Mirjana M Marković

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This study tested the role of basal ganglia in visuomotor skill learning. Thirty-nine patients early in the course of Parkinson's disease (PD) and 30 patients after operation for an aneurysm of the anterior communicating artery (ACoA) were compared with 31 matched control subjects on a Serial Reaction Time test (SRTt). The patients with PD showed impaired(More)
This study tested the question of whether executive failure associated with frontal lobe deficit is associated with, and therefore, may influence declarative memory dysfunction in Parkinson's disease (PD). A variety of memory and 'frontal sensitive' tasks were used. The 'frontal lobe dysfunction' hypothesis was tested in part, by examining the serial(More)
Ferritin concentration, as a parameter of iron status that is commonly used in the diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA), often has limited values if the iron deficiency is accompanied by inflammatory disease. This study evaluated the value of reticulocyte haemoglobin content (CHr) and soluble transferrin receptor-ferritin index (sTfR/F) in the(More)
Soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) is a biochemical parameter used for the detection of iron deficiency in situations where ferritin has limited diagnostic value owing to the present chronic disease. The sTfR concentration was determined in 118 patients divided according to their inflammatory status and underlying disease into groups of patients with(More)
This study was aimed to assess the levels of selected heavy metals and pesticides in soil and plant products from an agricultural area of Belgrade, Serbia and to indicate possible sources and risks of contamination. Soil, vegetable, and fruit samples from the most important agricultural city areas were collected from July to November of 2006. Metal contents(More)
OBJECTIVES The relevance of placental growth factor was analyzed at the admission of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) without ST elevation in prognosis of fatal outcome after 30 days. METHODS We collected blood samples from 102 ACS patients admitted to the coronary unit with acute chest pain manifesting within the last 12 hours. RESULTS In(More)
BACKGROUND Placental growth factor (PIGF) belongs to the vascular endothelial growth factor family and seems to be an independent biomarker for plaque disruption, ischemia, and thrombosis. Plasma PIGF is rapidly produced in infarcted myocardial tissue during the acute phase of myocardial infarction. In this study, the relevance of PIGF was analyzed at the(More)
In this study, tin fluoride colloid (SnF-c) was prepared, labeled with yttrium-90 ((90)Y), and characterized with respect to its physicochemical properties and biological behavior in an animal model. Particle size of SnF-c, at constant concentration of SnF(2), was dependent on pH, concentration of sodium fluoride (NaF), temperature, and time. The particle(More)
The purpose of the present study was an investigation of the hereditary influence on the shape and size of the cranial base in cases with cleidocranial dysostosis, in an attempt to contribute to an improved understanding of the syndrome. The sample consisted of 32 patients with cleidocranial dysostosis. Out of these 32 cases, 21 were affected members of 7(More)