Marta Zuvic-Butorac

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HINTERGRUND: Ein präoperatives Fasten ist mit einer Reihe von ungünstigen Effekten verbunden, wohingegen verschiedene Studien die Vorteile einer präoperativen Ernährung mit einem Kohlenhydrat-reichen Getränk bis zwei Stunden vor der Operation dokumentiert haben. Dieses Vorgehen erhöht nicht das Risiko einer Aspiration von Mageninhalt, vermindert jedoch(More)
The process of implementing blended learning, by using e-learning tools as a support for traditional classroom teaching, started at the University of Rijeka at the beginning of 2008, following general strategic principles adapted to local environment. The process has been constantly supported and assessed for quality, but up to now only from the(More)
The existence of different lipid domains in the monolayers of the human erythrocyte membrane was investigated at 4 °C by employing spin-labelled phospholipid analogues. Spectra of analogues located exclusively either in the exoplasmic or in the cytoplasmic leaflet of erythrocyte membranes were recorded. Spectra were simulated by variation of order parameter(More)
In the present study we examined the structural integrity of the myelin sheath in the peripheral nerves from short-term streptozotocin (STZ)-treated diabetic rats, using ESR spectroscopy as a tool in determining the dynamic state and the structure of the myelin lipid phase. Experiments were performed on spin-labeled sciatic and sural nerves from STZ-treated(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of smoking and number of previous births on maternal serum levels of alpha-fetoprotein and free beta-subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin (free beta-hCG). METHODS The study included 3,252 completed unaffected singleton pregnancies that proceeded beyond 37 weeks' gestation and resulted with a birth of healthy child.(More)
Numerous studies have demonstrated various structure/function correlations at the level of transport proteins in the kidney cell membranes and various intracellular organelles. However, characterization of the lipid phase of these membranes is rare. Here, we report the differences in lipid organization and dynamics of the brush-border membranes (BBM),(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between unexplained elevated second-trimester free beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) levels and pregnancy complications as well as adverse pregnancy outcomes. METHODS The study cohort comprised 2,110 non-smoking women with chromosomal and structurally normal fetuses at low-risk for both Down's syndrome(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this retrospective study was to determine if there is a statistically significant difference (p < or = 0.05) between mitral valve repair (MVRp) with concomitant surgical revascularization of the myocardium (CABG) and mitral valve replacement (MVR) with concomitant CABG, considering the duration of surgery, early postoperative(More)
AIM To perform an external validation of the original Simplified Acute Physiology Score II (SAPS II) system and to assess its performance in a selected group of patients in major Croatian hospitals. METHODS A prospective, multicenter study was conducted in five university hospitals and one general hospital during a six-month period between November 1,(More)