Veronika Frisova

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OBJECTIVE To examine whether in smokers there is a significant dose dependency between the number of cigarettes per day and levels of free ss-hCG and pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) at 11-13(+6) weeks of gestation. METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of the maternal serum free ss-hCG and PAPP-A levels in relation to the maternal(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine whether the maternal serum concentration of the soluble receptor-1 of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-R1) at 11-13 weeks of gestation in pregnancies that subsequently develop pre-eclampsia is different from that in women without this complication. METHODS The concentration of TNF-R1 at 11 + 0 to 13 + 6 weeks was measured in samples(More)
OBJECTIVE As fetal cells can be indisputably identified through detection of Y FISH signals, we utilized an automated microscopy system developed to identify and enumerate cells bearing X and Y FISH signals. We further investigated the potential of fetal hemoglobin expression as a gender independent marker for automated identification of fetal cells. (More)
Advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) represent terminal products of proteins exposure to free radicals. The aim of this study was to estimate the serum AOPP levels in preeclamptic patients together with ultrasensitive C-reactive protein and anticardiolipin antibodies (ACA) IgG and IgM. 21 women in the third trimester of pregnancy were included in the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the potential value of ADAM12 (A disintegrin and metalloprotease) in first-trimester screening for trisomy 21 and other major chromosomal abnormalities. STUDY DESIGN The concentration of ADAM12 was measured at 11-13 weeks in cases of trisomy 21 (n = 49), trisomy 18 (n = 28), trisomy 13 (n = 20),(More)
A basic precondition for the development of preeclampsia is the presence of placental trophoblast cells in the maternal blood circulation. On the other hand, while trophoblast cells are present in the blood of all pregnant women, preeclampsia occurs in only 2-5% of them. Evidently, other factors play a crucial role. The aim of this study was to compare a(More)
Congenital epulis is a rare benign oral cavity tumor that usually arises from the maxillary alveolar mucosa. It is also known as congenital gingival granular cell tumor. Prenatal diagnosis is uncommon and mostly confined to the third trimester. We report a case of congenital epulis, which was referred to our department at 35 weeks of gestation. Both images(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine which 3-D techniques are most effective for "real time" prenatal ultrasound assessment of the corpus callosum and cerebellar vermis. METHODS A prospective study involving 100 consecutive normal singleton pregnancies attending routine anomaly scan at 19-23 weeks' gestation. Midsagittal structures of the fetal brain were assessed(More)
Congenital gastric outlet obstruction is a rare condition representing only 1% of all gastrointestinal atresias. Prenatal diagnosis is uncommon and mostly confined to the third trimester of cases presenting a combination of polyhydramnios with dilated stomach. We report a case of congenital gastric outlet obstruction by pyloric membrane which was diagnosed(More)
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