Izet Masic

Izet Masic
Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina · Department of Science Editing

Professor Emeritus

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Introduction
Izet Masic, MD, PhD, FWAAS, FIAHSI, FEFMI, FACMI (1952-) was born in Gracanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H). He is member of Council of EFMI (1994-present), General Assembly of IMIA (1994-present), International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (2005-present), Governing Board of European Association for Public Health (EUPHA) (2000-present), Council member of European Association of Science Editors (EASE) (2012-2015). He is Honorary Fellow of EFMI (2016-present), Fellow of American College of Medical Informatics (FACMI) (2016-present), Founding member of International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (FIAHSI) (2017-present),. Associate Fellow of World Academy of Art and Science (2019-present). He is Founder and President of Academy of Medical Sciences of B&H (2009-present).
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July 1977 - December 2016
University of Sarajevo
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Education
October 1986 - July 1990
Medicinski fakultet Univerziteta u Sarajevu
Field of study
  • Social medicine, health care organization and economics
October 1982 - March 1985
Medicinski fakultet Univerziteta u Sarajevu
Field of study
  • Social medicine, health care organization and economics
October 1971 - July 1976
Medicinski fakultet Univerziteta u Sarajevu
Field of study
  • General medicine

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Publications (739)
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Acta Informatica Medica journal (www.actainformmed.org), as Biomedical Informatics journal, during past 30 years of existing played important role in distribution of knowledge and experience within this scientific field, by publishing contributions of the biomedical experts from worlwide and spreading of Biomedical informatics knowledge and experie...
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This is the second volume of the official magazine of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) named as “EFMI Inside”, which was established as Newspaper in Lyon in August 2019, during “MEDINFO 2019” Conference and EFMI Council meeting. Idea for founding EFMI Inside was born by Catherine Chronaki, current President of EFMI and Izet M...
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Background: Scientometry is a part of Scientology (the science of science) that analyzes scientific articles and their citation in a selected sample of scientific journals. The basic part of scientometry is bibliometrics, which was introduced in the 1970s to mark quantitative research on communication processes by applying appropriate mathematical...
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Background: We could say that traditional healing is a way of healing that has been common since ancient times. It has been passed down from generation to generation for many centuries. Magic medicine, although not approved by any of the monotheistic religions present in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and strictly prohibited by Islam, in the form of vari...
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Acta Informatica Medica journal (www.actainformmed.org), as Biomedical Informatics journal, during past 30 years of existing played important role in distribution of knowledge and experience within this scientific field, by publishing contributions of the biomedical experts from worldwide and spreading of Biomedical informatics knowledge and experi...
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Background: The Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death in the world today. Risk factors represent those factors that affect he development of CVD. We can divide them into variable (high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, unhealthy diet, obesity, physical inactivity, smoking, stress, alcohol) and fi (age, gender, genetic predis...
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The aim of this study is to provide a more accurate representation of COVID-19's CFR by performing meta-analyses by continents and income, and by comparing the result with pooled estimates. We used multiple worldwide data sources on COVID-19 for every country reporting COVID-19 cases. Based on the data, we performed random and fixed meta-analyses f...
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The aim of this study is to provide a more accurate representation of COVID-19's CFR by performing meta-analyses by continents and income, and by comparing the result with pooled estimates. We used multiple worldwide data sources on COVID-19 for every country reporting COVID-19 cases. Based on the data, we performed random and fixed meta-analyses f...
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ABSTRACT 12th Days of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AMNuBiH) this year were organized together with the International Academy of Sciences and Arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo (IANUBIH) on December 4, 2021. The title of the symposium was “Scientometry, Citation, Plagiarism and Predatory in Scientific Publishing...
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12th Days of Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina this year was organized together with International Academy of Sciences and Arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on December 4th, 2021. Title of the symposium was “Scientometry, Citation, Plagiarism and Predatory in the Scientific Publishing”. Reason fo...
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Background: The peculiar reigning and private life of Maria Theresa in the tumultuous time of continuous wars in the then Europe was interwoven with her predominant maternal/obstetric history, as presented below. Objective: All the sixteen pregnancies of Empress Maria Theresa ended in spontaneous vaginal deliveries at term, with no information on p...
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Background: Mobile pharmacies are special organizational units or infrastructures that serve to supply medicines to remote communities or are stationed on ships or as such exist during war conflicts on the battlefields to provide first aid to the wounded and to provide the necessary medicines. The establishment of mobile pharmacies is regulated by...
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Background: Previous pandemic and catastrophic events significantly changed the life of every human being, bringing him/her into a state of stress and the need to quickly adapt to new ways of daily activity. COVID-19 has a negative impact on all elements of health: social, physical and mental. Pharmacotherapy, as well as protective measures (isola...
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Background: Although scientometry gradually became prevalent way of measuring one’s research output, there are many inherent drawbacks in main indices that are used: impact factor, number of citations, number of published papers and Hirsch’s index. Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze effects of inflated co-authorship on values of scient...
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Medical informatics, as much as it is a result of evolution as planned philosophy, have its roots in the history of information technology and medicine. Development of medical informatics started in the fifties of the 20th century. In the period after Second World War USA was the leading country in the field of Computer science and the leader in us...
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COVID-19 pandemic asks the engagement of all experts in different medical fields to help in solving consequences such an overwhelming success that we follow it with COVID-19 Management, including Medical Informatics experts.
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For many decades English language was dominant in international scientific communications, but during the last decade it threatens to become the only language for communicating medical science at international level. The aim of this article was to make an overview of publication practices in regard to language of publication of MEDLINE-referenced a...
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This year the journal "Medical Archives" celebrates 75 year of existing. "Medicinski Arhiv/Medical Archives" was founded in 1947 as official journal of the Association of Physicians (Sabor ljekara Bosne i Hercegovina) of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the first Editorial board was consisted of academicans: Vladimir Cavka (Professor of Oftalmology), Bla...
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Background: The concept of scientific research is based on the use of scientific principles by passing through the appropriate and necessary steps and division of certain sections of the final written presentation of the results of the study. Before writing their papers in the form for submmiting on web site of the journal, authors need to write an...
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Background: The corona virus is transmitted in three ways: by direct contact with an infected person, by droplets, and by air. Transmission control according to official guidelines can be prevented by keeping a distance, wearing a mask and washing hands. Sharing a space with several members of the immediate or extended family increases the risk of...
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Gjuro Deželić, full member of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences and full professor of Medical Informatics at several universities in former Yugoslavia, one of pioneers of Medical Informatics in Europe and the world. With pioneers of Medical Informatics professors Štefan Adamič in Slovenia, Rajko Vukašinović in Serbia and Izet Mašić in Bosnia...
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Background: The key considerations for healthy aging are diversity and inequity. Diversity means that there is no typical older person. Policy should be framed to improve the functional ability of all older people, whether they are robust, care dependent or in between. Objective: The aim of this article is to describe negative influence of Coron...
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Pharmacy and medicine were inseparable sciences for long time, so everything that was done in the field of medicine, i.e., treatment, can be connected with pharmacy. The history of pharmacy therefore includes the history of medicine, at least until the 13th century, when pharmacy was officially separated from medicine. Today there are a large numbe...
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Background: Scientific research is the best way and method for the proliferation of true knowledge in all spheres of science, but also in academic institutions. The ability to study a scientific problem is the highest level of knowledge. Evaluating the quality and relevance of published scientific papers, after the acceptance in some of indexed jou...
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Background: The The COVID-19 pandemic, as a catastrophic global event, has significantly changed the life of every human being with a negative impact on all health components: social, physical and mental. Pharmacotherapy did not provide the expected results, as well as WHO recommendations with measures of isolation, wearing masks and maintaining ph...
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Background: Family medicine is implemented as an independent, academic and scientific discipline with specific educational and research content. Objective: The aim of this paper is to analyze the implementation of family medicine in Bosnia and Herzegovina according to EURACT educational agenda. Methods: This article is a review of the entire teachi...
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Background: Accurate human body composition assessment is becoming very important in clinical practice due to the possibility of early diagnosis and preventive interventions of metabolic disorders. Fats are one of the most important elements in maintaining normal body structure and different methods are used to determine its total amount and distri...
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Background: Multiple Life and health directly depend on food and normal digestive system functions, as well as eating habits. Absorbed essential and beneficial nutrients from food are used by all human organic systems to maintain their functions for the purpose of maintaining health. The immune system resists harmful agents from the environment and...
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Background: One of the most vulnerable group to cope with the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic are women, particularly pregnant ones. Objective: The aim of this article was to make review of the scientific literature to show clearly that pandemic is not so dangerous neither for mother nor her unborn and newborn children. Results and discussion...
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The data collected in this dataset are narratives exploring public policies, attitudes, individual behaviors, and the collective experiences of the affected communities regarding face mask wearing at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The narratives were written by the members of the interdisciplinary research network Navigating Knowledge Landscap...
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Background: Accurate human body composition assessment is becoming very important in clinical practice due to the possibility of early diagnosis and preventive interventions of metabolic disorders. Fats are one of the most important elements in maintaining normal body structure and different methods are used to determine its total amount and distr...
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Background: Enormous number of medical journals published around the globe requires standardization of editing practice. Objective: The aim of this article was to enlist main principles of editing biomedical scientific journals adopted at annual meeting of Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia & Herzegovina (AMSB&H). Methods: The evidence for...
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In Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, at Holiday hotel on November 14th, 2020 has been organized 11th annual scientific meeting of the Academy of Health Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina “Days of AMNuBiH 2020” and 3rd Seminar about Writing, Editing and Publishing - “SWEP 2020”. Topics of the conferences were: • Bosnia and Herzegovina experiences re...
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Background: From 2013 the World Medical Association's Declaration of Helsinki explicitly requires pre-registration of a study involving human subjects. The registration gives a chance for improvement of design and avoidance of bias. Objective: The aim of this article was to describe process of bearing decision to create regional registry of clin...
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Objective: The aim of this article was to enlist main principles of editing biomedical scientific journals adopted at annual meeting of Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia & Herzegovina (AMSB&H). Methods: The evidence for writing this Guideline was systematically searched for during September 2020 in the PUBMED and GOOGLE SCHOLAR databases. The i...
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Background: The World Medical Association's Declaration of Helsinki explicitely requires registration of a study involving human subjects before its onset. The registration creates an opportunity for improvement of design and avoidance of bias. Objective: The aim of this article was to elaborate a need for creating regional registry of clinical stu...
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Background: Medical informatics is regarded as a scientific discipline dealing with theory and practice of information processes in medicine, comprising data communication by information and communication technologies (ICT), with computers as an especially important ICT. It means Medical informatics history can be stated connected with the beginnin...
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Background: There is great need to improve editing of medical journals, both on regional and global level. Objective: The aim of our article was to establish main principles of editing biomedical scientific journals based on evidence found through systematic search of scientific literature. Methods: The evidence for writing this Guideline was syste...
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ABSTRACT Introduction: Pseudo journals, hijacked journals, fraudulent journals, fake journals, and predatory journals waste valuable research when authors publish their studies in them. Aim: This article described novel suggested features for the identification of fraudulent journals and aimed to explain this issue to help inexperienced scientists...
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Introduction: The source of scientific information, methods for their evaluation, and methodology of their use are critical for serious scientific research and publishing of the scientific research results. Certain methodological principles should be inexcusably followed when designing clinical or observational research to avoid bias and presentat...
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The Inappropriate design of experimental studies in medicine inevitably leads to inaccurate results and biased conclusions. The aim of our study was to compare prevalence of implementing basic principles of experimental design in preclinical experimental studies published in international journals with low and high impact factor. The samples for an...
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Introduction: COVID-19 is the disease caused by an infection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, previously known as 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) respiratory disease. World Health Organization (WHO) declared the official name as COVID-19 in February 2020 and in 11th March 2020 declared COVID-19 as Global Pandemic. In June 6th 2020, over 7 million cases...
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Probably in the history of medicine, doctors were not as united as they are today, in that fight against COVID-19, when the pandemic spread incredibly fast - from East to West, from North to South. The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have unprecedented and unforeseeable consequences, from those on a worldwide/global level to those at the local level...
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Introduction: Certain methodological principles should be inexcusably followed when designing clinical or observational research to avoid bias and presentation of results that do not reflect the truth about the phenomenon that is the object of the study. Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the methodological quality of clinical trials and...
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Introduction: There are certain methodological principles that should be inexcusably followed when designing clinical or observational research in order to avoid bias and presentation of results that do not reflect the truth about the phenomenon that is object of the study. Aim: The aim of this study was to compare methodological quality of clinica...
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Macedonian scientific and professional medical terminology, as a categorical system and dynamic language matter, will enable more efficient communication in professional and scientific work and appropriate transfer of knowledge in the system of medical education. It is part of the overall terminology in all scientific fields of the Macro Project of...
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Introduction: COVID-19 is the disease caused by an infection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, first identified in the city of Wuhan, in China's Hubei province in December 2019. COVID-19 was previously known as 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) respiratory disease before the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the official name as COVID-19 in Februar...
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Introduction: Results of preclinical and clinical studies in medicine could be trusted only if their design and statistical analysis were appropriate. Aim: The aim of our study was to investigate whether preclinical and clinical studies published in medical journals of Bosnia and Herzegovina satisfy basic requirements for appropriate design and sta...
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The book contains list of published books and monographs written by academician Izet Masic and associates in Bosnian, English, Greak, and Arabic language from the year 1975 till 2020. Also, in the book are written lists of papers and other publications published in domestic and international indexed journals in the same period. The book is illustra...
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This year Academy of medical sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AMNuBiH) celebrates Anniversary - ten years from founding in the year 2009. Goals of founding of AMNuBiH were: a) promotion of medical sciences, b) improvement of all biomedical disciplines, and c) affirmation of contribution of biomedical sciences in the development of sciences in Bo...
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Idea for founding Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AMNuBiH) was born in the Summer of the year 2009 during MIE 2009 Con- ference (Medical Informatics in Europe) held in Sarajevo from August 28th to September 2nd, 2009, when two participants of the Conference Izet Masic and Asim Kurjak discussed about possibility to establish B...
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Introduction: Inappropriate design of experimental studies in medicine inevitably leads to inaccurate or false results, which serve as basis for erroneous and biased conclusions. Aim: The aim of our study was to investigate prevalence of implementing basic principles of experimental design (local control, replication and randomization) in precli...
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Plagiarism is an act of appropriating or copying another's written, artistic, or other creative work into one's own – whether partially or completely – without properly referencing the source of authorship. It is an illegal and unethical representation of another person's work as original. Plagiarism can appear in many forms. It harms the scientifi...
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Introduction: Achilles tendon injuries usually occur with abrupt movements at the level of the ankle and foot, and the consequence is the overload of the Achilles tendon. Aim: Examine the Achilles tendon load as a function of the landing angle, and find the critical point at which the tendon overload begins and when a further increase in the lan...