Mirjana R. Jovanovic

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CONTEMPORARY HOT ISSUES ON ALCOHOL DEPENDENCY IN SERBIA Alcoholic beverages are traditional to the Balkans region since the Antiquity. Consumption of domestic honey-made spirits and wine was wide spread among the Serbs even in the early medieval history before spreading of Christianity (1). Today, it remains a deeply rooted custom while prevalence of full(More)
BACKGROUND Pegylated interferon alfa plus ribavirin protocol is currently considered the most efficient hepatitis C treatment. However, no evidence of costs comparison among common viral genotypes has been published. OBJECTIVES We aimed to assess core drivers of hepatitis C medical care costs and compare cost effectiveness of this treatment among patients(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Serbian-language version of the Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory-31 (QOLIE-31). METHODS After undergoing a translation and cultural adaptation of its items in order to create a Serbian-language version of QOLIE-31, we assessed its psychometric properties-reliability, construct validity and(More)
Lesch Alcoholism Typology (LAT) is one of the most widely used clinical typologies of alcohol addiction. Study tested whether introduction of LAT software in clinical practice leaded to improved outcomes and reduced costs. Retrospective matched-pairs case-control cost comparison study was conducted at the Regional Addiction Center of the University Clinic(More)
Citation: Jakovljevic M, Lazarevic M, Jurisevic M and Jovanovic MR (2015) When cure becomes an illness—abuse of addictive prescription medicines. Substance Addiction as Societal Phenomenon—the Case of Serbia Psychoactive substance addiction presents a challenging public health issue worldwide particularly targeting vulnerable adolescent population (Babor et(More)
Retirement policy is an unavoidable factor for the economic and social stability of the state. In our country, Serbia, the total number of pensioners in 2015 was almost 1.8 million, which is higher in comparison to the time period from 2002 to 2014. According to increased number of pensioners, pension reforms are a crucial step of economic stability for(More)
OBJECTIVE Serum parameters of calcium homeostasis were measured based on previously published evidence linking osteoporotic fractures and/or bone/mineral loss with antipsychotics. METHODS Prospective, four-week, time-series trial was conducted and study population consisted of patients of both genders, aged 35-85 years, admitted within the routine(More)
Alcohol continues to occupy a leading position in Europe as a popular substance of abuse. According to WHO sources together with cigarette smoking and obesity, alcohol is a major cause of preventable diseases. Harmful use of alcohol is one of the main factors contributing to premature deaths and disability and has a major impact on public health. The(More)
Citation: Jovanovic M and Jakovljevic M (2015) Regulatory issues surrounding audit of electronic cigarette charge composition. A 29-year-old patient who was treated with buprenorphine for 2 years without recurrence attends regular psychiatric controls that include screening for psychoactive substances. During one of the visits, when he was accompanied by(More)
To accomplish therapeutic goal it is necessary to adjust the dose of medication to be right for every single patient. This procedure of dose adjustment is individualized dose regimen. First of all, pharmacokinetic aspects should be revised, including parameters such as resorption, distribution, metabolism and secretion of drug. For these purposes, the(More)
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