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Therapeutic Effects of Curcumin on Ultrasonic Morphological Characteristics of Liver in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome

Senada Selmanovic, Azijada Beganlic, Nizama Salihefendic, Farid Ljuca, Albina Softic, Elvisa Smajic Abstract Introduction. Metabolic syndrome (METS) represent a simultaneous presence of multiple metabolic disorders in one person. Prevalence is increasing worldwide, which is probably related to increased obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Non-alcoholic steatosis or „fatty liver“ is a metabolic disease caused by fat dysfunction. [...]

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Frequency of Acccessory Renal Arteries Diagnosed by Computerized Tomography

Sabina Prevljak, Edin Prelevic, Salih Mesic, Odey Ali Abud, Spomenka Kristic, Sandra Vegar-Zubovic Abstract Introduction: Accessory renal arteries play a significant role in kidney and abdominal aorta surgery, and renovascular hypertension. In the published literature, the frequency varies considerably, depending on the size of the sample, the method of examination and the ethnic group. Materials [...]

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The Diagnosis of Obstructive Hydronephrosis with Color Doppler Ultrasound

Petrit Nuraj, Nexhmi Hyseni Abstract Background: The obstructive hydronephrosis is a term that implicates the structural and functional changes of the kidneys as a result of difficulties in the flow of urine. Hydronephrosis specifically describes dilation and swelling of the kidney. Hydronephrosis is a condition that typically occurs when the kidney swells due to the [...]

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Intelligent Diagnostic Assistant for Complicated Skin Diseases through C5’s Algorithm

Fatemeh Rangraz Jeddi, Masoud Arabfard, Zahra Arab Kermany Abstract Introduction: Intelligent Diagnostic Assistant can be used for complicated diagnosis of skin diseases, which are among the most common causes of disability. The aim of this study was to design and implement a computerized intelligent diagnostic assistant for complicated skin diseases through C5’s Algorithm. Method: An [...]

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Making Use of H-index: the Shape of Science at the University of Sarajevo

Haris Memisevic, Irzada Taljic, Amra Macak Hadziomerovic Abstract Introduction: Quantifying science and scientific contribution has become one of the main tasks in evaluating researchers and their impact. How do we value research and science in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)? Scientific community has mostly agreed upon that one of the best ways to value researchers is [...]

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Managing information in Health Informatics

Rodolfo A. Fiorini, Izet Masic Abstract Only once we agree upon our understanding of what words really mean can we debate whether a concept, represented by those words, is or not well represented significantly in specific application. Conceptual clarity and predicative/ impredicative competence are the fundamental components for managing information more effectively in Health Informatics, [...]

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Data Requirements and the Basis for Designing Health Information Kiosks

Mina Afzali, Maryam Ahmadi, Zahra Mahmoudvand Abstract Introduction: Health kiosks are an innovative and cost-effective solution that organizations can easily implement to help educate people. Aim: To determine the data requirements and basis for designing health information kiosks as a new technology to maintain the health of society. Methods: By reviewing the literature, a list [...]

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Benefits of Outsourcing Strategy and IT Technology in Clinical Trials

Milorad Stamenovic, Amra Dobraca Abstract Introduction: Aim of this paper is to describe some of models of outsourcing (numerous and response to different types of risks and increment of quality is based on individual problem and situation). Defining whether to outsource or not and whether to build or buy new information technology (IT) is question [...]

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The Most Influential Scientists in the Development of Medical Informatics (18): Isaacs Sedick

Izet Masic Abstract Isaacs Sedick, PhD (1940-2012) was born and grew up in the Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, Western Cape. From an early age, Isaacs was fascinated with science and was engaged in performing science experiments at home. At the age of 13, he was involved in distributing political pamphlets and attending meetings of the Teachers [...]

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Designing and Implementation of a Heart Failure Telemonitoring System

Reza Safdari, Maryam Jafarpour, Mehrshad Mokhtaran, Nasim Naderi Abstract Introduction: The aim of this study was to identify patients at-risk, enhancing self-care management of HF patients at home and reduce the disease exacerbations and readmissions. Method: In this research according to standard heart failure guidelines and Semi-structured interviews with 10 heart failure Specialists, a draft [...]

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