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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314484/impact-of-health-policy-and-practice-on-finding-the-best-fit-for-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-after-metformin-failure-croatian-pilot-study
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Maja Cigrovski Berković, Davorka Herman Mahečić, Marina Gradišer, Ines Bilić-Ćurčić
AIM: We assessed the impact of clinical practice and health policy on the choice and efficacy of different second-line therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) after failure of metformin. METHODS: This retrospective database analysis included 200 patients with a follow-up period of 6 months. The primary end-point was achievement of HbA1c <7% and fasting (FBG) and postprandial glucose levels (PPG) <7.2mmol/L and <10mmol/L, respectively after three and six months of different add-on treatments...
March 14, 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291974/comorbid-depression-and-suicide-ideation-in-patients-with-combat-related-ptsd-the-role-of-temperament-character-and-trait-impulsivity
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Nenad Jakšić, Branka Aukst Margetić, Darko Marčinko
BACKGROUND: War veterans with PTSD have a high chance of developing major depressive disorder (MDD) at some point, while they can also exhibit increased suicidal tendencies. The primary goal of this research was to investigate whether personality dimensions, including temperament, character, and trait impulsivity, were associated with comorbid MDD, as well as with suicidal ideation in psychiatric patients suffering from combat-related PTSD. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The sample consisted of 148 Croatian male war veterans (mean age 49...
March 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
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/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/28272018/genetic-polymorphisms-of-cytochrome-p450-enzymes-cyp2c9-cyp2c19-cyp2d6-cyp3a4-and-cyp3a5-in-the-croatian-population
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Lana Ganoci, Tamara Božina, Nikica Mirošević Skvrce, Mila Lovrić, Petar Mas, Nada Božina
BACKGROUND: Data on the frequency of pharmacogenetic polymorphisms in the Croatian population are limited. We determined and analyzed frequencies for the most important CYP2C9, CYP2C19, CYP2D6, CYP3A4, and CYP3A5 genetic variants in the Croatian population. METHODS: 2637 subjects were included. Genotyping was performed by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using TaqMan® DME or TaqMan® SNP Genotyping Assays, and by PCR, and PCR-RFLP analysis. RESULTS: For CYP2C9, allele frequencies of *2 and *3 variant were 14...
March 1, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220563/skin-health-and-protection-at-work-in-croatian-beautician-apprentices
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Jelena Macan, Željka Babić, Tea Samardžić
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162814/eu-accession-a-policy-window-opportunity-for-nursing
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REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141593/clinical-and-virological-characteristics-of-hantavirus-infections-in-a-2014-croatian-outbreak
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Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek, Alena Furic, Ljubo Barbic, Irena Tabain, Vladimir Stevanovic, Gordana Mlinaric-Galinovic
INTRODUCTION: Croatia is endemic for hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), with both Puumala (PUUV) and Dobrava virus (DOBV) documented. Several large outbreaks were recorded in 1995, 2002, and 2012. We analyzed demographic, clinical, laboratory, and virological characteristics of HFRS cases detected in three geographically close natural foci (Ogulin, Slunj, and the Plitvice Lakes surroundings) during the 2014 outbreak. METHODOLOGY: From January to December 2014, 122 patients with suspected HFRS were tested for hantavirus IgM/IgG antibodies using an indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127518/the-lack-of-association-between-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-gene-insertion-deletion-polymorphism-and-nicotine-dependence-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Sergej Nadalin, Alena Buretić-Tomljanović, Polona Lavtar, Nada Starčević Čizmarević, Alenka Hodžić, Juraj Sepčić, Miljenko Kapović, Borut Peterlin, Smiljana Ristić
OBJECTIVE: Blood-borne angiotensin II is generated from angiotensinogen via cleavage by renin and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), an enzymatic cascade known as the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). Several lines of evidence indicate that ACE, beyond its classical role of mediating blood pressure regulation, might contribute to the etiology of substance addictions by influencing dopaminergic signaling. A functional insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism of the ACE gene was associated with risk for being a smoker among individuals with depression and with smoking severity in studies comprising patients with depression and healthy controls...
January 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124861/nosocomial-blood-stream-infections-in-patients-treated-with-venovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-at-the-croatian-referral-center-for-respiratory-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Marko Kutleša, Marija Santini, Vladimir Krajinović, Neven Papić, Anđa Novokmet, Renata Josipović Mraović, Bruno Baršić
BACKROUND: The incidence of complication rates in patients treated with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) remains substantial and impacts the results of any future trial dealing with ECMO efficacy. Of these complications blood stream infections (BSI) are less well studied. Our objective was to report influence of BSI in ARDS patients treated with VV ECMO. METHODS: 100 adult patients with ARDS treated with VV ECMO at the tertiary care hospital in Zagreb, Croatia between the October of 2009 and the June of 2016 were prospectively included in the study...
January 25, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108811/who-really-wins-efficacy-of-a-croatian-youth-gambling-prevention-program
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Aleksandra Huic, Valentina Kranzelic, Dora Dodig Hundric, Neven Ricijas
This paper reports on the development and pilot evaluation of a Croatian school-based youth gambling prevention program "Who really wins?". The program is aimed at minimizing risk and enhancing protective factors related to youth gambling. A short-term evaluation of the program was conducted with a sample of 190 first and second year high-school students (67.6% boys, aged 14-17 years; average age 15.61). An experimental design with two groups (Training vs. No Training) and two measurement sessions (pre-test and post-test sessions) was used to evaluate change in problem gambling awareness, cognitive distortions, knowledge of the nature of random events as well as in social skills...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Gambling Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095289/prevalence-of-hpv-infection-in-croatian-men-during-a-12-year-period-a-comparative-study-of-external-genital-and-urethral-swabs
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Zora Profozić, Tomislav Meštrović, Ivan Savić, Velimir Profozić
AIM: The aim of the study was to compare the prevalence and distribution of both low-risk and high-risk HPV infection of the urethra and outer genital region in Croatian men. Thus far there is a consensus that sampling the coronal sulcus and glans of the penis is essential for adequately assessing HPV status in men but less agreement is noted for urethral sampling. METHODS: External genital brushing and urethral swabs were taken from 1,342 men during a 12-year period and tested with the hc2 HPV DNA Test using Hybrid Capture 2 technology...
December 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088318/correlation-of-the-hpv-detection-protein-expression-and-dna-content-in-cutaneous-pre-invasive-and-invasive-carcinoma-among-croatian-patients
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Kristina Meljanac Salopek, Stanko Jukić, Damir Babić
Development of cutaneous carcinomas has been associated with HPV infection. There have been various reports on p16, p53 and pRb expression in cutaneous carcinomas and on its linkage to HPV status. Association of protein expression and HPV infection with DNA content is not clear. The aim of this study was to determine a possible correlation between HPV type, protein expression and DNA content in both pre-invasive and invasive squamous cell carcinoma, as well as differences between studied groups in these parameters...
January 12, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088084/correlates-of-anti-hepatitis-c-positivity-and-use-of-harm-reduction-services-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-two-cities-in-croatia
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Senad Handanagic, Sandra Sevic, Jelena Barbaric, Zoran Dominkovic, Oktavija Dakovic Rode, Josip Begovac, Ivana Bozicevic
BACKGROUND: We assessed correlates of anti-hepatitis C (anti-HCV) positivity and utilization of needle and syringe exchange programs (NSEP) and opioid agonist treatment (OAT) among people who inject drugs (PWID) in two Croatian cities. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study using respondent-driven (RDS) sampling among PWID in Rijeka (N=255) and Split (N=399). We used RDS-weighted population estimates and multivariable logistic regression to explore correlates of anti-HCV positivity and NSEP and OAT utilization...
December 7, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077910/the-first-mediterranean-seminar-on-science-writing-editing-and-publishing-sarajevo-december-2-3-2016
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REVIEW
Izet Masic, Doncho Donev, Osman Sinanovic, Miro Jakovljevic, Enver Zerem, Dejan B Milosevic, Srecko Gajovic, Armen Yuri Gasparyan, Sekib Sokolovic, Nermin Salkic, Selma Uzunovic, Silva Dobric, Floreta Kurti, Edin Begic, Admir Kurtcehajic
The First Mediterranean Seminar on Science Writing, Editing & Publishing (SWEP 2016) was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina from 2nd to 3rd December 2016. It was organized by Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina, running concurrent sessions as part of its Annual Meeting titled " "Days of AMNuBiH - Theory and Practice in Science Communication and Scientometrics". Hotel Bosnia in the city centre was the chosen venue. On the first day, nineteen presentations on various issues of science writing and publication ethics were delivered by speakers from Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina and the UK (Asim Kurjak, Milivoj Boranić, Doncho Donev, Osman Sinanović, Miro Jakovljević, Enver Zerem, Dejan Milošević, Silva Dobrić, Srećko Gajović, Izet Mašić, Armen Yuri Gasparyan, Šekib Sokolović, Nermin Salkić, Selma Uzunović, Admir Kurtčehajić, Edin Begić and Floreta Kurti)...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043382/protozoan-and-helminth-parasite-fauna-of-free-living-croatian-wild-wolves-canis-lupus-analyzed-by-scat-collection
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Carlos Hermosilla, Sonja Kleinertz, Liliana M R Silva, Jörg Hirzmann, Djuro Huber, Josip Kusak, Anja Taubert
The European wolf (Canis lupus) is a large carnivore species present in limited areas of Europe with several small populations still being considered as endangered. Wolves can be infected by a wide range of protozoan and metazoan parasites with some of them affecting free-living wolf health condition. On this account, an epidemiological survey was conducted to analyze the actual parasite fauna in Croatian wild wolves. In total, 400 individual faecal samples were collected during field studies on wolf ecology in the years 2002-2011...
January 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038483/a-new-museum-within-the-croatian-academy-of-sciences-and-arts-and-the-first-of-its-kind-in-croatia-the-croatian-museum-of-medicine-and-pharmacy
#17
EDITORIAL
Silvija Brkić Midžić
One decade has passed since the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts initiated the foundation of the Croatian Museum of Medicine and Pharmacy, providing it with the location of 300m in Gundulićeva Street 24 in Zagreb. The foundation of the Museum was the Collection of the History of Medicine and Pharmacy which was in safekeeping of the Division for the History of Medical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb for more than fifty years. It was put together by combining the materials from two collections: the pharmaceutical-historical collection in Zagreb, which subsequently became the collection of the Institute for the History of Pharmacy, and the one of the Croatian Medical History Museum, which was established in 1944 within the Croatian Medical Association...
December 2016: Acta Medico-historica Adriatica: AMHA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035127/medical-use-nonmedical-use-of-prescription-medication-and-risk-behaviour-among-croatian-adolescents
#18
Marina Kuzman, Marija Posavec
BACKGROUND: At the drug scene some major shifts were observed, more and more reports highlighted the abuse of prescription medication. Despite the importance of controlled medication in treatment child and adolescent disorders, this increase may be a factor which influence misuse and nonmedical use of prescribed drugs among adolescents. SUBJECT AND METHODS: Croatian data from ESPAD survey in 2003, 2007 and 2011 were used, and variables selected from the international ESPAD questionnaire...
December 2016: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033098/testing-the-associations-between-different-aspects-of-seafarers-employment-contract-and-on-board-internet-access-and-their-job-and-life-satisfaction-and-health
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Ana Slišković, Zvjezdan Penezić
The aim of this study was to test for associations between different aspects of contract and on-board internet access and seafarers' satisfaction and health. Altogether 298 Croatian seafarers, all officers, employed on cargo ships, with a minimum work experience of two years with their current shipping company, participated in an online survey. The questionnaire included sociodemographic items, questions relating to their employment contract and internet access, and measures of job satisfaction, life satisfaction, mental health, and gastrointestinal and cardiovascular symptoms...
December 1, 2016: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033096/detection-of-heavy-metals-in-common-vegetables-at-vara%C3%A5-din-city-market-croatia
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Zvjezdana Stančić, Dinko Vujević, Ana Gomaz, Saša Bogdan, Dragutin Vincek
The present study was aimed at the estimation of heavy metal content in vegetables sold at the city market of one of the densely populated Croatian cities, Varaždin, and to establish the relationship between their levels and possible sources of contamination. Twenty-eight samples of the most common diet vegetables (red and white potato, onion, carrot, common bean, lettuce, and cabbage) were randomly bought at the market in September and October 2013. Using the atomic absorption spectrometry method, concentrations of nine heavy metals (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn) were measured in the selected samples...
December 1, 2016: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
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