Ljiljana Marković-Denić

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BACKGROUND In the last decade of the 20th century, a considerable effort has been put into the development of summary measures of population health that combine information on mortality and non-fatal health outcomes. We used the DALYs (Disability adjusted life years) method to assess the burden of disease and injury in the population of Serbia. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide an assessment of the mortality burden in Serbia (excluding Kosovo and Metohia). METHODS The study was undertaken using data for Serbia, excluding Kosovo and Metohia, for the year 2000. Years of life lost (YLL), the mortality component of disability-adjusted life years, was determined from the average life expectancy at each age of(More)
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common complication of orthopaedic surgery in the industrialised world; though there may be variability between population groups. This study aims to define the incidence and risk factors for symptomatic VTE following primary elective total hip and knee arthoplasty surgery in a single centre in Eastern Europe. This(More)
AIM To analyze cancer mortality trends in men in Central Serbia during 1985-2006 period. METHODS Mortality rates and trends for the most frequent cancers in men (lung, stomach, colorectal, pancreatic, and prostate cancer) were calculated. Mortality rates for all cancers were adjusted by direct standardization. Percentage changes of the rates were(More)
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)
INTRODUCTION Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids is a serious concern of health care workers and presents a major risk of transmission of infections such as human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and circumstances of occupational(More)
A 1-year prospective cohort study of health care-acquired infections was conducted at the neonatal intensive care unit of the University Clinical Centre Kragujevac, Serbia. The incidence rate of neonates with health care-acquired infections was 18.6%, and the incidence rate of the infections themselves was 19.4%. The incidence density of the health(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to examine the epidemiology of occupational accidents and self-reported attitude of health-care workers (HCWs) in Serbia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted among HCWs in selected departments of five tertiary care hospitals and in one secondary care hospital in February 2012. A previously(More)
BACKGROUND Hip fractures in the elderly are followed by considerable risk of functional decline and mortality. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES The purposes of this study were to (1) explore predictive factors of functional level at discharge, (2) evaluate 1-year mortality after hip fracture compared with that of the general population, and (3) evaluate the affect of(More)
BACKGROUND Nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSI) create a serious health problem in hospitals all over the world. The objectives of our study were to explore putative disease markers and potential risk factors with nosocomial BSI in patients in intensive care units (ICU) and non-ICU patients and to determine risk factors associated with increased 28-day(More)