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-induced neurologic damage. Semin Fetal Neonat M. 2015;20(1):42-6. 11. Hokkanen L, Launes J, Michelsson K. Adult neurobehavioral outcome of hyperbilirubinemia in full term neonates – a 30-year prospective follow-up study. Peer J. 2014;2:e294. 12. Lv M, Zhang H, Shu Y, Chen S, Hu Y, Zhou M. The neonatal levels of TSB, NSE and CK-BB in autism spectrum disorder from Southern China. Transl. Neurosci. 2016;7(1). 13. Kuzniewicz MW, Niki H, Walsh EM, McCulloch CE, Newman TB. Hyperbilirubinemia, phototherapy, and childhood asthma. Pediatrics. 2018;142(4):e20180662. 14. Ramy N, Ghany EA

Haematology Task Force. Guidelines for the investigation and management of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in adults, children and pregnancy. Br J Haematol. 2003;120:574-96. Schwartz J, Leber MD, Gillis S, et al. Long-term follow-up after splenectomy performed for immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Am J Hematol. 2003;72:94-8. Vianelli N, Galli M, deVivo A, et al. Efficacy and safety of splenectomy in immune thrombocytopenic purpura: long-term results of 402 cases. Haematologica. 2005;90:72-7. Han JJ, Baek SK, Lee JJ, et al. Long-term outcomes of a 5-year follow up

their previous suicide attempts. A selection bias might be caused by a higher admission or specialist care referral rate for OCD subjects with previous suicide attempts. To avoid hindsight, awareness, recall bias and selection bias, we did not include cross-sectional studies where the risk factor, that is, OCD is assessed at the same time as the outcome, that is, suicidal attempts. Thus, the present systematic review will focus on the prospective follow-up studies assessing the risk of suicidal behaviour, that is, suicide attempts and completed suicide in subjects

, since they are latent and distant from direct control ( 7 ). Consequently, in order to minimize the possibility of errors, this procedure should be taught well by the laboratory organization and internalized by the one who was educated. Therefore, the objective of this study is to observe the results of a close follow-up besides the education program on venous blood sampling applied to the trainee students to gain good blood collection practice. Materials and Methods Survey Design This observational survey study was performed in July 2017. A group of 127 students who

: 10.1016/ S0140-6736(11)60103-7 23. Stupica D, Lusa L, Cerar T, Ružić-Sabljić E, Strle F. Comparison of post-Lyme Borreliosis symptoms in erythema migrans patients with positive and negative Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato skin culture. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011;11(7):883-9. DOI: 10.1089/ vbz.2010.0018 24. Glatz M, Golestani M, Kerl H, Müllegger RR. Clinical relevance of different IgG and IgM serum antibody responses to Borrelia burgdorferi after antibiotic therapy for erythema migrans: long-term follow-up study of 113 patients. Arch Dermatol. 2006


The widespread use of mobile communications has resulted in a new practice in family and social life, with significant implications for physical distance. This is because mobile communication allows users to overcome spatial issues such as distance to healthcare services, shift to person-to-person connectivity, and the blur boundaries between one point and another. The uneven distribution of healthcare facilities and distances among them has compounded the provision of follow-up care services to healthcare seekers. Therefore, this paper examined the relationship between the use of mobile telephone to access follow-up health-care services and physical distance separating out-patients from healthcare centres. The unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model provided the framework for the study. Using a systematic random sampling technique, a structured questionnaire focusing on socio-demographic characteristics (gender, age, and income), mobile telephone usage for follow-up healthcare services and its effect on physical distance, was administered on 370 respondents at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba, Lagos. Pearson correlation was used to determine the relationship between the physical distance of patients from the hospital and mobile telephone calls for follow-up healthcare services, and the result revealed a strong positive relationship between them (r = 0.898, p ≤ 0.05). The result indicates that 134 patients used mobile telephone to access follow-up health-care services. It was also found that physical distance is responsible for 89.8% of mobile telephone calls for follow-up healthcare services. Continuous use of mobile telephone technology to improve the quality of follow-up health care service provision for patient satisfaction is recommended.

and radiation-induced chromosomal instability and persistence of chromosome aberrations after radiotherapy in lymphocytes from prostate cancer patients. Radiat Environ Biophys 2010;49:27-37. Gamulin M, Kopjar N, Grgić M, Ramić S, Viculin T, Petković M, Garaj-Vrhovac V. Cytogenetic follow-up in testicular seminoma patients exposed to adjuvant radiotherapy. Coll Antropol 2010;34:455-65. Kašuba V, Šentija K, Garaj-Vrhovac V, Fučić A. Chromosome aberrations in peripheral blood lymphocytes from control individuals. Mutat Res 1995;346:187-93. Gamulin M. Procjena mutagenih


Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is one of the most common autosomal dominant disorders with mainly mild cutaneous manifestations. Some patients with NF1, however, develop severe complications such as progressive optic pathway glioma, plexiform neurofibroma or malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour. Due to potentially progressive and asymptomatic course of the disease, patients with NF1 require a regular multidisciplinary follow-up in coordination with various specialties and early intervention. In this article, we summarise our long-term experience with multidisciplinary follow-up of NF1 patients in the Centre for Neurofibromatosis Type 1 patients at the Children's University Hospital in Bratislava.


In the first part of the article, connections between the most substantial non-investment public programmes supporting business research are analysed, namely by the share of participants following with participation in subsequently launched programmes and their share on the total allocated support. The second part of the text deals with participation connections between earlier started programmes – IMPULS, TANDEM and TIP – and afterwards started programmes ALFA and CENTRA KOMPETENCE. Groups of beneficiaries divided according to their participation or non-participation in following programmes are compared on the basis of several structural features. According to data analysis, repeated participation in the programmes supporting business research is positively influenced by the size of supported companies. Publicly owned companies have higher tendencies to repeated participation in these programmes considering the fact that their main economic activity is more often research and development than in the case of private companies. In sectorial structure of beneficiaries with repeated participation in public programmes, especially R&D with related knowledge intensive services and certain high-tech & medium high-tech industries were more represented compared to the group of beneficiaries not participating in later started programmes. The third part of the article deals with the issue of follow-up additionality, here reduced to examining differences in behaviour of companies participating and non-participating in following programmes supporting business R&D. These differences viewed through two indicators – R&D expenditure from various resources and number of employees in R&D – were monitored in the years following the allocation of public support. Repeated participation in public programmes has an evident connection with the inflow of business R&D funding from other businesses. This source of funding enabled beneficiaries participating in a follow-up support programme – despite the constant reduction of public funding – to increase or at least slow down the decrease of total R&D funding. Trend of decreasing R&D expenditure and R&D employment, obvious mainly in the group of beneficiaries with no follow-up participation, apparently relates to the reduction of public expenditures on business research and thus indicates reliance of beneficiaries on the public support of R&D.


References 1. Catalano O, Siani A. Cutaneous melanoma: role of ultrasound in the assessment of locoregional spread. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2010; 39: 30-6. 2. Thompson JF, Haydu LE, Sanki A, Uren RF. Ultrasound assessment of lymph nodes in the management of early-stage melanoma. J Surg Oncol 2011; 104: 354-60. 3. Francken AB, Bastiaannet E, Hoekstra HJ. Follow-up in patients with localised primary cutaneous melanoma. Lancet Oncol 2005; 6: 608-21. 4. Blum A, Schlagenhauff B, Stroebel W, Breuninger H, Rassner G, Garbe C. Ultrasound examination of regional