Cure MSA

Country specific patient information


Principal investigator:

Prof. Vladimir S. Kostić


University of Belgrade

Institute of Neurology CCS

Ul. Dr Subotića

11000 Belgrade




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


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.