Vesna Varlaj-Knobloch

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PURPOSE our experience with color Doppler of arms blood vessels before creation arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS three years ago all patients who need surgery creation of arteriovenous fistula had Doppler ultrasound preoperative vascular mapping. Purpose of the view is to take a picture of proximal and distal part of arteria(More)
To estimate the prevalence of antibodies to the hepatitis C virus ((HCV) and hepatitis virus (HBV) and the presence of infection, 101 patients receiving renal replacement therapy and 75 staff members caring for them were tested. Evaluation included detailed history, screening for anti-HCV antibody, HBV markers and liver enzymes 38% of patients were anti-HCV(More)
The role of autonomic nervous system dysfunction in the regulation of arterial blood pressure in 4 male and 10 female uremic patients, age 35-65 years (57 +/- 9 years), treated by continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) for 6-40 months (20 +/- 12 months), was studied. The integrity of the entire autonomic reflex arc was checked using Valsalva's(More)
Every year ever more and more patients in our country receive some form of dialysis, which provides life-saving renal replacement therapy for end-stage renal disease. In an effort to improve the quality and outcomes of dialysis care, the National Kidney Foundation--Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-DOQI) have developed clinical practice guidelines(More)
Assessment of serum biomarkers that are useful in stratification of early mortality and cardiovascular risk is very important in the treatment of patients on chronic haemodialysis. This study examined the relationship between high sensitivity cTnI and NT-proBNP according to glomerular filtration rates and vascular access (native AV-fistula or permanent(More)
From December 1993 to December 2000 at the Department of Surgery, General Hospital "Sveti Duh", and University, Hospitals Split and Osijek the catheter for peritoneal dialysis was placed in 128 patients, in 137 cases. Videoendoscopic procedure, with the trocar made precisely for that purpose, was used. All surgical procedures, performed in the completely(More)
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