Vladimir Pidrman

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The plasma levels of interleukin 1 beta (IL 1beta), interleukin 6 (IL 6), interleukin 8 (IL 8), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), E-selectin, ICAM 1 and C-reactive protein (CRP) have been studied in 24 patients with acute myocardial infarction in the course of 96 h. The plasma IL 1beta and IL 6 levels were continually elevated during the 96 h study(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of intramuscular (IM) olanzapine and typical IM antipsychotics in naturalistically treated acutely agitated patients with schizophrenia or acute mania. METHODS During the acute phase, 2011 inpatients (including emergency settings) were assessed at 2, 24 and 72 h, and 7 days following initial injection and on oral(More)
We report a case of a 60-year-old man with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) treated using thrombolysis, and complicated by cardiogenic shock (CS). Plasma interleukin (IL) 1 beta, IL 6, IL 8, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha), and soluble adhesion molecule (sICAM 1, sE-selectin) levels were measured at 3-h intervals. This observation showed the effect(More)
To assess the role of tau protein, beta-amyloid(1-42) and cystatin C in the diagnostics of Alzheimer dementia (AD) and other neurodegenerative diseases (ND) by comparing to the control groups (CG). The levels of tau protein, beta-amyloid(1-42) and cystatin C were assessed in the set of 69 patients (AD + ND, 33 males, 36 females, aged 22-90, mean 60.5 + 16.1(More)
In a 21-day investigation in 15 patients with depression the authors investigated the incidence of undesirable side-effects in relation to plasma amitriptyline levels. The authors found the upper range of plasma concentrations when the patient's risk is minimal as regards serious undesirable complications. This upper limit is 350 micrograms/l; as compared(More)
Platelet function was investigated in 11 healthy non-smokers, 11 medium smokers (less than 10 cigarette/day) and 11 heavy smokers (greater than 20 cigarette daily). Cigarette consumption was in medium smokers 6.2 cigarette/day, and in heavy smokers 30.7 cigarette/day. Erythrocyte count, platelet count, plasma levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, and(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of our work was to assess the role of tau protein, beta amyloid and cystatin C in diagnosis of Alzheimer dementia (AD) and other neurodegenerative diseases (NDs). METHODS The levels of tau protein, beta amyloid and cystatin C were assessed in a set of 79 patients with ND (38 men and 41 women; aged 22-90 years; mean, 61.6 +/- 15.6 years)(More)