Sandra Savic

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OBJECTIVE Malignancies and autoimmune thyroid disease are still controversial, but recent studies prove that a long lasting thyroid disease may be linked with malignancy, e.g. papillary thyroid carcinoma in patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis. Having in mind that thyrotropin is a thyroid growth factor, the relationship between its serum values, as well as(More)
238 patients with multiple trauma hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit of the Zagreb General Hospital during 1993 and 1994 were analyzed. They were grouped with respect to the type of their injury. The first group was composed of patients with isolated head injury. The second group was made up of patients with multiple trauma and head injury. Patients(More)
The significance of aortorenal and selective angiography of renal arteries with determination of peripheral blood plasma renin activity as well as of individual vein renalis and vein cava blood samples in diagnosing of renal hypertension. Presented is a methodology of an ethiological investigation of arterial hypertension focussed on the investigation of(More)
It is well known that glucocorticoids induce insulin resistance, but the exact time scale in humans is not well known. The aim of the study was to determine the time scale of effects of pharmacologic doses of glucocorticoids on insulin sensitivity. Subjects were treated with repeated methylprednisolone infusions and oral prednisone for Graves' orbitopathy.(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated serum tryptase levels can be a sign of mastocytosis, which is a rare disease associated with systemic and/or skin manifestations. OBJECTIVE To investigate patients with elevated tryptase levels in regard to their underlying diseases, and to determine whether increased tryptase can be used as a diagnostic marker for underlying(More)
Muscle invasive bladder cancer is usually treated by radical cystectomy, but in some selected cases with solitary tumor with appropriate localization partial cystectomy can be the treatment of choice achieving long term results with bladder preservation. We reviewed records of 11 patients which were treated in 5 year period from June 2002 to June 2007. by(More)
Patterns of electroencephalographic (EEG) and polygraphically recorded cardiovascular (CV) reactivity to the glare pressor test (GPT) were compared in 19 healthy, young male professional drivers and eight non-driver controls. After the first headlight impulse, 15 drivers showed persistent blockade of spontaneous alpha activity or complete desynchronization.(More)