Maja Šurbatović

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Immunoinflammatory response in critically ill patients is very complex. This review explores some of the new elements of immunoinflammatory response in severe sepsis, tumor necrosis factor-alpha in severe acute pancreatitis as a clinical example of immune response in sepsis, immune response in severe trauma with or without secondary sepsis, and genetic(More)
This study investigates the effects of exertional heat stress and acclimation status on physiological and cognitive performance. Forty male soldiers performed an exertional heat stress test (EHST) either in a cool (20 degrees C, 16 degrees C wet bulb globe temperature), or in a hot environment (40 degrees C, 29 degrees C wet bulb globe temperature),(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) gene in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and oral lichen planus (OLP). MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted on 93 patients with OSCC, 53 patients with OLP, and 100 controls, all Caucasians of the same ethnicity, matched(More)
Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory process which occurs in severe form in 20% of all patients, out of whom 15%-25% will die. The incidence of severe acute pancreatitis-associated lung injury (APALI) varies from 15% to 55% and its severity varies from mild hypoxemia to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Acute lung injury (ALI) and ARDS are the(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic value of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha, interleukin (IL)-8, IL-4, and IL-10 in combat casualties. Fifty-six casualties with severe trauma (blast and explosive) who developed sepsis and 20 casualties with the same severity of trauma without sepsis were enrolled in this study. Fifty-five casualties(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to determine whether distributions of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α(308), interleukin (IL)-10(1082), CD14(159), and IL-1ra gene intron 2 genotypes in critically ill patients are associated with outcome, underlying cause of sepsis, and type of microorganism. MATERIALS AND METHODS Blood samples from 106 critically ill white(More)
GOAL AND BACKGROUND One of the most important cytokines in pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis is tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α. The aim of our study was to determine whether the plasma levels of TNF-α in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) on admission correlate with severity and outcome of SAP. STUDY Blood samples were obtained from 100(More)
Despite more than 20 years of extensive research, sepsis and/or trauma induced multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) remain the chief cause of death in intensive care units, with mortality rates between 30% and 80%. Early goal-directed therapy (EGDT), use of drotrecogin alfa (activated), tight control of hyperglycaemia, and adrenal replacement therapy(More)
Sepsis is a principal cause of death in critical care units worldwide and consumes considerable healthcare resources. The aim of our study was to determine whether the early cytokine profile can discriminate between Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteraemia (GPB and GNB, respectively) and to assess the prognostic value regarding outcome in critically ill(More)