Nurses’ Perceptions of Futile Medical Care

Somayeh Rostami, Hedayat Jafari Abstract The increasing progress in medical and health sciences has enhanced patient survival over the years. However, increased longevity without quality of life in terminally ill patients has been a challenging issue for care providers, especially nurses, since they are required to determine the futility or effectiveness of treatments. Futile care…

The Differential Algorithm Between Rheumatologic and Malign Diseases

Arbnore Batalli K and euml;puska, Lidvana Spahiju, Ramush Bejiq, Rufadije Manqestena, Valbona Stavileci, and Zana Ibraimi Abstract Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the differential algorithm between rheumatism and malignant diseases. For every pediatrician, to be warned when attending joint pain and child arthralgia and prevent and treat within time malignant diseases.…

The Role of Target Organ Diagnostic Approach in Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: Nasal Smear Eosinophils

Jasmina Nurkic, Mona Al Ahmad, Nermina Arifhodzic, Edin Jusufovic Abstract Background: Allergic rhinitis (AR) related to local weeds pollen sensitization (Chenopodiaceous family) is the most common cause of respiratory allergy in Kuwait. Local nasal accumulation of different cells typical of allergic inflammation is responsible for clinical symptoms of AR. Although nasal smear for Eosinophils (NSE)…

Cost of Febrile Neutropenia Treatment in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tarik Catic, Alma Mekic-Abazovic, Samra Sulejmanovic Abstract Febrile neutropenia is common chemotherapy complication significantly impacting patient’s outcomes, quality of life and costs, too. Febrile neutropenia (FN) often leads to hospitalization, the need for intravenous antibiotics and use of granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (GCSF) in order to avoid its complications. Cost of febrile neutropenia is well described…

Antimicrobial Resistance of Escherichia Coli Strains Isolated from Urine at Outpatient Population: a Single Laboratory Experience

Sabina Mahmutovic Vranic, Aida Uzunovic Abstract Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli strains isolated from urine in outpatient population. Material and methods: We performed a retrospective study for tree months period, between January 1st and March 31st, 2015, at the Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of…

Appearance of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children Delivered Post-term: a Cross-section Study

Mladenka Vukojevic, Ines Trninic, Arta Dodaj, Masa Malenica, Tatjana Barisic, Sandra Stojic Abstract Goal: To analyze the appearance of neurodevelopmental disorders in children delivered post-term and to find out whether prolonged pregnancy may be a cause of such disorders in a selected group participants. Patients and methods: This study included a cohort of 34 children…

Medication Adherence in Elderly with Polypharmacy Living at Home: a Systematic Review of Existing Studies

Erika Zelko, Zalika Klemenc-Ketis, Ksenija Tusek-Bunc Abstract Background: We wanted to systematically review the available evidence to evaluate the drug adherence in elderly with polypharmacy living at home. Methods: We performed a literature search using MEDLINE, ISI Web of Science, ProQuest, EMBASE, SCOPUS, Springer Link, Sage Journals and CINAHL. We used the following terms: Medication…