Ksenija Tušek-Bunc

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In the period between the December 2000 and September 2004, altogether 13 patients underwent preoperative portal vein embolization (PPVE); 9 patients with colorectal metastases and 4 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. The indirect splenic portography was performed after catheter was introduced into superior mesenteric artery via femoral artery(More)
AIM: To survey attitudes towards prescribing statins in a family practice setting and to develop an explanatory model of determinants for prescribing statins. METHODS: A random sample of 250 GPs were drawn from a Slovenian Family Medicine Society register and were contacted by anonymous postal questionnaire between June and October 2006. RESULTS: We found(More)
INTRODUCTION There has been increased interest in the use of capnometry in recent years. During cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the partial pressure of end-tidal carbon dioxide (PetCO2) correlates with cardiac output and, consequently, it has a prognostic value in CPR. This study was undertaken to compare the initial PetCO2 and the PetCO2 after 1 min(More)
BACKGROUND Data on emergency treatment of poisonings are scarce. OBJECTIVE To determine the annual rate of poisoning-related emergency medical services (EMS) interventions and to determine the aetiology and demographic characteristics of poisoning cases. METHODS A prospective observational study included all poisoning-related intervention cases over 3(More)
With a cross-sectional survey wich was held on in Slovenia we would like to define the predictors of high prescribing rates in family practice. 42 involved family doctors reported 300 office contacts, i.e., a total of 12,596 contacts. The participants were asked to fulfil the questionnaire for each patient-doctor encounter in one day. In 12,596 recorded(More)
The Chronic Care Model (CCM) is a conceptual framework that supports the evidence-based proactive and planned care of chronic diseases. Our aim was to validate a Slovenian translation of Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC)--a self-reported instrument designed to measure the extent to which patients with chronic illnesses receive care(More)
BACKGROUND We wanted to systematically review the available evidence to evaluate the drug adherence in elderly with polypharmacy living at home. METHODS We performed a literature search using MEDLINE, ISI Web of Science, ProQuest, EMBASE, SCOPUS, Springer Link, Sage Journals and CINAHL. We used the following terms: Medication Adherence, Medication(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) commonly present with more than one comorbid condition, contributing to poorer health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The aim of our study was to identify the associations between HRQoL and patient characteristics, vascular comorbidities and anxiety/depression disorders. METHODS This observational(More)
Education means: learning, teaching or the process of acquiring skills or behavior modification through various exercises. Traditionally, medical education meant the oral, practical and more passive transferring of knowledge and skills from the educators to students and health professionals. Today the importance of focus on educational quality, particularly(More)