Cure MSA

Country specific patient information


Principal Investigator:
Prof. Vladimir S. Kostić

University of Belgrade
Institute of Neurology CCS
Ul. Dr Subotića
11000 Belgrade


Dr. Iva Stanković

IV Clinical department – Movement Disorders Department
Clinic for Neurology, Dr Subotica 6, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Contact phone: +381 11 3064239


Expertise of the participating organization:


The Belgrade group has a strong background and interest in diagnosis, clinical differential diagnosis, genetics, neurophysiology, neuropsychology (particularly, cognitive domains), and treatment of parkinsonism, including MSA patients. The recent studies primarily focused on genetic background and neuroimaging of atypical parkinsonism. The unique advantage of the group is the large gravitating population of patients with various movement disorders. 


Recent publications relevant to the EMSA-SG:


Djuric-Jovicic M, Petrovic I, Jecmenica-Lukic M, Radovanovic S, Dragasevic-Miskovic N, Belic M, Miler-Jerkovic V, Popovic MB, Kostic VS. Finger tapping analysis in patients with Parkinson's disease and atypical parkinsonism. J Clin Neurosci 2016;30:49-55.


Stankovic I, Krismer F, Jesic A, Antonini A, Benke T, Brown RG, Burn DJ, Holton JL, Kaufmann H, Kostic VS, Ling H, Meissner WG, Poewe W, Semnic M, Seppi K, Takeda A, Weintraub D, Wenning GK, Movement Disorders Society MSASG. Cognitive impairment in multiple system atrophy: a position statement by the Neuropsychology Task Force of the MDS Multiple System Atrophy (MODIMSA) study group. Mov Disord 2014;29:857-867.


Jecmenica-Lukic M, Petrovic IN, Pekmezovic T, Kostic VS. Clinical outcomes of two main variants of progressive supranuclear palsy and multiple system atrophy: a prospective natural history study. J Neurol 2014;261:1575-1583.


Kostic VS, Agosta F, Petrovic I, Galantucci S, Spica V, Jecmenica-Lukic M, Filippi M. Regional patterns of brain tissue loss associated with depression in Parkinson disease. Neurology 2010;75:857-63.


Agosta F, Kostić VS, Galantucci S, Mesaroš S, Svetel M, Pagani E, Stefanova E, Filippi M. The in vivo distribution of brain tissue loss in Richardson's syndrome and PSP-parkinsonism: a VBM-DARTEL study. Eur J Neurosci 2010;32:640-7.


Lalić NM, Dragašević N, Stefanova E, Jotić A, Lalić K, Miličić T, Petrović I, Maćešić M, Kostić VS. Impaired insulin sensitivity and secretion in normoglycemic patients with spinocerebellar ataxia type 1. Mov Disord 2010;25:1976-80.


Kostić VS, Pekmezović T, Tomić A, Ječmenica-Lukić M, Stojković T, Spica V, Svetel M, Stefanova E, Petrović I, Džoljić E. Suicide and suicidal ideation in Parkinson's disease. J Neurol Sci 2010;289:40-3.


Kostić VS. Treatment of young-onset Parkinson's disease: role of dopamine receptor agonists. Parkinsonism Relat Disord 2009;15(Suppl 4):S71-5.


Svetel M, Ozelius LJ, Buckley A, Lohmann K, Brajković L, Klein C, Kostić VS. Rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism. J Neurol. 2009;257:472-4.


Žiropađa L, Stefanova E, Potrebić A, Kostić VS. Quality of life in Serbian patients with Parkinson's disease. Qual Life Res. 2009;18:833-9.


Svetel M, Potrebić A, Pekmezović T, Tomić A, Kresojević N, Ješić R, Dragašević N, Kostić VS. Neuropsychiatric aspects of treated Wilson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2009;15:772-5.