Sanja Pleško

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The aim of the study was to investigate the serum selenium concentration in patients with liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. A total of 59 patients, 49 with liver cirrhosis and 10 with liver cirrhosis and coexistent hepatocellular carcinoma, as well as 202 healthy volunteers entered the study. In the patients with liver cirrhosis and in those(More)
AIM To evaluate the penetration of Candida albicans alone and a combination of bacteria through root canals filled with gutta-percha and one or other root canal sealers, AH26 and AH Plus. METHODOLOGY Eighty teeth were randomly divided into two groups of 40 teeth each and obturated with gutta-percha using either AH26 or AH Plus sealer. A further 10 teeth(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors for peptic ulcer disease (PUD) in dyspeptic patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD), and to assess whether the healing of PUD before coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) could reduce the need for urgent postoperative endoscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS A series of 894(More)
The use of immunosuppressive therapy may be associated with significant toxicity. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of cyclosporine A (CsA) in murine model of experimental colitis. Experimental colitis was induced in NMRI mice using an enema of 0.2% solution of dinitrofluorobenzene, combined with skin sensitization. After inducing colitis,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM There are many differences and deficiencies in the process of informed consent. The aim of this study was to get the view of gastrointestinal endoscopists in Croatia on obtaining patients' consent before endoscopic procedures. METHODS During the 2004 annual meeting of the Croatian Society of Gastroenterology, endoscopists were asked to(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the macrolide antibiotic azithromycin on mucosal changes and colonic bacterial load in a murine model of colitis. Colitis was induced in CD1 mice using enema of 0.2% solution of dinitrofluorobenzene, combined with skin sensitization. Four experimental groups of animals (N = 10 per group) were treated(More)
Among 585 Streptococcus pneumoniae strains isolated in 22 Croatian hospitals 21 strains (3.6%) were quinolone nonsusceptible. MICs of all quinolones were high for seven strains tested with the same serotype (23F) and mutations in gyrA, parC, and parE. The remaining 14 strains were more heterogeneous and had mutations only in parC and/or parE, and the MICs(More)
Invasive fungal infections are associated with very high mortality and morbidity. Candida sp. is a leading etiological cause of invasive fungal infections (IFI). The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of FI in patients admitted to neonatal and paediatric ICU (NICU and PICU) to investigate risk factors that may contribute to FI(More)
The notion of complex influence of atmospheric conditions on modem human population, especially the relationship between weather, climate and human healths, has actuated the World Meteorological Organisation to commemorate the coming into force, on March 23, 1950, of the Convention of WMO and this year to celebrate this day by focusing on theme of current(More)
OBJECTIVE To detect Mycoplasma genitalium in urine samples of infertile men and men without any signs of infection in order to investigate whether M. genitalium and other genital mycoplasmas (Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma spp) are found more often in urine samples of infertile men than in asymptomatic controls and to determine resistance to macrolides.(More)