Josip Fajdić

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AIM The aim of this study was to determine differences in body image and sexuality of breast cancer survivors, depending on treatment: radical mastectomy or breast-conserving surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 206 patients treated for breast cancer between January 2001 and January 2004 were asked to fill in the questionnaire 1-5 years after(More)
BACKGROUND This article compares experiences in the diagnosis and treatment of phyllodes tumors from 2 regional institutions with the relevant literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1991 to 2005, 2,848 breast cancer patients were treated in our institutions, 36 (1.44%) for phyllodes tumors. The average tumor size was 5.1 cm (range 1.4-19.6). Triple(More)
The total number of 542 patients with colorectal cancer surgery have been analyzed in order to estimate the effect of receiving transfusion local recurrences, and the disease free - survival. It should be examined whether there are changes in general immunity indicators which would be connected with perioperative transfusion. A significant connection has(More)
Clinical characteristics of unilateral multicentric breast cancer (UMBC) were explored depending on aggressiveness, survival rate, disease-free period and local recurrence. The study included 296 women with breast cancer, surgically treated between 1990 and 2001. UMBC was histologically proved in 29 (9.8%) patients. Multicentricity was defined by following(More)
Fournier's gangrene is a rare infection characterized with fast-progressing myonecrosis, that affect regions of perineum, genitalia and perianal area. This retrospective study presents authors' experiences and their principles in early diagnosis and treatment of Fournier's gangrene. The goal of this paper is to point out numerous diagnostically and(More)
There is a debate in the literature whether a pathologic nipple discharge is a distinct sign of breast carcinoma. Our own results obtained by the use of microdochectomy as a minimally invasive operative procedure in 184 patients with pathologic nipple discharge were analysed. The aim of this retrospective 20-year study was to assess the efficacy of(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of dysmenorrhea in female adolescents and the influence of anthropological characteristics and lifestyle factors on menstrual pain. Two hundred and ninety seven girls from several elementary and secondary schools were interviewed about the presence of the menstrual pain, their age, height and weight,(More)
The aim of this study was to compare differences in sexual behavior between patients with benign and malignant breast tumors. A total of 187 patients treated for breast tumors (benign or malignant) at the General Hospital >>Pozega<<, Croatia, filled in the questionnaire between January 2001 and May 2003. Patients were asked to fill in the questionnaire one(More)
AIM Emphasizing circumstances that determine increasingly popular surgical approach of breast conserving surgery (BCS), used in lower grade breast tumors, while maintaining survival that is found when more radical procedures are used. PATIENTS AND METHODS Several leading oncological protocols in the world are compared, using PubMed database, and our own(More)
PURPOSE In spite of the general consensus on the issue, to point to major dilemmas which appear in this matter of multidisciplinary interest, and to review current concepts on how to achieve optimal diagnostic and therapeutic outcome. RESULTS Recent literature data show that the rate of gestational breast cancer, according to most protocols, range from(More)