Jelica Videnović-Ivanov

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INTRODUCTION Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disease of unknown etiology. Genetic factors play a considerable role in the onset of the disease. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a) is a proinflammatory cytokine which plays an important role in the pathogenesis of the disease and the formation of granuloma by regulating cellular proliferation and apoptosis. (More)
INTRODUCTION Quality-of-life assessment as a measure of clinical and therapeutic outcome, is increasingly used in different branches of medicine. In contrast to conventional indicators of the disease and its objective outcomes, health related quality of life (HRQL) focuses on the patient's own assessment. This provides for the more active involvement of a(More)
Respiratory tract involvement occurs at some time during the course of most patients with sarcoidosis. There are many articles on lung function impairment in sarcoidosis, but the definite, unique guideline considering the correlation between the clinical, radiologic, and biochemical findings of the disease is lacking. During the last few years, most of the(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to compare baseline to follow-up 18F-FDG PET/CT findings after treatment for active chronic sarcoidosis and to correlate changes on 18F-FDG PET/CT with changes in clinical status. PATIENTS AND METHODS The sample included 66 patients with chronic sarcoidosis and evidence of active inflammation on baseline F-FDG PET/CT for which(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to assess the utility of (18)F-FDG PET/CT for detection of inflammation in granulomatous sites and management of patients with chronic sarcoidosis. The 3 specific aims were to assess differences between (18)F-FDG PET/CT and multidetector CT (MDCT) findings, to compare (18)F-FDG PET/CT results with serum levels of(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of high body mass index (BMI) on patient-reported outcomes in sarcoidosis patients and healthy persons. METHODS In this case-control study, we investigated symptoms of fatigue and dyspnoea, health status, BMI and spirometric tests in 184 sarcoidosis patients and the same number of sex- and age-matched healthy subjects.(More)
OBJECTIVES Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease characterised by enhanced production of reactive oxygen species and alterations in the circulating lipid profile. Both attributes are thought to play a role in its pathogenesis. However, current knowledge regarding the significance of blood oxidative stress/anti-oxidant defence as well as alterations in(More)
CONTEXT Systemic inflammatory diseases are associated with proatherogenic lipoprotein profile, but there is a lack of information regarding overall distributions of lipoprotein subclasses in sarcoidosis. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether patients with sarcoidosis have altered distributions of plasma low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density(More)
INTRODUCTION According to available literature data, chronic pulmonary and extrapulmonary sarcoidosis occurs in 10-30% of all sarcoidosis patients. Unpredictable course of the disease is a great challenge for scientists and researchers. Clinical and biological parameters for evaluation and prediction of the course of the disease are still the topic of(More)
Fatigue is a prominent symptom in a large number of medical conditions, malignant and infectious diseases. Fatigue is also a prominent symptom of sarcoidosis. The occurrence of fatigue in sarcoidosis is well known but exact incidence has not been established and varies from 30-70% of patients depending on age, sex and organ involvement by the granulomatous(More)