Zlata Flegar-Meštrić

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Total quality in laboratory medicine should be defined as the guarantee that each activity throughout the total testing process is correctly performed, providing valuable medical decision-making and effective patient care. In the past decades, a 10-fold reduction in the analytical error rate has been achieved thanks to improvements in both reliability and(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether the paraoxonase (PON1) status, i.e. PON1 activities and phenotypes (AA, AB and BB), and its relationship with lipid status are different in patients with type II diabetes as compared to healthy population. Diabetic group comprised 175 patients with type II diabetes mellitus (94 men and 81 women) who came to(More)
Diabetes deteriorates atherosclerotic changes in the arteries. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and localization of stenotic atherosclerotic lesions of the internal carotid artery (ICA) in patients with diabetes. A prospective analysis of angiography findings was carried out in 150 diabetic and 150 non-diabetic patients with symptoms of(More)
AIM To determine the significance of the association between biochemical risk factors for cerebrovascular atherosclerosis (lipid parameters, lipoprotein(a), total homocysteine, total antioxidant status, trace elements, and electrolytes) and the degree of stenosis of cerebral arteries scored by digital subtraction angiography. METHODS The study included 35(More)
The effect of parity on metabolic profile and resumption of ovarian cyclicity in dairy cows. Vet. abSTRacT The aims of the present study were to investigate the effect of parity on the resumption of ovarian cyclicity and to characterize metabolic factors affecting ovarian cyclicity. The study was conducted on a total of 24 Holstein-Friesian dairy cows. The(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to present a protocol for laboratory information system (LIS) and hospital information system (HIS) validation at the Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine of the Merkur University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Validity of data traceability was checked by entering all test requests(More)
oxidative/anti-inflammatory paraoxonase activity and lipid alterations after total splenectomy and autologous spleen transplantation in pigs. ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to investigate serum PON activity and lipid and lipoprotein status after total splenectomy and autologous spleen transplantation in pigs, in order to assess the effect of(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to determine the prevalence and localization of stenotic atherosclerotic lesions of supra-aortic arteries in diabetic patients according to age and sex. Angiograms obtained by digital subtraction angiography were analyzed in 150 diabetic patients (study group) and 150 non-diabetic patients (control group) with symptoms(More)
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