Suncanica Ljubin-Sternak

Summary

Affiliation: Croatian National Institute of Public Health
Country: Croatia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Clinical and molecular characterization of a parechovirus type 1 outbreak in neonates in Croatia
    Suncanica Ljubin-Sternak
    Enterovirus Laboratory, Virology Department, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
    J Med Virol 83:137-41. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint [Virologic and epidemiological characteristics of non-polio infection in Croatia over a ten-year period (2000-2009)]
    Suncanica Ljubin-Sternak
    Sluzba za mikrobiologiju, Hrvatski zavod za javno zdravstvo i Medicinskifakultet Sveucilista u Zagrebu
    Acta Med Croatica 65:237-42. 2011
  3. doi request reprint In vitro susceptibility of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis strains in a country with high azithromycin consumption rate
    Suncanica Ljubin-Sternak
    Chlamydia Unit, Department of Virology, Microbiology Service, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Rockefellerova 12, Zagreb, 10000, Croatia
    Folia Microbiol (Praha) 58:361-5. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint [Determining antimicrobial resistance to Chlamydia trachomatis and applying present findings in daily practice]
    Suncanica Ljubin Sternak
    Odsjek za klamidije, Sluzba za mikrobiologiju, Hrvatski zavod za javno zdravstvo, Zagreb, Hrvatska
    Med Glas (Zenica) 7:26-31. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Detection of genetic lineages of human metapneumovirus in Croatia during the winter season 2005/2006
    Suncanica Ljubin-Sternak
    Department of Virology, Collaborating Centre WHO for Virology, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
    J Med Virol 80:1282-7. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Norovirus genotypes involved in the outbreaks of gastroenteritis in Croatia during the winter season 2004--2005
    S Ljubin-Sternak
    Department of Virology, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
    Acta Virol 51:189-94. 2007
  7. pmc Serosurvey of human metapneumovirus infection in Croatia
    Suncanica Ljubin Sternak
    Virology Department, Croatian, National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
    Croat Med J 47:878-81. 2006
  8. pmc Prevalence of Coxiella burnetii antibodies among febrile patients in Croatia, 2008-2010
    Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek
    Department of Virology, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, School of Medicine University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 12:293-6. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Immunity to varicella-zoster virus in Croatian women of reproductive age targeted for serology testing
    Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek
    Microbiology Service, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 286:901-4. 2012
  10. pmc The biennial cycle of respiratory syncytial virus outbreaks in Croatia
    Gordana Mlinaric-Galinovic
    Department of Virology, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Rockefellerova 12, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
    Virol J 5:18. 2008

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  1. doi request reprint Clinical and molecular characterization of a parechovirus type 1 outbreak in neonates in Croatia
    Suncanica Ljubin-Sternak
    Enterovirus Laboratory, Virology Department, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
    J Med Virol 83:137-41. 2011
    ..Change of the dominant strains each year may suggest antigenic variation as a result of viral response to specific immunity of the target population...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Virologic and epidemiological characteristics of non-polio infection in Croatia over a ten-year period (2000-2009)]
    Suncanica Ljubin-Sternak
    Sluzba za mikrobiologiju, Hrvatski zavod za javno zdravstvo i Medicinskifakultet Sveucilista u Zagrebu
    Acta Med Croatica 65:237-42. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to show the virologic and epidemiological characteristics of non-polio enterovirus (NPEV) infection over a ten-year period in Croatia...
  3. doi request reprint In vitro susceptibility of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis strains in a country with high azithromycin consumption rate
    Suncanica Ljubin-Sternak
    Chlamydia Unit, Department of Virology, Microbiology Service, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Rockefellerova 12, Zagreb, 10000, Croatia
    Folia Microbiol (Praha) 58:361-5. 2013
    ..Since we still lack information on whether C. trachomatis is evolving in vivo in response to antibiotic selection pressure, this kind of surveillance for resistance is essential in detecting shifts in antimicrobial susceptibilities...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Determining antimicrobial resistance to Chlamydia trachomatis and applying present findings in daily practice]
    Suncanica Ljubin Sternak
    Odsjek za klamidije, Sluzba za mikrobiologiju, Hrvatski zavod za javno zdravstvo, Zagreb, Hrvatska
    Med Glas (Zenica) 7:26-31. 2010
    ..In case of any suspicion of unsuccessful treatment of genitourinary infection caused by C. trachomatis isolation should be attempted and isolated strains forwarded to a specialized laboratory...
  5. doi request reprint Detection of genetic lineages of human metapneumovirus in Croatia during the winter season 2005/2006
    Suncanica Ljubin-Sternak
    Department of Virology, Collaborating Centre WHO for Virology, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
    J Med Virol 80:1282-7. 2008
    ..It also showed the existence of two sublineages within the group B (B1 and B2) and three subclusters within lineage A (A1, A2a and A2b). Further molecular analysis revealed point mutations in HMPV strains of sublineage B1...
  6. ncbi request reprint Norovirus genotypes involved in the outbreaks of gastroenteritis in Croatia during the winter season 2004--2005
    S Ljubin-Sternak
    Department of Virology, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
    Acta Virol 51:189-94. 2007
    ..1 (Norwalk). One of the outbreaks was characterized as potentially mixed GII.4 and GI.1 infection. In the monitored period, genotype GII.4 dominated as the cause of noroviral infections in adults...
  7. pmc Serosurvey of human metapneumovirus infection in Croatia
    Suncanica Ljubin Sternak
    Virology Department, Croatian, National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
    Croat Med J 47:878-81. 2006
    ..To assess the seroprevalence of human metapneumovirus (hMPV) in Croatia...
  8. pmc Prevalence of Coxiella burnetii antibodies among febrile patients in Croatia, 2008-2010
    Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek
    Department of Virology, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, School of Medicine University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 12:293-6. 2012
    ..8% vs. 19%), p<0.001). Acute Q fever was confirmed in 5.8% of patients. Cases occurred throughout the year. A majority of cases were reported during summer months...
  9. doi request reprint Immunity to varicella-zoster virus in Croatian women of reproductive age targeted for serology testing
    Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek
    Microbiology Service, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 286:901-4. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the immunity to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) in Croatian pregnant and non-pregnant women of reproductive age...
  10. pmc The biennial cycle of respiratory syncytial virus outbreaks in Croatia
    Gordana Mlinaric-Galinovic
    Department of Virology, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Rockefellerova 12, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
    Virol J 5:18. 2008
    ..Knowledge of this biennial pattern should be useful in predicting the onset of RSV outbreaks in Croatia, and would facilitate planning for the prevention and control of RSV infections in the region...
  11. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana antibodies in Croatian patients presenting with lymphadenopathy
    Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek
    Microbiology Service, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
    Pol J Microbiol 61:315-7. 2012
    ..1% vs. 44.8%). Positive IgM antibodies were found in 28.3% patients varying from 17.5% and 37.5% among age groups. Most cases were reported from August to March...
  12. ncbi request reprint The role of IgG avidity in diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection in newborns and infants
    Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek
    Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Department of Virology, Zagreb, Croatia
    Coll Antropol 36:297-300. 2012
    ..In these children, CMV infection should be confirmed by direct virologic methods such as virus isolation or PCR...
  13. doi request reprint Herpes simplex virus infection in the Croatian population
    Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek
    Department of Virology, Croatian National Institute of Public Health and School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
    Scand J Infect Dis 43:918-22. 2011
    ..Both viruses are endemic worldwide. There are marked variations in the seroprevalences of HSV-1 and HSV-2 in Europe. The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of HSV infections in Croatia...
  14. ncbi request reprint Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in Croatia (1994-2004)
    Tatjana Vilibic Cavlek
    Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb
    Acta Microbiol Immunol Hung 54:57-63. 2007
    ..Using RT-PCR, viral RNA was found in both patients. Nucleotide sequence analysis showed that the viruses found in the brain tissue belonged to the wild-type MV D6 genotype [7]...
  15. ncbi request reprint Mumps virus strains isolated in Croatia in 1998 and 2005: Genotyping and putative antigenic relatedness to vaccine strains
    Maja Santak
    Molecular Biomedicine Unit, Institute of Immunology, Inc, Zagreb, Croatia
    J Med Virol 78:638-43. 2006
    ..The results reveal a higher level of homology of antigenic determinants to non-A genotype vaccine strains than to A genotype vaccine strain...
  16. doi request reprint Eleven consecutive years of respiratory syncytial virus outbreaks in Croatia
    Gordana Mlinaric-Galinovic
    Virology Department, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Rockefellerova, Zagreb, Croatia
    Pediatr Int 51:237-40. 2009
    ..Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common cause of severe lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in infants. The aim of the present study was to analyze the epidemiologic characteristics of RSV outbreaks in Croatian children...
  17. doi request reprint Adenovirus respiratory infections in hospitalized children: clinical findings in relation to species and serotypes
    Irena Tabain
    Department of Virology, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:680-4. 2012
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  18. doi request reprint Seroprevalence of TORCH infections in women of childbearing age in Croatia
    Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek
    Virology Department, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 24:280-3. 2011
    ..gondii, CMV, and HSV-1 than urban women (T. gondii: 44.0% vs. 25.4%, p < 0.001; CMV: 85.0% vs. 73.1%, p = 0.018; HSV-1: 86.0% vs. 76.4%, p = 0.041)...
  19. doi request reprint The role of IgG avidity determination in diagnosis of Epstein-Barr virus infection in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients
    Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek
    Department of Virology, Croatian National Institute of Public Health and School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
    Acta Microbiol Immunol Hung 58:351-7. 2011
    ..It may be especially useful to differentiate cases of primary infection in patients with undetectable VCA-IgM antibodies or indeterminate routine EBV serology...
  20. ncbi request reprint Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis--the continuing threat
    Tatjana Vilibic Cavlek
    Department of Virology, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
    Coll Antropol 30:959-63. 2006
    ..Viral RNA was found in brain tissue samples only, while plasma, serum and CSF were negative. Nucleotide sequence analysis showed that the viruses detected in brain tissue belong to the wild-type MV D6 genotype...
  21. doi request reprint Demonstration of Usutu virus antibodies in horses, Croatia
    Ljubo Barbic
    1 Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases with Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 13:772-4. 2013
    ..The exposure to USUV was documented in two WNV ELISA-reactive horses at distant locations. These results indicate the presence of USUV in northern Croatia...
  22. pmc Seroepidemiology of hepatitis a in the croatian population
    Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek
    Department of Virology, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb and School of Medicine University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
    Hepat Mon 11:997-9. 2011
    ..The prevalence of anti-HAV antibodies in the general population varies widely among countries. In Europe, the seroprevalence of HAV is reported to range from 32% to 88%...
  23. ncbi request reprint Comparative randomized pilot study of azithromycin and doxycycline efficacy in the treatment of prostate infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis
    Visnja Skerk
    University Hospital for Infectious Diseases Dr Fran Mihaljevic, Zagreb, Croatia
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 24:188-91. 2004
    ..82) and the clinical cure rates (azithromycin 56/82, doxycycline 30/43; P = 0.94) of the two antimicrobials...
  24. ncbi request reprint Naive and memory CD4+ T-cells in the cerebrospinal fluid of children with aseptic meningitis following measles-mumps-rubella vaccination and enteroviral meningitis
    Snjezana Zidovec Lepej
    Division of Cellular Immunology, University Hospital for Infectious Diseases Dr Fran Mihaljevic, Zagreb, Croatia
    Immunol Invest 36:321-35. 2007
    ..Further studies focused on the more detailed immunophenotyping of CSF cells are needed to fully establish the usefulness of flow cytometry in the diagnostic workup of inflammatory CNS diseases in children...