Ondrej Soucek

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OBJECTIVES To present gender-specific pediatric normative data on the main parameters of muscle function assessed using jumping mechanography. METHODS The study population included 796 non-selected Caucasian children and adolescents (432 girls and 364 boys) aged 6-19 years recruited from 6 primary schools and 3 high schools. Maximum peak power (Pmax) was(More)
BACKGROUND Autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMD2) include a number of disorders with heterogeneous etiology that cause predominantly weakness and wasting of the shoulder and pelvic girdle muscles. In this study, we determined the frequency of LGMD subtypes within a cohort of Czech LGMD2 patients using mutational analysis of the CAPN3,(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are associated with altered bone health and increased risk for fractures. Vitamin D deficiency is frequently found in IBD; however, the effect of vitamin D supplementation on bone health of children with IBD is poorly understood. We aimed to observe the changes in volumetric bone density and dynamic muscle(More)
OBJECTIVES Turner syndrome (TS) is associated with an increased fracture rate due to reduced bone strength, which is mainly determined by skeletal muscle force. This study aimed to assess the muscle force-bone strength relationship in TS and to compare it with that of healthy controls. METHODS This study included 39 girls with TS and 67 healthy control(More)
OBJECTIVE An increased rate of fractures has been reported in patients with Turner syndrome (TS). We aimed to assess bone geometry and volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD) at the radius in girls with TS and to evaluate the relationships between bone parameters and fracture history. METHODS AND DESIGN Sixty-seven girls with TS aged 6-19 years treated(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate umbilical cord blood interleukin (IL)-6 concentrations and the occurrence of fetal inflammatory response syndrome (FIRS) with respect to microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) and/or intraamniotic inflammation (IAI) in pregnancies complicated by preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM). METHODS One-hundred-eighty-eight(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the amniotic fluid calreticulin concentrations in women with the preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) based on the microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC), intraamniotic inflammation (IAI) and microbial-associated IAI. METHODS One hundred sixty-eight women with singleton pregnancies were included(More)
Although the role of the non-classical human leukocyte antigen E (HLA-E) was originally thought to be limited to the development of a maternal tolerance to a semiallogeneic fetal graft, it is now known that HLA-E exerts multiple immunoregulatory functions. The significance of the presence of HLA-E in neoplastic cells and/or background microenvironment cells(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the amniotic fluid cathepsin-G concentrations in women with preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) based on the presence of the microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) and/or intra-amniotic inflammation (IAI). METHODS A total of 154 women with singleton pregnancies complicated by PPROM were(More)
CONTEXT The low bone mineral density (BMD) and alterations in bone geometry observed in patients with Turner syndrome (TS) are likely caused by hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and/or by haploinsufficiency of the SHOX gene. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to compare BMD, bone geometry, and strength at the radius between prepubertal girls with TS and children(More)