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…

Determination of Maternal Serum Zinc, Iron, Calcium and Magnesium During Pregnancy in Pregnant Women and Umbilical Cord Blood and their Association with Outcome of Pregnancy

Fahimeh Khoushabi, Mohammad Reza Shadan, Ali Miri, Javad Sharifi-Rad Abstract Background: Trace elements and specially minerals are critical for the development of fetus. Many minerals are transferred to the fetus for fetal stores in the latter part of the pregnancy. It has been shown that various trace elements such as Zinc, Iron, Calcium and Magnesium…

Fluoride: a Review of Use and Effects on Health

Domen Kanduti, Petra Sterbenk, and Barbara Artnik Abstract Introduction. Appropriate oral health care is fundamental for any individual’s health. Dental caries is still one of the major public health problems. The most effective way of caries prevention is the use of fluoride. Aim. The aim of our research was to review the literature about fluoride…