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Edin Selimović, Lejla Ibrahimagić-Šeper, Ibrahim Šišić, Suad Sivić, Senad Huseinagić
Aim To assess prevention and reduction of trismus after surgically extracted impacted mandibular third molars with individual and combined therapy with corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory analgesics. Methods The research included 60 randomly selected patients (3 groups) attended to the Dental Oral Surgery of the Public Institution Healthcare Center Zenica during the period January-December 2008. Patients of both genders, 18-45 years of age, were presented without pain and other inflammatory symptoms at the time of surgery...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
Larisa Mešić Ðogić, Dragana Mićić, Feđa Omeragić, Refka Kovač, Seid Fazlagić
Aim To establish a correlation between positive values of IGFBP-1(>10 mg/L, Actim Partus Test, APT) and premature cervical ripening in imminent preterm labor. Methods A prospective study was conducted in primary health care centers in Tuzla, Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic of the University Clinical Centre in Tuzla and General Hospital Tešanj. The study included 50 women (singleton pregnancy, 28-37 week) with imminent preterm labor diagnosed by cervical biometry and modified Bishop score) (examinees) and 30 healthy pregnant women (control group)...
August 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Amela Begić, Jasminka H Halilović, Lejla Mešalić, Sabina H Halilović
Aim To determine the acceleration of birth weight and birth length of newborns in the municipalities of Tuzla Canton in the last four decades. Tuzla Canton (TC) as an administrative territorial unit of the FBiH includes 13 municipalities. Methods In this retrospective study data from the Protocol Book of Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic, University Clinical Center, from 1976 to 2007 were used. The sample of live-born infants by municipalities was divided into four sub-samples: a subsample of infants born in 1976, 1987, 1997 and 2007...
August 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Hatice Betul Altinisik, Pakize Kirdemir, Ugur Altinisik, Osman Gokalp
Aim To investigate the effect of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) at different doses on isolated tracheal smooth muscle contraction in rats induced by different mechanisms. Methods Twelve rats' tracheas were placed into organ bath. Consecutively, acetylcholine (10-6,10-5,10-4 M), histamine(10-8,10-5,10-3 M) and KCl (30,60 mM) solutions was administered for contractions. MgSO4 from 10-4 to 10-1 M concentrations were subsequently administered after each constrictive agent and relaxation degrees were recorded. Results In the acetylcholine and KCl groups, dose dependent strong contractions were observed, but not in the histamine group and that group was excluded...
August 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Eyup Buyukkaya, Ali Erayman, Esra Karakas, Alper Bugra Nacar, Mustafa Kurt, Sule Buyukkaya, Adnan Burak Akcay, Nihat Sen
Aim Red cell distribution width (RDW), an index of erythrocyte size, is associated with high risk for cardiovascular disease. Nondipping hypertension (HT) is lack of nocturnal fall in blood pressure(BP). The association between RDW and non-dipping BP in normotensive and hypertensive patients was investigated. Methods A total of 170 patients were categorized into 4 groups: Normotensive-Dipper (NT-D), Normotensive-Non-dipper (NTND), Hypertensive-Dipper (HT-D) and Hypertensive-Non-dipper(HT-ND). RDW and hs-CRP levels were measured...
August 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Hakija Bečulić, Rasim Skomorac, Aldin Jusić, Fahrudin Alić, Melica Imamović, Alma Mekić-Abazović, Alma Efendić, Harun Brkić, Amir Denjalić
Aim To analyze the relationship between timing of surgery and outcome in patients with cauda equina syndrome caused by lumbar disc herniation. Methods A retrospective, non-randomized clinical study included 25 consecutive patients with cauda equina syndrome (CES) caused by lumbar disc herniation. All patients were operated within 24 hours after hospitalization at the Department of Neurosurgery, Cantonal Hospital Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, between January 2000 and December 2010. All patients were evaluated before surgery on the basis of complete history, neurological examination and neuroimaging evaluations using CT (computed tomography)and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)...
August 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Rasim Skomorac, Jasmin Delić, Hakija Bečulić, Aldin Jusić
Aim To establish presence of segmental instability in patients operated with standard discectomy comparing measurement of translation and rotation on postoperative functional radiographs of lumbosacral spine with reference values,and to explore difference between patients operated on one or two levels. Methods The study included 71 patients, who were operated due to herniated lumbar disc. They were divided into two groups operated on one level (group A) or two adjacent levels (group B). All patients had been imaged in a standing position with functional lateral radiography...
August 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Pavel Sedloň, Libor Kameník, Jan Škvařil, Martin Malý, Miloš Táborský, Miroslav Zavoral
Aim To verify and compare the accuracies of mortality predictions in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Internal Clinic of Central Military Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic, using model APACHE II and the newer systems of the APACHE IV, SAPS 3 and MPMo III. Methods The data were collected retrospectively between 2011 and 2012, 1000 patients were evaluated. The assessment of the overall accuracy of the mortality predictions was performed using the standardized mortality ratio (SMR), and the calibration was assessed using the Lemeshow-Hosmer "goodness-of-fit" C statistic...
August 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Sandra Vegar Zubović, Spomenka Kristić, Irmina Sefić Pašić
Aim To investigate a correlation between calculated creatinine clearance as a measure of kidney's functional abilities and ultrasonographically determined kidney volume, which represents actual size of the kidney, in fact residual renal mass in chronic kidney disease, in order to determine possibilities of ultrasound as a diagnostic method in diagnosing and follow up of chronic renal disease. Methods Prospective study included 150 patients with registered demographic and anthropometric data, and also with relevant laboratory tests of renal function...
August 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Amira Kurspahić-Mujčić, Melisa Čalkić, Suad Sivić
Aim To evaluate animpact of eight dimensions of self-rated health measured by the SF-36 questionnaire on visits to family physicians among people older than 65. Methods This cross-sectional study was carried out in family medicine outpatient departments of the Public Institution Primary Health Care Center of Canton Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The study included 200 respondents divided into two age groups:18-65 (n=100) and older than 65 (n=100). The SF-36 questionnaire for self-assessment of health status and a questionnaire for the evaluation of socio-demographic characteristics of respondents and health care utilization were used...
August 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Gorana Sulejmanpašić, Enra Suljić, Selma Šabanagić-Hajrić
Aim To examine the presence of morphologic variations of occipital sulci patternsin patients with schizophrenia and migraine headacheregarding gender and laterality using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Methods This study included 80 patients and brain scans were performed to analyze interhemispheric symmetry and the sulcal patterns of the occipital region of both hemispheres. Average total volumes of both hemispheres of the healthy population were used for comparison. Results There was statistically significant difference between subjects considering gender (p=0...
August 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Nermin Hrnčić, Amna Goga, Selma Hrnčić, Marijana Filipovska-Mušanović, Haris Hatibović, Ðenad Hodžić
Aim To determine frequency and type of thyroid cancer (TC) as well as gender and age distribution of patients operated at the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Cantonal Hospital Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Methods A retrospective analysis of data obtained from an operating protocol and disease history of patients operated in the eightyear period (2007- 2014) was made according to the frequency and type of thyroid cancer, as well as age and gender of the patients. χ2 test was used for statistical with p<0...
August 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Saša Rapan, Karin Krnić, Vjeran Rapan, Vjekoslav Kolarević
Aim To evaluate the effectiveness and complication of vertebroplasty with high viscosity cement (HVC). Methods The patients with intensive pain caused by a fractured vertebrae were treated by application of HVC into the vertebral body, through unilateral transpedicular approach. The application was performed in 422 patients (221 were treated for osteoporosis and 201 for malignancy) on 846 vertebrae. Results Preoperative Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) score was 8.35 and 2.21 (p<0.00001) 24 hours after surgery and 3 months later, respectively...
August 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Edin Bjelošević, Amar Karahmet, Halima Hadžikapetanović, Sonja Bjelošević
Aim To compare the frequency of mental retardation with other psychiatric disorders at the Institute for Mentally Disabled Persons "Drin" Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, to asses psychosocial condition and necessary support to persons with mental retardation. Methods In this retrospective, descriptive and epidemiologic study neuropsychiatric findings and reports of the Institute's social services of 527 residents (beneficiaries) were analyzed in the period 2013-2014 (age, gender, mobility, years of life spent in the Institute, visits of family members and close relatives, visits to families, mental retardation - degree, required support)...
August 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Selma Uzunović, Amir Ibrahimagić, Dunja Hodžić, Branka Bedenić
Aim To investigate prevalence, antimicrobial susceptibility, molecular characteristics, and genetic relationship of AmpC- and/or extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL)- producing Proteus spp. clinical isolates in Zenica-Doboj Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Methods Antibiotic susceptibility was determined by disc diffusion and broth microdilution methods according to CLSI guidelines. Double-disk synergy test was performed in order to screen for ESBLs, and combined disk test with phenylboronic acid to detect AmpC β -lactamases...
August 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Mehmet Yasar, Mustafa Sagit, Semih Zeki Uludag, Ibrahim Ozcan
AIM: To investigate a difference in odor and taste identification among pregnant women with hyperemesis gravidarum, those with healthy pregnancy and non-pregnant women. METHODS: This prospective, controlled study included 33 pregnant women with hyperemesis gravidarum, 33 healthy pregnant and 26 non-pregnant women. For all participants, rhinological examinations were performed. Odor and taste identification were performed by holding Sniffin' Sticks test battery (Burghart, Wedel, Germany) in all participants...
February 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Selma Šabanagić-Hajrić, Enra Suljić, Gorana Sulejmanpašić-Arslanagić
AIM: To examine the presence of depressive symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis relapse and its relation to disability and relapse severity. METHODS: This study included 120 patients who were assessed during the acute relapse of multiple sclerosis according to Mc Donald criteria. Depression was assessed using Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) calculating both affective and somatic symptom scores. The Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) measured disability...
February 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Tihana Vešligaj, Siniša Maslovara
AIM: To investigate differences in vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) results with patients suffering from vestibular migraine and healthy people, taking into consideration values of threshold and latency of occurrence of the characteristic wave complex, size of amplitude, and interaural amplitude ratio. According to the results, determine the importance and usefulness of VEMP in vestibular migraine diagnostics. METHODS: A total number of 62 subjects were included in the study, 32 of them belonging to a group of patients suffering from vestibular migraine (VM), while other 30 were in a control group of healthy subjects...
February 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Iva Botica, Anđelko Vrca, Martina Špero, Marin Šubarić, Tomislav Carić, Marija Vrca Botica, Jelena Kovačić, Kristijan Makaruha, Aleksandra Roglić
AIM: To point out the similarity of Meniere disease and spontaneous intracranial hypotension and difference of their treatment. METHODS: A case of a 54-year-old male patient with previously diagnosed Meniere's disease and newly diagnosed spontaneous intracranial hypotension syndrome is presented. Additional neuroradiological examination, Brain contrast-enhanced MRI and MR myelography were used for diagnosis. RESULTS: Due to deterioration of vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus in the right ear the patient was referred to the additional neuroradiological examination which confirmed the diagnosis of spontaneous intracranial hypotension syndrome...
February 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
Ismail Boyraz, Sabri Onur Caglar, Fatma Erdem, Mehmet Yazici, Selma Yazici, Bunyamin Koc, Ramazan Gunduz, Ahmet Karakoyun
AIM: To investigate whether there is a relation between neutrophillymphocyte (N/L) and platelet- lymphocyte (P/L) ratios and epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: Thirty patients diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis and 25 healthy people (controls) were included in the study. Age, gender, body mass index (BMI), height, hemogram, sedimentation, neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio, platelet/lymphocyte ratio, CRP, hepatic and renal function tests, lipid profile of the all patients were recorded...
February 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
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