High Prevalence of Early Chronic Kidney Disease in High Risk Outpatients

Ramajana Temimovic, Senija Rasic, Alma Muslimovic Abstract Introduction: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a significant public health problem. The aim of this study was to determine the presence of early stages of renal disease in hypertensive and diabetic outpatients without previously diagnosed renal damages. Methods: In this cross-sectional study we studied a random sample of…

The impact of Vascular Access on the Adequacy of Dialysis and the Outcome of the Dialysis Treatment: One Center Experience

Alma Mutevelic, Indira Spanja, Indira Sultic-Lavic, Amila Koric Abstract Introduction: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a gradually reduction in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) caused by destruction of a large number of nephrons. Kidney failure is the final stage of CKD with GFR 1.2. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS software and Student T-test. Results: The…

Resistant Hypertension and Chronotherapy

Ingrid Prkacin, Diana Balenovic, Vesna Djermanovic-Dobrota, Iva Lukac, Petra Drazic, Iva-Klara Pranjic Abstract Resistant hypertension is defined as blood pressure that remains above 140/90 mmHg in spite of the continuous use of three antihypertensive agents in optimal dose, including diuretic, and lifestyle changes. According to data from United States of America and Europe, the prevalence…

Recipe from the Past for the Future: Public Health Intervention Represent a Process for Century

Nurka Pranjic, Jadranka Mustajbegovic, Davor Ivankovic, Josipa Kern, Silvije Vuletic Abstract In the poor Bosnia, in the early 20th century endemic syphilis was widespread. Combating this disease entailed the necessity of etiology research, diagnosis and clinical nature of the disease, as well as the insight into the epidemiological image of this unresolved health problem. Thanks…

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…