Niksa Vucić

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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 compare the key steps of standard deep-vein thrombosis management with the critical pathway practice guidelines, and to assess the outcome of the treatment after 6 months. METHOD This retrospective cohort study (from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 1998) included 172 patients with uncomplicated deep-vein thrombosis of lower extremities,(More)
UNLABELLED Hemodynamic and oxygen transport variables were evaluated in 34 patients with septic shock during fluid repletion and infusion of vasoconstricting and inotropic catecholamines (dopamine, dobutamine). Hypovolemia, increased cardiac output (CO), low pulmonary and systemic vascular resistance dominated in initial hypotensive status. Oxygen(More)