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

Clinical and Environmental Predictors of Health-Related Quality of Life in Lithuanian Children and Adolescents with Spina Bifida: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of a Nationally Represented Sample.
Conclusions: Both clinical and environmental factors determined the HRQOL of children and adolescents with SB. Environmental supports and resources contributed to HRQOL more than medical problems, especially in adolescents. The number of associated medical problems, reflecting disease severity, was the more potent clinical predictor compared to an individual health problem. PMID: 30344290 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina (Kaunas))
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - August 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bakanienė I, Prasauskienė A Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research

Oncologic treatment strategies and relative survival of patients with stage I–III rectal cancer - A EURECCA international comparison between the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, England, Ireland, Spain, and Lithuania
Publication date: September 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 9Author(s): A.J. Breugom, E. Bastiaannet, P.G. Boelens, E. Van Eycken, L.H. Iversen, A. Martling, R. Johansson, T. Evans, S. Lawton, K.M. O'Brien, H. Ortiz, R. Janciauskiene, O.M. Dekkers, H.J.T. Rutten, G.J. Liefers, V.E.P.P. Lemmens, C.J.H. van de VeldeAbstractIntroductionThe aim of this EURECCA international comparison is to compare oncologic treatment strategies and relative survival of patients with stage I–III rectal cancer between European countries.Material and methodsPopulation-based national cohort data from the ...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - August 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Aerosol source (biomass, traffic and coal emission) apportionment in Lithuania using stable carbon and radiocarbon analysis
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Source: Isotopes in Environmental Health Studies - August 17, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Andrius Garbaras Justina Šapolaitė Inga Garbarien ė Žilvinas Ežerinskis Agn ė Mašalaitė-Nalivaikė Raminta Skipityt ė Art ūras Plukis Vidmantas Remeikis Source Type: research

Aerosol source (biomass, traffic and coal emission) apportionment in Lithuania using stable carbon and radiocarbon analysis
Volume 54, Issue 5, October 2018, Page 463-474 . (Source: Isotopes in Environmental Health Studies)
Source: Isotopes in Environmental Health Studies - August 17, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Andrius Garbaras Justina Šapolaitė Inga Garbarien ė Žilvinas Ežerinskis Agn ė Mašalaitė-Nalivaikė Raminta Skipityt ė Art ūras Plukis Vidmantas Remeikis Source Type: research

Insights Into de novo Mutation Variation in Lithuanian Exome
Laura Pranck ėnienė, Audronė Jakaitienė, Laima Ambrozaitytė, Ingrida Kavaliauskienė, Vaidutis Kučinskas (Source: Frontiers in Genetics)
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - August 14, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research

Suicide risk among lung cancer patients in Lithuania
The Clinical Respiratory Journal,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - August 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Auguste Kaceniene , Edvardas Danila , Saulius Cicenas , Giedre Smailyte Source Type: research

Suicide risk among lung cancer patients in Lithuania.
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30073786 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Lung Cancer)
Source: Clinical Lung Cancer - August 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kaceniene A, Danila E, Cicenas S, Smailyte G Tags: Clin Respir J Source Type: research

The distribution of triglycerides levels in middle-aged Lithuanian men and women during the period of 2009-2016
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the distribution of triglycerides (TG) levels in the middle-aged Lithuanian subjects, who are participating in the Lithuanian High Cardiovascular Risk primary prevention program. (Source: Atherosclerosis)
Source: Atherosclerosis - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: S. Kutkiene, Z. Petrulioniene, A. Laucevicius, U. Gargalskaite, E. Skiauteryte, E. Petrulionyte, M. Kovaite, E. Rinkuniene, V. Dzenkeviciute Source Type: research

The distribution of LDL-cholesterol levels in the middle-aged Lithuanian adults during the period of 2009-2016
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the differences of LDL-cholesterol levels in the middle-aged Lithuanian men and women participating in the Lithuanian High Cardiovascular Risk primary prevention program. (Source: Atherosclerosis)
Source: Atherosclerosis - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: S. Kutkiene, Z. Petrulioniene, A. Laucevicius, U. Gargalskaite, E. Skiauteryte, E. Petrulionyte, E. Rinkuniene, V. Dzenkeviciute Source Type: research

Association of serum lipid profile and diabetes mellitus among middle aged Lithuanian adults
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the differences of lipidogram parameters between diabetes mellitus (DM) group and non-diabetic group of middle aged Lithuanian adults participating in Lithuanian High Cardiovascular Risk primary prevention programme. (Source: Atherosclerosis)
Source: Atherosclerosis - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: S. Kutkiene, Z. Petrulioniene, A. Laucevicius, U. Gargalskaite, J. Staigyte, G. Navickiene, M. Kovaite, E. Rinkuniene, V. Dzenkeviciute Source Type: research

Associations of serum lipid profile and arterial hypertension and among middle-aged Lithuanian adults
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the associations of arterial hypertension (AH) and serum lipid profile values among middle-aged Lithuanian adults in Lithuanian High Cardiovascular Risk primary prevention program. (Source: Atherosclerosis)
Source: Atherosclerosis - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: S. Kutkiene, Z. Petrulioniene, A. Laucevicius, U. Gargalskaite, J. Staigyte, G. Navickiene, M. Kovaite, E. Rinkuniene, V. Dzenkeviciute Source Type: research

Association of serum lipid profile and dietary habits among middle-aged Lithuanian adults
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the effect of diet on serum lipid profile values among middle-aged Lithuanian adults in Lithuanian High Cardiovascular Risk (LitHiR) primary prevention program. (Source: Atherosclerosis)
Source: Atherosclerosis - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: S. Kutkiene, Z. Petrulioniene, A. Laucevicius, U. Gargalskaite, J. Staigyte, G. Navickiene, M. Kovaite, E. Rinkuniene, V. Dzenkeviciute Source Type: research

Association of serum lipid profile and family history of coronary heart disease among middle aged Lithuanian adults
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the differences of lipidogram parameters between adults with family history of coronary heart disease (CHD) and subjects without CHD in the middle aged Lithuanian adults participating in Lithuanian High Cardiovascular Risk primary prevention programme. (Source: Atherosclerosis)
Source: Atherosclerosis - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: S. Kutkiene, Z. Petrulioniene, A. Laucevicius, U. Gargalskaite, A. Saulyte, E. Petrulionyte, M. Kovaite, E. Rinkuniene, V. Dzenkeviciute Source Type: research

The analysis of non-HDL cholesterol quantity among middle-aged Lithuanian adults with different lipid profiles
Aim: The aim of the study was to compare non-HDL cholesterol values among different lipid profile groups of middle-aged Lithuanian adults participating in Lithuanian High Cardiovascular Risk primary prevention programme. Non-HDL is easily calculated parameter measuring quantity of all atherogenic lipoproteins at no additional cost. (Source: Atherosclerosis)
Source: Atherosclerosis - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: S. Kutkiene, Z. Petrulioniene, A. Laucevicius, U. Gargalskaite, J. Staigyte, E. Petrulionyte, M. Kovaite, E. Rinkuniene, V. Dzenkeviciute Source Type: research

Association of serum lipid profile and physical activity among middle aged Lithuanian adults
Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the differences of serum lipid profile between sufficient and insufficient physical activity groups, consisting of middle aged Lithuanian adults participating in Lithuanian High Cardiovascular Risk primary prevention programme. (Source: Atherosclerosis)
Source: Atherosclerosis - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: S. Kutkiene, Z. Petrulioniene, A. Laucevicius, U. Gargalskaite, A. Saulyte, A. Navickaite, M. Kovaite, E. Rinkuniene, V. Dzenkeviciute Source Type: research

Association of serum lipid profile and cigarette smoking among middle-aged Lithuanian adults
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the effect of cigarette smoking on serum lipid profile among middle-aged Lithuanian adults in Lithuanian High Cardiovascular Risk primary prevention program. (Source: Atherosclerosis)
Source: Atherosclerosis - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: S. Kutkiene, Z. Petrulioniene, A. Laucevicius, U. Gargalskaite, J. Staigyte, I. Cesnaviciute, M. Kovaite, E. Rinkuniene, V. Dzenkeviciute Source Type: research

The importance of ldl-cholesterol and triglycerides levels assessment for familial hypercholesterolemia screening in the middle-aged Lithuanian adults
Aim: The aim of this study was to elucidate whether assessment of triglycerides (TG) levels together with LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels can help to distinguish mixed hyperlipidemia from familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and improve the diagnosis of FH. (Source: Atherosclerosis)
Source: Atherosclerosis - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: S. Kutkiene, Z. Petrulioniene, A. Laucevicius, U. Gargalskaite, E. Skiauteryte, M. Petrylaite, E. Petrulionyte, M. Kovaite, E. Rinkuniene, V. Dzenkeviciute Source Type: research

Health polarization and inequalities across Europe: an empirical approach
AbstractThis paper examines inequality and polarization in self-assessed health, contributing towards the limited research existing on health economics. We use data from the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) to investigate the relationship between health inequality and polarization across 27 European countries in two periods: 2006 –2009 and 2013–2015. As our key variable is of an ordinal nature, we employ median based measures. Our empirical results suggest that Greece is the country with the highest level of health polarization in both periods, whereas Ireland has the lowest one when we consider countrie...
Source: The European Journal of Health Economics - July 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 15, Pages 1579: Translation of the Child and Adolescent HARDSHIP (Headache-Attributed Restriction, Disability, Social Handicap and Impaired Participation) Questionnaire into the Lithuanian Language and Validation of Its HRQoL (Headache-Related Quality of Life) Scale
tris Recently developed and originally published in English, the Child and Adolescent HARDSHIP (headache-attributed restriction, disability, social handicap and impaired participation) questionnaire is valid and acceptable for the global assessment of the burden of headache in children and adolescents. The present study aimed to translate, adapt and validate a Lithuanian version of this questionnaire. A total of 22 volunteers from 7 to 17 years of age completed the questionnaire with 24 h test-retest and a representative sample of 2505 schoolchildren of the same age participated in the main study. Test-retest reliabili...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Diana Genc Apolinaras Zaborskis Nerija Vai čienė-Magistris Tags: Article Source Type: research

A rare case of child abuse from early modern Lithuania
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: International Journal of PaleopathologyAuthor(s): Justina Kozakaitė, Dario Piombino-Mascali, Žydrūnė Miliauskienė, Rokas Girčius, Jūratė Dementavičienė, Rimantas JankauskasAbstractThe aim of this article was to describe the outcome of a probable case of physical abuse in the remains of a child dating from the 16th–18th centuries CE. The skeleton of a subadult was recovered during archaeological excavations carried out in the village of Užubaliai, located in Alytus in southern Lithuania, and subsequently curated in the Faculty of Medicine at Vilnius Uni...
Source: International Journal of Paleopathology - July 18, 2018 Category: Pathology Source Type: research

Age-related morphometrical peculiarities of Lithuanian women ’s primordial ovarian follicles
For the first time, thorough morphometrical measurements of primordial ovarian follicles were performed and their age-related changes were investigated in Lithuanian women of the reproductive age. (Source: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology)
Source: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology - July 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Kristina Lasiene, Donatas Gasiliunas, Nomeda Juodziukyniene and Aleksandras Vitkus Tags: Research Source Type: research

Age-related morphometrical peculiarities of Lithuanian women's primordial ovarian follicles.
CONCLUSIONS: The age decreasing of morphometrical parameters begins in primordial ovarian follicles and their primary oocytes in Lithuanian women older than 35 years. The thickness of the follicular basement membrane increased with increasing age of women. No significant differences were found in the morphometrical parameters in primordial follicles of left and right ovaries in the same age group of women. PMID: 30007408 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Reproductive Biology)
Source: Reproductive Biology - July 14, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Lasiene K, Gasiliunas D, Juodziukyniene N, Vitkus A Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research

Chapter Three - African Swine Fever Virus Biology and Vaccine Approaches
Publication date: 2018Source: Advances in Virus Research, Volume 100Author(s): Yolanda Revilla, Daniel Pérez-Núñez, Juergen A. RichtAbstractAfrican swine fever (ASF) is an acute and often fatal disease affecting domestic pigs and wild boar, with severe economic consequences for affected countries. ASF is endemic in sub-Saharan Africa and the island of Sardinia, Italy. Since 2007, the virus emerged in the republic of Georgia, and since then spread throughout the Caucasus region and Russia. Outbreaks have also been reported in Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Moldova, Czech Republic...
Source: Advances in Virus Research - July 11, 2018 Category: Virology Source Type: research

An association between adult lifespan and stature in preindustrial Lithuanian populations: analysis of skeletons
Publication date: Available online 10 July 2018Source: HOMOAuthor(s): Š. Jatautis, A. Suchomlinov, R. JankauskasAbstractThe aim of this study was to test the null hypothesis that no relationship between maximal living stature and adult lifespan had existed in prehistoric and historic Lithuanian populations. The sample analyzed consisted of 1713 skeletons of adult individuals who died between the 2nd century CE and the beginning of the 19th century CE, collected from 118 archaeological sites located in the current territory of Lithuania. A cumulative logit model was applied to model ordinal age-related changes in the...
Source: HOMO Journal of Comparative Human Biology - July 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: research