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Medicinski Glasnik

Alma Džubur Kulenović, Amra Memić Serdarević, Zehra Halilović, Haris Mašnić, Amra Bahto, Belma Kapo, Daniela Delić, Amila Hadžimuratović
Aim To examine the efficiency of paroxetine treatment of anxiety disorders in adult patients over the period of 12 months and the improvement of symptoms of anxiety disorder during this period, as well as to examine the tolerability of the administered treatment and patient compliance during the study. Methods This observational, multicenter, cohort, clinical study included 171 patients with diagnosed anxiety disorder who were administrated paroxetine film-coated tablets 20 mg and followed up during the next 12 months...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Olivera Perić, Marinko Mišić, Dejan Tirić, Nikolina Penava, David Bušić, Vajdana Tomić
Aim To examine whether there are differences in the experience in giving informed consent of patients whose surgery was elective compared to emergency surgery in the same department. Methods A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted in the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of University Clinical Hospital Mostar during a 6-month period. The sample of respondents consisted of two groups of patients, 145 with elective surgery and 90 patients with emergency surgery. The study was conducted using an anonymous questionnaire...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Aydın Yildiz
Aim To investigate the association between the incidence of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNDO) and delivery by caesarean section or spontaneous vaginal labour. Methods A total of 40 patients who were diagnosed as CNDO and treated with lacrimal probing between January 2011 and February 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. The patients were divided into two groups: group 1 (caesarean section delivery) and group 2 (spontaneous vaginal delivery). Results A total of 22 patients delivered by caesarean section (group 1) were compared with 18 patients delivered by spontaneous vaginal labour...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Aydın Yildiz, Tekin Yasar
Aim To compare the correlation of intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements obtained using Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT), non-contact tonometry (NCT), dynamic contour tonometer (DCT) and tono-pen (TP) in glaucomatous and healthy eyes, and to investigate the effect of central corneal thickness (CCT) on the measurements. Methods One hundred eyes of 100 glaucoma patients and 50 eyes of 50 healthy individuals were compared. In all of the eyes, CCT was evaluated using ultrasonic pachymeter. IOP was measured using NCT, TP, DCT and GAT, respectively...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Ivana Gobin, Goranka Crnković, Maja Magdalenić, Gabrijela Begić, Ana Babić, Dražen Lušić, Darinka Vučković
Aim To determine antimicrobial activity of honey against clinical bacterial strains and their respective reference strains. Methods Twelve samples of Croatian honey from various botanical origin were evaluated for their antimicrobial activity against four clinical antibiotic resistant pathogens and their respective reference strains: Staphylococcus aureus, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli. Antibacterial susceptibility was checked out by using broth microdilution method and interpreted according to the European Committee for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) recommendations...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Ivana Medvedec Mikić, Livia Cigić, Darko Kero, Danijela Kalibović Govorko, Goranka Prpić Mehičić, Arjana Tambić Andrašević, Paris Simeon
Aim To evaluate the antimicrobial activity of 0.2% polyhexamethilene biguanide (PHMB) in root canal models infected with Enterococcus faecalis, Candida albicans and Staphylococcus epidermidis. PHMB was compared in these tests with 2.5% NaOCl and 0.2% CHX. Methods Prepared models of 50 human root canals (n=50) were immerged in mixed, four- weeks old culture that consisted of E .faecalis, S. epidermidis and C. albicans. Roots were randomly divided into three groups: one with 30 (n=30) and two with 10 (n=10) samples...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Biljana Mijović, Milena Dubravac Tanasković, Maja Račić, Janja Bojanić, Slobodan Stanić, Dušica Banković Lazarević
Aim To synthesize evidence about the influence of individual antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) related to the prevention of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection on primary and secondary outcomes. Methods Relevant databases such as Medline, PUBMED, COCHRANE library and EBSCO were searched from 1 April to 27 April 2017. Additional studies were reached by the manual search for original articles in relevant journals. We included all randomized controlled, quasi-experimental and observational studies, published in the English language from 2007 onward, that evaluated effectiveness of ASP in preventing and controlling C...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Jasmina Smajić, Sabaheta Hasić, Senija Rašić
Aim To investigate the association of parameters of lipid profile and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) p<60 ml/min/1.73m2 calculated by the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) in non-dialysis kidney patients. Methods The observational, case-control study enrolled patients (n=117) recruited from the Nephrological Counselling Centre of the University Clinical Centre Sarajevo and divided into two groups: group 1 eGFR (15-59 mL/min/1.73 m2 ), and group 2 (control) eGFR ≥ 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 ...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Una Suljić, Besim Prnjavorac, Tamer Bego, Maja Malenica, Tanja Dujić, Irfan Prnjavorac, Adlija Čaušević, Lejla Šaranović
Aim To investigate whether or not additional treatment of ischemic heart disease with trimetazidine could improve effort tolerance and overall quality of life of patients with ischemic heart disease. Methods The study included 200 patients with ischemic heart disease. The sample was divided into 2 randomly selected groups: experimental and control group. The diagnostic procedures included: trade-mill test according to Bruce protocol, heart ultrasound for assessment of ejection fraction, test for the assessment of quality of life and subjective problems (Short Form SF 36)...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Marijana Marković Boras, Adlija Čaušević, Ivica Brizić, Ivanka Mikulić, Marina Vasilj, Nevenka Jelić Knezović
Aim To determine the relationship of homocysteine (HCY), uric acid (UA) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in serum of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) prior to application of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and their level of correlation in serum of patients with normal and elevated CRP (predictor of worse cardiovascular outcomes). Methods The study involved 85 patients with diagnosed AMI. Before the PCI, venous blood samples were taken into the vacuum test tubes. The analysis of HCY, UA, inflammatory markers CRP and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) as well as lipoprotein status were performed on a different type of analysers and according to accepted protocols of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC)...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Sehveta Mustafić, Selmira Brkić, Besim Prnjavorac, Albina Sinanović, Humera Porobić Jahić, Sabina Salkić
Aim To investigate predictive value of procalcitonin in diagnosis of sepsis in predicting positive blood culture, and possibility to predict final outcome in septic patients. Method This prospective study involved 106 hospitalized patients who met two or more criteria for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). In comparison to Sepsis Related Organ Failure Assessment score (SOFA) and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein and lactate levels were used to predict final outcome in septic patients (recorded as 28-day survival or non-survival)...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Svemir Čustović, Sahmir Šadić, Aleksandar Vujadinović, Asmir Hrustić, Mahir Jašarević, Amer Čustović, Ferid Krupić
Aim To assess the relationship between the clinical sign of limited hip abduction and developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Methods A research was conducted on 450 newborns at the Neonatal Unit at the Clinic of Gynaecology and Obstetrics and the Orthopaedics and Traumatology Clinic of the University Clinical Centre, Tuzla, between 30th August 2011 and 30th April 2012. Clinical (degree of hip abduction) and ultrasound examination of all newborns' hips were performed using the Graf method on their first day of life...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Ferid Krupić, Sahmir Šadić, Svemir Čustović, Mahir Jašarević, Mirsad Fazlić, Kristian Samuelsson
Aim To explore and elucidate women's knowledge of and willingness to take part in organ donation, and to explore if their opinions were changed by coming to Sweden. Methods The study was designed as a qualitative study using data from interviews with women from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Croatia and Kosovo. The inclusion criteria were women who were immigrants in Sweden and have lived in Sweden for more than 10 years. Five groups including forty-five women were invited to participate in the study and 39 agreed...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Anton Tkachenko, Dmytro Marakushyn, Iuliia Kalashnyk, Yevgen Korniyenko, Anatolii Onishchenko, Tatyana Gorbach, Oksana Nakonechna, Yevgen Posokhov, Alexander Tsygankov
Aim To investigate the lipid membranes of rat enterocytes in chronic carrageenan-induced gastroenterocolitis accompanied by the activation of apoptotic processes. Methods Steady-state fluorescence spectroscopy: a study by fluorescent probes - by ortho-hydroxy derivatives of 2,5-diaryl-1,3- oxazole. Activity of apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase in small intestinal homogenates, blood serum levels of matrix metalloproteinase-2 and caspase-3 and the level of DNA fragmentation in small intestinal homogenates were determined...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Adnana Talić Tanović, Edina Tanović, Mevludin Mekić, Ivanka Mađar Šimić, Adnan Papović, Hadžan Konjo
Aim To demonstrate the effects of early diagnosis of overuse syndrome in the wrist on healing, pain intensity and quick recovery to daily work and sport activities. Methods This clinical retrospective study included 60 patients of both sexes aged from 22 to 44 years, with pain in the wrist and clinical signs of creeping tenosynovitis. Patients were divided into two groups: the first group - persons doing sports activity, and the second group - patients who did not deal with sports activities. Results Females in 31 (51...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Amela Jusić, Devleta Balić, Aldijana Avdić, Maja Pođanin, Adem Balić
Aim To investigate association of factor V Leiden, prothrombin G20210A, MTHFR C677T and PAI-1 4G/5G polymorphisms with recurrent pregnancy loss in Bosnian women. Methods A total of 60 women with two or more consecutive miscarriages before 20 weeks of gestation with the same partners and without history of known causes or recurrent pregnancy loss were included. A control group included 80 healthy women who had one or more successful pregnancies without history of any complication which could be associated with miscarriages...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Bilal Imširović, Enver Zerem, Alma Efendić, Alma Mekić Abazović, Omar Zerem, Muhamed Djedović
Aim To determine capabilities and potential of contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) enterography in order to establish the diagnosis and to evaluate severity and activity of intestinal inflammation. Methods Fifty-five patients with suspicion for presence of Crohn's disease were evaluated. All patients underwent contrast enhanced MRI enterography and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), and subsequently endoscopic examination or surgical treatment. Four parameters were analysed: thickening of the bowel wall, and presence of abscess, fistula and lymphadenopathy...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Larisa Gavran, Salih Tandir, Suad Sivić, Fatima Topčić
Aim To assess whether the quality of diabetes care provided by a family medicine team changed over the course of four years and to identify potential gaps in our practice in order to improve it in the future. Methods An audit was carried out for randomly selected 120 medical records (MC) from the Diabetes Registry of patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus treated by one family medicine team for four consecutive years, from 2013 to 2016. We examined demographic data (gender, age, diabetes type, family history), annual examinations (glycated haemoglobin, blood glucose, lipid profile, neurological examination, urinalysis, foot care, ocular fundus and body mass index), prescribed insulin or other drugs and patients' education...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Adnan Mujezinović, Lejla Čalkić, Nino Hasanica, Salih Tandir
Aim To establish the presence of two risk factors, smoking and alcohol use, for non-communicable diseases among students at the University of Zenica. Methods The research was conducted at eight schools of the University of Zenica in the academic year 2016/2017 during the period from 1 December 2016 to 15 February 2017. The study involved 600 students 19-29 years of age (all years of study). The research was carried out with a standardized and validated questionnaire, the STEPS non-communicable Disease Risk Factors survey, developed by the World Health Organization...
February 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Ferid Krupić, Sahmir Sadić, Nail Seffo, Mirza Bišćevic, Mirsad Fazlić, Svemir Čustović, Kristian Samuelsson
Aim To explore the experience of registered nurses in assessing pain in hip fracture in patients with dementia in the postoperative setting. Methods The study questionnaire contained 23 items mainly addressing demographic and social data, information about communication and pain assessment, attention and awareness of the health-care professionals on the ward and suggestions for improving nursing. Results The nurses claimed that they began their assessment of pain in patients with dementia first by observing the patient and making a visual assessment of pain, after which they began to communicate with these patients; majority of dementia patients with hip fractures displayed more facial expressions of pain than patients without dementia...
February 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
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