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BACKGROUND/AIM . Metabolic syndrome and malnutrition represent metabolic abnormalities which significantly characterize patients on haemodialysis. The aim of the study was to determine the incidence and find characteristics of metabolic disbalance in patients on haemodialysis. METHODS The study involved 124 patients on chronic haemodialysis at the(More)
OBJECTIVES The different aspects of quality of life (QOL) in patients of different sex structure have been examined as well as the presumption that sex structure could be a predictor of QOL changes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS The study included 243 consecutive patients who underwent an elective CABG. The QOL analysis was(More)
BACKGROUND Body mass index (BMI) is the most widespread and the simplest method for the evaluation of body mass; it is often used as a sole technique in the diagnosis of obesity in children. The objective of the study was to evaluate the relationship between anthropometric and biochemical parameters and the incidence of the metabolic syndrome in obese(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Hemodialysis catheter, as an integral part of hemodialysis, is a catheter placed into the jugular, subclav ian and femoral vein. The most common catheter-related complications are infections and thrombosis. The aim of the study was to analyze the prevalence of complications associated with differently inserted central-vein catheters for(More)
The aim of this review was to highlight the most important complications of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) for hemodialysis (HD). The quality of vascular access for HD should be suitable for repeated puncture and allow a high blood flow rate for high-efficiency dialysis with minimal complications. The dialysis staff must be well versed in manipulation of the(More)
INTRODUCTION The use of β-blockers in the treatment of patients with coronary heart disease is associated with a decrease in the frequency of angina pectoris and mortality of patients. Due to the severity of the disease and previous cardiovascular interventions, many patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) use dual antiplatelet therapy to achieve(More)
Myeloperoxidase is a proinflammatory protein that appears as a result of increased oxidative stress. It plays an important role in the promotion and progression of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to determine the importance of MPO as a predictive parameter for thrombosis of arteriovenous fistula (AVF). The study involved monitoring patients with(More)
BACKGROUND In hemodialysis patients the most common cause of vascular access failure is neointimal hyperplasia of vascular smooth muscle cells at the venous anastomosis of arteriovenous fistulas. CASE REPORT We presented a 76-year old patient who had developed fistula thrombosis without the presence of known risk factors the eighth day after the initial(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Vascular endothelium plays an important role in atherogenesis. The aim of this study was to estimate the correlation of endothelium malfunction and arteriosclerosis in patients on hemodialysis. METHODS The investigation was designed as a clinical, non-randomized, five-year study in the "Kragujevac" Clinical Center and included 146 patients.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Numerous clinical studies have shown that the incidence of artheriosclerosis is higher in patients with progressive renal insufficiency. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence of artheriosclerosis in patients on chronic hemodialysis and its influence on survival and functioning of vascular access. METHODS The study was organized(More)