Physicians’ Perceptions About the Quality of Primary Health Care Services in Transitional Albania

Neritan Kellici, Arvin Dibra, Joana Mihani, Suela Kellici, Genc Burazeri Abstract Aim: To date, the available information regarding the quality of primary health care services in Albania is scarce. The aim of our study was to assess the quality of primary health care services in Albania based on physicians' perceptions towards the quality of the [...]

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Assessment of the Tomographic Values in Keratoconic Eyes After Collagen Crosslinking Procedure

Sanja Sefic Kasumovic, Adisa Racic-Sakovic, Aida Kasumovic, Suzana Pavljasevic, Belkisa Duric-Colic, Emir Cabric, Milka Mavija, Orhan Lepara, Mirko Jankov Abstract Goal: This study aimed to investigate the differences in values of K1 and K2 readings, the central corneal thickness (PAH ) before the collagen crosslinking procedure (CXL) and 3, 6, 12 months later. Methods: 64 [...]

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Cigarette Smoking Among Students at the University of Tuzla

Merima Ibisevic, Azra Avdic, Enes Osmanovic, Nedzad Kadric, Sevleta Avdic Abstract Introduction: Cigarette smoking among students is greatly widespread. Smoking prevalence ranges from 28% to 67% for students, respectively, from 19% to 34% for female students. Aim: The aim of this survey was to investigate the smoking habits of students,who are studying at three faculties [...]

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Renal Function Outcome Prognosis in Septic and Non-septic Acute Kidney Injury Patients

Aida Hamzic-Mehmedbasic, Senija Rasic, Damir Rebic, Azra Durak-Nalbantic, Alma Muslimovic, Jasminka Dzemidzic Abstract Aim: The objective of this study was to evaluate prognostic impact of clinical factors on outcome of renal function in septic and non-septic acute kidney injury (AKI) patients. Methods: The prospective, observational, clinical study was performed at Nephrology Clinic and Clinic for [...]

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A New Approach to the Management of Uninvestigated Dyspepsia in Primary Care

Nizama Salihefendic, Muharem Zildzic, Emir Cabric Abstract Introduction: The prevalence of dyspepsia in the general population worldwide is very high (20-40%). Upper abdominal complaints are one of the most common cause of patients' visits to primary care settings. Making an accurate etiological diagnosis of dyspepsia is difficult, but is an important challenge and goal for [...]

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The Prevalence and Species Composition of Malassezia yeasts in Patients with Clinically Suspected Onychomycosis

Asja Prohic, Suada Kuskunovic-Vlahovljak, Tamara Jovovic Sadikovic, Semra Cavaljuga Abstract Introduction: There are limited numbers of studies which focused on the identification of Malassezia yeasts to a species level in onychomycosis. Therefore, the aim of our study was to determine the prevalence and species composition of Malassezia yeasts in patients with clinically suspected onychomycosis and [...]

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Psoriasis and Metabolic Syndrome

Eldina Malkic Salihbegovic, Nermina Hadzigrahic, Amra Jakubovic Cickusic Abstract Introduction: Psoriasis is a chronic skin ailment which can be connected with an increased occurrence of other illnesses, including the metabolic syndrome. Examinees and methods: A prospective study has been conducted which included 70 patients affected by psoriasis, both genders, older than 18 years. Average age [...]

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One Year Outcome of Patients with Acute Stroke and Sleep Apnea According to the Type and Localisation of Lesion

Biljana Kojic, Osman Sinanovic, Adnan Burina Abstract The aim of this study was to analyze one year survival outcome of the patients with sleep apnea in acute stroke in order to type and localisation of lesion. Patients and Methods: It was analyzed 110 patients with acute stroke (AS) and verified sleep apnea, treated at Department [...]

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Effect of Two Laparoscopic Techniques for Treatment of Ovarian Endometrioma on Ovarian Reserve

Jadranka Georgievska, Slavejko Sapunov, Svetlana Cekovska, Kristin Vasilevska Abstract Introduction: Operative laparoscopy is the most common used technique for treatment of patients with ovarian endometriomas, because of many positive effects in comparison with laparotomy. There are many laparoscopic techniques, but most used are cystectomy and puncture with endocoagulation (ablation) of the cyst's capsule. The aim [...]

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