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The present study attempted to identify the diagnostic significance of procalcitonin (PCT) in acute abdominal conditions as well as the range of concentrations relating to diagnosis of abdominal sepsis. This was prospective clinical study. The study included 98 consecutive patients with acute abdominal conditions, divided in sepsis and systemic inflammatory(More)
Hip fracture incidence in the capital city of Serbia was assessed over a period of 10 years (2000–2009). Crude annual incidence rates increased significantly for all ages and both sexes (p = 0.002). Age-adjusted rates also showed a steady increase. The mean rate of annual change for age-adjusted rates was 8.6 % (95 %CI 7.5–9.7) in males, 8.0 % (95 %CI(More)
The objective of this study is to describe severe road traffic injuries (RTIs) in the population under 18 years in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. We analysed both severe non-fatal and fatal RTIs in children and adolescents under 18 years old in the Belgrade area, during the period 2008-2011. Data sources were the official statistics of the Public Health(More)
History of drug allergy is of major concern during perioperative period. Medical records usually lack documents confirming the stated allergy. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of self-reported drug allergies and their characteristics in adult Serbian surgical population, and to analyze their influence on drug prescription during perioperative(More)
Congenital pseudoarthrosis (CPT) of the lower leg is still a considerable therapeutic problem. There are many surgical and other procedures to manage pseudoarthrosis, but the results are not always satisfactory, unfortunately, and are accompanied by a big number of complications, even limb amputation in some cases. The most complicated surgical procedure is(More)
Blast trauma is a complex event. Pathophysiologically, blast injuries are identified as primary (caused solely by the direct effect of blast overpressure on the tissue), secondary (caused by flying objects or fragments), tertiary (caused by bodily displacement), or quaternary (indirectly caused by the explosion). The range of primary blast injuries includes(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine overall mortality and timing of death in patients with severe acute pancreatitis and factors affecting mortality. METHODS This was a retrospective, observational study of 110 patients admitted to a general intensive care unit (ICU) from January 2003 to January 2006. RESULTS The overall mortality rate was 53.6% (59/110); 25.4% (n(More)
Bony defects caused by trauma, tumors, infection or congenital anomalies can present a significant surgical challenge. Free vascularised fibular bone grafts (FVFGs) have proven to be extremely effective in managing larger defects (longer than 6 cm) where other conventional grafts have failed. FVFGs also have a role in the treatment of avascular necrosis(More)
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common complication of orthopaedic surgery in the industrialised world; though there may be variability between population groups. This study aims to define the incidence and risk factors for symptomatic VTE following primary elective total hip and knee arthoplasty surgery in a single centre in Eastern Europe. This(More)
OBJECTIVES Studies on the clinical value of parameters of hemostasis in predicting pancreatitis-associated complications are still scarce. The aim of this prospective study was to identify the useful hemostatic markers for accurate determination of the subsequent development of organ failure (OF) during the very early course of acute pancreatitis (AP). (More)