Žarko Bajić

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AIM To determine the prevalence and risk factors of erectile difficulties and rapid ejaculation in men in Croatia. METHOD We surveyed 615 of 888 contacted men aged 35-84 years. The mean age of participants was 54-/+12 years. College-educated respondents and the respondents from large cities were slightly overrepresented in the sample. Structured(More)
BACKGROUND Although cognitive decline is a common finding among the elderly and is considered a risk factor for developing dementia, it is rarely diagnosed by general practitioners (GPs). AIM To evaluate cognitive function with the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in asymptomatic subjects in daily GP(More)
AIM To translate the Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure into Croatian and validate the Croatian version of the questionnaire. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in July 2011 in 8 general practices (GP) in Croatia. Following two stages of translation, back-translation, and pilot testing, the Croatian version of the CARE was(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the increased risk, the quality of somatic healthcare is lower for patients with mental illnesses. Currently dominant approach separates physical and mental, primary and secondary healthcare. Objective of our study was to explore whether somatic comorbidities are associated with a poor HRQoL independently of some sociodemographic and(More)
: The incidence of many cancers is higher in Western European (WE) countries, but mortality is frequently higher in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. A panel of oncology leaders from CEE countries participating in the South Eastern European Research Oncology Group (SEEROG) was formed in 2015, aiming to analyze the current status and trends of(More)
S100B protein and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) can be considered the markers of cerebral injury. To our knowledge the association of general anesthesia for elective non-cardiac surgery in children with these markers has not been studied before. The goal of this study was to find out whether these markers change after adenotonsillectomy with general(More)
BACKGROUND Following childbirth, a vast number of women experience some degree of mood swings, while some experience symptoms of postpartum posttraumatic stress disorder. AIM Using a biopsychosocial model, the primary aim of this study was to identify predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder and its symptomatology following childbirth. METHODS This(More)
BACKGROUND An increasing body of research suggest that repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is effective and safe treatment option for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). The Psychiatric Hospital "Sveti Ivan" has the first TMS laboratory with rTMS and deep TMS (dTMS) in Croatia. The objective of this study was to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND Increased physical morbidity in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSDs) is well documented. However, much less is known about the association between somatic comorbidities and psychosis treatment outcomes. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This cross-sectional study, nested within the larger frame of a prospective cohort study, was done in(More)
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