Ljiljana Marković-Denić

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AIM To provide a comprehensive assessment of burden of selected cancers in Serbia. METHOD We calculated disability adjusted life years (DALY)-- the sum of the years of life lost (YLL) from premature mortality and the years lived with disability (YLD)--for cancers of stomach, colon and rectum, lung, breast, and cervical cancer for central Serbia and(More)
OBJECTIVE Although surgical-site infection (SSI) rates are advocated as a major evaluation criterion, the reproducibility of SSI diagnosis is unknown. We assessed agreement in diagnosing SSI among specialists involved in SSI surveillance in Europe. METHODS Twelve case-vignettes based on suspected SSI were submitted to 100 infection-control physicians(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to determine to what extent severe cognitive impairment impacts short-term rehabilitation outcomes of elderly patients with proximal hip fracture. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 337 community-dwelling elderly patients with acute hip fracture were observed during a 12-month period at a major teaching hospital in(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) have a significant impact on human health and health care costs. The aims of our study were to determine the profile of rheumatology patients willing to report ADRs and to identify bias in such a reporting system. METHODS Semi-intensive ADRs reporting system was used in our study. Patients willing to participate(More)
UNLABELLED Osteoarthrosis is the most frequent joint disorder in the world. An increased incidence of total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) has been noticed recently. AIM To investigate demographic characteristics, comorbidities, surgical factors and postoperative complications of patients who received THR or TKR. MATERIAL AND(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Nosocomial infections (NI) are a serious health problem resulting in an enromous burden of excess morbidity and mortaliti rates, and health care costs. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of NI and to identify groups of patients at special risk for NI in the University Clinical Center, Kragujevac, Serbia. METHODS A period(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to use a Serbian-language version of the disease-specific, self-report Sarcoidosis Health Questionnaire (SHQ), which was designed and originally validated in the United States, to assess health status in sarcoidosis patients in Serbia, as well as validating the instrument for use in the country. METHODS This was a(More)
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