Štefan Bezek

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For a decade or two, the hypothesis of causality of various disorders by reactive oxygen species (ROS), due to their potentially harmful effect towards cellular constituents, is one of the most frequently cited in biomedical sciences. In fact, the ROS-mediated alterations of biomacromolecules are considered to be essential events in the etiopathogenesis of(More)
Ionizing radiation can impair the integrity of the blood brain barrier (BBB). Data on early and late damage after brain irradiation are usually reported separately, yet a gradual transition between these two types has become evident. Signs appearing within 3 weeks after irradiation are considered to be early manifestations. The mechanism of(More)
The passage of 6 model drugs; acetylsalicylic acid, chloramphenicol, ethimizol, carbisocaine, heptacaine, and diazepam, through the blood-brain barrier, was determined in unirradiated control rats and in animals 1, 3, and 7 days after irradiation of the head only with a dose of 25 Gy from a60Co source. The brain uptake index (BUI), which compares the uptake(More)
Biliary excretion of bendamustin (Cytostasan, 5-[bis(2-chloroethyl)amino]-i-methylbenzimidazole-2-butyric acid; 1) and its metabolites was studied in rats after i.v. administration of 14C-1. The most significant finding was the rapid excretion of 1 related radioactivity in the bile occurring shortly after injection. While radioactivity eliminated by bile(More)
Isolated liver with a recirculating perfusate was used to study 3'-azido-3'-deoxythymidine (AZT) disposition in phenobarbitone-pretreated rats at 68 microM AZT concentration in the reservoir. Clearance of AZT in the livers obtained from control animals was 0.42 +/- 0.01 (mean +/- s.d.) mL min-1/10 g liver. Over the study period of 105 min, 12.7 +/- 2.6% of(More)
The pharmacokinetics of gentamicin were studied after intratracheal, inhalation, and iv administration to guinea pigs. Gentamicin injected intratracheally was almost completely systemically available. The comparison of the gentamicin plasma AUCs after inhalation and iv administration showed that an inhalation exposure lasting 10 min resulted in an(More)
Pharmacokinetics of a local anaesthetic of the carbanilate type (Heptacaine; in the following briefly called HCP), was studied using a labelled product, N-[2-(2-[1-14C]-heptyloxyphenylcarbamoyloxy)ethyl]piperidinum++ + chloride. Determination of HCP in biological material was based on double extraction of HCP from alkaline media into n-heptane. The plasma(More)
Plasma levels and excretion of two beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs 3H-exaprolol and 3H-propranolol were observed up to 96 h after a single i.v. administration to rats. Terminal half-lives of 26.8 +/- 9.1 h and 51.3 +/- 7.5 h were found for exaprolol and propranolol, respectively. The recovery of 3H radioactivity in feces following i.v. administration of(More)
Distribution of 14C-bendamustine following intravenous (i.v.) administration to mice was examined by whole body autoradiographic (WBAR) and quantitative techniques. The WBAR study showed that 14C-bendamustine-derived radioactivity was distributed extremely unevenly at each time interval investigated. After 5 min of administration the highest density of(More)