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To study associations of bullous pemphigoid (BP) with internal diseases, we conducted a retrospective case control study assessing the frequency of selected diseases - diabetes mellitus, neurological diseases, malignant tumors, benign prostate hyperplasia, hypertension and ischemic heart disease in patients with BP. 89 patients with BP, whose data were(More)
Growing incidence of testicular cancer around the world stimulates research attempting to explain the trends. This study quantified the contribution of different types of potential risk factors for testicular germ-cell cancer (TGCC) with differentiation between seminoma and non-seminoma. A standardized questionnaire containing demographic data, pre- and(More)
Due to problems with identification and an incomplete understanding on the gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) before 2001, there has been a lack of comprehensive long-term population-based studies on GIST epidemiology at present date. We used data from the online registry of Czech and Slovak GIST patients (http://gist.registry.cz/), which has been(More)
The isoelectric points of 39 Candida parapsilosis strains were determined by means of capillary isoelectric focusing. The value of the isoelectric point corresponded well with cell surface hydrophobicity, as well as with the ability to form biofilm in these yeasts.
BACKGROUND The classical clinical manifestation of untreated immunoglobulin deficiency comprises predominantly recurrent and complicated respiratory tract infections. Before the 1980s, little was known about the clinical manifestation of immunodeficiency in the general medical population, and also the availability of serum immunoglobulin laboratory(More)
BACKGROUND [18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is a powerful tool for the imaging of various lymphomas. Despite its high FDG avidity, there is little data on PET in follicular lymphoma (FL). In this work, we present findings concerning PET at staging and posttreatment evaluation in FL. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 181 PET(More)
BACKGROUND A retrospective, registry-based analysis to assess the outcomes of metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC) patients treated with sunitinib and sorafenib who developed dermatologic adverse events was performed. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data on mRCC patients treated with sunitinib or sorafenib were obtained from the Czech Clinical Registry of Renal Cell(More)
Patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) are often treated sequentially with targeted agents, although the optimal strategy is not known. A retrospective, registry-based study has been carried out to assess correlation between clinical response and progression-free survival in patients with mRCC treated sequentially with tyrosine-kinase(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to assess trends in overall and in stage-specific 5-year relative survival rates of the Czech cancer patients between periods 2000-2004 and 2005-2008. METHODS All Czech cancer patients diagnosed between 1995 and 2008 were included in the analysis. Period analysis was employed to calculate 5-year relative survival(More)
Mannose-binding lectin (MBL), activating protein of the lectin pathway of the complement system, is an important component of the non-specific immune response. MBL2 gene polymorphisms, both in the coding and promoter regions, lead to low or deficient serum MBL levels. Low serum MBL levels were shown to be associated with serious infectious complications,(More)