Vladimír Lonský

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OBJECTIVE Activation of innate immunity cells is inseparably linked to cardiac surgical operation. The aim of this study was to assess the kinetics in the expression of receptor for Fc part of IgG, FcgammaRI (CD64), and scavenger receptor CD163 on peripheral blood cells of cardiac surgical patients and to examine the effect of cardiac bypass as a separable(More)
Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is considered to be a cytokine with potent anti-inflammatory properties, which have been previously linked to increased incidence of sepsis. The level of IL-10 is elevated by cardiac surgery when cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and methylprednisolone are used. In our study, we compare the level of IL-10, IL-10 Receptor (IL-10R), and(More)
INTRODUCTION Self-inflicted gunshot injury to the heart is uncommon in Western Europe countries. However it is considered to have a high mortality through cardiac tamponade or exsanguination and concomitant chest or abdominal cavity injury. CASE PRESENTATION We present a 39-year-old schizophrenic woman who attempted suicide with the aid of a 6.35mm(More)
INTRODUCTION Penetrating heart injury as a consequence of a stab wound is usually considered fatal. Nevertheless, there are rare lucky cases with mild symptoms which deserve clinical suspicion and proper management. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report a penetrating cardiac trauma with left anterior descending coronary artery transection after a stab wound.(More)
Injury of the heart with concomitant pericardial tamponade as a result of sternal bone marrow biopsy is rare. An 80-year-old man was admitted with dehydration and non-specified abdominal pain to the regional hospital. Sternal aspiration biopsy was performed because of anemia and thrombocytopenia. Later on, because of the back pain, general weakness and(More)
Thoracic stabilization using transverse plate fixation represents a modern and safe method of sternal dehiscence treatment. However, it still remains difficult to apply in cases of massive loss of bone tissue of the chest wall. An unsatisfactory stability of thorax often results in severe respiratory insufficiency, and also affects healing of soft tissue(More)