Tomáš Papajík

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BACKGROUND Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) accounts for up to 40% of all non-Hodgkin's lymphomas diagnosed in the western hemisphere. Determination of the gene expression profile has confirmed the physiological heterogeneity of the disease and defined three molecular prognostic subgroups - germinal center B-cell-like (GCB), activated B-cell-like (ABC)(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral T-cell lymphoma, unspecified (PTCL-US) is one of the entities from the infrequent family of nodal mature T-cell lymphomas. The clinical course is aggressive, and despite multiagent chemotherapy, the median survival is about 2 years. Published data are limited to retrospective, mostly single-center studies or reviews and usually include(More)
BACKGROUND Absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) and absolute monocyte count (AMC) have been documented as independent predictors of survival in patients with newly diagnosed Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL). Analysis of the prognostic impact of ALC and AMC in the context of International Prognostic Index (IPI) and other significant variables in elderly(More)
AIMS AND METHODS The goal was to investigate the effect of prior combined rituximab (R) and intensive chemotherapy on peripheral blood stem cell mobilization and their engraftment after stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in 69 patients with poor-risk, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). RESULTS A statistically comparable median number of CD34+ stem cells(More)
The presented study aims at analyzing an increasing prevalence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) isolated from various kinds of clinical material obtained from patients in the Department of Hemato-oncology (DHO), University Hospital in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Between January 1 and March 31, 2005, enterococci were isolated by standard(More)
BCL6 rearrangements (3q27) are the most common chromosomal abnormalities in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), with numerous immunoglobulin (Ig) and non-Ig genes as partners. In DLBCL, the translocations occur predominantly in the “major breakpoint region” encompassing the first noncoding exon and a part of the first intron of BCL6; few cases with(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCL) are infrequent subtypes of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. The clinical course is aggressive and the median survival is about 2-3 years. An optimal first-line chemotherapy protocol has not been established and the role of high-dose therapy with autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) is still unclear. AIM To(More)
BACKGROUND Monoclonal antibodies have dramatically changed the treatment possibilities for follicular lymphoma. (90)Y-ibritumomab tiuxetan (Zevalin) is the first radioimmunotherapy agent approved for the treatment of relapsed and resistant follicular lymphoma patients. Long-term benefit was observed especially for patients achieving CR after(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with severe central nervous system (CNS) diseases, life-threatening hyponatremia results from two main causes: the syndromes of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) and cerebral salt wasting (CSW). Clinical manifestations of the two conditions may be similar but their pathogeneses are fundamentally diverse.(More)