Lj Djukanović

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PURPOSE Because no consensus exists regarding the most accurate calculation to estimate glomerular filtration rate (GFR) based on serum creatinine concentrations (sCr) after kidney transplantation, this study sought to assess the potential role of tubular dysfunction on GFR estimates using various equations as well as the effect of pharmacologic blockades(More)
BACKGROUND Using an HPLC/ETAAS hybrid speciation technique we previously demonstrated iron to have a multifold effect on the binding of aluminum to transferrin by limiting the number of available binding sites and decreasing the affinity of transferrin for aluminum. Theoretically, at a 60% iron-transferrin saturation the aluminum-transferrin fraction in(More)
In recent years the percentage of diabetic patients on haemodialysis has increased. Considering the high frequency of intradialytic hypotensive and hypoglycaemic episodes experienced by these patients, it was the aim of the present study to evaluate the influence of different dialysate glucose concentrations (5.5 mmol/L or 11 mmol/L) on blood pressure and(More)
The lack of available cadaveric organs for transplantation has resulted in an increased number of kidney transplants from living donors. During a period of 6 years, 149 kidney transplantations were performed from living related donors in our institute, 33.5% of whom were older than 60 years of age. In this study we examined the survival of patients and(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The conditions of renal replacement therapy (RRT) were very poor in the countries located in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) when they were members of the so-called 'socialist bloc'. The aim of the present analysis was to document the impact of the socioeconomic changes on dialysis therapy in the CEE countries. DESIGN This was a(More)
The number of mast cells in the skin was evaluated in 25 patients with end-stage renal failure on different treatment modality (conservative, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis). According to the presence of pruritus, uremic patients were divided into two groups: group A, 13 patients with diffuse pruritus, and group B, 12 patients without pruritus.(More)
An increased degree of oxidative stress (OS) in chronic renal failure (CRF) and a possible role of free radicals in CRF have already been described. However, data on OS after renal transplantation are scarce. The aim of the present study was to estimate the degree of OS in renal transplant patients. The study included four groups: 1) 15 haemodialysis(More)
The influence of hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection on blood hemoglobin (Hb) and serum erythropoietin (Epo) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) concentrations was studied in 48 anemic patients on regular hemodialysis. They were grouped as follows: (I) 19 patients whose Hb values improved after infection (Hb > 85 g/L), (II) 10 patients with(More)
We reviewed the incidence of malignant tumors among 923 patients with chronic renal failure, treated with hemodialysis (HD) in seven dialysis centers in Serbia between January 1983 and July 1993. Neoplasms were diagnosed in 45 cases (4.9%). The mean age of the cancer patients was 58.7 years. Eighteen cases (40.0%) were diagnosed in the first year after(More)