Petar Avramovski

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BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to compare the progression of aortic stiffness in chronic hemodialysis patients (CHP) with that of general population patients (GPP) over a 36-month period and to evaluate the determinants of this progression. METHODS The study group included 80 patients undergoing hemodialysis (aged 59.3 ± 11.8 years; duration of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in chronic hemodialysis patients (CHP) and to identify the determinants of mortality predictors. METHODS In this study with 3 years of follow-up period, we studied a cohort of 80 CHPs. Mean age at entry was 59.3 ± 11.8 years (duration of dialysis 5.47 ± 5.16(More)
OBJECTIVE Osteoporosis and abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality in postmenopausal women. The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of anterior-posterior (AP) dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) compared with that of X-ray lateral lumbar radiography (LLR) in detecting and scoring AAC. (More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to compare the progression of bone mass loss in chronic hemodialysis patients (CHPs) with that in general population patients (GPPs) over an 18-month period. METHODS The control group consisted of 60 patients (aged 57.5 ± 10.9 years) with a glomerular filtration rate > 60 mL/min/1.73 m(2). The study group included(More)
Osteoporosis and increased arterial stiffness independently have been found to be associated with higher cardiovascular events rates in the general population (GP). We examined 558 patients from GP by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and pulse wave velocity (PWV) measurements at baseline, with 36-month follow-up period. DXA assessed bone mineral(More)
Conclusion. Manual mode ultrasound procedure is more accurate in detection of focal liver parenchymal lesions because of reduced specificity in auto mode compared with higher specificity and small percentage of false positive results within manually adjusted scanner. We show the great value of best performance manual setting of the scanner in liver(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the cardiovascular mortality in chronic hemodialysis patients (CHPs) and to discover the importance of carotid and femoral artery plaques as cardiovascular (CV) mortality predictor. In this study with 4 years of follow-up period, we studied a cohort of 101 CHPs. Mean age at entry was 58.1 ± 11.9 years, and mean(More)
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