M Masek

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The presence of myocardial fibrosis is associated with adverse outcome in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Delayed contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (DE-CMR) currently represents the gold standard in noninvasive evaluation of myocardial scarring. However, a significant number of patients are unable to undergo DE-CMR study for various reasons. We(More)
Metabolic syndrome (MS) is frequent clinical condition in patients with hypertension. Primary aldosteronism (PA) is a common form of secondary hypertension. This study was aimed at investigating the prevalence of the MS and its components in the two major forms of PA, in unilateral aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) and bilateral aldosterone overproduction(More)
As an extension of the chronobiological serial section, gliding spectra illustrate the changing time structure (chronome) of physiological, physical and/or other variables in a given frequency range. For this purpose, least squares spectra are computed over a specified interval (much shorter than the observation span) that is progressively displaced by a(More)
BACKGROUND The non-invasive assessment of amyloid heart disease may be challenging. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) represents a method of choice for assessment of left ventricular (LV) morphology and function, and it also provides a unique possibility to evaluate the presence of amyloid deposition by the late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) technique.(More)
Open repositioning and internal fixation of intraarticular calcaneal fractures has become a standard surgical method, however, concerns over its feared complications, including, in particular, secondary wound healing followed by osteomyelitis, continue fo be discussed. The aim of this study is to inform the surgical public about the surgical method. From(More)
BACKGROUND Because there is limited information concerning the vascular pattern and the role of vessels in patients with proximal femoral focal deficiency, the vascular supply of the lower extremities was studied systematically with use of computed tomographic angiography in order to identify vascular changes, relate any vascular changes to the(More)
BACKGROUND Computed tomography (CT) colonography is a well established modality for the examination of symptomatic patients as well as in screening. Recent technical advances in improving image quality by iterative reconstruction contribute to the reduction of the radiation dose which is a major concern in CT imaging. PURPOSE To evaluate image quality of(More)
Alu-mediated tandem duplication of exons 4 and 5 (g.15815_22218dup6404) is a novel mutation that has been detected in the LAMP2 gene (Xq24). This exon copy number variation was found in two brothers with the typical phenotype of Danon disease, including characteristic myocardial changes on magnetic resonance imaging. The 6.4 kb duplication was identified in(More)
AIMS The objective was to correlate the change in the lesion load (LL) and brain atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) with progression of clinical disability, represented by the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), and to test if stratification of patients according to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) criteria can increase the predictive(More)
We have used the method of irreversible electroporation (IRE) twice to treat central non-small cell lung tumours. Both tumours obstructed the right main stem bronchus. Due to a high risk of right-sided pneumonectomy we chose to apply the tissue sparing device called NanoKnife and an alternative IRE method. The first surgery was performed in August 2011 and(More)