Electroacupuncture efficacy in diabetic polyneuropathy: Study protocol for a double-blinded randomized controlled multicenter clinical trial
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is the most common complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM); its diagnosis and treatment are based on symptomatic improvement. However, as pharmacological therapy ca... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 15, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mar ía Fernanda Pérez Hernández, Alejandra Calderón Vallejo, Sergio de Jesús Aguilar Castillo, Daniel Cuauhtémoc Gómez Jiménez, Eduardo Rodríguez Guerrero, Fátima Aguilar Morales, Macedonia Guadalupe Moreno Tovar, Miguel Alfredo Zurita Muñóz, Tags: Study Protocol Source Type: research

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

Telemedicine in Service of Family Doctors in North Macedonia: Search for the New Frontier for Medical Professionals
Telemedicine and e-Health, Ahead of Print. (Source: Telemedicine and e-Health)
Source: Telemedicine and e-Health - January 24, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Kadri Haxhihamza Katarina Stavric Suzana Nikolova Kiril Soleski Slavica Arsova Stojan Bajraktarov Nikola Dimov Bekim Ismaili Sanja Vasoviq Source Type: research

Engaging stakeholders to level up COPD care in LMICs: lessons learned from the “Breathe Well” programme in Brazil, China, Georgia, and North Macedonia
Effective stakeholder engagement in health research is increasingly being recognised and promoted as an important pathway to closing the gap between knowledge production and its use in health systems. However,... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 12, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Genevie Fernandes, Si ân Williams, Peymané Adab, Nicola Gale, Corina de Jong, Jaime Correia de Sousa, KK Cheng, Chunhua Chi, Brendan G. Cooper, Andrew P. Dickens, Alexandra Enocson, Amanda Farley, Kate Jolly, Sue Jowett, Maka Maglakelidze, Tamaz Maghlak Tags: Research Source Type: research

The ‘peptide for life’ initiative in the emergency department study
ConclusionsBy increasing awareness and providing resources, the utilization of NPs increased in the ED, leading to improved diagnostic accuracy and enhanced patient care. (Source: ESC Heart Failure)
Source: ESC Heart Failure - December 14, 2023 Category: Cardiology Authors: Antoni Bayes ‐Genis, Gordana Krljanac, Marija Zdravković, Milika Ašanin, Anastazija Stojšić‐Milosavljević, Slavica Radovanović, Tamara Preradović Kovačević, Aleksandar Selaković, Ivan Milinković, Marija Polovina, Duška Glavaš, Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Family-focused intervention to promote adolescent mental health and well-being in Moldova and North Macedonia (FLOURISH): feasibility study protocol
Introduction Family-Focused Adolescent & Lifelong Health Promotion (FLOURISH) project will adapt, implement and evaluate a programme to support adolescent mental health and well-being through strategies, such as strengthening parenting practices, adolescent-caregiver relationships, adolescent and parent socioemotional skills, and social support. Methods and analysis The project will focus on adolescents aged 10–14 years and their caregivers in North Macedonia and Moldova. The countries were selected based on implementation readiness of two organisations and a need for accessible evidence-informed services to hel...
Source: BMJ Open - December 10, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shenderovich, Y., Piolanti, A., Babii, V., Calovska-Hertzog, N., Evans, R. E., Heinrichs, N., Burgund Isakov, A., Lesco, G., Moore, G., Mueller, J., Raleva, M., Shimbov, B., Simon, J., Waller, F., Wienand, D., Foran, H. M. Tags: Open access, Mental health Source Type: research

First body fat reference curves for Macedonian children and adolescents: the MAKFIT study
CONCLUSION: since body mass index cannot always establish body fat content, the direct assessment of body fat by bioelectrical impedance would be of great advantage for pediatric and clinical decisions. Therefore, the study provides referent percentile norms for the body fat percentage of healthy Macedonian children and adolescents. For this purpose, a practical and clinically applicable method was used. The obtained referent percentile norms can be useful in assessing overweight and obesity in Macedonian children and adolescents.PMID:38047420 | DOI:10.20960/nh.04873 (Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria)
Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria - December 4, 2023 Category: Nutrition Authors: Danilo Bojanic Milovan Ljubojevic Seryozha Gontarev Georgi Georgiev Lence Aleksovska Velickovska Source Type: research

First body fat reference curves for Macedonian children and adolescents: the MAKFIT study
CONCLUSION: since body mass index cannot always establish body fat content, the direct assessment of body fat by bioelectrical impedance would be of great advantage for pediatric and clinical decisions. Therefore, the study provides referent percentile norms for the body fat percentage of healthy Macedonian children and adolescents. For this purpose, a practical and clinically applicable method was used. The obtained referent percentile norms can be useful in assessing overweight and obesity in Macedonian children and adolescents.PMID:38047420 | DOI:10.20960/nh.04873 (Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria)
Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria - December 4, 2023 Category: Nutrition Authors: Danilo Bojanic Milovan Ljubojevic Seryozha Gontarev Georgi Georgiev Lence Aleksovska Velickovska Source Type: research

First body fat reference curves for Macedonian children and adolescents: the MAKFIT study
CONCLUSION: since body mass index cannot always establish body fat content, the direct assessment of body fat by bioelectrical impedance would be of great advantage for pediatric and clinical decisions. Therefore, the study provides referent percentile norms for the body fat percentage of healthy Macedonian children and adolescents. For this purpose, a practical and clinically applicable method was used. The obtained referent percentile norms can be useful in assessing overweight and obesity in Macedonian children and adolescents.PMID:38047420 | DOI:10.20960/nh.04873 (Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria)
Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria - December 4, 2023 Category: Nutrition Authors: Danilo Bojanic Milovan Ljubojevic Seryozha Gontarev Georgi Georgiev Lence Aleksovska Velickovska Source Type: research

First body fat reference curves for Macedonian children and adolescents: the MAKFIT study
CONCLUSION: since body mass index cannot always establish body fat content, the direct assessment of body fat by bioelectrical impedance would be of great advantage for pediatric and clinical decisions. Therefore, the study provides referent percentile norms for the body fat percentage of healthy Macedonian children and adolescents. For this purpose, a practical and clinically applicable method was used. The obtained referent percentile norms can be useful in assessing overweight and obesity in Macedonian children and adolescents.PMID:38047420 | DOI:10.20960/nh.04873 (Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria)
Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria - December 4, 2023 Category: Nutrition Authors: Danilo Bojanic Milovan Ljubojevic Seryozha Gontarev Georgi Georgiev Lence Aleksovska Velickovska Source Type: research

First body fat reference curves for Macedonian children and adolescents: the MAKFIT study
CONCLUSION: since body mass index cannot always establish body fat content, the direct assessment of body fat by bioelectrical impedance would be of great advantage for pediatric and clinical decisions. Therefore, the study provides referent percentile norms for the body fat percentage of healthy Macedonian children and adolescents. For this purpose, a practical and clinically applicable method was used. The obtained referent percentile norms can be useful in assessing overweight and obesity in Macedonian children and adolescents.PMID:38047420 | DOI:10.20960/nh.04873 (Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria)
Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria - December 4, 2023 Category: Nutrition Authors: Danilo Bojanic Milovan Ljubojevic Seryozha Gontarev Georgi Georgiev Lence Aleksovska Velickovska Source Type: research

First body fat reference curves for Macedonian children and adolescents: the MAKFIT study
CONCLUSION: since body mass index cannot always establish body fat content, the direct assessment of body fat by bioelectrical impedance would be of great advantage for pediatric and clinical decisions. Therefore, the study provides referent percentile norms for the body fat percentage of healthy Macedonian children and adolescents. For this purpose, a practical and clinically applicable method was used. The obtained referent percentile norms can be useful in assessing overweight and obesity in Macedonian children and adolescents.PMID:38047420 | DOI:10.20960/nh.04873 (Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria)
Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria - December 4, 2023 Category: Nutrition Authors: Danilo Bojanic Milovan Ljubojevic Seryozha Gontarev Georgi Georgiev Lence Aleksovska Velickovska Source Type: research

First body fat reference curves for Macedonian children and adolescents: the MAKFIT study
CONCLUSION: since body mass index cannot always establish body fat content, the direct assessment of body fat by bioelectrical impedance would be of great advantage for pediatric and clinical decisions. Therefore, the study provides referent percentile norms for the body fat percentage of healthy Macedonian children and adolescents. For this purpose, a practical and clinically applicable method was used. The obtained referent percentile norms can be useful in assessing overweight and obesity in Macedonian children and adolescents.PMID:38047420 | DOI:10.20960/nh.04873 (Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria)
Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria - December 4, 2023 Category: Nutrition Authors: Danilo Bojanic Milovan Ljubojevic Seryozha Gontarev Georgi Georgiev Lence Aleksovska Velickovska Source Type: research

Once-weekly semaglutide use in glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist na ïve patients with type 2 diabetes in North Macedonia: Real-world data from the MIRAGE study
The MIRAGE study aimed to evaluate the real-world use of once weekly (OW) subcutaneous semaglutide in glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist na ïve type 2 diabetes patients in routine clinical practice in North Macedonia. (Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice)
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - November 14, 2023 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tatjana Milenkovikj, Biljana Chekorova Mitreva, Sasha Jovanovska Mishevska, Iskra Bitoska-Mileva, Irfan Ahmeti, On behalf of the MIRAGE study group Source Type: research

The role of alcohol and patterns of alcohol-related deaths in Republic of North Macedonia within the period 2007 –2020
AbstractExcessive alcohol consumption is one of the most important factors in a substantial number of violent deaths. The aim of our study was to investigate alcohol-related deaths in the Republic of North Macedonia in the period from 2007 to 2020, in order to study the influence of elevated blood alcohol levels in violent deaths. Five hundred sixty-four post-mortem blood samples from alcohol-related death cases —natural deaths and violent deaths (suicides, accidents, and homicides)—were analyzed, and the results were evaluated according to sex, age, and cause of death. Among 564 cases, traffic accidents were the leadi...
Source: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology - November 10, 2023 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: research