Branka Salzer

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The frequency of apolipoprotein E (apo E) phenotypes and genotypes due to allelic variation at amino acids 112 and 158 was analysed in 50 children with type I diabetes. Phenotypes were determined by isoelectric focusing and genotypes by the technique of polymerase chain reaction using allele-specific oligonucleotide probes (PCR/ASO) and the amplification(More)
We investigated deletion polymorphism in the gene for angiotensin-converting enzyme in patients with angiographically verified cerebral atherosclerosis. Genotypes were determined by the polymerase chain reaction with oligonucleotide flanking of the polymorphic region of intron 16 of the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene. Results of angiotensin-converting(More)
We assessed the effect of particular apolipoprotein (apo) E phenotypes, lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)], and other lipoproteins on the development of dyslipoproteinemia in 450 patients with type I diabetes, ages 13-14 years. The control group consisted of 450 healthy school children of both sexes, ages 13-14 years. Both groups were found to be normolipidemic, but(More)
AIM (1001 Dalmatians) research program collects biomedical information from multiple small isolated populations ((metapopulation)) on Adriatic islands, Croatia, and investigates health effects of human population isolation, inbreeding, admixture, and outbreeding. METHODS We collected random samples of 100 individuals from 9 island settlements and an(More)
The concentrations of total cholesterol, phospholipids, triacylglycerols and lipoproteins were measured in 87 follicular fluids obtained from 35 women undergoing in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. The results were correlated with the levels of progesterone in follicular fluid. Two different types of ovarian stimulation were used. High density(More)
AIM To investigate the prevalence and factors associated with the metabolic syndrome in 9 isolated populations on Adriatic islands, Croatia, and in the group of immigrants to these islands. METHODS Random samples of 100 inhabitants from each village and 101 immigrants were collected during 2002 and 2003. Bivariate and multivariate methods were used in(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome, a constellation of risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. Epidemiological studies in transitional societies will provide insight into the underlying factors that interact in its manifestation. AIMS To estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome,(More)
The relationship of relative body weight (RBW) and adiposity to blood pressure and blood lipids was studied in a selected group of adolescents aged 15-17 years with RBW between 95 and 140 per cent and body fat tissue between 10 and 45 per cent. The increase in RBW and percentage of body fat was positively associated with systolic blood pressure in boys and(More)
The study deals with the connection between metabolic syndrome (MS) and smoking habits of 1602 males and 828 females aged 18-97 years from the island of Hvar, Croatia. The age-adjusted prevalence of MS was higher in males (18.1-31.2%) than females (9.7-24.2%) by all five criteria that were defined, except the one by AHA/NHLBI. The overall prevalence of MS(More)
The lack of control of tumour behaviour is manifested in different ways, depending primarily on the type of tumour. This results in numerous problems of tumour diagnosis and therapy. In the case of "benign" tumours, like pituitary adenomas, in vitro studies are often used for evaluation of the tumour. The use of tissue explant cultures of human pituitary(More)
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