Adam Antczak's research while affiliated with University of Lodz and other places

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In 2022, the National Program for Influenza Prevention coalition will have its 10th anniversary; it is one of Poland’s oldest educational initiatives. The National Program for Influenza Prevention was initiated to prevent a further decline and promote influenza prevention in the A(H1N1) post-pandemic years. In this review, we summarize the structur...
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Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) bacteria are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in adults, including one of the leading causes of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).
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Diseases caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) can be either invasive or non-invasive. In adults, pneumococcal infections most often occur as pneumonia, one of the leading causes of hospitalisation in these patients in Poland. Multiple factors predispose patients to the severe course of pneumococcal disease, including age, comorbiditie...
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Introduction Influenza infection is associated with potential serious complications, increased hospitalization rates and a higher risk of death. Material and methods A retrospective comparative analysis of selected indicators of hospitalization at the University Hospital in Wrocław was conducted on patients with confirmed influenza infection and a...
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The phenomenon of population ageing observed over recent years involves growing healthcare needs and the limited staffing and financing of healthcare systems, and as such demands some functional changes in the healthcare model in many countries. This situation is particularly significant in the face of a pandemic, e.g., flu, and currently COVID-19....
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Wzrastające potrzeby zdrowotne starzejącego się społeczeństwa, niedobory kadry medycznej i potrzeba zwiększenia efektywności wykorzystania nakładów, już w niedalekiej przyszłości, wpłyną na ewolucję modelu funkcjonowania systemów ochrony zdrowia w wielu obszarach. Zmiany modeli kompetencji zawodów medycznych są czynnikami pozwalającymi na zmniejsze...
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Influenza is an acute infectious disease of viral etiology which, unlike the common cold, can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia, myocarditis, inflammation of the kidneys, nervous system, and muscles, and even death. Vaccination is the most effective method of preventing influenza and should be recommended to everyone over six months o...
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For the past 10 years, influenza vaccination coverage rate in Poland remains at a low 3% threshold. This low rate may be related to the unsatisfactory knowledge of vaccination, influenza, and misperception of health risks in the general population. To examine these issues, we used an online questionnaire consisting of 12 closed questions. The basic...
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In Poland, the seasonal influenza vaccination rate is just barely 3% which may be related to the unsatisfactory knowledge of influenza among healthcare professionals, poor recognition of the benefits of influenza immunization and the fear of side effects. To address these issues, we surveyed healthcare professionals through an online questionnaire...

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... In the future, the activities developed by community pharmacies could also include the administration of influenza vaccines and influenza surveillance [1][2][3]. Several studies have found higher percentages of influenza vaccination coverage in countries and regions where influenza vaccines are administered in community pharmacies [4][5][6]. Traditional influenza surveillance is based on the collection and analysis of data obtained from hospitals, primary health care centers and sentinel physicians [7]. ...
... Influenza (flu) is an acute respiratory infection (ARI) of viral etiology, with a potentially severe and fatal course, especially for children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with chronic diseases [1]. The published data support the hypothesis that healthcare workers (HCWs) can act as a vector for the spread of influenza among hospitalized patients [2,3] and at the same time, medical personnel is more exposed to influenza infection (up to 2.5 times) compared to the population of healthy adults working in establishments other than healthcare facilities [4]. ...
... Increasing acceptance of immunisation programmes and physicians' self-vaccination for influenza is paramount in Poland, where past data indicate low vaccination rates among physicians. According to current research, only 16-20% of medical personnel are vaccinated against influenza [9,10]. For this reason, it is essential to understand the mechanisms that boost positive attitudes toward vaccination among physicians. ...
... Globally, influenza vaccination rates previously reported among HCWs studies have varied [12,13,[15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25]. The reported vaccine uptake among our respondents for the 2018-2019 season was much lower than those reported in studies conducted in some countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, where the IV is provided freely to health professionals. ...