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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. Tinnitus is a perception of a sound in the ears in the absence of acoustic stimulation whose pathophysiological mechanisms have not been evaluated yet. Approximately, 1-2% of people report distress which can negatively affect their daily performance. Our study aimed to assess the incidence of anxiety in patients with tinnitus. Methods...

By LJILJANA KRSMANOVIĆ, SINIŠA ŠOLAJA, NENAD ARSOVIĆ, BOJAN JOKSIMOVIĆ, ZORAN DUDVARSKI, GABRIJELA ŠOLAJA

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

Pneumoconiosis of workers in brown coal mines is an occupational disease, a global public health problem and a serious disease of the lung parenchyma. If it is not prevented, it leads to irreversible changes in the lungs with complications. The disorder occurs after prolonged exposure to coal dust containing high concentration of free crystalline s...

By BOJAN JOKSIMOVIĆ, BILJANA MIJOVIĆ, BILJANA ČANČAR, MILENA BOŽINOVIĆ, ZLATKO MAKSIMOVIĆ, SLOBODAN STANIĆ, ĐORĐE JEVTIĆ

Introduction. Inhalation of coal dust during blasting in brown coal mines has been shown to lead to a lung disease called pneumoconiosis. There is very little data in the literature on the direct impact of coal on the quality of life of people who work in coal mines as well as the body's immune response to the effects of coal dust. The aim was to e...

By BILJANA MIJOVIĆ, BOJAN JOKSIMOVIĆ, ZLATKO MAKSIMOVIĆ, SLOBODAN STANIĆ, MILENA BOŽINOVIĆ, RADMILA BALABAN, BILJANA ČANČAR

Introduction. The aim of the study was to examine the correlation between subjective well-being and quality of life of the elderly in relation to their demographic characteristics, health, social and financial status. Methods. The study sample was comprised of 159 subjects of both sexes and of older age. The respondents underwent research in Banja ...

By NATAŠA EGELJIĆ-MIHAILOVIĆ, JELENA PAVLOVIĆ, DUŠKA JOVIĆ, DARIJA KNEŽEVIĆ

The aim of the study is to provide better understanding of the prevalence and forms of maladaptive behavior, as well as of the factors associated with this behavior in people with intellectual disability, by reviewing the available literature. Maladaptive behavior is behavior that is common enough and/or severe enough to limit a person's ability to...

By BOJANA MASTILO, SLAĐANA ĆALASAN

Progress in diagnosis and treatment has led to a significant improvement in the fate of children born with tetralogy of Fallot, with the perioperative mortality of 2-3% and a 30-year survival rate of 90%. However, the majority of these patients have residual postoperative morphological and hemodynamic disorders, as well as heart rhythm disorders, p...

By BILJANA MILINKOVIĆ, DEJAN BOKONJIĆ, BOJAN JOKSIMOVIĆ, VERICA PRODANOVIĆ

Introduction. Larynx carcinoma is one of the most common malignant tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract that causes the change in normal anatomical relationships in the neck, which leads to communication and social interaction disorders. The aim of the paper is to examine the impact of education on the quality of life of laryngectomized patients...

By MILA BUNIJEVAC, MIRJANA PETROVIĆ-LAZIĆ, SINIŠA MAKSIMOVIĆ

Introduction. Chronic rhinosinusitis with sinonasal polyposis is a chronic inflammatory process of the mucous membranes of the nasal and paranasal sinuses, clinically manifested by the appearance of polyps in the nasal cavity. The presence of polyps in the nose and sinuses is the cause of the characteristic symptoms that affect the quality of life ...

By ALEKSANDRA ALEKSIĆ, SINIŠA ŠOLAJA, ZORICA NOVAKOVIĆ, NATAŠA GUZINA-GOLAC, VOJIN VOJNOVIĆ, ŽELJKO MARKIĆ