Affiliation: University of Athens
- Post-infantile giant cell hepatitis associated with autoimmune hepatitis and polyarteritis nodosaJ Koskinas
Academic Dept of Medicine, Hippocration General Hospital, Athens, Greece
Scand J Gastroenterol 37:120-3. 2002..An association between autoimmune hepatitis, polyarteritis nodosa and postinfantile giant cell hepatitis has not been reported previously...
- Assessment of depression in patients with chronic hepatitis: effect of interferon treatmentJ Koskinas
Academic Department of Medicine, Medical School, Athens, Greece
Dig Dis 20:284-8. 2002..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the degree of depression in patients with chronic viral hepatitis before and during IFN therapy...
- The role of tenofovir in preventing and treating hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation in immunosuppressed patients. A real life experience from a tertiary centerJ S Koskinas
Second Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School of Athens University, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens, Greece Electronic address
Eur J Intern Med 25:768-71. 2014..So far there are no data regarding the role of tenofovir in this context. Therefore, the aim of our study was to describe our "real life" experience with the use of tenofovir (TDF) in patients who underwent immunosuppressive treatment...
- Chemoembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma with HepaSphere 30-60 μm. Safety and efficacy studyKaterina Malagari
2nd Department of Radiology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 37:165-75. 2014..This study examined the safety, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of transarterial chemoembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using a newly developed size of a superabsorbent polymer drug-eluting embolic material...
- Granulocyte colony stimulating factor in HCV genotype-1 patients who develop Peg-IFN-alpha2b related severe neutropenia: a preliminary report on treatment, safety and efficacyJohn Koskinas
2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School of Athens, Hippokration Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece
J Med Virol 81:848-52. 2009....
- Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma presented with massive pulmonary embolismJ Koskinas
Academic Department of Internal Medicine, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
Hepatogastroenterology 47:1125-8. 2000..Metastases to lungs are relatively frequent but this is the first report of hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma presented with acute respiratory distress due to massive pulmonary embolism...
- Severe hepatitis C virus-related cryoglobulinaemic sensory-motor polyneuropathy treated with pegylated interferon-a2b and ribavirin: clinical, laboratory and neurophysiological studyJ Koskinas
2nd Department of Medicine and Department of Neurology, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Liver Int 27:414-20. 2007..Severe involvement of central and/or peripheral nervous system is a rare complication of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cryoglobulinaemia...
- Hepatic expression of the proliferative marker Ki-67 and p53 protein in HBV or HCV cirrhosis in relation to dysplastic liver cell changes and hepatocellular carcinomaJ Koskinas
Second Department of Medicine, Athens University, Athens, Greece
J Viral Hepat 12:635-41. 2005..And finally, they suggest that the final steps of hepatocarcinogenesis are common and independent of the aetiology of the chronic viral infection...
- Long-term safety of anti-TNF treatment in patients with rheumatic diseases and chronic or resolved hepatitis B virus infectionD Vassilopoulos
2nd Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 114 Vass Sophias Avenue, Athens 115 27, Greece
Ann Rheum Dis 69:1352-5. 2010..The aim of this prospective study was to examine the safety of anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) therapy in patients with rheumatic disease and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection...
- Changes in epidemiological patterns of HCV infection and their impact on liver disease over the last 20 years in GreeceS P Savvas
Second Department of Medicine, Athens University, Athens, Greece
J Viral Hepat 12:551-7. 2005..The presence of cirrhosis was associated only with the duration of infection. These observations have impact both on prevention and treatment...
- Changing relative roles of hepatitis B and C viruses in the aetiology of hepatocellular carcinoma in Greece. Epidemiological and clinical observationsI Raptis
Second Department of Medicine of Athens University School of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens, Greece
J Viral Hepat 10:450-4. 2003..The two aetiological types of HCC differ in Greece in demographic, epidemiological and other features...
- Prevalence of glucose intolerance in patients with chronic hepatitis B or C: a prospective case-control studyA Mavrogiannaki
2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens, Greece
J Viral Hepat 16:430-6. 2009..An OGTT might be necessary at the baseline work-up of CHB or CHC patients, as a normal fasting glucose value does not exclude IGT or OGTT-diabetes...
- Low oxygen tension enhances hepatitis C virus replicationN Vassilaki
Molecular Virology, Hellenic Pasteur Institute HPI, Athens, Greece
J Virol 87:2935-48. 2013..These results provide new insights into the impact of oxygen tension on the intricate HCV-host cell interaction...
- Liver transplantation in Greek patients: epidemiological data, morbidity, and mortality of 71 patients from a single center with 6 years of mean follow-upE Tsochatzis
2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, 114 Vassilissis Sophias Avenue, Athens 115 27, Greece
Transplant Proc 39:1505-7. 2007..In conclusion, after 6 mean years, the majority of Greek liver transplant recipients conduct a normal life, although metabolic abnormalities are often observed. A national registry is needed to provide more solid evidence of outcomes...
- High levels of HCV core+1 antibodies in HCV patients with hepatocellular carcinomaG Dalagiorgou
Molecular Virology Laboratory, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece
J Gen Virol 92:1343-51. 2011..No core+1-specific reactivity was detected in any of the control samples. In conclusion, the high occurrence of anti-core+1 antibodies in the serum of HCC patients suggests a role for the ARFP/F/core+1 protein in the pathogenesis of HCC...
- Natural history of chronic HBV infection: a cohort study with up to 12 years follow-up in North Greece (part of the Interreg I-II/EC-project)G H Zacharakis
Unit of Preventive Medicine, Social Security Institute, Alexandroupolis, Greece
J Med Virol 77:173-9. 2005....