Simultaneous presentation of oral and skin anaplastic large T-cell lymphoma.
We present case of oral and skin anaplastic T-cell lymphoma in a 68-year-old woman. The patient presented with extensive ulcerations and necrotic tissue on the left mandibular gingiva. Orthopantomogram finding showed extensive necrolytic lesions of the adjacent mandible. Biopsy finding of oral lesions and subsequently of the skin confirmed the diagnosis of anaplastic T-cell lymphoma. The bridge on the teeth 35-37 was taken out. After three cycles of chemotherapy, oral lesions subsided, unlike skin lesions. Dentists should be aware that differential diagnosis when dealing with oral ulcerations might be the result of certain...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - November 30, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

Sever's disease complicated with osteomyelitis.
We present a case of Sever's disease complicated with calcaneal osteomyelitis. A 9-year-old boy with a several month history of left heel pain was admitted to our institution for further clinical evaluation and therapy. Bilateral Sever's disease was clinically diagnosed, confirmed by radiographs and ultrasound examination. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed osteolytic zone in the posterior left calcaneus with peripheral enhancement after contrast administration and surrounding bone and subcutaneous edema, suggestive of osteomyelitis. After six weeks of parenteral antibiotic treatment, the patient's condition improved....
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The possible association of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and JAK2-V617F positive chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm.
Authors: Valković T PMID: 25163245 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
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Sixty-sixth anniversary of the Clinical Hospital for Traumatology, Sestre Milosrdnice University Hospital Center, Zagreb, Croatia.
Authors: Corluka S, Jurina P PMID: 25163246 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
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Historical review.
Authors: Susec T PMID: 25163247 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
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Abstracts of the 44th European Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Congress (ECLSO), October 10-11, 2014, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Authors: PMID: 25490781 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
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Abstracts of the 44th European Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Congress (ECLSO), October 10-11, 2014, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Authors: PMID: 25508982 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
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How severe is depression in low back pain patients?
Authors: Marčić M, Mihalj M, Ivica N, Pintarić I, Titlić M Abstract The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of depression among low back pain (LBP) patients and to investigate the sociodemographic characteristics of pa- tients with LBP and relationship between depression and pain intensity in LBP patients. The study was conducted on 99 patients treated at Clinical Department of Neurology, Split University Hospital Center. There were 36 (36%) men and 63 (64%) women. Some degree of depression was present in 73 (74%) study patients, including all patients with severe LBP. In the group of patie...
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Effect of preoperative administration of intravenous paracetamol during cesarean surgery on hemodynamic variables relative to intubation, postoperative pain and neonatal apgar.
This study was conducted to determine the effects of paracetamol given before induction of anesthesia on cardiovascular responses to tracheal intubation and postoperative pain in the mother, and on neonatal Apgar score. This double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial included 60 women in ASA I, without underlying diseases and fetal distress, who were candidates for elective cesarean section under general anesthesia. Patients were divided into two groups of 30 patients. Patients in the paracetamol group received 1 g intravenous (IV) paracetamol 20 min before the operation, while those in the placebo group received 1 c...
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Stress and quality of life in patients with gastrointestinal cancer.
This study aimed to answer the question whether it is possible to predict the quality of life in individuals with gastrointestinal cancer based on the number of life events, perceived stress levels and coping strategies. The study included 60 individuals (44 male and 16 female) aged 48 to 87 years, with malignant gastrointestinal tract diseases (56 with colon or rectal cancer, 2 with stomach cancer and 2 with pancreatic cancer). The following instruments were used: Questionnaire on General Information and Lifestyle Habits (developed for the purpose of this study); Scale for Measuring Quality of Life; Coping Inventory for S...
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Incidentally elevated thyrotropin in otherwise properly treated hypothyroid patients does not require higher levothyroxine dose.
Authors: Solter D, Solter M Abstract In 20 properly treated hypothyroid patients with normal thyrotropin (TSH) values during previous observation, TSH was incidentally mildly/moderately elevated (4.5-8.0 mIU/L; normal values 0.4-4.0) on the last follow up. However, they were continuously treated with the same levothyroxine (LT4) dose (mean: 95 μg) and six months later all TSH values normalized. The authors suggest that the physicians, in response to incidentally increased TSH value in otherwise properly treated hypothyroid patients, refrain from prompt increasing the LT4 dose unless TSH values are persistently e...
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The effect of post stroke depression on functional outcome and quality of life.
Authors: Žikić TR, Divjak I, Jovićević M, Semnic M, Slankamenac P, Žarkov M, Žikić M Abstract In spite of being a common and important complication of stroke, post stroke depression is often overlooked, so its impact on stroke outcome remains under recognized. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of depression on functional outcome and quality of life in stroke patients. The study included 60 patients treated for their first clinical stroke, 30 of them diagnosed with depression and 30 patients without depression. Testing was done in all patients two and six weeks after stroke. Depression was diag...
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Reverse shoulder prosthesis: implementation and experience in Croatia.
Authors: Benčić I, Matejčić A, Dojčinović B, Ćuti T Abstract Reverse shoulder prosthesis has become one of the most often used prosthetic implants in shoulder replacement surgery. It has a wide spectrum of indications, starting from comminuted humeral fractures and posttraumatic arthritis to arthritis caused by the rotator cuff loss. Its application at our hospital began in 2004, at first in few specific cases and with time in ever growing number of patients. Over 8 years, more than 250 reverse shoulder prostheses were implanted at our institution. In addition, our surgeons supervised its application in othe...
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Metric evaluation of partially displaced temporomandibular joint disc.
The objective was to determine the quantitative relationship between the condyle and disc position in the glenoid fossa between two different slices of the same temporomandibular joints (TMJs) with partial anterior disc displacement (DD). The study was conducted on 40 patients with DD of TMJs (mean age, 35.5 years). The clinical diagnosis of DD was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. Joints from the patient groups were analyzed according to the laterality and depending on disc displacement (a total of 80 joints). Comparison was made between two different slices of 9 joints with partial DD with reduction: partial DD wa...
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Thoracic epidural analgesia for radical cystectomy improves bowel function even in traditional perioperative care: a retrospective study in eighty-five patients.
Authors: Mazul-Sunko B, Gilja I, Jelisavac M, Kožul I, Troha D, Osmančević N, El-Saleh A, Markić A, Kovačević M, Bokarica P Abstract Radical cystectomy is associated with significant morbidity and mortality due to complex surgery and comorbidities associated with advanced age of patients. In contrast to the surgery, which is clearly the procedure of choice for patients with invasive bladder cancer, the opti- mal anesthesiologic method is still under debate. Therefore, we retrospectively analyzed 85 patients having undergone radical cystectomy at our institution, either under combined epidural-general anesthes...
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Vascular cognitive impairment in diabetes mellitus: are prevention and treatment effective?
Authors: Zavoreo I, Madžar Z, Demarin V, Kes VB Abstract Vascular dementia is caused by progressive atherosclerosis leading to multiple small strokes and subsequent brain damage. Approximately 10%-20% of all cases of dementia are attributed to vascular dementia. The 5-year survival rate is 39% for patients with vascular dementia compared with 75% for age-matched controls. It is a growing public health concern because of the lack of effective curative treatment options and rising global prevalence. Duration of diabetes mellitus of 10 years or longer, onset of diabetes before age 65, treatment with insulin and oral ...
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Subsequent pregnancy and prognosis in breast cancer survivors.
Authors: Kasum M, Beketić-Orešković L, Orešković S Abstract An increase in the incidence of breast cancer in women aged
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Transfusion treatment at Sestre Milosrdnice University Hospital Center during a twelve-year period.
Authors: Sović D, Dodig J, Banović M, Jularić A Abstract Transfusion treatment is administered according to clinical and laboratory results, with ongoing patient assessments. Decisions on necessary measures to prevent any adverse and unexpected events and reactions are made on the basis ofhemovigilance and ongoing gathering and analysis of relevant data. Information about transfusion treatment at the Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Center, Vinogradska site, was retrospectively collected for a period of twelve years (2001-2012). In that period, 14137.25 ± 1693.07 units of all blood products were use...
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Anemia of chronic disease: illness or adaptive mechanism.
Authors: Županić-Krmek, Sučić M, Bekić D Abstract The anemia of chronic disease (ACD) is the most prevalent anemia after iron deficiency anemia. It is associated with infectious, inflammatory and neoplastic disease. ACD is a medical condition caused by the release of cytokines which mediate inflammatory and immune response (tumor necrosis factor, interleukins 1 and 6, and interferon). Abnormal iron metabolism with iron trapping in reticuloendothelial cells is primarily the cause of this condition, making iron unavailable for erythropoiesis although iron tissue reserves are elevated. Disorder in erythropoietin ...
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MTHFR C677T and prothrombin G20210A mutations in a woman from Dalmatia with silent brain infarction. .
Authors: Ivica N, Pintarić I, Titlić M Abstract A 55-year-old, previously healthy woman, presented with frequent headaches. She had no neurological disturbances, but had a positive family history; her father died from stroke. Magnetic resonance imaging showed brain infarction; therefore detailed diagnostic evaluation of thrombophilia markers and genetic testing were performed. The patient was found to be homozy- gous for the C677T mutation of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene and heterozygous for the mutation of the prothrombin G20210A gene. No other cause of cerebral infarction was found in the patien...
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Intravesical foreign body as a result of self catheterization: case report.
Authors: Grubišić I, Stimac G, Pezelj I, Svaguša I, Katušić J, Spajić B Abstract Foreign bodies inside urinary tract are a relatively rare condition in our practice. There are several reports published and in most cases the reason for self insertion of an object was autoerotic stimulation or psychiatric illness. Self treatment by homemade instruments is a rarely seen scenario. A 62-year-old man presented to our department complaining of lower urinary tract symptoms. On examination, a foreign body was detected inside the urinary bladder. Urethral stricture was also detected for which the pati...
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Periocular pilomatrixoma: case report.
Authors: Tvrdi AB, Elabjer K, Elabjer BK, Miletić D, Bušić M, Bosnar D, Petrović Z Abstract The aim is to present a case of pilomatrixoma in the periocular area in a 10-year-old female through retrospective review of medical records of a single patient. A 10-year-old female developed a lesion under her right eyebrow over a period of one year. The rest of the ophthalmic history was unremarkable. On examination, oval, well-defined, subcutaneous tumor measuring 7 x 4 mm was found under the right eyebrow. It gave bluish tint under the firmly adherent overlying skin of normal color and texture. Rocky hard and ...
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Recurrent lipomatous tumor of hypopharynx: case report and literature review.
We present an unusual case of well-differentiated liposarcoma of the hypopharynx in a patient with previous three procedures of endoscopic removal of hypopharyngeal tumor classified as benign lipoma. Well-differentiated liposarcoma is a tumor of low-grade malignancy, which frequently recurs locally, but does not metastasize. Wide tumor resection with free margins is mandatory. Immunohistochemistry is a useful diagnostic tool. We also discuss recently published literature on this unusual presentation of well-differentiated liposarcoma. PMID: 25509250 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
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Vertebral artery injury in a patient with fractured C4 vertebra.
We report a case of the right vertebral artery injury in a patient with fracture of C4 vertebra, successfully treated with endovascular approach. A 78-year-old male patient was hospitalized for cervical spine injury caused by falling off the tractor. Radiological assessment revealed fracture of C4 vertebra with proximal two-thirds of C4 body dislocated five millimeters dorsally. Significant swelling of soft prevertebral tissues distally of C2 segment was also present. During emergency surgery using standard anterior approach for cervical spine, excessive bleeding started from the injured right vertebral artery. Bleeding wa...
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Historical review.
Authors: Sušec T PMID: 25509252 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
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Left ventricular systolic function in selected type 1 diabetic patients with or without diabetic retinopathy and microalbuminuria.
Authors: Bućan K, Bojić L, Fabijanić D, Galetović D, Čapkun V, Utrobičić DK, Bućan I Abstract Vascular endothelial dysfunction is a basic etiologic factor for the development of late clinical complications in patients with diabetes mellitus type 1, such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic nephropathy (which is characterized at the very beginning by microalbuminuria), and left ventricular cardiac dysfunction. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with diabetes mellitus type 1 and with or without diabetic retinopathy and microal...
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Effect of delays on survival in patients with lung carcinoma in Montenegro.
Authors: Živković D Abstract Lung cancer is a global medical problem with a rising incidence and 5-year survival of 5%-10%. The aim of this study was to investigate whether waiting times and delays in diagnosis and treatment of patients with lung carcinoma have any bearing on prognosis and survi- val. The study was performed in the Brezovik Special Hospital for Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis. The study included all cases with the diagnosis of lung carcinoma in the Republic of Montenegro in 2009, a total of 206 patients, with follow up until the end of 2010. Median age was 66, median Karnofsky score 80, and male t...
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Oral health changes during early phase of orthodontic treatment.
In conclusion, fixed orthodontic appliances did not induce statistically significant changes in caries microflora even in the presence of enhanced oral hygiene habits. PMID: 25868306 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
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Pain syndromes in multiple sclerosis patients - patient experience at Lipik Special Hospital for Medical Rehabilitation.
Authors: Vidović V, Rovazdi MČ, Slivar SR, Kraml O, Kes VB Abstract In the study, we evaluated 61 multiple sclerosis patients hospitalized at our hospital in the period from October 1, 2013 to February 15, 2014. The aim of the study was to investigate pain syndromes associated with the underlying disease. Pain in the month preceding assessment was reported by 90% of patients. Most patients suffered from low back pain (52%) and musculoskeletal pain (39%), followed by neck pain (31%), painful tonic spasm (26%), neuropathic extremity pain (23%) and pain due to spasticity (21%). Other types of pain were present in le...
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Psychiatric comorbidities among patients with epilepsy in Montenegro.
Authors: Vujisić S, Vodopić S, Radulović L, Injac-Stevović L Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of psychiatric comorbidities, depression and anxiety, among patients with epilepsy in the outpatient Clinic for Epilepsy, Clinical Centre of Montenegro. Patients aged 18 and above with a diagnosis of epilepsy for at least one year were consecutively enrolled during a six-month period. Patients anonymously filled out a questionnaire which included data on the gender, age, education, marital status and degree of seizure control. The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) and Hamilton Anxiet...
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The use of piezoelectric effect to improve instrument quality and patient safety in laparoscopic surgery.
Authors: Glavić Ž, Šantak G, Cesarik M, Slišurić F, Raštegorac I, Zukanović G Abstract The piezoelectric properties of some natural crystals and polymers can also be used in surgery. For this purpose, a prototype of an endoscopic instrument was constructed with piezoelectric material attached to its working end with the aim of recognizing pulsating blood vessels during laparoscopic surgery. To test the properties of the new instrument in laboratory conditions, simulated blood circulation was used with the possibility of changing pressure and frequency. The instrument was tested in the press...
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Person-oriented perspectives in neurology.
Authors: Lisak M, Demarin V, Trkanjec Z, Zavoreo I, Kes VB Abstract Person-oriented medicine is characterized by a holistic approach in patient ma- nagement that embraces physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health and dise- ase. It responds to the needs of patients and health care workers to form an effective therapeutic relationship based on trust, empathy, compassion and responsiveness to the individual needs of a patient. Person-oriented perspectives in neurology include active collaborative partnership between a physician and a patient, and intuitive perception, which has a neurobiological ...
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Sports and health: equivalence or contrariety.
Authors: Radić B, Radić P, Duraković D Abstract Playing sports is a widely known method of health promotion. Balanced exercise and diet are keys to healthy life. However, sports activities can cause different injuries, from joint to head injuries. Although head injuries cause a variety of acute and chronic disorders, they are often undertreated. There are 1.6 million injured people examined at emergency departments throughout Europe every year. In sports like boxing, football, soccer, hockey, handball, basketball and bicycling, head injuries occur at a frequency of 4% to 22%. Particularly significant are chronic...
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Treatment of complex tibial plateau fractures using Ilizarov technique.
Authors: Lalić I, Daraboš N, Stanković M, Gojković Z, Obradović M, Marić D Abstract Complex tibial plateau fractures are most commonly caused by high-energy trauma and they are often associated with severe soft tissue injuries that can frequently result in severe complications. Ilizarov external circular fixation is an ideal method of treatment for high- energy fractures of the tibial plateau when extensive soft tissue dissection and internal fixation are contraindicated. Our research included 50 consecutive patients and clinical features of the patients were evaluated during the follow up period using ...
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The use of neuroimaging in the management of chronic headache in children in clinical practice versus clinical practice guidelines.
Authors: Prpić I, Ahel T, Rotim K, Gajski D, Vukelić P, Sasso A Abstract In daily practice, neuroimaging studies are frequently performed for the management of childhood headache. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is significant discrepancy between clinical practice and clinical practice guidelines on the indications for neuroimaging studies. Medical records of children with chronic headache, aged 2 to 18 years and treated at Rijeka University Hospital Center, Kantrida Department of Pediatrics, were retrospectively reviewed. Indications for brain magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomograp...
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The evolution of partial nephrectomy for kidney tumors--are we abandoning the basic principles of Robson's radical nephrectomy?
Authors: Štimac G, Reljić A, Pezelj I, Grubišić I, Justinić D, Šoip Š, Svaguša I, Trnski D Abstract Fifty years ago, Robson introduced radical nephrectomy (RN) setting the gold standard for treating kidney tumors. Experience has shown that partial nephrectomy (PN) can be equally effective with the advantages of preserving kidney function and avoiding unnecessary nephrectomies for benign tumors. The purpose of this report is to demonstrate the evolution of clinical presentation and choice of treatment for patients with kidney tumors at our department, emphasizing changes in the ...
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Clinical view of the temporomandibular joint disorder.
Authors: Badel T, Ćimić S, Munitić M, Zadravec D, Kes VB, Šimunković SK Abstract Temporomandibular pain has a musculoskeletal origin because it occurs as a consequence of masticatory muscle function disorder and temporomandibular joint disorder. Most common diagnoses of disorders are disc displacement and osteoarthritis, but their comorbidity can also occur. Pain is the most common symptom, where chronic temporomandibular pain may con- tribute to the occurrence of psychological disorders in the patient population. Splint is the most widespread dental method of treatment but other, noninvasive methods of ...
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Is chronic groin pain a Bermuda triangle of sports medicine?
Authors: Šebečić B, Japjec M, Janković S, Vencel Čuljak, Dojčinović B, Starešinić M Abstract Chronic groin pain is one the most complex conditions encountered in the field of sports medicine. Conservative treatment is long lasting and the result of treatment is often uncer- tain and symptom recurrences are common, which can be very frustrating for both the patient and the physician. The complex etiology and uncertainties during treatment of chronic groin pain is the reason why some authors call it the Bermuda Triangle of sports medicine. In our prospective, 7-year study, 114 athletes with chron...
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Cerebellar dermoid cyst with contrast enhancement mural nodule: case report.
Authors: Morina A, Kelmendi F, Morina Q, Morina D Abstract Typical dermoid cysts are well-circumscribed fat-density masses with no associated contrast enhancement; rarely, they may appear hyperattenuating on CT scan. CT hyperattenuating dermoid cyst (CHADC) is very uncommon, with only nine case reports in the literature update, which occurs exclusively in the posterior fossa. CHADC with mural nodule is extremely rare and, to the best of our knowledge, only two cases have been documented previously in the literature. A 49-year-old farmer had a 2-month history of occipital headaches, which were not suggestive of rais...
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Tongue carcinoma with endobronchial metastasis: a rare case.
In conclusion, endobronchial metastasis should be considered in patients with extrapulmonary malignancies and bronchoscopic examination should be performed in such cases, even in the presence of atypical radiological findings. PMID: 25868318 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
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Transcatheter patent foramen ovale closure and radiofrequency ablation of right atrial tachycardia.
We report a case of a female patient that underwent mapping and catheter ablation of atrial tachycardia and PFO closure in the same procedure. PMID: 25868319 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
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Complete neurological recovery after surgery for mesencephalic cavernoma: case report.
We report a case of complete neurological recovery in a 24-year-old female patient with mesencephalic cavernoma treated surgically. This case highlights that careful microsurgical treatment with the goal of complete cavernoma excision remains the treatment of choice in cases with de novo or recurrent hemorrhage. Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring should be used as the gold standard during brainstem cavernoma operations in order to avoid nuclear and long tract damages. PMID: 25868320 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
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Historical review.
Authors: Sušec T PMID: 25868321 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
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Successful acupuncture treatment of uterine myoma.
Authors: Habek D, Akšamija A Abstract Our case report as the second one in the medical literature demonstrated successful outcome of acupuncture treatment of uterine myoma in terms of tumor size reduction and absence of hypermenorrhea and anemia with successful perinatal outcome with two healthy newborns after previous late miscarriage. Accordingly, acupuncture treatment can be used as an inexpensive, efficient and simple therapeutic option in the management of particular types of myoma. PMID: 25993751 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acta Clinica Croatica)
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Implant stability comparison of immediate and delayed maxillary implant placement by use of resonance frequency analysis--a clinical study.
In this study, 60 Nobel Replace Tapered Groovy implants were placed in the premolar region of the maxilla in 60 patients. Thirty implants were placed immediately after tooth extraction and 30 implants were placed in healed bone sites. Implant stability quotient (ISQ) was obtained by use of the Osstell Mentor device and was recorded at the time of implant placement (T1) and 20 weeks after placement, at the time of implant loading (T2). All implants were not functionally loaded during the follow up period. Data were analyzed using simple linear regression. No implant failures were reported in the 6-month follow up period. Th...
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Perinatal epidemiological risk factors for preeclampsia.
Authors: Bobić MV, Habek D, Habek JČ Abstract In the present study, the impact of the potential perinatal epidemiological factors on preeclampsia development was assessed. This clinical study included 55 pregnant women with preeclampsia and control group of 50 healthy pregnant women. Positive family history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus or thromboembolic disease was recorded in 50% of women with preeclampsia versus 28% of control group women. Positive personal history of this disease was recorded in 15% of women with preeclampsia, whereas all control group women had negative personal history of pre...
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The prevalance of epilepsy among college students in Canakkale, Turkey.
Authors: Ozkan A, Degirmenci Y, Bakar C, Karaman HI Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of epilepsy among students of the Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University. This cross sectional epidemiological study was performed on 4762 of 19,988 Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University students in the academic year 2007-2008. Participants that answered "epilepsy" to the question "Do you have any disease diagnosed by a doctor?" in a questionnaire including 4 subgroups were identified. Data were transferred to the Epi-Info Version 6.0 statistics program and controlled data were analyzed in ...
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The epidemiology of forearm nerve injuries--a retrospective study.
Authors: Rasulić L, Puzović V, Rotim K, Jovanović M, Samardžić M, Živković B, Savić A Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms and etiologic factors of forearm nerve injuries. This retrospective survey included all patients treated surgically in Clinical Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Center of Serbia, from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2010. All relevant data were collected from medical records. Statistical procedures were done using the PASW 18 statistical package. Our study included 104 patients that underwent surgery after forearm nerve injury. The majority of admitted pa...
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Prevalence and risk factors for developing oral allergy syndrome in adult patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis.
Authors: Ivičević N, Roje Ž, Kljajić Z, Bojić L, Kardum G, Omero L, Račić G Abstract The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of oral allergy syndrome (OAS) in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) and the possible risk factors for its development. This cross-sectional study was conducted in primary care offices in the Split-Dalmatia County during the period from March 1 to September 30, 2012. Data sources were medical history with confirmation of SAR (positive skin-prick test to seasonal inhalant allergens: grass, tree and weed pollens), anthropometric patient data (age, sex, weight and h...
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Thyroid cancer incidence and mortality trends in Croatia 1988-2010.
Authors: Vučemilo L, Znaor T, Kuliš T, Šekerija M, Znaor A Abstract The aim of our study was to describe and interpret national trends in thyroid cancer in Croatian men and women during the 1988-2010 period, to better understand the incidence and mortality trends in comparison with other populations, and to determine the proportion of certain histologic subtypes of thyroid cancer and their impact on these trends. Using information from the Croatian National Cancer Registry and WHO Mortality Database, we estimated trends in the age-standardized incidence and mortality rates by joinpoint regression ana...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - November 30, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research