Slobodanka Petrović

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Mutations in the parkin gene have been identified as a common cause of autosomal recessive inherited Parkinson disease (PD) associated with early disease manifestation. However, based on linkage data, mutations in other genes contribute to the genetic heterogeneity of early-onset PD (EOPD). Recently, two mutations in the DJ1 gene were described as a second(More)
INTRODUCTION This article summarizes the contribution of epidemiology to the understanding of childhood asthma. The first task in epidemiology is to determine prevalence and incidence of any disease. PREVALENCE Epidemiological investigations are aimed at evaluating hypotheses about causes of disease by defining demographic characteristics of a certain(More)
A retrospective study analyses diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children with renal trauma. The most prominent symptom among the history data was pain in the injured area and macroscopic hematuria in clinical examination. Ultrasound examination was made systematically and if necessary intravenous pyelography and CT scan of the kidneys. Clinical(More)
INTRODUCTION Ganglioneuromas are benign tumours that originate from the sympathetic chain. These kinds of tumours are most frequently benign neurogen tumours in childhood. Most often they are localized in the paravertebral area of posterior mediastinum. The tumour usually shows slow growth and patients are in most cases asymptomatic. These tumours are well(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to find out if bronchoalveolar lavage (BL) is better than gastric lavage (GL) or sputum (SP) examination for isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in childhood pulmonary tuberculosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included a group of 30 children with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis, aged 6 months to 18 years.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare lung ultrasound (LUS) with auscultation findings in children with clinical suspicion of pneumonia. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective study including 95 patients (age: from 2 months to 17.5 years; mean age: 5.1 y, SD 4.5 y) with referral diagnosis of suspected pneumonia. In all patients LUS and auscultatory examinations were performed(More)
INTRODUCTION Diagnosing of foreign body aspiration in children is often postponed. The aim of this study was to evaluate complications, clinical signs and radiological presentation of respiratory illness arising from unrecognized foreign body aspiration in pediatric population. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study sample consisted of 33 patients aged from one(More)
Duplications of esophagus are rare congenital anomalies and the second most common duplications of the gastrointestinal tract. This form of bronchopulmonary foregut malformation may appear as a cystic mediastinal mass. On chest radiographs they may be visible as middle or posterior masses. On CT they are well marginated and oppose the esophagus. Usually(More)
OBJECTIVE There are three types of congenital diaphragmatic hernias (DH): posterolateral (Bochdalek) diaphragmatic hernia, subcostosternal (Morgagni's) hernia and esophageal hiatal hernia. The posterolateral (Bochdalek) diaphragmatic hernia is the result of a congenital diaphragmatic defect in the posterior costal part of the diaphragm in the region of 10th(More)
The clinical presentation of foreign body aspiration in children is variable. Clinicians should maintain a high index of suspicion in order to make a prompt and correct diagnosis. In this paper,we present a case of foreign body aspiration that had gone unrecognized for 54 days. Foreign body aspiration should be considered whenever a previously healthy child(More)