Bacteriophages, phage endolysins and antimicrobial peptides - the possibilities for their common use to combat infections and in the design of new drugs.
Abstract The antibiotic resistance in many pathogenic bacteria has become a major clinical problem, therefore, the necessity arises to search for new therapeutic strategies. The most promising solution lies in bacteriophages, phage endolysins and antimicrobial peptides. The aim of this study is to review the possibilities for the common use of bacteriophages, phage endolysins and antimicrobial peptides, both in the form of combined therapies and new strategies for the production of peptide drugs. Bacteriophages are viruses that specifically infect and destroy pathogenic bacteria by penetration into bacterial cells...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mirski T, Lidia M, Nakonieczna A, Gryko R Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Effect of ionizing radiation on the male reproductive system.
CONCLUSION: In the context of the epidemiological situation concerning the prevalence of infertility, while assessing the health effects of exposure to IR from artificial, including medical sources, the reproductive risk should be considered. PMID: 31232047 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wdowiak A, Skrzypek M, Stec M, Panasiuk L Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Exposure to ticks and undertaking Lyme borreliosis prevention activities among students from Poland and Slovakia.
CONCLUSIONS: Considering the fact that the surveyed people were the students of medical fields of studies, and in the future became qualified medical personnel, the frequency of using the analyzed methods of prophylaxis of LB appears to be too small. The results obtained can help in the education of students of medical fields. PMID: 31232048 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Pańczuk A, Tokarska-Rodak M, Mikuľáková W, Kendrová L, Magurová D Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Impact of way of life and environment on the prevalence of Chlamydia felis in cats as potentional sources of infection for humans.
CONCLUSIONS: The obtained results show that cats, especially stray and shelter cats, can be important sources of feline chlamydiosis, and due to their close contact with people they can present a risk for transmission. PMID: 31232049 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Halánová M, Petrová L, Halán M, Trbolová A, Babinská I, Weissová T Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Host feeding behaviour of Dermacentor reticulatus males in relation to the transmission of pathogens.
CONCLUSIONS: The host feeding behaviour of D. reticulatus males and their effective feeding suggest that they may play a role in transmission of pathogens and non-pathogenic microorganisms with tick saliva during blood meal ingestion. Clinical and laboratory diagnostics of human and animal tick-borne diseases as well as epidemiological studies should consider the possibility of pathogen transmission by males of metastriata ticks, which feed on the host for several days. PMID: 31232050 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Bartosik K, Buczek A, Buczek W, Buczek AM, Kulina D, Koman-Iżko A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Examination of oral biofilm microbiota in patients using fixed orthodontic appliances in order to prevent risk factors for health complications.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of orthodontic appliances alters the status of the oral cavity; it has impact on the colonization of oral biofilm by opportunistic/pathogenic strains, and increases the risk of their dissemination to various human tissues and organs. Pretreatment examination of oral microbiome, its monitoring particularly during treatment with fixed appliances, and preventive elimination of the potentially pathogenic strains to avoid health complications, are highly recommended, especially in patients with impaired immunity. PMID: 31232051 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Perkowski K, Baltaza W, Conn DB, Marczyńska-Stolarek M, Chomicz L Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Across-shift changes in upper airways after exposure to bacterial cell wall components.
zyk A Abstract INTRODUCTION: To assess the across-shift changes of cytokine concentrations in nasal lavage (NAL) samples were collected from workers exposed to bacterial cell wall components present in organic dust in three different occupational environments. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted in 38 employees including 10 workers from a municipal waste sorting plant (WSP), 20 from a sewage treatment plant (STP) and 8 from an office building (OB), who were established as a reference group, not exposed to organic dust. Interleukins 1β (IL-1β), 6 (IL-6), 8 (IL-8) and tumour necrosis factor ...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Cyprowski M, Stobnicka-Kupiec A, Górny RL, Gołofit-Szymczak M, Ptak-Chmielewska A, Ławniczek-Wałczyk A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Occupational hazards in opinions of forestry employees in Poland.
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the results of the study concerning work safety and occupational hygiene among forestry employees, it was found that they are aware of hazards which may occur at their workplaces. The greatest differences in the perception of hazards were observed according to the type of workplace and period of employment. PMID: 31232053 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Pecyna A, Buczaj A, Lachowski S, Choina P, Goździewska M, Galińska EM Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Microbiological assessment of cleanliness of surfaces and equipment in a children's operating theatre on the example of a selected hospital.
CONCLUSIONS: For the analysis, a total of 1,819 swabs were collected, of which 1.05% were positive. Positive results were obtained mainly from samples taken from moist places (57.9%). Among the microorganisms isolated, Gram-negative bacteria constituted the majority (57.9%), Pseudomonas bacteria were found most frequently (31,6%). Isolated microbes can be the etiological agent of nosocomial infections. PMID: 31232054 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Gruszecka J, Gutkowska D, Filip R Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Streptococcus constellatus as an aetiological factor of extensive neck phlegmon complicated by sepsis - case study.
Abstract Introduction. Streptococcus constellatus are opportunistic microorganisms. When immunocompromised patients with concomitant systemic diseases are infected with S.constellatus, the bacteria may cause sepsis. Case study. A patient was admitted to hospital due to septic shock and multi-organ dysfunction in the course of neck phlegmon. The microbiological system identified S. constellatus in the patient who worked as a dog groomer. These facts confirmed that this aetiological factor may have caused such a serious infection because S. constellatus is a bacterial species found in dogs. It is most likely that th...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Bilska-Stokłosa J, Tomczak H, Hampelska K, Smuszkiewicz P, Zawadzki T, Osmola K Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Insect bites as a trigger factor of eosinophilic cellulitis.
CONCLUSIONS: Sometimes several biopsy are required to establish diagnosis. In some cases lower doses of corticosteroids with antihistaminics and local anti-inflammatory treatment can by sufficient in treatment. PMID: 31232056 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kucharczyk M, Slowik-Rylska M, Krecisz B Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Effect of storage conditions on the formation of type A and B trichothecenes in cereal products.
CONCLUSIONS: Experiments with storage conditions showed a statistically significant increase in the HT-2 toxin level after 14 days of storage in all samples, irrespective of temperature. Prolonged storage (additional 14 days) did not cause significant changes in the HT-2 content. Further analyses showed a statistically significant effect of storage temperature on HT-2 toxin levels only in cereal products intended for children after both 14 and 28 days. Interestingly, lower temperature (6°C) was more optimal then higher temperature (28°C) for the HT-2 toxin production. No significant effect of storage temperature on...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Pokrzywa P, Cieślik E, Surma M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Is prenatal arsenic exposure associated with salivary cortisol in infants in Arica, Chile? An  exploratory cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: In this sample, prenatal exposure to arsenic was associated with salivary cortisol (third quartile of inorganic arsenic), only in infants belonging the highest income strata (> 614 USD). More studies are needed to confirm these preliminary results. PMID: 31232058 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Valdés Salgado MA, Schisterman E, Pino P, Bangdiwala S, Muñoz MP, Iglesias V Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Mercury cycling in the terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric environment of the Slovak Republic - an overview.
CONCLUSIONS: Mercury is toxic to human health, posing a particular threat to the development of the child in utero and early in life. The systematic analytical controls of contaminants in water, soil and air are important. The installation of modern cleaning technologies to comply with the maximum emission level can substantially minimized the environmental impact of incinerators. Since human cremation is also an increasing practice, further research on mercury emissions is necessary. PMID: 31232059 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kimáková T, Nasser B, Issa M, Uher I Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Work safety interventions and threat complexity - A formative investigation into why farmers do not act safely.
In this study, 23 Swedish Farmers were interviewed and participated in a work safety intervention to identify the range of threats farmers perceive, and actions taken to remove those threats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The extended parallel processing model was used to gain insights into how farmers cognitively processed threats and their subsequent behaviour. Interestingly, it was found that farmers were more fearful of work safety threats related to family members and employees-yet the actions they took to reduce threats were mostly personal in nature. To help explain this finding, a typology of threat complexity was dev...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Alwall Svennefelt CE, Hunter E, Palsdottir AM Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Antimicrobial property and antiproliferative activity of Centaurea babylonica (L.) L.  on human carcinomas and cervical cancer cell lines.
CONCLUSIONS: The results clearly demonstrate that C. babylonica (L.) L. exhibited a strong antimicrobial effect and antiproliferative activity against cancer cells in vitro. Further studies are required to isolate and characterize the active pure compounds responsible for the antimicrobial and antiproliferative activities. PMID: 31232061 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ceyhan Güvensen N, Keskin D, Güneş H, Kesik Oktay M, Yıldırım H Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Socio-demographic and medical factors associated with patients' satisfaction with nursing care and their perception of pain.
CONCLUSIONS: Satisfaction with nursing care among patients with lumbar pain syndrome does not depend on socio-demographic or medical variables. Experience of nursing care depends on patient's education. PMID: 31232062 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zarzycka D, Bartoń E, Mazur A, Turowski K Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Nonverbal communication of trauma patients in a state of minimal consciousness.
CONCLUSIONS: It was found that in the process of waking up from a coma the patients communicate with the use of the preverbal level of primal communication, the sensory and behaviour organization activities. The characteristics of the communication reactions show that in Stage III there is a significant increase in two preverbal communication areas: primal and sensory acts, when compared with Stage II. PMID: 31232063 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Rasmus A, Góral-Półrola J, Orłowska E, Wiłkość-Dębczyńska M, Grzywniak C Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Psychometric properties of the Scale for Evaluating Attitudes towards Seniors (SEAS).
CONCLUSIONS: The validation procedure confirms the high psychometric properties of the constructed research tool and allows its use in both individual diagnosis and scientific research, which in turn will contribute to broadening of knowledge about the psychological mechanisms associated with seniors' perception, and can be used to design responses to preventive actions supporting quality of intergenerational interpersonal interactions. PMID: 31232064 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Łukasiewicz J, Kowalski W, Saran T, Mazur A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Quality of life in parents of children and adolescents after systemic sting reactions.
CONCLUSIONS: The longest VIT duration in children and adolescents with HVA is related to the decreased anxiety of their parents. Parent's feeling of safety depends on the stage of treatment and place of residence. PMID: 31232065 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Cichocka-Jarosz E, Brzyski P, Tarczoń I, Jedynak-Wąsowicz U, Tomasik T, Lis G Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Does an early rural life influence selected health-related parameters of female university students?
CONCLUSIONS: The results of the study do not indicate that a change of place of residence has a stronger effect on the biological condition of rural women than their urban peers. PMID: 31232066 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zurawiecka M, Klis K, Suder A, Suliga E, Borowska-Struginska B, Teul I, Wronka I Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Prevalence and selected risk factors of suicidal ideation, suicidal tendencies and suicide attempts in young people aged 13-19 years.
CONCLUSIONS: 1) Suicidal ideation was reported by 24.66%, suicidal plans - by 15.55%, and suicide attempts - by 4.37% of the adolescents studied. 2) Girls were significantly more likely to attempt suicide out of a sense of helplessness, loneliness, rejection and guilt, as well as conflicts with parents and peers. Boys were significantly more likely than girls to attempt suicide as a result of pressure from peers or cyber acquaintances. 3) Suicide attempts were significantly more common among girls than boys between the ages of 13-19, and significantly more common among young people living in urban areas than those living i...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zygo M, Pawłowska B, Potembska E, Dreher P, Kapka-Skrzypczak L Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Determinants of the level of anxiety and fears in a group of patients with ulcerative colitis.
CONCLUSIONS: The disease activity and high levels of anxiety and fears influenced the psychosocial functioning of the patients with ulcerative colitis. PMID: 31232068 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kózka M, Skowron W, Bodys-Cupak I Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Assessment of epidemiological obesity among adults in EU countries.
CONCLUSIONS: Obesity has become a major epidemiological problem and an undisputable health problem not only in Poland and other European countries, but worldwide. PMID: 31232069 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Krzysztoszek J, Laudańska-Krzemińska I, Bronikowski M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Patient-reported outcomes of carpal tunnel syndrome surgery in a non-industrial area.
This study aimed to determine the environmental conditions for the occurrence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in a non-industrial area, and patient-reported outcomes after surgical release. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This observational study utilized convenience sampling to screen 100 consecutive patients for carpal tunnel syndrome at the Orthopedic Clinic, using two questionnaires. Data were collected from the Disability of Arm Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire, and the PROMIS® (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) Upper Extremity and PROMIS® SF 3a questionnaire (Pain Intensity). The rela...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Katarzyna K, Glinkowski WM Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Missions of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in rural and urban areas in Poland - A  comparative retrospective analysis.
Missions of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in rural and urban areas in Poland - A comparative retrospective analysis. Ann Agric Environ Med. 2019 Jun 17;26(2):355-360 Authors: Rzońca P, Gałązkowski R, Wójcik-Fatla A, Panasiuk L, Gotlib J Abstract INTRODUCTION: Mortality due to various causes, despite continuous efforts to improve the quality of medical services, is a serious problem for modern healthcare systems. Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the cause of over 15 million deaths annually, and are therefore known as the world's number one killer. OBJECTIVE: The aim...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Rzońca P, Gałązkowski R, Wójcik-Fatla A, Panasiuk L, Gotlib J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Cyclic movement execution and its influence on motor programmess.
CONCLUSIONS: Motor programs in cyclic movement may be created in the same pattern in tope level sport and recreation, as well in different environmental conditions - gym halls (movement simulators), professional and recreational water sport tracks. PMID: 31232072 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dornowski M, Gorkovenko A, Tomiak T, Mishchenko VS, Wilczyńska D, Olszewski H, Sawicki P, Talnov AN Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Is socio-economic status associated with adverse birth outcomes in Poland?
CONCLUSIONS: Protective factors for newborns' health were a higher level of education and income. The results indicate the need to take actions to reduce the risk factors of LBW among pregnant women living in densely populated areas. PMID: 31232073 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Genowska A, Fryc J, Szpak A, Tyszko P Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Does functional assessment of individuals aged 80-plus give rise to scientific discussion - considerations based on literature review.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of different methodologies for assessing functional fitness of elderly individuals makes it difficult to interpret, compare and practically apply the outcomes. Standardization of research methods used for assessment of basic and complex daily living activities in 80+ persons would enable comparing the obtained data in an interdisciplinary perspective. PMID: 31232074 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Głowacka M, Zabielska P, Haor B, Karakiewicz B Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Indications for sexology consultation in women after surgical treatment due to breast cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: The women who underwent surgery due to breast cancer had a higher risk of sexual dysfunction compared to the general population. Higher risk of sexual dysfunction especially concerns women after mastectomy, those who underwent breast surgery on the side of the dominant hand, and those with a worse preoperative overall level of functioning of> = 1 point on the Zubrod scale. A lower risk of disorders was observed in women living in smaller towns. The above factors indicate the advisability for sexology consultation in women with breast cancer. PMID: 31232075 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agric...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 17, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Streb J, Jabłoński MJ, Słowik A, Babczyk D, Jach R Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Environmental risk factors for cancer - review paper.
Abstract The cancerous process is result of disturbed cell function. This is due to the accumulation of many genetic and epigenetic changes within the cell, expressed in the accumulation of chromosomal or molecular aberrations, which leads to genetic instability. It is difficult to assess the validity of individual aetiological factors, but it can be concluded that interaction of various risk factors has the largest contribution to the cancer development. Environmental, exogenous and endogenous factors as well as individual factors, including genetic predisposition contribute to the development of cancer. Epidemio...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lewandowska AM, Rudzki M, Rudzki S, Lewandowski T, Laskowska B Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Physical activity as an important element in organizing and managing the lifestyle of populations in urban and rural environments.
CONCLUSIONS: Comprehensive measures should be taken to increase public health awareness and promote health education, especially among school-age children and youths, and to provide appropriate sports infrastructure in particularly neglected rural areas. PMID: 30922022 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Sygit KM, Sygit M, Wojtyła-Buciora P, Lubiniec O, Stelmach W, Krakowiak J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Obesity as a tumour development triggering factor.
CONCLUSIONS: In the light of this information, the study supports the claimed statement that obesity is one of the major health problems of the 21st century. Considering the increase in the number of obese people worldwide, it is necessary to develop a strategy allowing to prevent it. Fighting against unhealthy lifestyle in order to reduce overweight and obesity in society may have an essential impact on decreasing the number of incidences of cancer. PMID: 30922023 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Budny A, Grochowski C, Kozłowski P, Kolak A, Kamińska M, Budny B, Abramiuk M, Burdan F Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Topinambur - new possibilities for use in a supplementation diet.
Abstract Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus Linne) is a tuberous perennial plant of the Asteraceae family, which originates from North America, and is also known as wild sunflower or topinambur (TPB). It is characterized by good tolerance to frost, drought and poor soil, strong resistance to pests and plant diseases. For ages it was cultivated due to being both an edible tuber and having healing properties. In folk medicine, TPB leaves are used for the treatment of bone fractures and pain. TPB tubers are rich in sugar and have therefore been used for the production of functional food ingredients, such as in...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Szewczyk A, Zagaja M, Bryda J, Kosikowska U, Stępień-Pyśniak D, Winiarczyk S, Andres-Mach M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

A case of bovine tuberculosis in pigs in Poland - a country free from the disease.
CONCLUSIONS: In order to effectively fight against BTB, all animals on farms should be tested, regardless of species, while the milk of suspected cows should be utilized without being used for feed. It is important to adapt the current legal regulations to the current epidemiological situation. PMID: 30922025 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lipiec M, Radulski Ł, Szulowski K Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Psychopathological symptoms in individuals at risk of Internet addiction in the context of selected demographic factors.
CONCLUSIONS: Individuals at risk of Internet addiction were found to be characterized by a significantly higher severity of obsessive-compulsive, conversion, anxiety, and depressive symptoms. Persons at risk of Internet addiction who lived in rural areas had significantly more severe psychopathological symptoms, mainly obsessive-compulsive, hypochondriac and phobic, compared to their urban peers. PMID: 30922026 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Potembska E, Pawłowska B, Szymańska J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Comparison of the effectiveness of dipping agents on bacteria causing mastitis in cattle.
CONCLUSIONS: The results obtained may contribute to a reduction in udder infections in cows, especially mastitis, and improve the quality of the milk. PMID: 30922027 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Skowron K, Sękowska A, Kaczmarek A, Grudlewska K, Budzyńska A, Białucha A, Gospodarek-Komkowska E Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Electrical bioimpedance in patients after ischemic stroke, a civilization disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Assessment of hydration status in patients with a diagnosed stroke indicates a slight dehydration in relation to the control group, but falling within the scope of normovolaemia, according to bioimpedance measurement standards. PMID: 30922028 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nalepa D, Czarkowska M, Załuska W, Jakubowska K, Chruściel P Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Urogenital < i > Chlamydia trachomatis < /i > in the environment of soldiers from the Polish Special Forces.
CONCLUSIONS: Among all the study participants, of whom more than 40% reported sexual contacts with 2-4 or more partners within the last 12 months, only 0.8% were found to be infected. The low prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection can be associated with a regular or frequent use of STI prevention measures during casual sex, or having a single sexual partner. PMID: 30922029 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Korzeniewski K Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Wellbeing and older adults in primary health care in Poland.
Abstract INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The Polish health service is in need of improvement because of the increasing number of geriatric patients. Identifying the resources available to patients is important for ameliorating deficits. The goal of this research was to measure the health and wellbeing of seniors and to investigate to what extent health services meet their needs. Differences in access and scope of received services between patients from different localities (i.e villages, small towns and big cities) were analysed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Questionnaires (Satisfaction with Life Scale; VAS Numeric Pain...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Błachnio A, Buliński L Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Prolonged exposure to transdermal nicotine improves memory in male mice, but impairs biochemical parameters in male and female mice.
CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, transdermal nicotine may produce transient improvement in fresh spatial memory in male mice, but it is not a long-term effect and therefore nicotine does not seem to be appropriate for use in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. It elevates blood cholesterol level and thus may increase the risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events; moreover, it negatively affects liver enzymes. Nicotine use is therefore not recommended. PMID: 30922031 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nieradko-Iwanicka B, Pietraszek D, Pośnik K, Borzęcki A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Polish version of the Parental Stressor Scale: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
CONCLUSIONS: The Polish version of PSS:NICU is an accurate and reliable tool for the assessment of stress experienced by parents whose infants require treatment in NICUs. PMID: 30922032 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Aftyka A, Rozalska I, Rybojad B, Samardakiewicz ME Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Medico-social effectiveness of biological monitoring of iodine deficiency status (IDS) among women of reproductive age in Kazakhstan.
CONCLUSIONS: The introduction of biological monitoring of IDS among women, especially pregnant women, may positively affect the detection of the risk limits for the birth of infants with reduced mental abilities or other diseases during pregnancy, using timely targeted preventive measures to exclude factors that affect the spread of IDS. PMID: 30922033 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Beisbekova A, Raushanova A, Juszkiewicz K, Kainarbayeva M, Chuyenbekova A, Khassenova G, Kozhakhmetova A, Kenessary D Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Work Ability Index (WAI) values in a sample of  the working population in Poland.
Work Ability Index (WAI) values in a sample of the working population in Poland. Ann Agric Environ Med. 2019 Mar 22;26(1):78-84 Authors: Juszczyk G, Czerw AI, Religioni U, Olejniczak D, Walusiak-Skorupa J, Banas T, Mikos M, Staniszewska A Abstract INTRODUCTION: Ability to work is most often defined as a relationship between a person's resources and requirements specific to a particular type of work. It is the result of interaction between job requirements in terms of physical and mental strain, capabilities and skills of the employee, as well as his/her health condition and own evaluation of func...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Juszczyk G, Czerw AI, Religioni U, Olejniczak D, Walusiak-Skorupa J, Banas T, Mikos M, Staniszewska A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Internal consistency and accuracy of Interpersonal Support Evaluation List (ISEL-40) in mothers of healthy children and those with a medical history.
CONCLUSIONS: In the research on a group of mothers of healthy and ill children it is recommended to use only a social support indicator based on the general result of the ISEL-40 v. GP. Further research aimed at verification of the theoretical structure of the Polish version of the ISEL-40 v. GP is advised. PMID: 30922035 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Aftyka A, Rozalska I, Pawlak A, Mazur A, Bednarek A, Zarzycka D Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Domestic violence against seniors in rural areas of West Pomerania, Poland.
CONCLUSIONS: Domestic violence in rural areas could affect as many as 40% of seniors. Generally, they admitted to experiencing one of the 5 forms of violence distinguished in the study, of which acts of psychological violence were predominant. Negligence and economic violence were relatively less frequent. Physical violence was even less prevalent. On the other hand, 8.1% of seniors experienced 3-4 forms of violence, which could be considered as a situation of increased risk of pathologisation of their family life. PMID: 30922036 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kołodziejczak S, Terelak A, Bulsa M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Correlations among plasma silicon, magnesium and calcium in patients with knee osteoarthritis - analysis in consideration of gender.
CONCLUSIONS: The results might suggest some connection between higher OA incidence in women and the depleted magnesium in the organism. Silicon increase in OA patients, especially in men, may indicate its intense metabolism during the articular inflammatory process, likely dependent on sex hormones. It remains open whether the plasma Si increase is the effect or cause of OA. PMID: 30922037 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Musik I, Kurzepa J, Luchowska-Kocot D, Kocot J, Paździor M, Polz-Dacewicz M, Kiełczykowska M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life in children and adolescents after systemic sting reaction.
CONCLUSIONS: The gender, treatment duration and stage of anaphylactic reaction influenced level of anxiety. The level of feeling of safety was related to the place of living. PMID: 30922038 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Brzyski P, Cichocka-Jarosz E, Tarczoń I, Jedynak-Wąsowicz U, Tomasik T, Lis G Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Compliance with physical activity health recommendations in members of non-governmental organizations promoting active lifestyle.
CONCLUSIONS: The most frequent cause of non-meeting the criteria of the above- mentioned organisations were insufficient frequency of the weekly resistance (strength) exercises and flexibility exercises. There is a need to create public health programmes based on the complex physical activity recommendations, including all types of physical efforts (aerobic, strength, flexibility), and to emphasise the fact that meeting all of them is essential to obtain overall health benefits. PMID: 30922039 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dębska M, Mynarski W, Biernat E, Nawrocka A, Bergier B Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Determinants of occupational burnout among employees of the Emergency Medical Services in Poland.
lib J Abstract INTRODUCTION: Occupational burnout is a multifaceted phenomenon and a problem often encountered among medical personnel. An example of such a group are workers of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The aim of the present study was to make an attempt to assess the level of job burnout among professionally active employees of the EMS and to compare the different occupational groups (paramedics, nurses of the system, doctors of the system) according to four analyzed factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed using an on-line questionnaire. Four factors impacting the le...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Leszczyński P, Panczyk M, Podgórski M, Owczarek K, Gałązkowski R, Mikos M, Charuta A, Zacharuk T, Gotlib J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research