Stefan Mandić-Rajčević's research while affiliated with University of Belgrade and other places

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Objective Cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS) results from compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow, resulting in pain, weakness, and numbness of the hand and forearm. This work describes the Quality of Life (QoL) and satisfaction after CuTS surgery and identifies the factors associated with those outcomes. Methods This cross-sectional study include...
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Radial nerve lesions present a clinical entity that may lead to disability, psychological distress, and job loss, and thus requires great attention. Knowledge of the etiology and exact mechanism of the nerve impairment is of great importance for appropriate management of these patients, and there are only a few papers that focused on these features...
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Glyphosate (G) is the active ingredient of the most used herbicides worldwide. Its use is currently very debated, as several studies indicating its hazard and toxicity are emerging. Among them, there is evidence of adverse effects on the immune system. The aim of this work was to investigate if G could directly affect immune cells. Peripheral blood...
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COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers (FHCW) are struggling to cope with challenges that threaten their wellbeing. We examine the frequency and predictors of the most frequent mental health problems (MHP) among FHCW during the first COVID-19 peak in Mexico, one of the most severely affected countries in terms of FHCW’s COVID-19 mortality. A cross-se...
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Radial nerve injuries are often associated with humeral shaft fractures. The results of treatment of these injuries, by contemporary surgical approaches, remain diverse. In this paper we presented the outcomes and analyzed the patient, clinical, and surgical procedure related characteristics and factors that may influence the outcome overall, in 77...
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Introduction: Having in mind the importance of providing continuous pediatric dental services during the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that children have similar viral loads to adults, the potential to spread the virus to others, and with variable clinical presentation of COVID-19 infection, this study aimed to analyze the impact of COVID-19 outb...
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Background In 2010, the American Heart Association introduced a new concept of ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) defined as the simultaneous presence of 7 favorable CVH metrics (smoking, diet, physical activity, body mass index, blood pressure, total cholesterol, and fasting blood glucose). The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic li...
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Objectives: A multicentre survey was designed to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 outbreak on dental practice worldwide, estimate the COVID-19 related symptoms/signs, work attitudes and behaviour and the routine use of protective measures and personal protective equipment (PPE). Methods: A global survey using a standardized questionnaire with res...
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Background Pneumocephalus is a well-known complication in the surgical treatment of chronic subdural hematomas; however, its influence remains controversial. The amount of subdural air may vary, and it may cause worsening of symptoms, increase reoccurrence rates, and worsen the outcomes. Lethal outcome following acute onset of massive pneumocephalu...
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Glyphosate (G) is the active ingredient of the most widely used herbicide products. It targets the enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS), which lacks in humans, suggesting to confer a low mammalian toxicity to G-based herbicides (GBHs). Despite this, the use of G is currently under intense debate. Many studies indicating its ha...
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Introduction: The outbreak of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 named COVID-19 has spread throughout the world. The number of registered cases is increasing and almost no country or territory worldwide has been without any COVID-19 patient. The aim of this study was to examine the level of knowledge on the SARS-COv-2 and COVI...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the Serbian versions of the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory (CBI) and the Study Burnout Inventory (SBI) among fifth-year medical students at 5 universities in Serbia. Material and methods: The study included 573 fifthyear medical students at 5 universities in Serbia. Th...
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Background & Aim The study describes the experiences and opinions of Serbian physicians regarding workforce management during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Materials & Methods A total of 1553 licensed physicians (65% males; average age 44.0 years) responded to an online survey in September 2020. Differences in the respondents' general data and attitudes...
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Introduction: Burnout syndrome occurs as a result of prolonged exposure to emotional and interpersonal stressors in the workplace and is characterised by three dimensions: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal achievements. Research and prevention of this phenomenon are of public health importance due to numerous consequences it leav...
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The use of preventive health services is a long-term health investment due to its potential to help individuals to take care of their health. This study aimed to explore the availability and performance of health services in primary health care (PHC) in the domain of general practice (GP), pediatrics, and gynecology, as well as to analyze the influ...
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Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are developing joint estimates of the work-related burden of disease and injury (WHO/ILO Joint Estimates), with contributions from a large network of experts. Evidence from mechanistic data suggests that occupational exposure to ergonomic risk factors ma...
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Background: Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common pathology in neurosurgery, especially in the elderly patients, and its incidence is likely to double in the next decade. Considering various features of CSDH and the procedure itself, a sitting position may retain the best characteristics of classic positioning, while offering additional com...
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Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are developing joint estimates of the work-related burden of disease and injury (WHO/ILO Joint Estimates), with contributions from a large network of experts. Evidence from mechanistic and human data suggests that occupational exposure to ergonomic (or...
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Pesticides are intrinsically toxic, and their manipulated quantity and wide use requires adequate protection to reduce the potential impact on applicators’ health. Before marketing the exposure-related health risk of each active substance is assessed through models, to demonstrate that at least in one application scenario its use does not cause an...
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Pesticides are among the most employed synthetic chemicals, and for which there, is the largest database of chemical and toxicological information that allows establishing health-based exposure limits. Protection of pesticide applicators and of the general population from over-exposure is both an ethical necessity and a contribution to planetary he...
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Pesticides are substances or mixtures used to control living organisms that damage crops or goods, transmit or cause diseases and other unwanted events, such as the uncontrolled expansion of endogenous living species, or infestation by non‐native ones. Unwanted living organisms include animals, such as insects and rodents, invading plants, such as...
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Background Healthcare workers (HCWs) are commonly infected by SARS-CoV-2 and represent one of the most vulnerable groups. Adequate prevention strategies are necessary to guarantee HCWs’ safety, as well as to prevent dissemination of the infection among patients. Aims To describe a case series of SARS-CoV-2-positive HCWs in a large public healthcar...
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Objective: Brachial plexus injuries are among the most complex injuries of the peripheral nervous system and among the most devastating injuries overall. In complete lesions, functional priorities include the reinnervation of the musculocutaneous and axillary nerves for proximal functions restoration. Three major nerves - radial, median, and ulnar...
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Pesticides represent an economical, labor-saving, and efficient tool for pest management, but their intrinsic toxic properties may endanger workers and the general population. Risk assessment is necessary, and biological monitoring represents a potentially valuable tool. Several international agencies propose biological exposure indices (BEI), espe...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of burnout syndrome in a large sample of primary and secondary school teachers in the Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and identify the factors associated with burnout in this population. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in August and September of 2018, on...
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Pesticides represent an economical, labor-saving, and efficient tool for pest management, but their intrinsic toxic properties may endanger workers and the general population. Risk assessment is necessary, and biological monitoring represents a potentially valuable tool. Several international agencies propose biological exposure indices (BEI), espe...
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Objective To study the source, symptoms, and duration of infection, preventive measures, contact tracing and their effects on SARS-CoV-2 epidemic among healthcare workers (HCW) in 2 large hospitals and 40 external healthcare services in Milan (Italy) to propose effective measures to control the COVID-19 epidemic among healthcare workers. Design Epi...
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The earliest regulation concerning the handling of poisons in Serbia dates back to 1837, followed closely by the “Law for pharmacies and pharmacists: drugs and poisons storage and sale” in 1865. Eminent Serbian scientists were educated abroad at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, but formal toxicological education began in...
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Recently, there have been several studies indicating that iron-based nanomaterials may exhibit certain toxic properties. Compared to conventional iron and iron oxides, iron nanoparticles (FeNPs) have some unique physical and chemical traits which impact their absorption, biodistribution and elimination. Facilitated passage through biological barrie...
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The cover image, by Toplica Lepić et al., is based on the RESEARCH ARTICLE Ultrasonographic assessment of the maxillary artery and middle meningeal artery in the infratemporal fossa. DOI: 10.1002/jcu.22773.
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Health-care personnel handling antineoplastic drugs could be at risk for adverse health effects. We aimed to evaluate genotoxic and cytotoxic effects of antineoplastic drug exposure of personnel preparing and administering such drugs in three Oncology Hospitals in Italy enrolling 42 exposed subjects and 53 controls. Furthermore, we aimed to study t...
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Background: In patients with only upper (C5, C6) brachial plexus palsy (BPP), the pooled international data strongly favor nerve transfers over nerve grafts. In patients with complete BPP, some authors favor nerve grafts for the restoration of priority functions whenever there is a viable proximal stump. Objective: To evaluate functional recover...
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Background: A spontaneous cervical epidural hematoma (SCEH) is a rare occurrence, with < 500 cases reported to date. Clinically, it usually presents with quadriparesis, but in extremely rare cases it can present with hemiparesis or hemiplegia, and can easily be misdiagnosed as stroke. The cervical epidural hematoma by itself is an urgent condition...
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Introduction: Absorbed dose assessment from dermal exposure involves multiplying skin contamination by the dermal absorption coefficient, which is usually defined for the standard workday of 8 h. This strategy may suffer from limitations when the duration of exposure is extremely variable, such as in agricultural exposure to pesticides. Objective...
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Dyes are an important class of pollutants because large amounts are often found in the environment as a result of their extensive industrial use. Traditional wastewater treatment methods often lead to high energy costs, formation of by-products, and the production of sludge. This paper analyzes the possibility of using a new, sustainable approach t...
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Purpose To investigate with Doppler ultrasonography the maxillary and middle meningeal arteries in the infratemporal fossa, and describe their hemodynamic characteristics. Methods We included 24 female and 11 male volunteers without vascular diseases, with a median age of 43 years. We used the acoustic window, enlarged by subjects half‐opening the...
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The attention paid to the use of pesticides has increased notably in recent years as demonstrated by the issue of laws and regulations requiring their safe and environmentally-conscious use (e.g. Directive 2009/128/EC and Regulation (EC) no. 1272/2008). Despite the benefits that can be achieved by pursuing the targets of stricter legislative framew...
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Biomechanical overload in the wrist flexor and extensor muscles, together with awkward hand positions during work activities, can result in occupational wrist and hand disorders. Dairy workers, specifically those that work in the milking parlor, are exposed to highly repetitive and forceful exertions of the upper limb throughout their work shift. T...
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Background/Aim. Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is one of the most frequent neurosurgical conditions with an overall incidence ranging from 1.72 to 20.6 per 100,000 persons per year. The surgical procedure for CSDH is relatively simple and usually performed in the supine position. Reported reoccurrence rates range from 11.7% to 28%. Postperative p...
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Repeated forceful efforts, high muscular loads in the wrist flexor and extensor muscles and awkward hand positions during milking can contribute to wrist and hand diseases. Thus, evaluating the risk of biomechanical overload of milking parlor workers’ wrist with an accurate method is fundamental. Aims of the study were: (1) evaluating the wrist’s b...
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Various organizations have endeavored to develop assessment methods for the identification and management of weaknesses in hospital disaster preparedness. Although the largest number of patients receive their regular care at the primary level, there is no internationally validated tool for the rapid safety assessment of primary health care centers...
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Various organizations have endeavored to develop assessment methods for the identification and management of weaknesses in hospital disaster preparedness. Although the largest number of patients receive their regular care at the primary level, there is no internationally validated tool for the rapid safety assessment of primary health care centers...
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Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are developing a joint methodology for estimating the national and global work-related burden of disease and injury (WHO/ILO joint methodology), with contributions from a large network of experts. In this paper, we present the protocol for two systemati...
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Penconazole (PEN) is a fungicide used in agriculture. The aim of this work was to evaluate the exposure to PEN in vineyard workers focusing on urinary biomarkers. Twenty-two agricultural workers were involved in the study; they were investigated during PEN applications and re-entry work, performed for 1–4 consecutive working days, for a total of 42...
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Blood lead levels (BLLs) have been falling steadily worldwide due to restricted use of lead (Pb) and its compounds. although they remain above preindustrial Pb levels. Elevated BLL can still be found in children living near secondary Pb smelters that represent around 50% of Pb production. There have been no studies on Pb exposure in children living...
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Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are developing a joint methodology for estimating the national and global work-related burden of disease and injury (WHO/ILO joint methodology), with contributions from a large network of experts. In this paper, we present the protocol for two systemati...
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The risk of occupational bloodborne infections (HBV, HCV, and HIV) among healthcare workers remains a serious issue in developing countries. The aim of this study was to estimate occupational exposure to bloodborne infections among general hospital workers in Serbia. This cross-sectional study was conducted in the spring of 2013 and included 5,247...
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Grapevine is a vulnerable crop to several fungal diseases often requiring the use of ethylenebisdithiocarbamate (EBDC) fungicides, such as mancozeb. This fungicide has been reported to have goitrogenic, endocrine disrupting, and possibly immunotoxic effects. The aim of this study was to assess workers’ exposure in two scenarios of mancozeb applicat...
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Background: European Union (EU) Directive 89/391 addressed occupational health surveillance, which recommends to provide workers with 'access to health surveillance at regular intervals', aiming to prevent work-related and occupational diseases. Aims: To investigate how EU countries adopted this Directive. Methods: We invited one selected repr...
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U skladu sa opštim načelima datim kroz Sendai i Hjogo konvencije u oblasti upravljanja rizici-ma u uslovima katastrofa (Hyogo and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Management) izazvanim prirodnim i antropogenim faktorima, na teritoriji opštine Obrenovac sprovedeno je istraživanje spremnosti zdravstvenih ustanova da odgovore na potencijalne industr...
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Olovo je toksični teški metal čija je široka upotreba dovela do zagađenja u životnoj sredini i zdravstvenih problema. Deca su posebno ugrožena, s obzirom da je olovo najveći efekat ima tokom njihovog razvoja, a moguća je kumulativna izloženost iz različitih izvora. Nivoi preko 70 mikrograma po decilitru krvi mogu dovesti do encefalopatije i smrti d...
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Peripheral nerve injuries are often associated with injuries of adjacent tissue. As a result of anatomic proximity between nerves and vascular structures, there is a high chance of combined injuries of these structures (23 %). The aim of our study is to describe and analyze associated nerve and vascular injuries of the upper extremity in patients t...
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Background Iatrogenic nerve injuries are nerve injuries caused by medical interventions or inflicted accidentally by a treating physician. Methods We describe and analyze iatrogenic nerve injuries in a total of 122 consecutive patients who received surgical treatment at our Institution during a period of 10 years, from January 1, 2003, to December...
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Background: Having in mind the importance of reconstruction of the calvaria, our goal was to compare the complication rates following the use of autologous bone and methylmethacrilate grafts, and explain the factors influencing them. Methods: The authors collected information of all the patients undergoing cranial reconstructive surgery (N = 149...
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The migration of Kirschner wires (K-wires) is a rare but significant complication of osteosynthesis interventions, and numerous cases of wire migrations have been reported in the literature. Nevertheless, migration into the spinal canal is very rare, with only 10 cases reported thus far. The authors present a case of K-wire migration into the spina...
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Models used in the pre-marketing evaluation do not cover all work scenarios and may over- or underestimate exposure. Uncertainties present in the extrapolation from pre-marketing to the post-marketing warrant exposure and risk assessment in real-life working conditions. Seven vineyard pesticide applicators were followed for a total of 12 work-days....
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Genome wide association studies (GWAS) are typically designed as case-control studies, collecting thousands of sick and healthy individuals, genotyping hundreds of thousands of SNPs, and documenting the SNPs which are more abundant in one group or the other. Direct-to-consumer genetic testing has opened the possibility for a regular person to recei...