Metformin-induced Lactic Acidosis Associated with Multiorganic Failure

Eriola Bolleku, Alma Idrizi, Myftar Barbullushi, Valbona Bajrami, Ermal Likaj, Nestor Thereska, Ilir Ohri, Lordian Nunci Abstract Lactic acidosis is a rare but severe complication in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with metformin. Patients with lactic acidosis show commonly signs of shock, tissue hypoxia, acute hepatic or renal failure and the link between metformin [...]

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Salivary Cortisol Levels as a Biological Marker of Stress Reaction

Djordje Bozovic, Maja Racic, Nedeljka Ivkovic Abstract Aim: To determine the validity and psychobiological significance of salivary cortisol as a biomarker of stress in the experiments. Results: Stress is defined as a state in which homeostasis is jeopardized by the action of various external and internal stressors. The effect of cortisol is made through specific [...]

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Influence of Hypoxia in Bronchial Response to Bronchoconstrictor Substances at Newborn with Distress Respiratory Syndrome (DRS)

Adnan Bozalija, P and euml;llumb Islami, Njazi Gashi, Halit Maloku, Ragip Shabani, Sadi Bexheti, Hilmi Islami Abstract Objective: In this work, role of hypoxia in respiratory system on live and exited newborns (weight 250-3000 g.) which have died due to different reasons is studied. Methods: Response of tracheal rings in acetylcholine and histamine in different [...]

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Variations of Cystic Duct (CD) – Common Hepatic Duct (CHD) Junction Determined by ERCP

Besnik Bicaj, Sofika Qamirani, Flamur Blakaj, Teuta Bicaj, Valon Zejnullahu, Astrit Hamza, Faton Hoxha, Sefedin Mucaj Abstract Introduction: Cystic Duct (CD) join Common Hepatic Duct (CHD) to the right with right angle close to 75% of cases and in 25% of cases like spiral intersects the CHD from above or behind and join it to [...]

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The Influence of Inflammatory Markers and CRP Predictive Value in Relation to the Target Hemoglobin Level in Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis

Adnan Musanovic, Senaid Trnacevic, Mevludin Mekic, Affan Musanovic Abstract The aim of this study was to determine the influence of inflammatory markers, predictive values of CRP and target hemoglobin (Hb) in patients on chronic hemodialysis. Material and methods: Made is a cross-sectional study of inflammatory agents serum levels and ndash;CRP, fibrinogen and ferritin before hemodialysis [...]

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Pharmacoeconomic Impact Evaluation of Statin Adherence in High-risk Unselected Post Myocardial Infarction Population: an Administrative Database-guided Analysis

Francesco Summaria, Fabrizio Ciaralli, Marina Mustilli, Antonella Sette, Chiara Lanzillo, Loredana Vasselli Abstract Background: The compliance to statins in secondary prevention is very low, increasing health-care costs principally for rehospitalization. Objectives: To evaluate the cost of lack of persistence to statin therapy together with identification and cost-estimation of poor compliance. Methods: Retrospective observational study starting [...]

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The Effects of Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors in Treatment of Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Zelija Velija-Asimi, Sebija Izetbegovic, Jasenko Karamehic, Jozo Coric, Mirsad Panjeta, Amra Macic-Dzankovic, Jasminka Djelilovic-Vranic, mela Dizdarevic-Bostandzic Abstract Introduction: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are a new class of antihyperglycemic drugs that block degradation of incretin hormones. Goal: To assess the effects of treatment with DPP-4 inhibitors on glucoregulation and body weight in obese patients with type [...]

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Comparison of Two and Three Dimensional Transthoracic Versus Transesophageal Echocardiography in Evaluation of Anatomy and Pathology of Left Atrial Apendage

Daut Gorani, Mirza Dilic, Mehmed Kulic, Rifet Gojak, Faris Zvizdic, N. Gorani, Mevludin Mekic, Sanja Miseljic Abstract Objective: Our objective was the comparison of combined utility of two-dimensional (2D) transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and three-dimensional (3D) TTE versus 2D and 3D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in evaluation of anatomy of the left atrium appendage (LAA) and for [...]

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The Results of Corneal Cross-linking in the Treatment of Keratoconus

Sanja Sefic Kasumovic, Suzana Pavljasevic, Sabina Dacic Lepara, Mirko Jankov Abstract Goal: To estimate corneal cross-linking (CXL) in keratoconus not only as a treatment to heal and increase the corneal stability then to consider it as a refractive procedure. Methods: 28 eyes of 22 patients with progressive keratokonus were enrolled in prospective comparative study. Average [...]

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Streptokinase Versus Alteplase: Comparison of Echocardiographic Parameters and Post-coronarography Treatment – our Experience

Nerma Resic, Azra Durak-Nalbantic, Alen Dzubur, Enisa Hodzic, Mehmed Kulic, Nirvana Sabanovic-Bajramovic, Elmedina Jahic Abstract Introduction: Usage of fibrinolytic therapy leads to reperfusion of the occluded coronary arteries, rescue of ventricle myocardium and successful recovery of patient. Goal: The objective of this study was to compare the reperfusion effect of streptokinase and alteplase in acute [...]

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