Biography

Slaven Abdović, MD, PhD

Slaven Abdović, MD, PhD

Pediatric nephrologist

WORK EXPERIENCE

2019-present
Subspecialist in pediatric nephrology, member of the team for pediatric kidney transplantation
Children's Hospital Zagreb - Department of Nephrology

2013-2019
Pediatrician and Pediatric Nephrology Fellow
Children's Hospital Zagreb - Department of Nephrology

2009-2013
Pediatric Resident
Children's Hospital Zagreb

2006-2009
Research Fellow
Children's Hospital Zagreb - Referral Center for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

EDUCATION

2006-2013
PhD studies Biomedicine and Health, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
PhD topic "Quality of life of children with inflammatory bowel diseases", mentor: Prof. Sanja Kolacek, MD, PhD
Published articles:

  • Abdovic S, Pavic AM, Milosevic M, Persic M, Senecic-Cala I, Kolacek S. Short health scale: a valid, reliable, and responsive measure of health-related quality of life in children with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2015;21:818-23. https://doi.org/10.1097/mib.0000000000000324

  • Abdovic S, Mocic Pavic A, Milosevic M, Persic M, Senecic-Cala I, Kolacek S. The IMPACT-III (HR) questionnaire: a valid measure of health-related quality of life in Croatian children with inflammatory bowel disease. J Crohn's Colitis. 2013;7(11):908-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crohns.2012.12.010

  • Abdovic S, Kolacek S. Health-related quality of life assessment in patients with chronic disorders, with the emphasis on children with chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Paediatria Croatica 2010;54(2):89-97. 

2009-2010
Postgraduate pediatric study, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb

1995-2005
Undergraduate studies, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb

SKILLS

2022
Advanced Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in Children, King's College Hospital, London, UK

2021
Hemodialysis in children, Bambino Gesu, Rome, Italy

2020
European Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ESPN) Board Examination

2019
Dialysis in children, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London, UK

2018
Urodynamics in children and bladder training, University Medical Center Utrecht, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, Utrecht, the Netherlands

2017
3D/4D Contrast-Enhanced Voiding Urosonography (ceVUS) and Intraoperative Urosonography, Department of Pediatric Radiology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland

2015
Clinical fellow observership at Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

PROJECTS

2019-present
Author of BeDry digital bladder diary ( https://home.bedry.app ) and blog about urinary incontinence ( https://budisuh.eu )

2017-2022
"Urinary biomarkers in overactive bladder in children" Croatian Science Foundation, UIP-2017-05-5379
Project value: HRK 1,129,311.00
Role: proposer, project leader and mentor to PhD student
Published articles:

  • Abdovic S, Colic M, Stemberger Maric L, Cuk M, Hizar I, Milosevic M. Overactivity index: A noninvasive and objective outcome measure in overactive bladder in children. J Pediatr Urol. 2022 Jun;18(3):352.e1-352.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2022.03.012

  • Colic M, Rogic D, Lenicek Krleza J, Kozmar A, Stemberger Maric L, Abdovic S. Urinary brain-derived neurotrophic factor and nerve growth factor as noninvasive biomarkers of overactive bladder in children. Biochem Med (Zagreb). 2022 Oct 1;32(3):030706. https://doi.org/10.11613/bm.2022.030706

2020
The role of osmolality of the first morning urine in predicting the success of treatment of primary monosymptomatic enuresis in children
Role: leader and principal investigator
Published articles:

  • Abdovic S, Cuk M, Hizar I, Milosevic M, Jerkovic A, Saraga M. Pretreatment morning urine osmolality and oral desmopressin lyophilisate treatment outcome in patients with primary monosymptomatic enuresis. Int Urol Nephrol. 2021 Mar 27 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11255-021-02843-5

2018-2022
Serum calprotectin as an early marker of bacterial urinary tract infection in children
Role: mentor to a PhD student
Published articles:

  • Lamot M, Miler M, Nikolac Gabaj N, Lamot L, Milošević M, Harjaček M and Abdović S. Serum Calprotectin Is a Valid Biomarker in Distinction of Bacterial Urinary Tract Infection From Viral Respiratory Illness in Children Under 3 Years of Age. Front. Pediatrician. (2022) 10:768260. https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2022.768260

2017
Prediction of late-presenting posterior urethral valve in a boy with symptoms of bladder dysfunction using an artificial neural network
Role: principal investigator and leader
Published articles:

  • Abdovic S, Cuk M, Cekada N, et al. Predicting posterior urethral obstruction in boys with lower urinary tract symptoms using deep artificial neural network. World J Urol. 2019;37(9):1973–1979. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00345-018-2588-9

2008
The impact of probiotics in the prevention of gastrointestinal and respiratory infections in children
Role: researcher
Published articles:

  • Hojsak I, Abdovic S, Szajewska H, ​​Milosevic M, Krznaric Z, Kolacek S. Lactobacillus GG in the prevention of nosocomial gastrointestinal and respiratory tract infections. Pediatrics. 2010;125(5):e1171-7. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2009-2568

  • Hojsak I, Snovak N, Abdovic S, Szajewska H, ​​Misak Z, Kolacek S. Lactobacillus GG in the prevention of gastrointestinal and respiratory tract infections in children who attend day care centers: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Clin Nutr. 2010;29(3):312-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2009.09.008

2007-2009
PreventCD: a European scientific research project to prevent celiac disease (FP6-2005-FOOD-4-B)
Role: researcher
Published articles:

  • Szajewska H, ​​Chmielewska A, Pieścik-Lech M, Ivarsson A, Kolacek S, Koletzko S, Mearin ML, Shamir R, Auricchio R, Troncone R; PREVENTCD Study Group. Systematic review: early infant feeding and the prevention of celiac disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2012;36(7):607-18. https://doi.org/10.1111/apt.12023

  • Romanos J, Rosén A, Kumar V, Trynka G, Franke L, Szperl A, Gutierrez-Achury J, van Diemen CC, Kanninga R, Jankipersadsing SA, Steck A, Eisenbarth G, van Heel DA, Cukrowska B, Bruno V, Mazzilli MC, Núñez C, Bilbao JR, Mearin ML, Barisani D, Rewers M, Norris JM, Ivarsson A, Boezen HM, Liu E, Wijmenga C; PreventCD Group. Improving coeliac disease risk prediction by testing non-HLA variants in addition to HLA variants. Gut. 2014;63(3):415-22. https://doi.org/10.1136/gutjnl-2012-304110

2019-present
Author of BeDry digital bladder diary ( https://home.bedry.app) and blog about urinary incontinence ( https://budisuh.eu )

2017-2022
"Urinary biomarkers in overactive bladder in children" Croatian Science Foundation, UIP-2017-05-5379
Project value: HRK 1,129,311.00
Role: proposer, project leader and mentor to PhD student
Published articles:

  • Abdovic S, Colic M, Stemberger Maric L, Cuk M, Hizar I, Milosevic M. Overactivity index: A noninvasive and objective outcome measure in overactive bladder in children. J Pediatr Urol. 2022 Jun;18(3):352.e1-352.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2022.03.012

  • Colic M, Rogic D, Lenicek Krleza J, Kozmar A, Stemberger Maric L, Abdovic S. Urinary brain-derived neurotrophic factor and nerve growth factor as noninvasive biomarkers of overactive bladder in children. Biochem Med (Zagreb). 2022 Oct 1;32(3):030706. https://doi.org/10.11613/bm.2022.030706

2020
The role of osmolality of the first morning urine in predicting the success of treatment of primary monosymptomatic enuresis in children
Role: leader and principal investigator
Published articles:

  • Abdovic S, Cuk M, Hizar I, Milosevic M, Jerkovic A, Saraga M. Pretreatment morning urine osmolality and oral desmopressin lyophilisate treatment outcome in patients with primary monosymptomatic enuresis. Int Urol Nephrol. 2021 Mar 27 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11255-021-02843-5

2018-2022
Serum calprotectin as an early marker of bacterial urinary tract infection in children
Role: mentor to a PhD student
Published articles:

  • Lamot M, Miler M, Nikolac Gabaj N, Lamot L, Milošević M, Harjaček M and Abdović S. Serum Calprotectin Is a Valid Biomarker in Distinction of Bacterial Urinary Tract Infection From Viral Respiratory Illness in Children Under 3 Years of Age. Front. Pediatrician. (2022) 10:768260. https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2022.768260

2017
Prediction of late-presenting posterior urethral valve in a boy with symptoms of bladder dysfunction using an artificial neural network
Role: principal investigator and leader
Published articles:

  • Abdovic S, Cuk M, Cekada N, et al. Predicting posterior urethral obstruction in boys with lower urinary tract symptoms using deep artificial neural network. World J Urol. 2019;37(9):1973–1979. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00345-018-2588-9

2008
The impact of probiotics in the prevention of gastrointestinal and respiratory infections in children
Role: researcher
Published articles:

  • Hojsak I, Abdovic S, Szajewska H, ​​Milosevic M, Krznaric Z, Kolacek S. Lactobacillus GG in the prevention of nosocomial gastrointestinal and respiratory tract infections. Pediatrics. 2010;125(5):e1171-7. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2009-2568

  • Hojsak I, Snovak N, Abdovic S, Szajewska H, ​​Misak Z, Kolacek S. Lactobacillus GG in the prevention of gastrointestinal and respiratory tract infections in children who attend day care centers: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Clin Nutr. 2010;29(3):312-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2009.09.008

2007-2009
PreventCD: a European scientific research project to prevent celiac disease (FP6-2005-FOOD-4-B)
Role: researcher
Published articles:

  • Szajewska H, ​​Chmielewska A, Pieścik-Lech M, Ivarsson A, Kolacek S, Koletzko S, Mearin ML, Shamir R, Auricchio R, Troncone R; PREVENTCD Study Group. Systematic review: early infant feeding and the prevention of celiac disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2012;36(7):607-18. https://doi.org/10.1111/apt.12023

  • Romanos J, Rosén A, Kumar V, Trynka G, Franke L, Szperl A, Gutierrez-Achury J, van Diemen CC, Kanninga R, Jankipersadsing SA, Steck A, Eisenbarth G, van Heel DA, Cukrowska B, Bruno V, Mazzilli MC, Núñez C, Bilbao JR, Mearin ML, Barisani D, Rewers M, Norris JM, Ivarsson A, Boezen HM, Liu E, Wijmenga C; PreventCD Group. Improving coeliac disease risk prediction by testing non-HLA variants in addition to HLA variants. Gut. 2014;63(3):415-22. https://doi.org/10.1136/gutjnl-2012-304110

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Headquartered in Zagreb, Croatia

OIB: 77209746705

© 2024 Be Dry Ltd. All rights reserved.

English (United States)