Prof. Vladimir Blaha, MD, PhD (CZ)

Position: professor, Head of the Department of Metabolic Care and Gerontology, Hradec Králové

Education, academic and scientific titles: Medical Faculty Charles University, Hradec Králové, Internal Medicine – Specialization Degree Step I 1993 and II 1998, Postgraduate Medical and Pharmacological Institute, Prague; Candidate of Medical Science for normal and pathological physiology 1991; Clinical Nutrition, Functional Licence, Czech Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and Intensive Metabolic Care, 2001; head of medical department, internal medicine, Licence, Czech medical society, 2002; independent medical praxis, internal medicine, Licence, Czech medical society, 2002; Diabetology, specialization degree, Postgraduate Medical and Pharmacological Institute, Prague 2002.

TEACHING: pre- and postgraduates in the field of internal medicine, Medical Faculty Charles University in Hradec Králové, Prague

Publications: 359 publications inclusive: 1 monograph, 40 book chapters, 70 research papers, 35 research papers in journals with impact factor, 201 abstracts in journals, 6× chapter in textbook, 22 reviews, 231 abstracts from congresses, 319 congress lectures, 7 times principal investigator of research projects IGA MH CR

Investigation: 1988–1992 Hormon and Metabolic Control of Liver Regeneration, 1993-present Lipid metabolism, Lipoperoxidation and Antioxidant Status, Lipoprotein Lowering, Diabetes mellitus and atherosclerosis, LDL-apheresis and reopheresis, Nutrition and metabolism, 1994 Fibrate Pharmacokinetic and the Management of Hyperlipoprote­inemia, 1996 Appetite control, 2006 Statin pharmacokinetics

Awards: fellowship European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 1992; fellowship National Institute of Health – National Cancer Institute, USA, 1996; award CSPEV IMP, 1997; since 1999 included in the list of „Who is Who in the World“ 1999

Membership: Czech Medical Society of Jan Evangelista Purkynì 1989; Czech Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society 1989; Czech Internal Medicine Society 1991; European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (common membership); Czech Pathophysiology Society, Section for aterosklerosis 1994; International Atherosclerosis Society 1997; European Atherosclerosis Society 1997; member of Council 2007 and of committee 2007 for postgraduate studies in clinical and radiation oncology, Charles University Medical Faculty, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic; member of committee for postgraduate studies in Analytical Chemistry, Charles University Pharmaceutical Faculty, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic 2007

FIVE MOST CITED PUBLICATIONS:
1. Cited in the Institut Scientif. Information (ISI) 32 times: Yang ZJ, Bláha V, Meguid MM, et al.: Infusion of nicotine into the LHA enhances dopamine and 5-HT release and suppresses food intake. PHARMACOLOGY BIOCHEMISTRY AND BEHAVIOR 64 (1): 155–159; SEP 1999. ISSN 0091–3057.
2. Cited in the ISI 26 times: Meguid MM, Fetissov SO, Bláha V, et al.: Dopamine and serotonin VMN release is related to feeding status in obese and lean Zucker rats NEUROREPORT 11 (10): 2069–2072; JUL 14 2000. ISSN 0959–4965.
3. Cited in the ISI 33 times: Varma M, Chai JK, Meguid MM, et al.: Effect of estradiol and progesterone on daily rhythm in food intake and feeding patterns in Fischer rats. PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR 68 (1–2): 99–107; DEC 1 1999. ISSN 0031–9384
4. Cited in the ISI 32 times: Yang ZJ, Bláha V, Meguid MM, et al.: Interleukin-1 alpha injection into ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus of normal rats depresses food intake and increases release of dopamine and serotonin. PHARMACOLOGY BIOCHEMISTRY AND BEHAVIOR 62 (1): 61–65; JAN 1999. ISSN 0091–3057.
5. Cited in the ISI 16 times: Chai JK, Bláha V, Meguid MM, et al.: Use of orchiectomy and testosterone replacement to explore meal number-to-meal size relationship in male rats AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-REGULATORY INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY 276 (5): R1366-R1373; MAY 1999. ISSN 0363–6119.

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