Marianne Kratochvil

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This qualitative study focused on the experiences of six 20- to 23-year-old persons with cerebral palsy and their parents during the transition to adulthood and explored perceived changes in their relationship. Using semi-structured interviews, three interrelated themes emerged: (a) perceptions of readiness for increased autonomy, (b) opportunities for the(More)
This study compared adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families to adolescents without physical disabilities and their families as the child enters and leaves adolescence (age ranges 13 to 15 years and 19 to 23 years). Families of 90 individuals with CP (42 females, 48 males) and 75 individuals without physical disabilities (34 females, 41(More)
Sepsis is considered to be the major cause of morbidity and mortality of patients hospitalised in intensive care. It's defined as a systemic inflammatory response of organism to infection. Incidence of myocardial dysfunction in studies with severe sepsis patients is up to two thirds of patients. Cardiac dysfunction shows a continuum from isolated and mild(More)
INTRODUCTION Severe sepsis is still associated with significant morbidity and mortality, which is however different, as well as its management, depending on the region. What is the situation in the Czech Republic and what is the character of patients with severe sepsis is currently not known. The aim of the project is to describe the processes of care,(More)