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Possibility of Operative Treatment of Uterine Sarcoma: Case Report

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Uterine sarcomas make up only 5% of all malignancies in gynecology. Their classification is complicated due to low incidence and large histological differences. Uterine sarcoma is usually diagnosed in postmenopausal women, and this is most often done accidentally at the postoperative stage. The existence of uterine sarcoma should be suspected in cases of rapid uterine growth in postmenopausal state. Postmenopausal abnormal bleeding is the most common reason for a medical examination.

In this paper, a 48-year-old patient is presented in whose case during a regular gynecological examination; the existence of tumour change in the uterine part of uterus has been noticed. The patient did not have gynecological problems until then. The patient was then subjected to a diagnostic exploratory curettage. The pathohistological finding was negative. Given that the onset change is present after the control check, it is decided to proceed with an operative procedure. A pathohistological finding (uterus and adnexa) indicates that it is a uterine sarcoma. After that, the patient was re-treated with two more operations and then had chemotherapy and radiation therapy. After completing the whole treatment, for the period of six years, the patient now feels well and performs her usual work tasks.

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Consideration of the Therapeutic Potential of Irrigants in Endodontic Therapy

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The main objective of endodontic treatment is to remove vital and necrotic remnants of pulp tissue and microorganisms and their toxic products from the root canal. During chemo-mechanical endodontic preparation, a smear layer is formed on the wall of the canals. Due to an inability to remove all tissue remnants and the smear layer from the root canal by mechanical instrumentation, it is necessary to use irrigation to ensure sufficient cleaning and disinfection of the largest part of the root canalicular system. The most commonly used irrigants are sodium hypochlorite (Na-OCl), ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), citric acid and chlorhexidine (CHX). Recently, the irrigants QMix and MTAD have been introduced to the market. They are a mixture of different components having antimicrobial, organolytic and mineralytic effects on canal detritus and the smear layer. This review article investigates irrigants in terms of the nature of their effect, their efficiency, optimal concentration, and method of use, and the interactions between the irrigants most commonly used in endodontic therapy are discussed, with special emphasis on QMix and MTAD.

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How to Apply the Sustainability Balanced Scorecard Concept

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Many successful enterprises have identified a large significance of non-economic determinants of business and their influence on competitive success. Social responsible behaviour becomes an imperative of modern business environment. Corporate social responsibility emphasizes more effective environmental and social performance management so that its influence on financial performance becomes more and more obvious. In that sense, the aim of this paper is to point out the theoretical foundations of the Sustainability Balanced Scorecard (SBS) concept, and to demonstrate an example of enterprise, which will show how to develop SBS in the aim of its successful application.

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The Importance of Planting Pot Marigolds (Calendula officinalis L.) in Degraded Public Spaces from the Agroecological and Economic Perspective

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The purpose of this paper is to analyse the introduction of certain plant species such as pot marigolds (Calendula officinalis L.) into neglected and predominantly urban spaces in the Republic of Serbia. The research was based on the results obtained in a two-year experiment conducted in the vicinity of the Novi Sad-Backa Palanka road. The primary objective of the experiment was to examine the behaviour of pot marigolds in poor-quality and neglected soils, with minimum cultural practices, in order to obtain novel plants in such adverse environments, which could be subsequently marketed in Serbia. The experiment commenced in 2014 by planting pot marigolds in plots previously cleared of weeds by mechanical tilling. In the spring of 2015, pot marigold seedlings, i.e. the first generation of plants obtained from the plots created in 2014, were planted in weed-free plots. The measurements were performed in three replicates from 10 October to 10 December 2015 in order to determine the number of volunteer plants, which could be further improved in nursery production and subsequently marketed in Serbia. The results obtained indubitably indicate that this and prospective studies exert positive ecological, agricultural and economic effects on a vast range of potential users.

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