Svetislav Kostić

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BACKGROUND Hyperphosphataemia in patients on haemodialysis (HD) can lead to, or worsen, secondary hyperparathyroidism (with associated bone disease) and extra-skeletal calcifications associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. MCI-196 is a new, non-absorbed, non-calcium-based phosphate binder. The aim of this study was to determine the(More)
INTRODUCTION In spite of the growing number of reports on the study of anti-nucleosome and anti-C1q antibodies, there are still controversies on their significance as disease activity markers in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and their use in everyday clinical practice. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to assess the presence of anti-dsDNA,(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of the study were to determine the percentage of patients on regular hemodialysis (HD) in Serbia failing to meet KDOQI guidelines targets and find out factors associated with the risk of time to death and the association between guidelines adherence and patient outcome. METHODS A cohort of 2153 patients on regular HD in 24 centers(More)
UNLABELLED Assessment of liver fibrosis is important for making treatment decisions, as well as for predicting prognosis and therapeutic outcome in patients on chronic hemodialysis (HD) treatment and infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate changes in standard laboratory tests (AST, ALT, yGT, cholesterol(More)
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