A Cost-benefit Analysis of a Proposed Immigrant Latent Tuberculosis Infection Screening Program for Cyprus

Savvas Zannetos, Michael A. Talias Abstract Introduction: The study explored the potential economic benefit of an expanded screening program of immigrants before entrance to Cyprus as a policy to reduce the overall cost of tuberculosis (TB). Thus, the aim of this study is to study whether screening all immigrants coming from countries (including European Union…

Clinical Manifestations in 82 Neurobrucellosis Patients from Kosovo

Shemsedin Dreshaj, Nexhmedin Shala, Gresa Dreshaj, Naser Ramadani, Albina Ponosheci Abstract Background: Central nervous system involvement is a serious complication of brucellosis with various incidence and various clinical presentations. Patients and Methods: Hospitalized patients in University Clinical Centre, Clinic for Infectious diseases in Prishtina, with laboratory-confirmed brucellosis, were analyzed, a brucellosis-endemic region. Among the 648…

Correlation of the Lipid Profile, BMI and Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women

Radojka Bijelic, Jagoda Balaban, Snjezana Milicevic Abstract Introduction: To the reduction of bone density and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women contribute elevated lipid parameters and Body Mass Index (BMI). Goal: The goal of our study was to determine the correlation between lipid parameters, BMI and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Material and methods: The study was carried…

Antibiotic Resistance in Urinary Isolates of Escherichia coli

Amila Abduzaimovic, Mufida Aljicevic, Velma Rebic, Sabina Mahmutovic Vranic, Kadrija Abduzaimovic, Sabina Sestic Abstract Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the presence of antimicrobial resistance / susceptibility strains of Escherichia coli in inpatients and outpatients. Materials and methods: It is a retrospective study carried out at the Department of Microbiology, Parasitology and…

Predictability of Social-anamnestic Variables on Receptive Vocabulary and Cognitive Functioning of the Elderly Population

Amela Ibrahimagic, Lejla Junuzovic Zunic, Mirsada Rasidovic, Bojan Radic, Ahmet Kantic Abstract Introduction: Aging, as an irrepressible biological process involves a series of physiological and pathological changes. The main aim of this study was to examine the correlation and predictability of receptive vocabulary and cognitive functioning of elderly people with anamnestic variables: chronological age, sex,…

The Effects of a Web Application and Medical Monitoring on the Quality of Medication, Adverse Drug Events and Adherence in the Elderly Living at Home: a Protocol of the Study

Polona Selic, Eva Cedilnik Gorup, Savin Gorup, Marija Petek Ster, Janez Rifel, Zalika Klemenc Ketis Abstract Background: In more than half of elderly chronically-ill family clinic attendees, drug prescribing deviates from the internationally acknowledged STOPP/START recommendations. Our study will determine whether it is possible to improve the quality of drug prescriptions in chronically-ill elderly people…

Changes in Professionals’ Attitudes and Approaches to Parents in the Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Evdokia Missouridou, Despina Esseridou Abstract Background: Parental involvement with drug and alcohol services remains limited. Aim: to illuminate changes in addiction professionals’ subjective attitudes and approaches of parents over time in their career. Methods: Overall, twenty seven drug and alcohol professionals participated in the study. Results: Themes depicting changes on therapists’ attitudes, beliefs and experiences…

Epidemiologic Investigation of Dysentery in North of Iran: Use of Geographic Information System (GIS)

Aliasghar Nadi, Ghassem Abedi, Khatoon Isazadeh, Farideh Rostami, Hasan Siamian, Mahbobeh Hosseini, Mehran Asadi-Aliabadi Abstract Introduction: Dysentery is an intestinal inflammation which is created by the microorganisms attacking intestine mucus. Knowing the prevalence of this disease in different societies paves the way for programming and providing treatment and preventive measures. The main purpose of this…