Alena Zjevíková

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BACKGROUND Hepatitis B vaccination in children born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive mothers considerably decreases the risk of vertical transmission. However, whether this protection against carriage of hepatitis B virus is maintained into early adulthood is as yet unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS A combined passive-active immunization(More)
Hepatitis B immunization of patients with inherited bleeding disorders: personal experiences Hepatitis B vaccination was initiated in 55 patients with inherited bleeding disorders in 1994-2009. Patients received three doses of subcutaneous recombinant vaccine containing 20 mg HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen) at 0, 1 and 6 months. Blood samples were(More)
Presented are general principles of care for HIV-infected persons following their admission to an AIDS care center, initiation of antiretroviral therapy and follow-up. Scientific research, drug development and new clinical data in recent years have led to a change in certain therapeutic perspectives and preferences for the treatment of HIV infection.(More)
AIM The efficacy of vaccination against hepatitis B was evaluated in patients with chronic renal failure from 4 dialysis units in 1988-2010. PATIENTS AND METHODS Hepatitis B vaccination was started in 1 271 patients with chronic renal failure (606 female, 665 male). Patients received intramuscularly 3 doses of plasma-derived or since 1990, recombinant(More)
The HLA-B*57:01 allele is associated with a hypersensitivity reaction to abacavir, and its prevalence varies in different populations. The aim of the study was to investigate HLA-B*57:01 prevalence in the Czech HIV-infected population. HLA-B*57:01 prevalence in our cohort was 5.33%, which is similar to the situation in other Central European countries.
The authors present instructions for providing antiretroviral therapy in the Czech health care system, based partly on recommendations from abroad and partly on their own experiences of caring for HIV /AIDS patients. The structure and content are similar to those in the 2010 edition, with new study outcomes and modern trends in treatment strategy being(More)
OBJECTIVES Study of transmission rates of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and effect of HBV vaccination after parenteral exposure to biological materials. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a retrospective study of 879 individuals (419 health care professionals and 460 persons from the general(More)
Invasive Haemophilus influenzae b (Hib) diseases are rarely observed in children with vaccination against Hib. Immunisation of infants against Hib was introduced in the Czech Republic in 2001. The first case of meningitis with isolation of Hib in child immunised with Hib vaccine since starting routine vaccination is described. Clinical course of meningitis(More)
In our practice, we encounter patients with fever and increase in inflammatory markers. The cause of their difficulties is often hard to discover. The investigation of such patients is described the importance of history, physical examination, laboratory tests and special examinations including imaging methods. After infectious aetiology is excluded,(More)