Jelena Petrović

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Sedentary lifestyle is highly associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. It is known that regular physical activity has positive effects on health; however several studies have shown that acute and strenuous exercise can induce oxidative stress and lead to DNA damage. As magnesium is essential in maintaining DNA(More)
The CIAO Study ("Complicated Intra-Abdominal infection Observational" Study) is a multicenter investigation performed in 68 medical institutions throughout Europe over the course of a 6-month observational period (January-June 2012).Patients with either community-acquired or healthcare-associated complicated intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) were included(More)
This study examines the effects of ethanol on lindane-induced seizures in rats. The animals were divided into following groups: 1. saline, 2. DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide), 3. lindane dissolved in DMSO in the dose of 4, 6 or 8 mg/kg (L(4), L(6) and L(8) groups, respectively), 4. ethanol 2 g/kg administered 30 min prior to lindane (protected groups AL(4), AL(6)(More)
The pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus (PPT) represents a major aggregation of cholinergic neurons in the mammalian brainstem, which is important in the generation and maintenance of REM sleep. We investigated the effects of unilateral and bilateral PPT lesions on sleep and all the conventional sleep-state related EEG frequency bands amplitudes, in an(More)
In order to identify the differences for the onset and progression of functionally distinct cholinergic innervation disorders, we investigated the effect of bilateral nucleus basalis (NB) and pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus (PPT) lesions on sleep/wake states and electroencephalographic (EEG) microstructure in rats, chronically implanted for sleep(More)
The curve of visual evoked potentials was observed and compared with changes of visual acuity and visual field during a 24-month period in a group of 39 patients with optic nerve injury as a result of mild cerebral trauma. Results of the study showed great improvement of visual acuity and visual field after treatment, and slower and continuous improvement(More)
The aim of this study was to demonstrate that two REM clusters, which emerge following bilateral pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus (PPT) lesions in rats, are two functionally distinct REM states. We performed the experiments in Wistar rats, chronically instrumented for sleep recording. Bilateral PPT lesions were produced by the microinfusion of 100 nl of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to determine clinical outcomes with caspofungin in patients with proven or probable invasive fungal infection (IFI) after a solid organ transplant (SOT) procedure. METHODS In this retrospective observational study, data were collected for a single episode of IFI in patients with an SOT between January 2004 and June 2007.(More)
A chiasm n. optici is shaped by crossed optic nerves. Approximate vertical distance of 10 mm separates chiasm from dorsum sella turca and pituitary fosse. Twenty-five percent of all cerebral tumors appear in the chiasm area and almost half of them cause damages of visual function. Major and sometimes the only symptom is progressive visual loss. This damage(More)
Postoperative sleep disorders, particularly the REM sleep disorder, may have a significant deleterious impact on postoperative outcomes and may contribute to the genesis of certain delayed postoperative complications. We have followed the effect of distinct anesthesia regimens (ketamine/diazepam vs. pentobarbital) over 6days following the induction of a(More)