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The Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) organisms remain significant pathogens in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). This study was performed to evaluate the prevalence, epidemiological characteristics, and presence of molecular markers associated with virulence and transmissibility of the Bcc strains in the National CF Centre in Belgrade, Serbia. The Bcc(More)
RATIONALE Arikace is a liposomal amikacin preparation for aerosol delivery with potent Pseudomonas aeruginosa killing and prolonged lung deposition. OBJECTIVES To examine the safety and efficacy of 28 days of once-daily Arikace in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients chronically infected with P aeruginosa. METHODS 105 subjects were evaluated in double-blind,(More)
BACKGROUND The results of many national surveys on pediatric home mechanical ventilation (HMV) in developed countries have been presented elsewhere, but data from developing countries with low national incomes are scarce. METHODS Twenty-nine pediatric patients, treated in the Mother and Child Institute of Serbia, who had been receiving long-term(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the exercise capacity of children with cystic fibrosis to determine whether ventilatory limitation associated with static hyperinflation is related with decreased exercise capacity, thus predisposing these children to arterial hypoxemia during progressive exercise. METHODS Thirty-seven children, ages 8-17 years, underwent(More)
INTRODUCTION/AIM Infection with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) occurs during the first year of life in 50% of children and 20%-40% of them have signs of lower respiratory tract infection (bronchiolitis or pneumonia). There is an increased risk for complicated course and death from RSV infection in premature infants, especially those with bronchopulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is used as a biomarker to differentiate congestive heart failure from lung disease in adults and children. The clinical significance of its use in term neonates has not yet been extensively studied. METHODS NT-proBNP level was measured in 62 term neonates admitted for respiratory distress(More)
Systemic artery-pulmonary vein fistula with a pulmonary left-left shunt is extremely rare. In this report, we present the case of a 3-month-old infant with enlarged right upper lobe systemic artery-pulmonary vein fistula and signs and symptoms of vascular tracheal compression and congestive heart failure. Two major aberrant arteries with separate origins(More)
INTRODUCTION It has been suggested that asthmatic patients may have a higher risk for oral diseases, both as a result of the medical condition and effects of medications. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine the oral health status of children with asthma and to evaluate the oral health parameters according to the medications and severity of the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Major aims of mechanical ventilation (MV) in pediatrics mean the contribution to complete recovery of acute disorder or to establishing stability of previously long-term changed health condition. MV is used today in 16-46% of patients treated in pediatric intensive care units. The aim of this paper was to get insight into the presence of the(More)