Vitamin D in the Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: When, to Whom and in Which Form

Drasko Pavlovic, Dajana Katicic, Tonko Gulin, Josipa Josipovic Abstract Alteration in vitamin D metabolism has a central role in the pathogenesis of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) and is also associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). For more than sixty years, vitamin D, nutritional vitamin D (ergocalciferol, cholecalciferol or…

Serum Cystatin C and ndash; Marker of Inflammation and Cardiovascular Morbidity in Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 1-4

Alma Muslimovic, Denijal Tulumovic, Senad Hasanspahic, Aida Hamzic-Mehmedbasic, Ramajana Temimovic Abstract Aim: The aim of the research was to compare the relationship between inflammatory biomarkers and procoagulants with kidney function assessed by using cystatin C, serum creatinine, and eGFR and determine the sensitivity of cystatin C, serum creatinine and eGFR to total cardiovascular morbidity in…

Analysis of Adequacy of 25-Hydroxi vitamin D3 Supplementation in Patients on Hemodialysis and Parathormone, Calcium and Phosphorus Level in the Blood of These Patients

Besim Prnjavorac, Nedzada Irejiz, Zahid Kurbasic, Katarina Krajina, Amina Deljkic, Albina Sinanovic, Jasmin Fejzic Abstract Introduction: Appropriate vitamin D turnover is essential for many physiological function. Knowledge of it’s function was improved in last two decades with enlargement of scientific confirmation and understanding of overall importance. In addition to classical (skeletal) roles of vitamin D,…

Correlation Between C-reactive Protein and Non-enzymatic Antioxidants (Albumin, Ferritin, Uric Acid and Bilirubin) in Hemodialysis Patients

Amela Beciragic, Halima Resic, Nejra Prohic, Jasenko Karamehic, Ajdin Smajlovic, Fahrudin Masnic, Selma Ajanovic, Aida Coric Abstract Introduction: Increased levels of C-Reactive Protein are found in 30-60% on hemodialysis patients and it is closely associated with the progression of atherosclerosis, cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Non enzymatic antioxidants are antioxidants which primarily retain potentially dangerous ions…

Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients Over 65 Years of Age

Aida Coric, Halima Resic, Damir Celik, Fahrudin Masnic, Selma Ajanovic, Nejra Prohic, Amela Beciragic, Emir Grosa, Ajdin Smajlovic, Aida Mujakovic Abstract Introduction: Based on the statistics the population in Bosnia and Herzegovina is getting older. In 2013 the average life span for women was 73.6 years and 68.1 for men. The chronic hemodialysis program is…

Central Venous Catheter as Vascular Approach for Hemodialysis and ndash; Our Experiences

Verica Misanovic, Fedzat Jonuzi, Dusko Anic, Mirza Halimic, Samra Rahmanovic Abstract Introduction: Application of a central venous catheter (CVC), as a temporary or permanent vascular and nbsp;access for and nbsp;hemodialysis, has been continuous practice at the Sarajevo Pediatric Clinic, Department of Pediatric Intensive Care. The main goal of the article is to present our experiences…

Homocystein as a Risk Factor for Developing Complications in Chronic Renal Failure

Biljana Jakovljevic, Branislav Gasic, Pedja Kovacevic, Zvezdana Rajkovaca, Tijana Kovacevic Abstract Aim: Cardiovascular diseases are leading cause of death in patients with chronic renal failure. The aim of our study was to establish connection between levels of homocysteine and traditional and nontraditional risk factors for developing cardiovascular diseases in dialysis and pre dialysis patients. Methods:…

Elevated Serum Leptin Level Is Associated with Body Mass Index But Not with Serum C-reactive Protein and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Values in Hemodialysis Patients

Amela Dervisevic, Anela Subo, Nesina Avdagic, Asija Zaciragic, Nermina Babic, Almir Fajkic, Orhan Lepara, Almira Hadzovic-Dzuvo Abstract Objectives: Aim of the present study was to investigate serum concentration of leptin and its association with values of body mass index (BMI), C-reactive protein (CRP), and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Methods: This cross-sectional…

Clinical Analysis of Etiology, Risk Factors and Outcome in Patients with Acute Kidney Injury

Aida Hamzic-Mehmedbasic, Damir Rebic, Merima Balavac, Alma Muslimovic, Jasminka Dzemidzic Abstract Introduction: Acute kidney injury is characterized by a rapid loss of renal excretory function with the increase of nitrogen compounds in the blood and with different outcome. Objective: Since descriptions of the risk factors and sequelae of acute kidney injury (AKI) remain relatively limited,…