Dragana Stanojevic

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The aim of the study was to develop a population pharmacokinetic (PK) model for clearance of bisoprolol in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). Parameters associated with the plasma concentrations of bisoprolol at steady-state were analyzed in 61 patients (mean age 66.21 ± 9.49 years; mean total body weight 8.90 ± 12.26 kg) with CHF using(More)
The aim of this study was to derive population pharmacokinetic (PK) model for clearance (CL) of carvedilol in adult patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Medication and demographic data were obtained from 52 Caucasian patients with CHF taking carvedilol. Population PK analysis was performed by nonlinear mixed-effects modeling (NONMEM) to estimate and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Chronic heart failure (CHF) is highly prevalent and constitutes an important public health problem around the world. In spite of a large number of pharmacological agents that successfully decrease mortality in CHF, the effects on exercise tolerance and quality of life are modest. Renal dysfunction is extremely common in patients with CHF and(More)
INTRODUCTION Stress hyperglycemia (SH) in STEMI is associated with high risk of in-hospital mortality. It is still controversial if SH is marker of high post-hospital risk. OBJECTIVES The aim was to analyze in-hospital and one-year risk associated with SH in STEMI and to study if SH is marker of LV remodeling. METHODS We enrolled 275 patients who were(More)
BACKGROUND Microalbuminuria has been reported to occur in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and associated with worse outcome. In our prospective analysis we included patients with AMI with the primary aim to examine whether urinary albumin excretion is increased in those patients and whether it is associated with worse in-hospital prognosis(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Due to prolonged life-spans and modern therapeutic approaches, there has been an increase in the number of patients aged ≥ 65 years with chronic heart failure (CHF). The duration and quality of life in elderly patients with CHF also depend on accompanying diseases. Although frequency of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in(More)
AIM To elucidate the prognostic role of procalcitonin (PCT) in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) without clinical signs of infection at admission. MATERIALS & METHODS Serial measurements of PCT and NT-proBNP were performed in 168 patients, aged 68 ± 10 years with ADHF followed by 3-month outcome evaluation. RESULTS Cox regression(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to examine regional differences in the demographics, etiology, risk factors, comorbidities and treatment of female patients with heart failure (HF) in the Cardiac Insufficiency BIsoprolol Study in ELDerly (CIBIS-ELD) clinical trial. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred and fifty-nine female patients from Germany and 169 from(More)
Antibacterial and antifungal activities of aqueous, ethanol and ethyl acetate extract of Torilis anthriscus (L.) Gmel. (Apiaceae) were tested in vitro against ten species of bacteria and five of fungi. Antimicrobial properties were determined by disk diffusion and broth tube dilution method. In the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs), the ethanol(More)