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30.06.2022. Original Scientific Article
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

Introduction. The human voice is an important characteristic that enables the distinction of human from other living beings. Otherwise, it represents a picture of a person ́s personality, his health, mental and emotional state. The research aims are to determine the voice characteristics of vocal professionals with diagnosed vocal cord nodules by s...

By MILA BUNIJEVAC, ZLATKO MAKSIMOVIĆ, ANDRIJANA MIKIĆ

Introduction. Detection of early carious lesion and its remineralization is the most effective way for caries treatment. The aim of this study is to compare effectiveness of remineralization of the early carious lesions with different fluoride varnishes. Method. The research included 30 children, girls and boys, aged 12 and 13, in whom the presenc...

By RANKA KNEŽEVIĆ, JOVAN VOJINOVIĆ

Introduction.  Recent data show that 1/5 of patients with chest pain in the emergency room (ER) have an acute coronary syndrome that requires admission and treatment. Current guidelines have endorsed the HEART score for admission, observation or discharge in individual patients. We aimed to assess performance of the HEART score at the Universi...

By BOJAN STANETIĆ, NENAD JAĆIMOVIĆ, ŠEMSUDIN PORČIĆ

Introduction. Successful endodontic treatment depends upon the clinician's knowledge and ability to recognize and diagnose the presence of anatomical and morphological variations of the root and canal system. The aim of this study was to establish the number of roots and root canal configurations of the maxillary second premolar in the population o...

By BRANKICA DAVIDOVIĆ, LJILJANA BJELOVIĆ, IGOR RADOVIĆ, BOJANA DAVIDOVIĆ, SVJETLANA JANKOVIĆ, SMILJKA CICMIL

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

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

Introduction. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) plays one of the key roles in the migration of inflammatory cells and the destructive behavior of acquired middle ear cholesteatoma. The aim of the study was to determine the expression levels of MMP-9 in chronic otitis media, with and without acquired cholesteatoma, as well as to determine the corre...

By DALIBOR VRANJEŠ, SLOBODAN SPREMO, SINIŠA ŠOLAJA

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

Introduction. The transition to university education as a stressful period and the need to be likeable where physical appearance is concerned can be a trigger for a change in attitudes towards eating patterns. Body composition is an essential component of nutritional status and the most common parameter used as an indicator of physical appearance. ...

By OLIVERA PILIPOVIĆ-SPASOJEVIĆ, NENAD PONORAC, MIRA SPREMO