Mircho I Vukov

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A survey of 80 opiate addicts included in a detoxification program was conducted at the Institute on Addictions in Belgrade. In addition to a dependence diagnosis and mental disorders based on DSM-III-R, we applied a Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire (TPQ) that measures the 3 major personality dimensions: novelty-seeking (NS), harm avoidance (HA) and(More)
The aims of this epidemiological population-based cohort study were to examine the prevalence of the multiple modifiable vascular risk factors, their distribution patterns and outcomes among a Bulgarian urban population. A total of 500 volunteers, 200 men and 300 women, without clinical signs and symptoms of cerebrovascular disease, aged 50-79 years, were(More)
AIM To assess the prevalence of extrahepatic manifestations in Bulgarian patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and identify the clinical and biological manifestations associated with cryoglobulinemia. METHODS The medical records of 136 chronically infected HCV patients were reviewed to assess the prevalence of extrahepatic(More)
Medical surveillance for military personnel participating in peacekeeping missions (PKMs) is required to define the effect of stress on health status. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of stress on the autonomic cardiovascular control and health risk of 72 Bulgarian peacekeepers participating in a PKM in Kosovo. The assessment of(More)
PURPOSE To look for the cancer incidence in a cohort of medical radiation workers in relation to work history (year of first employment, duration of occupational exposure, and radiation doses received for the whole period). MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective study the cancer incidence among 315 medical workers (radiotherapists, diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVE The psychoemotional and sexual status of Bulgarian urban postmenopausal women 10 years after the beginning of the period of extensive political, social, economic and cultural transitions was studied. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Three hundred and thirty-two postmenopausal women (83.5% in natural menopause and 16.5% in surgical menopause) and 295 women(More)
UNLABELLED The AIM of the present study was to explore the level of depression in the respondents using the Zung self-rating depression scale (SDS) and find a correlation with the levels of the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and the anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies (anti-TPO), the age and gender of the participants. PATIENTS AND METHODS 2401 subjects(More)
Nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation (NRAF) and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) have long been recognised as risk factors for cerebral ischaemia and as predictors of recurrent vascular events. In the present study we aimed at determining the value of NRAF and LVH as predictors of recurrent vascular events in a cohort of patients with a first-ever episode of(More)
Suicides represent one of the main medico-social problems in Bulgaria. Every day three lives are lost because of suicide in our country. The authors present information on the attempted suicide among young girls from an epidemiological study, provided in 1995. It was found out that the leading motives for suicidal behaviour were the conflicts in the family(More)