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Elevated antibody titers to food antigens and increased intestinal permeability in IgA nephropathy (IgA NP) suggest that these factors may be interdependent and play a role in the pathogenesis of the disease. In 1989 IgA and IgG antibodies against eight common food antigens were examined in the sera of 35 IgA NP patients and 12 controls using the ELISA(More)
The case-history describes successful resuscitation of a young man who was found after 15 hours following attempted suicide (intoxication with carbamazepine) in deep hypothermia (19 degrees C) with cardiac arrest. For rewarming the patient extracorporeal circulation was used. The patient was successfully disconnected from the extracorporeal circulation,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of 5% propolis solution in recurrent vaginitis. METHOD Fifty-four patients with recurrent vaginal infections having undergone at least one cycle of antibiotic treatment were instructed to apply a 5% aqueous propolis solution as a vaginal douche for seven days. Vaginal smears and specific symptoms were evaluated at(More)
The absence of diurnal blood pressure rhythm is characteristic of patients with chronic glomerulonephritis already before they develop hypertension. The prognostic importance and possible target organ-damaging effect of the absence are unknown. Simultaneously, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and echocardiographic investigations were done in 12(More)
BACKGROUND Experience with diagnosis and results of the treatment cancer of the penis are comparatively sparse. We present our experience and treatment results of patients with this diagnosis. METHODS AND RESULTS The group of 286 patients were diagnosed and treated between 1981-2006 at the First Medical School, Charles University, Prague, Department of(More)