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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338853/radiological-impacts-assessment-for-workers-in-ceramic-industry-in-serbia
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Nataša Todorovic, Dušan Mrda, Jan Hansman, Slavko Todorovic, Jovana Nikolov, Miodrag Krmar
Studies have been carried out to determine the natural radioactivity in some materials used in ceramic industry (zircon, zirkosil, Zircobit MO/S, zircon silicate, zirklonil frit, hematite, bentonite, wollastonite, raw kaolin, kaolinized granite, sileks ball, feldspar, pigment, white base serigraphic, engobe) and their associated radiation hazard. The external hazard index, Hex, values, radium equivalent activity, Raeq, total absorbed dose rates, D and annual effective dose, De were derived for all measured materials and compared with the recommended values to assess the external radiation hazards to workers who worked in ceramic industries in Serbia...
March 3, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336154/socioeconomic-and-therapy-factor-influence-on-self-reported-fatigue-anxiety-and-depression-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Mirjana Lapčević, Mira Vuković, Branislav S Gvozdenović, Vesna Mioljević, Snežana Marjanović
INTRODUCTION: Fatigue, anxiety and depression are very frequent symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). GOALS: In this study we evaluated the influence of socioeconomic characteristics, therapy and comorbidities on the self-reported high fatigue, anxiety and depression in patients with RA. METHOD: Multicenter cross-sectional study was performed in 22 health institutions in Serbia during the period from April-August 2014 in population of older RA patients...
February 27, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329013/the-origin-of-b-chromosomes-in-yellow-necked-mice-apodemus-flavicollis-break-rules-but-keep-playing-the-game
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M Rajičić, S A Romanenko, T V Karamysheva, J Blagojević, T Adnađević, I Budinski, A S Bogdanov, V A Trifonov, N B Rubtsov, M Vujošević
B chromosomes (Bs) are known for more than hundred years but their origin, structure and pattern of evolution are not well understood. In the past few years new methodological approaches, involving isolation of Bs followed by whole DNA amplification, DNA probe generation, and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) or the B chromosome DNA sequencing, has allowed detailed analysis of their origin and molecular structure in different species. In this study we explored the origin of Bs in the yellow-necked wood mouse, Apodemus flavicollis, using generation of microdissected DNA probes followed by FISH on metaphase chromosomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323046/centaurium-erythraea-methanol-extract-protects-red-blood-cells-from-oxidative-damage-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Miloš Đorđević, Mirjana Mihailović, Jelena Arambašić Jovanović, Nevena Grdović, Aleksandra Uskoković, Anja Tolić, Marija Sinadinović, Jovana Rajić, Danijela Mišić, Branislav Šiler, Goran Poznanović, Melita Vidaković, Svetlana Dinić
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Centaurium erythraea Rafn (CE) is a traditional medicinal herb in Serbia with antidiabetic, digestive, antipyretic and antiflatulent effects. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the potential protective effects of the methanol extract of the aerial parts of CE against glyco-oxidative stress in red blood cells (RBCs) in rats with experimentally induced diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Diabetes was induced in Wistar rats by intraperitoneal (i...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322144/antioxidant-and-antiproliferative-potential-of-fruiting-bodies-of-the-wild-growing-king-bolete-mushroom-boletus-edulis-agaricomycetes-from-western-serbia
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Aleksandra Novakovic, Maja Karaman, Sonja Kaisarevic, Tanja Radusin, Nebojsa Llic
The aim of this work was to study the bioactivity of crude aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Boletus edulis prepared from caps and stipes of wild-growing basidiocarps collected from the Prijepolje region (western Serbia). The bioactivity screening included antioxidant (2,2-diphenyl-l-picrylhydrazyl [DPPH], nitric oxide, super-oxide anion*, and hydroxyl radicals and ferric-reducing antioxidant power) and antiproliferative MTT assays (human breast MCF-7 cancer cell line). In addition, all extracts were primarily characterized by ultraviolet/visible spectrophotometry to determine total phenolic and flavonoid contents...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315055/determination-of-heavy-metals-in-muscle-tissue-of-six-fish-species-with-different-feeding-habits-from-the-danube-river-belgrade-public-health-and-environmental-risk-assessment
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Dragoljub A Jovanović, Radmila V Marković, Vlado B Teodorović, Dragan S Šefer, Milena P Krstić, Stamen B Radulović, Jelena S Ivanović Ćirić, Jelena M Janjić, Milan Ž Baltić
The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of heavy metals/metalloids (Pb, Cd, Hg, Cu, Fe, Zn, As) in the muscle tissue of fish from the Danube River (two locations: Zemun and Grocka). For the purpose of heavy metal determination in fish muscle, 120 samples of six different fish species, Prussian carp, barbel, bream, carp, pike perch, and catfish were collected. For determining heavy metals, we used microwave oven digestion and atomic absorption spectrometer methods. The highest average content of Pb (0...
March 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302548/availability-use-and-barriers-to-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-lmic
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Loheetha Ragupathi, Judy Stribling, Yuliya Yakunina, Valentin Fuster, Mary Ann McLaughlin, Rajesh Vedanthan
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a cornerstone of secondary prevention of ischemic heart disease. It is critically important in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), where the burden of ischemic heart disease is substantial and growing. However, the availability and utilization of CR in LMIC is not systematically known. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to characterize the availability, use, and barriers to the use of CR. METHODS: Electronic databases (Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PubMed, Web of Science) were searched from January 1, 1980 to May 31, 2013 for articles on CR in LMIC...
March 13, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300484/factors-associated-with-general-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-menopausal-transition-among-women-from-serbia
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Jelena Dotlic, Ilma Kurtagic, Selmina Nurkovic, Nikolina Kovacevic, Sanja Radovanovic, Biljana Rancic, Branislav Milosevic, Milan Terzic, Tatjana Gazibara
This study assessed factors associated with quality of life (QOL) among Serbian peri- and postmenopausal women using two menopause-specific scales. This cross-sectional study included 500 women aged 40-65 years who had a gynecologic check-up in one of two Community Health Centers in Belgrade during February 2014 to January 2015. Women completed: a questionnaire about socio-demographics, habits and health status; a menopause-specific questionnaire, Utian's Quality of Life Scale (UQOL); a Women's Health Questionnaire (WHQ) and Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI)...
March 16, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294060/wine-chemical-composition-and-radical-scavenging-activity-of-some-cabernet-franc-clones
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Jelena Popović-Djordjević, Boris Pejin, Aleksandra Dramićanin, Sonja Jović, Dragan Vujović, Dragoljub Žunić, Renata Ristić
BACKGROUND: Three clones of Cabernet Franc (Nos. 02, 010 and 012) were selected in the last phase of clonal selection in Serbia. Wines made from each clone were assessed for quality parameters and taste during five consecutive vintages (2008-2012) and compared to the standard. The wine quality was determined based on the following parameters: alcohol, total extract, anthocyanins, tannins, pH, titratable acidity, volatile acidity, aldehydes, esters and reducing sugars, relative density, ash, colour, tonality, and tasting score...
March 13, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289458/encouraging-employees-to-report-verbal-violence-in-primary-health-care-in-serbia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Marina B Fisekovic Kremic, Zorica J Terzic-Supic, Milena M Santric-Milicevic, Goran Z Trajkovic
INTRODUCTION: Workplace violence is a serious and multidimensional problem that adversely affects professional and personal lives of employees. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and characteristics of verbal violence as a part of psychological violence among employees in primary health care in Belgrade, and to identify contributing factors of verbal violence in the workplace. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, the final analysis included 1526 employees, using multi-stage sampling...
March 1, 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281279/potential-causes-of-medication-errors-perceptions-of-serbian-nurses
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B B Svitlica, D Simin, D Milutinović
AIM: The aim of this study was to identify the most common contributing factors to medication errors in everyday practice of Serbian nurses. BACKGROUND: Nurses have the key role in medication, and it is very important that they understand why errors occur. METHODS: This research study was a cross-sectional study in five healthcare institutions. The sample was 965 nurses. A specially designed questionnaire was used as the research instrument...
March 9, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278023/the-health-of-romanian-gypsy-women-in-serbia
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Kathryn Coe, Jelena Čvorović
Indigenous people are over-represented among the world's disadvantaged; their health is influenced by lack of access to critical resources including health care and by their cultural practices. We report on the health and the health practices of one group of indigenous women, the Roma/Gypsies of northern Serbia who live in poverty, reside in sub-standardized housing in segregated communities, and are poorly educated and stigmatized. We describe the environment in which they live, their health history, and the cultural practices that influence their health and health behaviors, including their sporadic utilization of health services that are provided by the state...
April 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277083/influence-of-the-organic-complex-concentration-on-adsorption-of-herbicide-in-organic-modified-montmorillonite
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Lazar M Kaluđerović, Zorica P Tomić, Rada D Đurović-Pejčev, Predrag J Vulić, Darko P Ašanin
This study was undertaken to determine the impact of the organic complex concentration on the adsorption of herbicide (acetochlor) at the surface of the organic modified montmorillonite. In this work, natural montmorillonite from Bogovina (Boljevac municipality, Serbia) was used for organic modification. Cation-exchange capacity of this montmorillonite was determined using a methylene blue method (86 mmol/100 g of clay). Montmorillonite has been modified first with NaCl and then with hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (HDTMA-bromide) organic complex...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275969/metal-metalloid-content-in-plant-parts-and-soils-of-corylus-spp-influenced-by-mining-metallurgical-production-of-copper
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Ana A Radojevic, Snezana M Serbula, Tanja S Kalinovic, Jelena V Kalinovic, Mirjana M Steharnik, Jelena V Petrovic, Jelena S Milosavljevic
The town of Bor and its surroundings (Serbia) have been under environmental pollution for more than a century, due to exploitation of large copper deposits. Naturally present Corylus spp. were sampled in the surroundings of the mine and flotation tailings at 12 sites distributed in six zones with different pollution loads, under the assumption that all the zones were endangered except for the background. As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb and Zn inputs from soil and the air were evaluated in plant parts, in terms of absorption, accumulation and indication abilities of Corylus spp...
March 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242942/a-comparative-overview-of-antioxidative-properties-and-phenolic-profiles-of-different-fungal-origins-fruiting-bodies-and-submerged-cultures-of-coprinus-comatus-and-coprinellus-truncorum
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Kristina Tešanović, Boris Pejin, Filip Šibul, Milan Matavulj, Milena Rašeta, Ljiljana Janjušević, Maja Karaman
Bioactive properties of fungi considerably differ between the fruiting body (FB) and the submerged culture as regards mycelia (M) and the fermentation broth (F). Antioxidant properties of hot-water extracts obtained from three different fungal origins: FB, M and F of two autochthonous fungal species (Northern Serbia), Coprinus comatus and Coprinellus truncorum were investigated. Free radical scavenging capacity (RSC) was evaluated in vitro by the DPPH assay and reducing power ability (FRAP assay). Considering possible bioactive properties of different compounds present in fungal extracts, the content of total proteins (TP), phenols (TC) and flavonoids (TF) were investigated colorimetrically...
February 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242665/molecular-epidemiology-of-colistin-resistant-carbapenemase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-serbia-2013-2016
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Katarina Novović, Anika Trudić, Snežana Brkić, Zorica Vasiljević, Milan Kojić, Deana Medić, Ivana Ćirković, Branko Jovčić
Twenty-seven colistin-resistant, carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae isolates were identified from hospitals in Serbia. All isolates were blaCTX-M-15 positive; ST101, ST888, ST437, ST336 and ST307 were blaOXA-48 and ST340 was blaNDM-1 positive. ST307 had insertion and ST336 premature stop codon in the mgrB gene. Amino acid substitutions were detected in PmrAB of ST101, ST888, ST336 and ST307. The mcr-1 and mcr-2 were not detected. Increase in the phoP, phoQ and pmrK genes transcription was detected for all STs...
February 27, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241432/mediterranean-diet-and-its-correlates-among-adolescents-in-non-mediterranean-european-countries-a-population-based-study
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Dario Novak, Lovro Štefan, Rebeka Prosoli, Arunas Emeljanovas, Brigita Mieziene, Ivana Milanović, Snežana Radisavljević-Janić
Little is known about the factors which might influence the adherence to a Mediterranean diet in non-Mediterranean European countries. Thus, the main purpose of this study was to determine the associations between socioeconomic, psychological, and physical factors on a Mediterranean diet. In this cross-sectional study, participants were 14-18-year-old adolescents (N = 3071) from two non-Mediterranean countries: Lithuania (N = 1863) and Serbia (N = 1208). The dependent variable was Mediterranean diet, and was assessed with the Mediterranean Diet Quality Index for children and adolescents questionnaire...
February 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239956/spreading-of-thelazia-callipaeda-in-greece
#18
E Papadopoulos, A Komnenou, A Thomas, E Ioannidou, V Colella, D Otranto
Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae), the so-called oriental eyeworm, has been increasingly reported as an agent of infection in animals and humans from many European countries. Clinical signs range from subclinical to moderate or severe ocular disorders (e.g., epiphora, photophobia, conjunctivitis, keratitis, ulcers). The disease has been also diagnosed in animals from countries of the Balkan area (e.g., Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia), but only a single case of canine thelaziosis, presumably autochthonous, was reported in Northern Greece...
February 26, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239954/spread-rate-of-lumpy-skin-disease-in-the-balkans-2015-2016
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A Mercier, E Arsevska, L Bournez, A Bronner, D Calavas, J Cauchard, S Falala, P Caufour, C Tisseuil, T Lefrançois, R Lancelot
After its introduction in Turkey in November 2013 and subsequent spread in this country, lumpy skin disease (LSD) was first reported in the western Turkey in May 2015. It was observed in cattle in Greece and reported to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in August 2015. From May 2015 to August 2016, 1,092 outbreaks of lumpy skin disease were reported in cattle from western Turkey and eight Balkan countries: Greece, Bulgaria, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania...
February 26, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236615/effects-of-music-therapy-on-endothelial-function-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-participating-in-aerobic-exercise-therapy
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Marina Deljanin Ilic, Radmila F Pavlovic, Gordana Kocic, Dejan Simonovic, Gordana Lazarevic
Context • Pleasant music that evokes a positive emotional response may activate brain pathways of the insular cortex, central nucleus of the amygdala, and lateral hypothalamus, which are involved in the integration of emotional and ambient sensory input, with corresponding autonomic responses. Exercise training can improve endothelium-dependent vasodilatation, both in epicardial coronary vessels and in resistance vessels, for patients with coronary heart disease. Objective • The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects on endothelial function when patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) listened to their favorite music...
February 27, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
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