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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378976/application-of-erps-neuromarkers-for-assessment-and-treatment-of-a-patient-with-chronic-crossed-aphasia-after-severe-tbi-and-long-term-coma-case-report
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Marzena Chantsoulis, Paweł Półrola, Jolanta Góral-Półrola, Anna Hajdukiewicz, Jan Supiński, Juri D Kropotov, Maria Pachalska
 Objective. The study aimed to evaluate the application of ERPs neuromarkers for the assessment and treatment of a patient with chronic crossed aphasia after severe TBI and a long-term coma. CASE REPORT: An ambidextrous female patient, aged 29, suffered from posttraumatic chronic crossed aphasia, severe TBI and a prolonged coma after a car accident. The patient took part in two differentiated rehabilitation programmes of neurotherapy included 20 sessions of relative beta training and 20 sessions of rTMS; both programmes were combined with behavioural training...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378973/tawny-owl-strix-aluco-as-a-potential-transmitter-of-enterobacteriaceae-epidemiologically-relevant-for-forest-service-workers-nature-protection-service-and-ornithologists
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Grzegorz Grzywaczewski, Danuta Kowalczyk-Pecka, Szymon Cios, Wiktor Bojar, Andrzej Jankuszew, Hubert Bojar, Marcin Kolejko
Established taxa within the Enterobacteriaceae wereisolated from cloacal swabs of Strix aluco chicks in nest boxes located at five research sites. ChromID ESBL medium (bioMerieux) was used to select a pool of Enterobacteriaceae strains producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases. Drug sensitivity of the chosen strains was determined from the full pool of Enterobacteriaceae to 6 chemotherapeutics of different mechanisms of action. The study evaluated the sensitivity of ESBL-synthesizing isolates to substances belonging to penicillins, cephalosporins, cephamycins, clavams, carbapenems and monobactams...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378972/quantifying-the-risk-of-zoonotic-geohelminth-infections-for-rural-household-inhabitants-in-central-poland
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Jakub Gawor, Anna Borecka
The objective of this study was to evaluate the risk of soil transmitted zoonotic helminth infections for families with young children, inhabitants of villages in the Mazowieckie Province of Central Poland. Epidemiological survey was conducted at 33 randomly selected households with 2-3 children present. Examination of soil samples from yards surrounding the houses for the presence of geohelminth eggs was conducted, the households were inspected, and family members interviewed using a designed questionnaire...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378971/environmental-variation-in-the-prevalence-of-hypertension-in-children-and-adolescents-is-blood-pressure-higher-in-children-and-adolescents-living-in-rural-areas
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Małgorzata Krzywinska-Wiewiorowska, Barbara Stawińska-Witoszyńska, Alicja Krzyżaniak, Maria Kaczmarek, Aldona Siwinska
INTRODUCTION: Despite considerable progress in diagnostic methods and treatment options, cardiovascular diseases constitute a serious health issue in Poland, and hypertension is considered one of the main risk factors in the incidence of the diseases. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to assess the values of arterial blood pressure among adolescents in the context of urban and rural environments. MATERIALS AND METHOD: The study was carried out on a representative, randomly selected group of youths aged 10-18 years, participating in the ADOPOLNOR project...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378970/immunohistochemical-evaluation-of-the-influence-of-l-arginine-on-biomarkers-of-environmental-cellular-stress-in-the-kidneys-of-pregnant-female-rats
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Agnieszka Pedrycz, Piotr Siermontowski
INTRODUCTION: Kidney damage during pregnancy constitutes a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. However, it is not entirely known whether a kidney condition recognised before the pregnancy releases an organism's response to pregnancy, or whether pregnancy itself worsens kidney function. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was immunohistochemical evaluation of cells of kidneys of pregnant rats under the influence of nitric oxide (NO), with measurement of the immunoexpression of cellular stress markers (p-53, HSP 70)...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378968/patient-aggression-towards-different-professional-groups-of-healthcare-workers
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Krystyna Kowalczuk, Elżbieta Krajewska-Kułak
INTRODUCTION: Patient aggression affects healthcare quality and, in extreme situations, may even lead to medical malpractice. Little is known, however, about the specific distribution of health care professionals' exposure to patient aggression in various countries. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the exposure of various professional groups of healthcare personnel to patient aggression, and to identify potential determinants (medical profession, age, gender, professional experience and employment at outpatient/inpatient healthcare units) of this exposure...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378967/effect-of-electromagnetic-waves-on-human-reproduction
#7
REVIEW
Artur Wdowiak, Paweł A Mazurek, Anita Wdowiak, Iwona Bojar
Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitting from the natural environment, as well as from the use of industrial and everyday appliances, constantly influence the human body. The effect of this type of energy on living tissues may exert various effects on their functioning, although the mechanisms conditioning this phenomenon have not been fully explained. It may be expected that the interactions between electromagnetic radiation and the living organism would depend on the amount and parameters of the transmitted energy and type of tissue exposed...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378966/results-of-screening-in-lublin-province-poland-for-colorectal-cancer-and-neoplastic-polyps-the-role-of-environmental-factors
#8
Halina Cichoż-Lach, Justyna Szumiło, Krzysztof Celiński, Beata Kasztelan-Szczerbińska, Mariusz Szczerbiński, Jarosław Swatek, Lech Wronecki, Janusz Wargocki, Maria Słomka
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Screening colonoscopy is a recommended tool, and the most sensitive and cost-effective method for reducing the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to present the results of a 5-year screening for early detection of CRC carried out among the population of the central-eastern regions of Poland, primarily in Lublin Province. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Screening colonoscopy was conducted in a group of 1,009 patients - 636 women and 373 men, aged 40-65 years...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378965/comparison-of-the-quality-of-night-paediatric-urgent-care-in-rural-and-urban-areas-of-lublin-province-eastern-poland-appraisals-by-parents-of-children-requiring-medical-attention
#9
Barbara Kołłątaj, Witold Kołłątaj, Katarzyna Wrzołek, Irena Dorota Karwat, Maria Klatka
 Introduction. The quality of primary medical care for children in Poland is unsatisfactory. In the ranking known as 'the European Health Consumer Index', Poland (taking the patient point of view on healthcare quality) is classified on the 27th position out of the 33 possible. The unsolved problems concern inter alia the quality and availability of night paediatric urgent care. OBJECTIVE: The aim was assessing the quality as well as the level of satisfaction with the night paediatric urgent care in the Lublin Province of eastern Poland...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378964/musculo-skeletal-and-pulmonary-effects-of-sitting-position-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Elżbieta Szczygieł, Katarzyna Zielonka, Sylwia Mętel, Joanna Golec
INTRODUCTION: Year after year, we spend an increasing amount of time in a sitting position. Often, we sit with poor posture, as indicated by numerous pain syndromes within the musculoskeletal system. Several reports confirm that body posture and the amount of time spent in a seated position have extensive implications for our health. Previous studies and a literature review suggest there is limited knowledge regarding an ergonomic sitting position. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to analyze the research relating to a proper sitting position and the consequences of incorrect sitting posture...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378990/pain-involving-the-motor-system-and-serum-vitamin-d-concentration-in-postmenopausal-women-working-in-agriculture
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Dorota Raczkiewicz, Alfred Owoc, Beata Sarecka-Hujar, Iwona Bojar
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Since the role of vitamin D is essential in numerous biological processes its deficiency was suggested to be a risk factor for e.g. osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain and spine pain. The purpose of the study was to analyse whether serum vitamin D concentration is related to pain involving the motor system in Polish postmenopausal women working in agriculture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 1,751 post-menopausal women, aged 45-65, at least 12 months from the last menstrual period, living in rural areas and working in agriculture...
March 22, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378989/study-of-the-non-parasitic-stage-in-ixodes-ricinus-after-co-feeding-with-dermacentor-reticulatus-in-three-infestations
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Katarzyna Bartosik, Alicja Buczek, Adam Borzęcki, Dorota Kulina
It was proved that transmission of some pathogens may occur between infected and uninfected ticks co-feeding on a host in the absence of systemic infection. The effect was studied of co-feeding of two different tick species Ixodes ricinus and Dermacentor reticulatus on the course of the non-parasitic stage. Species chosen for the experiment may share their habitats and co-infest animals in nature. In the course of the study the process of egg maturation, oviposition and larval hatching were investigated. In order to estimate if co-feeding influence can counteract host immunity, three subsequent infestations of rabbits were analyzed...
March 22, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378988/serological-evidence-of-exposure-to-zoonotic-tick-borne-bacteria-in-pheasants-phasianus-colchicus
#13
Valentina Virginia Ebani, Fabrizio Bertelloni, Paolo Mani
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Previous studies on tick-borne pathogens in the avian population have focused mainly on the detection of the agents in ticks collected from birds, but data about the presence of tick-borne bacteria in these animals are scant. The aim of the presented study was to verify the exposure to some zoonotic tick-borne bacteria, in particular, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, Coxiella burnetii, and the Rickettsia species of the Spotted Fever Group (SFG), in pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) living in a central Italy area, characterized by conditions favourable for the diffusion of the ticks...
March 22, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378987/stray-dogs-and-cats-as-potential-sources-of-soil-contamination-with-zoonotic-parasites
#14
Katarzyna Szwabe, Joanna Blaszkowska
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The main source of many zoonoses is soil contaminated with feline and canine faeces. Thus, the aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of intestinal parasites in stray dogs and cats adopted in Lodz shelter (Poland). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 163 faecal samples were collected from 95 dogs and 68 cats from 2011 to 2012. The samples were processed by sedimentation techniques using Mini Parasep®SF. RESULTS: Six parasite genera belonging to protozoa, cestoda, and nematoda, were found in dogs, while eight were found in cats...
March 22, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378986/neurophysiological-maturation-in-adolescence-vulnerability-and-counteracting-addiction-to-alcohol
#15
Roman Chwedorowicz, Henryk Skarżyński, Weronika Pucek, Tadeusz Studziński
The results of contemporary studies confirm the formation of two neural networks in the brain during the period of adolescence. The first is defined as emotional, located in the limbic system, develops earlier, quicker, and more intensively than the second one in the prefrontal cortex, called the judgement network, which fulfils the role of control and inhibition of emotional reactions. The domination of the emotional network in adolescence is manifested by hyperactivity of the limbic system, accompanied by intensified undertaking of courageous, reckless, risky, or even sometimes dangerous actions, so very characteristic in the maturation...
March 22, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378984/impact-of-spinal-pain-on-daily-living-activities-in-postmenopausal-women-working-in-agriculture
#16
Dorota Raczkiewicz, Alfred Owoc, Beata Sarecka-Hujar, Tomasz Saran, Iwona Bojar
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Postmenopausal women working in agriculture suffer from spinal pain for two overlapping reasons, the first is related to the menopause and the second to the specificity of rural work, which includes lifting heavy objects and changing weather conditions. Spinal pain affects the daily life of women as well as their ability to work. The objective of the study was to analyse the impact of spinal pain on activities of daily life in Polish postmenopausal women performing agricultural work...
March 22, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378991/assessment-of-antibiotic-susceptibility-of-legionella-pneumophila-isolated-from-water-systems-in-poland
#17
Agnieszka Sikora, Iwona Gładysz, Maria Kozioł-Montewka, Małgorzata Wójtowicz-Bobin, Tomasz Stańczak, Renata Matuszewska, Bożena Krogulska
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Several studies have reported therapy failures in patients with legionnaires'disease; however, antimicrobial resistance of clinical and environmental isolates of Legionella spp. has not yet been documented. Routine susceptibility testing of Legionella spp. is not recommended because of difficulties in determining standard minimal inhibitory concentration values. The purpose of this study was to analyze the antimicrobial susceptibility of Legionella pneumophila...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378983/effects-of-sauna-bathing-on-stress-related-genes-expression-in-athletes-and-non-athletes
#18
Małgorzata Zychowska, Paweł Półrola, Grzegorz Chruściński, Jolanta Zielińska, Jolanta Góral-Półrola
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Heat stress induces the expression of genes encoding heat-shock proteins and immune response mediators. The aim of this study was to determine the differences in the expression of genes encoding heat-shock proteins 70 kDa and27 kDa, interleukin 6, interleukin 10and C-reactive protein, between athletes and non-athletes after sauna bathing. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Athletes (n=9) and non-athletes (n=9) were exposed to a Finnish sauna twice during one session at a temperature of 98...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378982/early-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-invasive-aspergillosis-as-a-main-determinant-of-outcome-review-of-literature-according-to-the-presented-case-report
#19
Michał Borys, Paweł Piwowarczyk, Justyna Sysiak, Mirosław Czuczwar, Andrzej Prystupa
Although. Aspergillus spp infection is not the major cause of morbidity in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), mortality among patients treated for it is tremendous. Moreover, invasive aspergillosis (IA) is an independent risk factor of hospital costs and length of stay. The prevalence of this disease is inversely correlated with the immunocompetence of individuals; for instance, the incidence of IA among patients with leukemia is estimated as high as 12.7%. Although there is a significant improvement in the antifungal armamentarium, the appropriate treatment is still being given too late, mostly because of late diagnosis...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378981/knee-osteoarthritis-in-a-chestnut-farmer-case-report
#20
Stefano Mattioli, Francesca Graziosi, Stefania Curti, Roberta Bonfiglioli, Antonio Argentino, Francesco Saverio Violante
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have dealt with the issue of professional risk factors and onset of knee osteoarthritis (OA). In particular, occupational epidemiological studies have provided evidence that activities resulting in biomechanical overload may be linked with an increased risk of knee OA - also among farmers. To our knowledge, no cases of knee OA among chestnut farmers have been reported in the literature. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 70-year-old Caucasian male who has worked for more than 50 years on a chestnut farm...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
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