Miodrag Jovan Sreckovic

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OBJECTIVES The study was undertaken to examine antioxidant status and level of the major intracellular heat shock proteins (Hsps) in healthy children and children with mild and moderate asthma. DESIGN AND METHODS Native gel assays were performed to estimate activities of copper/zinc (CuZn) and manganese (Mn) superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase (CAT)(More)
Coronary artery spasm is sometimes an unrecognized cause of myocardial ischemia. Myocardial ischemia is not always a product of fixed stenosis; it can also be induced by dynamic, transient stenosis. The angiogram represents the current state of vasculature at the time of examination and absence of stenosis does not mean disease absence. We present a case of(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies on adult asthmatics have shown that the disease is associated with alterations in glucocorticoid receptor (GR) function. OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to examine GR functional properties in adolescent asthma of different severity. Therefore, we determined GR hormone binding parameters, e.g. the equilibrium(More)
One of the rarest lesions is in-stent restenosis chronic total occlusion (CTO). Limited data suggest that the treatment success rate is dependent on the possibility to cross into the lumen of an occluded stent, and the decision about what technique to use varies by operator preference. The knuckle technique is used to create a deliberate dissection plane in(More)
Ciclesonide is an onsite-activated inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) for the treatment of asthma. This study compared the efficacy, safety and effect on quality of life (QOL) of ciclesonide 160 microg (ex-actuator; nominal dose 200 microg) vs. budesonide 400 microg (nominal dose) in children with asthma. Six hundred and twenty-one children (aged 6-11 yr) with(More)
Coronary perforations are rare but vicious complications of PCI procedures. Ellis type III coronary artery perforation represents the most severe form and demands an urgent solution. It is often necessary to perform pericardiocentesis and utilizise multiple interventional techniques to seal the perforation. Polytetrafl uoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stent(More)
Renovascular hypertension is caused by renal artery stenosis. Its prevalence in populations of hypertensive patients is 1-8%, and in populations of patients with resistant hypertension, it is up to 20%. e two main causes of stenosis are atherosclerosis and fi bromuscular dysplasia of the renal artery. e main clinical consequences of renal artery stenosis(More)
Coronary-subclavian steal syndrome represents a reversal of blood flow in left internal mammary artery. The most common cause of the syndrome is atherosclerotic disease in the ipsilateral, proximal subclavian artery. We present a case of 72 years old male, who developed severe anginal and neurological complaints three years after coronary artery bypass(More)
Introduction of IVUS procedures in the routine practice is not yet achieved nor there are significant studies that dealt with examining the success of IVUS guided PCI, showed a significant advantage over conventional angiography guided PCI. On the other hand a number of smaller studies give results for the benefit of IVUS. The aim of the research is to(More)