Boris Krahulec

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Diabetic autonomic neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes mellitus and affects every segment of the gastrointestinal tract. Gastrointestinal problems tend to be more common and severe in diabetics compared with the nondiabetic population. In the literature, the prevalence of reflux esophagitis is not known. The aim of this study was to analyze(More)
Intermittent claudication of the lower extremities is a common symptom described in older patients with atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease. Peripheral arterial disease due to atherosclerosis is known to be associated with a higher risk of myocardial infarction, stroke and all-cause mortality. However, if intermittent claudication appears in a(More)
27 year old patient with a history of alcohol abuse after consumption of fat meal and wine following epigastric pain noticed sudden bilateral visual loss: right eye logMAR 0, 94, left eye logMAR 1, 22. Retinal examination revealed massive edema in the central part of the retina, multiple cotton wool spots in the posterior pole peripapillary and flame-shaped(More)
The aim of our study was to analyse the foot infections in diabetic patients. We analysed foot ulcerations in 124 diabetics who attended outpatient foot clinic, or were hospitalized in the period from 1996 to 2006. Basic neuropathy screening examination was made with cotton wisp, pin-prick, tuning fork, and monofilament. For evaluation of leg ischemia,(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in diabetics is a common but often underestimated and underdiagnosed complication of diabetes mellitus. One of the most clinical apparent forms of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy is orthostatic hypotension. OBJECTIVES To retrospectively assess the association of the orthostatic hypotension (OH) with(More)
Changes in the physico-chemical properties of erythrocyte membranes induced by nonenzymatic glycation as well as the possible prevention of their rise were studied. Using the fluorescent probe 1,6-diphenyl-1,3,5-hexatriene (DPH), fluorescence anisotropy values were determined in erythrocyte membranes isolated from type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients with(More)
Pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy, which belongs to most serious microangiopathic complications of diabetes, is still not completely clear. Thromboxan A2 and increased oxidation stress are new factors apparently associated with pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy. It was the aim of the contribution to verify the participation of thromboxan A2 and(More)
BACKGROUND Presence of macro- and microvascular complications in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) is not only related to chronic hyperglycemia represented by glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) but also to acute glycemic fluctuations (glycemic variability, GV). The association between GV and DM complications is not completely clear. Aim of our study was to(More)
UNLABELLED The objective of the investigation was early detection of risk factors of diabetes and/or atherosclerosis and the prevalence of vascular complications of diabetes in newly diagnosed patients with type 2 diabetes in the Slovak Republic. PATIENTS AND METHODS In the Slovak detection programme of vascular complications participated 40(More)