Learn 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)
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)
BACKGROUND Development of abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) has a strong impact on the course of disease. Number of patients with this complication increases during the years due more aggressive fluid resuscitation, much bigger proportion of patients who is treated conservatively or by minimal invasive(More)
One of the main goals in fracture treatment is reservation of both intramedular and periosteal vascularisation. The aim of this paper is to show a new method of internal fixation which accomplishes these goals. The paper presents the results of clinical application of Mitkovic Internal Fixator, new self-dynamisable device, which provides fixation of the(More)
A new concept in external skeletal fixation is presented. A 3D unilateral system developed by Mitkovic has widely been investigated biomechanically in AO institute in Davos (Switzerland). Consists of three components only providing extremely simple application and dynamic fixation of bones and different joints. This simple external fixator functions as an(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS 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. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was prospective clinical study. The study included 98 consecutive patients with acute abdominal conditions,(More)
INTRODUCTION Hemangioma is the most frequent benign solid tumor of the liver. It is well known that a giant liver hemangioma carries the risk of spontaneous rupture, followed by hemoperitoneum and hemorrhagic shock with possible fatal outcome. CASE OUTLINE This is a case report of the spontaneous rupture of a giant cavernous hemangioma of the liver in an(More)
Daily routine chest radiographs (CR) are commonly performed in surgical ICU. Unnecessary CR increase costs and expose the staff and the patients to radiation risk. The goal of our study was to estimate the value of daily routine CR in the ICU and to determine the correlation between CR and physical findings in surgical ICU patients. Prospective(More)
The mechanisms of Golgi impregnation of neurons has remained enigmatic for decades. Recently, it was suggested that divalent (di)chromate anions play a role in the Golgi impregnation process. Therefore, we incubated slices of (para)formaldehyde-fixed rat brain tissue in solutions of potassium (di)chromate, phosphate, chloride or nitrate at pH 6 or 7. Slices(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)