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According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Society for Hypertension, elevated blood pressure is defined as the blood pressure the readings of which consistently range ≥ 140 mmHg systolic and/or 90 mmHg diastolic. Having in mind the fact that hypertension is one of the leading risk factors for cardiovasluar disease, ki...

By MAJA VUKOVIĆ, BILJANA MIJOVIĆ, MILOŠ MAKSIMOVIĆ, VESNA LAZIĆ

01.12.2020. Original Scientific Article
The importance of physical activity in diabetes

Introduction. Obesity is becoming a global urgent issue that is considered a health problem in developed and developing countries. Obesity is a major risk factor for many non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2), hypertension, coronary heart disease, or certain types of cancer. Physical activity is c...

By MILOŠ PURKOVIĆ, DANKA VUKAŠINOVIĆ, UNA RADAK, MILOŠ MAKSIMOVIĆ

Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) worldwide. Recently, mortality and morbidity from CVD have shown a trend in its occurrence in earlier years, while these diseases have been associated with older age until recently. In developed countries, mortality from diseases caused by atherosclerosis has decreased over the la...

By VESNA LAZIĆ, BILJANA MIJOVIĆ, MILOŠ MAKSIMOVIĆ

Chronic non-communicable diseases are diseases that arise as a response of the human body to a number of factors, the most important of which are ecological and socio-economic factors. According to the World Health Organization, their classification is based on mortality and morbidity statistics. The top four leading causes of death are as follows:...

By VESNA LAZIĆ, BILJANA MIJOVIĆ, MILOŠ MAKSIMOVIĆ

Introduction. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a progressive, occlusive and atherosclerotic vascular disease and patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) are at increased risk of developing this disease. The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of PAD in patients with type 2 DM by measuring the ankle-brachial index (ABI) in the fa...

By BILJANA LAKIĆ, SAŠA TURAJLIĆ, VERICA PETROVIĆ

Introduction. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders that increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the study is to determine the frequency of certain metabolic syndrome components by applying International Diabetes Federation (IDF) criteria prior to and after diagnosing ischemic heart disease. Met...

By ŽANA PEĆANAC, KOSANA STANETIĆ, LJUBOMIR ŠORMAZ

Introduction. Chronic kidney diseases are global health problem and thus close attention is devoted to their prevention and early detection. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of chronic kidney disease biomarkers in three groups at risk. Methods. The study included 77 persons divided into three groups: (1) 31 patients with hypertensi...

By SVETLANA KRSMANOVIĆ

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is defined as a presence of significant bacteriuria in a properly collected urine sample, followed by various clinical manifestations - from asymptomatic bacteriuria to acute pyelonephritis. It is most common in infancy and particularly in females. There is a higher risk of UTI in children with underlying urological an...

By BILJANA MILINKOVIĆ, DEJAN BOKONJIĆ, BOJAN JOKSIMOVIĆ, VOJO KULIĆ, VESELINKA ŠUPIĆ

Introduction. The aim of the study is to examine the frequence of both early and later postoperative complications of arteriovenous fistula (AVF), as well as to determine the factors associated with the patency loss of AVF. Methods. The examination included 250 patients underwent native lower-arm AVF for hemodialysis createion, after which they had...

By ZLATKO MAKSIMOVIĆ, NEBOJŠA TASIĆ, SINIŠA MAKSIMOVIĆ, NIKOLA GAVRIĆ

Introduction. Academy of Medical Science of Serbian Medical Society introduced collaboration between Belgrade nephrologists and general practitioners with the aim of examining the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in populations at risk as well as of checking whether collaboration with general practitioners contributed to implementation of...

By LJUBICA ĐUKANOVIĆ, VIŠNJA LEŽAIĆ