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High seminal reactive oxygen species (ROS) are related to poor semen quality and impaired fertilization. We aimed at finding whether there is an association between ROS and fertilization, embryo quality and pregnancy rates after conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). In prepared semen of 147 male partners of(More)
To determine the correlation of blood concentration of lactate and severity of injury and survival in severely injured patients. A prospective study of severely injured patients admitted directly from an emergency surgical unit to a surgical intensive care unit with an Injury Severity Score (ISS) of 16 points or more. The study was conducted over 30 months.(More)
Ultrasound (US) preoperative examination of the axillary lymph nodes combined with the fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is often used in order to reduce the number of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy procedures in clinically node negative breast cancer patients. The pathohistological characteristics of the ultrasonically negative axillary lymph nodes in(More)
Data visualization plays a crucial role in identifying interesting patterns in exploratory data analysis. Its use is, however, made difficult by the large number of possible data projections showing different attribute subsets that must be evaluated by the data analyst. In this paper, we introduce a method called VizRank, which is applied on classified data(More)
Deposition of conformationally altered proteins prominently characterizes pathogenesis and pathomorphology of a number of neurodegenerative disorders. 2-(1-{6-[(2-[F-18]fluoroethyl) (methyl)amino]-2-naphthyl} ethylidene) malononitrile ([F-18]FDDNP), a hydrophobic, viscosity-sensitive, solvent-sensitive, fluorescent imaging probe has been used with positron(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effectiveness of functional foot orthoses and unshaped (flat) orthotic material on plantar pressure redistribution, forefoot pain reduction and walking ability in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS Forty patients with RA were randomised to receive unshaped material (UM) (n = 20) or functional foot orthoses (n = 20). Plantar(More)
PURPOSE Intra-arterial injections (IAI) of 131I-lipiodol is effective in treating hepatocellular carcinoma patients, but is expensive and requires a 7-day hospitalization in a radioprotection room. 188Re is inexpensive, requires no patient isolation, and can be used with lipiodol. METHODS AND MATERIALS This International Atomic Energy Agency-sponsored(More)
Plantar pressures measurement is a frequently used method in rehabilitation and related research. Metric characteristics of the F-Scan system have been assessed from different standpoints and in different patients, but not its reliability in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Therefore, our objective was to assess reliability of the F-Scan plantar pressure(More)
A multicenter study was sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to assess the safety and efficacy of transarterial rhenium-188 ((188)Re) HDD lipiodol (radioconjugate to lipiodol using an HDD kit) in the treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. During 5 years, 185 patients received at least 1 treatment of radioconjugate, and 51(More)
BACKGROUND The ratio of anxiolytics to antidepressants is an indicator of the quality of treatment of depression and anxiety in primary care. The objective of the study was to investigate the prescription of anxiolytics and antidepressants among Slovenian family physicians, including patient demographics and possible time-trends. SUBJECTS AND METHODS An(More)