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  1. pmc High-resolution molecular epidemiology and evolutionary history of HIV-1 subtypes in Albania
    Marco Salemi
    Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e1390. 2008
  2. ncbi Pediatric visceral leishmaniasis in Albania
    Gjeorgjina Lita
    Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Center of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
    Int J Infect Dis 6:66-8. 2002
  3. ncbi Iodine supplementation improves cognition in iodine-deficient schoolchildren in Albania: a randomized, controlled, double-blind study
    Michael B Zimmermann
    Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:108-14. 2006
  4. pmc Genetic architecture of trout from Albania as revealed by mtDNA control region variation
    Ales Snoj
    University of Ljubljana, Department of Animal Science, Groblje 3, SI 1230 DomZale, Slovenia
    Genet Sel Evol 41:22. 2009
  5. ncbi Television viewing, leisure-time exercise and acute coronary syndrome in transitional Albania
    Genc Burazeri
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Tirana, Albania
    Prev Med 47:112-5. 2008
  6. ncbi Recrudescence of visceral leishmaniasis in Albania: retrospective analysis of cases during 1997 to 2001 and results of an entomological survey carried out during 2001 in some districts
    E Velo
    Institute of Public Health, Tirana, Albania
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 97:288-90. 2003
  7. ncbi Ectoparasites of dogs and cats in Albania
    Dashamir Xhaxhiu
    Klinika Veterinare, Bulevardi Gjergj Fishta, Kulla II Jeshile, Ap 3, Tirana, Albania
    Parasitol Res 105:1577-87. 2009
  8. ncbi Surveillance of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women in Albania
    Paolo Maggi
    Institute of Infectious Disease, University of Bari, Italy
    New Microbiol 32:89-92. 2009
  9. pmc Factors associated with spousal physical violence in Albania: cross sectional study
    Genc Burazeri
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tirana, St Dibres, N 371, Tirana, Albania
    BMJ 331:197-201. 2005
  10. ncbi Body weight patterns in a country in transition: a population-based survey in Tirana City, Albania
    Laidon Shapo
    European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Public Health Nutr 6:471-7. 2003

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  1. pmc High-resolution molecular epidemiology and evolutionary history of HIV-1 subtypes in Albania
    Marco Salemi
    Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e1390. 2008
    ..In Albania, where a recent study estimated a ten-fold increase of AIDS incidence during the last six years, subtype A and B ..
  2. ncbi Pediatric visceral leishmaniasis in Albania
    Gjeorgjina Lita
    Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Center of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
    Int J Infect Dis 6:66-8. 2002
    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in children is endemic in southern Europe but has not been previously reported from Albania. This prospective study reports the clinical and laboratory findings in 50 children with visceral leishmaniasis, the ..
  3. ncbi Iodine supplementation improves cognition in iodine-deficient schoolchildren in Albania: a randomized, controlled, double-blind study
    Michael B Zimmermann
    Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:108-14. 2006
    ..Although several randomized trials examined the effect of iodine supplementation on cognitive performance in schoolchildren, the results were equivocal...
  4. pmc Genetic architecture of trout from Albania as revealed by mtDNA control region variation
    Ales Snoj
    University of Ljubljana, Department of Animal Science, Groblje 3, SI 1230 DomZale, Slovenia
    Genet Sel Evol 41:22. 2009
    To determine the genetic architecture of trout in Albania, 87 individuals were collected from 19 riverine and lacustrine sites in Albania, FYROM and Greece. All individuals were analyzed for sequence variation in the mtDNA control region...
  5. ncbi Television viewing, leisure-time exercise and acute coronary syndrome in transitional Albania
    Genc Burazeri
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Tirana, Albania
    Prev Med 47:112-5. 2008
    To assess the association of leisure-time exercise and television (TV) viewing, a sedentary marker, with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in Albania, a transitional country in Southeast Europe.
  6. ncbi Recrudescence of visceral leishmaniasis in Albania: retrospective analysis of cases during 1997 to 2001 and results of an entomological survey carried out during 2001 in some districts
    E Velo
    Institute of Public Health, Tirana, Albania
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 97:288-90. 2003
    The epidemiological status of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in Albania is almost unknown to international health organizations and to the scientific community...
  7. ncbi Ectoparasites of dogs and cats in Albania
    Dashamir Xhaxhiu
    Klinika Veterinare, Bulevardi Gjergj Fishta, Kulla II Jeshile, Ap 3, Tirana, Albania
    Parasitol Res 105:1577-87. 2009
    One hundred eighty-one dogs and 26 short-hair cats from suburban areas around Tirana, Albania were examined for ectoparasite infestation...
  8. ncbi Surveillance of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women in Albania
    Paolo Maggi
    Institute of Infectious Disease, University of Bari, Italy
    New Microbiol 32:89-92. 2009
    ..disclose the absence of an efficient pre-gravidic screening and counseling for the prevention of toxoplasmosis in Albania, we propose a health education program for all pregnant women, together with serological testing (screening) for ..
  9. pmc Factors associated with spousal physical violence in Albania: cross sectional study
    Genc Burazeri
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tirana, St Dibres, N 371, Tirana, Albania
    BMJ 331:197-201. 2005
    To describe the prevalence of intimate partner violence and associated factors among married women in Albania.
  10. ncbi Body weight patterns in a country in transition: a population-based survey in Tirana City, Albania
    Laidon Shapo
    European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Public Health Nutr 6:471-7. 2003
    This paper reports the distribution and determinants of body mass index (BMI) and obesity in Tirana City (Albania).
  11. ncbi Ecology of the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever endemic area in Albania
    Anna Papa
    First Department of Microbiology WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 9:713-6. 2009
    Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) is endemic in Albania. Ticks collected from cattle grazing in the endemic areas of Albania were tested for presence of CCHFV RNA, while serum samples collected from goats, cattle, hares, and ..
  12. ncbi Thyroid volume, selenium levels and nutritional habits in a rural region in Albania
    John Doupis
    Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Evgenideion Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Hormones (Athens) 8:296-302. 2009
    ..An increased number of goitrous patients were identified among outpatients in Gyrocaster, a mountainous region in Southwestern Albania. We examined possible associations of thyroid enlargement with nutritional factors.
  13. ncbi Financial loss in pyramid savings schemes, downward social mobility and acute coronary syndrome in transitional Albania
    G Burazeri
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Tirana, Albania
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:620-6. 2008
    Extensive financial losses caused by the collapse of pyramid savings schemes led to the 1997 turmoil in Albania. The authors' aim was to assess the association of financial loss and social mobility with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) 6-9 ..
  14. pmc Factors associated with fatal traffic accidents in Tirana, Albania: cross-sectional study
    Gentiana Qirjako
    Faculty of Medicine, Rr Dibres No 371, Tirana, Albania
    Croat Med J 49:734-40. 2008
    To assess the prevalence of fatal road traffic accidents in Tirana, Albania, and describe their determinants.
  15. ncbi Maternal and paternal lineages in Albania and the genetic structure of Indo-European populations
    M Belledi
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evolutiva e Funzionale, Universita di Parma, Italy
    Eur J Hum Genet 8:480-6. 2000
    ..This discrepancy could be due to very recent differentiation of Indo-European populations in Europe and/or substantial amounts of gene flow among these populations...
  16. ncbi Prevalence and genotyping of human isolates of Giardia duodenalis from Albania
    F Berrilli
    Department of Public Health and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
    Parasitol Int 55:295-7. 2006
    ..duodenalis from 125 stool samples collected from children living in the urban and the rural areas of Tirana (Albania) and hospitalized with acute gastroenteritis...
  17. ncbi Salmonella serotypes isolated from turkey meat in Albania
    E Beli
    Institute of Veterinary Research, Department of Food Control, Tirana, Albania
    Int J Food Microbiol 63:165-7. 2001
    Eleven (11) Salmonella strains were recovered from 11 (8.2%) out of 134 turkey meat samples in Albania, for the period of time 1996-1998. The percentage of Salmonella positive turkey meat samples varied with 5% in 1996 (3 out of 60), 14...
  18. ncbi Anthropometric indices and gastro-esophageal reflux disease in adult population in Tirana, Albania
    Bledar Kraja
    Faculty of Medicine, Tirana, Albania
    Med Arh 62:139-41. 2008
    ..To assess the association of Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) with anthropometric indices [body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratio (W/H)] in the adult population of Tirana, the Albanian capital...
  19. ncbi Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Albania, 2001
    A Papa
    Department of Microbiology A WHO Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54006 Thessaloniki, Greece
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:603-6. 2002
    ..the spring and summer of 2001, an outbreak of eight cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) occurred in Albania. The epidemiological investigation, the clinical presentation of the cases, and the course of the disease are ..
  20. pmc Geographical patterning of sixteen goat breeds from Italy, Albania and Greece assessed by Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms
    Lorraine Pariset
    Dipartimento di Produzioni Animali, Universita degli Studi della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
    BMC Ecol 9:20. 2009
    ..496 individuals belonging to Italian, Albanian and Greek breeds were genotyped to assess the basic population parameters...
  21. ncbi Detection and molecular characterization of human rotaviruses isolated in Italy and Albania
    Petrinca Annarita
    Laboratory of Hygiene and Environmental Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    J Med Virol 82:510-8. 2010
    ..Overall, 592 stool samples were collected in Tirana (Albania), the Salento peninsula (South Italy), and three different hospitals in Rome (Central Italy)...
  22. ncbi Religious observance and acute coronary syndrome in predominantly Muslim Albania: a population-based case-control study in Tirana
    Genc Burazeri
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital Centre Mother Teresa, Tirana, Albania
    Ann Epidemiol 18:937-45. 2008
    ..We aimed to assess the association of religious observance with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in a predominantly Muslim population...
  23. ncbi Prevalence and determinants of smoking in Tirana city, Albania: a population-based survey
    Laidon Shapo
    European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Public Health 117:228-36. 2003
    Smoking is the leading cause of premature death in Europe yet there are still many countries in which there is little information on its patterns and determinants. Albania is one such country.
  24. pmc First insight into genetic diversity of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in Albania obtained by multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis and spoligotyping reveals the presence of beijing multidrug-resistant isolates
    Silva Tafaj
    National TB Reference Laboratory, University Hospital of Lung Diseases Shefqet Ndroqi, Tirana, Albania
    J Clin Microbiol 47:1581-4. 2009
    ..a set of 100 Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex clinical isolates from tuberculosis (TB) patients in Albania, typing them with a 24-locus variable-number tandem-repeat-spoligotyping scheme...
  25. ncbi Suspected Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever cases in Albania
    Anna Papa
    A Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 40:978-80. 2008
    ..4% and 2.9% of cases, respectively. There is a seasonal and clinical overlapping among the 4 diseases in Albania, suggesting that testing for these agents is necessary in cases with fever and haemorrhagic manifestations.
  26. pmc An analysis of respondent driven sampling with Injection Drug Users (IDU) in Albania and the Russian Federation
    Ame Stormer
    Evaluation, Surveillance and Research Division, Family Health International, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
    J Urban Health 83:i73-82. 2006
    Injection drug users in Tirana, Albania and St...
  27. ncbi Measles-rubella mass immunization campaign in Albania, November 2000
    Silvia Bino
    Institute of Public Health, Tirana, Albania
    J Infect Dis 187:S223-9. 2003
    In 2000, Albania resolved to eliminate measles by 2007 by use of a four-step program: by conducting a "catch-up" vaccination campaign for all children aged 1-14 years, achieving and sustaining high coverage (>/=95%) among ..
  28. ncbi Inequalities in the distribution of rural primary care physicians in two remote neighboring prefectures of Greece and Albania
    Pavlos N Theodorakis
    State Mental Health Hospital of Chania, Crete, Greece
    Rural Remote Health 5:457. 2005
    ..We studied the cases of Ioannina, Greece and Gjirokaster, Albania during 2001.
  29. pmc Molecular characterization of wild-type polioviruses isolated in Greece during the 1996 outbreak in Albania
    Zaharoula Kyriakopoulou
    Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, 26, Ploutonos and Aeolou St, Larissa 41221, Greece
    J Clin Microbiol 44:1150-2. 2006
    ..the present study three type 1 poliovirus strains isolated in Greece during the 1996 poliomyelitis outbreak in Albania were retrospectively investigated and determination of their relationship with other epidemic strains isolated in ..
  30. ncbi Informal payments in government health facilities in Albania: results of a qualitative study
    Taryn Vian
    School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:877-87. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to help health planners in Albania understand informal payments occurring in government health facilities...
  31. ncbi Neonatal hearing screening in Albania: results from an ongoing universal screening program
    Stavros Hatzopoulos
    Audiology Department, University of Ferrara, Italy
    Int J Audiol 46:176-82. 2007
    The paper describes the outcomes of an ongoing universal hearing screening program in Tirana, Albania. The main objectives of the project were the evaluation of the feasibility of a neonatal hearing screening program in Albania, and an ..
  32. ncbi Intestinal parasites in healthy subjects in Albania
    R Spinelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:161-6. 2006
    ..this study was to evaluate the prevalence of intestinal parasites in 277 healthy subjects in the city of Mamuras (Albania, South Eastern Europe) and the correlation between parasitic infections and possible risk factors...
  33. ncbi Entomological and parasitological study on phlebotomine sandflies in central and northern Albania
    E Velo
    Institute of Public Health, Tirana, Albania
    Parasite 12:45-9. 2005
    An entomological survey was carried out in two districts of central (Kruje) and northern (Lezhe) Albania. Six collecting sites, showing a variety of diurnal resting sites, were monitored for adult sandflies from June through October 2002...
  34. pmc Seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) antibody and the possible association with chronic liver disease: a case-control study in Albania
    L A Kondili
    Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune Mediated Disease, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiol Infect 134:95-101. 2006
    ..These results indicate that there is a high seroprevalence of anti-HEV in patients with chronic liver disease and a possible association between HEV infection and/or anti-HEV production and advanced stage chronic liver disease...
  35. ncbi Clinical and molecular characterization of chronic hepatitis B in Albania: a country that is still highly endemic for HBV infection
    L A Kondili
    Department of Infectious, Parasitic, and Immunomediated Diseases, Viral Hepatitis Unit, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy
    J Med Virol 75:20-6. 2005
    b>Albania is a Mediterranean country, still with a high endemicity level of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection...
  36. ncbi Out-of-pocket payments and utilization of health care services in Albania: evidence from three districts
    David Richards Hotchkiss
    Department of International Health, Tulane University, 1400 Canal Street, Suite 2200, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Health Policy 75:18-39. 2005
    Like most countries in Central and Southeastern Europe, Albania is currently considering a number of alternative health sector reform strategies to improve the availability, quality and use of primary health care services...
  37. ncbi Prevalence and determinants of binge drinking in middle age in a transitional post-communist country: a population-based study in Tirana, Albania
    Genc Burazeri
    Department of International Health, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Alcohol Alcohol 45:180-7. 2010
    To assess the prevalence and determinants of binge drinking in the middle-age population of transitional post-communist Albania, for which data were previously unavailable.
  38. ncbi Detection of Babesia canis subspecies and other arthropod-borne diseases in dogs from Tirana, Albania
    Dietmar Hamel
    Chair of Comparative Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 121:42-5. 2009
    ..Thirty clinically healthy dogs from suburban areas of Tirana, Albania, were tested for Babesia canis, Hepatozoon spp., Leishmania spp., Dirofilaria spp...
  39. pmc Conventional risk factors and acute coronary syndrome during a period of socioeconomic transition: population-based case-control study in Tirana, Albania
    Genc Burazeri
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Tirana, Albania
    Croat Med J 48:225-33. 2007
    To assess the association between conventional risk factors and acute coronary syndrome in Albania, a transitional country in Southeast Europe.
  40. ncbi The first prevalence survey of nosocomial infections in the University Hospital Centre 'Mother Teresa' of Tirana, Albania
    S Faria
    National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
    J Hosp Infect 65:244-50. 2007
    A survey was conducted in the largest hospital in Albania to estimate the prevalence and risk factors for nosocomial infections (NIs)...
  41. ncbi The role of tobacco control policies in reducing smoking and deaths caused by smoking in an Eastern European nation: results from the Albania SimSmoke simulation model
    David T Levy
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 11720 Beltsville Dr, Suite 900, Calverton, Maryland, 20705, USA 20705
    Cent Eur J Public Health 16:189-98. 2008
    The Albania SimSmoke simulation model is used to examine the effects of tobacco control policies...
  42. ncbi Tobacco smoking habits, beliefs, and attitudes among medical students in Tirana, Albania
    Ylli Vakeflliu
    Respiratory Pathophysiology, Sauk University Clinics, Tirana, Albania
    Prev Med 34:370-3. 2002
    Many surveys throughout the world have evaluated the smoking behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes of medical students, but no information is available from Albania.
  43. ncbi Management of refugee crisis in Albania during the 1999 Kosovo conflict
    Ruki Kondaj
    Ministry of Health, Bajram Curri Blvd, Tirana, Albania
    Croat Med J 43:190-4. 2002
    The report presents key data on Kosovo refugees in Albania during the 1999 crisis in Kosovo...
  44. ncbi Report of a serological study of Coxiella burnetii in domestic animals in Albania
    Mirela Cekani
    University of Tirana, Department of Biology, Tirana, Albania
    Vet J 175:276-8. 2008
    The prevalence of Coxiella burnetii antibodies in domestic ruminants in Albania has been investigated...
  45. pmc Epidemiology of hepatitis B virus infection in Albania
    Bashkim Resuli
    University Clinic of Gastrohepatology, University Hospital Center Mother Teresa, Dibra st, nr 371, Tirana, Albania
    World J Gastroenterol 15:849-52. 2009
    To assess the prevalence and socio-demographic distribution of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in Albania.
  46. ncbi Hepatitis B virus infection in health care workers in Albania: a country still highly endemic for HBV infection
    L A Kondili
    Viral Hepatitis Unit, Dept of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune Mediated Disease, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161, Rome, Italy
    Infection 35:94-7. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) markers with the final goal to encourage HBV vaccination of the non-immune Albanian HCW...
  47. ncbi Physical inactivity in a country in transition: a population-based survey in Tirana City, Albania
    Laidon Shapo
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Scand J Public Health 32:60-7. 2004
    This paper describes the work and leisure-time physical activity levels of adults living in Tirana City (Albania).
  48. pmc A large infantile gastroenteritis outbreak in Albania caused by multiple emerging rotavirus genotypes
    C Villena
    Virus Enteric Group, Department of Microbiology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiol Infect 131:1105-10. 2003
    ..Other enteric viruses such as astrovirus serotype 1, adenovirus and Norovirus, genogroups I and II were detected. Co-infections with different rotavirus genotypes and even with different enteric viruses were detected in several samples...
  49. ncbi Beliefs about informal payments in Albania
    Taryn Vian
    Department of International Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Health Policy Plan 21:392-401. 2006
    Informal payments for health care are a growing concern in Albania and other transitional economy countries...
  50. ncbi [Arthropod-borne parasites of dogs, especially Leishmania, in the Kosovo and Albania]
    Tune Lazri
    Institut für Parasitologie und Zoologie, Department für Pathobiologie, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, Wien, Osterreich
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 120:54-8. 2008
    Currently no information is available regarding canine arthropod-borne parasites in Albania and the Kosovo, especially the zoonotic protozoan Leishmania infantum...
  51. ncbi Factors associated with asthma in Albania
    A V Priftanji
    Clinic of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University Hospital Center Mother Teresa of Tirana, Albania
    Allergy 57:123-8. 2002
    This study was undertaken to see whether asthma in Albania (where it is particularly uncommon) is associated with certain 'western' characteristics, and with dietary and lifestyle factors that affect its occurrence elsewhere.
  52. ncbi Domestic animals as indicators of Anaplasma species infections in Northern Albania
    Miroslav Petrovec
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:112-5. 2003
  53. pmc Epidemiology of hypertension and associated cardiovascular risk factors in a country in transition: a population based survey in Tirana City, Albania
    L Shapo
    European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:734-9. 2003
    To describe the prevalence of hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors on the adult population of Tirana City (Albania).
  54. pmc Postgraduate training in family medicine in Albania
    L Rrumbullaku
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tirana, Albania
    Postgrad Med J 78:308-10. 2002
    ..The postgraduate training in family medicine in Albania started in January 1997 with the goal of providing future family doctors with the proper knowledge, skills, ..
  55. ncbi Medical education in Albania: current situation and perspective, with reference to primary care
    Llukan Rrumbullaku
    Department of Family Medicine, Tirana University Faculty of Medicine, Dibres str, Tirana, Albania
    Croat Med J 43:50-3. 2002
    A radical primary health care-oriented reform of the medical services in Albania is now under way, calling for adequate revision in medical education. The reform has started in 1994...
  56. ncbi Molecular diversity of HIV in Albania
    Massimo Ciccozzi
    Epidemiology Unit, Department of Infectious Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    J Infect Dis 192:475-9. 2005
    ..is available on circulating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) subtypes and resistance to antiretroviral drugs in Albania. To fill this gap, we studied 72 plasma samples from HIV-infected individuals from throughout the country...
  57. ncbi The first point prevalence survey of nosocomial infections in Albania: pilot study
    S Faria
    National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
    J Chemother 18:652-5. 2006
    ..2003, investigators were trained and prevalence pilot study was conducted at the University Hospital of Tirana, Albania. Investigators were trained to assess the organizational problems of the first prevalence survey of nosocomial ..
  58. ncbi International Conference on Prevention of Suicide Behavior Among Youth of Kosovo--challenge or chance? November 19-21, 2007, Prishtina, Kosovo
    Alenka Tancic
    Institute of Public Health of Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Crisis 29:110-1. 2008
  59. ncbi Genetic studies in south Balkan populations
    Horst Dieter Schmidt
    Institute for Humangenetics and Anthropology, University of Ulm, Germany
    Coll Antropol 27:501-6. 2003
    ..A second Neighbor-joining tree based on all 23 analyzed systems, show a particular trend of the Aromun groups, which indicates a particular genetic structure...
  60. ncbi High human herpesvirus 8 seroprevalence in populations from Western Balkan countries
    Maria Chironna
    Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, Hygiene Section, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Med Virol 78:933-7. 2006
    ..protein and a latency-associated nuclear antigen (LANA) to determine HHV8 seroprevalence in populations from Albania and from the Kosovo region of former Yugoslavia...
  61. ncbi Phenotype and allele frequencies of some serum protein polymorphisms in populations of the Balkans
    H G Scheil
    Institute of Human Genetics and Anthropology, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Anthropol Anz 62:429-34. 2004
    ..GC, HPA, TF) were examined in two samples of Aromuns and one reference sample (Musequiar-Aromuns from Dukasi in Albania, Moskopolian-Aromuns from Krusevo, Republic of Macedonia, and Macedonians from Skopje)...
  62. ncbi Review of statistical data about severe burn patients treated during 2001 and evidence of septic cases in Albania
    Monika K Belba
    Department of Surgery, Service of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Service of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Center Mother Teresa, Tirana, Albania
    Burns 30:813-9. 2004
    ..the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Service of Burns, "Mother Teresa" University Hospital Center (UHC), Tirana, Albania during 2001...
  63. ncbi Irrational categorization, natural intolerance and reasonable discrimination: lay representations of prejudice and racism
    Lia Figgou
    Department of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Br J Soc Psychol 45:219-43. 2006
    ..By virtue of being cast within a problematic of in/security rather than within the discursive frame of prejudice, particular hostile actions against the Albanian refugees could be glossed as reasonable and understandable...
  64. ncbi Prevalence of a family history of atopic disease among 3 generations of atopic respiratory patients in Tirana, Albania
    E C Mingomataj
    Department of Allergology, Mother Theresa School of Medicine, Tirana, Albania
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 18:190-3. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether the prevalence of a reported family history of allergy has increased among atopic respiratory patients diagnosed in Outpatient Service No. 3 in Tirana in recent decades...
  65. doi The aftermath of independence. Aleksandar Jovanovic interviewed by Quirin Schiermeier
    Aleksandar Jovanovic
    Nature 451:1036. 2008
  66. pmc Adherence to the screening program for HBV infection in pregnant women delivering in Greece
    Vassiliki Papaevangelou
    2nd Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, Children s Hospital A Kyriakou, Goudi 11527, Athens, Greece
    BMC Infect Dis 6:84. 2006
    ..A national prevention programme for HBV with universal screening of pregnant women and vaccination of infants is in effect since 1998 in Greece...
  67. ncbi Observation of a rare hemoglobin variant [Hb Lulu island, beta107(G9)Gly-->Asp, GGC-->GAC] co-inherited with a beta+-thalassemia mutation [IVS-I-110 (G-->A)] or in the heterozygous state in a Greek-Albanian family
    Ioannis Papassotiriou
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Aghia Sophia Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hemoglobin 30:409-18. 2006
    ....
  68. ncbi Effects of driver nationality and road characteristics on accident fault risk
    George Yannis
    Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 14:171-80. 2007
    ..e. Greeks and Albanians) appear to be at lower fault risk compared to foreign nationalities corresponding to tourists and visitors (e.g. EU Nationals). The effects of the various road characteristics do not modify these general trends...
  69. ncbi Serological and virological profile of chronic HBV infected women at reproductive age in Greece. A two-year single center study
    Ioannis S Elefsiniotis
    Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Nursing, University of Athens, Helena Venizelou Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 132:200-3. 2007
    ..Seroprevalence of HBsAg in 26,746 women at reproductive age in Greece and evaluation of HBeAg/anti-HBe serological status as well as serum HBV-DNA levels in a subgroup of HBsAg(+) women at labor...
  70. ncbi HBeAg negative serological status and low viral replication levels characterize chronic hepatitis B virus-infected women at reproductive age in Greece: a one-year prospective single center study
    Ioannis S Elefsiniotis
    Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Nursing, University of Athens, Helena Venizelou Maternal Hospital, Greece
    World J Gastroenterol 11:4879-82. 2005
    ....
  71. ncbi Forced migration, adolescence, and identity formation
    Dimitris C Anagnostopoulos
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, Community Mental Health Center, Psychiatric Department, Medical School, University of Athens, 14 Delou Street, Byron Kesariani, 16121, Athens, Greece
    Am J Psychoanal 66:225-37. 2006
    ....
  72. ncbi Pretransplantation prevalence of human herpes virus 8 antibodies in kidney donors and recipients in Athens, Greece
    G D Panayiotakopoulos
    Medical School of Athens, Department of Pathophysiology, Athens, Greece
    Transplant Proc 37:4180-2. 2005
    ..HHV8, the etiological agent of posttransplantation Kaposi's sarcoma, causes significant morbidity and mortality...
  73. ncbi Determinants of postconflict symptoms in Albanian Kosovars
    Ariel Eytan
    Department of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:664-71. 2004
    ..The results suggest that responding to medium-term and long-term mental health consequences of conflict is a necessary task for the global rehabilitation of health care systems in a war devastated country...
  74. ncbi Maternal-neonatal retinol and alpha-tocopherol serum concentrations in Greeks and Albanians
    K H Schulpis
    Institute of Child Health, Aghia Sophia Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Acta Paediatr 93:1075-80. 2004
    ..Vitamin A and E are required in physiological processes such as pregnancy and growth...
  75. ncbi Mental health, social functioning, and feelings of hatred and revenge of Kosovar Albanians one year after the war in Kosovo
    Barbara Lopes Cardozo
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Trauma Stress 16:351-60. 2003
    ..1% in 1999. The MOS-20 social functioning score improved to 69.8 from 29.5 in 1999. In the 2000 survey 54% of men felt hatred toward the Serbs, compared with 88.7% in 1999...
  76. ncbi [Caries prevalence among students in the city of Winterthur: comparison with the city of Zurich and 16 communities in the canton of Zurich]
    Giorgio Menghini
    Zentrum fur Zahn, Mund und Kieferheilkunde, Universitat Zurich, Postfach, Plattenstrasse 11, 8028 Zurich
    Schweiz Monatsschr Zahnmed 113:1062-9. 2003
    ..The splitting by nationality revealed a high caries prevalence in schoolchildren from the former Yugoslavia and Albania. A multivariate analysis showed no significant differences in caries prevalence between the schoolchildren of the ..
  77. ncbi Human rights. Statistical analysis provides key links in Milosevic trial
    Richard Stone
    Science 295:2188-9. 2002
  78. ncbi Prevalence of hepatitis virus infections in Kosovar refugees
    M Chironna
    Department of Internal Medicine and Public Health, Hygiene Section, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Int J Infect Dis 5:209-13. 2001
    ..Results of this study indicate that the level of endemicity of HCV infection in the Kosovar population is low...
  79. ncbi [When the fight for survival becomes a health risk]
    Hans Peter Von Aarburg
    Krankenpfl Soins Infirm 95:14-8. 2002
  80. ncbi Kosovo's ethnic divide blights UN science rebuilding plans
    Quirin Schiermeier
    Nature 419:237. 2002
  81. ncbi Allele frequencies of alpha-1-antitrypsin (PI) in the Balkans
    H G Scheil
    Institute of Human Genetics and Anthropology, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Coll Antropol 26:403-10. 2002
    ..In contrast, the samples from Southern France, the Iberian Peninsula and Madeira form a clearly separated cluster. The differences are mainly based on high frequencies of PI*S in the latter populations...
  82. ncbi [Health and illness of Kosovo migrants. Indications for medical consultation]
    E Künzler
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 92:228-32. 2003
  83. ncbi [Caries prevalence among students in 16 Zurich districts in the years 1992 to 2000]
    Giorgio Menghini
    Station für Orale Epidemiologie, Klinik für Präventivzahnmedizin, Parodontologie und Kariologie, Zentrum fur Zahn, Mund und Kieferheilkunde, Universitat Zurich
    Schweiz Monatsschr Zahnmed 113:267-77. 2003
    ..45. The Swiss schoolchildren had 1.79 dmft; the schoolchildren from former Yugoslavia and from Albania had 6.89 dmft and those of other nations had 3.37 dmft...
  84. ncbi Prevalence of hepatitis B and C markers among refugees in Athens
    Anastasios Roussos
    Department of Internal Medicine, General Regional Hospital Sotiria, Athens, Greece
    World J Gastroenterol 9:993-5. 2003
    ..To assess the prevalence of hepatitis B and C serological markers in a population of refugees living in Athens...
  85. ncbi Oral health status in relation to ethnicity of children in the Municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark
    A Sundby
    Municipal Dental Service, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Paediatr Dent 13:150-7. 2003
    ..Approximately 25% of children under the age of 18 in the Municipality of Copenhagen have a non-Danish ethnic background, and it is suspected that there may be major inequalities in oral health as a result...
  86. pmc Prevalence and risk factors of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C in a forensic population of rapists and child molesters
    O Giotakos
    Psychiatry Department and Research and Prevention Unit, Tripolis General Army Hospital, 22100 Tripolis, Greece
    Epidemiol Infect 130:497-500. 2003
    ..Since it has been proved that sex offenders are a high-risk group for reoffending, monitoring their health is a necessary step towards prevention of sexually transmitted diseases being spread...
  87. ncbi [Caries prevalence among 5-year-olds in the city of Winterthur in the year 2001]
    Giorgio Menghini
    Station für Orale Epidemiologie, Klinik für Präventivzahn medizin, Parodontologie und Kariologie, Zentrum fur Zahn, Mund und Kieferheilkunde, Universitat Zurich, Plattenstrasse 11 Postfach, 8028 Zurich
    Schweiz Monatsschr Zahnmed 113:519-23. 2003
    ..70 dmf-teeth; the ex-Yugoslavian and Albanian children had 7.84 dmf-teeth. Fifteen percent of the Swiss children had high caries experience; in contrast 65% of the ex-Yugoslavian and Albanian children had high caries experience...
  88. ncbi Severe iodine deficiency in southern Albania
    Michael B Zimmermann
    Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 73:347-50. 2003
    b>Albania does not yet have a national program for control of iodine deficiency and there are no recent data on the severity of the iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) in the country...
  89. ncbi Hymenoptera sting anaphylactic reactions in the Mediterranean population of Albania
    E Mingomataj
    Dept of Allergology, Mother Theresa School of Medicine, University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 13:272-7. 2003
    ..Relatively few studies have examined the relation of different hymenoptera sting reactions...
  90. ncbi Israeli Defense Forces Medical Corps humanitarian mission for Kosovo's refugees
    Howard Amital
    Medical Corps, Israeli Defense Forces, Israel
    Prehosp Disaster Med 18:301-5. 2003
    ..This communication elaborates on the various aspects of the humanitarian medical aid that were provided by this medical facility and the conclusions that learned from such a mission...
  91. ncbi High level of immunity against poliomyelitis in Albanian refugees in southern Italy
    P L Lopalco
    Institute of Hygiene, University of Bari, Italy
    J Travel Med 7:111-5. 2000
    ..considered a "border region" which, due to its position, has to face daily arrivals of refugees, especially from Albania. When the exodus of Albanians took place in 1991, a seroepidemiologic study revealed a low seroimmunity to ..
  92. ncbi The psychological effects of forced emigration on Muslim Albanian children and adolescents
    Tülin Yurtbay
    Istanbul Tip Fakultesi, Cocuk Psikiyatrisi Anabilim Dali, Capa, 34390, Istanbul, Turkey
    Community Ment Health J 39:203-12. 2003
    ..The object of this study was to investigate the psychological effects of forced emigration on Muslim Albanian children and adolescents who were forced to emigrate due to the war in Kosova...
  93. ncbi Health of displaced Albanian Kosovars in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: fitness to travel and health outcomes assessment
    Douglas W MacPherson
    Office for Public Health Security, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Prehosp Disaster Med 17:53-8. 2002
    ..More than 91,000 people were moved to third countries under this programme...
  94. ncbi Population genetic studies in the Balkans. I. Serum proteins
    H G Scheil
    Institute for Human Genetics and Anthropology, Heinrich-Heine-University, , Germany
    Anthropol Anz 59:203-11. 2001
    ..seven serum protein polymorphisms (AMY2, BF, C3, CP, GC, HPA, TF) were examined in three samples of Aromuns (Albania: the village of Andon Poci, province Gjirocaster, Republic of Macedonia: Stip region, Romania: the village ..
  95. ncbi Maternal--neonatal serum selenium and copper levels in Greeks and Albanians
    K H Schulpis
    Institute of Child Health, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Nutr 58:1314-8. 2004
    ..To evaluate selenium (Se) and copper (Cu) concentrations in Greek and Albanian immigrant mothers and in the cord blood of their newborns...
  96. ncbi Prevalence of HHV-8 infection in Albanian adults and association with HBV and HCV
    Nicola Schinaia
    Istituto Superiore di Sanità National Health Institute, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:467-9. 2004
    To estimate the prevalence of human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8) in Albania and its correlation with HBV and HCV, we tested 196 serum samples collected from apparently healthy adults (i.e., 154 women and 42 men)...
  97. ncbi [Hepatitis E virus infection in Albania]
    J E Adhami
    , Tirana, Albanie
    Sante 11:13-5. 2001
    Acute HEV in Albania make up 35.7% of acute non A-non B hepatitis and 2.4% of all acute viral hepatitis cases, affecting women more with a 2:1 ratio, and are described more frequently in adults (73.3%) older than 35 years...
  98. ncbi Iron deficiency anemia and feeding practices in Albanian children
    E Buonomo
    Dept of Public Health, Tor Vergata University, Rome
    Ann Ig 17:27-33. 2005
    Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutritional problem of humans. In northern Albania, nutritional deficiencies are widespread among children but there is a lack of biochemical data...
  99. ncbi HHV 8 seroprevalence and transmission within Albanian family groups
    R Graffeo
    Istituto di Microbiologia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo F Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    New Microbiol 26:1-6. 2003
    ..In this study we analyze seroprevalence and transmission of HHV 8 in a sample of 86 family groups from Albania. Participants were selected among families requesting routine pre-expatriation medical examinations at the ..
  100. ncbi Waterborne gastroenteritis outbreak in Albania
    M Divizia
    Dept of Public Health, Tor Vergata University, Via Montpellier, 1 00133 Rome, Italy
    Water Sci Technol 50:57-61. 2004
    Three different studies are reported concerning the environmental pollution caused by viruses in Albania. The first study describes an outbreak of gastroenteritis in the capital city, involving 2,722 children attending the Paediatric ..
  101. doi Hospitalization of children with sickle cell disease in a region with increasing immigration rates
    Raffaella Colombatti
    Haematologica 93:463-4. 2008
    ..Ninety-five percent of patients are immigrants with HbS/HbS SCD. Specialized regional registers can be used to define disease extent and guide targeted interventions in regions still lacking comprehensive care screening programs...

Research Grants6

  1. Research Training: Socio-Economics of Mental Health Service Delivery in SE Europe
    Richard M Scheffler; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The countries of interest currently include Albania, Moldova, and Serbia, but other countries of the former Yugoslavia will also be considered...
  2. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: North Atlantic Population Project
    STEVEN RUGGLES; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of the database to approximately 365 million records, adding 40 new datasets for the period 1787 to 1930 from Albania, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Iceland, Ireland, Germany, Norway, Mexico, Sweden, and the United States...
  3. One Health Center for Environmental and Occupational Research - United States
    GREGORY CHARLES GRAY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..collaborations in partnering with 11 other academic centers in 5 other Eastern European and Central Asian LMICs: Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhztan, and Moldova...
  4. HEALTH SERVICES IMPACTS OF YOUTH ALCOHOL MEASURES
    David Levy; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. CARDIOPROTECTIVE EFFECT--NEW CHELATORS FOR THALASSEMIA
    Chaim Hershko; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..