Maria Alevizaki

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Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Low triiodothyronine: a strong predictor of outcome in acute stroke patients
    M Alevizaki
    Evgenideion Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, and Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Invest 37:651-7. 2007
  2. pmc Management of hyperparathyroidism (PHP) in MEN2 syndromes in Europe
    Maria Alevizaki
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenidion Hospital and Dept Medical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Thyroid Res 6:S10. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Medullary thyroid carcinoma: the influence of policy changing in clinical characteristics and disease progression
    Maria Alevizaki
    Endocrine Unit, Department of Medical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 80 Vass Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Eur J Endocrinol 167:799-808. 2012
  4. pmc Welcome to thyroid research
    Andrzej Lewinski
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
    Thyroid Res 1:1. 2008
  5. pmc Cervical masses as manifestation of papillary thyroid carcinomas </=10 mm in diameter, in patients with unknown thyroid disease
    Kalliopi Pazaitou-Panayiotou
    Department of Endocrinology Endocrine Oncology, Theagenion Cancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Thyroid Res 1:8. 2008
  6. pmc Multiple endocrine neoplasias: advances and challenges for the future
    M Alevizaki
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenideion Hospital and Department Medical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 80, Vassilissis Sofias Ave, Athens 11528, Greece
    J Intern Med 266:1-4. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint The Pro 12 Ala PPAR gamma gene polymorphism: possible modifier of the activity and severity of thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO)
    Maria Alevizaki
    Department Medical Therapeutics, Endocrine Unit, Evgenidio Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 70:464-8. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Increasing prevalence of papillary thyroid carcinoma in recent years in Greece: the majority are incidental
    Maria Alevizaki
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Thyroid 19:749-54. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Severity of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women: associations with common estrogen receptor alpha polymorphic variants
    M Alevizaki
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenidion Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Endocrinol 156:489-96. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint High anticipatory stress plasma cortisol levels and sensitivity to glucocorticoids predict severity of coronary artery disease in subjects undergoing coronary angiography
    Maria Alevizaki
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenidion Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 15773 Athens, Greece
    Metabolism 56:222-6. 2007

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Publications79

  1. ncbi request reprint Low triiodothyronine: a strong predictor of outcome in acute stroke patients
    M Alevizaki
    Evgenideion Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, and Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Invest 37:651-7. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate possible associations of thyroid hormone status with clinical outcome in patients admitted for acute stroke...
  2. pmc Management of hyperparathyroidism (PHP) in MEN2 syndromes in Europe
    Maria Alevizaki
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenidion Hospital and Dept Medical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Thyroid Res 6:S10. 2013
    ..The pathology of the parathyroid glands includes hyperplasia, adenoma or a combination of the two. The optimal surgical management of this entity has not been defined yet...
  3. doi request reprint Medullary thyroid carcinoma: the influence of policy changing in clinical characteristics and disease progression
    Maria Alevizaki
    Endocrine Unit, Department of Medical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 80 Vass Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Eur J Endocrinol 167:799-808. 2012
    ..Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) has varying clinical course. We assessed trends in MTC presentation during the last 34 years...
  4. pmc Welcome to thyroid research
    Andrzej Lewinski
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
    Thyroid Res 1:1. 2008
    ....
  5. pmc Cervical masses as manifestation of papillary thyroid carcinomas </=10 mm in diameter, in patients with unknown thyroid disease
    Kalliopi Pazaitou-Panayiotou
    Department of Endocrinology Endocrine Oncology, Theagenion Cancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Thyroid Res 1:8. 2008
    ..Papillary thyroid microcarcinomas are tumors often found accidentally after thyroidectomy for other thyroid disorders...
  6. pmc Multiple endocrine neoplasias: advances and challenges for the future
    M Alevizaki
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenideion Hospital and Department Medical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 80, Vassilissis Sofias Ave, Athens 11528, Greece
    J Intern Med 266:1-4. 2009
    ..Indeed, new advances in the preventive diagnosis and molecular treatment of MEN 1 and MEN 2, respectively, continued unabated, and an update on this front was also presented at MEN2008 and is included in this issue...
  7. ncbi request reprint The Pro 12 Ala PPAR gamma gene polymorphism: possible modifier of the activity and severity of thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO)
    Maria Alevizaki
    Department Medical Therapeutics, Endocrine Unit, Evgenidio Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 70:464-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the possibility that the Pro(12)Ala polymorphism of the PPAR gamma gene, associated with a modified transcriptional activity, might be affecting the severity of TAO...
  8. doi request reprint Increasing prevalence of papillary thyroid carcinoma in recent years in Greece: the majority are incidental
    Maria Alevizaki
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Thyroid 19:749-54. 2009
    ..New cases of well-differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) are diagnosed more frequently worldwide. We investigated trends and differences in clinical and histological characteristics of new DTC cases presenting in one large center...
  9. ncbi request reprint Severity of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women: associations with common estrogen receptor alpha polymorphic variants
    M Alevizaki
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenidion Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Endocrinol 156:489-96. 2007
    ..We investigated the association of common ER alpha polymorphisms with the severity of CAD and with metabolic and reproductive factors in postmenopausal women undergoing coronary angiography...
  10. ncbi request reprint High anticipatory stress plasma cortisol levels and sensitivity to glucocorticoids predict severity of coronary artery disease in subjects undergoing coronary angiography
    Maria Alevizaki
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenidion Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 15773 Athens, Greece
    Metabolism 56:222-6. 2007
    ..Chronic HPA axis hyperreactivity combined with tissue hypersensitivity to glucocorticoids may contribute to more severe atherosclerosis and CAD...
  11. doi request reprint The importance of the (TAAAA)n alleles at the SHBG gene promoter for the severity of coronary artery disease in postmenopausal women
    Maria Alevizaki
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenidion Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Menopause 15:461-8. 2008
    ..We investigated possible associations between the (TAAAA)n polymorphism of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) gene promoter, which influences transcriptional efficiency of the SHBG gene and the severity of CAD in women...
  12. ncbi request reprint Hypothyroidism as a protective factor in acute stroke patients
    Maria Alevizaki
    Endocrine Unit, Department of Medical Therapeutics, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 65:369-72. 2006
    ..It has been reported that hypothyroidism is associated with better survival in elderly persons. We investigated possible associations of thyroid status with clinical outcome in patients with acute stroke...
  13. ncbi request reprint The adrenal gland may be a target of LH action in postmenopausal women
    Maria Alevizaki
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenidion Hospital and Department of Medical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 80, Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Eur J Endocrinol 154:875-81. 2006
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  14. ncbi request reprint Study of the Trp64Arg polymorphism of the beta3-adrenergic receptor in Greek women with gestational diabetes
    M Alevizaki
    Diabetes Centre, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Athens University School of Medicine, Alexandra University Hospital, Greece
    Diabetes Care 23:1079-83. 2000
    ..been associated with obesity, insulin resistance, weight gain, and earlier onset of type 2 diabetes, is more frequent in women who develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) or whether it is associated with weight gain during pregnancy..
  15. ncbi request reprint High plasma amylin/islet amyloid polypeptide levels in patients with residual medullary thyroid carcinoma after total thyroidectomy
    M Alevizaki
    1st Endocrine Section and Diabetes Centre, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra University Hospital, 80, Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, 115 28 Athens, Greece
    Eur J Endocrinol 145:585-9. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to determine if the amylin/IAPP gene is expressed as the IAPP peptide in MTC tissues...
  16. ncbi request reprint Impaired endothelium-dependent vasodilatation in women with previous gestational diabetes
    E Anastasiou
    1st Endocrine Section and Diabetes Centre, Alexandra University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Care 21:2111-5. 1998
    ..To assess whether otherwise healthy women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) may have abnormalities in endothelial function at a very early stage, before glucose intolerance occurs...
  17. ncbi request reprint TSH may not be a good marker for adequate thyroid hormone replacement therapy
    Maria Alevizaki
    Endocrine Unit, Dept Medical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 117:636-40. 2005
    ..Until this is accomplished, substitution in hypothyroidism should aim at low normal TSH, to ensure normal T3 levels...
  18. ncbi request reprint The androgen receptor gene CAG polymorphism is associated with the severity of coronary artery disease in men
    M Alevizaki
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 59:749-55. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of this polymorphism of the AR gene in the extent of CAD in male patients...
  19. pmc Association of thyroid function with arterial pressure in normotensive and hypertensive euthyroid individuals: A cross-sectional study
    Katerina Saltiki
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenidion Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Thyroid Res 1:3. 2008
    ..Results in euthyroid individuals have been conflicting. We investigated associations of thyroid function with systolic (SAP) and diastolic (DAP) arterial pressure in euthyroid subjects...
  20. ncbi request reprint Heartscore calculated in individuals younger than 40 years is related to vascular markers of early atherosclerosis
    Kimon S Stamatelopoulos
    Vascular Laboratory, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:619-24. 2008
    ..Moreover, coronary artery disease is insidiously manifested in younger patients...
  21. doi request reprint Endogenous estrogen levels are associated with endothelial function in males independently of lipid levels
    Katerina Saltiki
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenidion Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Endocrine 37:329-35. 2010
    ..Circulating androgens are associated, although not independently, with structural changes such as the IMT of carotid artery; this effect is possibly influenced by lipid levels and age...
  22. doi request reprint A study of ERα PvuII polymorphism in female patients with acute stroke: no associations with disease severity and early outcome
    Theodora Pappa
    Endocrine Unit, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Athens University School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, 80 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Gynecol Endocrinol 29:784-7. 2013
    ..It is possible that the long-term estrogenic action, reflected by the genetic polymorphism, is not a major determinant of disease severity and prognosis in older age...
  23. doi request reprint Severity and outcome of acute stroke in women: relation to adrenal sex steroid levels
    Theodora Pappa
    Endocrine Unit, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Greece
    Metabolism 61:84-91. 2012
    ..Well-designed prospective studies will further clarify their role in cerebrovascular disease...
  24. doi request reprint Thyroid autoimmunity in schoolchildren in an area with long-standing iodine sufficiency: correlation with gender, pubertal stage, and maternal thyroid autoimmunity
    Irene Kaloumenou
    Endocrine Unit, First Department of Pediatrics, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Thyroid 18:747-54. 2008
    ..The objective of the present study was to determine the prevalence of TA in children and adolescents and to determine if there are relationships between the period of onset of TA and gender and between TA and maternal autoimmunity...
  25. ncbi request reprint Free thyroxine is an independent predictor of subcutaneous fat in euthyroid individuals
    Maria Alevizaki
    Endocrine Unit, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Evgenidion Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Endocrinol 161:459-65. 2009
    ..We used ultrasound (US) to assess regional adiposity and investigated associations of thyroid function with parameters of central obesity...
  26. doi request reprint Pilot study of circulating prolactin levels and endothelial function in men with hypertension
    Kimon S Stamatelopoulos
    Vascular Laboratory, Department of Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 24:569-73. 2011
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  27. ncbi request reprint Abnormal endothelial function in female patients with hypothyroidism and borderline thyroid function
    Anna G Dagre
    Vascular Laboratory, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra University Hospital, 23 Ikarias Street, 14578 Ekali, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 114:332-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to assess non-invasively NO-dependent endothelial function of resistance arteries in subjects with hypothyroidism of varying severity...
  28. doi request reprint The association between glycemia and endothelial function in nondiabetic individuals: the importance of body weight
    Paraskevi T Voidonikola
    Vascular Laboratory and Endocrine Unit, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Medical School at the National University, Athens, Greece
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2658-62. 2008
    ..In the overweight individuals, this association was not apparent, possibly because some of the mechanisms that mediate the effect of glycemia on vascular function are shared by obesity...
  29. doi request reprint Severity of coronary artery disease in postmenopausal women: association with the androgen receptor gene (CAG)n repeat polymorphism
    Katerina Saltiki
    Evgenidion Hospital and Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Menopause 18:1225-31. 2011
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  30. doi request reprint Diurnal correlation of ambulatory blood pressure and interstitial glucose in patients with normal glucose tolerance
    Nikolaos A Zakopoulos
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 13:309-17. 2008
    ..Evidence on their diurnal association derived from frequent measurements of both variables is, however, lacking in humans...
  31. ncbi request reprint Can premenstrual syndrome affect arterial stiffness or blood pressure?
    Kimon S Stamatelopoulos
    Vascular Laboratory, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 80 Vas Sofias Str, PO Box 11528, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 224:170-6. 2012
    ..We also assessed hypertension prevalence and arterial stiffening in postmenopausal women with or without history of premenstrual symptoms...
  32. doi request reprint Association of the SHBG gene promoter polymorphism with early markers of atherosclerosis in apparently healthy women
    Katerina Saltiki
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenidion Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 219:205-10. 2011
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Long-Term BMI changes since adolescence and markers of early and advanced subclinical atherosclerosis
    Ioannis D Terzis
    Vascular Laboratory, Department of Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:414-20. 2012
    ..These results also suggest that the utility of self-reported weight changes may be limited in primary prevention practice...
  34. doi request reprint Prolactin and preclinical atherosclerosis in menopausal women with cardiovascular risk factors
    George A Georgiopoulos
    Department of Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Greece
    Hypertension 54:98-105. 2009
    ..In contrast, no correlation was observed with other risk factors or surrogate markers of atherosclerosis. Prospective studies to assess whether prolactin is an additional hormone increasing cardiovascular risk are warranted...
  35. doi request reprint Renal dysfunction in acute stroke: an independent predictor of long-term all combined vascular events and overall mortality
    George Tsagalis
    1Renal Unit, Alexandra Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 24:194-200. 2009
    ..The present study aims at assessing renal function status in patients with acute stroke and investigate any prognostic significance on the outcome...
  36. ncbi request reprint Arterial stiffness but not intima-media thickness is increased in euthyroid patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis: The effect of menopausal status
    Kimon S Stamatelopoulos
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, University of Athens, Greece
    Thyroid 19:857-62. 2009
    ..Menopausal status was also considered in this setting since HT is mainly prevalent in women...
  37. doi request reprint Phenotypic and metabolic characteristics of women with isolated hyperglycemia in pregnancy-is the time-point important?
    Eleni Anastasiou
    1st Endocrine Department Diabetes Center, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 90:333-8. 2010
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  38. doi request reprint Differential associations of renal function with coronary and peripheral atherosclerosis
    Kimon S Stamatelopoulos
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 135:162-4. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the impact of renal dysfunction on both coronary and peripheral atherosclerosis in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) without severe renal impairment...
  39. ncbi request reprint Severity of cardiovascular disease in women: relation with exposure to endogenous estrogen
    Katerina Saltiki
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenidion Hospital and Dept Medical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Maturitas 55:51-7. 2006
    ..Endogenous sex steroids may be the main factor responsible, as long-term estrogen action appears to be protective. The aim of the study was to investigate the predisposing factors responsible for the severity of CAD in women...
  40. ncbi request reprint Increased prevalence of VNTR III of the insulin gene in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)
    Hariklia Litou
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenideion Hospital, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra University Hospital, 115 28 Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 76:223-8. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the distribution of the INS-VNTRs in women with GDM and to investigate possible associations with features of beta cell function and glycaemic control in this population...
  41. ncbi request reprint The relative impact of different measures of adiposity on markers of early atherosclerosis
    Kimon S Stamatelopoulos
    Vascular Laboratory, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 119:139-46. 2007
    ..This study examines the relative impact of different measures of adiposity on markers of early atherosclerosis. In particular weight changes over time have been poorly assessed in this setting...
  42. ncbi request reprint Arterial stiffness is increased in subjects with hypothyroidism
    Anna G Dagre
    Vascular Laboratory, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 103:1-6. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine if hypothyroid subjects have increased arterial stiffness, a risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality...
  43. ncbi request reprint Severity of coronary artery disease in postmenopausal diabetic women
    Katerina Saltiki
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenidion Hospital and Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hormones (Athens) 7:148-55. 2008
    ..Coronary artery disease (CAD) risk increases in women after the menopause. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of diabetes on the severity of CAD in postmenopausal women undergoing coronary angiography...
  44. pmc Long-term prognosis of acute kidney injury after first acute stroke
    George Tsagalis
    Renal Unit, Alexandra Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:616-22. 2009
    ..Acute kidney injury (AKI) has been associated with increased mortality in a variety of clinical settings. We studied the incidence, predictors, and effect of AKI on long-term overall mortality and cardiovascular events after stroke...
  45. ncbi request reprint Molecular analysis of the estrogen receptor alpha gene in men with coronary artery disease: association with disease status
    Dimitrios Evangelopoulos
    Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, National University of Athens, 75 M Asias str, Goudi, 115 27, Athens, Greece
    Clin Chim Acta 331:37-44. 2003
    ..This region has not been studied in atherosclerotic disease. In the present study, we examined the association between coronary artery disease (CAD) and alterations of the NH(2)-terminal part of ERalpha coding region...
  46. ncbi request reprint Thyroid volume, selenium levels and nutritional habits in a rural region in Albania
    John Doupis
    Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Evgenideion Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Hormones (Athens) 8:296-302. 2009
    ..An increased number of goitrous patients were identified among outpatients in Gyrocaster, a mountainous region in Southwestern Albania. We examined possible associations of thyroid enlargement with nutritional factors...
  47. ncbi request reprint Small medullary thyroid carcinoma: post-operative calcitonin rather than tumour size predicts disease persistence and progression
    Katerina Saltiki
    Endocrine UnitDepartment of Medical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 80, Vas Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens Greece
    Eur J Endocrinol 171:117-26. 2014
    ..5 cm) are frequently diagnosed, occasionally as incidental findings in surgical specimens. Their clinical course varies. We examined tumour size as a predictor of clinical behaviour...
  48. doi request reprint High normal thyroid-stimulating hormone is associated with arterial stiffness in healthy postmenopausal women
    Irene Lambrinoudaki
    2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Aretaieio Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 30:592-9. 2012
    ..The present study aimed to evaluate the association between thyroid function and markers of arterial structure and function in euthyroid postmenopausal women...
  49. doi request reprint Studies of insulin resistance in patients with clinical and subclinical hyperthyroidism
    Eirini Maratou
    Hellenic National Center for Research, Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus and its Complications HNDC, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Endocrinol 163:625-30. 2010
    ..Although clinical hyperthyroidism (HR) is associated with insulin resistance, the information on insulin action in subclinical hyperthyroidism (SHR) is limited...
  50. ncbi request reprint Coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women; the role of endogenous estrogens and their receptors
    Katerina Saltiki
    Endocrine Unit, Evgenidion Hospital and Department Medical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Hormones (Athens) 6:9-24. 2007
    ..Furthermore, recent data about the molecular and biochemical mechanisms of estrogen action on the vasculature are presented...
  51. doi request reprint Insulin-like Growth Factor I and its binding protein 3 in sepsis
    Chrysoula Papastathi
    First Department of Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Services, Medical School of Athens University, Evaggelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Growth Horm IGF Res 23:98-104. 2013
    ..e., with sepsis, severe sepsis or septic shock, in the acute phase of disease...
  52. doi request reprint Endogenous sex steroids and cardio- and cerebro-vascular disease in the postmenopausal period
    Theodora Pappa
    Endocrine Unit, Department of Medical Therapeutics, Athens University School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, 80 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Eur J Endocrinol 167:145-56. 2012
    ..We provide an update on the role of endogenous sex steroids on cardio- and cerebro-vascular disease in the postmenopausal period...
  53. ncbi request reprint Thyroid function in patients with Alzheimer disease: implications on response to anticholinesterase treatment
    Elisabeth Kapaki
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Athens National University, Eginition Hospital, 74 Vas Sophias Avenue, Athens 11528, Greece
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 20:242-7. 2006
    ..Higher T4 and fT4 levels before treatment might predict a favorable response to donepezil treatment...
  54. ncbi request reprint Metachronous appearance of second malignancies in medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) patients: a diagnostic challenge and brief review of the literature
    Maria Alevizaki
    Endocrine Unit, Department of Medical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 80, Vas Sofias Ave, 11528, Athens, Greece
    Endocrine 44:610-5. 2013
    ..It is crucial to discriminate the metastatic lesion attributed to MTC from another coexisting primary malignancy, because different therapeutic strategies are needed for each setting. ..
  55. doi request reprint Association between obesity and mortality after acute first-ever stroke: the obesity-stroke paradox
    Konstantinos Vemmos
    Acute Stroke Unit, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Stroke 42:30-6. 2011
    ..limited data exist concerning obesity and survival in patients after acute stroke. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between obesity and survival in patients with acute first-ever stroke...
  56. ncbi request reprint Thyroid volume and echostructure in schoolchildren living in an iodine-replete area: relation to age, pubertal stage, and body mass index
    Irene Kaloumenou
    Endocrine Unit, First Department of Pediatrics, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Thyroid 17:875-81. 2007
    ..Thyroid volume (TV) varies between geographical regions. Thus, population-specific references for TV in regions with long-standing iodine sufficiency may be more accurate than a single international reference...
  57. ncbi request reprint Lack of suppression of plasma glucagon levels in late pregnancy persists postpartum only in women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus
    C Beis
    1st Endocrine Section and Diabetes Centre, Department of Medical Therapeutics, Alexandra University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Acta Diabetol 42:31-5. 2005
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Estrogen receptor beta gene variants may be associated with more favorable metabolic profile in postmenopausal women undergoing coronary angiography
    K Saltiki
    Department Medical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Greece
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 117:610-5. 2009
    ..We investigated the association of common ESR2 variants with risk factors for cardiovascular disease and with the severity of CAD in postmenopausal women...
  59. ncbi request reprint Hypertension and hypothyroidism: results from an ambulatory blood pressure monitoring study
    Vasilios Kotsis
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, National and Kapodestrial University, Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 25:993-9. 2007
    ..To examine differences between hypothyroid patients and healthy volunteers in 24-h ambulatory blood pressure parameters...
  60. doi request reprint The nonthyroidal illness syndrome in the non-critically ill patient
    Theodora A Pappa
    Endocrine Unit, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Invest 41:212-20. 2011
    ..Most of these studies concern intensive care unit (ICU) patients, whereas the non-critically ill patients outside the ICU setting are less well studied...
  61. doi request reprint Paraneoplastic humorally mediated hypercalcemia induced by parathyroid hormone-related protein in gynecologic malignancies: a systematic review
    Paraskevi Savvari
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Onkologie 32:517-23. 2009
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  62. pmc Pathogenicity of a human thyroglobulin peptide (2340-2359) in mice with high or low genetic susceptibility to thyroiditis
    Aikaterini Hatzioannou
    Immunology Laboratory, Biochemistry Department, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece
    Immunology 122:343-9. 2007
    ..P2340 is the first Tg peptide found to be pathogenic in low as well as high responder mouse strains and thus will allow us to investigate mechanisms of EAT induction in a genetically resistant host...
  63. pmc The role of diet and lifestyle in primary, secondary, and tertiary diabetes prevention: a review of meta-analyses
    Theodora Psaltopoulou
    Department of Hygiene, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Rev Diabet Stud 7:26-35. 2010
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  64. doi request reprint Role of [(18)F]FDG-PET/CT in the detection of occult recurrent medullary thyroid cancer
    Evangelia Skoura
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Nucl Med Commun 31:567-75. 2010
    ..In this study we report our experience with 2-deoxy-2-[(18)F]fluoro-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ([(18)F]FDG-PET/CT) in the evaluation of this specific group...
  65. doi request reprint Obesity and thyroid cancer: a clinical update
    Theodora Pappa
    1 Endocrine Unit, Department of Medical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Thyroid 24:190-9. 2014
    ..The aim of this review is to summarize clinical data on the association between thyroid cancer (TC) and obesity and briefly to present plausible hypotheses explaining this interplay...
  66. ncbi request reprint Thyroid tuberculosis
    Konstantinos Terzidis
    Endocrine Unit, Department of Clinical Therapeutics and Evgenidion Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Hormones (Athens) 6:75-9. 2007
    ..Tuberculosis of the thyroid gland, although very rare, should be considered as a possible diagnosis when localized swelling, cold abscess or thyroid nodule with or without a cystic component are present...
  67. doi request reprint Is left ventricular dysfunction reversed after treatment of active acromegaly?
    Savvas T H Toumanidis
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Medical School, University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Pituitary 14:75-9. 2011
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  68. ncbi request reprint Gender, age, puberty, and BMI related changes of TSH and thyroid hormones in schoolchildren living in a long-standing iodine replete area
    I Kaloumenou
    University of Athens, Department of Pediatrics, Athens, Greece
    Horm Metab Res 42:285-9. 2010
    ..TSH values are not correlated with BMI-SDS, whereas T (4)/T (3) ratio in boys and FT (4) in girls are negatively correlated with BMI-SDS...
  69. ncbi request reprint Arterial stiffness in type 1 diabetes mellitus is aggravated by autoimmune thyroid disease
    D Tryfonopoulos
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Endocrinol Invest 28:616-22. 2005
    ..The aim of our study was to measure arterial stiffness in patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus, its contributing factors and its relation to macrovascular arterial changes...
  70. ncbi request reprint Association of dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate with endothelial function in young women with polycystic ovary syndrome
    A Dagre
    Vascular Laboratory and Endocrine Unit, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra University Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Endocrinol 154:883-90. 2006
    ..The possible role of metabolic and hormonal parameters on endothelial function was also examined...
  71. ncbi request reprint HLA DQA1*0501 and DRB1*0301 antigens do not independently convey susceptibility to Graves' disease
    G Philippou
    1st Endocrine Section, Athens University School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Greece
    J Endocrinol Invest 24:88-91. 2001
    ..On the contrary, the presence of both these alleles results in a significant increase in the RR for the development of Graves' disease in the Greek population, particularly in females...
  72. doi request reprint Diurnal variation of endothelial function and arterial stiffness in hypertension
    G E Kollias
    Vascular Laboratory, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 23:597-604. 2009
    ..Endothelial function is decreased in the early morning in hypertensive patients, whereas arterial stiffness is increased in the evening. Changes in BP-dependent passive artery distension may be involved in this phenomenon...
  73. ncbi request reprint Comparative topoisomerase IIa and ki 67 protein expression in papillary thyroid carcinoma based on tissue microarrays and image analysis
    L Manaios
    Department of Surgery, Bioclinic, Athens, Greece
    J BUON 13:537-41. 2008
    ..Our aim was to investigate potential protein alterations of the enzyme comparing them to ki 67 proliferation marker expression in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC)...
  74. ncbi request reprint Lower early morning plasma cortisol levels are associated with thyroid autoimmunity in the elderly
    K Terzidis
    Endocrine Unit, Department of Medical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Eur J Endocrinol 162:307-13. 2010
    ..Thyroid autoimmunity decreases in the very old. We investigated whether glucocorticoid (GC) activity, which increases in old age, is involved in this process...
  75. doi request reprint Mitral valve prolapse in young healthy individuals. An early index of autoimmunity?
    M E Evangelopoulos
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Lupus 18:436-40. 2009
    ..A follow-up of these individuals might elucidate whether MVP constitutes an early index of autoimmunity...
  76. ncbi request reprint IGF-I increases the recruitment of GLUT4 and GLUT3 glucose transporters on cell surface in hyperthyroidism
    George Dimitriadis
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, Research Institute and Diabetes Center, University General Hospital Attikon, Athens University, 1 Rimini Street, 12462 Haidari, Greece
    Eur J Endocrinol 158:361-6. 2008
    ..In hyperthyroidism, tissue glucose disposal is increased to adapt to high energy demand. Our aim was to examine the regulation of glucose transporter (GLUT) isoforms by IGF-I in monocytes from patients with hyperthyroidism...
  77. ncbi request reprint Absence of the genetic variant Val79Met in human chorionic gonadotropin-beta gene 5 in five European populations
    Min Jiang
    Department of Physiology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Kiinamyllynkatu 10, 20520 Turku, Finland
    Mol Hum Reprod 10:763-6. 2004
    ..Hence, the naturally occurring variant (Val(79)Met) of the hCGbeta gene 5, found previously at high frequency in the US, is clearly less common, or absent, in the European populations studied...
  78. ncbi request reprint Is the adrenal cortex a target for gonadotropins?
    Sophie Bernichtein
    Department of Reproductive Biology, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Campus, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN, UK
    Trends Endocrinol Metab 19:231-8. 2008
    ..The authors review the current information on adrenocortical responses to gonadotropins in experimental animals and humans...
  79. ncbi request reprint Gonadotrophin resistance
    Ilpo Huhtaniemi
    Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Campus, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN, UK
    Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 20:561-76. 2006
    ..Incomplete forms with milder phenotype and partial responsiveness to FSH have also been described. Although gonadotrophin resistance is a very rare condition, its correct diagnosis is important for the selection of adequate treatment...