Dejan Milosavljevic

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UNLABELLED The effects of midazolam and propofol on left ventricular (LV) diastolic function have not been evaluated in humans. We tested the hypothesis that midazolam and propofol alter LV diastolic function evaluated with transmitral and tissue Doppler transthoracic echocardiography in patients with normal LV systolic function in the presence and absence(More)
The novel heavy/light chain (HLC) assay was used for the detection and measurement of monoclonal immunoglobulins, response evaluation and prognostication. This test allows identification and quantification of the different light chain types of each immunoglobulin class (for example, IgGκ and IgGλ) and enables calculation of ratios of monoclonal/polyclonal(More)
Numerous studies have demonstrated elevated kappa free light chains (KFLCs) in CSF of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. However, so far only small cohorts have been examined, and generally only through qualitative KFLCs analysis. Using a recently developed free light chain (FLC) immunoassay, it is now possible to quantitatively measure KFLCs by automated(More)
BACKGROUND Quantification of kappa free light chains (KFLC) in cerebrospinal fluid shows high diagnostic sensitivity in multiple sclerosis and clinically isolated syndrome patients. However, a clearly defined threshold value is still missing and a possible prognostic value of the KFLC levels in these patients remains undefined. METHODS Results of KFLC(More)
We compared the effects of freezing serum on the determination of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) subfractions by two dual-precipitation methods, heparin and manganese chloride/dextran sulfate (HM/DS) (Gidez et al., J Lipid Res 1982;23:1206-23) and DS/DS (Warnick et al., Clin Chem 1982;28:1574), and by ultracentrifugation. Storing serum for 1 month at -70(More)
BACKGROUND One measure of an opioid's efficacy is its ability to retain its analgesic effect as the intensity of a noxious stimulus is increased. A few studies have assessed the ability of either spinal or systemic opioids to produce analgesia using low- and high-intensity stimulation. There are little data available to show whether there are differences in(More)
BACKGROUND Kappa free light chains (KFLCs) have been proposed as a diagnostic biomarker in patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) and multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVE The objective of this paper is to validate the diagnostic accuracy of intrathecal KFLC synthesis in a multicenter study. METHODS KFLCs were measured by nephelometry under(More)
A double-blind study was conducted in 52 patients who received a total of 180 electroconvulsive therapy treatments. Patients were allocated randomly to receive doses of 15 mg, 25 mg or 50 mg of suxamethonium. Those who received suxamethonium 50 mg took significantly longer to breathe again compared with patients who received the lower doses, and were(More)