Martin Mašek

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Eosinophilic myocarditis (EM) represents a rare form of myocardial inflammation with very heterogeneous aetiology. In developed countries, the most prevalent causes of EM are hypersensitivity or allergic reactions, as well as hematological diseases leading to eosinophilia. The disease may have a variable clinical presentation, ranging from asymptomatic(More)
AIMS The objective was to correlate the change in the lesion load (LL) and brain atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) with progression of clinical disability, represented by the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), and to test if stratification of patients according to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) criteria can increase the predictive(More)
BACKGROUND Adrenal venous sampling serves as a discrimination between uni- and bilateral forms of primary aldosteronism (PA). Even correctly performed adrenal venous sampling may lead to non-diagnostic results in some cases. RESULTS We describe 7 subjects with PA in whom correct cannulation of adrenal veins (high selectivity index defined as(More)
We have used the method of irreversible electroporation (IRE) twice to treat central non-small cell lung tumours. Both tumours obstructed the right main stem bronchus. Due to a high risk of right-sided pneumonectomy we chose to apply the tissue sparing device called NanoKnife and an alternative IRE method. The first surgery was performed in August 2011 and(More)
BACKGROUND The non-invasive assessment of amyloid heart disease may be challenging. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) represents a method of choice for assessment of left ventricular (LV) morphology and function, and it also provides a unique possibility to evaluate the presence of amyloid deposition by the late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) technique.(More)
Precision stellar photometry using a telescope equipped with a CCD camera is an obvious way to measure the total aerosol content of the atmosphere as the apparent brightness of every star is affected by scattering. Achieving high precision in the vertical aerosol optical depth (at the level of 0.01) presents a series of interesting challenges. Using 3.5(More)
In the last decade, there has been increasing evidence that comprehensive evaluation of the left atrium is of utmost importance. Numerous studies have clearly demonstrated the prognostic value of left atrial volume for long-term outcome. Furthermore, advances in catheter ablation procedures used for the treatment of drug-refractory atrial fibrillation(More)
BACKGROUND Computed tomography (CT) colonography is a well established modality for the examination of symptomatic patients as well as in screening. Recent technical advances in improving image quality by iterative reconstruction contribute to the reduction of the radiation dose which is a major concern in CT imaging. PURPOSE To evaluate image quality of(More)
Fractures of the upper end of the femur are treated by the authors since August 1993 by the method of a dynamic gliding screws. This method is considered sparing and economical. The operation is implemented as urgent with a screen of antibiotics and anticoagulants in order to reduce postoperative complications. As a matter of routine intensive early(More)
Ventricular outpouchings include acquired abnormalities (aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms) and congenital ventricular diverticula (CVD). CVD represent rare cardiac pathologies. Although CVD is often associated with other cardiac and extracardiac congenital anomalies, it can also be incidentally observed in otherwise healthy subjects. CVD may lead to(More)