Marijana Vučić Lovrenčić

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Total quality in laboratory medicine should be defined as the guarantee that each activity throughout the total testing process is correctly performed, providing valuable medical decision-making and effective patient care. In the past decades, a 10-fold reduction in the analytical error rate has been achieved thanks to improvements in both reliability and(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare the performance of Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) and Modification of Diet in Renal Disease Study (MDRD) equations in estimating GFR in a large cohort of diabetic patients with various degrees of albuminuria. DESIGN AND METHODS In a group of 842 diabetic patients GFR was(More)
Aims. To examine one-year changes in oxidative damage and inflammation level in type 2 diabetic patients undergoing behavioral treatment for subsyndromal depression. Materials and Methods. A randomized controlled comparison of psychoeducation (A), physical exercise (B), and enhanced treatment as usual (C) was performed in 209 eligible subjects in a tertiary(More)
AIMS We aimed to determine serum dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) activity in a group of persons with latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) and to compare it with persons with type 1, type 2 diabetes and healthy controls. METHODS DPP-4 activity measurement was performed in 67 persons (21 with type 1, 26 type 2 and 19 with LADA) and 13 healthy age and(More)
Point-of-care (POC) glucose technology is currently considered to be insufficiently accurate for the diagnosis of diabetes. The objective of this study was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of an innovative, interference-resistant POC glucose meter (StatStrip glucose hospital meter, Nova Biomedical, USA) in subjects with a previous history of(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), an endogenous nitric oxide synthase inhibitor, oxidative-nitrosative damage, and glucoregulation in acute pancreatitis (AP). METHODS The study evaluated serum levels of ADMA, nitrotyrosine, and urinary 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine in 40 male(More)
Oxidative stress, capable of eliciting damage to various biomolecules including DNA, is a recognized component of diabetes mellitus and its complications. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), as well as other unfavorable outcomes. The aim of this study was to elucidate the role of oxidative stress(More)
OBJECTIVES Ion-exchange high-performance liquid chromatography (IE-HPLC) has long been used as a reproducible and versatile analytical tool for HbA1c measurement. In this study, we performed analytical verification and quality assessment of the recently introduced small IE-HPLC Tosoh HLC-723GX HbA1c analyzer, and a comparison of results to immunoassay (IA)(More)
Global diabetes epidemics is currently representing one of the most prominent medical and societal challenges. Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), a biochemical marker of an average blood glucose concentration has been used for more than 30 years as a clinical indicator of both diabetes treatment efficacy and the risk for development of complications. Recently, HbA1C(More)
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