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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534465/mineral-content-as-a-tool-for-the-assessment-of-honey-authenticity
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Milica Jovetić, Jelena Trifković, Dalibor Stanković, Dragan Manojlović, Dušanka Milojković-Opsenica
The present work aims to provide a contribution to the overall investigation of European unifloral honeys with regard to authentication according to botanical and geographical origins. The mineral content of 206 monofloral honey samples of five botanical origins from six different regions in Serbia was investigated by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry. Chemometric techniques were applied for the classification and differentiation of acacia, sunflower, and linden honey according to botanical origin, as well as acacia honey samples according to regional origin...
May 23, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534384/global-knowledge-of-medicine-experiences-from-tuzla-and-banjaluka-bosnia-herzegovina
#2
Rajko Igić
When English became lingua franca, a significant change in the language of scientific publication in Central and Eastern European countries occurred; many journals instead of the local language, and German, French or Russian used English. The shift occurred due to the intention of both the journal editors and contributors to achieve international recognition and inclusion of the journal in prestigious international medical databases. As a consequence, publications in English are cited on average six times more frequently than those in German, Japanese or French...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534377/incidence-and-mortality-trends-of-ovarian-cancer-in-central-serbia
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Aleksandar Antonijevic, Natasa Rancic, Mirko Ilic, Branislav Tiodorovic, Miodrag Stojanovic, Jasmina Stefanovic
PURPOSE: Ovarian cancer (OC) is the most fatal cancer in females. The objective of this paper was to determine the incidence and mortality trends of OC in central Serbia from 1999 to 2003. METHODS: Data about all new cases and deaths of OC were obtained from the Serbian Cancer Registry. Data were analyzed for the central of Serbia which encompasses the territory of Serbia without its northern and southern regions. Data of the female population were obtained from the population censuses in the years 1991, 2002 and 2011...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523616/the-effect-of-multiple-contamination-of-soil-on-lmw-and-mmw-pahs-accumulation-in-the-roots-of-rubus-fruticosus-l-naturally-growing-near-the-copper-mining-and-smelting-complex-bor-east-serbia
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Slađana Č Alagić, Vesna P Stankov Jovanović, Violeta D Mitić, Jelena S Nikolić, Goran M Petrović, Snežana B Tošić, Gordana S Stojanović
Samples of roots and spatial soils of native Rubus fruticosus L. were collected from the spots positioned at different distances from the copper smelter and city heating plants in the industrial zone of the town of Bor (Serbia) and subjected to chemical analyses in order to determine the content of several heavy metals, and 15 priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). In this study, the results for 9 low and medium molecular weight PAHs (LMW and MMW PAHs) are represented and processed using the calculation of bio-concentration factors and statistical methods such as hierarchical cluster analysis and Pearson's correlation study with the aim of investigating the plant capabilities for their uptake from the soil and later accumulation into the root tissue, under the hostile circumstances of multiple contamination...
May 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522381/a-survival-analysis-with-identification-of-prognostic-factors-in-a-series-of-110-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-glioblastoma-pre-and-post-introduction-of-the-stupp-regimen-a-single-center-observational-study
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Rosanda Illic, Teresa Somma, Dragan Savic, Federico Frio, Mihailo Milicevic, Domenico Solari, Marina Nikitovic, Slobodan Lavrnic, Savo Raicevic, Snezana Milosevic, Luigi Maria Cavallo, Paolo Cappabianca, Danica Grujicic
BACKGROUND: Current treatment protocol in GBM is based on maximal safe resection followed by Stupp protocol. Survival outcomes in cancer can vary in different population groups and outcomes can be conditioned by several factors. In Serbia Temozolomide has been introduced as adjuvant therapy only in 2011. The aims of this study are to confirm the efficacy and safety of Stupp protocol on both OS and PFS and evaluate the influence of the prognostic factors in one of the largest series of patients with GBM, treated over a 2-year period...
May 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520501/molecular-characterization-of-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-bovine-clinical-mastitis-and-pigs-in-the-vojvodina-province-serbia
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Dalibor Todorović, Maja Velhner, Edita Grego, Dejan Vidanović, Dubravka Milanov, Dejan Krnjaić, Corinna Kehrenberg
The aim of the study was to characterize multidrug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli isolates collected in Serbia from bovine clinical mastitis cases and diseased pigs, mainly with molecular methods. A total of 48 E. coli isolates was collected during the years 2013-2014, of which 22 were MDR and were included in further analysis. Phylogenetic typing showed that 17 isolates belonged to group A, while two isolates were classified in group B1 and a single one in group D. All isolates showed unique macrorestriction patterns...
May 18, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514871/pulse-wave-velocity-retrospective-analysis-in-a-balkan-normotensive-and-hypertensive-population-a-study-of-9923-patients
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Dragan Lovic, Manolis S Kallistratos, Leonidas Poulimenos, Aggelos Skyrlas, V Stojanov, B Jakovljevic, M Zdravkovic, G Koracevic, Eftychia Chamodraka, Nikos Kouremenos, Andreas Pittaras, Peter Kokkinos, Pavlos Tsinivizov, Athanasios Manolis
We compared pulse wave velocity (PWV) between hypertensive patients and control patients to identify demographics and patient characteristics related to PWV. We retrospectively analyzed 9923 participants (3105 controls and 6818 hypertensive patients) from 5 outpatient hypertensive clinics (in Serbia and Greece). Pulse wave velocity had different distribution between controls and hypertensive patients ( P < .001). The magnitude of PWV increase was related to blood pressure (BP) category (from optimal to stage III hypertension; P < ...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507583/intravenous-drug-use-an-independent-predictor-for-hcv-genotypes-3-and-4-infection-among-hiv-hcv-co-infected-patients
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Dubravka Salemovic, Ivana Pesic-Pavlovic, Djordje Jevtovic, Ksenija Bojovic, Jovan Ranin, Branko Brmbolic, Maja Stanojevic
INTRODUCTION: About one quarter of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected persons in Serbia have also been found to be hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infected. In the general population, HCV genotype 1 has been shown to be the most prevalent one. Here, we present the first study on the distribution of HCV genotypes among HIV/HCV co-infected patients in Serbia, in relation to epidemiological and clinical features. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included HIV/HCV co-infected and a group of HCV mono-infected patients in the period 1998-2012, with collection of epidemiological, clinical, and behavioral data using a standardized questionnaire...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507574/blood-groups-and-acute-aortic-dissection-type-iii
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Nikola Fatic, Aleksandar Nikolic, Mihailo Vukmirovic, Nemanja Radojevic, Nenad Zornic, Igor Banzic, Nikola Ilic, Dusan Kostic, Bogdan Pajovic
INTRODUCTION: Acute aortic type III dissection is one of the most catastrophic events, with in-hospital mortality ranging between 10% and 12%. The majority of patients are treated medically, but complicated dissections, which represent 15% to 20% of cases, require surgical or thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). For the best outcomes adequate blood transfusion support is required. Interest in the relationship between blood type and vascular disease has been established. The aim of our study is to evaluate distribution of blood groups among patients with acute aortic type III dissection and to identify any kind of relationship between blood type and patient's survival...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506134/efficacy-and-safety-of-etanercept-in-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis-in-the-presta-study-analysis-in-patients-from-central-and-eastern-europe
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Nemanja Damjanov, Sarolta Karpati, Lajos Kemeny, Noemi Bakos, Branislav Bobic, Maria Majdan, Witold Tlustochowicz, Petr Vitek, Eva Dokoupilova, Emre Aldinc, Annette Szumski
BACKGROUND: Data are limited on the effectiveness of anti-TNF and other biologics on psoriatric arthritis (PsA) in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The objective of this analysis was to evaluate the efficacy of etanercept (ETN) in PsA patients from CEE. METHODS: In PRESTA, patients were randomised to receive ETN 50 mg BIW or 50 mg QW for 12 weeks (double-blind phase), and ETN 50 mg QW for 12 additional weeks (open-label). In this analysis only patients from Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Serbia were included...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504233/serbia-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
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Sinisa Stojkovic, Dejan Milasinovic, Nenad Bozinovic, Aleksandar Davidovic, Dragan Debeljacki, Nemanja Djenic, Sasa Hinic, Nikola Jagic, Olivera Micic, Vladimir Mitov, Aleksandar N Neskovic, Milan Nikolic, Dragan Sagic, Goran Stankovic
Serbia's interventional community has been facing the multifaceted challenge of an ageing population with cardiovascular diseases as the primary cause of death nationwide, coronary artery disease (CAD) being the most prevalent subset. The following two fields of activity have marked the trajectory of progress in the field of interventional cardiology in Serbia: first, the expansion of the infrastructure, mainly through the opening of new catheterisation laboratories across all of the country's administrative regions, which has resulted in better accessibility to coronary interventions for the general population; second, the creation of national platforms for continuous education, training and the promotion of clinical research in interventional cardiology, with close programmatic links to European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI)-based educational initiatives, including the curriculum for interventional cardiology...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493193/the-first-survey-of-airborne-trace-elements-at-airport-using-moss-bag-technique
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Gordana Vuković, Mira Aničić Urošević, Sandra Škrivanj, Konstantin Vergel, Milica Tomašević, Aleksandar Popović
Air traffic represents an important way of social mobility in the world, and many ongoing discussions are related to the impacts that air transportation has on local air quality. In this study, moss Sphagnum girgensohnii was used for the first time in the assessment of trace element content at the international airport. The moss bags were exposed during the summer of 2013 at four sampling sites at the airport 'Nikola Tesla' (Belgrade, Serbia): runway (two), auxiliary runway and parking lot. According to the relative accumulation factor (RAF) and the limit of quantification of the moss bag technique (LOQT), the most abundant elements in the samples were Zn, Na, Cr, V, Cu and Fe...
May 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482010/study-toward-resolving-the-controversy-over-the-definition-of-allergic-fungal-rhinosinusitis
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Aleksandra Barac, Goran Stevanovic, Marina Pekmezovic, Zoran Rakocevic, Rajica Stosovic, Boban Erovic, Vesna Tomic Spiric
Dysbiosis of the microbiome on the airway mucosa leads to the development of chronic inflammatory and allergic disorders. The aim of this study was to consider the potential diagnostic criteria for allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) and nonallergic fungal rhinosinusitis (FRS), and the role of fungal presence in an environment for the development of AFRS. In this study, 136 patients were divided into two groups: patients with positive specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE) and fungal finding (AFRS group), and patients with negative sIgE and positive fungal finding (FRS group)...
May 6, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480835/case-series-study-of-hepatic-echinococcal-cysts-in-serbia-viability-of-scolices-seropositivity-and-epidemiological-characteristics
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I Colovic Calovski, A Barac, Z Golubovic, A Karamarkovic, S Mitrovic, M Milicevic, M Cvetkovic, A M Dzamic
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is an endemic helminthic disease caused by infection with Echinococcus granulosus metacestodes. Although CE is endemic in the Balkan region, the exact epidemiology remains unknown. We conducted a case-series study with the aim of evaluating the correlation between seropositivity, socio-epidemiological data, pre-operative treatment with albendazole and viability of protoscolices in human hepatic hydatid cysts. Consecutive patients with hepatic CE underwent surgery to extract E. granulosis cysts...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476258/the-middle-east-and-eastern-europe-rabies-expert-bureau-meereb-third-meeting-lyon-france-7-8-april-2015
#15
REVIEW
V Picot, A Rasuli, A Abella-Rider, M Saadatian-Elahi, A Aikimbayev, A Barkia, S Benmaiz, Z Bouslama, K De Balogh, A Dehove, F Davlyatov, F Farahtaj, G Gongal, A Gholami, P Imnadze, M Issad, S Khoufi, V Nedosekov, A Rafila, H Rich, A Soufi, J Tuychiev, N Vranjes, R Vodopija, I Zaouia, L Nel
MEEREB is an inter-regional network of countries from North Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia that work together with the aim of improving rabies control and prevention at local, regional and global level. MEEREB members met for the third time in 2015 in France (Lyon) to review the current rabies situation within the network and to discuss the way forward the prospect of a One Health approach against rabies. Dogs were the main vector of transmission in all MEEREB countries except for Croatia and Serbia where foxes represented the primary source...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467437/differences-in-antimicrobial-consumption-prescribing-and-isolation-rate-of-multidrug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-acinetobacter-baumannii-on-surgical-and-medical-wards
#16
Vladimir Zivanovic, Ljiljana Gojkovic-Bukarica, Radisav Scepanovic, Teodora Vitorovic, Radmila Novakovic, Nenad Milanov, Zoran Bukumiric, Biljana Carevic, Jasmina Trajkovic, Jovana Rajkovic, Vladimir Djokic
In order to provide guidance data for clinically rational use of an antibiotics consuption, prescribing and prevalence of multidrug resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii were monitored on the surgical (S) and medical (M) wards of the University Hospital Center "Dr. Dragisa Misovic-Dedinje" (Belgrade, Serbia), in the study period from 2012 to 2015. Appropriateness of antimicrobial use was evaluated using the Global-Prevalence Survey method designed by the University of Antwerp...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453201/cross-cultural-measurement-invariance-of-adolescent-self-report-on-the-pediatric-quality-of-life-inventory-%C3%A2-4-0
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Dejan Stevanovic, Olayinka Atilola, Panos Vostanis, Yatan Pal Singh Balhara, Mohamad Avicenna, Hasan Kandemir, Rajna Knez, Tomislav Franic, Petar Petrov, João Maroco, Zorica Terzic Supic, Zahra Bagheri
This study evaluated the cross-cultural measurement invariance of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory version 4.0 (PedsQL(™)) among adolescents sampled from Bulgaria, Croatia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Serbia, and Turkey. The multiple-indicator multiple-cause (MIMIC) model was used, which allowed controlling of demographic variables (i.e., age, gender, and socioeconomic status). Significant effects of country on scores within the PedsQL(™) domains were observed, with up to 17 items showing differential item functioning (DIF) across the countries...
December 2016: Journal of Research on Adolescence: the Official Journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451551/an-ethical-review-of-euthanasia-and-physician-assisted-suicide
#18
Božidar Banović, Veljko Turanjanin, Anđela Miloradović
BACKGROUND: In the majority of countries, active direct euthanasia is a forbidden way of the deprivation of the patients' life, while its passive form is commonly accepted. This distinction between active and passive euthanasia has no justification, viewed through the prism of morality and ethics. Therefore, we focused on attention on the moral and ethical implications of the aforementioned medical procedures. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Clinical Hospital Center in Kragujevac, collected during the first half of the 2015...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449736/predictors-of-hepatitis-b-vaccination-status-in-healthcare-workers-in-belgrade-serbia-december-2015
#19
Darija Kisic-Tepavcevic, Milena Kanazir, Tatjana Gazibara, Gorica Maric, Natasa Makismovic, Goranka Loncarevic, Tatjana Pekmezovic
Despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine since 1982, overall coverage of hepatitis B vaccination among healthcare workers (HCWs) has not reached a satisfactory level in many countries worldwide. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of hepatitis B vaccination, and to assess the predictors of hepatitis B vaccination status among HCWs in Serbia. Of 380 randomly selected HCWs, 352 (92.6%) were included in the study. The prevalence of hepatitis B vaccination acceptance was 66.2%. The exploratory factor analyses using the vaccination-refusal scale showed that items clustered under 'threat of disease' explained the highest proportion (30...
April 20, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448830/biogenesis-of-secondary-mycogenic-minerals-related-to-wall-paintings-deterioration-process
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Nikola Unković, Suzana Erić, Kristina Šarić, Miloš Stupar, Željko Savković, Slaviša Stanković, Olja Stanojević, Ivica Dimkić, Jelena Vukojević, Milica Ljaljević Grbić
Present study addresses potential of fungal strains, isolated from deteriorated mural paintings and surrounding air environment of the Church of the Holy Ascension in Veliki Krčimir (Serbia), to precipitate mycogenic minerals, when cultivated on agarized B4 medium. Utilizing culture-based isolation methods, 38 filamentous fungi were obtained in total, 23 from mural paintings and 15 from air, respectively, mainly ascomycetes, while Bjerkandera adusta and Thanatephorus cucumeris were only basidiomycetes. A total of 31 of 38 fungal isolates, more than 80%, were able to form minerals of different morphologies and variable size, determined via SEM-EDS and XRPD, to be either calcite or calcite and weddellite association...
April 19, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
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