Aleksandra Dominović Kovacević

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BACKGROUND/AIM Cancer, one of the leading causes of mortality in the world, imposes a substantial economic burden on each society, including Serbia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the major cancer cost drivers in Serbia. METHODS A retrospective, in-depth, bottom-up analysis of two combined databases was performed in order to quantify relevant(More)
BACKGROUND Serbia, as the largest market of the Western Balkans, has entered socioeconomic transition with substantial delay compared to most of Eastern Europe. Its health system reform efforts were bold during the past 15 years, but their results were inconsistent in various areas. The two waves of global recession that hit Balkan economies ultimately(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) appear more frequently than actually reported and registered. The main goal of our work was to analyze risk factors, incidence and characteristics of ADRs in hospitalized cardiac patients. METHODS This prospective study included 200 patients, hospitalized at Cardiology Center of the Clinical Centre of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Severe dental anxiety (SDA) is the most severe form of dental anxiety, thus the aim of this study was to determine the factors associated with SDA in students of health-related disciplines. METHODS In this case-control study the cases were students with severe dental anxiety. The study was conducted at the Faculty of Medical Sciences,(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND/AIM. A combination of tacrolimus and other drugs such as corticosteroids has been commonly used immunosuppressive regimens. On the other hand, there is a growing body of evidence that male and female may differ in their response to the equal drug treatment. The aim of the study was to estimated the use of tacrolimus concentration/dose(More)
AIM To evaluate the costs and survival estimates of metastatic colorectal carcinoma patients treated with conventional cytostatic protocols and adjuvant monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). METHODS Retrospective randomized case series and cost-of-illness analysis was used. Metastatic colorectal carcinoma cases (62) were randomly selected from the archive of the(More)
All stroke patients admitted to Banjaluka Clinical Centre during one year were evaluated by the standard protocol during the hospitalization and three months after the stroke. It included clinical, functional and neuropsychological examination and neuroimaging. Dementia was diagnosed according to the criteria of National Institute of Neurological Disorders(More)
Spending on health is a significant policy issue for most countries’ economies of the world. Those expenditures put high pressure on public budgets, measuring government investments in health and well-being of their citizens. This task is even more challenging for most Balkan countries, embraced by the global economic crisis in the last decade and prior(More)
In the lowand middle-income countries some non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such are cardiac diseases, strokes, chronic lung diseases, certain cancers, and diabetes, tend to overtake the morbidity and mortality of poverty diseases (Adams and Butterly, 2015; Jakovljevic and Getzen, 2016). Such diseases, conditionally labeled as diseases of affluence(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Amifostine (AMI) is a broad-spectrum cytoprotector which protects against variety of radio- and chemotherapy-related toxicities without decreasing their antitumor action. The aim of the study was to investigate the potential protective effects of AMI against acute cardiotoxic effects of doxorubicin (DOX) in male Wistar rats. METHODS AMI(More)