Nataša Ružman

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Cardiac arrest is classified as ‘in-hospital’ if it occurs in a hospitalised patient who had a pulse at the time of admission. A probability of patient’s survival until hospital discharge is very low. The reasons for this are old age, multiple co-morbidity of patients, late recognition of cardiac arrest, poor knowledge about basic life support algorithm,(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of the genital mycoplasmas cervical colonization among the pregnant women from the Eastern Croatia and to evaluate its correlation with the demographic and the behavioural risk factors. Study was conducted from March 2010 to April 2011 at the Microbiology Department of the Institute of Public Health for(More)
Chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is caused by an inadequate immune response. Experimental data suggest that the impaired activation of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) 2 and 4 contributes to chronic infection. We assessed the distribution of three single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the TLR2 (Arg753Gln) and TLR4 (Asp299Gly/Thr399Ile) genes in(More)
Spinal and epidural blocks are common practice in anesthesia and are usually used for various surgical or endoscopic procedures. Correct identification and puncture of the epidural or subarachnoid space determine the success or failure of the technique. Multiple attempts and difficult access to the epidural or subarachnoid space is a frequent problem in(More)
The aims of this prospective, observational study were to evaluate the changes of the regional cerebral saturation (rSO2) measured by near-infrared spectroscopy during elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy under total intravenous anesthesia and the association between patient's characteristics and critical decline of rSO2. Hemodynamics, rSO2, and oxygen(More)
Background and Purpose: The patient satisfaction with perioperative care and anesthesia is important indicator of the quality of the health care system. The evaluation of the patient’s satisfaction is a necessity, and the continuous improvement of a quality is important in anesthesia nowadays. It is important to identify the reasons and the risk factors for(More)
This is a first cross-sectional study on the prevalence and distribution of HPV infection in asymptomatic, heterosexual men from Osijek-Baranja County, Croatia. Between 2009 and 2011, 330 men tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) were recruited. Their genital swabs were tested for high-risk HPV (HR HPV) infection by the AMPLICOR HPV test and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to determine the HCV-RNA viral load, genotype distribution, risk factors and symptoms of HCVRNA positive viral load in HCV antibody-positive patients from north-eastern Croatia. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2009 to December 2011, 203 HCV antibody- positive patients (130 men and 73 women; median age 44.5 years)(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate possible effects of volatile induction and maintenance anesthesia with sevoflurane (VIMA) and total intravenous anesthesia with propofol (TIVA) on regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rcSo2) during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. DESIGN Randomized, prospective and single-blinded study. SETTING Academic hospital. PATIENTS(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of blood donors positive for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), to identify the patterns of sexual risk behavior responsible for HSV-2 positivity and to assess the reliability of HSV-2 positivity as a marker of sexual risk behavior in the study population. METHODS This cross-sectional(More)