Marijan Merkler

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Although at present there is no prospective randomized study which could show significantly better survival of patients on continuous procedures, the majority of intensivists advocate this technique of renal function replacement due to generally accepted opinion that it has less effect on circulation of already hemodynamically unstable patients. In our(More)
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) either occurs in a congenital form caused by ADAMTS13 gene mutations or it is acquired and most often due to ADAMTS13 inhibitory autoantibodies. In congenital TTP siblings are often affected, while acquired TTP occurs sporadically and familial clustering has not been described so far. We report identical twin(More)
Hyperlipidaemia and diabetes are among the major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The incidence of CVD, as evidenced by the respective mean incident rate for each of the risk factor, is quite high throughout the European countries. Of late, these risk factors for CVD, especially for hyperlipidaemia and diabetes are setting in at an alarming(More)
BMI was increased (>25) in 22% of young healthy subjects. Increased cholesterol values (>5.0 mmol/L) were found in 23% of subjects, LDL-C (>3.0 mmol/L) in 23%, triglycerides (>1.7 mmol/L) in 11% of subjects. We found statistically significant differences in subjects' weight (p = 0.015), BMI (p = 0.023), and waist-hip ratio (WHR) (p = 0.015) in regard to(More)
The clinical picture of classical homocystinuria is diverse. This is the first report of an adult homocystinuric patient with non-traumatic spontaneous small bowel perforation. A 47-year old man presented with abdominal rebound tenderness, hypotension and tachycardia, anemia, and elevated markers of inflammation. Other routine laboratory tests were normal.(More)
UNLABELLED Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) are classical diseases characterized by thrombocytopenia and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia. Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia is also a part of clinical picture in patients with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). Some overlap in other elements of clinical(More)
An extraordinary advance in basic sciences and technology did not reduce high lethality rate of the septic shock patients. The lethality rate of those patients was and still is around 50%. A new knowledge about a role of an inflammatory response on the infection in the later fatal course of the septic patients, led to the new approach in the treatment. A(More)
We report a female patient presenting with sepsis and multi-organ failure following eclampsia and intrauterine childdeath. In the phase of recovery, the patient developed consciousness disorder and coma characterized by fasciculation, generalized myoclonia and respiratory insufficiency. The clinical picture corresponded to that of Lance Adam's syndrome. A(More)
Gaucher disease is an autosomal recessive disorder, characterized by decreased levels of the lysosomal enzyme glucocerebrosidase. This deficiency results in a decreased breakdown of this glycosphingolipid glucocerebroside, which accumulates in the lysosomes of the monocyte-macrophage system. It is the most common form of sphingolipidosis. Clinically, the(More)