Josef Sedlacek

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OBJECTIVES MRP8/14 is a heterodimer of two myeloid calcium-binding proteins associated with different types of acute inflammatory processes. We studied MRP8/14 together with procalcitonin (PCT) serum levels in order to diagnose infectious complications or the rejection process affecting kidney or heart allograft. METHODS A total of 419 serum samples was(More)
Procalcitonin (PCT) represents a new marker of systemic inflammatory reactions of the body to infections. PCT is selectively induced by severe bacterial infections leading to sepsis or multiorgan dysfunction syndrome. The aim of our study was to test PCT as a postoperative infection marker in heart and kidney transplant patients compared with healthy(More)
The longitudinal development of spontaneous motility in chick embryos was studied by Kovach's method (Kovach 1970) from the 10th day of incubation up to hatching, in completely intact eggs. From the 10th to 12th day of incubation, very low amplitude movements of a burst character predominated in spontaneous motility. From the 13th day, both low and high(More)
The effects of acute and chronic application of ketamine on the resting spontaneous motility, its development and reactivity was studied in chick embryos of white Leghorns. 1. Acute application of ketamine (Narcamon) in a dose of 12.5 mg/kg e.w. partially depressed spontaneous motility as early as in 11-day old chick embryos. From day 15 of incubation(More)
Development of the response of the auditory cortex to unilateral acoustic stimulation by a chick was studied in guinea-pig foetuses from the 50th day to the end of gestation and in newborn animals. The first cortical response appeared on the 52nd to 53rd day of gestation. The maximum responses were concentrated in the temporal cortex, between the(More)
The development of the chloride ion, glucose and total protein concentration was investigated in the cerebrospinal fluid of 11- to 21-day-old chick embryos and compared with their development in the blood plasma. Developmental changes in the chloride concentration in the plasma and CSF were very small, but it was always higher in the CSF than in the plasma.(More)
The consequences of systemic administration of aminergic transmitters (n-adrenaline 16 microgram/kg egg weight; serotonin 2.5 and 5 mg/kg e.w.; dopamine 2.5 and 5 mg/kg e.w.) for the spontaneous motility and heart rate of 11- to 19-day chick embryos were studied intack eggs. The following results were characteristic for all three transmitters: a) when(More)