Dunja Kokotovic

Dunja is a Specialist Registrar/ Third year resident in out emergency surgery team and PostDoc at our department.

Special interests

Postoperative complications, risk stratification, post-discharge outcomes and rehabilitation, readmissions, patient education, quality of life, frailty.


30-day and 180-day readmission and emergency hospital contacts after major emergency abdominal surgery: a prospective cohort study Soylu L, Kokotovic D, Gögenur I, Ekeloef S, Burcharth J. BJS 2022. Submitted. 

The ARISCAT score is a promising model to predict postoperative pulmonary complications after major abdominal surgery – an external validation in a Danish cohort Kokotovic D, Degett T, Ekeloef S, Burcharth J. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2021. Epub ahead of print. 

The effect of postoperative respiratory physiotherapy on postoperative lung complications following gastrointestinal surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Kokotovic D, Berkfors A, Ekeloef S, Gögenur I, Burcharth J. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2021. 47:975-990. 

Validation of the Preoperative Score to Predict Postoperative Mortality (POSPOM) in patients undergoing major emergency abdominal surgery Juul S, Kokotovic D, Degett T, Oreskov J, Ekeloef S, Gögenur I, Burcharth J. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2021. 47:1721-172

Systemic inflammatory response after hernia repair: a systematic review. Kokotovic D, Burcharth J, Helgstrand F, Gögenur I. Langenbecks Arch Surg 2017. 402:1023-1037. 

Correlation between early surgical complications and readmission rate after ventral hernia repair. Kokotovic D, Sjølander H, Gögenur I, Helgstrand F. Hernia 2017. 21:563-568. 

Effect of High Inspiratory Oxygen Fraction on Endothelial Function in Healthy Volunteers: A Randomized Controlled Crossover Pilot Study. Larsen MHH, Ekeloef S, Kokotovic D, Schou-Pedersen AM, Lykkesfeldt J, Gögenür I. Anesth Analg 2017. 125:1793-1796. 

Long-term recurrence and complications associated with elective incisional hernia repair. Kokotovic D, Bisgaard T, Helgstrand F. JAMA 2016. 316:1575-1582. 

Substantial variation among hernia experts in the decision for treatment of patients with incisional hernia: a descriptive study on agreement. Kokotovic D, Gögenur I, Helgstrand F. Hernia 2016. 21:271-278. 

Watchful waiting as a treatment strategy for patients with a ventral hernia appears to be safe. Kokotovic D, Sjølander H, Gögenur I, Helgstrand F. Hernia 2016. 20:281-28

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