Klea Katsouyanni

Summary

Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. pmc A time series study on the effects of heat on mortality and evaluation of heterogeneity into European and Eastern-Southern Mediterranean cities: results of EU CIRCE project
    Michela Leone
    Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, Via di Santa Costanza 53 00198, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health 12:55. 2013
  2. pmc Particulate matter air pollution and respiratory symptoms in individuals having either asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a European multicentre panel study
    Anna Karakatsani
    2nd Department of Respiratory Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Haidari, Greece
    Environ Health 11:75. 2012
  3. pmc Collaborative research: accomplishments & potential
    Klea Katsouyanni
    Environ Health 7:3. 2008
  4. pmc The impact of heat waves on mortality in 9 European cities: results from the EuroHEAT project
    Daniela D'Ippoliti
    Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health 9:37. 2010
  5. pmc Long term effects of air pollution in Europe
    K Katsouyanni
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, 75 Mikras Asias Street, 115 27 Athens, Greece
    Occup Environ Med 62:432-3. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Ambient air pollution and health
    Klea Katsouyanni
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Br Med Bull 68:143-56. 2003
  7. pmc Short-term effects of carbon monoxide on mortality: an analysis within the APHEA project
    Evangelia Samoli
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1578-83. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Temporal variations of atmospheric aerosol in four European urban areas
    Maria Lianou
    Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 18:1202-12. 2011
  9. pmc Estimating the exposure-response relationships between particulate matter and mortality within the APHEA multicity project
    Evangelia Samoli
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Environ Health Perspect 113:88-95. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Can exposure to noise affect the 24 h blood pressure profile? Results from the HYENA study
    Alexandros S Haralabidis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:535-41. 2011

Detail Information

Publications57

  1. pmc A time series study on the effects of heat on mortality and evaluation of heterogeneity into European and Eastern-Southern Mediterranean cities: results of EU CIRCE project
    Michela Leone
    Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, Via di Santa Costanza 53 00198, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health 12:55. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Particulate matter air pollution and respiratory symptoms in individuals having either asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a European multicentre panel study
    Anna Karakatsani
    2nd Department of Respiratory Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Haidari, Greece
    Environ Health 11:75. 2012
    ..In this paper the association of central site measurements with respiratory symptoms and restriction of activities is examined...
  3. pmc Collaborative research: accomplishments & potential
    Klea Katsouyanni
    Environ Health 7:3. 2008
    ..Particular ways to increase the efficiency and interaction in interdisciplinary and intercultural collaboration may be developed. We can work towards "the principles of collaborative research" in Environmental Epidemiology...
  4. pmc The impact of heat waves on mortality in 9 European cities: results from the EuroHEAT project
    Daniela D'Ippoliti
    Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health 9:37. 2010
    ....
  5. pmc Long term effects of air pollution in Europe
    K Katsouyanni
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, 75 Mikras Asias Street, 115 27 Athens, Greece
    Occup Environ Med 62:432-3. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Ambient air pollution and health
    Klea Katsouyanni
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Br Med Bull 68:143-56. 2003
    ....
  7. pmc Short-term effects of carbon monoxide on mortality: an analysis within the APHEA project
    Evangelia Samoli
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1578-83. 2007
    ..We investigated the short-term effects of carbon monoxide on total and cardiovascular mortality in 19 European cities participating in the APHEA-2 (Air Pollution and Health: A European Approach) project...
  8. ncbi request reprint Temporal variations of atmospheric aerosol in four European urban areas
    Maria Lianou
    Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 18:1202-12. 2011
    ..The concentrations of PM(10) mass, PM(2.5) mass and particle number were continuously measured for 18 months in urban background locations across Europe to determine the spatial and temporal variability of particulate matter...
  9. pmc Estimating the exposure-response relationships between particulate matter and mortality within the APHEA multicity project
    Evangelia Samoli
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Environ Health Perspect 113:88-95. 2005
    ..The heterogeneity found in the different city-specific relations reflects real effect modification, which can be explained partly by factors characterizing the air pollution mix, climate, and the health of the population...
  10. doi request reprint Can exposure to noise affect the 24 h blood pressure profile? Results from the HYENA study
    Alexandros S Haralabidis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:535-41. 2011
    ..OBJECTIVE; To study the association between exposure to transportation noise and blood pressure (BP) reduction during nighttime sleep...
  11. ncbi request reprint Short-term effects of ambient particles on cardiovascular and respiratory mortality
    Antonis Analitis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Epidemiology 17:230-3. 2006
    ..Particulate air pollution is associated with increased mortality. There is a need for European results from multicountry databases concerning cause-specific mortality to obtain more accurate effect estimates...
  12. ncbi request reprint Air pollution and nonmalignant respiratory mortality in 16 cohorts within the ESCAPE project
    Konstantina Dimakopoulou
    1 Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189:684-96. 2014
    ..However, the effects on nonmalignant respiratory mortality are less studied, and the data reported are less consistent...
  13. doi request reprint Does the presence of desert dust modify the effect of PM10 on mortality in Athens, Greece?
    Evangelia Samoli
    Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Sci Total Environ 409:2049-54. 2011
    ..Our analyses indicate that traffic related particles, which prevail on non-desert dust days, have more toxic effects than the ones originating from long-range transport, such as Sahara dust...
  14. pmc Associations between fine and coarse particles and mortality in Mediterranean cities: results from the MED-PARTICLES project
    Evangelia Samoli
    Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Environ Health Perspect 121:932-8. 2013
    ..Few studies have investigated the independent health effects of different size fractions of particulate matter (PM) in multiple locations, especially in Europe...
  15. pmc Acute effects of ambient particulate matter on mortality in Europe and North America: results from the APHENA study
    Evangelia Samoli
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1480-6. 2008
    ..S. NMMAPS (National Morbidity, Mortality and Air Pollution Study) projects, along with Canadian data...
  16. doi request reprint Forest fires are associated with elevated mortality in a dense urban setting
    Antonis Analitis
    Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, 75, Mikras Asias Street, 115 27 Athens, Greece
    Occup Environ Med 69:158-62. 2012
    ..The authors investigated the short-term effects of forest fires on non-accidental mortality in the population of Athens, Greece, during 1998-2004...
  17. ncbi request reprint Short-term effects of air pollution on total and cardiovascular mortality: the confounding effect of influenza epidemics
    Giota Touloumi
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Epidemiology 16:49-57. 2005
    ..Air pollution is associated with total mortality. This association may be confounded by uncontrolled time-varying risk factors such as influenza epidemics...
  18. pmc Assessment and prevention of acute health effects of weather conditions in Europe, the PHEWE project: background, objectives, design
    Paola Michelozzi
    Department of Epidemiology Local Health Authority Roma E, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health 6:12. 2007
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of ozone on mortality from the "air pollution and health: a European approach" project
    Alexandros Gryparis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 170:1080-7. 2004
    ..The dose-response curve of ozone effects on total mortality during the summer did not deviate significantly from linearity...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effects of cold weather on mortality: results from 15 European cities within the PHEWE project
    A Analitis
    Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1397-408. 2008
    ..Cold-related mortality is an important public health problem across Europe. It should not be underestimated by public health authorities because of the recent focus on heat-wave episodes...
  21. ncbi request reprint Seasonal confounding in air pollution and health time-series studies: effect on air pollution effect estimates
    G Touloumi
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Stat Med 25:4164-78. 2006
    ..g. 8-12 per year) could be used as the basic, relatively conservative, analysis whereas the PS and natural splines in combination with PACF could be applied to provide a reasonable range of the effect estimate...
  22. ncbi request reprint Short-term effects of nitrogen dioxide on mortality: an analysis within the APHEA project
    E Samoli
    Dept of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, 75 Mikras Asias Street, 115 27 Athens, Greece
    Eur Respir J 27:1129-38. 2006
    ..The results of this large study are consistent with an independent effect of nitrogen dioxide on mortality, but the role of nitrogen dioxide as a surrogate of other unmeasured pollutants cannot be completely ruled out...
  23. pmc Investigating regional differences in short-term effects of air pollution on daily mortality in the APHEA project: a sensitivity analysis for controlling long-term trends and seasonality
    E Samoli
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Environ Health Perspect 109:349-53. 2001
    ..However, these results must be investigated further...
  24. ncbi request reprint Flavonoid classes and risk of peripheral arterial occlusive disease: a case-control study in Greece
    P Lagiou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Nutr 60:214-9. 2006
    ..To assess the relation between specific flavonoid classes and peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD), an important manifestation of atherosclerosis...
  25. doi request reprint The temporal pattern of mortality responses to ambient ozone in the APHEA project
    E Samoli
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, 115 27 Athens, Greece
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:960-6. 2009
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Air pollution in relation to manifestations of chronic pulmonary disease: a nested case-control study in Athens, Greece
    A Karakatsani
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:45-53. 2003
    ..all others, there is a twofold increase in disease risk (p = 0.03). Our findings provide evidence that long-term exposure to air pollution is an important factor in the development of chronic respiratory diseases...
  27. ncbi request reprint Confounding and effect modification in the short-term effects of ambient particles on total mortality: results from 29 European cities within the APHEA2 project
    K Katsouyanni
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, 75 Mikras Asias Street, 115 27 Athens, Greece
    Epidemiology 12:521-31. 2001
    ..Furthermore, they show that the heterogeneity found in the effect parameters among cities reflects real effect modification, which is explained by specific city characteristics...
  28. doi request reprint Acute effects of air pollution on pediatric asthma exacerbation: evidence of association and effect modification
    E Samoli
    Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School University of Athens, 75 Mikras Asias Street, 115 27 Athens, Greece
    Environ Res 111:418-24. 2011
    ..We additionally report severe effects of SO(2), even at today's low concentration levels...
  29. ncbi request reprint Source apportionment of population representative samples of PM(2.5) in three European cities using structural equation modelling
    Vito Ilacqua
    KTL National Public Health Institute, Kuopio, Finland
    Sci Total Environ 384:77-92. 2007
    ..Utilizing structural equation modelling parallel with traditional principal component analysis (PCA) provides an objective method to determine the number of factors to be retained in a model and allows for formal hypotheses testing...
  30. pmc Hypertension and Exposure to Noise near Airports (HYENA): study design and noise exposure assessment
    Lars Jarup
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1473-8. 2005
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint The EXPOLIS study: implications for exposure research and environmental policy in Europe
    Otto O Hänninen
    KTL, POB 95, FI 70701 Kuopio, Finland
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 14:440-56. 2004
    ..This information is necessary and useful for developing effective policies and control strategies for healthier environment...
  32. ncbi request reprint The temporal pattern of mortality responses to air pollution: a multicity assessment of mortality displacement
    Antonella Zanobetti
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 13:87-93. 2002
    ..The effect size estimate for airborne particles more than doubles when we consider longer-term effects, which has important implications for risk assessment...
  33. pmc The temporal pattern of respiratory and heart disease mortality in response to air pollution
    Antonella Zanobetti
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1188-93. 2003
    ..We found similar effects when stratifying by age groups. These larger effects are important for risk assessment...
  34. ncbi request reprint Long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and cardiovascular health in a Greek cohort study
    Michail Katsoulis
    Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Sci Total Environ 490:934-40. 2014
    ..In conclusion, the present study suggests that long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution has an impact on CVD and IHD morbidity, particularly among women and younger subjects. ..
  35. pmc Risk assessment of diesel exhaust and lung cancer: combining human and animal studies after adjustment for biases in epidemiological studies
    Xanthi Pedeli
    Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Environ Health 10:30. 2011
    ..For our purpose we use the example of the association between exposure to diesel exhaust and occurrence of lung cancer...
  36. ncbi request reprint Dependence of home outdoor particulate mass and number concentrations on residential and traffic features in urban areas
    Maria Lianou
    Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 57:1507-17. 2007
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Short-term effects of ambient particles on mortality in the elderly: results from 28 cities in the APHEA2 project
    E Aga
    Dept Hygiene Epidemiology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Eur Respir J Suppl 40:28s-33s. 2003
    ..The effects among the older persons are of particular importance, since the attributable number of events will be much larger, compared to the number of deaths among the younger population...
  38. ncbi request reprint Biomarkers of genotoxicity of urban air pollution. Overview and descriptive data from a molecular epidemiology study on populations exposed to moderate-to-low levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: the AULIS project
    S A Kyrtopoulos
    National Hellenic Research Foundation, Institute of Biological Research and Biotechnology, 48 Vassileos Constantinou Avenue, 11635, Athens, Greece
    Mutat Res 496:207-28. 2001
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint The association of daily sulfur dioxide air pollution levels with hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases in Europe (The Aphea-II study)
    Jordi Sunyer
    Unitat de Recerca Respiratoria i Ambiental, Institut Municipal Investigació Mèdica IMIM, C Dr Aiguader 80, Barcelona 08003, Spain
    Eur Heart J 24:752-60. 2003
    ..From a Public Health perspective these results suggest that reduction in SO(2)levels in European cities could imply a reduction of admissions for IHDs...
  40. ncbi request reprint Air pollution and inflammatory response in myocardial infarction survivors: gene-environment interactions in a high-risk group
    Annette Peters
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Inhal Toxicol 19:161-75. 2007
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Mediterranean diet and inflammatory response in myocardial infarction survivors
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, and Medical Statistics, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Int J Epidemiol 38:856-66. 2009
    ..Within the framework of the multi-centre AIRGENE project we studied the association of the Mediterranean diet on plasma levels of various inflammatory markers, in myocardial infarction (MI) survivors from six geographic areas in Europe...
  42. doi request reprint Ambient air pollution and respiratory health effects in mail carriers
    A Karakatsani
    2nd Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Attikon University Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Environ Res 110:278-85. 2010
    ..Our findings suggest that air pollution is a contributing factor for the occurrence of rhinitis and lung function impairment in mail carriers...
  43. ncbi request reprint Heat effects on mortality in 15 European cities
    Michela Baccini
    Department of Statistics, University of Florence, Italy
    Epidemiology 19:711-9. 2008
    ..We report the associations between daily maximum apparent temperature and daily deaths during the warm season in 15 European cities...
  44. doi request reprint Acute effects of night-time noise exposure on blood pressure in populations living near airports
    Alexandros S Haralabidis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 75, Mikras Asias Street, Athens 11527, Greece
    Eur Heart J 29:658-64. 2008
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Flavonoid intake in relation to lung cancer risk: case-control study among women in Greece
    Pagona Lagiou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Nutr Cancer 49:139-43. 2004
    ....
  46. doi request reprint P53 immunoexpression as a prognostic marker for human astrocytomas: a meta-analysis and review of the literature
    Georgia Levidou
    Medical School, Department of Pathology, Laiko Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Neurooncol 100:363-71. 2010
    ..100) and was not statistically significant. After almost 20 years of research, published evidence does not substantiate the usefulness of p53 immunohistochemical expression as a prognostic marker in patients with astrocytic neoplasms...
  47. pmc The association of fat and other macronutrients with breast cancer: a case-control study from Greece
    K Katsouyanni
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Greece
    Br J Cancer 70:537-41. 1994
    ..These findings do not support a role for fat or other energy-generating nutrients in the aetiology of breast cancer...
  48. pmc Investigating the dose-response relation between air pollution and total mortality in the APHEA-2 multicity project
    E Samoli
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens, Medical School, Athens 115 27, Greece
    Occup Environ Med 60:977-82. 2003
    ..Several recent studies have reported significant health effects of air pollution even at low levels of air pollutants, but in most of these studies linear non-threshold relations were assumed...
  49. ncbi request reprint Heterogeneities in inflammatory and cytotoxic responses of RAW 264.7 macrophage cell line to urban air coarse, fine, and ultrafine particles from six European sampling campaigns
    Pasi I Jalava
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Environmental Health, Kuopio, Finland
    Inhal Toxicol 19:213-25. 2007
    ..These factors may explain some of the heterogeneity observed in particulate exposure-response relationships of human health effects in epidemiological studies...
  50. ncbi request reprint Different convergence parameters applied to the S-PLUS GAM function
    Klea Katsouyanni
    Epidemiology 13:742-3. 2002
  51. ncbi request reprint On the association between daily mortality and air mass types in Athens, Greece during winter and summer
    Pavlos A Kassomenos
    Physics Department, Laboratory of Meteorology, University Campus, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
    Int J Biometeorol 51:315-22. 2007
    ..In conclusion, we find that air mass types have independent effects on mortality for both the cold and warm season and may be used to predict weather-related adverse health effects...
  52. pmc Hypertension and exposure to noise near airports: the HYENA study
    Lars Jarup
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom
    Environ Health Perspect 116:329-33. 2008
    ..Hypertension is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and even a small contribution in risk from environmental factors may have a major impact on public health...
  53. pmc A case-control study of lactation and cancer of the breast
    K Katsouyanni
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Greece
    Br J Cancer 73:814-8. 1996
    ..The biology underlying this different effect remains unknown, and the practical implication of the finding is a marginal importance...
  54. pmc The truth-telling issue and changes in lifestyle in patients with cancer
    V Kostopoulou
    Department of Internal Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Med Ethics 32:693-7. 2006
    ..To compare the attitudes of patients with cancer toward making changes in lifestyle, according to their awareness of the diagnosis...
  55. ncbi request reprint Monitoring for DNA damage of humans occupationally exposed to methyl bromide
    V Pletsa
    Laboratory of Chemical Carcinogenesis, Institute of Biological Research and Biotechnology, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece
    Anticancer Res 22:997-1000. 2002
    ..A molecular epidemiological study to examine human exposure to, and consequent DNA damage by MeBr was conducted in an area where this agent is used extensively for soil sterilisation in greenhouses...
  56. doi request reprint Air temperature and inflammatory responses in myocardial infarction survivors
    Alexandra Schneider
    Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Epidemiology 19:391-400. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze the association between air temperature and C-reactive protein, interleukin-6 and fibrinogen in postmyocardial infarction patients...
  57. ncbi request reprint South-to-North gradient in lipid peroxidation in men with stable coronary artery disease in Europe
    Maria Grau
    Lipids and Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Municipal Institute Medical Research IMIM Barcelona, Carrer Dr Aiguader, 88, E 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Heart J 28:2841-9. 2007
    ..The aim of our study was to determine whether differences exist in the degree of LDL oxidation in stable CAD patients from different regions of Europe...