Smiljana Ristić

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OBJECTIVE A novel treatment option for diabetic patients is the enhancement of incretin hormone activity by inhibition of the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4). This study was designed to establish a dose of the DPP-4-inhibitor vildagliptin (LAF237) that was effective in reducing HbA1c levels and was safe and well tolerated in patients with type 2(More)
Previous findings regarding the role of TNF-alpha-308 gene polymorphism in multiple sclerosis (MS) are contradictory. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible influence of TNF-alpha-308 polymorphism on MS susceptibility and the MS disease process in a Croatian and Slovenian population. Genotyping was performed in 338 patients and 460 healthy(More)
Understanding the biochemical structure and function of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene (MTHFR) provides new evidence in elucidating the risk of having a child with Down syndrome (DS) in association with two common MTHFR polymorphisms, C677T and A1298C. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk for DS according to the presence of MTHFR(More)
AIM To compare the effects of nateglinide plus metformin with gliclazide plus metformin on glycaemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes. METHODS Double-blind, double-dummy, parallel group, randomized, multicentre study over 24 weeks. Patients with inadequate glucose control on maximal doses of metformin were randomized to additionally receive(More)
The activities of antioxidant enzymes (AOE) and amounts of glutathione adduct of Hb (Hb ASSG) in erythrocytes of chronic epileptic patients treated with mono or mixed therapy of phenobarbital (PB), carbamazepin (CBZ) and valproic acid (VPA), were evaluated and the results were compared with those for normal individuals. The activity of superoxide dismutase(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine epidemiological rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in western Herzegovina. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analysed data from 81 MS patients (49 females, 32 males) on the prevalence day, 31 December 2003. Patient information was obtained from a search of all available medical records from the period 1994-2003 in the investigated area. (More)
PURPOSE Because no consensus exists regarding the most accurate calculation to estimate glomerular filtration rate (GFR) based on serum creatinine concentrations (sCr) after kidney transplantation, this study sought to assess the potential role of tubular dysfunction on GFR estimates using various equations as well as the effect of pharmacologic blockades(More)
Nine Y-chromosome STR loci (DYS19, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS385 and YCAII) were analysed in a sample of 101 unrelated males from Croatia. Allelic frequencies and gene diversities for each Y-STR locus and haplotype diversity were determined. Ninety-one different haplotypes were obtained from 101 unrelated males and 84 haplotypes(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) is a multifunctional cytokine involved in the pathogenesis of various inflammatory and malignant diseases. Previous studies investigating the role of the TNF-alpha gene polymorphisms in lung cancer have generated contradictory results. The present study investigated whether the TNF-alpha-308 and(More)