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Acta Medica Academica

Vasilios Thomaidis, Gregory Tsoucalas, Aliki Fiska
Mandibular dislocation remains an acute medical condition in maxillofacial surgery. Since the Hippocratic era its reduction has been performed exactly in the same way it is now performed in modern surgery. We report an example of an elderly female patient with bilateral mandibular dislocation, who came to our department and was treated under sedation using the Hippocratic bimanual intraoral technique by two medical personnel, depicting the timeless usage of the method. Although some characteristics of the procedure were wrongfully attributed to others, such as Barton and Lewis, after a thorough examination of the ancient Greek medical texts, its originality should in fact be attributed solely to the Hippocratic School of Medicine...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Gregory Tsoucalas, Konstantinos Krasagakis, Constantinos Pantos, Marianna Karamanou
OBJECTIVE: Confirmation of knowledge of neonatal intertrigo in ancient Greek and Byzantine medicine. METHOD: A search of Thesaurus Linguae Graecae was conducted with the following terms as key words, "syggama", "xyggauma", "paratrimma" and "ektrimma". RESULTS: Ancient Greek medico-philosophers introduced therapeutic measures based upon herbs and minerals, while a similar therapeutic approach was also used by the Byzantines...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
James W Le Duc, Teresa E Sorvillo
A quarter century ago the landmark report from the U. S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine entitled "Emerging Infections, Microbial Threats to Health in the United States" was released. This classic study captured the societal changes then underway in our rapidly growing world: The growth of the world's population and changing human behavior; the advances and globalization of technology and industry; the changes in economic development and land use; the dramatic increase in speed and frequency of international travel and commerce; the adaptation of microbes and the appearance of never before seen pathogens; and the breakdown of traditional public health measures...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Paul Heyman, Christel Cochez, Mirsada Hukić
In this paper we aim to add additional knowledge regarding the occurrence, origin and epidemiological features of the English sweating sickness. The English sweating sickness raged in five devastating epidemics with mortality rates between 30 and 50% between 1485 and 1551 throughout England, and on one occasion also affected mainland Europe, in 1529. The Picardy sweat, generally considered as the English sweating sickness' lesser deadly successor, flared up in France in 1718 and caused 196 localized outbreaks with varying severity all over France and neighboring countries up to 1861...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Husref Tahirović, Elnur Tahirović
This paper presents the medical journals published in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) in the period from 1878 to 1945. The first medical journal in BIH may be deemed to be Jahrbuch des Bosnisch-Hercegowinischen Landesspittales in Sarajevo (The Yearbook of the National Hospital of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo). In a special part of this journal, doctors from Austro-Hungary serving in Sarajevo wrote scholarly articles about their patients' various ailments. Up to 1945 seven more medical journals were published in BIH: Trezvenost - Organ Jugoslavenskog Saveza Trezvenosti (Temperance - the Journal of the Yugoslav Temperance Society), Zdravlje - Lekarske pouke o zdravlju i bolesti (Health, Medical lessons on Health and Disease), Glasnik Lekarske komore za Bosnu, Hercegovinu, Dalmaciju i Crnu Goru (The Journal of the Chamber of Physicians of Bosnia, Herzegovina, Dalmatia and Montenegro), Glasnik Lekarske komore Vrbaske banovine (Journal of the Chamber of Physicians of Vrbaska banovina, Glasnik Lekarske komore Drinske banovine (Journal of the Chamber of Physicians of Drinska banovina), Vjesnik Zavoda za suzbijanje endemijskog sifilisa u Bosni i Hercegovini (Journal of the Institute for Combatting Endemic Syphilis in Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Časopis za medicinu i biologiju (Journal for Medicine and Biology)...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Riccardo Gerloni, Nicola Artusi, Stefano Cernic
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May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Konstantinos N Koutsouflianiotis, George Paraskevas, Maria Piagkou, George Noussios, Konstantinos Natsis
OBJECTIVE: The study adds valuable information regarding lymphovenous communications between the thoracic duct and the azygos vein, which are very rarely discovered during anatomical dissections and very few cases have been mentioned worldwide. A detailed description of our findings and a brief review of the relevant literature are also provided. CASE REPORST: In the current study, two sizeable obliquely directed lymphovenous anastomoses between the thoracic duct and the azygos vein at the midportion of the mediastinum are described in the same cadaver...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Krešimir Tomić, Ivana Tica Sedlar, Gordana Berić Jozić, Inga Marijanović, Blanka Lukić, Dragana Miletić, Ana Puljić Ćuk
OBJECTIVE: We present a patient with metastatic melanoma who had a complete response to second line chemotherapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin. CASE REPORT: Metastatic melanoma is an aggressive cancer with poor prognosis and 10 year survival less than 10%. We present a patient with metastatic melanoma who had a complete response to second line chemotherapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin. CONCLUSION: Second line chemotherapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin in the treatment of metastatic melanoma may yield effective results...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Muhammad Tariq Aftab, Muhammad Hassan Tariq
OBJECTIVE: Continuous assessment tests influence the learning needs of medical students at particular times but are also beneficial in scheduled learning, and act as motivating tool. These tests drive them to study by developing competition and optimism regarding the forthcoming result. This study has been designed to evaluate the role of these tests for medical students by learning about their motivation. METHODS: This study was conducted on 150 medical students...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Damir Sapunar, Matko Marušić, Livia Puljak, Ivica Grković, Mario Malički, Ana Marušić, Marta Čivljak, Željko Tanjić
The aim of the study was to present the concept on which the School of Medicine at the Catholic University of Croatia (CUC) will be established. The new School will alleviate the shortage of physicians in Croatia and introduce an innovative form of medical education focused on principles of patient-centered care and social accountability. At the same time, the students will acquire all relevant competencies and levels of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are required by current evidence in medical education, European standards and guidelines for quality assurance at higher education institutions...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Jurica Arapović, Silvio Špičić, Maja Ostojić, Sanja Duvnjak, Maja Arapović, Jadranka Nikolić, Željko Cvetnić
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate an ongoing outbreak of brucellosis in southern region of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) on the epidemiological, clinical and molecular level. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 19 patients affected by brucellosis between 2015 and 2017, in Trebiševo (BIH). Out of 19 patients, 16 were admitted to and treated at the Department of Infectious diseases of the University Clinical Hospital Mostar, while three patients were treated in ambulatory care setting...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Gordan Srkalović
Objective of the paper is to present lung cancer as preventable disease based on epidemiological, molecular and genomic data. Lung cancer is the most deadly malignancy around the world, both in male and female population. Vast majority of lung cancers (close to 90%) are directly caused by cigarette smoking, and thus present one of the most preventable deadly disease in humanity. Analysis of history of cigarette consumption and rise of lung cancer as world epidemics. Review of efforts to fight tobacco epidemics and how it influences incidence and prevalence of the lung cancer...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Vikas Bansal, Emir Festić, Muhammad A Mangi, Nicholl A Decicco, Ashley N Reid, Elizabeth L Gatch, James M Naessens, Pablo Moreno-Franco
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the statistical measures of the performance of 2 interventions: a) early sepsis identification by a computerized sepsis "sniffer" algorithm (CSSA) in the emergency department (ED) and b) human decision to activate a multidisciplinary early resuscitation sepsis and shock response team (SSRT). METHODS: This study used a prospective and historical cohort study design to evaluate the performance of two interventions. INTERVENTION: A computerized sepsis sniffer algorithm (CSSA) to aid in early diagnosis and a multidisciplinary sepsis and shock response team (SSRT) to improve patient care by increasing compliance with Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) bundles...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Marko Jukić, Livia Puljak
In this manuscript we presented legal and ethical aspects of pain management. Pain is a global public health problem because the burden of acute and chronic pain is considerable and is continuously increasing. It has been postulated that pain management is a fundamental human right, and that health systems are obliged to ensure universal access to pain management services. The suggestion that pain management is a right was fuelled by ample evidence about inadequate treatment of pain. Undertreatment and underprescribing in the context of pain can potentially have serious legal consequences, including charges about negligence, elder abuse, manslaughter and euthanasia...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Ljerka Karadža-Lapić, Tamara Pikivaca, Petra Pervan, Josipa Jović Zlatović, Sanja Delin, Ingrid Prkačin
OBJECTIVE: Angioedema (AE) is a potentially life-threatening event. We investigated the etiology of AE, with the emphasis on bradykinininduced angioedema treatment in emergency medicine. METHODS: The retrospective study included 237 patients with AE, who were examined and treated in two hospitals (group A and B) in Croatia from 2009 to 2016. The location and duration of AE, data about chronic diseases and treatment, potential causative agents (food, drugs, insect bites and chemicals), physical examination data and the subsequent treatment were analyzed...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Elmedin Bajrić, Sedin Kobašlija, Hrvoje Jurić, Amina Huseinbegović, Amila Zukanović
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to obtain a comprehensive, reliable and valid instrument for evaluation of the presence of dental fear and anxiety (DFA) in children, through evaluation of the reliability and validity of three modified versions of the Children's Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale (CFSS-DS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study sample comprised children aged 9, 10, 11 and 12 years. The first sample group (200 patients) filled in a modified version of the CFSSDS scale, the second sample group (100 patients) filled in a short form of the Dental Fear Survey Schedule, and the third sample group (100 patients) filled in a short version of the CFSS-DS scale, prior to dental treatment, respectively...
May 2018: Acta Medica Academica
Ingvill C Mochmann
No abstract available.
November 2017: Acta Medica Academica
Mevludin Hasanović
No abstract available.
November 2017: Acta Medica Academica
Patoulias Dimitrios, Chatzopoulos Kyriakos, Patoulias Ioannis
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November 2017: Acta Medica Academica
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