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…

Hemodialysis Patients’ Information and Associated Characteristics

Maria Polikandrioti, Ioannis Koutelekos, George Vasilopoulos, Fotoula Babatsikou1, Georgia Gerogianni, Sofia Zyga, George Panoutsopoulos Abstract Introduction: of this study was to explore characteristics associated with hemodialysis patients’ degree of information. Material and Methods: The sample of the study included 650 patients undergoing hemodialysis. For data collection a questionnaire specially designed for the needs of the research was used. More specifically,…

A Cross-Sectional study of Psychiatric disorders in Medical Sciences Students

Farkhondeh Jamshidi, Sasan Mogehi, Maria Cheraghi, Seiedeh Farzaneh Jafari, Iman Kabi, Leila Rashidi Abstract Introduction: Aim of article was to investigate the prevalence of psychiatric disorders (depression, social dysfunction, anxiety and somatic symptoms) and some of its influencing factors in freshmen at Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study which…

Communication Skills of Physicians and Patients’ Satisfaction

Mohammad-Hossein Biglu, Farnaz Nateqv, Morteza Ghojazadeh, Ali Asgharzadeh Abstract Background: The communication skills of physicians is an effective step of making effective relationship between doctor and patient. It plays essential role through diagnosis and treatment processes. This current study was performed to investigate the impact of communication skillfulness of physicians on patients’ satisfaction. Methods: A…

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.…