Investigation the Relationship between Skin Involvement Severity and Hearing Loss Severity in Vitiligo Patients

Ahmad Yeganeh Moghaddam, Mansour Sayyah, Elham Alian Fini, Rezvan Talaee Abstract Introduction: Vitiligo is a common acquired depigmented systemic disorder influencing the entire pigmentary system including Cochlear melanocytes and vestibular system in the inner ear. Vitiligo can leads to social negative impact and poorer quality of life among these patients. This study was conducted to…

Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Patients with Autoimmune Diseases Before Initiating TNF-α Inhibitors Therapy

Dimitra Perifanou, Daniil Zoe, Efthimia Petinaki, Konstantinos Konstantinou, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis Abstract Introduction: QFT-GIT is more sensitive than TST in patients under immunosuppressive therapy, but TST detects more cases of LTBI. TST remains an inexpensive test worldwide, which does not need laboratory equipment. Material and Methods: Overall, 457 patients having autoimmune diseases were referred. Of those…

The Effect of Tai Chi Exercise on the Risk and Fear of Falling in Older Adults: a Randomized Clinical Trial

Hamed Mortazavi, Mahbubeh Tabatabaeicher, Ali Golestani, Mohammad Reza Armat, Mohammad Reza Yousefi Abstract Background: Falling and fear of falling are among the most common problems of the elderly, which can cause illness, isolation, dependency and reduced quality of life in elderly. Exercise is recommended to prevent falling injuries in the elderly. Aim: This study aimed…

An Instrument for Rating Quality of Life Related to Sore Throat in Patients Suffering from Acute Pharyngitis or Tonsillitis

Tarik Catic, Belma Kapo, Zumreta Pintol, Amira Skopljak, Aida Cengic, Refet Gojak, Belma Gazibera, Vildana Zelihic, Mersiha Becirovic, Ilhana Setic-Avdagic, Slobodan M. Jankovi Abstract Introduction: Quality of life in patients with acute pharyngitis or tonsillitis is significantly lower than in healthy persons, and it should be taken into account when efficacy of new therapeutic options…

Prevalence, Attitude, Knowledge, and Practice of Anabolic Androgenic Steroid (AAS) Use Among Gym Participants

Sami D. Althobiti, Nassar M. Alqurashi, Abdulmajeed S. Alotaibi, Turki F. Alharthi, Khaled A. Alswat Abstract Background: Anabolic steroids (AS) are synthetic testosterone derivatives that last longer than physiological androgens in the body. Anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) abuse is spreading among athletes. The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of…

Prof Zelimir Jaksic, MD, PhD (1930-2017)

Izet Masic

Abstract
In summer of the year 2017, unfortunately, passed away respective academician Zelimir Jaksic, former dean of Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb and former Director of “Andrija Stampar” School of Public Health in Zagreb. [Mater Sociomed 2018; 30(1.000): 76-76]

Keywords: Zelimir Jaksic

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Prevalence of Periodontitis in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis: a Case Control Study

Ali Ghareeb Altamimi, Saud Alnouri AlBakr, Thamer Alaswad Alanazi, Faleh A. Alshahrani, Elna Paul Chalisserry, Sukumaran Anil Abstract Objectives: To assess the prevalence of periodontal disease among patients undergoing renal dialysis. Methods: Sixty hemodialysis patients (30 males, 30 females) with a mean age of 44.4±9.5 years comprised the study group. Periodontal parameters such as plaque…

Atrial Fibrillation in Hypertension: Patients’ Characteristics

Styliani Koutsaki, Ioannis Koutelekos, Georgia Gerogianni, Maria Koutsaki, Aggeliki Koukouzeli, Georgia Fouka, Maria Polikandrioti Abstract Background: The most common risk factor for Atrial Fibrillation (AF) development is hypertension. Purpose: to explore patients’ characteristics associated with AF caused by hypertension. Methods: The sample of the study included 170 patients with AF caused by hypertension. Data collection…

The Association Between Male Circumcision and Condom Use Behavior – a Meta-Analysis

Steven Ndugwa Kabwama, Derrick Ssewanyana, Gabriele Berg-Beckhoff Abstract Introduction: The protective benefit of male circumcision against spreading HIV is well established. Aim: The objective of this Meta-analysis was to investigate behavioral risk compensation measured as the change in condom use behavior in light of knowledge of the benefits of circumcision. Material and Methods: A systematic…

Seasonal Incidence of Acute Coronary Syndrome and Its Features

Enisa Hodzic, Semir Perla, Amer Iglica, Marina Vucijak Abstract Introduction: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is one of the most common health problems in the world and the leading cause of death. Goal: The goals of this study are to determine: ACS type, risk factors, incidence and the seasonal distribution of occurrence Spring/Summer, Autumn/Winter, ACS incidence by age…