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Effect of Initial Conditions on Reproducibility of Scientific Research

Benjamin Djulbegovic,, Iztok Hozo Abstract Background: It is estimated that about half of currently published research cannot be reproduced. Many reasons have been offered as explanations for failure to reproduce scientific research findings- from fraud to the issues related to design, conduct, analysis, or publishing scientific research. We also postulate a sensitive dependency on initial [...]

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Colonoscopy as a Method of Choice in the Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer

Sead Buturovic Abstract Introduction: Epidemiological characteristics of colorectal cancer indicate that in the U.S. colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from malignancy, just behind lung cancer. In the 2000 there were approximately 130,200 new cases, of which 56,300 had lethal outcome. In the past 15 years, the incidence and mortality rate has [...]

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Endoscopic Management of Vesicoureteral Reflux in Children in Kosova

Murat Berisha, Nexhmi Hyseni, Sejdi Statovci, Salih Grajqevci, Butrint Xhiha Abstract Introduction: Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in children has been treated with subureteric deflux injection of Deflux (dextranomer hyaluronic acid copolymer) since 2009. The aim of this study was to analyze the results of endoscopic treatment of VUR in our clinic. Methods: Between March 2009 and [...]

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A Survey on the Users’ Satisfaction with the Hospital Information Systems (HISs) based on DeLone and McLean’s Model in the Medical-Teaching Hospitals in Isfahan City

Sakineh Saghaeiannejad-Isfahani, Maryam Jahanbakhsh, Mahboobeh Habibi, Razieh Mirzaeian, Mansoreh Nasirian, Javad Sharifi Rad Abstract Background and purpose: The user's satisfaction with information system in fact denotes the extent the user is satisfied with the system's achievement in fulfilling his/her information requirements. This study tries to explore the users' satisfaction with hospital information systems (HISs) based [...]

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Potential Role of Lung Ventilation Scintigraphy in the Assessment of COPD

Vesna Cukic, Amela Begic Abstract Objective: To highlight the importance of the lung ventilation scintigraphy (LVS ) to study the regional distribution of lung ventilation and to describe most frequent abnormal patterns of lung ventilation distribution obtained by this technique in COPD and to compare the information obtained by LVS with the that obtained by [...]

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EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English

[EASE]_European_Association_of_Science_Editors Abstract This concise and readable set of editorial guidelines was first published by the European Association of Science Editors (EASE) in 2010 and is updated annually. It is freely available in more than 20 languages at http://ease.org.uk/publications/author-guidelines. The document is aimed to help scientists worldwide in successful presentation of their research results and in [...]

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Importance of Alpha-adrenergic Receptor Subtypes in Regulating of Airways Tonus at Patients with Bronchial Asthma

Pellumb Islami, Ali Ilazi, Arianit Jakupi, Sadi Bexheti, Hilmi Islami Abstract Background: In this work, effect of Tamsulosin hydrochloride as antagonist of alpha1A and alpha1B- adrenergic receptor and effect of Salbutamol as agonist of beta2- adrenergic receptor in patients with bronchial asthma and increased bronchial reactibility was studied. Methods: Parameters of the lung function are [...]

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Sensitivity of EUS and ERCP Endoscopic Procedures in the Detection of Pancreatic Cancer During Preoperative Staging Correlated with CT and CT Angiography Imaging Methods

Zora Vukobrat-Bijedic, Azra Husic-Selimovic, Nina Bijedic, Srdjan Gornjakovic, Amela Sofic, Bisera Gogov, Ivana Bjelogrlic, Amila Mehmedovic, Sanjin Glavas Abstract The goal: The goal of this work was to give advantage to EUS as endoscopic method in diagnosis and following therapeutic treatment of pancreatic cancer in relation to radiological methods of CT and CTA. Material and [...]

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Scientific production of Sports Science in Iran: A Scientometric Analysis

Mousa Yaminfirooz, Hasan Siamian, Mohammad Ali Jahani, Masoud Yaminifirouz Abstract Background: Physical education and sports science is one of the branches of humanities. The purpose of this study is determining the quantitative and qualitative rate of progress in scientific Production of Iran's researcher in Web of Science. Methods: Research Methods is Scientometric survey and Statistical [...]

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Medical Universities Educational and Research Online Services: Benchmarking Universities’ Website Towards E-Government

Mehrdad Farzandipour, Zahra Meidani Abstract Background: Websites as one of the initial steps towards an e-government adoption do facilitate delivery of online and customer-oriented services. In this study we intended to investigate the role of the websites of medical universities in providing educational and research services following the E-government maturity model in the Iranian universities. [...]

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