Milica M. Pesic

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Overt hypothyroidism is disease associated with accelerated arteriosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Whether subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk is contraversial. As SH is a high prevalence thyroid dysfunction, specially in older women, it is important to evaluate cardiovascular risk factors(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in our geographic area, and to determine if there is a correlation between HCV genotypes and the development of HCC. METHODS Thirty-six patients with HCV-related HCC and 35 controls with HCV-associated(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MetS) describes clustering of obesity, dyslipidemia, hyperglycemia and hypertension and increases risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The 'hypertriglyceridemic waist' phenotype (HTGW) represents a simple approach to identifying individuals with increased risk. The aim of the study was to determine the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Insulin glargine is a long-acting insulin analog that mimics normal basal insulin secretion without pronounced peaks. The aim of this study was to compare insulin glargine with isophane insulin (NPH insulin) for basal insulin supply in patients with type 1 diabetes. METHODS A total of 48 type 1 diabetics on long term conventional intensive(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM [corrected] Oxidative stress plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of various diseases. Recent reports indicate that obesity may induce systemic oxidative stress. The aim of the study was to potentiate oxidative stress as a factor which may aggravate peripheral insulin sensitivity and insulinsecretory response in obesity in this way to(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM There is a lack of data on the effects of prolactin on calcium metabolism and bone turnover in hyperprolactinemia of various origins. The aim of this study was to compare the influence of medicamentous and physiological hyperprolactinemia on bone turnover in female rats. METHODS Experimental animals (18 weeks old, Wistar female rats) were(More)
INTRODUCTION Type 1 diabetes is a protoype of disease with an intensive oxidative stress. The oxidative stress means disturbing dynamic balance between prooxidants and antioxidants, either due to the increased production of the oxygen free radicals or the decreased antioxidant activity. The antioxidative enzyme catalase diminishes free radical(More)
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the cardiovascular risk in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) components. The study included 60 patients with SH and a control group of 60 healthy volunteers, gender and age matched, with normal thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxin (FT4)(More)
BACKGROUND Hypoparathyroidism refers to a group of disorders in which extracellular calcium levels cannot be maintained within the normal range due to relative or absolute deficiency of parathyroid hormone (PTH). The clinical features of hypoparathyroidism are consistent with hypocalcaemia and, predominantly, neuromuscular dysfunction. Although(More)