K N Priftis

Summary

Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. pmc Asthma and atopy in children born by caesarean section: effect modification by family history of allergies - a population based cross-sectional study
    Ourania Kolokotroni
    Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health in Association with Harvard School of Public Health, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus
    BMC Pediatr 12:179. 2012
  2. pmc Outdoor particulate matter and childhood asthma admissions in Athens, Greece: a time-series study
    Panagiotis T Nastos
    Laboratory of Climatology and Atmospheric Environment, Department of Geology and Geoenvironment, University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, 157 84 Athens, Greece
    Environ Health 9:45. 2010
  3. pmc Temporal changes in the prevalence of childhood asthma and allergies in urban and rural areas of Cyprus: results from two cross sectional studies
    Ourania Kolokotroni
    Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health in Association with Harvard School of Public Health, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus
    BMC Public Health 11:858. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Quantification of siderophages in bronchoalveolar fluid in transfusional and primary pulmonary hemosiderosis
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, P Penteli, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 41:972-7. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Increased sensitization in urban vs. rural environment--rural protection or an urban living effect?
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 18:209-16. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Decrease in childhood asthma admissions in Athens, Greece from 2001 to 2005
    K N Priftis
    Allergy Pneumonology Department, Penteli Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Acta Paediatr 96:924-5. 2007
  7. pmc Aims, methods and preliminary findings of the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Allergies in Children Examined in Athens (PANACEA) epidemiological study
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, P Penteli, Greece
    BMC Public Health 7:140. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with asthma symptoms in schoolchildren from Greece: the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Allergies in Children Examined in Athens (PANACEA) study
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, Penteli, Greece
    J Asthma 44:521-7. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in asthmatic children
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Trends Endocrinol Metab 19:32-8. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Asthma symptoms and bronchial reactivity in school children sensitized to food allergens in infancy
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Asthma 45:590-5. 2008

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Publications40

  1. pmc Asthma and atopy in children born by caesarean section: effect modification by family history of allergies - a population based cross-sectional study
    Ourania Kolokotroni
    Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health in Association with Harvard School of Public Health, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus
    BMC Pediatr 12:179. 2012
    ..This study aims to investigate the association of mode of delivery with asthma and atopic sensitization and the extent to which any effect is modified by family history of allergies...
  2. pmc Outdoor particulate matter and childhood asthma admissions in Athens, Greece: a time-series study
    Panagiotis T Nastos
    Laboratory of Climatology and Atmospheric Environment, Department of Geology and Geoenvironment, University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, 157 84 Athens, Greece
    Environ Health 9:45. 2010
    ..This study aimed to investigate the effect of outdoor PM10 concentrations on childhood asthma admissions (CAA) in Athens, Greece...
  3. pmc Temporal changes in the prevalence of childhood asthma and allergies in urban and rural areas of Cyprus: results from two cross sectional studies
    Ourania Kolokotroni
    Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health in Association with Harvard School of Public Health, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus
    BMC Public Health 11:858. 2011
    ..In this study we aimed to assess temporal changes in the prevalence of asthma and allergies in Cyprus after an 8-year interval and to examine whether any differential changes have occurred in urban and rural parts of the island...
  4. ncbi request reprint Quantification of siderophages in bronchoalveolar fluid in transfusional and primary pulmonary hemosiderosis
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, P Penteli, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 41:972-7. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Increased sensitization in urban vs. rural environment--rural protection or an urban living effect?
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 18:209-16. 2007
    ..The negative association between rural living and the risk of atopy during childhood, which is independent of farming practices, implies that it is mainly driven by an urban living effect...
  6. ncbi request reprint Decrease in childhood asthma admissions in Athens, Greece from 2001 to 2005
    K N Priftis
    Allergy Pneumonology Department, Penteli Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Acta Paediatr 96:924-5. 2007
  7. pmc Aims, methods and preliminary findings of the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Allergies in Children Examined in Athens (PANACEA) epidemiological study
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, P Penteli, Greece
    BMC Public Health 7:140. 2007
    ..To determine the prevalence of asthma symptoms in a sample of Greek children aged 10-12 years, and to evaluate these rates in relation to anthropometric, lifestyle characteristics and dietary habits...
  8. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with asthma symptoms in schoolchildren from Greece: the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Allergies in Children Examined in Athens (PANACEA) study
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, Penteli, Greece
    J Asthma 44:521-7. 2007
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in asthmatic children
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Trends Endocrinol Metab 19:32-8. 2008
    ..Adrenal suppression of some asthmatic patients on maintenance ICS seems to be a separate phenomenon, possibly constitutionally or genetically determined...
  10. doi request reprint Asthma symptoms and bronchial reactivity in school children sensitized to food allergens in infancy
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Asthma 45:590-5. 2008
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Asthma symptoms and airway narrowing in children growing up in an urban versus rural environment
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, P Penteli, Athens, Greece
    J Asthma 46:244-51. 2009
    ..Evidence to date supports a strong relation between residential area as a potential risk factor for childhood asthma symptoms and airway obstruction and a western type of socioeconomic development...
  12. doi request reprint Endocrine-immune interactions in adrenal function of asthmatic children on inhaled corticosteroids
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, Palea Penteli, Greece
    Neuroimmunomodulation 16:333-9. 2009
    ..When ICS are administered at high doses, secondary adrenal insufficiency due to the excessive exogenous corticosteroid certainly may become manifest...
  13. ncbi request reprint Adrenal function improves in asthmatic children on inhaled steroids: a longitudinal study
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy and Pneumonology, P Penteli Children s Hospital, Penteli, Greece
    Neuroimmunomodulation 13:56-62. 2006
    ..We aimed to test the hypothesis that baseline adrenal function of some asthmatic children might be lower than that of others and that this difference might be accentuated by ICS therapy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Bronchial hyperresponsiveness, atopy, and bronchoalveolar lavage eosinophils in persistent middle lobe syndrome
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, Penteli, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 41:805-11. 2006
    ..An increased eosinophilic BALF count is predictive of symptomatic but not radiographic improvement of MLS patients after aggressive anti-asthma management...
  15. ncbi request reprint Association of weather conditions with childhood admissions for wheezy bronchitis or asthma in Athens
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, P Penteli, Greece
    Respiration 73:783-90. 2006
    ..The association between asthma morbidity and meteorological conditions is well documented, but it is not clear to what extent more specific meteorological variables are implicated...
  16. ncbi request reprint Serum eosinophil cationic protein and CD23 in acute RSV bronchiolitis
    Kostas N Priftis
    Allergology, Pulmonology Department, Penteli Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Med Sci Monit 11:CR493-7. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to test whether serum ECP and soluble CD23 levels, which are markers of eosinophil and IgE responses, respectively, are elevated in infants hospitalized for acute respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis...
  17. ncbi request reprint The role of timely intervention in middle lobe syndrome in children
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergology Pulmonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, 152 36 P Penteli, Greece
    Chest 128:2504-10. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of early intervention, including fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB), in the development of bronchiectasis in MLS...
  18. ncbi request reprint Subjective and objective nasal obstruction assessment in children with chronic rhinitis
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergology Pulmonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, P Penteli 152 36, Greece
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 70:501-5. 2006
    ..The present study was undertaken, to test the hypothesis that schoolchildren on long-term treatment for chronic rhinitis under-report their nasal congestion...
  19. ncbi request reprint The effect of inhaled budesonide on adrenal and growth suppression in asthmatic children
    K N Priftis
    Dept of Allergology Pulmonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, Greece
    Eur Respir J 27:316-20. 2006
    ..The negative influence of inhaled corticosteroids on growth becomes less the longer the duration of treatment...
  20. ncbi request reprint Hospitalizations for childhood asthma in Athens, Greece, from 1978 to 2000
    K Priftis
    Allergology Pulmonology Department, Penteli Children s Hospital, 15236 P Penteli, Greece
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 16:82-5. 2005
    ..The readmission rate paralleled that of admissions over the entire study period...
  21. ncbi request reprint Increased glycosaminoglycans in the urine of asthmatic children on inhaled corticosteroids
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, P Penteli, Greece
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 17:194-8. 2006
    ..006). Our data show that urinary GAGs secretion is reduced in asthmatic children that used only relief medication but it is increased in those on long-term treatment with ICS. A dose dependent effect of ICS was also detected...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effects of bracing on lung function in idiopathic juvenile kyphosis
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pulmonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 35:83-6. 2003
    ..The effect of bracing on TLC decreases as the severity of kyphosis increases in these patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint Different effects of urban and rural environments in the respiratory status of Greek schoolchildren
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, 152 36 P Penteli, Greece
    Respir Med 101:98-106. 2007
    ..These results suggest that long-term exposure to urban environment is associated with sub-clinical airway narrowing and slower rate of FVC growth...
  24. doi request reprint Breakfast consumption and meal frequency interaction with childhood obesity
    G Antonogeorgos
    Third Department of Pediatrics, Attikon Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Obes 7:65-72. 2012
    ..The purpose of the study was to examine the possible interaction effect between meal frequency and breakfast consumption on childhood obesity...
  25. ncbi request reprint Association of extracurricular sports participation with obesity in Greek children
    G Antonogeorgos
    Third Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 51:121-7. 2011
    ..The aim of our study was the assessment of the association between extracurricular sports participation with the obesity status among Greek schoolchildren aged 10-12 years...
  26. doi request reprint Dysregulation of the stress response in asthmatic children
    K N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, P Penteli, Greece
    Allergy 64:18-31. 2009
    ..Few patients may experience further deterioration of adrenal function, a phenomenon which may be genetically determined...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of overweight and obesity in young Greek men
    A Papadimitriou
    Third Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Obes Rev 9:100-3. 2008
    ..0001) and 1990: BMI 23.8 (2.9) (P < 0.0001), showing a positive secular trend for BMI in Greek conscripts in the last 16 years. In conclusion, we documented an alarmingly high prevalence of overweight and obesity among young Greek men...
  28. doi request reprint Clinical notations on bacteremic cavitating pneumococcal pneumonia in nonvaccinated immunocompetent children
    A Fretzayas
    3rd Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, Attikon University Hospital, 12462 Haidari, Athens, Greece
    J Trop Pediatr 55:257-61. 2009
    ..Invasive procedures like aggressive pleural intervention were not needed and the children recovered attaining normal lung function on long-term follow-up...
  29. pmc Prevalence of asthma among schoolchildren in Patras, Greece: three surveys over 20 years
    M Anthracopoulos
    Department of Paediatrics, Respiratory Unit, University of Patras, Greece
    Thorax 56:569-71. 2001
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare the prevalence of asthma among schoolchildren in 1978, 1991, and 1998 in Patras, Greece...
  30. doi request reprint Exposure of immunologically naive laboratory rodents to antigen via the airways. Where does tolerance stop and sensitization begin?
    G V Guibas
    Allergy Unit, 2nd Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical School, Attikon, General University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Exp Allergy 42:1552-65. 2012
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Growth of asthmatic children before long-term treatment with inhaled corticosteroids
    T Moudiou
    Allergy Department, Penteli Children s Hospital, Palea Penteli, Athens, Greece
    J Asthma 40:667-71. 2003
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Maturational tempo differences in relation to the timing of the onset of puberty in girls
    S Pantsiotou
    Third Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Acta Paediatr 97:217-20. 2008
    ..To determine maturational tempo differences related to the timing of pubertal onset in girls...
  33. pmc Prevalence of asthma among schoolchildren in Patras, Greece: four questionnaire surveys during 1978-2003
    Michael B Anthracopoulos
    Respiratory Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital of Patras, Rio Patras, Greece
    Arch Dis Child 92:209-12. 2007
    ..The prevalence of asthma and wheezing has risen during the past four decades. Recent reports suggest that the "asthma epidemic" has reached a plateau...
  34. ncbi request reprint Growth deceleration of children on inhaled corticosteroids is compensated for after the first 12 months of treatment
    Michael B Anthracopoulos
    Department of Pediatrics, Respiratory Unit, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 42:465-70. 2007
    ..This effect does not differ between BUD and FP treatment, despite some variation in the pattern of linear growth...
  35. doi request reprint Testing for hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression in asthmatic children
    Kostas N Priftis
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 19:466-7; author reply 468-70. 2008
  36. ncbi request reprint Different effects of sensitization to mites and pollens on asthma symptoms and spirometric indices in children: a population-based cohort study
    Michael B Anthracopoulos
    Respiratory Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Patras, Rio Patras, Greece
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 99:122-9. 2007
    ..We have previously shown that long-term exposure of children to a highly polluted urban compared with a rural environment is associated with subclinical airway narrowing and increased prevalence of atopy...
  37. ncbi request reprint Bronchial hyper-responsiveness in selective IgA deficiency
    Athina Papadopoulou
    Department of Allergology Pulmonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, P Penteli, Greece
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 16:495-500. 2005
    ..03). In conclusion, these results indicate that sIgAD constitutes a risk factor for development of BHR but it appears to be related to sensitization to mites...
  38. doi request reprint The effect of weather variability on pediatric asthma admissions in Athens, Greece
    Panagiotis T Nastos
    Laboratory of Climatology and Atmospheric Environment, Department of Geology and Geoenvironment, University of Athens, Greece
    J Asthma 45:59-65. 2008
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Preoperative evaluation of the trachea in a child with pulmonary artery sling using 3-dimensional computed tomographic imaging and virtual bronchoscopy
    George C Kagadis
    Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, University of Patras, GR 26500 Rio, Greece
    J Pediatr Surg 42:E9-13. 2007
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint The effect of vitamin K supplementation on biochemical markers of bone formation in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis
    Polyxeni Nicolaidou
    Third Department of Pediatrics, Athens University Medical School, University General Hospital Attikon, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Pediatr 165:540-5. 2006
    ..Impaired vitamin K status in cystic fibrosis (CF) has been considered as a newly emerged pathogenetic factor for reduced bone mineral density (BMD)...