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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
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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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REVIEW
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618849/mycotoxins-trace-elements-and-phthalates-in-marketed-rice-of-different-origin-and-exposure-assessment
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Biljana D Škrbić, Yaqin Ji, Jelena R Živančev, Grigorije G Jovanović, Zhao Jie
The aim of this study was to determine levels of 11 mycotoxins, 10 trace elements and 6 phthalates in rice samples from Serbian and Chinese market. Mycotoxins were not detected in any of the analysed rice samples. Results revealed similar median levels for following elements: Mn, 17.5 and 15.7 mg kg(-1); Fe, 2.47 and 2.12 mg kg(-1); Cu, 1.95 and 1.59 mg kg(-1) in marketed samples from Serbia and China, respectively. Median concentration of Ni in Serbian marketed samples was 1.9 times higher than in Chinese ones...
June 15, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part B, Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613042/allele-frequencies-of-15-str-loci-in-bosnian-and-herzegovinian-population
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Amela Pilav, Naris Pojskić, Anesa Ahatović, Mirela Džehverović, Jasmina Čakar, Damir Marjanović
AIM: To determine newest the most accurate allele frequencies for 15 short tandem repeat (STR) loci in the Bosnian and Herzegovinian population, calculate statistical parameters, and compare them with the relevant data for seven neighboring populations. METHODS: Genomic DNA was obtained from buccal swabs of 1000 unrelated individuals from all regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Genotyping was performed using PowerPlex® 16 System to obtain allele frequencies for 15 polymorphic STR loci including D3S1358, TH01, D21S11, D18S51, Penta E, D5S818, D13S317, D7S820, D16S539, CSF1PO, Penta D, vWA, D8S1179, TPOX, and FGA...
June 14, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609393/menopausal-transition-in-southern-europe-comparative-study-of-women-in-serbia-and-portugal
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Jelena Dotlic, Filipa Pimenta, Nikolina Kovacevic, Isabel Leal, Joao Maroco, Wulf Utian, Tatjana Gazibara
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess and compare general menopausal quality of life in Serbia and Portugal. METHODS: In all, 1,503 women aged between 40 and 65 years from Belgrade, Serbia, and Lisbon, Portugal, were included in the study. A sociodemographic questionnaire and the Utian Quality of Life (UQOL) scale were used in data collection. RESULTS: The average age of women was 50 (SD = 5.61) years. Serbian and Portuguese women differed in all sociodemographic characteristics except for body mass index (BMI) and relationship status...
June 12, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605305/attitudes-toward-medical-cannabis-legalization-among-serbian-medical-students
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Isidora Vujcic, Aleksandar Pavlovic, Eleonora Dubljanin, Jadranka Maksimovic, Aleksandra Nikolic, Sandra Sipetic-Grujicic
BACKGROUND: Currently, medical cannabis polices are experiencing rapid changes, and an increasing number of nations around the world legalize medical cannabis for certain groups of patients, including those in Serbia. OBJECTIVES: To determine medical students' attitudes toward medical cannabis legalization and to examine the factors influencing their attitudes. METHODS: Fourth-year medical students at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, had participated in a cross-sectional study...
June 12, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593045/virulence-traits-associated-with-burkholderia-cenocepacia-st856-epidemic-strain-isolated-from-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Milka Malešević, Zorica Vasiljević, Aleksandar Sovtić, Brankica Filipić, Katarina Novović, Milan Kojić, Branko Jovčić
BACKGROUND: Burkholderia cenocepacia is considered one of the most problematic cystic fibrosis (CF) pathogens. Colonization prevalence in the Serbian CF population is high and virtually exclusively limited to a single highly transmissible clone of B. cenocepacia ST856 which is positive for both the B. cepacia epidemic strain marker (BCESM) and cable pilin, and is closely related to the epidemic strain CZ1 (ST32). METHODS: Biofilm formation for 182 isolates, and adhesion to components of the host extracellular matrix, proteolytic activity, mucoidy and motility of selected ST856 representatives, as well as B...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584309/screening-commercial-drivers-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-validation-of-stop-bang-questionnaire
#16
Martin B Popević, Andjela Milovanović, Ljudmila Nagorni-Obradović, Dejan Nešić, Jovica Milovanović, Aleksandar P S Milovanović
OBJECTIVES: The main aim has been to examine psychometric properties of STOP-Bang (snoring, tiredness, observed apnea, high blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), age, neck circumference, male gender) scoring model (Serbian translation), an obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) screening tool, in a sample of commercial drivers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: After formal translation, validation was performed on a sample of bus and truck drivers evaluating test-retest reliability, construct and criterion validity...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580495/factors-associated-with-sexual-quality-of-life-among-midlife-women-in-serbia
#17
Tatjana Gazibara, Selmina Nurkovic, Nikolina Kovacevic, Ilma Kurtagic, Biljana Rancic, Sanja Radovanovic, Branislav Milosevic, Milan Terzic, Jelena Dotlic
PURPOSE: To assess factors associated with better sexual quality of life (QOL) in midlife period among women who are and are not sexually active. METHODS: Participants were 500 women aged 40-65 years from Belgrade, Serbia. Data were collected through general questionnaire (regarding socio-demographic characteristics, lifestyle habits, general medical, and gynecological history) in which one item investigated having partnered sexual activity (heterosexual intercourses)...
June 3, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537034/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-urban-soil-of-novi-sad-serbia-occurrence-and-cancer-risk-assessment
#18
Biljana D Škrbić, Nataša Đurišić-Mladenović, Đorđe J Tadić, Jelena Đ Cvejanov
Contents of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were analyzed in 30 soil samples from 15 locations in Novi Sad, Serbia, assessing for the first time the corresponding health risks in the Serbian urban zone. Total concentrations were in the range of 22-2247 μg kg(-1), with a mean and median value of 363 and 200 μg kg(-1), respectively. Comparison with the relevant maximum allowed contents proposed by the Serbian government and with the Dutch target values implied that soils from the urban area of Novi Sad were "suitable as residential soils" and that no intervention would be needed if the current levels were retained...
July 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534377/incidence-and-mortality-trends-of-ovarian-cancer-in-central-serbia
#19
Aleksandar Antonijevic, Natasa Rancic, Mirko Ilic, Branislav Tiodorovic, Miodrag Stojanovic, Jasmina Stevanovic
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/28534374/rituximab-in-the-therapy-of-stage-iii-and-iv-follicular-lymphoma-results-of-the-reflect-1-study-of-the-serbian-lymphoma-group
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Stevan Popovic, Darjana Jovanovic, Biljana Mihaljevic, Nebojsa Andjelkovic, Goran Marjanovic, Dragomir Marisavljevic, Nada Vlaisavljevic, Lazar Popovic, Svetlana Salma, Danijela Agic, Rajko Milosevic, Mihajlo Smiljanic, Snezana Sretenović, Predrag Djurdjević, Olivera Markovic, Jelena Hajder, Nenad Govedarovic
PURPOSE: Follicular lymphoma (FL) is an indolent lymphoma that responds well to rituximab+chemotherapy. We evaluated the prognosis and efficacy of immunochemotherapy in patients with previously untreated, advanced FL. METHODS: REFLECT 1 is a multicentre, prospective study of 99 patients with previously untreated FL stage III-IV. All patients were treated with rituximab+chemotherapy x 6 cycles, plus 2 cycles of rituximab monotherapy. Clinical assessment was performed at baseline, after completion of the first 6 cycles of therapy and every 3 months from the end of immunochemotherapy to the end of the study period...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
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