C I Vardavas

Summary

Affiliation: University of Crete
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Health literacy and sources of health education among adolescents in Greece
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Hellenic American University, Athens, Greece
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 21:179-86. 2009
  2. pmc The association between alcohol and tobacco use among elementary and high school students in Crete, Greece
    Ioanna G Tsiligianni
    Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, P, O 71003, Greece
    Tob Induc Dis 10:15. 2012
  3. pmc Measuring the burden of herpes zoster and post herpetic neuralgia within primary care in rural Crete, Greece
    Christos D Lionis
    Department of Social Medicine, Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, PO Box 2208, Postal Code 71003, Greece
    BMC Fam Pract 12:136. 2011
  4. pmc Smoking cessation can improve quality of life among COPD patients: validation of the clinical COPD questionnaire into Greek
    George Papadopoulos
    Laboratory of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    BMC Pulm Med 11:13. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Biomarkers of passive smoking among Greek preschool children
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, P O Box 2208, 71003, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Eur J Pediatr 165:891-6. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Biomarker evaluation of Greek adolescents' exposure to secondhand smoke
    C I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
    Hum Exp Toxicol 29:459-66. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Smoking and smoking cessation during early pregnancy and its effect on adverse pregnancy outcomes and fetal growth
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Crete, PO Box 2208, Heraklion, 71003 Crete, Greece
    Eur J Pediatr 169:741-8. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint The causal relationship between passive smoking and inflammation on the development of cardiovascular disease: a review of the evidence
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion 71003, Crete, Greece
    Inflamm Allergy Drug Targets 8:328-33. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Cardiovascular disease risk factors and dietary habits of farmers from Crete 45 years after the first description of the Mediterranean diet
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 17:440-6. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Passive smoking alters circulating naïve/memory lymphocyte T-cell subpopulations in children
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:1171-8. 2010

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint Health literacy and sources of health education among adolescents in Greece
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Hellenic American University, Athens, Greece
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 21:179-86. 2009
    ..Knowledge on health and disease prevention and adolescent satisfaction from the health care system are factors that can affect the adolescent's health status...
  2. pmc The association between alcohol and tobacco use among elementary and high school students in Crete, Greece
    Ioanna G Tsiligianni
    Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, P, O 71003, Greece
    Tob Induc Dis 10:15. 2012
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  3. pmc Measuring the burden of herpes zoster and post herpetic neuralgia within primary care in rural Crete, Greece
    Christos D Lionis
    Department of Social Medicine, Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, PO Box 2208, Postal Code 71003, Greece
    BMC Fam Pract 12:136. 2011
    ..The objective of the current study was to assess the burden of HZ and post herpetic neuralgia (PHN) within rural general practices in Crete, Greece...
  4. pmc Smoking cessation can improve quality of life among COPD patients: validation of the clinical COPD questionnaire into Greek
    George Papadopoulos
    Laboratory of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    BMC Pulm Med 11:13. 2011
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  5. ncbi request reprint Biomarkers of passive smoking among Greek preschool children
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, P O Box 2208, 71003, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Eur J Pediatr 165:891-6. 2006
    ..Greece has the highest adult smoking prevalence in the European Union, affecting not only those who smoke but also threatening the health of those who are involuntarily exposed to passive smoke, especially young Greek children...
  6. doi request reprint Biomarker evaluation of Greek adolescents' exposure to secondhand smoke
    C I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
    Hum Exp Toxicol 29:459-66. 2010
    ..This finding indicates the need for both community and school-based educational programmes as also the implementation of a comprehensive ban on smoking in public places...
  7. doi request reprint Smoking and smoking cessation during early pregnancy and its effect on adverse pregnancy outcomes and fetal growth
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Crete, PO Box 2208, Heraklion, 71003 Crete, Greece
    Eur J Pediatr 169:741-8. 2010
    ..53-cm reduction in length, and a 0.35-cm reduction in head circumference. Smoking cessation early during pregnancy modified significantly these pregnancy outcomes indicating the necessity for primary smoking prevention...
  8. ncbi request reprint The causal relationship between passive smoking and inflammation on the development of cardiovascular disease: a review of the evidence
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion 71003, Crete, Greece
    Inflamm Allergy Drug Targets 8:328-33. 2009
    ..Acting alone or in synergy, the above mentioned effects suggest a causal relationship between exposure to passive smoking and the development of cardiovascular disease...
  9. doi request reprint Cardiovascular disease risk factors and dietary habits of farmers from Crete 45 years after the first description of the Mediterranean diet
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 17:440-6. 2010
    ..Taking the above into account we evaluated the changes in CVD risk factors among farmers in Crete, Greece and compared our findings with data from the 1960s...
  10. doi request reprint Passive smoking alters circulating naïve/memory lymphocyte T-cell subpopulations in children
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:1171-8. 2010
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with active smoking, quitting, and secondhand smoke exposure among pregnant women in Greece
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    J Epidemiol 20:355-62. 2010
    ..We investigated the factors that mediate active smoking, successful quitting, and SHS exposure among pregnant women in Crete, Greece...
  12. doi request reprint Does adherence to the Mediterranean diet have a protective effect against active and passive smoking?
    C I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    Public Health 125:121-8. 2011
    ..To investigate the existing evidence about whether adherence to the Mediterranean diet may have a role as an effect modifier of active and passive smoking on human health...
  13. doi request reprint The association between active/passive smoking and toxic metals among pregnant women in Greece
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Xenobiotica 41:456-63. 2011
    ..Smoking was associated with higher Cd concentrations in pregnant women, although the association between passive smoking and elevated As and Hg concentrations was indicative, however inconclusive...
  14. pmc Second hand smoke exposure and excess heart disease and lung cancer mortality among hospital staff in Crete, Greece: a case study
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 5:125-9. 2008
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  15. pmc Environmental tobacco smoke in hospitality venues in Greece
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    BMC Public Health 7:302. 2007
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  16. doi request reprint Prevalence of obesity and physical inactivity among farmers from Crete (Greece), four decades after the Seven Countries Study
    C I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, PO Box 2208, Heraklion 71003, Crete, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 19:156-62. 2009
    ..Taking the above into account we investigated the prevalence of obesity and its indexes among farmers in Crete in 2005...
  17. pmc Smoking habits of Greek preschool children's parents
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    BMC Public Health 7:112. 2007
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  18. doi request reprint Geographical information systems as a tool for monitoring tobacco industry advertising
    C I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, PO Box 2208, Heraklion 71003, Crete, Greece
    Tob Control 18:190-6. 2009
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  19. doi request reprint Adolescents perceived effectiveness of the proposed European graphic tobacco warning labels
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
    Eur J Public Health 19:212-7. 2009
    ....
  20. pmc Smoke-free hospitals in Greece: Personnel perceptions, compliance and smoking habit
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    Tob Induc Dis 5:8. 2009
    ..The above findings warrant the necessity for nurturing efforts to reduce smoking and increase the health professionals' awareness of their position as a role model to both patients and the society...
  21. pmc Smoking status in relation to serum folate and dietary vitamin intake
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Tob Induc Dis 4:8. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate into the relationship between smoking status and serum and dietary micronutrient concentrations...
  22. doi request reprint Hair nicotine/cotinine concentrations as a method of monitoring exposure to tobacco smoke among infants and adults
    M N Tzatzarakis
    Centre of Toxicology Sciences and Research, Division of Morphology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Hum Exp Toxicol 31:258-65. 2012
    ..835, p = 0.02). The above results identify the use of hair samples as an effective method for assessing exposure to tobacco, with a high association between nicotine and cotinine especially among infants heavily exposed to SHS...
  23. ncbi request reprint Smoking policy and prevalence in Greece: an overview
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Department of Social Medicine Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    Eur J Public Health 17:211-3. 2007
    ..Therefore, the purpose of this study is to describe the extent of tobacco usage, the methods used to control tobacco consumption, and the main reasons of anti-tobacco legislation failure over the past decades in Greece...
  24. ncbi request reprint Euthanasia in Greece: Greek nurses' involvement and beliefs
    Evridiki Patelarou
    University General Hospital of Heraklion
    Int J Palliat Nurs 15:242-8. 2009
    ..7; 95% CI: 0.5-15.6) and 8.3% of other nurses from other wards (P = 0.001). Age, gender and self-reported levels of religiosity among Greek nurses were not found to affect statistically any variable regarding euthanasia and its enactment...
  25. pmc What defines an effective anti-tobacco TV advertisement? A pilot study among Greek adolescents
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, 71003, Greece
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:78-88. 2010
    ..The strong agreement between the above findings and the existing literature indicates the applicability of this pilot study's methodological approach...
  26. doi request reprint Nursing education and practice in a changing environment: the case of Greece
    Evridiki Patelarou
    University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Nurse Educ Today 29:840-4. 2009
    ..However, the development of a single nursing degree in Greece is complex, and close cooperation between the government and the professional authorities is essential...
  27. doi request reprint Implementing family practice research in countries with limited resources: a stepwise model experienced in Crete, Greece
    Christos Lionis
    Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
    Fam Pract 27:48-54. 2010
    ..It aims to exchange views on how to better design and undertake actions in order to develop future family practice research in countries with limited resources...
  28. pmc Predictors of childhood exposure to parental secondhand smoke in the house and family car
    Vassiliki Mantziou
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Nursing, Athens, Greece
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:433-44. 2009
    ..R 1.38 95%C.I: 1.04-1.84, p=0.026). Conclusively, efforts must be made to educate parents on the effects of home and household car exposure to SHS, where smoke free legislation may be difficult to apply...
  29. pmc Environmental tobacco smoke exposure in motor vehicles: a preliminary study
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Tob Control 15:415. 2006