Jiří Vokurka

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Genetic variability in obesity-related genes and the resulting phenotypes are being recognized as major risk factors for colorectal cancer and/or severity of the disease. A total of 102 patients (aged 68 ± 10.2 years, 79 men and 23 women) and 101 age-matched (68.1 ± 5.4 years old) individuals without colorectal cancer, 59 men and 42 women, were recruited.(More)
One of the basic problems of the treatment of acute bleeding from gastroduodenal ulcers concerns the correct timing of individual therapeutic steps. From 1992 to 1990 the I. Surgical Clinic in Brno performed the total of 438 urgent gastrofibroduodenoscopies, the most frequent finding being bleeding from the lesions in the area of the duodenal bulb.(More)
The author gives an account of his experience with the insertion of trocars during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. It leads to a better cosmetic effect of the operation. Careful selection of patients before surgery prevents possible complications. The described procedure is suited only for an experienced surgical team which performs laparoscopic operations as(More)
BACKGROUND This clinical study reports our experience with endovenous laser treatment (ELT) in which external air cooling is used without classic tumescent anesthesia. METHODS Two hundred thirty-two patients underwent ELT under general sedation. In group A (n = 192), ELT was performed with air cooling but without the concurrent use of tumescent(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a serious disease in old age with low incidence but with a very high mortality rate (60-70%). The etiology is either primary (embolism or thrombosis of mesenteric arteries or veins, non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia) or secondary (mechanical obstruction such as intestinal volvulus, intussusception,(More)
The aim of our study was to optimise current therapy of gastric tumours. The studied population consisted of 92 patients treated at the 1st Department of Surgery, St. Anne's Teaching Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic, and at the Department of Radiation Oncology of the same hospital during 1994-2000. We have proven that, nowadays, a radical surgical procedure(More)
The authors describe, based on an analysis of 2970 patients subjected to endoscopy, the advantages of urgent endoscopy performed within six hours after admission to the surgical department. They refute former statements that urgent endoscopy is endoscopy performed within 24 or 48 hours. They discuss the different approach of endoscopists to different types(More)