Víta Žampachová

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BACKGROUND Human dirofilariasis is a zoonotic infection that continues to spread to previously unaffected areas of Europe. In the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic (CR), imported as well as autochthonous canine infections were recorded in the last decade, and parasite DNA was detected in mosquitoes of Aedes vexans. In the present paper, human(More)
Patients with myocarditis and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction may improve after standard heart failure therapy. This improvement seems to be related to retreat of myocardial inflammation. The aim of the present study was to assess changes in clinical, echocardiographic and some laboratory parameters and to correlate them with changes in the number of(More)
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is the second most common primary liver cancer next to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Despite the significant difference of the therapeutic strategy for both diseases, their histological appearance may be very similar. Thus the correct diagnosis is crucial for treatment choice but is often difficult to achieve. The aim(More)
BACKGROUND In Europe, peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare disorder, often difficult to diagnose and it has a variable clinical course. The aim of this report was to describe and discuss the individual variability of this disorder and its management. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three cases of PPCM manifesting as severe heart failure are compared. Common(More)
We describe a case of a 16-year-old girl with Wilson disease, which was initially presented as Coombs-negative haemolytic anaemia and acute liver failure. The diagnosis was based on the findings of low ceruloplasmin serum level and high copper levels both in serum and 24-hour urinary excretion. The patient underwent orthotopic liver transplantation. A(More)
A 59-year-old man admitted for i.m. had a 3-way cannula inserted into the right subclavian vein for 31 days. Autopsy revealed a circular firm thickening of the venous wall. Histology identified it as chondroid and osteoid tissue replacing adventitial connective tissue. Unusual chondroosteoplastic metaplasia not described up to now is discussed as about its(More)
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology affecting medium and large calibre vessels by granulomatous panarteritis with the formation of giant multinucleate cell granulomas. Vision is affected in 25-50% of GCA patients. Affection of vision may be the first GCA symptom or a symptom which occurs weeks or months after the initial(More)
AIMS To compare the differences between patients with inflammatory cardiomyopathy (ICM) with and without improvement in left ventricular (LV) systolic function and to identify the relevant predictors of LV improvement. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 63 patients with biopsy-proven ICM and heart failure symptoms of at least NYHA II, symptom(More)
A majority of primary diseases for which orthotopic liver transplantation is carried out may recur in the liver allograft, mostly in adults. As the indication criteria, transplantation surgery and post-transplantation care improve, the patients survival lengthens as well, leading to concurrently increasing incidence as well as an increase in the relevance(More)
UNLABELLED Severe damage to the heart caused by AL amyloid deposits is a contraindication of high-dose chemotherapy with autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Severe heart damage caused by AL amyloid results in frequent life-threatening complications, even during the course of the classical chemotherapy treatment and it often makes keeping to(More)