Zarko M Vucinic

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Aminothiol amifostine (AMI) protects against toxic effects of both ionizing radiation and numerous anticancer drugs. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential protective effects of AMI against doxorubicin (DOX)-induced cardiotoxicity in rats. Male Wistar rats were treated with AMI (75 mg/kg i.p.) and/or DOX (1.25 mg/kg i.p.), 4 times per week,(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic inflammation, malnutrition and atherosclerosis (MIA syndrome) are important predictors of high mortality in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. We aimed to evaluate the effects of PD solutions (standard vs. biocompatible) on some parameters of MIA syndrome in patients undergoing CAPD. METHODS 42 stable patients(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study was to examine if there existed a risk from interference of cellular phones on patients with implanted permanent pacemakers. The study comprised 144 patients (134 VVI/VVIR and 10 DDD/DDDR) with permanent pacemakers of different manufactures. METHODS During the routine pacemaker check, cellular phone aerial (Nokia 1610; GSM(More)
From 1978 to 1995, 146 patients with spine tuberculosis were operated through an anterior approach. The mean age of the patients was 42, ranging from 18 to 74. Preoperative neurological deficit was present in 26% of cases. Paraplegia was present in 9 cases and paresis in 29 cases. The TB process was localized in cervical 2%, thoracic 64%, thoracolumbar 15%,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Identification of patients with arterial hypertension and a possible onset of heart failure by determining the concentration of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) enables timely intensification of treatment and allows clinicians to prescribe and implement optimal and appropriate care. The aim of this study was to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical implications of a negative multiplane transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) have not yet been reported. We aim to determine the negative predictive value (NPV) of a negative multiplane TEE in patients with suspected infective endocarditis (IE). METHODS AND RESULTS We identified 83 consecutive patients with suspected IE and(More)
In order to determine the frequency, severity of poisoning, and the efficacy of the applied therapeutic measures, retrospective study of 391 patients treated for acute drug poisoning was performed during one-year period at the Clinic for Emergency and Clinical Toxicology and Pharmacology. In 49 (12.5%) patients cardiovascular agents were the cause of(More)