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Relationship between overweight, obesity and sleep disorders in adolescents from selected cities of Upper Silesia, Poland.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 17;28(1):193-197. Epub 2020 Mar 17.

Chair and Department of Medicine and Environmental Epidemiology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.

Introduction: Overweight and obesity affect an increasing number of children and adolescents in Poland. This excessive body weight usually coexists with sleep disorders and other afflictions, which is worrisome.

Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of overweight, obesity, and sleep disorders among adolescents and demonstrate their relationships. Read More

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The prevalence and significance of anti-PM/Scl antibodies in systemic sclerosis.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 28;28(1):189-192. Epub 2020 Sep 28.

Department of Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Diseases, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: Anti-PM/Scl (a-PM/Scl) antibodies are found in different systemic autoimmune diseases such as polymyositis, dermatomyositis, systemic sclerosis (SSc) and overlap syndromes. According to literature, they are detected in approx. 2% of SSc patients, but their presence is more common in SSc with myositis overlap. Read More

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The predictive value of 'red flags' as milestones of psychomotor development of premature babies - preliminary study.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 11;28(1):183-188. Epub 2020 Sep 11.

Department of Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy and Balneotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: Premature babies are a special group at risk of persistent brain damage caused by diseases, the most serious of which are cerebral palsy(CP), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and mental retardation, among others. These conditions may occur concurrently, but appear more often as separate disease syndromes in the same group of at-risk children. Long-term observation of psychomotor development by an interdisciplinary medical team closely cooperating with parents is necessary. Read More

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The effect of smoking on back pain intensity in rehabilitated patients treated conservatively and surgically for discopathy.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 17;28(1):179-182. Epub 2020 Jun 17.

Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Medical University, Łódź, Poland.

Introduction: Back pain is now a very common phenomenon. It is caused by various pathologies in the area of the motor unit of the spine. These changes can cause pressure on the nerve structures within the spinal canal, resulting in various ailments. Read More

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Neurodevelopmental outcome and early rehabilitation of premature babies - is it needed in the first 2 years of life?

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 14;28(1):172-178. Epub 2020 May 14.

Department of Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the neurodevelopmental outcomes of extremely premature babies at the age of 2 years, and to determine whether rehabilitation was carried out during this period. An additional aim was to determine the relationship between the use of rehabilitation and the degree of prematurity, asphyxia, birth weight, and the result of brain ultrasound.

Material And Methods: The study included 87 premature babies born between 24-31 weeks of pregnancy. Read More

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Morphological and cytophysiological changes in selected lines of normal and cancer human cells under the influence of a radio-frequency electromagnetic field.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 17;28(1):163-171. Epub 2020 Mar 17.

ADR Technology, Poznań, Poland.

Introduction: Currently, mobile phones and Wi-Fi are the most commonly used forms of telecommunication. The popularity of mobile telecommunications has made it necessary to investigate the problem more comprehensively and cautiously assess the possible risks, because never before in history has such a substantial proportion of the population been exposed to microwaves at comparably high levels. Some studies indicate that the high frequency electromagnetic radiation emitted by mobile phone and Wi-Fi connections can have a negative effect on human health, and can cause cancer. Read More

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Altered squat movement pattern in patients with chronic low back pain.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 27;28(1):158-162. Epub 2020 Feb 27.

Department of Sports Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: Low back pain (LBP) is a problem which causes human suffering and entails costs for treatment. Chronic LBP is considered a civilization diseases in developed countries and one of the major public health problem worldwide. Squatting is a part of such daily activities as sitting down, standing up or lifting objects. Read More

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Demographic analysis of difficulties related to remote education in Poland from the perspective of adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 5;28(1):149-157. Epub 2021 Mar 5.

Department of Cardiology, Institute of Mother and Child, Warsaw, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all schools in Poland were closed and obliged to conduct lessons remotely. The aim of the study is to present the demographic analysis of difficulties with remote learning, as perceived by students during coronavirus pandemic in Poland.

Material And Methods: In April 2020, a nationwide online survey was conducted among adolescents aged 11-18 (N=2408). Read More

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Determinants of primary healthcare patients' dissatisfaction with the quality of provided medical services.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 19;28(1):142-148. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

Collegium Medicum, Institute of Health Sciences, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland.

Introduction: The quality of medical services and health care are complex problems with a number of various definitions, conceptual approaches, measurement tools and techniques. The most important influence on quality in primary health care has the (immaterial) human factor, the relationship between patient and doctor, medical personnel and the primary health care institution, and the skill to use new technologies to improve quality in health care.

Objective: The aim of the study is to discover the determinants of primary health care patients' dissatisfaction with the quality of medical services. Read More

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Lag effects of size-fractionated particulate matter pollution on outpatient visits for respiratory diseases in Lanzhou, China.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 21;28(1):131-141. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

School of Management, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China.

Introduction: A large body of evidence suggests that an increase in atmospheric particulate matter (PM) concentrations will lead to an increase in morbidity due to adverse health conditions, such as respiratory diseases (RESD). Lanzhou is located in northwest China, central Gansu Province. Due to limited research and data, the impact of PM on human health have not been systematically acknowledged. Read More

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Intestinal parasitic infections in a population of BaAka Pygmies inhabiting the Congo Basin in the Central African Republic.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 28;28(1):127-130. Epub 2020 Dec 28.

Medical University, Wrocław, Poland.

Introduction: Pygmy tribes inhabit tropical environment of Central Africa. After expulsion from their original habitat by the Bantu people, they settled in a local forest ecosystem where they live with very low sanitary standards. Their actual morbidity remains unknown. Read More

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Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine - safety profile of potential COVID-19 drugs from the rheumatologist's perspective.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 8;28(1):122-126. Epub 2020 Oct 8.

Department of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: The COVID-19 pandemic causes vital concerns due to the lack of proved, effective, and safe therapy. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine seem to be useful, but recently serious concerns regarding their adverse events have risen. The aim of the study was to broaden the general perspective of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine use in COVID-19 treatment, based on an analysis of their current safety profile among patients with rheumatic diseases. Read More

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Phenomenon of fatigue among professional drivers in Poland.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 27;28(1):114-121. Epub 2020 May 27.

Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: Given the specificity of the occupation of professional drivers, fatigue is a very serious problem. Tired drivers can pose a huge threat to themselves and to other users of public roads. The effects of fatigue can lead to loss of drivers' and other users' health or life. Read More

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An analysis of anxiety and selected aspects of personality in women with ischemic heart disease according to P.T. Costa and R. R. McCrae theory - The role of psychosocial factors in ischemic heart disease.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 20;28(1):107-113. Epub 2020 Mar 20.

Department of Cardiology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: Risk factors for ischemic heart disease (IHD) are very numerous and not fully defined. In addition to classic risk factors, different factors are also distinguished, among them psychological aspects chich have rarely been subject to detailed analyses.

Objective: The aim of study was an analysis of the anxiety structure, including the five factors of personality: neuroticism (NEU), extraversion (EXT), openness (OPE), agreeableness (AGR) and conscientiousness (CON), in women with IHD. Read More

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New insights into the socio-economic aspects of multiple sclerosis in a cohort of Polish patients.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 24;28(1):99-106. Epub 2020 Feb 24.

Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Ergonomy, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) affects the socio-economic aspects of patients' lives and poses new challenges. The objectives of the study were: 1) to determine selected socio-economic aspects of MS in Poland in relation to the disease type and patients' place of residence, and 2) to evaluate the profile of patients via the MS Society (MSS) and the occupational consequences of informing an employer about the diagnosis.

Material And Methods: A retrospective, observational study was undertaken to assess a cohort of 375 Polish MS patients. Read More

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Translation and psychometric testing of the Polish version of the Neonatal Extent of Work Rationing Instrument (NEWRI).

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 4;28(1):94-98. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University, Wrocław, Poland.

Objective: The aim of the study was to perform translation and cultural adaptation, as well as to assess the validity and reliability of the Polish version of the Neonatal Extent of Work Rationing Instrument (NEWRI) questionnaire for evaluating care rationing in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in Poland.

Material And Methods: Participants were prospectively recruited at the University Clinical Hospital in Wroclaw, Poland, and the study conducted from January 2018 - June 2018. The adaptation process involved translation of survey items following the guidelines for cross-cultural translation and evaluation of psychometric properties, as well as an assessment of construct validity, reliability, and internal consistency of the NEWRI using Cronbach's alpha. Read More

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Modification of exhaled air nitric oxide in patients with asthma - cortisone monotherapy or dual inhalation therapy?

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 8;28(1):89-93. Epub 2020 Dec 8.

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

Introduction: Asthma, a chronic lung disease, is a major health challenge worldwide with increased addressability to health services. There are different asthma phenotypes, which have different evolution and can be specifically tracked. The measurement of fractional expired nitric oxide (FeNo) with different devices reflects the eosinophilic inflammation of the airways, and can be used to evaluate the allergic phenotype and predict the treatment responses. Read More

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Hypolipaemic nutraceutics: red yeast rice and Armolipid, berberine and bergamot.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 2;28(1):81-88. Epub 2020 Dec 2.

Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: Increased serum cholesterol levels constitute one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Statins are a major method for reducing the levels which also lower the risk of cardiovascular events. However, these valuable drugs cannot be used in all patients who need them due to contraindications and intolerance. Read More

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Effect of cereal products supplementation with american blueberries, cranberries and cinnamon on the formation of type A and B trichothecenes group.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 5;28(1):72-80. Epub 2020 Mar 5.

Malopolska Centre of Food Monitoring, Faculty of Food Technology, University of Agriculture, Krakow, Poland.

Introduction: Mycotoxins - secondary mould metabolites with undesirable effects for humans - are common in the environment. These toxins are mainly produced by fungi of the genera Penicilium, Aspergillus and Fusarium.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the applicability of various sources of antioxidants (blueberries lyophilisate, cranberries lyophilisate and cinnamon powder), at 5 different concentrations (3%, 5%, 10%, 20%, 30%), to inhibit the formation of mycotoxins during the storage of cereal products. Read More

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Microbial contamination of money sorting facilities.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 27;28(1):61-71. Epub 2021 Jan 27.

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

Introduction: Money is the most common item with which we have daily contact. Circulated banknotes and coins can become microbiologically contaminated and act as both a source and a means of spreading such pollutants.

Material And Methods: The study was carried out in three money sorting facilities in Poland. Read More

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Faecal Microbiota Transfer - a new concept for treating cytomegalovirus colitis in children with ulcerative colitis.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 19;28(1):56-60. Epub 2020 Mar 19.

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

Introduction: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is reactivated by the use of immunosuppressive drugs. CMV infection may produce IBD flares refractory to standard therapy.

Objective: The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy and safety of faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for the treatment of CMV colitis in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) flare. Read More

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First metagenomic report of and in Poland - a preliminary study.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 5;28(1):49-55. Epub 2020 Mar 5.

Department of Infectious Diseases and Neuroinfections, Medical University of Bialystok, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: () and () are the most common ticks in Poland. These ticks contain many bacteria, which compose a microbiome with potential impact on humans. The aim of the study was to discover the microbiome of ticks in Poland. Read More

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Comparison of deoxynivalenol and zearaleone concentration in conventional and organic cereal products in western Poland.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 6;28(1):44-48. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

Faculty of Physical Culture in Gorzów Wlkp. University of Physical Education, Poznan, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: Deoxynivalenol (DON, vomitoxin) and Zearalenone (ZEA) are mycotoxin contaminants of cereals and cereal products that pose a significant threat to food safety. The aim of the study was to investigate the occurrence of DON and ZEA in different organic and conventional unprocessed cereals and cereal products that are available on the Polish agricultural fields and market. A total of 78 unprocessed cereal and cereal product samples of organic and conventional production were sampled from agricultural fields situated in western Poland and from available on the Polish market packaged comercial products produced by different domestic manufacturers. Read More

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COVID 19 - Possible interrelations with respiratory comorbidities caused by occupational exposure to various hazardous bioaerosols. Part II. Clinical course, diagnostics, treatment and prevention.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 16;28(1):27-43. Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Department of Biological Health Hazards and Parasitology, Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: The course of COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 may be aggravated by bioaerosols containing other viruses, bacteria, and fungi, occurring mainly in the occupational environment. Hence, the diagnostics and treatment of COVID-19 should address such a possibility in the anamnesis, treatment and final recommendations for avoiding of adverse exposure.

Abbreviated Description Of The State Of Knowledge: As SARS-CoV-2 attacks primarily the respiratory system and the severe manifestation of COVID-19 is interstitial pneumonia, diagnostics should include the following clinical and laboratory examinations: chest X-ray; high resolution computed tomography (HRCT); pulmonary function tests; arterial-blood gas test; genetic tests for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, in the future with the use of highly specific and sensitive nano-based biosensors; tests for the presence of specific immunity against the antigens of microorganisms causing other infectious or allergic pulmonary diseases (in the case of anamnestic indications). Read More

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Hiatal hernia as a rare cause of cardiac complications - case based review of the literature.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 8;28(1):20-26. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Department of Cardiology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: Hiatal hernia (HH) is a condition which refers to the protrusion of an intraabdominal organ in the thorax cavity throughan oesophageal hiatus of the diaphragm. Sliding HH is usually associated with non-specific symptoms, including heartburn, regurgitation or epigastric pain. Importantly, true paraesophageal hernia may lead to cardiac compression. Read More

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Cancer prevention - review paper.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 12;28(1):11-19. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

State School of Technology and Economics, Jarosław, Poland.

Introduction: Every year there is an increase in the number of cases and deaths due to the majority of cancers. Currently, these diseases constitute the second cause of death in Poland and the USA. The number of cases of malignant neoplasms in Poland has more than doubled over the last three decades. Read More

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Chromium (III) and chromium (VI) as important players in the induction of genotoxicity - current view.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Mar 10;28(1):1-10. Epub 2020 Mar 10.

Medical University, Wrocław, Poland.

Introduction: Genotoxicity of chemical compounds is primarily associated with the interaction with DNA, formation of mutations, damage to chromosomes and initiating carcinogenesis processes. Currently, many compounds found in the environment are considered to be genotoxic agents, among them chromium: trivalent (III) and hexavalent (VI). The genotoxicity of hexavalent (VI) chromium has been proven in numerous epidemiological, in vitro and in vivo studies. Read More

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Postnatal inversion of the uterus - management in specific cases.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Dec 1;27(4):717-720. Epub 2020 Dec 1.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Gynaecological Oncology, Regional Hospital, Kalisz, Poland.

Inversion of the uterus is defined as the turning inside out of the fundus into the uterine cavity. According to the literature, uterine inversion occurs in 1/20,000 or even 1/1,584 deliveries. Mortality rates following acute uterine inversion were reported by some authors to have been as high as 80%. Read More

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December 2020

Use of microarrays and MLPA for integrating diagnostics and personalizing treatment - Case report of a patient with Ph-like acute B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Dec 13;27(4):713-716. Epub 2020 Jan 13.

Department of Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Transplantology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL) is the most common childhood cancer. A special subtype of high risk BCP-ALL is Philadelphia-like ALL (Ph-like ALL), in which the gene expression profile is similar to BCR-ABL1-positive leukemia; however, fusion of the mentioned genes does not occur. The unfavourable clinical course and incidence of 15% of cases means that the diagnosis and therapeutic strategy of Ph-like ALL must be carefully developed and implemented into clinical practice. Read More

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December 2020

Changes of cytotoxicity of Ti-6Al-4V alloy made by DMLS technology as effect of the shot peening.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2020 Dec 22;27(4):706-712. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Economics and Innovation, Lublin, Poland.

Objective: The aim the study was to investigate the impact of the shot peening process on the condition of the surface layer and biological properties of titanium alloy produced by means of the Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) method.

Material And Methods: Specimens were prepared by the EOSINT M280 metal sintering laser system. The surfaces were subjected to the shot peening process using three different media, i. Read More

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December 2020