Psychological well-being and mortality: longitudinal findings from Lithuanian middle-aged and older adults study
AbstractBackgroundThe study aimed to examine whether after confounding by possible socio-demographic and other risk factors, psychological well-being is independently associated with reduced all-cause and cardiovascular mortality.MethodsInitial data were collected within the framework of the international project HAPIEE in 2006 –2008. A random sample of 7115 individuals aged 45–72 years was screened. Deaths were evaluated by death register of Kaunas city (Lithuania) in a follow-up study till 2016. Psychological well-being was evaluated by a CASP-12 questionnaire. Socio-demographic, lifestyle, biologic fact...
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - January 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of delamanid in combination with an optimised background regimen for treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group phase 3 trial
Publication date: Available online 7 January 2019Source: The Lancet Respiratory MedicineAuthor(s): Florian von Groote-Bidlingmaier, Ramonde Patientia, Epifanio Sanchez, Vincent Balanag, Eduardo Ticona, Patricia Segura, Elizabeth Cadena, Charles Yu, Andra Cirule, Victor Lizarbe, Edita Davidaviciene, Liliana Domente, Ebrahim Variava, Janice Caoili, Manfrid Danilovits, Virgaine Bielskiene, Suzanne Staples, Norbert Hittel, Carolyn Petersen, Charles WellsSummaryBackgroundDelamanid is one of two recently approved drugs for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. We aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of delamani...
Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - January 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Suicide risk among colorectal cancer patients in Lithuania
ConclusionsThe patients with colorectal cancer have a higher rate of suicide compared with the general Lithuanian population. Sex, age, advanced rectal cancer and distant spread of disease were the main predictors of suicide among colorectal cancer patients. (Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease)
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - January 7, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Modification and psychometric evaluation of the child perceptions questionnaire (CPQ11 –14) in assessing oral health related quality of life among Lithuanian children
Oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) research among children and adolescents in Lithuania is just starting and no measures have been validated to date. Therefore, this study aimed to validate a Lithuan... (Source: BMC Oral Health)
Source: BMC Oral Health - January 5, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Aist ė Kavaliauskienė, Antanas Šidlauskas and Apolinaras Zaborskis Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A 12-Year Experience of Hidradenitis Suppurativa Management
CONCLUSIONS: This study revealed an association between smoking and obesity and the most severe stage of HS. Results showed that traditional medications used in this study were not effective for severe HS. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - December 23, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Source Type: research

Stress factors vs. job satisfaction among nursing staff in the Pomeranian Province (Poland) and the Vilnius Region (Lithuania).
Abstract INTRODUCTION: In the opinion of many researchers, nursing staff are exposed to an exceptionally high level of occupational stress. The problem of stress in the working environment of the nursing staff becomes more and more important in the context of increasing staff shortages and insufficient support from colleagues and employers. The aim of this study was to analyse stress factors indicated by the nursing staff in Poland and Lithuania, and to assess their job satisfaction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two standard research tools were used in the study: the Nursing Stress Scale and the Job Satisfaction Sur...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 20, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kwiecień-Jaguś K, Mędrzycka-Dąbrowska W, Chamienia A, Kielaite V Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Epidemiology of rare cancers and inequalities in oncologic outcomes
Publication date: January 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 1Author(s): G. Gatta, A. Trama, R. Capocaccia, Monika Hackl, Elizabeth Van Eycken, Kris Henau, Nadya Dimitrova, Mario Sekerija, Ladislav Dušek, Margit Mägi, Nea Malila, Maarit Leinonen, Michel Velten, Xavier Troussard, Veronique Bouvier, Anne-Valérie Guizard, Anne-Marie Bouvier, Patrick Arveux, Marc Maynadié, Anne-Sophie WoronoffAbstractRare cancers epidemiology is better known compared to the other rare diseases. Thanks to the long history of the European population-based cancer registries and to the EUR...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - December 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

The historical experience and practice of fight against tuberculosis in country which is one of the high drug resistant-tuberculosis (DR-TB) burden countries in European Union (EU)
Despite considerable efforts and quite early initiated anti-tuberculosis (TB) actions, Lithuania still remains one of the European Union countries with the highest tuberculosis rates. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, an estimated number of 323 000 new TB cases and relapses occurred in countries of the World Health Organization European Region in 2015, equivalent to 35.5 cases per 100000 population. About 85 % of incident TB cases in 2015 occurred in the 18 high-priority countries including Lithuania. Multidrug-resistant TB was reported in 4.1 % of 32721 cases with drug susceptibility tes...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Assessing suicide management skills of emergency medical services providers before and after suicide intervention/prevention training with Lithuanian version of suicide intervention response inventory
(Source: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment)
Source: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment - December 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment Source Type: research

Epidemiology of primary oral cancer diagnostics in Kaunas.
CONCLUSIONS: Society agrees having a poor knowledge on POCD; GPs and dentists are not educated enough for POCD; GPs pay too little attention for oral cavity examinations and are in shortage collaborating with dentists about POCD. PMID: 30531168 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Stomatologija)
Source: Stomatologija - December 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Tags: Stomatologija Source Type: research

Relationship between unilateral posterior crossbite and mandibular asymmetry during late adolescence.
Authors: Lopatienė K, Trumpytė K Abstract THE AIM OF THE STUDY: Was to evaluate the relationship of mandibular condylar and ramal symmetry with unilateral posterior crossbite during late adolescence. MATERIAL AND METHOD: 120 pre-orthodontic patients of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Department of Orthodontics were included in the study. The main inclusion criteria of the study group were the following: permanent dentition, age 15 to 18 years, unilateral crossbite. Panoramic radiographs database were analyzed, the following parameters were evaluated: mandibular condylar and ramal height, and asym...
Source: Stomatologija - December 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Tags: Stomatologija Source Type: research

Aerobic Capacity Is Related to Multiple Other Aspects of Physical Fitness: A Study in a Large Sample of Lithuanian Schoolchildren
Tomas Venckunas, Brigita Mieziene, Arunas Emeljanovas (Source: Frontiers in Physiology)
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - December 11, 2018 Category: Physiology Source Type: research

Macroeconomic changes and trends in dental care utilization in Estonia and Lithuania in 2004 –2012: a repeated cross-sectional study
The aim of this study was to assess trends and inequalities in dental care utilization in Estonia and Lithuania in relation to large-scale macroeconomic changes in 2004 –2012. (Source: BMC Oral Health)
Source: BMC Oral Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Mall Leinsalu, Rainer Reile, Kaire Vals, Janina Petkeviciene, Mare Tekkel and Andrew Stickley Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Propensity score-matched comparison of short-term and long-term outcomes between endoscopic submucosal dissection and surgery for treatment of early gastric cancer in a Western setting
ConclusionsESD might be an excellent alternative to surgery for EGC if curative resection is achieved. Non-curative ESD is associated with poor DFS and high rate of recurrence. Additional surgery should be recommended after non-curative ESD whenever treatment-associated risk is acceptable. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - December 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Results from Lithuania's 2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.
Authors: Emeljanovas A, Mieziene B, Gruodyte-Raciene R, Sukys S, Rutkauskaite R, Trinkuniene L, Fatkulina N, Gerulskiene I PMID: 30475134 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Incidence rate and sex ratio in multiple sclerosis in Lithuania
ConclusionsIn 2020, the incidence rate of MS is estimated to reach 13 cases per 100,000 persons and females are expected to be diagnosed with MS two times more often than males. (Source: Brain and Behavior)
Source: Brain and Behavior - November 28, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Daiva Valadkeviciene, Andrius Kavaliunas, Rasa Kizlaitiene, Mykolas Jocys, Dalius Jatuzis Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research

The impact of livestock farming activity on the quality of surface water.
Abstract The most dangerous pollution sources are intensive agricultural activity and livestock farming, whose production waste has a negative impact on soil and water quality. Livestock farming is separated into two systems: indoor (pigs and poultry) and pasture-based (livestock and sheep). Numerous studies aimed at elucidating how different systems affect the environment have been performed. In Lithuania, the biggest environmental problems are caused by 24 farms with more than 5000 pigs, 21 poultry farm with more than 1000 chickens, 2179 cow-cattle farms larger than 50 places, and about 200,000 sheep. We aimed t...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - November 22, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Cesoniene L, Dapkiene M, Sileikiene D Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Ethnopharmaceutical knowledge in Samogitia region of Lithuania: where old traditions overlap with modern medicine
Modern ethnopharmaceutical studies are still quite unusual in Northern Europe. Data regarding the medicinal use of plants, animals, and fungi and also of spiritual rituals of healing is obtained mostly from et... (Source: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine)
Source: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine - November 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zivile Pranskuniene, Roberta Dauliute, Andrius Pranskunas and Jurga Bernatoniene Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence and spatiotemporal distribution of African swine fever in Lithuania, 2014 –2017
The emergence in 2014 and persistence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Lithuania has been linked to infected wild boar movement and close contact with the carcasses of other infected wild boars. Over time the n... (Source: Virology Journal)
Source: Virology Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Arnoldas Pautienius, Juozas Grigas, Simona Pileviciene, Ruta Zagrabskaite, Jurate Buitkuviene, Gediminas Pridotkas, Rolandas Stankevicius, Zaneta Streimikyte, Algirdas Salomskas, Dainius Zienius and Arunas Stankevicius Tags: Research Source Type: research

Burden of influenza and impact of seasonal vaccination in Europe - a ten year forecast.
Conclusion: Combined with 10-year forecast, our results facilitate identification of countries at risk and opportunities for averting flu in the vulnerable countries. Both increased vaccination coverage and development of vaccines are complementary approaches and will better protect European population from seasonal flu. (Source: European Respiratory Journal)
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Mukherjee, D., Zhang, N., Ayodele, L. Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research

The prevalence of e-cigarette and cigarette smoking among students in Central and Eastern Europe - preliminary results of YUPESS study.
Introduction: The prevalence of e-cigarette and cigarette smoking among the young adults pose a very significant epidemiological issue.Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of e-cigarette and cigarette smoking usage among students in Europe.Methods: The study was carried out as a part of international multi-centre cross-sectional study - YoUng People E-Smoking Study (YUPESS). A population based survey was performed among students from five countries: Belarus (B), Lithuania (L), Poland (P), Russia (R) and Slovakia (S). We used previously validated, created for the purpose of the study, questionnaire focused...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Brozek, G., Jankowski, M., Shpakou, A., Poznanski, M., Klimackaya, L., Loginovic, J., Gereova, J., Rachel, M., Naumau, I., Kornicki, K., Kristufkova, Z., Bielewicz, K., Zejda, J. Tags: Tobacco, smoking control and health education Source Type: research

Assessment of occupational exposure to pesticide mixtures with endocrine-disrupting activity.
Abstract Occupational exposure to pesticide mixtures comprising active substance(s) and/or co-formulant(s) with known/possible endocrine-disrupting activity was assessed using long-term activity records for 50 professional operators representing arable and orchard cropping systems in Greece, Lithuania, and the UK. Exposure was estimated using the harmonised Agricultural Operator Exposure Model, and risk was quantified as a point of departure index (PODI) using the lowest no observed (adverse) effect level. Use of substances with known/possible endocrine activity was common, with 43 of the 50 operators applying at ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - November 17, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wong HL, Garthwaite DG, Ramwell CT, Brown CD Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Detection of aquaporin ‐4 antibodies for patients with CNS inflammatory demyelinating diseases other than typical MS in Lithuania
ConclusionsAQP4 ‐Ab test was positive for one‐tenth of patients with CNS inflammatory demyelinating diseases other than typical MS in our study. AQP4‐Ab testing is highly recommended for patients presenting with not only TM and ON but also an atypical course of MS and ADEM. (Source: Brain and Behavior)
Source: Brain and Behavior - November 15, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Egl ė Sakalauskaitė‐Juodeikienė, Giedrė Armalienė, Rasa Kizlaitienė, Loreta Bagdonaitė, Nataša Giedraitienė, Dalia Mickevičienė, Daiva Rastenytė, Gintaras Kaubrys, Dalius Jatužis Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH 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

Levels of Physical Activity in Lithuanian Adolescents.
S, Yang L, Roberts J, Smith L Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Population levels of physical activity are an international concern. The purpose of the present study was to describe and analyse physical activity levels in Lithuanian adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With this aim in mind, the Physician-based Assessment and Counselling for Exercise (PACE) questionnaire was administered to 5141 adolescents residing in Lithuania, 2502 boys (48.7%) and 2639 girls (51.3%), aged between 11 and 19 years. RESULTS: It was found that adolescents studied met the physical activity guideline, of 60 min of moderate...
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - November 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: López-Sánchez GF, Emeljanovas A, Miežienė B, Díaz-Suárez A, Sánchez-Castillo S, Yang L, Roberts J, Smith L Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research

Association of serum markers of oxidative stress with myocardial infarction and stroke: pooled results from four large European cohort studies
AbstractOxidative stress contributes to endothelial dysfunction and is involved in the pathogenesis of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke. However, associations of biomarkers of oxidative stress with MI and stroke have not yet been addressed in large cohort studies. A nested case –control design was applied in four population-based cohort studies from Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Lithuania. Derivatives of reactive oxygen metabolites (d-ROMs) levels, as a proxy for the reactive oxygen species burden, and total thiol levels (TTL), as a proxy for the reductive capacity , were measured in baseline serum samples...
Source: European Journal of Epidemiology - November 7, 2018 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Renal Replacement Therapy in Children in Lithuania: Challenges, Trends, and Outcomes.
Conclusions: RRT numbers are increasing in Lithuania. HD is the primary treatment of choice before transplantation, with continued low numbers of preemptive transplantation. Patient survival post-transplantation is favorable, though graft survival is less satisfactory. PMID: 30400223 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina (Kaunas))
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - November 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Viršilas E, Čerkauskienė R, Masalskienė J, Rudaitis Š, Dobilienė D, Jankauskienė A Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research

Validation of the LITHUANIAN version of the 19-item audit of diabetes dependent quality of life (ADDQOL – LT) questionnaire in patients with diabetes
Currently there is no diabetes-specific quality of life (QOL) instrument available in Lithuanian language. We aimed to develop a Lithuanian version of a widely-used individualised instrument - the Audit of Dia... (Source: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes)
Source: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Žydrūnė Visockienė, Laura Narkauskaitė-Nedzinskienė, Roma Puronaitė and Aldona Mikaliūkštienė Tags: Research Source Type: research

Tick-borne encephalitis in Europe, 2012 to 2016.
ler H Abstract Since 2012, tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a notifiable in the European Union. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control annually collects data from 28 countries plus Iceland and Norway, based on the EU case definition. Between 2012 and 2016, 23 countries reported 12,500 TBE cases (Ireland and Spain reported none), of which 11,623 (93.0%) were confirmed cases and 878 (7.0%) probable cases. Two countries (Czech Republic and Lithuania) accounted for 38.6% of all reported cases, although their combined population represented only 2.7% of the population under surveillance. The annual noti...
Source: Euro Surveill - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Beauté J, Spiteri G, Warns-Petit E, Zeller H Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Nursing students ’ perception of the professional nurse's role in four European countries
ConclusionsNursing students in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden perceive differently the role of a nurse in terms of some functions and responsibilities. This may influence the adaptation of nurses who enjoy freedom of movement among the countries.Implications for nursing policyThe knowledge gained in this study could be beneficial in improving nursing education, as it could illuminate the discrepancy between educational goals and students ’ perceptions of their future professional role. (Source: International Nursing Review)
Source: International Nursing Review - October 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: L. Marcinowicz, E.K. Andersson, D.M. Bohman, M. Hjelm, A. Skarbalien ≐, A. Shpakou, P. Kalinowska, J. Jamiolkowski Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Viruses, Vol. 10, Pages 583: Pantoea Bacteriophage vB_PagS_Vid5: A Low-Temperature Siphovirus That Harbors a Cluster of Genes Involved in the Biosynthesis of Archaeosine
augas Valius Lidija Truncaitė A novel low-temperature siphovirus, vB_PagS_Vid5 (Vid5), was isolated in Lithuania using Pantoea agglomerans isolate for the phage propagation. The 61,437 bp genome of Vid5 has a G–C content of 48.8% and contains 99 probable protein encoding genes and one gene for tRNASer. A comparative sequence analysis revealed that 46 out of 99 Vid5 open reading frames (ORFs) code for unique proteins that have no reliable identity to database entries. In total, 33 Vid5 ORFs were given a putative functional annotation, including those coding for the proteins responsible for virion morpho...
Source: Viruses - October 25, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Eugenijus Šimoliūnas Monika Šimoliūnienė Laura Kaliniene Aurelija Zajan čkauskaitė Martynas Skapas Rolandas Me škys Algirdas Kaupinis Mindaugas Valius Lidija Truncait ė Tags: Article Source Type: research

Lithuania ’s experience in reducing caesarean sections among nulliparas
To evaluate the role of the TGCS to reduce the caesarean section (CS) rate among nulliparas (Robson groups 1 and 2) and to find out which group of women have reduced the CS rate by using this tool. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 25, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Justina Kacerauskiene, Meile Minkauskiene, Tahir Mahmood, Egle Bartuseviciene, Dalia R. Railaite, Arnoldas Bartusevicius, Mindaugas Kliucinskas, Ruta J. Nadisauskiene, Kastytis Smigelskas, Kornelija Maciuliene, Grazina Drasutiene and Diana Ramasauskaite Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Trends in cervical cancer mortality rates in Lithuania, 1987–2016
ConclusionsOpportunistic screening may have contributed to favourable recent changes in cervical cancer mortality rates in Lithuania, however not to the extent seen in most European countries. (Source: Cancer Epidemiology)
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - October 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Inter- and Intrahospital Spread of Multidrug Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria in Lithuanian Hospitals
Microbial Drug Resistance, Ahead of Print. (Source: Microbial Drug Resistance)
Source: Microbial Drug Resistance - October 19, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Tatjana Kirtikliene Donatas Naugzemys Ana Steponkiene Robert Bogdevic Greta Vizuje Donatas Zvingila Nomeda Kuisiene Source Type: research

Active commuting through natural environments is associated with better mental health: Results from the PHENOTYPE project.
CONCLUSIONS: Daily NE commuting was associated with better mental health, especially for active commuters. Daily NE commuters were likely to be active commuters. Active commuting itself was not associated with mental health. These findings suggest that cities should invest in commuting routes with nature for cycling and walking. PMID: 30321847 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Environment International)
Source: Environment International - October 12, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zijlema WL, Avila-Palencia I, Triguero-Mas M, Gidlow C, Maas J, Kruize H, Andrusaityte S, Grazuleviciene R, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research

Forecasting Future Trends in Obesity across Europe: The Value of Improving Surveillance
Discussion:The quality of BMI data across Europe is highly variable, with fewer than 50% of the 53 countries having measured nationally representative data and often not enough data to interpret projections meaningfully. Nevertheless, the prevalence of obesity in the European Region appears to be increasing in most countries and, with it, the health and economic burden of its associated diseases. This paints a concerning picture of the future burden of obesity-related noncommunicable diseases across the region. Greater and continued effort for the implementation of effective preventive policies and interventions is require...
Source: Obesity Facts - October 11, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Source Type: research

Cardiovascular risk assessment of dyslipidemic middle-aged adults without overt cardiovascular disease over the period of 2009 –2016 in Lithuania
Cardiovascular mortality in Lithuania is extremely high and abnormal lipid levels are very common among Lithuanian adults. Dyslipidemia is one of the main independent risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (... (Source: Lipids in Health and Disease)
Source: Lipids in Health and Disease - October 11, 2018 Category: Lipidology Authors: Sandra Kutkiene, Zaneta Petrulioniene, Aleksandras Laucevicius, Pranas Serpytis, Vytautas Kasiulevicius, Justina Staigyte, Akvile Saulyte, Emilija Petrulionyte, Urte Gargalskaite, Egle Skiauteryte, Gabija Matuzeviciene, Milda Kovaite and Egidija Rinkunien Tags: Research Source Type: research

Control perceptions in epilepsy: A transcultural case–control study with focus on auras
ConclusionsGeneral Locus of Control externalization in PWE was not confirmed. To perceive and be able to react to auras is associated with increased anxiety and depressive symptoms in PWE but not if it results in preventing seizures. No transcultural differences in these parameters were found. (Source: Epilepsy and Behavior)
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - October 5, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Association of MCT1 A1470T Polymorphism (rs1049434) with Forward Football Player Status.
Int J Sports Med DOI: 10.1055/a-0634-6387The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the MCT1 (monocarboxylate transporter 1) A1470T polymorphism and positional roles in a large cohort of professional football players from five different countries. We compared genotype distributions of the MCT1 A1470T polymorphism between football players (n=694) and non-athlete controls (n=781) from Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine and Malta, and we analyzed the MCT1 genotype distributions with respect to the players’ positions in the field (e. g. forwards, midfielders, defenders and goalkeepers). Genomi...
Source: International Journal of Sports Medicine - October 5, 2018 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Massidda, Myosotis Mendez-Villanueva, Alberto Ginevi čienė, Valentina Proia, Patrizia Drozdovska, Svitlana B. Dosenko, Victor Scorcu, Marco Stula, Aleksander Sawczuk, Marek Ci ęszczyk, Paweł Maria Cal ò, Carla Tags: Genetics & Molecular Biology Source Type: research

Detection of aquaporin ‐4 antibodies for patients with CNS inflammatory demyelinating diseases other than typical MS in Lithuania
Brain and Behavior, EarlyView. (Source: Brain and Behavior)
Source: Brain and Behavior - October 4, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Egl ė Sakalauskaitė‐Juodeikienė, Giedrė Armalienė, Rasa Kizlaitienė, Loreta Bagdonaitė, Nataša Giedraitienė, Dalia Mickevičienė, Daiva Rastenytė, Gintaras Kaubrys, Dalius Jatužis Source Type: research

Evolution of inorganic pollutants from landfills in shallow aquifers of different hydrogeological systems in Lithuania.
This study examines the patterns of evolution in inorganic macrocomponent speciation and the saturation state of the landfill leachate-polluted groundwater of three closed unlined landfills that are located in different hydrogeological systems (open, semi-open and closed) but are similar in both their volumes of landfill waste and the hazard levels of their landfill pollutants. Multivariate statistical analysis and geochemical modelling were conducted. The results showed that as the intensity of landfill pollution dispersion in groundwater along the flow path decreased, hydrochemical and hydrodynamic processes occurred wit...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 1, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Slavinskienė G, Jurevičius A, Arustienė J Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Establishing a national screening programme for familial hypercholesterolaemia in Lithuania
Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a widely underdiagnosed genetic disorder characterized by severely elevated levels of serum cholesterol and associated with premature mortality. Screening programmes and registries have been established worldwide to find and monitor patients with FH. The aim of this paper was to describe the approaches currently applied to identify patients with possible FH in Lithuania. (Source: Atherosclerosis)
Source: Atherosclerosis - October 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zaneta Petrulioniene, Urte Gargalskaite, Sandra Kutkiene, Justina Staigyte, Rimante Cerkauskiene, Aleksandras Laucevicius Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Lipid profile evaluation and severe hypercholesterolaemia screening in the middle-aged population according to nationwide primary prevention programme in Lithuania
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of premature death in Lithuania where abnormal lipid levels are very common among middle-aged adults. The aim of this study was to evaluate lipid profile in middle-aged Lithuanians and perform population-based severe hypercholesterolaemia (SH) screening. (Source: Atherosclerosis)
Source: Atherosclerosis - October 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sandra Kutkiene, Zaneta Petrulioniene, Aleksandras Laucevicius, Rimante Cerkauskiene, Justina Staigyte, Akvile Saulyte, Emilija Petrulionyte, Urte Gargalskaite, Egle Skiauteryte, Gabija Matuzeviciene, Milda Kovaite, Egidija Rinkuniene Source Type: research

Control perceptions in epilepsy: A transcultural case-control study with focus on auras.
CONCLUSIONS: General Locus of Control externalization in PWE was not confirmed. To perceive and be able to react to auras is associated with increased anxiety and depressive symptoms in PWE but not if it results in preventing seizures. No transcultural differences in these parameters were found. PMID: 30269031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour)
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - September 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Moritz JLW, Mameniškienė R, Rimšienė J, Budriūnienė A, de Almeida Calado G, Rigon IB, Cantú PLM, Meneguzzi C, Walz R, Lin K, Wolf P Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research

Prevalence of self-reported drug hypersensitivity reactions among Lithuanian children and adults.
Abstract INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Drug hypersensitivity reactions (DHRs) are the adverse effects of drugs that, when taken at doses generally tolerated by normal subjects, clinically resemble allergy. We aimed to assess the prevalence of self-reported DHRs among Lithuanian children and adults and to identify possible risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of a population visiting their general practitioners in Vilnius and Kaunas regions of Lithuania was performed. Thirty-five questions on drug allergy symptoms, in addition, food, pollen allergy and family history were included. ...
Source: Allergologia et Immunopathologia - September 20, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Kvedariene V, Sitkauskiene B, Tamasauskiene L, Rudzeviciene O, Kasiulevicius V, Nekrosyte G, Gomes ER, Demoly P Tags: Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) Source Type: research

Cardiovascular risk profile of patients with atherogenic dyslipidemia in middle age Lithuanian population
Atherogenic dyslipidemia (AD) is a blood serum lipid profile abnormality characterized by elevation of triglycerides and reduced levels of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). It is associated with re... (Source: Lipids in Health and Disease)
Source: Lipids in Health and Disease - September 5, 2018 Category: Lipidology Authors: Sandra Kutkiene, Zaneta Petrulioniene, Aleksandras Laucevicius, Gabija Matuzeviciene, Vytautas Kasiulevicius, Emilija Petrulionyte, Justina Staigyte, Akvile Saulyte, Urte Gargalskaite, Egle Skiauteryte, Milda Kovaite and Egidija Rinkuniene Tags: Research Source Type: research

Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Malignant Glaucoma after Different Procedures Treated with Pars Plana Vitrectomy: A 10-Year Retrospective Study.
Conclusions: There were no differences in the risk of MG among the different surgeries. However, higher IOP in the predisposed eye (versus contra-lateral eye) could indicate additional risk of MG after cataract surgery. PPV afforded reliable treatment for MG and the possibility for glaucoma patients to discontinue topical treatment. PMID: 30344296 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina (Kaunas))
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - September 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Krėpštė L, Žemaitienė R, Miliauskas A Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research

Importance of effusion of blood under the dura mater in forensic medicine: A STROBE – compliant retrospective study
Subdural hemorrhage is commonly associated with mechanical brain injury and has a correspondingly high mortality rate. Subdural hematomas may immediately provoke symptoms or may be initially asymptomatic, with further symptoms evolving rapidly and fatally. The data regarding forensic autopsy of victims were obtained from The State Forensic Medicine Service of Lithuania between the years 2013 and 2016. A retrospective study was performed including 110 patients, whose cause of death was subdural hemorrhage. 95% confidence intervals were calculated. It was calculated, that in cases of sudden death, after subdural hemorrhage...
Source: Medicine - September 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research

Employment insecurity and sleep disturbance: Evidence from 31 European countries.
We examined the implications for sleep disturbance with cross-sectional data from the European Working Conditions Survey (2010). A group of 24,553 workers between the ages of 25 and 65 years in 31 European countries were asked to indicate whether they suffered from "insomnia or general sleep difficulties" in the past 12 months. We employed logistic regression to model the association between employment insecurity and sleep disturbance for all countries combined and each individual country. For all countries combined, employment insecurity increased the odds of reporting insomnia or general sleep difficulties ...
Source: Journal of Sleep Research - August 29, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Mai QD, Hill TD, Vila-Henninger L, Grandner MA Tags: J Sleep Res Source Type: research