Dariusz Juchnowicz

Dariusz Juchnowicz
Medical University of Lublin · Department of Psychiatric Nursing

M.D., Ph.D.

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October 2010 - March 2015
University of Pedagogy in Bialystok
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  • Lecturer

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Publications (55)
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Introduction: Despite its great success, COVID-19 vaccination has been met either with trust, hesitation, or negation from the general population, including students. Objectives: The study aimed to assess: 1) the rate of COVID-19 vaccination in a group of students from Poland, Philippines, Bangladesh, India, Egypt, Pakistan, China, Mexico, and Viet...
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Introduction: Lifestyle is often a decisive factor influencing both, somatic health and mental health. The aim of the study was to evaluate the quality of life, sleep quality and general mental health of nursing students. Material and method: The study used the diagnostic survey method. The study was cross-sectional. A questionnaire was used, which...
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INTRODUCTION The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a change of cigarette smoking habits of many students, but little is known about its relationship with their well-being. This study aimed to assess: 1) smoking behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2) the relationship between cigarette smoking and the intensity of the emotional distress among students...
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Introduction. Over the last decade, the number of studies confirming skewed microbiota composition in patients with an eating disorder (ED) has increased. Thus far there has been no comprehensive analysis to determine the gut barrier dysfunction and gut microbiota pattern in patients with AN (anorexia nervosa). Aim. The aim of this systematic revi...
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Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected students’ lifestyle in the area of physical activity and body weight. However, little is known about how those changes affected students' well-being. Aim of the study: The study assesses: 1) the intensity of physical activity during and before the pandemic 2) the relationship between physical activit...
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Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the concern for health and the wellbeing worldwide. The uncertainty about the virus resulted in self-reaching for alternative protective drugs as well as dietary supplements. Aim of the study: The study assesses: 1) the prevalence of dietary supplement use 2) the relationship between weight and the w...
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Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all areas of life, forcing less activity and changes in body weight and emotional distress among students. Aim of the study: The study aimed to assess: 1) changes in body mass index (BMI) and body weight that occurred due to the pandemic 2) its relationship to the severity of emotional distress exper...
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Pro/antioxidant imbalance has been reported in schizophrenia (SZ). However, the results of studies are inconsistent and usually do not include other factors that are highly affected by oxidative stress (OS).This cross-sectional study aimed to determine the serum levels of OS markers and their potential connection with schizophrenia. The total sampl...
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Choices regarding coping strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak may imply the development as well as the severity of emotional disorders. The aim of this web-based cross-sectional study was to: (1) assess the coping strategies for stress in a population of Polish students and (2) evaluate the impact of those strategies on the severity of...
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Introduction: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common sleep-related breathing disorder. Its prevalence tends to increase worldwide. Untreated sleep apnea is associated with a higher risk of metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, road accidents, and death, but also it is suggested that it increases the risk of mental disorders...
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Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has become a significant stressor that has affected all groups in society. It was observed that students constitute a group that is the most vulnerable to the impairments of mental health due to the pandemic-associated changes in the world. In this work, we aimed to compare the mental well-being of students just...
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Background: COVID-19 affects lifestyle, well-being, and mental health for over a year now. The major fears of contracting the infection are mainly related to psychological, behavioral, and cognitive impairments. Students are reported to be the most vulnerable group characterized by one of the highest depression, anxiety, and stress levels. Stress c...
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To allow better diagnosis and management of psychiatric illnesses, the use of easily accessible biomarkers are proposed. Therefore, recognition of some diseases by a set of related pathogenesis biomarkers is a promising approach. The study aims to assess the usefulness of examining oxidative stress (OS) in schizophrenia as a potential biomarker of...
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Background: A dynamic increase in the sale of supplements during the COVID-19 pandemic has been observed. Some of the studies suggest that the individuals started the intake of specific supplements during the pandemic to improve their immunity or simply to be protected against the SARS-CoV-2 infection. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to asse...
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Introduction: There is an ongoing debate as to whether the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) by pregnant women increases the risk of developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the offspring. Aim: The aim of the study was to 1) present, based on a case report, the potential factors that may affect the development of ASD in...
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has a significant impact on both physical and mental health. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to (1) evaluate depression, anxiety, and stress levels among students from Polish universities during the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic and (2) assess the risk factors of the higher intensity...
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Schizophrenia is a heterogeneous disorder without a fully elucidated etiology and mechanisms. One likely explanation for the development of schizophrenia is low-grade inflammation, possibly caused by processes in the gastrointestinal tract related to gluten sensitivity. The aims of this study were to: (1) compare levels of markers of gluten sensiti...
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Introduction: The study aims to present 1) a case report of an 18-year-old female patient with borderline personality disorder (BPD) 2) the diagnostic and treatment difficulties in BPD patients. Materials and methods: The review of the literature from the years 1953-2020 searched from PubMed, Google Scholar, and Web of Science databases. Discussion...
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Introduction: Manganese has a role in the membrane transport systems, synthesis of protein, vitamin C, and vitamins B, catalysis of hematopoiesis, regulation of the endocrine, immune system, blood sugar, reproduction, digestion, and blood coagulation. Furthermore, the level of manganese concentrations in human body appears to affect the occurrence...
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A growing body of evidence confirms abnormal fatty acid (FAs) metabolism in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are endogenous ligands of the G protein-coupled receptors, which have anti-inflammatory properties and are a therapeutic target in many diseases. No clinical studies are concerned with the rol...
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Introduction: Cotard’s syndrome (CS) is a rare set of psychopathological symptoms, the main symptom of which is nihilistic delusions concerning the negation of the existence of internal organs or the entire body Aim, material and methodology: The aim of the study is to present a case of a patient treated for postpartum depression who developed Cota...
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Background: Determination of psychotropic drugs in clinical study is significant, and the establishment of methodologies for these drugs in biological matrices is essential for patients’ safety. The search for new methods for their detection is one of the most important challenges of modern scientific research. The methods for analyzing of psychotr...
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Background: Current treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) often does not achieve full remission of symptoms. Therefore, new forms of treatment and/or adjunct therapy are needed. Evidence has confirmed the modulation of the gut-brain-microbiota axis as a promising approach in MDD patients. The overall purpose of the SANGUT study-a 12-week, r...
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Aim: The aim of the paper was to: (1) present economic, socio-demographic and other indicators related to suicide, useful from the perspective of social integration theory, and (2) identify new indicators of special importance to contemporary Poland. Method: A narrative literature review on the sociological approach to suicide was undertaken by...
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Introduction: Warfarin has been considered as a “gold standard” in the prevention and treatment of thromboembolic events since 1954. Since the introduction of direct oral anticoagulants in the last few years (NOAC-Non-Vitamin K antagonist Oral Anticoagulants) prescriptions volume for apixaban, edoxaban, dabigatran and rivaroxaban have been graduall...
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Central neurocytoma (CN), first described in 1982 by Hassoun and colleagues, is a rare tumor accounting for 0.25% to 0.5% of all tumors of the central nervous system. The tumor is a neoplasm of neuroepithelial origin, with intermediate malignancy (WHO grade II), detectable with both computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Complete excis...
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There is an increasing amount of evidence which links the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with food IgG hyperreactivity. Some authors have suggested that food IgG hyperreactivity could be also involved in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD). The aim of this study was to compare levels of serum IgG against 39 select...
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The aim of this study was to: 1) compare of the niacin skin flush response (intensity, color, surface area), fatty acids intake and serum GPR120 levels between patients with schizophrenia – S group and healthy controls – C group; 2) determine of the relationship between the flush response to niacin, serum levels of GPR120 and fat intake among patie...
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The aim of this study was compare levels of markers of: intestinal permeability, inflammation, and gluten sensitivity between schizophrenic patients and healthy persons as a control group.
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G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) constitute a family of transmembrane proteins that mediate many cellular processes. GPR120/FFAR4, a receptor from this family that is activated by fatty acids, has received considerable attention recently. This paper presents a literature review concerning the role of GPR120 and its mechanism of action in animal...
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Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a psychiatric disorder related to very serious consequences for physical and mental health of patients. Due to a complex clinical picture, which consists of anumber of somatic and mental symptoms, AN remains a serious problem of modern medicine and encourages the search for possible causes of the illness and new, more effec...
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Streszczenie Skala EASE jest listą objawów do częściowo ustrukturalizowanego fenomenologicznego badania subiektywnych lub empirycznych nieprawidłowości (anomalii), które można uznać za zaburzenia podstawowej, „minimalnej” samoświadomości. EASE opracowana została na podstawie samoopisów otrzymanych od pacjentów chorujących na zaburzenia ze spektrum...
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More and more evidence confirms the theory that the intake of cereal products containing gluten may play an important role in the pathogenesis of many diseases. There are also premises indicating the relationship between the so-called gluten-related diseases and the development and course of mental disorders, including schizophrenia. The aim of thi...
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Ω-3 unsaturated fatty acids are compounds belonging to the group of essential fatty acids (EFAs). The history of the discovery of EFAs dates back to the 1930s of the twentieth century, however, growing interest in ω-3 EFAs in the context of mental health has been observed since the year 2000. In view of their multidirectional action, these compound...
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Objective: To analyse cases of 9 patients (18-27 yo) who were consequently admitted to our department and treated with affective disorders (AD) while undergoing isotretinoin (INN) therapy. Methods: A semi-structured questionnaire designed by the authors was used to analyse many variables related to demographic characteristics, dermatologic and p...
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Depression is a complex, heterogeneous psychiatric disorder with multifactorial aetiology. Substantial evidence indicates that depressive episodes are associated not only with changes in neurotransmission in the central nervous system (CNS), but also may lead to structural changes in the brain through neuroendocrine, inflammatory, and immunological...
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Introduction There is an evidence indicating that women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) quite common suffer from anxiety and depression, but predictors and protective factors are not well known in this group of patients. Aim The aim of the study was to try to find factor that are connected with higher rates of anxiety and depressive s...
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Objectives Intellectual functioning in schizophrenia has been associated with genetic vulnerability and obstetric complications. Aims The aim of this study was to assess: – the incidence of complications during pregnancy, labor and delivery; – the association of OCs with general intellectual ability in two groups: patients with schizophrenia and t...
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Recent years have brought growing interest in potential connections between intestinal microbiota and mental health. Results from numerous studies indicate a modula-tory role of microbiota in brain development and functioning via a complex of neural, endocrine and immune mechanisms related to normal functioning of the brain-gut axis. These findings...
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Despite over 100-year history of research on schizophrenia, its etiology is still not fully understood, which might be due to the significant heterogeneity in terms of both its course, as well as the etiopathogenesis. One of the best-proven mediating mechanisms in the development of schizophrenia is the immuno-inflammatory response, the sources of...
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Depressive episodes are associated not only with changes in neurotransmission in the central nervous system, but also may lead to structural changes in the brain through neuroendocrine, inflammatory, and immunological mechanisms. The aim of this article is to present a new hypothesis connecting the inflammatory theory of depression with IgG food hy...
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Offspring of parents with Bipolar Disorder are at increased risk for a range of psychopathology, including Bipolar Disorder, ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders and problems in their psychosocial and cognitive functioning. Familial aggregation of BD is associated with earlier age of onset, more frequent co-occurrence of other psychiatric disorde...
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Human sexual function is complex and effected in many different ways by schizophrenia and the antipsychotic drugs used in its treatment. Although not extensively researched, sexual dysfunction seems to be frequent in patients with schizophrenia, especially in men. They appear, in significant part, to be a direct consequence of dopamine antagonism,...
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During activation, blood platelets (PLT) release a number of micromolecular compounds, of which P-selectin and beta-thromboglobulin (beta-TG) are considered the major markers of the activation. The activated platelets and the released micromolecular compounds actively participate in thromboembolic disorders frequently observed in menopause. Low est...
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In the last decade the number of patients with Lyme disease has been continuously growing worldwide including Poland. Psychiatric examinations with the help of psychometric tests were performed in the group of 77 patients with arthritis, in 20 with neuroborreliosis and 26 with erythema migrans. First evaluations started before antibiotic therapy, s...
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The study was undertaken to investigate, reported in earlier studies significant link, between schizophrenia, alcohol dependence and penalty. A representative sample was selected from schizophrenic patients with diagnosis of alcohol dependence hospitalized in psychiatric hospital in Choroszcz in the period of 1998-2000. They were compared with non-...
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North-East of Poland is an area endemic for borreliosis. Psychiatric disorders, the most common for the late stage, are more and more frequent manifestations of Lyme disease. The aim of this study is to assess the incidence of different psychiatric complications and identify the spectrum of symptoms and psychopathological syndromes associated with...
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Lyme borreliosis is a chronic, multisystem disease, of prolong course with three consecutive stages, caused by a tick-transmitted spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Tick Borne Encephalitis (TBE) is neuroinfection caused by Tick Borne Encephalitis Virus (TBEV). We evaluated the occurrence of psychiatric manifestations in the early phase of borreliosis...
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The authors analyse problem of alcohol dependence in the patients of the traumatic department (orthopedics) and the internal department (endocrinology). The evaluation of the dependence was made by the help of MAST. This test is easy to perform by the patients themselves. As authors predicted, the probability of alcohol dependence was higher among...

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has a significant impact on the everyday functioning along with mental health and well-being; this was observed especially in a group of students who are reported to be the most vulnerable to those changes. The project is a follow-up of a previous study conducted by us one year ago. We are currently collaborating with several countries from North America, Asia, and Europe. The study aims to assess the intensity of stress, anxiety, and depression levels along with coping mechanisms of students during the ongoing pandemic. Besides, we will be assessing the changes that occurred in students’ lifestyle with a particular emphasis on the sleep habits and intake of supplements along with the attitudes towards currently available COVID-19 vaccinations.