Thoughts, Attitudes and Experiences of Parents of Children with Disabilities in the Republic of North Macedonia About Comprehensive Sexuality Education
AbstractWhen it comes to sexuality education, people with disabilities are often left out of the conversation. Many believe that these people are asexual, sexually inactive, that they do not need sexual education, that they cannot and should not have sexual relations and cannot/should not have love relationships and start a family. The main purpose of the research is to determinate thoughts, attitudes, knowledge and personal experience of the parents of children with disabilities regarding comprehensive sexuality education of their children. The data were collected through a survey of 54 respondents, parents of persons/chi...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - January 9, 2023 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Sensors, Vol. 23, Pages 593: GIS-Based Assessment of Hybrid Pumped Hydro Storage as a Potential Solution for the Clean Energy Transition: The Case of the Kardia Lignite Mine, Western Greece
This study aims to present a preliminary phase of a geospatial workflow used to evaluate land suitability by implementing a multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) technique with an advanced geographic information system (GIS) in the context of an interdisciplinary feasibility study on HPHS in the Kardia lignite open pit mine (Western Macedonia, Greece). The introduced geospatial analysis is based on the utilization of the constraints and ranking criteria within the boundaries of the abandoned mine regarding specific topographic and proximity criteria. The applied criteria were selected from the literature, while for their w...
Source: Sensors - January 4, 2023 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Pavlos Krassakis Andreas Karavias Evangelia Zygouri Christos Roumpos Georgios Louloudis Konstantina Pyrgaki Nikolaos Koukouzas Thomas Kempka Dimitris Karapanos Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 20, Pages 555: The Impact of Ambient Temperature on Cardiorespiratory Mortality in Northern Greece
lidou It is well-established that exposure to non-optimum temperatures adversely affects public health, with the negative impact varying with latitude, as well as various climatic and population characteristics. This work aims to assess the relationship between ambient temperature and mortality from cardiorespiratory diseases in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, in Northern Greece. For this, a standard time-series over-dispersed Poisson regression was fit, along with a distributed lag nonlinear model (DLNM), using a maximum lag of 21 days, to capture the non-linear and delayed temperature-related effects. A U-shaped relati...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - December 29, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kyriaki Psistaki Ioannis M. Dokas Anastasia K. Paschalidou Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 20, Pages 242: Evaluation of Pollution Level, Spatial Distribution, and Ecological Effects of Antimony in Soils of Mining Areas: A Review
ei Riya The first global-scale assessment of Sb contamination in soil that was related to mining/smelting activities was conducted based on 91 articles that were published between 1989 and 2021. The geographical variation, the pollution level, the speciation, the influencing factors, and the environmental effects of Sb that were associated with mining/smelting-affected soils were analyzed. The high Sb values mainly occurred in developed (Poland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia) and developing (China, Algeria, Slovakia) countries. Sb concentrations of polluted soil from mining areas that were reported in ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - December 23, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Shuting Zhao Taoran Shi Akihiko Terada Shohei Riya Tags: Review Source Type: research

Late Roman Empire, Heliodoros, an Actuarius, c 200 –256
This plaster-covered clay tile features a painting ofHeliodoros, an Actuarius (c 200 –256). It measures 30.5 × 44 × 6.7 cm and is part of the collection of Yale University Art Gallery. It originates from the ceiling of the sitting room in the House of Roman Scribes in Dura-Europos in Syria [1]. Built by Macedonian Greeks in around 300 BCE Dura-Europos was a Hellenistic outpost overlooking the Euphrates [2]. In 113 BCE it was conquered by the Parthians who established it as a fortress and a trading post [2,3]. In 165 CE, the Romans seized the city and developed it into a major border garrison town [2,3]; swellin...
Source: Occupational Medicine - December 16, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 16240: Motives and Barriers for Regular Physical Activity among Medical Students from the Western Balkans (South-East Europe Region)
ović Regular physical activity (PA) has multiple beneficial effects on students’ health, effectively reducing the risk of various non-communicable diseases. Various factors play a role in an individual’s motivation to engage in and maintain regular PA. So far, no research dealing with the motives and barriers for regular PA among medical students has been conducted in the countries of the Western Balkans. The aim of this study was to identify the motives and barriers related to regular PA and compare them with different demographic, socioeconomic, and individual lifestyle factors among West...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - December 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Milo š Ilić Huiwen Pang Tomislav Vla ški Maja Gruji čić Budimka Novakovi ć Tags: Article Source Type: research

EE524 The Incremental Cost-Effectiveness Ratio (ICER) Thresholds in Central and Eastern European Countries
The aim was to verify in which Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) threshold is used to support reimbursement decisions. It was also investigated how ICER threshold are in relation to the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in CEE countries. Methods:: In-depth interviews among HTA experts were conducted. The study included 19 CEE countries: Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. (Source: Value in Health)
Source: Value in Health - December 1, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: J Augusty ńska, K Skóra, A Leszczynska, M Seweryn Source Type: research

Hospitalizations Associated with COVID-19 Among Children in Republic of North Macedonia from September 2021 to January 2022
In late 2019 a novel coronavirus was recognized as a cause of pneumonia in patients in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. It rapidly spread through the world, resulting in global pandemic, with more than 420 million registered cases and nearly 6 million deaths so far. The aim of this retrospective, single center study is to analyze epidemiological data from the national pediatric COVID-19 center during the period when Delta and Omicron variants were most prevalent. Total of 4,846 patients suspected for COVID-19 were referred to our hospital from 09/2021 to 01/2022. We have divided them in several groups according to the ...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - December 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Doksimovski, F., Petlichkovska, S., Ginovska, E., Nestorov, H., Boshkovska, K., Jakovska, T. Tags: 07.06 - Paediatric respiratory epidemiology Source Type: research

The obstacles to expectorating sputum in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients
Conclusion: The main obstacle to expectorating sputum among CF patients are shortness of breath and uncomfortable feeling about bothering other people while bringing up sputum usually expressed as shame and worry. (Source: European Respiratory Journal)
Source: European Respiratory Journal - December 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Arnaudova Danevska, I., Jakjovska, T., Vidoevska, A., Momchilovikj, S., Gjinovska Tasevska, E., Popova, G., Arnaudov, D., Boshkovska, K. Tags: 01.02 - Rehabilitation and chronic care Source Type: research

Mediterranean spotted fever-like illness caused by < em > Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae < /em > , North Macedonia, June 2022
Euro Surveill. 2022 Oct;27(42). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.42.2200735.ABSTRACTMediterranean spotted fever-like illness (MSF-like illness) is a tick-borne disease caused by Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae first reported in France more than 25 years ago. Until today, more than 50 cases of MSF-like illness have been reported in different regions of Europe and Africa, highlighting variable clinical manifestation. Here we report a case of MSF-like illness following a bite from a Hyalomma tick in the Skopje region of North Macedonia.PMID:36268740 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.42.2200735 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - October 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dejan Jakimovski Sofija Mateska Verica Simin Ivana Bogdan Dragana Mijatovi ć Agust ín Estrada-Peña Lourdes Mateos-Hern ández Ang élique Foucault-Simonin Sara Moutailler Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz Pavle Banovi ć Source Type: research

Mediterranean spotted fever-like illness caused by < em > Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae < /em > , North Macedonia, June 2022
Euro Surveill. 2022 Oct;27(42). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.42.2200735.ABSTRACTMediterranean spotted fever-like illness (MSF-like illness) is a tick-borne disease caused by Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae first reported in France more than 25 years ago. Until today, more than 50 cases of MSF-like illness have been reported in different regions of Europe and Africa, highlighting variable clinical manifestation. Here we report a case of MSF-like illness following a bite from a Hyalomma tick in the Skopje region of North Macedonia.PMID:36268740 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.42.2200735 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - October 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dejan Jakimovski Sofija Mateska Verica Simin Ivana Bogdan Dragana Mijatovi ć Agust ín Estrada-Peña Lourdes Mateos-Hern ández Ang élique Foucault-Simonin Sara Moutailler Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz Pavle Banovi ć Source Type: research

Mediterranean spotted fever-like illness caused by < em > Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae < /em > , North Macedonia, June 2022
Euro Surveill. 2022 Oct;27(42). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.42.2200735.ABSTRACTMediterranean spotted fever-like illness (MSF-like illness) is a tick-borne disease caused by Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae first reported in France more than 25 years ago. Until today, more than 50 cases of MSF-like illness have been reported in different regions of Europe and Africa, highlighting variable clinical manifestation. Here we report a case of MSF-like illness following a bite from a Hyalomma tick in the Skopje region of North Macedonia.PMID:36268740 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.42.2200735 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - October 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dejan Jakimovski Sofija Mateska Verica Simin Ivana Bogdan Dragana Mijatovi ć Agust ín Estrada-Peña Lourdes Mateos-Hern ández Ang élique Foucault-Simonin Sara Moutailler Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz Pavle Banovi ć Source Type: research

Mediterranean spotted fever-like illness caused by < em > Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae < /em > , North Macedonia, June 2022
Euro Surveill. 2022 Oct;27(42). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.42.2200735.ABSTRACTMediterranean spotted fever-like illness (MSF-like illness) is a tick-borne disease caused by Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae first reported in France more than 25 years ago. Until today, more than 50 cases of MSF-like illness have been reported in different regions of Europe and Africa, highlighting variable clinical manifestation. Here we report a case of MSF-like illness following a bite from a Hyalomma tick in the Skopje region of North Macedonia.PMID:36268740 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.42.2200735 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - October 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dejan Jakimovski Sofija Mateska Verica Simin Ivana Bogdan Dragana Mijatovi ć Agust ín Estrada-Peña Lourdes Mateos-Hern ández Ang élique Foucault-Simonin Sara Moutailler Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz Pavle Banovi ć Source Type: research

Mediterranean spotted fever-like illness caused by < em > Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae < /em > , North Macedonia, June 2022
Euro Surveill. 2022 Oct;27(42). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.42.2200735.ABSTRACTMediterranean spotted fever-like illness (MSF-like illness) is a tick-borne disease caused by Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae first reported in France more than 25 years ago. Until today, more than 50 cases of MSF-like illness have been reported in different regions of Europe and Africa, highlighting variable clinical manifestation. Here we report a case of MSF-like illness following a bite from a Hyalomma tick in the Skopje region of North Macedonia.PMID:36268740 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.42.2200735 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - October 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dejan Jakimovski Sofija Mateska Verica Simin Ivana Bogdan Dragana Mijatovi ć Agust ín Estrada-Peña Lourdes Mateos-Hern ández Ang élique Foucault-Simonin Sara Moutailler Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz Pavle Banovi ć Source Type: research