Population Attributable Fraction for Cardiovascular Diseases Risk Factors in Selected Countries: A comparative study

Narges Pirani, Farzad Faraji Khiavi Abstract Background: Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death. The prevalence of cardiovascular diseases was reported to be 3,500 per 100,000. And it is predicted that these numbers will increase in the near future. By removing the main factors responsible for non-communicable diseases, cardiovascular disease can be prevented…

Tachycardia as a Negative Prognostic Factor for Stroke Outcome

Amina Nakicevic, Salem Alajbegovic, Lejla Alajbegovic Abstract Introduction: The outcome of stroke, especially lethal one is significant, as in the hemorrhagic as well as in ischemic stroke. Goal was to show the impact on the stroke outcome of tachycardia correlated with lesion localization. Material and methods: Material for our work was patients who were treated…

Implementation of Congenital Heart Diseases Screening at the Bihac Cantonal Hospital

Mediha Kardasevic, Ida Jovanovic, Jelica Predojevic-Samardzic Abstract Introduction: Congenital heart defects (CHD) were the most common birth defects, and the most common cause of death in infants with congenital anomalies in developed countries. Early detection of these anomalies would greatly enhance the effect of therapeutic procedures and the final outcome. Lately, pulse oximetry (PO) is…

The Students’ Viewpoint on Quality of Educational Services in Iran

Hasan Siamian, Ferideh Rostami, Allasghar Nadi Ghara, Ghassem Abedi Abstract Background: Recently, focusing on higher education quality has got increasingly critical. The novel managerial attitudes have defined the customer-demanded quality. Based on this, recognizing the receivers’ perception of the quality of the services offered and evaluating the quality of the service is considered of the…

Ten Steps to Improve Quality of the Journal Materia Socio-Medica

Doncho M. Donev, Izet Masic Abstract Introduction and aim: Materia Socio-Medica is one of the oldest public health journals in Europe, established in 1978, and among the most important journals for public health in South-Eastern Europe. The Journal covers all important public health professional, academic and research areas in this field. The aim of the…

Compare the Performance of Counselors with the Students’ Expectations at Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in 2015

Azita Balaghafari, Fattane Amuei, Nassim Ghahrani, Hasan Siamian Abstract Introduction: Universities and academic environments are tackling challenges and transformation. Thus, mentally, spiritually and socially supporting students and academics and interacting with them seems necessary. This study aimed to compare the performance of counselors with the students’ expectations at Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in 2015. Methods: In…

Induced Abortion: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Saeed Dastgiri, Maryam Yoosefian, Mehraveh Garjani, Leila R Kalankesh Abstract Background: Induced abortion accounts for 1 in 8 of approximately 600000 maternal deaths that occur annually worldwide. Induced abortion rate can be considered as one of the indicators for assessing availability of the appropriate reproductive health plans for women and identifying needs for appropriate related…

T-lymphocyte Subsets as a Prognostic Factor in a Clinical Course of Chickenpox

Rusmir Baljic, Hadzan Konjo, Dzenana Hrustemovic, Belma Gazibera, Amela Katica, Mirsada Hukic Abstract Objective: To investigate possible prognostic values of CD4+, CD8+ T-lymphocytes, CD4/CD8 ratio to clinical course of chickenpox in immunocompetent hosts. Materials and methods: We performed a prospective study which included 69 immunocompetent patients with chickenpox who were addmited to Clinic for infectious…

Anthropometric Parameters of Nutritional Status in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Melika Melunovic, Feriha Hadzagic-Catibusic, Vildan Bilalovic, Samra Rahmanovic, Selma Dizdar Abstract Introduction: Patients with cerebral palsy (CP), besides the basic neurological damage, are also often undernourished. Adequate nutrition for children is very important during the period of intensive growth and development, which is of particular importance in patients with CP. Goal: To evaluate the nutritional…