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Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546639/shear-wave-elastography-parameters-of-normal-soft-tissues-of-the-neck
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Herman Jan, Zuzana Sedlackova, Jaromir Vachutka, Tomas Furst, Richard Salzman, Jaroslav Vomacka
BACKGROUND: Shear wave elastography is a relatively new method of quantitative measurement of tissue elasticity. Assuming that malignant lesions are stiffer than benign ones, elastography may provide supplementary information for their discrimination. However, potential confounding factors impacting tissue stiffness should be investigated first. AIMS: The objective of this study was to measure the stiffness of selected tissues of the head and neck in a normal population and to evaluate its relationship to age, sex, and body mass index...
May 25, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546638/effects-of-obesity-on-liver-cytochromes-p450-in-various-animal-models
#2
Veronika Tomankova, Pavel Anzenbacher, Eva Anzenbacherova
The prevalence of obesity and other obesity-related diseases is increasing worldwide. Obesity is a disease characterized by increased body weight, or a condition resulting from excessive accumulation of body fat. Due to increased body fat deposits, obesity has also been associated with increased mortality resulting from higher incidence rates of hypertension, diabetes, or various types of cancer, such as breast, colorectal, cervical and prostate cancer. Physiological changes associated with obesity are likely to result in altered drug biotransformation...
May 25, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539673/compartment-syndrome-and-regional-anaesthesia-critical-review
#3
Jozef Klucka, Petr Stourac, Alena Stouracova, Michal Masek, Martin Repko
Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) is a potential orthopaedic/traumatology emergency. Without prompt, precise diagnosis and immediate treatment with surgical decompressive fasciotomy it can lead to neurological dysfunction and disability. The role of regional anaesthesia (RA) in patients at risk for ACS/ and in those with developed ACS is controversial. The aim of this critical review was to answer the question, whether regional anaesthesia can delay the diagnosis. The authors use an evidence-based approach to discuss these high risk patients in considering RA as a method of choice for effective analgesia...
May 24, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539672/possitive-correlation-between-adipocyte-fatty-acid-binding-protein-and-epicardial-fat-in-patients-with-a-family-history-of-cardiovascular-disesase
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Eliska Sovova, Milan Sova, Jana Zapletalova, David Stejskal, Marketa Sovova, Marketa Kaletova, Gabriela Svobodova, Irena Kuca, Michal Janak, Milan Kaminek
BACKGROUND: Adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein (A-FABP) is a promising link between metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis. Epicardial fat (EPI) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the correlation between EPI and A-FABP in asymptomatic patients with a family history of CVD. METHODS: 59 subjects (39 males) (median = 54 years old) were enrolled in the study and their EPI thickness and A-FABP levels were assessed...
May 16, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529342/circulating-tumor-cells-and-serum-levels-of-mmp-2-mmp-9-and-vegf-as-markers-of-the-metastatic-process-in-patients-with-high-risk-of-metastatic-progression
#5
Marketa Skerenova, Veronika Mikulova, Otakar Capoun, Tomas Zima, Petra Tesarova
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Metastases are a severe complication in cancer patients and biomarkers predicting their progression are still lacking for specific groups of patients. HER2 positive breast cancer (HER2 BC) patients on trastuzumab therapy are at risk of the development of unpredictable and often fatal central nervous system (CNS) metastases and castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients urgently need a marker of disease progression during therapy. Proposed metastatic markers: circulating tumor cells (CTC), serum levels of matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2), 9 (MMP-9) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) were prospectively studied to confirm their utility in these two narrowly defined groups of cancer patients...
May 16, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529343/excellent-auc-for-joint-fluid-cytology-in-the-detection-exclusion-of-hip-and-knee-prosthetic-joint-infection
#6
Jiri Gallo, Jarmila Juranova, Michal Svoboda, Jana Zapletalova
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of synovial fluid (SF) white cell count (SWCC) and neutrophil/lymphocyte percentage in the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) for particular threshold values. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a prospective study of 391 patients in whom SF specimens were collected before total joint replacement revisions. SF was aspirated before joint capsule incision. The PJI diagnosis was based only on non-SF data...
May 15, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461706/possibilities-for-modifying-risk-factors-for-the-development-of-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-in-intensive-care-patients-results-of-a-retrospective-observational-study
#7
Radovan Uvizl, Milan Kolar, Tomas Herkel, Michaela Vobrova, Katerina Langova
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) development is affected by a range of risk factors. METHODS: A retrospective, observational study processing data on all consecutive intensive care patients older than 18 years of age between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2015. The aim was to determine the incidence of potential risk factors and their impact on the development of HAP. RESULTS: A total of 2229 patients. The overall mortality was 24...
April 26, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461705/higher-levels-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-3-in-patients-with-ra-reflect-disease-activity-and-structural-damage
#8
Martina Skacelova, Zuzana Hermanova, Pavel Horak, Kazi Ahmed, Katerina Langova
AIMS: To evaluate the serum levels of matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) as a potential marker of disease activity and joint damage in 92 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), compared to 24 osteoarthritis (OA) patients and 26 healthy controls. METHODS: The concentrations of MMP-3 were measured by ELISA using the commercial kit AESKULISA DF MMP-3 (AESKU.Diagnostics, Germany) and compared with other laboratory parameters routinely used to assess the disease status, clinical score (DAS28) and radiographic stage in the group of RA patients...
April 26, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452381/transcriptome-analysis-reveals-distinct-gene-expression-profiles-in-astrocytoma-grades-ii-iv
#9
Nato Narsia, Pradeep Ramagiri, Jiri Ehrmann, Zdenek Kolar
BACKGROUND: Astrocytoma is the most prevalent form of primary brain cancer categorized into four histological grades by the World Health Organization. Investigation into individual grades of astrocytoma by previous studies has provided some insight into dysregulation of regulatory networks associated with increasing astrocytoma grades. However, further understanding of key mechanisms that distinguish different astrocytoma grades is required to facilitate targeted therapies. METHODS: In this study, we utilized a large cohort of publicly available RNA sequencing data from patients with diffuse astrocytoma (grade II), anaplastic astrocytoma (grade III), primary glioblastoma (grade IV), secondary glioblastoma (grade IV), recurrent glioblastoma (grade IV), and normal brain samples to identify genetic similarities and differences between these grades using bioinformatics applications...
April 26, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452380/heterogeneity-of-molecular-forms-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-and-fibroblast-activation-protein-in-human-glioblastomas
#10
Ivana Matrasova, Petr Busek, Eva Balaziova, Aleksi Sedo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Proteolytic enzymes contribute to the progression of various cancers. We previously reported increased expression of the proline specific peptidases dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) and its closest paralogue fibroblast activation protein (FAP) in human glioblastomas. Here we analyze the molecular heterogeneity of DPP-IV and FAP in glioblastomas. METHODS: ELISA, isoelectric focusing, 1D and 2D electrophoresis followed by WB or enzyme overlay assay were utilized to analyze DPP-IV and FAP isoforms...
April 26, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452379/avidity-of-antineurocytoskeletal-antibodies-in-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
#11
Libuse Noskova, Lenka Fialova, Ales Bartos, Tomas Zima
AIMS: To optimise the ELISA method for the avidity of IgG antibodies against neurofilament heavy chain (NfH) and to determine the levels and avidity of anti-NfH antibodies in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and a healthy control group. METHODS: Various dilutions of sera and concentrations of urea and sodium chloride as chaotropic reagents were tested in the process of the ELISA optimisation. The levels and avidity of anti-NfH antibodies were determined in 30 patients with Alzheimer's disease and 30 age-matched cognitively normal elderly adults...
April 26, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452378/scharioth-macula-lens-a-new-intraocular-implant-for-low-vision-patients-with-stabilized-maculopathy-first-experience
#12
Jana Nekolova, Pavel Rozsival, Martin Sin, Nada Jiraskova
AIMS: To present the initial results of Scharioth Macula Lens (SML) implantation. The SML is a new add-on intraocular lens designed to increase uncorrected near visual acuity (UCVA) in patients with stabilized maculopathy. METHODS: Eight patients were included in the study. All met the indication criteria before SML implantation. An SML was implanted in the better seeing eye. Near and distance visual acuity were tested. Possible complications and patient complaints were recorded and patients were asked about their quality of vision after SML implantation...
April 26, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422191/mixed-phenotype-acute-leukemia-state-of-the-art-of-the-diagnosis-classification-and-treatment
#13
Martin Cernan, Tomas Szotkowski, Zuzana Pikalova
Mixed-phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL) is a heterogeneous group of hematopoietic malignancies in which blasts show markers of multiple developmental lineages and cannot be clearly classified as acute myeloid or lymphoblastic leukemias. Historically, various names and classifications were used for this rare entity accounting for 2-5% of all acute leukemias depending on the diagnostic criterias used. The currently valid classification of myeloid neoplasms and acute leukemia published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2016 refers to this group of diseases as MPAL...
April 18, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414390/therapeutic-monitoring-of-amiodarone-pharmacokinetics-and-evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-effect-and-dose-concentration
#14
Erika Hrudikova Vyskocilova, Milan Grundmann, Jana Duricova, Ivana Kacirova
Amiodarone is the most effective agent in the therapy of arrhythmias. However, the clinical effect of acute and chronic treatment is unclear and there are differences irrespective of comparable plasma/myocardial amiodarone and its metabolite desethylamiodarone concentations as well. Its unusual pharmacokinetics results in interindividual variation in plasma levels. The association between amiodarone and desethylamiodarone plasma levels and clinical efficacy is difficult to evaluate. This review was carried out to assess whether there is any objective correlation between amiodarone and desethylamiodarone plasma levels and the clinical effect...
March 31, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422192/polymorphisms-at-1q32-8q24-and-17q22-loci-are-associated-with-nonsyndromic-cleft-lip-with-or-without-cleft-palate-risk-in-the-slovak-population
#15
Jan Salagovic, Lucia Klimcakova, Marianna Zabavnikova, Jana Behunova, Terezia Hudakova, Jozef Fedeles, Agata Molnarova, Ludmila Podracka
BACKGROUND: Nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (nsCL/P) is the most common orofacial birth defect with an aetiology involving both genetic and environmental factors. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified several genomic susceptibility regions for nsCL/P. In the present study, the three well established single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) identified by GWAS (rs987525 at 8q24, rs7078160 at 10q25, and rs227731 at 17q22 loci) and one SNP identified by candidate gene study (rs642961 in IRF6 gene at 1q32 locus) were analysed for an association with nsCL/P in Slovak population...
March 30, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360434/locally-advanced-breast-cancer-in-elderly-patients
#16
Jana Hornova, Zbynek Bortlicek, Petra Majkova, Jitka Abrahamova, Drahomira Kordikova, Zuzana Donatova, Martin Kupec, Ludmila Boublikova, Josef Dvorak, Radek Zapletal, Tomas Buchler
BACKGROUND: Although locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) is more common in the elderly population, there is little data on the clinical characteristics and survival of these patients. The aim of the present study was to compare different factors affecting survival in elderly patients with LABC. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was carried out on a cohort of 80 patients aged 70 to 96 years, diagnosed with LABC defined as T3 N1, T4 N0, any N2 or N3, and M0. The prognostic impact of selected clinical parameters including age, comorbidities, tumour grade, HER2 status, tumour stage, local therapies, and systemic treatments was studied...
March 30, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360433/use-of-near-infrared-spectroscopy-nirs-in-cerebral-tissue-oxygenation-monitoring-in-neonates
#17
Rene Gumulak, Lucia Casnocha Lucanova, Mirko Zibolen
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a technology capable of non-invasive, continuous measuring of regional tissue oxygen saturation (StO2). StO2 represents a state of hemodynamic stability, which is influenced by many factors. Extensive research has been done in the field of measuring StO2 of various organs. The current clinical availability of several NIRS-based devices reflects an important development in prevention, detection and correction of discrepancy in oxygen delivery to the brain and vital organs...
March 30, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344356/methylation-status-as-a-predictor-of-intravesical-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-bcg-immunotherapy-response-of-high-grade-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-tumor
#18
Petr Husek, Jaroslav Pacovsky, Marcela Chmelarova, Miroslav Podhola, Milos Brodak
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Genetic and epigenetic alterations play an important role in urothelial cancer pathogenesis. Deeper understanding of these processes could help us achieve better diagnosis and management of this life-threatening disease. The aim of this research was to evaluate the methylation status of selected tumor suppressor genes for predicting BCG response in patients with high grade non-muscle-invasive bladder tumor (NMIBC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 82 patients with high grade non-muscle-invasive bladder tumor (stage Ta, T1, CIS) who had undergone BCG instillation therapy...
March 22, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323292/a-patient-called-medical-research
#19
Tomas Furst, Jan Strojil
We report the case of a patient called Medical Research who presents with multiple life threatening symptoms, including a plethora of false positive results. This paper describes the course of the disease, discusses possible etiologies and offers options for future management to ensure the survival of the patient and that of our civilization.
March 14, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323290/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-delirium-development-in-icu-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
#20
Marcela Kanova, Peter Sklienka, Roman Kula, Michal Burda, Jana Janoutova
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Delirium is an acute brain dysfunction and a frequent complication in critically ill patients. When present it significantly worsens the prognosis of patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of delirium and risk factors for delirium in a mixed group of trauma, medical and surgical ICU patients. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted in one of the six-bed Intensive Care Units of the University Hospital Ostrava in the Czech Republic during a 12-month period...
March 14, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
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