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OBJECTIVE Type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) is frequently accompanied by thyroid autoimmunity (TAI). The aims of the present study were to estimate the prevalence of TAI and to determine the contribution of HLA-DQA1 and -DQB1 polymorphisms to TAI susceptibility among children with DM1. PATIENTS AND METLHODS: Screening for TAI was performed in 285 children with(More)
BACKGROUND Breastfeeding may protect children from developing metabolic syndrome and other diseases later in life. We investigated novel proteins in human breast milk that might play a role in this process. METHODS We used ELISA to measure adiponectin, adipocyte and epidermal fatty acid binding proteins (AFABP, EFABP), and leptin concentrations in human(More)
In this study, we describe changes of plasma levels of the hypothalamic neuropeptide orexin A in obese children during the reduction of body weight and its relationship to other biochemical and anthropometrical parameters. We measured orexin A fasting plasma levels by the RIA method in 58 obese children--33 girls and 25 boys; mean age 13.1+/-0.38 years(More)
Inhibin B is a gonadal dimeric polypeptide hormone that regulates synthesis and secretion of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in a negative feedback loop. The aim of the present study was to determine changes in serum inhibin B, gonadotropins and testosterone concentrations during childhood and puberty in males. We studied the relationship between(More)
BACKGROUND Early diagnosis of sepsis and its differentiation from the noninfective SIRS is very important in order that treatment can be initiated in a timely and appropriate way. In this study we investigated standard haematological and biochemical parameters and thromboelastography (TEG) in patients who had undergone surgical resection of the oesophagus(More)
AIM Obstructive uropathies (OU) in childhood constitute one of the major causes of chronic renal insufficiency. Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) is considered to be the major fibrogenic growth factor. The aim of the present study was to investigate urinary TGF-β1 levels in children with obstructive and non-obstructive uropathies (NOU). METHODS This(More)
UNLABELLED Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are underweight and growth retarded. This study tested the link between serum insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) levels and body height, nutritional status, pulmonary function tests and activity of inflammation in 92 subjects with CF (age 2.1-18.8 y).(More)
Inhibin B, produced by granulosa cells in the ovary, is a heterodimeric glycoprotein suppressing synthesis and secretion of the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). The aim of the present study was to determine hormone profiles of inhibin B, FSH, luteinizing hormone (LH), and estradiol in girls during childhood and puberty and to evaluate whether inhibin B(More)
BACKGROUND Autoimmune insulitis leading to insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM, Type 1 Diabetes) is accompanied by autoantibodies as its invaluable markers. The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of autoantibodies against GAD65, IA2 and insulin in Czech diabetic children at the disease onset. METHODS AND RESULTS Sera of 105 newly(More)
The pathogenesis of growth failure in Turner's syndrome is not clear but might be attributed to a decreased sensitivity to insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) in distinct cell lines or to its reduced autocrine/paracrine action. Growth hormone (GH) therapy leads to increments in IGF-I levels and to growth acceleration. In order to evaluate the pattern of(More)