Dejan Nikolić

Dejan Nikolić
University Children's Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia · Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

MD, MSc, PhD, PostGrad Cert (EMG), Cert HMS, FEBPRM

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January 2015 - October 2015
University Children's Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
Position
  • Research Assistant
December 2011 - present
Institute for Rehabilitation, Belgrade, and University Childrens Hospital, Belgrade, Serbia
Position
  • Functional tests in Rehabilitation Medicine
June 2011 - present
Institute for Rehabilitation, and University Children's Hospital, Belgrade, Serbia and McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Position
  • Mathematical models in biomedicine

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Publications (181)
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The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and association of school-age children’s participation in bullying, focusing on their health characteristics, risk factors, and leisure activities. We performed a secondary analysis of the original data of the 2017 HBSC study to examine participation in bullying once and multiple times among schoo...
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Background and objectives: Pediatric Outcome Data Collection Instrument (PODCI) is among the most described scales developed to evaluate the physical status of children and adolescents with various musculoskeletal disorders. We aimed to translate PODCI from English to Serbian, culturally adopt items and domains, evaluate the temporal stability, int...
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Background: The forearm is the most common fracture site in childhood, accounting for every fourth pediatric fracture. It is well described that vitamin D is involved in the regulation of bone mineralization and skeletal homeostasis by the regulation of calcium absorption. The aim of our study was to determine the influence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D...
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Spinal dysraphism (SD) or Spina bifida (SB) is a congenital deformity that results from embryonic neural tube closure failure during fetal development. This evidence-based position paper represents the official position of the European Union through the UEMS PRM Section. This paper aims to evaluate the role of the physical and rehabilitation medici...
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Background and Study Aim. Team sports, basketball and handball, as well as their competitions, are very popular throughout the world. The aim of this research was evaluation and comparative analysis of the results of a vertical jump between young basketball and handball players. Material and Methods. A group of 37 participants took part in the rese...
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Background and Study Aim Team sports, basketball and handball, as well as their competitions, are very popular throughout the world. The aim of this research was evaluation and comparative analysis of the results of a vertical jump between young basketball and handball players. Material and Methods A group of 37 participants took part in the resear...
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Background and objectives: The purpose of this study is to investigate the differences in the degree of the anxiety and comorbidity levels in patients with different chronic pulmonary diseases such as chronic obstructive bronchitis (COPD) without emphysema phenotype, pulmonary emphysema, bronchial asthma and lung cancer. Materials and Methods: The...
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Strokes within pediatric populations are considered to be the 10th leading cause of death in the United States of America, with over half of such events occurring in children younger than one year of life. The multifactorial etiopathology that has an influence on stroke development and occurrence signify the importance of the timely recognition of...
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Participating in physical fighting and bullying can be a cause of severe injury and death among school-age children. Research evidence can support school and health actors’ efforts to improve school-age children’s development and health capacity for life. The study aims to assess the prevalence of school-age children’s participation in fights and b...
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Background and Study Aim. The curriculum of physical education in high schools is based on learning motor skills, as well as their development in sports sections, where the 100-meter sprint dominates. The aim of the study was to determine the influence of motor skills on the 100 m running results. Material and Methods. The research was conducted o...
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Introduction: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive motor neuron disease that affects both upper and lower motor neurons and is fatal in its course. This evidence-based position paper represents the official position of the UEMS PRM Section. The aim of the paper is to define the role of the physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM)...
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Introduction: Muscular dystrophies present a group of inherited degenerative disorder that are characterized by progressive muscular weakness. This evidence-based position paper represents the official position of the European Union through the UEMS PRM Section. The aim of the paper is to evaluate the role of the physical and rehabilitation medici...
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Mitochondrial encephalomyopathies (MEMP) are heterogeneous multisystem disorders frequently associated with mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations. Clinical presentation varies considerably in age of onset, course, and severity up to death in early childhood. In this study, we performed molecular genetic analysis for mtDNA pathogenic mutation detectio...
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), neurodegenerative motor neuron disorder is characterized as multisystem disease with important contribution of genetic factors. The etiopahogenesis of ALS is not fully elucidate, but the dominant theory at present relates to RNA processing, as well as protein aggregation and miss-folding, oxidative stress, gluta...
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The research was conducted on a sample of 80 high school students in Novi Pazar and Kraljevo, aged 16 and 17 (± 6 months). The aim of the research is to determine statistically significant canonical relations between motor abilities and 200 m running results. 12 tests were used to assess motor abilities, three tests each: explosive power, segmental...
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Background and Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyze the presence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) on maternal and fetal perinatal parameters, as well to evaluate the influence of GDM on neonatal early motoric development. Materials and Methods: In this prospective study, we evaluated 203 eligible participants that were admitted to...
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The study provides evidence on the individual and family factors as potential predictors (odds ratio—OR and 95% CI) of cyber-violence among school-aged children (11–17 years old) from 64 schools participating in the 2017 Serbian Study on health behavior in school-age children (HBSC). The standardized international HBSC research protocol was used. T...
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Diabetic neuropathy (DN), the most common chronic and progressive complication of diabetes mellitus (DM), strongly affects patients’ quality of life. DN could be present as peripheral, autonomous or, clinically also relevant, uremic neuropathy. The etiopathogenesis of DN is multifactorial, and genetic components play a role both in its occurrence a...
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Introduction: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of the most common developmental disorders affecting movement and posture of the body, causing activity limitations and participation restrictions. The motor disorders of persons with CP are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, cognition, communication and perception. The symptoms of CP are v...
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Wheelchair basketball (WB) is a variation of basketball and is played by people with various physical disabilities that are characterized by chronic or severe conditions that limit the ability to use the lower limbs to play basketball in running. The present study is a review study that presents the critical points of existing knowledge about a the...
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Background: Epileptic seizures might be associated with an increased risk of fractures, either as a result of trauma after a fall or as a result of excessive muscle contraction. In the pediatric population, excessive muscle contraction is a more significant risk factor for fractures, due to the lack of maturity in the musculoskeletal system, while...
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Background/Aim. Among the various factors that after lumbar microdiscectomy can influence on continued postoperative back pain and/or leg pain and functional disability are gender, depression and pessimism. The aim of this study was to determine the correlations between these factors. Methods. The research was conducted after microdiscectomy on 198...
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Physical activity plays an important role in the motor and psychological development in a pediatric population. The maturation of human motor skills is gradual over the time. It depends on several factors, including but not limited to: individual differences, health condition, quality of neuromuscular structures and stimulating factors. Research in...
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Introduction. The aim of the study was to evaluate the correlation between different levels of examined comorbidities using the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale for Geriatrics and motor Functional Independence Measure test in the elderly after hip fracture. Material and Methods. The study included 203 geriatric patients, 65 years of age and older, w...
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Background: With the growing increase in the older proportion of the world population, there is also an increase in specific age-related chronic diseases and conditions, including pain. We aimed to evaluate the association of sociodemographic factors with the presence and different degrees of pain intensity in people aged 65 years and older. Meth...
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Genetic determinants play important role in the complex processes of inflammation and immune response in stroke and could be studied in different ways. Inflammation and immunomodulation are associated with repair processes in ischemic stroke, and together with the concept of preconditioning are promising modes of stroke treatment. One of the import...
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Background: The aim of our study was to assess the influence of prepregnancy Body Mass Index (BMI) changes as well as excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) on maternal and fetal perinatal parameters. Furthermore, we aimed to analyze the influence of increased prepregnancy BMI values and excessive GWG on neonatal early motoric development. Methods...
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Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a maternally inherited disorder that affects central vision in young adults and is typically associated with mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations. This study is based on a mutational screening of entire mtDNA in eight Serbian probands clinically and genetically diagnosed with LHON and four of their famil...
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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has an important role in energy balance. It suppresses food intake, reduces hepatic glucose production and converts white fat into brown fat in adipose tissue, leading to energy dissipation, lowered blood glucose and a lean phenotype. Studies have shown that the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) Val66Met...
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Effective pain management can significantly improve quality of life and outcomes for various types of patients (e.g. elderly, adult, young) and often requires assisted living for a significant number of people worldwide. In order to improve our understanding of patients' response to pain and needs for assisted living we need to develop adequate dat...
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Technique in sport is defined as rational and efficient performance of movement aimed to resolve motoric tasks in the training and competition process. Insight into the available literature resulted in selection of 3 kinematic variables used for analysis: release angle, release velocity and release height. Consequently, aim of this research is syst...
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Aims: In this study we analyzed the degree of genetic homozygosity among spina bifida patients with different degrees of neurogenic lesion (N = 82), as well as their clinical and neurological characteristics, compared to healthy control individuals (N = 100). Methods: According to clinical and electromyographic findings, we separately assessed t...
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Our study aimed to analyze the reliability, consistency, and temporal stability of the Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) in Serbian infants. Additionally, we aimed to present a percentile distribution of AIMS in the tested population. The prospective study included 60 infants that were divided into three age groups: 0–3 months, 4–7 months, and 8–14...
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Self-confidence plays an important role in both genders’ sexual functioning. Lack of genital self-esteem may have negative effects on psychosexual development, especially in males, where deviations from a standardized normal penile appearance can lead to inhibitions in entering into sexual relationships. The aim of our study was to evaluate the inf...
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The study aim was to evaluate the effects of presence and level of musculoskeletal impairment along with gender on physical functioning outcome after the rehabilitation program in aged adults with a hip fracture. We analyzed 203 elderly people with hip fractures above 65 years of age that were treated after the hip surgery. According to the time of...
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Introduction. Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a relatively common oral mucosal lesion of unclear etiology. It occurs in otherwise healthy people, but also in various infectious and non-infectious diseases, including celiac disease (CD). We present an obese adolescent with RAS as the only clinical sign of CD. Case outline. An adolescent aged...
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The aim of our study was to evaluate the morphogenetic variability as a marker of smoking dependency in adult smokers versus controls and to investigate the presence and the degree of morphogenetic variability difference between male and female smokers versus same gender controls. The cross-sectional study evaluated 241 smokers and 185 nonsmoker in...
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Introduction. Although transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and diadynamic currents are widely used in the treatment of painful conditions, their effectiveness in acute low back pain is still controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and diadynamic current ther...
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In this study we aimed to explore how managers in primary health care (PHC) organizations assess their managerial knowledge and skills, as well as the importance of these competencies for their job, and to identify whether there is an alignment between these two perceptions; therefore, whether there is a need for management competency improvement....
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Introduction The aim was to evaluate patients’ perception of function and physical and mental dimensions of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with end-stage knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA) immediately prior to surgery and to identify the factors associated with the outcomes. Material and methods The study included 200 patients wit...
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Background This study assessed the prevalence of unmet health needs of the elderly and the associated factors regarding socioeconomic, health and functional status. Methods A secondary analysis of the 2013 National Health Survey data was conducted on a representative sample of 3540 persons aged sixty-five and older (the lowest response rate was 99...
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2-Imidazoline-containing compounds constitute a valuable class of agents that modulate α2-adrenergic receptors and often show a high affinity for imidazoline I2-receptors (I2-IR). [...]
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This paper analyzes the basic characteristics of Serbia’s urban system after World War II. The term urban system is largely determined by the use and functioning of the space in which it exists. We used the methods common in urban geography, notably the Rank-Size Rule and the Law of the Primate City with the aim of identifying the basic regularitie...
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The aim of our study was to evaluate the role of morphogenetic variability in functional outcome of patients with ischemic stroke. The prospective study included 140 patients with acute ischemic stroke, all of whom were tested upon: admission; discharge; one month post-discharge; and three months post-discharge. The age was analyzed, as well. The F...
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Objectives: The aim of our study was to evaluate the association of health factors with the presence and different degrees of pain in elderly above 65 years of life. Methods: The population-based study included 3540 individuals above 65 years of age of life from twofold stratified household sample representative for Serbia, during 2013 (the aver...
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Background and objective: Dysfunctional voiding (DV) presents relatively frequent problem in pediatric urologist practice. The necessity for implementation of DV evaluation in the pediatric population is of particular importance, since there is no clear consensus on the clinical assessment of such condition. The aims of our study were to evaluate t...
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Introduction/Objective. Anemia is the most common extraintestinal manifestation of celiac disease (CD) in children. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency, severity and type of anemia in children with a classical CD, as well as the differences between anemic and non-anemic patients in their age, duration of illness, percentile body le...
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Introduction. Guillain–Barre syndrome (GBS) is the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis in healthy infants and children. Acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN) is a type of GBS characterized by motor syndrome with no sensory symptoms. Case outline. Authors describe a six-and-a-half year old girl with atypical clinical presentation of AMAN wit...
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Background/Aim. The published data indicate that the appearance of spinal deformities in children is significantly influenced by physical activity. The aim of our study was to examine the influence of physical activity on prevention and occurrence of spinal deformities in children. Methods. The study was conducted as observational, clinical study i...
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic synovial inflammatory autoimmune disease with multifactorial origin. With epigenetic and genetic mechanisms playing a role in the development of RA, the aim of our study was to evaluate the anthropogenetic variability in tested individuals that were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and the possible influen...
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We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of sociodemographic factors with the presence and different degrees of walking difficulties in elderly above 65 years, and to analyze association between evaluated variables and the presence and degree of waking difficulties. In the population based study, 3540 individuals age above 65 years from Serbia were recr...
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Background: The aim of our study was to evaluate the degree of genetic homozygosity in the group of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), as well as to evaluate morphogenetic variability in CAD patients regarding the presence of investigated risk factors (RF) compared to a control sample of individuals. Additionally, we aimed to evaluate th...
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Objective: The aims of our study were to translate the dysfunctional voiding symptom score (DVSS) from English to Serbian; culturally adopt the items; assess the internal consistency and the test⁻retest reliability of DVSSSR in patients with dysfunctional voiding (DV); evaluate and test the construct and divergent validity of DVSSSR against demogr...