D Vassilopoulos

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Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus infection and vasculitis: implications of antiviral and immunosuppressive therapies
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    Hippokration General Hospital, Athens University, Athens, Greece
    Arthritis Rheum 46:585-97. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Risks of immunosuppressive therapies including biologic agents in patients with rheumatic diseases and co-existing chronic viral infections
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    Assistant Professor of Medicine Rheumatology, 2nd Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 19:619-25. 2007
  3. pmc Performance characteristics of microparticle enzyme and chemiluminescence immunoassays for measurement of anti-HBc immunoglobulin M in sera of patients with HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B virus infection
    Emilia Hadziyannis
    Academic Department of Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, 114 Vas Sophias Ave, Athens 11527, Greece
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 15:385-7. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Long-term safety of anti-TNF treatment in patients with rheumatic diseases and chronic or resolved hepatitis B virus infection
    D Vassilopoulos
    2nd Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 114 Vass Sophias Avenue, Athens 115 27, Greece
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:1352-5. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Viral hepatitis: review of arthritic complications and therapy for arthritis in the presence of active HBV/HCV
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    2nd Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 114 Vass Sophias Ave, 115 27, Athens, Greece
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 15:319. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Dialogue between the brain and the immune system in inflammatory arthritis
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    Academic Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 115 27 Athens, Greece
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1088:132-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of enzyme-linked immunospot assay (Elispot) compared to tuberculin skin testing for latent tuberculosis screening in rheumatic patients scheduled for anti-tumor necrosis factor treatment
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    2nd Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    J Rheumatol 35:1271-6. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Rheumatic manifestations of hepatitis
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    2nd Department of Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 22:91-6. 2010
  9. pmc Comparison of two gamma interferon release assays and tuberculin skin testing for tuberculosis screening in a cohort of patients with rheumatic diseases starting anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    2nd Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 18:2102-8. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Should we routinely treat patients with autoimmune/rheumatic diseases and chronic hepatitis B virus infection starting biologic therapies with antiviral agents? Yes
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    Athens University School of Medicine, 2nd Department of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Intern Med 22:572-5. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus infection and vasculitis: implications of antiviral and immunosuppressive therapies
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    Hippokration General Hospital, Athens University, Athens, Greece
    Arthritis Rheum 46:585-97. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Risks of immunosuppressive therapies including biologic agents in patients with rheumatic diseases and co-existing chronic viral infections
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    Assistant Professor of Medicine Rheumatology, 2nd Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 19:619-25. 2007
    ....
  3. pmc Performance characteristics of microparticle enzyme and chemiluminescence immunoassays for measurement of anti-HBc immunoglobulin M in sera of patients with HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B virus infection
    Emilia Hadziyannis
    Academic Department of Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, 114 Vas Sophias Ave, Athens 11527, Greece
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 15:385-7. 2008
    ..Association and cutoff values for distinguishing patients with viral replication should be established for all methods...
  4. doi request reprint Long-term safety of anti-TNF treatment in patients with rheumatic diseases and chronic or resolved hepatitis B virus infection
    D Vassilopoulos
    2nd Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 114 Vass Sophias Avenue, Athens 115 27, Greece
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:1352-5. 2010
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to examine the safety of anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) therapy in patients with rheumatic disease and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection...
  5. doi request reprint Viral hepatitis: review of arthritic complications and therapy for arthritis in the presence of active HBV/HCV
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    2nd Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 114 Vass Sophias Ave, 115 27, Athens, Greece
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 15:319. 2013
    ..In this review, the latest data regarding HBV or HCV-related arthritic complications and treatment of rheumatic diseases in the presence of chronic HBV or HCV infection will be critically presented...
  6. ncbi request reprint Dialogue between the brain and the immune system in inflammatory arthritis
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    Academic Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, 115 27 Athens, Greece
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1088:132-8. 2006
    ..Furthermore, the effect of the most recently available biologic therapies like anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF-a) on the neuroendocrine function in patients with RA will be reviewed...
  7. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of enzyme-linked immunospot assay (Elispot) compared to tuberculin skin testing for latent tuberculosis screening in rheumatic patients scheduled for anti-tumor necrosis factor treatment
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    2nd Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    J Rheumatol 35:1271-6. 2008
    ..Diagnosis of LTBI is based mainly on the tuberculin skin test (TST), which has certain limitations...
  8. doi request reprint Rheumatic manifestations of hepatitis
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    2nd Department of Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 22:91-6. 2010
    ..In this review the most common clinical rheumatic manifestations of HBV or HCV infection and their management will be critically presented with a special emphasis on the efficacy and safety of the new biologic agents...
  9. pmc Comparison of two gamma interferon release assays and tuberculin skin testing for tuberculosis screening in a cohort of patients with rheumatic diseases starting anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    2nd Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 18:2102-8. 2011
    ..In view of the high risk of TB in these patients, a combination of one IGRA and TST is probably more appropriate for LTBI diagnosis...
  10. doi request reprint Should we routinely treat patients with autoimmune/rheumatic diseases and chronic hepatitis B virus infection starting biologic therapies with antiviral agents? Yes
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    Athens University School of Medicine, 2nd Department of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Intern Med 22:572-5. 2011
    ..Similar data are available for B-cell depleting agents like rituximab from the hematology literature, indicating the need for a similar approach in patients with autoimmune diseases receiving such agents...
  11. ncbi request reprint Serum uric acid and multiple sclerosis
    M Rentzos
    Department of Neurology, Aeginition Hospital Athens Medical School, 72 74 Vas Sophias Av, Greece
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 108:527-31. 2006
    ..We also tried to investigate serum UA changes during treatment with immunomodulating or immunosuppressing drugs in the last 6 months...
  12. ncbi request reprint Pseudodominant Friedreich's ataxia with phenotypic heterogeneity
    M Panas
    Department of Neurology, Athens National University, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Acta Neurol Scand 115:364-6. 2007
    ..A family with a clinically heterogeneous progressive ataxia in two generations is presented...
  13. ncbi request reprint Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy: a 6-year retrospective clinical study of a hospital-based population
    M Rentzos
    Department of Neurology, Aeginition Hospital, Athens Medical School, Vass Sophias av 72 74, 11528, Athens, Greece
    J Clin Neurosci 14:229-35. 2007
    ..In conclusion, CIDP is a clinically heterogeneous disorder. It is one of the few serious chronic neuropathies that has a good (although not permanent) treatment response...
  14. ncbi request reprint IL-15 is elevated in serum and cerebrospinal fluid of patients with multiple sclerosis
    M Rentzos
    Department of Neurology, Aeginition Hospital Athens Medical School, 72 74 Vas So phias Av, Greece
    J Neurol Sci 241:25-9. 2006
    ..CSF IL-15/Serum IL-15 ratio (c/s IL-15 ratio) was introduced to assess the origin of elevated IL-15 levels...
  15. ncbi request reprint Polyneuropathies in teenagers: a clinicopathological study of 45 cases
    E Kararizou
    Section of Neuropathology, Neurological Clinic of University of Athens, Aeginition Hospital, 72 74, Vass Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Neuromuscul Disord 16:304-7. 2006
    ..In our study, CIDP appears to be a frequent cause of neuropathy in teenagers, while the other causes are broadly similar to those found in studies concerning children rather than adults...
  16. ncbi request reprint IL-15 is elevated in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia
    M Rentzos
    Department of Neurology, Aeginition Hospital Athens Medical School
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 19:114-7. 2006
    ..48, P = .05). Our findings suggest that interleukin-15 may be implicated in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia...
  17. ncbi request reprint Circulating interleukin-15 and RANTES chemokine in Parkinson's disease
    M Rentzos
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Athens National University, Aeginition Hospital, 72 74 Vas Sophias Avenue, Athens, Greece
    Acta Neurol Scand 116:374-9. 2007
    ..RANTES is a C-C beta chemokine with strong chemoattractant activity for T lymphocytes and monocytes...
  18. doi request reprint CSF biomarker profile and diagnostic value in vascular dementia
    G P Paraskevas
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Athens National University, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Neurol 16:205-11. 2009
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Circulating interleukin-10 and interleukin-12 in Parkinson's disease
    M Rentzos
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Athens National University, Athens, Greece
    Acta Neurol Scand 119:332-7. 2009
    ..Recent studies demonstrated the neuroprotective effect of IL-10. There is little information about the involvement of IL-12 or IL-10 in the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease (PD)...
  20. doi request reprint Dietary lipids and geriatric depression scale score among elders: the EPIC-Greece cohort
    A Kyrozis
    Department of Neurology, Eginition Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    J Psychiatr Res 43:763-9. 2009
    ..Olive oil intake, in particular, predicts a lower chance of scoring in the highest part of the GDS...
  21. ncbi request reprint Stiff person syndrome: avoiding misdiagnosis
    E Andreadou
    Department of Neurology, Athens National University, Aeginition Hospital, 74, Vas Sophia s Ave, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Neurol Sci 28:35-7. 2007
    ..SPS is frequently misdiagnosed as axial dystonia or psychogenic movement disorder. We report a patient with SPS in order to emphasise the reasons for this common misdiagnosis...
  22. ncbi request reprint The role of soluble intercellular adhesion molecules in neurodegenerative disorders
    M Rentzos
    Department of Neurology, Aeginition Hospital, Athens Medical School, 72 74 Vas Sophias Av, Greece
    J Neurol Sci 228:129-35. 2005
    ..Adhesion molecules are markers of activated endothelial cells upregulated by action of cytokines...
  23. doi request reprint Reduced RAGE mRNA in mononuclear blood cells of patients with probable Alzheimer disease
    C Poulopoulou
    Laboratory of Experimental Neurophysiology, Neurology Department, Medical School of Athens, Eginition Hospital, 72 74 Vas Sophias Avenue, Athens, Greece
    Neurology 70:1571-3. 2008
  24. ncbi request reprint Serum levels of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 and soluble endothelial leukocyte adhesion molecule-1 in Alzheimer's disease
    M Rentzos
    Department of Neurology, Aeginition Hospital, Athens Medical School, Vass Sophias av 72 74, 11528 Athens, Greece
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 17:225-31. 2004
    ..47 and P< .17, respectively), seem to suggest the neural rather than the endothelial s-ICAM origin in patients with AD...
  25. ncbi request reprint Polyneuropathies in the elderly: a clinico pathological study of 74 cases
    E Kararizou
    Section of Neuropathology, Neurological Clinic of University of Athens Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int J Neurosci 116:629-38. 2006
    ..The possible diagnosis of idiopathic axonal neuropathy in the nine cases with neuropathy of unknown origin is discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Immunopathogenesis of hepatitis B e antigen negative chronic hepatitis B infection
    S J Hadziyannis
    Academic Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, 114 Vas Sophias Avenue, 115 27 Athens, Greece
    Antiviral Res 52:91-8. 2001
    ..e. chronic hepatitis are outlined...
  27. doi request reprint An APOA1 promoter polymorphism is associated with cognitive performance in patients with multiple sclerosis
    G Koutsis
    Department of Neurology, University of Athens, Aeginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Mult Scler 15:174-9. 2009
    ..Elevated ApoA1 levels have been associated with decreased dementia risk. The A-allele of the APOA1 -75G/A promoter polymorphism has been associated with elevated ApoA1 levels...
  28. ncbi request reprint The influence of levodopa and the COMT inhibitor on serum vitamin B12 and folate levels in Parkinson's disease patients
    N I Triantafyllou
    Neurological Clinic, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur Neurol 58:96-9. 2007
    ..03) and folate levels (p < 0.005) than levodopa + DDC-i treatment alone. We suggest supplementary treatment with vitamin B12 and folic acid in these situations...
  29. ncbi request reprint A normative study of the trail making test A and B in Greek adults
    I Zalonis
    Neuropsychological Laboratory, Aeginition Hospital, Neurological Clinic, Medical School, National University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Clin Neuropsychol 22:842-50. 2008
    ..Performance on TMT, especially part B, decreases with increasing age and lower levels of education. Current norms of the Greek version of TMT represent a useful set of norms for clinical practice...
  30. ncbi request reprint Cerebrospinal fluid tau, phospho-tau181 and beta-amyloid1-42 in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus: a discrimination from Alzheimer's disease
    E N Kapaki
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Athens National University, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Neurol 14:168-73. 2007
    ..The present study, despite being clinical, supports the notion that CSF tau(P-181) alone or in combination with tau(T) may be a useful marker in the discrimination of iNPH from AD...
  31. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing acute blood pressure values in stroke subtypes
    K N Vemmos
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 18:253-9. 2004
    ..If the clinical significance of these observations is verified, a differentiated approach in acute BP management based on stroke aetiology may be considered...
  32. doi request reprint Time-frequency analysis methods to quantify the time-varying microstructure of sleep EEG spindles: possibility for dementia biomarkers?
    P Y Ktonas
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Neurosci Methods 185:133-42. 2009
    ..Preliminary results indicate that the proposed parameterization may be promising, since it can quantify specific differences in IE and IF characteristics between sleep spindles from dementia subjects and those from aged controls...
  33. doi request reprint The onset of multiple sclerosis in Greece: a single-center study of 1,034 consecutive patients
    G Koutsis
    1st Department of Neurology, University of Athens, Eginitio Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur Neurol 63:350-6. 2010
    ..We sought to provide data on the onset of MS in Greece with detailed information regarding initial symptoms, and to confirm the prognostic significance of demographic and clinical factors at onset...
  34. ncbi request reprint Associations of the Expanded Disability Status Scale with anxiety and depression in multiple sclerosis outpatients
    G Tsivgoulis
    Department of Neurology Eginition Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Acta Neurol Scand 115:67-72. 2007
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Huntington's disease in Greece: the experience of 14 years
    M Panas
    Department of Neurology, Eginition Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Clin Genet 80:586-90. 2011
    ..Of interest is the identification of clusters of HD in Greece. The presence or absence of a family history of HD should be interpreted cautiously, during the diagnostic process...
  36. ncbi request reprint Churg-Strauss syndrome complicated by neuropathy: a clinicopathological study of nine cases
    E Kararizou
    Section of Neuropathology, Neurological Clinic of University of Athens, Aeginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Neuropathol 30:11-7. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical, electrophysiological and pathological features of Churg Strauss syndrome (CSS) neuropathy...
  37. doi request reprint Cellular immune responses in hepatitis B virus e antigen negative chronic hepatitis B
    D Vassilopoulos
    Academic Department of Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Viral Hepat 15:817-26. 2008
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Stereoanesthesia or astereognosia?
    E Kararizou
    Department of Neurology, Athens National University, Eginition Hospital, 72 74 Vas Sofias av, 11528, Athens, Greece
    Neurol Sci 30:409-11. 2009
    ..However, a thorough clinical examination and the results of neurophysiological and neuroimaging testing demonstrated that it involved a case of stereoanesthesia due to a demyelinating lesion at the cervical region of the spinal cord...
  39. ncbi request reprint Thyroid gland neurofibroma in a NF1 patient
    M Anagnostouli
    Department of Neurology, Medical School, Athens National University, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Acta Neurol Scand 106:58-61. 2002
    ..The rarity of thyroid gland neurofibroma is discussed here, emphasizing the importance of early detection of these and other NF1 complications, also including the risk of malignant transformation with lethal outcome...
  40. ncbi request reprint An unusual case of insomnia associated with Whipple encephalopathy: first case reported from Greece
    M Papadopoulou
    Department of Neurology, University of Athens Medical School, Eginition Hospital, 74 Vas Sophias Av, 11528, Athens, Greece
    Neurol Sci 26:174-7. 2005
    ..Our case supports the finding that carbamazepine might be useful in the treatment of insomnia associated with Whipple encephalopathy...
  41. ncbi request reprint Rare association of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus
    A Kyrozis
    Department of Neurology, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Lupus 16:991-2. 2007
    ..We here present a case of a young woman with a history of MS from many years who diagnosed as suffering as well from SLE...
  42. pmc Working memory deficits in multiple sclerosis: a controlled study with auditory P600 correlates
    C Sfagos
    Department of Neurology, Eginition Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 74:1231-5. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the patterns of P600 elicited during a working memory test in multiple sclerosis patients compared with healthy controls...
  43. doi request reprint Severe rhabdomyolysis with hypoglycemia in an adult patient with carnitine palmitoyltransferase II deficiency
    M Deutsch
    Academic Department of Internal Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Intern Med 19:289-91. 2008
    ..We present here a case of severe rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure and hypoglycemia in an adult patient with CPT2 deficiency...
  44. pmc Twenty four hour pulse pressure predicts long term recurrence in acute stroke patients
    G Tsivgoulis
    Acute Stroke Unit of the Department of Clinical Therapeutics and Neurology, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 76:1360-5. 2005
    ..The present study aimed to investigate by 24 hour BP monitoring a possible association between acute BP values and long term recurrence...
  45. ncbi request reprint Modulation of voltage-gated potassium channels in human T lymphocytes by extracellular glutamate
    Cornelia Poulopoulou
    Laboratory of Experimental Neurophysiology, Eginition Hospital, 72 74 Vas Sophias Avenue, Athens, Greece
    Mol Pharmacol 67:856-67. 2005
    ..Therefore, the antiproliferative effects of high glutamate may, at least in part, result from its inhibitory effect on the potassium current, suggesting an in vivo immunosuppressive role of elevated plasma glutamate...
  46. ncbi request reprint Morphometric study of the human muscle spindle
    Evangelia Kararizou
    Department of Neurology, Athens National University, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Anal Quant Cytol Histol 27:1-4. 2005
    ..To study the morphometric characteristics of the human muscle spindle in normal muscle and to investigate the influence of aging...
  47. ncbi request reprint Reduced expression of metabotropic glutamate receptor 2mRNA in T cells of ALS patients
    Cornelia Poulopoulou
    Department of Neurology, Laboratory of Experimental Neurophysiology, Medical School, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, 72 74 Vas Sofias Avenue, Athens, Greece
    Ann Neurol 58:946-9. 2005
    ..Our findings may provide a reliable peripheral marker of the glutamatergic dysfunction that characterizes ALS...
  48. ncbi request reprint Higher levels of extroverted hostility detected in gene carriers at risk for Huntington's disease
    Evangelos Vassos
    Neurogenetics Unit, Department of Neurology, Eginition Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Biol Psychiatry 62:1347-52. 2007
    ..The objective of the present study was to detect behavioral and psychological features that differentiate gene carriers from non-carriers...
  49. ncbi request reprint Morphologic and morphometrical study of the muscle spindle in muscular dystrophy
    Evangelia G Kararizou
    Myopathology Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Athens National University, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Anal Quant Cytol Histol 29:148-52. 2007
    ..To determine the morphologic and the morphometrical features of spindles in biopsies of patients with different types of muscular dystrophy and investigate the possible involvement of the spindle in the pathologic process of these diseases...
  50. ncbi request reprint Nonsystemic vasculitic neuropathy: a clinicopathological study of 22 cases
    Evangelia Kararizou
    Section of Neuropathology, Neurological Clinic of the University of Athens, Aeginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Rheumatol 32:853-8. 2005
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Morphological and morphometrical study of human muscle spindles in Werdnig-Hoffmann disease (infantile spinal muscular atrophy type I)
    Evangelia Kararizou
    Myopathology Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Athens National University, Eginition Hospital, 74 Vas Sofias Ave, GR 11528 Athens, Greece
    Acta Histochem 108:265-9. 2006
    ..03, 0.01 and 0.02, respectively), while the thickness of the capsule was greater in patients than in controls (p=0.01). Our results indicate that the muscle spindle participates in the pathological processes of Werdnig-Hoffmann disease...
  52. ncbi request reprint Cochlear function in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
    Dimitrios G Balatsouras
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Tzanion General Hospital, Piraeus, Greece
    Otol Neurotol 28:7-10. 2007
    ..Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is commonly associated with high-frequency hearing impairment. Our objective was to evaluate a group of normally hearing patients with FSHD using otoacoustic emissions...
  53. ncbi request reprint Extrahepatic immunological complications of hepatitis C virus infection
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    Academic Department of Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    AIDS 19:S123-7. 2005
    ..g. sialadenitis, lichen planus). In this review, the latest data on the pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of the most common autoimmune extrahepatic manifestations of chronic HCV infection are presented...
  54. ncbi request reprint Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura with fatal outcome in a patient with chronic hepatitis C treated with pegylated interferon-a/2b
    Melanie Deutsch
    Academic Department of Internal Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Scand J Gastroenterol 42:408-9. 2007
  55. ncbi request reprint Treatment of HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B
    Stephanos J Hadziyannis
    Department of Medicine and Hepatology, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Semin Liver Dis 23:81-8. 2003
    ..Many other antiviral agents and immunomodulatory approaches are currently evaluated for CHB, but, besides IFN-alpha, none has yet been convincingly shown to induce sustained off-therapy responses...
  56. ncbi request reprint Rheumatic manifestations of hepatitis C infection
    Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 5:200-4. 2003
    ..In this review, the recent advances in the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical findings, and treatment of HCV-associated rheumatic conditions are presented...
  57. ncbi request reprint Plasma testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, and cortisol in female patients with Huntington's disease
    Manolis Markianos
    Department of Neurology, Eginition Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 28:199-203. 2007
    ..While in male HD patients low plasma testosterone levels have been reported, information on female patients is lacking...
  58. ncbi request reprint Hashimoto encephalopathy with pegylated interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin
    Melanie Deutsch
    Academic Department of Internal Medicine, Hippocration General Hospital Athens, Greece
    Ann Pharmacother 39:1745-8. 2005
    ..To report an instance of Hashimoto encephalopathy probably resulting from pegylated interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin...
  59. ncbi request reprint Possible everolimus-induced, severe, reversible encephalopathy after cardiac transplantation
    Eleftheria P Tsagalou
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:661-4. 2007
    ..We describe a patient who developed severe neurologic complications, consistent with CsA-induced neurotoxicity, developing 7.5 years after cardiac transplantation, 3 months after everolimus was added to the immunosuppressive regimen...
  60. ncbi request reprint Precore mutant chronic hepatitis B - approach to management
    Stephanos J Hadziyannis
    Department of Medicine Hepatology, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    MedGenMed 5:1. 2003
  61. ncbi request reprint NRAMP1 polymorphism and viral factors in Sardinian multiple sclerosis patients
    Maria Gazouli
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Can J Neurol Sci 35:491-4. 2008
    ..In the present study we aimed to evaluate the contribution of the allelic variation in the NRAMPI promoter to MS susceptibility and to study the role of viral infection in relation to specific NRAMP1 genotypes, in a Sardinian cohort...
  62. ncbi request reprint Effect of CAG repeat length on psychiatric disorders in Huntington's disease
    Evangelos Vassos
    Neurogenetics Unit, Department of Neurology, Eginition Hospital, University of Athens, 74 Vas Sofias Ave, Athens 11528, Greece
    J Psychiatr Res 42:544-9. 2008
    ..It is hypothesized that alternative genetic or environmental factors underlie the pathogenesis of the psychiatric phenotype...
  63. ncbi request reprint Plasma testosterone in male patients with Huntington's disease: relations to severity of illness and dementia
    Manolis Markianos
    Department of Neurology, Athens University Medical School, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Ann Neurol 57:520-5. 2005
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma-associated arthritis: case report and literature review
    Emmanuel Tsochatzis
    2nd Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens University School of Medicine, Greece
    J Clin Rheumatol 11:326-8. 2005
    ..This type of arthritis should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with an inflammatory polyarthritis...