Serafim Nanas

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Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. pmc Electrical muscle stimulation: an effective form of exercise and early mobilization to preserve muscle strength in critically ill patients
    Eleftherios Karatzanos
    First Critical Care Department, Evangelismos Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 106 75 Athens, Greece
    Crit Care Res Pract 2012:432752. 2012
  2. pmc Microcirculation and macrocirculation in cardiac surgical patients
    Elli Sophia Tripodaki
    First Critical Care Department, Evangelismos Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Ypsilantou 45 47, 106 75 Athens, Greece
    Crit Care Res Pract 2012:654381. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Bartonella quintana endocarditis as a cause of severe aortic insufficiency and heart failure
    Stavros Dimopoulos
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, University of Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 53:476-9. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Chronotropic incompetence and abnormal heart rate recovery early after left ventricular assist device implantation
    Stavros Dimopoulos
    1st Critical Care Medicine Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:1607-14. 2011
  5. pmc Lung sonography and recruitment in patients with early acute respiratory distress syndrome: a pilot study
    Konstantinos Stefanidis
    Department of Radiology, Evaggelismos Hospital, Ipsilantou 45 47, 10676 Athens, Greece
    Crit Care 15:R185. 2011
  6. pmc Maximum inspiratory pressure, a surrogate parameter for the assessment of ICU-acquired weakness
    Georgios Tzanis
    First Critical Care Department, Evangelismos Hospital, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    BMC Anesthesiol 11:14. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Physical exercise improves the peripheral microcirculation of patients with chronic heart failure
    Vasiliki Gerovasili
    Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department, Evgenidio Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 29:385-91. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation enhances heart rate recovery in patients with COPD
    Vasiliki V Georgiopoulou
    First Critical Care Medicine Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
    Respir Care 57:2095-103. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Short-term systemic effect of electrical muscle stimulation in critically ill patients
    Vasiliki Gerovasili
    First Critical Care Department, Evangelismos Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Chest 136:1249-56. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Effects of interval exercise training on respiratory drive in patients with chronic heart failure
    Athanasios Tasoulis
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, Evgenidio Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Papadiamantopoulou St, Athens, Greece
    Respir Med 104:1557-65. 2010

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Publications41

  1. pmc Electrical muscle stimulation: an effective form of exercise and early mobilization to preserve muscle strength in critically ill patients
    Eleftherios Karatzanos
    First Critical Care Department, Evangelismos Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 106 75 Athens, Greece
    Crit Care Res Pract 2012:432752. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Microcirculation and macrocirculation in cardiac surgical patients
    Elli Sophia Tripodaki
    First Critical Care Department, Evangelismos Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Ypsilantou 45 47, 106 75 Athens, Greece
    Crit Care Res Pract 2012:654381. 2012
    ..05] and [424 (27-1215) versus 197 (57-632) P < 0.01], respectively. Conclusion. Microcirculatory alterations after open cardiac surgery are related to macrohemodynamics and global indices of organ perfusion...
  3. ncbi request reprint Bartonella quintana endocarditis as a cause of severe aortic insufficiency and heart failure
    Stavros Dimopoulos
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, University of Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 53:476-9. 2012
    ..The aim of this report is to illustrate B. quintana endocarditis as an important cause of culture-negative endocarditis that presents challenges in its clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic management...
  4. doi request reprint Chronotropic incompetence and abnormal heart rate recovery early after left ventricular assist device implantation
    Stavros Dimopoulos
    1st Critical Care Medicine Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:1607-14. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate heart rate profile during and after exercise in CHF patients early after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation...
  5. pmc Lung sonography and recruitment in patients with early acute respiratory distress syndrome: a pilot study
    Konstantinos Stefanidis
    Department of Radiology, Evaggelismos Hospital, Ipsilantou 45 47, 10676 Athens, Greece
    Crit Care 15:R185. 2011
    ....
  6. pmc Maximum inspiratory pressure, a surrogate parameter for the assessment of ICU-acquired weakness
    Georgios Tzanis
    First Critical Care Department, Evangelismos Hospital, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    BMC Anesthesiol 11:14. 2011
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  7. doi request reprint Physical exercise improves the peripheral microcirculation of patients with chronic heart failure
    Vasiliki Gerovasili
    Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department, Evgenidio Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 29:385-91. 2009
    ..Exercise training has been shown to induce beneficial effects in CHF patients. The aim of our study was to assess the effect of physical exercise on the microcirculation of CHF patients by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)...
  8. doi request reprint Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation enhances heart rate recovery in patients with COPD
    Vasiliki V Georgiopoulou
    First Critical Care Medicine Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
    Respir Care 57:2095-103. 2012
    ..We utilized heart rate recovery, a simple and validated index of autonomic balance, to investigate the effects of exercise training on autonomic dysfunction in patients with COPD...
  9. doi request reprint Short-term systemic effect of electrical muscle stimulation in critically ill patients
    Vasiliki Gerovasili
    First Critical Care Department, Evangelismos Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Chest 136:1249-56. 2009
    ..Our study assessed the short-term effect of electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) of the lower extremities on the thenar muscle microcirculation of patients who are critically ill...
  10. doi request reprint Effects of interval exercise training on respiratory drive in patients with chronic heart failure
    Athanasios Tasoulis
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, Evgenidio Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Papadiamantopoulou St, Athens, Greece
    Respir Med 104:1557-65. 2010
    ..Patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) suffer from ventilatory abnormalities. This study examined the effects of interval exercise training on the respiratory drive in CHF patients...
  11. doi request reprint Heart rate recovery and oxygen kinetics after exercise in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
    Serafim Nanas
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation and Sleep Laboratories, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Clin Cardiol 33:46-51. 2010
    ..Patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have a decreased exercise capacity and abnormal autonomic nervous function. However, the kinetics of early oxygen (O2) and heart rate recovery (HRR) have not been described...
  12. pmc Electrical muscle stimulation prevents critical illness polyneuromyopathy: a randomized parallel intervention trial
    Christina Routsi
    First Critical Care Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Evangelismos Hospital, Ypsilantou 45 47, Athens, Greece
    Crit Care 14:R74. 2010
    ..Aim of our study was to assess the efficacy of EMS in preventing CIPNM in critically ill patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary function at peak exercise in patients with chronic heart failure
    Ourania Papazachou
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Laboratory and Rehabilitation Center, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Evgenidio Hospital, 20, Papadiamantopoulou str, Athens 115 28, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 118:28-35. 2007
    ..However, changes in inspiratory capacity (IC) and breathing pattern from rest to exercise in patients with CHF have not been thoroughly investigated in these patients...
  14. doi request reprint Skeletal muscle microcirculatory abnormalities are associated with exercise intolerance, ventilatory inefficiency, and impaired autonomic control in heart failure
    Christos Manetos
    First Critical Care Medicine Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, Evgenidio Hospital, NKUA, Athens, Greece
    J Heart Lung Transplant 30:1403-8. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that skeletal muscle microcirculation, assessed by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), is impaired in CHF patients and is associated with disease severity...
  15. doi request reprint Impairment of autonomic nervous system activity in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension: a case control study
    Stavros Dimopoulos
    3rd Cardiology Department, NKUA, Athens, Greece
    J Card Fail 15:882-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate CR and HRR in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in relation to disease severity...
  16. doi request reprint Hormonal imbalance in relation to exercise intolerance and ventilatory inefficiency in chronic heart failure
    Varvara Agapitou
    First Critical Care Medicine Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, Evgenidio Hospital, Greece
    J Heart Lung Transplant 32:431-6. 2013
    ..This study evaluated catabolic and anabolic abnormalities in relation to disease severity in CHF patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint The effects of exercise training on the kinetics of oxygen uptake in patients with chronic heart failure
    Petros Roditis
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, Evgenidio Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:304-11. 2007
    ..This study aimed to determine both continuous and interval training effects on the different O2-kinetics phases in these patients...
  18. doi request reprint The addition of strength training to aerobic interval training: effects on muscle strength and body composition in CHF patients
    Anthi Bouchla
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, Evgenidio Hospital, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, 20 Papadiamantopoulou St, Athens, Greece
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 31:47-51. 2011
    ..This study sought to evaluate the additional effects of strength training on muscle strength and body composition in chf patients participating in an interval training program...
  19. doi request reprint Inotropic agents improve the peripheral microcirculation of patients with end-stage chronic heart failure
    Serafim Nanas
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, Evgenidio Hospital, Athens, Greeece
    J Card Fail 14:400-6. 2008
    ..We evaluated the microcirculation by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) occlusion technique before and after inotropic infusion...
  20. ncbi request reprint Peripheral muscle microcirculatory alterations in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension: a pilot study
    Stavros Dimopoulos
    Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, First Critical Care Medicine Department, Evgenidio Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
    Respir Care 58:2134-41. 2013
    ..We evaluated peripheral muscle microcirculation with near-infrared spectroscopy, before and after hyperoxic breathing...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effects of exercise rehabilitation program on heart rate recovery in patients with chronic heart failure
    Stavros Dimopoulos
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, Evgenidio Hospital, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:67-73. 2006
    ..The aim of our study was to examine both continuous and interval exercise training effects on HRR1 in these patients...
  22. doi request reprint Effects of interval cycle training with or without strength training on vascular reactivity in heart failure patients
    Vania Anagnostakou
    1 st Critical Care Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, Evgenidio Hospital, NKUA, Athens, Greece
    J Card Fail 17:585-91. 2011
    ..This randomized study compares the effects of interval cycle training combined with strength training versus interval training alone on vascular reactivity in CHF patients...
  23. doi request reprint Novel biomarkers of acute kidney injury in the general adult ICU: a review
    Stelios Kokkoris
    First Critical Care Department, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Ren Fail 35:579-91. 2013
    ....
  24. pmc End-of-life decisions in Greek intensive care units: a multicenter cohort study
    Georgios Kranidiotis
    First Critical Care Department, Evangelismos Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 45 47 Ypsilantou Str, Athens, 10675, Greece
    Crit Care 14:R228. 2010
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Intermittent inotropic infusions combined with prophylactic oral amiodarone for patients with decompensated end-stage heart failure
    Stavros G Drakos
    3rd Cardiology Department, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 53:157-61. 2009
    ..We examined whether intermittent inotropic agents combined with oral amiodarone to prevent the proarrhythmic effect of inotropic agents results in better outcomes...
  26. ncbi request reprint Prediction of the renal replacement therapy requirement in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients by combining biomarkers for glomerular filtration and tubular damage
    Chrysoula Pipili
    First Critical Care Department, Evangelismos General Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Crit Care 29:692.e7-692.e13. 2014
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Respiratory drive and breathing pattern abnormalities are related to exercise intolerance in chronic heart failure patients
    Athanasios Tasoulis
    1st Critical Care Medicine Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, Evgenidio Hospital, NKUA, Athens, Greece
    Respir Physiol Neurobiol 192:90-4. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that CHF patients have increased respiratory drive and abnormal breathing pattern during exercise in relation to disease severity...
  28. doi request reprint Combination of renal biomarkers predicts acute kidney injury in critically ill adults
    Stelios Kokkoris
    First Critical Care Department, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Ren Fail 34:1100-8. 2012
    ....
  29. pmc Electrical muscle stimulation preserves the muscle mass of critically ill patients: a randomized study
    Vasiliki Gerovasili
    First Critical Care Department, Evangelismos Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 45 47 Ypsilantou Str, 106 75 Athens, Greece
    Crit Care 13:R161. 2009
    ..The aim of our study was to investigate the EMS effects on muscle mass preservation of critically ill patients with the use of ultrasonography (US)...
  30. doi request reprint Basic principles and current applications of lung ultrasonography in the intensive care unit
    Konstantinos Stefanidis
    Department of Radiology, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Respirology 16:249-56. 2011
    ..Lung ultrasonography is an easily repeatable and radiation-free technique, and therefore, an attractive imaging tool for use on a daily basis, especially in the management of critically ill patients...
  31. doi request reprint Exercise intolerance in chronic heart failure: the role of cortisol and the catabolic state
    Georgios Tzanis
    1st Critical Care Medicine Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, Evgenidio Hospital, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Papadiamantopoulou str, 20, Athens, 11528, Greece
    Curr Heart Fail Rep 11:70-9. 2014
    ..Exercise training and device therapy could have beneficial effects in preventing and treating muscle wasting in CHF. However, specific anabolic treatment needs more investigation to prove possible beneficial effects. ..
  32. doi request reprint Effect of psychosocial interventions on quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Lampros Samartzis
    Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, 1st Critical Care Medicine Department, Evgenidio Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Card Fail 19:125-34. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to explore: 1) the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions on patients' QoL; 2) the magnitude of this effect; and 3) factors that appear to moderate the reported effect on QoL...
  33. doi request reprint Inappropriately normal plasma ACTH and cortisol concentrations in the face of increased circulating interleukin-6 concentration in exercise in patients with sarcoidosis
    George Mastorakos
    Endocrine Unit, Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Stress 16:202-10. 2013
    ..Thus, in the face of chronically elevated IL-6 levels in sarcoidosis, there may be dysfunctional IL-6-induced HPA responses or HPA adaptation to high IL-6 concentrations...
  34. pmc Echogenic Technology Improves Cannula Visibility during Ultrasound-Guided Internal Jugular Vein Catheterization via a Transverse Approach
    Konstantinos Stefanidis
    Radiology Department, Evangelismos University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Crit Care Res Pract 2012:306182. 2012
    ..05). Conclusion. Echogenic technology significantly improved cannula visibility and decreased access time and mechanical complications during real-time ultrasound-guided IJV cannulation via a transverse approach...
  35. pmc Sonographic lobe localization of alveolar-interstitial syndrome in the critically ill
    Konstantinos Stefanidis
    Department of Radiology, Evangelismos Hospital, NKUA, 10676 Athens, Greece
    Crit Care Res Pract 2012:179719. 2012
    ..Conclusions. US is a reliable, bedside method for accurate detection and localization of alveolar-interstitial syndrome in the critically ill...
  36. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of smoking on skeletal muscle microcirculation monitored by near-infrared spectroscopy
    Angeliki Siafaka
    First Critical Care Department, Evangelismos Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Chest 131:1479-85. 2007
    ..Our study aimed to assess the acute effects of cigarette smoking on peripheral microcirculation using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and to compare microcirculatory function of smokers with that of nonsmokers...
  37. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes: a lethal cause of pneumonia in an adult immunocompetent patient
    Eleni E Magira
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University of Athens Medical School, Evaggelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 39:466-9. 2007
    ..This patient did not belong to any high-risk group (e.g. homosexuals, military recruits, sports team members, etc.). CA-MRSA infection should be suspected in any adult with severe pneumonia/sepsis...
  38. pmc Circulating endothelial and progenitor cells: Evidence from acute and long-term exercise effects
    Matina Koutroumpi
    Matina Koutroumpi, Stavros Dimopoulos, Serafim Nanas, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, 1st Critical Care Medicine Department, Evangelismos Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 10676 Athens, Greece
    World J Cardiol 4:312-26. 2012
    ..In the second part of this review we provide preliminary evidence from recent studies investigating the effects of acute and long-term exercise in healthy subjects and athletes as well as in disease populations...
  39. pmc Optimization of Cannula Visibility during Ultrasound-Guided Subclavian Vein Catheterization, via a Longitudinal Approach, by Implementing Echogenic Technology
    Konstantinos Stefanidis
    Radiology Department, Evangelismos University Hospital, 10676 Athens, Greece
    Crit Care Res Pract 2012:617149. 2012
    ..05). Conclusions. Echogenic technology significantly improved cannula visibility and decreased access time and technical complexity optimizing thus real-time ultrasound-guided SCV cannulation via a longitudinal approach...
  40. ncbi request reprint Early heart rate recovery after exercise predicts mortality in patients with chronic heart failure
    Serafim Nanas
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Laboratory, Evgenidio Hospital, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, 20, Papadiamantopoulou str, Athens, 11528, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 110:393-400. 2006
    ..Heart rate recovery immediately after exercise is an index of parasympathetic activity, but its prognostic role in CHF patients has not been determined yet...
  41. doi request reprint First diagnosis of factor XI deficiency in a patient with subarachnoid haemorrhage
    Ioannis Vasileiadis
    First Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical School, Evaggelismos Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 20:309-13. 2009
    ..Late complications of SAH are - among others - aneurysm revascularization and rebleeding. Although FXI deficiency could be considered an exacerbating factor, it cannot be definitely implicated...