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Mario Loleski, Sofija Loleska, Nada Pop-Jordanova
Smartphones are ubiquitous, but it is still unknown what physiological functions can be monitored at clinical quality. In medicine their use is cited in many fields (cardiology, pulmology, endocrinology, rheumatology, pediatrics as well as in the field of mental health). The aim of this paper is to explain how the use of mobile application can help clients to improve the index of their focus, concentration and motor skills. Our original developed application on Android operating system, named "neurogame" is based on an open source platform to enable assessment and therapeutic stimulation, focus and concentration with the ability to monitor the progress of the results obtained in a larger number of participants (normal subjects as well as patients with different disorders) over a period of time...
December 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
O Hirsch, M Schulz, M Erhart, N Donner-Banzhoff
Objective: All health care systems in the world struggle with rising costs for drugs. We sought to explore factors impacting on prescribing costs in a nationwide database of ambulatory care in Germany. Factors identified by this research can be used for adjustment in future profiling efforts. Methods: We analysed nationwide prescription data of physicians having contractual relationships with statutory health insurance funds in 2014. Predictor and outcome variables were aggregated at the practice level...
2018: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation: C/E
Marijana Mikačić, Ivan Vasilj, Marina Vasilj, Danijel Bevanda, Mario Šimović, Kristina Galić
BACKGROUND: Tumor marker CA 125 is found in normal mesothelial lung cells and normal bronchial epithelial cells. If destruction of these cells occurs due to inflammation or tumour, CA 125 will be released, and increased in the serum. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: From November 2008 to May 2009 a study analysing CA 125 levels in serum samples from patients who are hospitalized at the Pulmology Department of University Hospital Mostar. Standard laboratory tests, X-ray, sputum examination to BK, and tumour marker CA 125 were performed in all patients...
December 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
M Zdraveska, D Dimitrievska, D Todevski, A Gjorcev, E Janeva, I Pavlovska, B Zafirova-Ivanovska
The concept of "united airways disease", based on many similar features and mutual interactions in the pathogenesis of asthma (A) and rhinitis (R), has led to an integral approach to their management. We conducted this study to determine the quantity of the problem of joint incidence of A and R in R. Macedonia, and, perhaps to obtain information on a potential causative effect of the two diseases. Three hundred eighty six patients, who presented with wheezing and/or upper respiratory symptoms at the Pulmology and Allergy Clinic, Skopje, were included during a period of 48 months...
2015: Open Respiratory Medicine Journal
Christoph Silberbauer, Edmund Grunbacher
BACKGROUND: To examine the differences and potential changes that occur in smoking habits among psychiatric and somatic patients due to and during their hospital stay in a general hospital. METHODS: Inpatients of three departments (psychiatry,cardiology, pulmology) were given a questionnaire that asked for epidemiologic data and their smoking habits,including the Fagerstrom-Test. In order to achieve sufficient data, the questionnaire was administered twice on two different dates...
2014: Neuropsychiatrie: Klinik, Diagnostik, Therapie und Rehabilitation
Dp Pešut, Sv Raljević, Mdj Kontić, Dz Božić, Ib Buha, Rs Stević
Patients who undergo radiofrequency ablation of the atrioventricular (AV) node rarely develop acute major complications. A 41-year-old Caucasian male smoker, was admitted to the Pulmology Teaching Hospital at Belgrade, Serbia, for sharp persistent chest pain, fever and fatigue following AV node radiofrequency ablation for arrhythmia. Chest X-ray showed obtuse right costo-phrenic angle and laminar atelectasis in the right lower lung lobe. The plasma D-dimer level was elevated. A perfusion lung scan showed multiple bilateral perfusion defects and multislice computed tomography showed thrombotic mass in the right pulmonary artery...
June 2011: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
D Dokic
University Pulmology and Allergy Clinic was founded in 1975 when the Depertment of Internal Medicine, directed by Prof. Dr. Dimitar Arsov, later member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciencies and Arts, was divided into eight separate and independent clinics. The first head of the Pulmonology and Allergy Clinic was Prof. Dr. Ljubomir Kotevski. He had a very difficult goal: to establish and further develop the newly formed clinic. The Clinic flourished and became one of the leading Clinics in the Clinical Centre during the directorship of Prof...
2013: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
Christoph G Dietrich, Tanja Kottmann, Angela Diedrich, Frank M Drouven
INTRODUCTION: The German guideline for sedation in gastrointestinal endoscopy was published in 2008. Several recommendations in this guideline, especially concerning staffing and structural requirements for sedation, have low evidence and therefore are subject to discussion in the field. AIM: Comparison of endoscopic complications in a department specialized for gastrointestinal and pulmological diseases before and after implementation of the German guideline grouped in sedation-associated and non-sedation-associated complications...
September 2013: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Vesna Skodrić-Trifunović, Violeta Vucinić, Sanja Simić-Ogrizović, Ruza Stević, Mihailo Stjepanović, Katarina Ilić, Zivorad Savić
INTRODUCTION: This is a presentation of a 61-year-old female patient. Since 44 years have passed from the onset of her first symptoms until the final diagnosis of sarcoidosis, this was the reason of our decision to publish the case. CASE OUTLINE: During the follow-up period of 44 years the patient had ocassional polymorphic complains, such as adynamia, nausea, abdominal pains, myalgia, arthralgia, body weight loss (8-10 kg) etc. The clinical course was predominated by splenomegaly, hepatitis and arthralgia, and later chronic renal failure also developed...
November 2012: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
Jasmina Stojanović, Nevenka Ilić, Predrag Stanković, Snezana Arsenijević, Ljiljana Erdevicki, Branislav Belić, Ljubica Zivić, Dragić Banković
BACKGROUND/AIM: An excessive use or misuse of voice by vocal professionals may result in symptoms such are husky voice, hoarse voice, total loss of voice, or even organic changes taking place on vocal folds--minimal pathological lesions--MAPLs. The purpose of this study was to identify the type of MAPLs which affects vocal professionals, as well as to identify the risk factors that bring about these changes. METHODS: There were 94 vocal professionals who were examined altogether, out of whom 46 were affected by MAPLs, whereas 48 of them were diagnosed with no MAPLs, so that they served as the control group...
November 2012: Vojnosanitetski Pregled. Military-medical and Pharmaceutical Review
Renata Beljan Perak, Merica Glavina Durdov, Vesna Capkun, Veljka Ivcevic, Antonia Pavlovic, Violeta Soljic, Mari Peric
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer most often presents as an inoperable tumour and the diagnosis is usually performed on a small biopsy/cytology specimen. In the group of non small cell lung cancer - not otherwise specified, adenocarcinoma phenotype can be determined immunohistochemically using TTF-1 and Napsin A. Expression of oncofetal protein IMP3 in human cancer is associated with poor differentiation and aggressive behaviour. In the present study expression of IMP3 was correlated with expression of TTF-1 and Napsin A, histological subtype and clinical stage of lung adenocarcinoma...
2012: Diagnostic Pathology
S Altmann, J Schreiber, H-G Damert, U Mirastschijski, W Schneider
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a systemic disorder with unknown etiology, characterized by non-caseating granulomas in numerous organs and tissues. In 90% of patients lung and lymph nodes are involved. The incidence of sarcoidal granulomas in the upper extremities is low. Here we present the case of a primary hand manifestation of sarcoidosis without clinical systemic involvement. OBJECTIVES: A young woman presented with a painful swelling in her right hand. There were no signs of inflammation...
July 2011: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
Hrvoje Lalić, Melita Kukuljan, Milenka Dinđić Pavicić
This article presents a case of a 40-year-old female patient with a right-side middle ear tuberculosis. The patient was a nurse, who had worked at the Department of Pulmology, Clinical Hospital Rijeka for 17 years. The cause was infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis while she assisted in bronchoscopy. The patient was referred to occupational medicine (OM) for confirmation of occupational disease immediately after surgery. The disease was confirmed as occupational by the Croatian Institute for Health Insurance of Health Protection at Work...
September 2010: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
Valerija Milicić-Juhas, Branka Loncar, Vesna Mahovlić, Ika Kardum-Skelin, Marija Pajtler
Current cytological service in Croatia is organised in 46 cytological organisational units in 23 towns with total of 350 employees: 101 specialists of clinical cytology, 20 residents in clinical cytology, 141 cytotechnologists (cytoscreeners), 45 health technicians, and 25 administrators and 18 auxiliary personnel. In spite of employment of significant number of cytotechnologists in the last ten years, there is still an unacceptable ratio of number of cytologists and cytotechnologists (1:1.4) which is the result of unresolved education of cytotechnologists which should be permanent, complete and acknowledged...
March 2010: Collegium Antropologicum
Vjekoslav Grgic
This article presents the case of a 41-year-old female physician complaining about frequent chest pain attacks and breathing difficulties. Disorders started six months previously after inexpert manipulation of the thoracic spine performed by a physiotherapist while massaging the patient's back. Numerous diagnostic examinations (CT of the thorax, MRI of the thoracic spine, esophagography, cardiological examination, pulmological examination) did not explain the cause of subjective symptoms. Although the patient, who came to our private practice setting for examination of the spine and possible manual therapy, did not complain about disorders in the region of cervical spine, on the basis of clinical examination, we suspected the cervicogenic angina (CA; the attacks of chest pain caused by cervical radiculopathy; earlier term "cervical angina" is terminologically inappropriate)...
September 2008: Lijec̆nic̆ki Vjesnik
Amina Selimović, Ermina Mujicić, Senka Mesihović-Dinarević, Ediba Saratević, Aida Dizdarević, Salahudin Dizdarević, Safet Guska
A case of sarcoma Ewing hemithorax lst sin has been reported in an 8-year-old girl. The girl was admitted in our hospital with referral diagnosis Pleuropneumonia exudativa left side. The girl was sent from Nova Bila with the foregoing diagnosis. The difficulties started in early April this year with high body temperature, pains in the left side of the chest. After a detailed anamnesis, clinical picture of the girl and radiological examinations/ chest x ray, CT scan of the chest and operative findings/ sarcoma Ewing diagnosis was confirmed...
2006: Medicinski Arhiv
Zeljko Mijailović, Predrag Canović, Olgica Gajović, Svetlana Tomasević
INTRODUCTION: Complications associated with infectious mononucleosis are rare, but occasionally they can occur involving hematological, neurological, cardiological and pulmological complications, as well as liver and spleen disorders, sometimes with lethal outcome. The most important cardiac complications are myocarditis and pericarditis. CASE REPORT: An 18-year-old male patient was admitted to the Departement of Infectious Diseasees with clinical picture of infectious mononucelosis, while symptoms appeared 7 days before admission...
September 2006: Medicinski Pregled
M Avramov-Ivitsh, S Shtrbac, J Zdravkovitsh, D Vukovitsh, U Mioch, B Andritsh
The application of the cyclic voltammetry and UV-VIS as well as IR spectroscopy in the analysis of some calcification phenomena which occurred in human body have shown useful and interesting results. Sometimes the defense process of the human organism in the presence of foreign particles in the injured part of the body is the isolation of these particles with the calcification processes. The calcified worm surgically extracted from the human eye fifty years after its penetration has been analyzed, and the history of its penetration and behavior in the human eye is better understood with cyclic voltammetry and IR spectroscopy...
November 1995: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
Rajna Knez, Igor Prpić, Milan Niksić, Ingrid Skarpa-Prpić
The aim of the study was to examine doctor's attitude about topics in continuing medical education (CME) using anonymous questionnaire that was given to the members of the Croatian Medical Association in Rijeka. The questions concerned doctor's interest of certain medical fields, influence of CME to their everyday practice, and importance of getting credits for re-licensure as a motive to participate in CME. The highest interest was shown for CME in emergency/intensive medicine and the lowest for transplantation medicine...
December 2004: Collegium Antropologicum
Admedina Savković, Vasilije Nikolić, Jasmin Delić, Eldar Isaković
Having knowledge on models of the bronchial tree branching, is of a special interest for clinical and surgical pulmology, because the hemilobectomy, segmentectomy and subsegmentectomy are always determined by intralobar, intrasegmental and intrasubsegmental bronchial ramification. Investigations were performed on 100 lungs of children and adults of both sexes, one day to 85 years old, randomly chosen. There are two main types of branching of the left upper lobe bronchus: the bifurcation pattern as dominant model in 74% and the trifurcation model found in 26%...
December 2004: Collegium Antropologicum
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