Josipa Kern

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AIM To investigate the prevalence and factors associated with the metabolic syndrome in 9 isolated populations on Adriatic islands, Croatia, and in the group of immigrants to these islands. METHODS Random samples of 100 inhabitants from each village and 101 immigrants were collected during 2002 and 2003. Bivariate and multivariate methods were used in(More)
The aim of this study was to identify criteria used for evaluation of teleconsulatation systems in evaluation studies, and to estimate trend of their changes. Evaluation of teleconsultation (TC) systems was made on the basis of 82 evaluation studies from the inventory of evaluation studies in medical informatics consisting of all the information and(More)
Over the last decades Nanotechnology has promised to advance science and technology in many areas. Within medicine, Nanomedicine promises to deliver new methods for diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. As the amount of available information is rapidly growing, new Biomedical Informatics approaches have to be developed to satisfy the increasing demand on data(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between the static and dynamic occlusal factors in patients with anterior disk displacement (DD) and to compare it with occlusion in asymptomatic individuals. The study included a group of 40 patients with DD (median age 35.5) and a control group of 25 students of dental medicine (median age 23.4). In(More)
Nanoinformatics has recently emerged to address the need of computing applications at the nano level. In this regard, the authors have participated in various initiatives to identify its concepts, foundations and challenges. While nanomaterials open up the possibility for developing new devices in many industrial and scientific areas, they also offer(More)
Reliable epidemiological data on cardiovascular risk factors in Croatia have been lacking. This new study identifies targets for interventions Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death in most European transitional countries. 1 Among these countries, standardised mortality from cardiovascular disease is highest in Hungary (508 per 100 000(More)
The finding of osteoarthritis of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) obtained by clinical diagnosis, i.e. manual functional analysis (MFA) and the finding obtained by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the gold standard were compared in 30 patients (mean age 52.6) diagnosed with osteoarthritis, selected out of 140 consecutive patients diagnosed with a TMJ(More)
UNLABELLED Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a systemic disease and cervical spine can be affected. The data regarding cervical spondylitis are very rare and diverse in literarture. The aim of study was to assess the prevalence of cervical spine involvement in patients with PsA. Between totally 41 patients with PsA we confirmed the incidence of 68% (29 patients)(More)
AIM To compare the distribution of cardiovascular disease (CVD) factors between continental and Mediterranean areas and urban and rural areas of Croatia, as well as to investigate the differences in achieving treatment goals by the general practitioners (GP) in different settings. METHODS A multicenter prospective study was performed on 2467 participants(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)