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PURPOSE Most standard textbooks of hand surgery report on the rate of palmaris longus muscle absence of 15%. The aim of the study was to determine the absence of palmaris longus and to correlate it with age, sex and body side. METHODS The study included 800 subjects (400 male and 400 female). They were initially asked to do the standard test for the(More)
PURPOSE The incidence of left-handedness in the general population is between 8 and 15%. There is a presumption that the prevalence of palmaris longus muscle differ between right-handed and left-handed people. This prospective study was conducted to determine the prevalence of the palmaris longus in relation to the hand dominance. METHODS The study(More)
The aim of this study was to demonstrate and precisely define the morphology of neurons immunoreactive to neuropeptide Y (NPY) in cortex of human inferior parietal lobule (IPL). Five human brains were used for immunohistochemical investigation of the shape and laminar distribution of NPY neurons in serial section in the supramarginal and angular gyrus.(More)
Breast cancer remains one of the most common malignancies in women and is one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality. Despite the current emphasis on breast conservation, mastectomy rates remain at 30%. Mastectomy is often associated with significant psychological sequelae including distorted body image and sexual dysfunction. Breast restoration(More)
This study addressed the issue of medication compliance in general, compliance with antihypertensive therapy, and the relationship between these two groups. In addition to determining the reasons for noncompliance with therapy prescription, the aim of this study was to also establish whether it was considered feasible by the patients to comply with their(More)
The aim of our study was to study the possible correlation between use of antibacterial drugs in pregnancy and occurrence of congenital malformations. Among 6099 investigated pregnant women, 392 (6.43%) used antibacterial drugs. The most frequently used antibacterials belonged to category B (75.77%), while 14.54% antibiotics belonged to category D and 1.02%(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of the study were to assess the prevalence of anxiolytic use in pregnancy, the rate of congenital malformations in neonates at in utero exposure to these agents, and the possible association of congenital malformations with the use of these drugs in pregnancy. METHOD The study was conducted as cross-sectional study. The study was(More)
A 24-year-old male presented with a 6-month history of progressive left nasal obstruction, hypoanosmia, and discrete enophthalmos. As well, hypertension is present for years and peeling hands of palmar side 2–3 times a year during the winter months. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the head showed an expansive mass in the left maxillary(More)
INTRODUCTION Induction of tumor lymphangiogenesis by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-C and VEGF-D promotes metastasis in many human cancers. AIM The aim of this study was to examine the role of VEGF-C and VEGF-D in lymphangiogenesis and lymph node metastasis in patients with cutaneous melanoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-four melanoma(More)
AIMS The aims of this study was to determine adherence to chronic disease medication measured by self-reported questionnaire. METHODS The survey was conducted at 106 Zagreb pharmacies, and the questionnaire was filled out by the study subjects. RESULTS A total 1,357 diagnoses were reported by survey respondents (i.e., an average of 2.1 diagnoses per(More)