S Bonovas

Summary

Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint High-burden epidemics in Greece in the era of economic crisis. Early signs of a public health tragedy
    S Bonovas
    Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    J Prev Med Hyg 53:169-71. 2012
  2. pmc An ecological study of the determinants of differences in 2009 pandemic influenza mortality rates between countries in Europe
    Georgios Nikolopoulos
    Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    PLoS ONE 6:e19432. 2011
  3. pmc Use of fibrates and cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 17 long-term randomized placebo-controlled trials
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    PLoS ONE 7:e45259. 2012
  4. pmc Patients with pelvic fractures due to falls: A paradigm that contributed to autopsy-based audit of trauma in Greece
    Iordanis N Papadopoulos
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attikon University General Hospital, Fourth Surgery Department, 1 Rimini Street, 124 62, Athens, Greece
    J Trauma Manag Outcomes 5:2. 2011
  5. pmc The diagnostic role of glycosaminoglycans in pleural effusions: a pilot study
    Rozina Vavetsi
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    BMC Pulm Med 9:9. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Use of statins and breast cancer: a meta-analysis of seven randomized clinical trials and nine observational studies
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 75 Mikras Asias Str, Athens 11527, Greece
    J Clin Oncol 23:8606-12. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Editorial [ hot topic:cancer chemoprevention: progress and perspectives (guest editor: stefanos bonovas)]
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Hellenic Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention Athens, Greece
    Curr Drug Targets 12:1871-3. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological association between cigarette smoking and primary open-angle glaucoma: a meta-analysis
    S Bonovas
    Department of General Practice, General Hospital of Athens G Gennimatas, Athens, Greece
    Public Health 118:256-61. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus as a risk factor for primary open-angle glaucoma: a meta-analysis
    S Bonovas
    Department of General Practice, General Hospital of Athens G Gennimatas, Athens, Greece
    Diabet Med 21:609-14. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Can statin therapy reduce the risk of melanoma? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 75 Mikras Asias Str, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:29-35. 2010

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint High-burden epidemics in Greece in the era of economic crisis. Early signs of a public health tragedy
    S Bonovas
    Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    J Prev Med Hyg 53:169-71. 2012
    ..In the era of the current financial crisis in Greece, it is interesting to assess the preliminary evidence concerning outbreaks of infectious diseases...
  2. pmc An ecological study of the determinants of differences in 2009 pandemic influenza mortality rates between countries in Europe
    Georgios Nikolopoulos
    Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    PLoS ONE 6:e19432. 2011
    ..Pandemic A (H1N1) 2009 mortality rates varied widely from one country to another. Our aim was to identify potential socioeconomic determinants of pandemic mortality and explain between-country variation...
  3. pmc Use of fibrates and cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 17 long-term randomized placebo-controlled trials
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    PLoS ONE 7:e45259. 2012
    ..Given the concerns of cancer with fibrate therapy, we undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the effects of fibrates on cancer outcomes...
  4. pmc Patients with pelvic fractures due to falls: A paradigm that contributed to autopsy-based audit of trauma in Greece
    Iordanis N Papadopoulos
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attikon University General Hospital, Fourth Surgery Department, 1 Rimini Street, 124 62, Athens, Greece
    J Trauma Manag Outcomes 5:2. 2011
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  5. pmc The diagnostic role of glycosaminoglycans in pleural effusions: a pilot study
    Rozina Vavetsi
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    BMC Pulm Med 9:9. 2009
    ..In this pilot study, we investigated: (a) the usefulness of GAGs in the assessment of pleural effusions, and (b) whether and in what way GAGs correlate with established criteria used to indicate an exudate...
  6. ncbi request reprint Use of statins and breast cancer: a meta-analysis of seven randomized clinical trials and nine observational studies
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 75 Mikras Asias Str, Athens 11527, Greece
    J Clin Oncol 23:8606-12. 2005
    ..However, the clinical relevance of these data remains unclear. The nonconclusive nature of the epidemiologic data prompted us to conduct a detailed meta-analysis of the studies published on the subject in peer-reviewed literature...
  7. ncbi request reprint Editorial [ hot topic:cancer chemoprevention: progress and perspectives (guest editor: stefanos bonovas)]
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Hellenic Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention Athens, Greece
    Curr Drug Targets 12:1871-3. 2011
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological association between cigarette smoking and primary open-angle glaucoma: a meta-analysis
    S Bonovas
    Department of General Practice, General Hospital of Athens G Gennimatas, Athens, Greece
    Public Health 118:256-61. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to examine this association by conducting a detailed meta-analysis of studies published in peer-reviewed literature on the subject...
  9. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus as a risk factor for primary open-angle glaucoma: a meta-analysis
    S Bonovas
    Department of General Practice, General Hospital of Athens G Gennimatas, Athens, Greece
    Diabet Med 21:609-14. 2004
    ..The association of diabetes mellitus with primary open-angle glaucoma has been controversial. The study aimed to examine the strength of this association through a detailed meta-analysis of studies published in peer-reviewed journals...
  10. doi request reprint Can statin therapy reduce the risk of melanoma? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 75 Mikras Asias Str, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:29-35. 2010
    ..26), or a random-effects model (RR = 0.92, 95% CI: 0.62-1.36). This neutral effect was further supported by the results of subgroup and sensitivity analyses. Our findings do not support a protective effect of statins against melanoma...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cancer chemoprevention: a summary of the current evidence
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Anticancer Res 28:1857-66. 2008
    ..In this review, the current evidence regarding cancer chemoprevention in major target organs is summarised, discussing the epidemiological as well as the experimental data...
  12. ncbi request reprint Statin use and the risk of prostate cancer: A metaanalysis of 6 randomized clinical trials and 13 observational studies
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cancer 123:899-904. 2008
    ..However, further research is required to investigate whether the particular association of statin use with lower risk of advanced prostate cancer is indeed causal...
  13. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus and risk of prostate cancer: a meta-analysis
    S Bonovas
    Department of General Practice, Athens General Hospital G Gennimatas, Athens, Greece
    Diabetologia 47:1071-8. 2004
    ..This study examines the strength of this association by conducting a detailed meta-analysis of the studies published in peer-reviewed literature on the subject...
  14. pmc Do nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs affect the risk of developing ovarian cancer? A meta-analysis
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 60:194-203. 2005
    ..This study examines the strength of this association by conducting a detailed meta-analysis of the studies published in peer-reviewed literature on the subject...
  15. pmc Paracetamol use and risk of ovarian cancer: a meta-analysis
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 62:113-21. 2006
    ..The nonconclusive nature of the epidemiological evidence prompted us to conduct a detailed meta-analysis of the studies published on the subject in peer-reviewed literature...
  16. ncbi request reprint Statins and cancer risk: a literature-based meta-analysis and meta-regression analysis of 35 randomized controlled trials
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    J Clin Oncol 24:4808-17. 2006
    ..Our aim was to examine the strength of this association through a detailed meta-analysis and meta-regression analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
  17. pmc Does pravastatin promote cancer in elderly patients? A meta-analysis
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens Athens, Greece
    CMAJ 176:649-54. 2007
    ..Our aim was to assess the effect of pravastatin therapy on cancer risk and to examine whether the effect varies according to age by performing a detailed meta-analysis and meta-regression analysis of randomized controlled trials...
  18. ncbi request reprint Developing the evidence base for cancer chemoprevention: use of meta-analysis
    Georgios K Nikolopoulos
    Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Curr Drug Targets 12:1989-97. 2011
    ....
  19. pmc Use of statins and risk of haematological malignancies: a meta-analysis of six randomized clinical trials and eight observational studies
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, and Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 64:255-62. 2007
    ..Our aim was to examine the strength of this association through a detailed meta-analysis of the studies published in peer-reviewed literature...
  20. ncbi request reprint Statins and the risk of colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis of 18 studies involving more than 1.5 million patients
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens 11527, Greece
    J Clin Oncol 25:3462-8. 2007
    ..Our aim was to examine the strength of this association through a detailed meta-analysis of the studies published on the subject in peer-reviewed literature...
  21. ncbi request reprint Antiviral drugs in the prophylaxis of HBV infection
    A Masgala
    First Department of Internal Medicine, Agia Olga General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Chem 19:5940-6. 2012
    ..Monotherapy or combination of antiviral drugs, as well as the optimal duration of HBV prophylaxis, is to be determined...
  22. doi request reprint The impact of the PAI-1 4G/5G polymorphism on the outcome of patients with ALI/ARDS
    Iraklis Tsangaris
    2nd Department of Critical Care Medicine, Attikon Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Thromb Res 123:832-6. 2009
    ..The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of this polymorphism on the outcome of critically ill patients with ALI/ARDS...
  23. ncbi request reprint Auditing 655 fatalities with pelvic fractures by autopsy as a basis to evaluate trauma care
    Iordanis N Papadopoulos
    National University of Athens, Attikon University General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Surg 203:30-43. 2006
    ..To determine the role of pelvic fractures in auditing mortality resulting from trauma...
  24. doi request reprint Motor vehicle collision fatalities involving alcohol and illicit drugs in Greece: the need for management protocols and a reassessment of surveillance
    Iordanis N Papadopoulos
    Fourth Surgery Department, University General Hospital Attikon, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1 Rimini Street, Athens, Greece
    Addiction 105:1952-61. 2010
    ..The frequency and the effect of alcohol and illicit drugs on injury type, severity and location of death in motor vehicle collision (MVC) fatalities were investigated...
  25. ncbi request reprint Antivirals used for influenza chemoprophylaxis
    S Tsiodras
    Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Chem 19:5947-56. 2012
    ..Further investigation of novel medications with new mechanisms of action is important in this regard. Meanwhile, implementing strategies to conserve our current antivirals is necessary...
  26. doi request reprint Statins are not associated with a reduced risk of pancreatic cancer at the population level, when taken at low doses for managing hypercholesterolemia: evidence from a meta-analysis of 12 studies
    Stefanos Bonovas
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:2646-51. 2008
    ..Our aim was to examine the strength of this association through a detailed meta-analysis of the studies published on the subject in peer-reviewed literature...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effect of angiotensin converting enzyme gene I/D polymorphism and its expression on clinical outcome in acute respiratory distress syndrome
    A E Tsantes
    Laboratory of Haematology and Blood Bank Unit, Attiko University Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Minerva Anestesiol 79:861-70. 2013
    ..Our aim was to assess simultaneously the effect of the ACE I/D polymorphisms as well as the serum and BALF ACE levels on prognosis of patients with ARDS...
  28. ncbi request reprint Antiretrovirals for HIV Exposure Prophylaxis
    G Nikolopoulos
    Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 5 Agrafon Str, 15123 Maroussi, Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Chem 19:5924-39. 2012
    ....
  29. doi request reprint A waterborne Campylobacter jejuni outbreak on a Greek island
    I Karagiannis
    Department of Epidemiological Surveillance, Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention KEELPNO, Athens, Greece
    Epidemiol Infect 138:1726-34. 2010
    ..No risk factors were revealed in the case-crossover study. No Campylobacter were isolated in the tested water samples. There is strong epidemiological evidence that tap water was the vehicle of the outbreak...
  30. doi request reprint The effect of four hemostatic gene polymorphisms on the outcome of septic critically ill patients
    Argirios E Tsantes
    Laboratory of Haematology and Blood Bank Unit, Attikon University General Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, 1 Rimini Str, Athens, Greece
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 21:175-81. 2010
    ..Our data suggest that the importance of these hemostatic polymorphisms as predictors of the prognosis of sepsis in critically ill patients is probably very small...
  31. ncbi request reprint Recent advances in the treatment of HIV/HBV and HIV/HCV co-infection
    A Masgala
    First Department of Internal Medicine, Agia Olga General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Mini Rev Med Chem 12:890-904. 2012
    ..Herein, we present a summary of the available compounds and the recent recommendations concerning the therapeutic management of HIV/HBV and HIV/HCV co-infections...
  32. pmc Ocular side effects of anti-rheumatic medications: what a rheumatologist should know
    V Peponis
    Athens Eye Hospital, Second Eye Clinic, Athens, Greece
    Lupus 19:675-82. 2010
    ..The ocular side effects, screening for eye toxicity and treatment guidelines for anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive drugs commonly used by rheumatologists are reviewed herein...
  33. ncbi request reprint The effect of the plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 4G/5G polymorphism on the thrombotic risk
    Argirios E Tsantes
    Laboratory of Hematology and Blood Bank Unit, Attikon General Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Thromb Res 122:736-42. 2008
    ..Our aim is to summarize the variable influence of this polymorphism on thrombotic events in different tissues or organs and explain the underlying mechanisms accounting for these differences...
  34. doi request reprint Monitoring aspirin treatment in patients with thrombocytosis: comparison of the platelet function analyzer (PFA)-100 with optical aggregometry
    Argirios E Tsantes
    Laboratory of Haematology and Blood Bank Unit, Attikon General Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Thromb Res 123:100-7. 2008
    ..It still remains to determine whether there is any relevance between the measurements obtained by these methods and clinical outcome in thrombocythemic patients...
  35. doi request reprint The role of the Platelet Function Analyzer (PFA)-100 and platelet aggregometry in the differentiation of essential thrombocythemia from reactive thrombocytosis
    Argirios E Tsantes
    Laboratory of Haematology and Blood Bank Unit, Attikon General Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Thromb Res 125:142-6. 2010
    ..Our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of the PFA-100 collagen-epinephrine (CEPI) cartridge test and epinephrine-induced aggregometry individually, but mainly combined, in the differentiation of ET from RT...
  36. ncbi request reprint Suboptimal erythropoietic response to hypoxemia in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
    Argirios Tsantes
    Laboratory of Haematology, Athens Regional General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Chest 124:548-53. 2003
    ..However, erythrocytosis is infrequent in IPF. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential relation between the blunted erythropoietic response and the chronic inflammation...