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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822025/cardiovascular-health-in-st-louis-bosnian-americans
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Maximillian T Bourdillon, Asad S Akhter, Dejan Vrtikapa, Amer Avdagic, Marc A McNeese, Richard Lee, Dawn S Hui
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly 50% of deaths. Cardiovascular health of resettled Bosnian-Americans has not been well-characterized. Our study aimed to quantify cardiovascular risk in Bosnian-Americans in St. Louis, the largest non-European center of resettlement. Seven community screenings focused on Bosnian-Americans were held. Cardiovascular risk was calculated to stratify individuals into low (<10%), moderate (10-20%), and high (>20%) risk. Those with self-reported coronary heart disease (CHD) or risk equivalent were considered high-risk...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795332/the-patterns-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-noacs-use-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-seven-balkan-countries-a-report-from-the-balkan-af-survey
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Tatjana S Potpara, Elina Trendafilova, Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, Artan Goda, Zumreta Kusljugic, Sime Manola, Ljilja Music, Viktor Gjini, Belma Pojskic, Mircea Ioakim Popescu, Catalina Arsenescu Georgescu, Elena S Dimitrova, Delyana Kamenova, Uliks Ekmeciu, Denis Mrsic, Ana Nenezic, Sandro Brusich, Srdjan Milanov, Ivan Zeljkovic, Gregory Y H Lip
INTRODUCTION: Data on management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the Balkan Region are scarce. To capture the patterns in AF management in contemporary clinical practice in the Balkan countries a prospective survey was conducted between December 2014 and February 2015, and we report results pertinent to the use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). METHODS: A 14-week prospective, multicenter survey of consecutive AF patients seen by cardiologists or internal medicine specialists was conducted in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia (a total of about 50 million inhabitants)...
August 9, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790543/haemorrhage-rates-after-two-commonly-used-tonsillectomy-methods-a-multicenter-study
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Faris Brkic, Majda Mujic, Sekib Umihanic, Nermin Hrncic, Amna Goga, Ermin Goretic
INTRODUCTION: Tonsillectomy is a frequently used, low-risk surgical procedure. The post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage occurs rarely, but is a life-threatening complication. Some studies show that the surgical technique affects the haemorrhage rate. AIMS: To analyse the post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage rate, and to determine whether the effect of the surgical technique on the haemorrhage rate exists. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data of all patients who underwent a tonsillectomy in three regional ENT departments in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Tuzla, Zenica and Bihac) between January 1(st) 2015 and October 31(st) 2016...
April 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790539/validation-of-the-disease-specific-questionnaire-msqol-54-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina-multiple-sclerosis-patients-sample
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Tarik Catic, Josip Culig, Enra Suljic, Admir Masic, Refet Gojak
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to validate Bosnian translation of disease specific quality of life measure MSQoL-54 which is widely used in practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Previously translated and culturally adopted MSQoL-54 questionnaire used in this study has been provided and licensed by Optum Inc. The questionnaire was validated in 62 MS patients seen at Neurology clinic at University Clinical Center Sarajevo, during April 2016 until May 2016. Internal reliabilities of Bosnian version MSQoL-54 were assessed for multiple item scales by using Cronbach's alpha coefficient...
April 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759738/abcb1-3435c-t-and-2677g-t-a-polymorphisms-in-polish-and-bosnian-crohn-s-disease-patients-a-preliminary-report
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Krzysztof Borecki, Iwona Zawada, Anna Pawinska-Matecka, Nermin Nusret Salkic, Beata Karakiewicz, Grażyna Adler
The role of ABCB1 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the development of Crohn's disease (CD) remains unclear. Due to inconsistent results of several European population-based studies and limited information on populations from Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H), we conducted a preliminary association study of two main ABCB1 SNPs and CD. ABCB1 3435C>T and 2677G>T/A SNPs were analyzed in Polish and Bosnian CD patients (n = 85 and n = 30, respectively) and controls (n = 82 and n = 30, respectively) using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) for 3435C>T and allele-specific PCR for 2677G>A/T SNP...
July 26, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752483/testing-of-anesthesia-machines-and-defibrillators-in-healthcare-institutions
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Lejla Gurbeta, Zijad Dzemic, Tamer Bego, Ervin Sejdic, Almir Badnjevic
To improve the quality of patient treatment by improving the functionality of medical devices in healthcare institutions. To present the results of the safety and performance inspection of patient-relevant output parameters of anesthesia machines and defibrillators defined by legal metrology. This study covered 130 anesthesia machines and 161 defibrillators used in public and private healthcare institutions, during a period of two years. Testing procedures were carried out according to international standards and legal metrology legislative procedures in Bosnia and Herzegovina...
September 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711578/breast-cancer-in-south-eastern-european-countries-since-2000-rising-incidence-and-decreasing-mortality-at-young-and-middle-ages
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Nadya Dimitrova, Ariana Znaor, Dominic Agius, Sultan Eser, Mario Sekerija, Anton Ryzhov, Maja Primic-Žakelj, Jan Willem Coebergh
BACKGROUND: Marked variations exist in the incidence and mortality trends of major cancers in South-Eastern European (SEE) countries which have now been detailed by age for breast cancer (BC) to seek clues for improvement. METHODS: We brought together and analysed data from 14 cancer registries (CRs), situated in SEE countries or directly adjacent. Age-standardised rate at world standard (ASRw) and truncated incidence and mortality rates during 2000-2010 by year, and for four age groups, were calculated...
July 13, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710507/inequalities-in-the-utilization-of-health-care-services-in-a-transition-european-country-results-from-the-national-population-health-survey
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Janko Janković, Sladjana Šiljak, Miloš Erić, Jelena Marinković, Slavenka Janković
OBJECTIVES: To examine demographic, socio-economic, and health status inequalities in the utilization of health care services (UHCS) in the Republic of Srpska (RS), Bosnia and Herzegovina. METHODS: Data were retrieved from the 2010 National Health Survey for the RS adult population (n = 4128). A complex sample design was taken into account for statistical analysis. RESULTS: As compared to men, a higher percentage of women visited a family physician (FP), urgent care department, dentist and private doctor...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705029/bosnian-study-of-apoe-distribution-bosad-a-comparison-with-other-european-populations
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Grażyna Adler, Mateusz A Adler, Anna Urbańska, Karolina Skonieczna-Żydecka, Emina Kiseljakovic, Amina Valjevac, Miłosz Parczewski, Almira Hadzovic-Dzuvo
BACKGROUND: The ε2, ε3 and ε4 alleles of APOE gene have been associated with several diseases in different populations. Data on the frequency of alleles are used in both a clinical and evolutionary context. Although the data on frequency of these alleles are numerous, there are no reports for the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina. AIM: To estimate the frequency of APOE alleles in a healthy Bosnian population and compare it to data for other European populations...
July 13, 2017: Annals of Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702880/atrial-fibrillation-in-immigrant-groups-a-cohort-study-of-all-adults-45%C3%A2-years-of-age-and-older-in-sweden
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Per Wändell, Axel C Carlsson, Xinjun Li, Danijela Gasevic, Johan Ärnlöv, Martin J Holzmann, Jan Sundquist, Kristina Sundquist
To study the association between country of birth and incident atrial fibrillation (AF) in several immigrant groups in Sweden. The study population included all adults (n = 3,226,752) aged 45 years and older in Sweden. AF was defined as having at least one registered diagnosis of AF in the National Patient Register. The incidence of AF in different immigrant groups, using Swedish-born as referents, was assessed by Cox regression, expressed in hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CI). All models were stratified by sex and adjusted for age, geographical residence in Sweden, educational level, marital status, and neighbourhood socioeconomic status...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691282/phytochemical-composition-and-antioxidant-activities-of-the-essential-oil-and-extracts-of-satureja-subspicata-vis-growing-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Mejra Bektašević, Ivana Carev, Marin Roje, Mladenka Jurin, Olivera Politeo
The phytochemical composition and the antioxidant activities of the essential oil as well as methanol and hot water extracts of endemic Satureja subspicata Vis. growing in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) were described. ß-caryophyllene, cis-ß-ocimene and α-pinene, identified by GC-MS and GC-FID, were dominant oil components. The major compound of both of extracts, identified by HPLC-DAD, was rosmarinic acid. Analyzed essential oil showed moderate antioxidant activity. In this first report on extracts of S. subspicata growing in BiH, the obtained results showed a high content of rosmarinic acid as well as considerable amount of total phenols and flavonoids...
July 10, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
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
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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/28613042/allele-frequencies-of-15-str-loci-in-bosnian-and-herzegovinian-population
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Amela Pilav, Naris Pojskić, Anesa Ahatović, Mirela Džehverović, Jasmina Čakar, Damir Marjanović
AIM: To determine newest the most accurate allele frequencies for 15 short tandem repeat (STR) loci in the Bosnian and Herzegovinian population, calculate statistical parameters, and compare them with the relevant data for seven neighboring populations. METHODS: Genomic DNA was obtained from buccal swabs of 1000 unrelated individuals from all regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Genotyping was performed using PowerPlex® 16 System to obtain allele frequencies for 15 polymorphic STR loci including D3S1358, TH01, D21S11, D18S51, Penta E, D5S818, D13S317, D7S820, D16S539, CSF1PO, Penta D, vWA, D8S1179, TPOX, and FGA...
June 14, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605924/marijuana-smoking-among-school-aged-adolescents-in-the-br%C3%A4-ko-district-of-bosnia-and-herzegovina-a-cross-sectional-study
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Anto Domić, Husref Tahirović, Mojca Čižek Sajko, Borislav Đulabić
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to determine the prevalence of marijuana smoking among school-aged adolescents in the Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with particular regard to their gender, age and residence, and the frequency of marijuana smoking in the past thirty days in relation to their peers in the rest of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia and the Republic of Serbia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This research, designed as a cross-sectional study and based on the ESPAD (European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs) questionnaire, adjusted to this research, encompassed 4,188 adolescents from elementary and secondary schools...
May 2017: Acta Medica Academica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605923/bacterial-sepsis-in-neonates-single-centre-study-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Izeta Softić, Husref Tahirović, Vincenzo Di Ciommo, Cinzia Auriti
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence, mortality, risk factors, aetiology and the susceptibility to antibiotics of the bacteria responsible for sepsis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A single centre, prospective, observational study, involving 200 neonates admitted over 12 months to the NICU of the University Children's Hospital, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. RESULTS: The crude incidence of all neonatal sepsis was 68.0% (136/200) and that of late-onset sepsis (LOS) was 48...
May 2017: Acta Medica Academica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601928/association-of-islamic-prayer-with-psychological-stability-in-bosnian-war-veterans
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Izet Pajević, Osman Sinanović, Mevludin Hasanović
To compare the outcomes among war veterans who pray/do not pray and who were not suffering mental disorders after the Bosnia-Herzegovina war (1992-95). The sample consists of 100 healthy Bosnian war veterans divided in two equal groups-one, a highly religious group inside which were individuals who perform five obligatory prayers every day, and another group of individuals who do not practice any daily prayer. We used Minnesota Multiphase Personal Inventory (MMPI), Profile Index of Emotions (PIE) and Life Style Questionnaire (LSQ)...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598188/how-serious-is-molar-incisor-hypomineralisation-mih-among-8-and-9-year-old-children-in-bosnia-herzegovina-a-clinical-study
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A Mulic, E Cehajic, A B Tveit, K R Stenhagen
AIM: To determine the prevalence of MIH in 8- and 9 year-old children in the city of Kljuc, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and to describe the distribution and severity of the affected teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study design: All 8- and 9-year-olds (n=104) living in Kljuc (born 2004/2005) were invited to participate, and 103 were examined by a calibrated clinician. Written, informed consent was obtained from all participants' relatives, as well as a questionnaire designed to assess potential risk indicators...
June 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597173/problems-interventions-and-their-outcomes-during-the-routine-work-of-hospital-pharmacists-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Gordana Ljubojević, Branislava Miljković, Tatjana Bućma, Milica Ćulafić, Milica Prostran, Sandra Vezmar Kovačević
Background In the last 30 years, activities of hospital pharmacists have gone through significant changes. Pharmacists are increasingly involved in patient care. Objectives To explore drug-related and logistic problems, interventions, and their outcomes during routine everyday work of hospital pharmacists. Setting Institute for physical medicine and rehabilitation, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Methods In the period of January 2013-October 2015 a prospective observational study was performed. Medical doctors, nurses, therapists, and patients addressed pharmacists, face-to-face or by telephone, with drug-related problems (DRPs) and/or logistic issues...
August 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591214/-the-devil-has-entered-you-a-qualitative-study-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men-msm-and-the-stigma-and-discrimination-they-experience-from-healthcare-professionals-and-the-general-community-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Stela Stojisavljevic, Bosiljka Djikanovic, Bojana Matejic
Men who have sex with men (MSM) are often exposed to unequal treatment in societies worldwide as well as to various forms of stigma and discrimination in healthcare services. Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) is a postconflict developing country located in Southeast Europe and the Western Balkans, where little is known about the experiences of MSM regarding their communities and interactions with healthcare services. The aim of this study was to explore the types of experiences MSM face and to assess the level of stigma and discrimination they are exposed to in this setting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579023/fatal-pulmonary-cysticercosis-caused-by-cysticercus-longicollis-in-a-captive-ring-tailed-lemur-lemur-catta
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Amer Alić, Adnan Hodžić, Vedad Škapur, Alma Šeho Alić, Senad Prašović, Georg G Duscher
Here we describe fatal pulmonary cysticercosis caused by Cysticercus longicollis, the larval stage of Taenia crassiceps in a 15-year-old female ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) from Sarajevo Zoo. After sudden death, the lemur was subjected to necropsy and large multicystic structure, subdivided with fibrous septa and filled with numerous translucent, oval to ellipsoid bladder-like cysts (cysticerci), almost completely replacing right lung lobe was observed. In addition, numerous free and encysted cysticerci were found in the thoracic cavity...
July 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
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