Hand hygiene as the basic method of reducing < em > Clostridium difficile < /em > infections (CDI) in a hospital environment
CONCLUSIONS: Non-compliance with hand hygiene among members of medical staff contributes to nosocomial infections which are a major cause of disease complications and deaths. Proper hand hygiene is a key measure for reducing this phenomenon. In every medical institution, especially in hospitals, and staff should be reminded about it and trained to perform the correct hand hygiene technique.PMID:34969208 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/131121 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zofia Maria Kiersnowska Ewelina Lemiech-Mirowska Micha ł Michałkiewicz Micha ł Marczak Source Type: research

Review of studies on SARS-CoV-2 infection inhibitors
CONCLUSIONS: The ongoing research is focused on the development of new antiviral agents, as well as the use of the existing drugs on the market. The results of clinical trials are promising and give hope for the development of effective therapies against SARS-CoV-2 and emerging variants of this virus.PMID:34969209 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/143035 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Aleksander Michalski Patrycja W ójcicka Agata Bielawska-Dr ózd Micha ł Bartoszcze Source Type: research

Ageing policy in Poland during the COVID-19 pandemic
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):551-557. doi: 10.26444/aaem/143559. Epub 2021 Nov 16.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Poland is engaged in the implementation of activation programmes for seniors at governmental as well as non-governmental levels. Among these programmes may be mentioned, 'Active+', 'Senior+', 'Care 75+', and 'Senior Caritas'. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for the inclusion of seniors into social life, and concern about their health. An important challenge for social and ageing policy is the provision of proper standards of care and health protection, especially during an increased s...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Piotr Lutomski Monika Kaczoruk Magdalena Florek- Łuszczki Source Type: research

The importance of gluten exclusion in the management of Hashimoto's thyroiditis
CONCLUSIONS: Studies conducted so far do not support the claim that HT patients should eliminate gluten from their diet. In view of the limited number of studies, with major limitations and ambiguous results, a gluten-free diet is not recommended.PMID:34969211 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/136523 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Paulina Ihnatowicz Pawe ł Wątor Ma łgorzata Ewa Drywień Source Type: research

Genetic aspects of pain and its variability in the human population
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):569-574. doi: 10.26444/aaem/134151. Epub 2021 Mar 31.ABSTRACTThe sensation of pain is common to both animals and human beings. Its threshold, intensity, tolerability, and characteristics are variable and depend on ethnicity, gender, stress exposure, co-existing mental disorders, such as depression or anxiety, social and economical background, as well as on genetic factors. It is estimated that about 5 and 20 percent of population suffer from acute and chronic pain, respectively, which results in the search for medical advice in healthcare facilities, and causes great expenses in hea...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wojciech Wies ław Świtała Olga Szyma ńska-Adamcewicz Szymon Jurga Emilia Pilchowska-Ujma Jan Krakowiak Source Type: research

Microbiological and molecular monitoring for bovine tuberculosis in the Polish population of European bison (Bison bonasus)
CONCLUSIONS: It is recommended that this potentially dangerous disease should be monitored in EB via a comprehensive strategy based on a combination of microbiological and molecular methods. Such monitoring will protect the health of both animals and humans.PMID:34969213 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/130822 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Anna Didkowska Blanka Or łowska Monika Krajewska-W ędzina Ewa Augustynowicz-Kope ć Sylwia Brzezi ńska Marta Żygowska Jan Wi śniewski Stanis ław Kaczor Miros ław Welz Wanda Olech Krzysztof Anusz Source Type: research

Occurrence of < em > Echinococcus < /em > spp. in red foxes and wolves in the protected area of the Tatra National Park in southern Poland - a threat to human health
CONCLUSIONS: The current results show that humans might be exposed to a risk of fox tapeworm infection in nature, even at high altitude inan alpine zone, in an environment contaminated by roaming red foxes encouraged by food leftovers on mountain trails.PMID:34969214 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/131649 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jakub Gawor Zdzis ław Laskowski Anna W Myczka Tomasz Zwijacz-Kozica Rus łan Sałamatin Source Type: research

Levels of filamentous fungi and selected mycotoxins in leafy and fruit vegetables and analysis of their potential health risk for consumers
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):585-594. doi: 10.26444/aaem/143031. Epub 2021 Oct 20.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the presence, concentration and generic composition of filamentous fungi. Considering the significant role of mycotoxins in the pathogenicity of fungal contaminants of vegetables, the scope of the study was extended by determination of aflatoxins and deoxynivalenol.MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the years 2019-2020, samples of vegetables (lettuce, spinach, tomato, red pepper) collected on conventional farms located in eastern Poland were subjected to mycological e...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Teresa K łapeć Angelina W ójcik-Fatla Ewelina Farian Katarzyna Kowalczyk Gra żyna Cholewa Alicja Cholewa Jacek Dutkiewicz Source Type: research

Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of Listeria monocytogenes strains isolated from a meat processing plant
CONCLUSIONS: In this study, the effectiveness of various disinfectants against planktonic bacteria and Listeria biofilm was observed. For the majority of disinfectants, the extension of time exposure increased bacteria elimination from the biofilm. The presence of blood resulted in reduction of the antilisterial action of most of the disinfectants applied at low concentrations.PMID:34969216 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/131799 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zbigniew Paluszak Grzegorz Gry ń Justyna Bauza-Kaszewska Karolina Jadwiga Skowron Natalia Wiktorczyk-Kapischke Jakub Korkus Marta Pawlak Edyta Szyma ńska Zuzanna Kraszewska Katarzyna Buszko Krzysztof Skowron Source Type: research

Analysis of the concentration of selected serological parameters in patients undergoing antibiotic treatment of Lyme disease and assessment of their potential application in the control of the therapy effectiveness - pilot study
CONCLUSIONS: The presence of high concentrations of anti-C6VlsE IgG is associated with appearance of response to Borreliella spp. infection, which suggests that the parameter can be used in the diagnosis of the active form of borreliosis. However, from a practical point of view, a marker of successful elimination of infection should indicate the effectiveness or failure of antibiotic therapy within a relatively short post-treatment period. The anti-C6VlsE IgG antibodies do not seem to satisfy this provision.PMID:34969217 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/132786 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ma łgorzata Tokarska-Rodak Hanna Fota-Markowska Anna Pa ńczuk Katarzyna Matuska Marta Zar ębska Source Type: research

Congenital herpes simplex virus infection among hospitalized infants in Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):612-616. doi: 10.26444/aaem/142999. Epub 2021 Dec 20.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Congenital herpes simplex virus infection (cHSV) is a rare entity and may pose a life-threatening disease for the newborns. Due to the public health and clinical importance of cHSV infection in infants, the recent data on this disease in Poland should be investigated. The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence and other factors related to cHSV.MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study is retrospective, population-based that utilised the hospital discharge records of cHSV patients. Data were obtain...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Micha ł Rząd Aneta Nitsch-Osuch Piotr Zbigniew Tyszko Pawe ł Goryński Magdalena Bogdan Katarzyna Lewtak Krzysztof Kanecki Source Type: research

Detection of < em > Legionella < /em > spp. and occurrence of virulence genes: < em > lvh < /em > , < em > rtxA < /em > and < em > enhC < /em > in water samples from artificial water systems
CONCLUSIONS: The presence of Legionella pneumophila, the causative agent of Legionnaires' disease, in hot and cold water systems from rural and urban localities, indicates a risk to public health. The occurrence of virulence genes in tested samples suggests that L. pneumophila has the potential to cause human disease.PMID:34969219 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/143745 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Anna Sawczyn-Doma ńska Source Type: research

COVID-19 - Infection prevention in prisons and jails in Poland
CONCLUSIONS: The rapid introduction of solutions aimed at limiting the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and proper monitoring of the epidemic in penitentiary establishments resulted in a low number of infections in the period from March to the end of December 2020. Infections among PS officers and employees, as well as inmates, seem to be parallel to the epidemiological situation in the population of the entire country. Further analysis of the epidemic will confirm the impact of the measures taken on the incidence of COVID-19 among PS officers, employees and inmates.PMID:34969220 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/140099 (Source: Ann...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Anna Augustynowicz Micha ł Wójcik Beata Bachurska Janusz Opolski Aleksandra Czerw Dorota Raczkiewicz Jaros ław Pinkas Source Type: research

Urinary concentrations and determinants of pyrethroid metabolites in pregnant women from non-rural areas of Yunnan, China
CONCLUSIONS: Pregnant women in non-rural areas were extensively exposed to low levels of PYRs. Dietary intake may be the primary pathway of exposure. The presented findings highlight the importance of using appropriate methods to reduce pesticide residues in food.PMID:34969221 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/140619 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Qinghua Xu Xiaoxiao Song Yuping Li Xiugui Jian Shuqi Chen Ying Chen Yan Li Source Type: research

Injecting drug users, MSM and people at the older age should be routinely tested for HCV in Poland - data derived from a post-exposure prophylaxis population
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the study results, it is recommended that routine testing for HCV should be provided for people at older age, and for individual with behavioural risk factors, such as history of injecting drus use or sexual exposure, particularly among men having sex with men (MSM).PMID:34969222 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/131119 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Karolina Agnieszka Pyziak-Kowalska Maksymilian Bielecki Andrzej Horban Justyna Kowalska Source Type: research

Personality profile of dietetics students from medical universities in the context of efficacy of prospective dietetic counseling - a Polish study
Conclusions. Dietetics students at medical universities declaring a preference for direct work with patients show a personality predisposition to carefully perform professional tasks at 'technical level', and a poor predisposition to implement the patient-centred counseling approach.PMID:34969223 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/131287 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Michal Skrzypek Dorota Turska Lucyna Ostrowska Dorota Szostak-W ęgierek Renata Krzyszycha Karolina Szczygie ł Source Type: research

Dichotomy of lay people and health professionals perception of physical activity is a challenge for activity education and promotion within primary health care - a qualitative study
CONCLUSIONS: Referring to activity, LP and HP were like travellers in parallel universes. This created challenges in PHC-based education. Some suggestion for PA education were given. More qualitative and quantitative research are needed.PMID:34969224 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/131555 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dorota Cianciara Larysa Sugay Katarzyna Lewtak Ewa Urban Maria Piotrowicz Ma łgorzata Gajewska Paloma Cuch í Source Type: research

Characteristics of osteoporotic vertebral fractures in association with symptomatic status in postmenopausal women - a retrospective study of a single centre in Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):654-658. doi: 10.26444/aaem/133230. Epub 2021 Feb 23.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs), which are a complication of osteoporosis, often cause diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties. The aim of this study was to find association between the characteristics of VCFs and the symptomatic status of patients.MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved a total of 437 women with diagnosed postmenopausal osteoporosis (193 with at least one compression fracture and 244 without VCFs). To identify VCFs, all patients underwent morphometry using dual-energy X...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Piotr Sawicki Marek Ta łałaj Katarzyna Życińska Wojciech S Zgliczy ński Agata Bogo łowska-Stieblich Jan Krakowiak Waldemar Wierzba Source Type: research

Quality of life, health, eating habits and physical development of middle school adolescents in the Świetokrzyskie
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):659-666. doi: 10.26444/aaem/141624. Epub 2021 Sep 14.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Measurement of the health-related quality of life is currently one of the significant methods of self-evaluation of heath, enabling the detection of disorders in the biopsychosocial functioning of children and adolescents. The aim of the study was to establish significant relationships between the subjective sense of the health-related quality of life, eating habits and objective parameters of physical development among a group of adolescents.MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study applied a diagnostic ...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ma łgorzata Jasińska Agnieszka Strzelecka Jaros ław Chmielewski Przemys ław Wolak Iwona Stanis ławska Piotr Choina Marta Kordyzon Gra żyna Nowak-Starz Source Type: research

Changes in the body mass of adult residents of rural and urban areas in the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic vs. their mental, physical and sexual health
CONCLUSIONS: The initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic were reflected, to a different extent, among residents of urban and rural areas. Body mass change and sexual health indicators remained significant predictors of stress level, even after analyses were corrected for other covariates.PMID:34969227 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/143561 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Maciej Bia łorudzki Zbigniew Izdebski Source Type: research

Oxidative stress-induced growth inhibitor 1 in alcohol-induced liver cirrhosis
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):676-680. doi: 10.26444/aaem/144380. Epub 2021 Dec 13.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Human oxidative stress-induced growth inhibitor 1 (OSGIN1) is a protein identified in 2001 which belongs to the OKL38 protein family. The aim of the study was to investigate the levels of this protein depending on the severity of alcohol-induced liver cirrhosis.MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 60 patients: 30 patients with cirrhosis in the P-Ch A and B stage and 30 in the P-Ch C stage. The control group consisted of 18 healthy individuals without liver diseases, who did not abu...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jaros ław Jerzy Sak Andrzej Prystupa Hanna Bis-Wencel Pawe ł Kiciński Dorota Luchowska-Kocot Henryk Krukowski Grzegorz J ózef Nowicki Lech Panasiuk Source Type: research

Methodology for preparing a cosmetic sample for the development of Microorganism Detection System (SDM) software and artificial intelligence learning to recognize specific microbial species
CONCLUSIONS: The experiments confirmed the high sensitivity and specificity of the SDM method, its repeatability and, above all, the comparability of the results with clasic methods of European standards.PMID:34969229 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/144696 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Konrad Jamka Paula Wr óblewska-Łuczka Piotr Adamczuk Pawe ł Zawadzki Hubert Bojar Grzegorz Raszewski Source Type: research

Vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus status in children with short stature - effect of growth hormone therapy
CONCLUSIONS: On the basis of the research performed, the following conclusions were drawn: 1) children with SHP were characterised with calcium-phosphorus imbalance. The level of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D was diminished. The values did not change due to a several-year hormone growth treatment (HGT). 2) the level of calcium and phosphorus was appropriate in the control group children, but the vitamin D level was considerably lowered. This shows the necessity for vitamin D control and supplementation, not only in children with SS.PMID:34969230 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/139569 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Maria Klatka Ma łgorzata Partyka Agnieszka Polak Barbara Terpi łowska Micha ł Terpiłowski Renata Cha łas Source Type: research

Importance of most frequent needs of the disabled in shaping areas of support in public health. Part 1. Analysis of selected demographic and social characteristics of the disabled with consideration of the causes of body dysfunction, legal disability status, and selected characteristics of the state of health
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):692-704. doi: 10.26444/aaem/145284. Epub 2021 Dec 23.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The disabled are a group with a heterogeneous structure of causes and needs. The occurring physical, health, and social barriers constitute areas of public health. Assessment of these barriers requires systematic studies in order to use results supporting the tasks of public health, indispensable for pursuing the challenges of sustainable development. The aim of the study was to discuss the selected demographic, social, living and housing, as well as economic characteristics of the disabled rura...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Barbara Ko łłątaj Witold Piotr Ko łłątaj Lech Panasiuk Jaros ław Sobieszczański Irena Dorota Karwat Source Type: research

The Microorganism Detection System (SDM) for microbiological control of cosmetic products
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):705-708. doi: 10.26444/aaem/144668. Epub 2021 Dec 16.ABSTRACTThe Microorganism Detection System (SDM) is a new solution using artificial intelligence, unique on the international scale, to correctly identify and count microorganisms, with particular emphasis on specificlisted microorganisms (Document of Standard PN-EN ISO 17516-2014:11) - Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus. SDM enables the use of algorithms for microscopic image interpretation in the microbiological assessment of the cosmetics in accordance with the standard, providing ...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Pawe ł Zawadzki Piotr Adamczuk Konrad Jamka Paula Wr óblewska-Łuczka Hubert Bojar Grzegorz Raszewski Source Type: research

Cutaneous larva migrans imported from a tropical trip - Case report and literature review
CONCLUSIONS: CLM should be considered in travellers to tropical countries. Oral anti-parasitic agents seem to be more effective than topical treatment for dermatosis.PMID:34969233 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/131600 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Roland Weso łowski Celestyna Mila-Kierzenkowska Marta Paw łowska Karolina Szewczyk-Golec Lucyna Ka łużna Alina Maria Wozniak Source Type: research

Disruptions within gut microbiota composition induced by improper antibiotics therapy as a probable trigger factor for development of depression - Case Reports
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):713-718. doi: 10.26444/aaem/132452. Epub 2021 Jan 22.ABSTRACTA growing body of evidence confirms that immune activation and low-grade inflammation could be defined as risks factors for the development and progression of mood episodes. A suggested mechanism leading to immune-inflammatory imbalance is the change in gut microbiota composition provoked by intestinal permeability. Three cases of patients with first episode of depression: a 30-year-old man and two 41 and 46-year-old women are presented in the study. In all cases, the episode was proceeded by the infection of the upper res...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ma łgorzata Janowska Joanna Rog Hanna Karakula-Juchnowicz Source Type: research

Challenges in < em > Acanthamoeba < /em > keratitis - treatment efficacy of a sight-threatening disease in a severe case without identified risk factors requiring diagnostic verification
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):719-723. doi: 10.26444/aaem/138635. Epub 2021 Jul 5.ABSTRACTAcanthamoeba keratitis (AK), the vision-threatening disease caused by the amphizoic, potentially parasitic amoebae is growing threat for public health in Poland and worldwide. The report presents the case of 70-year-old man with severe keratitis admitted to an Ophthalmology Clinic. Before admission, the patient had been treated for 6 months with antibacterial and antifungal drugs in other units, without improvement in the eye condition. The use of in vivo confocal microscopy and in vitro cultivation allowed diagnosis to be ...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Anieszka Kuligowska Wanda Baltaza Lidia Chomicz Anna Machali ńska Source Type: research

Citrobacter freundii and Acinetobacter baumanii infection in a patient with neoplastic lung disease - Case report
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):724-728. doi: 10.26444/aaem/140111. Epub 2021 Jul 20.ABSTRACTAn 85-year-old male with a tumour in his right lung was admitted to Internal Diseases Ward to continue treatment after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. An empiric antibiotic therapy with amoxycillin was introduced due to increased inflammation markers. Blood and sputum were collected. An abundant growth of AmpC β-lactamase-producing Citrobacter freundii was observed in culture grown from the sputum. The antibiogram showed retained sensitivity to fluoroquinolones. The therapy was modified by replacing β-lactam w...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Marcin Lewicki Ma łgorzata Kozioł Karol Lorenc Magdalena Kozio ł Mateusz Pawlicki Agata Smole ń Source Type: research

Acute liver injury in the course of COVID-19
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):729-732. doi: 10.26444/aaem/142232. Epub 2021 Sep 21.ABSTRACTAlthough coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) most often affects the respiratory system, in the course of this disease, dysfunction of many other organs may also develop. The case is presented of a female patient, treated for a long time due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, complicated by chronic complete respiratory failure, and who was undergoing non-invasive mechanical ventilation at home. She was admitted to the Pneumonology Department due to exacerbation of the symptoms of her underlying disease. Several tests f...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Anna Grzywa-Celi ńska Justyna Emeryk-Maksymiuk Katarzyna Szewczyk Adam Krusi ński Rafa ł Celiński Janusz Milanowski Source Type: research

RAEB II type of myelodysplastic syndrome associated with axillary abscesses - Case Report
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):733-736. doi: 10.26444/aaem/140006. Epub 2021 Sep 20.ABSTRACTMyelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are clonal haematopoetic stem cells disorders, characterized by bone marrow dysplasia, ineffecitive haematopoesis and cytopenias. Due to neutropenia, infections are common. A case is presented of a patient with high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) complicated by hidradenitis suppurativa that developed in both axillae. Abscesses required multiple incisions and drainage. After five cycles of treatment with azacitidine, the patient underwent allogenic bone marrow transplantation. Unfortunat...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Bo żena Sokołowska Daria Majowicz Magdalena Kozio ł Olga Czabak Ewa W ąsik-Szczepanek Adrian Juda Maria Soroka-Wojtaszko Marek Hus Source Type: research

Hand hygiene as the basic method of reducing < em > Clostridium difficile < /em > infections (CDI) in a hospital environment
CONCLUSIONS: Non-compliance with hand hygiene among members of medical staff contributes to nosocomial infections which are a major cause of disease complications and deaths. Proper hand hygiene is a key measure for reducing this phenomenon. In every medical institution, especially in hospitals, and staff should be reminded about it and trained to perform the correct hand hygiene technique.PMID:34969208 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/131121 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zofia Maria Kiersnowska Ewelina Lemiech-Mirowska Micha ł Michałkiewicz Micha ł Marczak Source Type: research

Review of studies on SARS-CoV-2 infection inhibitors
CONCLUSIONS: The ongoing research is focused on the development of new antiviral agents, as well as the use of the existing drugs on the market. The results of clinical trials are promising and give hope for the development of effective therapies against SARS-CoV-2 and emerging variants of this virus.PMID:34969209 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/143035 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Aleksander Michalski Patrycja W ójcicka Agata Bielawska-Dr ózd Micha ł Bartoszcze Source Type: research

Ageing policy in Poland during the COVID-19 pandemic
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):551-557. doi: 10.26444/aaem/143559. Epub 2021 Nov 16.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Poland is engaged in the implementation of activation programmes for seniors at governmental as well as non-governmental levels. Among these programmes may be mentioned, 'Active+', 'Senior+', 'Care 75+', and 'Senior Caritas'. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for the inclusion of seniors into social life, and concern about their health. An important challenge for social and ageing policy is the provision of proper standards of care and health protection, especially during an increased s...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Piotr Lutomski Monika Kaczoruk Magdalena Florek- Łuszczki Source Type: research

The importance of gluten exclusion in the management of Hashimoto's thyroiditis
CONCLUSIONS: Studies conducted so far do not support the claim that HT patients should eliminate gluten from their diet. In view of the limited number of studies, with major limitations and ambiguous results, a gluten-free diet is not recommended.PMID:34969211 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/136523 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Paulina Ihnatowicz Pawe ł Wątor Ma łgorzata Ewa Drywień Source Type: research

Genetic aspects of pain and its variability in the human population
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):569-574. doi: 10.26444/aaem/134151. Epub 2021 Mar 31.ABSTRACTThe sensation of pain is common to both animals and human beings. Its threshold, intensity, tolerability, and characteristics are variable and depend on ethnicity, gender, stress exposure, co-existing mental disorders, such as depression or anxiety, social and economical background, as well as on genetic factors. It is estimated that about 5 and 20 percent of population suffer from acute and chronic pain, respectively, which results in the search for medical advice in healthcare facilities, and causes great expenses in hea...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wojciech Wies ław Świtała Olga Szyma ńska-Adamcewicz Szymon Jurga Emilia Pilchowska-Ujma Jan Krakowiak Source Type: research

Microbiological and molecular monitoring for bovine tuberculosis in the Polish population of European bison (Bison bonasus)
CONCLUSIONS: It is recommended that this potentially dangerous disease should be monitored in EB via a comprehensive strategy based on a combination of microbiological and molecular methods. Such monitoring will protect the health of both animals and humans.PMID:34969213 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/130822 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Anna Didkowska Blanka Or łowska Monika Krajewska-W ędzina Ewa Augustynowicz-Kope ć Sylwia Brzezi ńska Marta Żygowska Jan Wi śniewski Stanis ław Kaczor Miros ław Welz Wanda Olech Krzysztof Anusz Source Type: research

Occurrence of < em > Echinococcus < /em > spp. in red foxes and wolves in the protected area of the Tatra National Park in southern Poland - a threat to human health
CONCLUSIONS: The current results show that humans might be exposed to a risk of fox tapeworm infection in nature, even at high altitude inan alpine zone, in an environment contaminated by roaming red foxes encouraged by food leftovers on mountain trails.PMID:34969214 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/131649 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jakub Gawor Zdzis ław Laskowski Anna W Myczka Tomasz Zwijacz-Kozica Rus łan Sałamatin Source Type: research

Levels of filamentous fungi and selected mycotoxins in leafy and fruit vegetables and analysis of their potential health risk for consumers
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):585-594. doi: 10.26444/aaem/143031. Epub 2021 Oct 20.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the presence, concentration and generic composition of filamentous fungi. Considering the significant role of mycotoxins in the pathogenicity of fungal contaminants of vegetables, the scope of the study was extended by determination of aflatoxins and deoxynivalenol.MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the years 2019-2020, samples of vegetables (lettuce, spinach, tomato, red pepper) collected on conventional farms located in eastern Poland were subjected to mycological e...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Teresa K łapeć Angelina W ójcik-Fatla Ewelina Farian Katarzyna Kowalczyk Gra żyna Cholewa Alicja Cholewa Jacek Dutkiewicz Source Type: research

Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of Listeria monocytogenes strains isolated from a meat processing plant
CONCLUSIONS: In this study, the effectiveness of various disinfectants against planktonic bacteria and Listeria biofilm was observed. For the majority of disinfectants, the extension of time exposure increased bacteria elimination from the biofilm. The presence of blood resulted in reduction of the antilisterial action of most of the disinfectants applied at low concentrations.PMID:34969216 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/131799 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zbigniew Paluszak Grzegorz Gry ń Justyna Bauza-Kaszewska Karolina Jadwiga Skowron Natalia Wiktorczyk-Kapischke Jakub Korkus Marta Pawlak Edyta Szyma ńska Zuzanna Kraszewska Katarzyna Buszko Krzysztof Skowron Source Type: research

Analysis of the concentration of selected serological parameters in patients undergoing antibiotic treatment of Lyme disease and assessment of their potential application in the control of the therapy effectiveness - pilot study
CONCLUSIONS: The presence of high concentrations of anti-C6VlsE IgG is associated with appearance of response to Borreliella spp. infection, which suggests that the parameter can be used in the diagnosis of the active form of borreliosis. However, from a practical point of view, a marker of successful elimination of infection should indicate the effectiveness or failure of antibiotic therapy within a relatively short post-treatment period. The anti-C6VlsE IgG antibodies do not seem to satisfy this provision.PMID:34969217 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/132786 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ma łgorzata Tokarska-Rodak Hanna Fota-Markowska Anna Pa ńczuk Katarzyna Matuska Marta Zar ębska Source Type: research

Congenital herpes simplex virus infection among hospitalized infants in Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):612-616. doi: 10.26444/aaem/142999. Epub 2021 Dec 20.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Congenital herpes simplex virus infection (cHSV) is a rare entity and may pose a life-threatening disease for the newborns. Due to the public health and clinical importance of cHSV infection in infants, the recent data on this disease in Poland should be investigated. The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence and other factors related to cHSV.MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study is retrospective, population-based that utilised the hospital discharge records of cHSV patients. Data were obtain...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Micha ł Rząd Aneta Nitsch-Osuch Piotr Zbigniew Tyszko Pawe ł Goryński Magdalena Bogdan Katarzyna Lewtak Krzysztof Kanecki Source Type: research

Detection of < em > Legionella < /em > spp. and occurrence of virulence genes: < em > lvh < /em > , < em > rtxA < /em > and < em > enhC < /em > in water samples from artificial water systems
CONCLUSIONS: The presence of Legionella pneumophila, the causative agent of Legionnaires' disease, in hot and cold water systems from rural and urban localities, indicates a risk to public health. The occurrence of virulence genes in tested samples suggests that L. pneumophila has the potential to cause human disease.PMID:34969219 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/143745 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Anna Sawczyn-Doma ńska Source Type: research

COVID-19 - Infection prevention in prisons and jails in Poland
CONCLUSIONS: The rapid introduction of solutions aimed at limiting the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and proper monitoring of the epidemic in penitentiary establishments resulted in a low number of infections in the period from March to the end of December 2020. Infections among PS officers and employees, as well as inmates, seem to be parallel to the epidemiological situation in the population of the entire country. Further analysis of the epidemic will confirm the impact of the measures taken on the incidence of COVID-19 among PS officers, employees and inmates.PMID:34969220 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/140099 (Source: Ann...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Anna Augustynowicz Micha ł Wójcik Beata Bachurska Janusz Opolski Aleksandra Czerw Dorota Raczkiewicz Jaros ław Pinkas Source Type: research

Urinary concentrations and determinants of pyrethroid metabolites in pregnant women from non-rural areas of Yunnan, China
CONCLUSIONS: Pregnant women in non-rural areas were extensively exposed to low levels of PYRs. Dietary intake may be the primary pathway of exposure. The presented findings highlight the importance of using appropriate methods to reduce pesticide residues in food.PMID:34969221 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/140619 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Qinghua Xu Xiaoxiao Song Yuping Li Xiugui Jian Shuqi Chen Ying Chen Yan Li Source Type: research

Injecting drug users, MSM and people at the older age should be routinely tested for HCV in Poland - data derived from a post-exposure prophylaxis population
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the study results, it is recommended that routine testing for HCV should be provided for people at older age, and for individual with behavioural risk factors, such as history of injecting drus use or sexual exposure, particularly among men having sex with men (MSM).PMID:34969222 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/131119 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Karolina Agnieszka Pyziak-Kowalska Maksymilian Bielecki Andrzej Horban Justyna Kowalska Source Type: research

Personality profile of dietetics students from medical universities in the context of efficacy of prospective dietetic counseling - a Polish study
Conclusions. Dietetics students at medical universities declaring a preference for direct work with patients show a personality predisposition to carefully perform professional tasks at 'technical level', and a poor predisposition to implement the patient-centred counseling approach.PMID:34969223 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/131287 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Michal Skrzypek Dorota Turska Lucyna Ostrowska Dorota Szostak-W ęgierek Renata Krzyszycha Karolina Szczygie ł Source Type: research

Dichotomy of lay people and health professionals perception of physical activity is a challenge for activity education and promotion within primary health care - a qualitative study
CONCLUSIONS: Referring to activity, LP and HP were like travellers in parallel universes. This created challenges in PHC-based education. Some suggestion for PA education were given. More qualitative and quantitative research are needed.PMID:34969224 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/131555 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dorota Cianciara Larysa Sugay Katarzyna Lewtak Ewa Urban Maria Piotrowicz Ma łgorzata Gajewska Paloma Cuch í Source Type: research

Characteristics of osteoporotic vertebral fractures in association with symptomatic status in postmenopausal women - a retrospective study of a single centre in Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):654-658. doi: 10.26444/aaem/133230. Epub 2021 Feb 23.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs), which are a complication of osteoporosis, often cause diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties. The aim of this study was to find association between the characteristics of VCFs and the symptomatic status of patients.MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved a total of 437 women with diagnosed postmenopausal osteoporosis (193 with at least one compression fracture and 244 without VCFs). To identify VCFs, all patients underwent morphometry using dual-energy X...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Piotr Sawicki Marek Ta łałaj Katarzyna Życińska Wojciech S Zgliczy ński Agata Bogo łowska-Stieblich Jan Krakowiak Waldemar Wierzba Source Type: research

Quality of life, health, eating habits and physical development of middle school adolescents in the Świetokrzyskie
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(4):659-666. doi: 10.26444/aaem/141624. Epub 2021 Sep 14.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Measurement of the health-related quality of life is currently one of the significant methods of self-evaluation of heath, enabling the detection of disorders in the biopsychosocial functioning of children and adolescents. The aim of the study was to establish significant relationships between the subjective sense of the health-related quality of life, eating habits and objective parameters of physical development among a group of adolescents.MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study applied a diagnostic ...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 31, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ma łgorzata Jasińska Agnieszka Strzelecka Jaros ław Chmielewski Przemys ław Wolak Iwona Stanis ławska Piotr Choina Marta Kordyzon Gra żyna Nowak-Starz Source Type: research