Nermina Obralić

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PURPOSE To analyze basic parameters of success and organizational aspects of screening for breast cancer implemented in the Sarajevo Canton area during the period 2000- 2006 and, based on the acquired experience, to suggest the most adequate model of screening in order to create a continuing and efficient constituent part of the population healthcare(More)
571 Background: Capecitabine (Xeloda [X]) and docetaxel (Taxotere [T]) are highly active single agents in MBC. The XT combination leads to superior overall survival (OS), time to progression (TTP) and response rate (RR) vs. T alone in anthracycline-preatreated MBC [O'Shaughnessy et al. J Clin Oncol 2002], although only one third of pts in the T group(More)
PURPOSE To study five radiotherapy (RT) schedules and potential prognostic factors for functional outcome in metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS One thousand three hundred four patients who were irradiated from January 1992 to December 2003 were included in this retrospective review. The schedules of 1 x 8 Gy in 1 day (n =(More)
OBJECTIVE For MSCC treatment, a short treatment time is desirable, especially if survival prognosis is poor. Survival depends on the primary tumor, extent of disease, performance status, ambulatory status, and the number of involved vertebrae. These factors may help to define the appropriate regimen for the individual patient. Our study compares(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the suitability of short-course radiotherapy (RT) for spinal cord compression (SCC) in myeloma patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS Data for 172 myeloma patients irradiated between January 1994 and December 2004 for SCC were retrospectively evaluated. Short-course RT (1 x 8 Gy, 5 x 4 Gy, n = 61) and long-course RT (10 x 3 Gy, 15 x 2.5(More)
Availability of effective treatment has been shown to have a profound, positive impact on survival of breast cancer patients. However, with passing of time treatment of breast cancer has become more complex and associated with increase of costs that puts an enormous burden on health care resources. In order to compare the costs and outcomes of different(More)
The blood samples of thirteen individuals were investigated with the aim to form the dose-effect curves for gamma-rays. The level of spontaneous aberrations was 0.077 for acentric fragments, 0.0017 for bicentric and ring chromosomes and 0.0077 for chromatid breaks. In blood samples irradiated by particular doses of gamma rays Co 60 of 0.25; 0.50; 1; 2; 3 Gy(More)
Therapeutic x-irradiation of the oral cavity and the oropharynx is associated with tissue reactions and complications. From dentists view the most important are radiation-induced tooth decay and periodontal disease, xerostomia and osteoradionecrosis from postradiation therapy extractions. In the paper are discussed radiobiological basis for oral cavity(More)
Function and integrity disorders of the oral cavity fall into the most frequent complication of the chemotherapy of leucemias, malignant lymphomas and solid tumors. Complications associated with cancer chemotherapy can be direct ones, resulting from the toxic action of antineoplastic agents on the proliferative lining of the mouth, or indirect, as a result(More)
UNLABELLED Purpose of the research is to establish which clinical and biopsy parameters could predict extra-capsular spread of prostate carcinoma for 2-10 ng/ml PSA values, in patients submitted to radical retropubic prostatectomy. METHODOLOGY In the period of 30 months, 80 patients were treated with radical retro-pubic prostatectomy with bilateral pelvic(More)