Tatjana Pekmezovic

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AIMS AND BACKGROUND The objective of this case-control study was to test the existing hypotheses about factors related to the occurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma in the population of Belgrade (Serbia). METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN The investigation was conducted between 2004 and 2007 and consisted of 45 newly diagnosed, histologically confirmed(More)
OBJECTIVE Sexual dysfunction (SD) is a common but often overlooked symptom in multiple sclerosis (MS). The aim of this study was to estimate the frequency, type, and intensity of SD in our patients with MS and to investigate its influence on all the domains of quality of life. METHODS The study population comprised a cohort of 109 patients with MS(More)
This study retrospectively determined the incidence rates of hip fractures in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, during the period 1990–2000. All patients with hip fractures treated at all Belgrade hospitals were identified from the Republic of Serbia’s Ministry of Health National Health Care database. Patient demographics, type of hip fracture, and details(More)
The objective of the study was to investigate factors related to the occurrence of myelodysplatic syndromes (MDS) in the population of Belgrade (Serbia Montenegro). The case-control study was conducted during the period 2000–2003. The study group consisted of 80 newly diagnosed MDS patients and 160 sex- and age-matched hospital controls with nonmalignant(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to identify the clinical and demographic factors influencing health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) and to compare HR-QoL measures between various types of focal dystonia (cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, and writer's cramp). METHODS We examined 157 consecutive patients with adult-onset primary focal dystonia, and(More)
The aim of our investigation was to analyze the pattern of interleukin-1 (IL-1) family compounds: IL-1 beta, IL-1 receptor accessory protein (Acp), IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) and IL-1 receptor type II (IL-1RII) in the serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from 67 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and 31 controls. We found significantly elevated CSF(More)
BACKGROUND Increased oxidative stress is a hallmark of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Glutathione S-transferases (GST) are involved in the detoxification of xenobiotics and protection of oxidative damage. We hypothesized that genetic polymorphism in antioxidant enzymes GSTA1, GSTM1, GSTP1 and GSTT1 is more frequent in ESRD and modulates the degree of(More)
INTRODUCTION The aims of this study were to evaluate levels of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and the presence of anxiety and depressive symptoms in children with primary immunodeficiency disease (PID) in Serbia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Self- and parent-rated data from 25 children with PID were available. As controls, data from 50 children with(More)
Non-motor symptoms (NMS) of Parkinson’s disease (PD) have only recently been increasingly recognized for their impact on a patient’s quality of life. In this study, we applied the validated, comprehensive self-completed NMS questionnaire for PD (NMS Quest) to 101 patients with young-onset PD (onset between 21 and 45 years, YOPD) and 107 patients with(More)
The aim of this case-control study was to analyze the role of childhood infections and vaccinations in patients with MS in the Belgrade population. The study group comprised 110 cases with definite MS according to Poser's criteria, in whom onset symptoms occurred up to 2 years prior to the interview. An equal number of controls, individually matched by sex,(More)