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…

One-Year Follow-Up of Patients with a Diagnosis of First Episode Psychosis

Atena Enderami, Fatemeh Sheikh Monesi, Mehran Zarghami Abstract Introduction: Early diagnosis of symptoms related to psychotic disorders causes hyper responsiveness, recurrence reduction and quality of life improvement. The aim of this study was one-year follow-up of the clinical course and outcomes of hospitalized patients with first episode psychotic disorders and detection of factors affecting consequences.…

Evaluation of Congenital Heart Defects Treatment Options–Establishment of Pediatric Cardiology/Cardiosurgery in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Zijo Begic, Sanko Pandur, Edo Omerbasic, Almira Kadic, Mirza Halimic Abstract Introduction: Modern pediatric cardiology mainly deals with congenital heart defects (CHD), as the most common congenital anomalies. In most cases CHD requires surgical or interventional treatment. Goal: The goal of the research was to evaluate CHD treatment at Pediatric Clinic, University Clinical Center (UCC)…

The Most Frequent Isolates from Outpatients with Urinary Tract Infection

Sabina Mahmutovic Vranic, Nadira Zatric, Velma Rebic, Mufida Aljicevic, Amila Abdulzaimovic Abstract Objectives: The main objective of the study was to identify the most frequent isolates from female outpatients with urinary tract infection. Material and methods: The retrospective study was performed at the Department of Microbiology, Parasitology and Virology Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo…

Global Population Health and Well-being in the 21st Century

Izet Masic Abstract Referring to the current research and expertise of the world’s leading experts in the fields of public, global, physical and social health – in both developed and underdeveloped nations, the book: GLOBAL POPULATION HEALTH AND WELL-BEING IN THE 21st CENTURY; presents evidence-based review of the challenges that face the global population of…