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INTRODUCTION Procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) are established markers of infection in the general population. In contrast, several studies reported falsely increased PCT levels in patients receiving T-cell antibodies. We evaluated the validity of these markers in patients scheduled for hemopoietic stem cell transplantation receiving(More)
Dasatinib is effective second line treatment for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) resistant or intolerant to imatinib. We report here the first experiences with dasatinib therapy in 71 CML patients resistant or intolerant to imatinib from the real clinical practice of 6 hematological centers in the Czech Republic. Dose 100 mg daily and 70 mg(More)
Telomere length was evaluated by terminal repeat fragment method (TRF) in 50 patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) arising from MDS and in 21 patients with untreated primary AML to ascertain, whether telomere erosion was associated with progression of MDS towards overt leukemia. Heterogeneity of TRF among MDS FAB(More)
Overexpressed Wilms tumor gene 1 (WT1) has been found in a majority of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The aim of this study was to confirm the applicability of WT1 expression measurement as a marker of minimal residual disease (MRD). The expression of WT1 gene was measured by real-time polymerase chain reaction in peripheral blood (PB)(More)
Two patients with the characteristic high human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) DNA loads in peripheral blood caused by chromosomally integrated (CI) virus received a haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) from a donor without CI HHV-6. Both patients died in consequence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) pneumonitis. At autopsy, high amounts of CMV DNA were detected in(More)
It is important to determine and clarify the variability of mammary carcinogenesis induction in animal experimental studies particularly in connection with chemoprevention projects. The circannual seasonal rhythms of hormone levels or various parameters within the immune system may involve factors participating in mammary gland carcinogenesis. In our study,(More)
Here we report response to treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) of five pregnant women during and after pregnancy. CML was diagnosed during pregnancy in three patients. Pregnancy was confirmed during CML in two patients: in one in the 21st week of pregnancy while on imatinib, in another in the 12th week during the interferon treatment. Interferon(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence of third molars agenesis in the Czech population. One thousand patient's panoramic radiographs of the pedostomatological department of Second Stomatological Clinic of The First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, has been analyzed. The age of probands was ranging between 12 to 21 years inclusive.(More)
The third molar development was studied on the basis of 1700 panoramic radiographs analysis of randomly selected individuals in the age ranging between 5-21 years inclusive. Each age group consisted of 100 probands--50 boys and 50 girls. The characteristics of the third molar development were following: time of dental follicle formation--dynamics of(More)
OBJECTIVE GH deficiency (GHD) is usually associated with a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim of this study was to establish whether patients with GHD, like those with CVD, show an increase in fibrinogen (FBG), type-1 plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1), acute phase response proteins (APR), and soluble adhesion molecules. The(More)