Dragana Rakic

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The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that prolonged treatment of mild to moderate hypertension with low-dose thiazide diuretics or beta blockers does not induce any of the major untoward biochemical changes, such as hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, hyperuricemia and electrolyte imbalances. The effect of these drugs was analyzed in 100(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion of allogeneic blood influences outcome after surgery. Despite widespread availability of transfusion guidelines, transfusion practices might vary among physicians, departments, hospitals and countries. Our aim was to determine the amount of packed red blood cells (pRBC) and blood products transfused intraoperatively, and to describe(More)
Heart auscultation has one of the key roles in beside diagnosis, especially in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Sometimes, because of the human cars' low sensitivity, a problem emerges in the proper evaluation of heart sounds and murmurs of lower frequencies. Our study compared two stethoscopes, the classic acoustic stethoscope (Littmann 2120) and an(More)
The purpose of the present study was to determine the prevalence of thromboembolic events in patients with primary and secondary (ischemic) dilated cardiomyopathy (DC), with regard to basic rhythm, sinus or atrial fibrillation. Retrospectively, over three years, from January 1, 1989 to December 31, 1991, the case histories of 75 inpatients with DC, mean age(More)
Treatment of 12 penetrating heart war wounds were described. Ten wounded (83.3%) died on the spot or during transportation. Only two (16.7%) were brought to the clinic with signs of life, operated on and released from the hospital. The two wounded had not received any therapy before the arrival. The two cases described indicate the importance of a rapid(More)
The AA describe a patient with congestive cardiomyopathy, probably alcoholic, who exhibited signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure and a pericardial rub, due to a right atrial thrombus (4 X 2 cm). The thrombus dissolved completely and the symptoms decreased markedly after 14 days of oral anticoagulant therapy alone. We suggest that anticoagulant(More)