Mihailo I Stjepanović

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INTRODUCTION This is a presentation of a 61-year-old female patient. Since 44 years have passed from the onset of her first symptoms until the final diagnosis of sarcoidosis, this was the reason of our decision to publish the case. CASE OUTLINE During the follow-up period of 44 years the patient had ocassional polymorphic complains, such as adynamia,(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)
PURPOSE To investigate the impact of lower urinary tract symptoms on health-related quality of life (QoL) in Serbian population considering socio-demographic characteristics, habits, and health status. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted in the Primary Healthcare Center "Novi Beograd", Serbia. The study included 1424 male participants, aged 40(More)
INTRODUCTION In diagnostics of neurosarcoidosis, radiological diagnostic procedures are available, non-invasive and they contribute significantly to the diagnosis of this disease. The aim of this paper is to present a brief overview of the radiological diagnostic methods, their application, and their importance in daily clinical work with these patients.(More)
INTRODUCTION Sarcoidosis affects the central nervous system more frequently than it used to be believed. While the cranial nerves are most frequently affected, neurosarcoidosis can involve other nervous system tissues as well. TREATMENT OF NEUROSARCOIDOSIS: Although a lot of drugs have proved useful in treating neurosarcoidosis, corticosteroids are still(More)
INTRODUCTION Sarcoidosis can affect any part of the central nervous system presenting with an extremely diverse clinical picture. Clinical presentations actually depend on the localization ofgranulomas in the central nervous system. Making diagnosis according to the localization and the clinical variations is often a clinical challenge. DIAGNOSIS OF(More)
OBJECTIVE Under conditions in which palliative care has not yet become part of clinical practice, the differences in palliative care needs between patients with cancer and other life-limiting diseases can yield knowledge that will be very valuable for future planning. The aim of our investigation was to compare health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for(More)
BACKGROUND Until now, a proper biomarker(s) to evaluate sarcoidosis activity has not been recognized. The aims of this study were to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the two biomarkers of sarcoidosis activity already in use (serum angiotensin converting enzyme - ACE and serum chitotriosidase) in a population of 430 sarcoidosis patients. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to use a Serbian-language version of the disease-specific, self-report Sarcoidosis Health Questionnaire (SHQ), which was designed and originally validated in the United States, to assess health status in sarcoidosis patients in Serbia, as well as validating the instrument for use in the country. METHODS This was a(More)
Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (Gorlin syndrome) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by numerous basal cell carcinomas, keratocystic odontogenic tumors of the jaws, and diverse developmental defects. This disorder is associated with mutations in tumor suppressor gene Patched 1 (PTCH1). We present two patients with Gorlin syndrome, one(More)