Jelena Marinkovic

Jelena Marinkovic
University of Belgrade · School of Medicine

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Cymbopogon martinii is an aromatic crop cultivated for the production of its essential oil (EO) which has different applications. Bearing in mind that C. martinii EO (CMEO) has already been proved for high antibacterial potential the aim of this study was to formulate stable CMEO nanoemulsions, being capable to combat Enterococcus faecalis biofilm,...
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Purpose The study was undertaken with the aim to determine gender-specific differences in incident hemodialysis (HD) patient and their changes over time. Methods The retrospective longitudinal closed cohort study involved 441 incident patients starting HD in 2014 and followed for 1–59 (median 43, IQR 40) months. Demographic, clinical data, treatme...
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Background Estimation of bleeding risk is an unmet need for individualized therapy in acute pulmonary embolism (PE) patients with increased mortality risk. Methods We analyzed the association between various patients' characteristics and occurrence of major bleeding (MB) according to the modified International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis...
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Background: Strong epidemiological evidence suggests that air pollution plays a significant role in the exacerbation of allergic respiratory diseases. This study aimed to assess the potential relationship between daily levels of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and emergency department (ED) visits for allergic diseases. Materials and methods: Data regarding...
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Introduction: The impact of activated blood and endothelial cells on the thrombosis in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) has not yet been clarified. We prospectively analyzed correlation between circulating leukocyte-platelet aggregates and soluble selectins to thrombosis occurrence in MPN, in the context of standard and cardiovascular risk facto...
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Background Microvascular dysfunction might be a major determinant of clinical deterioration and outcome in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). However, long‐term prognostic value of transthoracic Doppler echocardiography (TDE) coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) on clinical outcome is uncertain in HCM patients. Therefore, the aim of...
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Aim: The objective was to formulate and characterize the nanoemulsion based on Cymbopogon citratus oil, intended for use in teeth infected root canal therapy. The investigation of the antioxidant and antibiofilm potential toward Enterococcus faecalis was aimed as well. Materials & methods: Characterization of oil (by GC/MS analysis) and nanoemulsio...
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Aims Previous studies indicated that a chronic total occlusion (CTO) in a non-infarct-related artery is linked to higher mortality mainly in the acute setting in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Our aim was to assess the temporal distribution of mortality risk associated with non-culprit CTO over years after STEMI. Methods...
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Many epidemiological studies have shown a positive association between black carbon (BC) concentrations and exacerbation of allergic rhinitis and asthma. The aim of this study was to examine, for the first time in Serbia, the connection between visits to emergency services due to worsening of allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma and the concentrat...
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Background and Aims Increased free radicals production and down-regulated antioxidant enzymes activities contribute to protein, lipid and DNA oxidative damage particularly in HD patients lacking for GSTM1 enzyme activity. At the same time, those patients exhibit higher mortality rate than those with active GSTM1 genotype. It has been shown that vit...
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Introduction: Many time-series studies have shown a positive association between air pollution and asthma exacerbation. However, till now only one study in Serbia has examined this relationship. Aim: To examine the associations between air pollution and asthma emergency department (ED) visits in the Užice region, Serbia. Material and methods:...
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Background: Increased oxidative stress is a hallmark of end-stage renal disease. Hemodialysis (HD) patients lacking glutathione transferase M1 (GSTM1) enzyme activity exhibit enhanced oxidative DNA damage and higher mortality rate than those with active GSTM1 enzyme. To our knowledge, this is the first study to use the vitamin E-bonded membranes (...
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Background: Cardiovascular disease has been for many years the major cause of deaths in the Western World. Aim: To assess the prevalence of polyvascular disease in patients with carotid disease and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and to determine the risk profile of patients with polyvascular disease. Material and methods: T study involved 1...
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Background The aim of this study was to compare demographic, clinical and biochemical characteristics, including inflammatory markers, according to the nutritional status of patients with verified atherosclerotic disease. Methods This cross-sectional study involved 1045 consecutive patients with verified carotid disease or peripheral arterial dise...
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Background and Objectives: Many epidemiological studies have shown a positive association between black carbon (BC) and the exacerbation of allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma. However, none of the studies in Serbia examined this relationship yet. The aim of this study was to examine the associations between BC and emergency department (ED) visit...
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Background: The Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) is used in clinics because of its validity and ease of use by patients. Objectives: The aim of this paper was to evaluate the internal consistency, reliability, and clinical validity of the Serbian version of the VHI-10. Method: In this cross-sectional study, we translated the original English v...
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Objectives The influence of the bleeding site on long-term survival after the primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is poorly understood. This study sought to investigate the relationship between in-hospital access site versus non-access site bleeding and very late mortality in unselected patients treated with primary PCI. Methods Data...
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Background and Objectives: Many epidemiological studies have shown a positive association between black carbon (BC) and the exacerbation of allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma. However, none of the studies in Serbia examined this relationship so far. The aim of this study was to examine the associations between BC and emergency department (ED) vi...
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Background: Risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been associated with stress from serving in a war, but it has not been established whether children who experience war-related stress are at increased CVD risk. Objective: This study aimed to compare CVD risk factors in young adults according to whether they experienced traumatic events as childr...
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Clin Chim Acta. 2019 Feb 12. pii: S0009-8981(19)30060-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2019.02.008. [Epub ahead of print] Biomarkers for the prediction of early pulmonary embolism related mortality in spontaneous and provoked thrombotic disease. Jovanovic L1, Subota V1, Stavric M1, Subotic B2, Dzudovic B2, Novicic N2, Matijasevic J3, Miric M3, Salinger S4, Ma...
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Objective: Patients with primary Sjögren's Syndrome (pSS) have diminished health quality and fatigue, arthralgia along with dryness of the mouth and eyes have major impact on their psychological and social aspects of life. The purpose of this study was to determine psychological features of patients with pSS. We analyzed personality, depression an...
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Introduction/Objective. Patients with submassive (intermediate risk) pulmonary embolism (PE) represent a very heterogeneous group, whose therapeutic strategy still questions whether some groups of patients would have net clinical benefit from fibrinolytic therapy (FT). Methods. From the institutional pulmonary embolism registry, 116 patients with s...
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Background: Mortality rates following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) have decreased due to improvements in diagnoses and the management of complications, as well as early obliteration of the aneurysms. Neurogenic pulmonary oedema (NPO) is a clinical syndrome associated with an acute increase in intracranial pressure and a release of ca...
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Background: In 2009, Belgrade nephrologists and general practitioners from thirteen health centers carried out screening for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Three years later, medical records of patients from four health centers participating in the screening study were retrospectively analyzed in order to check whether general practitioners had cont...
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Background: Kidney transplantation from living donors (LD) has stagnated in many countries. This study aimed to check whether correction of LD selection practice could increase the number of kidney transplantations. Methods: From January 2003 to December 2012, 241 potential adult LD were evaluated in our hospital. Outcome (mortality and end-stage r...
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Background The objective was to estimate the frequency of visits to a dentist and to assess the impact of determinants on dental care utilisation among adults in the Republic of Srpska (RS), Bosnia and Herzegovina. Methods We conducted a cross‐sectional study using data from the 2010 National Health Survey performed in the RS. A total of 4,128 adu...
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The objectives of this study were to evaluate patients’ attitudes towards hypertension treatment according to the chronic care model and to assess the implementation of hypertension clinical guidelines in family medicine. The cross-sectional study was carried out in two randomly selected primary health care centers (Bijeljina and Prijedor), respect...
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Background: Socioeconomic status is a well-known risk factor for obesity. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between socioeconomic and nutritional status in the Serbian adult population. Design and setting: Cross-sectional study on data from the 2013 National Health Survey performed in Serbia. Methods: The study population co...
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Objective: To correlating the status of hepatitis C (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) co-infection in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection with clinical and demographic data prior to starting highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and assess the impact of hepatitis C (HCV) and hepatitis B (HBV) co-infections on the natu...
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Background The aim of this study was to estimate whether the stress, lack of social support, and poor emotional relationships influence the recurrence of AD in adults. Methods Case–control study comprised 66 outpatients with AD and 132 controls with different skin diseases believed to be slightly influenced by psychosomatic factors. Participants w...
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Background Parenchimal inhomogeneity of the salivary glands (SG) is the most relevant ultrasonografic (US) feature for diagnosis primary Sjogren’s syndrome (pSS). Objectives To analysis parechymal echostructure of SG in patients with established pSS and association USSG score with disease activity, serological markers and biopsy of minor salivary...
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PurposeCardiovascular calcifications (CVC) are present in up to 70% of non-diabetic dialysis patients. Sparse data are available on predictors of very long-term outcomes of such patients. The Belgrade Aachen Study on Calcification in Hemodialysis patients (BASCH study) aimed to study this using a comprehensive CVC assessment. Methods We prospective...
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In this study, the focus was on the effects of sub-MICs of the antibiotics on adherence, hydrophobicity, and biofilm formation by two groups of Streptococcus pyogenes strains, which were responsible for different clinical cases. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of sub-MICs of penicillin, ceftriaxone, erythromycin, and clindamycin on...
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This study aimed to assess possible differences in health services utilization among people living with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the Republic of Srpska (RS), Bosnia and Herzegovina, with special reference to NCD multimorbidity. In addition, the relationship between self-perceived health and health care utilization was assessed. Data were...
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Aims: The aim of this study was to compare the risk factors and prevalence of vascular calcification (VC) in pre-dialysis and hemodialysis (HD) patients with Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN) or other kidney diseases (non-BEN). Materials and Methods: The study involved 115 patients, 32 pre-dialysis and 83 HD patients, separated into groups of BEN an...
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Previous studies compared clinical outcomes of early versus delayed invasive strategy in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome up to 1-year follow-up, but long-term data remain scarce. Our aim was to evaluate the long-term effects of immediate invasive intervention in patients with Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NS...
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Background: Histopathological changes in the ascending aorta wall in patients with severe tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) stenosis were graded and correlated to echocardiographic parameters. Objective was to associate threshold echocardiographic values with structural defects in the ascending aorta providing a tool to improve decision-making process...
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Rationale, aims and objectives: To translate, culturally adapt and preliminary validate the original English version of the PACIC questionnaire into the Serbian language, in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina and to assess the relationship between PACIC scores and clinical guidelines implementation in family medicine.Methods: A cross-se...
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Background Recently, demand for and supply of short-form patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have risen throughout the world healthcare. Our contribution to meeting that demand has been translating and culturally adapting the Chronic Otitis Media Questionnaire-12 (COMQ-12) for adults into Serbian and enhancing its psychometric base on the rel...
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Objectives: We sought to determine whether blended learning is an effective strategy for acquiring competence in public health biostatistics. Methods: The trial was conducted with 69 Masters' students of public health attending the School of Public Health at University of Belgrade. Students were exposed to the traditional and blended learning st...
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Background: The etiology of infective endocarditis (IE) is changing. More aggressive forms with multiple IE cardiac lesions have become more frequent. This study sought to explore the relationship between contemporary causative microorganisms and IE cardiac lesions and to analyze the impact of multiple lesions on treatment choice. Methods: In 24...
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Background and purpose: There are only a few published studies on the relationship between cardiovascular health (CVH) status as proposed by the American Heart Association and the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in persons with cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of CVH and MetS and their correlation in the a...
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Purpose: Denture stomatitis (DS) is a disease characterized by inflammation and erythema of the oral mucosa areas covered by the denture. Multifactorial etiological factors contribute to DS, but it seems that Candida plays the key role. The aim of the study was to evaluate the denture sonication method to: (i) increase the possibility of diagnosin...
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Objectives: To examine demographic, socio-economic, and health status inequalities in the utilization of health care services (UHCS) in the Republic of Srpska (RS), Bosnia and Herzegovina. Methods: Data were retrieved from the 2010 National Health Survey for the RS adult population (n = 4128). A complex sample design was taken into account for s...
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Purpose: Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the preferred vascular access for hemodialysis. The impact of vascular calcification process on AVF survival remains unclear and results of several studies about this issue are controversial. In the light of the new knowledge about the different susceptibility for calcification process in different blood ves...
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Background Neurogenic pulmonary edema (NPE) is a clinical syndrome characterized by the acute onset of pulmonary edema after a significant central nervous system (CNS) insult. NPE occurs as a result of release of catecholamines into the blood immediately after aneurysm rupture. The aim of this study is to investigate the connection between the valu...
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Background: The relations of elevated N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) and cardiac ischemia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients is uncertain. Therefore we designed the study with the following aims: (1) to analyze plasma concentrations of NT-pro-BNP in various subsets of HCM patients; (2) to reveal the correlations o...
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BACKGROUND Emerging epidemiological evidence suggests independent associations between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome. Objectives: The aim of the study was to examine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components in patients with psoriasis, and to assess which factors may predict metabolic syndrome in these patients. METHODS A hospital...
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Background/aim: To investigate the role of oxidative stress (OS) in the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods: We compared OS burden, determined at study inclusion as plasma concentrations of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL), between stable AF patients (n = 256, mean age: 62.8 ± 9.3 years; 60.9%...
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Background/Aim. So far, no study has been focused exclusively on the tricuspid aortic valve stenosis (TAV) in the aorta without severe dilatation and none has aimed at correlating the high mycroscopy findings with the echocardiographic parameters. This research was conducted on the postulate that detecting the histopathological changes of different...
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Background: Self-rated health (SRH) is a widely adopted tool to compare health across countries. Our aim was to examine SRH differences between Italy and Serbia and to observe the role of predictors of SRH referring to health behaviors within and between both countries. Methods: We used cross-sectional population-based data from Italian and Serb...
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Background: Self-rated health (SRH) is a widely adopted tool to compare health across countries. Relationships of socio-demographics with SRH in later life have been extensively observed cross-nationally. However, cross-comparisons of the effects of health behaviors (i.e., eating habits, smoking, and alcohol consumption) and health status (i.e., ch...
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Background/objectives: The SYNTAX Score II (SSII) was proposed as a novel approach for objective individualized decision-making for optimal myocardial revascularization i.e. percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. We sought to investigate how many lives may be saved by SSII use. Methods: A total n...
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Today well-being attracts the attention of public health professionals who are looking to explore life satisfaction as a whole and its specific domains. In order to contribute in moving the measurement of subjective well-being from a primarily academic activity to the sphere of intervention, we need to assess tools to measure multidimensional well-...
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Objective: In patients with risk factors or established atherothrombosis, atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a poor prognosis compared with patients without AF. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of AF in patients with lower limb amputation (LLA) and its association with cardiovascular death and adverse cardiovascular ev...
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Uremia-related inflammation is prone to be a key factor to explain high cardiovascular morbidity in hemodialysis patients. Genetic susceptibility may be of importance, including IL-10, IL-6, and TNF. The aim was to analyze IL-10, IL-6, and TNF gene polymorphisms in a group of hemodialysis patients and to correlate the findings with cardiovascular m...
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Introduction Risk factor differences among offspring of patients with premature coronary heart disease (CHD) have not been widely studiem. Material and methods We examined 161 persons from the region of Banja Luka, including 81 children (mean age: 25.9 years, 45.7% female) with a history of CHD and a control group of 80 persons (mean age: 24.1, 50...
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Objective: To determine whether arm and upper body exercises in addition to the standard rehabilitation programme improve outcomes after hip arthroplasty. Design: Prospective, parallel, randomized, controlled trial. Setting: Orthopaedic and rehabilitation departments. Subjects: A total of 70 patients >60 years of age, who underwent hip repla...
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Objectives: To explore the prevalence of multimorbidity in Serbia according to sex and body mass index (BMI) categories, and to examine the association between BMI and multimorbidity. In addition, this study examined the relationships between the main demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population (age, settlement, education) and...
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Background The severity of symptoms of dryness, pain and fatigue may be determined by psychological features patients with Sjogren's syndrome (SS). The Big-Five framework is a widely examined model which represent personality at the broadest level of abstraction. The NEO Personality Inventory-Revisited (NEO-PI-R) is frequently used questionnaire to...
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Aim: The aim of the present study was to investigate the association of the body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) with the severity of radiographic severity of knee osteoarthritis (rKOA) Methods. A cross-sectional study had been applied during the research which included 150 patients diagnosed at the General Hospital in Užice and Heal...