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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...
June 18, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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/28613039/sex-estimation-standards-for-medieval-and-contemporary-croats
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Željana Bašić, Ivana Kružić, Ivan Jerković, Deny Anđelinović, Šimun Anđelinović
AIM: To develop discriminant functions for sex estimation on medieval Croatian population and test their application on contemporary Croatian population. METHODS: From a total of 519 skeletons, we chose 84 adult excellently preserved skeletons free of antemortem or postmortem changes and took all standard measurements. Sex was estimated/determined using standard anthropological procedures and ancient DNA (amelogenin analysis) where pelvis was insufficiently preserved or where sex morphological indicators were not consistent...
June 14, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595782/hair-for-a-long-term-biological-indicator-tissue-for-assessing-the-strontium-nutritional-status-of-men-and-women
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J Prejac, V Višnjević, A A Skalny, A R Grabeklis, N Mimica, B Momčilović
Strontium (Sr) is a trace element that closely resembles calcium metabolism. At the present time there is no available long-term biological indicator tissue for assessing the human Sr nutritional status. Here we have presented a novel concept on how to assess the Sr nutritional status by studying the frequency distribution properties of hair Sr ((Sr)H) concentration. In this prospective, observational, cross-sectional, and exploratory epidemiological study, we analyzed (Sr)H in 311 apparently healthy adult Croatians (123 men, 188 women)...
July 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591430/qualitative-hplc-dad-esi-tof-ms-analysis-cytotoxic-and-apoptotic-effects-of-croatian-endemic-centaurea-ragusina-l-aqueous-extracts
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Mila Radan, Ivana Carev, Vele Tešević, Olivera Politeo, Vedrana Čikeš Čulić
Centaurea ragusina L., an endemic Croatian plant species, revealed a good cytotoxic activity of aqueous extracts on human bladder (T24) and human glioblastoma (A1235) cancer cell lines. The chemical constituents were tentatively identified using high performance liquid chromatography HPLC-DAD-ESI-TOF-MS in negative ionization mode. The main compounds of herba extract were sesquiterpene lactones: solstitialin A-3, 13 diacetate and epoxyrepdiolide; organic acid: quinic acid. The main compounds of flower extract were organic acids: quinic acid, citric acid and malic acid; sesquiterpene lactone: cynaropicrin; phenolic compounds: chlorogenic acid and phenylpropanoid: syringin...
June 7, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579968/problem-gambling-among-adolescent-girls-in-croatia-the-role-of-different-psychosocial-predictors
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Aleksandra Huic, Dora Dodig Hundric, Valentina Kranzelic, Neven Ricijas
Although, compared to boys, adolescent girls gamble less often and less problematically, prevalence studies still show significant numbers of at risk/problem gamblers among girls. However, girl gambling has been on the sidelines of adolescent gambling research. The available studies usually focus only on a narrow set of correlates often ignoring that adolescent gambling is a complex phenomenon determined by various factors. Also, they often measure gambling related consequences with instruments that are not specifically developed for use on adolescents...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573965/characterization-of-croatian-rape-brassica-sp-honey-by-pollen-spectrum-physicochemical-characteristics-and-multielement-analysis-by-icp-oes
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Blanka Bilić Rajs, Ivana Flanjak, Jelena Mutić, Vesna Vukojević, Slađana Đurđić, Ljiljana Primorac
Rape (Brassica sp.) unifloral honey from Croatia was characterized by certain physicochemical parameters, micro- and macroelement content, and pollen spectrum, as determined in 21 honey samples. The Brassica sp. pollen type was predominant in the analyzed samples and ranged between 60 and 98%, with Trifolium spp., Robinia pseudoacacia, Rosaceae, Helianthus annuus, Salix spp., and Taraxacum officinale as the main accompanying pollen types. The electrical conductivity mean value was 0.22 ± 0.05 mS/cm and the glucose/fructose ratio mean value was 1...
June 1, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551410/perceptions-and-attitudes-of-community-pharmacists-toward-professional-ethics-and-ethical-dilemmas-in-the-workplace
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Jadranka Vuković Rodríguez, Živka Juričić
BACKGROUND: Formal training in pharmacy ethics is relatively new in Croatia, and the professional code of ethics is more than 20 years old. Very little is known about how practicing pharmacists implement ethical considerations and relevant professional guidelines in their work. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to provide the first description of the perceptions and attitudes of Croatian community pharmacists toward ethics in pharmacy practice, how often they face certain ethical dilemmas and how they resolve them...
May 22, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523465/development-and-validation-of-a-cross-country-hospital-patient-quality-of-care-assessment-tool-in-europe
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Amanda Villiers-Tuthill, Karolina Doulougeri, Hannah McGee, Anthony Montgomery, Efharis Panagopoulou, Karen Morgan
BACKGROUND: Patient perceptions of quality of care (QoC) are directly linked with patient safety and clinical effectiveness. We need patient-designed QoC instruments that work across languages and countries to optimise studies across systems in this area. Few QoC measurement tools exist that assess all aspects of QoC from the patient perspective. This paper describes the development and validation of a comprehensive measure to assess patient perceptions of QoC that incorporates technical and interpersonal aspects of care and is grounded in the established Institute of Medicine (IOM) QoC framework...
May 18, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489669/rasch-validation-and-comparison-of-slovenian-croatian-and-italian-versions-of-the-mini-bestest-in-patients-with-subacute-stroke
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Nika Goljar, Andrea Giordano, Tea Schnurrer Luke Vrbanić, Marko Rudolf, Ivanka Banicek-Sosa, Caterina Albensi, Helena Burger, Franco Franchignoni
We aimed to verify by Rasch analysis whether the Mini-BESTest, a balance measure, confirms its main psychometric properties in patients with subacute stroke undergoing rehabilitation in three different countries (Slovenia, Croatia, and Italy), and to examine the stability of item hierarchy and difficulty across the three national versions through a differential item functioning analysis. We investigated 159 patients with subacute stroke consecutively admitted to three rehabilitation facilities after screening for an intensive, tailored rehabilitation program...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477223/differences-in-response-to-heat-stress-due-to-production-level-and-breed-of-dairy-cows
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Vesna Gantner, Tina Bobic, Ranko Gantner, Maja Gregic, Kresimir Kuterovac, Jurica Novakovic, Klemen Potocnik
The climatic conditions in Croatia are deteriorating which significantly increases the frequency of heat stress. This creates a need for an adequate dairy farming strategy. The impact of heat stress can be reduced in many ways, but the best long-term solution includes the genetic evaluation and selection for heat stress resistance. In order to create the basis for genetic evaluation, this research determined the variation in daily milk yield (DMY) and somatic cell count (SCC) as well as the differences in resistance to heat stress due to production level (high, low) and breed (Holstein, Simmental) of dairy cattle breed in Croatia...
May 6, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475098/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...
February 11, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474149/good-and-poor-sleepers-among-osa-patients-sleep-quality-and-overnight-polysomnography-findings
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Linda Lusic Kalcina, Maja Valic, Renata Pecotic, Ivana Pavlinac Dodig, Zoran Dogas
Previous studies aimed to determine if Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) is a valid screening instrument for obstructive sleep apnea, indicating its disadvantages. However, the rationale of PSQI use in sleep clinics is not the screening, but the assessment of sleep quality itself. Therefore, the aims of this study were to investigate the sleep quality in obstructive sleep apnea patients and to identify the cutoff point for differentiation of "good" and "poor" sleepers among them. We constructed the Croatian version of PSQI and assessed its psychometric properties...
May 4, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473842/genetic-diversity-of-croatian-common-bean-landraces
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Klaudija Carović-Stanko, Zlatko Liber, Monika Vidak, Ana Barešić, Martina Grdiša, Boris Lazarević, Zlatko Šatović
In Croatia, the majority of the common bean production is based on local landraces, grown by small-scale farmers in low input production systems. Landraces are adapted to the specific growing conditions and agro-environments and show a great morphological diversity. These local landraces are in danger of genetic erosion caused by complex socio-economic changes in rural communities. The low profitability of farms and their small size, the advanced age of farmers and the replacement of traditional landraces with modern bean cultivars and/or other more profitable crops have been identified as the major factors affecting genetic erosion...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469759/factors-determining-success-in-youth-judokas
#18
Goran Kuvačić, Saša Krstulović, Petra Đapić Caput
The aim of this study was to compare two models of determining factors for success in judo. The first model (Model A) included testing motor abilities of high-level Croatian judokas in the cadet age category. The sample in Model A consisted of 71 male and female judokas aged 16 ± 0.6 years who were divided into four subsamples according to sex and weight category. The second model (Model B) consisted of interviewing 40 top-level judo experts on the importance of motor abilities for cadets' success in judo...
February 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463659/genetic-analysis-of-human-parainfluenza-virus-type-3-obtained-in-croatia-2011-2015
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Tanja Košutić-Gulija, Anamarija Slovic, Sunčanica Ljubin-Sternak, Gordana Mlinarić-Galinović, Dubravko Forčić
PURPOSE: This study investigated the HPIV3 circulating strains in Croatia and whether the other parts of HPIV3 genome (F gene and HN 582 nucleotides fragment) could be equally suitable for genetic and phylogenetic analysis. METHODOLOGY: Clinical materials were collected in period 2011-2015 from children suffering from respiratory illnesses. In positive HPIV3 samples viral genome was partially amplified and sequenced for HN and F genes. Obtained sequences were analysed by phylogenetic analysis and genetic characterization was performed...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456079/temporal-variations-analyses-and-predictive-modeling-of-microbiological-seawater-quality
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Darija Vukić Lušić, Lado Kranjčević, Senka Maćešić, Dražen Lušić, Slaven Jozić, Željko Linšak, Lovorka Bilajac, Luka Grbčić, Neiro Bilajac
Bathing water quality is a major public health issue, especially for tourism-oriented regions. Currently used methods within EU allow at least a 2.2 day period for obtaining the analytical results, making outdated the information forwarded to the public. Obtained results and beach assessment are influenced by the temporal and spatial characteristics of sample collection, and numerous environmental parameters, as well as by differences of official water standards. This paper examines the temporal variation of microbiological parameters during the day, as well as the influence of the sampling hour, on decision processes in the management of the beach...
April 21, 2017: Water Research
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