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Introduction. Frailty is common in elderly persons and carries a high risk of poor health outcomes, including increased mortality, institutionalization, falls, and hospitalization. The aim of the work was to determine the risk factors for frailty in elderly persons. Methods. The research was conducted in Bijeljina and Foča, in the period from Febr...

By Natalija Hadživuković, Jelena Pavlović, Srdjan Živanović, Sandra Matović, Srdjan Mašić, Dragan Spaić, Olivera Kalajdžić, Ljubiša Kucurski, Mile Despotović

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. 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. 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. Mutations in TMEM38B gene, which encodes the endoplasmatic reticulum membrane trimeric intracellular cation channel (TRIC) type B, cause osteogenesis imperfecta type XIV. So far there have been only four different pathogenic variants reported in TMEM38B. Clinical features of osteogenesis imperfecta type XIV described in scarce reports...

By Nikola Georgijev, Slobodan Gazikalović, Zoran Paunović, Nikola Ilić, Adrijan Sarajlija