Jasenka Mršić-Pelčić

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Reactive oxygen species are important cause of tissue injury during cerebral ischemia and reperfusion (I/R). Superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) are intracellular enzymes responsible for endogenous antioxidant defense of tissues affected by I/R. The aim of this study was to examine temporal and regional changes of SOD and GSH-Px(More)
The influence of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment on the activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and Na(+),K(+)-ATPase was determined during different time periods of reperfusion in rats exposed to global cerebral ischemia. Ischemic animals were either sacrificed or exposed to the first HBO treatment 2, 24, 48 or 168 h after ischemic insult (for SOD(More)
The aim of our study was to investigate blood pressure (BP) control and different factors with possible influence on BP control in Croatian hypertensive patients. In this cross-sectional investigation, a representative sample of target populations (primary care physicians and patients) from different parts of Croatia was included according to the study(More)
The influence of 20 min global cerebral ischemia on the free arachidonic acid (FAA) level and Na+,K+-ATPase activity in the rat hippocampus at different time points after ischemia was examined. In addition, the effect of MK-801 on mentioned parameters was studied. Animals were exposed to 20 min global cerebral ischemia and were sacrificed immediately, 0.5,(More)
Neuroprotective actions of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ) agonists have been observed in various animal models of the brain injuries. In this study we examined the effects of a single dose of pioglitazone on oxidative and inflammatory parameters as well as on neurodegeneration and the edema formation in the rat parietal cortex(More)
Free radicals mediated damage of phospholipids, proteins and nucleic acids results in subsequent neuronal degeneration and cell loss. Aim of this study was to evaluate the existence of lipid and protein oxidative damage and the activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) in various rat brain structures 24 h after lateral(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to investigate the changes in drug usage and financial expenditure according to legal changes in Croatia during the period 2001 - 2008, especially considering pricing policy. MATERIALS The data on outpatient drug usage during the studied period was obtained from the Croatian National Health Insurance (CNHI). CNHI(More)
The effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment on the Na+,K+ -ATPase and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities were examined in the optic nerves of the rats exposed to global cerebral ischemia. Animals were exposed to global cerebral ischemia of 20-min duration and were either sacrificed or exposed to the first HBO treatment immediately, 0.5, 1, 2, 6, 24,(More)
Recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEpo) is a multi-functional drug with antioxidant potential. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of its action are still unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of rhEpo on the brain infarct volume as well as on the levels of the neuronal damage, oxidative stress parameters and active(More)
OBJECTIVE The present report describes a case of choreoathetotic movements which were most probably induced by sildenafil in a patient with Parkinson's disease (PD) treated with levodopa/carbidopa (LD/CD). CASE SUMMARY A 56-year-old retired man was admitted to hospital because of bizarre, involuntary movements and anxiety. Before admission he had taken(More)