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

Scabies outbreak management in refugee/migrant camps in Europe 2014-2017: a retrospective qualitative interview study of healthcare staff experiences and perspectives
Conclusions We recommend development of accessible scabies guidelines for camps, use of consensus diagnostic criteria and oral ivermectin mass treatments. In addition, as much of the work described was by small, volunteer-staffed NGOs, we in the wider healthcare community should reflect how to better support such initiatives and those they serve. (Source: BMJ Open)
Source: BMJ Open - November 8, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Richardson, N. A., Cassell, J. A., Head, M. G., Lanza, S., Schaefer, C., Walker, S. L., Middleton, J. Tags: Open access, Public health Source Type: research

The impact of the comorbid seizure/epilepsy on the health related quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis: an international multicentric study
DiscussionOur results point to the possible role of theinterventions related to the adequate control of epilepsy along with improvement of the mental health status to be important in order to reduce MS burden in the PwMS with comorbid seizure/epilepsy. (Source: Frontiers in Immunology)
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - November 7, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

36 Vitiligo in North Macedonia
The aim of the study was to measure the quality of life of patients with vitiligo, expressed through the (DLQI), as well as the correlation between QL, disease activity and DC. Prospective cross-sectional study. Two questionnaires were used in the study. DLQI and the questionnaire contains the demographic characteristics of patients (age, gender, place of residence, marital status, education), disease activity, comorbid diseases and size of BMI. Anamnestic data and clinical examination included: age, duration of disease, family history of vitiligo, type of vitiligo, activity of vitiligo (stable or unstable) natural course,...
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - November 1, 2023 Category: Dermatology Authors: N.T. Mitrevska Source Type: research

The microbiology of bronchiectasis in Europe: Data from the European Bronchiectasis Registry (EMBARC)
Conclusion: P. aeruginosa and H. influenzae are the dominant pathogens in bronchiectasis but with marked geographical heterogeneity. (Source: European Respiratory Journal)
Source: European Respiratory Journal - October 27, 2023 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Chalmers, J. D., Polverino, E., Crichton, M., Ringshausen, F., De Soyza, A., Vendrell, M., Regis Burgel, P., Haworth, C., Loebinger, M., Dimakou, K., Murris, M., Wilson, R., Hill, A., Menendez, R., Torres, A., Welte, T., Blasi, F., Altenburg, J., Shteinbe Tags: Respiratory infections and bronchiectasis Source Type: research

Study on moss biomonitoring of atmospheric deposition of minor and trace elements in the region of Polog, North Macedonia
AbstractA study was conducted to investigate air deposition and to explore the natural or anthropogenic sources of contamination with potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in the region of Polog, North Macedonia, using moss samples as biomonitors of air pollution. The distribution of 22 elements was detected in 43 moss samples collected in the region. Multivariate statistical analysis was applied to the available data. Factor analysis identified five association factors, of which four factors, F1 (Cr, Li, V, Co, Fe, Al, Ni, and As), F2 (K, P, and Mg), F4 (Ag and Cu), and F5 (Ba, Sr, and Mn) were related to lithogenic sources a...
Source: Environmental Quality Management - October 25, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Traj če Stafilov, Robert Šajn, Angja Ćulumoska‐Gjorgjievska Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research