Tomislav Luetić

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Supracondylar fractures of humerus are the most common fractures in children. The management of severely displaced, unstable fractures of the humerus in children continues to be controversial. We undertook a retrospective study of 48 children with displaced supracondylar fractures (8 were treated with plaster and 40 with cross percutaneous Kirschner wire(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a congenital malformation associated with life-threatening pulmonary dysfunction and high neonatal mortality. Outcomes are improved with protective ventilation, less severe pulmonary pathology, and the proximity of the treating center to the site of delivery. The major CDH treatment center in Croatia lacks(More)
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a chronic disorder, manifesting with monophasic or relapsing course. Progressive course is rare in children. The article presents a boy with progressive generalized muscle weakness and areflexia since the age of two, developed after viral infection. Electromyoneurography showed severe neurogenic(More)
Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is a major cause of persistent hypoglycemia in the neonatal and early infancy periods. Althought the disease is relatively rare with incidence of about 1:25 000-50 000 live births, the importance of the disease should not be underestimated. Namely, prompt recognition and management of patients with CHI is essential, if(More)
Gastric perforation (GP) in neonates is a rare entity with high mortality. Although the etiology is not completely understood, it mostly occurs in premature neonates on assisted ventilation. Combination of duodenal atresia and gastric perforation is very rare. We present a case duodenal atresia who developed gastric perforation after operetion for duodenal(More)
BACKGROUND The extent of lung hypoplasia in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) can be assessed from gas exchange. We examined the role of preductal capillary blood gases in prognosticating outcome in patients with CDH. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed demographic data, disease characteristics, and preductal capillary blood gases on(More)
Treatment of clavicle fracture is principally outpatient. Operative treatment is accompanied by the need for more x-rays and possible complications. Fractures with absolute indications for operative treatment occur only sporadically and these indications are relatively clear, but children often undergo surgery because of relative indications (shortening,(More)
H-type tracheoesophageal fistula is a rare congenital anomaly that is seldom diagnosed in the neonatal age. Documenting it and then locating it at surgery are both difficult. A case is presented to highlight the diagnostic and therapeutic utility of trans-fistula guidewire placement.
Medical teaching is a demanding and complex task, and the tendency toward its " professionalization " has been recognized by both academic and professional societies (1). Medical teachers are no longer the resources of knowledge , but guides, role models, collaborators, facilitators, advisers, resource developers, and planners. They are well prepared for(More)
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