Tatjana Pejčić

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INTRODUCTION Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disease of unknown etiology. Genetic factors play a considerable role in the onset of the disease. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a) is a proinflammatory cytokine which plays an important role in the pathogenesis of the disease and the formation of granuloma by regulating cellular proliferation and apoptosis. (More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the outcome of orthotopic ileal neobladder related to complications and quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1985 to 2006, 75 patients with mean age of 57 years, (41-75) underwent radical cystectomy and orthotopic ileal neobladder substitution. The mean follow up was 72 months (6-144). Mean operative time was 240 minutes. (More)
INTRODUCTION Bronchoalveolar lavage is a procedure of washing out of the lungs and the lavage fluid may contain different immunophenotypisation cells. Accordingly, the analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid is an important part in diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases. The aim of this study was the examination of cellular composition of the lavage fluid(More)
Fibrous alveolitis (FA), or diffuse interstitial fibrosis, is used as a term for diseases in patients suffering from some kind of systemic connective tissue (SCT) disorder and lung fibrosis. FA is not unusual in clinical practice in patients with SS and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and can be found in the definitive fibrosis phase of the disease; the early(More)
UNLABELLED One of the extrapulmonary effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is characterized by a low bone mineral density (BMD). THE AIM The aim of this study was to determine relationship between bone mineral density and severity of COPD and body mass index (BMI). PATIENTS AND METHODS in this study 85(More)
UNLABELLED The origin of Chronic airflow obstruction (CAO) syndrome in active Tuberculosis (TB), despite significant similarities with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), still remains unknown. The aim of the study was to examine the potential causes and risks for the development of CAO syndrome in new cases of pulmonary TB. DESIGN Prospective,(More)
AIM To determine whether D-dimer in patients with communityacquired pneumonia (CAP) can predict mortality risk better than standard biomarkers. METHODS White blood cell (WBC), C-reactive protein (CRP) and D-dimer in 129 patients with CAP were analyzed. The recommended Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) score was used to classify CAP patients into five groups(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the local recurrence rates after radical cystectomy for advanced bladder cancer and to compare them between patients with orthotopic neobladder and ileal conduit. PATIENTS AND METHODS 97 patients with radical cystectomy were analyzed: 75 patients with orthotopic ileal neobladder, operated from 1985. to 2006, and 22 patients with ileal(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary artery sarcomas are rare neoplasms that are often confused with chronic thrombo-embolic disease, as both can have similar clinical and imaging presentation. CASE PRESENTATION In this report, we present a case of a 50-year-old man initially diagnosed with chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary disease, but who was later found to have(More)
The current referential literature describes over 40 surgical techniques of continent urinary derivations. A variation of ureterosigmoidostomy, published by Hadzi Djokic et al. (1996) is a combination of the original Mainz pouch II (sigma rectum pouch) technique (Fish & Hohenfellner, 1991) and modified ureterointestinal anastomosis as described by Camey &(More)