Elka Stefanova

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Affiliation: University of Belgrade
Country: Serbia and Montenegro

Publications

  1. ncbi The diagnosis of dementia is unspecified--report of a pilot survey of dementia in belgrade
    Elka Stefanova
    Institute of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
    Gerontology 50:260-1. 2004
  2. ncbi Clinical characteristics of paroxysmal nonkinesigenic dyskinesia in Serbian family with Myofibrillogenesis regulator 1 gene mutation
    Elka Stefanova
    Institute of Neurology Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
    Mov Disord 21:2010-5. 2006
  3. doi Suicide and suicidal ideation in Parkinson's disease
    Vladimir S Kostic
    Institute of Neurology CCS, School of Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia
    J Neurol Sci 289:40-3. 2010
  4. ncbi Depression predicts the pattern of cognitive impairment in early Parkinson's disease
    Elka Stefanova
    Institute of Neurology CCS, Dr Subotica 6, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
    J Neurol Sci 248:131-7. 2006
  5. ncbi A common polymorphism in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene in patients with adult-onset primary focal and segmental dystonia
    Marina V Svetel
    Clinic of Neurology CCS, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Dr Subotica Starijeg 6, 11000, Belgrade, Serbia
    Acta Neurol Belg 113:243-5. 2013
  6. doi Impaired insulin sensitivity and secretion in normoglycemic patients with spinocerebellar ataxia type 1
    Nebojsa M Lalic
    Clinical Center of Serbia, Institute for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Belgrade, Serbia
    Mov Disord 25:1976-80. 2010
  7. ncbi Fluoxetine does not impair motor function in patients with Parkinson's disease: correlation between mood and motor functions with plasma concentrations of fluoxetine/norfluoxetine
    Vladimir Kostic
    Clinic of Neurology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
    Vojnosanit Pregl 69:1067-75. 2012
  8. doi No association between brain-derived neurotrophic factor G196A polymorphism and clinical features of Parkinson's disease
    Marina Svetel
    Clinic of Neurology CCS, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
    Eur Neurol 70:257-62. 2013
  9. doi Screening for anxiety symptoms in Parkinson disease: a cross-sectional study
    Elka Stefanova
    School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 26:34-40. 2013
  10. doi Transcranial sonography in spinocerebellar ataxia type 2
    Milija Mijajlovic
    Institute of Neurology, CCS Medical School, Ul Dr Subotić a 6, 11000, Belgrade, Serbia
    J Neurol 255:1164-7. 2008

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Publications21

  1. ncbi The diagnosis of dementia is unspecified--report of a pilot survey of dementia in belgrade
    Elka Stefanova
    Institute of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
    Gerontology 50:260-1. 2004
  2. ncbi Clinical characteristics of paroxysmal nonkinesigenic dyskinesia in Serbian family with Myofibrillogenesis regulator 1 gene mutation
    Elka Stefanova
    Institute of Neurology Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
    Mov Disord 21:2010-5. 2006
    ..Sleep was the most reliable factor to discontinue an attack. This Serbian family further demonstrates that recurrent MR-1 mutations are associated with PNKD worldwide, which will affect genetic testing...
  3. doi Suicide and suicidal ideation in Parkinson's disease
    Vladimir S Kostic
    Institute of Neurology CCS, School of Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia
    J Neurol Sci 289:40-3. 2010
    ..According to our data almost a quarter of PD patients had death and/or suicidal ideation, that may significantly influence their quality of life...
  4. ncbi Depression predicts the pattern of cognitive impairment in early Parkinson's disease
    Elka Stefanova
    Institute of Neurology CCS, Dr Subotica 6, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
    J Neurol Sci 248:131-7. 2006
    ..To estimate the pattern of cognitive impairment in early Parkinson's disease (PD) associated with depression. Also, the prediction of potentially relevant demographic/clinical factors in early PD on cognitive functioning was tested...
  5. ncbi A common polymorphism in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene in patients with adult-onset primary focal and segmental dystonia
    Marina V Svetel
    Clinic of Neurology CCS, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Dr Subotica Starijeg 6, 11000, Belgrade, Serbia
    Acta Neurol Belg 113:243-5. 2013
    ..Patients with the Met variant did not differ by age at onset, number of affected regions, and efficacy of a sensory trick. Met66Met is not associated with an increased risk of dystonia. ..
  6. doi Impaired insulin sensitivity and secretion in normoglycemic patients with spinocerebellar ataxia type 1
    Nebojsa M Lalic
    Clinical Center of Serbia, Institute for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Belgrade, Serbia
    Mov Disord 25:1976-80. 2010
    ..001 and P < 0.05, respectively). Our data suggested an impairment in insulin secretion capacity, as well as simultaneous decrease in insulin sensitivity, with an increase in insulin resistance level in patients with SCA1...
  7. ncbi Fluoxetine does not impair motor function in patients with Parkinson's disease: correlation between mood and motor functions with plasma concentrations of fluoxetine/norfluoxetine
    Vladimir Kostic
    Clinic of Neurology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
    Vojnosanit Pregl 69:1067-75. 2012
    ..Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are the most commonly chosen antidepressants in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of our study was to assess the influence of fluoxetine (Flu) on motor functions in patients with PD...
  8. doi No association between brain-derived neurotrophic factor G196A polymorphism and clinical features of Parkinson's disease
    Marina Svetel
    Clinic of Neurology CCS, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
    Eur Neurol 70:257-62. 2013
    ..To investigate association of the Val66Met polymorphism in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene with clinical features in Serbian patients with Parkinson's disease (PD)...
  9. doi Screening for anxiety symptoms in Parkinson disease: a cross-sectional study
    Elka Stefanova
    School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 26:34-40. 2013
    ..Questionable validity of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fourth Edition) defined anxiety disorders in PD population as well as a lack of validated rating scales hampered the investigation in this field...
  10. doi Transcranial sonography in spinocerebellar ataxia type 2
    Milija Mijajlovic
    Institute of Neurology, CCS Medical School, Ul Dr Subotić a 6, 11000, Belgrade, Serbia
    J Neurol 255:1164-7. 2008
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  11. doi White matter lesions and depression in patients with Parkinson's disease
    Igor N Petrovic
    Clinic for Neurology CCS, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
    J Neurol Sci 322:132-6. 2012
    ..Our findings suggest that WMH in the deep white matter may contribute to depression in PD...
  12. doi Glucose homeostasis in Huntington disease: abnormalities in insulin sensitivity and early-phase insulin secretion
    Nebojsa M Lalic
    Institute of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolic Diseases, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
    Arch Neurol 65:476-80. 2008
    ..Recent studies in neurodegenerative diseases suggested that insulin resistance constitutes a metabolic stressor that interacts with a preexisting neurobiological template to induce a given disorder...
  13. doi Quality of life in Serbian patients with Parkinson's disease
    Ljubomir Ziropada
    Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
    Qual Life Res 18:833-9. 2009
    ..The Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39) is a well-validated British scale for the assessment of health-related quality of life (QoL) in Parkinson's disease (PD)...
  14. ncbi [Reversible brain damage following acute poisoning with an organic solvent determined by magnetic resonance]
    Irena Dujmovic
    Klinicki centar Srbije, Institut za neurologiju, Beograd, Srbija i Crna Gora
    Vojnosanit Pregl 62:487-90. 2005
    ..Acute exposure to the effects of volatile solvents is characterized by the abrupt onset of symptoms and signs of poisoning, and relatively fast recovery in the majority of cases...
  15. doi Genetic testing in familial and young-onset Alzheimer's disease: mutation spectrum in a Serbian cohort
    Valerija Dobricić
    Institute of Neurology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
    Neurobiol Aging 33:1481.e7-12. 2012
    ..Interestingly, we identified one patient harboring two heterozygous mutations: one in APP (p.L723P) and one in PSEN1 (p.R108Q)...
  16. ncbi Serial position learning effects in patients with aneurysms of the anterior communicating artery
    Elka Stefanova
    Institute of Neurology CCS, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 24:687-94. 2002
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  17. ncbi Frequency analysis and clinical characterization of different types of spinocerebellar ataxia in Serbian patients
    Natasa T Dragasević
    Institute of Neurology CCS, Medical School, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
    Mov Disord 21:187-91. 2006
    ..Ataxia-causing mutations were identified in 8 (10.6%) of patients with apparently sporadic adult-onset ataxia...
  18. ncbi Preoperative assessment and preparation of patients with neurologic disorders
    Ivan Palibrk
    School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
    Acta Chir Iugosl 58:137-42. 2011
    ..Several undiagnosed diseases may be disclosed following a surgical/anaesthetic intervention...
  19. ncbi Prolonged psychological stress suppresses cortisol secretion
    Milos Zarkovic
    Institute of Endocrinology, Belgrade, Serbia
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 59:811-6. 2003
    ..Response to acute psychological stress is characterized by activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the sympathetic nervous system. However, response to the prolonged psychological stress is less well known...
  20. ncbi Dopaminergic modulation of high-level cognition in Parkinson's disease: the role of the prefrontal cortex revealed by PET
    Roshan Cools
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Brain 125:584-94. 2002
    ..These data suggest that L-dopa ameliorates high-level cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease by inducing relative blood flow changes in the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex...
  21. ncbi Preference formation and working memory in Parkinson's disease and normal ageing
    Sylvia M L Cox
    Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, CB2 2EF, Cambridge, UK
    Neuropsychologia 40:317-26. 2002
    ..These results suggest that there is a developmental progression in the degree to which different mechanisms of 'learning to like' are important over the life span...