A Comparative Study of the Turkish and German Health Care Systems With Regard To Quality Management in Psychiatric Hospitals

Fatma Kantaş Yılmaz, Tarık Uğur, Michael Rese ABSTRACT Introduction: Although the history of institutionalized health care differs considerably between Turkey and Germany, numerous reforms in health care and the implementation of standardized systems of quality management have led to a conversion. Aim: In this paper, quality studies that are performed in Germany and Turkey will…

Atrial Fibrillation in Hypertension: Patients’ Characteristics

Styliani Koutsaki, Ioannis Koutelekos, Georgia Gerogianni, Maria Koutsaki, Aggeliki Koukouzeli, Georgia Fouka, Maria Polikandrioti Abstract Background: The most common risk factor for Atrial Fibrillation (AF) development is hypertension. Purpose: to explore patients’ characteristics associated with AF caused by hypertension. Methods: The sample of the study included 170 patients with AF caused by hypertension. Data collection…

Investigation the Relationship between Skin Involvement Severity and Hearing Loss Severity in Vitiligo Patients

Ahmad Yeganeh Moghaddam, Mansour Sayyah, Elham Alian Fini, Rezvan Talaee Abstract Introduction: Vitiligo is a common acquired depigmented systemic disorder influencing the entire pigmentary system including Cochlear melanocytes and vestibular system in the inner ear. Vitiligo can leads to social negative impact and poorer quality of life among these patients. This study was conducted to…

Geriatric Depression in Family Medicine

Esad Alibasic, Enisa Ramic, Amila Bajraktarevic, Enisa Karic, Olivera Batic-Mujanovic, Irma Ramic, Emir Alibasic Abstract Introduction: Elderly persons often suffer from depression, without anyone around them noticing. Depression is more common at physically ill elderly person then at their physically healthy contemporary. It is important mental health problem of developed society, because it is still…

Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Patients with Autoimmune Diseases Before Initiating TNF-α Inhibitors Therapy

Dimitra Perifanou, Daniil Zoe, Efthimia Petinaki, Konstantinos Konstantinou, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis Abstract Introduction: QFT-GIT is more sensitive than TST in patients under immunosuppressive therapy, but TST detects more cases of LTBI. TST remains an inexpensive test worldwide, which does not need laboratory equipment. Material and Methods: Overall, 457 patients having autoimmune diseases were referred. Of those…

The Effect of Tai Chi Exercise on the Risk and Fear of Falling in Older Adults: a Randomized Clinical Trial

Hamed Mortazavi, Mahbubeh Tabatabaeicher, Ali Golestani, Mohammad Reza Armat, Mohammad Reza Yousefi Abstract Background: Falling and fear of falling are among the most common problems of the elderly, which can cause illness, isolation, dependency and reduced quality of life in elderly. Exercise is recommended to prevent falling injuries in the elderly. Aim: This study aimed…

An Instrument for Rating Quality of Life Related to Sore Throat in Patients Suffering from Acute Pharyngitis or Tonsillitis

Tarik Catic, Belma Kapo, Zumreta Pintol, Amira Skopljak, Aida Cengic, Refet Gojak, Belma Gazibera, Vildana Zelihic, Mersiha Becirovic, Ilhana Setic-Avdagic, Slobodan M. Jankovi Abstract Introduction: Quality of life in patients with acute pharyngitis or tonsillitis is significantly lower than in healthy persons, and it should be taken into account when efficacy of new therapeutic options…

Seasonal Incidence of Acute Coronary Syndrome and Its Features

Enisa Hodzic, Semir Perla, Amer Iglica, Marina Vucijak Abstract Introduction: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is one of the most common health problems in the world and the leading cause of death. Goal: The goals of this study are to determine: ACS type, risk factors, incidence and the seasonal distribution of occurrence Spring/Summer, Autumn/Winter, ACS incidence by age…

Prof Zelimir Jaksic, MD, PhD (1930-2017)

Izet Masic

Abstract
In summer of the year 2017, unfortunately, passed away respective academician Zelimir Jaksic, former dean of Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb and former Director of “Andrija Stampar” School of Public Health in Zagreb. [Mater Sociomed 2018; 30(1.000): 76-76]

Keywords: Zelimir Jaksic

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