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A 56-year-old man with RT-PCR negative nasopharyngeal swabs with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pneumonia.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 19;27(2):317-318. Epub 2020 Jun 19.

Chair and Department of Infectious Diseases, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: Diagnostic procedure in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is based mainly on performing real-time-reverse transcription-polymerase chain-reaction (RT-PCR), which has been accepted as the gold standard method. In some cases, such as mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, variable viral load kinetics or laboratory errors, it can be false-negative.

Case Report: The case is presented of a 56-year-old man with respiratory tract symptoms, with twice negative results of real-time-reverse transcription-polymerase chain-reaction of nasopharyngeal swabs and positive chest computed tomography, with typical findings for COVID-19 pneumonia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/123543DOI Listing

Dysphagia as a symptom of anterior cervical hyperostosis - Case report.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 8;27(2):314-316. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Human Anatomy, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

Degenerative lesions with hyperostosis on the anterior surface of cervical spine are common in clinical practice. In addition to pain being an effect of spinal dysfunction, they sometimes cause difficulties in swallowing or speaking as well as breathing disorders. A 52-year-old farmer with 4-year history of gradually intensifying dysphagia was admitted to hospital due to inability to intake a solid food, significant weight loss, and because of the appearance of a new symptom - dysphonia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/106115DOI Listing

Health properties of Yerba Mate.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 3;27(2):310-313. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

Department of Medical Anthropology, Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: Yerba Mate, also called Paraguay tea, is obtained from the dried leaves (approximately 95%) and stems (about 5%) of the evergreen shrub-tree Ilex paraguariensis. Each year, the consumption of yerba mate becomes increasingly popular in North America and Europe. The fashion for Paraguay tea has also reached Poland. Read More

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Occurrence of adverse events in the activity of hospital wards in the opinions of doctors and nursing management staff.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 15;27(2):306-309. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

National Center for Quality Assessment in Health Care, Krakow, Poland.

Introduction: An adverse event is an incident induced while providing health care services or resulting from it, not related to the natural course of a given disease or health condition, which causes or is likely to cause negative consequences for the patient, including their death, a threat to life, the necessity of hospitalisation or its prolongation, permanent or considerable health detriment; or is a foetal disease, congenital defect or the result of foetal damage.

Objective: The aim of this analysis is to explore the problem of the occurrence of adverse events from the perspective of doctors and ward nurses who manage wards.

Material And Methods: The research on the occurrence of adverse events among doctors and nurses (the management staff) was conducted with the use of a postal survey. Read More

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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.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 9;27(2):301-305. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Clinical Oncology Clinic, Holy Cross Cancer Center Poland.

Introduction And Objectives: For years, the increase in cancer incidence and deaths has constituted a significant health and social problem. Variation in the burden in cancers in different regions of the world requires constant monitoring of the epidemiological situation in this regard. Assessing survival in cancer patients is a valuable source of information for patients and physicians alike, as well as for politicians who have a direct impact on the shaping of health policy and health systems. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/106042DOI Listing

Are students at Krakow universities turning to energy-boosting dietary supplements?

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 6;27(2):295-300. Epub 2019 Aug 6.

Department of Family Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland.

Introduction: Recent studies have revealed an increase in the consumption of dietary supplements including frequency of use of caffeine, which is addictive and potentially harmful in higher doses. Energy drinks include high doses of caffeine and are particularly targeted at young people.

Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the frequency of use of caffeine-containing energy products, associated factors and understanding the associated side- effects in university students. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/110712DOI Listing

Clinical and biochemical predictors of late-outcome in patients after ischemic stroke.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 8;27(2):290-294. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Neurology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

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 focus assessed with the use of Computed Tomography (CT). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/105927DOI Listing

Asbestosis hospitalizations in Poland (2006-2016): results from the National Hospital Discharge Registry.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 3;27(2):284-289. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

Faculty of Law and Administration, Kazimierz Pułaski University of Technology and Humanities in Radom, Poland.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/118898DOI Listing

Epilepsy in paediatric patients with schizencephaly.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 2;27(2):279-283. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

Department of Basic Biomedical Science, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.

Introduction: Schizencephaly is one of the rare congenital defects of the central nervous system (CNS), known as neuronal migration disorders. The etiology of schizencecephaly is unequivocal. Established etiologies include in-utero infections (cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus, HSV type I), toxic abuse (cocaine, alcohol), as well as drug use (warfarin). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/122796DOI Listing

An evaluation of the genetic conditioning of evoking pain.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 11;27(2):274-278. Epub 2020 May 11.

Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: Pain is an integral element of the pathogenic process and sometimes determines its course. Disorders in pain sensation, as well as its lack, the pain threshold, and variability in sensation of the same pain stimuli as more or less intensive by different persons, may be genetically conditioned. The aim of the study is to examine genes in pathogenesis of chronic pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/121068DOI Listing

Significant association of DRD2 and ANKK1 genes with rural heroin dependence and relapse in men.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 12;27(2):269-273. Epub 2020 May 12.

Independent Laboratory of Health Promotion of the Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland.

Introduction: Substance abuse significantly influences human health and may induce problems with social functioning worldwide. Numerous genetic and environmental risk factors, as well as their interactions, accelerate the development of drug addiction. Etiologically, the dopaminergic mesocorticolimbic reward pathways are related to psychoactive substance addiction, and the reward properties of heroin are connected with changes in the mesolimbic dopaminergic system. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/119940DOI Listing

Psychological factors and genetic characteristics of rural cannabis users.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 15;27(2):260-268. Epub 2020 May 15.

Independent Laboratory of Health Promotion of the Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland.

Introduction: Marijuana is one of the most widely used psychoactive substance. There is evidence of genetic predisposition for addiction.

Objective: The aim of the study is to evaluate personality traits measured by the NEO Five-Factor Inventory and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, combined with analysis of Tag1B rs1079597 and Tag1D rs1800498 located in the DRD2 gene. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/119939DOI Listing

Medical and socio-demographic determinants of depressive disorders in diabetic patients.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 12;27(2):255-259. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: Diabetes is a civilisation disease creating a serious challenge for public health. In Poland, approximately 2 million people suffer from diabetes, of which about 25% are unaware of their illness. A considerable part of persons with diabetes experience complications related with the disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/118529DOI Listing

Estimation of reference intervals of insulin resistance (HOMA), insulin sensitivity (Matsuda), and insulin secretion sensitivity indices (ISSI-2) in Polish young people.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 18;27(2):248-254. Epub 2019 Jun 18.

Department of Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/109225DOI Listing

Effect of body weight on disability and chronic disease rates in the elderly in south-eastern Poland.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 30;27(2):240-247. Epub 2019 Apr 30.

Department of Medicine, University of Rzeszow, Rzeszow, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: The rapid aging of the human population is an increasing challenge to public health. Effective strategies are required to prevent disability and dependency of the elderly. 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. Read More

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Periodontal condition and periodontal risk assessment in adult patients with cystic fibrosis.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 11;27(2):235-239. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Paediatric Dentistry, University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland.

Introduction: The presence of chronic inflammation in the mouth, such as infectious disease of the periodontal tissues, may be the reservoir of microorganisms that are not usually present, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Objective: The purpose of the study was to create a profile of periodontal conditions and periodontal risk assessment in adult patients with cystic fibrosis.

Material And Methods: The study involved 22 patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) aged 29. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/106087DOI Listing

Nuclear Factor kappa B activation by Ag, Au nanoparticles, CdTe quantum dots or their binary mixtures in HepG2 cells.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 28;27(2):231-234. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

Centre for Radiobiology and Biological Dosimetry, Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Warsaw, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) signalling pathway plays a central role in the regulation of cellular response to stress. The aim of the study was to investigate the ability of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), CdTe quantum dots (CdTeQDs) or their binary mixtures to stimulate NF-κB binding in HepG2 cells. A dual luciferase reporter system was used to investigate NF-κB binding. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/120664DOI Listing

Dietary acrylamide exposure from traditional food products in Lesser Poland and associated risk assessment.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 20;27(2):225-230. Epub 2019 May 20.

Department of Nutrition Technology and Consumption, Malopolska Centre of Food Monitoring, Faculty of Food Technology, University of Agriculture, Krakow, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: Acrylamide (AA) is a carcinogenic and genotoxic food contaminant occurring in carbohydrate-rich foods produced at high cooking temperatures. The aim of the study was to determine the importance of AA exposure with respect to traditional food and to assess the associated risks.

Material And Methods: 165 food samples were collected from local markets in Lesser Poland. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/109063DOI Listing

The effect of fructan-enriched diet on bone turnover parameters in ovariectomized rats under calcium restriction.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 25;27(2):219-224. Epub 2019 Apr 25.

Department of Nutrition Technology and Consumption, Faculty of Food Technology, University of Agriculture, Krakow, Poland.

Introduction: Osteoporosis, the "quiet epidemic", is one of the most serious threats to public health. It is known that estrogen plays a significant role in the regulation of bone turnover, and its loss at menopause causes osteoporosis. Added to this, insufficient calcium intake accelerates bone mass loss, increasing the risk of fractures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/108658DOI Listing

Skin diseases affecting a population occupationally exposed to terrestrial fauna and flora in Brittany over a 15-year period.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 31;27(2):211-218. Epub 2020 Mar 31.

Centre Hospitalier Régional (CHU) Morvan, France.

Introduction And Objective: Brittany is the leading agricultural production region of France where many workers are exposed to the local flora and fauna. The aim of the study is to describe the different skin diseases found among the workers occupationally exposed to the terrestrial fauna and flora in Brittany, and to assess the possible over-representation of some work environments.

Material And Methods: This was a retrospective, descriptive study carried out between 1 October 2002 - 30 April 2017, based on the coding of files from a multi-disciplinary occupational dermatology clinic at the Brest University Hospital. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/119142DOI Listing

Factors related to musculoskeletal disorders in quality control palm workers at palm purchasing establishments in Sichon District, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 2;27(2):207-210. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/122254DOI Listing

Transformation of a large multi-speciality hospital into a dedicated COVID-19 centre during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 16;27(2):201-206. Epub 2020 Jun 16.

University of Humanities and Economics, Łódź, Poland.

Introduction: The article describes the process of converting a large multi-specialized hospital into one dedicated to COVID-19 patients, and present established standards of work organization in all the wards and training system of the medical and supporting staff. The several weeks pandemic of the COVID-19 disease has forced the healthcare systems of numerous countries to adjust their resources to the care of the growing number of COVID-19 patients. Managers were presented with the challenge of protecting the healthcare workers from transmission of the disease within medical institutions, and issues concerning the physical and psychological depletion of personnel. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/123801DOI Listing

Influence of pesticides on respiratory pathology - a literature review.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 8;27(2):194-200. Epub 2020 May 8.

Department of Pneumology, ' Iuliu Hatieganu' University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Introduction: Pesticides are widely employed in agriculture, and the food industry is forced to combat the pests and diseases they cause. Respiratory pathology is related to occupational exposure to pesticides. Impairment of pulmonary function was observed among people professionally exposed to pesticides. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/121899DOI Listing

The importance of nutritional factors and dietary management of Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 2;27(2):184-193. Epub 2019 Oct 2.

Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAN, Poland.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/112331DOI Listing

Coronaviruses fusion with the membrane and entry to the host cell.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 15;27(2):175-183. Epub 2020 May 15.

Center for Medical Research and Technology, John Paul II Hospital, Kraków, Poland.

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). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/122079DOI Listing

Preliminary information on prevention of infections caused by SARS-COV-2 virus in endoscopic laboratories.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 16;27(2):171-174. Epub 2020 May 16.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Rzeszów, Poland.

Introduction: On 11 March 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) as a global pandemic Currently, no vaccines are available and there is little evidence of the efficacy of potential therapeutic agents. Furthermore, there is presumably no pre-existing immunity in the population to the new coronavirus, and it is as-sumed that everyone in the population is susceptible.

Objective: The aim of the procedures described in the article is to minimize the risk of human-to-human transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 (Severe acute respiratory syndrome - coronavirus 2) virus during procedures carried out in endoscopic laboratories. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/122137DOI Listing

The implication of ocular manifestation of COVID-19 for medical staff and patients - systematic review.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Jun 5;27(2):165-170. Epub 2020 Jun 5.

Department of Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/122790DOI Listing

Rare case of Richter's syndrome localization in liver and thyroid of a patient with a chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) - Case report and literature.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 9;27(1):160-164. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Chair and Department of Haematooncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/106041DOI Listing

Adverse health outcomes among workers of wood pellet production facilities.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 22;27(1):154-159. Epub 2019 Dec 22.

Central Institute for Labour Protection / National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB), Warsaw, Poland.

Introduction: Workers of pellet production facilities (WPPF) are exposed to high concentrations of wood dust and microbial pollutants. Such stimulation may lead to numerous allergic and toxic reactions, infections, and other non-specific syndromes.

Objective: To check the influence of individual traits of workers and characteristic features / factors of their living and working environments on the probability of adverse outcomes' appearance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/115178DOI Listing

Mycobacterium caprae - the first case of the human infection in Poland.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 20;27(1):151-153. Epub 2019 May 20.

Department of Microbiology, National Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Research Institute (NTLD), Warsaw, Poland.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/108442DOI Listing

Potential sources of infection with selected zoonotic agents in the veterinary work environment - pilot studies.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 30;27(1):146-150. Epub 2019 Dec 30.

Department of Health Biohazards and Parasitology, Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: The problem of occupational biohazards is very important, especially in the field of agriculture and in human and veterinary medicine. The aim of the study was to determine the potential sources of infection in veterinary professionals with selected zoonotic agents, including: Toxoplasma gondii, Giardia duodenalis, Leptospira spp., Cryptosporidium spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/115363DOI Listing

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.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 23;27(1):139-145. Epub 2019 Sep 23.

Chair and Department of Epidemiology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

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 consumption of selected food products per person, and the percentage of obese and overweight people in the Polish provinces. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/112373DOI Listing

The role of emotional intelligence in attitudes towards elderly patients - Comparative study of medical students from rural and urban areas.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 23;27(1):134-138. Epub 2019 Jul 23.

Department of Didactics and Medical Simulation, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: Medical care in geriatrics has its own specificity, and in order to build a successful doctor-patient relationship it is important while studying medicine to learn some functioning aspects of this age group.

Objective: The aim of this study is to explore and describe the role of emotional intelligence in the attitudes of medical students towards elderly patients, taking into account their the place of residence. The place of residence has an impact on social relations and socialization, which could effect with disparities in behaviour towards elderly patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/110770DOI Listing

Selenium prevents lithium accumulation and does not disturb basic microelement homeostasis in liver and kidney of rats exposed to lithium.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 12;27(1):129-133. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Chair and Department of Medical Chemistry, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: Lithium has been used in medicine for almost seventy years. Besides beneficial effects, its therapy may cause serious side-effects, with kidney and liver being the organs most vulnerable to its harmful influence. Therefore, research on protective agents against lithium toxicity has been continuing for some time. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/105926DOI Listing

Metastatic and non-metastatic sentinel inguinofemoral lymph nodes in vulvar cancer show an increased lymphangiogenesis.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 26;27(1):123-128. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Gynecology and Oncology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/105925DOI Listing

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.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 17;27(1):113-122. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Deptartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick (NJ), USA.

Introduction And Objective: Using the concepts of Ulrich's theory of supportive design and Malkin's healing environment, an eye tracking experiment was designed in order to measure respondents' reactions while looking at visualisations of various interiors, with the aim of verifying whether certain parameters of an interior are related to emotional reactions in terms of positive stimulation, and the sense of security and comfort.

Material And Methods: 12 boards were designed, incorporating standard features of an interior, i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/106233DOI Listing

Is post-traumatic growth possible in the parents of former patients of neonatal intensive care units?

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 18;27(1):106-112. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of Applied Psychology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: The birth of a sick child, as well as the infant's subsequent hospitalization in an neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), is undoubtedly stressful for the parents of the infant. Most studies conducted in groups of parents of such children focus on the assessment of the negative changes in their functioning due to such stress. The authors were interested in positive changes in the psychological functioning of parents that may occur after traumatic experiences. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/105800DOI Listing

Factors determining health behaviours of the 50+ population with cardiovascular diseases.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 9;27(1):99-105. Epub 2020 Mar 9.

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Medical University, Łódź, Poland.

Introduction: The biggest threat to life are cardiovascular diseases which are a serious problem in Poland, Europe, and worldwide. Therefore, it has become important to have proper health behaviours which significantly eliminate the occurrence and development of cardiovascular diseases.

Objective: The main aim of this study is to present factors that determine health behaviours of the 50+ population with cardiovascular diseases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/118194DOI Listing

Anthropometric, body composition and behavioural predictors of bioelectrical impedance phase angle in Polish young adults - preliminary results.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 5;27(1):91-98. Epub 2020 Mar 5.

Department of Medical Informatics and Statistics with E-learning Laboratory, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/118153DOI Listing

Does place of residence affect patient satisfaction with hospital health care?

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 31;27(1):86-90. Epub 2020 Jan 31.

Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Ergonomics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Bialystok, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: Measuring the level of patient satisfaction is a useful tool in delivering quality care that is responsive to consumer preferences. Various socio-demographic factors might be considered as potential predictors of patient satisfaction. The aim of the study was to assess whether place of residence (rural/urban) affects patient satisfaction with hospital health care. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/116574DOI Listing

PDGF-BB homodimer serum level - a good indicator of the severity of alcoholic liver cirrhosis.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 25;27(1):80-85. Epub 2020 Jan 25.

Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: Liver cirrhosis is a chronic disease in which progressive fibrosis is noted. This process leads to changed architectonics of the liver parenchyma and the appearance of regenerative nodules, all of which are caused by pathological activation of the hepatic stellate cells. This process is enhanced on a molecular level by many cytokines, with platelet-derived growth factors (PDGFs) playing the key role. Read More

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Geographic variability of major non-traumatic lower limb amputations in diabetic and non-diabetic patients in Poland.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 11;27(1):76-79. Epub 2019 Dec 11.

University of Humanities and Economics, Łódź, Satellite Campus, Warsaw, Poland.

Introduction: High amputation of the lower limb not only causes immense physical disability but also the destruction of the patient's mental state, and helps to shorten life of patients with diabetes. The incidence of amputations in diabetic patients is 10 times higher in comparison to non-diabetic subjects (2.8% vs. Read More

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Nesfatin-1 prevents negative changes in bone in conditions of developing osteopenia.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 2;27(1):66-75. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

University of Life Sciences, Lublin, Poland.

Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the effect of nesfatin-1 on bone properties in female rats in the conditions of developing osteopenia induced by ovariectomy (OVX).

Material And Methods: The experiment was performed on 21 female Wistar rats assigned to 3 groups receiving intraperitoneally physiological saline (SHO, OVX-PhS) and nesfatin-1 in dose 2 μg/kg BW of (OVX-NES) once a day for 8 wks. At the end of the experiment, the rats were scanned using the DXA method to determine the body composition, tBMC, and tBMD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/105981DOI Listing

Awareness of smoking in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 8;27(1):61-65. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Medical University, Warsaw, Poland.

Introduction And Objectives: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is long life disease that results from an interaction between a polygenetic predisposition and environmental factors, including smoking. The aim of this study was to evaluate beliefs about and awareness of smoking among adolescents with IBD compared to healthy controls.

Material And Methods: Patients with IBD, Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), and healthy controls were asked to complete a questionnaire on demographic data and smoking status. Read More

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Fear of movement (kinesiophobia) - an underestimated problem in Polish patients at various stages of coronary artery disease.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 10;27(1):56-60. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

School of Health Sciences, Katowice, Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.

Introduction: The importance of the problem of reduced motor activity in the prophylaxis and treatment of many diseases has resulted in numerous adaptations of a diagnostic tool, both for the disease and for linguistic and cultural versions. This also applies to cardiovascular diseases. The significance of the problem, and encouraging results of several studies, have led to a wider use of this tool. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/106143DOI Listing

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.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 22;27(1):49-55. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Dietetics, Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland.

Introduction: There is a strong association between the occurrence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and low socio-economic status (SES). It is interesting to consider whether high dietary glycaemic load (GL) is also associated with low SES or demographic factors.

Objective: The aim of the study is to assess the relationship between dietary GL and demographic, socio-economic and lifestyle factors in a selected population of Polish adults in Lower Silesia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/105128DOI Listing

Background ionizing radiation and semen parameters of men with reproductive problems.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 2;27(1):43-48. Epub 2020 Mar 2.

Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/118155DOI Listing

Occurrence and impact of back pain on the quality of life of healthcare workers.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 30;27(1):36-42. Epub 2019 Dec 30.

Independent Laboratory of Family Physician Education, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland.

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). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/115180DOI Listing

Mercury accumulation in plants from contaminated arable lands in Eastern Slovakia.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 13;27(1):29-35. Epub 2020 Jan 13.

Department of Biology, Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences, University of Prešov, Slovak Republic.

Introduction And Objective: Contamination of soil by mercury poses several risks to human health through consumption of fruits and vegetables. In Slovakia, a high concentration of mercury is found in the soil of the Central Spiš region. The objective of the study is to measure the mercury concentrations in the parts of selected plant species and trees growing within 100 meters of a former ore processing facility. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/115282DOI Listing

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.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Mar 25;27(1):19-28. Epub 2019 Apr 25.

Department of Nutrition Technology and Consumption, Faculty of Food Technology, University of Agriculture, Kraków, Poland.

Introduction: Osteoporosis, a disease associated with ovarian hormone deficiency following menopause, is the most common cause of age-related bone loss. Although an optimal intake of Ca is vital - both bone accretion during growth and maintenance in adult life - a great percentage of the population consumes far below the recommended amounts of this mineral. On the other hand, there are evidences that fructans enhance not only Ca absorption, but bone calcium as well. Read More

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