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,…

Role of Hypertension and Anaemia in Left Ventricular Remodelling in Patient with Renal Allograft in the First Post-transplant Year

Jasminka Dzemidzic, Senija Rasic, Damir Rebic, Snezana Uncanin Abstract Background: Hypertension (HT) and renal anaemia (RA) are well-established markers of cardiovascular risk in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). They appear to be the stimuli for left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), who significantly participates in cardiac complications in uremic patients. Hypertension is extremely common after kidney…

Incidence of Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Renal Transplant Patients

Alma Halilcevic, Emir Hodzic, Enisa Mesic, Senaid Trnacevic Abstract Thyroid disorders are common in chronic kidney disease. The aim: The purpose of this study was to compare thyroid gland disorders among healthy participants and renal transplant patients and to assess the duration of dialysis on thyroid disorders before transplantation. Material and methods: Prospective study during…

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…