Radan Stojanović

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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)
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)
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)
Pain is a common symptom in older people. It is possible that pain is underreported in older persons due to an incorrect belief that it is an inevitable part of aging. Opioid analgesics are potent medications, with confirmed efficacy for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. These drugs are commonly used in older persons. However, there is insufficient(More)
INTRODUCTION New nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitors: 3-bromo-7-nitroindazole (3-Br-7-NI), 1-(2-trifluoromethylphenyl) imidazole (TRIM), S-methyl-L-thiocitrulline (S-Me-TC) and 7-nitroindazole (7-NI) reduce spontaneous locomotor activity in mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS In order to elucidate central effects of NOS inhibitors on locomotor activity, the(More)
The influence of direct single pulse and subtetanic electrical stimulation (ES) on isolated rat hemidiaphragm response to adrenoceptor antagonists and calcium channel blockers was investigated. Muscle contractility was stimulated by cumulative micromolar noradrenaline. Noradrenaline effects on developed tension (Td) in the presence of various alpha- and(More)
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