Mate Ljubičić

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OBJECTIVE To show the underlying and external causes of death and selected characteristics of those killed in the war in Croatia between March 1991 and December 1992. DESIGN Analysis of 4339 fatalities recorded on two national mortality statistics documents that specified war operations as the cause of death: a demography mortality statistical form and a(More)
As the liberation of occupied Croatian territories ended the war in the country in 1995, the Ministry of Health and Croatian Health Insurance Institute have agreed to create the new framework for developing a long-term strategy of public health planning, prevention and intervention. They provided financial resources to develop the First Croatian Health(More)
Five commercially available rabies vaccines (HDCV, FBKC vaccine, PCEC vaccine, PVRV and PDEV) applied alone or combined with human rabies immunoglobulin (HRIG) were administered, by random allocation, to 161 volunteer vaccinees, using the abbreviated 2-1-1 postexposure immunization schedule. Protective levels of rabies antibody were demonstrated in all(More)
Forty-four vaccinees immunized with rabies vaccine and human rabies immunoglobulin according to the abbreviated intramuscular regimen (the 2-1-1 schedule) were followed-up after 1100 days and had their blood samples taken. The persistence of rabies neutralizing antibody was proven in the sera of all vaccinees. 56% of whom demonstrated titres > or = 0.5 IU(More)
Eight years after the last case of poliomyelitis it was of a special interest to determine the immunity level of the Croatian population to polio and thus to evaluate the possible risk of the revival of this infection. For this purpose, 200 sera samples were collected from individuals of different age and place of residence. Neutralizing antibodies (NT) for(More)
An outbreak of hepatitis A occurred among children of a refugee camp in Croatia. In order to disrupt the outbreak, we decided to vaccinate children from 1 to 15 years of age in the camp, in addition to intensified general preventive measures. Assuming high prevalence of hepatitis A virus antibodies within this population, we conducted anti-HAV testing of(More)
Reactogenicity and immunogenicity of the oral live attenuated (OPV) and inactivated polio vaccines (IPV) were studied in primary vaccination of toddlers. Three doses were administered simultaneously with DPT following the usual schedule valid in Croatia. The two groups of children had about 100 children each. Postvaccinal reactions were recorded for three(More)
In a double-blind comparative trial the immunogenicity of three new tissue culture rabies vaccines was evaluated, using a commercial human diploid cell vaccine (HDCV) lot as the reference. Two different vaccination regimens, a pre-exposure schedule, and an abbreviated 2-1-1 postexposure schedule (two doses of the vaccine applied bilaterally on day 0, with(More)
The village of Rude is situated near Zagreb, the capital of Croatia in the last Alpine valley on Balkan. In the past, the village was well-known area of severe iodine deficiency disorders (IDD). In 1952', distinguished Croatian endocrinologist Professor Josip Matovinović carried out detailed village survey. Goiter prevalence in school-age children was 85.0%(More)
The aim of the study was to reduce to key tests the 4 extensive polyvalent diagnostic biochemical tables most widely used in Croatia and to adapt them for the demonstration of Vibrio cholerae and its differentiation from the 3 Vibrios (V. alvinolyticus, V. mentschikovii, V. fluvialis) important in differential diagnosis. The fourth table has now been(More)