Jadranka Božikov

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The epidemic pattern of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is quite different in regions of Europe (biennial epidemics in alternating cycles of approximately 9 and 15 months) than in the Western Hemisphere (annual epidemics). In order to determine if these differences are accounted for by the circulation of different RSV subtypes, we studied the prevalence(More)
A ten-year prospective study of Crohn's disease was carried out in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. It included both inpatients and outpatients regardless of the extent and severity of the disease. The mean annual incidence rate was 0.7 per 100,000 between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 1989. There was no increase in the incidence of Crohn's disease during the study(More)
We conducted a retrospective study at the Department of Paediatric Cardiology of the University Hospital Centre Rebro, Zagreb, over the period from 1988 to 1998, so as to assess the epidemiology of childhood cardiomyopathies. The patients were categorized according to the guidelines of the Task Force on Cardiomyopathies of the World Health Organization and(More)
AIM To analyze a five-year publication output of the Zagreb University Medical School in scientific journals, especially in the journals covered by the Current Contents (CC), bibliographic database of the Institute for Scientific Information. METHODS Medical School of the Zagreb University is organized in 10 preclinical, 6 public health, and 17 clinical(More)
The authorship criteria of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) are widely accepted in biomedical journals, but many studies in large and prestigious journals show that a considerable proportion of authors do not fulfill these criteria. We investigated authorship contributions in a small medical journal outside the scientific(More)
INTRODUCTION The aggressive biological behavior of invasive and metastatic cancer is considered to be the most insidious and life-threatening aspect for breast cancer patients. It is mostly the result of changes in many molecular characteristics of tumor cells, including alterations in the mechanisms controlling cell growth and proliferation. AIM The aim(More)
The prevalence of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection was studied during three consecutive annual outbreaks (1983-1986) in SR Croatia, Yugoslavia. A total of 1,238 subjects were examined, using RSV isolation and immunofluorescent (DTFA) methods, with 1,042 showing the signs of respiratory infection and 207 of these having a positive RSV finding.(More)
Infection with specific human papillomavirus (HPV) types is the strongest risk factor in cervical carcinogenesis. In this study we analysed, by means of polymerase chain reaction (PCR), cervical specimens obtained from consenting women with abnormal Pap smears collected from 1996 to 1998. Consensus- and type-specific-primers directed PCR were used in order(More)
AIM To assess the distribution of out-of-pocket payments for health care in Croatia by income groups. METHODS The study is based on data from 1994 out-of-pocket health expenditure survey carried out through interviews of randomly selected adults in two major cities of Croatia, Zagreb and Split. We analyzed co-payments for public health care services and(More)
The study evaluated antioxidant status in patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD), with and without concomitant diabetes mellitus (DM). 211 participants were divided into standardized 4 groups: patients with PVD and DM (PVD+DM+), patients with PVD without DM (PVD+DM-), patients without PVD with DM (PVD-DM+) and patients without PVD and DM (PVD-DM-).(More)