF HUMERAL SHAFT FRACTURES: ANTEGRADE INTERLOCKING INTRAMEDULLARY NAILING WITH ADDITIONAL INTERLOCKING NEUTRALIZATION SCREWS THROUGH FRACTURE SITE. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):632-638 Authors: Vidović D, Benčić I, Ćuti T, Gajski D, Čengić T, Bekić M, Zovak M, Sabalić S, Blažević D Abstract The aim of this study was to compare union time between two different nail designs for the treatment of humeral shaft fracture, i.e. antegrade interlocking intramedullary nail with and without additional interlocking neutralization screws. The retrospective study included 51 patients treated w...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Effect of sun exposure duration on cyclooxygenase-2 expression in the conjunctiva.
EFFECT OF SUN EXPOSURE DURATION ON CYCLOOXYGENASE-2 EXPRESSION IN THE CONJUNCTIVA. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):639-646 Authors: Reisz Majić P, Cerovski B, Majić P, Krković I, Barać J, Bradvica Štenc I Abstract Pterygium is a multifactorial proliferative pathologic change of bulbar conjunctiva. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of the duration of exposure to solar radiation (expressed in years) on the incidence of positive cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) finding in conjunctival tissue in two groups of patients. Group 1 consisted of 68 patients with primary pterygium having un...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Female sexual function of healthy women in eastern croatia.
FEMALE SEXUAL FUNCTION OF HEALTHY WOMEN IN EASTERN CROATIA. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):647-654 Authors: Milić Vranješ I, Jakab J, Ivandić M, Šijanović S, Zibar L Abstract The aim was to evaluate sexual function of healthy women in Croatia and the possible impact of depression, anxiety, and sociodemographic factors. A total of 204 healthy women filled in a basic sociodemographic questionnaire, the Patient Health Questionnaire-9, Anxiety Disorder-7, and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). Almost half of study subjects (47.1%) reported at least some degree of sexual dysfunction defi...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Positive expression of nedd9 in head and neck cancer is related to better survival period.
POSITIVE EXPRESSION OF NEDD9 IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER IS RELATED TO BETTER SURVIVAL PERIOD. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):655-661 Authors: Ledinsky Opačić I, Gršić K, Šitić S, Penavić I, Pastorčić Grgić M, Šarčević B Abstract The aim was to determine immunohistochemical expression of NEDD9 protein in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and the possible relation of its expression with primary tumor size (T), regional lymph node status (N), stage of disease (TNM) and survival period. A total of 131 patients with primary tumor localization in the area of oropharyn...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Do orthoptic exercises have any influence on children and adolescents diagnosed with convergence insufficiency and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder?
DO ORTHOPTIC EXERCISES HAVE ANY INFLUENCE ON CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS DIAGNOSED WITH CONVERGENCE INSUFFICIENCY AND ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER? Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):662-671 Authors: Dawidowsky B, Cerovski B, Klobučar A, Dawidowsky K Abstract The aim was to determine whether improvement of near point of convergence (NPC) and binocular vision after orthoptic exercises had any impact on children and adolescents diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and convergence insufficiency (CI). In this clinical trial, 50 children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 years di...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Verification of authenticity of ginkgo biloba l. leaf extract and its products present on the croatian market by analysis of quantity and ratio of ginkgo flavone glycosides (quercetin, kaempferol and isorhamnetin) to terpene trilactones to the effect of unmasking counterfeit drugs endangering patient health.
VERIFICATION OF AUTHENTICITY OF GINKGO BILOBA L. LEAF EXTRACT AND ITS PRODUCTS PRESENT ON THE CROATIAN MARKET BY ANALYSIS OF QUANTITY AND RATIO OF GINKGO FLAVONE GLYCOSIDES (QUERCETIN, KAEMPFEROL AND ISORHAMNETIN) TO TERPENE TRILACTONES TO THE EFFECT OF UNMASKING COUNTERFEIT DRUGS ENDANGERING PATIENT HEALTH. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):672-692 Authors: Budeč M, Bošnir J, Racz A, Lasić D, Brkić D, Mosović Ćuić A, Kuharić Ž, Jurak G, Barušić L Abstract Ginkgo biloba L. is the eldest plant growing on the Earth; preparations made of its leaves and seeds represent an integral part...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

A detailed cbct study of 'coronoid foramina' and accessory foramina of the mandible: a unique anatomic variation.
This study including CF will be useful for further studies due to the lack of literature on the issue. PMID: 32595254 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Comparison of hearing threshold estimation using auditory steady state responses and brainstem auditory evoked potentials in children.
This study included 68 children with different degrees of hearing impairment evaluated by c-ABR and ASSR. It is well-known that the c-ABR threshold highly correlates with behavioral hearing level at 2 kHz. In our study, the correlation between the c-ABR and ASSR thresholds in the whole sample was 0.58, 0.73, 0.97, 0.96, 0.95, 0.97; in the group of children with c-ABR thresholds up to 40 dBHL, it was 0.42, 0.73, 0.86, 0.74, 0.81, 0.81; and in the group with c-ABR thresholds worse than 40 dBHL, it was 0.46, 0.56, 0.89, 0.83, 0.85, 0.89 at 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 1-4, 2-4 kHz, respectively. Individual differences between the c-ABR and ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Periodontal disease in different stages of chronic kidney disease.
PERIODONTAL DISEASE IN DIFFERENT STAGES OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):709-715 Authors: Kopić V, Barbić J, Petrović S, Šahinović I, Mihaljević D, Kopić A, Bošnjak A Abstract Periodontal disease is a chronic multifactorial disease the worldwide incidence of which is higher than the incidence of caries and represents one of the leading problems in dental medicine. It is manifested by the loss of the attachment apparatus of the tooth and leads to the loss of teeth. Numerous studies have shown the association of periodontal disease and various chronic systemi...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Bone markers in arthropathies.
BONE MARKERS IN ARTHROPATHIES. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):716-725 Authors: Răduț R, Crăciun AM, Silaghi CN Abstract Bone endures a lifelong course of construction and destruction, with bone marker (BM) molecules released during this cycle. The field of measuring BM levels in synovial fluid and peripheral blood is a cardinal part of bone research within modern clinical medicine and has developed extensively in the last years. The purpose of our work was to convey an up-to-date overview on synovial fluid and serum BMs in the most common arthropathies. PMID: 32595257 [PubMed - in process] (Sou...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Prooxidant activities of antioxidants and their impact on health.
PROOXIDANT ACTIVITIES OF ANTIOXIDANTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON HEALTH. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):726-736 Authors: Sotler R, Poljšak B, Dahmane R, Jukić T, Pavan Jukić D, Rotim C, Trebše P, Starc A Abstract This review article is focused on the impact of antioxidants and prooxidants on health with emphasis on the type of antioxidants that should be taken. Medical researchers suggest that diet may be the solution for the control of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular complications, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and different cancers. In this survey, we found scientific evidence th...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Art in medicine: a retrospective on the anatomical drawings of charles bell.
ART IN MEDICINE: A RETROSPECTIVE ON THE ANATOMICAL DRAWINGS OF CHARLES BELL. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):737-743 Authors: Dewar L, Demetriades AK Abstract Perhaps best known for his discovery of the eponymous syndrome 'Bell's Palsy', Charles Bell (1774-1842) made significant contributions to neuroscience, medical education and philosophy. Our aim was to examine his neuroanatomical drawings in the context of the era in which they were produced and their influence on future scholars. Emphasis is placed on analysing the artistic techniques employed and Bell's unique manner of conveying both structure ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Inadequacy of vitamin k antagonist use in patients with atrial fibrillation - overview of everyday clinical practice at the merkur university hospital in zagreb, croatia.
INADEQUACY OF VITAMIN K ANTAGONIST USE IN PATIENTS WITH ATRIAL FIBRILLATION - OVERVIEW OF EVERYDAY CLINICAL PRACTICE AT THE MERKUR UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN ZAGREB, CROATIA. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):744-750 Authors: Stipinović M, Letilović T, Počanić D, Aćamović Stipinović B, Kurtić E, Sertić Z, Jerkić H Abstract Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. It increases the risk of death and thromboembolic events. Vitamin K antagonists reduce these risks. Disadvantages of vitamin K antagonist therapy are narrow therapeutic range and interactions with drugs and food. In a sin...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Complex treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patient.
COMPLEX TREATMENT OF AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS PATIENT. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):757-766 Authors: Białkowska J, Mroczkowska D, Huflejt ME, Wojtkiewicz J, Siwek T, Barczewska M, Maksymowicz W Abstract Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive and fatal degenerative neuromuscular disease with few if any treatment options and physical rehabilitation addressing specific deficits is the most frequent form of therapy. Patients also suffer from depression and increased anxiety. Our purpose was to assess the neurorehabilitation effectiveness in a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis who ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Subconjunctival fragmentation of a previously efficient xen gel stent implantation and successful bleb formation: a case report.
This report presents a case of subconjunctival fragmentation of the XEN gel stent after a three-month follow-up of successful XEN gel implantation. A 70-year-old male patient was treated for primary open angle glaucoma. He underwent successful phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation two years before. Due to medical therapy failure in controlling glaucoma, XEN gel stent implantation was suggested to the patient. The implant was successfully placed in both eyes, and extended bleb and drainage aqueous humor from the anterior chamber to the subconjunctival space was obtained. Three months after the surgery, at a ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Herbalife ® associated severe hepatotoxicity in a previously healthy woman.
HERBALIFE® ASSOCIATED SEVERE HEPATOTOXICITY IN A PREVIOUSLY HEALTHY WOMAN. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Dec;58(4):771-776 Authors: Jurčić D, Gabrić M, Troskot Perić R, Liberati Pršo AM, Mirat J, Včev A, Alerić I, Ebling B Abstract Lately there has been an increased consumption of herbal preparations, distributed as nutritional supplements, often claimed to be 'natural' and harmless. However, as their use is not subjected to strict pre-marketing testing and regulations, their ingredients are not clearly defined and there is no quality control or proof of their effectiveness and safety. A growi...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of distal trachea: a case report.
We present a case of a 43-year-old patient with primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of distal trachea treated by emergency bronchoscopic recanalization and resection of the tracheal tumor with end-to-end anastomosis. PMID: 32595264 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Treatment of unicameral bone cysts in children: a comparative study.
In conclusion, complete healing of UBC can be achieved only using open surgery procedure. Intracystic methylprednisolone acetate instillation can be considered a good option for initial treatment of UBC. PMID: 31969750 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Factors associated with persistence of hpv genital infection in a small cohort of romanian women.
FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH PERSISTENCE OF HPV GENITAL INFECTION IN A SMALL COHORT OF ROMANIAN WOMEN. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Sep;58(3):410-416 Authors: Huică I, Iancu IV, Botezatu A, Pleşa A, Socolov D, Teleman S, Anton G Abstract The aim of the study was to assess the role of behavioral factors in persistence of human papillomavirus (HPV) genital infection. Out of a cohort of 605 women included in a study of HPV infection prevalence, 142 HPV positive women (aged 18-57) were retested after a 12-month interval. None of the patients underwent surgical treatment during that period. Selected patients were ask...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Mean platelet volume: an overlooked herald of malignant thyroid nodules.
MEAN PLATELET VOLUME: AN OVERLOOKED HERALD OF MALIGNANT THYROID NODULES. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Sep;58(3):417-420 Authors: Sit M, Aktas G, Ozer B, Kocak MZ, Erkus E, Erkol H, Yaman S, Savli H Abstract Physicians and surgeons pay much attention to evaluating thyroid nodules due to the malignant potential of these growths. Inflammation has a crucial role in the development of cancer. Increase in the mean platelet volume (MPV) has been described in various inflammatory conditions. Since some of thyroid nodules are malignant, we aimed to compare MPV values between patients with malignant and benign thyroid ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Pandemic influenza a (h1n1) 2009 presenting as a mild disease in children in a croatian clinical centre.
In conclusion, children younger than 5 years, especially boys, were vulnerable groups for pandemic influenza, presenting as a mild disease with low mortality and few complications. Most of the affected children with influenza did not have important risk factors such as asthma and obesity, highlighted by other authors as significant risk factors. PMID: 31969753 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Aging, heart rate variability and metabolic impact of obesity.
In conclusion, an age dependent decrease of HRV occurs in MUO between the third and fifth decade of life. In MHO, HF significantly decreases around the age of 40 years. Cardiometabolic profile influences metabolic aging, altering the autonomic nervous system. PMID: 31969754 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Lifestyle risk factors and bone mass in recurrent stone-forming patients: a cross-sectional study in 144 subjects.
LIFESTYLE RISK FACTORS AND BONE MASS IN RECURRENT STONE-FORMING PATIENTS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY IN 144 SUBJECTS. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Sep;58(3):439-445 Authors: Marić I, Kizivat T, Smolić M, Smolić R, Opačak-Bernardi T, Šolić K, Roguljić H, Milas Ahić J, Tucak A, Mihaljević I Abstract Patients with urolithiasis, particularly hypercalciuria, may have reduced bone mineral density (BMD). There are numerous risk factors contributing to reduction of BMD such as advanced age, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, low calcium intake, etc. The aim of our study was to investigate the association of li...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Survival until discharge of very-low-birth-weight infants in two croatian perinatal care regions: a retrospective cohort study of time and cause of death.
SURVIVAL UNTIL DISCHARGE OF VERY-LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT INFANTS IN TWO CROATIAN PERINATAL CARE REGIONS: A RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY OF TIME AND CAUSE OF DEATH. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Sep;58(3):446-454 Authors: Kardum D, Filipović-Grčić B, Müller A, Dessardo S Abstract We investigated mortality, causes, timing and risk factors for death until hospital discharge in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants born in two Croatian perinatal care regions. This retrospective study included 252 live born VLBW infants. The mortality rate until hospital discharge was 30.5% (77/252). VLBW infants who died had by 4 we...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Prognostic role of cd44 expression and neovascularization determined by endoglin (cd105) in glioblastoma patients.
PROGNOSTIC ROLE OF CD44 EXPRESSION AND NEOVASCULARIZATION DETERMINED BY ENDOGLIN (CD105) IN GLIOBLASTOMA PATIENTS. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Sep;58(3):455-462 Authors: Mihić J, Rotim K, Vučić M, Hude Dragičević I, Borić M, Lugović-Mihić L Abstract Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumor in humans. Clinically useful molecular markers that help predict response to therapy and prognosis are still rare. The research was conducted in 55 patients with GBM, 26 (47.3%) women and 29 (52.7%) men, mean age 62.58 years. On immunohistochemical analysis,...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Twenty-year experience with large loop excision of the transformation zone at sestre milosrdnice university hospital centre.
TWENTY-YEAR EXPERIENCE WITH LARGE LOOP EXCISION OF THE TRANSFORMATION ZONE AT SESTRE MILOSRDNICE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTRE. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Sep;58(3):463-466 Authors: Butorac D, Škrtić B, Čukelj M, Kuna K, Djaković I Abstract The 20-year experience with large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) at Gynecologic Oncology Unit, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Centre from Zagreb is presented. This retrospective observational study included 1407 women with cervical dysplasia treated by LLETZ technique during the 1995-2016 period. L...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Intraocular pressure changes after uneventful phacoemulsification in early postoperative period in healthy eyes.
INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE CHANGES AFTER UNEVENTFUL PHACOEMULSIFICATION IN EARLY POSTOPERATIVE PERIOD IN HEALTHY EYES. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Sep;58(3):467-472 Authors: Todorović M, Šarenac Vulović T, Petrović N, Todorović D, Srećković S Abstract The aim was to determine early changes in intraocular pressure (IOP) following uneventful phacoemulsification and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in healthy eyes. This prospective interventional case series study was conducted at Ophthalmology Department, Kragujevac Clinical Centre, Kragujevac, Serbia. The study included 123 eyes of 123 cataract pati...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Long-term variability of strabismus angle in neurologically impaired premature infants: a 12-year follow up.
LONG-TERM VARIABILITY OF STRABISMUS ANGLE IN NEUROLOGICALLY IMPAIRED PREMATURE INFANTS: A 12-YEAR FOLLOW UP. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Sep;58(3):473-480 Authors: Sardelić E, Utrobičić DK Abstract The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the strabismus angle variability and rationality of surgical treatment of strabismus in prematurely born children with neurological impairment during 12-year follow up. Eleven premature infants born in 2003 were included in the study and treated with equal conservative approach from 2005 until 2016. Initial esotropia was found in seven and exotropia in four o...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Breastfeeding Duration as a Predictor of Childhood Lifestyle Habits, Overweight and Obesity in Second- and Third-Grade Schoolchildren in Croatia.
In conclusion, breastfeeding for longer than 6 months is a protective factor for overweight and obesity in 6-to 11-year-old children in Croatia, but not for healthy lifestyle development. PMID: 31969761 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Lumbar spine synovial cyst: a case series report and review of surgical strategies.
LUMBAR SPINE SYNOVIAL CYST: A CASE SERIES REPORT AND REVIEW OF SURGICAL STRATEGIES. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Sep;58(3):491-496 Authors: Splavski B, Rotim A, Brumini I, Koprek I, Gajski D, Božić B, Rotim K Abstract Lumbar spine synovial cysts are benign growths adjoining the facet joints that may induce low back pain, lumbar radiculopathy and neurological deficit. However, they are not well defined concerning their origin, cause and pathology, as well as available treatment strategies. The scope of different surgical procedures includes image-guided epidural steroid injection, direct cyst puncture by per...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Informed consent in croatian clinical laboratory practice - current issues and future perspectives.
INFORMED CONSENT IN CROATIAN CLINICAL LABORATORY PRACTICE - CURRENT ISSUES AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Sep;58(3):497-507 Authors: Sorta-Bilajac Turina I, Šupak Smolčić V Abstract This paper deliberates on the place and role of informed consent in everyday clinical laboratory practice. Taking into account international ethical guidelines such as the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association, and Croatian national laws and codes such as the Act on the Protection of Patients' Rights, the Act on Medic...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Infertility and sexual dysfunctions: a systematic literature review.
This study aimed to investigate whether infertility and its treatment affect couple sexuality. A systematic literature review was performed, focusing on female and male sexual dysfunctions due to infertility. The method was descriptive, using a meta-synthesis of scientific research published between 2012 and 2017 in the English language. The search for suitable studies was carried out with the research databases Medline, CINAHL, PubMed and ScienceDirect using the following keywords: infertility, sexual dysfunctions, couple. It can be concluded that infertility negatively affects the sexuality of an infertile couple, which ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Determination of the effects of daily life activities and self-care capacity on depression of the elderly in northern turkey.
This study aimed to determine the effects of daily living activities and self-care capacity on depression of the elderly in northern Turkey. The study was conducted with participation of 451 voluntary elderly individuals. Data were collected via a questionnaire, Geriatric Depression Scale, Exercise of Self-care Agency Scale, Daily Activities Index, and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Index. The mean Exercise of Self-care Agency Scale score and Geriatric Depression Scale score was 91.44±16.32 and 11.87±5.01, respectively. Negative and highly statistically significant correlations (p=0.000) were found b...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Vertebroplasty in the treatment of vertebral fractures caused by plasmacytoma.
In conclusion, improvement in clinical results of the treatment of myeloma-induced vertebral fractures with vertebroplasty proved to be significant. PMID: 31969766 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Leukocytapheresis in the management of severe steroid-dependent ulcerative colitis.
We report the first case in Croatia where we used LCAP in the treatment of a patient with severe steroid-dependent UC. After 12 LCAP procedures, good clinical response was obtained and there were no significant adverse side effects noticed. The patient remained in clinical remission over two years in which he underwent regular follow ups at outpatient clinic. Over a 10-year follow-up period after LCAP, the patient had only occasional clinical symptoms of disease activity. The clinical course was complicated with the development of metastatic colorectal carcinoma, which points to the importance of regular disease monitoring...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Aggressive progression of Takayasu's arteritis in infancy: a case report.
We describe a case of aggressive progression of TA in an infant. This child was the youngest to be affected with the disease as reported in the literature. A 3.5-month-old boy presented with cyanosis of both legs, tachycardia and antithrombin III deficiency. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) revealed thrombosis of distal aorta and both iliac arteries. Thrombectomy was performed at the level of both common femoral arteries. In addition, thigh amputation of the left leg had to be performed. TA was diagnosed postmortem with thrombosis of the distal aorta, its branches and upper mesenteric artery which was not occluded on ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Nocardial brain abscess mimicking lung cancer metastasis in immunocompetent patient with pulmonary nocardiasis: a case report.
We present a case where nocardial abscesses of lung and brain were initially suspected as lung cancer with brain metastases. The patient was treated with a combination of surgical resection and antimicrobial therapy with good outcome. PMID: 31969769 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

West nile virus infection with neurological disorders: a case report and a brief review of the situation in bulgaria.
WEST NILE VIRUS INFECTION WITH NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS: A CASE REPORT AND A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE SITUATION IN BULGARIA. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Sep;58(3):546-549 Authors: Baymakova M, Christova I, Panayotova E, Trifonova I, Chobanov A, Daskalov I, Popov GT, Plochev K Abstract A case of a 66-year-old man with West Nile neuroinvassive disease manifested with fever, weakness, fatigue, consciousness disorders and underlying diabetes mellitus type 2 and cardiovascular diseases is presented. Laboratory data showed elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and fibrinogen. Serological tests revealed West Nile virus ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Recurrent atypical optic neuritis as the leading sign of fabry disease.
We present a young female patient (36 years) admitted to Department of Ophthalmology due to visual loss on the left eye. Magnetic resonance imaging showed demyelinating lesions in frontal and parietal lobe, periventricularly, in mesencephalon and right cerebellar hemisphere, and left optic neuritis; magnetic resonance angiography was normal. The patient's history revealed renal dysfunction, hypothyroidism, and miscarriage in the 6th month of pregnancy due to eclampsia, and Fabry disease in family (mother and two sisters). She was transferred to the Department of Neurology for further evaluation of the demyelinating disorde...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

GINGIVAL ULCERATIONS IN A PATIENT WITH ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA: A case report and literature review.
Authors: Vučićević Boras V, Vidović Juras D, Aurer I, Bašić-Kinda S, Mikulić M Abstract A 40-year-old female patient was admitted to the Department of Oral Medicine due to oral ulcerations. Oral ulcerations were present on vestibular mucosa above teeth 21, 22, 25 and 26 and were 1 cm in diameter, and also around teeth 45 and 46. The patient had prolonged neutropenia due to therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome that progressed to therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia. Initially, the patient was successfully treated with polychemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Unfortunately, many toxic complicatio...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Retrouterine perforated gangrenous appendicitis.
We present an atypical case of retrouterine gangrenous perforated appendicitis with Douglas abscess in a 33-year-old woman, with clinical picture developing over two weeks. Laparotomy and appendectomy with abdominal drainage and antibiosis were performed and resulted in complete recovery. PMID: 31969773 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research