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Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM

Agnieszka Pawlowska-Kamieniak, Agnieszka Mroczkowska-Juchkiewicz, Katarzyna Kominek, Paulina Krawiec, Beata Mełges, Elżbieta Pac-Kożuchowska
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Drinking alcohol by adolescents and children poses a risk of long-term psychological and sociological consequences, often leading to addiction in adulthood. A steady increase in the number of young people reaching for alcohol is worrying. The study analyzes the age and gender of the children, concentration of alcohol in the blood, depending on the origin of the youth (urban or rural). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was a retrospective analysis of 402 patients hospitalized due to alcohol intoxication in the Department of Paediatrics at Medical University in Lublin, Poland between 2004 - 2013...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Agata Wypych-Ślusarska, Elżbieta Czech, Joanna Kasznia-Kocot, Jerzy Słowiński, Ewa Niewiadomska, Michał Skrzypek, Jolanta Malinowska-Borowska
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Poverty and low level of education pose the biggest threats to public health. Moreover, they generate inequalities in public healthThe aim of the study was to check if there are any inequalities in health among teenagers living in Bytom, Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 2011 and 2012, an epidemiological cross-sectional study was conducted on 1,099 students from lower secondary schools from Bytom. The students completed a questionnaire which was based on an earlier Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study (HBSC)...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Agnieszka Pawłowicz, Teresa Bachanek, Magdalena Klijer, Renata Chałas
INTRODUCTION: Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammation which, if remains untreated, can lead to the loss of teeth and supporting structures. Evidence data support the relationship of periodontal disease with the development and course of diseases such as heart attack, stroke, hypertension, chronic renal diseases, rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to conduct an assessment of periodontal status and periodontal needs in people from the rural environment who were patients of selected specialist outpatient clinics at the Institute of Rural Health in Lublin, Poland...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Marzena Ślężyńska, Grzegorz Mięsok, Kamila Mięsok
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the research was to verify whether intellectually disabled people are responsive to motor stimulation, and whether the specific physical exercises, besides traditional rehabilitation and occupational therapy, would result in physical fitness enhancement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The research was carried out on 259 persons with moderate and significant intellectual disability, participants of occupational therapy workshops. They were divided into two groups: a control group that underwent traditional rehabilitation treatment and occupational therapy, and an experimental group that additionally performed feasible physical exercises for 10 months...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Anna Kęska, Grażyna Lutosławska, Jerzy Bertrandt, Małgorzata Sobczak
INTRODUCTION: Data concerning the relationship between body fat and BMD are equivocal since both positive and negative effects have been noted. Recently, the index of fat mass (IFM) representing subjects with different body fat and similar lean mass and index of lean mass (ILM) representing subjects with different lean body mass and similar body fat, have been used to evaluate body composition effect on BMD in middle-aged women. This study aimed at determination of ILM and IFM association with BMD in young men and women...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Ewa Barczykowska, Małgorzata Cyran, Aneta Zreda-Pikies, Małgorzata Kowalczyk, Robert Ślusarz, Andrzej Kurylak
INTRODUCTION: Burns constitute the most common and severe injuries suffered in childhood. OBJECTIVE: The study was aimed at providing a retrospective analysis of the etiology, location, extent and depth of burns, as well as treatment methods and length of hospital stay. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 508 cases of children treated due to a thermal injury between 1 January 2007 31 December 2011 was conducted at the Department of Paediatrics, Urology and Paediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital, L...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Edyta Gałęziowska, Jolanta Rzymowska, Nella Najda, Przemysław Kołodziej, Renata Domżał-Drzewicka, Marcin Rząca, Bożena Muraczyńska, Marianna Charzyńska-Gula, Zdzisława Szadowska-Szlachetka, Barbara Ślusarska, Edyta Guty
INTRODUCTION: During feeding, the tick sucks blood from the host along with the pathogens that are in the blood, simultaneously exchanging its own pathogens with the host. Humans can also be a host. It is important to understand the most typical circumstances in which people might become infected with<i> Borrelia burgdorferi</i>. This knowledge will help to prepare health education programmes aimed at the prevention of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the percentage of ticks infected with <i>Borrelia burgdorferi</i> sensu lato, depending on the circumstances of getting bitten...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Katarzyna Plagens-Rotman, Karolina Chmaj-Wierzchowska, Beata Pięta, Iwona Bojar
INTRODUCTION: A correct diet plays an important role in the prevention of malignant tumours. The risk of the disease may be reduced by introducing a number of changes to the daily diet. The most important changes concern the amount of fat in the diet, dietary fibre, antioxidants in the food and the reduction of substances having a significant impact on the development of malignant tumours. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to analyse the role of selected modifiable lifestyle factors affecting the development of ovarian cancer...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Katarzyna Wszołek, Ewa Żak, Joanna Żurawska, Jolanta Olszewska, Beata Pięta, Iwona Bojar
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to identify socio-economic factors that may influence the emotional changes which occur among new mothers in the first days postpartum. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A group of 541 women completed a questionnaire consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Statistical calculations were performed with the use of Statistica v.10 and Cytel Studio v...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Marek L Grabowski, Bożena Kosińska, Józef P Knap
Solec Spa is health resort in south-eastern Poland. Its unique balneorehabilitation significance worldwide is determined by chloride-iodine-sodium water with a high content of hydrogen sulphide. This water, classified as highly mineralized sodium-chloride (seltzer) sulphide, bromide, iodide, boron water, contains naturally approximately 0.9 g/l divalent sulphur compounds, which is the highest concentration noted among the mineral waters of the world. The effectiveness of the Solec waters is proven in: inflammatory and autoimmunological locomotor system diseases, degenerative joint disorders (osteoarthritis), post-traumatic and post-operative orthopedic diseases, skin diseases and allergic disorders...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Ewelina Dziwota, Marian Zdzisław Stepulak, Anna Włoszczak-Szubzda, Marcin Olajossy
INTRODUCTION: Schizophrenia to a considerably great degree impairs the social functioning of the persons affected in the spheres of interpersonal and occupational contacts, as well as self-care. It brings about serious cognitive, perceptual, motor and emotional deficits, inevitably leading to the social withdrawal of patients. This phenomenon may assume various forms, from the limitations in interpersonal relations, through narrowing these relations to only some circumstances, to the total cessation of social contacts...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Kamila Pasternak, Dominika Wróbel, Olga Nowacka, Ireneusz Pieszyński, Maria Bryszewska, Jolanta Kujawa
INTRODUCTION: Authors of numerous publications have proved the therapeutic effect of laser irradiation on biological material, but the mechanisms at cellular and subcellular level are not yet well understood. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of laser radiation emitted by the MLS M1 system (Multiwave Locked System) at two wavelengths (808 nm continuous and 905 nm pulsed) on the stability and fluidity of liposomes with a lipid composition similar to that of human erythrocyte membrane or made of phosphatidylocholine...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Ewa Wąsik-Szczepanek, Agnieszka Szymczyk, Małgorzata Kowal, Adam Nogalski, Marek Hus
INTRODUCTION: Despite significant recent advances in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), most cases of the disease are still incurable. Treatment with monoclonal antibodies, such as ofatumumab, is one of the new therapeutic options. OBJECTIVE: Retrospective analysis of the efficacy of ofatumumab in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) treated in the Haematooncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Department of the Medical University of Lublin, Poland, during 2011-2013...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Małgorzata Partyka, Renata Chałas, Izabella Dunin-Wilczyńska, Myroslava Drohomyretska, Maria Klatka
INTRODUCTION: Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is one of the main indications for growth hormone therapy. One characteristic of this disease is bone age delay in relation to the chronological age. Pituitary dysfunction negatively affects the growth and development of the jaws and teeth of the child. The secretion of endocrine glands regulates growth, development, and gender differentiation. It also controls the growth of bones and teeth, regulates metabolism of calcium and phosphate, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Teresa Bachanek, Barbara Hendzel, Ewa Wolańska, Volodymir Szybinsky, Roman Ogonovsky, Volodymir Hrynovets, Dariusz Samborski, Marta Nakonieczna-Rudnicka, Renata Chałas
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Recent epidemiological studies have shown an association between dental erosion occurrence and changes in lifestyle and dietary habits in both developed and developing countries, and now affects different regions of the world. Furthermore, in current literature, studies have shown that the prevalence of erosive tooth wear has increased particularly among the younger population. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and severity of erosive tooth wear among 18-year-old adolescents in the districts of Lviv (Ukraine) and Lublin (Poland)...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Elżbieta Sadurska, Agnieszka Zaucha-Prażmo, Agnieszka Brodzisz, Jerzy Kowalczyk, Iwona Beń-Skowronek
INTRODUCTION: Late cardiovascular complications are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in patients treated for common malignancies of childhood. Late cardiotoxicity include increased development of atherosclerosis and atherosclerosis - related diseases. An evaluation of the endothelium can be made based on the measurement of endothelium-derived blood vasoactive factors, such as cytokines and adhesion molecules. Their elevated serum levels may serve as sensitive indicators of early atherosclerotic lesions in high risk patients...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Ewa Zienkiewicz, Tadeusz Zienkiewicz, Sławomir Dziaduch
OBJECTIVE: To examine disparities in access to the public in Poland, in association of the resources of health care, socio-economic development of Provinces and their level of urbanization. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The Provinces were divided into four groups, using the quartile method, according to the urbanization and level of socio-economic development. The socio-economic development level was identified by the Human Development Index (HDI) for each Province. The urbanization level of each Province was determined by the Index of Urbanization (URBI)...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Ewa Sicińska, Marta Jeruszka-Bielak, Wojciech Roszkowski, Anna Brzozowska, Mirosław Jarosz, Monique M Raats
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Ensuring the adequate intake of micronutrients by populations is an important aspect of public health. This study aims to elucidate the process of setting nutrition recommendations and the development of subsequent policies associated with micronutrients in Poland by using the case study of folate. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was based on 13 interviews conducted between October 2010 - February 2011, and desk research comprising a review of the associated scientific literature and relevant documents, such as scientific opinions and reports of the meetings of scientific committees...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Aknur Amanbekovna Turgumbayeva, Gulbaram Omargazieva Ustenova, Balakyz Kymyzgalievna Yeskalieva, Bakyt Amanullovna Ramazanova, Kairolla Duysenbayevich Rahimov, Hajiakbar Aisa, Konrad T Juszkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: <i>Carthamus tinctorius L.</i> is commonly known as Safflower. <i>C. tinctorius</i> extracts and oil are important in drug development with numerous pharmacological activities in the world. This plant is cultivated mainly for its seed which is used as edible oil. For a long time, <i>C. tinctorius</i> has been used in traditional medicines as a purgative, analgesic, antipyretic and an antidote to poisoning. It is a useful plant in painful menstrual problems, post-partum haemorrhage and osteoporosis...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Aleksandra Małus, Beata Galińska-Skok, Beata Konarzewska, Agata Szulc
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The quality of a doctor-patient relationship plays a vital role in all fields of medicine. In the case of psychiatry, this role is special as it provides the foundation for the whole therapeutic process. The aim of this study was to investigate the patient's perspective on psychiatric visits: patient's attitudes towards the psychiatrist, patient's view of the patient-psychiatrist relationship, and the patient's needs and expectations from this relationship...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
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