Milan D Stosović

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The aims of the present study were to determine the prevalence of depression in our dialysis patients, to detect the most powerful variables associated with depression, and to determine the role of depression in prediction of mortality. The prospective follow-up study of 128 patients (77 HD and 51 CAPD, 65 male, aged 53.8 +/- 13.5 years, dialysis duration(More)
The most frequent cause of death in hemodialysis patients is cardiovascular disease with chronic inflammation being an epidemiologically proved risk factor. Many studies have shown C-reactive protein (CRP) as the strongest predictor of long-term mortality of hemodialysis patients, while other reports have indicated acute phase proteins as potential(More)
BACKGROUND It is well known that patients with uremia, as well as patients with diabetes mellitus, develop polyneuropathy. OBJECTIVES The signs of polyneuropathy in diabetic and nondiabetic patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and their relation with age, duration of dialysis, biochemical parameters, dialysis adequacy, and(More)
BACKGROUND Malnutrition is very frequent in chronic renal failure but, after successful kidney transplantation, body weight gain is common and is widely investigated, while malnutrition after transplantation is underestimated. In the present study, the prevalence of malnutrition in kidney transplant patients and the factors which might contribute to its(More)
BACKGROUND Traditionally, serum albumin concentration has been used for assessing the nutrition status of hemodialysis patients despite evidence that the level is also affected by inflammation and many other underlying disorders frequently present in these individuals. The authors evaluated albumin as a nutrition parameter, comparing it with more specific(More)
The aim of the study was to examine the influence of improved treatment of hemodialysis (HD) patients on their health-related quality of life (HrQoL) and to assess the predictive value of HrQoL dimensions on patient outcome. The prospective cohort study involved 102 HD patients, and their clinical and laboratory parameters and HD adequacy indices were(More)
BACKGROUND Since protein-calorie malnutrition is a common factor influencing morbidity and mortality of haemodialysis patients, assessing their nutritional status is important. The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive value of anthropometric parameters on mortality and their interrelationship. METHODS The study included a cohort of 242(More)
AIM A comparison of the outcome of hepatitis virus-positive and -negative kidney transplant and hemodialysis patients was the aim of this investigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study involved 384 kidney transplant patients (67 HBsAg positive, 39 anti-HCV positive, 278 hepatitis negative), transplanted between 1987 and 2001, and 403 hemodialysis patients(More)
Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) is one of the most frequent causes of the nephrotic syndrome in adults and one of the most common cause of chronic renal failure among primary glomerular diseases. The aim of this study was to develop artificial neural networks (ANN) to investigate factors of poor outcome for IMN and to evaluate the efficacy of(More)
There is no consensus regarding the modality of therapy for idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN), especially for patients who did not react to treatment with cytotoxic drugs. This study followed prospectively for 3-year IMN patients who did not react to Ponticelli protocol comparing effects of 2-year course of cyclosporine (CsA) with azathioprine (Aza)(More)