Miloš P. Žarković

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BACKGROUND/AIMS The epidemiology of Graves' orbitopathy (GO) may be changing. The aim of the study was to identify trends in presentation of GO to tertiary centres and initial management over time. METHODS Prospective observational study of European Group On Graves' Orbitopathy (EUGOGO) centres. All new referrals with a diagnosis of GO over a 4-month(More)
OBJECTIVE It has recently been shown that increased body weight is associated with prolactinomas and that weight loss occurs with normalization of prolactin levels. On the other hand, decreased dopaminergic tone in humans is well correlated with obesity. The objective of this study was to correlate changes in prolactin levels with leptin and body mass index(More)
The present study attempted to identify the diagnostic significance of procalcitonin (PCT) in acute abdominal conditions as well as the range of concentrations relating to diagnosis of abdominal sepsis. This was prospective clinical study. The study included 98 consecutive patients with acute abdominal conditions, divided in sepsis and systemic inflammatory(More)
OBJECTIVE Interleukin 6 (IL6) has the ability to influence each level of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis. The aim of the study was to test whether IL6 concentration correlates with the adrenal cortex response to ACTH in healthy humans. We postulated that higher basal IL6 concentration would be associated with the higher cortisol response(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration in a reference group and to compare it with the TSH in subjects with high probability of thyroid dysfunction. The study population consisted of 852 subjects. The reference group consisting of 316 subjects was obtained by the exclusion of the subjects having thyroid disease,(More)
We report the results of transcatheter intraarterial perfusion of liver with the emulsion of iodized oil and cytostatics performed as palliative treatment in three patients with hepatic metastases of pancreatic endocrine tumors. Two patients had insulinoma and one patient had glucagonoma. They were also treated by medical therapy from the time the diagnosis(More)
Zarkovic, Milos, and Jean-Claude Henquin. Synchronization and entrainment of cytoplasmic Ca oscillations in cell clusters prepared from single or multiple mouse pancreatic islets. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 287: E340–E347, 2004. First published May 4, 2004; 10.1152/ajpendo.00069.2004.—In contrast to pancreatic islets, isolated -cells stimulated by(More)
ACTH stimulation is the standard test for assessment of adrenal function. It was suggested that the low dose (1 microg) would be more sensitive for detecting mild secondary adrenal insufficiency than the usual dose of 250 microg. The aim of this study was to find the optimal diagnostic criteria and to compare standard dose test (SDT) with the low dose test(More)
It is well known that glucocorticoids induce insulin resistance, but the exact time scale in humans is not well known. The aim of the study was to determine the time scale of effects of pharmacologic doses of glucocorticoids on insulin sensitivity. Subjects were treated with repeated methylprednisolone infusions and oral prednisone for Graves' orbitopathy.(More)
We have investigated 59 patients with mild-to-moderate uncomplicated essential hypertension in order to estimate whether salt sensitivity is associated with greater urinary albumin excretion. Patients whose average mean blood pressure (BP) value on day 5 of the high-sodium regimen (300 mmol/l NaCl) exceeded 10 mm Hg or more than that on day 5 of the(More)