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  • I Takac
  • 2000
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of appendectomy in predicting lymph node metastases in women undergoing cytoreductive procedures for ovarian cancer. STUDY DESIGN In 127 consecutive patients with ovarian carcinoma appendectomy was performed in 30 patients over a period of 5 years. Eight of them were found to have(More)
OBJECTIVE While foreign research shows a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women and consequently in neonates, we do not have any data on vitamin D concentration in these risk groups for Slovenia. We performed a prospective study to evaluate vitamin D concentration in pregnant women and neonates in Maribor region. STUDY DESIGN We(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to analyze the outcomes and risk factors for unplanned delivery at home and before arrival to the hospital in Maribor region, Slovenia. METHODS We used data from medical records of all deliveries in Maribor region from the year 1997 to the year 2005. We analysed a total of 17,846 births from annual reports of the(More)
  • D Arko, I Takac
  • 2000
The aim of the study was to assess the depth of myometrial invasion by endometrial cancer using preoperative 5-9 MHz, high frequency transvaginal ultrasonography as compared with postoperative assessment using histopathologic examination. The study included 120 patients with histologically proven cancers of the endometrium. All patients underwent(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of transvaginal sonography, color flow imaging, and Doppler waveform analysis of adnexal tumors in predicting lymph node metastases in women undergoing laparotomy for ovarian cancer. In 30 consecutive women undergoing pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy due to ovarian cancer, the(More)
TERC gene amplification was investigated as a possible diagnostic marker for use in routine cytological screening to improve the accuracy of conventional screening procedures in detection of cervical preneoplastic lesions. Cervical smears were screened and classified as low-grade or high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LSIL or HSIL). A fluorescence(More)
BACKGROUND Urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) and plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 (PAI-1) play a key role in tumour invasion and metastasis. High levels of both proteolytic enzymes are associated with poor prognosis in breast cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between traditional prognostic factors and uPA(More)
This study was designed to investigate whether a correlation exists between amplification of the human telomerase gene (human telomerase RNA component [TERC]) and high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection in 101 women with cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN). Eight patients (7.9%) had CIN 1, 24 (23.8%) had CIN 2 and 69 (68.3%) had CIN 3. TERC(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the possible association between hypodontia and epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), with the special interest in hypodontia pattern. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred twenty women with EOC treated at the Department of Gynecologic and Breast Oncology at the University Clinical Centre and 120 gynecologically healthy women of the same(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the frequency of human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 and 18 infections in patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) according to the use of various contraceptive methods. In a study group of 1435 patients with histologically proven CIN, among whom 391 (27.2%) used no contraception, 44 (3.1%) used barrier methods,(More)