Marko Zelić

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STUDY DESIGN A prospective, randomized study. OBJECTIVES To compare the incidence of perioperative and early postoperative complications of surgical tracheostomy (ST) vs. ultrasound-guided percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT) in patients with anterior cervical spine fixation (ACSF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The patients with ACSF after acute(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this prospective study was to assess the dynamics of potential common bile duct (CBD) dilatation and to find the best predictors in patients after laparoscopic cholecystectomy due to gallstones. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty patients (36 women, 14 men) with gallstones scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy underwent preoperative(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Early intervention with nutritional supplementation has been shown to halt malnutrition and may improve outcome in some patients with colorectal cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate whether dietary counseling, oral nutrition and megestrol acetate during chemotherapy affected nutritional status and survival in patients with(More)
AIM To evaluate the effect of metoclopramide on gastric emptying in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery patients with early enteral nutrition and to evaluate the effect of metoclopramide on motility of the gallbladder in these patients. METHODS A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of 40 patients treated at(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study is an analysis of the large series of laparoscopic cholecystectomies and compare our results with those reported in the literature concerning complications. METHODOLOGY From December 1993 to September 2010, 10,317 patients with gallstone disease underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Previously operated patients were also(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Preoperative management involves patients fasting from midnight on the evening prior to surgery. Fasting period is often long enough to change the metabolic condition of the patient which increases perioperative stress response. That could have a detrimental effect on clinical outcome. The aim of the present study was to investigate the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Fasting period before surgery may change metabolic status of the patient and have influence on perioperative stress response. The aim of the study was to investigate effects of preoperative carbohydrate-rich beverage on stress response after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODOLOGY Patients admitted for laparoscopic cholecystectomy were(More)
Spontaneous or non-traumatic gas gangrene is a rare condition. The present report refers to a previously healthy 57-y-old male who developed gas gangrene in the left lumbar region, left flank, left scapular, inguinal and suprapubic regions. Despite surgical, intensive care treatment, and antibiotic therapy, the patient died 32 h after the onset of the first(More)
Among many oncological patients we can notice a substantial loss of body weight, fat and proteins with significant proinflammatory activity at the time of diagnosis. This wasting condition is well known as cancer cachexia syndrome. Anorexia is important part of this syndrome. Because cancer cachexia reduces tumor response to treatment and it is an indicator(More)
Wir berichten über einen 20-jährigen männlichen Patienten mit isolierter duodenaler Transsektion in 2 Segmenten des Duodenums nach stumpfem Abdominaltrauma. Bei der Aufnahme wurde der Patient physikalisch untersucht, es wurden ein Abdomen-Ultraschall und eine Abdomen-Leeraufnahme durchgeführt. Die physikalische Untersuchung ergab eine diffuse Defense und(More)