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The aim of our study is to evaluate the importance of prognostic factors, both tumor-related and therapy related, and their impact on local recurrence rate of rectal carcinoma. It is also important to evaluate impact of chemoradiotherapy (CRT) on local recurrence rate and survival. We used the data of 514 patients with rectal carcinoma treated at Clinic of(More)
Oxidative stress occurs in inflammation of gastric mucosa. The role of zinc in modulating oxidative stress has recently been recognized. Zn deficiency results in an increased sensitivity to oxidative stress and have a higher risk of musoca damage in inflammation. The aim of this study was to determine wheather chronic inflammation affects on the(More)
AIM To evaluate minimal fixation method with Kirschner's wires in the treatment of open fractures of the hand and foot short bones, caused by explosive devices. METHOD There were 270 wounded persons with open fractures of hand and foot short bones, who were surgically treated at the Department of Surgery at the Osijek University Hospital. The(More)
During the past several decades there has been a substantial increase in the incidence of malignant melanoma worldwide. The highest incidences were reported in New Zealand and Australia. In Europe the northern countries generally have a higher incidence. The aim of this retrospective study was to provide the incidence and mortality for all patients with(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of esomeprazole and pantoprazole with regard to healing and relief from gastroesophageal reflux disease-related symptoms. I this multicentre, randomized, single-blind study 180 patients (ITT population) diagnosed with endoscopically proven GERD grade A,B,C received esomeprazole (40 mg once daily (o.d.), n =(More)
Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is a congenital defect characterized by loss of luminal continuity between the ascending and descending aorta1. It is a rare malformation with an estimated incidence of perinatally diagnosed cases of 3 per million live births3. The condition is considered extremely rare in adults. However, its true prevalence in this population(More)
During the war in Croatia, 77 wounded with colon (64) and rectum (13) injuries were treated at Osijek Hospital in the Department of Surgery from June 1991 to September 1992. Shrapnel wounds accounted for 68.8% of the injuries. Forty-seven (61.0%) had unilocular penetrating injury, 15 (19.5%) had multilocular penetrating injuries, 10 (13.0%) had crush(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the atherosclerotic changes in patients with vascular parkinsonism and in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease, in order to evaluate the possible influence of the extracranial pathology of carotid arteries in developing lacunar cerebral infarcts. Degree of stenosis and plaque morphology of the(More)
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