Jaroslav Podlaha

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The crystal structures of eight cyclodipeptides are determined, incorporating pipecolic acid or proline and phenylalanine or N-methyl phenylalanine. This set of structures allows the evaluation of the effects on molecular conformation and crystal packing of imino acid ring-size, relative configuration of the two amino acids, and N-methylation. In the(More)
Arteficial vascular graft infection pertains to the most serious complications in vascular surgery. No satisfactory treatment of implant infection is known yet. The only solution is still explantation of the prosthesis with hard complications for the patient leading in many cases to loss of the limb or even to death of the patient. With the example of two(More)
BACKGROUND Is it better to treat popliteal aneurysms as elective operations when their diameter is above 2 cm? MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1985 and 2004, 76 operations for popliteal artery aneurysm were performed in 67 patients. RESULTS 58 operations were elective (76.32%) and 18 were emergencies [13 procedures and 5 urgent amputations] (23.68%). For(More)
The authors present the results of a retrospective study concerning 96 patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture who underwent surgery in the 2nd Department of Surgery in Brno in the time period from 1989 to 1999. In 30 cases (31.2%) there was an isolated retroperitoneal rupture, 66 patients (68.8%) also had haemoperitoneum. The mean age of the(More)
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) remains to be represent a common and highly lethal problem. We reviewed the records of 92 patients (73 men and 19 women) operated on for ruptured infrarenal AAA within the past 10 years (January 1989 to October 1999) in the 2nd Department of Surgery in Brno, Czech Republic. The mean age was 71 years (range 57 to 92(More)
Infection represents a serious complication in vascular surgery. The average of 2-3% of reconstructions are involved. The article offers a review of current diagnosis and treatment of infection after vascular reconstruction. Emphasis is put on early diagnosis and its impact on prognosis of patients. We summarize the practical potential of surgical(More)