Bruno Cvjetičanin

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Myelomeningocele is a congenital defect in vertebral arches with cystic dilatation of meninges and structural or functional abnormality of spinal cord or cauda equina. It is a form of spinal dysraphisam with overlying skin defect (spina bifida aperta). That condition is related to other clinical complications such as infection that can produce furthermore(More)
The purpose of the research was to determine the influence of the hepatitis B virus on the progression of the chronic liver disease. In the present paper, 127 patients who were followed up for five years and who had histologically verified chronic liver disease, are described. Fifty two of them were carriers of HBsAg, 75 patients were HBsAg negative, but(More)
Bone morphogenetic protein 1 (BMP1) was originally isolated from bone with other BMPs due to its affinity for heparin. While all other BMPs are members of the Transforming Growth Factor β (TGFβ) superfamily of growth factors, BMP1 is not an authentic member of the BMP protein family. Together with mammalian Tolloid Like protein 1 (mTLL-1) and mTLL-2, BMP1(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the role of alcohol in development of progressive liver disease. For this purpose, 41 alcoholic patients were followed up for 5 years. Criteria for alcohol abuse was that the patients were enjoying 20 g alcohol daily in a period of 5 years for females and respectively 60 g daily for males. In the same time(More)
AIM The umbilicus is an essential esthetic landmark on the abdominal wall in women and men. There are only few models published for predicting exact localization of the umbilicus. The aim of our study was to develop a mathematical model for predicting correct umbilical positioning in a sample of young women and men and in a sample of middle-aged women. In(More)
In cardiac surgery, poststernotomy wounds are life threatening complications, with mortality up to 50%. We described two patients, who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting and postoperatively developed a deep sternal wound infection. Reconstruction was combined with vacuum-assisted closure treatment, laparoscopic mobilization of an omental flap and(More)
We will describe a second phase of breast reconstruction on a young girl suffering from Poland syndrome. She has the breast, pectoralis major and minor muscle aplasia on the right side. She has no other deformities. The best result is achieved by combining latissimus dorsi flap and a silicone implant, and even better aesthetic result is accomplished with(More)
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