Central European Journal of Public Health

Provides articles on all aspects of public health.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, March

Care for Haemoglobinopathy Patients in Slovakia
INTRODUCTIONCongenital diseases of haemoglobin, haemoglobinopathies, are the most common monogenic diseases worldwide. They arise by mutations of the genes for globin chains of haemoglobin. Basically, they are divided into two groups: thalassaemias arising...
Eminent Czech Virologist Dimitrij Slonim Passes Away
The eminent Czech virologist, Assoc. Prof. Dimitrij Slonim, MD, has died at the age of 92 (August 4, 1925 - January 3, 2017) after a short illness. Dimitrij Slonim devoted his whole professional life to the study of virology and immunology and was a...
Epidemiology of Suicidal Behaviour in Shumadia District, Serbia: A Fifteen-Year Retrospective Study
INTRODUCTIONSuicide, a self-directed violence, is an important but still largely preventable public health problem that has been an issue of growing concern throughout the world (1, 2). Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in 2010 (3). According...
Estimation of the Population Susceptibility against Measles in Slovakia
INTRODUCTION(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Measles is a highly contagious, exanthematous disease. It is caused by morbillivirus within the family Paramyxoviridae (1). Measles had been considered one of the most frequent childhood diseases in...
Experience of Czech Children with Alcohol Consumption in Relation to Selected Family Indicators
INTRODUCTIONAlcohol is one of the most common risk factors for both morbidity and mortality worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Report on Alcohol and Health, alcohol is responsible for 4% of the total annual mortality rate worldwide,...
Pressure Pain Sensitivity: Marker for Stress Affecting General Health
INTRODUCTIONHistorically, stress has been defined by Selye (1980) as a reaction from a calm state to an excited state for the purpose of preserving the integrity of the organism (1). Stress is defined as an influence which is potentially threatening...
Prevalence and Risk Factors of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
INTRODUCTIONType 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and osteoporosis are frequent metabolic disorders that belong to the most important causes of mortality and morbidity in elderly population. It has become apparent that patients with T2DM are at higher risk...
Prevalence of Conventional Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes in Slovakia
INTRODUCTIONAcute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a major health problem and the leading cause of death and disability in men and women in Slovakia (1). In comparison with neighbouring countries the recent mortality rate from cardiovascular disease in Slovakia...
Prevalence of Diet Atherogenicity and Coexistence of Lipid Disorders and Arterial Hypertension among 50-Year-Old Inhabitants of Wroclaw, Poland
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)INTRODUCTIONThe major risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes: arterial hypertension (HTN), lipid disorders, abdominal obesity, and the co-occurrence of these conditions, all of which can lead to...
Public Health Crisis in War and Conflict - Health Security in Aggregate
INTRODUCTIONHealth security is directly proportional to state sovereignty, legitimacy and mandate to provide health services (1, 2). Health security is negatively impacted across fragile and failed states while regional conflicts intensify and manifest...
Sense of Coherence vs. Mental Load in Nurses Working at a Chemotherapy Ward
INTRODUCTIONNurses working at chemotherapy wards take care of patients with severe illness, for whom anticancer treatment, which causes a number of side effects, is a traumatic experience. Moreover, the job is often accompanied by emotional reactions...
Sexually Transmitted Infections - Prevalence, Knowledge and Behaviours among Professional Defence Forces in Estonia: A Pilot Study
INTRODUCTIONPrevious research on military personnel has concluded with various results, identifying sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and high risk behaviours as both higher and lower than in the general population (1, 2). Knowing the prevalence...
Socioeconomic Characteristics, Health Risk Factors and Alcohol Consumption among the Homeless in North-Eastern Part of Poland
INTRODUCTIONIn Poland, as in many other European countries, one of the goals of the government social policy is to reduce homelessness. The process of developing programmes that support transitioning out of homelessness requires information on the extent...
Understanding the Influence of Socioeconomic Environment on Paediatric Antiretroviral Treatment Coverage: Towards Closing Treatment Gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa
INTRODUCTIONIt is remarkable that with innovative approaches and huge political commitment, the global epidemiological pattern of HIV is changing as the world struggles to achieve the goals of ending the AIDS epidemic by stopping HIV transmission and...
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