Svetlana Vujović

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INTRODUCTION There is emerging evidence on the widespread tissue effects of vitamin D. AIMS To formulate a position statement on the role of vitamin D in postmenopausal women. MATERIALS AND METHODS Literature review and consensus of expert opinion. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS Epidemiological and prospective studies have related vitamin D deficiency with(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity is a public health problem, with overweight individuals representing approximately 20% of the adult world population. Postmenopausal status is associated with higher prevalence of obesity, as 44% of postmenopausal women are overweight, among whom 23% are obese. Obesity often co-exists with other diseases, the most important being(More)
Premature ovarian failure (POF) is the occurrence of hypergonadotropic hypoestrogenic amenorrhoea in women under the age of 40 years. POF is idiopathic in 74-90% of cases but can be familial (4-33%) or sporadic. The known causes are: genetic aberrations; autoimmune ovarian damage; iatrogenic following surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy; environmental(More)
INTRODUCTION Epilepsy is a major public health problem worldwide which is clinically characterized by recurrent seizures. AIM The aim of this position statement is to provide evidence-based advice on management of the menopause in postmenopausal women derived from the limited data available. MATERIALS AND METHODS Literature review and consensus of(More)
INTRODUCTION Premature ovarian failure (also known as premature menopause) is defined as menopause before the age of 40. It can be "natural" or "iatrogenic" such as after bilateral oophorectomy. It may be either primary or secondary. In the majority of cases of primary POF the cause is unknown. Chromosome abnormalities (especially X chromosome),(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify whether variants found in a large Han Chinese cohort - 8q22.3 SNPs rs3847153 and rs3108910; and one SNP each in HK3 (rs2278493), ESR1 (rs2234693) and BRSK1 (rs12611091) - are associated with premature ovarian failure (POF) in a different ethnic group (Serbian). DESIGN Case-control genetic association study in 197 Serbian POF cases(More)
INTRODUCTION Gender dysphoria occurs in all societies and cultures. The prevailing social context has a strong impact on its manifestations as well as on applications by individuals with the condition for sex reassignment treatment. AIM To describe a transsexual population seeking sex reassignment treatment in Serbia, part of former Yugoslavia. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiovascular disease (CVD) including coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke is the most common cause of female death. Premenopausal CHD is very rare but when women enter the menopause the incidence of CHD increases markedly. CHD presents 10 years later in women than in men. The reason is still unclear but the protective effects of estrogens(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to estimate insulin sensitivity (IS) in nondiabetic patients with adrenal incidentalomas (AI): nonfunctional adrenal incidentalomas (NAI) and patients with AI and subclinical Cushing's syndrome (SCS). METHODS Based on the inclusion criteria (normal fasting glucose levels, no previous history of impaired fasting glucose(More)
OBJECTIVE It has previously been reported that estrogen receptor-alpha (ERα) gene (ESR1: estrogen receptor 1) polymorphisms are associated with premature ovarian failure (POF). The aim of this study was to investigate whether these genetic polymorphisms of ESR1 are associated with POF in Serbian women. METHODS A series of 197 POF cases matched with 547(More)