Randomised controlled trial testing effectiveness of feedback about lung age or exhaled CO combined with very brief advice for smoking cessation compared to very brief advice alone in North Macedonia: findings from the Breathe Well group
In 2019, smoking prevalence in North Macedonia was one of the world ’s highest at around 46% in adults. However, access to smoking cessation treatment is limited and no co-ordinated smoking cessation programmes... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dragan Gjorgjievski, Katarina Stavrikj, Rachel Jordan, Peymane Adab, Gjorgji Stanoevski, Aleksandra Stamenova, Emilija Krstevska, Sara Simonovska, Fillip Trpcheski, Rachel Adams, Christina Easter, Kiran Rai, Kar Keung Cheng, Chunhua Chi, Brendan G. Cooper Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in North Macedonia, July to August 2023
We report on a fatal CCHF case following a Hyalomma tick bite in the east of the country in July 2023. Tracing of 67 contacts identified CCHF in one healthcare worker (HCW) providing care for the patient. Monitoring of contacts is concluded (including further 11 HCW contacts), thus far 28 days after the death of the case no additional cases were identified.PMID:37616118 | PMC:PMC10451013 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2023.28.34.2300409 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 24, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dejan Jakimovski Krsto Grozdanovski Goran Rangelov Verica Pavleva Pavle Banovi ć Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz Katerina Spasovska Source Type: research

Cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in North Macedonia, July to August 2023
We report on a fatal CCHF case following a Hyalomma tick bite in the east of the country in July 2023. Tracing of 67 contacts identified CCHF in one healthcare worker (HCW) providing care for the patient. Monitoring of contacts is concluded (including further 11 HCW contacts), thus far 28 days after the death of the case no additional cases were identified.PMID:37616118 | PMC:PMC10451013 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2023.28.34.2300409 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 24, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dejan Jakimovski Krsto Grozdanovski Goran Rangelov Verica Pavleva Pavle Banovi ć Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz Katerina Spasovska Source Type: research

Cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in North Macedonia, July to August 2023
We report on a fatal CCHF case following a Hyalomma tick bite in the east of the country in July 2023. Tracing of 67 contacts identified CCHF in one healthcare worker (HCW) providing care for the patient. Monitoring of contacts is concluded (including further 11 HCW contacts), thus far 28 days after the death of the case no additional cases were identified.PMID:37616118 | PMC:PMC10451013 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2023.28.34.2300409 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 24, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dejan Jakimovski Krsto Grozdanovski Goran Rangelov Verica Pavleva Pavle Banovi ć Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz Katerina Spasovska Source Type: research

Cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in North Macedonia, July to August 2023
We report on a fatal CCHF case following a Hyalomma tick bite in the east of the country in July 2023. Tracing of 67 contacts identified CCHF in one healthcare worker (HCW) providing care for the patient. Monitoring of contacts is concluded (including further 11 HCW contacts), thus far 28 days after the death of the case no additional cases were identified.PMID:37616118 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2023.28.34.2300409 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 24, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dejan Jakimovski Krsto Grozdanovski Goran Rangelov Verica Pavleva Pavle Banovi ć Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz Katerina Spasovska Source Type: research

Cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in North Macedonia, July to August 2023
We report on a fatal CCHF case following a Hyalomma tick bite in the east of the country in July 2023. Tracing of 67 contacts identified CCHF in one healthcare worker (HCW) providing care for the patient. Monitoring of contacts is concluded (including further 11 HCW contacts), thus far 28 days after the death of the case no additional cases were identified.PMID:37616118 | PMC:PMC10451013 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2023.28.34.2300409 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 24, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dejan Jakimovski Krsto Grozdanovski Goran Rangelov Verica Pavleva Pavle Banovi ć Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz Katerina Spasovska Source Type: research

Cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in North Macedonia, July to August 2023
We report on a fatal CCHF case following a Hyalomma tick bite in the east of the country in July 2023. Tracing of 67 contacts identified CCHF in one healthcare worker (HCW) providing care for the patient. Monitoring of contacts is concluded (including further 11 HCW contacts), thus far 28 days after the death of the case no additional cases were identified.PMID:37616118 | PMC:PMC10451013 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2023.28.34.2300409 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 24, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dejan Jakimovski Krsto Grozdanovski Goran Rangelov Verica Pavleva Pavle Banovi ć Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz Katerina Spasovska Source Type: research

Cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in North Macedonia, July to August 2023
We report on a fatal CCHF case following aHyalomma tick bite in the east of the country in July 2023. Tracing of 67 contacts identified CCHF in one healthcare worker (HCW) providing care for the patient. Monitoring of contacts is concluded (including further 11 HCW contacts), thus far 28 days after the death of the case no additional cases were identified. (Source: Eurosurveillance)
Source: Eurosurveillance - August 24, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dejan Jakimovski, Krsto Grozdanovski, Goran Rangelov, Verica Pavleva, Pavle Banovi ć, Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz and Katerina Spasovska Source Type: research

Developing modern primary care nursing in North Macedonia
CONCLUSIONS: The launch of the primary healthcare strategy stimulated initiatives to improve the education, position and practice of primary care nursing. The COVID-19 pandemic required flexibility and changes to the original plans.PMID:37577949 | DOI:10.1017/S1463423623000348 (Source: Primary Care)
Source: Primary Care - August 14, 2023 Category: Primary Care Authors: Rosamund Bryar Peter P Groenewegen Mireia S ánchez Martínez Cris Scotter Source Type: research

Developing modern primary care nursing in North Macedonia
CONCLUSIONS: The launch of the primary healthcare strategy stimulated initiatives to improve the education, position and practice of primary care nursing. The COVID-19 pandemic required flexibility and changes to the original plans.PMID:37577949 | DOI:10.1017/S1463423623000348 (Source: Primary Care)
Source: Primary Care - August 14, 2023 Category: Primary Care Authors: Rosamund Bryar Peter P Groenewegen Mireia S ánchez Martínez Cris Scotter Source Type: research

Developing modern primary care nursing in North Macedonia
CONCLUSIONS: The launch of the primary healthcare strategy stimulated initiatives to improve the education, position and practice of primary care nursing. The COVID-19 pandemic required flexibility and changes to the original plans.PMID:37577949 | DOI:10.1017/S1463423623000348 (Source: Primary Care)
Source: Primary Care - August 14, 2023 Category: Primary Care Authors: Rosamund Bryar Peter P Groenewegen Mireia S ánchez Martínez Cris Scotter Source Type: research

The estimated distribution of autochthonous leishmaniasis by < i > Leishmania infantum < /i > in Europe in 2005 –2020
Conclusions/SignificanceOverall, there was no evidence of widespread increased incidence of autochthonous human leishmaniasis byL.infantum in European countries. Visceral leishmaniasis incidence followed a decreasing trend in Albania, Italy and Portugal, and peaked in Greece in 2013, 2014 and 2017, and in Spain in 2006 –2007 and 2011–2013. Animal and human cutaneous leishmaniasis remain highly underreported. In humans, hospital discharge databases provide the most accurate information on visceral leishmaniasis and may be a valuable indirect source of information to identify hotspots of animal leishmaniasis. In tegrated...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - July 19, 2023 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Carla Maia Source Type: research

Increased risk of brucellosis misdiagnosis in regions that lose their endemicity
Trop Biomed. 2023 Mar 1;40(1):76-79. doi: 10.47665/tb.40.1.014.ABSTRACTOver the last decades, the epidemiology of human brucellosis globally has been subjected to significant changes, with the eradication of many existing endemic hot spots. This paper describes three cases with initial misdiagnosis of brucellosis that were managed during 2011-2017 in Republic of North Macedonia, country that until recently has been declared as endemic region. In spite of the fever, constitutional symptoms, focal disease (spondylitis, pneumonia and orchitis) and previous contact with domestic animals, brucellosis was not initially recognize...
Source: Tropical Biomedicine - June 25, 2023 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: M Bosilkovski B Khezzani I Khezzani D Jakimovski D Trajanovski K Poposki Source Type: research

Increased risk of brucellosis misdiagnosis in regions that lose their endemicity
Trop Biomed. 2023 Mar 1;40(1):76-79. doi: 10.47665/tb.40.1.014.ABSTRACTOver the last decades, the epidemiology of human brucellosis globally has been subjected to significant changes, with the eradication of many existing endemic hot spots. This paper describes three cases with initial misdiagnosis of brucellosis that were managed during 2011-2017 in Republic of North Macedonia, country that until recently has been declared as endemic region. In spite of the fever, constitutional symptoms, focal disease (spondylitis, pneumonia and orchitis) and previous contact with domestic animals, brucellosis was not initially recognize...
Source: Tropical Biomedicine - June 25, 2023 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: M Bosilkovski B Khezzani I Khezzani D Jakimovski D Trajanovski K Poposki Source Type: research

Increased risk of brucellosis misdiagnosis in regions that lose their endemicity
Trop Biomed. 2023 Mar 1;40(1):76-79. doi: 10.47665/tb.40.1.014.ABSTRACTOver the last decades, the epidemiology of human brucellosis globally has been subjected to significant changes, with the eradication of many existing endemic hot spots. This paper describes three cases with initial misdiagnosis of brucellosis that were managed during 2011-2017 in Republic of North Macedonia, country that until recently has been declared as endemic region. In spite of the fever, constitutional symptoms, focal disease (spondylitis, pneumonia and orchitis) and previous contact with domestic animals, brucellosis was not initially recognize...
Source: Tropical Biomedicine - June 25, 2023 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: M Bosilkovski B Khezzani I Khezzani D Jakimovski D Trajanovski K Poposki Source Type: research