Dragan R. Milovanovic

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Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in both central and peripheral nervous system. In the central nervous system dopamine is involved in regulation of: movements, emotional processing of sensory input, appetite, vomiting and secretion of anterior pituitary hormones. The most important peripheral effect of dopamine is control of splanchnic and renal blood flows.(More)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of two of the most important functional CYP1A2 variations −3860G > A and −163C > A on carbamazepine pharmacokinetics in Serbian pediatric epileptic patients. The study involved 40 Serbian pediatric epileptic patients on steady-state carbamazepine treatment. Genotyping for −3860G > A and −163C > A was(More)
Glutamate and aspartate are excitatory neurotransmitters in both central and peripheral nervous systems, acting on ionotropic and metabotropic receptors. In our study we have examined the effects of glutamate, aspartate, N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA), kainic acid and (+/-)-1-aminocyclopentane-cis-1,3-dicarboxylic acid (ACPD) on tone and spontaneous activity(More)
BACKGROUND In treatment-resistant schizophrenia a combination of ECT with antipsychotics has been reported to have superior outcomes compared to other strategies, however the results were inconsistent. We investigated the long-term effects of the combination of unilateral, non-dominant hemisphere ECT with three antipsychotics. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The(More)
The objective of this preliminary study was to quantify changes in complexity of EEG using fractal dimension (FD) alongside linear methods of spectral power, event-related spectral perturbations, coherence, and source localization of EEG generators for theta (4–7 Hz), alpha (8–12 Hz), and beta (13–23 Hz) frequency bands due to a memory load effect in an(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of low doses of clozapine in flexible regime in comparison with haloperidol and chlorpromazine in long term. METHOD The naturalistic study was prospective, active-controlled with 325 adult outpatients of both genders (140 females), with mean year age of 34.8 (range 21-57), suffering from chronic(More)
OBJECTIVE Nandrolone decanoate (ND) is frequently used anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) among the athletes. Despite the health risks, there is significant increase in prevalence of AAS abuse. DESIGN The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of chronic exposure to ND at supraphysiological dose (to mimic the doses for human AAS abusers) on(More)
In this paper a method to develop artificial intuition is suggested. In an attempt to emulate the trial and error, searching is combined with a random choice. It is used in initial steps of the search, which provides reaching the goal in fewer steps, when compared to the case without the random choice. An example game is derived to illustrate the proposed(More)
OBJECTIVE Serum parameters of calcium homeostasis were measured based on previously published evidence linking osteoporotic fractures and/or bone/mineral loss with antipsychotics. METHODS Prospective, four-week, time-series trial was conducted and study population consisted of patients of both genders, aged 35-85 years, admitted within the routine(More)