Branka Sladoje-Martinović

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BACKGROUND/AIM The number of elderly patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 5 management with hemodialysis (HD) is steadily increasing. Therefore we analyzed the number of new CKD patients ≥80 years managed with HD and their survival through the study period. We aimed also, to identify which of several key variables might be independently(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM In the past decade, in most regions of the world, an increasing number of adults aged 65 years and older were started on renal replacement therapy each year. In contrast to the general population for whom overnutrition or obesity is associated with increased cardiovascular risk, for patients who are maintained on hemodialysis (HD),(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Renal transplant recipients (RTRs) are at high risk for cardiovascular (CVD) mortality. Recently, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been recognized as a new risk factor for adverse CVD events in the general population. We examined whether transient elastography (TE) defined NAFLD was associated with atherosclerosis in RTRs, as(More)
Severe malaria is a medical emergency that requires urgent recognition and treatment, because it may rapidly progress to serious complications and death. We report a case of imported severe malaria tropica in an adult traveller, with a parasitemia of 20%, complicated by acute renal failure. Patient was initially misdiagnosed by a physician unaware of the(More)
AIM To evaluate phase-contrast microscopy in differential diagnosis of asymptomatic microhematuria in patients with asymptomatic microhematuria during the 1993-2000 period. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was performed at the Laboratory of Cytology, Department of Nephrology and Dialysis, Rijeka University Hospital Center, Rijeka, Croatia, and included 526(More)
INTRODUCTION Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common infectious complication after organ transplantation. Serology is useful only for detecting previous CMV infection. Dissatisfied with serologic follow-up after kidney transplantation, three years ago we introduced detection of CMV antigenemia by an immunocytochemical method using a monoclonal(More)
AIM To describe the experience of the Department of Nephrology and Dialysis, University Hospital Rijeka, Croatia, in the treatment of patients with acute humoral rejection (AHR) of kidney transplant by using high dose of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) alone and as a first line treatment. METHODS Eight kidney transplant recipients in whom the AHR(More)
Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice in patients with end-stage renal disease. Heterotopic kidney transplantation is the most common technique used. Some patients with severe vascular pathology of iliac vessels or retained iliac fossae after previous transplantations are no more candidates for heterotopic kidney transplantation. In these(More)
UNLABELLED Acute renal failure (ARF) is an unusual and severe complication which may occur in patients following cardiac surgery. The incidence of ARF is from 1% to 15% (according to some authors up to 40%). The ARF, occurring in the postoperative period and requiring dialysis is an important risk factor for early mortality, while the overall mortality due(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The mortality of chronic kidney disease patients is very high. Patients on chronic renal replacement therapy are also et very high mortality risk. Nevertheless, by the advance in renal replacement therapy the surveillance of these patients could be long with reasonable quality of life. The present a patient on renal replacement therapy(More)