Aida H M Hamzić-Mehmedbašić

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AIM The aim of the research was to compare the relationship between inflammatory biomarkers and procoagulants with kidney function assessed by using cystatin C, serum creatinine, and eGFR and determine the sensitivity of cystatin C, serum creatinine and eGFR to total cardiovascular morbidity in patients with CKD stages 1-4. METHODS The research included(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac valve calcification (CVC) and left ventricular (LV) alterations are frequent complication in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We determined the prevalence of CVC and LV hypertrophy (LVH) in ESRD patients before renal replacement therapy and 12 months after peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS A prospective longitudinal of 50 incident PD(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Residual renal function (RRF) has been shown to influence survival of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. This study examined the relations between RRF and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) before switching on dialysis treatment and observed during 18 months on PD treatment. METHODS A prospective longitudinal study was performed in 50(More)
AIMS Cardiovascular alterations contribute to a high mortality rate in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The aims of the present study are to evaluate left ventricular (LV) function and common carotid artery (CCA) parameters and to determine risk factors associated with these changes in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Inflammatory markers have been identified as potential indicators of future adverse outcome after acute cardiac events. AIM This study aimed to analyze baseline inflammatory cytokines levels in patients with acute heart failure (AHF) and/or acute coronary syndrome (ACS) according to survival. The main objective was to identify risk factors(More)
AIM The objective of this study was to evaluate prognostic impact of clinical factors on outcome of renal function in septic and non-septic acute kidney injury (AKI) patients. METHODS The prospective, observational, clinical study was performed at Nephrology Clinic and Clinic for Infectious Diseases, University Clinical Centre Sarajevo. One hundred(More)
INTRODUCTION Data regarding prognostic factors of post-discharge mortality and adverse renal function outcome in acute kidney injury (AKI) hospital survivors are scarce and controversial. OBJECTIVES We aimed to identify predictors of post-discharge mortality and adverse renal function outcome in AKI hospital survivors. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute kidney injury is characterized by a rapid loss of renal excretory function with the increase of nitrogen compounds in the blood and with different outcome. OBJECTIVE Since descriptions of the risk factors and sequelae of acute kidney injury (AKI) remain relatively limited, the objective of this study was to determine etiology and(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine endothelin (ET)-1 and nitric oxide (NO) serum concentration levels at baseline and after 1 year of peritoneal dialysis (PD) treatment. A further aim was to evaluate the association between ET-1 and NO with parameters of echocardiography and the common carotid artery (CCA) ultrasound, and to assess their(More)
Lupus nephritis (LN) is an immune inflammation of kidneys caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the body's immune system. Aim of this study was to analyze clinical manifestation and treatment results of patients with LN. Forty one patients with clinical signs of LN were included in the study. Mean age of(More)
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