Milan Kujundžić

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The role of trace elements in the pathogenesis of liver cirrhosis and its complications is still not clearly understood. Serum concentrations of zinc, copper, manganese and magnesium were determined in 105 patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis and 50 healthy subjects by means of plasma sequential spectrophotometer. Serum concentrations of zinc were(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI) of the liver and spleen as a new method for the noninvasive assessment of liver fibrosis (LF). MATERIALS AND METHODS Three groups of 58 examinees were studied: (A) 20 healthy volunteers; (B) 18 patients with chronic viral hepatitis (CVH) B or C having liver fibrosis stages F 1 - 4(More)
To investigate the performance of real-time 2D shear wave elastography (RT 2D-SWE) for non-invasive staging of liver disease in patients with chronic viral hepatitis (CVH). Naive CVH patients underwent liver (LS) and spleen stiffness (SS) measurements by an intercostal approach. Patients with ALT >3× upper limit of normal, cholestasis as revealed by dilated(More)
BACKGROUND PEP02 is a novel highly stable liposomal nanocarrier formulation of irinotecan. This randomized phase II study evaluated the efficacy and safety of single agent PEP02 compared with irinotecan or docetaxel in the second-line treatment of advanced oesophago-gastric (OG) cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with locally advanced/metastatic(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of local chemoimmunotherapy and hyperthermal intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in a mouse model of induced peritoneal carcinomatosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Peritoneal carcinomatosis in mice was produced by intraperitoneal implantation of MCa cells (5 x 10(3)). Interleukin-2 (4.1 x 10(4)(More)
The presence of peritoneal carcinomatosis arising from gastrointestinal and gynecologic tumors is associated with a poor prognosis. Animal models of peritoneal carcinomatosis are important in the evaluation of new treatment modalities. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of local chemoimmunotherapy and hyperthermal intraperitoneal(More)
AIM To study the epidemiologic indicators of uptake and characteristic colonoscopic findings in the Croatian National Colorectal Cancer Screening Program. METHODS Colorectal cancer (CRC) was the second leading cause of cancer mortality in men (n = 1063, 49.77/100,000), as well as women (n = 803, 34.89/100,000) in Croatia in 2009. The Croatian National CRC(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite advances in imaging techniques, the differentiation between pancreatic cancer and benign lesions remains difficult. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is an effective method for providing tissue diagnosis, but problems occur when lesions are small or the cytological diagnosis is indeterminate. AIM To(More)
The diagnosis and staging of acute cholecystitis, upon a lot of diagnostic methods and some scoring systems, is still a great clinical problem. The aim of the study was to investigate if serum Troponin I is elevated in patients with acute cholecystitis. Following informed consent, 65 patients with clinical and laboratory signs of acute cholecystitis were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors for peptic ulcer disease (PUD) in dyspeptic patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD), and to assess whether the healing of PUD before coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) could reduce the need for urgent postoperative endoscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS A series of 894(More)