Milan Dastych

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The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare the specificity, sensitivity, and area under curve (AUC) of the lactulose/mannitol ratio, lactulose/creatinine ratio, and lactulose recovery and their diagnostic value for intestinal permeability assessment within the absorption lactulose/mannitol (L/M) test. Results The value of the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Acute bleeding from esophageal varices due to portal hypertension is a frequent and severe complication of liver cirrhosis. The development of esophageal varices as well as their rupture depends on the level of portal pressure; however, a number of other factors may play a negative role in the rise of bleeding and its prognosis. (More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study addresses the possibility of very difficult differential diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis, especially in cases where pancreatic cancer appears in the course of chronic pancreatitis. A combination of graphical methods and pancreatic biopsy targeted with endosonography seems to be the most precise diagnostic(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the different levels of copper and zinc in the serum, urine, and scalp hair of patients with Wilson’s disease receiving different, currently accepted methods of treatment to reduce the copper load (penicillamine—group 1, n = 8; zinc—group 2, n = 8; penicillamine+zinc—group 3, n = 8). Blood, urine, and hair samples(More)
The standardization of biochemical measurement procedures in multiple myeloma is necessary for reliable prognostic stratification of patients in multicentric trials. The new prognostic index International Staging System for multiple myeloma uses only two laboratory markers, albumin and beta-2 microglobulin. Our study compared results of albumin, beta-2(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was aimed at determining the effect of the tube type used for primary sample collection and the manner of transport prior to assessment (either manual or by pneumatic tube) on the degree of pseudohyperkalaemia in leukaemic patients. METHODS Blood from six leukaemic patients was collected into seven primary sample tubes(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of bacterial infection in patients admitted to hospital with variceal bleeding in comparison with patients with liver cirrhosis admitted because of another reason. To compare the effect of orally administered antibiotics vs. intravenous antibiotics. METHODS Bacteriological investigation of blood culture, urine, throat(More)
Our work aimed at extending the search for abnormalities of trace elements in patients with idiopathic scoliosis to the content of zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), and selenium (Se) in these subject's hair and serum. A total of 59 patients (54 girls and 4 boys) with idiopathic scoliosis, aged 13 on the average (range, 10-18 years), were examined. The degree of spine(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our work was to assess the diagnostic contribution of calprotectin and lactoferrin determinations in the cerebrospinal fluid when distinguishing between bacterial and aseptic meningitides. METHODS In 23 patients with bacterial meningitis (BM) and in 50 patients with aseptic meningitis (AM), we determined the concentrations of(More)