Josip Lukenda

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OBJECTIVES Despite the extensive amount of published literature upon burning symptoms in patients with clinically healthy appearance of the oral mucosa, as well as burning mouth syndrome (BMS) itself, they both remain still challenging topics. The aim of this study was to determine the real prevalence of "true" BMS in comparison to other patients with(More)
Although transradial access (TRA) for coronary procedures has many advantages over the transfemoral approach, it's still not the dominant route used in coronary interventions. Radial artery spasm (RAS) is an important limitation of TRA. We performed a search of published literature to estimate the prevalence and possible risk factors of RAS in patients(More)
AIM To determine the number of publications on cardiovascular diseases in the MEDLINE database, the rate of medical doctors and clinical interventions in cardiology, and health and socioeconomic indicators for Croatia, and to compare them with those for Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Austria. METHODS PubMed was used in search for publications(More)
Tobacco is the largest cause of morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to analyse several health and economically related indicators of tobacco consumption: smoking prevalence, standardized death rates (SDRs) from lung cancer and the proportion of GDP spent on tobacco in Croatia and other transitional countries--the Czech Republic, Slovakia,(More)
SUMMARY: Although there has been progress in interventional cardiology in Croatia over the last two decades, there has been no analysis of interventional cardiologic procedures at the national level. The aim of this article was to analyze of the number of coronary angiographies (CA) and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in the period from 2010 to(More)
SUMMARY: Along with the success of the Croatian Network of Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, there are still " grey zones " remaining, such as the Du-brovnik-Neretva County where the City of Dubrovnik is 210 kilometers away with two border crossings from the nearest center. Therefore, from the first of January 2013, the General Hospital Dubrovnik(More)
Approximately 30% of all acute inferior myocardial infarctions (AIMI) are accompanied by acute right ventricular infarction (ARVI) as a consequence of proximal right coronary artery (RCA) occlusion. Fifty per cent of all patients with ARVI manifest hypotension, jugular venous distension, and dyspnoea with clear lung fields, which is then considered as(More)
The concentration levels of salivary calcium, magnesium and zinc can vary in different localized oral, as well as systemic diseases and conditions. So far changes in the concentration levels of specific electrolytes in stimulated parotid saliva in HIV-positive/AIDS patients have been proven. The objective of this research was not only to study the(More)