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Introduction. The patient and his safety should be at the center of quality health care, which is a challenge for every health system. Adverse patient outcomes (APO) are defined as damage caused by a drug or other intervention in a primary, secondary or tertiary health care facility, which results in a complication of the primary or the emergence o...

By IVANA VUKOTIĆ, MILE DESPOTOVIĆ, BOJAN JOKSIMOVIĆ, DEJAN BOKONJIĆ, BILJANA MIJOVIĆ, MILENA BOŽINOVIĆ, RADMILA BALABAN, MAJA ABAZOVIĆ, KRISTINA DRAŠKOVIĆ, MARIJA MILIĆ

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Society for Hypertension, elevated blood pressure is defined as the blood pressure the readings of which consistently range ≥ 140 mmHg systolic and/or 90 mmHg diastolic. Having in mind the fact that hypertension is one of the leading risk factors for cardiovasluar disease, ki...

By MAJA VUKOVIĆ, BILJANA MIJOVIĆ, MILOŠ MAKSIMOVIĆ, VESNA LAZIĆ

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

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. Serological testing for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection is a valuable method of estimating the extent of COVID-19 disease prevalence. The study aims to assess the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in a specific group of respondents employed in the health insurance sector, to determine the ratio of symptomatic and asymptomatic ca...

By BILJANA MIJOVIĆ, DEJAN BOKONJIĆ, DRAGANA PUHALO-SLADOJE, DRAGAN SPAIĆ, JELENA VLADIČIĆ-MAŠIĆ, ANĐELA MANDIĆ, SRĐAN MAŠIĆ

Introduction. Inhalation of coal dust during blasting in brown coal mines has been shown to lead to a lung disease called pneumoconiosis. There is very little data in the literature on the direct impact of coal on the quality of life of people who work in coal mines as well as the body's immune response to the effects of coal dust. The aim was to e...

By BILJANA MIJOVIĆ, BOJAN JOKSIMOVIĆ, ZLATKO MAKSIMOVIĆ, SLOBODAN STANIĆ, MILENA BOŽINOVIĆ, RADMILA BALABAN, BILJANA ČANČAR

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

Chronic non-communicable diseases are diseases that arise as a response of the human body to a number of factors, the most important of which are ecological and socio-economic factors. According to the World Health Organization, their classification is based on mortality and morbidity statistics. The top four leading causes of death are as follows:...

By VESNA LAZIĆ, BILJANA MIJOVIĆ, MILOŠ MAKSIMOVIĆ

Hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are the main bloodborne pathogens and are of considerable interest for the dental team. In dentist's surgery, HBV, HCV and HIV infections can be transmitted via direct contact with blood and saliva containing blood, or via indirect contact with contaminated den...

By JOVANA HRISA-SAMARDŽIJA, BILJANA MIJOVIĆ, MARINA MILINKOVIĆ

Introduction. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) represent a major healthcare problem all around the world. The most effective methods for the control and prevention of these infections, as well as the methods controlling the growth of hospital-acquired VRE, have not been established yet. The aim of this systematic review of the literature was ...

By NATALIJA HADŽIVUKOVIĆ, BILJANA MIJOVIĆ