Miodrag Šćepanović

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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 several(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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVES To compare the peri-implant bone healing between TiZr implants with hydrophilic SLActive and hydrophobic SLA implant surface in patients receiving anticoagulants, to assess the implant survival and success rate, as well as to evaluate whether small-diameter TiZr implants could be used in patients on OAT in order to avoid augmentation procedures.(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of our study was to compare osseointegration and peri-implant crestal bone resorption in submerged flapless and conventional flap surgery over a 12-month follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study used five domestic pigs. Implants were inserted 9 weeks after tooth extraction. Each animal received six implants in the mandible, following(More)
AIM To evaluate by histopathological analysis the peri-implant bone inflammation degree, in certain time intervals (7, 14, 21 and 28 days), following mini-incision flapless and flap implant placement. MATERIAL AND METHODS The experiment was conducted on four domestic pigs. Nine weeks prior to implant insertion, second and third mandibular premolars were(More)