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Introduction. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is considered the reference diagnostic method for quantifying right ventricular size and function, and pulmonary regurgitation in patients with tetralogy of Fallot surgery. The aim of this paper is to confirm the importance of magnetic resonance continuous postoperative monitoring of right and ...

By Biljana Milinković, Jelena Milić, Dejan Bokonjić, Verica Prodanović, Bojan Joksimović, Siniša Ristić

30.06.2022. Original Scientific Articles
Influence of smoking on voice quality

Introduction. During smoking, specific morphological changes occur within the larynx, which results in changes in voice quality. Given that voice is related to quality of life, it is necessary to identify the impact of smoking on voice quality. Methods. A group of 85 respondents, aged 22 to 70 years (AS = 35.61; SD = 11.36), both sexes, categorize...

By Bojana Vuković, Slađana Ćalasan, Andrea Vegar

30.06.2022. Original Scientific Articles
Reading ability of young school-age children

Introduction. Reading is a complex linguistic and cognitive ability, acquired through learning. Children of typical development in the first four years of school completely master the reading skill. However, some children may have difficulty learning to read despite their preserved intellectual abilities and adequate training. The aim of this paper...

By Mile Vuković, Rada Reljić Trivković, Slađana Ćalasan

Introduction. Subcortical auditory centers have several sources of blood supply. Cochlear nuclei are vascularized by the anterior inferior cerebellar artery. Superior cerebellar and posterior cerebral arteries supply the inferior colliculus nucleus, while the medial geniculate body nucleus is supplied by several posterior cerebral artery branches. ...

By Tatjana Bućma, Zdenka Krivokuća, Igor Sladojević

Introduction. Placental dysfunction is underlying cause in most of the intrauterine growth restriction and the pregnancy complications where the fetus does not achieve its genetically determined potential for growth. The critical process for the development of the placenta is angiogenesis. CD31 is an important endothelial adhesion protein that enab...

By Vesna Ljubojević, Sanja Jovičić, Dragica Draganović, Ljiljana Amidžić, Biljana Vatreš, Nataša Vojinović

Introduction. Assessment of the occupational risk of exposure to the new coronavirus of workers engaged in the COVID-19 Departments of the University Clinical Center of Republic of Srpska and the use of personal protective equipment was the aim of this research. Method. In the University Clinical Center of Republic of Srpska (UKC RS), in the C...

By Janja Bojanić, Silvana Trifunović, Antonija Verhaz, Darija Knežević, Mirjana Djermanović, Nataša Knežević, Mladena Malinović

Introduction. Corona-virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by heavy acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) and represents the example of fast spreading disease. There has been a rapid increase of new and fatal cases since the virus was discovered in Wuhan, China, at the beginning of December 2019. Pregnant women are at a higher risk...

By Željka Ćetković, Nenad Jaćimović, Siniša Karakaš

Introduction. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines burnout syndrome as a condition caused by chronic stress at work, which may be associated with the onset and worsening of psychosomatic illnesses and the quality of life of sufferers. The aim of the work was to determine the prevalence of burnout syndrome in the population of people with lea...

By Vesna Krstović Spremo, Sanja Marić, Ljiljana Kulić

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 Olivera Rašević, Maida Mulić, Maja Vuković, Vesna Lazić, Biljana Mijović, Miloš Maksimović