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The study investigated differences in morphological, motor and functional abilities between folk and ballet dancers. The sample comprised 51 female subjects: Croatian National Ballet (N=30) and Croatian National Folk Ensemble "LADO" (N=21). The data regarding menstrual cycle, menarche, number of births and smoking habit were collected and the morphological,(More)
The aim of the study was to correlate cognitive decline and cerebral vasoreactivity in 150 asymptomatic right-handed patients with severe ≥70 % unilateral internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis and to evaluate the role of intracranial collateral circulation during cognitive testing. Cognitive assessment was performed by means of Montreal Cognitive(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the latent structure of characteristics of leisure-time sporting and other recreation activities practised in the Republic of Croatia. The analysis was based on the survey of 1,126 adults of both sexes who filled in an open-ended questionnaire, which resulted in a list of 93 items sporting and other recreation(More)
The research was performed to find out the way in which students at the University of Split spend their leisure time and what was the portion of sporting activities in it in relation to self-appraisal of their health status. A sample of 449 subjects (mean age 21 years; 380 female and 69 male students) was surveyed by questionnaire. The results of the t-test(More)
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic pain disorder the etiology of which has remained unclear. Symptoms associated with BMS vary and may have a negative impact on oral health-related quality of life in patients with BMS (1). McMillan et al. (2) reported that, so far, no therapy has been proven to be effective or ineffective in patients with BMS. To(More)
Venous system can be classified as pulmonary veins, systemic veins and venous sinuses that are present only within the skull. Cerebral venous system is divided into two main parts, the superficial and the deep system. The main assignment of veins is to carry away deoxygenated blood and other maleficient materials from the tissues towards the heart. Veins(More)
Introduction Badminton is an individual, non-contact sport requiring jumps, lunges, quick changes of direction and rapid arm movements from a wide variety of postural positions. The physical demands of badminton suggest that acute injuries to the limbs may be a frequent occurrence (Yung et al., 2007). However, overuse injuries of the back, shoulder, lower(More)
The aim of this research is to examine university students' attitudes on recreational exercise. The sample included 473 students from the University of Zagreb. We analyzed the data by analysis of frequency and a statistical method called "Relation model of action". The results indicated that there were two general courses in students' attitudes on(More)
OBJECTIVE Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic oral condition, characterised by burning symptoms, which mainly affects perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Neuropathy might be the underlying cause of the condition. There are still insufficient data regarding successful therapy. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of acupuncture(More)