Anthropometric predictors of systolic and diastolic blood pressure considering intersexual differences in a group of selected schoolchildren.
Authors: Rimárová K, Dorko E, Diabelková J, Sulinová Z, Frank K, Baková J, Uhrin T, Makovický P, Pelechová N, Konrádyová N Abstract OBJECTIVES: Although the association between anthropometric parameters and blood pressure has been established for adults, the relationship for children has not been thoroughly studied in Slovakia. Present study investigates the association between anthropometric parameters and systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the group of randomly selected schoolchildren. METHODS: Examinations were conducted as a cross-sectiona...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Prevalence of lifestyle and cardiovascular risk factors in a group of medical students.
CONCLUSIONS: We confirmed higher prevalence or cardiovascular risk factors among males. Also, group of "overweight and obese" students had higher frequency of cardiovascular risk factors. Border limits for risk evaluation were strong, so on clinical level we can evaluate the group of medical students as healthy. In the group of young medical students, we confirmed lower frequency of risk factors compared to the Slovak population average. PMID: 30817867 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Compliance with gluten-free diet in a selected group of celiac children in the Slovak Republic.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study confirmed important factors influencing adherence to the GF diet, which are connected to the symptoms and consequences of CD. The assessment of parents' opinions and burden on the families of children with celiac disease should be also reflected in the evaluation of patient's status. Important is also the role of parents in order to facilitate and support clinical interventions and prevention of CD. PMID: 30817868 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Risk factors of preterm birth and low birth weight neonates among Roma and non-Roma mothers.
This study analyses the differences in birth outcomes between Roma and non-Roma mothers and investigates the potential causes of such differences. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 1,989 non-Roma and 799 Roma mothers who gave birth in 2014 and 2015 at the Gynaecology and Obstetrics Clinic of Louis Pasteur University Hospital in Košice. Data on mothers and new-born infants have been obtained from the birth book and from the reports on mothers at childbirth. For low birth weight we considered the weight of a new-born weighing less than 2,500 grams and as for premature birth we referred to child...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

EU questionnaire to screen for obstructive sleep apnoea validated in Slovakia.
CONCLUSION: The Q-OSAS is an appropriate screening tool to facilitate the screening of subjects potentially at risk from moderate and severe OSAS. A modified two-step interpretation of the Q-OSAS in Slovakia yielded the best sensitivity, and in the future could promote evaluation of sleepiness in sleep and wake disorders other than OSAS for fitness to drive. PMID: 30817870 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease surveillance in Eastern Slovakia from 2004 to 2016.
CONCLUSIONS: The surveillance of CJD in ES (2004-2016) showed an increased incidence of CJD in ES, reaching the incidence rate of the whole country, with a permanent proportion of 70% gCJD cases based on the E200K mutation. Clinical, electrophysiological and MR features of sCJD and gCJD cases were in conformity with already published data. Epidemiological analysis of CJD in ES shows increasing detection of CJD but also suggests that current routine surveillance systems for CJD may underestimate the true burden of disease, especially sporadic cases in Slovakia. PMID: 30817871 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central Europ...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Effectiveness of primary vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis in employees of the armed forces.
CONCLUSIONS: TBE immunisation should be targeted at individuals in the most affected locations and those at highest risk of exposure according to lifestyle and occupation. PMID: 30817872 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Milk outbreaks of tick-borne encephalitis in Slovakia, 2012-2016.
CONCLUSIONS: Consumption of milk and dairy products made only from pasteurized milk, as well as the immunization of humans and animals are the most effective preventive measures against TBE. PMID: 30817873 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

West Nile virus - a new infection in the Slovak Republic?
CONCLUSIONS: Although there was no evidence of WNV infection in the Slovak Republic, the epidemiological situation in the neighbouring countries warrants vigilance and appropriate measures, including the introduction of specific diagnostic tools into clinical practice. The constant monitoring of birds and mosquitoes also seems necessary. PMID: 30817874 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Serostatus and risk factors of tick-borne encephalitis.
CONCLUSION: The results of seroprevalence obtained by this study confirm the possibility of infection with TBEV among respondents exposed to possible contact with ticks. PMID: 30817875 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Association of seroprevalence and risk factors in Lyme disease.
CONCLUSION: The results of seroprevalence obtained in the present study confirm the possibility of infection with B. burgdorferi among respondents exposed to contact with ticks. PMID: 30817876 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Seroprevalence of Lyme disease in Eastern Slovakia.
CONCLUSION: It should be noted that detection of antibodies against B. burgdorferi s.l. is only an indirect evidence of the presence of this bacterium in the development of clinical signs of LD in humans. Laboratory LD tests should be performed in accordance with valid standards, positive and uncertain results must be confirmed by the Western Blot/Immunoblot assay. PMID: 30817877 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Epidemiological and clinical aspects of dermatophytoses in Eastern Slovakia: a retrospective three-year study.
CONCLUSION: The assessment of data has showed the predominance of tinea unguium among adult patients, tinea capitis et faciei among children, and the prevalent aetiological role of Trichophyton rubrum in fungal skin infections; findings that are in agreement with recent European studies. PMID: 30817878 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Single centre clinical experience with fidaxomicin in the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection in Slovakia.
CONCLUSIONS: The biggest benefit from fidaxomicin treatment was shown in a cohort of patients with primary CDI infection demonstrating a low recurrence rate and significant reduction of fidaxomicin effectiveness in preventing a recurrence when treating patients with multiple rCDI. PMID: 30817879 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Dietary intake of vitamin B12 in relation to diet and lifestyle characteristics in a population at high risk for colorectal cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: Higher intake of vitamin B12, especially intake from milk, dairy and fish are associated with the low-risk diet and lifestyle in a population at high risk for CRC. Further studies should focus on interplay between vitamin B12 and other nutrients that share the same food sources to elucidate their role in the aetiology and pathology of CRC. PMID: 30660133 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Evaluation of purified protein derivates test at tuberculosis dispensary in Hatay, Turkey, applied to Turks and Syrian refugees (2012-2015).
Authors: Savaş N, Barutcu G, Yeniçeri A Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate results of purified protein derivates (PPD) test applied at the Tuberculosis Dispensary between 2012-2015 in Hatay, Turkey, where a large number of Syrian refugees have migrated since the Syrian civil war began in 2011. METHODS: PPD test records from the Electronic Tuberculosis Management System at the Tuberculosis Dispensary from 2012-2015 were analyzed based on nationality, age groups, BCG scar availability, and PPD reaction. The annual risk of tuberculosis infection (ARTI) was calculated based on years fo...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Assessment of vitamin D status in Czech children.
CONCLUSION: Children with sufficiency 25(OH)D levels were more frequently exposed to the sun and exposed a larger part of their body to the sun while spending time outdoors. Levels of 25(OH)D were also associated with using vitamin D supplements within six weeks before sampling. PMID: 30660135 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Effect of n-3 fatty acids supplementation during life style modification in women with overweight.
CONCLUSION: Besides preventing a modest negative effect of LSM on IL6 and adiponectin level, the combination of LSM and EPA + DHA supplementation could be probably used to improve the functional capacity of adipose tissue in women with overweight. PMID: 30660136 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

HSPB7 Gene Polymorphism Associated with Anthropometric Parameters of Obesity and Fat Intake in a Central European Population.
CONCLUSIONS: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study which reports an association of defined genetic variability in the HSPB7 gene, rs1048261, with obesity and its associated anthropometric characteristics and dietary composition. PMID: 30660137 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Comparison of birthweight patterns in rural municipalities with and without a Roma community: a cross-sectional analysis in Slovakia 2009-2013.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings could be used as a proxy for the purposes of policy making, replacing individual level studies with more resource-demanding design. PMID: 30660138 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Distribution of ADH1B genotypes predisposed to enhanced alcohol consumption in the Czech Roma/Gypsy population.
CONCLUSIONS: The frequency of rs1229984 genotypes in the ADH1B gene within the Gypsies/Roma population corresponds with frequencies obtained in North India/Central Asia, the putative country of this ethnic origin. Our results suggest that the minority Gypsies/Roma population consume slightly less alcohol than the Czech majority population. PMID: 30660139 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Problematic and risky sexual behaviour under the influence of alcohol among university students.
CONCLUSIONS: Problematic drinking and risky sexual behaviour after alcohol consumption exist among students and deserve special attention and response in the form of suitable measures. Problematic and risky sexual behaviour after alcohol consumption among university students is associated with behavioural factors and characteristics of alcohol use that allow a targeted approach to preventive efforts. PMID: 30660140 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

A 1-year prospective monocentric study of limb, spinal and pelvic fractures: Can monitoring fracture epidemiology impact injury prevention programmes?
Authors: Báča V, Klimeš J, Tolar V, Zimola P, Balliu I, Vitvarová I, Lásková H, Džupa V, Grivna M, Čelko AM Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess fractures of extremities, spine and pelvis in patients with respect to mechanism, time of the incident and demography of patients in order to propose preventive measures. METHODS: A mono-centric (Level I Trauma Centre, predominantly urban population) prospective study was carried-out during the one-year period from 1 January to 31 December 2012. Patients with bone fractures of extremities, spine and pelvis were ...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Comparison of oral health in children aged 5-6 years in the Czech Republic and Yemen.
CONCLUSIONS: The high prevalence of poor dental health in these groups of Czech and Yemeni children and low or even no treatment urge effort to include WHO recommendations for practice into the national health policies. Prevention and control of dental caries can be promoted not only by dentists, targeting children and the whole family and their dental habits and lifestyle, with the cooperation of schools, paediatricians, general practitioners and with gynaecologists targeting new and expectant mothers, to increase their knowledge and skills. PMID: 30660142 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Does short-term air pollution exposure have effects on blood pressure and heart rate in healthy women in the city of Ni š, Serbia?
CONCLUSION: The present findings did not support the conclusion that current levels of ambient BS and SO2 may have an effect on blood pressure and heart rate in women. PMID: 30660143 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

A study evaluating noise levels at selected schools in the Czech Republic.
CONCLUSIONS: Continuous noise pollution, in combination with stress and the mentally demanding nature of the teaching profession, may lead to numerous negative effects on human personality. PMID: 30660144 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Comparison of official food safety control systems in member states of the European Union.
Authors: Svrčinová P, Janout V Abstract In recent years increasing pressure to limit the powers of the Czech public health authorities in the field of food safety has been noticed. An approach to safe food production and official controls depends on diverse and complex socioeconomic factors in the context of political and legislative framework within which food producers and official controllers exist. Official controls are those activities carried out by the competent authorities (CA) or delegated bodies) in Member States to verify business compliance with the requirements set out in agri-food chain legisl...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Distribution of hepatitis C virus genotypes and subtypes in Croatia: 2008-2015.
Authors: Vince A, Židovec Lepej S, Bingulac-Popović J, Miletić M, Kuret S, Sardelić S, Vrakela IB, Kurelac I Abstract OBJECTIVE: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotyping is an important part of pre-treatment diagnostic algorithms as it guides the choice of therapeutic regimens. The aim of this study was to analyse the distribution of HCV genotypes in patients with chronic hepatitis C from Croatia in the period 2008-2015. METHODS: The study enrolled 3,655 anti-HCV positive patients with available results of HCV genotyping from the three largest national HCV genotyping laboratories. RESULTS: The majority of HCV...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Continued smoking versus spontaneous quitting among pregnant women living in a high risk environment.
Authors: Balázs P, Grenczer A, Rákóczi I, Foley KL Abstract OBJECTIVES: In Hungary, 37% of women living in poverty were smokers in 2012. There are no valid data of pregnant women's spontaneous smoking cessation. METHODS: Our retrospective cohort study (2009-2012) targeted the most underdeveloped regions with an estimated 6-8.5% of Roma population. The sample (N = 12,552) represented 76% of the target population i.e. women in four counties in a year delivering live born babies. Chi-square probe and multivariable logistic regression model (p
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Community-based survey as a basis for evidence-based public health: children living in Upper Silesian Industrial Zone.
Authors: Skrzypek M, Kowalska M, Kobza J, Wypych A, Czech EM, Niewiadomska E, Bała MM Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to estimate changes in the prevalence of respiratory diseases and disorders between 2003/2004 and 2011/2012 in 13-16 years old children living in Bytom, one of the biggest cities in the Silesia agglomeration and provide the evidence for local policy makers. METHODS: Data from two cross-sectional surveys, based on the Polish version of the International Study of Allergy and Asthma in Childhood (ISAAC) questionnaire, conducted in 2003/2004 and 2011/2012 was used. Response rate in the...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Respiratory toxicity of TiO2 nanoparticles after intravenous instillation: an experimental study.
CONCLUSIONS: We suggest low biopersistence and relatively rapid elimination of TiO2 nanoparticles from the lung under used experimental conditions. PMID: 30419618 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Psychosocial and physiological risks of shift work in nurses: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, nurses and nursing assistants in health centres and hospitals show high levels of exposure to psychological and psychosocial risks that are unfavourable to their health. PMID: 30419619 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

A new potential biomarker in early diagnosis of firefighter lung function impairment: dynamic thiol/disulphide homeostasis.
Authors: Gündüzöz M, Birgin İritaş S, Tutkun L, Büyükşekerci M, Pinar Çetintepe S, Bal C, Alişik M, Erdoğan S, Yilmaz H, Erel Ö Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between urinary arsenic, oxidative stress, assessed by thiol/disulphide homeostasis, and lung diseases in firefighters. METHODS: The study conducted among the municipality-based male firefighters (n = 100) who were admitted to occupational diseases clinic for periodic medical examination. The control group consisted of non-exposed male office workers (n = 50). Urinar...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Risk indicators for road accident in Poland for the period 2004-2017.
CONCLUSION: It is necessary to continue multidirectional actions to improve safety on the roads in Poland resulting in a systematic increase in the level of road traffic security. PMID: 30419621 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Evaluation of oral health status of children in pretreatment and after treatment for 18 month.
CONCLUSIONS: For the protection and maintenance of oral and dental health in dentistry, preventive approaches should be the first concern and conservative therapeutic methods should be given priority after occurrence of any dental pathology. In addition, one-time examinations are not sufficient, and children should be examined at least twice a year. This study showed that the incidence of dental caries declined in children who underwent periodical examination and preventive dental treatment. PMID: 30419622 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Test-retest reliability of selected HBSC items measuring problem behaviour among Slovak and Czech adolescents.
CONCLUSIONS: The overall findings of this study suggest that most of selected indicators in the HBSC survey questionnaire have satisfactory test-retest reliability. Further test-retest studies in a large and diverse sample, as well as validity studies, should be considered for the future HBSC study. PMID: 30419623 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Association between computer game type, playing time and sense of coherence in Lithuanian adolescents.
Authors: Ustinavičienė R, Škėmienė L, Lukšienė D, Radišauskas R, Kalinienė G, Vasilavičius P Abstract OBJECTIVE: As an excessive gaming is the addiction of the 21th century, purpose of our study was to investigate how sense of coherence interacts with gaming time, choice of various games types, age and gender characteristics. Our task was to evaluate relationship between computer gaming and an adolescent's sense of coherence. METHODS: A cross-sectional study based on a self-reported questionnaire was performed among the representative samples of 1,806 adolescents aged 13-18 years. Ad...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

A study on stress, depression and suicidal ideation according to sexual behaviours among Korean adolescents.
CONCLUSIONS: Adolescents with experience of sexual intercourse showed significantly higher stress, depression and suicidal ideation, the latter of which was particularly higher among low-grade female students that had experienced first sexual intercourse at a young age. Suicidal ideation was more common when first sexual intercourse was early. Adolescents with experience of sexual intercourse after drinking showed higher stress, depression and suicidal ideation than those without drinking. PMID: 30419625 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Assessment of changes in somatic characteristics based on the level of physical activity in women who undertook weight reduction course.
CONCLUSION: Given the significantly higher increase of fat-free mass percentage in older highly active women (PA 3), we may assess the course results positively. Our study demonstrated positive correlation between carrying out the recommended level of PA and its impact on the body composition's health risk indicators. Obese women should walk at least 10,000 steps per day to improve their health. PMID: 30419626 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Gender-associated differences in the prevalence of central obesity using waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio, and that of general obesity, in Slovak adults.
Authors: Csongová M, Volkovová K, Gajdoš M, Gurecká R, Koborová I, Líšková A, Šebeková K Abstract OBJECTIVES: Central obesity represents an increased risk to develop cardiovascular diseases. Guidelines of international societies suggest estimating central obesity by measuring waist circumference (WC). Robust statistical data in literature provide evidence on the superiority of waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) over WC and body mass index (BMI) for detecting cardiometabolic risk in both genders. Based on measurements of weight, height and waist circumf...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Low health literacy and excess body weight: a systematic review.
CONCLUSION: There is good evidence that low levels of HL are associated with excess body weight, particularly in children. Initiatives to improve health literacy levels could be a useful tool in the management of the obesity epidemic. PMID: 30419628 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Expansion of lactation support services to neonatal intensive care unit.
Authors: Holmquist I, Boštíková V, Střítecká H, Zmrzlá H, Pohnán R, Mydlilová A Abstract PMID: 30419629 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Assessment of vaccine effectiveness during measles outbreak in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2014-2015.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that the resurgence was likely caused by an accumulation of measles-susceptible children not being vaccinated. This vaccine effectiveness study does not support possible vaccination failure as a contributing factor. PMID: 30102493 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Hepatitis C testing among adults born between 1945 and 1965 in Turkey: a multicentre study.
Authors: Altindis M, Demiray T, Koroglu M, Atasoy AR, Kesli R, Tosun S, Ozdemir M, Aksozek A, Ece G, Cetinkol Y, Altindis S, Guducuoglu H Abstract OBJECTIVE: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major public health problem and affects large populations all over the world. Serum anti-HCV level is a valuable marker to determine HCV infection. Anti-HCV testing has been recommended for high-risk population. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in the United States proposed a new high-risk population group - adults born between 1945-1965. Under this perspective, we designed a multicentre retrospective s...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Mortality rate of ICU patients with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - Coronavirus infection at King Fahad Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
CONCLUSIONS: MERS-CoV ICU mortality remains markedly high due to a combination of factors; the disease process of MERS-CoV leads to multiple organ failure, particularly respiratory and renal failure. PMID: 30102495 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Assessment of work-related stress by using salivary cortisol level examination among early morning shift workers.
CONCLUSIONS: Salivary cortisol levels are a suitable objective marker of stress and can be used as a good predictor of occupational stress by public health services for the purposes of primary prevention. PMID: 30102496 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Exposure criteria for evaluating lumbar spine load.
CONCLUSION: The proposed method proved to be applicable in occupational hygiene evaluation in a real setting. PMID: 30102497 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Central European Journal of Public Health)
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Impact of socio-demographic characteristics and long-term complications on quality of life in patients with diabetes mellitus.
CONCLUSION: Our results showed that both socioeconomic and chronic complications are relevant factors of HRQOL in type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus patients. Age, rural lifestyle, retirement, lower level of education and low socioeconomic status, as well as DM complications (angina pectoris, hearth failure, diabetes nephropathy, and diabetes retinopathy) were found to be independent risk factors for the component scores of SF-36 and EQ-VAS score. Taking into consideration the results obtained, health practitioners should be aware not only of the clinical parameters of patients with DM, but also of their educational level and ...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Prevalence of malnutrition risk among institutionalized elderly from North Bohemia is higher than among those in the Capital City of Prague, Czech Republic.
In this study, data was collected from 254 elderly individuals (aged ≥ 65) residing in retirement homes in North Bohemia and then compared with similar data for the elderly living in retirement homes in Prague (the data from Prague were previously published in 2013). The data included an Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA) test; anthropometric measurements - Body Mass Index (BMI), waist circumference, triceps skinfold thickness; and biochemical parameters - albumin, prealbumin, transferrin, urea, and creatinine. RESULTS: Mean BMI values were 27.4 kg/m2 for females and 26.3 kg/m2 for males. According to the MNA questio...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research

Prevalence of risk factors in cardiovascular diseases in selected population of the Czech Republic.
Authors: Pavlik V, Fajfrova J, Safka V, Pravdova L, Urban M, Krutisova P, Tucek M Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to describe current prevalence of selected risk factors in the Czech general population in a particular region and to compare the data with recently published results in the selected population of Czech soldiers. The work also deals with the advantages and disadvantages of methods determining overweight and obesity. METHODS: Within medical preventive examinations the data of 1,051 individuals (482 men, 569 women) were obtained. In this group anthropometric parameters such as height, bod...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research