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Introduction. Higher level of knowledge and frequent contacts with peers with disabilities can influence the emergence of more positive attitudes of students towards peers with disabilities. In regard to that, our aim was to test the importance of knowledge, contact frequency and other possible factors influencing attitudes of students toward disab...

By SLAĐANA ĐOREM, GORDANA ODOVIĆ, ANA LUKIĆ, JELENA MILIĆ, BOJAN JOKSIMOVIĆ, MILENA BOŽINOVIĆ

Introduction. Clostridium difficile is the leading cause of nosocomial diarrhea, associated with the use of antibiotics. The most common ways of transmitting the infection in hospitals are contaminated surfaces of the premises and the hands of medical staff. Methods. The study involved 68 nurses/technicians employed at the University Hospital Foca ...

By IVANA MILJKOVIĆ, AMAJLA TOPUZ

Cardiovascular diseases rank first on the mortality list globally or 31%. The basic measure of prevention in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization is a change in risk lifestyle in terms of diet, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol consumption. Vitamin D was previously recognized as a regulator of calcium and phosph...

By VESNA LAZIĆ, BILJANA MIJOVIĆ, MILOŠ MAKSIMOVIĆ, OLIVERA RAŠEVIĆ, MAIDA MULIĆ, MAJA VUKOVIĆ

Introduction. The inflammatory mediators play a central role in the pathogenesis of the inflammatory process of the middle ear and cholesteatoma from the aspect of initiating and maintaining the inflammatory response to infection and lesion. The aim of the study was to examine if the presence of acquired cholesteatoma could predict pathomorphologic...

By DALIBOR VRANJEŠ, PREDRAG ŠPIRIĆ, MIRJANA GNJATIĆ

In industry and the public sector quality has become the important management challenge of the 21st century. Although quality should be self-understanding in healthcare the reality shows another picture. There are nowadays international standards and models of quality excellence which make the introduction and control of quality management even in ...

By HANS-GÜNTHER SONNTAG

Introduction. Since the announcement of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the health system has been facing great challenges. Due to several uncertainties and concerns, surgeons face a huge challenge in solving urgent surgical conditions in order to save a life. Case report. We present a patient with a coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and acute abdomen who ...

By DŽEMAIL DETANAC, ENES ZOGIĆ, DŽEMIL BIHORAC, JELENA PAVLOVIĆ, DŽENANA DETANAC, LEJLA ĆERANIĆ, MEHMED MUJDRAGIĆ, KEMAL ALIHODŽIĆ, IRFAN ĆOROVIĆ

Pneumoconiosis of workers in brown coal mines is an occupational disease, a global public health problem and a serious disease of the lung parenchyma. If it is not prevented, it leads to irreversible changes in the lungs with complications. The disorder occurs after prolonged exposure to coal dust containing high concentration of free crystalline s...

By BOJAN JOKSIMOVIĆ, BILJANA MIJOVIĆ, BILJANA ČANČAR, MILENA BOŽINOVIĆ, ZLATKO MAKSIMOVIĆ, SLOBODAN STANIĆ, ĐORĐE JEVTIĆ

Introduction. Stroke is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The relationship between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and homocysteinemia (Hcy) as risk factors for ischemic stroke (IS) is not completely clear. The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of MetS, serum level of Hcy and the frequency of hyperhomocysteinem...

By MILORAD VUJNIĆ, NELA RAŠETA, ALMA PRTINA, TATJANA MILIVOJAC, SINIŠA RISTIĆ

Introduction. Alcoholic liver cirrhosis is an advanced stage of progressive liver failure with an often adverse outcome. Numerous scoring systems are used to predict outcomes. The results of MELD Score (Model For End-Stage Liver Disease) and CLIF Consortium Acute Decompensation score (CLIF-C ADs) were used in this paper to determine which one is mo...

By GORAN BOKAN, ZORAN MAVIJA

Introduction. Radiological assessment is still being considered a golden standard when it comes to detection, follow-up and treatment of idiopathic scoliosis. However, it has universally been proven that radiation is cumulative and that it has oncogenic effects. For this reason, nowadays it is becoming increasingly popular to perform spinal ultraso...

By SAMRA PJANIĆ, GORAN TALIĆ, DRAGANA BOJINOVIĆ-RODIĆ