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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322460/dapsone-induced-agranulocytosis-possible-involvement-of-low-activity-n-acetyltransferase-2
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Ines Potočnjak, Robert Likić, Iveta Šimić, Danica Juričić Nahal, Ivana Čegec, Lana Ganoci, Nada Božina
Dapsone-induced agranulocytosis is a rare but potentially fatal adverse drug reaction (ADR). A 45-year old male Caucasian patient developed agranulocytosis caused by dapsone (diamino-diphenyl sulfone) which he was prescribed for leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Patient's treatment consisted of termination of dapsone, antibiotic therapy, and granulocyte colony stimulating factor leading to prompt improvement of symptoms and normalization of laboratory blood values. Diagnostic evaluation revealed methemoglobinemia and excluded glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency...
March 21, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320355/severe-war-related-trauma-and-personality-pathology-a-case-control-study
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Jasna Munjiza, Dolores Britvic, Maja Radman, Mike J Crawford
BACKGROUND: Exposure to war-related trauma has long been recognised to have an adverse effect on mental health. We attempted to investigate whether people who have clinically significant personality-related problems 15 years after a war are more likely to have been exposed to severe war-related trauma than those who do not have significant personality difficulties. METHODS: A case -control study was conducted in southern Croatia, fifteen years after the 1991-1995 war...
March 21, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293748/assessing-trace-metal-contamination-and-organic-matter-in-the-brackish-lakes-as-the-major-source-of-potable-water
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Vlado Cuculić, Neven Cukrov, Željko Kwokal, Slađana Strmečki, Marta Plavšić
On small and medium karstic coastal islands in the Adriatic Sea, brackish lakes are often the only source of freshwater. Therefore, it is important to adequately evaluate the biogeochemical processes occurring in these complex water systems, as well as to determine the origin of contaminants present. In this study, the distribution and origin of trace metals (Tl, Hg, Cd, Pb, Cu, Zn, Ni, Co) and organic matter in the water column, sediment, and surrounding soil of the brackish lakes on Mljet Island, South Adriatic Sea, Croatia, were evaluated...
March 14, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291972/efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-augmentative-rtms-in-treatment-of-major-depressive-disorder-mdd-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-croatia
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Igor Filipcic, Zeljko Milovac, Strahimir Sucic, Tomislav Gajsak, Ivona Simunovic Filipcic, Ena Ivezic, Vjekoslav Aljinovic, Ivana Orgulan, Sandra Zecevic Penic, Zarko Bajic
BACKGROUND: An increasing body of research suggest that repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is effective and safe treatment option for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). The Psychiatric Hospital "Sveti Ivan" has the first TMS laboratory with rTMS and deep TMS (dTMS) in Croatia. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of augmentative rTMS treatment vs standard treatment in Croatian patients with major depressive disorder (MDD)...
March 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289463/antenatal-characteristics-of-roma-female-population-in-virovitica-podravina-county-croatia
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Jadranko Šegregur, Domagoj Šegregur
INTRODUCTION: This study reports about antenatal characteristics of Roma minority population. The study was designed to investigate data about health behaviours known to be associated with reproductive outcomes of Roma women that have very good living conditions and relatively high resource availability. METHODS: A retrospective study included 204 Roma and 408 non-Roma hospitalised singleton births that occurred in the Maternity Ward of the General Hospital Virovitica in the period from 1991 to 2010...
March 1, 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283341/neoclassical-canons-of-facial-beauty-do-we-see-the-deviations
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Andrej Pavlic, Magda Trinajstic Zrinski, Visnja Katic, Stjepan Spalj
AIM: To explore the presence of neoclassical canons of facial beauty among young people in Croatia and to question possible psychosocial repercussions occurring in those who demonstrate deviations in relation to canons. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study was cross-sectional and the sample included 249 subjects (60% female) aged 12-39 (median 20). Their en face and profile photographs were taken in Natural Head Position. Photogrammetry included analysis of nine neoclassical canons of facial beauty originating from the Renaissance...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275278/occupational-health-problems-among-dentists-in-croatia
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Marin Vodanović, Slavica Sović, Ivan Galić
AIM: To assess the health status among dentists in Croatia regarding the symptoms of musculoskeletal, dermatological, sight, hearing and neurological disorders. METHODS: The anonymous online survey was conducted among 506 Croatian dentists. RESULTS: It was found that over 78.18% of the surveyed dentists experienced work related pain in upper back, 76.97% of them in lower back. Work-related skin problems were reported by 29.29% of dentists...
December 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254533/embryotoxic-and-genotoxic-effects-of-sewage-effluents-in-zebrafish-embryo-using-multiple-endpoint-testing
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Sanja Babić, Josip Barišić, Hrvoje Višić, Roberta Sauerborn Klobučar, Natalija Topić Popović, Ivančica Strunjak-Perović, Rozelindra Čož-Rakovac, Göran Klobučar
Wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents are often complex mixtures of various organic and inorganic substances. Quality control of wastewaters and sludges has been regulated with measuring several physico-chemical parameters and sometimes using biological methods with non-specific responses, while synergistic action mechanisms of contaminants in such complex mixtures is still unknown. Toxic effects of wastewaters within and downstream of the WWTP in City of Virovitica, Croatia, were tested on zebrafish Danio rerio using a set of biomarkers that enabled an insight in wastewaters toxic potential on embryos at the cellular, tissue and the whole organism level during an early ontogenesis (24 and 48 hpf)...
February 23, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254071/semi-automated-detection-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-from-mri
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Ivan Štajduhar, Mihaela Mamula, Damir Miletić, Gözde Ünal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A radiologist's work in detecting various injuries or pathologies from radiological scans can be tiresome, time consuming and prone to errors. The field of computer-aided diagnosis aims to reduce these factors by introducing a level of automation in the process. In this paper, we deal with the problem of detecting the presence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in a human knee. We examine the possibility of aiding the diagnosis process by building a decision-support model for detecting the presence of milder ACL injuries (not requiring operative treatment) and complete ACL ruptures (requiring operative treatment) from sagittal plane magnetic resonance (MR) volumes of human knees...
March 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241019/affordability-of-medicines-in-the-european-union
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Tomasz Zaprutko, Dorota Kopciuch, Krzysztof Kus, Piotr Merks, Monika Nowicka, Izabela Augustyniak, Elżbieta Nowakowska
BACKGROUND: Medications and their prices are key issues for healthcare. Although access to medicines at affordable prices had been specified as a key objective of the European Health Policy, it seems that these goals have not been achieved. Therefore, we attempted an evaluation of affordability of selected medicines at full prices. METHODS: The analysis concerned 2012 and was conducted between 2013 and 2015 in all the European Union (EU) countries divided into 3 groups depending on the date of their accession to the EU...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239956/spreading-of-thelazia-callipaeda-in-greece
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E Papadopoulos, A Komnenou, A Thomas, E Ioannidou, V Colella, D Otranto
Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae), the so-called oriental eyeworm, has been increasingly reported as an agent of infection in animals and humans from many European countries. Clinical signs range from subclinical to moderate or severe ocular disorders (e.g., epiphora, photophobia, conjunctivitis, keratitis, ulcers). The disease has been also diagnosed in animals from countries of the Balkan area (e.g., Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia), but only a single case of canine thelaziosis, presumably autochthonous, was reported in Northern Greece...
February 26, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239258/euryhaline-preferences-of-the-decapod-crab-mioplax-socialis-enabled-it-to-survive-during-the-badenian-sarmatian-extinction-miocene-in-the-central-paratethys
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Matúš Hyžný, Oleg Mandic, Mathias Harzhauser, Peter Ledvák
Although decapod crustaceans of the Central Paratethys were diverse during the Badenian (Langhian-Early Serravallian), a dramatic drop in their diversity occurred at the boundary with the Sarmatian. A crab Mioplax socialis is one of the few decapods reported from the Lower Sarmatian (Mohrensternia Zone) of the Paratethys. Until now, this species has been known from only a handful of specimens from Austria, Croatia and Bulgaria (Central Paratethys), and its systematics and ecology remain poorly known. Here, on the basis of new specimens from the Sarmatian tuffitic clays of the Stretava Formation (Skároš, Eastern Slovakia) we confirm that this species belongs to the subfamily Chasmocarcininae...
April 2016: Geologica Carpathica: the Journal of Geological Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228508/breast-milk-iodine-concentration-is-a-more-accurate-biomarker-of-iodine-status-than-urinary-iodine-concentration-in-exclusively-breastfeeding-women
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Susanne Dold, Michael B Zimmermann, Abdelmounaim Aboussad, Mohamed Cherkaoui, Qingzhen Jia, Tomislav Jukic, Zvonko Kusic, Antonio Quirino, Zhongna Sang, Teofilo Ol San Luis, Elena Vandea, Maria Andersson
Background: Iodine status in populations is usually assessed by the median urinary iodine concentration (UIC). However, iodine is also excreted in breast milk during lactation; thus, breast milk iodine concentration (BMIC) may be a promising biomarker of iodine nutrition in lactating women. Whether the mammary gland can vary fractional uptake of circulating iodine in response to changes in dietary intake is unclear.Objective: We evaluated UIC and BMIC as biomarkers for iodine status in lactating women with a wide range of iodine intakes...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215802/occurrence-of-halogenated-and-organophosphate-flame-retardants-in-sediment-and-fish-samples-from-three-european-river-basins
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Monica Giulivo, Ettore Capri, Eleni Kalogianni, Radmila Milacic, Bruno Majone, Federico Ferrari, Ethel Eljarrat, Damià Barceló
Classic (polybromodiphenyl ethers, PBDEs) and emerging halogenated flame retardants (HFRs) such as decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE) and halogenated norbornenes, as well as organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) were analysed in 52 sediments and 27 fish samples from three European river basins, namely the Evrotas (Greece), the Adige (Italy) and the Sava (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia). This is the first time that FR levels have been reported in these three European river basins. The highest contamination was found in the Adige and Sava rivers, whereas lower values were obtained for the Evrotas...
May 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199185/age-and-sex-related-differences-in-normal-pituitary-gland-and-fossa-volumes
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Hrvoje Ivan Pecina, Tatjana Cicvara Pecina, Vlasta Vyroubal, Ivan Kruljac, Mario Slaus
This study investigates the influence of age and sex on the volumes of the pituitary fossa and gland in 91 males and 108 females from Croatia who underwent magnetic resonance imaging of the endocranium for complaints not related to the pituitary gland. Isometric 3DT1 MPRAGE and 3DT1 MPR sequences were obtained on 1.5. Tesla and analysed on ISSA software. The volumes were obtained from the sum of all the areas multiplied by the thickness of the section. The mean volume of the pituitary fossa for males was 1111...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187637/revision-of-fossil-bibionidae-insecta-diptera-from-french-oligocene-deposits
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John Skartveit, André Nel
All available material of fossil Bibionidae from French Oligocene localities, including the German locality of Kleinkembs right next to the border with France, is revised, and the species redescribed. Several publications (notably Heer 1856, Oustalet 1870 and Théobald 1937) have dealt with this material but there is a large degree of duplication leading to numerous synonyms. In addition, many of the named species have been assigned to the wrong genus. We have found seven species of Penthetria, eleven species of Plecia, seven species of Bibio and a single species of Dilophus in the material of previously named species...
January 23, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176903/analysis-of-perioperative-pain-management-in-vascular-surgery-indicates-that-practice-does-not-adhere-with-guidelines-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Krste Boric, Matija Boric, Teo Boric, Livia Puljak
BACKGROUND: Inadequate treatment of pain related to surgery may be associated with complications and prolonged recovery time and increased morbidity and mortality rates. We investigated perioperative pain management in vascular surgery and compared it with the relevant guidelines for the treatment of perioperative pain. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study on 501 patients who underwent vascular surgery at the University Hospital Split, Croatia. We collected the following data from patients' charts: age, gender, premedication, preoperative patient's physical status, type of surgery, duration of surgery and anesthesia, type of anesthesia, postoperative analgesia, and need for intensive care...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169565/tracing-how-normative-messages-may-influence-physical-activity-intention
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René van Bavel, Gabriele Esposito, Tom Baranowski, Néstor Duch-Brown
Normative messages have been shown to increase intention to do physical activity (PA). We traced how 'positive' and 'negative' normative messages influenced PA intention by comparing constructs of the model of goal-directed behaviour with descriptive norms (MGDB+DN) across control and treatment groups in an experiment. 16 to 24 year-old respondents (n=1200) in Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania were asked about their age, sex, and levels of PA before being exposed to positive and negative normative messages and completing a questionnaire with MGDB+DN scales...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168391/erratum-to-mental-health-issues-of-refugee-children-lessons-from-croatia
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Vlatka Boričević Maršanić, Tomislav Franić, Katarina Dodig Ćurković
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162814/eu-accession-a-policy-window-opportunity-for-nursing
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Paul De Raeve, Anne-Marie Rafferty, Louise Bariball, Ruth Young, Olga Boiko
European enlargement has been studied in a wide range of policy areas within and beyond health. Yet the impact of EU enlargement upon one of the largest health professions, nursing, has been largely neglected. This paper aims to explore nurse leadership using a comparative case study method in two former Communist countries, Romania and Croatia. Specifically, it considers the extent to which engagement in the EU accession policy-making process provided a policy window for the leaders to formulate and implement a professional agenda while negotiating EU accession...
January 25, 2017: Health Policy
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