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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432879/seasonal-variation-and-health-risk-assessment-of-organochlorine-compounds-in-urban-soils-of-novi-sad-serbia
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Biljana D Škrbić, Vesna Marinković, Igor Antić, Anita Petrović Gegić
The aim of this paper was to determine spatial and seasonal variation of 6 indicator polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and 18 organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in urban soils of Novi Sad, Serbia. Sixty surface soil samples were collected during both winter and summer season, from different types of locations: schools, recreational areas, residential and industrial zones. Samples were treated using the method of accelerated solvent extraction, which allows simultaneous extraction and clean up of PCBs and OCPs...
April 15, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429108/phenetic-and-phylogenetic-relationships-among-aceria-spp-acari-eriophyoidea-inhabiting-species-within-the-family-brassicaceae-in-serbia
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Zlata Živković, Biljana Vidović, Vida Jojić, Tatjana Cvrković, Radmila Petanović
We examined morphological and genetic differences among Aceria spp. inhabiting six Brassicaceae species in Serbia. Five of them have been already mentioned in the literature as original or alternate hosts of Aceria spp. (Berteroa incana (L.) DC., Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik., Cardamine hirsuta L., Lepidium draba L. and Sisymbrium orientale L.), whereas Aurinia petraea (Ard.) Schur was registered here for the first time as a host for Aceria sp. Results of morphometric analyses indicated clear differentiation of Aceria spp...
April 20, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428673/migrant-general-practitioners-experiences-of-using-interpreters-in-health-care-a-qualitative-explorative-study
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Ferid Krupic, Kristian Samuelsson, Nabi Fatahi, Olof Skoldenberg, Arkan S Sayed-Noor
BACKGROUND: According to the UNHCR, 250 million people currently live outside their country of birth. The growing multicultural population poses a major challenge to healthcare professionals who aim to provide individualized, holistic care, which respects the individual's autonomy. To ensure basic rights, healthcare interventions should be guided by the value of benefiting others; individuals should be treated honestly, equally, and impartially. OBJECTIVE: To investigate immigrant doctors' experiences of using interpreters in the Swedish health-care system...
February 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426412/fatal-aelurostrongylosis-in-a-kitten-in-serbia
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Pavle Gavrilović, Milijan Jovanović, Aleksandra Gavrilović, Slađan Nešić
This paper describes a case of aelurostrongylosis in a four-month old female domestic cat (Felis catus) from South Banat, Serbia. The kitten that had died suddenly without signs of illness was autopsied in the Veterinary Specialised Institute "Pančevo". The macroscopic finding was typical of granulomatous pneumonia and subsequently, histopathology revealed verminous pneumonia. Based on the parasite morphology, it was confirmed that the lung lesions were caused by Aelurostrongylus abstrusus. The present finding contributes to the knowledge of the prevalence of this underestimated parasite in the Balkan Peninsula...
June 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425246/repeated-prevalence-studies-of-nosocomial-infections-in-one-university-hospital-in-serbia
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Milena Ilic, Ljiljana Markovic-Denic
BACKGROUND/AIM: Nosocomial infections occur worldwide and affect both developed and resource-poor countries. The aim of this paper was to determine the prevalence and risk factors for nosocomial infections in one Serbian hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three-point prevalence surveys were conducted in the Clinical Center of Kragujevac (1240 beds). The standard definitions for nosocomial infections of the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention were used. The authors conducted surveys according to the same protocol...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424000/heavy-metals-and-pahs-in-canned-fish-supplies-on-the-serbian-market
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Nikolina J Novakov, Željko A Mihaljev, Brankica D Kartalović, Bojan J Blagojević, Jelana M Petrović, Miroslav A Ćirković, Dragan R Rogan
The aim of this study was to determine the level of heavy metals and PAHs in 57 samples of canned tuna, 25 samples of canned sardines and 16 samples of canned smoked sprouts, collected from supermarkets in Serbia. Heavy metal levels (lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, iron, copper and zinc) were determined using an ICP-MS method. Sixteen analyzed PAHs were determined using a GC-MS method. The trace elements in canned fish were in the range (mg kg(-1)) of 0.01-0.28 for lead, 0.003-0.08 for cadmium, 0.007-0.64 for mercury, 0...
April 20, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part B, Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421526/impact-of-the-toxicity-of-cylindrospermopsis-raciborskii-woloszynska-seenayya-subba-raju-on-laboratory-rats-in-vivo
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Nevena B Đorđević, Sanja Lj Matić, Snežana B Simić, Snežana M Stanić, Vladimir B Mihailović, Nevena M Stanković, Vesna D Stanković, Andrija R Ćirić
In vivo laboratory studies of toxicity were performed on Wistar rats using a methanol extract produced by the natural population of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii (abundance of 2.13 × 10(5) trichomes mL(-1)) collected at Aleksandrovac Lake (Serbia). HPLC analysis showed that the extract contains 6.65 μg cylindrospermopsin (CYN) mg(-1). The rats were killed 24 or 72 h after a single intraperitoneal injection of C. raciborskii extract in concentrations of 1500, 3000, 6000 and 12,000 μg kg(-1) body weight (bw) and an equivalent amount of CYN as present in the highest dose of the extract (79...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416965/a-crisis-of-protection-and-safe-passage-violence-experienced-by-migrants-refugees-travelling-along-the-western-balkan-corridor-to-northern-europe
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Jovana Arsenijević, Erin Schillberg, Aurelie Ponthieu, Lucio Malvisi, Waeil A Elrahman Ahmed, Stefano Argenziano, Federica Zamatto, Simon Burroughs, Natalie Severy, Christophe Hebting, Brice de Vingne, Anthony D Harries, Rony Zachariah
BACKGROUND: Pushed by ongoing conflicts and pulled by the desire for a better life, over one million migrants/refugees transited Balkan countries and arrived in Europe during 2015 and early 2016. To curb this influx, European countries instituted restrictive migration policies often characterized by building of razor-wire border fences and border closures. Among migrants/refugees who received mental health care in Serbia while travelling through Balkan countries to Northern Europe, we assessed the prevalence and patterns of violent events experienced including physical trauma...
2017: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410815/advancing-new-vaccines-against-pandemic-influenza-in-low-resource-countries
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Francesco Berlanda Scorza
With the support of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), PATH is working with governments and vaccine manufacturers to strengthen their influenza vaccine manufacturing capacity and improve their ability to respond to emerging pandemic influenza viruses. Vaccines directed against influenza A/H5N1 and A/H7N9 strains are a particular focus, given the potential for these viruses to acquire properties that may lead to a pandemic. This paper will review influenza vaccine development from a developing country perspective and PATH's support of this effort...
April 11, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404465/tool-for-decision-making-regarding-general-evacuation-during-a-rapid-river-flood
#10
V Radosavljevic, G Belojevic, N Pavlovic
OBJECTIVES: To propose a simple and effective tool for decision-making regarding general evacuation during a rapid river flood. STUDY DESIGN: Virtual testing of a tool in a real event. METHOD: A four-component tool was applied to build an alternative scenario of the catastrophic river flood in Obrenovac, Serbia, on May 2014. The components of this tool are: (1) the amount of precipitation above the 95th percentile of all previous measurements; (2) upstream river discharge above the 95th percentile of all previous measurements; (3) upstream river level above the 95th percentile of all previous measurements; and (4) worsening of the hydrometeorological situation in the following 48 h...
February 23, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400728/socio-economic-inequalities-out-of-pocket-payment-and-consumers-satisfaction-with-primary-health-care-data-from-the-national-adult-consumers-satisfaction-survey-in-serbia-2009-2015
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Katarina Vojvodic, Zorica Terzic-Supic, Milena Santric-Milicevic, Gert W Wolf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399354/epidemiology-of-suicidal-behaviour-in-shumadia-district-serbia-a-fifteen-year-retrospective-study
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Snežana Radovanović, Dragan Vasiljević, Mirjana Milosavljević, Ivana Simić-Vukomanović, Svetlana Radević, Nataša Mihailović, Sanja Kocić
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to analyze epidemiological characteristics of suicide, as well as to emphasize possible risk factors. METHODS: This is a retrospective study, covering the period of fifteen years (1996-2010), which aims at discovering the relevant factors which have an influence on suicidal behaviour. This research uses the data from the documentation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia and Police Department in Kragujevac, hospitalization reports of patients treated at Psychiatric Clinic of the Clinical Centre Kragujevac, as well as the medical records of patients treated at the Health Centre Kragujevac...
March 2017: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395154/meta-analysis-of-depleted-uranium-levels-in-the-balkan-region
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Larisa Besic, Imer Muhovic, Adna Asic, Amina Kurtovic-Kozaric
In recent years, contradicting data has been published on the connection between the presence of depleted uranium and an increased cancer incidence among military personnel deployed in the Balkans during the 1992-1999 wars. This has led to numerous research articles investigating possible depleted uranium contamination of the afflicted regions of the Balkan Peninsula, namely Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro. The aim of this study was to collect data from previously published reports investigating the levels of depleted uranium in the Balkans and to present the data in the form of a meta-analysis...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391441/self-medication-with-antibiotics-in-serbian-households-a-case-for-action
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Ana Tomas, Milica Paut Kusturica, Zdenko Tomić, Olga Horvat, Daniela Djurović Koprivica, Dragica Bukumirić, Ana Sabo
Background Irregular antibiotic use, including self-medication contributes to the development of antibiotic resistance. One method of accessing antibiotic use in the community is through obtaining an in house inventory of drugs. Objective The aim of this study was to investigate the extent of storage and self-medication with antibiotics agents in households in Novi Sad, Serbia. Setting Households in Novi Sad. Method The study was performed during a 4-month period (October 2015-January 2016) using a sample of 112 households in Novi Sad, Serbia...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376902/the-first-isolation-and-molecular-characterization-of-toxoplasma-gondii-from-horses-in-serbia
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Ivana Klun, Aleksandra Uzelac, Isabelle Villena, Aurélien Mercier, Branko Bobić, Aleksandra Nikolić, Irena Rajnpreht, Marieke Opsteegh, Dominique Aubert, Radu Blaga, Joke van der Giessen, Olgica Djurković-Djaković
BACKGROUND: Consumption of undercooked or insufficiently cured meat is a major risk factor for human infection with Toxoplasma gondii. Although horsemeat is typically consumed rare or undercooked, information on the risk of T. gondii from infected horse meat to humans is scarce. Here, we present the results of a study to determine the presence of T. gondii infection in slaughter horses in Serbia, and to attempt to isolate viable parasites. METHODS: The study included horses from all regions of Serbia slaughtered at two abattoirs between June 2013 and June 2015...
April 4, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368677/evidence-of-batrachochytrium-dendrobatidis-infection-in-amphibians-from-serbian-lowlands
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Ivana Mali, Andrea Villamizar-Gomez, Imre Krizmanić, Rastko Ajtić, Michael R J Forstner
We investigated presence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the Republic of Serbia. Seven out of 88 samples (8%) tested positive, all belonging to the frog genus Pelophylax. Two positive sites were located directly on the Danube River. The Danube River could be an important disease corridor, and distribution of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis along this river should be further explored.
April 3, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365959/standard-versus-extended-lymphadenectomy-in-radical-surgical-treatment-for-pancreatic-head-carcinoma
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Igor Ignjatovic, Srbislav Knezevic, Djordje Knezevic, Vladimir Dugalic, Marjan Micev, Slavko Matic, Slavenko Ostojic, Marko Bogdanovic, Ivana Pavlovic, Vladimir Jurisic
PURPOSE: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit of extended lymphadenectomy in pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) and to estimate its impact on long-term survival in patients with pancreatic head carcinoma. Secondary endpoints included perioperative mortality, postoperative morbidity and predictors of survival in patients undergoing standard versus extended lymphadenectomy for pancreatic head carcinoma. METHODS: From January 2007 to December 2010, 60 patients with potentially resectable pancreatic head carcinoma were operated using pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy (PPPD) at the Clinic for Digestive Surgery, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade...
January 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365954/prognostic-importance-of-steroid-receptor-status-for-disease-free-and-overall-survival-after-surgical-resection-of-isolated-liver-metastasis-in-breast-cancer-patients
#18
Milan Zegarac, Srdan Nikolic, Dusica Gavrilovic, Daniela Kolarevic, Marko Jevric, Zorica Nikolic-Tomasevic, Milan Kocic, Igor Djurisic, Zorka Inic, Ivan Markovic, Marko Buta, Srdan Ninkovic, Radan Dzodic
PURPOSE: Breast cancer (BC) is the most common malignancy among women, while isolated operable liver metastases (LMs) from BC are very rare and occur in only 1-5% of the patients. Besides, positive steroid receptor (SR) status for oestrogen and/or progesterone is known as a factor which improves disease free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS). The primary aim of this study was to examine the impact of SR status on DFS and OS after liver metastasectomy in female patients with primary BC...
January 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365936/new-software-for-collecting-data-from-the-organized-cervical-cancer-screening-program-in-serbia-are-we-on-the-threshold-of-a-new-screening-registry-a-multicentric-study
#19
Tamara Naumovic, Vesna Lakic, Ana Jovicevic, Dragan Ilic, Predrag Milosevic, Vesna Stevic-Gajic, Ana Antonijevic, Nada Milovanovic, Ivica Magdic, Rajko Koricanac, Sasa Malkov, Igor Grkavac, Milos Mihajlovic, Slavisa Djuricic, Branislava Zivkovic, Uros Stegic, Zorka Milovanovic, Dejan Opric, Marija Knezevic, Verica Jovanovic, Zoran Todorovic, Dusan Todorovic
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to present the Screening Registry and the results of organized cervical cancer screening program (OCCSP) in the Republic of Serbia using a database made as an output model, linked with the Screening Registry. METHODS: Data were respectively collected over a onemonth period from 3 state primary health care centers (and related hospitals/clinical center) in central Serbia in which OCCSP was conducted. The sample consisted of women of the target population (25 to 64 years old) who responded the call for Pap test...
January 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361371/regional-differences-in-health-related-quality-of-life-in-elderly-heart-failure-patients-results-from-the-cibis-eld-trial
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Mira-Lynn Chavanon, Simone Inkrot, Christine Zelenak, Elvis Tahirovic, Dragana Stanojevic, Svetlana Apostolovic, Aleksandra Sljivic, Arsen D Ristic, Dragan Matic, Goran Loncar, Jovan Veskovic, Marija Zdravkovic, Mitja Lainscak, Burkert Pieske, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Hans-Dirk Düngen
AIM: Patient-reported outcomes such as health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are main treatment goals for heart failure (HF) and therefore endpoints in multinational therapy trials. However, little is known about country-specific differences in HRQoL and in treatment-associated HRQoL improvement. The present work sought to examine those questions. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analysed data from the Cardiac Insufficiency Bisoprolol Study in Elderly (CIBIS-ELD) trial, in which patients from central and south-eastern Europe completed the HRQoL questionnaire SF-36 at baseline and the end of a 12-week beta-blocker up-titration (follow-up)...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
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