Branko Zakotnik

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In this paper, we describe the first practical application of two methods, which bridge the gap between the non-expert user and machine learning models. The first is a method for explaining classifiers' predictions, which provides the user with additional information about the decision-making process of a classifier. The second is a reliability estimation(More)
We describe 13 patients with neurological signs and symptoms associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. M. pneumoniae was isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 9 patients: 5 with meningoencephalitis, 2 with meningitis, and 1 with cerebrovascular infarction. One patient had headache and difficulties with concentration and thinking for 1 month(More)
AIM To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of preoperative chemoradiotherapy with capecitabine in locally advanced rectal cancer. METHODS Between June 2004 and January 2005, 57 patients with operable, clinical stage II-III adenocarcinoma of the rectum entered the prospective phase II study. Radiation dose was 45 Gy (25x1.8 Gy). Concurrent chemotherapy with(More)
BACKGROUND Gemcitabine is a potent cytotoxic agent used in the treatment of many solid tumours, sarcomas and lymphomas. Vascular toxicity and thrombotic events related to gemcitabine seem to be underreported. CASE REPORT We report two cases of gemcitabine related digital ischemic events. Case 1. A 65-year-old man was given the first-line treatment with(More)
BACKGROUND Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) positive breast cancer is an entity with aggressive behaviour. One year of adjuvant trastuzumab significantly improves the disease free survival in the range of 40-50% and reduces the risk of dying from HER2 positive breast cancer by one third. Adjuvant treatment with trastuzumab became available in(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiotoxicity is an important side effect of trastuzumab therapy and cardiac surveillance is recommended. OBJECTIVES The aim of our study was to prospectively assess baseline patients' characteristics, level of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and echocardiographic parameters as possible predictors of trastuzumab-related(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to investigate how the expression of tumor markers p21, p27, p53, cyclin D1, EGFR, Ki-67, and CD31 influenced the outcome of advanced inoperable oropharyngeal carcinoma patients, treated with concomitant radiochemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS The pretreatment biopsy specimens of 74 consecutive patients with inoperable(More)
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