The Prevalence of Helicobacter Pylori Infection in Patients with Reflux Esophagitis and ndash; Our Experience

Zaim Gashi, Fadil Sherifi, Ragip Shabani Abstract Introduction and aim: The role of Helicobacter pylori in esophageal disease has not been clearly defined. To clarify this issue, we analyzed 120 patients with histologically confirmed esophageal disease. Material and methods: In this prospective study, 120 patients who underwent upper endoscopy examination were included; among them 70 [...]

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Endoprosthesis and Obesity

Predrag Grubor, Slavko Manojlovic, Nemanja Manojlovic, Milan Grubor Abstract Introduction: Obesity represents a significant risk factor in the pathophysiology of degenerative changes in coxarthrosis. Objective: The study aims to investigate obesity as a risk factor in the examined sample comprising 136 patients who underwent hip endoprothesis implantation. Material and methods: The series comprised 136 patients [...]

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The Relationship of Chronic Renal Failure and Body Mass Index in Patients without Diabetes

Spomenka Kristic, Sandra Vegar Zubovic, Fuad Zukic Abstract Introduction: Chronic renal failure (CRF) represents a serious medical problem. Numerous studies have shown increased body mass index (BMI) as an independent risk factor when it comes to the occurrence and development of CRF. Material and methods: The sample in our prospective study presents a total of [...]

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Single Stage Turn in Perforator Infraorbital Artery Island Flap for Nasal Ala Reconstruction

Predrag Kovacevic, Igor Hrgovic, Tatjana Kovacevic, Zlatko Hrgovic Abstract Background:The reconstruction of fullthickness nasal alla defects is challenging procedure. Use of local flaps is acceptable approach. Flap based on infraorbital artery could be used for primary reconstruction of nasal ala defects. Methods: The prospective study include consecutive series of 15 patients with advanced skin carcinoma [...]

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Features of Postmenopausal Uterine Haemorrhage

Sebija Izetbegovic, Goran Stojkanovic, Nihad Ribic, Eldar Mehmedbasic Abstract Introduction: Postmenopausal uterine bleeding is a and bdquo;cancer until proven otherwise and ldquo;. Endometrial cancer is a typical disease among postmenopause woman, because every bleeding in this age etiology associated with endometrial cancer (10-30%). The lifespan of women today has been extended and post menopause today [...]

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Correlation of the Body Mass Index and Calcium Nephrolithiasis in Adult Population

Snjezana Milicevic, Radojka Bijelic, Vladimir Krivokuca, Mirjana Bojic, Snjezana Popovic-Pejicic, Nebojsa Bojanic Abstract Introduction: Prevalence of the kidney stones (renal calculi) increase in several countries in parallel with the increase of overweight, diabetes (type 2 diabetes) and hypertension. Goal: The goal of our research was to evaluate the connection between the calcium nephrolithiasis and overweight, [...]

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Impact of Complications and Bladder Cancer Stage on Quality of Life in Patients with Different Types of Urinary Diversions

Alden Prcic, Damir Aganovic, Osman Hadziosmanovic Abstract Goal: Determine correlation between complications and stage of the disease and their impact on quality of life in patients with different types of ileal urinary derivation after radical cystectomy, and upon estimation of acquired results, to suggest the most acceptable type of urinary diversion. Patients and methods: In [...]

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Influence of Remifentanil/Propofol Anesthesia on Ventilator-associated Pneumonia Occurence After Major Cardiac Surgery

Alisa Krdzalic, Anita Kosjerina, Elmir Jahic, Zijah Rifatbegovic, Goran Krdzalic Abstract The study is designed to evaluate the influence of remifentanil/propofol anesthesia on ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) occurrence and respiratory support (RS) time after major cardiac surgery. Material and methods: In retrospective-prospective study we investigated the respiratory support time and VAP occurrence in group of 47 [...]

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Chromosomal and Nuclear Alterations in Root Tip Cells of Allium Cepa L. Induced by Alprazolam

Hilada Nefic, Jasmin Musanovic, Azra Metovic, Kemajl Kurteshi Abstract Introduction: Alprazolam is a triazolobenzodiazepine used in panic disorders and other anxiety states. Target organ of Alprazolam is CNS, causing depression of respiration and consciousness. Aim: This study aimed to estimate the genotoxic potential of Alprazolam using Allium cepa test. Methods: Allium cepa is one of [...]

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Are We on the Path to Solve the Enigma of Resistant Hypertension: Renal Sympathetic Denervation

Vjekoslav Gerc, Marko Buksa Abstract Renal sympathetic denervation (RSD) opens new perspectives and possibilities not only in the treatment of resistant hypertension but also of other cardiometabolic diseases. In patients with hypertension, it has been demonstrated that activity of the sympathetic nervous system correlates with grade of hypertension. Decreasing sympathetic activity using RSD significantly reduces [...]

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