8,354 results match your criteria Srpski Arhiv Za Celokupno Lekarstvo[Journal]


Development of cardiopulmonary bypass – A historical review.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):670-5

The idea of isolated organ perfusion, a precursor of cardiopulmonary bypass, came by Legalois in 1812. First isolated organ perfusion was described by Loebell in 1849. The first closed system for oxygenation and returning the blood through arteries was created by Frey and Gruber in 1885. Read More

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May 2018
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Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):664-9

The hemolytic–uremic syndrome (HUS) is characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury (AKI). The major cause of HUS in childhood (>90%) is infection with verocytotoxin (Shiga-like toxin – “Stx”)-producing bacteria, usually enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (VTEC/STEC). The infection may be transmitted by the consumption of undercooked meat, pasteurized dairy products, contaminated vegetables, fruits and water, or by contact with STEC diarrhea. Read More

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May 2018
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Hepatocellular carcinoma and impact of aflatoxin difuranocoumarin derivative system – A case report.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):661-3

Introduction: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most frequent type of liver malignancy. As a carcinogen, aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) causes HCC by inducing deoxyribonucleic acid adducts that lead to genetic changes in liver cells and may be the cause of HCC in up to 30% of cases. The incidence of HCC has been on the rise and is an issue in the countries of the Western Balkans. Read More

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May 2018
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Mucormycosis of the paranasal sinuses in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):657-60

Introduction: Invasive fungal infection is among the leading causes of morbidity, mortality, and economic burden for patients with acute leukemia after induction of chemotherapy. In the past few decades, the incidence of invasive fungal infection has increased dramatically. Its management has been further complicated by the increasing frequency of infection by non-Aspergillus molds (e. Read More

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May 2018
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Fondaparinux monitoring in a patient with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia on hemodialysis.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):654-6

Introduction: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia associated to hemodialysis is rare. In case when citrate dialysis and/or non-heparin anticoagulants are not available, only possible medication to use for anticoagulation during hemodialysis is fondaparinux. However, laboratory monitoring of fondaparinux based on anti-Xa activity in dialysis patients has not been sufficiently documented yet. Read More

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May 2018
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Atypical, polyarticular lipoma arborescens in a child.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):650-3

Introduction: Lipoma arborescens is a rare, tumor-like lesion commonly involving synovial joints and less commonly bursae and synovial tendon sheaths.

Case Outline: We report a case of a 12-year-old boy with symmetric involvement of the bicipitoradial bursae, synovial sheaths of extensor compartments of both hands and medial ankles. The diagnosis of polyarticular lipoma arborescens was proposed on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and this diagnosis was histologically proven after biopsy of the bursae and later by open surgery of the synovial sheath of the right ankle tendons. Read More

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May 2018
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Synchronous advanced pulmonary tuberculosis and acute virus myocarditis mimicked Wegener granulomatosis in a 26-year-old man – A case report.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):645-9

Introduction: Tuberculosis patients are rarely asymptomatic. Acute virus myocarditis presents with a wide range of symptoms, from mild dyspnea or chest pain to cardiogenic shock and death.

Case Outline: A 26-year-old Caucasian man non-smoker presented with one-week history of lower extremities’ swelling. Read More

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May 2018
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The onset of systemic lupus erythematosus and thyroid dysfunction following Graves’ disease – A case report and literature review.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):639-44

Introduction: Graves’ disease is a multifactorial autoimmune thyroid disease, with the presence of typical circulating autoantibodies that can activate the thyroid hormone receptors, resulting in hyperthyroidism, goiter, and ophthalmopathy. Systemic lupus erythematosus is a multi-systemic autoimmune disease that involves almost all the organs of the human body and is characterized by autoantibodies formation. Several studies have reported that autoimmune thyroid and rheumatic disorders can present an unusual relationship. Read More

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May 2018
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Quality of osteoarthritis care in family medicine – A cross-sectional study.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):633-8

Introduction: Effective treatments for osteoarthritis are available, yet little is known about the quality of primary care in the Republic of Srpska for this disabling condition.

Objective: The main objective of this study was to analyze the overall quality of osteoarthritis treatment in a family medicine setting, as well as to explore whether the achievement of quality indicators was associated with particular patient characteristics and severity of osteoarthritis.

Methods: The cross-sectional study included 120 patients with confirmed hand, knee, and hip osteoarthritis, recruited at seven family practices in the town of Ugljevik, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Read More

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May 2018
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Risk factors for severe influenza A virus infections in post-2009 pandemic period.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):626-32

Introduction: Literature data concerning risk factors for severe influenza in post-2009 pandemic period, from low- and middle-income Central and Eastern European countries are very limited.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the risk factors for severe A(H1N1)pdm09 and A(H3N2) influenza during the post-2009 pandemic period.

Methods: During four consecutive seasons of 2010/2011–2013/2014, nasopharyngeal or nasal and pharyngeal swab samples from 153 patients with mild and 147 patients with severe influenza were tested using real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (real-time RT PCR) assays. Read More

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May 2018
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Negative-pressure wound therapy for deep groin vascular infections.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):621-5

Introduction: Infection of synthetic graft in the groin is a rare but devastating complication. When it occurs, several possibilities of treatment are available. Extra-anatomic reconstruction and in-situ implantation of new, infection resistant grafts are associated with high mortality and morbidity. Read More

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May 2018
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Biochemical liver function test parameter levels in relation to treatment response in liver metastatic colorectal patients treated with FOLFOX4 with or without bevacizumab.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):615-20

Introduction: Combined use of bevacizumab and conventional anticancer drugs leads to a significant improvement of treatment response in patients with metastatic colorectal carcinoma (CRC). Conventional treatment protocols exert undesired effects on the liver tissue. Hepatotoxic effects are manifested as a disturbance of liver function test parameters. Read More

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May 2018
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Prevalence and risk factors of vascular calcification in pre-dialysis patients with Balkan endemic nephropathy.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):608-14

Introduction: Vascular calcifications (VC) are common in patients with chronic kidney disease and present one of manifestations of mineral and bone disorders in these patients.

Objective: The aim of this pilot study was to examine the prevalence and risk factors of VC in pre-dialysis patients with Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN) and other kidney diseases.

Methods: The study involved 32 pre-dialysis patients, 15 with BEN and 17 with other kidney diseases. Read More

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May 2018
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The role of the color Doppler ultrasonography and computed tomography in estimation of portal hypertension.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):602-7

Introduction: Liver diseases with disturbances of hepatic and splanchnic circulation lead to the portal hypertension, with or without a portal vein thrombosis.

Objective: This study was based on the testing of hypothesis that more data and more precise diagnosis in patients with disorders of portal circulation can be obtained by using color Doppler ultrasonography (CDU) and computed tomography (CT) with contrast.

Methods: The study was conducted from February 2011 to May 2014 and it comprised 120 patients who were suspected to have portal hypertension or already had clinical confirmation of the portal hypertension, patients with hepatitis, and some patients with hematological diseases. Read More

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May 2018
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Is pacemaker therapy the right key to patients with vasovagal syncope?

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):597-601

Introduction: Vasovagal syncope is the most common type of reflex syncope. Efficacy of cardiac pacing in this indication has not been the subject of many studies and pacemaker therapy in patients with vasovagal syncope is still controversial.

Objective: This study aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of pacing therapy in treatment of patients with vasovagal syncope, to determine contribution of new therapeutic models in increasing its success, and to identify risk factors associated with a higher rate of symptoms after pacemaker implantation. Read More

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May 2018
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Self-perception and satisfaction with dental appearance and aesthetics with respect to patients’ age, gender, and level of education.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):580-9

Introduction: Patient’s subjective evaluation of dental appearance and aesthetics is becoming an increasingly important factor in aesthetic treatments and prosthetic therapy.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of age, education level, gender, and different dental status and the appearance of the upper anterior teeth (color, size, shape, position and alignment of the anterior teeth) on the satisfaction of the respondents with dental appearance and aesthetics of their upper anterior teeth and their desire for improvement.

Methods: The study encompassed 480 people aged 20 to 50 years with an average age of 30. Read More

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May 2018
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The effect of recasting on biological properties of Ni-Cr dental alloy.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Nov-Dec;144(11-12):574-9

Introduction: Increases in market prices of gold over the last 20 years have led to expansion of basic dental alloys, which, primarily due to their good mechanical properties and acceptable prices, have found their place in everyday dental practice. However, within the procedure of making dental prosthetic restorations, the alloys are melted and cast, which leads to changes in their physical, mechanical and biological properties.

Objective: The objective of the study was to test biocompatibility of a Ni-Cr dental alloy (WIRON 99) depending on the number of melting and casting processes. Read More

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May 2018
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A rare localization of osteoid osteoma – Presentation of two cases.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):553-6

Introduction: Osteoid osteoma is a benign osteoid-forming tumor generally localized to the long bones, is rarely localized in the hand and the major symptom is intermittent pain. This study aims to present two patients who were operated on for metacarpal osteoid osteomas.

Case Outline: A 16-year-old female patient and an 18-year-old male patient were operated on for metacarpal osteoid osteomas. Read More

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April 2018
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Benign cystic teratoma of the mesosigmoid – Report of a case.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):550-2

Introduction: Extragonadal intraperitoneal teratomas are very rare, especially those arising from mesentery and mesocolon. In the contemporary literature only 22 cases of such tumors have been published and described.

Case Outline: We report a case of a 52-year-old woman with a benign cystic teratoma of the mesosigmoid. Read More

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April 2018
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Single stage surgical treatment of amniotic band syndrome – Case report.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):545-9

Introduction: Amniotic band syndrome is a rare congenital disorder with clinical presentation of constricting bands in different parts of extremities or whole extremities. Conservative or surgical treatment is provided depending on the type and severity of the anomaly.

Case Outline: The paper presents the case of a neonate patient with constriction bands localized on the left leg. Read More

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April 2018
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Symptomatic isolated thoracic splenosis 11 years after abdominal trauma – Case report.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):541-4

Introduction: Thoracic splenosis is defined as the autotransplantation of splenic tissue into thorax. It occurs due to splenic rupture in association with a diaphragmatic tear on the left side after a traumatic event. It is a rare disease that most commonly remains undiscovered as it is usually asymptomatic. Read More

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April 2018
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Epithelioid hemangioma in the oral mucosa – A case report.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):535-40

Introduction: Epithelioid hemangioma is an uncommon benign vasoproliferative neoplasm that usually manifests as multiple red nodules in middle-aged adults

Case Outline: 52-year-old male patient presented with a one-year history of a nodular lesion in the left buccal mucosa measuring 3 cm. The clinical hypothesis was lipoma. An excisional biopsy revealed a circumscribed lesion composed of lobules of vessels with perceptible or poor lumina, associated with a prominent inflammatory infiltrate consisting of eosinophils, histiocytes and chronic inflammatory cells. Read More

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April 2018
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Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the mandible – A case report.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):531-4

Introduction: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma, compared to other tumors of salivary glands, occurs in 5–10% of cases. Histopathologically, it is divided into a well differentiated tumor that is of low-grade of malignancy, and a medium and poorly differentiated tumor of high grade of malignancy. Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma (CMEC) of the mandible was firstly described by Lepp in 1936, on a 66-year-old female patient. Read More

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April 2018
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Relentless placoid chorioretinitis – A case report.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):527-30

Introduction: Relentless placoid chorioretinitis is an entity which belongs to the group of an atypical intermediate form of primary inflammatory choriocapillaropathies, resembling both acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy and serpiginous choroiditis, but the retinal distribution and clinical course are not the same. Because of this similarity this entity was termed “AMPPiginous”. This entity was first described by Jones et al. Read More

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April 2018
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Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype distribution in Vojvodina before the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines into the National Immunization Program.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):521-6

Introduction: Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common causative agent of bacterial pneumonia and meningitis. Mandatory childhood immunization against pneumococcal diseases is introduced in the new Law on Protection of Population against Communicable Diseases in Serbia.

Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of pneumococcal serotype distribution in Vojvodina region before routine use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Serbia. Read More

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April 2018
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Manual versus target-controlled infusion of balanced propofol during diagnostic colonoscopy – A prospective randomized controlled trial.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):514-20

Introduction: There is an increasing interest in balanced propofol sedation (BPS) for colonoscopy in outpatient settings. Propofol is a potent anesthetic agent for this purpose and has a narrow therapeutic range, which increases a risk of cardiovascular and respiratory complications in case of improper administration.

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare patients’ safety and comfort of endoscopists in two methods of BPS targeting deep sedation – propofol target-controlled infusion (TCI) and manual intravenous titration technique (MT) – during colonoscopy. Read More

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April 2018
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Factors that predict walking ability with a prosthesis in lower limb amputees.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):507-13

Introduction: Identification of predictive factors for walking ability with a prosthesis, after lower limb amputation, is very important in order to define patient’s potentials and realistic rehabilitation goals, however challenging they are.

Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate whether variables determined at the beginning of rehabilitation process are able to predict walking ability at the end of the treatment using support vector machines (SVMs).

Methods: This research was designed as a retrospective clinical case series. Read More

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April 2018
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Treatment of stump complications after above-knee amputation using negative-pressure wound therapy.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):503-6

Introduction: The stump wound complications after above-knee amputation lead to other problems, such as prolonged rehabilitation, delayed prosthetic restoration, the increase in total treatment cost and high mortality rates.

Objective: To evaluate the safety and outcomes of negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) using Vacuum-Assisted Closure (VAC®) therapy in patients with stump complication after above-knee amputation (AKA).

Methods: From January 2011 to July 2014, AKA was performed in 137 patients at the University Cardiovascular Clinic. Read More

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April 2018
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The effect of combination therapy of insulin glargine, metformin, and sitagliptin on insulin secretion, insulin resistance, and metabolic parameters in obese subjects with type 2 diabetes.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):497-502

Introduction: A combination of drugs is required for treatment of obese subjects with diabetes, due to multiple pathogenic mechanisms implicated in the development of both diabetes and obesity.

Objective: Assessment of the effect of sitagliptin added to insulin glargine and metformin, in obese subjects with type 2 diabetes.

Methods: A total of 23 obese subjects on metformin and insulin glargine participated in the study. Read More

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April 2018
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Risk factors for healthcare-acquired urinary tract infections caused by multi-drug resistant microorganisms.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):490-6

Introduction: Healthcare-acquired urinary tract infections (HAUTI) make up to 40% of all healthcareacquired infections and contribute significantly to hospital morbidity, mortality, and overall cost of treatment.

Objective: The aim of our study was to investigate possible risk factors for development of HAUTI caused by multi-drug resistant pathogens.

Methods: The prospective case-control study in a large tertiary-care hospital was conducted during a five-year period. Read More

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April 2018
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Location of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest as a determinant in the survival of patients.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):485-9

Introduction: Cardiac arrest (CA) is defined as a sudden cessation of normal circulation of blood due to failure of the heart to contract effectively during systole.

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the difference in outcome among patients, depending on the location of out-of-hospital CA; to determine the influence of observed determinants on the survival rate.

Methods: Observational and retrospective study was conducted in the Institute for Emergency Medical Service Novi Sad (IEMS NS). Read More

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April 2018
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Efficiency of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of peri-implantitis – A three-month randomized controlled clinical trial.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):478-84

Introduction: Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory lesion of peri-implant tissues. Eradication of the causative bacteria and decontamination of the implant surface is essential in achieving predictable and stabile clinical results. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is non-invasive adjuvant therapeutic method to surgery in the treatment of bacterial infection. Read More

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April 2018
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Prosthetic treatment after teeth extractions in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):474-7

Introduction: Good and well balanced diet provided by adequate mastication is part of therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). The critical period presents the time immediately after teeth extractions; hence, immediate denture is a rational therapeutical choice for diabetic patients. The presence of immediate denture and its compression might compromise wound healing process, affect chewing ability, food intake and consequently blood glucose level in type 2 DM patients. Read More

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April 2018
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Anterior and middle superior alveolar block is efficient for maxillary premolar teeth extractions regardless of the injection system or anesthetic with adrenaline used.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Sep-Oct;144(9-10):470-3

Introduction: The anterior and middle superior alveolar nerve block was claimed to be unpredictably efficient for clinical application.

Objective: The aim of this report was to establish the efficacy of the anterior and middle superior alveolar nerve block, applied with a computer-controlled injection system or a conventional syringe, for upper premolars extraction.

Methods: Sixty healthy adults were divided into two groups regarding the device used as follows: the first group was injected by a computer-controlled injection system, and the second group by a conventional syringe. Read More

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April 2018
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[Treatment by bloodletting in the past and present].

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Mar-Apr;144(3-4):240-8

Introduction: Therapeutic bloodletting has been practiced at least 3000 years as one of the most frequent methods of treatment in general, whose value was not questioned until the 19th century, when it was gradually abandoned in Western medicine, while it is still practiced in Arabic and traditional Chinese medicine.

Content: In modern medicine bloodletting is practiced for very few indications. Its concept was modeled on the process of menstrual bleeding, for which it was believed to"purge women of bad humours. Read More

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August 2016
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[Acute renal failure in patients with tumour lysis sindrome].

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Mar-Apr;144(3-4):232-9

`Hematologic malignancies (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, et al.), as well as solid tumours (renal, liver, lung, ovarian, etc.), can lead to acute or chronic renal failure. Read More

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August 2016
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Carbon nanomaterials: Biologically active fullerene derivatives.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Mar-Apr;144(3-4):222-31

Since their discovery, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene attract significant attention of researches in various scientific fields including biomedicine. Nano-scale size and a possibility for diverse surface modifications allow carbon nanoallotropes to become an indispensable nanostructured material in nanotechnologies, including nanomedicine. Manipulation of surface chemistry has created diverse populations of water-soluble derivatives of fullerenes, which exhibit different behaviors. Read More

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August 2016
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A massive bleeding from a gastrointestinal stromal tumor of a Meckel's diverticulum.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Mar-Apr;144(3-4):219-21

Introduction: Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastro intestinal tract, present in about 2% of population.

Case Outline: The article presents the case of a 44-year-old otherwise healthy man with anemia, who was diagnosed lower gastrointestinal bleeding. An abdominal CT scan revealed a clearly demarcated solid tumor in hypogastric region, measuring 65 x 45 mm. Read More

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August 2016
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Granulomatous interstitial nephritis associated with influenza A: H1N1 infection--A case report.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Mar-Apr;144(3-4):215-8

Introduction: The causes of acute tubulointerstitial nephritis can be grouped into four broad categories: medications, infections, immunologic diseases, or idiopathic processes. Here we report a 17-year-old female who developed acute kidney injury (AKI) due to granulomatous interstitial nephritis (GIN) associated with influenza A: H1N1 infection.

Case Outline: The illness presented after two weeks of respiratory tract infection, skin rash and hypermenorrhea. Read More

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August 2016
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Laparoscopic gastric wedge resection as the method of choice in the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors--A case report.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Mar-Apr;144(3-4):211-4

Introduction: The gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are the most frequent mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. The surgery of resectable gastric GIST is the primary therapy for these tumors, but the decision regarding the surgical radicality of the procedures is still a point of discussion among surgeons and oncologists.

Case Outline: A 74-year-old patient was admitted to hospital with signs of bleeding from the upper parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Read More

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August 2016
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Hypercalcemia with multiple osteolytic lesions and increased circulating tumor necrosis factor in an adult patient with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Mar-Apr;144(3-4):207-10

Introduction: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is very rarely presented with diffuse osteolytic lesions and hypercalcemia.

Case Outline: We report a 28-year-old male with the B-cell ALL who presented with extensive osteolytic lesions, bone pain, hepatosplenomegaly, and pancytopenia without circulating blasts in peripheral blood. An increased serum level of tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α) was registered while the levels of IL-1α and IL-1β were normal. Read More

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August 2016
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Severe neonatal subgaleal hemorrhage as the first presentation of hemophilia A.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Mar-Apr;144(3-4):204-6

Introduction: Subgaleal hemorrhage is a rare but potentially fatal birth trauma. It is caused by rupture of the emissary veins (connections between the dural sinuses and scalp veins), followed by the accumulation of blood between the epicranial aponeurosis and the periosteum. Usually, it is associated with instrumental delivery (vacuum extraction, forceps delivery), but it may also occur spontaneously, suggesting the possibility of congenital bleeding disorder. Read More

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August 2016
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Challenges in interpretation of thyroid hormone test results.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Mar-Apr;144(3-4):200-3

Introduction: In interpreting thyroid hormones results it is preferable to think of interference and changes in concentration of their carrier proteins.

Outline Of Cases: We present two patients with discrepancy between the results of thyroid function tests and clinical status. The first case presents a 62-year-old patient with a nodular goiter and Hashimoto thyroiditis. Read More

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August 2016
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Surgical treatment of intramural hematoma of the ascending aorta.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Mar-Apr;144(3-4):196-9

Introduction: Intramural hematoma of the aorta presents potentially fatal condition developing as a result of a vasa vasorum rupture. It is a major risk factor for developing a frank aortic dissection.

Case Outline: A 65-year-old woman was admitted to our clinic for the second time, after her symptoms of chest pain and vertigo (with no electrocardiographic signs of myocardial infarction) hadn't disappeared after several months of medicament treatment (indicated in the first hospitalization). Read More

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August 2016
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Analysis of load distribution in tooth-implant supported fixed partial dentures by the use of resilient abutment.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Mar-Apr;144(3-4):188-95

Introduction: Differences between the tooth and implant response to load can lead to many biological and technical implications in the conditions of occlusal forces.

Objective: The objective of this study was to analyze load distribution in tooth/implant-supported fixed partial dentures with the use of resilient TSA (Titan Shock Absorber, BoneCare GmbH, Augsburg, Germany) abutment and conventional non-resilient abutment using finite element method.

Methods: This study presents two basic 3D models. Read More

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August 2016
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Posture in dentists: Sitting vs. standing positions during dentistry work--An EMG study.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Mar-Apr;144(3-4):181-7

Introduction: Adequate working posture is important for overall health. Inappropriate posture may increase fatigue, decrease efficiency, and eventually lead to injuries.

Objective: The purpose was to examine posture positions used during dentistry work. Read More

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August 2016
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Outcome of orthograde endodontic retreatment--A two-year follow-up.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Mar-Apr;144(3-4):174-80

Introduction: Endodontic retreatment is a complex intervention that requires detailed analysis of possible reasons for failure, and flawless practical execution of the procedure.

Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the outcome of endodontic retreatment based on clinical and radiographic criteria after a two-year observation period.

Methods: Clinical study included 49 teeth indicated for endodontic retreatment based on periapical index (PAI). Read More

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August 2016
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Determinants of job satisfaction of healthcare professionals in public hospitals in Belgrade, Serbia--Cross-sectional analysis.

Srp Arh Celok Lek 2016 Mar-Apr;144(3-4):165-73

Introduction: The quality of health care significantly depends on the satisfaction of the employees.

Objective: The objective of this study was to establish the level of professional satisfaction of healthcare professionals in state hospitals in Belgrade, Serbia, and to determine and to rank the factors which impact on their satisfaction or dissatisfaction.

Method: Professional satisfaction survey was designed and conducted as a cross-sectional study in 2008. Read More

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August 2016
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