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I graduated from 2nd Medical Faculty, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2007 (M.D.) and I defended my thesis entitled "The contribution of peripheral quantitative computer tomography in detecting osteoporosis in children with chronic diseases" in 2012 (Ph.D.). I reveived clinical training in pediatrics in Motol University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic, and I got the certificate in 2012 (Clinical pediatrician).

Research description

Glucocorticoids are the standard treatment option in many chronic diseases in children because of their anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative effects. Some of the diseases include juvenile idiopathic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, nephrotic syndrome or leukaemia. However, as one of the undesired effects, glucocorticoids impaire longitudinal bone growth and deteriorate bone quality. The aim of our project is to explore the possible effect of genetic and pharmacoterapeutic models in preserving glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. This project is funded by the ESPE research postdoctoral fellowship.


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