COVID 19 - Possible interrelations with respiratory comorbidities caused by occupational exposure to various hazardous bioaerosols. Part I. Occurrence, epidemiology and presumed origin of the pandemic
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020 Dec 22;27(4):491-504. doi: 10.26444/aaem/130871. Epub 2020 Dec 8.ABSTRACTThe occupational bioaerosols containing viruses, bacteria, fungi, microbial toxins and plant or animal particles, may evoke infectious, allergic or immunotoxic diseases which may co-exist as comorbidities with COVID-19 and exacerbate the course of disease. They include hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) caused mostly by bacteria, fungi, and particles containing animal proteins, and immunotoxic diseases such as organic dust toxic syndrome (ODTS) and byssinosis, caused mostly by bacterial and fungal toxins. The two most probab...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jacek Dutkiewicz Barbara Mackiewicz Marta Kinga Lemieszek Source Type: research

Spotted fever group rickettsiae transmitted by < em > Dermacentor < /em > ticks and determinants of their spread in Europe
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020 Dec 22;27(4):505-511. doi: 10.26444/aaem/120602. Epub 2020 May 7.ABSTRACTRickettsiae from the spotted fever group, i.e. the etiological agents of tick-borne lymphadenopathy/Dermacentor-borne necrotic erythema and lymphadenopathy (TIBOLA /DEBONEL) syndrome, are associated with ticks, including Dermacentor marginatus and Dermacentor reticulatus. The expansion of these ticks into new areas increases the risk of infection of their hosts with tick-borne pathogens. The study summarises the importance of 2 species from the genus Dermacentor, i.e. D. marginatus and D. reticulatus, in the spread of spott...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Weronika Buczek Agnieszka Koman-I żko Alicja M Buczek Alicja Buczek Katarzyna Bartosik Dorota Kulina Dariusz Ciura Source Type: research

The anticarcinogenic potential of milk fat
CONCLUSIONS: The health benefits of milk fat are not fully exploited due to its low consumption. Therefore, only some epidemiological studies have shown a negative correlation between the consumption of high-fat dairy products and the incidence of cancer. More research is needed involving human clinical trials to allow a better understanding of the anticancer biochemistry related with milk fat compounds.PMID:33356054 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/116095 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Gra żyna Cichosz Hanna Czeczot Marika Bielecka Source Type: research

Current state-of-the-art knowledge on the role of omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of cardiovascular disease
CONCLUSIONS: The clinical studies and metaanalyses strongly point out that only EPA (icosapent ethyl), especially at dose of 4 g/d, is effective in reducing cardiovascular events in very high and high risk patients with hypertriglyceridemia. The use of EPA + DHA preparations in doses up to 1 g/d does not prevent recurrent cardiovascular events.PMID:33356055 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/126674 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Longina K łosiewicz-Latoszek Barbara Cybulska Piotr Tyszko Source Type: research

The impact of xenoestrogens on effectiveness of treatment for hormone-dependent breast cancer - current state of knowledge and perspectives for research
CONCLUSIONS: Confirmation in clinical trials of the results obtained in vitro and in vivo tests, would enable the creation of specific recommendations for patients undergoing breast cancer treatment, especially hormone therapy. An area requiring further research is the analysis of the effects of xenoestrogens other than phytoestrogens, e.g. metalloestrogens, on the effects of drugs used in the treatment of breast cancer.PMID:33356056 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/124165 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kamila Boszkiewicz Ewa Sawicka Agnieszka Piwowar Source Type: research

Occurrence of < em > Mycobacterium < /em > spp. in ornamental fish
CONCLUSIONS: The obtained results indicate a significant role of ornamental fish as a source of mycobacteria which are potentially dangerous,especially to humans.PMID:33356057 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/114913 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Krzysztof Puk Leszek Guz Source Type: research

< em > Candida glabrata < /em > as an aetiological factor of the fulminant course of panophthalmitis
CONCLUSIONS: The factors conducive to fungal infections are: patient's old age, immune disorders and diabetes, as well as the presence of a necrotic tissue or a foreign body. All these parameters were met in this case. Only antibiotic therapy and long-term antifungal therapy, together with surgical debridement of the site of the ongoing infection produces clinical effects in such severe cases.PMID:33356058 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/122475 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Joanna Bilska-Stok łosa Katarzyna Hampelska Krzysztof Osmola J ędrzej Czajka Dorota Bogdanowicz-Gapi ńska Hanna Tomczak Source Type: research

Anti-vaccine movements - a form of social activity for health care, ignorance or diversion aimed at destabilizing the health situation? Part  1. Epidemiological safety. Vaccinations - pros and cons
CONCLUSIONS: In recent years in Poland, the activity of movements against vaccination has increased significantly, and their propaganda, through its negative impact on social attitudes, threatens to destabilize the epidemiological situation. Analysis of arguments used by the opponents of vaccination suggests a lack of reliable knowledge, religious overtones (addressed to people with fundamentalist personalities), or the ill-will attitudes of anti-vaccine individuals/groups used for their own purposes. Familiarization with the arguments of anti-vaccine propaganda is necessary in order to implement effective methods of fight...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Witold Piotr Ko łłątaj Barbara Ko łłątaj Lech Panasiuk Jaros ław Sobieszczański Irena Dorota Karwat Source Type: research

Anti-vaccine movements - health care, ignorance or a diversion aimed at destabilizing the health situation? Part 2. Contemporary conditions for the functioning and development of anti-vaccination movements
CONCLUSIONS: Increased activity and effective propaganda carried out by anti-vaccination movements is possible, among others, thanks to the development of the so-called 2nd generation of the Internet (Web2), enabling the free and difficult to control flow of information. Increasing data indicate that the activity of anti-vaccine movements may be a form of organized action (diversion in cyberspace) aimed at social, epidemiological, and economic destabilization of selected countries and regions. Among the various forms of combating anti-vaccination movements currently used are awareness-raising activities and restrictions on...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Barbara Maria Ko łłątaj Witold Piotr Ko łłątaj Irena Dorota Karwat Jaros ław Sobieszczański Lech Panasiuk Source Type: research

The effect of fruit on the extracellular enzyme profiles of fungi
CONCLUSIONS: The activity of hydrolytic enzymes in the isolated fungi depended on the addition of fruit and the type of medium. Individual fruits can increase or decrease the activity of the enzymes. Fungi present in fruit have pathogenic properties and can be possible risk factors for fungal infections.PMID:33356061 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/127557 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ewelina Farian Gra żyna Cholewa Alicja Cholewa Magdalena Matczuk W ójcik-Fatla Angelina Source Type: research

Analysis of novel serum markers of fibrosis and angiogenesis in patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis
CONCLUSIONS: The biomarkers analysed in the study may be useful for diagnosis and prognosis in patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis.PMID:33356062 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/127621 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Andrzej Prystupa Pawe ł Kiciński Dorota Luchowska-Kocot Grzegorz Nowicki Grzegorz Dzida Wojciech My śliński Maciej Zakrzewski Jerzy Mosiewicz Lech Panasiuk Source Type: research

Congenital cytomegalovirus infections in Poland - a national hospital register-based study
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020 Dec 22;27(4):574-578. doi: 10.26444/aaem/128635. Epub 2020 Dec 9.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infections are common worldwide. CCMV infected newborns are mostly asymptomatic at birth. However, cCMV remains the major infectious cause of congenital abnormalities in the developing foetus and newborns. The aim of the study was to provide recent data on cCMV in Poland.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Aretrospective, population-based study was conducted using data from hospital discharge records of patients hospitalized from 2009-2018. CCMV incidence rates were estimated ...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Krzysztof Kanecki Aneta Nitsch-Osuch Pawe ł Goryński Magdalena Bogdan Agnieszka Bara ńska Piotr Tyszko Source Type: research

Comparison of < em > Campylobacter < /em > spp. and flock health indicators of broilers in Iceland
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020 Dec 22;27(4):579-584. doi: 10.26444/aaem/127181. Epub 2020 Sep 29.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: The safety of poultry meat products and contamination with microorganisms is based on appropriate reduction of the presence of pathogens during poultry rearing and is closely related to the level of rearing hygiene, including the type of housing, stocking density, microclimate, sanitation and ventilation.OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to evaluate the prevalence of Campylobacter-positive samples in Iceland during 2016-2018, and to compare the potential influence of individual parameters of welfare on the p...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Michal Seman Gabriela Gregova Peter Korim Source Type: research

Oxidative toxic stress and p53 level in healthy subjects occupationally exposed to outdoor air Pollution - a cross-sectional study in Iran
CONCLUSIONS: The findings obtained confirmed the implication of air pollution in the development of OTS, and suggested useful biomarkers to evaluate the air pollution-induced harmful effects on human health in the polluted areas.PMID:33356065 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/126313 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Noushin Rezaei Vandchali Ali Koolivand Akram Ranjbar Parvin Zarei Mojtaba Fathi Sheida Malekafzali Nargess Mollamohammadi Farideh Jalali-Mashayekhi Source Type: research

Enhancement of chemopreventive properties of young green barley and chlorella extracts used together against colon cancer cells
CONCLUSIONS: The study demonstrates great chemopreventive properties of young green barley and chlorella water extracts and their combination in in vitro model of colon cancer. The anticancer properties of the investigated extracts were significantly enhanced after combining, without an increase of their toxicity against normal cells.PMID:33356066 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/130555 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Marta Kinga Lemieszek Wojciech Rzeski Source Type: research

Female sexuality at reproductive age as an indicator of satisfaction with life - descriptive cross-sectional survey
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020 Dec 22;27(4):599-604. doi: 10.26444/aaem/114176. Epub 2019 Dec 9.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Life satisfaction is the result of valuing one's own life, and it is higher when the individual situation is closer to the general norm. It is characterized by dynamic and subjectivity and the way it is perceived is regulated by internal and external factors. Life satisfaction can be described in subjective and objective categories, by various indicators.OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the determinants of satisfaction with life in selected aspects among women of reproductive age.MATERIAL AND ME...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Agnieszka Bie ń Ewa Rzo ńca Pawe ł Chruściel Monika Łuka Gra żyna Jolanta Iwanowicz-Palus Source Type: research

Nutrition and physical activity environments in primary schools in Poland - COSI study
CONCLUSIONS: The factor which adversely differentiates the school environment in terms of healthy nutrition and physical activity is primarily the school size, and then the school location. Systemic and social solutions should aim at reducing the small school "exclusion syndrome", both in rural and in urban areas, also with regard to infrastructure and availability of conditions conducive to healthy nutrition and physical activity.PMID:33356068 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/114223 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Magdalena Korzycka Maria Jodkowska Anna Oblaci ńska Anna Fija łkowska Source Type: research

The multidimensional attitudes scale towards persons with disabilities (MAS) - a Polish adaptation (MAS-PL)
CONCLUSIONS: The Polish version of the MAS scale (MAS-PL) has been developed and presented as a reliable instrument for studying the attitudes of Poles towards people with disabilities. The scale can be used as a preliminary assessment tool when creating educational programmes, including those for training and social Policy, as well as assessing the effectiveness of programmes. Studies with the use of the MAS-PL will allow comparisons of research findings conducted with the use of MAS scales in other English-speaking (original/English MAS) or Spanish-speaking (Spanish MAS) populations and German (G-MAS), Korean (MAS-K), Se...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Iwona Radli ńska Anna Starkowska Marta Ko żybska Kinga Flaga-Gieruszy ńska Beata Karakiewicz Source Type: research

Factors associated with disability and quality of  life among the oldest-old living in community in Poland - a cross-sectional study
CONCLUSIONS: Factors affecting the disability and quality of life of the oldest-old people should be considered in developing senior health policy in Poland.PMID:33356070 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/115020 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Agnieszka Beata Ćwirlej-Sozańska Agnieszka Wi śniowska-Szurlej Anna Wilmowska-Pietruszy ńska Bernard Soza ński Source Type: research

Social support as a moderator between the perception of the disease and stress level in lung cancer patients
CONCLUSIONS: The research findings demonstrate that social support plays a substantial role. It is important to diagnose the individual specific needs of lung cancer patients concerning the support they need.PMID:33356071 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/123099 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Agata Por ęba-Chabros Piotr Mamcarz Krzysztof Jurek Source Type: research

Gender gap in health condition and quality of life at advanced age
CONCLUSIONS: Men who reached the age of 90 or over assessed their health condition and quality of life better than women at the same age.PMID:33356072 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/125753 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dorota Raczkiewicz Przemys ław Bejga Jakub Owoc Mariusz Witczak Iwona Bojar Source Type: research

The first investigation on differences in the effectiveness of mycophenolate mofetil and azathioprine antimetabolites determined in Polish patients treated for non-infectious uveitis
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020 Dec 22;27(4):644-649. doi: 10.26444/aaem/125837. Epub 2020 Sep 3.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: The non-infectious uveitis, a serious vision-threatening disease is the fourth most common cause of blindness in working population of the developed world. Various antimetabolites are applied in corticosteroid-sparing therapy also in Poland but their efficacy was not compared in our country. The aim of our study was to compare mycophenolate mofetil and azathioprine in terms of therapeutic effect of the antimetabolites in Polish patients with this disease.MATERIAL AND METHODS: The comparative, retrospective stu...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Maja Waszczyk- Łączak Monika Łazicka-Gałecka Lidia Chomicz Krzysztof Mucha Leszek P ączek Jacek P Szaflik Source Type: research

Prevalence and selected determinants of the risk of problem gambling among Polish secondary school students
CONCLUSIONS: The findings show that in the studied population 7.2% were pathological gamblers and 41.8% had not gambled during the 12 months prior to the study. These findings are consistent with the literature. There seems to be a clear trend in which pathological gambling is found most frequently among technical secondary school students, and least frequently among those from secondary schools of general education. In addition, persons who had lived (until the age of 10) in rural areas scored the lowest in SOGS-RA, while those from cities below 50,000 residents, scored the highest. In families with a gambling member, pat...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Iwona Niewiadomska Lech Panasiuk Joanna Chwaszcz Marzena Furtak-Niczyporuk Piotr Dreher Karol Zygo Janusz Jaroszy ński Aneta Mela Source Type: research

Quality of life of patients undergoing specific allergen immunotherapy in allergic rhinitis
CONCLUSIONS: The conducted process of specific allergen immunotherapy improved the quality of life of respondents by increasing awareness of the quality of life through the prism of health change in relation to the general indicator in the area of mental problems by reducing their nuisance value more than in the area of somatic symptoms.PMID:33356075 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/127840 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Magdalena Brodowicz-Kr ól Ewa Guz Dorota Hawryluk Ewa Kulbaka Lech Panasiuk Piotr Lutomski Paulina Kaczor-Szkodny Piotr Choina Source Type: research

Burnout and job satisfaction of healthcare workers in Slovenian nursing homes in rural areas during the COVID-19 pandemic
CONCLUSIONS: The COVID-19 pandemic significantly exacerbated already existing burnout syndromes of nursing homes healthcare workers in Slovenian rural areas. Job satisfaction proved to be a relevant predictor of burnout syndrome. A negative correlation was observed between job satisfaction in 2020 and emotional exhaustion and personal accomplishment in 2013 and 2020.PMID:33356076 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/128236 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ljiljana Leskovic Karmen Erjavec Robert Leskovar Goran Vukovi č Source Type: research

Adolescent work on family farms in Poland - an  assessment of hazards
CONCLUSIONS: In the opinions of the majority of adolescents, work on their parents' farm has rather a positive effect, also on family income, family relations and relations with their contemporaries, as well as education outcomes.PMID:33356077 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/130924 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Stanis ław Lachowski Bogus ława Halina Lachowska Source Type: research

Telemedicine services in the work of a doctor, dentist, nurse and midwife - analysis of legal regulations in Poland and the possibility of their implementation on the example of selected European countries
CONCLUSIONS: The legislator gradually introduces legal solutions necessary for the development of telemedicine services, although the pace of these changes, as well as building the technical infrastructure that is the basis for the proper provision of telemedicine services, are too slow.PMID:33356078 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/116587 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kinga Flaga-Gieruszy ńska Marta Ko żybska Tomasz Osman Iwona Radli ńska Paulina Zabielska Katarzyna Karakiewicz-Krawczyk Anna Jurczak Beata Karakiewicz Source Type: research

The relationship between COPD Assessment Test (CAT) scores and Distress Thermometer (DT) results in COPD patients
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020 Dec 22;27(4):689-694. doi: 10.26444/aaem/114103. Epub 2019 Dec 12.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a condition that affects over 2 million adults in Poland. In recent years, increasing attention has been focused on improving the quality of life of patients with COPD, which includes alleviating their physical discomfort and relates to their mental health. It is therefore critically important to evaluate research tools that can accurately assess the relationship between the physical and mental health of patients with this disease.OBJECTIVE: This aim of the stud...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Marcelina Makuch Joanna Milanowska Marek Michnar Marcin Makuch Marzena Samardakiewicz Janusz Milanowski Source Type: research

Effectiveness of tuberculosis prophylaxis in patients with HIV/AIDS - retrospective analysis of data from Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2010-2015
Conclusions. The effectiveness of chemoprophylaxis for TB depends on biomedical, organizational and cultural factors. The presence of HIV co-infections is a special situation. Opposite to the majority of reports, in own study, no drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis were observed in relation with chemoprophylaxis with isoniazid. In the examined population, TB chemoprophylaxis reduced the incidence and cumulative incidence of TB among PLW HIV by 3.4-4.8 times. Isoniazid chemoprophylaxis decreased 4-fold the annual and cumulative mortality due to TB.PMID:33356080 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/118611 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Konrad Juszkiewicz Miros ław J Jarosz Anna W łoszczak-Szubzda Magdalena G łowacka Source Type: research

Molecular detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in eastern Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020 Dec 22;27(4):702-705. doi: 10.26444/aaem/124902. Epub 2020 Jul 17.ABSTRACTWild ungulates may serve as reservoirs for particular tick-borne pathogens (TBP) of importance for public and animal health. The aim of the study was to investigate, for the first time, the occurrence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum (AP) in a large population of roe deer in eastern Poland. Spleen samples from 424 roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) were collected during the 2018-2019 hunting season. Genetic screening for AP was carried out by PCR amplification of a fragment of the 16S rRNA and groEL genes. Twenty-six of the 424 sp...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Oliwier Teodorowski Rados ław Radzki Marcin Kalinowski Stanis ław WIniarczyk Ignacio Garcia Bocanegra Dagmara Winiarczyk Lukasz Adaszek Source Type: research

Changes of cytotoxicity of Ti-6Al-4V alloy made by DMLS technology as effect of the shot peening
CONCLUSIONS: The lowest cytotoxicity was demonstrated by the surfaces modified by ceramic beads than the nutshells and the biggest steel shot correspondingly. Moreover, the shot peening process carried out by means of CrNi steel and ceramic shot caused the reduction of surface roughness when, for the surface processing by means of nutshell granules, the increase of surface roughness was observed compared with the unmodified surface of titanium alloy samples.PMID:33356082 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/116386 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Remigiusz Żebrowski Mariusz Walczak Kazimierz Drozd Miros ław Jerzy Jarosz Source Type: research

Use of microarrays and MLPA for integrating diagnostics and personalizing treatment - Case report of a patient with Ph-like acute B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia
This study shows the advantages of using genomic analyses to identify therapeutic targets, which is especially important for patients with high-risk disease. This model of management could be extended to other cancer subtypes, allowing for tailored diagnosis.PMID:33356083 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/115393 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Monika Lejman Monika W łodarczyk Agnieszka Zaucha-Pra żmo Joanna Zawitkowska Source Type: research

Postnatal inversion of the uterus - management in specific cases
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020 Dec 22;27(4):717-720. doi: 10.26444/aaem/130512. Epub 2020 Dec 1.ABSTRACTInversion of the uterus is defined as the turning inside out of the fundus into the uterine cavity. According to the literature, uterine inversion occurs in 1/20,000 or even 1/1,584 deliveries. Mortality rates following acute uterine inversion were reported by some authors to have been as high as 80%. Therefore, it is very important to make an early diagnosis. The shorter the time between the moment of uterine inversion and its repositioning, the better the results of conservative treatment, and bigger chance of avoiding su...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Magdalena Michalska Iwona Bojar Jakub Borycki Bogdan Zi ęba Stefan Brandl Rados ław Kołaciński Dariusz Samulak Source Type: research

COVID 19 - Possible interrelations with respiratory comorbidities caused by occupational exposure to various hazardous bioaerosols. Part I. Occurrence, epidemiology and presumed origin of the pandemic
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020 Dec 22;27(4):491-504. doi: 10.26444/aaem/130871. Epub 2020 Dec 8.ABSTRACTThe occupational bioaerosols containing viruses, bacteria, fungi, microbial toxins and plant or animal particles, may evoke infectious, allergic or immunotoxic diseases which may co-exist as comorbidities with COVID-19 and exacerbate the course of disease. They include hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) caused mostly by bacteria, fungi, and particles containing animal proteins, and immunotoxic diseases such as organic dust toxic syndrome (ODTS) and byssinosis, caused mostly by bacterial and fungal toxins. The two most probab...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jacek Dutkiewicz Barbara Mackiewicz Marta Kinga Lemieszek Source Type: research

Spotted fever group rickettsiae transmitted by < em > Dermacentor < /em > ticks and determinants of their spread in Europe
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020 Dec 22;27(4):505-511. doi: 10.26444/aaem/120602. Epub 2020 May 7.ABSTRACTRickettsiae from the spotted fever group, i.e. the etiological agents of tick-borne lymphadenopathy/Dermacentor-borne necrotic erythema and lymphadenopathy (TIBOLA /DEBONEL) syndrome, are associated with ticks, including Dermacentor marginatus and Dermacentor reticulatus. The expansion of these ticks into new areas increases the risk of infection of their hosts with tick-borne pathogens. The study summarises the importance of 2 species from the genus Dermacentor, i.e. D. marginatus and D. reticulatus, in the spread of spott...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Weronika Buczek Agnieszka Koman-I żko Alicja M Buczek Alicja Buczek Katarzyna Bartosik Dorota Kulina Dariusz Ciura Source Type: research

The anticarcinogenic potential of milk fat
CONCLUSIONS: The health benefits of milk fat are not fully exploited due to its low consumption. Therefore, only some epidemiological studies have shown a negative correlation between the consumption of high-fat dairy products and the incidence of cancer. More research is needed involving human clinical trials to allow a better understanding of the anticancer biochemistry related with milk fat compounds.PMID:33356054 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/116095 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Gra żyna Cichosz Hanna Czeczot Marika Bielecka Source Type: research

Current state-of-the-art knowledge on the role of omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of cardiovascular disease
CONCLUSIONS: The clinical studies and metaanalyses strongly point out that only EPA (icosapent ethyl), especially at dose of 4 g/d, is effective in reducing cardiovascular events in very high and high risk patients with hypertriglyceridemia. The use of EPA + DHA preparations in doses up to 1 g/d does not prevent recurrent cardiovascular events.PMID:33356055 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/126674 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Longina K łosiewicz-Latoszek Barbara Cybulska Piotr Tyszko Source Type: research

The impact of xenoestrogens on effectiveness of treatment for hormone-dependent breast cancer - current state of knowledge and perspectives for research
CONCLUSIONS: Confirmation in clinical trials of the results obtained in vitro and in vivo tests, would enable the creation of specific recommendations for patients undergoing breast cancer treatment, especially hormone therapy. An area requiring further research is the analysis of the effects of xenoestrogens other than phytoestrogens, e.g. metalloestrogens, on the effects of drugs used in the treatment of breast cancer.PMID:33356056 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/124165 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kamila Boszkiewicz Ewa Sawicka Agnieszka Piwowar Source Type: research

Occurrence of < em > Mycobacterium < /em > spp. in ornamental fish
CONCLUSIONS: The obtained results indicate a significant role of ornamental fish as a source of mycobacteria which are potentially dangerous,especially to humans.PMID:33356057 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/114913 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Krzysztof Puk Leszek Guz Source Type: research

< em > Candida glabrata < /em > as an aetiological factor of the fulminant course of panophthalmitis
CONCLUSIONS: The factors conducive to fungal infections are: patient's old age, immune disorders and diabetes, as well as the presence of a necrotic tissue or a foreign body. All these parameters were met in this case. Only antibiotic therapy and long-term antifungal therapy, together with surgical debridement of the site of the ongoing infection produces clinical effects in such severe cases.PMID:33356058 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/122475 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Joanna Bilska-Stok łosa Katarzyna Hampelska Krzysztof Osmola J ędrzej Czajka Dorota Bogdanowicz-Gapi ńska Hanna Tomczak Source Type: research

Anti-vaccine movements - a form of social activity for health care, ignorance or diversion aimed at destabilizing the health situation? Part  1. Epidemiological safety. Vaccinations - pros and cons
CONCLUSIONS: In recent years in Poland, the activity of movements against vaccination has increased significantly, and their propaganda, through its negative impact on social attitudes, threatens to destabilize the epidemiological situation. Analysis of arguments used by the opponents of vaccination suggests a lack of reliable knowledge, religious overtones (addressed to people with fundamentalist personalities), or the ill-will attitudes of anti-vaccine individuals/groups used for their own purposes. Familiarization with the arguments of anti-vaccine propaganda is necessary in order to implement effective methods of fight...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Witold Piotr Ko łłątaj Barbara Ko łłątaj Lech Panasiuk Jaros ław Sobieszczański Irena Dorota Karwat Source Type: research

Anti-vaccine movements - health care, ignorance or a diversion aimed at destabilizing the health situation? Part 2. Contemporary conditions for the functioning and development of anti-vaccination movements
CONCLUSIONS: Increased activity and effective propaganda carried out by anti-vaccination movements is possible, among others, thanks to the development of the so-called 2nd generation of the Internet (Web2), enabling the free and difficult to control flow of information. Increasing data indicate that the activity of anti-vaccine movements may be a form of organized action (diversion in cyberspace) aimed at social, epidemiological, and economic destabilization of selected countries and regions. Among the various forms of combating anti-vaccination movements currently used are awareness-raising activities and restrictions on...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Barbara Maria Ko łłątaj Witold Piotr Ko łłątaj Irena Dorota Karwat Jaros ław Sobieszczański Lech Panasiuk Source Type: research

The effect of fruit on the extracellular enzyme profiles of fungi
CONCLUSIONS: The activity of hydrolytic enzymes in the isolated fungi depended on the addition of fruit and the type of medium. Individual fruits can increase or decrease the activity of the enzymes. Fungi present in fruit have pathogenic properties and can be possible risk factors for fungal infections.PMID:33356061 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/127557 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ewelina Farian Gra żyna Cholewa Alicja Cholewa Magdalena Matczuk W ójcik-Fatla Angelina Source Type: research

Analysis of novel serum markers of fibrosis and angiogenesis in patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis
CONCLUSIONS: The biomarkers analysed in the study may be useful for diagnosis and prognosis in patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis.PMID:33356062 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/127621 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Andrzej Prystupa Pawe ł Kiciński Dorota Luchowska-Kocot Grzegorz Nowicki Grzegorz Dzida Wojciech My śliński Maciej Zakrzewski Jerzy Mosiewicz Lech Panasiuk Source Type: research

Congenital cytomegalovirus infections in Poland - a national hospital register-based study
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020 Dec 22;27(4):574-578. doi: 10.26444/aaem/128635. Epub 2020 Dec 9.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infections are common worldwide. CCMV infected newborns are mostly asymptomatic at birth. However, cCMV remains the major infectious cause of congenital abnormalities in the developing foetus and newborns. The aim of the study was to provide recent data on cCMV in Poland.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Aretrospective, population-based study was conducted using data from hospital discharge records of patients hospitalized from 2009-2018. CCMV incidence rates were estimated ...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Krzysztof Kanecki Aneta Nitsch-Osuch Pawe ł Goryński Magdalena Bogdan Agnieszka Bara ńska Piotr Tyszko Source Type: research

Comparison of < em > Campylobacter < /em > spp. and flock health indicators of broilers in Iceland
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020 Dec 22;27(4):579-584. doi: 10.26444/aaem/127181. Epub 2020 Sep 29.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: The safety of poultry meat products and contamination with microorganisms is based on appropriate reduction of the presence of pathogens during poultry rearing and is closely related to the level of rearing hygiene, including the type of housing, stocking density, microclimate, sanitation and ventilation.OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to evaluate the prevalence of Campylobacter-positive samples in Iceland during 2016-2018, and to compare the potential influence of individual parameters of welfare on the p...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Michal Seman Gabriela Gregova Peter Korim Source Type: research

Oxidative toxic stress and p53 level in healthy subjects occupationally exposed to outdoor air Pollution - a cross-sectional study in Iran
CONCLUSIONS: The findings obtained confirmed the implication of air pollution in the development of OTS, and suggested useful biomarkers to evaluate the air pollution-induced harmful effects on human health in the polluted areas.PMID:33356065 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/126313 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Noushin Rezaei Vandchali Ali Koolivand Akram Ranjbar Parvin Zarei Mojtaba Fathi Sheida Malekafzali Nargess Mollamohammadi Farideh Jalali-Mashayekhi Source Type: research

Enhancement of chemopreventive properties of young green barley and chlorella extracts used together against colon cancer cells
CONCLUSIONS: The study demonstrates great chemopreventive properties of young green barley and chlorella water extracts and their combination in in vitro model of colon cancer. The anticancer properties of the investigated extracts were significantly enhanced after combining, without an increase of their toxicity against normal cells.PMID:33356066 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/130555 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Marta Kinga Lemieszek Wojciech Rzeski Source Type: research

Female sexuality at reproductive age as an indicator of satisfaction with life - descriptive cross-sectional survey
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020 Dec 22;27(4):599-604. doi: 10.26444/aaem/114176. Epub 2019 Dec 9.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Life satisfaction is the result of valuing one's own life, and it is higher when the individual situation is closer to the general norm. It is characterized by dynamic and subjectivity and the way it is perceived is regulated by internal and external factors. Life satisfaction can be described in subjective and objective categories, by various indicators.OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the determinants of satisfaction with life in selected aspects among women of reproductive age.MATERIAL AND ME...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Agnieszka Bie ń Ewa Rzo ńca Pawe ł Chruściel Monika Łuka Gra żyna Jolanta Iwanowicz-Palus Source Type: research

Nutrition and physical activity environments in primary schools in Poland - COSI study
CONCLUSIONS: The factor which adversely differentiates the school environment in terms of healthy nutrition and physical activity is primarily the school size, and then the school location. Systemic and social solutions should aim at reducing the small school "exclusion syndrome", both in rural and in urban areas, also with regard to infrastructure and availability of conditions conducive to healthy nutrition and physical activity.PMID:33356068 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/114223 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 28, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Magdalena Korzycka Maria Jodkowska Anna Oblaci ńska Anna Fija łkowska Source Type: research