Šekib Sokolović

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OBJECTIVE To develop evidence-based recommendations on the use of imaging of the joints in the clinical management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS The task force comprised an expert group of rheumatologists, radiologists, methodologists and experienced rheumatology practitioners from 13 countries. Thirteen key questions on the role of imaging in RA(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a heterogeneous, prevalent, chronic autoimmune disease characterized by painful swollen joints and significant disabilities. Symptomatic relief can be achieved in up to 50% of patients using biological agents that inhibit tumor necrosis factor (TNF) or other mechanisms of action, but there are no universally effective therapies.(More)
This study evaluated brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) release in acute myocardial infarction (AMI), absolute values as well as pattern of its release. There are two different patterns of BNP release in AMI; monophasic pattern--concentration in the first measurement is higher than in the second one, and biphasic pattern--concentration in the first measurement(More)
BACKGROUND The transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome, also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy was first described in Japan approximately 20 years ago (Satoh and coworkers, 1991). It was later described elsewhere as well and is being increasingly recognized. Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy characterized by transient apical and midventricular LV(More)
Data on the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the Balkan Region are limited. The Serbian AF Association (SAFA) prospectively investigated contemporary 'real-world' AF management in clinical practice in Albania, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia through a 14-week (December 2014-February 2015) prospective,(More)
The First Mediterranean Seminar on Science Writing, Editing & Publishing (SWEP 2016) was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina from 2nd to 3rd December 2016. It was organized by Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina, running concurrent sessions as part of its Annual Meeting titled " "Days of AMNuBiH - Theory and Practice in Science(More)
OBJECTIVE A significant number of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) link the start of illness with psychological trauma or severe stress. Impaired mental health (IMH), defined as depression and anxiety with psychoneuroimmunological factors, can play a significant role in RA. The main objective of this research was to investigate the mutual correlation(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess serum levels of tumor marker carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA125) in patients with heart failure (HF) and to investigate possible correlation with echocardiographic parameters and level of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP). PATIENTS AND METHODS We included 76 patients with different cardiac symptoms hospitalized at Clinic for heart disease(More)
Rationale: Vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency/ is a worldwide epidemic in general population. The investigation of vitamin D concentrations in Bosnia and Herzegovina has never been conducted. Main results: A total of 82% from 2483 examined patients have deficient/insufficient/ Vitamin D level. Significance: These results encourage future studies to be(More)