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Aging decreases the human femur's fatigue resistance, impact energy absorption, and the ability to withstand load. Changes in the osteocyte distribution and in their elemental composition might be involved in age-related bone impairment. To address this question, we carried out a histomorphometric assessment of the osteocyte lacunar distribution in the(More)
In order to establish a reliable age indicator in the period when all other epiphyseal age indicators have already been inactivated, medial clavicle as the bone with the longest period of growth became the object of various investigations. However, the lack of population-specific method often made it unreliable in some regions. The current study involved a(More)
Reliable identification of victims in mass graves is of humanitarian and human rights concern. Because mass graves in the former Yugoslavia usually contain an 'open' population of large numbers of unknown victims and therefore 'presumptive identifications' based on classical markers of identity are problematic, greater reliance is now made on blind matches(More)
This study has been carried out to examine whether the Suchey-Brooks (S&B) methods could be successfully applied in age assessment of populations from the Balkans. The known-age sample consists of 33 females and 52 males pairs of pubic bones collected from the autopsy cases. Age estimation by S&B method showed an accuracy of 89.74% in males and 72.0% in(More)
Despite general belief that the mechanical properties of bone material contribute to whole bone strength, it is still obscure what the age effects are on mechanical behavior of the bone material, particularly in the case of the femoral neck trabeculae. In this study, atomic force microscopy was used for imaging and measuring the size of mineral grains, as(More)
The ossification patterns of medial clavicle and the first costal cartilage represent interesting features of the same anatomical region which are accessible for conventional radiographic and computed tomography (CT) examinations in the same field of view. This study encompassed Serbian population and was carried out to examine whether CT analyses of medial(More)
In this study we analyzed the trabecular bone micro-architecture in the inferomedial and superolateral subregions of the femoral neck in a group with hip fractures and a control group of elderly women, with aim to clarify the micro-structural basis of bone fragility. Proximal femora from 29 Caucasian female cadavers were collected at Institute of Forensic(More)
OBJECTIVE The best way to prove the protective role of myocardial bridges in the development of atherosclerotic changes in portions of the coronary beneath the bridge is to compare the morphological changes of the walls of the coronaries with and without a myocardial bridge, in those who have a so called 'dual left anterior descending coronary artery (dual(More)
Despite evident interest in age-related bone changes, data on regional differences within the proximal femur are scarce. To date, there has been no comprehensive study on site-specific age-related changes in the trabecular architecture of three biomechanically important femoral subregions (medial neck, lateral neck, and intertrochanteric region) for both(More)
Mutations in the fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) gene, such as internal tandem duplication (FLT3/ITD) in the juxtamembrane domain and point mutations in the tyrosine kinase domain, are the most common abnormalities in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). FLT3/ITD and FLT3/D835 mutations were analyzed in 113 Serbian adult AML patients using polymerase chain(More)