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30.06.2022.

Original Scientific Article

Magnetic resonance imaging of the heart as a method of long-term monitoring of right heart function after tetralogy of Fallot surgery

global.by Biljana Milinković, Jelena Milić, Dejan Bokonjić, Verica Prodanović, Bojan Joksimović, Siniša Ristić

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Vol 13, No 1 (2022):

Biomedicinska istraživanja

Published: 30.06.2022.

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Introduction. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease resulting from an inadequate immune response to gluten in genetically predisposed individuals as a result of consuming gluten and other related proteins present in wheat, rye, barley and oats. The only cure for this specific disease is a strict, carefully controlled and lifelong gluten-free diet. The aim of the study was to evaluate whether the elapsed time between the onset of the first symptoms and the diagnosis of celiac disease affected the psycho-physical functioning and social life of children and adolescents.

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