Bojana Stamenković

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INTRODUCTION Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common in men with systemic sclerosis (SSc) but the demographics, risk factors and treatment coverage for ED are not well known. METHOD This study was carried out prospectively in the multinational EULAR Scleroderma Trial and Research database by amending the electronic data-entry system with the International(More)
INTRODUCTION An international cohort study of 73 anti-Ku-positive patients with different connective tissue diseases was conducted to differentiate the anti-Ku-positive populations of patients based on their autoantibody profile and clinical signs/symptoms and to establish possible correlations between antibodies against Ku p70 and Ku p80 with autoimmune(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Progressive erosive changes in cartilage and bone in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) ultimately lead to joint deformities and disability which may be early, severe and permanent. Consequently, there is the reduction of functional ability and changes in the quality of life. The aim of this study was to estimate the impact of disease activity on(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to analyse an association between nailfold capillary abnormalities and the presence and severity of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men with SSc. METHODS A cross-sectional analysis of the prospective European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Scleroderma Trial and Research database was performed. Men with SSc were(More)
INTRODUCTION Regardless of other known factors, left ventricular hypertrophy is considered to be a significant factor which correlates with the risk of cardiovascular complications. In practice, it is very important to predict the outcome for every patient at the beginning of the treatment. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to follow the predictive value(More)
BACKGROUND Vertebral fractures could lead to reduced physical, social and mental functioning, and loss of personal independence. Therefore, during the treatment of osteoporosis, it has become necessary to examine the changes in everyday functioning, well-being and health related quality of life (HRQOL). To that effect, this study aims to translate,(More)
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