A review of the occurrence and clinical consequences of protozoan infections in carnivorous fur farm animals
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Jun 14;28(2):199-207. doi: 10.26444/aaem/120974. Epub 2020 Jun 1.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The aim was to review available data concerning the occurrence of protozoan parasites affecting carnivorous fur farm animals, such as: American mink, blue and silver foxes, and raccoon dogs. Although, many protozoan pathogens have been isolated in wild fur animals, some are still not recognised as relevant to particular fur farm animal species. Protozoans that have been isolated as causative agents of clinical cases and reported in these animals are: Cryptosporidium spp., Eimeria spp., Isospora s...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Maciej Klockiewicz Ewa D ługosz Tadeusz Jakubowski Source Type: research

Genetic profile for the detection of susceptibility to poisoning by exposure to pesticides
CONCLUSIONS: The genes could be used to propose a genetic profile in farmers exposed to various pesticides, including 10 gene polymorphisms involved in susceptibility to various pathologies related to DNA repair, xenobiotic metabolism, and oxidative stress. It could also be useful as a preventive measure to identify susceptibility to pesticide poisoning.PMID:34184499 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/136362 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hazael Ramiro Ceja Galvez Joel Salazar Flores Erandis Dheni Torres Sanchez Daniel Rojas Bravo Mireya Zoila Reyna Villela Emmanuel Reyes Uribe Source Type: research

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis in children
CONCLUSIONS: Due to the risk of irreversible changes in the respiratory tract, an early diagnosis is very important. A quick identification of the trigger factor and its elimination from the patient's environment makes it possible to apply a less aggressive treatment, and to improve the patient's prognosis. Unfortunately, due to its infrequent occurrence, hypersensitivity pneumonitis is often not taken into account in a differential diagnosis of respiratory diseases in children, which leads to a delayed diagnosis despite the characteristic clinical presentation of the disease.PMID:34184500 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/118830 (Sourc...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Maria Wawszczak Teresa Bielecka Maciej Szczukocki Source Type: research

Ethanol as a stimulus to risky and auto-aggressive behaviour
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Jun 14;28(2):220-223. doi: 10.26444/aaem/118861. Epub 2020 Mar 20.ABSTRACTAccording to the World Health Organization (WHO), ethyl alcohol occupies the third place among health risks for the general population, causing damage to health as well as social damage. Ethanol is also considered the greatest risk factor in injuries. Both alcohol and its main metabolite, acetaldehyde, are directly toxic to tissues and lead to several systemic pathologies. Alcohol abuse may also lead to mental health disorders. Although one-in-eight adult Poles abstains from drinking alkohol, 10-20% of adult Poles drink al...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dorota Lasota Witold Paw łowski Dagmara Mirowska-Guzel Krzysztof Goniewicz Mariusz Goniewicz Source Type: research

Problems of < em > Clostridium difficile < /em > infection (CDI) in Polish healthcare units
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Jun 14;28(2):224-230. doi: 10.26444/aaem/119321. Epub 2020 Apr 2.ABSTRACTThe issue of patient safety during the provision of health services poses a key challenge in health policy. The number of hospital-acquired infections (also known as HAI - Healthcare Associated Infection) determines the level of quality of health services provided in a given health facility. Effective management reinforced by the awareness of a team of medical professionals allows not only reduction in the hospital's finances, but also the frequency of adverse events, which undoubtedly include hospital-acquired infections. ...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zofia Kiersnowska Ewelina Lemiech-Mirowska Dobrochna Ginter-Kramarczyk Izabela Kruszelnicka Micha ł Michałkiewicz Micha ł Marczak Source Type: research

Cardiac and vascular disorders as para-occupational diseases - a Polish perspective
CONCLUSIONS: Legal principles covering para-occupational diseases in Poland seem incomplete. It is suggested that providing detailed legal authorization and defining the bodies that will objectively and reliably engage in the diagnostic process of para-occupational diseases may be beneficial to employees.PMID:34184503 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/122259 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Karolina Czerwi ńska Pawe ł Gać Rafa ł Poręba Grzegorz Mazur Krystyna Pawlas Source Type: research

Prevalence of < em > Toxoplasma gondii < /em > antibodies in wild boar (Sus scrofa) from Strza łowo Forest Division, Warmia and Mazury Region, Poland
CONCLUSIONS: The study revealed a high percentage of wild boar seropositive to T. gondii. Muscle samples to obtain meat juice are easily available and simple to collect, even on the hunting grounds, which makes them suitable material for detecting T. gondii antibodies in wild boar. Wild boar are essential to T. gondii circulation in the environment, and raw or undercooked venison may be a source of human infections with this parasite.PMID:34184504 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/118883 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Martyna Puchalska Anna Maria Pyziel Jan Wi śniewski Żaneta Steiner-Bogdaszewska Daniel Klich Krzysztof Anusz Source Type: research

Quality of life among patients from urban and rural areas with advanced age-related macular degeneration assessed using the NEI-VFQ-25
CONCLUSIONS: The place of residence and gender influenced perception of the disease in exudative form of age-related macular degeneration.PMID:34184505 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/130436 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Anna Święch Joanna Dolar-Szczasny Dominika Wr óbel-Dudzińska Ewa Kosior-Jarecka Jerzy Mackiewicz Source Type: research

Adult-onset Still's disease in Poland - a  nationwide population-based study
CONCLUSIONS: AOSD is a rare disease Poland with gender and territorial differences in incidence ratek, and predominance of cardiovascular diseases among comorbidities. The presented data may be useful for comparisons of the Polish population with other geographical regions. Predominance of patients from urban regions and predominance of women may suggest environmental and personal factors in AOSD development; however, further research seems to be necessary.PMID:34184506 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/132451 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Magdalena Bogdan Aneta Nitsch-Osuch Piotr Samel-Kowalik Pawe ł Goryński Piotr Tyszko Krzysztof Kanecki Source Type: research

Investigation of the presence of < em > Legionella pneumophila < /em > in water samples from Erzurum and surrounding provinces in Turkey
CONCLUSIONS: The Prevalence rat of L. pneumophila was found to be quite low compared to other studies conducted in the western regions of Turkey. Legionella positivity was found to be higher in the hot water systems of hospitals and related points, compared to the other sample points.PMID:34184507 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/135052 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ahmet Yilmaz Figen Orhan Source Type: research

Antibiofilm activity of selected plant essential oils from the < em > Lamiaceae < /em > family against < em > Candida albicans < /em > clinical isolates
CONCLUSIONS: The most effective for adherence phase and biofilm formation were EOs of Origanum vulgare (0.1 mg/mL and 0.3 mg/mL) and Thymus vulgaris (0.1 mg/mL and 0.4 mg/mL). The obtained results show that EOs of Thymus vulgaris and Origanum vulgare are potential agents for antifungal treatment or prophylaxis by reducing the resistance of pathogen.PMID:34184508 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/135892 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Martina Pro škovcová Eva Čonková Peter V áczi Michaela Har čárová Zuzana Malinovsk á Source Type: research

Single-strand conformation polymorphism-based genetic characterization of the < em > Cyclospora cayetanensis < /em > strains collected from different provinces in Turkey
CONCLUSIONS: Further comprehensive studies involving more C. cayetanensis-positive specimens and utilizing different mutation screening methods are warranted to demonstrate mutation differences in Cyclopora strains in Turkey.PMID:34184509 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/136116 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Muttalip Cicek İbrahim Halil Yıldırım Zeynep Ta ş Cengiz Ülkü Karaman Source Type: research

Antimicrobial resistance of < em > Escherichia coli < /em > and < em > Klebsiella < /em > spp. conventionally sampled from factory-farmed chickens - clinical submissions
CONCLUSIONS: Antibiotic resistance of pathogenic micro-organisms, such as Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp., is a serious problem both for poultry producers and for public health protection. Low efficiency of numerous antibiotic groups forces reflection on limiting the use of medicines in food-producing animals.PMID:34184510 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/120927 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Micha ł Majewski Agata J ózefiak Ma łgorzara Kimsa-Furdzik Leszek Dziubdziela Marta Hudak-Nowak Jaros ław Wilczyński Krzysztof Anusz Source Type: research

The problem of Lyme borreliosis infections in urban and rural residents in Poland, based on National Health Fund data
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest the need for higher awareness of the risk of Lyme borreliosis in urban residents, because the incidence of Lyme borreliosis is growing independently of the place of residence. Prompt measures to prevent tick bites and appropriate education are urgently needed.PMID:34184511 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/121056 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Melania Brzozowska Adam Wierzba Andrzej Śliwczyński Micha ł Myśliwiec Krzysztof Koz łowski Waldemar Wierzba Source Type: research

Relationship between concentrations of elements and geographic location in Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Jun 14;28(2):283-290. doi: 10.26444/aaem/120629. Epub 2020 May 12.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Interactions occur between concentrations of metals in the human body and the environment in various geographic locations, which can be of importance for both the proper development and the course of pregnancy.OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the concentrations of Zn, Cu and Cd and Zn:Cu and Zn:Cd molar ratios in the placenta, umbilical cord and in the foetal membrane, and to examine the relationship between concentrations of these elements and the place of residence.MATERIAL AND METHODS: The res...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Natalia Tomska Danuta Izabela Kosik-Bogacka Natalia Łanocha-Arendarczyk Aleksandra Szyli ńska Katarzyna Kotfis Olimpia Sipak-Szmigiel Iwona Rotter Source Type: research

Impact of phytochemicals and plant extracts on viability and proliferation of NK cell line NK-92 - a closer look at immunomodulatory properties of goji berries extract in human colon cancer cells
CONCLUSIONS: Performed studies revealed immunomodulatory properties of goji berries extract, which improved viability and proliferation of NK cells, and above all, significantly increased their ability to recognize and eliminate colon cancer cells.PMID:34184513 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/133801 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Paulina Kwa śnik Marta Kinga Lemieszek Wojciech Rzeski Source Type: research

Years of life lost due to viral hepatitis in Poland, 2000-2014
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Jun 14;28(2):300-305. doi: 10.26444/aaem/122301. Epub 2020 May 26.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Viral hepatitis often affects young people; it therefore seems reasonable to analyze the phenomenon of premature mortality due to this reason, using Years of Life Lost (YLLs) measurement.OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to analyze YLLs due to viral hepatitis in Poland in 2000-2014. For the years 2002 and 2011, socio-economic variables (marital status, level of education, working status, place of residence) were included.MATERIAL AND METHODS: The research material was a database containing information from ...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Paulina Paciej-Go łębiowska Ma łgorzata Pikala Irena Maniecka-Bry ła Source Type: research

Relationship between antibiotic resistance, biofilm formation, genes coding virulence factors and source of origin of < em > Pseudomonas aeruginosa < /em > clinical strains
CONCLUSIONS: High frequency of MDR strains and their ability of biofilm formation and virulence factors may be a threat to effective therapy, and can increase morbidity and mortality of infected patients.PMID:34184515 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/122682 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Magdalena Ratajczak Dorota Kami ńska Dorota Ma łgorzata Nowak-Malczewska Anna Schneider Jolanta Dlugaszewska Source Type: research

Dyslipidaemia, carbohydrate metabolism disorders and arterial hypertension detected in academic employees during examinations in occupational medicine
CONCLUSIONS: Adequately planned occupational medicine examinations provide an opportunity to diagnose dyslipidaemia, hyperglycaemia, or high BP in all groups of employees, including highly educated academics.PMID:34184516 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/128017 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Andrzej Marcinkiewicz Daniel Ireneusz Śliż Dominik Olejniczak Szymon Price Pawe ł Kałużny Anna Staniszewska Piotr Jankowski Artur Mamcarz Jolanta Walusiak-Skorupa Wojciech Hanke Source Type: research

Social and economic benefits of secondary prevention of arterial hypertension
CONCLUSIONS: Arterial hypertension is a civilisation disease which may be effectively prevented, simultaneously reducing the risk of premature death due to cardiovascular events, as well as reducing social and economic costs. International health organizations recommend the implementation of social screening programmes in order to diagnose high blood pressure and the promotion of routine measurements of arterial blood pressure.PMID:34184517 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/134221 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ewa Guz Monika Kaczoruk Magdalena Brodowicz-Kr ól Maria Py ć Mariusz Sutryk Piotr Lutomski Piotr Choina Ma łgorzata Goździewska Paulina Kaczor-Szkodny Source Type: research

Assessment of the effect of estradiol on biochemical bone turnover markers among postmenopausal women
CONCLUSIONS: The study showed that only in women with the reference estradiol level (≥ 25 pg/ml) were the bone formation and resorption processes balanced.PMID:34184518 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/135529 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Konrad Jamka Piotr Adamczuk Agata Skowro ńska Iwona Bojar Grzegorz Raszewski Source Type: research

Adherence to prescriptions of therapeutic exercises in patients with traumatic spinal cord injury
CONCLUSIONS: The basic place for performing exercises (as instructed in hospital) was the subject's home. Limited access to reimbursed environmental therapy resulted in an increased cost of exercises supervised by commercially-employed physiotherapists. The current gaps in the system of supervision and counselling of subjects post-SCI necessitate changes in the Polish health care system.PMID:34184519 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/119941 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Justyna Frasu ńska Piotr Wojdasiewicz Piotr Tederko Krzysztof Wasiak Beata Tarnacka Source Type: research

Evaluation of long-term surgical treatment outcomes of thoraco-lumbar spinal fractures - follow-up period of over 10 years
CONCLUSIONS: Spinal stabilization combined with vertebral reconstruction allows for long-term and improved treatment results for thoraco-lumbar fracture than posterior interbody spinal fusion (spondylodesis).PMID:34184520 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/120051 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Robert W ęgłowski Pawe ł Polak Piotr Piech Source Type: research

< em > Cryptosporidium < /em > spp. in dogs and cats in Poland
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. infection in dogs and cats in Poland.PMID:34184521 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/120467 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Agnieszka Piekara-St ępińska Jolanta Piekarska Micha ł Gorczykowski Source Type: research

A rare clinical presentation of human < em > Dirofilaria repens < /em > infection as a pseudo-tumour of the epididymis - Case Report
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Jun 14;28(2):348-351. doi: 10.26444/aaem/136387. Epub 2021 May 6.ABSTRACTIntroduction. Epididymal dirofilariasis is one of the unusual manifestations of this zoonosis. In Slovakia, this is the third case out of 20 Dirofilaria repens infected patients in whom the worm (the parasite) was identified in the epididymis. The patient felt a painless tumour about 2 cm in size on the left testicle. During ultrasound examination, the radiologist observed a cyst containing a live worm within the epididymis. After mechanical stimulation, the movement characteristic for filarial worms (´filarial dance ...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Vincent Nagy Dana Nagyov á Source Type: research

Is job seniority a protective factor against anxiety among midwives during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic?
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Jun 14;28(2):352-357. doi: 10.26444/aaem/136572. Epub 2021 May 31.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Introduction. The pandemic SARS-Cov-2 outbreak necessitated the implementation of changes in everyday obstetric attendance, which demands continuity of care. Employment of sudden changes in obstetric attendance could have increased anxiety among medical personnel.OBJECTIVE: The aim of the Communication was to analyse the influence of professional experience on the level of anxiety in a group of midwives during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.MATERIAL AND METHODS: The analysis included 100 midwives: average profession...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Joanna Gotlib Ewa Rzo ńca Barbara Baranowska Urszula Tataj-Puzyna Paulina Pawlicka Mariusz Jaworski Angelina W ójcik-Fatla Mariusz Panczyk Source Type: research

Severe carbamates intoxication of 43-year-old farmer - case report
CONCLUSION: Carbofuran is one of the most toxic carbamate insecticides. It is therefore important to react quickly and choose the right treatment. Differentiation between organophosphate and carbamate intoxication is essential.PMID:34184524 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/121067 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Barbara Zofia Klatka Micha ł Terpiłowski Anna Katarzyna Orze ł Dominika Janeczko Magdalena Ho łowczuk Micha ł Tchórz Anna Krajewska Jaros ław Szponar Source Type: research

A review of the occurrence and clinical consequences of protozoan infections in carnivorous fur farm animals
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Jun 14;28(2):199-207. doi: 10.26444/aaem/120974. Epub 2020 Jun 1.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The aim was to review available data concerning the occurrence of protozoan parasites affecting carnivorous fur farm animals, such as: American mink, blue and silver foxes, and raccoon dogs. Although, many protozoan pathogens have been isolated in wild fur animals, some are still not recognised as relevant to particular fur farm animal species. Protozoans that have been isolated as causative agents of clinical cases and reported in these animals are: Cryptosporidium spp., Eimeria spp., Isospora s...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Maciej Klockiewicz Ewa D ługosz Tadeusz Jakubowski Source Type: research

Genetic profile for the detection of susceptibility to poisoning by exposure to pesticides
CONCLUSIONS: The genes could be used to propose a genetic profile in farmers exposed to various pesticides, including 10 gene polymorphisms involved in susceptibility to various pathologies related to DNA repair, xenobiotic metabolism, and oxidative stress. It could also be useful as a preventive measure to identify susceptibility to pesticide poisoning.PMID:34184499 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/136362 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hazael Ramiro Ceja Galvez Joel Salazar Flores Erandis Dheni Torres Sanchez Daniel Rojas Bravo Mireya Zoila Reyna Villela Emmanuel Reyes Uribe Source Type: research

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis in children
CONCLUSIONS: Due to the risk of irreversible changes in the respiratory tract, an early diagnosis is very important. A quick identification of the trigger factor and its elimination from the patient's environment makes it possible to apply a less aggressive treatment, and to improve the patient's prognosis. Unfortunately, due to its infrequent occurrence, hypersensitivity pneumonitis is often not taken into account in a differential diagnosis of respiratory diseases in children, which leads to a delayed diagnosis despite the characteristic clinical presentation of the disease.PMID:34184500 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/118830 (Sourc...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Maria Wawszczak Teresa Bielecka Maciej Szczukocki Source Type: research

Ethanol as a stimulus to risky and auto-aggressive behaviour
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Jun 14;28(2):220-223. doi: 10.26444/aaem/118861. Epub 2020 Mar 20.ABSTRACTAccording to the World Health Organization (WHO), ethyl alcohol occupies the third place among health risks for the general population, causing damage to health as well as social damage. Ethanol is also considered the greatest risk factor in injuries. Both alcohol and its main metabolite, acetaldehyde, are directly toxic to tissues and lead to several systemic pathologies. Alcohol abuse may also lead to mental health disorders. Although one-in-eight adult Poles abstains from drinking alkohol, 10-20% of adult Poles drink al...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dorota Lasota Witold Paw łowski Dagmara Mirowska-Guzel Krzysztof Goniewicz Mariusz Goniewicz Source Type: research

Problems of < em > Clostridium difficile < /em > infection (CDI) in Polish healthcare units
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Jun 14;28(2):224-230. doi: 10.26444/aaem/119321. Epub 2020 Apr 2.ABSTRACTThe issue of patient safety during the provision of health services poses a key challenge in health policy. The number of hospital-acquired infections (also known as HAI - Healthcare Associated Infection) determines the level of quality of health services provided in a given health facility. Effective management reinforced by the awareness of a team of medical professionals allows not only reduction in the hospital's finances, but also the frequency of adverse events, which undoubtedly include hospital-acquired infections. ...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zofia Kiersnowska Ewelina Lemiech-Mirowska Dobrochna Ginter-Kramarczyk Izabela Kruszelnicka Micha ł Michałkiewicz Micha ł Marczak Source Type: research

Cardiac and vascular disorders as para-occupational diseases - a Polish perspective
CONCLUSIONS: Legal principles covering para-occupational diseases in Poland seem incomplete. It is suggested that providing detailed legal authorization and defining the bodies that will objectively and reliably engage in the diagnostic process of para-occupational diseases may be beneficial to employees.PMID:34184503 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/122259 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Karolina Czerwi ńska Pawe ł Gać Rafa ł Poręba Grzegorz Mazur Krystyna Pawlas Source Type: research

Prevalence of < em > Toxoplasma gondii < /em > antibodies in wild boar (Sus scrofa) from Strza łowo Forest Division, Warmia and Mazury Region, Poland
CONCLUSIONS: The study revealed a high percentage of wild boar seropositive to T. gondii. Muscle samples to obtain meat juice are easily available and simple to collect, even on the hunting grounds, which makes them suitable material for detecting T. gondii antibodies in wild boar. Wild boar are essential to T. gondii circulation in the environment, and raw or undercooked venison may be a source of human infections with this parasite.PMID:34184504 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/118883 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Martyna Puchalska Anna Maria Pyziel Jan Wi śniewski Żaneta Steiner-Bogdaszewska Daniel Klich Krzysztof Anusz Source Type: research

Quality of life among patients from urban and rural areas with advanced age-related macular degeneration assessed using the NEI-VFQ-25
CONCLUSIONS: The place of residence and gender influenced perception of the disease in exudative form of age-related macular degeneration.PMID:34184505 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/130436 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Anna Święch Joanna Dolar-Szczasny Dominika Wr óbel-Dudzińska Ewa Kosior-Jarecka Jerzy Mackiewicz Source Type: research

Adult-onset Still's disease in Poland - a  nationwide population-based study
CONCLUSIONS: AOSD is a rare disease Poland with gender and territorial differences in incidence ratek, and predominance of cardiovascular diseases among comorbidities. The presented data may be useful for comparisons of the Polish population with other geographical regions. Predominance of patients from urban regions and predominance of women may suggest environmental and personal factors in AOSD development; however, further research seems to be necessary.PMID:34184506 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/132451 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Magdalena Bogdan Aneta Nitsch-Osuch Piotr Samel-Kowalik Pawe ł Goryński Piotr Tyszko Krzysztof Kanecki Source Type: research

Investigation of the presence of < em > Legionella pneumophila < /em > in water samples from Erzurum and surrounding provinces in Turkey
CONCLUSIONS: The Prevalence rat of L. pneumophila was found to be quite low compared to other studies conducted in the western regions of Turkey. Legionella positivity was found to be higher in the hot water systems of hospitals and related points, compared to the other sample points.PMID:34184507 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/135052 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ahmet Yilmaz Figen Orhan Source Type: research

Antibiofilm activity of selected plant essential oils from the < em > Lamiaceae < /em > family against < em > Candida albicans < /em > clinical isolates
CONCLUSIONS: The most effective for adherence phase and biofilm formation were EOs of Origanum vulgare (0.1 mg/mL and 0.3 mg/mL) and Thymus vulgaris (0.1 mg/mL and 0.4 mg/mL). The obtained results show that EOs of Thymus vulgaris and Origanum vulgare are potential agents for antifungal treatment or prophylaxis by reducing the resistance of pathogen.PMID:34184508 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/135892 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Martina Pro škovcová Eva Čonková Peter V áczi Michaela Har čárová Zuzana Malinovsk á Source Type: research

Single-strand conformation polymorphism-based genetic characterization of the < em > Cyclospora cayetanensis < /em > strains collected from different provinces in Turkey
CONCLUSIONS: Further comprehensive studies involving more C. cayetanensis-positive specimens and utilizing different mutation screening methods are warranted to demonstrate mutation differences in Cyclopora strains in Turkey.PMID:34184509 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/136116 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Muttalip Cicek İbrahim Halil Yıldırım Zeynep Ta ş Cengiz Ülkü Karaman Source Type: research

Antimicrobial resistance of < em > Escherichia coli < /em > and < em > Klebsiella < /em > spp. conventionally sampled from factory-farmed chickens - clinical submissions
CONCLUSIONS: Antibiotic resistance of pathogenic micro-organisms, such as Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp., is a serious problem both for poultry producers and for public health protection. Low efficiency of numerous antibiotic groups forces reflection on limiting the use of medicines in food-producing animals.PMID:34184510 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/120927 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Micha ł Majewski Agata J ózefiak Ma łgorzara Kimsa-Furdzik Leszek Dziubdziela Marta Hudak-Nowak Jaros ław Wilczyński Krzysztof Anusz Source Type: research

The problem of Lyme borreliosis infections in urban and rural residents in Poland, based on National Health Fund data
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest the need for higher awareness of the risk of Lyme borreliosis in urban residents, because the incidence of Lyme borreliosis is growing independently of the place of residence. Prompt measures to prevent tick bites and appropriate education are urgently needed.PMID:34184511 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/121056 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Melania Brzozowska Adam Wierzba Andrzej Śliwczyński Micha ł Myśliwiec Krzysztof Koz łowski Waldemar Wierzba Source Type: research

Relationship between concentrations of elements and geographic location in Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Jun 14;28(2):283-290. doi: 10.26444/aaem/120629. Epub 2020 May 12.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Interactions occur between concentrations of metals in the human body and the environment in various geographic locations, which can be of importance for both the proper development and the course of pregnancy.OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the concentrations of Zn, Cu and Cd and Zn:Cu and Zn:Cd molar ratios in the placenta, umbilical cord and in the foetal membrane, and to examine the relationship between concentrations of these elements and the place of residence.MATERIAL AND METHODS: The res...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Natalia Tomska Danuta Izabela Kosik-Bogacka Natalia Łanocha-Arendarczyk Aleksandra Szyli ńska Katarzyna Kotfis Olimpia Sipak-Szmigiel Iwona Rotter Source Type: research

Impact of phytochemicals and plant extracts on viability and proliferation of NK cell line NK-92 - a closer look at immunomodulatory properties of goji berries extract in human colon cancer cells
CONCLUSIONS: Performed studies revealed immunomodulatory properties of goji berries extract, which improved viability and proliferation of NK cells, and above all, significantly increased their ability to recognize and eliminate colon cancer cells.PMID:34184513 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/133801 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Paulina Kwa śnik Marta Kinga Lemieszek Wojciech Rzeski Source Type: research

Years of life lost due to viral hepatitis in Poland, 2000-2014
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2021 Jun 14;28(2):300-305. doi: 10.26444/aaem/122301. Epub 2020 May 26.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Viral hepatitis often affects young people; it therefore seems reasonable to analyze the phenomenon of premature mortality due to this reason, using Years of Life Lost (YLLs) measurement.OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to analyze YLLs due to viral hepatitis in Poland in 2000-2014. For the years 2002 and 2011, socio-economic variables (marital status, level of education, working status, place of residence) were included.MATERIAL AND METHODS: The research material was a database containing information from ...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Paulina Paciej-Go łębiowska Ma łgorzata Pikala Irena Maniecka-Bry ła Source Type: research

Relationship between antibiotic resistance, biofilm formation, genes coding virulence factors and source of origin of < em > Pseudomonas aeruginosa < /em > clinical strains
CONCLUSIONS: High frequency of MDR strains and their ability of biofilm formation and virulence factors may be a threat to effective therapy, and can increase morbidity and mortality of infected patients.PMID:34184515 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/122682 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Magdalena Ratajczak Dorota Kami ńska Dorota Ma łgorzata Nowak-Malczewska Anna Schneider Jolanta Dlugaszewska Source Type: research

Dyslipidaemia, carbohydrate metabolism disorders and arterial hypertension detected in academic employees during examinations in occupational medicine
CONCLUSIONS: Adequately planned occupational medicine examinations provide an opportunity to diagnose dyslipidaemia, hyperglycaemia, or high BP in all groups of employees, including highly educated academics.PMID:34184516 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/128017 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Andrzej Marcinkiewicz Daniel Ireneusz Śliż Dominik Olejniczak Szymon Price Pawe ł Kałużny Anna Staniszewska Piotr Jankowski Artur Mamcarz Jolanta Walusiak-Skorupa Wojciech Hanke Source Type: research

Social and economic benefits of secondary prevention of arterial hypertension
CONCLUSIONS: Arterial hypertension is a civilisation disease which may be effectively prevented, simultaneously reducing the risk of premature death due to cardiovascular events, as well as reducing social and economic costs. International health organizations recommend the implementation of social screening programmes in order to diagnose high blood pressure and the promotion of routine measurements of arterial blood pressure.PMID:34184517 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/134221 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ewa Guz Monika Kaczoruk Magdalena Brodowicz-Kr ól Maria Py ć Mariusz Sutryk Piotr Lutomski Piotr Choina Ma łgorzata Goździewska Paulina Kaczor-Szkodny Source Type: research

Assessment of the effect of estradiol on biochemical bone turnover markers among postmenopausal women
CONCLUSIONS: The study showed that only in women with the reference estradiol level (≥ 25 pg/ml) were the bone formation and resorption processes balanced.PMID:34184518 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/135529 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Konrad Jamka Piotr Adamczuk Agata Skowro ńska Iwona Bojar Grzegorz Raszewski Source Type: research

Adherence to prescriptions of therapeutic exercises in patients with traumatic spinal cord injury
CONCLUSIONS: The basic place for performing exercises (as instructed in hospital) was the subject's home. Limited access to reimbursed environmental therapy resulted in an increased cost of exercises supervised by commercially-employed physiotherapists. The current gaps in the system of supervision and counselling of subjects post-SCI necessitate changes in the Polish health care system.PMID:34184519 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/119941 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Justyna Frasu ńska Piotr Wojdasiewicz Piotr Tederko Krzysztof Wasiak Beata Tarnacka Source Type: research

Evaluation of long-term surgical treatment outcomes of thoraco-lumbar spinal fractures - follow-up period of over 10 years
CONCLUSIONS: Spinal stabilization combined with vertebral reconstruction allows for long-term and improved treatment results for thoraco-lumbar fracture than posterior interbody spinal fusion (spondylodesis).PMID:34184520 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/120051 (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 29, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Robert W ęgłowski Pawe ł Polak Piotr Piech Source Type: research