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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. 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

The vascular approach is a prerequisite for performing hemodialysis, but their "weak points" are different and frequent complications. Modern guidelines recommend native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) as the first choice of vascular approach because it is characterized by the longest survival and the least complications compared to other vascular appr...

By ZLATKO MAKSIMOVIĆ, NENAD LALOVIĆ, SINIŠA MAKSIMOVIĆ

Voice is a significant component of communication that allows us to express information and emotions, so it is the foundation of verbal communication. Maturation of the body involves dilation of the larynx and lower positioning of the larynx in the neck, resulting in multiple changes in voice quality. The rapid changes in the human larynx during pu...

By BOJANA VUKOVIĆ, SLAĐANA ĆALASAN

Introduction. Higher level of knowledge and frequent contacts with peers with disabilities can influence the emergence of more positive attitudes of students towards peers with disabilities. In regard to that, our aim was to test the importance of knowledge, contact frequency and other possible factors influencing attitudes of students toward disab...

By SLAĐANA ĐOREM, GORDANA ODOVIĆ, ANA LUKIĆ, JELENA MILIĆ, BOJAN JOKSIMOVIĆ, MILENA BOŽINOVIĆ

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. Stroke is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The relationship between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and homocysteinemia (Hcy) as risk factors for ischemic stroke (IS) is not completely clear. The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of MetS, serum level of Hcy and the frequency of hyperhomocysteinem...

By MILORAD VUJNIĆ, NELA RAŠETA, ALMA PRTINA, TATJANA MILIVOJAC, SINIŠA RISTIĆ

Introduction. Low back pain is common in adult population, especially in nurses working in the intensive care units. In our country, the subject has not been investigated so far. The aim of the paper is to examine the frequency of low back pain and its connection to psychosocial characteristics. Methods. The questionnaire consisting of general demo...

By DRAGANA JOVANOVIĆ, DRAGANA BACKOVIĆ, LJUBICA PEJAKOV

Introduction. The World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that in 2016 more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Over 650 million of them were obese. Diet quality in university students is determined by factors such as family, food availability and meals in student canteens. The purpose of this study was to investigate fre...

By SUZANA SAVIĆ, GORDANA TEŠANOVIĆ, LARISA GAVRAN, SAŠA STANIVUKOVIĆ