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3rd Medical Department - Clinical Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, General University Hospital and 1 Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
3rd Medical Department - Clinical Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism is the part of the General University Hospital - the largest hospital in Czech Republic - and represents the clinical basis of the 1 Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. 3rd Medical Department consists of 7 Wards (110 beds), including 2 Intensive Care Units (Cardiological and Metabolic) and Laboratory for Endocrinology and Metabolism - an important complement for clinical and experimental research in the Department. Clinical specialisation of the 3rd Medical Department includes diabetes mellitus (Diabetes Centre of the Department provides all kinds of diabetes treatment including insulin pumps), obesity, endocrinology, malnutrition, disorders of lipid metabolism, gerontology and cardiovascular diseases. Clinical research covers wide range of topics related to the metabolic, hormonal and immunological changes leading to the development of atherosclerosis, its pathophysiology, therapy and prevention. Clinical research methods routinely used in the Department are glucose clamps, microdialysis in the adipose tissue, Laser-Doppler flowmetry, clinical informatics and mathematical modelling

The principle role of our department within the OLDES project is to design and perform a pilot study to test the OLDES system in the population of elderly patients with diabetes and other co-morbidities. Within this study the communication feature of the system will be used to put in direct connection a group of Diabetic patients with an hospital. The patients´ conditions will be monitored via adequate sensors whose signals delivery will be managed by the system as well.
Within this context the modularity of the system, its easiness to use, its exploitation potential will be tested. Furthermore, the data obtained within the study will be presented on both the national and international meetings and in local media such as newspapers, TV etc.

Martin Haluzik, MD, PhD,
Associated Professor of Internal Medicine,
phone: 420-224962908, Fax: 420-224919780,
e-mail: mhalu@lf1.cuni.cz,