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Impact of Clopidogrel Loading for Coronarography on Bleeding After Urgent First Time CABG

Aleksander Hoxha, Sokol Shehu, Rezar Deveja, Thoma Qirjazi ABSTRACT Background: Excessive bleeding impairs outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Clopidogrel in combination with aspirin, given before percutaneous coronary intervention, have become the standard for stent thrombosis prevention. Some premedicated patients, however, are found to need surgical treatment, thus platelet inhibition caused by clopidogrel becomes [...]

By |2018-09-04T21:03:19+00:00September 4th, 2018|Ahead of Print|Comments Off on Impact of Clopidogrel Loading for Coronarography on Bleeding After Urgent First Time CABG

Death as a Consequence of Foreign Body Aspiration in Children

Fuad Brkic, Sekib Umihanic, Hasan Altumbabic, Almedina Ramas, Almir Salkic, Sefika Umihanic, Majda Mujic, Lejla Softic, Sabrina Zulcic Abstract Aim: To analyze the rate of mortality in children with foreign body aspiration (FBA). Methods: We outlined a retrospective review of hospital data of patients between 1971 and 2013. FBA occurring in children 0 year to [...]

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Esterification of HDL cholesterol is Decreased in Diabetes Mellitus and CAD and Enhanced Following Treatment with Statins

Babak Bagheri, Asal Alikhani, Hossein Mokhtari, Mehdi Rasouli Abstract Background: The main goal of using statins is to reduce the level of plasma cholesterol, meanwhile they have a wide spectrum of actions. Objectives: To identify the effect of statins on fractional cholesterol esterification (FCE) as well as the complete profile of lipids and (apo)lipoproteins. Design [...]

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Tetralogy of Fallot – Clinical Course and Treatment as a Mirror of Contemporary Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery Development in Correction of Congenital Heart Disease in the Adults

Edin Begic, Zijo Begic, Dzenan Jahic, Enisa Hodzic Abstract Aim: The aim of this paper was to present a 65 year old female patient with chronic heart disease, surgically treated for congenital heart defect type Tetralogy of Fallot. Case report: In the sixth year of life the patient underwent palliative Potts anastomosis surgery which created [...]

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Evaluating the Efficacy of Nanosil Mouthwash on the Preventing Pulmonary Infection in Intensive Care Unit: a Randomized Clinical Trial

Bahareh Khaky, Ahmadreza Yazdannik, Hosein Mahjoubipour Abstract Introduction: Oral and Oropharynx colonization and Micro-aspiration of discharges are two important processes in ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). So, this study design to investigated the preventive effect of oral decontamination program by Nanosil mouthwash on incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Methods: 80 newly hospitalized patients who admitted in intensive care [...]

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Congenital True Aneurysm of the Right Superficial Temporal Artery

Thomas Kotsis, P.anagitsa Christoforou, Despoina Myoteri, Panagiota Papacharalampous Abstract Introduction: Superficial temporal artery aneurysms (STAAs) occur in 1% of arterial aneurysms; mostly (95%) are pseudoaneurysms following trauma; true aneurysms are rare (5%); forty-five cases are reported. Aim: To report a rare case of a congenital STAAA. Case Report: A67-year-old patient recalled the existence of a [...]

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Comparison of Platelet Distribution Width and CA19-9 in Resectable Pancreas Cancer

Kemal Turker Ulutas, Inanc Samil Sarici, Abdullah Arpaci Abstract Background: Platelets are considered an important source of prothrombotic agents associated with inflammation in cancer related diseases. We aimed to compare the diagnostic accuracy of the platelet distribution width (PDW) and CA19-9 in resectable pancreas cancer. Method: A total of 83 stage-1 and 2 pancreatic adenocarcinoma [...]

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Development of Posttraumatic Hydrocephalus Requiring Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt After Decompressive Craniectomy for Traumatic Brain Injury: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Retrospective Studies

Reza Fattahian, Seyed Reza Bagheri, Masoud Sadeghi Abstract Background: Decompressive craniotomy (DC) is a known risk factor for the development of posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) in the patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Herein, the present study reported the development of PTH requiring ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt after DC for TBI. Methods: Four databases (PubMed, Web of [...]

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Broad Phenotypic Heterogeneity and Multisystem Involvement in Single mtDNA Deletion-associated Pearson Syndrome

Josef Finsterer, Fulvio A. Scorza, Carla A. Scorza Abstract We read with interest the article by Khasawneh et al. about a 4 months-old male with Pearson syndrome due to a novel mtDNA deletion (1). We have the following comments and concerns. [Med Arch 2018; 72(3.000): 234-236] Keywords: Pearson Syndrome, mtDNA >>Full text PDF      [...]

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The Quality of Life and Degree of Depression of Patients Suffering from Breast Cancer

Mirhan Salibasic, Samir Delibegovic Abstract Introduction: Breast cancer and its treatment change the perception of mastectomized women of their physical appearance, which leads to depression and has a negative effect on the overall quality of life of those woman. Aim: We wanted to assess the quality of life and the degree of depression of patients [...]

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