Ádám Fazakas

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BACKGROUND Ischemic stroke is a multifactorial disorder with genetic and environmental components. The aim of our study was to investigate whether two polymorphisms of the estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) gene (ESR1 c.454-397T>C and c.454-351A>G) are associated with ischemic stroke in a Caucasian population from Hungary. METHODS One hundred and ninety-eight(More)
Previously we reported on strong linkage disequilibrium (LD) between the mono-S-C4B-RCCX module (mono-S) and the TNF2 allele (both known constituents of the 8.1 ancestral haplotype (8.1 AH)) in two Caucasian populations. The gene for the receptor of advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE) is encoded between the RCCX module and the HLA class II genes in the(More)
BACKGROUND MacIver and Townsend's hypothesis predicts, based on a mathematical model of left ventricular contraction, that preserved absolute radial wall thickening (radWT) due to left ventricular hypertrophy is responsible for the normal ejection fraction in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF). METHODS We tested the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of oxidative stress, inflammation, hypercoagulability and neuroendocrine activation in the transition of hypertensive heart disease to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF). METHODS We performed echocardiography for 112 patients (≥ 60 years old) with normal EF (18 controls and 94 with hypertension), and(More)
Authors report a case of Castleman's disease (CD) with polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M protein, skin change (POEMS) syndrome. According to the present knowledge, these two rare conditions are often induced by Human Herpes Vírus- 8 (HHV-8) or by Human Immunodefeciency Virus, separately or in combination. In this case, however, HHV-6 viral DNA(More)
The authors report a case of rare chloroquine cardiotoxicity mimicking connective tissue disease heart involvement in a 56-year-old woman with mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) manifested suddenly as third degree A-V block with QT(c) interval prolongation and short torsade de pointes runs ultimately degenerating into ventricular fibrillation.(More)
The role of oxidative stress (OXS) due to myocardial nitric oxide synthase (NOS) uncoupling related to oxidative depletion of its cofactor tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) emerged in the pathogenesis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. We determined the prevalence of six single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of genes encoding enzymes related to(More)
Finding prognostic factors in multiple myeloma is a real challenge. Several attempts might be found in the literature for that purpose but the results are not satisfactory. Therefore, in the current retorpective study authors analyzed the potential prognostic value of some laboratory data in 104 patients with multiple myeloma. They found the albumin and(More)