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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934881/effectiveness-of-lavage-techniques-in-removing-immunogenic-elements-from-osteochondral-allografts
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Maximilian A Meyer, Mark A McCarthy, Matthew E Gitelis, Sarah G Poland, Atsushi Urita, Susan Chubinskaya, Adam B Yanke, Brian J Cole
Objective This study aimed to compare standard saline lavage to combination saline and high-pressure carbon dioxide (CO2) lavage in removing marrow elements from osteochondral allografts. Design Six fresh hemicondyles were obtained. Three osteochondral allograft plugs (15-mm diameter, 6-mm depth) were harvested from each hemicondyle and randomized to 1 of 3 treatment arms: A, no lavage; B, 1 L standard saline lavage; C, simultaneous saline (1 L) and 1-minute high-pressure CO2 lavage. After hematoxylin and eosin staining, a "percentage fill" of remaining marrow elements was calculated for each overall sample and then repeated in 3 distinct compartments for each sample based on depth from surface: 1, deepest third; 2, middle third; and 3, most superficial third...
October 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923510/first-characterization-of-a-middle-east-gi-23-lineage-var2-like-of-infectious-bronchitis-virus-in-europe
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Anna Lisowska, Joanna Sajewicz-Krukowska, Alice Fusaro, Anna Pikula, Katarzyna Domanska-Blicharz
Variants assigned to GI-23 lineage of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), formerly called Var2, have circulated for nearly 20 years only in countries of the Middle East. Strains of this lineage were first identified in Israel in 1998. More severe form of the virus appeared in 2006, when the second wave of Var2 epidemic has spread over the Middle East region. The present study describes the detection and detailed genetic characterization of the GI-23 viruses in Poland. The full-length genome of gammaCoV/Ck/Poland/G052/2016 strain consists of 27596 nucleotides and has typical organization for IBV (UTR5'-POl-S-3a-3b-E-M-4b-4c-5a-5b-N-UTR3')...
September 15, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895674/activity-of-cesium-137cs-and-potassium-content-in-new-potatoes-imported-to-poland
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Wanda Wadas, Elżbieta Królak, Jadwiga Karwowska
Background: Potatoes are an important component of the human diet. In addition to components which determine the nutrition and dietary values, potato tubers also contain anti-nutritional substances, inter alia radioactive elements. Natural and artifical radionuclides are released to the environment as a result of antropogenic activity, in a controlled or uncontrolled manner, and they are transferred to the human body through the food chain. Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the activity of radioactive cesium 137Cs isotope and potassium content, including the activity of 40K isotope, in new potatoes imported to Poland during the winter period from Mediterranean countries...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880223/how-social-care-beneficiaries-in-poland-rate-relative-harmfulness-of-various-tobacco-and-nicotine-containing-products
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Marek Milcarz, Kinga Polańska, Leokadia Bak-Romaniszyn, Dorota Kaleta
The aim of the study was to examine how social care beneficiaries rate the relative harmfulness of tobacco/nicotine-containing products compared to traditional cigarettes. This information is crucial for the development of effective tobacco control strategies targeting disadvantaged populations. The cross-sectional study covered 1817 respondents who were taking advantage of social aid services offered by the local social care institutions in the Piotrkowski district, via face-to-face interviews. The linear regression analysis indicated that relative to women, men consider slim cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes to be more harmful than traditional cigarettes (p < 0...
September 7, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862514/characteristics-of-organic-acid-profiles-in-16-species-of-wild-growing-edible-mushrooms
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Zuzanna Magdziak, Marek Siwulski, Mirosław Mleczek
The aim of study was to determine 9 organic acids in nine aboveground and seven wood-growing wild edible mushroom species originated from an area under the direct influence of a busy trunk road in Poland. The organic acids in the extracts of samples were identified by reversed-phase column liquid chromatography (RPLC). The presented results show that all the mushroom species were characterized by high variation in the profile and content of the analyzed acids. Each of mushroom species contained oxalic acid, the profiles of the other acids strictly depended on mushroom species...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856573/population-growth-rate-of-dry-bulb-mite-aceria-tulipae-acariformes-eriophyidae-on-agriculturally-important-plants-and-implications-for-its-taxonomic-status
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Agnieszka Kiedrowicz, Brian G Rector, Suzanne Lommen, Lechosław Kuczyński, Wiktoria Szydło, Anna Skoracka
Dry bulb mite (DBM), Aceria tulipae, is an economically important mite with a worldwide distribution and a broad host range. As a generalist, it is the most important eriophyoid mite attacking bulbous plants such as garlic, onion and tulip. To date, DBM has been recorded on host plants belonging to the families Liliaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Melanthiaceae and Asparagaceae. However, a precise understanding of DBM host range is lacking as it is largely based on casual records of mites on plants, some of which may include accidental hosts...
August 30, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856278/efficacy-of-hcv-treatment-in-poland-at-the-turn-of-the-interferon-era-the-epiter-study
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Robert Flisiak, Joanna Pogorzelska, Hanna Berak, Andrzej Horban, Iwona Orłowska, Krzysztof Simon, Ewelina Tuchendler, Grzegorz Madej, Anna Piekarska, Maciej Jabłkowski, Zbigniew Deroń, Włodzimierz Mazur, Marcin Kaczmarczyk, Ewa Janczewska, Arkadiusz Pisula, Jacek Smykał, Krzysztof Nowak, Marek Matukiewicz, Waldemar Halota, Joanna Wernik, Katarzyna Sikorska, Iwona Mozer-Lisewska, Błażej Rozpłochowski, Aleksander Garlicki, Krzysztof Tomasiewicz, Joanna Krzowska-Firych, Barbara Baka-Ćwierz, Wiesław Kryczka, Dorota Zarębska-Michaluk, Iwona Olszok, Anna Boroń-Kaczmarska, Barbara Sobala-Szczygieł, Bronisława Szlauer, Bogumiła Korcz-Ondrzejek, Jerzy Sieklucki, Robert Pleśniak, Agata Ruszała, Barbara Postawa-Kłosińska, Jolanta Citko, Anna Lachowicz-Wawrzyniak, Joanna Musialik, Edyta Jezierska, Witold Dobracki, Beata Dobracka, Jan Hałubiec, Rafał Krygier, Anna Strokowska, Wojciech Chomczyk, Krystyna Witczak-Malinowska
THE AIM OF THE STUDY: Was to analyze the efficacy achieved with regimens available for chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in Poland between 2013 and 2016. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were collected from 29 centers and included 6786 patients with available sustained virologic response (SVR) data between 1 January 2013 and 31 March 2016. RESULTS: The sustained virologic response rate for genotypes (G) 1a, 1b, 2, 3 and 4 was 62%, 56%, 92%, 67% and 56% respectively; 71% patients (n = 4832) were treated with pegylated interferon α (Peg-IFNα) and ribavirin (RBV), with SVR rates of 58%, 49%, 92%, 67% and 55% respectively...
December 2016: Clin Exp Hepatol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838245/the-nutritive-value-of-organic-and-conventional-white-cabbage-brassica-oleracea-l-var-capitata-and-anti-apoptotic-activity-in-gastric-adenocarcinoma-cells-of-sauerkraut-juice-produced-therof
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Ewelina Hallmann, Renata Kazimierczak, Krystian Marszałek, Nadzieja Drela, Ewelina Kiernozek, Peeter Toomik, Darja Matt, Anne Luik, Ewa Rembiałkowska
White cabbage is one of the most important vegetables grown both in Poland and worldwide. Cabbage contains considerable amounts of bioactive compounds such as glucosinolates, vitamin C, carotenoids, and polyphenols. Some experiments indicate that vegetables from organic production contain more bioactive compounds than those from conventional production, however, only a few studies have been conducted on cruciferous plants. The presented study has proved that organic fresh cabbage, compared to the conventional one, contained significantly less total flavonoids in both years of experiments (3...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832029/poisoning-deaths-in-poland-types-and-frequencies-reported-in-%C3%A5-%C3%A3-d%C3%A5%C2%BA-krak%C3%A3-w-sosnowiec-gda%C3%A5-sk-wroc%C3%A5-aw-and-pozna%C3%A5-during-2009-2013
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Anna Krakowiak, Anna Piekarska-Wijatkowska, Katarzyna Kobza-Sindlewska, Anna Rogaczewska, Piotr Politański, Piotr Hydzik, Beata Szkolnicka, Tomasz Kłopotowski, Sebastian Picheta, Barbara Porębska, Andrzej Antończyk, Wojciech Waldman, Jacek Sein Anand, Eryk Matuszkiewicz, Magdalena Łukasik-Głębocka
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study has been to assess the characteristics of acute poisoning deaths in Poland over a period of time 2009-2013. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The analysis was based on the data obtained from the patient records stored in toxicology departments in 6 cities - Łódź, Kraków, Sosnowiec, Gdańsk, Wrocław and Poznań. Toxicological analyses were routinely performed in blood and/or urine. Major toxic substances were classified to one of the following categories: pharmaceuticals, alcohol group poisonings (ethanol and other alcohols), gases, solvents, drugs of abuse, pesticides, metals, mushrooms, others...
August 22, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830042/raman-spectroscopy-of-organic-solid-and-fluid-inclusions-in-the-oldest-halite-of-lgom-area-sw-poland
#10
Tomasz Toboła
Raman spectroscopy was applied to determine the degree of recrystallization and the influence of the secondary solution migration on the Oldest Halite (Na1) in Lubin-Głogów Copper District (LGOM). Numerous organic matter (OM) inclusions which generally show weak structural ordering was found in halite crystals. In this context they are similar to solid bitumens or carbonaceous matter of low thermal alteration. The difference in the Raman line-shape of OM indicated various thermal alteration of salt from the Oldest Halite formation due to hot fluid flow...
August 12, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828716/concentration-sources-and-risk-assessment-of-pahs-in-bottom-sediments
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Agnieszka Baran, Marek Tarnawski, Krzysztof Urbański, Agnieszka Klimkowicz-Pawlas, Iwona Spałek
The aims of the study were to investigate the concentration, sources and ecological risk of PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) in bottom sediments collected from nine reservoirs located in south-eastern Poland. The concentration of ∑PAHs in sediments ranged from 150 to 33,900 μg kg(-1). The total PAH concentration in the bottom sediments was arranged in the following order: Rybnik > Rzeszów > Brzóza Królewska > Brzóza Stadnicka > Besko > Chechło > Ożanna > Głuchów > Narożniki...
August 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822203/the-first-report-of-aelurostrongylus-falciformis-schlegel-1933-nematoda-metastrongyloidea-in-badger-meles-meles-in-poland
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Aleksander W Demiaszkiewicz, Katarzyna J Filip, Anna M Pyziel
Aelurostrongylus falciformis belongs to the superfamily of Metastrongyloidea. This nematode occurs in European badgers and locates in lungs, in respiratory tract. Numerous species of land snails are intermediate hosts of the parasite. In 2015, parasitological necropsy of 9 badgers, shot in the Forest District Głęboki Bród in Augustowska Primeval Forest, was performed. Two examined animals were infected with nematodes A. falciformis. In the lungs of each badger two specimens of nematodes were detected (male and female)...
2017: Annals of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800626/targeting-lysyl-oxidase-reduces-peritoneal-fibrosis
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Christopher R Harlow, Xuan Wu, Marielle van Deemter, Fiona Gardiner, Craig Poland, Rebecca Green, Sana Sarvi, Pamela Brown, Karl E Kadler, Yinhui Lu, J Ian Mason, Hilary O D Critchley, Stephen G Hillier
BACKGROUND: Abdominal surgery and disease cause persistent abdominal adhesions, pelvic pain, infertility and occasionally, bowel obstruction. Current treatments are ineffective and the aetiology is unclear, although excessive collagen deposition is a consistent feature. Lysyl oxidase (Lox) is a key enzyme required for crosslinking and deposition of insoluble collagen, so we investigated whether targeting Lox might be an approach to reduce abdominal adhesions. METHODS: Female C57Bl/6 mice were treated intraperitoneally with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (NT) to induce fibrosis, together with chemical (ß-aminoproprionitrile-BAPN) or miRNA Lox inhibitors, progesterone or dexamethasone...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797266/does-growing-up-with-a-physician-influence-the-ethics-of-medical-students-relationships-with-the-pharmaceutical-industry-the-cases-of-the-us-and-poland
#14
Marta Makowska
BACKGROUND: Medical schools have a major impact on future doctors' ethics and their attitudes towards cooperation with the pharmaceutical industry. From childhood, medical students who are related to a physician are exposed to the characteristics of a medical career and learn its professional ethics not only in school but also in the family setting. The present paper sought to answer the research question: 'How does growing up with a physician influence medical students' perceptions of conflicts of interest in their relationships with industry?' METHODS: An anonymous questionnaire was completed by 451 medical students from four Philadelphia medical schools and 554 medical students from Warsaw Medical University during 2013...
August 10, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796563/indirect-costs-of-diabetes-and-its-impact-on-the-public-finance-the-case-of-poland
#15
Andrzej Torój, Aneta Mela
BACKGROUND: Growing public and private expenditure on healthcare results i.a. from the spreading of chronic diseases. Diabetes belongs to the most frequent ones, beyond neoplasms and cardiological diseases, and hence generates a significant burden for the public finance in terms of the direct costs, leading e.g. to the occurrence of opportunity cost of missed public investment. However, the economy suffers also from the indirect cost of diabetes that manifests itself in the loss in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and general government revenues...
August 10, 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774561/personalized-vaccinology-a-review
#16
G A Poland, I G Ovsyannikova, R B Kennedy
At the current time, the field of vaccinology remains empirical in many respects. Vaccine development, vaccine immunogenicity, and vaccine efficacy have, for the most part, historically been driven by an empiric "isolate-inactivate-inject" paradigm. In turn, a population-level public health paradigm of "the same dose for everyone for every disease" model has been the normative thinking in regard to prevention of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases. In addition, up until recently, no vaccines had been designed specifically to overcome the immunosenescence of aging, consistent with a post-WWII mentality of developing vaccines and vaccine programs for children...
July 31, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759603/the-isokinetic-strength-profile-of-elite-soccer-players-according-to-playing-position
#17
Robert Śliwowski, Monika Grygorowicz, Radosław Hojszyk, Łukasz Jadczak
The aim of this study was to compare isokinetic strength performance profiles in elite soccer players across different field positions. A total of 111 elite international players of Polish Ekstraklasa (the top division in Poland) were examined during the 2010-2015 seasons. The players were classified into six positional roles: central defenders (CD), external defenders (ED), central midfielders (CM), external midfielders (EM), forwards (F), and goalkeepers (G). The concentric isokinetic strength (peak torque [PT] of quadriceps and hamstrings, H/Q ratios) was calculated for the dominant leg and the non-dominant leg at angular velocity of 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757329/infections-following-surgical-patent-ductus-arteriosus-ligation-in-vlbw-neonates
#18
Katarzyna Kopeć-Godlewska, Jadwiga Wójkowska-Mach
BACKGROUND: Very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates (<1,500 g) comprise approximately 1% of liveborn infants in Poland. Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a common complication of prematurity. This study aimed to determine how many VLBW neonates treated in the participating units needed a surgical correction of PDA, and to evaluate the incidence of various types of post-operative infections, and their microbiology. METHODS: Observational study in five neonatology departments by the Polish Neonatology Surveillance Network, involving 2039 VLBW newborns of whom 103 (5...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756414/work-related-risk-factors-for-specific-shoulder-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Henk F van der Molen, Chiara Foresti, Joost G Daams, Monique H W Frings-Dresen, P Paul F M Kuijer
The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to examine which work-related risk factors are associated with specific soft tissue shoulder disorders. We searched the electronic databases of Medline and Embase for articles published between 2009 and 24 March 2016 and included the references of a systematic review performed for the period before 2009. Primary cross-sectional and longitudinal studies were included when outcome data were described in terms of clinically assessed soft tissue shoulder disorders and at least two levels of work-related exposure were mentioned (exposed vs less or non-exposed)...
October 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752482/is-body-size-important-seasonal-changes-in-morphology-in-two-grass-feeding-abacarus-mites
#20
Alicja Laska, Brian G Rector, Lechosław Kuczyński, Anna Skoracka
Overwintering strategies in herbivorous mites (Acariformes: Eriophyoidea) are poorly understood. A study of two Abacarus spp. was conducted to compare body size parameters of adult females in different seasons. Mites of Abacarus n. sp. (under description) and A. lolli were sampled from Bromopsis inermis and Lolium perenne, respectively, in April, September and December of 2001 in Poznań, Poland; 21 morphological traits were measured for each specimen. A principal component analysis revealed significant differences in body size parameters between collection dates, with larger females collected in December in both species...
July 27, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
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