Georgia P Goutziana


Affiliation: University of Thessaly
Country: Greece


  1. Kyritsi M, Mouchtouri V, Pournaras S, Hadjichristodoulou C. First reported isolation of an emerging opportunistic pathogen (Elizabethkingia anophelis) from hospital water systems in Greece. J Water Health. 2018;16:164-170 pubmed publisher
    ..No cases of Elizabethkingia infection were reported in either hospital during 2016. This is the first reported isolation of the pathogen in water supply systems in Greece. ..
  2. Kyritsi M, Mouchtouri V, Katsioulis A, Kostara E, Nakoulas V, Hatzinikou M, et al. Legionella Colonization of Hotel Water Systems in Touristic Places of Greece: Association with System Characteristics and Physicochemical Parameters. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018;15: pubmed publisher
    ..29, p-value = 0.0024). The majority of the hotels inspected were colonized with Legionella. Supplementary monitoring of the risk factors that were identified should be considered. ..
  3. Hadjichristodoulou C, Mouchtouri V, Vaitsi V, Kapoula C, Vousoureli A, Kalivitis I, et al. Management of environmental health issues for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games: is enhanced integrated environmental health surveillance needed in every day routine operation?. BMC Public Health. 2006;6:306 pubmed
    ..Routine national programs need to adopt enhanced environmental health surveillance aimed at public health decision-making, but with a different perspective. ..
  4. Mouchtouri V, Van Reusel D, Bitsolas N, Katsioulis A, Van den Bogaert R, Helewaut B, et al. European Web-Based Platform for Recording International Health Regulations Ship Sanitation Certificates: Results and Perspectives. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018;15: pubmed publisher
    ..A global information system, or connection of national or regional information systems and data exchange, could help to better implement SSCs using common standards and procedures. ..
  5. Stafylis C, Rachiotis G, Katsioulis A, Mouchtouri V, Hadjichristodoulou C. Prevalence and determinants of smoking and secondhand smoke exposure in a rural population of central Greece: a cross-sectional study. Rural Remote Health. 2018;18:4218 pubmed publisher
    ..The present study's conclusions provide the basis for designing local prevention programs and the baseline for monitoring of future trends in the area. ..
  6. Dimitroglou Y, Rachiotis G, Hadjichristodoulou C. Exposure to the riot control agent CS and potential health effects: a systematic review of the evidence. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12:1397-411 pubmed publisher
    ..Better surveillance of the subjects exposed to CS and completion of cohort studies among exposed populations will illuminate the spectrum of the health effects of exposure to CS. ..
  7. Patsopoulou A, Tsimtsiou Z, Katsioulis A, Rachiotis G, Malissiova E, Hadjichristodoulou C. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Overweight and Obesity among Adolescents and Their Parents in Central Greece (FETA Project). Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;13:83 pubmed publisher
    ..Future interventions should focus both on the parents and children, taking into account the role of parental authority style, in preventing adolescents' obesity. ..
  8. Katsiaflaka A, Pournaras S, Kristo I, Mouchtouri V, Kyritsi M, Velonakis E, et al. Epidemiological Investigation of Legionella pneumophila Serogroup 2 to 14 Isolates from Water Samples by Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism and Sequence-Based Typing and Detection of Virulence Traits. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2016;82:6102-6108 pubmed
  9. Mouchtouri V, Papagiannis D, Katsioulis A, Rachiotis G, Dafopoulos K, Hadjichristodoulou C. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices about the Prevention of Mosquito Bites and Zika Virus Disease in Pregnant Women in Greece. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    ..04, 95% CI = 1.05-3.98). In conclusion, we found considerable knowledge gaps related to ZVD among Greek pregnant women. These study results are useful in targeting pregnant women for the prevention of potential Zika virus infections. ..

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  1. Theodoridou M, Vasilopoulou V, Atsali E, Pangalis A, Mostrou G, Syriopoulou V, et al. Meningitis registry of hospitalized cases in children: epidemiological patterns of acute bacterial meningitis throughout a 32-year period. BMC Infect Dis. 2007;7:101 pubmed
    ..Moreover, it discusses the contribution of communicable disease registries in the study of acute infectious diseases...
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    Hadjichristodoulou C, Mouchtouri V, Soteriades E, Vaitsi V, Kolonia V, Vasilogiannacopoulos A, et al. Mass gathering preparedness: the experience of the Athens 2004 Olympic and Para-Olympic Games. J Environ Health. 2005;67:52-7 pubmed
    ..The Olympic Games are a difficult assignment that demands extensive planning, appropriate resources, and timely reporting and coordination among the various public health agencies. ..
  3. Hadjichristodoulou C, Soteriades E, Kolonia V, Falagas M, Pantelopoulos E, Panagakos G, et al. Methodological aspects of a GIS-based environmental health inspection program used in the Athens 2004 Olympic and Para Olympic Games. BMC Public Health. 2005;5:93 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, the application of simple algorithms in integrating human and other resources provided tailored and cost-effective applications to different public health agencies. ..
  4. Koureas M, Rachiotis G, Tsakalof A, Hadjichristodoulou C. Increased Frequency of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Allergic Rhinitis among Pesticide Sprayers and Associations with Pesticide Use. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    ..037). Conclusions: The results from the current study suggest a possible association of occupational pesticide exposure with RA and allergic rhinitis that should be further investigated. ..