Priority VIII - Riga Stradiņš University

Clinical epidemiology of functional limitations caused by health disturbances

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A traditional strain of clinical research at RSU has been focussing on disabling ailments. An important part of this research concerns psychiatric and psychological ailments, including highly debilitating post-traumatic, burnout and chronic fatigue syndromes.

Researchers active in this field usually operate in large transnational groups, providing for comparability of clinical data and representativeness of the results.



  • Karnite A., Brigis G.: Trends in death rates and factors associated with cause specific mortality among HIV infected individuals in Latvia from 1987 to 2010, Int. J. Infect. Dis.. Vol. 16 Suppl. 1, pp. E183-E183, 2012, doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2012.05.743

  • Liepinsh E., Skapare E., Vavers E., Konrade I., Strele I., Grinberga S., Pugovics O., Dambrova M.: High L-carnitine concentrations do not prevent late diabetic complications in type 1 and 2 diabetic patients, Nutr. Res. 32(5), pp. 320-327, 2012, doi:10.1016/j.nutres.2012.03.010

  • Ottova V., Erhart M., Vollebergh W., Kokonyei G., Morgan A., Gobina I., Jericek H., Cavallo F., Valimaa R., de Matos M., Gaspar T., Schnohr C., Ravens-Sieberer U.: The Role of Individual- and Macro-Level Social Determinants on Young Adolescents' Psychosomatic Complaints, J. Early Adolesc. 32(1), pp. 126-158, 2012, doi:10.1177/0272431611419510

  • Karelis G., Bormane A., Logina I., Lucenko I., Suna N., Krumina A., Donaghy M.: Tick-borne encephalitis in Latvia 1973-2009: epidemiology, clinical features and sequelae, Eur. J. Neurol.. 19(1), pp. 62-68, 2012, doi:10.1111/j.1468-1331.2011.03434.x

  • Azarjana, K., Ozola, A., Ruklisa, D., Cema, I., Rivosh, A., Azaryan, A., Pjanova, D.: Melanoma epidemiology, prognosis and trends in Latvia, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Vol. , . Article in Press., pp. -, 2012

  • Circenis, K., Millere, I.: Stress related work environment factors: Nurses survey results, International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine and Public Health. 4(6), pp. 1150-1155, 2012

  • Cupane, L., Pugacova, N., Berzina, D., Cauce, V., Gardovska, D., Miklaševics, E.: Patients with Panton-Valentine leukocidin positive Staphylococcus aureus infections run an increased risk of longer hospitalisation, International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics. 3(1), pp. 48-55, 2012

  • Kovalchuka L., Eglite J., Lucenko I., Zalite M., Viksna L., Krumina A.: Associations of HLA DR and DQ molecules with Lyme borreliosis in Latvian patients, BMC Res Notes. 5(Aug 14), pp. 438-, 2012, doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-5-438.


  • Voicehovskis, V, Ancane, G, Ivascenko, T, Micans, J, Skesters, A, Vaivads, N, Voicehovska, J.: Oxidative stress assessment in case of posttraumatic stress disorder in a contingent of international operations. J. Psychosomat. Res. Vol. 70, pp. 622 - 622, 2011

  • Cardwell, CR, Stene, LC, Joner, G, Bulsara, MK, Cinek, O, Rosenbauer, J, Ludvigsson, J, Svensson, J, Goldacre, MJ, Waldhoer, T, Jarosz-Chobot, P, Gimeno, SGA, Chuang, LM, Roberts, CL, Parslow, RC, Wadsworth, EJK, Chetwynd, A, Brigis, G, Urbonaite, B, Sipe.: Birth order and childhood type 1 diabetes risk: a pooled analysis of 31 observational studies. Int. J. Epidemiol. Vol. 40, pp. 363 - 374, 2011

  • Gobina, I, Valimaa, R, Tynjala, J, Villberg, J, Villerusa, A, Iannotti, RJ, Godeau, E, Gabhainn, SN, Andersen, A, Holstein, BE.: The medicine use and corresponding subjective health complaints among adolescents, a cross-national survey. Pharmacoepidemiol. Drug Saf. Vol. 20, pp. 424 - 431, 2011

  • Krumina G.: Other dementias. Neuroradiolog Vol. 53, pp. 149 - 160, 2011


  • Rimoin, AW, Walker, CLF, Hamza, HS, Elminawi, N, Ghafar, HA, Vince, A, da Cunha, ALA, Qazi, S, Gardovska, D, Steinhoff, MC: The utility of rapid antigen detection testing for the diagnosis of streptococcal pharyngitis in low-resource settings. Int. J. Infect. Dis. Vol. 14, pp. E1048 - E1053, 2010

  • Voicehovskis, VV, Ancane, G, Ivascenko, T, Micans, J, Skesters, A, Vaivads, N.: Posttraumatic stress disorder baseline measurement at Latvian contingent of international operations. J. Psychosomat. Res. Vol. 68, pp. 675 - 675, 2010

  • Avota M., Raciborska A., Avots A.: Foot problems of female medical personnel: Subjective complaints and results of the podometric test. Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, Section B: Natural, Exact, and Applied Sciences Vol. 64, pp. 20 - 24, 2010


  • Groma, V, Zalcmane, V, Skuja, S, Keiss, J: Ultrastructural aspects of liver regeneration in chronic hepatitis C patients. J. Hepatol. Vol. 48, pp. S194 - S194, 2008

  • Simanis, R, Lejniece, S, Sochnevs, A, Eglite, J, Chernevska, G, Kovalova, Z, Gardovska, D, Jeruma, A, Kuse, V, Viksna, L: Natural clearance of hepatitis C virus in hemophilia patients. Med. Lith. Vol. 44, pp. 15 - 21, 2008


  • Purvina, S, Kevere, L, Caune, M, Purvins, I: Schizophrenia with depressive symptoms and treatment possibilities. Eur. Neuropsychopharmacol. Vol. 17, pp. S405 - S405, 2007

  • Rancans, E: Comparative efficacy of risperidone oral concentrate and intramuscular haloperidol in acute symptoms of schizophrenia. Eur. Neuropsychopharmacol. Vol. 17, pp. S440 - S440, 2007

  • Groma, V, Zalcmane, V, Leidere-Reine, A: Ultrastructural findings compared with clinical and laboratory parameters in case of acute hepatitis C viral infection. Virchows Arch. Vol. 451, pp. 367 - 367, 2007


  • Logina, I, Krumina, A, Karelis, G, Elsone, L, Viksna, L, Rozentale, B, Donaghy, M: Clinical features of double infection with tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme borreliosis transmitted by tick bite. J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatry Vol. 77, pp. 1350 - 1353, 2006

  • Rancans, E: Treatment with Risperdal Consta decreases number of hospitalizations among schizophrenia patients. Schizophr. Res. Vol. 81, pp. 95 - 95, 2006

  • Macane, I, Rozentals, G, Vitols, E, Kovaldins, A: Epidemiological analysis of childhood epilepsy for the population of Latvia. Epilepsia Vol. 47, pp. 181 - 181, 2006

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