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An extremely rare complication caused by an endovenous catheter for parenteral feeding has been described. The catheter, inserted into the inferior vena cava through the saphenous vein, passed through the right renal vein and penetrated into the renal collecting system, thus causing a painless gross hematuria in the course of blood transfusion through the(More)
Association of juvenile spondyloarthritis (jSpA) with the HLA-B27 genotype is well established, but there is little knowledge of other genetic factors with a role in the development of the disease. To date, only a few studies have tried to find those associated genes by obtaining expression profiles, but with inconsistent results due to various patient(More)
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has become an effective therapeutic option for the treatment of severe cases of autoimmune diseases (AD). Hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) can be collected from the patient (autologous), identical twin (syngenic) or HLA identical donor (allogenous). In allogenous transplantation autoagressive immunological(More)
OBJECTIVES Our aim was to assess long-term efficacy and tolerability of etanercept and infliximab in patients with JIA. METHODS This was an observational, retrospective study of 41 patients treated with anti-TNF therapy. We assessed clinical remission, flare, ACR improvement, improvement of DAS28, and JADAS. Some patients with polyarticular JIA were(More)
Miroslav Harjaček miroslav.harjacek@zg.t-com.hr 1 Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, Children’s Hospital Srebrnjak, Srebrnjak 100, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia 2 Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia 3 Institute for Public Health, Osijek, Croatia 4 Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, Osijek, Croatia 5 School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia 6(More)