Dear colleagues,

The journal we launched to bring you the latest scientific insights into diagnostic and therapeutic issues you encounter in practice, and to inform you about the recommendations and guidelines of the most significant organizations and institutions for resolving them, is entering its third year of regular publication. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to this: the authors, reviewers, editorial staff, and especially Galenika company, which has steadfastly supported this project.

In the year 2024, the journal will continue, as before, to publish papers from all areas of medical science and practice, striving to meet your informational needs.

In this ninth issue of the Galenika Medical Journal, you will read papers by Prof. Dr. Sonja Smiljić (on the impact of dyslipidemia on the incidence of arterial hypertension) and Prof. Dr. Katarina Lalić (on the contemporary approach to treating dyslipidemia), Prof. Dr. Branislava Ivanović (on nocturnal hypertension), and Assistant Prof. Dr. Ivana Burazor (on contemporary measures of secondary prevention in selected cardiovascular patients). In the contents of the ninth issue of the journal, you will also find papers on the early detection and treatment of growth hormone deficiency in adults (Prof. Dr. Mirjana Doknić), on the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in the elderly (Prof. Dr. Nada Dimković), and on the prevention and treatment of bone health disorders in menopause (Prof. Dr. Artur Bjelica). Additionally, for this issue, contributions were made by Prof. Dr. Dejan Stevanović (on the application of minimally invasive surgical procedures in the treatment of rectal lesions), Nevenka Ilić (on the impact of climate change on human health), and Nina Dimitrijević (on diabetes in dental practice).

In the upcoming issues, we will dedicate special attention to papers focusing on pain therapy, obesity, the use of antiplatelet therapy, challenges in mental health, pediatric and oncological issues, which you have suggested as topics. However, we will not neglect other areas.

To encourage you to share your knowledge and experiences with colleagues where they can be beneficial, we have announced a competition to select the best original and review papers of this year. The competition is open until the end of 2024, and the results will be announced by March 31, 2025. We will reward the authors of the best papers, and the awarded papers will be published in upcoming issues planned for the following period.

For more detailed information about the competition, you can refer to the last pages of this edition, as well as the website of the journal, As always, you can submit your papers via email to

And we continue onwards…

Prof. Dragoljub Đokić, M.D, Ph.D, D.P.H 
Chief Editor of Galenika Medical Journal
Founder of the Academy for Continuing Medical Education


Dear colleagues,

GALENIKA, one of the strongest brands that has worthily represented the pharmaceutical industry of the Republic of Serbia for decades, is taking a step further, with a great desire to help developing a strong professional opinion within the healthcare of the patients.

We are aware that stormy times bring great challenges, especially for those who bravely stand on the front lines of the joint struggle and for that reason, we decided to support the creation of a new scientific journal as a general sponsor, intended to you, who selflessly invest effort and knowledge in preserving the health of our population every day.

We firmly believe in the idea that professionalism has no alternative and that only by relying on evidence-based medicine can be victory over every existing and future health challenge.As a company, that for decades has a recognizable and inseparable role at the daily level of your professional practice, together, we can resist every disease or condition of our patients, without asking about hours, days, weeks and years of dedication, but focused on striving for the health benefits of each individual.

Today, we want to help more than ever, we want to make reference medical data available to every healthcare worker in our country, on their native language.We decided to succeed on that path,regardless about the level of effort we will put into this mission.

Thanks to the courage and professional capacity of the Academy for Continuing Medical Education, the GALENIKA MEDICAL JOURNAL is born. The scientific newsletter of the Academy for Continuing Medical Education.We strongly believe that this unique professional literature will be a useful support for your further professional development.

This is our way of saying


Your Galenika