Nikša Vučić

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AIM To review the results of the management of chronic post-traumatic osteomyelitis and infected non-union with bone defects of femur using the Ilizarov technique with a modified apparatus assembly. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients treated by the Ilizarov method because of chronic fistulous osteomyelitis and infected pseudoarthroses of the femur were(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Despite recent advances in surgical techniques and intensive care management, infectious complications and sepsis remain significant problem after abdominal surgery. Therefore, inflammatory parameters were looked for that could help achieve an early and more reliable diagnosis of postoperative infections. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a(More)
BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to assess the reliability of duplex scanning, as compared with digital subtraction angiography, in diagnosing peripheral arterial disease of the lower limbs. PATIENTS AND METHODS 60 legs were studied. Each leg was divided in 5 arterial segments, from aortoiliac to popliteal. Duplex scanning and digital subtraction(More)
AIM To assess the outcome of deep vein thrombosis in patients with malignancy after 6 months of oral anticoagulant therapy, and to compare it with international normalized ratio (INR). METHOD Thirty-one patients with malignancy (13 with hematological and 18 with solid tumors) and deep vein thrombosis (29 leg thrombosis and 2 upper extremity thrombosis)(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) on thrombus sizes in lower extremities. The size and extent of thrombus was scored according to International Consensus Committee for venous disease classification. After the diagnosis of DVT was established and its size scored, predominant risk factors for DVT(More)
Acute pelvic pain may be the manifestation of various gynecologic and non-gynecologic disorders from less alarming rupture of the follicular cyst to life threatening conditions such as rupture of ectopic pregnancy or perforation of inflamed appendix. In order to construct an algorithm for differential diagnosis we divide acute pelvic pain into gynecologic(More)
The aim of this paper is to present the latest developments in therapy and prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis and other pregnancy complications in women with inherited or acquired thrombophilia and in women with mechanical heart valves. The data presented in the paper have been extracted from the Current Contents database. It is well known that the(More)
AIM To explore the correlation between perforating vein incompetence and the extent of great saphenous vein insufficiency according to Hach. METHODS Duplex ultrasound was used to determine the number of incompetent perforators and diameter of perforating veins, and the level of great saphenous vein reflux and the presence or absence of deep reflux in 118(More)
Injury of the axillary artery is a life threatening condition. Seventy-five percent of the patients die before being deported to the hospital.1 Out of the rest, 82% are deported to the hospital within 24 hours, and others between 24 and 48 hours or more.1 The injury requires immediate, on-place treatment (compression) and many patients (38%) require prompt(More)