Handling of endoscopic equipment after use in the case of a patient with suspected prion disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Whenever possible and justified, disposable-use instruments should be used for invasive surgery in patients with definite, clinically probable cases of CJD (vCJD). After use, these instruments should be incinerated. PMID: 32955209 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Gruszecka J, Filip R Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

αB-crystallin as a promising target in pathological conditions - A review.
CONCLUSIONS: Further studies concerning αB-crystallin seem to be enormously promising, as they might improve our understanding of common human pathologies as well as contemporary diagnostics and treatment. PMID: 32955210 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Maksimiuk M, Sobiborowicz A, Tuzimek A, Deptała A, Czerw A, Badowska-Kozakiewicz AM Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Environmental risk factors and epigenetic alternations in psoriasis.
CONCLUSIONS: The correlation between pathogenesis of psoriasis and environmental risk factors, together with epigenetic alternations still require more investigation. Education about diet habits, nutrition, weight loss and healthy lifestyle seems to be important during the treatment of psoriasis. PMID: 32955211 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Roszkiewicz M, Dopytalska K, Szymańska E, Jakimiuk A, Walecka I Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

A single-centre retrospective observational study of fungal keratitis in Poland with a review of findings in Europe.
CONCLUSIONS: Fungal keratitis is a significant diagnostic and therapeutic challenge and may occur in rural and urban areas. Early and accurate diagnosis followed by proper antifungal treatment can prevent blindness and improve BCVA results. PMID: 32955212 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nowik KE, Wylęgała A, Nowik K, Wylęgała E Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Fungal contamination of ward furnishings and medical equipment used in the treatment and nursing of newborns.
CONCLUSIONS: The furnishings of the wards on which newborns were treated and nursed were contaminated with fungi to an extent which did not pose a threat to the life and health of the newborns. Medical equipment (respirators, incubators, nCPAP cannulas and masks) which came into direct contact with newborns was free from fungi. PMID: 32955213 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Gniadek A, Białecka A, Opach I, Kulig A, Krzyściak P, Ostrogórska P, Macura AB Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Seroprevalence of Antibodies against < i > Borrelia burgdorferi < /i > s. l. and < i > Leptospira interrogans < /i >  s. l. in Cats in district of Brno and its environs, the Czech Republic.
CONCLUSIONS: Cats can be infected with both Bbsl and Lisl. The obtained results are exclusive to the city of Brno and its environs, and are comparable to the limited previous studies. There is a need for further studies of clinical signs of both infections and the possible transmission of Leptospira by ticks. PMID: 32955214 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Žákovská A, Schánilec P, Treml F, Dušková M, Agudelo RCF Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Trichinellosis in Slovakia - epidemiological situation in humans and animals (2009-2018).
CONCLUSIONS: The study indicates that the prevalence of Trichinella infection has not changed considerably with time in Slovakia, and the risk of human infection outbreaks is connected mainly with the consumption of wild boar meat. PMID: 32955215 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Antolová D, Fecková M, Valentová D, Hurníková Z, Miklisová D, Avdičová M, Halánová M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Protective effects of molecular hydrogen on hepatotoxicity induced by sub-chronic exposure to chlorpyrifos in rats.
CONCLUSIONS: The results obtained suggest that HRW intake can protect rats from CPF induced hepatotoxicity, and the oxidative stress signaling and the mitochondrial pathway may be involved in the protection of molecular hydrogen. PMID: 32955216 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Xun ZM, Xie F, Zhao PX, Liu MY, Li ZY, Song JM, Kong XM, Ma XM, Li XY Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Epidemiology of scabies in relation to socio-economic and selected climatic factors in north-east Poland.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Scabies is a contagious parasitic disease, a skin infestation caused by Scaroptes scabieri, tiny mites that burrow under the skin. Outbreaks of scabies can be difficult to control and require the implementation of appropriate control programme. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to analyze the epidemiology of scabies in north-east Poland, considering socio-economic and selected climatic factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The analysis was based on data reports (n=26,362) obtained from the Polish National Health Fund (NFZ) for the period 2007-2014. Monthly climate data were collecte...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Korycinska J, Dzika E, Kloch M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Self-government HPV vaccination programmes in Poland, 2009-2016.
CONCLUSIONS: Local self-government's programmes covering HPV vaccinations conform with the trends outlined in strategic documents on fighting neoplastic diseases. It is possible that the availability of HPV vaccination was limited for girls living in rural communes. Differences in the number of programmes, number of vaccinated girls and the financial outlays allocated for the implementation of HPV vaccination programmes in particular provinces, may be determined by the epidemiological situation in a given region, measured by the incidence rate of cervical cancer. PMID: 32955218 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Augustynowicz A, Bojar I, Borowska M, Bobiński K, Czerw A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Non-invasive assessment of haemodynamic parameters in patients after Fontan procedure.
Abstract INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Single ventricle anomaly is one of the complex congenital heart defects. A dependable non-invasive method of evaluation of Fontan circulation haemodynamics for early diagnosing unstable patients is hardly available in routine clinical practice. The aim of the study is non-invasive evaluation of the haemodynamic parameters in patients after Fontan operation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 11 participants (age 24.4±4.3 years) with functionally univentricular hearts after Fontan operation. Evaluation of haemodynamic parameters was performed in supine and sitt...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Gutknecht P, Kwiatkowska J, Wałdoch A, Siebert K, Siebert J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Physical activity patterns in third trimester of pregnancy - use of pregnancy physical activity questionnaire in Poland.
CONCLUSIONS: Sedentary and light-intensity PA are the two predominant types of physical activity in the third trimester. The most energy-consuming tasks involve household and caregiving activities. Restriction of activity was reported by the majority of the respondents. Prenatal care providers either did not address the matter of PA in pregnancy or recommended PA restriction. PMID: 32955220 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wojtyła C, Ciebiera M, Wojtyła-Buciora P, Janaszczyk A, Brzęcka P, Wojtyła A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Bone losses in obese, ovariectomized rats appear to be independent from sclerostin-induced inhibition of the Wnt/ β-catenin pathway.
CONCLUSIONS: Bone losses invoked by DIO seem to be independent from the Wnt/β-catenin pathway inhibition induced by sclerostin. While further study is necessary, the obtained results suggest that the usage of sclerostin anti-body in the treatment of osteoporosis can be ineffective, and in obese patients the undertaking of such therapy should be reassessed. PMID: 32955221 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Radzki RP, Bieńko M, Filip R, Polak P, Michalik Wolska J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Coping strategies observed in women with rheumatoid arthritis.
Abstract When faced with a chronic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, the patient attempts to cope with the stressful situation by applying coping strategies. The main aim of rheumatoid treatment is not only improving health but also increasing the quality of life. The research objective was to determine the relationship among socio demographic factors, duration of the disease and its associated ailments, attitude to the disease, self-assessment of one's knowledge of RA, and the application of coping strategies in stressful situations by women with rheumatoid arthritis. The study involved 193 patients of the Cl...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Janiszewska M, Barańska A, Kanecki K, Karpińska A, Firlej E, Bogdan M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Seeking genetic determinants of selected metabolic disorders in women aged 45-60.
CONCLUSIONS: The genotypes analyzed in the study had only a slight direct effect on the biochemical and anthropometric abnormalities typical of metabolic disorders. Nonetheless, the risk alleles (A allele of the FTO rs9939609 and the C allele of the MC4R rs17782313) were found to be related to lipid metabolism disorders in 45-60-year-old women. PMID: 32955223 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Szkup M, Brodowski J, Jurczak A, Stanisławska M, Grochans E Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Importance of food allergy and food intolerance in allergic multimorbidity.
CONCLUSIONS: Food allergy or food intolerance was more common in subjects with allergic multimorbidity than in subjects diagnosed with one allergic disease or those free of allergic diseases. PMID: 32955224 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Skoczylas D, Gujski M, Bojar I, Raciborski F Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Association between coal and firewood combustion and hospital admissions and mortality in Chile 2015 - An ecological approach.
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of household coal and firewood used for heating and cooking was positively correlated with respiratory mortality and hospitalization in southern zone counties. PMID: 32955225 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Paredes MC, Muñoz MP, Valdés Salgado M, Maldonado AK Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Effect of low-frequency electric field screening on motility of human sperm.
CONCLUSIONS: A positive effect of the dielectric screen ADR Technology® was found. This effect compensated spermatozoa motility changes induced with ELF-EMF. PMID: 32955226 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Górski R, Kotwicka M, Skibińska I, Jendraszak M, Wosiński S Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Using affinity analysis in diagnosing the needs of patients as regards e-Health.
CONCLUSIONS: There is potential in using affinity analysis within e-Health. The example of affinity analysis described in his study led to the discovery of interesting and important (from the point of view of a medical facility) regularities regarding the knowledge and expectations of patients as regards e-Health. PMID: 32955227 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Strzelecka A, Stachura M, Wójcik T, Pacian AB, Kulik T, Pacian J, Kaczoruk M, Galińska EM, Kawiak-Jawor E, Nowak-Starz G Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

The trend and structure of adolescents' weekly step count in the context of the Polish school environment.
CONCLUSIONS: It is positive that in the 8-year monitoring of PA, there was no significant decrease in the average steps/day for Polish boys and girls. However, most boys and girls did not meet the 11,000 steps/day recommendation. Both boys and girls were most physically active on Friday and least physically active on Sunday. PMID: 32955228 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Groffik D, Frömel K, Vorlíček M, Polechoński J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Stroke epidemiology based on experience from Krasnik county in eastern Poland.
CONCLUSIONS: Women aged around 78-years-old were the most likely to suffer a stroke. In men, it occurred eight years earlier. Despite residents of urban areas being hospitalised due to stroke more often, deaths caused by this disease were recorded the most frequently among rural residents. It can be concluded that primary stroke prevention is the only effective measure for reducing morbidity and premature mortality in the population. PMID: 32955229 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Drop B, Marek K, Marzena FN Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Stress and occupational burnout in a population of Polish doctors - Organizational-professional and non-professional-social predictors.
CONCLUSIONS: Problems related to burnout in doctors, and therefore people professionally involved in helping and treating, must not be underestimated, as evidenced by the results of the presented study Professional burnout of doctors leads to somatic and psychological problems. Doctors suffering from occupational burnout need support and psychological assistance the same as any other professional group. PMID: 32955230 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Makara-Studzińska M, Wontorczyk A, Izydorczyk B Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Awareness of gastrointestinal tract malignancies among the population of Lublin province (Eastern Poland) - A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: In order to raise general awareness of cancer, different means should be applied in urban and rural populations. GPs and the media were found to have the leading rols in the promotion of primary prevention. PMID: 32955231 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Berbecka M, Kolasińska-Bzoma M, Kolasińska-Gliwa E, Polkowski W, Offerhaus GJA, Maciejewski R, Sitarz R Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Parents' attitudes towards a difficult situation resulting from the chronic disease of their child.
CONCLUSIONS: During the diagnosis of chronically ill children, parents should also be educated in this regard. Therapy and psychological help, as well as directing parents to relevant support groups, organizations or associations, will prove immensely valuable while coping with a difficult life situation. PMID: 32955232 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Guz E, Brodowicz-Król M, Kulbaka E, Bartoszuk-Popko M, Lutomski P Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Hepatitis A seroprevalence in Erzurum, Turkey.
CONCLUSIONS: In Erzurum, anti-HAV IgG prevalence is tremendously high, whereas prevalence of anti-HAV IgM is exceptionally low, especially in the paediatric age group. Therefore, HAV vaccine is provided free of charge in Turkey, including Erzurum, since 2012. PMID: 32955233 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yilmaz A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

< i > Cryptosporidium parvum < /i > - zoonotic subtype IIdA15G1 in a Slovakian patient.
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first confirmed case in Slovakia of human cryptosporidiosis caused by the unique subtype IIdA15G1. PMID: 32955234 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mravcová K, Štrkolcová G, Mucha R, Barbušinová E, Goldová M, Kačírová J, Maďar M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Erratum to the article: The implication of ocular manifestation of COVID-19 for medical staff and patients - systematic review.
Abstract Erratum to the article: Latalska M, Mackiewicz J. The implication of ocular manifestation of COVID-19 for medical staff and patients - systematic review. Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020;27(2):165-170. doi:10.26444/aaem/122790. The Editors of the journal Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine inform that in the article The implication of ocular manifestation of COVID-19 for medical staff and patients - systematic review by Latalska Małgorzata, Mackiewicz Jerzy (Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020;27(2):165-170. doi:10.26444/aaem/122790), in Table 2, the article by Chen L, Deng C, Chen X et al. Ocular manif...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Latalska M, Mackiewicz J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

The implication of ocular manifestation of COVID-19 for medical staff and patients - systematic review.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2) is a coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) with mild to severe respiratory illness. It is a highly contagious disease transmitted through direct or indirect contact with infected people or contaminated surfaces, mainly through respiratory droplets, but other routes are being investigated. OBJECTIVE: It is known that coronaviruses (CoVs) can cause a variety of ocular pathologies in animals, including conjunctivitis, anterior uveitis, retinitis, and optic neuritis, many of which are severe. However, there i...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Latalska M, Mackiewicz J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Preliminary information on prevention of infections caused by SARS-COV-2 virus in endoscopic laboratories.
CONCLUSIONS: Special precautions should be taken and procedures followed when performing invasive medical procedures in endoscopic laboratories in patients with specific or clinically probable SARS-CoV-2 infection. This article contains up-to-date information as at 04/04/2020. PMID: 32588589 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Gruszecka J, Filip R Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Coronaviruses fusion with the membrane and entry to the host cell.
Abstract Coronaviruses (CoVs) are positive-strand RNA viruses with the largest genome among all RNA viruses. They are able to infect many host, such as mammals or birds. Whereas CoVs were identified 1930s, they became known again in 2003 as the agents of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The spike protein is thought to be essential in the process of CoVs entry, because it is associated with the binding to the receptor on the host cell. It is also involved in cell tropism and pathogenesis. Receptor recognition is the crucial step in the infection. CoVs are able to bind a variety of receptors, although t...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wędrowska E, Wandtke T, Senderek T, Piskorska E, Kopiński P Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

The importance of nutritional factors and dietary management of Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
Abstract Hashimoto (HT) is an autoimmune disease in which destruction of the thyroid occurs as a result of lymphocyte infiltration. It is caused by an increased level of titers of antibody against thyroid peroxidase (TPO) and thyroglobulin (TG). Because of that,in HT patients, changes are observed in the level and metabolism of thyroid hormones, which leads to unspecified physical and psychological symptoms. A high level of antibodies attacking thyroid antigens has been positively correlated with the symptoms. From the etiological point of view, the most important are genetic factors; however, environmental factor...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ihnatowicz P, Drywień M, Wątor P, Wojsiat J Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Influence of pesticides on respiratory pathology  - a literature review.
CONCLUSIONS: Exposure to pesticides is highly correlated with respiratory pathologies (asthma, COPD, lung cancer). Contact with these substances can occur at any time in the production, transport, preparation or application of the treatments. Numerous studies documented the association between exposure to pesticides, and therefore the increased incidence of respiratory, cardiovascular and renal diseases, as well as the aging phenomenon. PMID: 32588592 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tarmure S, Alexescu TG, Orasan O, Negrean V, Sitar-Taut AV, Coste SC, Todea DA Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Transformation of a large multi-speciality hospital into a dedicated COVID-19 centre during the coronavirus pandemic.
CONCLUSIONS: The transformation efforts will ultimately be appraised at the end of the epidemic, but the data looks encouraging. Two weeks after conversion, the testing of hospital Staff was started and by the end of April, 459 tests were had been conducted, of which only 11 were positive. PMID: 32588593 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Król Z, Szymański P, Bochnia A, Abramowicz E, Płachta A, Rzepliński R, Sługocki M, Nowak B, Zaczyński A, Kozłowski K, Posobkiewicz M, Wierzba W Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Factors related to musculoskeletal disorders in quality control palm workers at palm purchasing establishments in Sichon District, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Abstract INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The palm quality selection process has risks of problems in ergonomics. The aim of this research is to study the factors related to musculoskeletal disorders in quality control palm workers at palm purchasing establishments in Sichon District, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 50 workers with musculoskeletal disorders, as assessed by the Bureau of Occupational and Environmental Disease, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand. Ergonomic risk assessment was performed using the Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA), and...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mongkonkansai J, Thanapop C, Madardam U, Cheka A, Epong A, Arwae A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Skin diseases affecting a population occupationally exposed to terrestrial fauna and flora in Brittany over a 15-year period.
CONCLUSIONS: There was a marked incidence of allergic contact dermatitis and irritative contact dermatitis, mostly occupational in origin. While no specific diseases were found among these workers, some of the allergens and irritants identified may be specific to certain work environments. Overall, there did not seem to be a major risk of occupational dermatoses among workers exposed to Brittany's terrestrial fauna and flora in this population, compared with other professional sectors, such as hairdressing or care work. The incidence rate of the cases of occupational skin diseases in this population is assessed from 3 - 5 ...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Brice L, Jean-Dominique D, Laurent M, Philippe S, Anne-Marie RC, Damien-Thibaud M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

The effect of fructan-enriched diet on bone turnover parameters in ovariectomized rats under calcium restriction.
CONCLUSIONS: The obtained findings suggest that fructan administration with a calcium-restricted diet might exert a positive effect on bone turnover parameters. Regarding the form of their addition, it is possible that other constituents of sorbets contributed to the fructan action. It remains open whether this impact would be significant over a longer period of time. PMID: 32588596 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Topolska K, Bieńko M, Filipiak-Florkiewicz A, Radzki RP, Cieślik E Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Dietary acrylamide exposure from traditional food products in Lesser Poland and associated risk assessment.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of the study confirm the general recommendation to the consumers, especially certain population groups, to eat a balanced healthy diet and to limit the amount of baked cereal products and fried products. PMID: 32588597 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Cieślik I, Cieslik E, Topolska K, Surma M Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Nuclear Factor kappa B activation by Ag, Au nanoparticles, CdTe quantum dots or their binary mixtures in HepG2 cells.
CONCLUSIONS: Comparison of the NF-κB binding activity induced by the mixtures of NPs suggests that in some cases NF-κB binding activity might differ from that observed for the NPs alone. PMID: 32588598 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kapka-Skrzypczak L, Męczyńska-Wielgosz S, Matysiak-Kucharek M, Czajka M, Sawicki K, Kruszewski M, Brzóska K Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Periodontal condition and periodontal risk assessment in adult patients with cystic fibrosis.
CONCLUSIONS: The poor oral hygiene in CF patients indicates the need to develop standards of dental care for this group aimed at education and elimination of risk factors for oral diseases. The obtained results of clinical trials do not rule out the likelihood of auto-infections of the respiratory system originating from periodontal tissues, which, in CF patients, may adversely affect the general state of health and conducted therapy. PMID: 32588599 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Pawlaczyk-Kamieńska T, Borysewicz-Lewicka M, Śniatała R Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Effect of body weight on disability and chronic disease rates in the elderly in south-eastern Poland.
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of body weight on the prevalence of disability and chronic diseases among 60-80-year-old people living in south-eastern Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 1,800 randomly selected people aged 60-80 years living in the Podkarpackie region of south-eastern Poland. Respondents, holders of a - personal identification number (PESEL), were randomly drawn by the Ministry of Interior and Administration (MSWiA) in Poland. The study was conducted in the form of a face-to-face interview at the respondent's residence. The WHODAS 2.0 questionnaire was used to assess disability a...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ćwirlej-Sozańska AB, Wiśniowska-Szurlej A, Wilmowska-Pietruszyńska A, Sozański B, Mazur A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Estimation of reference intervals of insulin resistance (HOMA), insulin sensitivity (Matsuda), and insulin secretion sensitivity indices (ISSI-2) in Polish young people.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Insulin resistance is becoming an increasingly widespread problem worldwide. For its determination indirect indices of insulin resistance or insulin sensitivity have used. Those indices based on simultaneous measurements of blood glucose and insulin concentrations under fasting conditions or during the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to estimate reliable reference values for the indices used in insulin resistance diagnosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Materials and method. 191 selected participants, aged 18-31, were enrolled into the reference population....
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Płaczkowska S, Pawlik-Sobecka L, Kokot I, Piwowar A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Medical and socio-demographic determinants of depressive disorders in diabetic patients.
CONCLUSIONS: It is necessary to implement routinely performed examinations into the diagnostic-therapeutic process to assess the state of psychological health of diabetic patients, which would allow sufficiently early application of appropriate psychological or psychiatric intervention. PMID: 32588602 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Florek-Łuszczki M, Choina P, Kostrzewa-Zabłocka E, Panasiuk L, Dziemidok P Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Psychological factors and genetic characteristics of rural cannabis users.
CONCLUSIONS: The study shows differences in personality traits between the cannabis using group and controls. Interaction between genetic factors and personality traits was also detected. The association showing the combination of psychological characteristics and genetic variants can bring us closer to the overall picture of the issue of marijuana addiction. PMID: 32588603 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lachowicz M, Chmielowiec J, Chmielowiec K, Suchanecka A, Michałowska-Sawczyn M, Mierzecki A, Mroczek B, Grzywacz A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Significant association of < i > DRD2 < /i > and < i > ANKK1 < /i > genes with rural heroin dependence and relapse in men.
CONCLUSIONS: The results obtained showed that haplotypes indicate a part of the biological component of addiction. PMID: 32588604 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lachowicz M, Chmielowiec J, Chmielowiec K, Suchanecka A, Masiak J, Michałowska-Sawczyn M, Mroczek B, Mierzecki A, Ciechanowicz I, Grzywacz A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

An evaluation of the genetic conditioning of evoking pain.
CONCLUSIONS: The genes (DRD1, COMT, OPRK1, HCN2) have a significant role in the pathogenesis of chronic pain in various diseases; they can also influence the perception of pain. Knowledge of these genes can contribute to the development of effective methods of combating pain. PMID: 32588605 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Pacian AB, Kocki J, Pacian J, Kaczoruk M, Bylina M, Kaczor-Szkodny P, Galińska EM, Kulik T, Panasiuk L Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Epilepsy in paediatric patients with schizencephaly.
CONCLUSIONS: The bilateral type of schizencephaly was identified as an independent risk factor for epilepsy in the analyzed children. PMID: 32588606 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kopyta I, Skrzypek M, Raczkiewicz D, Bojar I, Sarecka-Hujar B Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Asbestosis hospitalizations in Poland (2006-2016): results from the National Hospital Discharge Registry.
Abstract INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Occupational asbestos exposure is one of the major public health issues. Although asbestos use in Poland has decreased, asbestosis continues to remain an important health concern in the area of occupational medicine. The aim of the study is to perform a descriptive analysis of hospitalization cases in patients suffering from asbestosis in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The authors used hospital discharge records to conduct a retrospective, population-based study. To estimate the asbestosis hospitalization rate, data from the Nationwide General Hospital Morbidity Study condu...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kanecki K, Kosińska I, Tyszko PZ, Nitsch-Osuch A, Goryński P, Zieliński G Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Clinical and biochemical predictors of late-outcome in patients after ischemic stroke.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate neurological scales, as well as biochemical and radiological parameters measured on day 10 after ischemic stroke (IS), according to their value as predictors of the long-term outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 45 patients were assessed according to the Barthel Index (BI) and National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) on day 10, and according to Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) 3 months after the onset of IS. On day 10 of IS, the serum level of C-reactive protein (CRP), albumin, D-dimers (DD), S100BB and Tau proteins was measured and the volume of ischemic...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Bielewicz JE, Kurzepa J, Kamieniak P, Daniluk B, Szczepańska-Szerej A, Rejdak K Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Are students at Krakow universities turning to energy-boosting dietary supplements?
CONCLUSIONS: Attempts should be made to increase public awareness of the side-effects of these substances, particularly among the student population. These campaigns should be targeted especially at female students who come from bigger cities. This study is a step towards drawing attention to this issue. PMID: 32588609 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nessler K, Drwiła D, Kwaśniak J, Kopeć S, Nessler M, Krztoń-Królewiecka A, Windak A Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

Changes in survival of colorectal cancer patients in Świętokrzyskie Province (Southern Poland) from the second half of the 1990s to the early 21st century - a population-based study.
CONCLUSIONS: In 1995-2014, an increase in the value of relative survival rates of males and females with colorectal cancer was observed. Systematic increase in funding in health care was a chance for reducing the burden of colorectal cancer by more widespread and equal access of effective early detection and cancer treatment. PMID: 32588610 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM)
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - June 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Macek P, Biskup M, Ciepiela P, Terek-Derszniak M, Sosnowska-Pasiarska B, Król H, Smok-Kalwat J, Góźdź S Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research