Danko Velimir Vrdoljak

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OBJECTIVE We aimed at analyzing the metastatic involvement in interpectoral (Rotter's) lymph nodes (RLN) in relation to tumor marker CA 15-3. METHODS The study included 177 female patients undergoing surgery for primary breast cancer at the University Hospital for Tumors, Zagreb, Croatia from November 2001 to March 2004. In addition to the standard(More)
AIM To estimate the incidence and mortality trends of gastric and colorectal cancers in Croatia between 1988 and 2008. METHODS Incidence data for the period 1988-2008 were obtained from the Croatian National Cancer Registry. The number of deaths from gastric and colorectal cancers were obtained from the World Health Organization mortality database.(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND This study was aimed at analyzing metastatic involvement in interpectoral (Rotter's) lymph nodes in relation to tumor location, size, grade and hormone receptor status in primary breast cancer. METHODS The study included 172 female patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer at the University Hospital for Tumors, Zagreb, Croatia from(More)
Primary adult Ewing's sarcoma is a rare entity. They most commonly occur in children and young adults. 6% of them are localized extraosseously. We present a case of a 51 year old patient with primary renal Ewing's sarcoma and multiple metastases in liver and iliac bone. Patients with metastatic disease are usually treated with aggressive chemotherapy and(More)
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women. Preventive measures, early diagnosis and development of all treatment modalities (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormonal and targeted biologic therapy) led to improvement in survival and quality of life of the patient. In order to standardize and optimize the approach, following good clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic oral condition, characterised by burning symptoms, which mainly affects perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Neuropathy might be the underlying cause of the condition. There are still insufficient data regarding successful therapy. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of acupuncture(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the impact of prognostic human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2) in invasive breast cancers on the findings of thermography tests. METHODS The study was carried out at the Department of Surgical Oncology and the Department of Pathology, University Clinical Hospital Center, Sisters of Mercy, Zagreb, Croatia, in(More)
Based on immunohistochemical staining for the basal markers cytokeratin 5/6 (CK 5/6), cytokeratin 14 (CK 14) and P-cadherin, triple negative tumors (TNT) are divided into two groups: 1) basal-like (BL) positive for one or all three markers; and 2) non basal-like (NBL) negative for all three markers. Even though the different origin of the cells of these two(More)