Viktor Komárek

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An information-theoretic approach for studying synchronization phenomena in experimental bivariate time series is presented. "Coarse-grained" information rates are introduced and their ability to indicate generalized synchronization as well as to establish a "direction of information flow" between coupled systems, i.e., to discern the driving from the(More)
| An information-theoretic approach for studying synchronization phenomena in experimental time series is presented and demonstrated in analysis of EEG recordings of an epileptic patient. Two levels of synchronization leading to seizures are quantiied and \directions of information ow" (drive-response relationships) are identiied.
BACKGROUND The study discusses the role of antichitobioside carbohydrate antibody (ACCA), antilaminaribioside carbohydrate antibodies (ALCA), and antimannobioside carbohydrate antibodies (AMCA) in Central European patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). PATIENTS AND METHODS Twohundred and seventy-two serum samples were used - 116 Crohn's disease(More)
BACKGROUND Bile acid malabsorption (BAM) is a common feature of Crohn's disease (CD). We aimed to determine whether BAM develops only in patients with a resected distal ileum or if it also occurs in patients who have not undergone surgery for CD. METHODS The study included 347 patients with CD or ulcerative colitis (UC) and 119 healthy subjects(More)
Background and Aims. Deoxyribonuclease I (DNaseI) is an endonuclease that facilitates chromatin breakdown and promotes susceptibility to autoimmune disorders. The aim of current study was to investigate serum DNase I activity in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Patients and Methods. A cohort of 110 IBD patients was evaluated, aged 35 ± 12(More)
BACKGROUND A scale for the Assessment and Rating of Ataxia (SARA) was developed for evaluation of autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias (ADCA) and was also recommended for clinical trials of Friedreich's ataxia patients (FRDA). FRDA, unlike ADCA, is characterized as being a sensory type of ataxia for which the disease-specific Friedreich ataxia rating scale(More)
Cholesterol 7alpha-hydroxylase (CYP7A1) plays a crucial role in cholesterol metabolism and has been implicated in genetic susceptibility to atherosclerosis. Thus, an understanding of its transcriptional regulation is of considerable importance. We evaluated the effect of a common -203A>C polymorphism in the CYP7A1 promoter region on the activity of CYP7A1,(More)
BACKGROUND Fecal calprotectin test is a simple, non-invasive, rapid and inexpensive diagnostic tool allowing differentiation between GIT functional disorders and inflammatory conditions and relapse prediction in non-specific inflammatory bowel disease. In the last year, commercially available ELISA diagnostic kits, using either monoclonal or polyclonal(More)
AIM The main objective was to examine the relationship between the soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) and calprotectin concentrations in faeces and serum of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) during biological treatment with infliximab. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 29 IBD patients treated with infliximab were(More)
Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA) and spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA 2) are among the most commonly diagnosed hereditary ataxias in Czech Republic. Although criteria differentiate the ataxias, disorder onset symptoms may be similar. Our goal was to determine whether and to what degree of validity posturographic examination may be utilized, with the aim of(More)
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