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How well did the healthcare system respond to the healthcare needs of older people with and without dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic : the perception of healthcare providers and older people from the SI4CARE Project in the ADRION Region
Stella Fragkiadaki, Dionysia Kontaxopolou, Darja Šemrov, Simon Colnar, Mitja Luštrek, Bojan Blažica, Vlado Dimovski, Sokratis G. Papageorgiou, 2023, original scientific article

Abstract: One major challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic was the limited accessibility to healthcare facilities, especially for the older population. The aim of the current study was the exploration of the extent to which the healthcare systems responded to the healthcare needs of the older people with or without cognitive impairment and their caregivers in the Adrion/Ionian region. Data were collected through e-questionnaires regarding the adequacy of the healthcare system and were anonymously administered to older individuals and stakeholder providers in the following countries: Slovenia, Italy (Calabria), Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia. Overall, 722 older people and 267 healthcare stakeholders participated in the study. During the COVID-19 pandemic, both healthcare stakeholders and the older population claimed that the healthcare needs of the older people and their caregivers increased dramatically in all countries, especially in Italy (Calabria), Croatia and BiH. According to our results, countries from the Adrion/Ionian regions faced significant challenges to adjust to the special needs of the older people during the COVID-19 pandemic, which was possibly due to limited accessibility opportunities to healthcare facilities. These results highlight the need for the development of alternative ways of providing medical assistance and supervision when in-person care is not possible.
Keywords: healthcare system responses, COVID-19 pandemic, older people, cognitive impairment, dementia, caregivers, telemedicine, healthcare challenges, accessibility, Slovenia, Italy, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Montenegro
Published in DiRROS: 01.02.2023; Views: 414; Downloads: 173
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Comparison of mapping efficiency for small datasets using inverse distance weighting vs. moving average, Northern Croatia Miocene hydrocarbon reservoir
Josip Ivšinović, Tomislav Malvić, 2022, original scientific article

Abstract: Mapping of geological variables in the Croatian part of the Pannonian Basin System (CPBS) is mostly based on small input datasets. In the case of the analyzed hydrocarbon field "B", reservoir "K", due to the complex geological structure and pronounced tectonics, the interpretations are restricted on several blocks, where each has very limited dataset. The porosity (19 data) and permeability (18 data) variables were analyzed. The applied interpolation methods are the Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) and the Moving Average (MA). They were compared and analyzed by visual inspection of the obtained maps, comparison of mathematical background and by calculation of cross-validation (CV). The cross-validation value for the porosity of the "K" reservoir in the case of IDW application is 0.0011, and in the case of MA 0.0010; while in the case of permeability the IDW is 480.84, and in the case of MA 1346.41. According to the visual review of maps, the values of descriptive statistics of estimated values and the results of cross-validation, the IDW method is recommended for mapping the porosity and permeability of reservoirs blocks in the Sava Depression.
Keywords: Sava depression, Croatia, interpolation, hydrocarbon reservoirs, mapping spatial comparison
Published in DiRROS: 26.07.2022; Views: 575; Downloads: 154
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Hereditary angioedema due to C1-inhibitor deficiency in pediatric patients in Croatia : first national study, diagnostic and prophylactic challenges
Ljerka Karadža-Lapić, Marko Barešić, Renata Vrsalović, Irena Ivković-Jureković, Saša Sršen, Ingrid Prkačin, Matija Rijavec, Draško Cikojević, 2019, review article

Abstract: Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare autosomal dominant disease with deficiency (type I) or dysfunction (type II) of C1 inhibitor, caused by mutations in the C1-INH gene, characterized by recurrent submucosal or subcutaneous edemas including skin swelling, abdominal pain and life-threatening episodes of upper airway obstruction. The aim of this study was to investigate healthcare experiences in children with HAE due to C1 inhibitor deficiency (C1-INH-HAE) in Croatia in order to estimate the number of affected children and to recommend management protocols for diagnosis, short-term prophylaxis and acute treatment. Patients were recruited during a 4-year period at five hospitals in Croatia. Complement testing was performed in patients with a positive family history. This pilot study revealed nine pediatric patients positive for C1-INH- HAE type I, aged 1-16 years, four of them asymptomatic. Before the age of one year, C1-INH levels may be lower than in adults; it is advisable to confirm C1-INH-HAE after the age of one year. Plasma-derived C1- INH is recommended as acute and short-term prophylactic treatment. Recombinant C1-INH and icatibant are licensed for the acute treatment of pediatric patients. In Croatia, HAE is still underdiagnosed in pediatric population.
Keywords: hereditary angioedemas -- genetics -- Croatia, inborn genetic diseases -- Croatia, pediatrics -- Croatia, C1 inhibitor, SERPING1 gene, children
Published in DiRROS: 16.12.2020; Views: 1095; Downloads: 893
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Model reševanja konfliktov - primer lesnega podjetja na Hrvaškem
Josip Faletar, Jože Kropivšek, 2016, original scientific article

Abstract: Pri poslovanju se, kakor tudi pri vseh ostalih odnosih, pojavljajo nasprotna mišljenja in konflikti. Ravnanje s konflikti je ena pomembnejših nalog managementa, ki močno vpliva na učinkovitost in uspešnost podjetij. V raziskavi, ki je predmet tega članka, smo preučevali fenomen konfliktov v velikem lesnopredelovalnem podjetju na Hrvaškem. Podatke smo pridobivali s strukturiranim anketnim vprašalnikom. Ugotavljali smo značilnosti obstoječega modela ravnanja s konflikti v tem podjetju. Podrobneje smo preučevali odnose med zaposlenimi, kako pogosto se pojavljajo konflikti in kako se vpleteni odzivajo nanje. Čeprav v preučevanem podjetju formalno ne obstaja model ravnanja s konflikti, pa lahko na osnovi te raziskave ta model dovolj natančno identificiramo in dokažemo njegove skupne značilnosti. Rezultati so pokazali, da so odnosi med zaposlenimi v preučevanem podjetju dobri ter, da je način odzivanja na konflikte pozitivno naravnan. Najpogostejši vzrok za konflikte je slabši pretok informacij med zaposlenimi, kar kaže na izrazito potrebo po izboljšanju komunikacijskega kanala, predvsem po razgovorih in različnih drugih vrstah sestankov. Zato je to tudi eden izmed pomembnejših elementov predloga modela za ravnanje s konflikti v preučevanem podjetju.
Keywords: konflikti, reševanje konfilktov, lesno podjetje, modeli, Hrvaška, poslovanje, voditeljstvo, conflicts, leadership, wood industry, model, Croatia
Published in DiRROS: 12.07.2017; Views: 5196; Downloads: 2599
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