Ivan Kopitović

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The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is extensively used for evaluating daytime sleepiness in patients with sleep apnea–hypopnea syndrome (SAHS). The aim of this study was to translate and validate the ESS in the Serbian language. The Serbian version of the ESS (ESSs) was administered to 112 patients with symptoms of sleep disorder breathing referred to Sleep(More)
Autofluorescence imaging videobronchoscopy (AFI) is one of the new systems of autofluorescence bronchoscopy designed for thorough examination of bronchial mucosa. The integration of autofluorescence and videobronchoscopy provides clear images of normal and pathologically altered bronchial mucosa. Major indications for AFI include evaluation of early-stage(More)
The role of autofluorescence bronchoscopy (AFB) was primarily investigated in regard to the detection of precancerous lesions of bronchial mucosa. Most of the results confirmed higher sensitivity for the detection of precancerous bronchial lesions, when compared to white light bronchoscopy (WLB) alone. However, it is commonly known that the specificity of(More)
INTRODUCTION Neodymium:yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser resection is one of the most established interventional pulmonology techniques for immediate debulking of malignant central airway obstruction (CAO). The major aim of this study was to investigate the complication rate and identify clinical risk factors for complications in patients with advanced(More)
BACKGROUND The major aim of this study was to investigate what patients with advanced stage lung cancer, enrolled in a clinical trial, thought about their treatment. We also wanted to investigate if there exist any characteristics that could influence patients' opinion about the clinical trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Over the period from June 2008 to June(More)
INTRODUCTION Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are often unrecognized and undertreated. The aim of this study was to describe the frequency of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma in primary care patients in Serbia, and to examine the agreement between general practitioners and pulmonologists on the diagnosis of chronic(More)
PURPOSE This study sought to identify the rate of complications and clinical risk factors for early complications of high-dose-rate endobronchial brachytherapy (HDR-EBBT). The identification of these risk factors could result in a decrease or avoidance of complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed risk factors for complications in 761 patients with(More)
Background: The major aim of this study was to investigate what patients with advanced stage lung cancer, enrolled in a clinical trial, thought about their treatment. We also wanted to investigate if there exist any characteristics that could influence patients’ opinion about the clinical trial. Patients and methods: Over the period from June 2008 to June(More)
BACKGROUND The successful management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mostly depends on adherence to inhalation drug therapy, the usage of which is commonly associated with many difficulties in real life. Improvement of patients' adherence to inhalation technique could lead to a better outcome in the treatment of asthma and COPD.(More)
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