Slavica Dodig

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BACKGROUND We undertook this study to test the possible correlation between serum concentration of total and specific IgE antibodies and asthma severity in asthmatic children sensitized to the house dust mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus. METHODS The study included 157 asthmatic children aged 5-15 years (8 +/- 3 years). Clinical diagnosis was based on(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and possible association of inherited prothrombotic risk factors in children with stroke, transient ischemic attack, or migraine. METHODS We performed genotypic analysis for factor V G1691A, factor II G20210A, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T, and 4 common platelet glycoprotein(More)
The immotile cilia syndrome is a genetic disease characterized by chronic disease of the upper and lower respiratory tract, male infertility and situs viscerum inversus in 50% of affected patients. Abnormalities of ciliary structure are the cause of abnormalities in mucociliary clearance and chronic inflammation consecutively. The boy aged 13 years with(More)
INTRODUCTION Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is the most common cause of hospitalization in infants and small children. The aim was to present a 13-months old boy diagnosed with acute airway infection, acute otitis media (AOM) and hepatitis during the RSV-infection. MATERIAL AND METHODS Serum catalytic activities of alkaline phosphatase (ALP),(More)
INTRODUCTION Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a multifactorial disorder in which dyslipidemia plays an important role. Fatty acid-binding protein 2 (FABP 2) is responsible for transport of free fatty acids in the intestinal endothelium cells. FABP2-genetic variants might affect plasma lipid concentrations and intracellular lipid transport. The aim of this study(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Regulation of pH in the airways is of physiological importance. As acidification of the airways causes bronchoconstriction, the aim of the present study was to find out whether there is any difference in calcium and magnesium in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) of children with uncontrolled asthma (i.e., with endogenous acidification) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence and characteristics of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a healthy elderly Croatian population. DESIGN Cross-sectional study consisting of a health check including anthropometric measures and food questionnaires as well as analysis of biochemical parameters related to MetS. The diagnostic criteria of the International(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The aim of the present study was to investigate the occupational risk of tuberculosis in health care workers (HCW) at a children's hospital in a middle-income country with an intermediate prevalence of tuberculosis and compulsory bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccination and to assess the association of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI)(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis are recognized as major public health problems in many countries. This study investigated the association between bone quality and components of metabolic syndrome in an elderly population. METHODS The study included a population sample of 211 men and women, of mean age 77.9 ± 4.5 years.(More)