Spectral heart rate variability and selected biochemical markers for autonomic activity in rats under pentobarbital anesthesia
Conclusions Our preliminary findings imply that NA correlates with global autonomic activity (TP) and with the values of sympathetically-driven components (VLF and LF). Furthermore, VIP seems to correlate with specific measures of parasympathetic drive (HF and nHF), but only in male rats. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - July 6, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Utilization of MRI technique in the patient population admitted between 2011 and 2015 to the University Clinical Hospital in Olsztyn
Conclusions This study reports on MRI utilization at the UCH, and discusses the use of MRI in the best interest of patient. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - July 6, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Properties of bovine colostrum and the possibilities of use
Conclusions Summing up, further use of products based on colostrum both in healthy individuals – prevention, as well as with some diseases is justified. The interest in questioned substance is rising due to vast scientific and clinical research underlining the significance of colostrum in feeding of human beings. Scientists predict that products based on colostrum may play a significant role on the functional products market in the future. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - July 5, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Application of transthoracic lung ultrasound in the diagnosis of pulmonary edema at ICU patients – Literature review
Conclusions Medical ultrasound is a simple, fast, cheap and reproducible method of evaluating the respiratory system and seems to be one of the most promising imaging techniques for the diagnosis of lung diseases and monitoring of respiratory functions. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - July 4, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

The plight of protamine for heparin reversal in sensitized individuals
Conclusions Identification of patient risk factors prior to protamine administration could result in (1) avoidance of protamine administration or (2) improved preparation for potential anaphylaxis. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - July 4, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Adversive seizure as a clinical manifestation of the atrioventricular block
Conclusions An interdisciplinary diagnostic approach, carefully conducted interview and an appropriate selection of additional examinations and tests are essential for a proper differential diagnosis of seizure-like incidents. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - July 4, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Low back pain in the overhead athletes: Evaluation and treatment based on movement system
Conclusions (1) The MS approach allows to identify the incorrect movement and to relate it with pain symptoms. (2) Reeducation of motor control based on movement system evaluation allows decreasing pain symptoms. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - July 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Dr Google as the source of health information – the results of pilot qualitative study
Conclusions Women search the Internet for health information more often than men and the scope of their search is broader. The Internet helps to shape basic knowledge, makes it possible to formulate questions asked to the physician and to understand the information provided by a physician. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - July 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Sports activities and satisfaction of living of men after cervical spinal cord injury
Conclusions The age and athletic activity of the study participants is a key factor of live satisfaction. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - July 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Reviewer Acknwowledgment
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2017 Source:Polish Annals of Medicine (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of weak links of musculoskeletal system and experiencing pain in children and adolescents attending ballet school
Conclusions (1) Among the children and adolescents were weak links in their cervical, thoracic and lumbar region of the spine. (2) School type does not have a significant impact on the occurrence of weak links in musculoskeletal system while region of the spine and the direction of movement have a substantive influence on weak links occurrence. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Possibilities of using ultrasound for diagnosis of invasive pulmonary mucormycosis – A case study
Conclusions (1) TUS is a widely available and inexpensive diagnostic method that is characterized by the absence of adverse effects, and its applicability in the diagnosis of pulmonary disorders other than invasive fungal infections is well documented. (2) Ultrasonographic analysis of lesions facilitates differentiation between bacterial and fungal pneumonia, and the high sensitivity and specificity of the procedure compared to CT scans as a reference method supports the reliability of ultrasound scans in the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA). (3) The use of TUS in the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary muco...
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - May 6, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis associated with uveitis and cystoid macular edema treated with adalimumab: A case report and literature review
Conclusions After careful consideration of the patient's underlying and comorbid conditions and previous treatment failures, adalimumab was instituted and continued since (1) its efficacy in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis is well-documented; (2) obesity is not thought to affect its effectiveness; (3) in uveitis adalimumab acts quickly and induces long-term remission; (4) a significant improvement of hemostasis and fibrynolytic balance has been observed in patients on TNF-α inhibitors and adalimumab could be continued after the TIA. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - March 19, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Effect of lumbopelvic myofascial force transmission on glenohumeral kinematics – A myo-fascia-biomechanical hypothesis
Conclusions The implication of the new medical hypothesis may substantiate the understanding of the clinicians on the connections between the LP and the contralateral GHJ to consider a global myo-fascial–skeletal management of shoulder disorders. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - March 18, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Feline-assisted therapy: Integrating contact with cats into treatment plans
Conclusions Feline-assisted therapy can be used in a variety of settings, and it is gaining increased popularity. Cat-assisted therapy is particularly recommended for patients who are unable to interact with large animals such as horses or are afraid of dogs. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - March 17, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Reconstruction of hard and soft palate with temporalis muscle flap – Case study
Conclusions Reconstruction of palate with temporalis muscle flap following surgical resection of maxillo-ethmoidal massive tumors is an effective method of surgical treatment, leading to satisfactory functional and cosmetic outcomes. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - March 16, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Effect of monatepil, a calcium channel blocker in ocular hypertensive rabbits
Conclusions Monatepil give beneficial effect in ocular hypertension by enhancement of aqueous humor outflow. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - March 10, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Association of grip strength with anthropometric measures: Height, forearm diameter, and middle finger length in young adults
Conclusions In determining age and gender specific nomogram as well as assessing intervention outcomes for handgrip strength in young adults, anthropometrics of forearm circumference, middle finger length and height should be considered. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - March 9, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Application of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy for cancer patients: A case study
Conclusions This case suggests possible advantages of EMDR therapy, demonstrating an improvement in patient's well-being in a short time. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - March 9, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Aggressive fibromatosis of head and neck: Considerations on the optimal treatment method on the basis of case report
Conclusions Surgery should be a treatment of choice, whereas chemotherapy and radiotherapy should be considered as alternative or complementary methods in the treatment of aggressive fibromatosis. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - February 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Urticaria pigmentosa presenting as cardiac emergency
Conclusions Mastocytosis is a disease that is not easy to diagnose, classify and treat for doctors. But it is crucial that patients know the disease well and are informed on how to cope with the symptoms. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - February 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Tobacco smoking among dentists in Poland
Conclusions The prevalence of nicotine addiction among Polish dentists is lower by 10% compared to the general population, although in relation to current foreign studies its the average level. Main factors associated with active nicotine use in this occupational group include male gender, increasing age and surgical dental specialties. It should be intended to reduce number of nicotine users among Polish dentists by 5%. For this purpose professional anti-nicotine knowledge should be disseminated more. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - February 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Kimura disease – A case report and review of the literature
Conclusions KD should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a recurrent head and neck mass. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - February 15, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

The immediate effect of temporary silicone splint application on symmetry of masticatory muscle activity evaluated using surface electromyography
Conclusions Application of temporary silicon splint reduces double-sided imbalance of MMs during clenching. The mechanism of action of silicone splints may be partly explained by their effect on masticatory muscles activity. Chair-side fabricated silicone splint may be used as a cost-effective, simple method for initial treatment of TMD. The influence of temporary silicon splint application on long-term effects of treatment requires further research. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - February 9, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Physical medicine modalities most frequently applied in the lower limbs chronic wounds treatment in Poland
Conclusions Variable magnetic fields, low-level laser therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy are modalities revealing various working mechanisms. The significance of their administration in chronic wounds treatment can be attributed to a variety of their biological effects. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - January 12, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Common radiological findings in fungal infections in hematological patients – Review
Conclusions Early and systematic radiological assessment of hematological patients with increased risk of fungal infection result in an accurate diagnosis and have a positive impact on the decrease of mortality rate of immunocompromised patients. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - December 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Renal cell carcinoma with alpha-fetoprotein secretion and tissue expression – A case report
Conclusions The diagnostics of kidney mass in our patient was interfered and complicated by concomitant genital infection and AFP serum elevation. Clinically found increased level of AFP requires extensive evaluation, including diagnostics of different tumors. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - December 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Histopathologic criteria to differentiate autoimmune hepatitis from chronic viral hepatitis (B, C) in liver biopsy
Conclusions Histopathological parameters can differentiate types of hepatitis at an acceptable level which among them, interface hepatitis is used to differentiate between AIH and hepatitis B, lymphoid follicle in port area is used to differentiate hepatitis C and the other two types, emperipolesis to differentiate AIH from the other two types, hepatic rosette to differentiate AIH from the other two types and ground glass hepatocyte to differentiate hepatitis B from the other two types. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - December 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Lack of association between the −1082 (A/G) IL-10 polymorphism (rs1800896) and spontaneous preterm birth in the Indonesian Acehnese population
Conclusions There is no strong association between the −1082 (A/G) IL-10 SNP and spontaneous preterm birth in the Acehnese ethnic group. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - December 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Long-term benefits from selective dorsal rhizotomy in a young patient with cerebral palsy
Conclusions SDR procedure combined with comprehensive rehabilitation programs leads to short- and long-term reduction in the spasticity of a 5-year-old boy with a spastic diplegia. Decreased level of spasticity was accompanied by an increased gross motor functioning and mobility. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - December 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Overview of research over the efficiency of therapies of stuttering
Conclusions Studies on efficiency of therapies of stuttering are scattered, do not cover the whole structure of the disorder and are focused on the symptom i.e. on assessing the severity of speech disfluency. Considering the research done so far, one cannot conclude that some methods are better than others since neither of them were compared in an experimental way. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - December 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Evaluation of dentinal tubules of dentin of the roots of necrotic teeth by means of scanning electron microscope
Conclusions The width of dentinal tubules of necrotic teeth was significantly higher compared to the teeth with vital pulp. Endodontic treatment does not change the width of dentinal tubules. The width of dentinal tubules does not depend on age and gender. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - December 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Description of using transthoracic ultrasound in the diagnosis of low-risk pulmonary embolism in a patient after multiple trauma
Conclusions (1) TUS is a safe, reproducible and inexpensive diagnostic tool. (2) The use of TUS in the diagnosis of PE is well documented, but requires further research including a larger sample size. (3) High sensitivity and specificity of TUS as compared to pulmonary angiography as a reference method, make it a reliable tool in the diagnosis of PE. (4) The lack of blood flow within the consolidated area allows for the exclusion of inflammatory lesions. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - December 4, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Injury to the duodenum following blunt abdominal trauma – Literature review and case report
Conclusions (1) We wish to emphasize the possibility of injury to the duodenum following blunt abdominal trauma that is difficult to diagnose and not always capable of being confirmed by information obtained during a patient interview as to its specific cause. (2) We draw attention to the necessity of taking a carefully detailed interview with the patient. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - November 30, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Successful treatment of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis with whole lung lavage and subcutaneous GM-CSF
Conclusions WLL significantly improved our patient's condition, and GM-CSF was effective at prolonging pulmonary washout from excess surfactant. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - November 30, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Prognostic value of measuring the angles of lumbar lordosis and thoracic kyphosis with the Saunders inclinometer in patients with low back pain
Conclusions (1) An alteration of the spine shape in the sagittal plane can be regarded as one of the potential factors of the LBP risk. (2) Measurements of the LL and TK angular values seem to be a legitimate element of the orthopedic examination of the patients suffering from LBP. (3) Reduction of lumbar lordosis can be an LBP risk factor, particularly in men. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - November 19, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Novel biomarkers of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease
Conclusions Owing continuing progress in nephrology laboratory diagnostics, novel biomarkers of kidney damage are likely to be introduced in routine clinical practice. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - November 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Feldenkrais method on neck and low back pain to the type of exercises and outcome measurement tools: A systematic review
Conclusions Overall, judging from the increasing number of articles in recent years related to FM, this review reports sufficient evidence that FM is increasingly being used in the management of neck pain and LBP. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - November 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Epidemiological assessment of maxillofacial fractures in the inhabitants of Lower Silesia, Poland in 2002 –2006 – Pattern of maxillofacial fracture
Conclusions It was concluded that the main causes of maxillofacial fractures were related with assault and motor vehicle accidents. This means that violence is a very serious social problem. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - November 9, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Mathematical models in the evaluation of weight distribution asymmetry in lower limbs: Implication for practice
Conclusions Modified symmetry index has better sensitivity to differences in bilateral lower limb weight distribution and is able to quantify the extent of asymmetries and identifies the side of asymmetry. Based on the study results, we suggest the application of the mathematical models to quantify limb loading in the following order: modified symmetry index, symmetry index, symmetry angle, and symmetry ratio for clinical or research practice. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - November 9, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

The small cell carcinoma neuroendocrine type of the larynx —Case report
Conclusions This report underscores the need for thorough, systemic diagnostic work-up, and emphasizes that the combination of RT and CHT remains the treatment of choice for ESCCNET (while surgery is reserved for persistent and recurrent disease). In addition, it points out that the new therapeutic strategies to improve survival in ESCCNET are needed, such as a prophylactic cranial irradiation that could be explored in future clinical trials. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - September 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Depression and dynamic balance recovery among stroke survivors: A preliminary investigation
Conclusions There is a high prevalence of post-stroke depression among stroke survivors and they have poor dynamic balance. However, owing to small sample of participants in the present study, its premature to draw conclusion on the relationship between depression and dynamic balance recovery among stroke survivors from the result of this study. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - September 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Psychological disorders in patients with lichen simplex chronicus: A comparative study with normal population
Conclusions Patients with LSC are subject to ample psychiatric morbidities. Close collaboration of dermatologist and psychiatrist is essential in its successful control. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - September 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Giardiasis in the Warmia and Mazury province (north-eastern Poland) —an epidemiological analysis
Conclusions This paper provides data for public health education concerning the scope and magnitude of giardiasis in the Warmia and Mazury province and can be used to establish research priorities and to plan future prevention efforts. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - September 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Aseptic meningitis complicating immunoglobulin therapy in AIDP
Conclusions Recognition of aseptic meningitis as an adverse reaction following IVIG therapy is important as it may be treated effectively. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - September 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

The use of otoacoustic emission in the assessment of the organ of hearing in children and adolescents with peripheral facial nerve palsy
Conclusions Results of otoacoustic emission testing confirmed proper function of the inner ear in all of the study patients both in baseline and follow-up. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - September 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

The association between blood cadmium levels and the risk of gastrointestinal cancer in Tabriz, northwest of Iran
Conclusion Our data suggest that finding individuals with high blood cadmium level and then lowering this amount can be considered as important strategy to prevent gastrointestinal cancer. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - September 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Allele frequencies of thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) variants in the Nigerian population
Conclusions TPMT*3C was the only defective allele identified in Nigerians and may hence be the major underlying genetic contributor to adverse reactions due to thiopurine drugs in the population. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - September 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Superior mesenteric and portal vein thrombosis following appendectomy – A case report
Conclusions Appendicectomy for appendicitis is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures, with a low rate of major complications. SMVT and PVT are rare but potentially fatal complications, and this case highlights the importance of early diagnosis and introduction of appropriate treatment. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - September 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Conducting cross-cultural interviews and focus groups concerning healthcare with Polish migrants in the UK – Lessons from a study on organ donation
Conclusions The study contributes toward an understanding of the use of Polish migrant communities in health research, use of professional translator/interpreter and whispered interpreters in health research and the challenges of researching organ donation within an under-represented community. Patient education and communication with UK Polish communities is an under-researched area. This study offers some insights into the challenges of engaging with a rapidly growing section of the UK population. (Source: Polish Annals of Medicine)
Source: Polish Annals of Medicine - September 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research