Ewa Korzeniewska

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According to previous studies, the avian n. dorsolateralis posterior thalami (DLP) receives visual and somatosensory afferents. While some authors (e.g., Gamlin and Cohen: J. Comp. Neurol. 250:296-310, '86) proposed a distinction between a visual caudal (DLPc) and a somatosensory rostral (DLPr) part, other authors (e.g., Wild: Brain Res. 412:205-223, '87)(More)
Results of a study conducted to assess the degree of airborne microbial contamination generated by a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) with bioreactor "BIO-PAK" closed treatment system and evaluation of the dispersion of potential pathogens are described. Over the year aerosol samples were collected simultaneously with sedimentation and impact methods from(More)
The spreading of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the environment is a threat to human health but little is known about the transmission of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli from the hospital and municipal sewage to the water basin and to the air at the WWTPs (Waste Water Treatment Plants) area and their surroundings.(More)
An increase in global population, coupled with intensive development of industry and agriculture, has resulted in the generation and accumulation of large amounts of waste around the world. The spread of pathogenic microorganisms, endotoxins, odours and dust particles in the air is an inevitable consequence of waste production and waste management. Thus,(More)
Beta-lactams are widely used to treat bacterial infections in humans. In most countries, they are the largest group of antibiotics used by hospitals to treat infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria. Enterobacteriaceae, natural microbiota of the human gastrointestinal tract, represent a large part of bacterial communities colonizing hospital effluents,(More)
The spread of Gram-negative bacteria with plasmid-borne extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) has become a worldwide problem. Their prevalence is increasing, both in hospitals and in the environment. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of ESBL-positive Enterobacteriaceae in municipal sewage and their emission to the ambient air and the(More)
Neuronal activity was extracellularly recorded from the nucleus dorsolateralis posterior thalami (DLP) of anesthetized pigeons. The sensitivity of individual cells to stimuli of different sensory modalities: somatosensory, visual and auditory was investigated. A substantial population of the DLP neurons responded to mechanical stimulation of large, often(More)
Fluoroquinolones (FQs) are fully synthetic broad-spectrum antibacterial agents that are becoming increasingly popular in the treatment of clinical and veterinary infections. Being excreted during treatment, mostly as active compounds, their biological action is not limited to the therapeutic site, but it is moved further as resistance selection pressure(More)
The study was carried out on the survival of Escherichia coli and Aeromonas hydrophila in samples of mineral waters. Enumeration of the bacteria was performed by spread inoculation of samples (0.1 cm3) over the surface of selected media in Petri plates. Twenty bottles (four bottles of each of the five brands) of non-carbonated mineral waters with different(More)
The microbiological quality of five brands of carbonated and non-carbonated mineral water sold in Poland was studied. The study was carried out on the survival of heterotrophic bacteria at 22 and 37 degrees C (pour plate technique) in the samples of mineral waters stored at 4 and 22 degrees C. The one hundred ten bottles (twenty two bottles of each of the(More)