Miloš Dvořák

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To elucidate the role of innate immune responses in celiac disease, we investigated the effect of gliadin on blood monocytes from patients with celiac disease. Gliadin induced substantial TNF-α and IL-8 production by monocytes from patients with active celiac disease, lower levels by monocytes from patients with inactive celiac disease, and even lower(More)
Celiac disease (CD) is a gluten-responsive, chronic inflammatory enteropathy. IL-1 cytokine family members IL-1β and IL-18 have been associated with the inflammatory conditions in CD patients. However, the mechanisms of IL-1 molecule activation in CD have not yet been elucidated. We show in this study that peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and(More)
Fracture of an ankylosed spine is often overlooked. Because the force that damages an ankylosed spine is frequently slight, patients do not realize they are injured. Doctors can miss the fracture for the same reason and because patients already have a history of back pain. Plain radiographs sometimes fail to demonstrate the fracture site.
Serology markers of coeliac disease (CD) - antigliadin IgA/IgG antibodies (AGA/AGG) with purified alpha-gliadin, antiendomysium IgA antibodies (EmA) and anti-tissue transglutaminase (atTG) IgA/IgG antibodies--determined in 1451 serum samples, were analysed with respect to different screening algorithms. Determination of atTG using five ELISA methods was(More)
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) remains to be represent a common and highly lethal problem. We reviewed the records of 92 patients (73 men and 19 women) operated on for ruptured infrarenal AAA within the past 10 years (January 1989 to October 1999) in the 2nd Department of Surgery in Brno, Czech Republic. The mean age was 71 years (range 57 to 92(More)
A simple and highly efficient percutaneous method eliminating the spinal ganglion and its posterior spinal cord root in treating metameric pain is described. Monitored by X-ray the needle crosses the vertebral canal passing e.g. from the right into the left intervertebral space. The intervention itself is made by a mesocaine alcohol block. The first(More)
OBJECTIVE Transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta 1) is a polyfunctional regulatory cytokine that has been shown to have roles in extracellular matrix interactions, soft tissue healing, and osteogenesis. This study was undertaken to determine the efficacy of TGF-beta 1 in the formation of functionally normal bone in tibial-diaphyseal defects. METHOD(More)