Snežana Ž Jovičić

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OBJECTIVES Defining adequate reference limits (RLs) for thyroid hormones is an important task for support monitoring and the treatment of subclinical thyroid disease. We determined whether there are age-related RLs for thyroid parameters in male and female outpatients free of overt thyroid disease. DESIGN We analyzed 22,860 results (11,440 male and 11,420(More)
The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is widely accepted as the best overall index of kidney function. GFR can be measured as the clearance of exogenous or endogenous filtration markers or clinically estimated from serum concentrations of creatinine or cystatin C. Recently, it has been recommended that an estimated GFR (eGFR) should be reported in addition(More)
BACKGROUND Galectin-3 is a protein widely distributed in the heart, brain and blood vessels, and has a regulatory role in inflammation, immunology and cancer. Many studies demonstrated that the increased level of galectin-3 is associated with progressive fibrosis and stiffening of the myocardium. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of(More)
Increased C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration within the reference interval (<10.0 mg/L) is a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in apparently healthy adults. Cutoff points for use of CRP in estimating CVD risk are <1, 1-3 and >3 mg/L for low, average and high relative risk, respectively. For measuring CRP concentrations to assess(More)
OBJECTIVE The measurement of pancreatic elastase (PE) in feces is used widely to screen for pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship of PE with residual beta cell secretion and metabolic control in patients with diabetes mellitus. METHOD We determined the presence of PE in specimens via enzyme-linked(More)
INTRODUCTION The significance of oxidative stress in pathogenesis of childhood asthma was recognized, but its role in the clinical manifestations of disease is still unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted in 96 asthmatic children. The urinary biomarker of oxidative stress, 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG/creatinine) was(More)
Dragica Vucelic1*, Rada Jesic2,3, Maja Zivotic2,4, Snezana Jovicic5,6, Ivana Canic6 and Ivo Elezovic2,7 1Clinic of Digestive Surgery, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia 3Clinic of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia 4Institute of Pathology,(More)
BACKGROUND Medicine is a highly professionalized endeavour, by tradition centred on the authority of physicians. Better education and the advent of the information age cater for increased demands on society in general and on health care in particular to enable people to make informed decisions regarding themselves. Participation in medical decisions(More)
Objectives Controversies regarding renal function impairment after open and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair still exist. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the renal function following open repair and endovascular aneurysm repair using Cystatin C. Methods This prospective, observational case-control study was conducted in tertiary referral centre(More)