Marie Tomandlová

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BACKGROUND Pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) represents a potentially 'protective' mechanism in hyperglycaemia due to shunting of glycolytic intermediates into PPP reactions. We hypothesized that thiamine status (plasma and erythrocyte levels of thiamine and its esters) together with genetic variability in key PPP enzymes-transketolase (TKT), transaldolase(More)
BACKGROUND Omentin is an adipokine expressed predominantly in visceral adipose tissue, with adipose tissue stromal cells being the main source. Very little is known about the relationship between the genetic variability of the omentin gene and pathophysiology of obesity, although omentin is believed to play an important role in visceral obesity development.(More)
AIMS This study was designed to investigate the relationship between 8 selected adipokines (leptin, leptin receptor, adiponectin, agouti-related peptide, omentin, visfatin, adipsin and resistin), dietary composition and anthropometric parameters found in the Central European obese population. METHODS A total of 65 unrelated obese Central European(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the work was to find biomarkers identifying patients at high risk of adverse clinical outcomes after TAVI and SAVR in addition to currently used predictive model (EuroSCORE). BACKGROUND There is limited data about the role of biomarkers in predicting prognosis, especially when TAVI is available. METHODS The multi-biomarker(More)
OBJECTIVE Pentraxin-3 (PTX3) appears to have a cardioprotective effect through a positive influence against postreperfusion damage. This study assesses the prognostic value of PTX3 level and its relationship with clinical parameters and markers of oxidative stress and nitric oxide metabolism in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). (More)
The first objective of the study was to compare the levels of big endothelin and endothelin-1 and other noninvasive parameters used for evaluation of disease severity in patients with stable chronic heart failure (CHF). Endothelin-1 and big endothelin plasma concentrations were measured in 124 chronic heart failure patients. The second objective of the(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer-related cachexia is a multifactorial syndrome characterised by progressive loss of body weight and it affects a large proportion of patients with advanced cancer. Cachexia is associated with reduced treatment tolerance, response to therapy, quality of life and duration of survival, whereas some of its mechanisms are shared across the whole(More)
INTRODUCTION Visfatin is a recently identified adipokine with numerous metabolic and immunoregulatory properties that has been implicated in the regulation of the white adipose tissue (WAT) and significant changes in visfatin levels were reported during pregnancy. The aim of the study was to investigate dynamics of visfatin levels in maternal serum and(More)
AIMS Visfatin (NAMPT/PBEF) is a recently identified adipocytokine which harbors strong insulin-mimetic activity and was reported to be associated with obesity. However, nothing is known about whether visfatin is related to specific nutritional behavior which may result in obesity development. This is the first study focusing on genetic variability of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with cardiogenic shock (CS) are at a high risk of developing infectious complications; however, their early detection is difficult, mainly due to a frequently occurring noninfectious inflammatory response, which accompanies an extensive myocardial infarction (MI) or a postcardiac arrest syndrome. The goal of our prospective study was(More)