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During 1994, 129 specimens of chub (Leuciscus cephalus L.) from two localities, polluted--Bolelouc, 80th river kilometer, near the city of Olomouc, and unpolluted--Brodské, 225th river kilometer, near the Lanzhot on the Morava river, were examined for metazoan parasites. Altogether 38 metazoan parasite species including helminths, leeches and glochidia(More)
Although numerous clinical, laboratory, and pharmacological variables have been reported as significant risk factors for critical illness polyneuromyopathy (CIPM), there is still no consensus on the aetiology of this condition. Objectives of the study were to assess the clinical and electrophysiological incidence and risk factors for CIPM. A cohort of(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the reports on successful treatment of acute myocardial infarction using autologous mononuclear bone marrow cell transplantation, many unresolved questions still remain. We studied the impact of the dose of transplanted cells on myocardial function and perfusion. METHODS Sixty-six patients with a first acute myocardial infarction were(More)
In this prospective study, intraepidermal nerve fiber densities (IENFD) and subepidermal nerve plexus densities (SENPD) were quantified by immunostaining in skin punch biopsies from the distal calf in 99 patients with clinical symptoms of painful sensory neuropathy and from 37 age-matched healthy volunteers. The clinical diagnosis was based on history and(More)
BACKGROUND There are only few data on long-term effectiveness of the stem cell therapy. AIM We studied the time course of global and regional left ventricular function in patients with acute myocardial infarction within 1 year after the autologous mononuclear bone marrow cell transplantation. METHODS Sixty patients with a first acute myocardial(More)
The immunological dysfunction associated with human cancer is well known phenomenon. It comprises number of pathological changes within immune network including imbalance in cytokines of Th1/Th2 origin. The objectives of our study were (i) to evaluate the abnormalities in serum levels of selected cytokines in malignant melanoma patients with regional lymph(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the sensitivity of sentinel node (SN) ultrastaging and to define parameters that may reduce the overall false-negative rate in women with early-stage cervical cancer. METHODS We analyzed data from a large retrospective multicenter cohort group with FIGO stages IA-IIB cervical cancer in whom at least one SN was identified and(More)
BACKGROUND The reduction of ovarian cancer (OC) risk in women with a history of tubal ligation (TL) has been reported repeatedly, mostly on small populations. We have aimed to provide a critical overview of the studies available to date and to conduct a meta-analysis. METHODS There were 40 relevant studies identified. The studies were divided into two(More)
It is not known whether the results of decompressive surgery to treat the mild and moderate forms of spondylotic cervical myelopathy (CSM) are any better than those of a conservative approach. A 10-year prospective randomised study was performed. The objective of the study was to compare conservative and operative treatments of mild and moderate,(More)
Background. Several mathematical models have been developed for predicting individual breast cancer risk. Such models can help clinicians to choose appropriate preventive and therapeutic interventions for each patient. Unfortunately, the validity of these models has not been tested outside the USA.   Methods. The authors describe a case–control study in the(More)