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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

Autophagy is a dynamic process, conserved in all eukaryotes. It is responsible for the degradation of cytoplasmic content. Autophagy is crucial in cell survival and cell death. It plays a significant role in the cell response to stress, nutrient deficiencies, embryonic development, tumor suppression, response to pathogens and aging. The process of ...

By NIKOLINA ELEZ-BURNJAKOVIĆ, LEJLA POJSKIĆ, SANIN HAVERIĆ, AJLA SMAJLOVIĆ

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

Genetic and environmental factors play an important role in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) and its complications. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most common microangiopathic chronic complications of diabetes. Oxidative stress occurs under condition of increased production of free radicals and/or decreased activity of ant...

By DRAGANA PAVLOVIĆ, SINIŠA RISTIĆ

Introduction. According to previous studies, compulsive buying is the problem in the world today by means of which a large number of people, especially women, face their problems in everyday life and functioning. The aim of the paper is to investigate whether or not there is a correlation between shopping addiction, emotions, and stress and general...

By NINA ERAKOVIĆ, ŠEMSUDIN PORČIĆ, MIRA SPREMO

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

Hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are the main bloodborne pathogens and are of considerable interest for the dental team. In dentist's surgery, HBV, HCV and HIV infections can be transmitted via direct contact with blood and saliva containing blood, or via indirect contact with contaminated den...

By JOVANA HRISA-SAMARDŽIJA, BILJANA MIJOVIĆ, MARINA MILINKOVIĆ

Introduction. Burnout syndrome is a common problem among healthcare workers. The aim of the study was to investigate the level of stress, components of burnout syndrome and the most common causes of workplace stress among the physicians working in the Primary Health Care Center Banja Luka, after which the obtained results concerning family physicia...

By KOSANA STANETIĆ, BRANKICA MARKOVIĆ, VERICA PETROVIĆ, BOJAN STANETIĆ

Introduction. Mental health is related to risky driving behavior and traffic accidents. The aim of this study is to investigate both social and demographic characteristics of drivers, as well as the connection between mental health and risky driving behavior among drivers in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Methods. The study was par...

By JELENA NIŠKANOVIĆ, SLAĐANA ŠILJAK, SLOBODAN STANIĆ

Introduction. This paper is concerned with a comparative analysis of sociodemographic characteristics of the employees and workplace stressogenic factors in both primary and secondary health care. The assessment of the connection of stress factors, as well as subjective feelings of health workers, to their workplace was carried out. Methods. The st...

By DRAGANA BOŽIĆ