Nikola Stefanovic

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The study is designed to assess the oxidative stress intensity in erythrocytes obtained from patients in different clinical phenotypes of neuroinflammation, defined as clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) and relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP), malondialdehyde (MDA) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity(More)
The aim of the study was to develop a population pharmacokinetic (PK) model for clearance of bisoprolol in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). Parameters associated with the plasma concentrations of bisoprolol at steady-state were analyzed in 61 patients (mean age 66.21 ± 9.49 years; mean total body weight 8.90 ± 12.26 kg) with CHF using(More)
The aim of this study was to derive population pharmacokinetic (PK) model for clearance (CL) of carvedilol in adult patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Medication and demographic data were obtained from 52 Caucasian patients with CHF taking carvedilol. Population PK analysis was performed by nonlinear mixed-effects modeling (NONMEM) to estimate and(More)
BACKGROUND End-stage renal disease is a state of enhanced oxidative stress (OS) and hemodialysis (HD) and renal anemia further augment this disbalance. Anemia correction with erythropoietin (EPO) may improve oxidative status. However, there is no evidence of time dependent effects of EPO therapy on redox status of HD patients. OBJECTIVE The aim of this(More)
BACKGROUND Renal transplant dysfunction has been shown to be an independent risk factor for cardiac, non-cardiovascular, and all-cause mortality in post-transplantation follow-up. MATERIAL AND METHODS We enrolled 73 renal transplant recipients who were more than 12 months post-renal transplant surgery, had stable graft function, and were on standard(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolism interaction between corticosteroids and tacrolimus (Tac) exists and can be an important factor in providing rational pharmacotherapy in kidney transplantation patients. Both Tac and corticosteroids can induce adverse metabolic effects, such as hyperglycemia, post-transplantation diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia. OBJECTIVE The main(More)
BACKGROUND Recent evidence indicates that chronic heart failure (CHF) is accompanied by both activation of the immune system and autonomic imbalance. There is a growing body of evidence that increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines and other inflammatory markers have important roles as mediators of disease progression and markers of mortality in(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to evaluate parameters of oxidative and nitrosative stress as well as antioxidative parameters in a group of renal transplant recipients with stable graft function and no clinical signs of cardiovascular disease. We also aimed to determine the correlations among these parameters and to evaluate potential differences in(More)
BACKGROUND The primary goal of this study was to evaluate the influence of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A5 (6986A>G) and ABCB1 (3435C>T) polymorphisms on tacrolimus (TAC) dosage regimen and exposure. Second, we evaluated the influence of TAC dosage regimen and the tested polymorphisms on renal oxidative injury, as well as the urinary activities of tubular(More)
Cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality rates are still higher after kidney transplantation than in general population. It is known that oxidative and nitrosative stress may contribute to the progress of CV disease in a post-transplant period, but still gender aspect has not been elucidated completely. The aim of this study was to analyze the gender(More)