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AIM To define trends in age-adjusted acute myocardial infarction mortality and morbidity in women and men in the city of Zagreb, Croatia, in the period 1979-2001. METHODS Acute myocardial infarctions occurring in both men and women at ages between 25 and 74 years were analyzed by using 1979-2001 data from the Acute Myocardial Infarction Population-based(More)
A group of 59 workers (41 men and 18 women) employed in swine confinement areas was studied to assess the presence of acute and chronic respiratory symptoms and the prevalence of abnormalities in ventilatory function. A control group of 46 (31 men and 15 women) unexposed workers was studied for the prevalence of chronic respiratory symptoms. For both male(More)
  • Josipa Kern
  • 2014
The application of information and communication technologies (ICT) in nursing is an integral part of the educational curriculum at the university graduate level of nursing, but also part of scientific and professional meetings on nursing informatics. As part of seminars, students are obliged to choose e-health topics from their working environment, to show(More)
BACKGROUND The playing of wind instruments has been associated with changes in respiratory function. STUDY OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of playing wind instruments on lung function and respiratory symptoms. METHODS The present study included 99 wind instrument players and a group of 41 string instrument players as a control from 3 major(More)
Background and Purpose: The purpose was to evaluate an accurate method of differentiating between temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and trigeminal neuralgia (TN) in the sample of patients from a subspecialist dental practice. Patients and Methods: Patients (n=239, mean age 39.3 years, 83.3% female) were examined for clinical symptoms and signs of(More)
AIM To investigate the association between environmental factors (perceived availability of marijuana, perceived use among friends and siblings, use of alcohol and tobacco, family structure, parental control, school performance) and lifetime prevalence and frequent and early marijuana use in high school students. METHODS We used self-reported data from(More)
Data structure representing a genealogy or genealogies as a stand-alone date structure is presented. Genealogy is considered as a finite, connected graph with nodes ni representing individuals, arcs (ni, nj), ordered pairs of nodes as parent-offspring relationships and edges (ni, nj), unordered pairs of nodes as twinships. Such structure enables storage of(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the characteristics of the Internet users in Croatia related to seeking health information, which information they seek, the reasons, and the outcomes of that information on them. We surveyed the users of the Internet health portal 'Cybermed', in spring 2003 and autumn 2004. Responses were collected from a pop-up(More)
We studied 308 female and 92 male textile workers employed in a factory that produced synthetic fiber hosiery. The mean age of the women was 38 years, their mean duration of employment 16 years. The mean age of the men was 39 years with a mean duration of employment of 16 years. A control group of 160 female and 78 male nonexposed workers was also studied.(More)