Miodrag Šćepanović

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BACKGROUND Anastomotic leakage (AL) represents a serious complication after abdominal surgery. Therefore, it is important to detect it early before it becomes clinically apparent. The predictive value of C-reactive protein (CRP) as a marker of infective postoperative complications, particularly in the form of anastomotic leakage, has been investigated by(More)
AIM The aim of this 1-year prospective cohort study was to evaluate the outcomes and complications of immediately loaded mini dental implants used for stabilizing mandibular overdentures in edentulous patients wearing conventional complete dentures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty patients received mandibular conventional complete dentures that were(More)
AIM The aim of this study was comparing the effect of flapless vs. flap technique of implant placement on inflammation degree of peri-implant soft tissue, through histopathological analysis. METHOD The experiment was conducted on five domestic pigs. Nine weeks after tooth extraction, implants were installed. Each animal received six implants in mandible.(More)
PURPOSES The primary aim of the study was to investigate a 1-year success rate of early-loaded bone level implants with a chemically modified sand-blasted, large grit, acid-etched surface (SLActive®, Institut Straumann AG, Basel, Switzerland) in the posterior maxilla. Secondary objectives included stability of these implants and peri-implant bone level. (More)
AIM This 1-year cohort study investigated stability and peri-implant marginal bone level of immediately loaded mini dental implants used to retain overdentures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Each of 30 edentulous patients received 4 mini dental implants (1.8 mm × 13 mm) in the interforaminal mandibular region. The implants were immediately loaded with pre-made(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Retentive force of removable partial denture (RPD) directly depends on elastic force of stretched retentive clasp arms (RCAs). During deflection RCA must have even stress distribution. Safety factor is the concept which can be applied in estimating durability and functionality of RCAs. This study was based on analyzing properties of clasps(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effect of two surgical techniques, lateral condensation and bone drilling, on changes in temperature of the adjacent low-density bone during implant placement into posterior maxilla and to investigate the influence of the host factors - age, gender, region of implantation, bone density, and thickness of the cortical bone at the(More)
AIM The aim of this experimental study is to compare the effect of mini-incision flapless versus flap technique of implant placement on the amount of vascular structures and blood vessel elements in peri-implant soft tissue, using immunohistochemical analysis. METHOD The experiment was conducted on five domestic pigs. Each animal received six implants in(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Different types of dental restorations are used for the therapy of unilateral free-end saddle edentulism. Unilateral complex partial denture is one of the indications for the Kennedy class II partial edentulism. The abscence of major connector and denture plate is an advantage compared to the conventional restorations, because of better(More)