Lora Stanka Kirigin

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Risk factors for increased mortality in hip fracture patients include older age, male sex, fracture type, bone mineral density, and pre-existing co-morbidities. The role of biochemical and other anthropometric parameters on hip fracture mortality remains unclear. The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors for one-year mortality in patients with(More)
Corresponding author: Miroslav Ilić, Clinic for Thoracic Surgery, Institute for Pulmonary Diseases of Vojvodina, Put doktora Goldmana br. 4, 21204 Sremska Kamenica, Serbia. Telephone: +381/21/480-5100 email: drmiroslavilic@ gmail.com Funding: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. This research did not receive any financial support.(More)
The insulin tolerance test (ITT) is the gold standard for diagnosing adrenal insufficiency (AI) after pituitary surgery. The ITT is unpleasant for patients, requires close medical supervision and is contraindicated in several comorbidities. The aim of this study was to analyze whether tumor size, remission rate, preoperative, and early postoperative(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of different radioactive iodine (I-131) activities used for re-ablation, to compare various combinations of treatment activities, and to identify predictors of re-ablation failure in low- and intermediate-risk differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) patients. The study included 128 consecutive low- and(More)
Purpose. In low-income countries, prolactinomas are difficult to manage with dopamine agonists (DA). We compared the effectiveness of DA in microprolactinomas as a first line treatment and as adjuvant therapy for residual macroprolactinomas treated surgically. Methods. Our retrospective study analyzed 78 patients, 38 with microprolactinomas and 40 with(More)
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are mononuclear cells that circulate in the blood and are derived from different tissues, expressing cell surface markers that are similar to mature endothelial cells. The discovery of EPCs has lead to new insights in vascular repair and atherosclerosis and also a new theory for ageing. EPCs from the bone marrow and some(More)
Internal hernias have an overall incidence of less than 1% and are difficult to diagnose clinically due to their nonspecific presentation. Most internal hernias present as strangulating closed-loop obstruction and delay in surgical intervention is responsible for a high mortality rate (49%). We present a case of ileal herniation through the foramen of(More)
Funding: None. Conflict of interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. Data Availability Statement: All relevant data are within the paper. Abstract Introduction: In centers with tight budgets treating macroprolactinomas with transsphenoidal surgery remains an appealing option because it may increase the efficacy of(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to detect parameters that could serve as predictors of radioactive iodine (I-131) ablation failure in patients with low-risk and intermediate-risk differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). METHODS Our cohort study included 740 patients with DTC who received postoperative I-131 remnant ablation. Anthropometric,(More)
Nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenomas (NFMA) make up 20% of pituitary adenomas. Previous studies have shown that patients treated for NFMA have disturbances in sleep characteristics, circadian movement rhythm, subjective sleep quality, and decreased quality of life. Furthermore, studies have shown that NFMA patients have an increased risk for the metabolic(More)