Prof. dr Svetozar Nicin – Corresponding Member (1948-2016)

Prof. dr Svetozar Nicin – Corresponding Member (1948-2016)

Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Vojvodina since 2010.
Born in Srbobran on July 5, 1948.
Graduated in 1974 and obtained master’s degree in 1983 at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Novi Sad.
He passed specialisation examination in 1984 and obtained his PhD degree in 1990 at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Novi Sad.
Full-professor at the Faculty of Medicine (retired). He worked at the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases of Vojvodina in Sremska Kamenica as a cardiothoracic surgeon.

Field of research
The beginnings of his work are marked by the researches of the opiates where he, together with his associates, proved the opiate influence of tilidine on screening tests. He was the first in Yugoslavia when in 1989 he started determining the level of medicines in blood using the method of spectrophotoflurimetry. After gaining experience in surgical work, he started showing interest in achieving a decrease in post surgical heart attacks after operations of cardiac muscle revascularisation by introducing prostacyclin during the surgery and in early post surgical period, especially after procedures of endarterectomy. He proved that prostacyclin has influence on the protective characteristic of thrombocytes and causes a decrease in post surgical thrombosis of coronary artery. Later, his interest is focused on the improvement of the diagnostics and healing of acute thoracic aorta dissection. Inspired by his stay in America (Baylor College of Medicine, Prof. Joseph S. Coselli, Houston), he worked, together with his associates, on the implementation of the proximal aortic dissection into routine practice in the Clinic. His interest until the retirement included the implementation of hybrid procedures in cardiovascular surgery into clinical practice.

Selected references

  1. S. Nićin, Djordje Jakovljević, Bogoljub Mihajlović, Stratifikacija rizika u kardiohirurgiji, Institut za kardiovaskularne bolesti, Sremska Kamenica, 2003.
  2. S.Nastasić, M.Djordjević, J.Seleštiansky, B.Mihajlović, Ž.Jocić, S. Nićin, J.Lavač, Lj.Petrović, F.Vuk, N.Radovanović: Maladie coronarienne occlusive et sténose des arterès carotidesJournal des Maladies Vasculaires, 1993, 18, 219-223
  3. B. Mihajlović, Lj. Petrović, J. Lavač, S. Nićin, M. Popov, Ž. Jonjev, M. Mijatov, M. Zorc, M. Djordjević, M. Potić, N. Radovanović: Late results after implantation of carbomedics mechanical heart valve. Full paper, Cor Europaeum European Journal for Cardiac Interventions, Official Journal of the Institute for Cardiac Survey of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts Vol. 4 No.3 1995, pg. 118 – 121
  4. N. Radovanovic, Lj. Petrovic, B. Mihajlovic, S. Nićin, J. Selestiansky, J. Lavac, M. Fabri, P. Kovacevic: High risk coronary surgery. Russian Journal of Cardiology, No 4, 1999: 31-36.
  5. Z. Jonjev, S. Nićin, V. Mujovic, Lj. Petrovic, N. Radovanovic: Prostacyclin reduces incidence of myocardial damage after coronary endarterectomy. Ann Thorac Surg 2004;78:1299-303
  6. Velicki L, Nićin S, Mihajlović B, Kovačević P, Susak S, M. Fabri: Cardiac Myxoma: clinical presentation, surgical treatment and outcome. J BUON, 2010;Vol 15, br 1, str 51-55.
  7. Mihajlović Bogoljub, Nićin Svetozar, Šušak Stamenko, Golubović Miodrag, Velicki Lazar, Stojaković Nataša: Korelacija EuroSCORE-a i dužine boravka u jedinici intenzivne nege posle koronarne hirurgije. Medicinski pregled, vol. 64, br. 1-2, str. 46-50, 2011
  8. Mihajlović Bogoljub, Nićin Svetozar, Kovačević Pavle, Šušak Stamenko, Velicki Lazar, Kovačević Dragan, Fabri Mikloš: Ocena rezultata u koronarnoj hirurgiji primenom modela EuroSCORE. Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo, vol. 139, br. 1-2, str. 25-29, 2011

Work at the Faculty
Contemporary Trends in Surgery and Anaesthesiology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Novi Sad.

Other relevant information
Prof. Dr. Nićin has had 476 presentations at scientific conferences abroad and 168 conferences in the country either as the author or the co-author. He has been author or co-author of more than 20 published scientific papers. His Index of Scientific Competence is 325.1. He was awarded three times for his professional and scientific work: silver medal of the Yugoslav Association of Cardiologists for his activities in the association in the period between 1998 and 2001, a charter for his contributions for the development of the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases of Vojvodina on 23 December 2002 and a letter of gratitude given by the Medical Association of Vojvodina on 5 March 2003. He was awarded October prize of the town of Srbobran in 2013 for his achievements in the area of medicine and contribution to the development of health care.

Membership in professional organisations
Prof. Dr. Svetozar Nićin is the member of the Serbian Society for Cardiovascular Surgery and of the Serbian Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery. In September 1993 he was elected an active member of the European Chapter of the International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery while in November 1993 he was elected an active member of the International Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons.