Aleksandar Vcev

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AIM To investigate the role of sex hormones in the modulation of specific cognitive functions across the menstrual cycle of young healthy women, and to apply improved study design by addressing limitations recognized in previous studies. METHODS A homogenous group of 16 young healthy women, with no history of health problems related to menstrual cycle,(More)
BACKGROUND BPC 157 is a stable gastric pentadecapeptide recently implicated with a role in hemostasis. While NO is largely implicated in hemostatic mechanisms, in tail-amputation-models under heparin- and warfarin-administration, both the NO-synthase (NOS)-blocker, L-NAME (prothrombotic) and the NOS-substrate L-arginine (antithrombotic), were little(More)
Postoperative increase in inflammation biologic markers is associated with a nonspecific inflammatory response to a surgical injury. We investigated the kinetics of changes in serum concentrations of procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) after abdominal surgeries and we focused on the behaviour of those markers in the case(More)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in one of the most frequent functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) with a prevalence in 10 to 20%, of cases in some developed countries. The Rome Foundation has drawn up Rome III criteria, diagnostic questionnaires and scoring algorithm for FGIDs, applicable in clinical practice and population studies. The aim of this(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the association of bleeding as a complication of warfarin therapy with polymorphism of CYP2C9 gene (alleles 1, 2 and 3). The CYP2C9 is the main enzyme for warfarin metabolism. Study included 181 patients receiving warfarin for at least one month. Allele 1 of CYP2C9 gene (in 94.5%) and genotype *1/*1 (57.5%) prevailed.(More)
Galectins are a family of soluble β-galactoside-binding lectins that have important role in inflammation, immunity, and cancer. Galectin-3 as a part of this lectin family plays a very important role in development of heart failure. According to recent papers, galectin-3 plasma level correlates with heart failure outcome, primarily with rehospitalisation and(More)
Urolithiasis is characterized by the formation and retention of solid crystals within the urinary tract. Kidney stones are mostly composed of calcium oxalate, which predominantly generates free radicals that are toxic to renal tubular cells. The aim of the study is to explore possible effects of antioxidant pre-treatment on inhibition of oxidative stress.(More)
Utjecaj rane enteralne prehrane na nutricijski status i tijek bolesti u oboljelih od akutnog pankreatitisa The influence of early enteral nutrition on the nutrition status and course of disease in patients with acute pancreatitis Summary Aim. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of early enteral nutrition (EN) and total parenteral nutrition(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary lymphomas of the small intestine are rare. Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) occurs sporadically in adults. Nodular lymphoid hyperplasia (NLH) is a rare disorder characterized by diffuse nodular lesions, which represent hyperplastic lymphoid follicles, and it is often associated with immunodeficiency syndromes. PRESENTATION OF CASE We present a(More)