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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778766/first-genetic-characterization-of-usutu-virus-from-culex-pipiens-mosquitoes-serbia-2014
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Gábor Kemenesi, Dóra Buzás, Brigitta Zana, Kornélia Kurucz, Bosiljka Krtinic, Anett Kepner, Fanni Földes, Ferenc Jakab
Since its first appearance in Europe, Usutu virus (USUV) diverged to several different genetic lineages. The virus was reported to date from multiple countries across Europe (Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic and Belgium). Considering the more frequently published impact of the virus on humans it is crucial to investigate locally circulating genetic variants and trace its evolution. We retrospectively analyzed mosquito samples from Serbia Vojvodina region, collected during 2014. In this study we report the results of the screening of 23,753 female mosquitoes (753 pools) for USUV-specific nucleic-acid...
May 17, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775426/impact-of-a-native-streptomyces-flavovirens-from-mushroom-compost-on-green-mold-control-and-yield-of-agaricus-bisporus
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Ljiljana Šantrić, Ivana Potočnik, Ljiljana Radivojević, Jelena Gajić Umiljendić, Emil Rekanović, Bojan Duduk, Svetlana Milijašević-Marčić
Thirty-five actinobacterial isolates, obtained from button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) substrates (i.e., compost in different phases of composting, black peat or casing layer) in Serbia in 2014-2016 were tested in vitro against the causal agents of green mold in cultivated mushroom. Out of six most promising isolates, A06 induced 42.4% in vitro growth inhibition of Trichoderma harzianum T54, and 27.6% inhibition of T. aggressivum f. europaeum T77. The novel strain A06 was identified as Streptomyces flavovirens based on macroscopic and cultural characteristics and 16S rDNA sequence and used in mushroom growing room experiments...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774858/genomic-epidemiology-of-global-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacter-spp-2008-2014
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Gisele Peirano, Yasufumi Matsumura, Mark D Adams, Patricia Bradford, Mary Motyl, Liang Chen, Barry N Kreiswirth, Johann D D Pitout
We performed whole-genome sequencing on 170 clinical carbapenemase-producing Enterobacter spp. isolates collected globally during 2008-2014. The most common carbapenemase was VIM, followed by New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM), Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase, oxacillin 48, and IMP. The isolates were of predominantly 2 species (E. xiangfangensis and E. hormaechei subsp. steigerwaltii) and 4 global clones (sequence type [ST] 114, ST93, ST90, and ST78) with different clades within ST114 and ST90. Particular genetic structures surrounding carbapenemase genes were circulating locally in various institutions within the same or between different STs in Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Spain, Serbia, and Vietnam...
June 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774417/first-report-on-the-nationwide-incidence-of-type-1-diabetes-and-ketoacidosis-at-onset-in-children-in-serbia-a-multicenter-study
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Rade Vukovic, Maja D Jesic, Ivana Vorgucin, Sandra Stankovic, Nevena Folic, Tatjana Milenkovic, Silvija Sajic, Dragan Katanic, Sasa Zivic, Slavica Markovic, Ivan Soldatovic
Data regarding incidence of type 1 diabetes (T1DM), as well as data on frequency and severity of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at the time of T1DM diagnosis is of paramount importance for national and regional healthcare planning. The aim of present multicenter study was to provide the first report regarding nationwide annual incidence rates for T1DM in youth in Serbia, as well as prevalence of DKA at the time of diagnosis. Data on all pediatric patients with newly diagnosed T1DM was retrospectively collected from all 15 regional centers for pediatric diabetes in Serbia during the period 2007-2017...
May 17, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769748/comparative-ecologic-relationships-of-saturated-fat-sucrose-food-groups-and-a-mediterranean-food-pattern-score-to-50-year-coronary-heart-disease-mortality-rates-among-16-cohorts-of-the-seven-countries-study
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Daan Kromhout, Alessandro Menotti, Adalberta Alberti-Fidanza, Paolo Emilio Puddu, Peter Hollman, Anthony Kafatos, Hanna Tolonen, Hisashi Adachi, David R Jacobs
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We studied the ecologic relationships of food groups, macronutrients, eating patterns, and an a priori food pattern score (Mediterranean Adequacy Index: MAI) with long-term CHD mortality rates in the Seven Countries Study. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Sixteen cohorts (12,763 men aged 40-59 years) were enrolled in the 1960s in seven countries (US, Finland, The Netherlands, Italy, Greece, former Yugoslavia: Croatia/Serbia, Japan). Dietary surveys were carried out at baseline and only in a subsample of each cohort...
May 17, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768442/genetic-variation-in-the-clock-gene-is-associated-with-idiopathic-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion
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Alenka Hodžić, Polona Lavtar, Momčilo Ristanović, Ivana Novaković, Jelena Dotlić, Borut Peterlin
Physiological studies in animals and human support an important role of circadian system in reproduction. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential association of CLOCK gene polymorphisms with idiopathic recurrent spontaneous abortion (IRSA). We performed a case-control study. The study group consisted of 268 women with a history of three or more idiopathic recurrent spontaneous abortions and 284 women with at least two live births and no history of pathologic pregnancies all from Slovenia and Serbia...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766418/partitioning-of-particulate-matter-and-elements-of-suburban-continental-aerosols-between-fine-and-coarse-modes
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Jelena Đuričić-Milanković, Ivan Anđelković, Ana Pantelić, Srđan Petrović, Andrea Gambaro, Dušan Antonović, Dragana Đorđević
The results presented in this work demonstrate for the first time a distribution of elements in the spectral analysis of aerosols in the suburban continental Balkan Peninsula. Samples were collected in the suburban area of Belgrade (Serbia) in the period from March 2012 till December 2013. Results presented here are from long-term measurements of masses of size-segregated aerosols and macro- and microelements in the range of PM0.27-16 . The following elements were analyzed: Al, Ag, As, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Pb, Sb, Ti, Tl, V, and Zn; levels of Be, Hg, and Se were under the detection limits in all samples...
May 15, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764495/cancer-mortality-in-serbia-1991-2015-an-age-period-cohort-and-joinpoint-regression-analysis
#8
Milena Ilic, Irena Ilic
BACKGROUND: As the result of dramatic political changes, civil wars, and a long-term refugee crisis from the end of the last to beginning of this century, the population of Serbia has experienced significant health problems. The aim of this study was to assess cancer mortality trends in Serbia. METHODS: This nationwide study was carried out to analyze cancer mortality in Serbia during 1991-2015 using official data. The age-standardized mortality rates (per 100,000) were calculated by direct standardization, using the world standard population by Segi...
April 10, 2018: Cancer communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760134/oxa-72-mediated-carbapenem-resistance-in-sequence-type-1-multidrug-colistin-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-associated-with-urinary-tract-infection-in-a-dog-from-serbia
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Dusan Misic, Jelena Asanin, Joachim Spergser, Michael Szostak, Igor Loncaric
Multidrug resistant Acinetobacter (A.) baumannii is primarily important as a causative agent of difficult to treat nosocomial infections in humans (1).….
May 14, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757928/understanding-of-information-about-medicines-use-among-parents-of-pre-school-children-in-serbia-parental-pharmacotherapy-literacy-questionnaire-pthl-sr
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Stana Ubavić, Nataša Bogavac-Stanojević, Aleksandra Jović-Vraneš, Dušanka Krajnović
Parental health literacy plays an important role in children’s health, Experiences from pharmacy practice show that is necessary to check if parents understand instructions about use of medicines for children. This study aimed to assess pharmacotherapy literacy of parents of pre-school children and to examine association of parental pharmacotherapy literacy level with parent’s socio-demographic characteristics. The study was cross-sectional, conducted among parents of pre-school children (1⁻7 years of age), in kindergartens in several municipalities of Belgrade, Serbia, during regular parents meetings, from May to October 2016...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757492/investigation-of-variations-in-the-human-urine-metabolome-amongst-european-populations-an-exploratory-search-for-biomarkers-of-people-at-risk-of-poverty
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Alessia Trimigno, Bekzod Khakimov, Francesco Savorani, Leonardo Tenori, Vaiva Hendrixson, Alminas Čivilis, Marija Glibetic, Mirjana Gurinovic, Saara Pentikäinen, Janne Sallinen, Sara Garduno Diaz, Francesca Pasqui, Santosh Khokhar, Claudio Luchinat, Alessandra Bordoni, Francesco Capozzi, Søren Balling Engelsen
SCOPE: According to Eurostat 2016, approximately 119 million European citizens live at-risk-of-poverty (ROP). This subpopulation is highly diverse by ethnicity, age and culture in the different EU states, but they all have in common a low income, that could represent an increased risk of nutrients deficiencies due to poor nutritional habits. This study aims to investigate the human urine metabolome in the search of common biomarkers representing dietary deficiencies amongst European populations at ROP...
May 14, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751439/preremedial-assessment-of-the-municipal-landfill-pollution-impact-on-soil-and-shallow-groundwater-in-subotica-serbia
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Dejan Krčmar, Slaven Tenodi, Nenad Grba, Djurdja Kerkez, Malcolm Watson, Srdjan Rončević, Božo Dalmacija
Most regional municipal solid waste landfills in Serbia are operated without control of landfill leachate and gas or with no regard for implementation of national and European legislation. For the first time in Serbia, groundwater and soil at a landfill were subject to systematic annual monitoring according to national, European legislation and adopted methodologies. Characterisation of the groundwater and soil samples from the landfill included ten metals (Fe, Mn, As, Zn, Cd, Pb, Ni, Cr, Cu and Hg), 16 EPA PAHs, nutrients and certain physicochemical parameters, in order to assess the risks such poorly controlled landfills pose to the environment...
February 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745102/serbian-consensus-of-neoadjuvant-therapy-for-breast-cancer-neopulse
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Lazar Popovic, Zorica Tomasevic, Ljiljana Stamatovic, Ivan Markovic, Gorana Matovina-Brko, Marko Buta, Andrija Golubovic, Vladimir Selakovic, Jasna Trifunovic, Zafir Mutrezani, Nebojsa Ivanovic, Jasmina Nedovic, Srdjan Ninkovic, Sladjana Filipovic, Ana Cvetanovic, Nebojsa Djordjevic, Aleksandar Karanikolic, Tatjana Ivkovic-Kapic, Ferenc Vicko
Even though surgery is the primary treatment of operable breast cancer, it has been known for decades that the administration of postoperative adjuvant or preoperative neoadjuvant therapy is extremely important. Indications for neodjuvant therapy administration have been expanded over the years, and nowadays this kind of treatment represents an inevitable option in early breast cancer treatment. The NeoPULSE project, which gathered a group of experts in the field of breast cancer from five Serbian university centres, was formed with the aim to define optimal breast cancer diagnosis, indications for neoadjuvant therapy, therapeutic combinations in relation to molecular/biological parameters of breast cancer, as well as the treatment after neoadjuvant therapy...
March 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745076/ten-years-of-using-adjuvant-trastuzumab-in-breast-cancer-in-serbia-single-institution-experience
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Ana Cvetanovic, Sladjana Filipovic, Nikola Zivkovic, Lazar Popovic, Milos Kostic, Miodrag Djordjevic, Aleksandar Karanikolic, Dane Krtinic
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determinate disease-free interval (DFI) and overall survival (OS) in HER2-positive breast cancer patients who received adjuvant trastuzumab at the University Clinic of Nis, Serbia, and to investigate the influence of clinicopathological and biological characteristics of the tumor on prognosis. The second aim was to determinate the most frequent cause for the treatment discontinuation, recurrence rate, as well as the site of most common localization of the first recurrence of disease...
March 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742519/differences-in-reporting-the-ragweed-pollen-season-using-google-trends-across-15-countries
#15
Jean Bousquet, Ioana Agache, Uwe Berger, Karl-Christian Bergmann, Jean-Pierre Besancenot, Philippe J Bousquet, Tom Casale, Gennaro d'Amato, Igor Kaidashev, Musa Khaitov, Ralph Mösges, Kristof Nekam, Gabrielle L Onorato, Davor Plavec, Aziz Sheikh, Michel Thibaudon, Robert Vautard, Mihaela Zidarn
BACKGROUND: Google Trends (GT) searches trends of specific queries in Google, which potentially reflect the real-life epidemiology of allergic rhinitis. We compared GT terms related to ragweed pollen allergy in American and European Union countries with a known ragweed pollen season. Our aim was to assess seasonality and the terms needed to perform the GT searches and to compare these during the spring and summer pollen seasons. METHODS: We examined GT queries from January 1, 2011, to January 4, 2017...
May 9, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740559/comparison-of-special-judo-fitness-test-and-dynamic-and-isometric-judo-chin-up-tests-performance-and-classificatory-tables-development-for-cadet-and-junior-athletes
#16
Marcus Fábio Agostinho, José Alfredo Olivio Junior, Nemanja Stankovic, Raquel Escobar-Molina, Emerson Franchini
The aims of this work were to compare the performances of male and female cadet and junior judo athletes and to develop classificatory tables to these judo-specific tests for international-level from these ages. Data collected during training camps of male and female cadet and junior judo teams from three nations (Brazil, Serbia, and Spain) were analyzed, totalizing 252 individual results of special judo fitness test (SJFT), and 222 and 208 of dynamic and isometric judogi chin-up tests, respectively. Juniors performed better than cadets in the SJFT, with higher number of throws in A, B, C, and total ( P <0...
April 2018: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733049/crane-cabins-interior-space-multivariate-anthropometric-modeling
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Ahmed Essdai, Vesna K Spasojević Brkić, Tamara Golubović, Aleksandar Brkić, Vladimir Popović
BACKGROUND: Previous research has shown that today's crane cabins fail to meet the needs of a large proportion of operators. Performance and financial losses and effects on safety should not be overlooked as well. OBJECTIVE: The first aim of this survey is to model the crane cabin interior space using up-to-date crane operator anthropometric data and to compare the multivariate and univariate method anthropometric models. The second aim of the paper is to define the crane cabin interior space dimensions that enable anthropometric convenience...
2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729905/access-to-orphan-drugs-comparison-across-balkan-countries
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Ana V Pejcic, Georgi Iskrov, Mihajlo Michael Jakovljevic, Rumen Stefanov
The aim of this study was to compare orphan drug access in a sample of Balkan countries: five EU Member States (Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Romania, Slovenia) and two EU Candidates (Serbia, Montenegro). The comparative analysis was based on a cross-sectional study and included medicinal products with an active orphan designation and market authorisation on January 1, 2017. Access to orphan drugs is an ongoing challenge in these countries. Three clusters of countries were identified in terms of orphan drug access: Greece and Slovenia, making the top tier, Romania, Bulgaria, and Croatia, being in the middle, and EU Candidates, Serbia and Montenegro, forming the bottom tier, where a substantial number of EU market approved orphan drugs was not even registered...
April 26, 2018: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722698/build-up-and-characterisation-of-pollutants-on-urban-impervious-surfaces
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Aleksandar Djukić, Branislava Lekić, Vladana Rajaković-Ognjanović, Zorana Naunovic, Dušan Prodanović
This paper presents the results of the investigation of pollutant build-up on impervious surfaces of a parking lot in Belgrade, Serbia during the summer months. Contaminant build-up was found to be greater on asphalt surfaces directly exposed to vehicular traffic than on concrete walkways. The difference in the amounts of accumulated pollutants between asphalt and concrete were significant: for total solids (TS), total suspended solids (TSS), chemical oxygen demand (COD), heavy metals and total phosphorus (TP) accumulations were two to three times higher, while only 30% higher for total nitrogen (TN) and anions...
May 2018: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719833/a-survey-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-protocols-for-cesarean-delivery-in-serbia
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Borislava Pujic, Mirjana Kendrisic, Matthew Shotwell, Yaping Shi, Curtis L Baysinger
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols have been described for patients undergoing colon surgery. Similar protocols for cesarean delivery (CD) have been developed recently. CD is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures, and adoption of ERAS protocols following CD might benefit patients and the health-care system. We aimed to determine which Serbian hospitals reported ERAS protocols, which elements of ERAS protocols were used in CD patients, and whether ERAS and non-ERAS hospitals differed...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
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