2,034 results match your criteria Annals Of Agricultural And Environmental Medicine[Journal]


Clinical course and neurological sequels after tick-borne encephalitis in children - case report.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 19;29(1):162-167. Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Collegium Medicum, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland.

Introduction: Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a neurotropic, tick-transmitted infection. Clinical presentation ranges from mild aseptic meningitis to severe encephalitis, and may result in long-term neurological sequels.

Objective: The aim of the study is to present the clinical features of TBE in children, and the laboratory findings, in order to identify neurological sequels and the risk of cognitive deficits in long-term TBE infections. Read More

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Susac syndrome as a multidisciplinary diagnostic challenge.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 26;29(1):157-161. Epub 2021 May 26.

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

Introduction: Susac syndrome (SuS) is a disease manifested as the clinical triad of encephalopathy, branch retinal artery occlusion, and loss of sensory neural hearing.

Case Report: The case is presented of a 28-year-old patient hospitalized due to visual impairment of the left eye, and whose hearing and neuropsychiatric disorders had appeared two years earlier. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated lesions located in the white matter and along the corpus callosum. Read More

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Metatypical basal cell carcinoma: from the primary tumour to a generalized metastatic process - description of diagnostics and combination therapy of an extremely rare skin cancer.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 9;29(1):152-156. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Independent Medical Biology Unit, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. The hallmarks of this carcinoma are the absence of distant metastases and local malignancy. Metatypical basal cell carcinoma (MTBBC) is rare variant that it is considered to be a more aggressive form, with a higher potential for metastases and recurrence. Read More

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First report of spp. subtypes in ZOO animals in Slovakia, Central Europe.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 27;29(1):149-151. Epub 2022 Jan 27.

University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Košice, Slovak Republic.

spp. has been reported in wildlife, domestic animals and animals housed in ZOO. To-date, 17 genetically diverse lines have been reported in mammals and birds (designated ST) based on differences in the SSU rRNA. Read More

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Assessment of hospitalizations of patients after intoxication with organophosphates used in agriculture.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 11;29(1):143-148. Epub 2022 Feb 11.

Clinical Department of Toxicology and Cardiology, Stefan Wyszyński Regional Specialist Hospital, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: Clinical manifestation of organophosphates toxicity may be differentiate and include cholinergic toxidrome, intermediate syndrome, OP-induced delayed polyneuropathy to chronic OP-induced neuropsychiatric disorder (OPIDN). Patients symptoms, along with decrease in cholinesterase serum level, determines the possible diagnosis of organophosphate poisoning.

Objective: The aim of the study was to present the clinical manifestation and cholinesterase level changes in intoxication with organophosphorus compounds in patients. Read More

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The influence of lithium and/or selenium on plasma amino acids profile in rats.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 9;29(1):136-142. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Department of Virology with SARS Laboratory, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

Introduction: Selenium belongs to essential microelements and is used in agriculture. Lithium is used in medicine and the possibility of its exposure by environmental pollution has been reported. Both elements have been found to be connected with amino acids metabolism. Read More

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Level of physical activity of students in Poland, Portugal and Belarus.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 29;29(1):126-135. Epub 2021 Sep 29.

University of Technology, Białystok Poland.

Introduction And Objective: The WHO term 'physical activity' refers to all body movements produced by skeletal muscles which require energy expenditure. The ways to be active include daily activities, exertion in the performance of work, or active recreation. The objective of the study is to compare physical activity of the students of Bialystok University of Technology, Higher School of Physical Education and Tourism in Biaystok (Poland), University of Beira Interior in Covilha (Portugal) and Janka Kupala Grodno State University in Grodno (Belarus). Read More

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The cross-sectional survey on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and it predictors among Chinese parents of 3-17 years aged children in Shenzhen City.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 8;29(1):120-125. Epub 2022 Feb 8.

School of Nursing, Health Science Centre, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

Introduction And Objective: Vaccinations programs on 3-17 years aged children in China have been launched in some cities since July 2021; and comparative evaluations are important to push the programs forward. Therefore, this study is conducted to explore the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and it predictors among Chinese parents of 3-17 years aged children; and their willingness to vaccinate their child/children.

Material And Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted based on the online survey; and 3484 participants were recruited in health centers of Shenzhen, China. Read More

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Diagnostic value of chest CT scanning for determination of Covid-19 severity in individual lung lobes.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 28;29(1):115-119. Epub 2021 Dec 28.

University Hospital No 1, Lublin, Polan.

Introduction And Objective: CT examination is an important diagnostic tool in assessment of the severity of the infection and course of the disease. The aim of the study was to evaluate the degree and frequency of involvement of individual lung lobes and the population Lobe Involvement Coefficient (pLIC) value in the investigated population.

Material And Methods: The analyzed material comprised 124 patients aged 18-92 years. Read More

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Bleeding during pregnancy as a reason for interventions by emergency medical services teams in Poland.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 28;29(1):110-114. Epub 2021 May 28.

Medical University, Warsaw, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is associated with risks to the health and life of the woman and/or the foetus. Moreover, it is usually unanticipated, which requires on-site care to be provided to the woman. Such care is handled by emergency medical services (EMS) teams until specialist obstetric care can be provided. Read More

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Efficacy of ixazomib-lenalidomide-dexamethasone in high-molecular-risk relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma - case series and literature review.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 15;29(1):103-109. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

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

Introduction And Objective: Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable condition with variable clinical course. The study included a group of patients with especially poor-prognosis, individuals with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) and specific cytogenetic disorders. Among the currently used therapies the ixazomib-lenalidomid-dexamethasone (IRd) is considered as a candidate to improve outcomes. Read More

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Results of a long-term uniform system of neurorehabilitation in patients with incomplete thoracic spinal cord injury.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 15;29(1):94-102. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University, Wrocław, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: The results of kinesiotherapy treatment in patients after incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI) are inconclusive, mostly due to different, subjective evaluation methods. The study aims to evaluate the range of functional regeneration in long-term 13 months follow-up using comparative neurophysiological tests after uniform kinesiotherapy in patients with thoracic iSCI.

Material And Methods: Comparative tests were performed of sensory perception in dermatomes Th1-S1, electromyography (at rest-rEMG and during maximal contraction-mcEMG) in the muscles of the trunk and lower extremities, electroneurography (ENG) of the motor fibres of the lower extremities, and motor-evoked potential induced transcranially (MEP) before and after treatment in 25 iSCI patients. Read More

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Physical activity of women over 60 - methodology of activity measurement.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 23;29(1):86-93. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

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

Introduction: Physical activity has a positive effect on health. The level of physical activity changes with age. Elderly people often reduce their physical activity, among other things, due to deteriorating health or the belief that it is inappropriate to indulge in sports or be physically active at old agge. Read More

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Adjustment in women treated for rheumatoid arthritis.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 5;29(1):80-85. Epub 2021 Mar 5.

School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland.

Introduction: The favourable or unfavourable process of a patient's adaptation to a challenging medical condition may indicate that certain adjustment reactions, which can be either constructive or undesirable, tend to prevail.

Objective: The aim of the study was to examine the adjustment reactions of patients, and to define the correlation between the reactions and socio-demographic factors, health self-assessment, satisfaction with medical care, duration of treatment, and limitations in women treated for rheumatoid arthritis.

Material And Methods: The study was conducted at the Department of Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Diseases and the Specialist Outpatient Clinic of the Independent Public Teaching Hospital No. Read More

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Level of contamination with deoxynivalenol, zearalenone and fumonisins in cereal products - assessment of consumer exposure.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 16;29(1):72-79. Epub 2021 Dec 16.

Faculty of Food Technology, Małopolska Centre for Food Monitoring, University of Agriculture, Kraków, Poland.

Objective: The main aim of this study was to determine the content of mycotoxins, such as: deoxynivalenol (DON), zearalenone (ZEA) and fumonisins (FUM) in cereal products, and such products intended for infants. The secondary objective was to assess consumer exposure to the DON, ZEA and FUM occurring in cereal products, including those intended for infants and young children.

Material And Methods: The study included cereals and cereal products such as flours, grits, pastas, products of the bakery industry, snacks and cereal products intended for infants and young children, available in retail outlets in the Małopolska Province of Poland. Read More

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Could the Optiplex assay replace the traditional, two-step method of diagnosing Lyme disease?

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 16;29(1):63-71. Epub 2022 Mar 16.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: Serological assays for Lyme disease (LD) routinely performed in laboratories often give inconclusive results, thereby making correct diagnosis difficult and delaying treatment. The aim of the study was to assess the usefulness of a commercial Optiplex (OB) assay in the serological diagnostics of LD. Based on the results obtained in a previous study on the seroreactivity of the sera of patients with LD to spp. Read More

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Exposure to dust, endotoxins and microbes in Finnish vegetable greenhouses.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 2;29(1):56-62. Epub 2022 Mar 2.

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland.

Introduction And Objective: In Finland and other northern countries, vegetable greenhouse workers are exposed to airborne dust and microbes all year round. The aim of the study was to assess respiratory exposure to dust, endotoxins and microbes, and to identify the risk phases of respiratory and skin exposure to promote safe working methods.

Material And Methods: Work in greenhouses was observed and recorded in a structured form. Read More

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Serosurvey of anti- antibodies and associated risk factors in domestic dogs and cats owners in Karaj, Alborz Province of Iran.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 23;29(1):50-55. Epub 2022 Feb 23.

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

Introduction And Objective: Toxocariasis is a zoonotic parasitic infection with important public health considerations. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of anti- species antibodies and associated risk factors in domestic dogs and cats referred by their owners to veterinary clinics located in Karaj, Alborz Province, Iran.

Material And Methods: A cross-sectional study involving 540 owners of dogs and cats was conducted between July - December 2020. Read More

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Serological survey of lyssaviruses in synanthropic bats and human exposure to bats in Slovakia.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 21;29(1):44-49. Epub 2022 Feb 21.

University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Slovak Republic.

Introduction: Bats are considered natural reservoirs for lyssaviruses. A total of 17 out of 19 known lyssaviruses circulate in bat populations. Lyssaviruses cause rabies in animals and humans. Read More

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Bioaerosol exposure by farm type in Korea.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 4;29(1):38-43. Epub 2022 Jan 4.

Institute of Occupation Environment, Korean Workers' Compensation and Welfare Service, Republic of Korea (South).

Introduction And Objective: Bioaerosols exist in almost every environment and are known to be risk factors for a variety of diseases. Agricultural work involves high exposure to bioaerosols and its workplace concentrations affect the surrounding areas. The study evaluates bioaerosol concentrations in agricultural workplaces and residential areas according to farm type. Read More

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Mycobiota of berry fruits - levels of filamentous fungi and mycotoxins, composition of fungi, and analysis of potential health risk for consumers.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 21;29(1):28-37. Epub 2022 Mar 21.

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

Introduction And Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the presence, concentration and generic composition of filamentous fungi. Selected mycotoxins were also determined: total aflatoxins and deoxynivalenol.

Material And Methods: In 2017-2018, 40 samples of strawberry fruits and 40 samples of red raspberry fruits were collected. Read More

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The Mycobacterium avium complex - an underestimated threat to humans and animals.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 25;29(1):22-27. Epub 2021 May 25.

Department of Food Hygiene and Public Health Protection, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: The complex (MAC) is a group of acid-resistant bacteria within the Mycobacteriaceae. Their cell walls have a specific structure impervious to many disinfectants. Mycobacteria are widespread in the environment and can also be found in food. Read More

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Tularaemia - a diagnostic challenge.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 20;29(1):12-21. Epub 2021 Aug 20.

Department of Bacteriology and Biocontamination Control, National Institute of Public Health NIH - National Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: Tularaemia is an infrequently occurring disease in Poland. It has therefore rarely been taken into account in the differential diagnosis of skin lesions, lymphadenitis, or soft tissue abscesses. This fact, accompanied by non-specific initial presentation, may lead to a delay in diagnosis and a more severe course of the disease. Read More

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Lessons learned from 2001-2021 - from the bioterrorism to the pandemic era.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2022 Mar 17;29(1):1-11. Epub 2022 Feb 17.

Biological Threats Identification and Countermeasurs Centre of the Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Puławy, Poland.

Introduction And Objective: The aim of the study was to analyze available literature on the development of biological warfare and combating the SARS CoV-2 pandemic. Against the background of contemporary threats from biological factors, the strengths and weaknesses of response in the event of a bioterrorist attack during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have been identified. The scope and importance of international cooperation in the fight against the pandemic is assessed. Read More

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RAEB II type of myelodysplastic syndrome associated with axillary abscesses - Case Report.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Dec 20;28(4):733-736. Epub 2021 Sep 20.

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

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are clonal haematopoetic stem cells disorders, characterized by bone marrow dysplasia, ineffecitive haematopoesis and cytopenias. Due to neutropenia, infections are common. A case is presented of a patient with high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) complicated by hidradenitis suppurativa that developed in both axillae. Read More

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December 2021

Acute liver injury in the course of COVID-19.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Dec 21;28(4):729-732. Epub 2021 Sep 21.

Chair and Department of Pneumonology, Oncology and Allergology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

Although coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) most often affects the respiratory system, in the course of this disease, dysfunction of many other organs may also develop. The case is presented of a female patient, treated for a long time due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, complicated by chronic complete respiratory failure, and who was undergoing non-invasive mechanical ventilation at home. She was admitted to the Pneumonology Department due to exacerbation of the symptoms of her underlying disease. Read More

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December 2021

Citrobacter freundii and Acinetobacter baumanii infection in a patient with neoplastic lung disease - Case report.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Dec 20;28(4):724-728. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Department of Epidemiology and Clinical Research Methodology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

An 85-year-old male with a tumour in his right lung was admitted to Internal Diseases Ward to continue treatment after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. An empiric antibiotic therapy with amoxycillin was introduced due to increased inflammation markers. Blood and sputum were collected. Read More

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December 2021

Challenges in keratitis - treatment efficacy of a sight-threatening disease in a severe case without identified risk factors requiring diagnostic verification.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Dec 5;28(4):719-723. Epub 2021 Jul 5.

First Department of Ophthalmology, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland.

keratitis (AK), the vision-threatening disease caused by the amphizoic, potentially parasitic amoebae is growing threat for public health in Poland and worldwide. The report presents the case of 70-year-old man with severe keratitis admitted to an Ophthalmology Clinic. Before admission, the patient had been treated for 6 months with antibacterial and antifungal drugs in other units, without improvement in the eye condition. Read More

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December 2021

Disruptions within gut microbiota composition induced by improper antibiotics therapy as a probable trigger factor for development of depression - Case Reports.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Dec 22;28(4):713-718. Epub 2021 Jan 22.

Ist Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Early Intervention, Medical University, Lublin, Poland.

A growing body of evidence confirms that immune activation and low-grade inflammation could be defined as risks factors for the development and progression of mood episodes. A suggested mechanism leading to immune-inflammatory imbalance is the change in gut microbiota composition provoked by intestinal permeability. Three cases of patients with first episode of depression: a 30-year-old man and two 41 and 46-year-old women are presented in the study. Read More

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December 2021

Cutaneous larva migrans imported from a tropical trip - Case report and literature review.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Dec 30;28(4):709-712. Epub 2020 Dec 30.

Department of Medical Biology and Biochemistry, L. Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Introduction: Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is a zoonotic disease caused by hookworms characteristic of tropical and subtropical regions. In Poland, new cases appear every year in patients who have travelled to tropical areas. Most of the cases are initially under-diagnosed, which results in a delay in starting proper treatment. Read More

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December 2021