Vladimir BabuS

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By this study we wanted to investigate the seroprevalence of H. pylori infection in 175 health care workers of three Zagreb city hospitals. The obtained results were compared with those of 2492 volunteer blood donors. The influence of age, education, socioeconomic status and length of service at specific hospital working places were investigated in relation(More)
The study of the distribution of Helicobacter pylori infection was carried out among the population of Croatia aged between 20 and 70 years, in three areas of Croatia (central, northern, southern). For the detection of seroprevalence of this infection the ELISA test for IgG antibodies was used on a random sample of 3,082 serum samples. The testing showed an(More)
The seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection was studied in a population from two areas of Croatia with significantly different average gastric cancer (GC) cumulative incidence and mortality rates. In a random sample of 456 blood sera from both areas, which was tested with the ELISA Helicobacter pylori-antibody test, 48.8% of people in the north and(More)
SETTING Specialized institutions for the treatment of lung diseases in Zagreb, Croatia. OBJECTIVE To assess the risk of TB disease among medical nurses. DESIGN Retrospective cohort analysis. RESULTS It was found that the incidence rate was 6 to 17 times greater among medical nurses employed in institutions in which there was regular exposure to(More)
About 50% of adults in the developed and 80-90% in the developing countries are estimated to be infected by Helicobacter pylori. Being 68% nationally, this rate is higher in the northern continental parts of Croatia, which also have higher gastric cancer rates. Low socio-economic status, poor living conditions in childhood (the age when Helicobacter pylori(More)
The aim of this investigation was to analyze secular trend of mortality from cerebrovascular diseases in Croatia and its regional characteristics. The research comprised all deaths from cerebrovascular diseases in Croatia in persons aged between 35 and 74 years over the period 1958-1997. The investigated period is divided in eight 5-year periods, and for(More)
The aim of this paper was to assess relationship between possible endemic nephropathy (EN) markers visually by the CoPlot methodology, and to illustrate this promising data analysis approach. From 912 screened persons in 3 Croatian endemic villages, 25 persons were diagnosed as confirmed EN patients, 371 as non-EN, and the remainder were classified as(More)
Oral immunization with the urease of Helicobacter pylori was shown to induce protection against Helicobacter felis in mice. The first identification of a protective antigen (urease) was followed by the identification of the protective antigens, such as the heat-shock protein (HspA) and the vacuolating cytotoxin VacA. The final selection of the antigens to(More)