Vladimir V. Djordjević

Learn More
BACKGROUND A growing body of evidence suggests that the apoptotic process is dysregulated in schizophrenia. However, only a few studies have evaluated apoptotic markers in vivo in patients or their cell cultures. METHODS Serum concentrations of Fas receptor (Fas/APO-1) and Fas ligand (FasL) were measured by ELISA techniques. The differences were tested(More)
The vascular endothelium is a specific organ consisting of the endothelial cell (EC) monolayer, weighting about 1 kg which makes a unique border between the circulating blood and the underlying tissues. Because of its strategic location, the endothelium interacts with cellular and neurohumoral mediators, thus controlling the vascular contractile state and(More)
BACKGROUND Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nitric oxide (NO) play multiple roles in the developing and adult CNS. Since BDNF and NO metabolisms are dysregulated in schizophrenia, we measured these markers simultaneously in the blood of schizophrenics and assessed their diagnostic accuracy. METHODS Thirty-eight patients with schizophrenia(More)
BACKGROUND Nitric oxide (NO) is known to be a signaling molecule with many physiogical functions including apoptotic process regulation. Since apoptosis may contribute to the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, this study was undertaken to determine the plasma concentrations of NO in schizophrenics. METHODS Nitrite/nitrate (NO(2)(-)/NO(3)(-)) concentrations(More)
BACKGROUND The quality of life in patients undergoing hemodialysis is significantly disturbed. There are data that hemodiafiltration (HDF) may be more effective than conventional hemodialysis in the removal of uremic toxins and may reduce frequency and severity of intradialytic and postdialysis adverse symptoms in patients. Also, some researchers suggest(More)
AIM Insomnia is an important problem in dialysis patients. A greater prevalence of insomnia in chronic kidney disease compared with non-renal patients suggests a role for uraemic toxins in contributing to insomnia. The aim of this study was to examine if dialysis modality and membrane permeability is associated with the frequency and severity of insomnia in(More)
  • 1