Nikola Jankovic

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The prevalence and incidence of hepatitis B in hemodialysis patients in Croatia have been estimated to 1.3% and 0.03%, respectively. HBV infection in dialysis patients is usually asymptomatic, has a prolonged course, and progresses to chronic HBsAg hepatitis in 50% of cases. Some 15%-40% of HBsAg carriers on dialysis will develop cirrhosis, liver(More)
SUMMARY Exercise programmes for people with haemophilia are usually designed and implemented to help manage the recovery after a haemarthrosis or a muscle bleed, or as a tool to help prevent bleeding episodes from occurring. In this article, we have identified individual components of exercise that are often applied as separate entities, but may also need(More)
BACKGROUND Serbia, as the largest market of the Western Balkans, has entered socioeconomic transition with substantial delay compared to most of Eastern Europe. Its health system reform efforts were bold during the past 15 years, but their results were inconsistent in various areas. The two waves of global recession that hit Balkan economies ultimately(More)
INTRODUCTION    Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is a well‑differentiated tumor that occurs in several histological variants whose biological behaviors remain unclear. Angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis are critical processes that enable tumor progression. OBJECTIVES    The aim of this study was to evaluate the angiogenic and lymphangiogenic phenotypes of(More)
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a treatment for patients with severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) which uses the patient's peritoneum as a membrane across which fluids and dissolved substances are exchanged from the blood. Implementation of this method begun in the seventies, with approximately 7000 patients treated in the year 1981. That same year, we started(More)
Malnutrition, inflammation, and anemia are common in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. In this study, correlations between Malnutrition Inflammation Score (MIS), laboratory and anthropometric parameters, and anemia indices in Croatian PD patients were analyzed. One hundred and one PD patients (males/females 54/47, age 58.71 ± 14.68 years, mean PD duration(More)