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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103080/organization-of-bbmri-pl-the-polish-biobanking-network
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Małgorzata Witoń, Dominik Strapagiel, Joanna Gleńska-Olender, Anna Chróścicka, Katarzyna Ferdyn, Jarosław Skokowski, Leszek Kalinowski, Jakub Pawlikowski, Błażej Marciniak, Markus Pasterk, Agnieszka Matera-Witkiewicz, Łukasz Kozera
In Poland storage of human biological samples takes place at most universities and scientific institutions conducting research projects in the field of biomedicine. The First International Biobanking Conference organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in 2014 shed a light on the situation of Polish biobanking infrastructures. The country has around 40 large biorepositories, which store unique biological material such as whole brains, muscle fibers from patients with rare diseases, as well as thousands of samples from patients with lifestyle diseases...
January 19, 2017: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096826/pol-tavi-polish-registry-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-simple-tool-great-value-rationale-and-design
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Joanna Zembala-John, Krzysztof Wilczek, Zdzisław Tobota, Piotr Chodór, Daniel Cieśla, Tomasz Jaźwiec, Waldemar Banasiak, Janina Stępińska, Zbigniew Kalarus, Grzegorz Opolski, Marian Zembala
Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common valvular heart disease in adults in Europe and North America. Management of AS patients depends on accurate diagnosis of the cause and stage of the disease process: the first and definitive therapeutic choice for a growing number of elderly patients with symptomatic AS is surgical treatment. In patients not eligible for surgery, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) constitutes a safe and effective alternative. As an innovative, costly method of treatment, it requires however careful monitoring of its course, documenting its early and long-term results, and assessment of its safety and medical-economic cost-effectiveness...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096661/patient-knowledge-on-reporting-adverse-drug-reactions-in-poland
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Anna Staniszewska, Marta Dąbrowska-Bender, Dominik Olejniczak, Aneta Duda-Zalewska, Magdalena Bujalska-Zadrożny
AIM: The aim of the study was to assess patient knowledge on reporting of adverse drug reactions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted among 200 patients. The study was based on an original survey composed of 15 single- and multiple-choice questions. The study involved individuals who have experienced adverse reactions as well as individuals who have never experienced any adverse reactions; people over the age of 18; literate; residing in Mazowieckie Voivodeship, who have not been diagnosed with any disease that could compromise their logical thinking skills...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092601/prevalence-of-inclusion-body-hepatitis-ibh-in-poland-from-2010-2014
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A Gaweł, M Nowak, R Ciaputa, K Bobrek
This study investigated the prevalence of inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) infections during the past five years (2010-2014) in broiler chicken flocks in Poland. The diagnosis of IBH was based on anatomopathological investigations and histopathological analyzes. IBH was the most prevalent disease in broiler flocks in Poland (10.4%) during this time period, and occurred as a primary infection. The fewest cases of IBH occurred in the summer, suggesting that the temperature may have been a possible stressor that increased susceptibility to IBH...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088864/an-integrated-high-throughput-multi-omics-platform-enables-data-driven-construction-of-cellular-responses-and-reveals-global-drug-mechanisms-of-action
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Jeremy L Norris, Melissa A Farrow, Danielle B Gutierrez, Lauren D Palmer, Nicole Muszynski, Stacy D Sherrod, James C Pino, Jamie L Allen, Jeffrey M Spraggins, Alex L R Lubbock, Ashley T Jordan, William Burns, James C Poland, Carrie E Romer, M Lisa Manier, Yuan-Wei Nei, Boone M Prentice, Kristie L Rose, Salisha Hill, Raf Van de Plas, Tina Tsui, Nathaniel M Braman, M Ray Keller, Stacey A Rutherford, Nichole A Lobdell, Carlos F Lopez, D Borden Lacy, John A McLean, John Peter Wikswo, Eric P Skaar, Richard M Caprioli
An understanding of how cells respond to perturbation is essential for biological applications; however, most approaches for profiling cellular response are limited in scope to pre-established targets. Global analysis of molecular mechanism will advance our understanding of the complex networks constituting cellular perturbation and lead to advancements in areas, such as infectious disease pathogenesis, developmental biology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and toxicology. We have developed a high-throughput multi-omics platform for comprehensive, de novo characterization of cellular mechanisms of action...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053893/bryophytes-hoard-of-remedies-an-ethno-medicinal-review
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REVIEW
Satish Chandra, Dinesh Chandra, Anupam Barh, Pankaj, Raj Kumar Pandey, Ishwar Prakash Sharma
Bryophytes are the second largest group of land plants after angiosperms. There is very less knowledge available about medicinal properties of these plants. Bryophytes are popular remedy among the tribal people of different parts of the world. Tribal people use these plants to cure various ailments in their daily lives. Bryophytes are used to cure hepatic disorders, skin diseases, cardiovascular diseases, used as antipyretic, antimicrobial, wound healing and many more other ailments by different tribal communities of Africa, America, Europe, Poland, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Japan, Taiwan, Pakistan, China, Nepal and different parts of South, North and Eastern India...
January 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052061/integrated-genomic-characterization-of-oesophageal-carcinoma
#7
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Oesophageal cancers are prominent worldwide; however, there are few targeted therapies and survival rates for these cancers remain dismal. Here we performed a comprehensive molecular analysis of 164 carcinomas of the oesophagus derived from Western and Eastern populations. Beyond known histopathological and epidemiologic distinctions, molecular features differentiated oesophageal squamous cell carcinomas from oesophageal adenocarcinomas. Oesophageal squamous cell carcinomas resembled squamous carcinomas of other organs more than they did oesophageal adenocarcinomas...
January 4, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039664/influenza-and-influenza-like-viruses-in-children-in-the-epidemic-season-2015-2016-in-poland
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K Cieślak, K Szymański, D Kowalczyk, L B Brydak
Influenza is an infectious disease caused by influenza A and B viruses. Children are the group which is the most exposed to influenza and influenza-like infections. They are considered as carriers of influenza infections in the population. In the epidemic season 2015/2016 more than 8000 samples were tested, of which over 30 % specimens were collected from patients aged 0-14 years. In 42.3 % cases the influenza or influenza-like viruses were confirmed. The most common subtype was A/H1N1/pdm09. Analysis of positive specimens was categorized into three smaller groups 0-4, 5-9, 10-14...
December 31, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035113/serological-surveillance-of-vector-borne-and-zoonotic-diseases-among-hunters-in-eastern-poland
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Małgorzata Tokarska-Rodak, Dorota Plewik, Aleksander J Michalski, Marcin Kołodziej, Alicja Mełgieś, Anna Pańczuk, Henryk Konon, Marcin Niemcewicz
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Many etiological agents of zoonoses are considered as significant biological hazard to people visiting forested areas frequently, for instance, hunters. They may be exposed to ticks, rodents, and birds as well as excreta/secretions of wild animals or contaminated water and soil. Hence, this population is at risk of contracting infection with pathogens such as Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.), Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia spp., tick-borne encephalitis virus, Bartonella spp...
October 2016: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035112/the-incidence-of-borrelia-burgdorferi-anaplasma-phagocytophilum-and-babesia-microti-coinfections-among-foresters-and-farmers-in-eastern-poland
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Anna Pañczuk, Małgorzata Tokarska-Rodak, Maria Kozioł-Montewka, Dorota Plewik
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Lyme borreliosis is the most common tick-borne disease in Europe and the USA. However, a great variety of pathogens are transmitted by ticks, which results in mixed infections, with Lyme borreliosis. The aim of the present study was to show the incidence of Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Babesia microti coinfections among the population of foresters and farmers, as these people, due to their profession, are particularly exposed to tick contact...
October 2016: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032099/some-new-records-of-culicoides-species-diptera-ceratopogonidae-from-iran
#11
Mohammad Abdigoudarzi
BACKGROUND: Biting midges of the genus Culicoides act as vectors for important diseases affecting humans and both wild and domestic animals. Collection of adult Culicoides specimens in the near vicinity of vertebrate hosts is the major part of any bluetongue surveillance plan. There are old records of Culicoides species dated from 1963, 1968 and 1975. Therefore, it was decided to collect different ceratopogonids members using a light trap. METHODS: One night catching using light traps with a suction fan was performed at representative sites (25 places) located in North Western Provinces (Ardebil, Eastern Azerbaijan, Western Azerbaijan and Zanjan) of Iran (suspected farms for clinical records of Bluetongue virus or serodiagnosis of the Bluetongue virus)...
December 2016: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030940/the-dependence-of-dental-caries-on-oral-hygiene-habits-in-preschool-children-from-urban-and-rural-areas-in-poland
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Aneta Kamińska, Leszek Szalewski, Justyna Batkowska, Jan Wallner, Eliza Wallner, Anna Szabelska, Janusz Borowicz
INTRODUCTION: Dental caries is considered to be a modern civilization disease;however, the state of oral health negatively influences psychological and sociological relations in children which leads to feelings of discomfort from early age. OBJECTIVE: The aim of study was evaluation of the association between incidence of dental caries (d3ft index) in preschool children from urban and rural areas, and determining the relationship between dental caries intensity and hygienic habits...
23, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030930/years-of-life-lost-of-inhabitants-of-rural-areas-in-poland-due-to-premature-mortality-caused-by-external-reasons-of-death-1999-2012
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Marek Bryła, Irena Maniecka-Bryła, Monika Burzyńska, Małgorzata Pikala
INTRODUCTION: External causes of death are the third most common causes of death, after cardiovascular diseases and malignant neoplasms, in inhabitants of Poland. External causes of death pose the greatest threat to people aged 5-44, which results in a great number of years of life lost. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is the analysis of years of life lost due to external causes of death among rural inhabitants in Poland, particularly due to traffic accidents and suicides...
23, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025709/eortc-qlq-comu26-a-questionnaire-for-the-assessment-of-communication-between-patients-and-professionals-phase-iii-of-the-module-development-in-ten-countries
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Juan Ignacio Arraras, Lisa M Wintner, Monika Sztankay, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski, Dirk Hofmeister, Anna Costantini, Anne Bredart, Teresa Young, Karin Kuljanic, Iwona M Tomaszewska, Meropi Kontogianni, Wei-Chu Chie, Dagmara Kulis, Eva Greimel
PURPOSE: Communication between patients and professionals is one major aspect of the support offered to cancer patients. The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Group (QLG) has developed a cancer-specific instrument for the measurement of different issues related to the communication between cancer patients and their health care professionals. METHODS: Questionnaire development followed the EORTC QLG Module Development Guidelines...
December 26, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024128/-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-the-light-of-new-research
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EDITORIAL
Tadeusz Płusa
Accurate number of patients with chronic obtructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is difficult to determine, both in Poland and in the world. Quoted estimates and fragmented with the research indicate that approx. 10% of the world's population may be burdened by this disease. As it turns out, COPD is recognized in 25-45% in non-smokers, suggesting a genetic link. This is confirmed by new data that indicates that further embodiments having genetic polymorphisms associated with the occurrence of the disease. It was further found that the allele GC-1F vitamin D were risk factor for development of COPD...
December 22, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018844/wheat-quality-improvement-at-cimmyt-and-the-use-of-genomic-selection-on-it
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REVIEW
Carlos Guzman, Roberto Javier Peña, Ravi Singh, Enrique Autrique, Susanne Dreisigacker, Jose Crossa, Jessica Rutkoski, Jesse Poland, Sarah Battenfield
The International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT) leads the Global Wheat Program, whose main objective is to increase the productivity of wheat cropping systems to reduce poverty in developing countries. The priorities of the program are high grain yield, disease resistance, tolerance to abiotic stresses (drought and heat), and desirable quality. The Wheat Chemistry and Quality Laboratory has been continuously evolving to be able to analyze the largest number of samples possible, in the shortest time, at lowest cost, in order to deliver data on diverse quality traits on time to the breeders for making selections for advancement in the breeding pipeline...
December 2016: Applied & Translational Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017343/knowledge-of-cancer-symptoms-and-anxiety-affect-patient-delay-in-seeking-diagnosis-in-patients-with-heterogeneous-cancer-locations
#17
Gabriela Chojnacka-Szawłowska, Mikołaj Majkowicz, Krzysztof Basiński, Agata Zdun-Ryżewska, Iwona Wasilewko, Piotr Pankiewicz
PURPOSE: This research was aimed at identifying factors that predict patient delay in treatment initiation in patients with suspected cancer disease. We sought to determine the differences between delaying and nondelaying patients with reference to their knowledge of cancer symptoms, sociodemographic variables, and the levels of state anxiety and trait anxiety. METHODS: The study involved 301 randomly selected patients with suspected cancer disease before their first oncology appointment at a regional oncology center in Poland...
October 31, 2016: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013324/legislation-regulating-availability-of-breast-cancer-treatment-with-particular-focus-on-prophylactic-mastectomy
#18
Paulina Rolska, Jolanta Łapa
Breast cancer is one of the most common diseases in the Polish society. In 2015, around 17,000 Polish women were diagnosed with this type of cancer. A comparison of relative survival rates for different European countries shows that the Polish oncological care system is inefficient in terms of breast cancer treatment. Women in Poland have substantially lower chances of surviving the first five years a er being diagnosed than women in most other European countries. An inspiration, and at the same time the main theme of the paper is assessing the availability of a controversial treatment, i...
2016: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013317/determination-of-serum-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-at-the-early-stage-of-acute-pancreatitis
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Mateusz Sporek, Paulina Dumnicka, Agnieszka Gala-Błądzińska, Małgorzata Mazur-Laskowska, Jerzy Walocha, Piotr Ceranowicz, Zygmunt Warzecha, Artur Dembiński, Marek Kuźniewski, Rafał Olszanecki, Beata Kuśnierz-Cabala
AIM: e aim of the study was to assess the diagnostic value of serum concentrations of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (sNGAL) for the determination of the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP) at the early stage of the disease. MATERIALS AND METHOD: The study group consisted of 65 patients(34 men and 31 women),aged 62.2 ± 16.0, admitted to the Surgery Department of the District Hospital in Sucha Beskidzka, Poland, with the diagnosis of AP according to the revised Atlanta classification (2012)...
2016: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012117/complete-genome-sequence-analysis-of-chicken-astrovirus-isolate-from-india
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Amrutlal K Patel, Ramesh J Pandit, Jalpa R Thakkar, Ankit T Hinsu, Vinod C Pandey, Joy K Pal, Kantilal S Prajapati, Subhash J Jakhesara, Chaitanya G Joshi
OBJECTIVE: Chicken astroviruses have been known to cause severe disease in chickens leading to increased mortality and "white chicks" condition. Here we aim to characterize the causative agent of visceral gout suspected for astrovirus infection in broiler breeder chickens. METHODS: Total RNA isolated from allantoic fluid of SPF embryo passaged with infected chicken sample was sequenced by whole genome shotgun sequencing using ion-torrent PGM platform. The sequence was analysed for the presence of coding and non-coding features, its similarity with reported isolates and epitope analysis of capsid structural protein...
December 23, 2016: Veterinary Research Communications
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