Jiří Malý

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AIM Assessment of acute and chronic cardiotoxicity of anthracyclines in patients treated for acute leukemia (AL) with biochemical markers - "N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide" (NT-proBNP), cardiac troponin T (cTnT), creatine kinase MB (CK-MB mass), and echocardiography. METHODS Twenty-six adult AL patients (mean age 46.2 +/- 12.4 years, 15 males)(More)
Switching of the paraprotein isotype or transient presence of oligoclonal bands detectable by serum immunofixation electrophoresis has been reported following not only transplantations, but also after intensive chemotherapy for leukemia. Retrospective analysis of 72 transplanted myeloma patients was carried out to determine the frequency and clinical(More)
AIM Monitoring of anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity with electrocardiography (ECG) and comparing ECG changes with findings on echocardiography (ECHO). METHODS A total of 26 adult acute leukemia patients (mean age 46.2 -/+ 12.4 years, 15 males) treated with 2-6 cycles of anthracycline-based chemotherapy (CT) were studied. Cardiac evaluation was(More)
We studied the changes in serum fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF-21) concentrations, its mRNA, and protein expression in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue of 15 patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Blood samples were obtained: prior to initiation of anesthesia, prior to the start of extracorporeal circulation, upon completion of the surgery, and 6, 24, 48,(More)
1. The number of adult patients undergoing surgery for congenital cyanotic defects in childhood has increased significantly. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to examine the effect of perinatal hypoxia on the tolerance of the adult myocardium to acute ischaemia-reperfusion injury. 2. Pregnant Wistar rats were exposed to intermittent hypobaric(More)
Previous studies have indicated that in normotensive rats, NO produced by neuronal NO synthase (nNOS) plays an important role in modulating tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF)-mediated afferent arteriolar constriction. It has also been shown that in angiotensin (Ang) II-infused hypertensive rats, there is a reduced ability of nNOS-derived NO to counteract this(More)
Immunoglobulin D (IgD) multiple myeloma (MM) is a rare plasma cell disorder constituting less than 2% of all MM cases. Survival of patients with IgD MM is generally shorter than that of patients with other types of monoclonal (M-) protein. We have retrospectively analyzed patients with IgD MM participating in clinical trials of the Czech Myeloma Group.(More)
Congestive heart failure represents a severe health condition with unfavourable long-term prognosis despite all the progress in pharmacological therapy of heart failure. Another therapeutic option is represented by mechanical cardiac support devices. Ventricular assist devices (VAD) constitute largest subgroup of these devices. Patients supported with VAD(More)
BACKGROUND Using our statin analysis method, it was possible to uncover a significant drop in statin levels (atorvastatin, simvastatin, and metabolites) after extracorporeal LDL-cholesterol elimination (EE) in severe familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). The purpose of this work was to identify the mechanism underlying this drop and its clinical significance(More)
Clinical and experimental studies have repeatedly indicated that overloaded hearts have a higher vulnerability to ischemia/reperfusion injury. The aim of the present study was to answer the question whether the degree of tolerance to oxygen deprivation in hearts of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) may be sex-dependent. For this purpose, adult SHR and(More)