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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790782/prevalence-and-progression-of-early-childhood-caries-in-nis-serbia
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M Igic, R Obradovic, G Filipovic
AIM: Early childhood caries (ECC) entails the presence of one or more decayed, missing, or filled teeth in children aged up to 71 months. Our aim is to present the prevalence and progression of ECC in Nis, Serbia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was performed at the Clinic of Dentistry in Nis;, involving 250 children aged 3 to 6 years. The prevalence of caries was presented using the dmf index. Depending on the progression, tooth decay was reported as dI (superficial decay), dII (deep decay), dp (pulpitis), dg (dental gangrene), and dx (chronic apical periodontitis)...
June 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774417/first-report-on-the-nationwide-incidence-of-type-1-diabetes-and-ketoacidosis-at-onset-in-children-in-serbia-a-multicenter-study
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Rade Vukovic, Maja D Jesic, Ivana Vorgucin, Sandra Stankovic, Nevena Folic, Tatjana Milenkovic, Silvija Sajic, Dragan Katanic, Sasa Zivic, Slavica Markovic, Ivan Soldatovic
Data regarding incidence of type 1 diabetes (T1DM), as well as data on frequency and severity of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at the time of T1DM diagnosis is of paramount importance for national and regional healthcare planning. The aim of present multicenter study was to provide the first report regarding nationwide annual incidence rates for T1DM in youth in Serbia, as well as prevalence of DKA at the time of diagnosis. Data on all pediatric patients with newly diagnosed T1DM was retrospectively collected from all 15 regional centers for pediatric diabetes in Serbia during the period 2007-2017...
May 17, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757928/understanding-of-information-about-medicines-use-among-parents-of-pre-school-children-in-serbia-parental-pharmacotherapy-literacy-questionnaire-pthl-sr
#3
Stana Ubavić, Nataša Bogavac-Stanojević, Aleksandra Jović-Vraneš, Dušanka Krajnović
Parental health literacy plays an important role in children’s health, Experiences from pharmacy practice show that is necessary to check if parents understand instructions about use of medicines for children. This study aimed to assess pharmacotherapy literacy of parents of pre-school children and to examine association of parental pharmacotherapy literacy level with parent’s socio-demographic characteristics. The study was cross-sectional, conducted among parents of pre-school children (1⁻7 years of age), in kindergartens in several municipalities of Belgrade, Serbia, during regular parents meetings, from May to October 2016...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705636/seasonal-spatial-variations-and-risk-assessment-of-heavy-elements-in-street-dust-from-novi-sad-serbia
#4
Biljana D Škrbić, Maja Buljovčić, Grigorije Jovanović, Igor Antić
This is the first study carried out to determine the levels, spatial and temporal variations and risk indices of street dust in Serbia. Sixty street dust samples representing four functional areas: school, recreational, residential and industrial were collected from Novi Sad during summer and winter. The purpose was to obtain the concentration of seven heavy elements, evaluate the possible sources and degree of environmental pollution and human health risks. The average concentration of As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni and Pb (mg/kg) during winter was: 7...
April 21, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652668/still-too-little-too-late-ten-years-of-growth-hormone-therapy-baseline-data-from-the-nordinet%C3%A2-international-outcome-study
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Michel Polak, Daniel Konrad, Birgitte Tønnes Pedersen, Gediminas Puras, Marta Šnajderová
BACKGROUND: We investigated time trends in age, gender, growth hormone (GH) dose and height standard deviation score (SDS) in children with GH deficiency (GHD), born small for gestational age (SGA) or with Turner syndrome (TS) starting GH treatment. METHODS: Data were obtained from children enrolled in the NordiNet® International Outcome Study (IOS) between 2006 and 2015 in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Serbia and Montenegro (all indications), and Switzerland and the UK (GHD only)...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584481/the-effectiveness-of-child-restraint-and-seat-belt-legislation-in-reducing-child-injuries-the-case-of-serbia
#6
José Ignacio Nazif-Munoz, Nenad Nikolic
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine the short- and long-term impacts of Serbia's 2009 update of child restraint and seat belt legislation on the incidence of pediatric motor vehicle-related injury. With this new law, the use of child restraints in children age 0-3 became mandatory, and children 4-12 had to wear seat belts in the rear seats. METHODS: A unique data set with assembled information from public institutions of the Republic of Serbia from January 2004 to December 2014 and analyses based on interrupted time series were carried out...
February 28, 2018: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29505590/varicella-zoster-virus-transmission-dynamics-in-vojvodina-serbia
#7
Snežana Medić, Michalis Katsilieris, Zagorka Lozanov-Crvenković, Constantinos I Siettos, Vladimir Petrović, Vesna Milošević, Snežana Brkić, Nick Andrews, Milan Ubavić, Cleo Anastassopoulou
This study aimed at establishing baseline key epidemiological parameters for varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection in Vojvodina, Serbia, with the ultimate goal to quantify the VZV transmission potential in the population. Seroprevalence data generated during the first large cross-sectional VZV serosurvey were modelled, using a two-tiered modelling approach to calculate age-specific forces of infection (FOI), the basic reproduction number (R0) and herd immunity threshold (H). Seroprevalence and modelling data were compared with corresponding pre-vaccination epidemiological parameters from 11 countries participating in the European Sero-Epidemiology Network 2 (ESEN2) project...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465263/experience-with-developing-antibiotic-stewardship-programs-in-serbia-potential-model-for-other-balkan-countries
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Marija Kalaba, Jovan Kosutic, Brian Godman, Vesela Radonjic, Ana Vujic, Slobodan Jankovic, Dragana Srebro, Zlatko Kalaba, Radan Stojanovic, Milica Prostran
AIM: Antimicrobial resistance and inappropriate use of antibiotics in children are important issues. Consequently, there is a need to develop comprehensive stewardship programs even in hospitals with limited resources starting with children's hospitals. METHODS: Retrospective observational analysis of antimicrobial utilization and resistance patterns over 5 years in a tertiary care children's hospital in Serbia. RESULTS: Cumulative antimicrobial resistance decreased but was still high, with high cumulative resistance rates among the most widely used antibiotics in the hospital...
March 2018: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308086/lifetime-and-past-year-prevalence-of-children-s-exposure-to-violence-in-9-balkan-countries-the-becan-study
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George Nikolaidis, Kiki Petroulaki, Foteini Zarokosta, Antonia Tsirigoti, Altin Hazizaj, Enila Cenko, Jelena Brkic-Smigoc, Emir Vajzovic, Vaska Stancheva, Stefka Chincheva, Marina Ajdukovic, Miro Rajter, Marija Raleva, Liljana Trpcevska, Maria Roth, Imola Antal, Veronika Ispanovic, Natasha Hanak, Zeynep Olmezoglu-Sofuoglu, Ismail Umit-Bal, Donata Bianchi, Franziska Meinck, Kevin Browne
Background: Children's exposure to violence is a major public health issue. The Balkan epidemiological study on Child Abuse and Neglect project aimed to collect internationally comparable data on violence exposures in childhood. Methods: A three stage stratified random sample of 42,194 school-attending children (response rate: 66.7%) in three grades (aged 11, 13 and 16 years) was drawn from schools in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Greece, Romania, Serbia and Turkey...
2018: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279001/patulin-in-fruit-juices-occurrence-bioaccessibility-and-risk-assessment-for-serbian-population
#10
Ljilja Torović, Nina Dimitrov, André Lopes, Carla Martins, Paula Alvito, Ricardo Assunção
This paper reports the first study of patulin occurrence in fruit juices and risk assessment related to patulin intake by children, adolescents and adults in Serbia. During 3 consecutive years (2013-2015), 142 fruit (apple or multi-fruit) juices were collected from the market and analysed using HPLC-UV. Patulin was found in 51.4% of juices with 0.7% of the samples in excess of the legal limit of 50 μg kg-1 (mean 4.3 μg kg-1 ). Apple juices showed significantly higher percentage of contaminated samples (74...
February 21, 2018: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233202/thinness-in-young-schoolchildren-in-serbia-another-case-of-the-double-burden-of-malnutrition
#11
Visnja Djordjic, Jagoda Jorga, Snezana Radisavljevic, Ivana Milanovic, Predrag Bozic, Sergej M Ostojic
OBJECTIVE: Thinness is rarely highlighted or regularly monitored among children in developed countries although it may be rather frequent and pose a significant risk to children's health. We aimed to describe the prevalence of mild, moderate and severe thinness among young Serbian schoolchildren. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of schoolchildren aged 6-9 years. Children were assessed for weight, height and BMI as part of the WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative in Serbia...
April 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230308/subjective-well-being-among-young-people-in-five-eastern-european-countries
#12
M S C Lim, C Cappa, G C Patton
Background: Subjective well-being incorporates elements of life satisfaction, happiness and optimism. It is increasingly relevant in the assessment of population health and economic development. There are strong continuities in well-being from youth into later life. Despite its significance, few global surveys capture subjective well-being. This paper describes patterns of well-being among young people in five Eastern European countries [Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine] and investigates association between demographic factors and well-being...
2017: Global Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143237/john-henryism-gender-and-self-reported-health-among-roma-gypsies-in-serbia
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Jelena Čvorović, Sherman A James
We describe how self-reported health (SRH) varies with gender and John Henryism (a strong behavioral predisposition to engage in high-effort coping to overcome adversity) in a low income sample of Serbian Roma. Data were collected in 2016 in several Roma settlements around Belgrade, Serbia. The sample consisted of 90 men and 112 women. In addition to John Henryism (JH), measured by a Serbian version of the John Henryism Scale, demographic data and data on SRH and family relationships dynamics were collected...
November 15, 2017: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135906/effect-of-age-and-allele-variants-of-cyp3a5-cyp3a4-and-por-genes-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-cyclosporin-a-in-pediatric-renal-transplant-recipients-from-serbia
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Mirjana Cvetković, Maja Zivković, Maja Bundalo, Ivana Gojković, Brankica Spasojević-Dimitrijeva, Aleksandra Stanković, Mirjana Kostić
BACKGROUND: The interindividual variability of cyclosporin A (CsA) pharmacokinetics might be explained by heterogeneity in the cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A) subfamily. Altered CYP3A enzyme activity was associated with variant allele of P450 oxidoreductase gene (POR*28). The aim of this study was to assess the impact of age, CYP3A5*3, CYP3A4*22, and POR*28 alleles on CsA pharmacokinetics in pediatric renal transplant recipients. METHODS: Renal transplant patients receiving CsA (n = 47) were genotyped for CYP3A5*3, CYP3A4*22, and POR*28...
December 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129667/prevalence-of-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents-in-the-mediterranean-region-of-europe
#15
Elena Scarpato, Sanja Kolacek, Danijela Jojkic-Pavkov, Vlatka Konjik, Nataša Živković, Enriqueta Roman, Aco Kostovski, Nikolina Zdraveska, Eyad Altamimi, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Thomai Karagiozoglou-Lampoudi, Raanan Shamir, Michal Rozenfeld Bar Lev, Aziz Koleilat, Sirin Mneimneh, Dario Bruzzese, Rosaura Leis, Annamaria Staiano
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about the prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in children from the Mediterranean area of Europe. We aimed to assess the prevalence of FGIDs in children and adolescents in this region. METHODS: We collected data on 13,750 children (4-18 years old) enrolled in the Mediterranean-European Area Project, a school-based health study performed in Croatia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Serbia, and Spain...
November 9, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062397/key-factors-determining-indoor-air-pm-10-concentrations-in-naturally-ventilated-primary-schools-in-belgrade-serbia
#16
Branislava Matic, Uros Rakic, Verica Jovanovic, Snezana Dejanovic, Nela Djonovic
INTRODUCTION: Indoor air quality (IAQ) is rated as a serious public health issue. Knowing children are accounted as more vulnerable to environmental health hazards, data are needed on air quality in schools. METHODS: A project was conducted from 2007 until 2009 (SEARCH, School Environment and Respiratory Health of Children), aiming to verify links between IAQ and children's respiratory health. Study was conducted in ten primary schools on 735 children, in 44 classrooms...
October 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902528/serbian-medical-students-fertility-awareness-and-attitudes-towards-future-parenthood
#17
Isidora Vujčić, Tijana Radičević, Eleonora Dubljanin, Nataša Maksimović, Sandra Grujičić
OBJECTIVES: Medical students represent a group particularly at risk of involuntary childlessness due to their highly demanding careers and university curriculum. The aim of this study was to investigate Serbian medical students' attitudes towards future parenthood and their awareness of fertility issues. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among fourth year students at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia, between 12 and 16 December 2016...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783008/risk-assessment-of-patulin-intake-through-apple-based-food-by-infants-and-preschool-children-in-serbia
#18
Ljilja Torović, Nina Dimitrov, Ricardo Assunção, Paula Alvito
This study reports for the first time in Serbia the occurrence of patulin in apple-based food and the risk assessment associated with patulin intake by infants and preschool children. In total, 214 samples of infant fruit juices (48), infant purée (66), and juices for children (small package with straw, 100) were collected over 3 years (2013-15) and analysed using HPLC with ultraviolet detection. Patulin was found in 43.8% of infant juices and 16.7% of infant purée, with all values below the legal limit of 10 μg kg(-1) (maximum 8...
November 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775180/sick-leave-and-medication-use-in-pregnancy-a-european-web-based-study
#19
Bich Thuy Truong, Angela Lupattelli, Petter Kristensen, Hedvig Nordeng
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: A comparison of sick leave in pregnancy between countries is difficult as most studies have been conducted in single countries in Scandinavia. The objective of this study was to explore patterns of and reasons for sick leave during pregnancy on a multinational level, focusing on medication use but also differences in sick leave policies. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional, web-based study in 12 European countries from October 2011 to February 2012...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706333/availability-of-pediatric-evaluated-formulations-in-serbia
#20
Bojana Božić, Sanja Stupar, Duško Stupar, Uroš Babić, Milica Bajčetić
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to analyze the availability and coverage by health insurance reimbursement of pediatric formulations labeled for children up to the age of 12 in Serbia. To provide good insight in general availability of pediatric medicines, results were compared with the World Health Organization's (WHO) "Model List of Essential Medicines for Children" and with published evidence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sources of information about medicines are the Summary of Product Characteristics, National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) Drug Lists, WHO Model Lists of Essential Medicines for Children, and Serbia's official drug registry (2013)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
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