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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800032/malignant-melanoma-incidence-trends-in-a-mediterranean-population-following-socioeconomic-transition-and-war-results-of-age-period-cohort-analysis-in-croatia-1989-2013
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Jelena Barbaric, Mathieu Laversanne, Ariana Znaor
The aim of this study was to analyse trends of malignant melanoma incidence in Croatia for men and women of different age groups by birth cohorts and time periods, and to interpret them in the context of national socioeconomic changes over time and the possible implications for future prevention in South-Eastern European postcommunist countries with high mortality rates. We used the Croatian National Cancer Registry data to analyse incidence trends of malignant melanoma of the skin (ICD-9 code 172 and ICD-10 code C43) in men and women aged 25-79 years by age-period-cohort modelling...
August 10, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749807/post-chernobyl-investigations-of-radiocesium-activity-concentrations-in-cistern-waters-along-the-croatian-coast-of-the-adriatic-sea
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Zdenko Franic, Gordana Marovic, Branko Petrinec, Gina Branica
The results of long-term investigations into the post-Chernobyl period of radiocesium activity concentrations in cistern waters along the Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea are presented. The Cs activity concentrations in cistern water samples were in excellent correlation with fallout activities. The observed mean residence time of Cs in cistern waters was estimated to be 6.9 ± 0.8 y. Cesium-137 radioecological sensitivity for the period 1988-1997 for cistern water was estimated to be 1.17 × 10 Bq y L/(Bq m)...
September 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749193/validation-of-self-reported-hearing-loss-among-adult-croatians-the-performance-of-the-hearing-self-assessment-questionnaire-against-audiometric-evaluation
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Luka Bonetti, Boris Šimunjak, Jadranka Franić
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to validate the performance of a self-assessment hearing loss screening tool for adults against audiometric evaluation. Different audiological measurements were compared with the results of a 10-item Likert-type questionnaire named the Hearing Self-Assessment Questionnaire (HSAQ) to investigate its psychometric characteristics. DESIGN: Participants underwent audiological evaluation and completed the HSAQ. The screening performance of the HSAQ was evaluated against three definitions of hearing loss: better-ear mean pure-tone thresholds >25 dBHL at 500-2000 Hz, 500-4000 Hz and 1000-4000 Hz...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
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/28740272/the-modification-of-rotation-advancement-flap-made-in-1950
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Predrag Knežević, Marko Vuletić, Igor Blivajs, Emil Dediol, Darko Macan, Mišo Virag
The early techniques of cleft lip repair involved the straight-line technique, the triangular flap technique or some kind of geometric line (triangular, quadrangular closure). A turning point in cleft lip surgery was in 1955 when doctor. Millard presented his method: the rotation-advancement technique or flap, at the First International Congress of Plastic Surgery in Stockholm. Today, the technique, with or without some modifications, is used by more than 85% of cleft surgeons around the world. We are presenting a patient with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate who underwent surgery sixty-five years ago...
March 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735648/knowledge-about-dietary-fibre-and-its-health-benefits-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-2536-residents-from-across-croatia
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Marija Ljubicic, Marijana Matek Saric, Ivana Rumbak, Irena Colic Baric, Drazenka Komes, Zvonimir Satalic, Raquel P F Guiné
This cross-sectional study is aimed at identifying the level of understanding of the health benefits of dietary fibre in the prevention of disease, as well as the association between that understanding and fibre consumption in the Croatian population. We believe that nutritional knowledge is important for the consumption of healthy food which includes also a positive reflection on food habits and health. Only well-informed consumers can shop effectively for food rich in dietary fibre and thereby derive the health benefits that fibre can offer...
August 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735048/emergence-of-different-acinetobacter-baumannii-clones-in-a-croatian-hospital-and-correlation-with-antibiotic-susceptibility
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Ranko Ladavac, Branka Bedenić, Mirna Vranić-Ladavac, Nada Barišić, Natalie Karčić, Karoline Pompe, Antun Ferenčić, Aleksandar Stojanović, Harald Seifert, Stjepan Katić, Paul G Higgins
OBJECTIVES: During routine diagnostic laboratory work, the clinical microbiologist observed an increase of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates with three different carbapenem susceptibility patterns: susceptible, intermediate and resistant. Isolates belonging to the same carbapenem susceptibility phenotype exhibited identical susceptibility/resistance patterns to non-β-lactam antibiotics. This prompted us to analyse the mechanisms of carbapenem-resistance and the molecular epidemiology of the isolates...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718299/felt-age-desired-and-expected-lifetime-in-the-context-of-health-well-being-and-successful-aging
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Neala Ambrosi-Randić, Marina Nekić, Ivana Tucak Junaković
This study examines the interrelations of three different aspects of the subjective age: felt, desired and expected, as well as their relations with the chronological age (CA), health, and psychological well-being variables. Four hundred and twenty-three community-dwelling Croatian adults, aged 60-95 years, participated in the study. All three subjective age measures significantly correlated with the CA. Self-rated health were better predictors of the subjective age compared to the psychological variables. Among psychological variables, successful aging was the only significant predictor of the felt and expected age, while optimism showed to be the only significant predictor of the desired age...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707120/the-ninth-international-congress-of-the-croatian-society-of-nuclear-medicine-rovinj-may-04-07-2017
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Dražen Huić, Sanja Kusačić Kuna, Anja Tea Golubić
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698539/croatian-rotatory-oblique-three-dimensional-osteotomy-croto-a-modified-wilson-s-osteotomy-for-adult-hallux-valgus-intended-to-prevent-dorsal-displacement-of-the-distal-fragment-and-to-reduce-shortening-of-the-first-metatarsal-bone
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Robert Kolundžić, Mladen Mađarević, Vladimir Trkulja, Tomislav Crnković, Igor Šmigovec, Daniel Matek
Aim To evaluate biomechanical and clinical outcomes of a newly developed modification of the Wilson's osteotomy for hallux valgus: a three-dimensional subcaptial correction of the metatarsal head position with a simultaneous lateral and plantar shift with derotation intended to reduce displacement of the distal fragment and shortening of the first metatarsal bone. Methods Thirty four feet (28 female patients) underwent the new procedure and were evaluated before and 12 to 84 months (median=25.5) after the surgery...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698538/warfarin-should-not-be-used-for-thromboprohylaxis-in-elective-major-orthopaedic-surgery-a-croatian-perspective
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Robert Kolundžić, Marijana Šimić Jovičić, Maja Ðinkić, Tadija Petrović, Tomislav Crnković, Vladimir Trkulja
Aim To identify modes of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in patients undergoing elective major orthopaedic surgery (total hip or knee arthroplasty, THA/TKA) at a single university-associated hospital in Croatia. Methods A retrospective analysis of consecutive patients subjected to THA or TKA over a two-year period (2014-2015) with a focus on anticoagulation during the first 15 post-surgical days (period of highest VTE risk). Results Of 603 identified patients three (0.5%) were not anticoagulated (haemophilia) and others received perioperative doses of low molecular weight heparins (LMWH)...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694721/does-small-equal-predatory-analysis-of-publication-charges-and-transparency-of-editorial-policies-in-croatian-open-access-journals
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Jadranka Stojanovski, Ana Marušić
INTRODUCTION: We approach the problem of "predatory" journals and publishers from the perspective of small scientific communities and small journals that may sometimes be perceived as "predatory". Among other characteristics of "predatory" journals two most relevant are their business model and the quality of the editorial work. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analysed 444 Croatian open access (OA) journals in the Hrčak (portal of Croatian scientific journals) digital journal repository for the presence of article processing charges as a business model and the transparency of editorial policies...
June 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694716/transparency-and-public-accessibility-of-clinical-trial-information-in-croatia-how-it-affects-patient-participation-in-clinical-trials
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Ivana Šolić, Ana Stipčić, Ivančica Pavličević, Ana Marušić
INTRODUCTION: Despite increased visibility of clinical trials through international trial registries, patients often remain uninformed of their existence, especially if they do not have access to adequate information about clinical research, including the language of the information. The aim of this study was to describe the context for transparency of clinical trials in Croatia in relation to countries in Central and Eastern Europe, and to assess how informed Croatian patients are about clinical trials and their accessibility...
June 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692681/cervical-hpv-type-specific-pre-vaccination-prevalence-and-age-distribution-in-croatia
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Ivan Sabol, Nina Milutin Gašperov, Mihaela Matovina, Ksenija Božinović, Goran Grubišić, Ivan Fistonić, Dragan Belci, Laia Alemany, Sonja Džebro, Mara Dominis, Mario Šekerija, Sara Tous, Silvia de Sanjosé, Magdalena Grce
The main etiological factor of precancerous lesion and invasive cervical cancer are oncogenic human papillomaviruses types (HPVs). The objective of this study was to establish the distribution of the most common HPVs in different cervical lesions and cancer prior to the implementation of organized population-based cervical screening and HPV vaccination in Croatia. In this study, 4,432 cervical specimens, collected through a 16-year period, were tested for the presence of HPV-DNA by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with three sets of broad-spectrum primers and type-specific primers for most common low-risk (LR) types (HPV-6, 11) and the most common high-risk (HR) types (HPV-16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676512/anemia-is-correlated-with-malnutrition-and-inflammation-in-croatian-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-a-multicenter-nationwide-study
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Josipa Radić, Nikolina Bašić-Jukić, Božidar Vujičić, Dragan Klarić, Goran Radulović, Marko Jakić, Klara Jurić, Karmela Altabas, Željka Grđan, Ivana Kovačević-Vojtušek, ValentináCorić Martinović, Nikola Janković, Marijana Gulin, Dragan Ljutić, Sanjin Rački
Malnutrition, inflammation, and anemia are common in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. In this study, correlations between Malnutrition Inflammation Score (MIS), laboratory and anthropometric parameters, and anemia indices in Croatian PD patients were analyzed. One hundred and one PD patients (males/females 54/47, age 58.71 ± 14.68 years, mean PD duration 21.82 ± 21.71 months) were included. Clinical, laboratory, and anthropometric parameters were measured. Statistically significant correlations between MIS and erythropoietin weekly dose per kg of body weight (ESA weekly dose), hemoglobin (Hb), and erythrocytes were found (r = 0...
July 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651698/an-association-between-pla2g6-and-pla2g4c-gene-polymorphisms-and-schizophrenia-risk-and-illness-severity-in-a-croatian-population
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Sergej Nadalin, Alena Buretić-Tomljanović
We investigated the allele and genotype frequency of the rs4375 and rs1549637 polymorphisms in phospholipase A2 (PLA2)G6 and PLA2G4C genes in 203 patients with schizophrenia and 191 controls in a Croatian population. We hypothesized that these polymorphic variations might influence the age of schizophrenia onset and Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale psychopathology (PANSS) data. We detected a significant overrepresentation of the PLA2G6-CT and PLA2G4C-AT genotype combination in patients compared with controls (14...
June 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
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/28635371/deoxynivalenol-and-zearalenone-in-unprocessed-cereals-and-soybean-from-different-cultivation-regions-in-croatia
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Jelka Pleadin, Jadranka Frece, Tina Lešić, Manuela Zadravec, Nada Vahčić, Mladenka Malenica Staver, Ksenija Markov
The aim of this study was to investigate into the occurrence of deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEN) in unprocessed cereals and soybean sampled in 2014 and 2015 from different fields located in Croatian regions. A total of 306 samples were analyzed for DON and 415 samples for ZEN concentrations using quantitative ELISA methods. In 2014, DON and ZEN were determined in all samples in the mean concentrations of 1,461 ± 2,265 µg/kg and 656 ± 853 µg/kg, respectively, while in 2015 these means were 2,687 ± 2,731 µg/kg and 1,140 ± 1,630 µg/kg, respectively...
June 21, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part B, Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627834/characteristics-and-distribution-of-penile-lesions-in-croatian-men-with-laboratory-confirmed-low-risk-and-high-risk-human-papillomavirus-hpv-infection
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Tomislav Mestrovic, Zora Profozic, Marijana Neuberg, Goran Kozina, Ivan Savic, Velimir Profozic
BACKGROUND: Studies that compare penoscopic evaluation with the results of molecular human papillomavirus (HPV) testing are scarce. This study assessed and compared both type and distribution of various penile lesions using penoscopy (peniscopy) technique in Croatian men with different, laboratory-confirmed HPV status. METHODS: From a large cohort of men attending an outpatient STD clinic for HPV testing, a total of 120 patients were randomly selected and grouped into those positive for low-risk HPV, high-risk HPV, both low-risk and highrisk HPV, and those with negative results...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624888/steady-state-pharmacokinetics-of-mycophenolic-acid-in-renal-transplant-patients-exploratory-analysis-of-the-effects-of-cyclosporine-recipients-and-donors-abcc2-gene-variants-and-their-interactions
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N Božina, Z Lalić, S Nađ-Škegro, A Borić-Bilušić, T Božina, Ž Kaštelan, V Trkulja
PURPOSE: The study aims to evaluate the impact of recipients' and donors' polymorphisms in multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (MRP2) gene ABCC2 -24C>T and 1249G>A on disposition of mycophenolic acid (MPA) and their interaction with cyclosporine (CsA) (compared to tacrolimus, TAC) in stable de novo adult renal transplant patients of Croatian origin. METHODS: A total of 68 recipient-donor pairs were genotyped. Steady-state pharmacokinetics of MPA was assessed by the model-independent method...
September 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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