Danica Vujić

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BACKGROUND The transition from remifentanil intraoperative anesthesia to postoperative analgesia must be planned carefully due to the short duration of action (3-10 min) of remifentanil hydrochloride, a potent, esterase-metabolized mu-opioid agonist. This study compared the efficacy and safety of transition regimens using remifentanil or morphine sulfate(More)
Thoracic (mediastinal) neuroblastomas (NB) have been reported to differ from abdominal (suprarenal and retroperitoneal) NB and to be associated with better prognosis. The comparison between them is rarely published. In this retrospective study, the characteristics of thoracic NB (17 cases) are investigated and compared with abdominal NB (51 cases).(More)
Calcinosis cutis is a term used to describe a group of disorders in which calcium deposits form in the skin. It is classified into 5 major types according to etiology: dystrophic, metastatic, iatrogenic, idiopathic, and calciphylaxis [1]. In dialysis patients, if present, it usually manifests as calciphylaxis (calcific uremic arteriolopathy) or metastatic(More)
Neuroblastoma is the most common malignancy in children comprising 7.6% of all infantile cancers. MIBG scintigraphy is a mandatory neuroblastoma diagnostic test, which is among others methods, semi-quantified by the SIOPEN method. The aim of this study was to test both the skeletal and the soft tissue segments of the SIOPEN scoring method in the diagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Glucocorticoids and classic immunosuppressive drugs can improve disease activity in primary glomerulonephritis (GN). However, these drugs have serious toxicity and patients frequently experience inadequate response or relapse, so there is a need for alternative agents. This multicenter uncontrolled study analyzed the efficacy and safety of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) has been increasingly used for the treatment of lupus nephritis (LN). The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of MMF used with low doses of corticosteroids as maintenance therapy in patients with LN. METHODS The study covered 35 patients, most of them with proliferative types of LN (5 WHO(More)
The efficacy of bromocriptine (Bromergon, Lek) was studied in a group of 21 women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). To qualify for inclusion, the patients had to have a score of 20 or more on Casper's Analog Self-Rating Scale for Premenstrual Tension Syndrome completed during the last premenstrual week. The study was designed as a double-blind, randomized,(More)
The high sensitivity of Fanconi's anemia (FA) cells to drug induced DNA interstrand crosslinks (ICL) such as diepoxybutane (DEB) was used as a part of FA screening in the children with clinical suspicion of FA. The study considered a total of 66 children with the hematological and/or congenital phenotypic symptoms reminiscent of FA. Blood samples from(More)
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