Predictors of eating disorder risk in anorexia nervosa adolescents.
PREDICTORS OF EATING DISORDER RISK IN ANOREXIA NERVOSA ADOLESCENTS. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):399-410 Authors: Batista M, Žigić Antić L, Žaja O, Jakovina T, Begovac I Abstract - The purpose of the present study was to examine the association among the risk of eating disorder (ED), psychological adjustment, empathy, attachment style and thin-ideal internalization among adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN), as compared to a healthy control (HC) group. The Questionnaire of General Data, the Eating Disorders Inventory-3 (EDI-3), the Questionnaire of Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance-3 ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

The relationship between serum level of malondialdehyde and progression of colorectal cancer.
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SERUM LEVEL OF MALONDIALDEHYDE AND PROGRESSION OF COLORECTAL CANCER. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):411-416 Authors: Rašić I, Rašić A, Akšamija G, Radović S Abstract - The purpose of the study was to assess the level of serum malondialdehyde (MDA) concentration and its association with the stage and histopathologic sizes of colorectal cancer (CRC). One hundred and two patients having undergone surgical treatment of CRC between January 2014 and December 2015 were included in this cross-sectional study. The patients were divided into four groups (stage I-...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Influence of the serotonergic system polymorphism on the expression of dental anxiety.
INFLUENCE OF THE SEROTONERGIC SYSTEM POLYMORPHISM ON THE EXPRESSION OF DENTAL ANXIETY. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):417-424 Authors: Franćeski T, Karlović D, Peitl V, Ljubičić R, Silić A, Verzak Ž Abstract - The aim of the study was to test the correlation between 5-HTTLPR polymorphism and dental anxiety. Research hypothesis was that positive relation between the expression of dental anxiety and the S allele exists in the population of healthy Caucasians. We conducted a prospective study on 159 subjects, volunteers made up of medical and non-medical staff of the Sestre milosrdnice University H...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Prognostic impact of low estrogen and progesterone positivity in luminal b (her2 negative) breast cancer.
PROGNOSTIC IMPACT OF LOW ESTROGEN AND PROGESTERONE POSITIVITY IN LUMINAL B (HER2 NEGATIVE) BREAST CANCER. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):425-433 Authors: Rajc J, Fröhlich I, Mrčela M, Tomaš I, Flam J Abstract - Luminal B (HER2 negative) subtype is the most diversiform type of breast cancers, with a high Ki-67 proliferation index (>20%) or/and low progesterone (PR;
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Regeneration of chronic wounds with allogeneic platelet gel versus hydrogel treatment: a prospective study.
REGENERATION OF CHRONIC WOUNDS WITH ALLOGENEIC PLATELET GEL VERSUS HYDROGEL TREATMENT: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):434-442 Authors: Semenič D, Cirman T, Rožman P, Smrke DM Abstract - The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the new method of platelet-rich plasma activation in the form of platelet gel, used in the treatment of non-healing chronic lower leg ulcers. The study was prospectively randomized, double blind and placebo controlled. We treated 60 patients (42 males and 18 females, mean age 69.43 years, SD 14.74) with chronic lower leg ulcers of di...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

The relationship between crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever and climate: does climate affect the number of patients?
In conclusion, climate appeared to affect the number of CCHF patients. We believe that the number of patients presenting to the hospital with CCHF could be predicted by taking into account climatic properties of the places where CCHF has been recorded, along with undertaking necessary measures. PMID: 31168176 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

The association of low triiodothyronine syndrome, protein-energy wasting and chronic inflammation with mortality in prevalent dialysis patients.
THE ASSOCIATION OF LOW TRIIODOTHYRONINE SYNDROME, PROTEIN-ENERGY WASTING AND CHRONIC INFLAMMATION WITH MORTALITY IN PREVALENT DIALYSIS PATIENTS. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):449-457 Authors: Črne Fureš N, Lucijanić M, Žabić I, Altabas K, Pavlović D Abstract - This prospective study in prevalent dialysis patients investigated prognostic properties of low triiodothyronine syndrome, protein-energy wasting and chronic inflammation. Ninety-four prevalent dialysis patients were followed-up for a median of 39 months. Demographic, anthropometric and biochemical parameters were collected at basel...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Pro-oxidants and antioxidants in retinopathy of prematurity.
PRO-OXIDANTS AND ANTIOXIDANTS IN RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):458-463 Authors: Banjac L, Banjac G, Kotur-Stevuljević J, Spasojević-Kalimanovska V, Gojković T, Bogavac-Stanojević N, Jelić-Ivanović Z, Banjac G Abstract - Premature infants are susceptible to oxidative stress that causes neonatal disease such as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Oxidative stress is an imbalance between the production of pro-oxidants and the ability of the body to detoxify their harmful effects by antioxidants. The proliferative phase 2 ROP occurs at around 33rd postmenstrual week (pmw)....
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of a single-pill combination of atorvastatin/amlodipine in patients with arterial hypertension and dyslipidemia.
In conclusion, treatment with the single-pill combination of atorvastatin/amlodipine was effective and well tolerated by the patients with arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia and moderate to high cardiovascular risk. PMID: 31168179 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Does the anesthesia technique affect arterial pressure and regional cerebral oxygen saturation during shoulder arthroscopy in the beach chair position?
This study aimed to investigate the impact of posture and anesthesia techniques on blood pressure changes, heart rate and regional cerebral oxygen saturation during shoulder arthroscopy in the beach chair position (BCP). Sixty patients were included in this prospective cohort study: 30 patients mechanically ventilated and subjected to general anesthesia (GA) and 30 patients subjected to interscalene block (ISB) without mechanical ventilation. Noninvasive blood pressure, heart rate (HR), peripheral blood oxygen saturation and regional oxygen saturation of the brain were measured in twelve predefined points during perioperat...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Association of circadian rhythm with myocardial infarction.
ASSOCIATION OF CIRCADIAN RHYTHM WITH MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):480-486 Authors: Škrlec I, Milić J, Heffer M, Steiner R, Peterlin B, Wagner J Abstract - Cardiovascular diseases are the world's leading cause of death. Human physiologic activities and state during illness are under the control of circadian rhythm. The aim of the study was to determine the potential association of chronotype and daytime sleepiness with susceptibility to myocardial infarction. We conducted a case-control study on 200 patients hospitalized due to myocardial infarction and 200 healthy cont...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Management of brachial plexus missile injuries.
MANAGEMENT OF BRACHIAL PLEXUS MISSILE INJURIES. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):487-496 Authors: Rasulić L, Simić V, Savić A, Lepić M, Kovačević V, Puzović V, Vitošević F, Novaković N, Samardžić M, Rotim K Abstract - Missile injuries are among the most devastating injuries in general traumatology. Traumatic brachial plexus injuries are the most difficult injuries in peripheral nerve surgery, and most complicated to be surgically treated. Nevertheless, missile wounding is the second most common mechanism of brachial plexus injury. The aim was to evaluate functional recovery after surgi...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Breast cancer in young women: pathologic and immunohistochemical features.
BREAST CANCER IN YOUNG WOMEN: PATHOLOGIC AND IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL FEATURES. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):497-502 Authors: Erić I, Petek Erić A, Kristek J, Koprivčić I, Babić M Abstract - A young woman with breast cancer is considered to be a woman younger than 40. According to the literature, breast cancer in the population of young women usually is of a higher histologic grade, unfavorable hormonal status, and overall higher mortality rate when compared with breast cancer occurring in older population. We compared pathologic and immunohistochemical features of breast carcinoma in women under 40...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

LAPAROSCOPIC APPENDECTOMY DOES NOT INCREASE THE RATE OF NEGATIVE APPENDECTOMY along with a lower rate of perforated appendicitis - RESULTS IN 1899 PATIENTS at Zagreb UHC.
Authors: Augustin G, Čižmešija Z, Žedelj J, Petrović I, Ivković V, Antabak A, Mijatović D, Škegro M Abstract - Laparoscopic appendectomy is the method of choice of many professional societies owing to its many advantages. The question arises whether surgeons urge more easily to laparoscopic exploration due to its less invasiveness, faster recovery and adequate exploration of the entire abdominal cavity than to observation in unequivocal cases. This retrospective analysis (2009-2016) included 1899 patients undergoing laparoscopic (lap) or gridiron intra-abdominal approach treated at Zagreb Univer...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Socioeconomic influence of tobacco use and dental caries experience in different male croatian populations.
SOCIOECONOMIC INFLUENCE OF TOBACCO USE AND DENTAL CARIES EXPERIENCE IN DIFFERENT MALE CROATIAN POPULATIONS. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):510-517 Authors: Badel T, Savić Pavičin I, Bašić K, Kes VB Abstract - The purpose was to evaluate dental caries experience in different male subpopulations of Croatian Army recruits and dental students, and subsequently, smoking habits related to the level of education and place of residence. Croatian army recruits (n=248; mean age 20.2) and male dental students (n=56; mean age 21.5) were evaluated according to DMFT and FST indices, divided according to a...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Thyroglobulin as a tumor marker in differentiated thyroid cancer - clinical considerations.
THYROGLOBULIN AS A TUMOR MARKER IN DIFFERENTIATED THYROID CANCER - CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):518-527 Authors: Prpić M, Franceschi M, Romić M, Jukić T, Kusić Z Abstract - Initial treatment of the majority of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) includes total thyroidectomy. Postoperative ablation therapy with radioactive iodine (I-131) is indicated in all high-risk patients, however, there is disagreement regarding its use in low- and intermediate-risk patients. Over the last few decades, thyroglobulin (Tg) has been established as the primary biochemical t...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Nonobstructive coronary artery disease - clinical relevance, diagnosis, management and proposal of new pathophysiological classification.
NONOBSTRUCTIVE CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE - CLINICAL RELEVANCE, DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT AND PROPOSAL OF NEW PATHOPHYSIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):528-541 Authors: Makarović Z, Makarović S, Bilić-Ćurčić I, Mihaljević I, Mlinarević D Abstract - New data gathered from large clinical trials indicate that nonobstructive coronary artery disease (non-CAD) is a clinical entity that should not be ignored. It is estimated that 50% of female population undergoing coronarography are diagnosed with non-CAD. There is also an increase in the prevalence of non-CAD in both genders, which...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Bendamustine: an old drug in the new era for patients with non-hodgkin lymphomas and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
In conclusion, bendamustine as a single agent or in combinations has shown activity with acceptable toxic profile in the treatment of patients with indolent NHLs or CLL without del(17p) mutation. PMID: 31168188 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Infradiaphragmal radiotherapy in patients with lymphoma: volume definition and side effects.
INFRADIAPHRAGMAL RADIOTHERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH LYMPHOMA: VOLUME DEFINITION AND SIDE EFFECTS. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):554-560 Authors: Galunić-Bilić L, Šantek F Abstract - Lymphomas are very radiosensitive and radiotherapy (RT) was the first treatment modality that enabled cure. It is the most effective single modality for local control of lymphomas. However, as a local form of treatment, curative intention is only possible if all lymphoma tissue can be incorporated in the volume to be irradiated with the prescribed total irradiation dose. That is why RT is a single modality only in ear...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Peripheral nerve injury in sports.
PERIPHERAL NERVE INJURY IN SPORTS. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):561-569 Authors: Radić B, Radić P, Duraković D Abstract - Peripheral nerve injuries in sports are rare. Peripheral nerve injuries in sports are caused by pressure, stretching, or bone fracture. Peripheral nerve injuries are more frequent on upper limbs, and the type of injury is determined by the type of sport. According to Seddon, we distinguish 3 levels of injury: 1) neurapraxia; 2) axonotmesis; and 3) neurotmesis. Diagnosis must be reached as early as possible to enable timely initiation of appropriate treatment. The diagnostics o...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Primary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma in the cerebellum: case report with reference to drastic change in the who classification.
PRIMARY EPITHELIOID HEMANGIOENDOTHELIOMA IN THE CEREBELLUM: CASE REPORT WITH REFERENCE TO DRASTIC CHANGE IN THE WHO CLASSIFICATION. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):570-576 Authors: Omerhodžić I, Bilalović N, Rovčanin B, Imširović B, Suljić E, Rotim A, Arnautović K Abstract - Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular brain tumor. It develops from endothelial cells, usually in the liver, lung, bone and soft tissue. Primary localization of this tumor in the intracranial space is very uncommon; only 47 cases have been described in the literature. This tumor was initially classified ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Uncommon side effects of sunitinib therapy in a patient with metastatic renal cell cancer: case report.
We report a case of a 63-year-old female admitted to the hospital due to abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and elevated blood pressure. One month earlier, sunitinib therapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma was initiated. During the first cycle of therapy, after three weeks of sunitinib 50 mg daily, symptoms started and she stopped taking the drug. At admission, laboratory tests revealed elevated serum and urine amylase, C-reactive protein, urea and creatinine, and lowered platelet and leukocyte counts and hemoglobin value. Urine test showed proteinuria, erythrocyturia, leukocyturia and granulated cylinder. The patient wa...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Multifocal motor neuropathy: case reports.
We present our three cases of MMN with positive response to IVIG. PMID: 31168193 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Acute respiratory distress syndrome in a four-year-old boy with diabetic ketoacidosis - case report.
We present a 4-year-old boy with DKA as the first manifestation of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus who developed ARDS, required tracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation, and survived without significant sequels. To improve survival of patients with ARDS as a complication of DKA, physicians should be aware of this rare pulmonary complication and its appropriate management. PMID: 31168194 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Monkey bites and injuries in the zagreb antirabies clinic in 2014.
MONKEY BITES AND INJURIES IN THE ZAGREB ANTIRABIES CLINIC IN 2014. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Sep;57(3):593-601 Authors: Vodopija R, Vojvodić D, Sokol K, Racz A, Gregurić Beljak Ž, Baranj N, Mahović J, Ulaga B Abstract - Travelling around the world and visiting distant places and countries (especially national parks, parks of nature, natural resorts, etc.) sometimes may result in animal bites and injuries from the species which are not usually represented as the source of human rabies cases, such as monkeys. In the last ten to fifteen years, monkey bites and injuries present an unpleasant experience and...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Headaches in adolescents - frequency, risk factors and other health complaints: a cross-sectional study in croatia.
This study pointed to connection of headaches with cigarette smoking and importance to underpin the smoking prevention programs. PMID: 31168196 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Comparison of two different methods for tigecycline susceptibility testing in acinetobacter baumannii.
COMPARISON OF TWO DIFFERENT METHODS FOR TIGECYCLINE SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING IN ACINETOBACTER BAUMANNII. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):618-623 Authors: Bedenić B, Cavrić G, Vranić-Ladavac M, Barišić N, Karčić N, Tot T, Presečki-Stanko A, Lukić-Grlić A, Frančula-Zaninović S, Sreter KB Abstract - Tigecycline susceptibility testing (TST) presents a tremendous challenge for clinical microbiologists. Previous studies have shown that the Epsilometer test (E-test) and Vitek 2 automated system significantly overestimate the minimum inhibitory concentrations for tigecycline resistance compared...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

The role of complete blood count parameters in patients with colorectal cancer.
THE ROLE OF COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT PARAMETERS IN PATIENTS WITH COLORECTAL CANCER. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):624-629 Authors: Solak Mekić M, Pedišić I, Šobat H, Vučićević Boras V, Kirac I, Štefančić L, Šekerija M, Vrdoljak B, Vrdoljak DV Abstract - Chronic inflammation has been linked with many cancers. It seems that easily available and usual blood inflammatory markers might serve as a prognostic factor for overall survival and disease-free survival in patients with various cancers. Preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Inflammatory response following peripheral endovascular treatment correlates with the extent of periprocedural arterial injury.
INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE FOLLOWING PERIPHERAL ENDOVASCULAR TREATMENT CORRELATES WITH THE EXTENT OF PERIPROCEDURAL ARTERIAL INJURY. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):630-637 Authors: Turk T, Rubin O, Šarić G, Mišević T, Kopačin V, Kovač D, Ivković V, Farkaš V, Šerić V Abstract - The aim was to examine whether the postprocedural change in C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen levels was associated with the extent of periprocedural arterial injury caused by endovascular treatment (EVT). The study recruited 71 patients undergoing EVT. Eighty-four patients that underwent angio...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Impact of blood pressure components on left ventricular hypertrophy remodeling.
IMPACT OF BLOOD PRESSURE COMPONENTS ON LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY REMODELING. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):638-645 Authors: Kunišek J, Kunišek L Abstract - According to present findings, the impact of particular arterial pressure components on the occurrence of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) differs. We sought to determine which individual component of arterial pressure has the greatest impact on the LVH geometric pattern/degree. The study included 192 patients (87 men), aged 43-80 (median 68) years with hypertension and LVH. Patients were classified into three groups according t...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Ret expression and its correlation with clinicopathologic data in papillary thyroid carcinoma.
RET EXPRESSION AND ITS CORRELATION WITH CLINICOPATHOLOGIC DATA IN PAPILLARY THYROID CARCINOMA. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):646-652 Authors: Punda A, Bedeković V, Barić A, Kontić M, Čolović Z, Vanjaka Rogošić L, Punda H, Kunac N, Grandić L, Pešutić Pisac V Abstract - The purpose of this study was to analyze the possible prognostic value of RET mutation in papillary thyroid carcinoma and its incidence in the past few decades in our population, due to the increasing incidence of papillary thyroid carcinoma. The present study included 180 patients operated for papillary thyroid ca...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Postoperative thinning of lamellar donor graft after conventional descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty.
POSTOPERATIVE THINNING OF LAMELLAR DONOR GRAFT AFTER CONVENTIONAL DESCEMET'S STRIPPING AUTOMATED ENDOTHELIAL KERATOPLASTY. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):653-657 Authors: Meter A, Kuzman T, Kalauz M, Škegro I, Masnec S, Pavan J Abstract - The purpose of this study was to evaluate postoperative deturgescence of lamellar donor graft after conventional Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). It was a prospective study that included 55 eyes of patients (mean age 70.9±9.4 years; female 61.8%, male 38.2%). Preoperative thickness of lamella was compared with postoperati...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Breastfeeding intention and knowledge in secondary-school students.
BREASTFEEDING INTENTION AND KNOWLEDGE IN SECONDARY-SCHOOL STUDENTS. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):658-668 Authors: Čatipović M, Pirija B, Marković M, Grgurić J Abstract - Breast milk makes the world healthier and better. Deaths and suffering of thousands of children and mothers each year could be prevented through universal breastfeeding, along with enormous economic savings. The aim of this study was to examine the knowledge of breastfeeding and intention to breastfeed in third-year secondary school students from various high schools and to make a conclusion on the unique and structured educatio...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Discharge after elective uncomplicated laparoscopic cholecystectomy: can the postoperative stay be reduced?
DISCHARGE AFTER ELECTIVE UNCOMPLICATED LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY: CAN THE POSTOPERATIVE STAY BE REDUCED? Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):669-672 Authors: Glavčić G, Kopljar M, Zovak M, Mužina-Mišić D Abstract - The aim of the study was to reevaluate the safety and feasibility of discharge 24 h after elective uncomplicated laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Since the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in our hospital, the minimum postoperative stay was considered to be two days based on surgeons' experience. The study included 337 operations performed by 21 surgeons during 2016 in the...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Type ii hypopharyngeal defect reconstruction - a single institution experience.
TYPE II HYPOPHARYNGEAL DEFECT RECONSTRUCTION - A SINGLE INSTITUTION EXPERIENCE. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):673-680 Authors: Pegan A, Rašić I, Košec A, Solter D, Vagić D, Bedeković V, Ivkić M Abstract - There are several options for hypopharyngeal reconstruction depending on defect size. Reconstructive options include primary closure, local flaps, regional axial flaps or regional intestinal flaps, and free flap transfer with skin or intestinal free flaps. The preferred method of reconstruction should minimize early postoperative complications that prolong hospital stay and/or beco...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

In search for real-time noninvasive assessment of muscle fatigue during exertion: can dispersion of high-resolution muscle electric activity data provide new insights?
IN SEARCH FOR REAL-TIME NONINVASIVE ASSESSMENT OF MUSCLE FATIGUE DURING EXERTION: CAN DISPERSION OF HIGH-RESOLUTION MUSCLE ELECTRIC ACTIVITY DATA PROVIDE NEW INSIGHTS? Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):681-693 Authors: Dinjar K, Marić S, Kurbel S Abstract - Paralumbar muscle performance and fatigue were evaluated by measuring electromagnetic activity during entire body vibration (EBV) in 44 healthy subjects. Physical fitness of subjects was estimated on a 5-degree scale. Electric activity was recorded in 200 seconds with 1 kHz sampling on the Biopac Student Lab during EBV. Data were used to produce time...
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Radiological imaging in renal transplantation.
RADIOLOGICAL IMAGING IN RENAL TRANSPLANTATION. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):694-712 Authors: Sjekavica I, Novosel L, Rupčić M, Smiljanić R, Muršić M, Duspara V, Lušić M, Perkov D, Hrabak-Paar M, Zidanić M, Skender M Abstract - Radiological diagnostic methods have a significant role in the preoperative and postoperative care of patients after kidney transplantation. Improvement and innovations in technology, but also the growing experience of the radiologists who deal with kidney transplant patients as part of the transplant team lead to earlier detection of complications in the p...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Irritant and allergic contact dermatitis - skin lesion characteristics.
IRRITANT AND ALLERGIC CONTACT DERMATITIS - SKIN LESION CHARACTERISTICS. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):713-720 Authors: Novak-Bilić G, Vučić M, Japundžić I, Meštrović-Štefekov J, Stanić-Duktaj S, Lugović-Mihić L Abstract - Contact skin lesions may be the consequences of contact with various irritants or allergens, or due to other factors (e.g., UV radiation, microbials), intrinsic factors (e.g., in autoimmune responses), or even their combination. There are many substances related to irritant contact dermatitis (CD), causing irritant or toxic effects, e.g., chemical and physical...
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Notalgia paresthetica.
NOTALGIA PARESTHETICA. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):721-725 Authors: Šitum M, Kolić M, Franceschi N, Pećina M Abstract - Notalgia paresthetica is a common, although under-recognized condition characterized by localized chronic pruritus in the upper back, most often affecting middle-aged women. Apart from pruritus, patients may present with a burning or cold sensation, tingling, surface numbness, tenderness and foreign body sensation. Additionally, patients often present with hyperpigmented skin at the site of symptoms. The etiology of this condition is still poorly understood, although a nu...
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The prevalence of onychomycosis in the zagreb area - the role of sabouraud agar without cycloheximide in diagnosis and therapy.
THE PREVALENCE OF ONYCHOMYCOSIS IN THE ZAGREB AREA - THE ROLE OF SABOURAUD AGAR WITHOUT CYCLOHEXIMIDE IN DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):726-735 Authors: Mendek S, Lugović-Mihić L, Ferček I, Japundžić I, Šitum M, Abram M Abstract - Mycological analysis is considered the gold standard in the diagnosis of very common fungal diseases of nails. The purpose of the article is to present the prevalence of onychomycosis obtained by using direct microscopic examination (DME) and cultivation on Sabouraud media without cycloheximide. The quantitative retrospective research was c...
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European regulation of medical profession in the republic of croatia.
EUROPEAN REGULATION OF MEDICAL PROFESSION IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):736-743 Authors: Pederin M Abstract - Medical profession is regulated in all European Member States. By stipulating the conditions for performance of the profession, the said activity can only be practiced by members of the profession. The European Member States have coordinated the conditions of education and specialist training, thus simplifying all administrative procedures for the recognition of professional qualifications. During the pre-accession negotiations, the Republic of Croatia made the nec...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Effect of growth hormone therapy in children with prader-willi syndrome - our first experiences.
EFFECT OF GROWTH HORMONE THERAPY IN CHILDREN WITH PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME - OUR FIRST EXPERIENCES. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):744-755 Authors: Stipančić G, Požgaj Šepec M, La Grasta Sabolić L Abstract - Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is the most common cause of morbid obesity in childhood. It is the consequence of the lack of expression of genes on the paternally inherited 15q11.2-q13 region. Hyperphagia, obesity, short stature, psychomotor retardation and deterioration of behavior predominate in clinical presentation. Recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) therapy, along with restriction o...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

The role of e2/p ratio in the etiology of fibrocystic breast disease, mastalgia and mastodynia.
THE ROLE OF E2/P RATIO IN THE ETIOLOGY OF FIBROCYSTIC BREAST DISEASE, MASTALGIA AND MASTODYNIA. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):756-761 Authors: Brkić M, Vujović S, Ivović M, Tančić Gajić M, Marina L, Franić Ivanišević M, Franić D Abstract - The aim of the study was to assess the role of the estradiol and progesterone relationship during the late luteal phase and the occurrence of fibrocystic breast disease (FBD). The concentration of estradiol/progesterone was measured in the group of women with FBD as study group (n=50) and control group of women without FBD (n=40). All women had regu...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Cervical ripening balloon as a method of preinduction - one center study.
CERVICAL RIPENING BALLOON AS A METHOD OF PREINDUCTION - ONE CENTER STUDY. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):762-767 Authors: Košec V, Djaković I, Sabolović Rudman S Abstract - Cervical ripening can be promoted in many ways, but mechanical methods are among the oldest. Like all other methods, this one also has its pros and cons. Disadvantages compared to pharmacological methods include some maternal discomfort upon manipulation of the cervix, a theoretical increase in the risk of maternal and neonatal infection from the introduction of a foreign body, potential disruption of a low-lying placenta,...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Ischemic pituitary apoplexy, hypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus: a triad unique to necrotizing hypophysitis.
ISCHEMIC PITUITARY APOPLEXY, HYPOPITUITARISM AND DIABETES INSIPIDUS: A TRIAD UNIQUE TO NECROTIZING HYPOPHYSITIS. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):768-771 Authors: Ćaćić M, Marinković J, Kruljac I, Perić B, Čerina V, Stipić D, Pažanin L, Pećina HI, Vrkljan M Abstract - A rare case of necrotizing hypophysitis (NH) in a 52-year-old man presenting with pituitary apoplexy and sterile meningitis is described. This case indicates that the diagnosis of NH could be made without biopsy, based on concomitant presence of diabetes insipidus, hypopituitarism and radiologic features of ischemic pituitary apop...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Palmaris longus absent in one identical twin: a case report.
We report on differences between one pair of identical twins regarding the existence of the palmaris longus, which were detected accidentally during examination of the presence/absence of this muscle in Caucasian population. In one of the twins, the palmaris longus was present at both forearms, while the other twin was lacking this muscle at both forearms. On search of the available literature, we found no articles about distinctions in the presence or absence of the palmaris longus in twins. PMID: 31168216 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Posterior penetrating injury of the neck: a case report.
POSTERIOR PENETRATING INJURY OF THE NECK: A CASE REPORT. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):776-779 Authors: Koruga N, Soldo Koruga A, Butković Soldo S, Kondža G Abstract - A 45-year-old male patient was admitted to the emergency unit due to posterior stab wound of the neck. The knife was directed diagonally from the left to the right side of the neck in the dorsoventral axis. The patient was fully conscious upon admission with pain and paresthesia along the upper right extremity. The patient underwent computed tomography (CT) and CT angiography scan of the neck, which revealed the knife blade piercing ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Multiple sclerosis or fabry disease - pros and cons.
We present a young female patient (age 36 years) admitted to our department due to visual loss on the left eye. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed demyelinating lesions in the frontal and parietal lobe, periventricularly, in mesencephalon and right cerebellar hemisphere, and left optic neuritis; MR angiography was normal. Her medical history revealed renal dysfunction, hypothyroidism, and miscarriage in the 6th month of pregnancy due to eclampsia and Fabry disease in the family (mother). Cerebrospinal fluid analysis showed mild pleocytosis, normal blood brain barrier function and oligoclonal bands type 3. Visual evoke...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Management of ruptured corpus luteum with hemoperitoneum in early pregnancy - a case report.
We present a patient that was admitted to our department with amenorrhea, positive ßhCG and acute abdomen. Emergency laparoscopy was performed but no ectopic pregnancy was found, just blood, coagula and a ruptured corpus luteum. The day after the surgery, intrauterine pregnancy was found on ultrasound and the pregnancy ended with term delivery. PMID: 31168219 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Polyserositis and severe sepsis after open suprapubic radical prostatectomy: a case report.
We report a case of a 62-year-old man who developed severe sepsis with renal insufficiency, paralytic ileus and polyserositis after radical prostatectomy, as a consequence of probable quinolone-resistant bacterial infection. Computed tomography of the abdomen and chest showed polyserositis with bilateral pleural and peritoneal effusions. Treatment with meropenem and other supportive measures resulted in good clinical outcome. This case suggested that severe sepsis with exudative polyserositis was probably caused by mobilization of an infective agent (bacterium) during bladder neck dissection as part of open radical prostat...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - June 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research