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Diabetic Cardiomyopathy: Clinical and Metabolic Approach.

Dragan B Djordjevic, Goran Koracevic, Aleksandar D Djordjevic, Dragan B Lovic,

BACKGROUND:Having in mind that diabetes mellitus (DM) and obesity are some of the greatest health challenges of the modern era, diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is becoming more and more recognized in clinical practice. Main text: Initially DM is asymptomatic, but it may progresses to diastolic, and then systolic left ventricular dysfunction, ... Read more >>

Curr Vasc Pharmacol (Current vascular pharmacology)
[2020, :]

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Electrocardiographic criteria which have the best prognostic significance in hypertensive patients with echocardiographic hypertrophy of left ventricle: 15-year prospective study.

Dragan B Djordjevic, Ivan S Tasic, Svetlana T Kostic, Bojana N Stamenkovic, Milan B Lovic, Nikola D Djordjevic, Goran P Koracevic, Dragan B Lovic,

BACKGROUND:Electrocardiography is the first-choice technique for detecting left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with arterial hypertension. It is necessary to know the probable outcome for every patient during the treatment, with the aim of improving cardiovascular event prevention. HYPOTHESIS:Certain electrocardiographic criteria for left ventricular hypertrophy may predict outcomes of patients with ... Read more >>

Clin Cardiol (Clinical cardiology)
[2020, 43(9):1017-1023]

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Hypertensive emergency is characterized by acute hypertension-mediated organ damage but also a life-threatening status.

Goran Koracevic, Dragan Lovic, Milovan Stojanovic, Dragan Djordjevic, Maja Koracevic,

Hypertens Res (Hypertension research : official journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension)
[2020, 43(12):1457-1458]

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Beta blocker rebound phenomenon is important, but we do not know its definition, incidence or optimal prevention strategies.

Goran Koracevic, Sladjana Micic, Milovan Stojanovic, Miloje Tomasevic, Tomislav Kostic, Radmila Velickovic Radovanovic, Dragan Lovic, Dragan Djordjevic, Miomir Randjelovic, Maja Koracevic, Zaklina Ristic,

The aim of this review is to analyze whether there is a need for scientific information about the beta blocker (BB) rebound phenomenon; whether such information is available; and, if it is, how detailed is the BB rebound phenomenon explained in the guidelines and papers? A narrative review is used ... Read more >>

Hypertens Res (Hypertension research : official journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension)
[2020, 43(7):591-596]

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Predictors of Cardiovascular Events in Hypertensive Patients with High Cardiovascular Risk.

Ivan Tasić, Svetlana Kostić, Nikola M Stojanović, Dragan Djordjević, Dragan Bogdanović, Marina Deljanin Ilić, Milan Lović, Viktor Stoičkov, Srdjan Aleksandrić,

Background and objectives: A long-term therapeutic strategy in hypertensive patients equally depends on measured arterial blood pressure values and total determined cardiovascular risk. The aim of the adequate hypertensive patient treatment is both the reduction in arterial blood pressure and the reduction of all preexisting modifiable risk factors, prevention of ... Read more >>

Medicina (Kaunas) (Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania))
[2020, 56(4):]

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Impending hypertensive emergency is frequently considered in guidelines, but neither defined nor explained.

Goran Koracevic, Milovan Stojanovic, Dragan Lovic, Dragan Djordjevic,

Blood Press (Blood pressure)
[2020, 29(5):336-337]

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Elective surgery cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic: global predictive modelling to inform surgical recovery plans.

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BACKGROUND:The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted routine hospital services globally. This study estimated the total number of adult elective operations that would be cancelled worldwide during the 12 weeks of peak disruption due to COVID-19. METHODS:A global expert response study was conducted to elicit projections for the proportion of elective surgery that ... Read more >>

Br J Surg (The British journal of surgery)
[2020, :]

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The effects of intraoperative hypothermia on cytokine profile: A randomized pilot study.

Snjezana Zeba, Maja Surbatovic, Ivan Stanojevic, Sonja Radakovic, Dragan Djordjevic, Ivo Udovicic, Goran Rondovic, Danilo Vojvodic,

J Clin Anesth (Journal of clinical anesthesia)
[2020, 63:109779]

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How should we treat very high blood pressure until we distinguish between hypertensive emergency and urgency?

Goran Koracevic, Dragan Lovic, Marija Zdravkovic, Milovan Stojanovic, Dragan Djordjevic,

Hypertens Res (Hypertension research : official journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension)
[2020, 43(5):470-472]

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Using Semantic Web Technologies to Enable Cancer Genomics Discovery at Petabyte Scale.

Jovan Cejovic, Jelena Radenkovic, Vladimir Mladenovic, Adam Stanojevic, Milica Miletic, Stevan Radanovic, Dragan Bajcic, Dragan Djordjevic, Filip Jelic, Milos Nesic, Jessica Lau, Patrick Grady, Nick Groves-Kirkby, Deniz Kural, Brandi Davis-Dusenbery,

Increased efforts in cancer genomics research and bioinformatics are producing tremendous amounts of data. These data are diverse in origin, format, and content. As the amount of available sequencing data increase, technologies that make them discoverable and usable are critically needed. In response, we have developed a Semantic Web-based Data ... Read more >>

Cancer Inform (Cancer informatics)
[2018, 17:1176935118774787]

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Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio, Monocyte-to-Lymphocyte Ratio, Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratio, and Mean Platelet Volume-to-Platelet Count Ratio as Biomarkers in Critically Ill and Injured Patients: Which Ratio to Choose to Predict Outcome and Nature of Bacteremia?

Dragan Djordjevic, Goran Rondovic, Maja Surbatovic, Ivan Stanojevic, Ivo Udovicic, Tamara Andjelic, Snjezana Zeba, Snezana Milosavljevic, Nikola Stankovic, Dzihan Abazovic, Jasna Jevdjic, Danilo Vojvodic,

Background:Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio (MLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and mean platelet volume-to-platelet count (MPV/PC) ratio are readily available parameters that might have discriminative power regarding outcome. The aim of our study was to assess prognostic value of these biomarkers regarding outcome in critically ill patients with secondary sepsis and/or ... Read more >>

Mediators Inflamm (Mediators of inflammation)
[2018, 2018:3758068]

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Significance of asymptomatic hyperuricemia in patients after coronary events.

Ivan Tasić, Svetlana Kostić, Nikola M Stojanović, Vlado Skakić, Jovana Cvetković, Aleksandar Djordjević, Mirjana Karadzić, Dragan Djordjević, Stanoje Andonov, Viktor Stoičkov, Dimitrije Tasić, Meenakshi Vanka, Dragan Lović,

The goal of the present study was to determine the prevalence of hyperuricemia in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), within three months after coronary events. Also, we aimed to determine whether the presence of hyperuricemia holds correlation with severe CAD, overall heart functioning and risk factors for CAD. The ... Read more >>

Scand J Clin Lab Invest (Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation)
[2018, 78(4):312-317]

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Predictive value of metabolic syndrome definitions in patients with myocardial infarction with ST segment elevation - are they all the same?

Milan Branko Lovic, Lidija Savic, Dragan Matic, Dragan Djordjevic, Ivana Nedeljkovic, Ivan Tasic,

OBJECTIVES:We sought to determine the predictive power of metabolic syndrome (MS) definitions on the prognosis in patients with myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation (STEMI). METHODS:We prospectively included 507 patients with STEMI who were admitted for primary percutaneous coronary intervention and could be identified for MS using the AHA-NHLBI, NCEP-ATP III ... Read more >>

Acta Cardiol (Acta cardiologica)
[2018, 73(6):574-582]

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Sodium-glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors: Potential Cardiovascular and Mortality Benefits.

Dragan Lovic, Andreas Pittaras, Manolis Kallistratos, Constantinos Tsioufis, Charalampos Grassos, Dragan Djordjevic, Ivan Tasic, Athanasios Manolis,

BACKGROUND:The impact of overt diabetes and poor glycemic control on the risk of cardiovascular disease is well established. Among patients with type 2 diabetes, several studies demonstrated a significant increase in coronary artery disease-related death and cardiovascular events associated with HbA1c levels of greater than 7% compared with lower levels. ... Read more >>

Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets (Cardiovascular & hematological disorders drug targets)
[2018, 18(2):114-119]

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Impact of metabolic syndrome on clinical severity and long-term prognosis in patients with myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation.

Milan B Lovic, Dragan B Djordjevic, Ivan S Tasic, Ivana P Nedeljkovic,

AIMS:The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of metabolic syndrome (MetS) on clinical severity and long-term prognosis in patients with myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation (STEMI). METHODS:We examined 507 patients with STEMI, who were admitted for primary percutaneous coronary intervention classified according to the presence of MetS ... Read more >>

Hellenic J Cardiol (Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellenike kardiologike epitheorese)
[2018, 59(4):226-231]

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A Critical Approach of Guideline Therapeutic Recommendations for NAFLD.

Dragan B Djordjevic, Marija Zdravkovic, Aleksandar Nagorni, Athanasios Manolis, Costas Tsioufis, Dragan Lovic,

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) as progressive form of the disease are associated with cardiovascular risk factors including obesity, dyslipidaemia, hyperglycaemia and hypertension. When NAFLD is associated with cardiovascular disease, mortality of NAFLD patients is increased due to cardiovascular disease. Prevalence of NAFLD and NASH is ... Read more >>

Curr Vasc Pharmacol (Current vascular pharmacology)
[2018, 16(3):228-238]

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QTc dispersion and Cornell duration product can predict 10-year outcomes in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy.

Dragan B Djordjević, Ivan S Tasić, Svetlana I Kostić, Bojana N Stamenković, Aleksandar D Djordjević, Dragan B Lović,

BACKGROUND:Persistent and adequate treatment of patients with arterial hypertension leads to more favorable disease outcome. HYPOTHESIS:Aside for the present left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), there are other non-invasive parameters which can represent additional predictors of unfavorable prognosis in patients with essential arterial hypertension during the 10-year follow-up. METHODS:A hypertensive group with ... Read more >>

Clin Cardiol (Clinical cardiology)
[2017, 40(12):1236-1241]

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Severe form of streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis of the upper limb--diagnostic and therapeutic challenge: A case report.

Dragan Mikić, Tatjana Takić-Radovanović, Milan Luković, Milomir Košutić, Srdjan Starčević, Zoran Bjelanović, Dragan Djordjević, Darko Nožić,

INTRODUCTION:Since delay in recognition and effective treatment of necrotizing fasciitis (NF) caused by invasive group A streptococcus increases the mortality and disability, the early diagnosis and management of this disease are essential for a better outcome. We presented a patient with a severe form of streptococcal NF of the left ... Read more >>

Vojnosanit Pregl (Vojnosanitetski pregled)
[2015, 72(8):745-749]

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Motivation and job satisfaction of health workers in a specialized health institution in Serbia.

Dragan Djordjević, Dejan Petrović, Dejana Vuković, Dobrivoje Mihailović, Aleksandar Dimić,

BACKGROUND/AIM:Health care system is specific for each country, and therefore involves different motivation and job satisfaction factors. The aim of this study was to confirm the validity and applicability of the General Nordic Questionnaire translated into Serbian for analyzing motivation and job satisfaction, as well as to analyze the motivation ... Read more >>

Vojnosanit Pregl (Vojnosanitetski pregled)
[2015, 72(8):714-721]

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Nonelective surgery at night and in-hospital mortality: Prospective observational data from the European Surgical Outcomes Study.

Bas van Zaane, Wilton A van Klei, Wolfgang F Buhre, Peter Bauer, E Christiaan Boerma, Andreas Hoeft, Philipp Metnitz, Rui P Moreno, Rupert Pearse, Paolo Pelosi, Michael Sander, Benoit Vallet, Ville Pettilä, Jean-Louis Vincent, Andrew Rhodes, ,

BACKGROUND:Evidence suggests that sleep deprivation associated with night-time working may adversely affect performance resulting in a reduction in the safety of surgery and anaesthesia. OBJECTIVE:Our primary objective was to evaluate an association between nonelective night-time surgery and in-hospital mortality. We hypothesised that urgent surgery performed during the night was associated ... Read more >>

Eur J Anaesthesiol (European journal of anaesthesiology)
[2015, 32(7):477-485]

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Cytokine profile in severe Gram-positive and Gram-negative abdominal sepsis.

Maja Surbatovic, Nada Popovic, Danilo Vojvodic, Ivan Milosevic, Gordana Acimovic, Milan Stojicic, Milic Veljovic, Jasna Jevdjic, Dragan Djordjevic, Sonja Radakovic,

Sepsis is a principal cause of death in critical care units worldwide and consumes considerable healthcare resources. The aim of our study was to determine whether the early cytokine profile can discriminate between Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteraemia (GPB and GNB, respectively) and to assess the prognostic value regarding outcome in ... Read more >>

Sci Rep (Scientific reports)
[2015, 5:11355]

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Factors influencing antibiotic treatment cost and outcome in critically ill patients: a "real-life" study.

Aneta Perić, Maja Šurbatović, Sandra Vezmar Kovačević, Mirjana Antunović, Milić Veljović, Dragan Djordjević, Tamara Andjelić, Snježana Zeba, Silva Dobrić,

UNLABELLED:BACKGROUND/AIM. Critically ill patients are at very high risk of developing severe infections in intensive care units (ICUs). Procalcitonin (PCT) levels are eleveted in the circulation in patients with bacterial sepsis and PCT might be useful in guiding antibiotic treatment. The aim of this study was to estimate factors influencing ... Read more >>

Vojnosanit Pregl (Vojnosanitetski pregled)
[2014, 71(12):1102-1108]

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Beta-lactam antibiotics use in intensive care units--the pathophysiological, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and pharmacoeconomic approach.

Aneta Perić, Maja Surbatović, Sandra Vezmar Kovacević, Mirjana Antunović, Milić Veljović, Ivana Krstić-Lecić, Dragan Djordjević, Vesna Kilibarda, Snjezana Zeba, Silva Dobrić,

Vojnosanit Pregl (Vojnosanitetski pregled)
[2015, 72(2):175-180]

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Immune response in severe infection: could life-saving drugs be potentially harmful?

Maja Surbatovic, Jasna Jevdjic, Milic Veljovic, Nada Popovic, Dragan Djordjevic, Sonja Radakovic,

Critically ill patients suffer a high rate of nosocomial infection with secondary sepsis being a common cause of death. Usage of antibiotics and catecholamines is often necessary, but it can compromise complex immune response to infection. This review explores influence of these life-saving drugs on host immune response to severe ... Read more >>

ScientificWorldJournal (TheScientificWorldJournal)
[2013, 2013:961852]

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Immunoinflammatory response in critically ill patients: severe sepsis and/or trauma.

Maja Surbatovic, Milic Veljovic, Jasna Jevdjic, Nada Popovic, Dragan Djordjevic, Sonja Radakovic,

Immunoinflammatory response in critically ill patients is very complex. This review explores some of the new elements of immunoinflammatory response in severe sepsis, tumor necrosis factor-alpha in severe acute pancreatitis as a clinical example of immune response in sepsis, immune response in severe trauma with or without secondary sepsis, and ... Read more >>

Mediators Inflamm (Mediators of inflammation)
[2013, 2013:362793]

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