Dimitrije M Nikolic

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Peer review is a widely accepted instrument for raising the quality of science. Peer review limits the enormous unstructured influx of information and the sheer amount of dubious data, which in its absence would plunge science into chaos. In particular, peer review offers the benefit of eliminating papers that suffer from poor craftsmanship or(More)
BACKGROUND Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in children with CAP and find clinical, radiological and laboratory features helpful to diagnose Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia. Furthermore, we evaluated the value of(More)
BACKGROUND Prediabetes is characterized by isolated impaired fasting glucose (IFG), isolated impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), and combined IFG/IGT. This study aimed to establish the prevalence of prediabetes and examine possible contributory factors in a cohort of obese adolescents. METHODS In this prospective study, we recruited 85 obese patients from(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) therapy on oxygenation and mortality in children with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Thirty-three children with ARDS and an arterial SatO2 <88% despite mechanical ventilation were analyzed. Patients in the iNO group were prospectively enrolled and treated with(More)
PURPOSE Oxidative stress is recognized as an important factor in progressive myoclonus epilepsy (PME). Genetic polymorphism of glutathione S-transferases (GSTs), which are involved in both protection from oxidative damage and detoxification, might alter the capacity for protecting tissues from exogenous and endogenous oxidants. We aimed to assess a possible(More)
Juvenile myasthenia gravis is an acquired, autoimmune disease occurring before age 16 years. Thymoma is exceedingly rare in children, especially in association with juvenile myasthenia gravis. We describe a 14-year-old boy with juvenile myasthenia gravis and thymoma. He presented with difficulties chewing and swallowing, nasal speech, and fluctuating(More)
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