Tomislav Čengić

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The aim of this study was to assess nurses' and physicians' ethical dilemmas in clinical practice. Nurses and physicians of the Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka were surveyed (N=364). A questionnaire was used to identify recent ethical dilemma, primary ethical issue in the situation, satisfaction with the resolution, perceived usefulness of help, and usage(More)
To the Editor: Myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma (MIFS) is a low grade sarcoma with predilection for the distal portions of the extremities, first described in 1998 under different names by three independent groups of authors, as ‘inflammatory myxoid tumor of the soft parts with bizarre giant cells’, ‘inflammatory myxohyaline tumor of distal extremities(More)
Recent evidence suggests that lower HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) may worsen the atherosclerotic process by promoting inflammation and progression from subclinical lesion to clinical event. Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is recognized as a marker of early atherosclerosis and used to predict future vascular events. Among the common lipid parameters, LDL has(More)
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) increases the risk of severe adult hip osteoarthritis (OA). Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-beta1) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) are included in pathogenesis of OA, as well as in development of the musculoskeletal system. We investigated the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) known to reflect on the(More)
The aim of this study is to assess population needs for the organisation of palliative care and establishment of hospices. An opinion poll was created to investigate these needs. The research was carried out in 2007/2008 among 1564 citizens not working in health services, and 789 health service workers--a total of 2353 people questioned in 7 towns of the(More)
The most frequent indication for surgical treatment of the knee is lesion of the meniscus. The "all inside" arthroscopic technique with bioresorptive material for meniscus lesion is becoming the most popular treatment. This prospective study included 10 patients with posterior meniscal horn lesion operatively treated at Sports Traumatology Department. The(More)
The incidence of traumatic spinal cord injury is 11,000 per year, with 55% of the injuries occurring between the age of 16 and 33, 18% of these in women of reproductive age. Diagnostic and early spinal decompression along with maintaining the mean arterial pressure to improve spinal cord perfusion and a high progesterone level in pregnancy for its(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the public's, i.e. citizens' attitude on one hand, and health-care professionals' attitude on the other, regarding the public education in palliative care. Also, the assessment of health-care professionals' attitude regarding the need to establish a sub-specialty in palliative medicine in Croatia was performed. The(More)
In the context of modern scientific and technological developments in biomedicine and health care, and the potential consequences of their application on humans and the environment, Potter's global bioethics concept resurfaces. By actualizing Potter's original thoughts on individual bioethical issues, the universality of two of his books, which today(More)
Application of humeral nail in the treatment of humeral shaft fractures is a relatively novel method of fracture fixation. Its application at Clinical Department of Traumatology, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Center began in 2001. The operative procedure should be performed using a minimally invasive technique without fracture opening in order to(More)