Lucija Gabršček

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Objective: To evaluate the frequency of diagnostic errors assessed by autopsies. Design and setting: Retrospective review of medical and pathological records in an 11-bed closed medical intensive care unit (ICU) at a 860-bed general hospital. Patients and interventions: Patients who died in the ICU between January 1998 and December 1999. Medical diagnoses(More)
We describe a case of a 43-yr-old female with severe multiorgan injury after accidental poisoning with Colchicum autumnale, which was mistaken for wild garlic (Allium ursinum). Both plants grow on damp meadows and can be confused in the spring when both plants have leaves but no blossoms. The autumn crocus contains colchicine, which inhibits cellular(More)
INTRODUCTION Intensive insulin treatment of critically ill patients was seen as a promising method of treatment, though recent studies showed that reducing the blood glucose level below 6 mmol/l had a detrimental outcome. The mechanisms of the effects of insulin in the critically ill are not completely understood. The purpose of the study was to test the(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasound morphology of massive central pulmonary artery thromboemboli (TE) is an independent predictor of 30-day mortality. The aim of this study was to asses ex vivo lysibility of morphologically different TE. METHODS Forty-five central pulmonary artery TE, collected at autopsies, were divided into hypoechoic (group A) and hyperechoic (group(More)
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