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Introduction. Osteoporosis is a progressive, systemic and metabolic disease of bones that leads to the loss of the bone mineral density as well as to an increased risk of fracture. Aim of the study is to investigate the percentage of osteopenia and osteoporosis in women of various age groups within our regionas well as identification of risk factor...

By Aleksandra Hadžiavdić, Nikola Gavrić

01.12.2012. Reviews
Therapeutic swimming

The beneficial influence of water on the human body has been known since ancient times. Water as a therapeutic agent has a very wide application whereas a therapeutic effect of water is based on physical characteristics, thermal and mechanical effects. For the field of therapeutic gymnastics, the mechanical action of water has a special significa...

By Milomir Trivun, Jovica Tošić, Vladan Marković

Introduction. Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a global public health problem. Surveillance has been widely accepted as the primary tool in the control of HAI. It assumes systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of HAI data, as well as providing feedback information for personnel in health caresettings. Prevalence study is a fast, ...

By Slavenka Janković, Biljana Mijović, Janja Bojanić, Nina Rodić Vukmir

Introduction. Lower-leg fractures represent the most often fractures of long bones. The most frequent fractures are those in middle-aged patients when their work and life activities are very intensive. The aim of the study was to determine the result of the treatment of closed lower-leg fractures with external fixation.Methods. These patients in wh...

By Mladenko Lazić, Saša Vidić, Nikola Gavrić, Aleksandra Hadžiavdvić

Introduction. Nursing is by nature a profession that involves a high level of stress. Stress or stressful reaction is response to stressful situations. Health care workers are exposed to combustion and it is professional nature of their work, especially in clinical hospital practice. The aim of this study was to identify and analyze the stress fact...

By Jelena Pavlović, Bojan Joksimović, Vedrana R. Vidojević

25.06.2013. For Practice
Reviewer – authors’ best friend

Peer review is the accepted method for ensuring that the science reported in the biomedical literature is of the highest quality. Reviewers, who are always recruited among the most prominent scientists in the field, are the heart of the peer-review system, and no editor can get along without them. Many authors, especially the younger ones, are unaw...

By Ljiljana Vučković-Dekić

28.12.2013. Reviews
Tumour markers

Many structures found in tumour cells acting like antigens have been discovered as a result of continuous progress in malignant disease research over the last 50 years. Those are macromolecules whose presence or change in concentration can indicate genesis or growth of malignant tumours and they are known as tumour markers. They can be highly speci...

By Dragana Puhalo-Sladoje, Dragana Tošović, Slavica Ristić

Background. Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is an acute, viral, natural, focal zoonosis, which is under natural conditions transferred to man by the bite of certain species of ticks. There is also inter-human transmission of infection. A clinical picture is characterized by temperature and severehemorrhages of different localization and diff...

By Radoslav Katanić, Nataša Katanić, Dijana Mirić, Bojana Kisić, Dragica Odalović, Andrijana Odalović, Bojana Kisić

Introduction. Obesity is one of the most important risk factors for osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. However, notwithstanding numerous studies on this topic, the link between obesity and OA of the hip and between OA and gender is still not clear enough. The aim of the study was to investigate the association between obesity, gender and degenerative...

By Žani Banjanin, Jadranka Pešević Pajčin, Radmila Ubović, Janja Bojanić, Nina Rodić Vukmir

Sve je veći broj istraživanja koja otkrivaju da mnogi lekovi ispoljavaju neželjene efekte na mineralnu gustinu i strukturu koštanog tkiva. Brojne studije su pokazale da neki lekovi mogu biti „štetni za kost” kao što su: glukokortikoidi, hormoni štitaste žlezde, antiepileptici, antidepresivi, aromatični inhibi...

By Vojkan Nestorović, Јulijana Rašić, Snežana Janićijević Hudomal, Mirjana Mirić