Tomislav Luetić

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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)
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)
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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