Radan Stojanović

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There have only been a few studies of the chronobiological occurrence of acute aortic dissection (AAD), and most were international and multicentered. The aim of the present study, conducted at only one center, was to determine the most frequent daily, monthly, and seasonal occurrences of AAD. The study population included 204 patients (66.5% male) treated(More)
Both methylenetetrahydrofolate (MTHFR) C677T genotype and levodopa treatment may give rise to elevated serum homocysteine levels in parkinsonian patients. We aimed to clarify the interplay of these factors in pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD)-related hyperhomocysteinemia. Total serum levels of homocysteine (tHcy) and MTHFR C677T genotype were(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) still remains an unresolved problem in pharmacotherapy and renal inflammation is a major factor in its development. Chloroquine, a well-known antimalarial drug, posses pleitropic effects as well: antiinflammatory, anticoagulant and vascular actions. The effects of chloroquine on renal function may involve significant(More)
An outbreak of severe hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) occurred in 1988 in Pozarevac, Serbia, Yugoslavia. The disease was diagnosed in 4 children and 1 adult, and 1 of the children died. Rodents were captured from the same area and virus isolation attempted. A hantavirus, POZ-M1, was isolated from lung tissues of hantavirus antigen-positive Mus(More)
OBJECTIVE Ketamine and magnesium, both N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists, enhance the antinociceptive effects of opioid analgesics in different animal models of pain, as well as in humans. This study aimed at evaluating whether magnesium sulphate added to morphine-ketamine combination produces a higher level of analgesia. MATERIALS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE Magnesium is an endogenous voltage-dependent NMDA receptor-channel blocker and ketamine is a non-competitive NMDA receptor antagonist. Magnesium may potentiate the effect of ketamine in analgesia and anaesthesia, but may also interact in an opposing manner. This study aimed at evaluating type of the interaction between magnesium sulphate and(More)
Psychotic symptoms are present in up to 50% of patients with Parkinson's disease. These symptoms have detrimental effects on patients' and caregivers' quality of life and may predict mortality. The pathogenesis of psychotic symptoms in Parkinson's disease is complex, but the use of dopaminergic medications is one of the risk factors. The treatment of(More)
The effect of different frequencies of direct subtetanic electrical stimulation (14, 20, and 30 Hz) and aminophylline (AMPh) pretreatment on the effect of N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) (1 mM) on isolated rat diaphragm was investigated. L-NAME potentiated tension developed (Td) in the diaphragm pretreated with a single concentration of AMPh(More)