'Smoging kills' - Effects of air pollution on human respiratory system.
Abstract Atmospheric pollution suspended in humid air is popularly known as 'smog'. It is composed of dust particles of different sizes, as well as non-metal oxides, organic compounds, and heavy metals. Exposure to harmful substances suspended in the air - apart from, for example - smoking cigarettes, one of the modifiable factors leading to the development of respiratory diseases. There are six types of substances present in the air that have a negative impact on public health and result in significant consequences: ozone, particulate matter (PM) of different diameters - PM2.5µ, PM2.5‒10 µ, PM10 &mi...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Grzywa-Celińska A, Krusiński A, Milanowski J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Causes of accidents at work in the opinions of public sector forestry employees in Poland.
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the results of the study concerning the causes of accidents in forestry, it was found that the examined forestry employees show high awareness and knowledge concerning the causes of occupational accidents in forestry. The greatest differences in the way of perceiving the causes of accidents and hazards were observed according to the respondents' period of employment and age. In addition, a relationship was observed between indication by the respondents of specified causes of accidents, and the scope of their use of protection measures. PMID: 32208573 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agric...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Buczaj A, Pecyna A, Lachowski S, Choina P, Goździewska M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Environmental soil contamination by < i > Toxocara < /i > species eggs in public places of Ilam, Iran.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings revealed that care should be taken when using soil from gardens, green spaces and rubbish, and also should be seriously considered because of the potential issues of toxocariasis and also the risk to the public. PMID: 32208574 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Raissi V, Raiesi O, Etemadi S, Firoozeh F, Getso M, Muslim Hadi A, Zibaei M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Could fructan sources in strawberry matrix be more effective as a tool for improvement of bone structure than these compounds added to diet alone? - Study on osteopenic rat model.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that a fructan-enriched diet could be potentially useful for postmenopausal osteoporosis. It is important to determine an optimal dietary level of fructan with the long-term goal of developing a dietary strategy in osteoporosis prevention. PMID: 32208575 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Topolska K, Radzki RP, Filipiak-Florkiewicz A, Bieńko M, Florkiewicz A, Cieślik E Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Mercury accumulation in plants from contaminated arable lands in Eastern Slovakia.
CONCLUSIONS: The systematic monitoring of mercury is still very important, since it was found that the end of ore processing does not solve the issue of contamination in the Central Spiš region. Therefore, the consumption of fruits and vegetables from the areas of former ore processing facilities is not recommended. PMID: 32208576 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kimáková T, Vargová V, Onačillová E, Cimboláková I, Uher I, Harich P, Schuster J, Poráčová J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Occurrence and impact of back pain on the quality of life of healthcare workers.
Abstract INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Back pain affects specific occupational groups, among which healthcare workers are the most predisposed. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the interdependences between subjective disability and their correlation with pain intensity and quality of life assessment among professionally active medical workers, taking into account working, socio-demographic and health conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The cross-sectional study enrolled 110 professionally active medical workers (nurses, midwives, paramedics and physiotherapists). The study was conducted by a diag...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mroczek B, Łubkowska W, Jarno W, Jaraczewska E, Mierzecki A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Background ionizing radiation and semen parameters of men with reproductive problems.
Abstract INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The male reproductive system constitutes a set of tissues which are particularly sensitive to external factors. The aim of the study was to analyze the relationship between background radioactivity and the quality of the semen of the men who have reported to the infertility treatment facility in 2000-2016 in the Lublin region of eastern Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The radioactivity of the ground-level air layer obtained from the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management in Włodawa in the Lublin region was analysed. 4,250 spermiograms of patients who reported to the ...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wdowiak A, Stec M, Raczkiewicz D, Bień A, Iwanowicz-Palus G, Panasiuk L Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Association between dietary glycaemic load and selected demographic, socio-economic and lifestyle factors in a group of adult Poles in Lower Silesia - Results of the PURE Poland Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Factors such as: male gender, rural place of residence, low level of education and smoking determine the group of people that is the most exposed on the effects of improper nutrition, according to the low quality and/or high amount of carbohydrates defined by GL and GL per 1,000 kcal. PMID: 32208579 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Różańska D, Czekajło A, Zatońska K, Szuba A, Regulska-Ilow B Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Fear of movement (kinesiophobia) - an underestimated problem in Polish patients at various stages of coronary artery disease.
CONCLUSIONS: The quality of life of patients with CAD at various stages and the effectiveness of cardiolog-ical rehabilitation are conditioned by PA. PMID: 32208580 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dąbek J, Knapik A, Gallert-Kopyto W, Brzęk AM, Piotrkowicz J, Gąsior Z Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Awareness of smoking in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease.
CONCLUSIONS: The data obtained demonstrated that adolescents with CD are much more aware of the role of smoking on CD than are their peers with UC; however, this awareness is still unsatisfactory. Therefore, there is an unmet need to implement better anti-smoking strategies for this group of patients. PMID: 32208581 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dziekiewicz M, Kowalska-Duplaga K, Baranowska-Nowak M, Neścioruk M, Kuźniarski S, Banasiuk M, Banaszkiewicz A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Nesfatin-1 prevents negative changes in bone in conditions of developing osteopenia.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of the experiment indicate that nesfatin-1 exerts a protective effect on bone tissue properties and can be used in the prevention of osteoporosis. PMID: 32208582 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Puzio I, Tymicki G, Pawłowska M, Bieńko M, Radzki RP Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Geographic variability of major non-traumatic lower limb amputations in diabetic and non-diabetic patients in Poland.
CONCLUSIONS: In populations of diabetic patients and individuals without diagnosed diabetes major non-traumatic lower limb amputations are performed over 19-fold more frequently. PMID: 32208583 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wierzba W, Krasnodębski P, Śliwczyński A, Karnafel W Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

PDGF-BB homodimer serum level - a good indicator of the severity of alcoholic liver cirrhosis.
CONCLUSIONS: The plasma levels of PDGF-AA and -BB may be indicators of alcohol-induced liver fibrosis process, and might be considered as future possible treatment targets, with PDGF-BB levels being an even better indicator than PDGF-AA levels. PMID: 32208584 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kurys-Denis E, Prystupa A, Luchowska-Kocot D, Krupski W, Bis-Wencel H, Panasiuk L Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Does place of residence affect patient satisfaction with hospital health care?
CONCLUSIONS: Some evidence for differences in patient satisfaction by place of residence was found. Study findings may be helpful in implementing care quality improvement programmes. PMID: 32208585 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Maślach D, Karczewska B, Szpak A, Charkiewicz A, Krzyżak M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Anthropometric, body composition and behavioural predictors of bioelectrical impedance phase angle in Polish young adults - preliminary results.
Abstract INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Bioimpedance analysis (BIA) phase angle (PhA) is an index of the integrity of cells and cellular membranes. The aim of the study was identification of behavioural and anthropometric predictors of PhA in a group of young adults. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study of health behaviours, anthropometric indicators and body composition assessed by the BIA method was conducted in a group of Polish young adults (n=92) aged 18 - 24 (mean - 19.33, STD - 0.915). Behavioural variables included: level of physical activity, eating behaviours and nutritional know...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Skrzypek M, Szponar B, Drop B, Panasiuk L, Malm M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Factors determining health behaviours of the 50+ population with cardiovascular diseases.
CONCLUSIONS: Anti-health behaviours were predominant among the respondents; significant demographic and social factors determining health behaviour were determined, such as age and gender; a high level of health behaviours was found in the group of women with higher education and correct body mass, living in cities and married. PMID: 32208587 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Gąska I, Sygit KM, Cipora E, Sygit M, Krakowiak J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Is post-traumatic growth possible in the parents of former patients of neonatal intensive care units?
CONCLUSIONS: Research on post-traumatic growth should be expanded. Knowledge of the predictors of positive growth in a difficult situation can contribute to the widespread implementation of primary and secondary prevention of post-traumatic stress symptoms as well as increase positive changes in individuals who have experienced traumatic events. PMID: 32208588 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Aftyka A, Rozalska I, Milanowska J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

The effects of interior design on wellness - Eye tracking analysis in determining emotional experience of architectural space. A survey on a group of volunteers from the Lublin Region, Eastern Poland.
CONCLUSIONS: Architectural space can have a diverse emotional significance and impact on an individual's emotional state. This is an important conclusion from the point of view of optimising and creating the so-called supportive and healing environment. The results have implications for the interpretation of the pupil diameter as an index of emotional reactions to different architectural space visualisations. Testing the eye tracker as a method helpful in diagnosing the emotional reactions to features of the interior is justified, and can provide an effective tool for early diagnosis of the impact of architectural space on...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tuszyńska-Bogucka W, Kwiatkowski B, Chmielewska M, Dzieńkowski M, Kocki W, Pełka J, Przesmycka N, Bogucki J, Galkowski D Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Metastatic and non-metastatic sentinel inguinofemoral lymph nodes in vulvar cancer show an increased lymphangiogenesis.
Abstract INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Lymph node involvement is a strong predictor of disease recurrence and patient survival in vulvar cancer. The aim of the study was to evaluate the feasibility of sentinel lymph node (SLN) screening, the incidence of skip metastases, and lymph node lymphangiogenesis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-five patients participated in this prospective, single centre study. A double SLN screening method was employed using radiocolloid (technetium-99 sulfur colloid) and 1.0% Isosulfan Blue. Immunohistochemistry, using a mouse monoclonal antibody against D2-40, was used to evaluate lymph...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Piechowicz M, Mikos M, Banas T, Okon K, Pietrus M, Balajewicz-Nowak M, Szczudlik L, Kojs Z, Czerw A, Juszczyk G, Pityński K Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Selenium prevents lithium accumulation and does not disturb basic microelement homeostasis in liver and kidney of rats exposed to lithium.
CONCLUSIONS: The obtained results suggest that selenium could be regarded as an adjuvant into lithium therapy. However, considering the limitations of the present study (the short duration, using only one dose and form of selenium) the continuation of the research seems to be necessary to clarify the influence of selenium supplementation on basic microelements and lithium accumulation in organs during lithium exposure. PMID: 32208591 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kiełczykowska M, Polz-Dacewicz M, Kopciał E, Mitrus O, Kurzepa J, Marzec Z, Musik I Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

The role of emotional intelligence in attitudes towards elderly patients - Comparative study of medical students from rural and urban areas.
CONCLUSIONS: Medical students from rural areas are characterized by a more positive attitude towards elderly patients than medical students from urban areas. The predictors of attitudes towards elderly patients are the cognitive factor of emotional intelligence and the place of residence of medical students. The results give the opportunity to design a well-developed programme of a geriatric course which could be matched to the personal predispositions of students. PMID: 32208592 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mamcarz I, Torres K, Mamcarz P, Jurek K, Torres A, Szast K Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Socio-economic development, level of urbanization and consumption of selected food products as factors in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among youths and young adults in Poland.
Abstract INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Obesity and overweight among teenagers and young adults pose serious problems for the Polish health care system. The aim of this study was to assess the relationships between the prevalence of overweight and obesity and the level of urbanization, consumption of selected food products and socio-economic development in the provinces in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The material used in this study is based on data published by the Central Statistics Office (GUS) for population, components of the Human Development Index (HDI), urbanization level (URBI), average monthly consump...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Klatka M, Zienkiewicz E, Kołłątaj W, Zienkiewicz T, Kołłątaj B Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Potential sources of infection with selected zoonotic agents in the veterinary work environment - pilot studies.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study demonstrate the potential risk of infection with Leptospira spp. in veterinarians working with pigs. Veterinarians could be also be at risk of infection with T. gondii and G. duodenalis. PMID: 32208594 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wójcik-Fatla A, Sroka J, Zając V, Sawczyn-Domańska A, Kloc A, Zwoliński J, Kłapeć T, Studzińska MB, Chmura R, Dutkiewicz J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Mycobacterium caprae - the first case of the human infection in Poland.
Abstract The strain of tuberculous mycobacteria called Mycobacterium caprae infects many wild and domestic animals; however, because of its zoonotic potential and possibility of transmission between animals and humans, it poses a serious threat to public health. Due to diagnostic limitations regarding identification of MTB strains available data regarding the incidence of M. caprae, human infection does not reflect the actual size of the problem. Despite the fact that the possible routes of tuberculosis transmission are known, the epidemiological map of this zoonosis remains underestimated. The progress in diagnos...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kozińska M, Krajewska-Wędzina M, Augustynowicz-Kopeć E Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Adverse health outcomes among workers of wood pellet production facilities.
CONCLUSIONS: WPPF workers may have an increased risk of developing work-related adverse health outcomes. Both the individual traits and environmental exposure factors significantly influence the probability of their occurrence. PMID: 32208596 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Górny RL, Gołofit-Szymczak M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Rare case of Richter's syndrome localization in liver and thyroid of a patient with a chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) - Case report and literature.
Abstract Richter's syndrome (RS) is a rare complication in which chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) transforms into a more aggressive type of lymphoma - diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), or Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL). The review describes the clinical case of a patient with CLL and RS diagnosis. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdominal cavity detected numerous normodense areas in the liver. Simultaneously, ultrasound examination (USG) of the thyroid revealed the presence of a solid hypoechogenic lump. The material sampled from closed biopsies of liver and thyroid in b...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - March 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wąsik-Szczepanek E, Szymczyk A, Szczepanek D, Grywalska E, Szumiło J, Trojanowski P, Czabak O, Hus M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

The role of acetylsalicylic acid and circulating microRNAs in primary prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 - A Review.
CONCLUSIONS: The review shows that the use of ASA for primary prevention is beneficial in patients at high cardiovascular risk. However, it is important to select patients in whom ASA therapy will bring the most beneficial outcome with minimal risk for adverse effects. This can be potentially achieved with the use of unique biomarkers. The biologically diverse characteristics of miRNA make them a promising novel biomarker and potential tool for better risk stratification, as well as antiplatelet therapy optimization. PMID: 31885222 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chabior A, Pordzik J, Mirowska-Guzel D, Postuła M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Toxicity of parasites and their unconventional use in medicine.
CONCLUSIONS: The examples of positive effects of parasites presented so far give hope for the future in terms of fighting many diseases for which pharmacological treatment has not yet brought a positive effect. A better understanding of those processes might lead to the development of new methods of unconventional medical treatment. PMID: 31885223 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Król G, Tomaszewska A, Wróbel G, Paprocka P, Durnaś B, Piktel E, Bucki R Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Extra-intestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli - threat connected with food-borne infections.
Abstract Infections caused by extra-intestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) are a serious public health problem worldwide. The most troublesome are urinary tract infections, severe neonatal meningitis, serious intraabdominal infections, and more rarely, pneumonia, intravascular-device infections, osteomyelitis, soft-tissue infections or sometimes bacteraemia. These strains are also able cause significant economic losses in animal husbandry. A thorough understanding of ExPEC ecology, reservoirs, chains and dynamics of transmission can greatly contribute to a reduction in the burden of ExPEC-associated diseas...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wasiński B Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Comparison of the detection efficiency of haemoparasite DNA in blood and faecal samples - the way to eco-epidemiological studies.
CONCLUSIONS: Detectability of Babesia spp. infections was lower in naturally infected dogs and foxes, compared to experimentally infected mice. Detection of DNA in faecal samples can be useful in the detection of Babesia infection in populations from which blood samples are hard to obtain, but due regard must be given to the possibility that prevalence of infection may be severely underestimated. PMID: 31885225 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Bajer A, Dwużnik D, Tołkacz K, Alsarraf M, Mierzejewska EJ Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Occurrence of < i > Borrelia burgdorferi < /i > sensu lato, < i > Anaplasma phagocytophilum < /i > and < i > Babesia microti < /i > in < i > Ixodes ricinus < /i > ticks collected from selected areas of Opolskie Province in south-west Poland.
CONCLUSIONS: Of the ten ticks infected with B. burgdorferi s. l., B. afzelii was found in seven, undefinied genospecies in two, and mixed infection with B. afzelii and B. burgdorferi s. s. in one. The study demonstrated the potential risk of exposure of humans and animals to infections of B. burgdorferi s. l., A. phagocytophilum and B. microti in the examined area of Poland. PMID: 31885226 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Asman M, Witecka J, Solarz K, Zwonik A, Szilman P Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Conspecific hyperparasitism in the < i > Hyalomma excavatum < /i > tick and considerations on the biological and epidemiological implications of this phenomenon.
CONCLUSIONS: This study and observations of other authors confirm that partially engorged ixodid ticks can re-infest the host, and even co-feeding fully engorged ticks in order to collect the blood meal that is indispensable for important physiological processes. However, inefficient feeding of a partially engorged female on another conspecific female may reduce its reproductive performance and disturb the development of eggs and larvae. It seems that parasitism of a tick on another conspecific specimen, when at least one of them is infected by a microorganism, may be a yet poorly explored route of transmission of pathogen...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Buczek A, Bartosik K, Buczek AM, Buczek W, Stanko M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Microbial contamination level and microbial diversity of occupational environment in commercial and traditional dairy plants.
CONCLUSIONS: The air and surfaces in TD were more polluted than those in CD; however, in both types of dairies, the levels of microbial contaminants did not exceed respective threshold limit values. Nevertheless, the presence of pathogenic microorganisms may increase health risk for dairy workers and influence the quality of products. Hence, proper hygienic measures should be introduced and performed to guarantee high microbial quality of both production processes and milk products. PMID: 31885228 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Stobnicka-Kupiec A, Gołofit-Szymczak M, Górny R Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Air pollution: how many cigarettes does each Pole 'smoke' every year and how does it influence health, with special respect to lung cancer?
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the available data and literature, it can be concluded that in 2009-2017, on average, each Pole smoked ten cigarettes a day +/- 2. Therefore, it can be estimated that after 60 years everyone had 30 package-years of smoking, leading to a high risk of lung cancer and other smoking related diseases. Additionally air quality in Poland is not satisfactory, exceeding the standards presented in the WHO Guidelines 2005. It can be assumed that this may translate into an additional, independent continuous increase in morbidity and mortality dependent on smoking. PMID: 31885229 [PubMed - in process] (Source...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chudzik R, Rybojad P, Jarosz-Chudzik K, Sawicki M, Rybojad B, Panasiuk L Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Scale and forms of domestic violence against schoolchildren in rural, rural-urban and urban areas.
CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of individual forms of domestic violence varies depending on the type of area: Psychological violence: rural areas - 42.4%, urban-rural - 51.3%, urban areas - 60.5%; Neglect: rural areas - 21.1%, urban-rural - 13.5%, urban areas - 22.3%; Physical violence: rural areas - 17.1%, urban-rural - 20.7%, urban areas - 29.4%; Economic violence: rural areas - 12.6%, urban-rural - 19.2%, urban areas - 29.3%; Sexual violence: rural areas - 3.2%, urban-rural - 3.6%, urban areas - 8.1%. PMID: 31885230 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Terelak A, Kołodziejczak S, Bulsa M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Peritraumatic distress among emergency medical system employees: A proposed cut-off for the Peritraumatic Distress Inventory.
CONCLUSIONS: PD is strongly related to elevated PTSS and serves as a useful tool for screening EMS workers at risk of developing PTSD. Individuals with PDI scores of 19 or higher are good candidates for specialist consultations aimed at detecting and treating elevated PTSS. PMID: 31885231 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Rybojad B, Aftyka A, Milanowska J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Atherogenic lipid profile and health behaviours in women post-menopause working in agriculture.
CONCLUSIONS: The study revealed a high prevalence of lipid disorders in postmenopausal women working in agriculture. More effective health education programmes are necessary in the area of reduction the risk factors of CVD in the population of women working in agriculture. PMID: 31885232 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Krakowiak J, Raczkiewicz D, Wdowiak A, Cichońska D, Bojar I Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

The impact of selected factors on acceptance of illness and life satisfaction among female residents of rural areas treated for osteoporosis.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis is a chronic condition with serious sequela, including primarily bone fractures, and impacts on almost all spheres of human life. It is important for patients undergoing treatment to accept their health status and feel satisfied with life. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the relationship between socio-demographic factors, duration of the illness, self-assessment of the patient's knowledge of osteoporosis, and also between illness management support and acceptance of the illness and life satisfaction among females with chronic osteoporosis, resident in rural...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Janiszewska M, Barańska A, Jędrych T, Kulik T, Kasperek J, Drop B Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Effect of symptoms of climacteric syndrome, depression and insomnia on self-rated work ability in peri- and post-menopausal women in non-manual employment.
CONCLUSIONS: Preventing the occurrence and treatment of menopausal symptoms, sleep and mood disorders may contribute to maintaining the work ability of women in peri- and post-menopausal age. PMID: 31885234 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Humeniuk E, Bojar I, Gujski M, Raczkiewicz D Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Effect of ionizing radiation on the female reproductive system.
CONCLUSIONS: Within the range of low doses received as a result of environmental exposure to IR, there is no evidence for the occurrence of either adverse pregnancy outcomes, nor fertility disorders in females. These effects may be related to the cancer radiotherapy, or exposure to high IR doses during nuclear accidents. PMID: 31885235 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Skrzypek M, Wdowiak A, Panasiuk L, Stec M, Szczygieł K, Zybała M, Filip M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Structural Equation Modelling in the exploration and analysis of intrauterine environmental exposures with infant health effects.
CONCLUSIONS: LRMs and SEMs were useful to assess the effect of prenatal exposure to inorganic arsenic on cortisol in infants. However, SEM allowed the adjustment of estimations by an estimated latent that obtained the information about income, occupation, education and ethnicity in a more comprehensive way than achieved by LRM. PMID: 31885236 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Valdés Salgado MA, Bastías M, Schisterman E, Pino P, Bangdiwala S, Iglesias V Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Condition of mineralized tooth tissue in a population of 15-year-old adolescents living in a region of Ukraine with slightly exceeded fluorine concentration in the water.
CONCLUSIONS: Close to optimal fluorine content lowers caries severity and frequency of fluorosis. Optimal fluorine content in drinking water and food does not require additional diet supplementation. PMID: 31885237 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Bachanek T, Hendzel B, Wolańska E, Samborski D, Jarosz Z, Pitura KM, Dzida K, Podymniak M, Tymczyna-Borowicz B, Niewczas A, Shybinskyy V, Zimenkovsky A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Interpersonal correlates of the tendency to seek help in the situation of indebtedness in healthy people and in patients with impaired mobility, related to chronic disorders of the locomotor system - Pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: In the group of patients with impaired mobility resulting from chronic diseases of the locomotor system, extroversion was the factor conducive to seeking help in the situation of indebtedness. In the group of healthy people, self-esteem, self- efficacy and empathy were the factors conducive to taking such actions, whereas intensity of perceived stress and neuroticism were the risk factors. PMID: 31885238 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mazur A, Saran T, Łukasiewicz J, Stencel M, Raczkowski A, Cwynar A, Cwynar W Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Hope of patients in the terminal phase of cancer and place of residence.
CONCLUSIONS: The strength of hope in people in the terminal phase of cancer, residing in villages, settlements, small, medium and large cities, was similar and depended on its magnitude. Of all the manifestations of hope, the greatest variation in results occurred in the subjects when they encountered serious problems and difficulties. The inhabitants of medium-sized cities were characterized by a higher hope at that time. PMID: 31885239 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Baczewska B, Block B, Jędrych M, Kropornicka B, Drop B, Zwolak A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis in woodworkers caused by inhalation of birch dust contaminated with < i > Pantoea agglomerans < /i > and < i > Microbacterium barkeri < /i > .
CONCLUSION: The results demonstrate that apart from fungi and filamentous actinobacteria, regarded until recently as causative agents of HP in woodworkers, Gram-negative bacteria and non-filamentous actinobacteria may also elicit disease symptoms in the workers processing wood infected with large amounts of these microorganisms. The results obtained also seem to indicate that cellular-mediated reactions are more significant for causing disease symptoms compared to those that are precipitin-mediated. PMID: 31885240 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mackiewicz B, Dutkiewicz J, Siwiec J, Kucharczyk T, Siek E, Wójcik-Fatla A, Cholewa G, Cholewa A, Paściak M, Pawlik K, Szponar B, Milanowski J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

< i > Toxoplasma gondii < /i > infection in selected species of free-living animals in Poland.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study indicate the frequent T. gondii infection among free-living animals in Poland, especially martens and badgers, which may indirectly indicate that these animals contribute to the spread of the parasite in the sylvatic environment in Poland. The genotyping analysis showed the dominance of T. gondii clonal type II (or II/III). PMID: 31885241 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Sroka J, Karamon J, Wójcik-Fatla A, Dutkiewicz J, Bilska-Zając E, Zając V, Piotrowska W, Cencek T Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Not only cigarettes - other culprits of lung cancer.
Abstract Introduction. Before cigarettes became popular, lung cancer was an extremely rare disease, but currently it is the most common cause worldwide of cancer death in both genders. Therefore, it constitutes a huge epidemiological, diagnostic and socio-economic challenge around the world. In Poland, lung cancer is the second most common carcinoma in both men and women, and it is also the most prevailing cause of carcinous death. Undoubtedly, although smoking classical cigarettes is the strongest risk factor of developing the cancer, unfortunately it is not the only one. Objective. The aim of this study was to p...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Grzywa-Celińska A, Drogoń I, Emeryk-Maksymiuk J, Chmielewska I, Milanowski J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Mucormycosis in a patient with acute myeloblastic leukemia following liver transplantation for Wilson's disease.
Abstract A case is presented of mucormycosis in a patient with acute myeloblastic leukemia following liver transplantation for Wilson's disease. A 58-year-old female was admitted to the Department of Haematology with deterioration of her general condition, loss of appetite, tiredness and difficulty with mental contact for a few days. Blood and urine cultures for bacteria and fungus, galactomannan antigen were negative. Whole body computed tomography demonstrated bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy with necrotic lesions: splenomegaly with a hypodensive lesion 13 × 20 × 19 mm and lower pulmonary infiltr...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Łanocha AA, Guzicka-Kazimierczak R, Zdziarska B, Wawrzynowicz-Syczewska M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Cats as a reservoir of Bartonella henselae for  dogs.
Cats as a reservoir of Bartonella henselae for dogs. Ann Agric Environ Med. 2019 Dec 19;26(4):669-671 Authors: Mazurek Ł, Winiarczyk S, Skrzypczak M, Adaszek L Abstract Bartonellosis is a disease affecting a variety of animals. Many Bartonella infections are zoonotic, including cat scratch disease. Within the genus Bartonella are 45 species, of which more than 10 can infect cats and dogs. Companion animals serve as reservoirs for several zoonotic species of Bartonella, and may also serve as sentinels for zoonotic Bartonella species harbored by wildlife. The aim of this study was to determine the...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mazurek Ł, Winiarczyk S, Skrzypczak M, Adaszek L Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Thiram - Toxic inhalational lung injury.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Thiram, a fungicides, is widely used on seeds and as foliar agent on turf, vegetables and fruit. It is also used in the rubber industry as a vulcanization accelerator. When absorbed through the respiratory system, it is rapidly metabolised to dimethylthiocarbamate and carbon disulphide, causing noxious effects. A brief review is presented of the literature, centering on the interesting case of a 45-year-old woman admitted to the hospital suffering from acute respiratory failure. RESULTS: Computer tomography in angiographic option (angio-CT) showed an extensive, irregular area of ground ...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - December 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Siwiec J, Siek E, Grzywa-Celińska A, Mackiewicz B, Czekajska-Chehab E Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research