Publications by authors named "E S Tracz"

7 Publications

Avian schistosome species in Danish freshwater lakes: relation to biotic and abiotic factors.

J Helminthol 2021 Apr 20;95:e22. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Laboratory of Aquatic Pathobiology, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Stigbøjlen 7, DK-1870Frederiksberg C, Denmark.

Due to the increased prevalence of human infections with bird schistosome larvae (cercarial dermatitis) associated with bathing in Danish lakes, a nationwide survey of infected intermediate host snails was conducted in 2018-2020. Pulmonate snails (10,225 specimens) were collected from 39 freshwater lakes (in the four major geographic regions in Denmark) and subjected to shedding. Released schistosome cercariae were isolated and identified by polymerase chain reaction and sequencing whereby Trichobilharzia regenti, Trichobilharzia franki, Trichobilharzia szidati and Trichobilharzia anseri were recorded. Infections were primarily determined by biotic factors such as the presence of final host birds and intermediate host snails and water temperature was noted as an important abiotic parameter associated with the infection. No clear connection with other abiotic factors (conductivity, alkalinity, pH, nitrogen, phosphorous) was seen. The widespread occurrence of infected snails, when compared to previous investigations, suggests that climate changes at northern latitudes could be responsible for the increased risk of contracting cercarial dermatitis.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022149X21000122DOI Listing
April 2021

Pustular allergic contact dermatitis caused by a sunscreen.

Contact Dermatitis 2020 Oct 8;83(4):328-329. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

Department of Dermato-venereology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cod.13621DOI Listing
October 2020

Outbreak of Swimmer's Itch in Denmark.

Acta Derm Venereol 2019 Nov;99(12):1116-1120

Department of Dermatology, Aarhus University Hospital, DK-8200 Aarhus, Denmark.

Swimmer's itch, or cercarial dermatitis, is a waterborne non-communicable skin condition caused by schistosome cercariae released by aquatic snails. Cercarial dermatitis appears worldwide, but may be caused by different trematode species. The itchy maculopapular rash develops on exposed areas of the skin and typically resolves within 1-3 weeks. Shedding of infective larvae from snails is temperature dependent, and high temperatures and sunshine increase the risk of encountering the parasite and becoming infected. The unusually warm spring and summer of 2018 led to an increasing number of reports of the condition in Denmark and established a collaboration between the Department of Dermatology and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. This study explored the clinical picture of the disease, and demonstrated the occurrence of infected fresh water snail species in selected Danish water bodies. In conclusion, a risk of swimmer's itch in Denmark was confirmed.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/00015555-3309DOI Listing
November 2019

Surgical instrument left inside abdomen.

Pol Przegl Chir 2018 Sep;90(6):1-5

PUM Wydział Lekarski z Oddziałem Nauczania w Języku Angielskim Zakład Medycyny Sądowej.

Leaving surgical instruments in the patient's body is one of the most difficult situations in the professional career of an operator and it can also have severe consequences for the patient. Contrary to world literature, there are no reports of such incidents in Polish publications. Lack of such reports creates an illusion that leaving surgical instruments in the patient's body does not happen in Poland, which is an unsubstantiated thesis. This paper presents two cases of leaving hemostats in the abdominal cavity. According to the authors, similar publications may facilitate critical assessment of the existing rules for inspecting instruments and surgical material by surgical teams. Importantly, confirming the compliance of instruments and material by surgical nurses is not the only criterion of assessment in this matter for the operator.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5604/01.3001.0012.6199DOI Listing
September 2018

Quality of life in patients with venous stasis ulcers and others with advanced venous insufficiency.

Holist Nurs Pract 2015 Mar-Apr;29(2):96-102

Surgical and Emergency Nursing Department, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland (Drs Tracz and Modrzejewski, and Ms Zamojska); and Laboratory of Biostatistics, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland (Drs Zaborski and Grzesiak).

The quality of life (QoL) in patients with advanced venous insufficiency (including venous stasis ulcers, skin discoloration, stasis eczema, and lipodermatosclerosis) assessed using the Clinical Etiological Anatomical Pathophysiological (CEAP) and Venous Clinical Severity Score (VCSS) classifications is presented. Also, disease features such as: intensity of pain, edema and inflammatory response that exerted the most profound effect on different domains of QoL are reported. The global QoL in patients with lower leg venous ulcerations was relatively similar to that observed in other patients with chronic venous insufficiency. The presence of venous ulcerations was associated with lower QoL in a Physical domain. Significant correlations were found between pain intensity and the values of Physical, Physiological, Level of Independence and Environmental domains, between edema intensity and Social domain as well as between the intensity of inflammatory response and Physical and Spiritual domains.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HNP.0000000000000072DOI Listing
September 2015
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