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Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is an alternative to conventional CABG using cardiopulmonary bypass. Off-pump technique reduces the complications of CABG performed with extracorporeal circulatory assistance (Lancey et al. 2000; Mack et al. 2004a,b). The object of this study was to compare peri- and postoperative time courses of vasoactive(More)
The content of glycine, a possibly inhibitory neurotransmitter was studied in central nervous system of guinea pigs with experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE). The glycine level was increased in spinal cord, but not in the brain of animals with EAE. The greatest increase in glycine concentration was in lumbosacral cord, and at the time of appearance(More)
A-4166, a phenylalanine derivative, is a hypoglycemic agent, which has been shown to improve blood glucose levels mainly due to the rapid and short term stimulation of insulin release. Nevertheless, a possible extrapancreatic action of A-4166 has not yet been investigated. Therefore, insulin action (euglycemic hyperinsulinemic 6.4 mU.kg-1.min-1 clamp plus(More)
Recently, a growing interest has been recorded in mineral content of mammalian diet, which might impair their development. Focused on the topic, we studied the effect of Al3+, Si4+, Sr2+ and Na2S on the intensity of malondialdehyde (MDA) production in vitro. MDA, as one of oxidative stress markers, was determined in(More)
We describe a convenient method for the separation and quantification of xanthine, hypoxanthine, and uric acid in 20 microL of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) with use of HPLC and ultraviolet detection. The analysis is performed on a Sepharon SGX C18 column and the elution system consists of potassium phosphate buffer, pH 5.1, with 20 mL/L methanol. The lower(More)
PURPOSE Analysis of predefined characteristics and outcomes in a non-selected population of patients hospitalized for acute heart failure (AHF) in Slovakia. METHODS We conducted a nationwide prospective multicenter survey with 860 consecutive patients enrolled in 11 hospitals throughout Slovakia--two centres with a non-stop catheterization service, two(More)
Influence of mineral water from Trenčianske Teplice (drinkable source) on lipid peroxidation processes was determined in model situations under in vitro conditions using the brain tissue. The central nervous system was selected because it is especially sensitive to the radical-induced damage. In addition, there is a high content of polyunsaturated fatty(More)