Nicholas Tentolouris

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Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Baroreflex function: determinants in healthy subjects and disturbances in diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome
    Ioanna Skrapari
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Diabetes Rev 2:329-38. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with obesity, smoking and low socioeconomic status in large and representative samples of rural, urban, and suburban adult Greek populations
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Hormones (Athens) 11:458-67. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint The role of the osteoprotegerin/RANKL/RANK system in diabetic vascular disease
    P Grigoropoulou
    First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Chem 18:4813-9. 2011
  4. pmc Abdominal pain in an adult with Type 2 diabetes: A case report
    George Panagoulias
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Cases J 1:154. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Diet-induced thermogenesis and substrate oxidation are not different between lean and obese women after two different isocaloric meals, one rich in protein and one rich in fat
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko Hospital, 115 23, Athens Greece
    Metabolism 57:313-20. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint High postprandial triglyceridemia in patients with type 2 diabetes and microalbuminuria
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    J Lipid Res 48:218-25. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint The effects of medications used for the management of dyslipidemia on postprandial lipemia
    N Tentolouris
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Chem 16:203-17. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Components of the metabolic syndrome, but not the metabolic syndrome per se, are associated with aortic distensibility
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko Hospital, Athens University Medical School, 17 Agiou Thoma Street, 115 27 Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 17:727-33. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint White blood cells telomere length is shorter in males with type 2 diabetes and microalbuminuria
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Care 30:2909-15. 2007
  10. pmc Differential effects of two isoenergetic meals rich in saturated or monounsaturated fat on endothelial function in subjects with type 2 diabetes
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko General Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Care 31:2276-8. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Baroreflex function: determinants in healthy subjects and disturbances in diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome
    Ioanna Skrapari
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Diabetes Rev 2:329-38. 2006
    ..In addition, the clinical implication of a reduced BRS in these disorders is discussed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with obesity, smoking and low socioeconomic status in large and representative samples of rural, urban, and suburban adult Greek populations
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Hormones (Athens) 11:458-67. 2012
    ..In this cross-sectional epidemiologic study we examined the association between type 2 diabetes mellitus and demographic, clinical, and socioeconomic parameters in large rural, urban and suburban populations of adult Greeks...
  3. ncbi request reprint The role of the osteoprotegerin/RANKL/RANK system in diabetic vascular disease
    P Grigoropoulou
    First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Chem 18:4813-9. 2011
    ..This review summarizes the current knowledge on the association between OPG and macrovascular as well microvascular complications of diabetes...
  4. pmc Abdominal pain in an adult with Type 2 diabetes: A case report
    George Panagoulias
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Cases J 1:154. 2008
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  5. doi request reprint Diet-induced thermogenesis and substrate oxidation are not different between lean and obese women after two different isocaloric meals, one rich in protein and one rich in fat
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko Hospital, 115 23, Athens Greece
    Metabolism 57:313-20. 2008
    ..Over the long term, a low DIT after regular or frequent fat intake may contribute to the development and maintenance of obesity...
  6. ncbi request reprint High postprandial triglyceridemia in patients with type 2 diabetes and microalbuminuria
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    J Lipid Res 48:218-25. 2007
    ..These data demonstrate for the first time that MA is characterized by increased postprandial lipemia in patients with T2DM and may explain in part the excess cardiovascular risk in these patients...
  7. ncbi request reprint The effects of medications used for the management of dyslipidemia on postprandial lipemia
    N Tentolouris
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Chem 16:203-17. 2009
    ..Besides, fibrates are particularly potent drugs in the reduction of postprandial lipemia; they decrease the production or triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and increase their clearance by enhancing the activity of lipoprotein lipase...
  8. ncbi request reprint Components of the metabolic syndrome, but not the metabolic syndrome per se, are associated with aortic distensibility
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko Hospital, Athens University Medical School, 17 Agiou Thoma Street, 115 27 Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 17:727-33. 2007
    ..Metabolic syndrome is common and it is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the association between metabolic syndrome and aortic distensibility...
  9. ncbi request reprint White blood cells telomere length is shorter in males with type 2 diabetes and microalbuminuria
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Care 30:2909-15. 2007
    ..To examine differences in telomere (terminal restriction fragment [TRF]) length and pulse wave velocity (PWV)--an index of arterial stiffness--in patients with type 2 diabetes with and without microalbuminuria (MA)...
  10. pmc Differential effects of two isoenergetic meals rich in saturated or monounsaturated fat on endothelial function in subjects with type 2 diabetes
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko General Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Care 31:2276-8. 2008
    ..To examine the acute effects of consumption of monounsaturated (MUFAs) and saturated fatty acids (SAFAs) on endothelial function in subjects with type 2 diabetes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sympathetic system activity in obesity and metabolic syndrome
    N Tentolouris
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, 11523 Athens, Greece
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1083:129-52. 2006
    ..Intervention studies showed that the disturbances of the autonomic nervous system seen in the metabolic syndrome are reversible...
  12. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the self-administered indicator plaster neuropad for the diagnosis of neuropathy in diabetes
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Care 31:236-7. 2008
    ..To evaluate the inter-rater reliability between patient and health care provider of the indicator plaster neuropad (IPN) in the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy and the feasibility of the IPN...
  13. pmc Metabolic syndrome is not associated with reduction in aortic distensibility in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko General Hospital, Athens University Medical School, 17 Agiou Thoma Street, 115 27, Athens, Greece
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 7:1. 2008
    ..Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is common in subjects with T2DM and predicts cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This study examined the potential relationship between MetS and AD in a cohort of subjects with T2DM...
  14. pmc A review of nateglinide in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    Ist Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 3:797-807. 2007
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  15. doi request reprint Perturbed autonomic nervous system function in metabolic syndrome
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Neuromolecular Med 10:169-78. 2008
    ..Intervention studies have demonstrated that the autonomic disturbances of the metabolic syndrome may be reversible...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in infected and uninfected diabetic foot ulcers
    N Tentolouris
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 12:186-9. 2006
    ..known to predispose to MRSA colonisation or infection. The high prevalence of MRSA in patients with foot ulcers may reflect the increased prevalence of MRSA in the community...
  17. doi request reprint Meal-induced thermogenesis and macronutrient oxidation in lean and obese women after consumption of carbohydrate-rich and fat-rich meals
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Nutrition 27:310-5. 2011
    ..To examine differences in meal-induced thermogenesis and macronutrient oxidation between lean and obese women after consumption of two different isocaloric meals, one rich in carbohydrate (CHO) and one rich in fat...
  18. ncbi request reprint The impact of body mass on management of patients with renal colic
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    1st Department of Urology, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Int Urol Nephrol 35:79-82. 2003
    ..To study the impact of body mass on diagnosis and initial response to medical treatment in patients presenting with renal colic...
  19. ncbi request reprint Aortic distensibility is reduced in subjects with type 2 diabetes and cardiac autonomic neuropathy
    N Tentolouris
    Athens University Medical School, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Invest 33:1075-83. 2003
    ..Cardiac autonomic neuropathy is common in subjects with diabetes. However, the relationship between the elastic properties of the aorta and autonomic neuropathy has not been studied to date in subjects with type 2 diabetes...
  20. doi request reprint Sudomotor dysfunction is associated with foot ulceration in diabetes
    N Tentolouris
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko General Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Diabet Med 26:302-5. 2009
    ..To examine the relationship between sudomotor dysfunction and foot ulceration (FU) in patients with diabetes...
  21. pmc Moisture status of the skin of the feet assessed by the visual test neuropad correlates with foot ulceration in diabetes
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko General Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Care 33:1112-4. 2010
    ..To examine the association between the moisture status of the skin of the feet with foot ulceration in subjects with diabetes...
  22. doi request reprint Increased left ventricular arrhythmogenicity in metabolic syndrome and relationship with myocardial performance, risk factors for atherosclerosis, and low-grade inflammation
    Christina Voulgari
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko General Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens 115 27, Greece
    Metabolism 59:159-65. 2010
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Plasma levels of MMP-2, MMP-9 and TIMP-1 are not associated with arterial stiffness in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Athanasia Papazafiropoulou
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    J Diabetes Complications 24:20-7. 2010
    ..In this study, we examined for relationships between MMP and TIMP-1 and indices of arterial stiffness in subjects with T2DM...
  24. doi request reprint Improvement in cardiovascular indices after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity
    Alexander Kokkinos
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko General Hospital, Athens University Medical School, 17 Agiou Thoma Street, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Obes Surg 23:31-8. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the potential difference in cardiovascular disease indices between patients who underwent either gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy...
  25. doi request reprint Increased heart failure risk in normal-weight people with metabolic syndrome compared with metabolically healthy obese individuals
    Christina Voulgari
    First Department of Cardiology, Athens University Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Cardiol 58:1343-50. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess whether the metabolically healthy obese phenotype is associated with lower heart failure (HF) risk compared with normal-weight individuals with metabolic syndrome (MetS)...
  26. doi request reprint The association between cardiac autonomic neuropathy with metabolic and other factors in subjects with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
    Christina Voulgari
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko General Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    J Diabetes Complications 25:159-67. 2011
    ..This cross-sectional study aimed to examine for associations between CAN and metabolic and other parameters in patients with either type 1 (T1DM) or type 2 (T2DM) diabetes...
  27. ncbi request reprint Baroreflex sensitivity in obesity: relationship with cardiac autonomic nervous system activity
    Ioanna Skrapari
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Greece
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1685-93. 2007
    ..Additionally, the potential effect of cardiac autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity, aortic compliance, and metabolic parameters on BRS of obese subjects was investigated...
  28. doi request reprint The impact of metabolic syndrome on left ventricular myocardial performance
    Christina Voulgari
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, 33 Lakonias Street, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 26:121-7. 2010
    ..Recent prospective studies suggested that MetS is associated with increased risk of heart failure. In the present cross-sectional study, we examined the association between left ventricular myocardial performance with MetS...
  29. doi request reprint The effect of hyperhomocysteinemia on aortic distensibility in healthy individuals
    Ioanna Eleftheriadou
    First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Nutrition 29:876-80. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of acute methionine-induced HHCY on aortic distensibility and PWV in healthy individualsand the effect of acute HHCY on myocardial performance of the left ventricle (Tei index)...
  30. ncbi request reprint The effects of medications used for the management of diabetes and obesity on postprandial lipid metabolism
    Ioanna Eleftheriadou
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Curr Diabetes Rev 4:340-56. 2008
    ..Orlistat improves postprandial lipemia by reducing the absorption of the dietary fat; no data exist on the effect of sibutramine and rimonabant on the metabolism of lipids in the postprandial state...
  31. ncbi request reprint QT dispersion: comparison between participants with Type 1 and 2 diabetes and association with microalbuminuria in diabetes
    Michael Psallas
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Diabetes Complications 20:88-97. 2006
    ..In this study, we investigated the association between QTd duration and CAN, as well as other complications of diabetes in participants with Types 1 and 2 diabetes...
  32. doi request reprint Eating slowly increases the postprandial response of the anorexigenic gut hormones, peptide YY and glucagon-like peptide-1
    Alexander Kokkinos
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, 11527 Athens, Greece
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:333-7. 2010
    ..The objective of the study was to determine whether eating the same meal at varying speeds elicits different postprandial gut peptide responses...
  33. doi request reprint Effect of atorvastatin on baroreflex sensitivity in subjects with type 2 diabetes and dyslipidaemia
    Pinelopi Grigoropoulou
    First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Diab Vasc Dis Res 11:26-33. 2014
    ..This finding emphasizes the beneficial effect of atorvastatin on cardiovascular system, beyond the lipid-lowering effects. ..
  34. doi request reprint Screening for HbA1c-defined prediabetes and diabetes in an at-risk greek population: performance comparison of random capillary glucose, the ADA diabetes risk test and skin fluorescence spectroscopy
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    1st Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 100:39-45. 2013
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Differences in plasma apelin and visfatin levels between patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and healthy subjects and response after acute hyperglycemia and insulin administration
    Kleopatra Alexiadou
    First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hormones (Athens) 11:444-50. 2012
    ....
  36. pmc Diabetic cardiomyopathy: from the pathophysiology of the cardiac myocytes to current diagnosis and management strategies
    Christina Voulgari
    First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 6:883-903. 2010
    ..Its pathophysiological substrate is also the objective for the new therapies and alternative remedies...
  37. ncbi request reprint Differentiation in the short- and long-term effects of smoking on plasma total ghrelin concentrations between male nonsmokers and habitual smokers
    Alexander Kokkinos
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Metabolism 56:523-7. 2007
    ..In habitual smokers, ghrelin suppression by short-term smoking could be blunted as a result of desensitization due to prolonged nicotine exposure...
  38. pmc Arterial stiffness is inversely related to plasma adiponectin levels in young normotensive patients with type 1 diabetes
    Afroditi Tsiakou
    First Propaedeutic Department of Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Care 36:734-6. 2013
    ..6% of its variance. CONCLUSIONS Arterial stiffness is inversely related to adiponectin concentration in young patients with type 1 diabetes without major complications...
  39. pmc The ECG vertigo in diabetes and cardiac autonomic neuropathy
    Christina Voulgari
    Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, 17 Saint Thomas Street, Athens 11527, Greece
    Exp Diabetes Res 2011:687624. 2011
    ..In this paper, the clinical and research value of the ECG is readdressed in diabetes and in the presence of cardiac autonomic neuropathy...
  40. doi request reprint The performance of serum inflammatory markers for the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with osteomyelitis
    Marios Michail
    Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int J Low Extrem Wounds 12:94-9. 2013
    ..From the inflammatory markers, ESR is recommended to be used for the follow-up of patients with osteomyelitis...
  41. doi request reprint Smoking cessation predicts amelioration of microalbuminuria in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus: a 1-year prospective study
    Christina Voulgari
    First Propaedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, Laiko General Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens 11362, Greece
    Metabolism 60:1456-64. 2011
    ..Stricter counseling about the importance of quitting smoking upon type 2 DM diagnosis is necessary to protect against the development of diabetic nephropathy and vascular complications...
  42. doi request reprint FORT and FORD: two simple and rapid assays in the evaluation of oxidative stress in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Maria G Pavlatou
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Aghia Sophia Children s Hospital, 115 27 Athens, Greece
    Metabolism 58:1657-62. 2009
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Choice of antihypertensive treatment in subjects with pre-diabetes. Is there a dream after the navigator
    Ioanna Eleftheriadou
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 9:715-22. 2011
    ..Thus, for patients with pre-diabetes it is wise to choose medications with the least diabetogenic potential and until more data are available, it seems prudent to restrict use of diuretics and classic β- blockers...
  44. doi request reprint Screening for the high-risk foot of ulceration: tests of somatic and autonomic nerve function
    Vasiliki Argiana
    1st Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Curr Diab Rep 11:294-301. 2011
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint The potential effect of some newer risk factors for atherosclerosis on aortic distensibility in subjects with and without type 2 diabetes
    Athanasia Papazafiropoulou
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Greece
    Diabetes Care 29:1926-8. 2006
  46. doi request reprint The performance of a glucose-ketone meter in the diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis in patients with type 2 diabetes in the emergency room
    Christina Voulgari
    1st Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Laiko General Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Technol Ther 12:529-35. 2010
    ..DKA requires early diagnosis and strict glucose control, which increases the use of glucose meters in the Emergency Room (ER). We aimed to determine the performance of a glucose-ketone meter in the diagnosis of DKA...
  47. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular effects of glucagon-like peptide 1
    A Papazafiropoulou
    First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, 17 Agiou Thoma Street, GR 11527, Athens, Greece
    Mini Rev Med Chem 11:97-105. 2011
    ..Although more research is needed, these data suggest that GLP-1 may be used with promising results in patients with heart failure, acute myocardial infarction and revascularization procedures in addition to the standard therapy...
  48. doi request reprint β2-Microglobulin, pulse pressure and metabolic alterations in hemodialysis patients
    Vaia D Raikou
    1st Department of Medicine Propaedeutic, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, General Hospital Laïko, Athens, Greece
    Nephron Clin Pract 117:c237-45. 2011
    ..We examined the role of β(2)-microglobulin (β(2)M) in PP in relation to metabolic alterations in patients on different hemodialysis (HD) modalities...
  49. doi request reprint Accuracy and precision of glucose monitoring are relevant to treatment decision-making and clinical outcome in hospitalized patients with diabetes
    Christina Voulgari
    First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Technol Ther 13:723-30. 2011
    ..A., Alimos, Greece], and Glucocard X-Sensor(®) (Menarini Diagnostics S.A., Argyroupolis, Greece). At the same time plasma glucose was analyzed using the World Health Organization's glucose oxidase method...
  50. doi request reprint Angiotensin blockade in diabetic patients decreases insulin resistance-associated low-grade inflammation
    Maria G Pavlatou
    First Department of Pediatrics, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Invest 41:652-8. 2011
    ..In this study, we examined the effects of candesartan, an angiotensin receptror blocker, in the chronic low-grade inflammation observed in DM 2...
  51. doi request reprint Mortality in diabetic and nondiabetic patients after amputations performed from 1996 to 2005 in a tertiary hospital population: a 3-year follow-up study
    Athanasia Papazafiropoulou
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko Hospital, Athens University Medical Schoomicronl, Athens, Greece
    J Diabetes Complications 23:7-11. 2009
    ..Diabetes is the leading cause of lower-extremity amputations worldwide. The objective of this study was to look at the survival after first amputation between subjects with and without diabetes in a sample of Greek population...
  52. doi request reprint Dry eye in Graves ophthalmopathy: correlation with corneal hypoesthesia
    Vasilis Achtsidis
    2nd Department of Ophthalmology, Attikon University Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Ophthalmol 23:473-9. 2013
    ..To evaluate dry eye disease and corneal sensitivity in patients with early and active Graves ophthalmopathy (GO)...
  53. pmc Cigarette Smoking Is Associated with Prolongation of the QTc Interval Duration in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    Petros Thomakos
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, 17 Agiou Thoma Street, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Int J Endocrinol 2013:329189. 2013
    ..Conclusions. Cigarette smoking is associated with prolongation of the QTc interval in patients with T2DM by a mechanism independent of ANS dysfunction...
  54. pmc Infliximab for diabetic macular edema refractory to laser photocoagulation: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover, 32-week study
    Petros P Sfikakis
    First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Care 33:1523-8. 2010
    ..Based on encouraging preliminary findings, we aimed to assess efficacy and safety of the anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) monoclonal antibody infliximab in this condition...
  55. ncbi request reprint Differential effects of high-fat and high-carbohydrate isoenergetic meals on cardiac autonomic nervous system activity in lean and obese women
    N Tentolouris
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Metabolism 52:1426-32. 2003
    ..SNS activation does not appear to influence the thermic effect of the food in either lean or obese women...
  56. doi request reprint Impaired aortic elastic properties in patients with systemic sarcoidosis
    I Moyssakis
    Department of Cardiology, Medical School, National University of Athens, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Invest 38:82-9. 2008
    ..In addition, we examined potential associations between AoD and clinical, respiratory and echocardiographic findings in patients with Sar...
  57. doi request reprint The association of the 174G>C polymorphism of interleukin 6 gene with diabetic nephropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Stavroula Papaoikonomou
    1st Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Greece Electronic address
    J Diabetes Complications 27:576-9. 2013
    ..To evaluate the association of 174G>C polymorphism on interleukin-6 (IL-6) gene with diabetic nephropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes...
  58. ncbi request reprint Incretin-based therapies for type 2 diabetes mellitus: effects on insulin resistance
    Pinelopi Grigoropoulou
    First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Laiko General Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Curr Diabetes Rev 9:412-7. 2013
    ..This review summarizes the current knowledge regarding the impact of GLP-1 analogues and DPP-4 inhibitors on insulin resistance. ..
  59. doi request reprint Association between asymptomatic median mononeuropathy and diabetic polyneuropathy severity in patients with diabetes mellitus
    Eleftherios Stamboulis
    Second Department of Neurology, University of Athens, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Neurol Sci 278:41-3. 2009
    ..Asymptomatic median mononeuropathy (AMM) and diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) often coexist and can be difficult to distinguish electrophysiologically. Moreover, the potential association between AMM and DPN has not been extensively evaluated...
  60. doi request reprint Evaluation of three methods for retrospective correction of vignetting on medical microscopy images utilizing two open source software tools
    Georgios Babaloukas
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Microsc 244:320-4. 2011
    ..The prospective method is suggested as the method of choice for correction of vignetting and if it is not applicable, then the morphological filtering may be suggested as the retrospective alternative method...
  61. doi request reprint Heart rate variability in advanced chronic kidney disease with or without diabetes: midterm effects of the initiation of chronic haemodialysis therapy
    Maria Mylonopoulou
    Renal Dialysis Unit, Pantokrator Clinic, Athens, Greece
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 25:3749-54. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the effect of chronic haemodialysis therapy on time- and frequency-domain parameters of HRV in diabetic and non-diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
  62. doi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in diabetic foot infections
    Ioanna Eleftheriadou
    Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Greece
    Drugs 70:1785-97. 2010
    ..Dalbavancin, tigecycline and ceftobiprole are newer promising antimicrobial agents active against MRSA that may also have a role in the treatment of foot infections if more data on their efficacy and safety become available...
  63. ncbi request reprint Effect of hormone therapy on the elastic properties of the arteries in healthy postmenopausal women
    N Tentolouris
    Department of Propedeutic Medicine, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Endocrinol Invest 28:305-11. 2005
    ..1 +/- 8.9 vs 34.9 +/- 9.8, p=0.72, respectively). The results of this preliminary report suggest that HT for 1 yr does not have any significant effect on central aortic pressure and wave reflection in healthy postmenopausal women...
  64. ncbi request reprint Impact of body mass on autonomic function in persons with type 2 diabetes
    N Tentolouris
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 46:29-33. 1999
    ..In addition, no significant correlation was found between BMI and indices of DAN. These data indicate that moderate increase of body mass does not affect autonomic function in persons with type 2 diabetes...
  65. ncbi request reprint Lack of effect of acute repaglinide administration on postprandial lipaemia in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    N Tentolouris
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 111:370-3. 2003
    ..It is concluded that, in contrast to sulphonylureas, acute repaglinide administration does not improve postprandial lipaemia in patients with type 2 diabetes...
  66. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of a new indicator test for the diagnosis of peripheral and autonomic neuropathy in patients with diabetes mellitus
    S Liatis
    First Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School and Diabetes Centre, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Diabet Med 24:1375-80. 2007
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Plasma homocysteine levels in patients with type 2 diabetes in a Mediterranean population: relation with nutritional and other factors
    E Diakoumopoulou
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko Hospital, 5 Doryleou street, 115 21 Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 15:109-17. 2005
    ..This cross-sectional study investigated the effect of dietary habits and lifestyle on plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) levels in patients with type 2 diabetes in a Mediterranean population...
  68. ncbi request reprint Relationship between antidiabetic treatment with QT dispersion during acute coronary syndromes in type 2 diabetes: comparison between patients receiving sulfonylureas and insulin
    N Tentolouris
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 113:298-301. 2005
    ..8 +/- 23.9 vs. 70.1 +/- 18.5 msec, p = 0.55, respectively). It is concluded that the previous treatment with either sulfonylureas or insulin does not affect QTd in patients with type 2 diabetes and ACS...
  69. ncbi request reprint Spatial QRS-T angle: association with diabetes and left ventricular performance
    Ch Voulgari
    Laiko Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Invest 36:608-13. 2006
    ..The prognostic importance of the higher spQRS-T angle values in subjects with diabetes remains to be evaluated in prospective studies...
  70. pmc The spatial QRS-T angle: implications in clinical practice
    Christina Voulgari
    First Department of Propaudeutic Internal Medicine, Laiko General Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Greece
    Curr Cardiol Rev 9:197-210. 2013
    ..This review addresses the nature and diagnostic potential of the spatial QRS-T angle. The main focus is its role in ECG assessment of dispersion of repolarization, a key factor in arrythmogeneity...
  71. doi request reprint The effect of alpha antagonists on pupil dynamics: implications for the diagnosis of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome
    Panagiotis G Theodossiadis
    2nd Department of Ophthalmology, Attikon University Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Ophthalmol 153:620-6. 2012
    ..To assess pupil dynamics quantitatively in relation to the use of α1-adrenoceptor antagonists, which contribute to the features of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome, using a new, hand-held, digital pupillometer...
  72. doi request reprint Whipple disease
    Christos St Basagiannis
    First Department of Internal Medicine, 401 General Army Hospital, Athens, Greece
    South Med J 103:353-6. 2010
    ..Histologic examination of tissue biopsies was diagnostic for WD. Both patients were treated successfully with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole...
  73. pmc Assessment of the Spatial QRS-T Angle by Vectorcardiography: Current Data and Perspectives
    Christina Voulgari
    1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital Athens, Greece
    Curr Cardiol Rev 5:251-62. 2009
    ..This review addresses the nature and diagnostic potential of the spatial VG. The main focus is the role of the spatial VG in ECG assessment of dispersion of repolarization, a key factor in arrhythmogeneity...
  74. ncbi request reprint Acute nateglinide administration in subjects with type 2 diabetes: effects on postprandial metabolism, coagulation, and fibrinolysis
    N Tentolouris
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Laiko Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 15:6-12. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the potential effect of a single dose of nateglinide on postprandial triglyceridaemia, coagulation, and fibrinolysis in patients with type 2 diabetes...
  75. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of high-protein and high-fat isoenergetic meals on total ghrelin plasma concentrations in lean and obese women
    S Pavlatos
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, University of Athens Medical School, Laiko University Hospital, 5 Dorylaiou St, 11521 Athens, Greece
    Horm Metab Res 37:773-5. 2005
  76. doi request reprint Acute hyperhomocysteinemia impairs endothelium function in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    J Doupis
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 118:453-8. 2010
    ..Acute HHCY impairs endothelial function and increases arterial stiffness in patients with T2DM. This effect is probably mediated by a reduction of nitric oxide bioavailability in endothelium...
  77. ncbi request reprint Differential effects of high-fat and high-carbohydrate content isoenergetic meals on plasma active ghrelin concentrations in lean and obese women
    N Tentolouris
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Horm Metab Res 36:559-63. 2004
    ..To study the effect of two different isoenergetic meals, one rich in carbohydrates and one rich in fat, on plasma active ghrelin levels in lean or obese subjects...
  78. ncbi request reprint Increased plasma ghrelin levels in chronic renal failure are not associated with hemodynamic parameters
    N Tentolouris
    First Department of Propedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Horm Metab Res 37:646-52. 2005
    ..We examined differences in plasma ghrelin levels between chronic renal failure (CRF) patients and healthy subjects, and ghrelin's relationship with indices of left ventricular (LV) function...
  79. ncbi request reprint Plasma adiponectin concentrations in patients with chronic renal failure: relationship with metabolic risk factors and ischemic heart disease
    N Tentolouris
    1st Department of Propedeutic Medicine, Athens University Medical School, 115 21 Athens, Greece
    Horm Metab Res 36:721-7. 2004
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint Mortality in diabetic and nondiabetic patients after amputations performed from 1990 to 1995: a 5-year follow-up study
    Nicholas Tentolouris
    University of Manchester, Department of Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Diabetes Care 27:1598-604. 2004
    ..Survival status was assessed from the first amputation until 31 December 2001...
  81. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the southwest Albanian adult population
    John Doupis
    Rural Remote Health 7:744. 2007
  82. ncbi request reprint Carotid intima-media thickness in patients with type 2 diabetes: the significance of microalbuminuria and different risk factors for atherosclerosis
    Maria Matsagoura
    Diabetes Care 26:2966. 2003