Recommendation guidelines for improving the information provided by fertility clinics through websites in eight European countries
Being better informed about infertility treatment requires that the information provided by clinics is aligned with the concerns and expectations of the public, and also with the legal standards. Few research on medically assisted reproduction (MAR) address the issue of the information that fertility centres provides and disseminates through their webs. During more than two years an international research team has analyzed, from a sociocultural, gender and legal perspective, the information and representations in the field of MAR in 8 European countries (Albania, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Slovenia,...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Francisco G üell, Carrasco José Miguel, Hens Kristien, Struyf Joke, Rozée Virginie, Vialle Manon, Ombelet Willem, Albert Marta, Farfán Juana, Tapia Rosa, Dimitrievska Vera, Melovska Jana, Dostalova Anna, Novotná Michaela, Barret Nathaniel Source Type: research

Risk Factors and Clinical Outcomes of COVID-19 Infection in Multiple Sclerosis Patients: A Retrospective Study from a Single Center in Kosovo
CONCLUSIONS Patients with advanced MS exhibiting higher disability scales and those on anti-CD20 therapy faced an increased risk of experiencing more pronounced symptoms after COVID-19 infection. Patients on vitamin D supplementation had better clinical outcomes.PMID:38287659 | PMC:PMC10838007 | DOI:10.12659/MSM.942992 (Source: Medical Science Monitor)
Source: Medical Science Monitor - January 30, 2024 Category: Research Authors: Edmond Komoni Fisnik Jashari Dren Boshnjaku Blerim Myftiu Melihate Pushka Afrim Blyta Rajmonda Nallbani-Komoni Source Type: research

The estimation of different body dimensions of children aged 6-11 years for the needs of furniture designers
CONCLUSION: Using this data will enable furniture designers to easily target the dimensions of the group they will design, even by measuring only one dimension, i.e. stature and then setting the proportions for each piece separately.PMID:38251090 | DOI:10.3233/WOR-230435 (Source: Work)
Source: Work - January 22, 2024 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Rrahim Sejdiu Bujar Jashari Fakije Zejnullahu Blert ë Sylejmani Ramadan Topuzi Source Type: research

Association between vitamin D status, physical performance, sex, and lifestyle factors: a cross-sectional study of community-dwelling Kosovar adults aged 40  years and older
ConclusionVitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent among community-dwelling adults in Kosovo and low serum 25(OH)D has been associated with low muscle strength. This implies an urgent need for the development of comprehensive prevention strategies, focusing on pharmacological (supplementation) but also  on non-pharmacological strategies such as education, food fortification or lifestyle advices. (Source: European Journal of Nutrition)
Source: European Journal of Nutrition - January 9, 2024 Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

First detection of the Jingmen tick virus in Amblyomma testudinarium ticks from the Kanto district, Japan
This report is the first to detect JMTV in the Kanto region. Further studies are required to elucidate the potential risk of infection by this tick-borne virus in Japan. In particular, the prevalence of JMTV in wild animals should be examined to clarify its geographical distribution, host range, and transmission cycle in nature.PMID:38171848 | DOI:10.7883/yoken.JJID.2023.347 (Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 3, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ryo Matsumura Daisuke Kobayashi Kyo Itoyama Haruhiko Isawa Source Type: research

First detection of the Jingmen tick virus in Amblyomma testudinarium ticks from the Kanto district, Japan
This report is the first to detect JMTV in the Kanto region. Further studies are required to elucidate the potential risk of infection by this tick-borne virus in Japan. In particular, the prevalence of JMTV in wild animals should be examined to clarify its geographical distribution, host range, and transmission cycle in nature.PMID:38171848 | DOI:10.7883/yoken.JJID.2023.347 (Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 3, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ryo Matsumura Daisuke Kobayashi Kyo Itoyama Haruhiko Isawa Source Type: research

First detection of the Jingmen tick virus in Amblyomma testudinarium ticks from the Kanto district, Japan
This report is the first to detect JMTV in the Kanto region. Further studies are required to elucidate the potential risk of infection by this tick-borne virus in Japan. In particular, the prevalence of JMTV in wild animals should be examined to clarify its geographical distribution, host range, and transmission cycle in nature.PMID:38171848 | DOI:10.7883/yoken.JJID.2023.347 (Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 3, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ryo Matsumura Daisuke Kobayashi Kyo Itoyama Haruhiko Isawa Source Type: research

First detection of the Jingmen tick virus in Amblyomma testudinarium ticks from the Kanto district, Japan
This report is the first to detect JMTV in the Kanto region. Further studies are required to elucidate the potential risk of infection by this tick-borne virus in Japan. In particular, the prevalence of JMTV in wild animals should be examined to clarify its geographical distribution, host range, and transmission cycle in nature.PMID:38171848 | DOI:10.7883/yoken.JJID.2023.347 (Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 3, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ryo Matsumura Daisuke Kobayashi Kyo Itoyama Haruhiko Isawa Source Type: research

Viruses, Vol. 16, Pages 66: Serologic and Genomic Investigation of West Nile Virus in Kosovo
lexandru Tomazatos The prevalence of West Nile virus (WNV) is increasing across Europe, with cases emerging in previously unaffected countries. Kosovo is situated in a WNV-endemic region where the seroepidemiological data on WNV in humans remains absent. To address this issue, we have conducted a seroepidemiological investigation of 453 randomly selected sera from a hospital in Kosovo, revealing a 1.55% anti-WNV IgG seroprevalence. Comparative and phylogeographic analyses of the WNV genomes obtained by sequencing archived samples from patients with West Nile fever indicate at least two recent and distinct introductions...
Source: Viruses - December 30, 2023 Category: Virology Authors: Petra Emmerich Xhevat Jakupi Kurtesh Sherifi Shemsedin Dreshaj Ariana Kalaveshi Christoph Hemmer Donjeta Pllana Hajdari Ronald von Possel D ániel Cadar Alexandru Tomazatos Tags: Article Source Type: research

Radon activity concentrations and radiological exposure assessment in drinking water in Prizren region – Kosovo
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry - December 29, 2023 Category: Chemistry Authors: Njomza ElezajBenjamin ZorkoGerti XhixhaValbon Bytyqia Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Science, Department of Physics, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, Prishtina, Kosovob Department for Low and Medium Energy Physics, Jožef Stefan Institu Source Type: research

Evaluation of parents ’ attitudes and practices related to antibiotic use for their children in Kosovo: a cross-sectional survey
ConclusionsOur findings suggest that antibiotic management by parents in Kosovo is not satisfactory, and more attention should be given to their knowledge of the side effects of antibiotics, bacterial resistance and reduction in the self-medication. Health education, adequate measures and interventions are needed to overcome this situation and ensure rational use of antibiotics in Kosovo. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice - December 13, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: research

Force Health Surveillance in  the NATO Does Not Meet the Needs of Its Users: A Structured Evaluation of EpiNATO-2
CONCLUSIONS: This multinational sample of EpiNATO-2 users at all military levels reported that the system is currently not useful with respect to its stated objectives. Opportunities exist to improve the performance and usefulness of EpiNATO-2: improve case definitions, modernize data infrastructure, and regularly evaluate the surveillance system.PMID:37966392 | DOI:10.1093/milmed/usad438 (Source: Military Medicine)
Source: Military Medicine - November 15, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adam Rowh Robert Lindfield Joanna Gaines Source Type: research