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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786971/attainment-of-gross-motor-milestones-in-children-with-down-syndrome-in-kosovo-developmental-perspective
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Samire Beqaj, Njomza Jusaj, Vujica Živković
Aim To investigate the age (in months) at which motor skills are developed in children with Down syndrome (DS), and compare it to the age of the development of the same skills in both, children with typical development (TD), and children with DS reported by four other studies. Methods Sixteen children (7 girls and 9 boys) were monthly assessed for the development of nineteen motor skills between 2008 and 2011. The mean ages when the skills were accomplished were presented using descriptive statistics. Independent T-samples test (significance < 0...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786970/importance-of-inflammatory-markers-and-il-6-for-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#2
Maja Malenica, Mira Šilar, Tanja Dujić, Tamer Bego, Sabina Semiz, Selma Škrbo, Besim Prnjavorac, Adlija Čaušević
Aim To analyse the long-term impact of altered metabolism on the level of mediators of inflammatory response in female patients with type 2 diabetes. Methods This study included 97 female patients with type 2 diabetes and 107 female, nondiabetic control subjects, who were recruited at the Clinical Centre University of Sarajevo and the General Hospital Tešanj. The effects of glycaemic control on markers of inflammatory response represented by C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen, leukocytes, sedimentation rate, and cytokine IL-6 were tested...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786969/efficacy-of-carbocisteine-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-impact-on-the-quality-of-life
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Esad Alibašić, Amira Skopljak, Aida Čengić, Gorana Krstović, Nataša Trifunović, Tarik Čatić, Belma Kapo, Meliha Mehić, Amila Hadžimuratović
Aim To investigate the effects of carbocisteine treatment in the reduction of frequency of productive cough episodes, preventing disease progression and improving the quality of life as well as the tolerability of the administered treatment and patient compliance during the study. Methods This observational, non-interventional, multicenter, cohort study included 501 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who were administrated carbocisteine capsules 375 mg and followed up during the next 15 days...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786968/revision-of-the-demographic-and-clinical-data-of-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-in-turkey
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Hatice Karagoz, Abdulsamet Erden, Hatice Karaman, Ahmet Karaman
Aim To evaluate the demographic and clinical data of fifty two patients with the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. Methods A total of 52 patients diagnosed with ulcerative colitis by clinical, endoscopical and histopathological evaluations were included the study. Demographic data, colon involvement site of the disease and disease severity were examined from the patients' records. The patients were divided into groups according to the Baron grading system. Results Distribution of patients according to the colon involvement site was: 10 (9...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786967/serum-homocysteine-levels-in-patients-with-probable-vascular-dementia
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Salem Alajbegović, Orhan Lepara, Almira Hadžović-Džuvo, Alma Mutevelić-Turković, Lejla Alajbegović, Asija Zaćiragić, Nesina Avdagić, Amina Valjevac, Nermina Babić, Amela Dervišević
Aim To investigate total homocysteine (tHcy) serum concentration in patients with probable vascular dementia (VD) and in agematched controls, as well as to determine an association between tHcy serum concentration and cognitive impairment in patients with probable VD. Methods Serum concentration of tHcy was determined by the Fluorescence Polarization Immunoassay on the AxSYM System. Cognitive impairment was tested by the Mini Mental Status Examination (MMSE) score. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated for each subject included in the study...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786966/nitric-oxide-biosynthesis-during-normal-pregnancy-and-pregnancy-complicated-by-preeclampsia
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Jasmin Hodžić, Sebija Izetbegović, Bedrana Muračević, Rasim Iriškić, Hana Štimjanin Jović
Aim To investigate biosynthesis in nitric oxide (NO) during normal pregnancy and in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia. Methods This prospective cross-sectional study included 80 patients hospitalized at the Department of Women's Health, Neonatology and Perinatology Cantonal Hospital in Zenica. Serum NO concentration in 20 non-pregnant women, 40 healthy pregnant women and 20 pregnant women with preeclampsia aged 17-40 years were measured. The group of healthy pregnant women were divided into 4 subgroups by gestational age...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786965/socioeconomic-and-demographic-factors-associated-with-abdominal-obesity-in-women-of-childbearing-age
#7
Amira Kurspahić-Mujčić, Emir Zećo
Aim To determine socioeconomic and demographic factors associated with abdominal obesity in women of childbearing age. Methods This cross-sectional study was carried out in family medicine outpatient departments of the Primary Health Care Centre of Canton Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The study included 300 respondents who were divided into two groups: non-abdominal obesity (n=150) and abdominal obesity (n=150). Abdominal obesity was estimated measuring waist circumference. Data concerning socioeconomic and demographic factors (age, marital status, "live alone", place of residence, formal education level, self-perceived financial status) were collected using a designed questionnaire...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698539/croatian-rotatory-oblique-three-dimensional-osteotomy-croto-a-modified-wilson-s-osteotomy-for-adult-hallux-valgus-intended-to-prevent-dorsal-displacement-of-the-distal-fragment-and-to-reduce-shortening-of-the-first-metatarsal-bone
#8
Robert Kolundžić, Mladen Mađarević, Vladimir Trkulja, Tomislav Crnković, Igor Šmigovec, Daniel Matek
Aim To evaluate biomechanical and clinical outcomes of a newly developed modification of the Wilson's osteotomy for hallux valgus: a three-dimensional subcaptial correction of the metatarsal head position with a simultaneous lateral and plantar shift with derotation intended to reduce displacement of the distal fragment and shortening of the first metatarsal bone. Methods Thirty four feet (28 female patients) underwent the new procedure and were evaluated before and 12 to 84 months (median=25.5) after the surgery...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698538/warfarin-should-not-be-used-for-thromboprohylaxis-in-elective-major-orthopaedic-surgery-a-croatian-perspective
#9
Robert Kolundžić, Marijana Šimić Jovičić, Maja Ðinkić, Tadija Petrović, Tomislav Crnković, Vladimir Trkulja
Aim To identify modes of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in patients undergoing elective major orthopaedic surgery (total hip or knee arthroplasty, THA/TKA) at a single university-associated hospital in Croatia. Methods A retrospective analysis of consecutive patients subjected to THA or TKA over a two-year period (2014-2015) with a focus on anticoagulation during the first 15 post-surgical days (period of highest VTE risk). Results Of 603 identified patients three (0.5%) were not anticoagulated (haemophilia) and others received perioperative doses of low molecular weight heparins (LMWH)...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698537/positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-pet-ct-and-ct-for-n-staging-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#10
Sandra Vegar Zubović, Spomenka Kristić, Besima Hadžihasanović
Aim The aim of this study is to investigate the possibilities of non-invasive diagnostic imaging methods, positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and CT, in clinical N staging of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods Retrospective clinical study included 50 patients with diagnosed NSCLC who have undergone PET/CT for the purpose of disease staging. The International association for the study of lung cancer (IASLC) nodal mapping system was used for analysis of nodal disease. Data regarding CT N-staging and PET/CT Nstaging were recorded...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698536/metformin-use-associated-with-lower-risk-of-cancer-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-type-2
#11
Jasna Kusturica, Aida Kulo Ćesić, Edis Gušić, Sanita Maleškić, Maida Rakanović-Todić, Damir Šečić
Aim In order to increase the database related to the antineoplastic potential of metformin, association between the use of metformin and risk of cancer occurence in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) was investigated. Methods In this cross-sectional study, medical records of patients with DM2 were reviewed for cancer occurence. Data on age, body mass index (BMI), alcohol and nicotine consumption, glucose and HbA1c levels, duration of DM2, medication used in the treatment of DM2 and cancer occurence were collected and analyzed...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698535/is-post-treatment-standardized-uptake-value-a-prognostic-factor-in-unresectable-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
#12
Ufuk Yılmaz, Zehra Yasar, Esra Korkmaz, Burcu Yalcın, Hakan Koparal, Engin Ozbilek
Aim Concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is the standard of care for locally advanced, unresectable non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic value of maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) in patients with unresectable stage III NSCLC treated with concurrent CRT. Method 18F-FDG PET-CT scans were obtained before and after treatment in patients with unresectable stage III NSCLC treated with concurrent CRT. To determine the prognostic value of SUVmax of the primary tumor (PT), univariate and multivariate Cox regression model were carried out...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698534/the-effect-of-functional-insulin-therapy-on-glycaemic-parameters-in-children-with-diabetes-mellitus-type-1
#13
Diana Štimjanin-Koldžo, Salem Alajbegović, Ena Štimjanin, Jasmina Mehinagić
Aim The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of a prospectively conducted interactive 5-day education programme based on Düsseldorf model on glycated haemoglobin (A1C), and total daily dose of insulin in type 1 diabetes patients. Methods A total of 67 type 1 diabetes patients was analysed; mean age of 11±0.68 years, 43 females and 24 males. The programme was led by a trained team of diabetes specialist doctors and nurses. All subjects and their parents completed a knowledge test about diabetes at beginning, and at the end of education, and after 12 months (30 questions)...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644429/cytotoxic-and-genotoxic-studies-of-essential-oil-from-rosa-damascene-mill-kashan-iran
#14
Mohammad Shokrzadeh, Emran Habibi, Mona Modanloo
Aim Rosa damascene Mill. belongs to the family of Roseaceae and its essential oil is produced in large amounts in Iran. The wide application of rose oil has raised questions about potential adverse health effects. We have investigated cytotoxic activity and genotoxic effects of Rosa oil from Kashan, Iran. Methods The cytotoxic effect and IC50 of the essential oil on the cell lines was studied followed by MTT assay. In this assay mitochondrial oxidoreductase enzymes with reducing the tetrazolium dye MTT (3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) reflect the number of viable cells...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644428/early-results-of-the-conservative-treatment-of-distal-radius-fractures-immobilization-of-the-wrist-in-dorsal-versus-palmar-flexion
#15
Maki Grle, Miro Miljko, Ivana Grle, Faruk Hodžić, Tarik Kapidžić
Aim To evaluate immobilization with dorsal forearm plaster splint with the wrist in dorsal flexion vs palmar flexion in patients with distal radius fracture. Methods In the prospective study (2012-2014) 122 patients (of which 22 patients lost) with fractures of the distal radius type A2, A3 and C according to the AO classification were investigated. At the end there were 50 patients in each of the two groups: the dorsiflexion (DF) group had a total of 37 women and 13 men, mean age was 63.48 ± 14.70, and in the palmar flexion (PF) group there were respectively 38/12, and the mean age was 64...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644427/mental-diseases-and-criminal-offences-committed-by-persons-placed-at-the-forensic-department-of-the-penitentiary-in-zenica-federation-of-bosnia-and-herzegovina
#16
Edin Bjelošević, Adisa Krehmić, Halima Hadžikapetanović, Sanel Čoralić, Sonja Bjelošević
Aim To investigate an impact of various biological, psychological and social factors on perpetration of criminal offences by persons with mental disorders and to examine legal requirements for placement of persons with mental disorders, who committed criminal offences. Methods This retrospective, descriptive study based on the analysis of data collected from records of the Zenica Penitentiary, Forensic Department (age, qualifications, employment status, marital status, mental disorders, information related to earlier treatments, type of committed criminal offense, duration of the security measure of mandatory psychiatric treatment and custody) included 154 examinees...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644426/the-association-between-the-serum-levels-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-and-colorectal-cancer
#17
Ismar Rašić, Azra Rašić, Goran Akšamija, Svjetlana Radović, Nedžad Šehović
Aim To determine the serum levels of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) concentration and their association with the stage and histopathologic sizes of colorectal cancer (CRC). Methods One hundred and two patients with clinically diagnosed and histologically confirmed colorectal cancer ready for surgical treatment were included in the study. In each patient, preoperative peripheral venous blood samples were taken for determination of the concentration of MMP-9 using ELISA immunoassay test. Resected tumour specimens were studied pathologically according to the criteria of the TNM classification...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644425/significance-of-parathyroid-scintigraphy-and-correlation-of-findings-with-parathyroid-hormone-values-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
#18
Nermana Ahmetbegović, Nadira Suljagić, Vahidin Katica
Aim To compare finding of thyroid gland scintigraphy with serum concentration of parathyroid hormone in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Methods This retrospective-prospective study included 50 patients undergoing hemodialysis with established hyperparathyroidism who were treated at Cantonal Hospital Zenica in the period 2009 - 2014. Besides anthropological data, concentration of parathyroid hormone in serum of patients was monitored too. Scintigraphy was performed at the Department of Nuclear Medicine using two-headed gamma camera Prism 2000xp...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165444/correlation-between-cervical-infection-and-preterm-labor
#19
Larisa Mešić Ðogić, Nenad Lučić, Dragana Mićić, Feđa Omeragić, Enes Hodžić, Seid Fazlagić, Refka Kovač, Nevenka Pavlović
Aim To investigate a correlation between cervical canal infection and imminent preterm labor and to identify most frequent pathogens. Methods A prospective study was conducted in obstetrics/gynecology departments of Health Center and the University Clinical Center Tuzla, and General Hospital Tešanj (Bosnia and Herzegovina, B&H) between October 2013 and May 2014. An examined group included 50 healthy pregnant women with singleton pregnancy of the gestation age between the 28th and 37th week, with cervical changes that are related to imminent preterm labor...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165443/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-for-congenital-cystic-adenomatoid-malformations
#20
Amina Selimović, Edo Hasanbegović, Ermina Mujičić, Selma Milišić, Emir Haxhija, Kenan Karavdić, Alen Pilav
Aim The aim was to show rare cases of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) and the manner of its surgical treatment with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Methods Two male and one female child, 7, 4 and 3 years of age were treated for symptoms of cough and high temperature in district hospitals. In all three children laboratory blood tests and chest radiography were done. Auscultatory findings showed the presence of pneumonia. Children were treated with appropriate doses of antibiotics...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
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