Vesna Nikolic

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While software is so important for all facets of the modern world, software development itself is not a perfect process. Agile software engineering methods have recently emerged as a new and different way of developing software as compared to the traditional methodologies. However, their success has mostly been anecdotal, and research in this subject is(More)
We retrospectively evaluated the clinical and histopathological features, treatment modalities, and outcome of 53 children and adolescents with biopsy-proven lupus nephritis (LN), followed between September 1983 and September 2001. The mean age (±SD) at the time of diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was 12.9±2.6 years and the mean follow-up(More)
In this review, the biosynthesis of allicin (allyl thiosulfinate) by enzymatic transformation of alliin and various methods of its synthesis with detailed investigation of mechanisms and kinetics are summarized. A convenient method is also described for determination of allicin stability and the utility of the inclusion complexes of this pharmacologically(More)
The transformation of the synthesized allicin, using conventional method, the influence of ultrasound and microwaves, in different organic solvents (acetonitrile, acetone, methanol, and chloroform), at various temperatures (room temperature, 45 °C, and 55 °C) was investigated. Allicin degradation kinetic was monitored by HPLC. Allicin transformation under(More)
The antioxidant activity of water, ethanol and methanol Hieracium pilosella L. extracts is reported. The antioxidative activity was tested by spectrophotometrically measuring their ability to scavenge a stable DPPH(•) free radical and a reactive hydroxyl radical trapped by DMPO during the Fenton reaction, using the ESR spectroscopy. Total phenolic content(More)
A boy who developed haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (HUS) at 8 years 6 months of age had four further episodes of the disease during the next 3 years. No renal abnormalities were detected between the attacks nor in the 2.5 years after the last recurrence. Reduced levels of serum complement were found during four of the episodes and in two intervening periods.
In 53 children and adolescents (47 males, 6 females) with lupus nephritis, clinical features at the time of renal biopsy were analyzed and correlated with pathohistological findings. The mean age at the time of diagnosis of systemic lupus was 12.9 +/- 2.6 (SD) years; the mean ages at the time of diagnosis of lupus nephritis and renal biopsy were 13.5 +/-(More)
The coronary arterial epicardial network in the monkey Macaca fascicularis was studied. The study concerned 11 hearts of healthy and fertile animals of both sexes. The morphological and morphometric results of the studies performed by microdissection revealed that: In all examined cases of the Macaca fascicularis the heart was supplied by blood through the(More)
Used electronic equipment became one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. In the past two decades recycling of printed circuit boards (PCBs) has been based on pyrometallurgy, higly polluting recycling technology whic causes a variety of environmental problems. The most of the contemporary research activities on recovery of base and precious(More)
Poly(D,L-lactide) synthesis using tin(II) 2-ethylhexanoate initiated ring-opening polymerization (ROP) takes over 30 hours in bulk at 120 °C. The use of microwave makes the same bulk polymerization process with the same initiator much faster and energy saving, with a reaction time of about 30 minutes at 100 °C. Here, the poly(lactide) synthesis was done in(More)