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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The University of Mostar is the second largest university in Bosnia and Herzegovina, established in 1977, and it is situated in Mostar. The University is the only Croatian language university in Bosnia and Herzegovina and world. Its original name was University Džemal Bijedić of Mostar, named after Yugoslav prime minister Džemal Bijedić, but it was renamed in 1992 during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.The University of Mostar has ten faculties and one Academy of Fine Arts, with 50 different majors, 46 specialisations and 70 study groups. This made the University of Mostar one of the most diversed university in the country.It's the fastest growing university in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with around 10,712 students, out of which 17% are students from neighbouring Croatia. Wikipedia.

Comorbidity and multimorbidity represent one of the greatest chalenge to academic medicine. Many disorders are often comorbidly expressed in diverse combinations. In clinical practice comorbidity and multimorbidity are underrecognized, underdiagnosed, underestimated and undertreated. So that one can speak about comorbidity and multimorbidity anosognosia. Comorbidities and multimorbidities are indifferent to medical specializations, so the integrative and complementary medicine is an imperative in the both education and practice. Shifting the paradigm from vertical/mono-morbid interventions to comorbidity and multimorbidity approaches enhances effectiveness and efficiency of human resources utilization. Comorbidity and multimorbidity studies have been expected to be an impetus to research on the validity of current diagnostic systems as well as on establishing more effective and efficient treatment including individualized and personalized pharmacotherapy. Source

Professionalism has been a hot topic in medical education and in medicine in general. Professionalism in medicine embodies the relationship between medicine and society as it forms the basis of patient-physician relationships and the mutual expectations patients and physicians have of each other. Education on professionalism in medicine and professionalism in medical education are two important liasions. Increasing efforts have focused on fostering professionalism in medical education. Medical faculties have long taught the theoretical and technical aspects of medicine, but teaching professionalism in medicine and healing qualities has been a recent trend. The concept of professionalism has evolved over time by a process of exploration and reflection. It seems that medical professionalism has been changing from paternalism to partnership with patients and mutuality, from tribalism to collegiality, and from self-sacrifice to shared responsibility. There is still no consensus on how professionalism in medicine should be defined as and about the best methods for teaching medical professionalism. The aim of this "landscape" review is to promote the complete integration of a culture of professionalism into the educational and research body, including staff, faculty, residents and students. Source

Sekulic D.,University of Split | Spasic M.,University of Split | Mirkov D.,University of Belgrade | Cavar M.,University of Mostar | Sattler T.,University of Ljubljana
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research | Year: 2013

Sekulic, D, Spasic, M, Mirkov, D, Cavar, M and Sattler, T. Gender-specific influences of balance, speed, and power on agility performance. J Strength Cond Res 27(3): 802-811, 2013-The quick change of direction (i.e., agility) is an important athletic ability in numerous sports. Because of the diverse and therefore hardly predictable manifestations of agility in sports, studies noted that the improvement in speed, power, and balance should result in an improvement of agility. However, there is evident lack of data regarding the influence of potential predictors on different agility manifestations. The aim of this study was to determine the gender-specific influence of speed, power, and balance on different agility tests. A total of 32 college-aged male athletes and 31 college-aged female athletes (age 20.02 ± 1.89 years) participated in this study. The subjects were mostly involved in team sports (soccer, team handball, basketball, and volleyball; 80% of men, and 75% of women), martial arts, gymnastics, and dance. Anthropometric variables consisted of body height, body weight, and the body mass index. Five agility tests were used: a t-test (T-TEST), zigzag test, 20-yard shuttle test, agility test with a 180-degree turn, and forward-backward running agility test (FWDBWD). Other tests included 1 jumping ability power test (squat jump, SQJ), 2 balance tests to determine the overall stability index and an overall limit of stability score (both measured by Biodex Balance System), and 2 running speed tests using a straight sprint for 10 and 20 m (S10 and S20, respectively). A reliability analysis showed that all the agility tests were reliable. Multiple regression and correlation analysis found speed and power (among women), and balance (among men), as most significant predictors of agility. The highest Pearson's correlation in both genders is found between the results of the FWDBWD and S10M tests (0.77 and 0.81 for men and women, respectively; p < 0.05). Power, measured using the SQJ, is significantly (p < 0.05) related to FWDBWD and T-TEST results but only for women (20.44; 20.41). The balance measures were significantly related to the agility performance for men but not for women. In addition to demonstrating a known relationship between speed and agility in both genders, and a small but statistically significant relationship between power and agility in women, these results indicate that balance should be considered as a potential predictor of agility in trained adult men. © 2013 National Strength and Conditioning Association. Source

Zeljko-Penavic J.,University of Mostar
Psychiatria Danubina | Year: 2013

Psoriasis vulgaris is a multifactorial, heterogeneous disease that is associated with problems in skin image and feelings of shame and stigmatization. The aim of this study was to analyze psychopathological traits in patients with psoriasis and a comparative group. A total of 254 dermatological patients participated in the study: 124 patients with confirmed diagnoses of psoriasis vulgaris and 130 patients with melanocytic and non-melanocytic nevi on covered parts of the body. Psychometrically mensural and standardized instruments were used in the study: list of general data, appendix of disease data, Beck Depression Inventory test, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Measure of psychological stress and Eysenck's Personal Questionnaire. There is a significant statistical difference in the result of psychometric tests between the study groups. Patients with psoriasis have more severe symptoms of depression, more physical symptoms of anxiety and higher results on the anxiety scale as a state and as a trait p=0.000. Eysenck's personal questionnaire showed higher results on the psychoticism scale p=0.000 and lower results on the extraversion scale p=0.035 among psoriatic patients. Source

Pravdic D.,University of Mostar
PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology | Year: 2014

Over the years, an electrocardiogram had become the basic tool to study the heart physiology and pathophysiology. Many authors gave a substantial contribution in understanding the electrophysiological basis for numerous electrocardiographic changes. Some of them were named after authors themselves, or others used the names of scientists who first discovered or explained the nature of a particular electrocardiographic finding. In this article, electrocardiographic phenomena and eponyms used in today's electrocardiography are described. ©2013, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Source

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