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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815638/new-insights-into-the-origin-and-the-genetic-status-of-the-balkan-donkey-from-serbia
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L J Stanisic, J M Aleksic, V Dimitrijevic, P Simeunovic, U Glavinic, J Stevanovic, Z Stanimirovic
The Balkan donkey (Equus asinus L.) is commonly regarded as a large-sized, unselected, unstructured and traditionally managed donkey breed. We assessed the current genetic status of the three largest E. asinus populations in the central Balkans (Serbia) by analysing the variability of nuclear microsatellites and the mitochondrial (mtDNA) control region of 77 and 49 individuals respectively. We further analysed our mtDNA dataset along with 209 published mtDNA sequences of ancient and modern individuals from 19 European and African populations to provide new insights into the origin and the history of the Balkan donkey...
August 16, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808283/drug-induced-extrapyramidal-symptoms-scale-diepss-serbian-language-version-inter-rater-and-test-retest-reliability
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Ami Peljto, Ljubica Zamurovic, Milica Pejovic Milovancevic, Branko Aleksic, Dusica Lecic Tosevski, Toshiya Inada
Drug-induced Extrapyramidal Symptoms Scale (DIEPSS) is developed in the era of second-generation antipsychotics and is suitable for evaluation of the low incidence of extrapyramidal symptoms occurring in the treatment of atypical antipsychotics, as well as the relationship between personal and social functioning. The study was carried out at the Institute of Mental Health in Serbia in 2015 Study used the 127 DIEPSS video clips material, recorded from 1987 till 2015. Four raters performed the assessment simultaneously, individually rating one assigned item immediately after seeing the video clip...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783008/risk-assessment-of-patulin-intake-through-apple-based-food-by-infants-and-preschool-children-in-serbia
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Ljilja Torović, Nina Dimitrov, Ricardo Assunção, Paula Alvito
This study reports for the first time in Serbia the occurrence of patulin in apple-based food and the risk assessment associated with patulin intake by infants and preschool children. In total, 214 samples of infant fruit juices (48), infant purée (66) and juices for children (small package with straw, 100) were collected over three years (2013-2015) and analysed using high performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection. Patulin was found in 43.8% of infant juices and 16.7% of infant purée with all values below the legal limit of 10 μg kg(-1) (maximum 8...
August 7, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777895/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-validation-of-the-serbian-version-of-the-central-sensitization-inventory-csi
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Aleksandar Knezevic, Randy Neblett, Milica Jeremic-Knezevic, Snezana Tomasevic-Todorovic, Ksenija Boskovic, Petar Colovic, Antonio Cuesta-Vargas
OBJECTIVES: It has been increasingly recognized that many chronic pain conditions are associated with central sensitization (CS). The Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) is a potentially useful tool for screening patients whose presenting symptoms are suspected of being related to CS, so that additional diagnostic evaluation can be performed, and appropriate treatment can be initiated. The original English version is currently not available in Serbian. METHODS: The CSI was translated into Serbian and then psychometrically evaluated in a sample of 363 chronic pain subjects...
August 4, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772259/high-frequency-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-b-57-01-allele-carriers-among-hiv-infected-patients-in-serbia
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Marina Siljic, Dubravka Salemovic, Valentina Cirkovic, Ivana Pesic-Pavlovic, Marija Todorovic, Jovan Ranin, Gordana Dragovic, Djordje Jevtovic, Maja Stanojevic
Abacavir is an effective antiretroviral drug and one of the most commonly used nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors in Serbia. А percentage of the treated patients experience a potentially life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction, which was shown to be associated with the presence of the class I MHC allele, HLA-B*57:01; hence genotyping for HLA-B*57:01 prior to starting abacavir is nowadays recommended in international HIV treatment guidelines. In Serbia, this testing became available in 2013. This study was designed to estimate the prevalence of the HLA-B*57:01 allele in Serbian HIV-1-infected patients...
August 4, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767199/a-model-for-prioritising-landfills-for-remediation-and-closure-a-case-study-in-serbia
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Dejan Ubavin, Boris Agarski, Nikola Maodus, Nemanja Stanisavljevic, Igor Budak
The existence of large numbers of landfills that do not fulfil sanitary prerequisites presents a serious hazard for the environment in lower income countries. One of the main hazards is landfill leachate that contains various pollutants and presents a threat to groundwater. Groundwater pollution from landfills depends on various mutually interconnected factors such as the waste type and amount, the amount of precipitation, the landfill location characteristics, and operational measures, among others. Considering these factors, lower income countries face a selection problem where landfills urgently requiring remediation and closure must be identified from among a large number of sites...
August 2, 2017: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763699/the-use-and-control-of-nitrites-in-serbian-meat-industry-and-the-influence-of-mandatory-haccp-implementation
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Igor Tomasevic, Margarita Dodevska, Milan Simić, Smiljana Raicevic, Violeta Matovic, Ilija Djekic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 25, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763663/prediction-of-fish-catch-in-the-danube-river-based-on-long-term-variability-in-environmental-parameters-and-catch-statistics
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Marija M Smederevac-Lalić, Aleksandar J Kalauzi, Slobodan B Regner, Mirjana B Lenhardt, Zorana Z Naunovic, Aleksandar E Hegediš
The effects of physical factors on fish catch in the Serbian part of the Danube River were studied for period of six decades. The data on total catch for the Danube River from river kilometre 845 to river kilometre 1433 were collected from Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, while water level and water temperature data were collected from 16 water gauge stations along the investigated part of the Danube River for the period 1948-2009. Cross-correlation functions have been used to analyse the functional connection between Danube water level, water temperature and fish catch while ARMA model which combines cyclic (deterministic) and random (stochastic) components of the analysed sequences was used for the forecasts...
July 28, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755325/women-s-experiences-of-childbirth-in-serbian-public-healthcare-institutions-a-qualitative-study
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Biljana Stankovic
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to explore how women, users of public maternity healthcare services in Serbia, experience birth and what the most problematic relational aspects of institutional context associated with negative or even traumatic aspects of birth experiences are, as described by the women themselves. METHOD: An exploratory qualitative study was undertaken using semi-structured interviews with 15 primiparous women aged 26 to 49 who have recently given birth in different public healthcare institutions in Belgrade...
July 28, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746047/genetic-variation-and-forensic-characteristic-analysis-of-25-strs-of-a-novel-fluorescence-co-amplification-system-in-chinese-southern-shaanxi-han-population
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Yao-Shun Liu, Jian-Gang Chen, Ting Mei, Yu-Xin Guo, Hao-Tian Meng, Jian-Fei Li, Yuan-Yuan Wei, Xiao-Ye Jin, Bo-Feng Zhu, Li-Ping Zhang
We analyzed the genetic polymorphisms of 15 autosomal and 10 Y-chromosomal STR loci in 214 individuals of Han population from Southern Shaanxi of China and studied the genetic relationships between Southern Shaanxi Han and other populations. We observed a total of 150 alleles at 15 autosomal STR loci with the corresponding allelic frequencies ranging from 0.0023 to 0.5210, and the combined power of discrimination and exclusion for the 15 autosomal STR loci were 0.99999999999999998866 and 0.999998491, respectively...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714561/service-quality-and-maturity-of-health-care-organizations-through-the-lens-of-complexity-leadership-theory
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Ana Horvat, Jovan Filipovic
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This research focuses on Complexity Leadership Theory and the relationship between leadership-examined through the lens of Complexity Leadership Theory-and organizational maturity as an indicator of the performance of health organizations. METHODS: The research adopts a perspective that conceptualizes organizations as complex adaptive systems and draws upon a survey of opinion of 189 managers working in Serbian health organizations...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702053/etiology-of-hypopituitarism-in-adult-patients-the-experience-of-a-single-center-database-in-the-serbian-population
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M Doknić, S Pekić, D Miljić, I Soldatović, V Popović, M Stojanović, M Petakov
There are only a few published studies related to the population-based etiology of hypopituitarism. New risks for developing hypopituitarism have been recognized in the last 10 years. Aim. To present data regarding the etiology of hypopituitarism collected in a tertiary center over the last decade. This is a cross-sectional database study. Patients and Methods. We included 512 patients (pts) with hypopituitarism, with a mean age of 45.9 ± 1.7 yrs (range: 18-82; male: 57.9%). Results. Nonfunctional pituitary adenomas were presented in 205 pts (40...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699201/characterization-of-sugar-and-polyphenolic-diversity-in-floral-nectar-of-different-obla%C3%A4-inska-sour-cherry-clones
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Basem Guffa, Nebojša M Nedić, Dragana Č Dabić Zagorac, Tomislav B Tosti, Uroš M Gašić, Maja M Natić, Milica M Fotirić Akšić
'Oblačinska' sour cherry, an autochthonous cultivar, is the most planted cultivar in Serbian orchards. Since fruit trees in temperate zone reward insects by producing nectar which 'quality' affects the efficiency of insect pollination, the aim of this study was analyzing of sugars and polyphenolics in floral nectar of 16 'Oblačinska' sour cherry clones with different yielding potential. The contents of sugars and sugar alcohols were analyzed by ion chromatography, while polyphenolic profile was established using liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry technique (LC/MS)...
July 12, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685844/genetic-characterization-of-gsd-i-in-serbian-population-revealed-unexpectedly-high-incidence-of-gsd-ib-and-three-novel-slc37a4-variants
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Anita Skakic, Maja Djordjevic, Adrijan Sarajlija, Kristel Klaassen, Natasa Tosic, Bozica Kecman, Milena Ugrin, Vesna Spasovski, Sonja Pavlovic, Maja Stojiljkovic
Glycogen storage disease (GSD) type I is inborn metabolic disease characterized by accumulation of glycogen in multiple organs. We analyzed 38 patients with clinical suspicion of GSD I using Sanger and next-generation sequencing (NGS). We identified 28 GSD Ib and five Ia patients. In five patients, GSD III, VI, IX, cholesteryl-ester storage disease and Shwachman-Diamond syndrome diagnoses were set using NGS. Incidences for GSD Ia and GSD Ib were estimated at 1:172746 and 1:60461 live-births respectively. Two variants were identified in G6PC gene: c...
July 7, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680362/medical-biochemistry-as-subdiscipline-of-laboratory-medicine-in-serbia
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Snežana Jovičić, Nada Majkić-Singh
Medical biochemistry is the usual name for clinical biochemistry or clinical chemistry in Serbia, and medical biochemist is the official name for the clinical chemist (or clinical biochemist). This is the largest sub-discipline of the laboratory medicine in Serbia. It includes all aspects of clinical chemistry, and also laboratory hematology with coagulation, immunology, etc. Medical biochemistry laboratories in Serbia and medical biochemists as a profession are part of Health Care System and their activities are regulated through: the Health Care Law and rules issued by the Chamber of Medical Biochemists of Serbia...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670196/downregulation-of-adipor1-is-associated-with-increased-circulating-adiponectin-levels-in-serbian-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Miron Sopić, Jelena Joksić, Vesna Spasojević-Kalimanovska, Nataša Bogavac-Stanojević, Sanja Simić-Ogrizović, Milica Kravljača, Zorana Jelić Ivanović
BACKGROUND: Since the rise in plasma adiponectin levels in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients has not yet been elucidated, we sought to investigate if patients on hemodialysis (HD) have altered expression of adiponectin receptors in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) compared to healthy subjects. METHODS: This study included 31 patients with chronic kidney disease on HD and 33 healthy subjects (CG). Circulating adiponectin levels were measured by ELISA while AdipoR1 and AdipoR2 mRNA levels in PBMCs were determined by real-time PCR...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669785/knowledge-and-attitudes-toward-vaccination-a-survey-of-serbian-students
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Smiljana J Cvjetkovic, Vida Lj Jeremic, Danijela V Tiosavljevic
Since vaccination coverage in Serbia has been decreasing and health professionals have been identified as the most important factor in making decisions about immunization, vaccination knowledge and attitudes of students, especially medical students, are of particular interest. A cross-sectional survey was carried out on three groups of 509 Belgrade University students (medical, law and engineering students). The data were collected using an on-line questionnaire posted to student groups and included the Vaccine Knowledge Questionnaire and Attitudes Toward Vaccination Scale...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662320/an-approach-to-determine-the-prevalence-of-poor-mental-health-among-urban-and-rural-population-in-serbia-using-propensity-score-matching
#18
Milena Šantrić-Milićević, Nataša Rosić, Uroš Babić, Zorica Šupić-Terzić, Janko Janković, Jovana Todorović, Goran Trajković
OBJECTIVE: Studies about mental health among urban and rural residents are scarce. A limited number of studies report somewhat better mental health in rural settings, despite higher rates of suicides. The main objective of this study was to describe social conditions of the population of Serbia in rural and urban settlements and to assess the differences in the prevalence of mental health disorders. METHODS: Propensity score matching of urban and rural persons (2 × 3,569 persons) has eliminated confounding effects from social variables (age, gender, wealth index, education level, employment, family status) and self-rated health...
June 2017: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649565/increasing-regional-anesthesia-use-in-a-serbian-teaching-hospital-through-an-international-collaboration
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Curtis L Baysinger, Borislava Pujic, Ivan Velickovic, Medge D Owen, Joanna Serafin, Matthew S Shotwell, Ferne Braveman
Many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) report low rates of regional anesthesia (RA) use for cesarean delivery (CD), despite its association with lower maternal major morbidity and mortality. Also, the prevalence of neuraxial analgesia for labor (NAL) is often low in LMICs. We report on the results of a collaboration in clinical education over a multi-year period between Kybele Inc., an international non-profit organization, and Klinicki Centar Vojvodine (CCV), a teaching hospital in Novi Sad, Serbia, to increase RA use for CD and NAL at CCV...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636581/the-psylog-mobile-application-development-of-a-tool-for-the-assessment-and-monitoring-of-side-effects-of-psychotropic-medication
#20
Martina Rojnic Kuzman, Olivier Andlauer, Kai Burmeister, Boris Dvoracek, Rebekka Lencer, Katja Koelkebeck, Alexander Nawka, Florian Riese
Mobile health interventions are regarded as affordable and accessible tools that can enhance standard psychiatric care. As part of the mHealth Psycho-Educational Intervention Versus Antipsychotic-Induced Side Effects (mPIVAS) project (www.psylog.eu), we developed the mobile application "PsyLOG" based on mobile "smartphone" technology to monitor antipsychotic-induced side effects. The aim of this paper is to describe the rationale and development of the PsyLOG and its clinical use. The PsyLOG application runs on smartphones with Android operating system...
June 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
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