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This background study paper reviews the results of scientific investigations involving genetic control mechanisms for resistance/tolerance in farm animals to specific viral, bacterial, parasitic and prion diseases. The paper presents the most prominent documented examples for resistance/tolerance in cows, sheep and goats, pigs and poultry. The importance of(More)
In a naming task conducted with bi-alphabetic readers of Serbo-Croatian. it was shown that letter strings that can be assigned both a Roman and a Cyrillic alphabet reading incur longer latencies than the unique alphabet transcription of the same word. and that the magnitude of the difference depended on the number of ambiguous characters in the ambiguous(More)
BACKGROUND Locked-in syndrome (LIS) is a condition characterized by quadriplegia and anarthria. The most common cause is a ventral pontine lesion due to atherosclerotic basilar artery disease. METHODS Cases with LIS were prospectively identified among the patients with acute ischemic stroke over 3 years, between 2009 and 2011. Clinical characteristics,(More)
BACKGROUND It is still not clear whether an intrapericardial pneumonectomy indicates a more advanced stage of the disease compared to a standard pneumonectomy. METHODS This was a retrospective study of 164 patients who underwent a pneumonectomy for lung cancer. The first group consisted of 82 patients who had a standard pneumonectomy and the second group(More)
Connection between oxidative stress and clinical outcome in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) has been poorly investigated. This study was aimed to assess redox state (through measurement of oxidative stress markers) of patients with acute ischemic stroke during different stages of follow-up period, and to find association between values of mentioned markers and(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study examined the association between carotid atherosclerosis, coronary atherosclerosis and common carotid artery intima-media thickness (CCA-IMT) in patients with incident ischemic stroke and its subtypes (75 cases and 21 controls). METHODS Cases with ischemic brain infarctions (IBIs) were consecutively recruited and classified(More)
INTRODUCTION Retroperitoneal hematoma may occur as a result of trauma, but also from rapture of arterial aneurysms (aortic or iliac), surgical complications, tumors or anticoagulation therapy. CASE REPORT We presented a patient on permanent anticoagulation therapy. On the day of admission to our institudon, the patient had the value of his INR 5.57 which(More)
BACKGROUND In spite of the progress made in neoadjuvant therapy for operable non small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), many issues remain unsolved, especially in locally advanced stage IIIA. METHODS Retrospective data of 163 patients diagnosed with stage IIIA NSCLC after surgery was analyzed. The patients were divided into two groups: a preoperative(More)
BACKGROUND Assessing the relationship between lung cancer and metabolic conditions is challenging because of the confounding effect of tobacco. Mendelian randomization (MR), or the use of genetic instrumental variables to assess causality, may help to identify the metabolic drivers of lung cancer. METHODS AND FINDINGS We identified genetic instruments for(More)