Selma Cvijetić

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Whiplash injury usually occurs in traffic accidents. Persons experienced this injury might have an impairment of proprioception clinically expressed as inability to determine the exact position of their heads. The aim of this study was to examine the loss of proprioception in people who had a whiplash injury. The study included 60 subjects with cervical(More)
The authors investigated the influence of physical strain at work on radiological signs of hip osteoarthritis. The study included 295 men and 298 women aged over 45 from an urban area who were classified in four groups according to physical demands of their occupation. The evaluation included clinical and radiological signs of hip osteoarthritis. The(More)
The aim of this study was to analyse the quality of life in osteoporotic patients with hip fracture and those without fractures. The study included postmenopausal women, 35 with hip fracture and 33 without fractures. The control group included 44 age-matched healthy women. Osteoporosis Quality of Life Questionnaire was used to assess the health-related(More)
OBJECTIVES Osteoprotegerin (OPG) has an important role in bone remodeling, and it has been proposed that the OPG gene might be a candidate gene for osteoporosis predisposition. Several studies have already assessed the connection between OPG gene polymorphism and bone mineral density (BMD). In this study we wanted to analyze the association of two(More)
BACKGROUND The precise contributions of hereditary and environmental factors to bone density are not known. We compared lifestyle predictors of bone density among adopted and biological children. METHODS The study comprised 18 adopted children (mean [SD] age, 14.0 [4.1] years) with their non-biological parents and 17 children with their biological(More)
Vegetarian diets attract more and more attention due to growing concerns about health, ecology and/or animal welfare in general population. The main purpose of this paper was to examine whether vegetarianism could be associated with some specific personality characteristics, with the emphasis on the main motivational factors which determined acquiring the(More)
AIM To explore the relationship between muscle strength and bone density in patients with different rheumatic diseases and to examine whether inflammatory arthritis was more harmful for muscle strength and bone loss than degenerative joint diseases. METHODS The study included 361 men and women with a mean±standard deviation age of 60.5±11.4 years and(More)
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