Jasmina Ćirić

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OBJECTIVE Interleukin 6 (IL6) has the ability to influence each level of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis. The aim of the study was to test whether IL6 concentration correlates with the adrenal cortex response to ACTH in healthy humans. We postulated that higher basal IL6 concentration would be associated with the higher cortisol response(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration in a reference group and to compare it with the TSH in subjects with high probability of thyroid dysfunction. The study population consisted of 852 subjects. The reference group consisting of 316 subjects was obtained by the exclusion of the subjects having thyroid disease,(More)
We report the results of transcatheter intraarterial perfusion of liver with the emulsion of iodized oil and cytostatics performed as palliative treatment in three patients with hepatic metastases of pancreatic endocrine tumors. Two patients had insulinoma and one patient had glucagonoma. They were also treated by medical therapy from the time the diagnosis(More)
ACTH stimulation is the standard test for assessment of adrenal function. It was suggested that the low dose (1 microg) would be more sensitive for detecting mild secondary adrenal insufficiency than the usual dose of 250 microg. The aim of this study was to find the optimal diagnostic criteria and to compare standard dose test (SDT) with the low dose test(More)
It is well known that glucocorticoids induce insulin resistance, but the exact time scale in humans is not well known. The aim of the study was to determine the time scale of effects of pharmacologic doses of glucocorticoids on insulin sensitivity. Subjects were treated with repeated methylprednisolone infusions and oral prednisone for Graves' orbitopathy.(More)
We have investigated 59 patients with mild-to-moderate uncomplicated essential hypertension in order to estimate whether salt sensitivity is associated with greater urinary albumin excretion. Patients whose average mean blood pressure (BP) value on day 5 of the high-sodium regimen (300 mmol/l NaCl) exceeded 10 mm Hg or more than that on day 5 of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Response to acute psychological stress is characterized by activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the sympathetic nervous system. However, response to the prolonged psychological stress is less well known. DESIGN This study was designed as a prospective assessment of cortisol secretion during prolonged psychological(More)
The aim of the study was to assess whether pulsatile insulin secretion is variable in the same individual and is related to changes in insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity and pulsatility were measured before and after weight reduction in nine obese subjects. A pulsatility analysis was done using the PulsDetekt program. Blood was sampled every 2 min(More)
Autoimmune thyroid diseases are frequently associated with differentiated thyroid carcinomas. The role of autoimmune phenomena in the origin and clinical course of coexisting papillary and follicular carcinomas is still controversial. In Graves' patients, the prevalence of palpable thyroid nodules is 15.8%, and by using ultrasonography, the prevalence(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine whether derangements in insulin pulsatility are related to the presence of insulin resistance or whether these changes occur only in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). DESIGN AND METHODS The study included 26 obese, 11 NIDDM and 10 control subjects. The obese group was divided into a low(More)