Ana Tikvica Luetić

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Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2 and -7 are used in patients with long-bone fractures, nonunions and spinal fusions. It is unknown whether their potential systemic bioavailability following local bone administration might affect skeletal metabolism. To answer this question, we examined effects of systemically administered BMP-2 and -7 on bone in a newly(More)
Thyroid-stimulating hormone exerts both antiresorptive and anabolic effects on bone remodeling in aged ovariectomized rats and thyroid stimulating hormone-receptor null mice, supported by clinical results demonstrating that low thyroid-stimulating hormone level is associated with increased bone loss. To further explore the effect of thyroid-stimulating(More)
1Asim Kurjak, 1Ana Tikvica Luetic, 1Milan Stanojevic, 2Amira Talic, 3Ivica Zalud, 4Madeeha Al-Noobi 5Sejfulah Perva, 5Mandy Abushama, 1Sanja Tomasovic, 1Sanja Zaputovic, 6Ulrich Honemeyer 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Zagreb, Sveti Duh Hospital Zagreb, Croatia 2University of Medical Sciences and Technology,(More)
The role of macrophages acting as immunologic antitumor effectors and promoters of tumor growth are poorly understood as yet. We investigated the role of macrophage in model of concomitant immunity (CI), a phenomenon of secondary tumor rejection during the primary tumor growth. It has been shown that the period of CI weakening can coincide with appearance(More)
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) experience co-morbid illnesses, including cardiovascular disease and retinopathy. Sevelamer hydrochloride (Renagel®); a non-calcium phosphate binder reduces coronary artery and aortic calcification as compared to calcium containing phosphate binders and additionally effects inflammatory biomarkers such as(More)
Thyroid changes are considered to be normal events that happen as a large maternal multiorganic adjustment to pregnancy. However, hyperthyroidism occurs in pregnancy with clinical presentation similar to hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and pregnancy itself. Moreover, 10% of women with HG will continue to have symptoms throughout the pregnancy suggesting that(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the pattern of skeletal dysplasias in Qatar population and to assess the accuracy of prenatal diagnosis and prognosis. METHODS This was a retrospective descriptive study of 30 women with high risk for skeletal dysplasias. The recruited women were submitted to clinical assessment, ultrasound scanning using 2-dimensional,(More)
We report a rare case of spontaneous intraperitoneal bladder rupture following normal vaginal delivery without concomitant uterine rupture. Key diagnostic clinical features were acute renal failure, new-onset ascites and bowel ileus with urosepsis. Laparotomy and bladder repair with omentum patch were performed with no adverse outcome reported.