Anđelko Korušić

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AIMS/BACKGROUND Increased intra-abdominal pressure during laparoscopic cholecystectomy changes pressure values in the thoracic cavity, in blood vessels, and in biochemical blood values. METHODOLOGY In this prospective study, we investigate whether CO2 pneumoperitoneum causes blood absorption and whether there is an increased risk of thromboembolism(More)
AIM To perform an external validation of the original Simplified Acute Physiology Score II (SAPS II) system and to assess its performance in a selected group of patients in major Croatian hospitals. METHODS A prospective, multicenter study was conducted in five university hospitals and one general hospital during a six-month period between November 1,(More)
A schwannoma is a benign nerve sheath tumor composed of Schwann cells. Spinal schwannoma originates from dorsal roots of the spinal cord, causing symptoms due to the compression of neighboring structures. We present a patient with a low back pain and left L2 and L3 radiculopathy. Neuroimaging techniques (CT, MRI) showed a large expansive mass in the left(More)
The influence of facet orientation and tropism on the process of spinal degeneration has been extensively studied during the last few decades, but there are still many controversies and conflicting results in this field of research. The biomechanical cause of accelerated degeneration of stabilizing structures in lower lumbar spine lies within the(More)
A 62-year-old woman with severe mitral stenosis and two large parietal thrombi inside the left atrium is described. The patient was admitted to the hospital because of heart failure. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography showed a severe calcific mitral stenosis and two large (56.9 and 46.2 mm in diameter) parietal thrombi inside the left atrium(More)
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