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Perko Vukotic, Nevenka Antovic, Andrija Djurovic, Ranko Zekic, Nikola Svrkota, Tomislav Andjelic, Ranko Svrkota, Radivoje Mrdak, Natasa Bjelica, Tamara Djurovic, Aleksandar Dlabac, Marija Bogicevic
The first nationwide indoor radon survey in Montenegro started in 2002 and year-long radon measurements with CR-39 track-etch detectors, within the national grid of 5 km × 5 km and local grids in urban areas of 0.5 km × 0.5 km, were performed in homes in half of the country's territory. The survey continued in 2014 and measurements in the rest of the country were completed at the end of 2015. The 953 valid results, obtained in the national radon survey, give an average radon activity concentration in Montenegrin homes of 110 Bq/m3 ...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Jason D Zurn, Matthew N Rouse, Shiaoman Chao, Meriem Aoun, Godwin Macharia, Colin W Hiebert, Zacharias A Pretorius, J Michael Bonman, Maricelis Acevedo
BACKGROUND: Research to identify and characterize stem rust resistance genes in common wheat, Triticum aestivum, has been stimulated by the emergence of Ug99-lineage races of the wheat stem rust pathogen, Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici (Pgt), in Eastern Africa. The Montenegrin spring wheat landrace PI 362698 was identified as a source of Pgt resistance. This accession exhibits resistance to multiple Ug99-lineage and North American Pgt races at seedling and adult-plant stages. A recombinant inbred population was developed by crossing the susceptible line LMPG-6 with a single plant selection of PI 362698...
January 22, 2018: BMC Genomics
Neda O Đorđević, Boris Pejin, Miroslav M Novaković, Dalibor M Stanković, Jelena J Mutić, Snežana B Pajović, Vele V Tešević
The overall aim of this paper was to compare the multielement composition and antioxidant capacity of two Montenegrin Merlot wines obtained from specific vine clones (VCR1 and VCR 101) along with commercial Merlot wine throughout the consecutive vintages in 2010 and 2011. Elemental composition was analysed using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Additionally, antioxidant capacity was assessed by cyclic voltammetry. VCR 1 wine from 2011 stood out for its elemental composition...
February 2018: Natural Product Research
Mirjana Bojanic, Rasovic, Sigrid Mayrhofer, Aleksandra Martinovic, Katharina Dürr, Konrad J Domig
The aim of this study is to characterise and examine the biochemical properties of 40 Lactococcus lactis strains isolated from indigenous Montenegrin dairy products in order to explore their potential to be used as starter cultures for producing typical Montenegrin cheese, such as 'bijeli sir', 'masni sir' and 'njeguški sir'. Their safety regarding the production of biogenic amines, the presence of antimicrobial resistance and the antibacterial activity against relevant pathogens and spoilage microorganisms has also been tested...
March 2017: Food Technology and Biotechnology
Pavel Grasgruber, Stevo Popović, Dominik Bokuvka, Ivan Davidović, Sylva Hřebíčková, Pavlína Ingrová, Predrag Potpara, Stipan Prce, Nikola Stračárová
The aim of this anthropometric survey, conducted between 2015 and 2016 in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), was to map local geographical differences in male stature and some other anthropometric characteristics (sitting height, arm span). In addition, to investigate the main environmental factors influencing physical growth, the documented values of height would be compared with available nutritional and socioeconomic statistics. Anthropometric data were collected in 3192 boys aged approximately 18.3 years (17-20 years), from 97 schools in 37 towns...
April 2017: Royal Society Open Science
M Martinovic, G Belojevic, G W Evans, N Kavaric, B Asanin, S Pantovic, M Jaksic, J Boljevic
OBJECTIVES: In one of the few national studies of children in a former Eastern bloc country emerging as a Western democracy and the first such study ever in Montenegro, this study establishes the prevalence and correlates of childhood hypertension (CH). STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional national study. METHODS: The study was conducted with 3254 children aged 7-13 years (50.3% male) from 39 elementary schools. We used a structured questionnaire to gather sociodemographic information as well as data on factors potentially related to CH...
June 2017: Public Health
Zorica Dakić, Henrik Vedel Nielsen, Milorad Pavlović, Jasmina Poluga, Goran Stevanović, Lidija Lavadinović, Branko Milošević, Mijomir Pelemiš, Aleksandar Urošević, Snežana Jovanović, Christen Rune Stensvold
INTRODUCTION: Retrospective molecular identification of Leishmania parasites in two patients with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) previously treated in Serbia was carried out. DNA was isolated from unstained bone marrow smears (BMSs) kept for 11 and 8 years. Genus-specific real-time PCR was combined with conventional PCR and sequencing for detection and species identification. CASE PRESENTATION: In 2003, a 40-year-old Serbian male was admitted to the Clinical Centre of Serbia (CCS) with fever, sweating, fatigue and splenomegaly, which developed over a period of 7 weeks...
October 2016: JMM Case Reports
Snežana Mugoša, Nataša Djordjević, Nina Djukanović, Dragana Protić, Zoran Bukumirić, Ivan Radosavljević, Aneta Bošković, Zoran Todorović
The aim of the present study was to undertake a study on the prevalence of cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) poor metabolizer alleles (*3, *4, *5, and *6) on a Montenegrin population and its impact on developing adverse drug reactions (ADRs) of β-blockers in a hospitalized cardiac patient population. A prospective study was conducted in the Cardiology Center of the Clinical Center of Montenegro and included 138 patients who had received any β-blocker in their therapy. ADRs were collected using a specially designed questionnaire, based on the symptom list and any signs that could point to eventual ADRs...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
Annelies Kerckhof, Velibor Spalevic, Veerle Van Eetvelde, Jan Nyssen
Land use changes have been investigated in the surroundings of 14 rural Montenegrin settlements in order to get specific information about trends in land abandonment since around 1950. Permanently, seasonally and less inhabited settlements with different geographic conditions were studied. This was done by interviewing local inhabitants, which enabled a holistic approach to reveal the underlying processes of land abandonment. According to the observed patterns of land use change, the study sites can be categorized into intensified, urbanized, extensified, overgrown and forested cases...
2016: SpringerPlus
Boban Mugosa, Danijela Vujosevic, Massimo Ciccozzi, Maria Beatrice Valli, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Alessandra Lo Presti, Eleonora Cella, Marta Giovanetti, Alessia Lai, Silvia Angeletti, Fabio Scarpa, Dragica Terzić, Zoran Vratnica
In 2009 an influenza A epidemic caused by a swine origin H1N1strain, unusual in human hosts, has been described. The present research is aimed to perform the first phylogenetic investigation on the influenza virus A (H1N1) strains circulating in Montenegro, from December 1, 2009, when the first case of death due to H1N1 was confirmed, and the epidemic began causing a total of four fatalities. The phylogenetic analysis of the strains circulating showed the absence of a pure Montenegrin cluster, suggesting the occurrence of multiple re-introductions in that population from different areas till as far as the early 2010...
November 2016: Journal of Medical Virology
Olivera Miljanović, Bojana Cikota-Aleksić, Dragan Likić, Danilo Vojvodić, Ognjen Jovićević, Zvonko Magić
UNLABELLED: In order to assess the association between gene polymorphisms and otitis media (OM) proneness, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFA) -308, interleukin (IL) 10-1082 and -3575, IL6 -597, IL2 -330, and CD14 -159 genotyping was performed in 58 OM-prone children and 85 controls who were exposed to similar number and frequency of environmental and host risk factors. The frequencies of genotypes (wild type vs. genotypes containing at least one polymorphic allele) were not significantly different between groups, except for IL10 -1082...
June 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
Milica Martinovic, Goran Belojevic, Gary W Evans, Dragan Lausevic, Bogdan Asanin, Mira Samardzic, Natasa Terzic, Snezana Pantovic, Marina Jaksic, Jelena Boljevic
BACKGROUND: Newly emerging Western style economic systems provide new opportunities to study the prevalence and predictors of childhood obesity. We also provide for the first time a national study of childhood obesity using all three international anthropometric criteria. METHODS: The sample included 4097 Montenegrin children, 2076 boys (50.7%) and 2021 girls. Anthropometric measurements were performed in school. The questionnaire for parents included questions on 24 potential contributing factors for childhood obesity...
October 2015: European Journal of Public Health
M Kecmanović, N Jović, M Keckarević-Marković, D Keckarević, G Stevanović, P Ignjatović, S Romac
Lafora disease (LD) is an autosomal recessive, progressive disorder characterized by myoclonus and seizures, inexorable neurologic deterioration, cognitive decline and poor prognosis. LD is caused by mutations either in the EPM2A or in NHLRC1 genes. Here we report clinical and genetic findings on 14 LD patients from 10 families of Serbian/Montenegrin origin. Molecular diagnostics was performed by sequencing the coding regions of the EPM2A and NHLRC1 genes. In addition, haplotype analysis of the chromosomes carrying the two most frequent mutations (c...
January 2016: Clinical Genetics
Slavka Stanković, Mihajlo Jović, Bojan Tanaskovski, Marija L Mihajlović, Danijela Joksimović, Lato Pezo
To assess metal pollution, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, Pb, Ni, Co, As, Cd, and Hg contents in samples of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica and surface sediment, collected at eight locations along the Montenegrin coast, were determined. The metal pollution index (MPI) and metal enrichment factor (EF) were then calculated. MPI and EF were lower in sediment than in P. oceanica at the same locations. This was very evident for EF values of Hg and Cd. Based on the Pearson's correlations and EF values, it was possible to conclude that the last two metals' content in the seagrass did not originate from the crustal sources or natural weathering processes...
June 2015: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Ljiljana Cvejanov-Kezunović, Jadranka Mustajbegović, Milan Milosevic, Rok Civljak
This cross-sectional study was performed in nine Montenegrin hospitals to estimate the burden of occupational exposure to blood among hospital workers in Montenegro in 2010 using a modified Croatian self-reporting questionnaire on exposure to blood-borne infections. Of the 1043 respondents, 517 (49.6 %) reported exposure to blood. Variations between the hospitals were not significant, except for the hospital in Kotor, which stands out with the high percentage of exposed hospital workers (p<0.05). More than 77 % of exposures were not reported through standard hospital protocols at the time of the incident...
September 29, 2014: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
Lejla Kovacevic, Kristiina Tambets, Anne-Mai Ilumäe, Alena Kushniarevich, Bayazit Yunusbayev, Anu Solnik, Tamer Bego, Dragan Primorac, Vedrana Skaro, Andreja Leskovac, Zlatko Jakovski, Katja Drobnic, Helle-Viivi Tolk, Sandra Kovacevic, Pavao Rudan, Ene Metspalu, Damir Marjanovic
Contemporary inhabitants of the Balkan Peninsula belong to several ethnic groups of diverse cultural background. In this study, three ethnic groups from Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bosniacs, Bosnian Croats and Bosnian Serbs - as well as the populations of Serbians, Croatians, Macedonians from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegrins and Kosovars have been characterized for the genetic variation of 660 000 genome-wide autosomal single nucleotide polymorphisms and for haploid markers. New autosomal data of the 70 individuals together with previously published data of 20 individuals from the populations of the Western Balkan region in a context of 695 samples of global range have been analysed...
2014: PloS One
Mihajlo Jović, Slavka Stanković
Considering the growing concern due to different levels of anthropogenic loadings, the main purpose of this study was to identify the levels of trace metals (Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, Co, Ni, Cd, Pb and Hg) in the mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis sampled along the marine coast of Boka Kotorska Bay, Montenegro. In comparison with the permissible limits set by the EU and the US FDA, all trace metal concentrations found in the mussels from the coastal area of Boka Kotorska Bay were lower than the prescribed limits. Generally, the trace metal concentrations found in Montenegrin mussels are within the range of trace metal concentrations determined in low to moderately polluted Adriatic areas...
August 2014: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Serkan Dogan, Lejla Kovacević, Damir Marjanović
Allele frequencies of 15 STRs included in the PowerPlex 16 System (D3S1358, TH01, D21S11, D18S51, Penta E, D5S818, D13S317, D7S820, D16S539, CSF1PO, Penta D, VWA, D8S1179, TPOX and FGA) were calculated from the referent sample of 100 unrelated individuals of both sexes from Turkish student population living in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Buccal swab, as a source of DNA, was collected from the volunteers from whom the informed consent form was obtained. DNA extraction was performed using QIAamp DNA Micro kit by Qiagen...
December 2013: Collegium Antropologicum
Milica Martinovic, Goran Belojevic, Gary W Evans, Bogdan Asanin, Dragan Lausevic, Natasa Duborija Kovacevic, Mira Samardzic, Marina Jaksic, Snezana Pantovic
BACKGROUND: Health inequalities may begin during childhood. The aim of this study was to investigate the main effect of poverty and its interactive effect with gender on children's blood pressure. METHODS: The study was performed in two elementary schools from a rural region near Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. A questionnaire including questions on family monthly income, children's physical activity and the consumption of junk food was self-administered by parents of 434 children (223 boys and 211 girls) aged 6-13 years...
June 2014: European Journal of Public Health
Gianguglielmo Zehender, Chiara Sorrentino, Alessia Lai, Erika Ebranati, Elena Gabanelli, Alessandra Lo Presti, Danijela Vujoševic, Dragan Lauševic, Dragica Terzić, Renata Shkjezi, Silvia Bino, Zoran Vratnica, Boban Mugosa, Massimo Galli, Massimo Ciccozzi
More than 20 million hepatitis C virus (HCV) carriers live in the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean. We determined HCV genotype distribution among chronically infected patients in Montenegro and investigated the phylodynamics and phylogeography of the most represented HCV subtypes. The HCV-NS5b sequences of the Montenegrin patients were compared with sequences isolated in different known localities of the Mediterranean area, Europe and Asia. A Bayesian approach was used in order to allow the simultaneous estimate of the evolutionary rate, time-scaled phylogeny, demography and ancestral spatial status...
July 2013: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
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