Cedo D Miljevic

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OBJECTIVE This study was set out to examine the impact of atypical antipsychotic drugs: aripiprazole, clozapine, ziprasidone, olanzapine, quetiapine, sertindole and amisulpride on the activity of antioxidant defence enzymes in human erythrocytes in vitro. METHODS Cu,Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD1), catalase (CAT), selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidase(More)
Although severe gynaecological pathology during delivery and negative outcome have been shown to be related with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) little is known about traumatic experiences following regular delivery, at the expected time and with a healthy child. The objective of our study was to determine the prevalence of PTSD during postpartum(More)
The activities of antioxidant defence enzymes were determined in erythrocytes isolated from types I and II schizophrenic male patients and from healthy controls. Significant differences in superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity (type I: 3284+/-577; type II: 2959+/-697 compared with controls: 3778+/-577; analysis of variance (ANOVA) P<0.001), catalase (CAT)(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite clozapine's unique effectiveness in patients with schizophrenia, a number of adverse effects have been recognised including abnormalities in lipid and glucose metabolisms. A high clozapine level in red blood cells (RBCs) and disturbed anti-oxidant enzyme activities in blood from schizophrenic patients prompted us to investigate lipid(More)
The selective kappa opioid receptor agonist MR 2034 exerted pronounced suppression of plaque-forming cell (PFC) response following intraperitoneal (i.p.) administration in the rat. Pretreatment with preferential kappa and mu opioid receptor antagonists MR 2266 and naloxone, respectively, revealed that this effect was mediated mainly by kappa, and to a low(More)
It is well established that kappa-opioid receptor agonists exert antiinflammatory and antihyperalgesic effects during nonspecific inflammation as well as suppressive effects on the development of humoral and cell-mediated immune responses to foreign antigens. The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of the kappa-opioid receptor agonist MR 2034(More)
Pregabalin, or S-(+)-3-isobutylgaba, is a lipophilic analogue of GABA. Although pregabalin is structurally related to GABA, it is inactive at GABA receptors and does not appear to mimic GABA physiologically. Pregabalin is a potent ligand for the alpha-2-delta subunit of voltage-gated calcium channels in the central nervous system. It is currently being(More)
Tianeptine is a novel anti-depressant with an efficacy equivalent to that of classical anti-depressants. Additional beneficial effects include neuroprotection, anti-stress and anti-ulcer properties whose molecular mechanisms are still not completely understood but may involve changes in the anti-oxidant defence system. Herein, we have studied the effects of(More)
OBJECTIVE Trazodone is an effective antidepressant. The present study was designed as a non-interventional open-label, multi-centre, post-marketing study. The aim of the study was to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness and tolerability of trazodone retard formulation (Trittico(®) retard) in everyday clinical practice. METHODS Two hundred and forty-two(More)
In contrast to hemiplegia which manifests as total paralysis of the arm, leg, and trunk on the same side of the body, hemiparesis is a muscle weakness of one side of the body. Hemiparesis is serious symptom of neurological dysfunction, which leads to significant incapability. It can be caused by a various factors, occasionally traumatic, often by lesions of(More)