MUDr. Karolína Drbalová

Specialization: Endocrinology and diabetology Osteology

Clinics: Prague 6 – AFI

Language skills: Czech English Russian French


Curriculum Vitae

This refers to adult outpatient endocrinology.

The field of endocrinology focuses on the functional and anatomical changes of hormonally active bodies, i.e. the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal glands, and the sex glands (ovaries and testes). This concerns insufficient and excessive production of hormones, as well as inflammations, tumors, and genetic and developmental changes.

The most common theme is disease of the thyroid gland, which is affected in a large percentage of the population, and more in women. An ultrasound examination and biopsy of the thyroid gland is undertaken in our clinic for the purpose of making a cytological examination. Hyperprolactinemia is a common pituitary disorder, while less frequent are functional disorders of the corticosteroids, growth hormones and sex hormones. In regard to adrenal disorders, random findings of benign tumors (adenomas) are very common in which hormonal production and growth progression should be monitored. Adrenal hormones (aldosterone, cortisol) may contribute to hypertension that is difficult to treat.


Education, internships, conferences:

  • Jan Neruda Grammar School, Prague 1, 1983–1987
  • Charles University 3rd Medical Faculty, Prague 10, 1987–1994
  • May – September 1990 – internship at Purmerend hospital, Netherlands
  • July 1991 – internship at Foundation Santé Edouard Rist, Paris, France
  • September 1992 – February 1993 – internship at Hospital Civil, Strasbourg, France
  • 1st certificate in internal medicine (October 1997)
  • medical licensing examination in endocrinology (May 2003)
     

Practice:

  • October 1995 – March 2009 – Endocrinology Institute, Prague 1
  • September 1995 – April 1997 – 1st Internal Medicine Clinic, Královské Vinohrady University Hospital, Prague 10
  • December 2004 – March 2009 – endocrinology outpatients clinic, Salubra, Prague 5
  • January 2008 – to date –  Military University Hospital, Prague 6
  • October 2010 – to date – Canadian Medical Care


Scientific, publishing and teaching activities:

  • principal researcher for grant IGA NR7793-3/2004 – Autonomous regulation of heart rate in patients with subclinical disorders of the thyroid gland and its changes after achieving euthyroid, 2004–2007
  • principal researcher for grant MO ČR 8130 – Improving the diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of the nodal structures of the thyroid gland in people under 35 years of age using ultrasound and fine needle aspiration cytology, 2009–2012
  • K. Drbalová, M. Matějková Běhanová, K. Herdová, P. Pačesová, V. Zamrazil
    Subclinical thyroid disease – XXVIII endocrinology days with international participation, 20. – 22. 10. 2005, Olomouc Regional Centre – lecture
  • K. Drbalová, M. Matějková Běhanová, K. Herdová, P. Pačesová, V. Zamrazil
    Autonomous regulation of the heart rate in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism and its changes after achieving euthyroid, XXVIII endocrinology days with international participation, 20.–22. 10. 2005, Olomouc Regional Centre – poster
  • M. Matějková Běhanová, K. Drbalová, P. Pačesová, M. Hill, K. Herdová, V. Zamrazil
    Blood lipid levels in people with mild subclinical hypothyroidism after initiation of thyroid hormone treatment, 2nd symposium of young professionals under 35 years of age in the field of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic disorders, DMEV Abstract, annual volume 8, no. 4, 2005 – poster
  • K. Drbalová, M. Matějková Běhanová, P. Pačesová
    Autonomous regulation of the heart rate in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism and its changes after achieving euthyroid, 3rd Hradec postgraduate course in endocrinology, 18.–20. 5. 2006, Hradec Králové – lecture
  • K. Drbalová, K. Herdová, P. Pačesová, M. Šimon
    Subclinical thyroid disease, Internal Medicine, annual volume 52, 10/2006 – magazine article
  • K. Drbalová, M. Matějková Běhanová, K. Herdová, P. Pačesová, M. Hill, V. Zamrazil
    Spectral analysis of heart rate variability in patients with mild subclinical hypothyroidism, General Practitioner, 2007
  • K. Drbalová, P. Matucha, M. Matějková Běhanová, R. Bílek, L. Kříž, H. Kazihnitková, R. Hampl
    Immunoprotective steroids and SHBG in non-treated hypothyroidism and their relationship  to autoimmune thyroid disorders, Physiological Research 57, Suppl. 1: S119–S125, 2008 – magazine article
  • K. Drbalová, M. Vodák
    Subclinical thyroid disease, Military Internal Medicine Days,  Bedřichov, October 2008 – lecture 
  • K. Drbalová, M. Vodák
    Endocrine hypertension, Military Internal Medicine Days, Brno, October 2009 – lecture
  • K. Drbalová, M. Vodák, V. Zamrazil
    Subclinical thyroid disease, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy, 1/2011, pp. 24–26
  • K. Drbalová, M. Vodák, V. Zamrazil
    Differential diagnosis of hyponatremia – poster, Diabetology, metabolism, endocrinology, nutrition; annual volume 14, supplement 2, 2011 –
    XXXIV endocrinology days, Brno, pp. 43–45
  • K. Drbalová
    Secondary endocrine hypertension, Medical Practice 8 (12), 2011, pp. 514–517
  • M. Nývltová, M. Vodák, K. Drbalová
    Constipation and hypothyroidism - Myth or Reality, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, No 4, 2012
     

Membership in professional associations:

  • Jan Evangelista Purkyně Czech Endocrinology Society

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