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Tijana Ledina, Petra Mohar-Lorbeg, Majda Golob, Jasna Djordjevic, Bojana Bogovič-Matijašić, Snezana Bulajic
The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of tetracycline resistance in lactobacilli isolated from traditional Serbian white brined raw milk cheeses (Homolje, Sjenica, Zlatar). Isolation of presumptive lactobacilli was initially performed using MRS-S agar without tetracycline, or supplemented with 16 and 64 µg/mL of tetracycline. Rep-PCR (GTG)5 genotyping showed a high diversity of the isolates obtained, as examination of 233 isolates resulted in 156 different Rep-PCR fingerprints. Ninety out of 156 (57...
April 2018: Journal of Food Science and Technology
Bojana Mandić, Stefan Mandić-Rajčević, Ljiljana Marković-Denić, Petar Bulat
The risk of occupational bloodborne infections (HBV, HCV, and HIV) among healthcare workers remains a serious issue in developing countries. The aim of this study was to estimate occupational exposure to bloodborne infections among general hospital workers in Serbia. This cross-sectional study was conducted in the spring of 2013 and included 5,247 healthcare workers from 17 general hospitals. The questionnaire was anonymous, self-completed, and included sociodemographic information with details of blood and bodily fluid exposure over the career and in the previous year (2012)...
March 1, 2018: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
Katica Tripković, Andjelija Nešković, Janko Janković, Marina Odalović
Background In spite of many benefits for individuals and community, self-medication has a number of potential risks. Objective To identify predictors of self-medication with over-the-counter and prescription (Rx) medicines without doctor's prescription. Setting Serbian population of 15 years of age and over. Method This was crosssectional, epidemiological study. Data have been drawn from Serbian National Health Survey 2013 database. Predictors of self-medication were determined among sociodemographic, health related and health services related factors, using multivariate logistic regression models...
March 30, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
Aleksandra Kezić, Svetlana Kovačević, Jelena Marinković, Stojanka Ristić, Dragana Radivojević, Radmila Blagojević-Lazić, Ljubica Djukanovic, Visnja D Ležaić
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation from living donors (LD) has stagnated in many countries. This study aimed to check whether correction of LD selection practice could increase the number of kidney transplantations. METHODS: From January 2003 to December 2012, 241 potential adult LD were evaluated in our hospital. Outcome (mortality and end-stage renal disease-ESRD) of accepted LD (182) was compared with unaccepted (59) donors. RESULTS: Mortality of LD was comparable with that for the standardized Serbian population (SMR = 1...
November 2018: Renal Failure
Ljiljana Progovac, Natalia Rakhlin, William Angell, Ryan Liddane, Lingfei Tang, Noa Ofen
We address the puzzle of "unity in diversity" in human languages by advocating the (minimal) common denominator for the diverse expressions of transitivity across human languages, consistent with the view that early in language evolution there was a modest beginning for syntax and that this beginning provided the foundation for the further elaboration of syntactic complexity. This study reports the results of a functional MRI experiment investigating differential patterns of brain activation during processing of sentences with minimal versus fuller syntactic structures...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
Dragana Mijac, Irena Vukovic-Petrovic, Vera Mijac, Vladimir Perovic, Natasa Milic, Srdjan Djuranovic, Daniela Bojic, Dragan Popovic, Djordje Culafic, Miodrag Krstic, Goran Jankovic, Vera Pravica, Milos Markovic
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disease of unknown etiology in which genetic factors contribute to development of disease. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1) gene encoding transporter P-glycoprotein have been associated with IBD, but their role in disease susceptibility remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the association of three MDR1 polymorphisms, C1236T (rs1128503), G2677T/A (rs2032582) and C3435T (rs1045642), with Serbian IBD patients...
2018: PloS One
Michèle Twomey, Ana Šijački, Gert Krummrey, Tyson Welzel, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos, Marko Ercegovac
Emergency center visits are mostly unscheduled, undifferentiated, and unpredictable. A standardized triage process is an opportunity to obtain real-time data that paints a picture of the variation in acuity found in emergency centers. This is particularly pertinent as the influx of people seeking asylum or in transit mostly present with emergency care needs or first seek help at an emergency center. Triage not only reduces the risk of missing or losing a patient that may be deteriorating in the waiting room but also enables a time-critical response in the emergency care service provision...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Dragana Milutinović, Robert Lovrić, Dragana Simin
BACKGROUND: There is an implicit expectation for medical sciences students to work together effectively as members of health-care team, and interprofessional education is therefore widely accepted. Students' attitudes, which are affected by various factors, have been recognized as the most important predictors of successful implementation of interprofessional education with the aim of developing collaborative practice. The Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale has often been used in studies to measure these perspectives...
March 8, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Dragana Pavlović, Marija Pavlović, Dragan Čakmak, Olga Kostić, Snežana Jarić, Sanja Sakan, Dragana Đorđević, Miroslava Mitrović, Ivan Gržetić, Pavle Pavlović
The main soil properties, concentrations of selected elements (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn), and the chemical speciation of each element were determined in urban soil samples taken from urban parks in four Serbian cities (Belgrade, Pančevo, Obrenovac, and Smederevo) exposed to different sources of pollution. Pollution indices (PI, PIN ) and factors (MF, ICF, GCF) also were evaluated. The study revealed As and Cd concentrations below the detection limit, whereas the content of Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn at some sites exceeded the limits established by local regulations, as well as the background values, which may represent an environmental threat...
March 5, 2018: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Stojanović Predrag, Kocić Branislava, Stojanović Nikola, Radulovic Niko, Stojanović-Radić Zorica, Dobrila Stanković-Đorđević
Carriage of Clostridium (C.) difficile in the intestinum of children, as well as its role in the disease (diarrhea) onset, is still controversial. The aim of this study is to investigate the community-acquired Clostridium difficile infection (CA-CDI) in Serbian pediatric population and to describe the basic clinical characteristics and risk factors for CA-CDI occurrence in Serbian pediatric population. The data obtained from 63 Serbian pediatric patients with CA-CDI and from control group of 126 children with community-acquired diarrhea, whose stool specimens were negative for C...
March 1, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Mirjana Stojanovic-Tasic, Milan Latas, Nenad Milosevic, Jelena Aritonovic Pribakovic, Dragana Ljusic, Rosa Sapic, Mara Vucurevic, Goran Trajkovic, Anita Grgurevic
The aim of our study was to examine whether the participation in Balint group is associated with the reducing burnout syndrome among primary health care doctors. This investigation was conducted on a population of 210 doctors employed in primary health centers in Belgrade. Out of 210 doctors, 70 have completed Balint training for a period of at least 1 year, whereas 140 doctors have never attended this training (the Non-Balint group). The level of burnout among physicians was assessed with the Serbian translation of the original 22-item version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory - Human Services Survey which defines burnout in relation to emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal accomplishment...
December 2018: Libyan Journal of Medicine
V Radosavljevic, M Adamek, V Milicevic, J Maksimovic-Zoric, D Steinhagen
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February 23, 2018: Journal of Fish Diseases
Predrag Duric, Karin Diaconu, Fiona O'May, Jan Rybovic, Mark Stevenson
Work-related injuries occurring during informal work often go unreported, yet lead to significant mortality and contribute substantially to disease burden due to injury-related disability. In Serbia, injury is a leading cause of death, with work-related injuries comprising a significant proportion. This study explored the frequency of and risk factors for these injuries in a rural Serbian community. During the 12-month study period, physicians from a municipal Primary Care Centre reported all presenting injuries using a specific injury report form...
February 20, 2018: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
Zoran Pavlovic, Ivanka Miletic, Milica Zekovic, Marina Nikolic, Maria Glibetic
Research conducted during the 1980s demonstrated Se deficiency in humans. Increased inclusion of selenium in animal feeds started from the year 2000 onwards. The aim of this study was to estimate the effects of selenium inclusion in animal feeds on human selenium status and dietary habits of the Serbian population related to food of animal origin. Plasma selenium concentration in healthy adult volunteers, including residents of one of the regions with the lowest (Eastern Serbia, n = 60) and of one of the regions with the highest Se serum levels reported in the past (Belgrade, n = 82), was determined by hydride generation atomic absorption spectrometry...
February 16, 2018: Nutrients
Jelica Bjekić-Macut, Teodora Beljić Živković, Radivoj Kocić
INTRODUCTION: Basal insulin analogues offer persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) adequate glycemic control combined with a favorable safety profile. BASAL-BALI-a prospective, noninterventional, multicenter disease registry-assessed the effectiveness and safety of basal insulin analogues in adult Serbians with T2DM previously inadequately controlled on other insulin types. METHODS: The primary objective was to assess the reduction in glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c ) from basal insulin analogue initiation to the end of a 6-month observation period...
February 19, 2018: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
Mihajo Rabrenovic, Marija Cukanovic Karavidic, Ivana Stosic
Globalization is having an ever growing impact on the field of vaccine production and distribution in the world and domestically. In this article we examine the impact of taking a strategic approach to vaccination programmes by all the relevant actors: WHO, UNICEF, national immunization programmes, and vaccine manufacturers and distributors. The review of the relevant literature indicates that there are commonalities to the worldwide vaccination programmes. A comparative analysis of various vaccination strategies recommended by WHO and the immunization calendars of certain European countriesis made as well as an analysis of the Serbian vaccination programme...
February 13, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Barbara Jenko, Matija Tomšič, Biljana Jekić, Vera Milić, Vita Dolžan, Sonja Praprotnik
Objectives: Methotrexate (MTX) is the first line treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but nevertheless 30% of patients experience MTX inefficacy. Our aim was to develop a clinical pharmacogenetic model to predict which RA patients will not respond to MTX monotherapy. We also assessed whether this model can be generalized to other populations by validating it on a group of Serbian RA patients. Methods: In 110 RA Slovenian patients, data on clinical factors and 34 polymorphisms in MTX pathway were analyzed by Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (LASSO) penalized regression to select variables associated with the disease activity as measured by Disease Activity Score (DAS28) score after 6 months of MTX monotherapy...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Mirjana Novkovic, Dragan Matic, Jelena Kusic-Tisma, Nebojsa Antonijevic, Dragica Radojkovic, Ljiljana Rakicevic
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February 5, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Shamil D Cooray, Neel M Heerasing, Laura A Selkrig, V Nathan Subramaniam, P Shane Hamblin, Cameron J McDonald, Catriona A McLean, Elissa McNamara, Angeline S Leet, Stuart K Roberts
BACKGROUND: Juvenile hemochromatosis is the most severe form of iron overloading phenotype. Although rare, it should be suspected in patients who present with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, diabetes mellitus, or cardiomyopathy without a clear cause. CASE PRESENTATION: A young Serbian male presenting with end-stage heart failure was referred for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. An endomyocardial biopsy revealed cytoplasmic iron deposits in myocytes. His condition was stabilized with biventricular assist devices and he was listed for heart transplantation...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Ivan Pavlovic, Snezana Pejic, Sofija Glumac, Ana Todorovic, Vesna Stojiljkovic, Natasa Popovic, Ljubica Gavrilovic, Snezana B Pajovic, Sanja Radojevic-Skodric, Zoran Dzamic, Gordana Basta-Jovanovic
PURPOSE: Indications of kidney cancer outcome in lowerincome countries are based on an incidence/mortality ratio due to lack of survival information. This study was conducted to provide outcome data in Serbian patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and to identify prognostic factors that could affect their overall survival (OS). METHODS: This retrospective study included 185 patients who underwent nephrectomy. We assessed certain clinicopathological data including age, gender, tumor size, grade, stage and histological subtypes for their possible impact on OS...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
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