Oldřich Pozler

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BACKGROUND Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection has been estimated to range from 60 to 95% in the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The aim of this study was to evaluate H. pylori infection prevalence in a representative sample of the Czech population. The second objective was to describe difference of H. pylori prevalence(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to report results of TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt) in 5 consecutive children with cystic fibrosis and monitor long-term follow-up results. METHODOLOGY Five cystic fibrosis patients with multinodular cirrhosis of the liver and complications of portal hypertension (repeated variceal bleeding(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the pediatric population that suffered from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the Czech Republic and to determine the incidence of Crohn disease (CD) in children up to 15 years age between 1990 and 2001. METHODS Diagnostic criteria for CD, ulcerative colitis (UC), and indeterminate colitis (IC) were(More)
The aim of this study was to map normal levels of serum soluble isoforms of adhesion molecules in relation to age and sex in the group of school-aged children. sICAM-1, sVCAM-1 and sE-selectin were determined in the group of 158 normal children subdivided into two subgroups; 6-10 years (68 children, median age 8 years) and 11-15 years (90 children, median(More)
It has been hypothesized that Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection may contribute to reduced stature, risk of hypertension or obesity. The aim was to evaluate body indices in Hp positive and negative persons. A total of 2436 subjects (4–100 years old) were tested for Hp status by 13Curea breath test. Data on height and weight were collected for 84%, and blood(More)
The authors report on a neonate with oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula associated with bilateral anophthalmia and duplication of the left kidney. The combination of oesophageal atresia and anophthalmia has been reported in the literature several times before. We here report a boy with this disorder, with the additional feature of renal(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Azathioprine (AZA) has a slow onset of action in treatment of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is anticipated, that this delay correlates to the kinetics of 6-thioguanine nucleotides (6-TGN) accumulation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the time to steady state of 6-TGN concentration in red blood cells. METHODS The(More)
5-aminosalicylate compounds (mesalazine, sulfasalazine) are widely used in therapy of inflammatory bowel diseases. Mesalazine-induced interstitial nephritis is a rare complication; however, the morbidity in an affected individual is high. Regular renal screening in patients treated with 5-aminosalicylate compounds is important. A 15-year-old boy with(More)