Nela Elfmarková

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BACKGROUND Impaired speech prosody is common in Parkinson's disease (PD). We assessed the impact of PD and levodopa on MRI resting-state functional connectivity (rs-FC) underlying speech prosody control. METHODS We studied 19 PD patients in the OFF and ON dopaminergic conditions and 15 age-matched healthy controls using functional MRI and seed partial(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined the impact of breast cancer on quality of life (QOL) of Czech women by comparing the QOL of breast cancer patients with that of age-matched healthy controls. METHODS The sample consisted of 74 breast cancer patients who filled in self-assessment questionnaires retrospectively before treatment and at the time of the study. In(More)
BACKGROUND Survival rate of breast cancer patients has improved significantly in recent years. Cancer diagnosis represents a great psychological distress for patients which may not stem solely from the disease itself. Patients may experience higher distress even several years after treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was carried out at the(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have proven a relationship between stress and cancer progression or recurrence, and on the other hand, positive effects of psychological and social support and interventions on cancer patients quality of life. PURPOSE This review article aims to provide an overview of recent studies that dealt with effects of psychosocial(More)
BACKROUND We aimed to determine prognosis of vitality change and functional status of breast cancer survivors after primary oncological treatment using time-related differences of elevated levels of highly sensitive proinflammatory C-reactive protein (CRP). PATIENTS AND METHODS The test group consisted of 46 elderly breast cancer survivors (median age was(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined the prognostic significance of breast cancer patients characteristics (coping strategies, BMI, age) and disease characteristics (stage of disease, relapse) with respect to quality of life (QoL) following treatment.Sample and settings: 120 breast cancer patients following treatment were recruited. Health-related QoL was(More)
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