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profileMilenko Jovan Tanasijevic, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Pathology
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
DepartmentPathology
AddressBrigham and Women's Hospital
Director, Clinical Laboratories
75 Francis St
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/732-6352
Fax617/713-3056
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  1. Winkelman JW, Tanasijevic MJ, Zahniser DJ. A Novel Automated Slide-Based Technology for Visualization, Counting, and Characterization of the Formed Elements of Blood: A Proof of Concept Study. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2017 Apr 19. PMID: 28421831.
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  2. Petrides AK, Bixho I, Goonan EM, Bates DW, Shaykevich S, Lipsitz SR, Landman AB, Tanasijevic MJ, Melanson SE. The Benefits and Challenges of an Interfaced Electronic Health Record and Laboratory Information System: Effects on Laboratory Processes. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2017 Mar; 141(3):410-417. PMID: 28234574.
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  3. Le RD, Melanson SE, Petrides AK, Goonan EM, Bixho I, Landman AB, Brogan AM, Bates DW, Tanasijevic MJ. Significant Reduction in Preanalytical Errors for Nonphlebotomy Blood Draws After Implementation of a Novel Integrated Specimen Collection Module. Am J Clin Pathol. 2016 Oct; 146(4):456-61. PMID: 27686172.
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  4. Tanasijevic MJ. The results should be compared with a gold standard diagnostic test--the author responds. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Nov; 33(11):1700. PMID: 26820018.
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  5. Greenblatt MB, Nowak JA, Quade CC, Tanasijevic M, Lindeman N, Jarolim P. Impact of a prospective review program for reference laboratory testing requests. Am J Clin Pathol. 2015 May; 143(5):627-34. PMID: 25873495.
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  6. Layfield C, Rose J, Alford A, Snyder SR, Apple FS, Chowdhury FM, Kontos MC, Newby LK, Storrow AB, Tanasijevic M, Leibach E, Liebow EB, Christenson RH. Effectiveness of practices for improving the diagnostic accuracy of Non ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the Emergency Department: A Laboratory Medicine Best Practices™ systematic review. Clin Biochem. 2015 Mar; 48(4-5):204-12. PMID: 25661303; PMCID: PMC5033652.
  7. Le RD, Kosowsky JM, Landman AB, Bixho I, Melanson SE, Tanasijevic MJ. Clinical and financial impact of removing creatine kinase-MB from the routine testing menu in the emergency setting. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Jan; 33(1):72-5. PMID: 25455047.
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  8. Greenblatt MB, Torre M, Means J, Tanasijevic M, Vitale Pedulla L, Bunnell CA, Conrad MJ, Jarolim P. Use of potassium concentrations as a quality-of-service metric for phlebotomists detects systematic preanalytical biases and facilitates their correction. Clin Chem. 2014 Nov; 60(11):1453-5. PMID: 25161146.
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  9. Mijailovic AS, Tanasijevic MJ, Goonan EM, Le RD, Baum JM, Melanson SE. Optimizing outpatient phlebotomy staffing: tools to assess staffing needs and monitor effectiveness. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Jul; 138(7):929-35. PMID: 24978919.
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  10. Le RD, Melanson SE, Santos KS, Paredes JD, Baum JM, Goonan EM, Torrence-Hill JN, Gustafson ML, Tanasijevic MJ. Using Lean principles to optimise inpatient phlebotomy services. J Clin Pathol. 2014 Aug; 67(8):724-30. PMID: 24821848.
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  11. Melanson SE, Mijailovic AS, Wright AP, Szumita PM, Bates DW, Tanasijevic MJ. An intervention to improve the timing of vancomycin levels. Am J Clin Pathol. 2013 Dec; 140(6):801-6. PMID: 24225746.
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  12. Melanson SE, Tanasijevic MJ, Snyder ML, Darragh A, Quade C, Jarolim P. Significant cost savings achieved by in-sourcing urine drug testing for monitoring medication compliance in pain management. Clin Chim Acta. 2013 Jun 25; 422:10-4. PMID: 23545276.
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  13. Snyder SR, Favoretto AM, Derzon JH, Christenson RH, Kahn SE, Shaw CS, Baetz RA, Mass D, Fantz CR, Raab SS, Tanasijevic MJ, Liebow EB. Effectiveness of barcoding for reducing patient specimen and laboratory testing identification errors: a Laboratory Medicine Best Practices systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Biochem. 2012 Sep; 45(13-14):988-98. PMID: 22750145; PMCID: PMC4518452.
  14. Morrison AP, Melanson SE, Carty MG, Bates DW, Szumita PM, Tanasijevic MJ. What proportion of vancomycin trough levels are drawn too early?: frequency and impact on clinical actions. Am J Clin Pathol. 2012 Mar; 137(3):472-8. PMID: 22338061.
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  15. Morrison AP, Tanasijevic MJ, Torrence-Hill JN, Goonan EM, Gustafson ML, Melanson SE. A strategy for optimizing staffing to improve the timeliness of inpatient phlebotomy collections. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2011 Dec; 135(12):1576-80. PMID: 22129187.
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  16. Uljon SN, Richardson PG, Schur PH, Anderson KC, Tanasijevic MJ, Lindeman NI. Serial serum free light chain measurements do not detect changes in disease status earlier than electrophoretic M-spike measurements in patients with intact immunoglobulin myeloma. Clin Chim Acta. 2011 Mar 18; 412(7-8):562-8. PMID: 21144845.
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  17. Morrison AP, Tanasijevic MJ, Goonan EM, Lobo MM, Bates MM, Lipsitz SR, Bates DW, Melanson SE. Reduction in specimen labeling errors after implementation of a positive patient identification system in phlebotomy. Am J Clin Pathol. 2010 Jun; 133(6):870-7. PMID: 20472844.
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  18. Melanson SE, Goonan EM, Lobo MM, Baum JM, Paredes JD, Santos KS, Gustafson ML, Tanasijevic MJ. Applying Lean/Toyota production system principles to improve phlebotomy patient satisfaction and workflow. Am J Clin Pathol. 2009 Dec; 132(6):914-9. PMID: 19926584.
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  19. Vargas SO, Grudzien C, Tanasijevic MJ. Postmortem cardiac troponin-I levels predict intramyocardial damage at autopsy. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2008 Oct; 26(2):132-7. PMID: 18064406.
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  20. Melanson SE, Tanasijevic MJ, Jarolim P. Cardiac troponin assays: a view from the clinical chemistry laboratory. Circulation. 2007 Oct 30; 116(18):e501-4. PMID: 17967982.
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  21. Melanson SE, Berg A, Jarolim P, Tanasijevic MJ, McElrath TF. Validation of a formula that calculates the estimated risk of respiratory distress syndrome. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Dec; 108(6):1471-6. PMID: 17138782.
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  22. Kaushal R, Jha AK, Franz C, Glaser J, Shetty KD, Jaggi T, Middleton B, Kuperman GJ, Khorasani R, Tanasijevic M, Bates DW. Return on investment for a computerized physician order entry system. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006 May-Jun; 13(3):261-6. PMID: 16501178; PMCID: PMC1513660.
  23. Melanson SF, Tanasijevic MJ. Laboratory diagnosis of acute myocardial injury. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2005 May-Jun; 14(3):156-61. PMID: 15914301.
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  24. Chan RK, Ibrahim SI, Pil P, Tanasijevic M, Moore FD. Validation of a method to replace frozen section during parathyroid exploration by using the rapid parathyroid hormone assay on parathyroid aspirates. Arch Surg. 2005 Apr; 140(4):371-3. PMID: 15841560.
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  25. Tanasijevic MJ. Evaluation of coronary artery patency using cardiac markers. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2005 Feb; 19(1):21-4. PMID: 15976963.
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  26. Sabatine MS, Morrow DA, de Lemos JA, Omland T, Desai MY, Tanasijevic M, Hall C, McCabe CH, Braunwald E. Acute changes in circulating natriuretic peptide levels in relation to myocardial ischemia. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Nov 16; 44(10):1988-95. PMID: 15542281.
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  27. McElrath TF, Colon I, Hecht J, Tanasijevic MJ, Norwitz ER. Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome as a function of gestational age and an assay for surfactant-to-albumin ratio. Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Mar; 103(3):463-8. PMID: 14990407.
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  28. Bates DW, Kuperman GJ, Wang S, Gandhi T, Kittler A, Volk L, Spurr C, Khorasani R, Tanasijevic M, Middleton B. Ten commandments for effective clinical decision support: making the practice of evidence-based medicine a reality. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2003 Nov-Dec; 10(6):523-30. PMID: 12925543; PMCID: PMC264429.
  29. Chen P, Tanasijevic MJ, Schoenenberger RA, Fiskio J, Kuperman GJ, Bates DW. A computer-based intervention for improving the appropriateness of antiepileptic drug level monitoring. Am J Clin Pathol. 2003 Mar; 119(3):432-8. PMID: 12645347.
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  30. Tanasijevic M. Predictive model for fetal lung maturity assessment incorporating Abbott FLM S/A II test results and obstetric estimates of gestational age. Clin Chim Acta. 2002 Dec; 326(1-2):1-2. PMID: 12417093.
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  31. Winkelman JW, Tanasijevic MJ. Noninvasive testing in the clinical laboratory. Clin Lab Med. 2002 Jun; 22(2):547-58. PMID: 12134477.
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  32. de Lemos JA, Morrow DA, Gibson CM, Murphy SA, Rifai N, Tanasijevic M, Giugliano RP, Schuhwerk KC, McCabe CH, Cannon CP, Antman EM, Braunwald E. Early noninvasive detection of failed epicardial reperfusion after fibrinolytic therapy. Am J Cardiol. 2001 Aug 15; 88(4):353-8. PMID: 11545753.
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  33. Srinivas VS, Cannon CP, Gibson CM, Antman EM, Greenberg MA, Tanasijevic MJ, Murphy S, de Lemos JA, Sokol S, Braunwald E, Mueller HS. Myoglobin levels at 12 hours identify patients at low risk for 30-day mortality after thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction: a Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction 10B substudy. Am Heart J. 2001 Jul; 142(1):29-36. PMID: 11431653.
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  34. Karlson EW, Tanasijevic M, Hankinson SE, Liang MH, Colditz GA, Speizer FE, Schur PH. Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and exposure to breast implants. Arch Intern Med. 2001 Mar 26; 161(6):864-7. PMID: 11268230.
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  35. Laffin RJ, Chan DW, Tanasijevic MJ, Fischer GA, Markus W, Miller J, Matarrese P, Sokoll LJ, Bruzek DJ, Eneman J, Nelson J, Bray KR, Huang J, Loveland KG. Hybritech total and free prostate-specific antigen assays developed for the Beckman Coulter access automated chemiluminescent immunoassay system: a multicenter evaluation of analytical performance. Clin Chem. 2001 Jan; 47(1):129-32. PMID: 11148190.
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  36. Morrow DA, Antman EM, Tanasijevic M, Rifai N, de Lemos JA, McCabe CH, Cannon CP, Braunwald E. Cardiac troponin I for stratification of early outcomes and the efficacy of enoxaparin in unstable angina: a TIMI-11B substudy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2000 Nov 15; 36(6):1812-7. PMID: 11092649.
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  37. McElrath TF, Norwitz ER, Robinson JN, Tanasijevic MJ, Lieberman ES. Differences in TDx fetal lung maturity assay values between twin and singleton gestations. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2000 May; 182(5):1110-2. PMID: 10819842.
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  38. Morrow DA, Rifai N, Tanasijevic MJ, Wybenga DR, de Lemos JA, Antman EM. Clinical efficacy of three assays for cardiac troponin I for risk stratification in acute coronary syndromes: a Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) 11B Substudy. Clin Chem. 2000 Apr; 46(4):453-60. PMID: 10759468.
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  39. Poteat HT, Chen P, Loughlin KR, Winkelman JW, Allada R, Ma'luf N, Tanasijevic MJ, Bates DW. Appropriateness of prostate-specific antigen testing. Am J Clin Pathol. 2000 Mar; 113(3):421-8. PMID: 10705824.
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  40. Delgado JC, Greene MF, Winkelman JW, Tanasijevic MJ. Comparison of disaturated phosphatidylcholine and fetal lung maturity surfactant/albumin ratio in diabetic and nondiabetic pregnancies. Am J Clin Pathol. 2000 Feb; 113(2):233-9. PMID: 10664625.
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  41. Chen P, Tanasijevic M. Use of serum cardiac troponin-I levels in dialysis patients. Semin Dial. 2000 Jan-Feb; 13(1):58-9. PMID: 10740676.
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  42. Kuperman GJ, Teich JM, Tanasijevic MJ, Ma'Luf N, Rittenberg E, Jha A, Fiskio J, Winkelman J, Bates DW. Improving response to critical laboratory results with automation: results of a randomized controlled trial. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 1999 Nov-Dec; 6(6):512-22. PMID: 10579608; PMCID: PMC61393.
  43. Chan DW, Kelley CA, Ratliff TL, D'Agostino D, Ritchey J, Lamb DJ, Beck J, Lott N, Wener MH, Daum P, Henkin RE, Kaske DN, Golightly DW, McBride J, Layco G, Ota MK, Tanasijevic MJ, Grudzien C, Woodrum DL, Bray KR, Southwick PC, Gasior GH, Loveland KG. Analytical and clinical performance characteristics of Hybritech's Tandem-R free PSA assay during a large multicenter clinical trial to determine the clinical utility of percentage of free prostate-specific antigen. Clin Chem. 1999 Oct; 45(10):1863-5. PMID: 10508137.
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  44. Tanasijevic MJ, Cannon CP, Antman EM, Wybenga DR, Fischer GA, Grudzien C, Gibson CM, Winkelman JW, Braunwald E. Myoglobin, creatine-kinase-MB and cardiac troponin-I 60-minute ratios predict infarct-related artery patency after thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction: results from the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction study (TIMI) 10B. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1999 Sep; 34(3):739-47. PMID: 10483955.
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  45. Moore FD, Mannting F, Tanasijevic M. Intrinsic limitations to unilateral parathyroid exploration. Ann Surg. 1999 Sep; 230(3):382-8; discussion 388-91. PMID: 10493485; PMCID: PMC1420883.
  46. Cañas F, Tanasijevic MJ, Ma'luf N, Bates DW. Evaluating the appropriateness of digoxin level monitoring. Arch Intern Med. 1999 Feb 22; 159(4):363-8. PMID: 10030309.
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  47. Bates DW, Kuperman GJ, Rittenberg E, Teich JM, Fiskio J, Ma'luf N, Onderdonk A, Wybenga D, Winkelman J, Brennan TA, Komaroff AL, Tanasijevic M. A randomized trial of a computer-based intervention to reduce utilization of redundant laboratory tests. Am J Med. 1999 Feb; 106(2):144-50. PMID: 10230742.
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  48. Tanasijevic MJ, Antman EM. Diagnostic performance of cardiac troponin I in suspected acute myocardial infarction: implications for clinicians. Am Heart J. 1999 Feb; 137(2):203-6. PMID: 9924150.
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  49. Tanasijevic MJ, Cannon CP, Antman EM. The role of cardiac troponin-I (cTnI) in risk stratification of patients with unstable coronary artery disease. Clin Cardiol. 1999 Jan; 22(1):13-6. PMID: 9929748.
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  50. Bates DW, Boyle DL, Rittenberg E, Kuperman GJ, Ma'Luf N, Menkin V, Winkelman JW, Tanasijevic MJ. What proportion of common diagnostic tests appear redundant? Am J Med. 1998 Apr; 104(4):361-8. PMID: 9576410.
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  51. Kuperman GJ, Boyle D, Jha A, Rittenberg E, Ma'Luf N, Tanasijevic MJ, Teich JM, Winkelman J, Bates DW. How promptly are inpatients treated for critical laboratory results? J Am Med Inform Assoc. 1998 Jan-Feb; 5(1):112-9. PMID: 9452990; PMCID: PMC61280.
  52. Bates DW, Kuperman GJ, Jha A, Teich JM, Orav EJ, Ma'luf N, Onderdonk A, Pugatch R, Wybenga D, Winkelman J, Brennan TA, Komaroff AL, Tanasijevic MJ. Does the computerized display of charges affect inpatient ancillary test utilization? Arch Intern Med. 1997 Nov 24; 157(21):2501-8. PMID: 9385303.
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  53. Tanasijevic MJ, Cannon CP, Wybenga DR, Fischer GA, Grudzien C, Gibson CM, Winkelman JW, Antman EM, Braunwald E. Myoglobin, creatine kinase MB, and cardiac troponin-I to assess reperfusion after thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction: results from TIMI 10A. Am Heart J. 1997 Oct; 134(4):622-30. PMID: 9351728.
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  54. Winkelman JW, Tanasijevic MJ, Wybenga DR, Otten J. How fast is fast enough for clinical laboratory turnaround time? Measurement of the interval between result entry and inquiries for reports. Am J Clin Pathol. 1997 Oct; 108(4):400-5. PMID: 9322592.
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  55. Antman EM, Tanasijevic MJ, Thompson B, Schactman M, McCabe CH, Cannon CP, Fischer GA, Fung AY, Thompson C, Wybenga D, Braunwald E. Cardiac-specific troponin I levels to predict the risk of mortality in patients with acute coronary syndromes. N Engl J Med. 1996 Oct 31; 335(18):1342-9. PMID: 8857017.
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  56. Berman S, Tanasijevic MJ, Alvarez JG, Ludmir J, Lieberman E, Richardson DK. Racial differences in the predictive value of the TDx fetal lung maturity assay. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1996 Jul; 175(1):73-7. PMID: 8694078.
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  57. Tanasijevic MJ, Winkelman JW, Wybenga DR, Richardson DK, Greene MF. Prediction of fetal lung maturity in infants of diabetic mothers using the FLM S/A and disaturated phosphatidylcholine tests. Am J Clin Pathol. 1996 Jan; 105(1):17-22. PMID: 8561082.
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  58. Schoenenberger RA, Tanasijevic MJ, Jha A, Bates DW. Appropriateness of antiepileptic drug level monitoring. JAMA. 1995 Nov 22-29; 274(20):1622-6. PMID: 7474249.
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  59. Fattal GA, Tanasijevic MJ, Winkelman JW. Evolution beyond the shared services model of consolidated hospital clinical laboratories. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1995 Aug; 119(8):701-5. PMID: 7646326.
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  60. Tanasijevic MJ, Ginsburg E, Wybenga DR, Barbieri RL, Winkelman JW. Total serum calcium reference intervals in postmenopausal outpatients. Gynecol Obstet Invest. 1995; 39(4):266-70. PMID: 7635371.
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  61. Tanasijevic MJ, Wybenga DR, Richardson D, Greene MF, Lopez R, Winkelman JW. A predictive model for fetal lung maturity employing gestational age and test results. Am J Clin Pathol. 1994 Dec; 102(6):788-93. PMID: 7801892.
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  62. Richardson DK, Tanasijevic M. Hasty extrapolation of TDx FLM results. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1994 Aug; 171(2):584-5. PMID: 8059860.
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  63. Winkelman JW, Wybenga DR, Tanasijevic MJ. The fiscal consequences of central vs distributed testing of glucose. Clin Chem. 1994 Aug; 40(8):1628-30. PMID: 8045020.
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  64. Tanasijevic MJ, Myers MG, Thoma RS, Crimmins DL, White MF, Sacks DB. Phosphorylation of the insulin receptor substrate IRS-1 by casein kinase II. J Biol Chem. 1993 Aug 25; 268(24):18157-66. PMID: 8349691.
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  65. Ciko Z, Mijic R, Tanasijevic M. [Effect of small doses of aspirin on thrombocyte aggregation]. Vojnosanit Pregl. 1991 May-Jun; 48(3):211-5. PMID: 1949660.
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  66. Ciko Z, Mijic R, Tanasijevic M. [The effect of moderate physical activity on thrombocyte aggregation in persons with ischemic heart disease]. Vojnosanit Pregl. 1988 Nov-Dec; 45(6):403-6. PMID: 3222930.
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  67. Zoric M, Banic B, Dilberovic D, Kapidzic N, Tanasijevic M. [Various current problems in the treatment of tuberculosis with special reference to the urinary tract]. Med Arh. 1974 Jul-Aug; 28(4):385-91. PMID: 4475334.
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