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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

Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) worldwide. Recently, mortality and morbidity from CVD have shown a trend in its occurrence in earlier years, while these diseases have been associated with older age until recently. In developed countries, mortality from diseases caused by atherosclerosis has decreased over the la...

By VESNA LAZIĆ, BILJANA MIJOVIĆ, MILOŠ MAKSIMOVIĆ

Introduction. Low back pain is common in adult population, especially in nurses working in the intensive care units. In our country, the subject has not been investigated so far. The aim of the paper is to examine the frequency of low back pain and its connection to psychosocial characteristics. Methods. The questionnaire consisting of general demo...

By DRAGANA JOVANOVIĆ, DRAGANA BACKOVIĆ, LJUBICA PEJAKOV

The concept of proper nutrition implies meeting the needs of the body concerning daily energy intake and a sufficient amount of nutrients and protective substances necessary to maintain the physiological functions of the body and its health. Nutrients are divided into macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins an...

By SRĐAN ŽIVANOVIĆ, VESELINKA KULIĆ, NATALIJA HADŽIVUKOVIĆ, JELENA PAVLOVIĆ, SANDRA MATOVIĆ

01.12.2019. For Practice
Cognitive niche

In a joint publication with Alfred Russell Wallace, Charles Darwin presented the theory which stated that all life forms were developed by natural selection in which the fight for survival had the effect similar to artificial intelligence applied to selective breeding. Despite a coincidence of views concerning the origin of life, these two scientis...

By ĐORĐE PETRONIĆ, IGOR VUJOVIĆ

In the 1980-s, the attention of the public was attracted by the research of James Flynn, who noticed something interesting - as the time went by, respondents achieved higher scores in the IQ tests. According to his research, as well as the researches of the authors who were engaged in the subject, the observed increase was 4.4 points per decade on ...

By IGOR VUJOVIĆ, ĐORĐE PETRONIĆ

Introduction. The success of endodontic treatment depends on the adequate biomechanical preparation and obturation of the entire root canal system. The untreated or poorly debrided/obturated root canals are among the most frequent causes of endodontic treatment failure. The endodontic treatment of maxillary molar has the highest failure rates due t...

By DAJANA NOGO-ŽIVANOVIĆ, DRAGAN IVANOVIĆ, TANJA IVANOVIĆ, IVANA SIMIĆ

The aim of the study is to provide better understanding of the prevalence and forms of maladaptive behavior, as well as of the factors associated with this behavior in people with intellectual disability, by reviewing the available literature. Maladaptive behavior is behavior that is common enough and/or severe enough to limit a person's ability to...

By BOJANA MASTILO, SLAĐANA ĆALASAN

01.12.2019. Original Scientific Article
Differentiation plasticity of human monocytes in culture

Introduction. Human monocytes are heterogeneous and plastic cell population with the ability to undergo phenotypic and functional changes as a response to a stimulus from a local microenvironment. Our aim was to determine the potential of human monocytes to differentiate into different cell populations depending on two different cytokines (IL-4 and...

By BOJAN JOKSIMOVIĆ, SERGEJ TOMIĆ, MARINA BEKIĆ, MILOŠ VASILJEVIĆ, DRAGANA VUČEVIĆ, MIODRAG ČOLIĆ