General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42

Slavonski Brod, Croatia

General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42

Slavonski Brod, Croatia

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Pajic-Penavic I.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42 | Crossed D Signanic D.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42 | Mrzljak-Vucinic N.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic | Matic I.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic | And 2 more authors.
Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift | Year: 2013

Background and objectives: Tonsillectomy is a very painful procedure. Pain may be severe, and patients are often unable to perform in school or eat regular food for a number of days after the surgery. The aim of this study was to compare the quality of life after undergoing two different surgical techniques of tonsillectomy, harmonic scalpel and classic tonsillectomy with bipolar cauterization. Design and setting: Prospective randomized double-blind, clinical trial study conducted in the ENT Department, Dr. Josip Benčević General Hospital, Slavonski Brod, Croatia. Patients and methods: Data were collected, according to the type of operation, on pain persistence and intensity and returning to normal eating with tonsillectomy patients during the first seven postoperative days. Group A consisted of 50 children submitted to classic tonsillectomy with bipolar cauterization, while group B included 50 children operated on using the harmonic scalpel. Data on pain intensity were obtained using pain measuring scales adjusted to children's age (Faces scales, visual analog scale). The first day of normal oral food intake was recorded. Results: The analysis of variance revealed that the grade of pain significantly differs by a surgical technique employed, and that it significantly varied over the first seven postoperative days. The pain was more severe after undergoing the harmonic scalpel technique and children started to eat later compared with the classic tonsillectomy. Conclusion: The classic tonsillectomy method with bipolar cauterization is the method of choice due to lower postoperative pain levels and sooner normal eating. The quality of life is better after undergoing the classic tonsillectomy method. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Wien.


Sauerborn D.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42 | Vidakovic B.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42 | Baranovic M.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42 | Mahovne I.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery | Year: 2011

Malignant tumours rarely metastasize to the oral cavity. When they do, such metastases may arise from various locations including the lung, breast, kidney, prostate and colon. Soft tissue oral metastasis from gastric adenocarcinoma is extremely rare, and limited information exists regarding the presentation and work-up of metastatic gastric carcinoma into the oral soft tissue. We present an unusual case of a 70-year-old man and review the records of 17 cases of soft tissue oral metastasis from gastric carcinoma in the English and Japanese literature. Metastatic lesions from all sources are typically diagnosed in patients in their fifth to seventh decade, with the most common sites of soft tissue metastasis being the gingiva and alveolar mucosa of the mandible. In almost one quarter of patients a metastatic lesion in the oral cavity is the first manifestation of an undiscovered primary malignancy. They grow rapidly and tend to bleed and ulcerate. Because of their rarity and clinical characteristics, gastric metastatic tumours in the oral cavity are challenging to diagnose. Inflammatory and reactive lesions are common in the oral cavity and they should be considered in the differential diagnosis. Careful examination with a high degree of clinical suspicion, as well as a multidisciplinary approach is suggested. © 2010 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo- Facial Surgery.


Vojvoda V.,University of Zagreb | Savic Mlakar A.,University of Zagreb | Jergovic M.,University of Zagreb | Kukuruzovic M.,University of Zagreb | And 5 more authors.
BioMed Research International | Year: 2014

Severe RSV infections and frequent recurrence could be related to the altered polarization of type-2/type-1 T cells. This increases the importance of determining distinctive chemokines and chemokine receptor profiles on memory T cells. We analyzed systemic adaptive T cell response in the acute (n=17) and convalescent phase (n=7) of RSV-infected children, in the acute (n=11) and convalescent phase (n=6) of children with other viral respiratory infections (adenovirus and influenza virus), and in healthy children (n=18). Expression of CCR4 and CXCR3 on effector-memory (TEM) and central-memory (T CM) T cells was compared between tested groups. Serum concentrations of specific chemokines were determined. High CXCL10 levels were detected in acutely infected children regardless of virus pathogen, whereas increased CCL17 production was RSV-specific. Higher percentages of CCR4+ CD4 T EM cells in acute RSV infection were accompanied with higher percentages of CXCR3+ CD8 TEM cells, whereas the development of long-lived memory CXCR3+ CD4 and CD8 TCM cells seems to be compromised, as only children with other viral infections had higher percentages in the convalescent phase. Presence of type-2 and type-1 adaptive antiviral immune response, together with insufficient development of long-lived type-1 T cell memory, could play an important role in RSV pathogenesis and reinfection. © 2014 Valerija Vojvoda et al.


PubMed | University of Zagreb, Institute of Immunology and General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42
Type: | Journal: BioMed research international | Year: 2014

Severe RSV infections and frequent recurrence could be related to the altered polarization of type-2/type-1 T cells. This increases the importance of determining distinctive chemokines and chemokine receptor profiles on memory T cells. We analyzed systemic adaptive T cell response in the acute (n=17) and convalescent phase (n=7) of RSV-infected children, in the acute (n=11) and convalescent phase (n=6) of children with other viral respiratory infections (adenovirus and influenza virus), and in healthy children (n=18). Expression of CCR4 and CXCR3 on effector-memory (TEM) and central-memory (TCM) T cells was compared between tested groups. Serum concentrations of specific chemokines were determined. High CXCL10 levels were detected in acutely infected children regardless of virus pathogen, whereas increased CCL17 production was RSV-specific. Higher percentages of CCR4+ CD4 TEM cells in acute RSV infection were accompanied with higher percentages of CXCR3+ CD8 TEM cells, whereas the development of long-lived memory CXCR3+ CD4 and CD8 TCM cells seems to be compromised, as only children with other viral infections had higher percentages in the convalescent phase. Presence of type-2 and type-1 adaptive antiviral immune response, together with insufficient development of long-lived type-1 T cell memory, could play an important role in RSV pathogenesis and reinfection.


Vidakovic B.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42 | Uljanic I.,University of Zagreb | Peric B.,University of Zagreb | Grgurevic J.,University of Zagreb | Sonicki Z.,University of Zagreb
Psychiatria Danubina | Year: 2016

Background: During the Croatian War of Independence, 1991-1995, Croatian soldiers were exposed to traumatic and stressful events. Certain number of soldiers who took part in the war, developed depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Stress is one of the etiological factors in the development of myofascial pain (MPS), although the mechanism of these processes is not entirely understood. The aims of this study were to determine the frequency of myofascial pain among Croatian war veterans with depression and PTSD, association between MPS and severity of depression, to describe the most common locations of trigger points in the region of head and neck, and to find out if there is any association in frequency between MPS and endotracheal intubation. Subjects and methods: A total of 101 Croatian war veterans suffering from PTSD and depression participated in the current study. Diagnosis of myofascial pain was based on detailed anamnestic history and careful clinical examination. Results: Our findings showed a high rate of myofascial pain among Croatian war veterans, with occipital region and right temporal region as the most common places of trigger points. Higher severity of depression was accompanied by a higher percentage of subjects with MPS. Finally, there was no significant association between endotracheal intubation and development of MPS among the war veterans. Conclusions: It can be concluded that the rate of myofascial pain among Croatian war veterans is high and therefore it must be considered in patients with depression and PTSD. Moreover, the severity of depressive symptomatology seems to be related to the presence of myofascial pain. © Medicinska naklada - Zagreb, Croatia.


Miskic D.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42
Medicinski arhiv | Year: 2012

We present an adolescent boy with unilateral supernumerary breast. It was a V type by Leung Clasification. Despite the average occurence between 0.22% and 6% in a normal population we have not had other cases in the last 20 years. The patient was an asthenic boy of sixteen in the IV stage of puberty. Sometimes he felt swelling and tenderness in this breast tissue two years ago. These symptoms became worse two months ago. At the admission he was symptom free. In the right hypochondrium inferomedially he had a nipple and areola with a small part of the glandular tissue. The axilla was empty. After an excision we got a 15 x 10 x 8 mm specimen. Pathohistological report described incompletely formed mammary lobule with smooth muscles and lactiferous ducts of nipple in dermis. This was consistent with the diagnosis of ectopic breast tissue. He wanted it removed for esthetic reasons. His hormonal state was normal. All blood checks were normal. Kidney ultrasound was normal. His grandmother had pyelon duplex and frequent uroinfections. As it is known, there is an association between supernumerary breast tissue and renal malformations. Since he did not have it, we think that a routine screening of the uropoetic system should be performed in any patient with supernumerary breast.


Pitlovic V.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42 | Latic F.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42 | Pitlovic H.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42 | Rupcic M.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42 | And 2 more authors.
Medicinski Glasnik | Year: 2011

Gallbladder primary malignant melanoma (GPMM) is a rare and controversial entity. The existing controversy on the subject appears mainly because of the lack of definitive objective criteria of primitivity. Objective criteria proposed by the specific literature for distinguishing GPMM from secondary gallbladder melanoma include the exclusion of previous primitive melanoma, absence of synchronous involment of other sites, the unicity of lesion, its polipoid or papilary shape and the presence of a junctional melanocitary component. After laparoscopic cholecystectomy in one of our patients, dark polypus inside the gallbladder was found. A malignant melanoma was diagnosed according to all five criteria for GPMM.


Latic F.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42 | Pitlovic V.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42 | Samardzic J.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42 | Latic A.,General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42 | And 2 more authors.
Medicinski Glasnik | Year: 2010

Esophageal achalasia is a primary esophageal motility disorder. Commonly used treatments are botulinum toxin injections, endoscopic balloon dilation and surgical myotomy with or without fundoplication. We are hereby presenting the first case of laproscopic myotomy with fundoplication performed in Croatia. A 32-year old female was admitted to the hospital due to the symptoms of dysphagia, regurgitation, chest pain and weight loss. Upper gastrointestinal tract radiography with contrast and flexible endoscopy confirmed the clinical diagnosis of achalasia. She was treated by the Heller laparoscopic procedure and Dor anterior fundoplication. The patient had a successful recovery and was discharged on the fifth postoperative day. This case shows that laparoscopic treatment of achalasia is a feasibile and safe procedure which can be performed even in a small country hospital, but it requires great technical care and experience of the surgeon.


PubMed | General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42
Type: Comparative Study | Journal: Wiener klinische Wochenschrift | Year: 2013

Tonsillectomy is a very painful procedure. Pain may be severe, and patients are often unable to perform in school or eat regular food for a number of days after the surgery. The aim of this study was to compare the quality of life after undergoing two different surgical techniques of tonsillectomy, harmonic scalpel and classic tonsillectomy with bipolar cauterization.Prospective randomized double-blind, clinical trial study conducted in the ENT Department, Dr. Josip Benevi General Hospital, Slavonski Brod, Croatia.Data were collected, according to the type of operation, on pain persistence and intensity and returning to normal eating with tonsillectomy patients during the first seven postoperative days. Group A consisted of 50 children submitted to classic tonsillectomy with bipolar cauterization, while group B included 50 children operated on using the harmonic scalpel. Data on pain intensity were obtained using pain measuring scales adjusted to childrens age (Faces scales, visual analog scale). The first day of normal oral food intake was recorded.The analysis of variance revealed that the grade of pain significantly differs by a surgical technique employed, and that it significantly varied over the first seven postoperative days. The pain was more severe after undergoing the harmonic scalpel technique and children started to eat later compared with the classic tonsillectomy.The classic tonsillectomy method with bipolar cauterization is the method of choice due to lower postoperative pain levels and sooner normal eating. The quality of life is better after undergoing the classic tonsillectomy method.


PubMed | General Hospital Dr Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42
Type: Case Reports | Journal: Medical archives (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) | Year: 2012

We present an adolescent boy with unilateral supernumerary breast. It was a V type by Leung Clasification. Despite the average occurence between 0.22% and 6% in a normal population we have not had other cases in the last 20 years. The patient was an asthenic boy of sixteen in the IV stage of puberty. Sometimes he felt swelling and tenderness in this breast tissue two years ago. These symptoms became worse two months ago. At the admission he was symptom free. In the right hypochondrium inferomedially he had a nipple and areola with a small part of the glandular tissue. The axilla was empty. After an excision we got a 15 x 10 x 8 mm specimen. Pathohistological report described incompletely formed mammary lobule with smooth muscles and lactiferous ducts of nipple in dermis. This was consistent with the diagnosis of ectopic breast tissue. He wanted it removed for esthetic reasons. His hormonal state was normal. All blood checks were normal. Kidney ultrasound was normal. His grandmother had pyelon duplex and frequent uroinfections. As it is known, there is an association between supernumerary breast tissue and renal malformations. Since he did not have it, we think that a routine screening of the uropoetic system should be performed in any patient with supernumerary breast.

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