Marie Tomandlová

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
In a group of 124 patients the authors investigated the importance of assessment of plasma levels of big endothelin and endothelin 1 in patients with chronic heart failure as compared with other currently used non-invasive parameters. A six fold increase of plasma levels of both substances was found in patients in functional class NYHA IV as compared with(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)
While the pathogenic role of dicarbonyl stress and accelerated formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) to glucose intolerance and to the development of diabetic complications is well established, little is known about these processes in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a condition pathogenically quite similar to type 2 diabetes. The aims of(More)
UNLABELLED The objective of the investigation is to assess the safety and contribution of physical training in patients with chronic heart failure and to assess the effect of training on central haemodynamics, left ventricular function evaluated by echocardiography and humoral substances. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with cardiac failure NYHA II and III(More)