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)
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)
Oil extracts of Hypericum perforatum L. (Oleum Hyperici) were prepared in three different ways according to the prescriptions from traditional medicine. Variability of constituents and biological activity were evaluated in the obtained oil extracts. The carrageenan-induced rat paw edema test has been used for screening the antiinflammatory activity, while(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)