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Assessment of Malnutrition Inflammation Score in Different Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease

, Wesson DE, Wolman SL, Stewart S, Whitewell J, et al. Nutritional assessment: a comparison of clinical judgement and objective measurements. N Engl J Med 1982; 306: 969–72. 8. Kalantar-Zadeh K, Kopple JD, Block G. A malnutrition inflammation score is correlated with morbidity and mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis 2001; 38: 1251–63. 9. Tonelli M, Sacks F, Pfeffer M, Jhangri GS, Curhan G: Biomarkers of inflammation and progression of chronic kidney disease. Kidney Int 2005; 68: 237–45. 10. Kopple JD: Nutritional status as a

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Small and Medium Size Companies Financial Durability Altman Model Aplication

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Evidence Based Practice in Using Antibiotics for Acute Tonsillitis in Primary Care Practice

;1(3):239–246. 7. McIsaac WJ, Goel V, To T. Low DE. The validity of a sore throat score in family practice. CMAJ 2000;163:811–815. 8. Marjukka Makela Article ID: ebm00007 (038.020) EBM Guidelines, 27.04.2011, www.ebm-guidelines.com available at http://zdravstvo.gov.mk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Gusobolka-i-tonzilit.pdf 9. Teng CL, Tong SF, Khoo EM, Lee V, Zailinawati AH, Mimi O, et al. Antibiotics for URTI and UTI—prescribing in Malaysian primary care settings. Aust Fam Physician 2011;40:325–9. 10. Teixeira Rodrigues A, Roque F, Falcão A, Figueiras A

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Adherence to Mediterranean diet and risk of depression later in life. A cross sectional study in East Attica, Greece

) to screen for depressive symptoms and to estimate the prevalence of depression in this particular population group. Patients with scores of 0–5 are considered normal; a score of 6–10 indicates moderate depression; and 11–15 indicates severe depression ( Fountoulakis et al., 1999 , Yesavage et al., 1982 ). In order to quantify the presence of sleep disturbances, the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS-8 items) was administered to all the participants. Each item of the scale is rated 0–3 (0: no problem and 3: serious problem). Scores ≥ 6 indicate diagnosis of insomnia

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Teachers Scoring and Grading of Students’ Responses to Tasks: The Ghanaian Basic School Experience

References Allen, J., Gregory, A., Mikami, A., Lun, J., Hamre, B., & Pianta, R. (2013). Observations of effective teacher–student interactions in secondary school classrooms: Predicting student achievement with the classroom assessment scoring system - secondary. School Psychology Review , 42 (1), 76. Anane, E. (2011). Predictive validity of continuous assessment scores of students’ performance in end-of-semester examinations in colleges of education in Ghana. Journal of Business and Educational Policies, 7 (1), 95-104. Black, P., Harrison, C

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A Clustering Of Listed Companies Considering Corporate Governance And Financial Variables

References [1] Tobin, J: A General Equilibrium Approach To Monetary Theory. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (1) pp.15–29 (1969) [2] Altman, E. I., Saunders, A.: Credit risk measurement: Developments over the last 20 years. Journal of banking & finance, 21(11), pp. 1721-1742 (1997). [3] Weimin Chen, Guocheng Xiang, Youjin Liu, Kexi Wang, Credit risk Evaluation by hybrid data mining technique, Systems Engineering Procedia, 3 (2012) [4] Kambal, E.; Osman, I.; Taha, M.; Mohammed, N.; Mohammed, S. Credit scoring using data mining

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Homophily in co-autorship networks

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The main purpose of this paper is to measure the impact that homophily, structural characteristics of the networks, number of citations of the alters and their Hirsch score have on the number of citations of an ego. I have chosen co-authorship networks as a subject of research because they have a great influence on knowledge and on the diffusion of ideas. The studied populations are represented by full-time academics affiliated to sociology departments in Romania, Poland and Slovenia. Ego-network analysis was used as research design. The data was analyzed using linear hierarchical regression. For all three populations the average number of citations of the alter has a considerable positive impact on the number of citations of the ego. Conversely, the Hirsch score of the alter has a negative impact on the number of citations of the ego. The data analyzed in this article claims that the assumptions about the positive impact of alter citations, network size and the betweenness score on the number of the authors citations are supported empirically.

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Analysis of the Results of Implantation of Total Hip Endoprothesis in Severe Dysplastic Coxarthrosis

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Background: The aim of this study is to affirm the importance of operative treatment of severe dysplastic coxarthrosis through analysis of the results of implantation of total cementless endo-prothesis in patients with DDH Crowe types III and IV.

Patients and methods: This retrospective study involved 28 patients (30 hips) with dysplastic coxart-hrosis, in whom an implantation of cementless total hip endoprothesis was performed at the University Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery in Skopje. In 26 of the patients the involvement was unilateral and in two patients it was bilateral. The inclusion criterion was radiographically proved severe hip dysplasia Crowe types III and IV. Twenty-one of the patients were female and 7 male, and age distribution was in an interval from 30 to 65 years. The ingrowth of the implant was evaluated using the clinical method, native radiographs and radioisotopic examination with Tc99m. The follow-up period lasted 5 years, and the results were evaluated using the Harris hip score system.

Results: 19 of the patients presented an excellent result of the operative treatment, there were 8 good results with persistent local pain 6 months postoperatively, in one case a surgical revision and reimplantation of the acetabular cup was performed, while one patient underwent a surgical revision and reimplantation of the femoral stem and in another patient there was nonunion at the place of the subtrochanteric osteotomy. Full weight-bearing without the use of crutches was achieved 3 months postoperatively, and no serious early postoperative complications were registered in our patients.

Discussion and conclusions: In the majority of cases in whom a total hip replacement with cemen-tless endoprothesis is performed because of dysplastic coxarthrosis, a sufficient primary fixation both of the acetabular and the femoral component is achieved, unless one-third of the acetabular cup is left uncovered with bone stock. The problems of decreased muscle strength and limping are usually solved by means of physical therapy in a time period of 45 months.

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Modality of Determining The Risk Scores and Their Ranking for The Direct Acquisition Made in SEAP

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In order to shape a representative economic model, meant to be used for the analysis of direct acquisitions conducted by the public institutions on the electronic platform called SEAP (Electronic System of Public Acquisitions) we need to make a series of calculations which can lead to the establishment of risk scores for this types of acquisitions or procurements and their ranking, This hierarchy shall provide the public institutions with valuable items of information for the awareness of direct acquisitions particularities.

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Predicting the Default Risk of Companies. Comparison of Credit Scoring Models: Logit Vs Support Vector Machines

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