Jaroslav Cerman

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From 1952 to 2005, 13 cases of cryptococcosis confirmed by postmortem examination were diagnosed in autopsy material from the University Hospital in Hradec Králové, the Czech Republic. Histologically, Cryptococcus was found in multiple organs (brain and spinal cord, lungs, lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, liver, kidneys and adrenal glands). The lungs and(More)
The effects of selenite, campthotecin and their combination were investigated in cervical carcinoma cell line Hep-2 HeLa during 24h. The measured parameters included morphological changes, proliferation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial status, caspase-3 activation and nuclear fragmentation. Selenite at all but lowest concentrations inhibited cell growth and(More)
BACKGROUND New agents that are active in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer are needed. Patupilone (EPO906; epothilone B) is a novel microtubule-stabilising agent. METHODS Patients with advanced colon cancer who progressed after prior treatment regimens received intravenous patupilone (6.5-10.0 mg m(-2)) once every 3 weeks by a 20-min infusion(More)
Exposure to hexavalent chromium causes various adverse effects including deep skin ulcerations and allergic dermatitis. Because of many potential intracellular targets for hexavalent chromium toxicity, its mechanisms of action are not entirely understood. To investigate the role of the cytoskeleton and mitochondria in this process, primary human dermal(More)
ATM kinase (ATM) is essential for activation of cell cycle check points and DNA repair in response to ionizing radiation (IR). In this work we studied the molecular mechanisms regulating DNA repair and cell death in human T-lymphocyte leukemic cells, MOLT-4. Apoptosis was evaluated by flow-cytometric detection of annexin V. Early apoptotic cells were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Cetuximab is a chimeric antibody registered for the therapy of advanced colorectal carcinoma. Among the side-effects of cetuximab hypomagnesaemia has been described, but the information is still limited. METHODOLOGY We have evaluated retrospectively serum magnesium, potassium, calcium, creatinine and albumin in 51 consecutive patients with(More)
Ionising radiation is used for the treatment of pituitary tumours as fractionated radiotherapy, where the total dose reaching the tumour area is in the range of 40-50 Gy, or during stereotactic radiosurgery, where the total dose reaching the tumour area during one session is in the range of 20-90 Gy. In this study, we investigated the effect of ionising(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to elucidate the role and importance of hypocholesterolemia in clinically serious conditions. It was a monocentric, prospective clinical study. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two groups of patients were recruited to the study--one group were patients with coronary heart disease (CHD), who underwent miniinvasive cardiosurgical(More)
Cetuximab is a chimeric antibody registered for the therapy of advanced colorectal carcinoma after failure of standard chemotherapy. Rare infusion reactions that resulted in the cessation of therapy have been described after cetuximab administration. We have observed severe infusion reactions accompanied by a loss of consciousness in two patients. The(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of cytostatic therapy on the barrier function of the small bowel. In 16 patients with tumors in the gastrointestinal tract with metastatic involvement of the liver, small bowel permeability was measured using the lactulose/mannitol test. The patients were treated for 5 d with fluorouracil (750-1000(More)