Prevalence of Pressure Ulcer and Nutritional Factors Affecting Wound Closure Success in Thailand

Supakrit Auiwattanakul, Winai Ungpinitpong, Surakrant Yutthakasemsunt, Supawan Buranapin, Kaweesak Chittawatanarat Abstract Introduction: The authors aimed to estimate the prevalence of pressure ulcers and to explore the nutritional effects of the prognostic factors on successful pressure ulcer closure in a public tertiary care hospital in Thailand. Patients and Methods: The study was a retrospective cohort analysis of…

Early Screening of Balkan Endemic Nephropathy

Senaid Trnacevic, Edin Nislic, Emir Trnacevic, Emir Tulumovic Abstract Introduction: Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN) is a chronic irreversible interstitial sclerosis, for which over the last 25 years, chronic exposure to aristolochic acid from the contaminated cereal seeds has been considered the most likely cause. The aim of our research is to reevaluate trends of disease and…

Mental Illness Related Internalized Stigma: Psychometric Properties of the Brief ISMI Scale in Greece

Alexia Paraskevoulakou, Kassiani Vrettou, Katerina Pikouli, Evgenia Triantafillou, Anastasia Lykou, Marina Economou Abstract Aims: Since evaluation regarding the impact of mental illness related internalized stigma is scarce, there is a great need for psychometric instruments which could contribute to understanding its adverse effects among Greek patients with severe mental illness. The Brief Internalized Stigma of…

Amblyopia in Children: Analysis Among Preschool and School Children in the City of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Amra Nadarevic Vodencarevic, Vahid Jusufovic, Meliha Halilbasic, Emina Alimanovic, Svjetlana Terzic, Emir Cabric, Aida Drljevic, Mufid Burgic Abstract Aim: This study measured the prevalence of amblyopia in preschool and school children between 4 and 15 years of age in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina and as well and to examine its relations with anisometropia and strabismus.…

The Quality of Life in Chronic Patients in the Process of Rehabilitation

Alma Glinac, Lejla Matovic, Edina Saric, Vesna Bratovcic, Selma Sinanovic Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to examine whether there is a correlation between self-evaluated quality of life, anxiety, depression, motivation, subjective-rated financial status, education, age and autonomous movements in patients with chronic conditions. Respondents and Methods: The study consecutively included 68 chronically…

The Role and Characteristics of Collections of Folk Recepies in the Folk and Traditional Medicine of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Armin Skrbo, Izet Masic Abstract Introduction: Folk medicine represents part of the folk culture, when we first think about the rural culture with characteristic of the rural population in the pre-industrial period. The difference between official and folk medicine is manifested in the education, knowledge and social status of those practicing folk medicine as well…

Comparison of Responsiveness Level in Iranian Public and Private Physiotherapy Clinics: a Cross-Sectional Multi-center Study

Amin Torabipour, Laleh Gharacheh, Leila Lorestani, Reza Salehi Abstract Introduction: Responsiveness is a main goal of health systems. Responsiveness focus on the non-medical aspects of health services delivery. This study was aimed to assess responsiveness level in public and private physiography clinics. Methods: In this multicenter cross sectional study, 403 patients refers to 16 public…

Budget Impact of Introducing Linagliptin into Bosnia and Herzegovina Health Insurance Drug Reimbursement List in 2016-2018

Tarik Catic, Lana Lekic, Vlad Zah, Vedad Tabakovic Abstract Introduction: Diabetes is reaching epidemiological scales worldwide. Beside health implications diabetes bears significant financial impact on health systems. Different treatment options aiming to prevent diabetes complications are available. Dipeptidyl-peptidase-IV (DPP-4) inhibitors like linagliptin are usually add-on therapy to metformin in order to achieve glycemic control. Expenditure…