Athanasios Kaditis

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Anti-inflammatory treatment for recurrent wheezing in the first five years of life
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Departments of Pediatrics and Pulmonology, University of Thessaly Medical School, Larissa, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 35:241-52. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Variants in C-reactive protein and IL-6 genes and susceptibility to obstructive sleep apnea in children: a candidate-gene association study in European American and Southeast European populations
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    First Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, School of Medicine and Aghia Sophia Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece Electronic address
    Sleep Med 15:228-35. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric OSA: a proposal of two pediatric sleep centers
    Athanasios Kaditis
    Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Sleep Disorders Laboratory, First University Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens School of Medicine and Aghia Sophia Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Sleep Med 13:217-27. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Cysteinyl leukotriene receptors are expressed by tonsillar T cells of children with obstructive sleep apnea
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Sleep Disorders Laboratory, Larissa University Hospital, Larissa 41110, Greece
    Chest 134:324-31. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Spirometric values in Gypsy (Roma) children
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Department of Pediatrics, Larissa University Hospital, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, P O Box 1425, Larissa 41110, Greece
    Respir Med 102:1321-8. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Urine levels of catecholamines in Greek children with obstructive sleep-disordered breathing
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Sleep Disorders Laboratory, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa University Hospital, Larissa, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 44:38-45. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Urine concentrations of cysteinyl leukotrienes in children with obstructive sleep-disordered breathing
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Sleep Disorders Laboratory, University of Thessaly School of Medicine and Larissa University Hospital, Larissa, Greece
    Chest 135:1496-501. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Tonsillar size in 2- to 14-year-old children with and without snoring
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    First University Department of Pediatrics, Aghia Sophia Children s Hospital, Pediatric Pulmonology Clinic, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 44:1216-22. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Associations of tonsillar hypertrophy and snoring with history of wheezing in childhood
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    First University Department of Pediatrics, Aghia Sophia Children s Hospital, Thivon and Papadiamantopoulou St, Athens 11527, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 45:275-80. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Serum nitrite and nitrate levels in children with obstructive sleep-disordered breathing
    Athanasios Kaditis
    Sleep Disorders Laboratory, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Sleep Med 11:258-62. 2010

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Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Anti-inflammatory treatment for recurrent wheezing in the first five years of life
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Departments of Pediatrics and Pulmonology, University of Thessaly Medical School, Larissa, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 35:241-52. 2003
    ..Nevertheless, they may be especially useful for patients with moderate to severe disease in whom other agents (chromones or leukotriene pathway modifiers) will most likely fail to control symptoms. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2003; 35:241-252...
  2. doi request reprint Variants in C-reactive protein and IL-6 genes and susceptibility to obstructive sleep apnea in children: a candidate-gene association study in European American and Southeast European populations
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    First Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, School of Medicine and Aghia Sophia Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece Electronic address
    Sleep Med 15:228-35. 2014
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric OSA: a proposal of two pediatric sleep centers
    Athanasios Kaditis
    Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Sleep Disorders Laboratory, First University Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens School of Medicine and Aghia Sophia Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Sleep Med 13:217-27. 2012
    ..An individualized and multifaceted therapeutic approach which addresses in a step-by-step fashion all abnormalities that contribute to upper airway obstruction during sleep is necessary...
  4. doi request reprint Cysteinyl leukotriene receptors are expressed by tonsillar T cells of children with obstructive sleep apnea
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Sleep Disorders Laboratory, Larissa University Hospital, Larissa 41110, Greece
    Chest 134:324-31. 2008
    ..LT1-R has been localized in myeloperoxidase-positive cells. This phenomenon possibly contributes to lymphoid tissue enlargement and may be related to systemic inflammation...
  5. doi request reprint Spirometric values in Gypsy (Roma) children
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Department of Pediatrics, Larissa University Hospital, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, P O Box 1425, Larissa 41110, Greece
    Respir Med 102:1321-8. 2008
    ..79). Mean predicted values were 5-10% lower than values for Caucasians. In Gypsy children, FVC and expiratory flow function increase linearly with standing height and predicted values are lower than those for Caucasians of similar height...
  6. doi request reprint Urine levels of catecholamines in Greek children with obstructive sleep-disordered breathing
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Sleep Disorders Laboratory, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa University Hospital, Larissa, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 44:38-45. 2009
    ..It was hypothesized that in children with symptoms of obstructive sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), morning urine levels of catecholamines correlate with severity of nocturnal hypoxemia...
  7. doi request reprint Urine concentrations of cysteinyl leukotrienes in children with obstructive sleep-disordered breathing
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Sleep Disorders Laboratory, University of Thessaly School of Medicine and Larissa University Hospital, Larissa, Greece
    Chest 135:1496-501. 2009
    ..Furthermore, CysLTs concentrations in the nasal exhaled breath condensate of children with sleep apnea are elevated...
  8. doi request reprint Tonsillar size in 2- to 14-year-old children with and without snoring
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    First University Department of Pediatrics, Aghia Sophia Children s Hospital, Pediatric Pulmonology Clinic, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 44:1216-22. 2009
    ..This study evaluated the size of tonsils in young and older, lean and obese children, without or with snoring...
  9. doi request reprint Associations of tonsillar hypertrophy and snoring with history of wheezing in childhood
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    First University Department of Pediatrics, Aghia Sophia Children s Hospital, Thivon and Papadiamantopoulou St, Athens 11527, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 45:275-80. 2010
    ..The goal of the present study was to examine whether tonsillar hypertophy can explain this association...
  10. doi request reprint Serum nitrite and nitrate levels in children with obstructive sleep-disordered breathing
    Athanasios Kaditis
    Sleep Disorders Laboratory, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Sleep Med 11:258-62. 2010
    ..Diminished nitric oxide (NO) levels have been reported in adults with obstructive sleep apnea but no data are available for children with obstructive sleep-disordered breathing (SDB)...
  11. doi request reprint Uric acid excretion in North American and Southeast European children with obstructive sleep apnea
    Athanasios Kaditis
    Sleep Disorders Laboratory, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Sleep Med 11:489-93. 2010
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Cardiac systolic function in Greek children with obstructive sleep-disordered breathing
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Sleep Disorders Laboratory, University of Thessaly School of Medicine and Larissa University Hospital, Larissa, Greece
    Sleep Med 11:406-12. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess systolic myocardial function in children with SDB of variable severity...
  13. doi request reprint Adiposity and low-grade systemic inflammation modulate matrix metalloproteinase-9 levels in Greek children with sleep apnea
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    University of Thessaly, School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 45:693-9. 2010
    ..The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the association of severity of OSA, adiposity, and CRP with MMP-9 plasma levels in Greek children...
  14. doi request reprint Correlation of urinary excretion of sodium with severity of sleep-disordered breathing in children: a preliminary study
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Sleep Disorders Laboratory, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 45:999-1004. 2010
    ..Although evidence indicates increased BP in children with obstructive sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), it is unknown whether these children have also enhanced urinary sodium excretion...
  15. doi request reprint Effects of adenotonsillectomy on R-R interval and brain natriuretic peptide levels in children with sleep apnea: a preliminary report
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Sleep Disorders Laboratory, University of Thessaly School of Medicine and Larissa University Hospital, Larissa, Greece
    Sleep Med 12:646-51. 2011
    ..In this study, it was hypothesized that adenotonsillectomy (AT) in children with sleep apnea is accompanied by improvement in polysomnography indices, increase in length and variability of R-R interval, and reduction in BNP levels...
  16. ncbi request reprint Adiposity in relation to age as predictor of severity of sleep apnea in children with snoring
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Sleep Breath 12:25-31. 2008
    ..However, it may have a more important contribution to severity of SDB in older children...
  17. ncbi request reprint Nocturnal change of circulating intercellular adhesion molecule 1 levels in children with snoring
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Sleep Breath 11:267-74. 2007
    ..Thus, in children with snoring, overnight change in cICAM-1 levels is not related to severity of obstructive sleep-disordered breathing...
  18. ncbi request reprint Sleep-disordered breathing in 3,680 Greek children
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Pediatric Pulmonology Unit and Sleep Disorders Laboratory, Departments of Pediatrics, Pulmonology, and Physiology, University of Thessaly School of Medicine and Larissa University Hospital, Larissa, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 37:499-509. 2004
    ..Chronic rhinitis, family history of snoring, and exposure to cigarette smoke were associated with an increased frequency of habitual snoring...
  19. ncbi request reprint Morning levels of fibrinogen in children with sleep-disordered breathing
    A G Kaditis
    Dept of Paediatrics, University of Thessaly School od Medicine, Larissa University Hospital, PO Box 1425, Larissa 41110, Greece
    Eur Respir J 24:790-7. 2004
    ..In conclusion, fibrinogen values are higher in children with snoring than in controls, but there is no association between these values and polysomnography indices...
  20. ncbi request reprint Morning levels of C-reactive protein in children with obstructive sleep-disordered breathing
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Thessaly School of Medicine and Larissa University Hospital, P O Box 1425, Larissa 41110, Greece
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 171:282-6. 2005
    ..05). Thus, findings of higher CRP values in adults with sleep-disordered breathing and correlations of these values with polysomnography indices were not confirmed in children...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparison of blood pressure measurements in children with and without habitual snoring
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Thessaly School of Medicine and Larissa University Hospital, Larissa, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 39:408-14. 2005
    ..In a community sample of children, habitual snorers do not have higher morning systolic or diastolic blood pressure than nonhabitual snorers...
  22. ncbi request reprint Obstructive sleep-disordered breathing and plasma levels of vascular endothelial growth factor in children
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Thessaly School of Medicine and Larissa University Hospital Larissa, P O Box 1425, Larissa 41110, Greece
    Respir Med 100:835-40. 2006
    ..VEGF may not play an important pathophysiologic role in all cases of obstructive sleep-disordered breathing in childhood...
  23. ncbi request reprint Anti-inflammatory pharmacotherapy for wheezing in preschool children
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 42:407-20. 2007
    ..This treatment does not affect the natural history of wheezing, although deceleration of linear growth rate is the most commonly recognized systemic adverse effect...
  24. ncbi request reprint Overnight change in brain natriuretic peptide levels in children with sleep-disordered breathing
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Department of Pediatrics, Larissa University Hospital, Larissa 41110, Greece
    Chest 130:1377-84. 2006
    ..It was hypothesized that in children with snoring, overnight change in BNP levels is correlated with severity of disturbance in respiration...
  25. ncbi request reprint Obstructive sleep-disordered breathing and fasting insulin levels in nonobese children
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Thessaly School of Medicine and Larissa University Hospital, Larissa, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 40:515-23. 2005
    ..In conclusion, contrary to findings in adults and in obese children, severity of sleep-disordered breathing is not a significant predictor of fasting insulin or HOMA index values in nonobese children with habitual snoring...
  26. doi request reprint Effects of obstructive sleep apnea severity on serum lipid levels in Greek children with snoring
    Emmanouel I Alexopoulos
    Sleep Disorders Laboratory, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Sleep Breath 15:625-31. 2011
    ..Aim of this study was to assess the potential relationships between severity of OSA and cholesterol or triglyceride levels in a cohort of Greek children...
  27. doi request reprint Interactions of obstructive sleep-disordered breathing with recurrent wheezing or asthma and their effects on sleep quality
    Georgia Malakasioti
    Department of Pulmonology and Sleep Disorders Laboratory, University of Thessaly School of Medicine and Larissa University Hospital, Larissa, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 46:1047-54. 2011
    ..Pediatr. Pulmonol. 2011; 46:1047-1054. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc...
  28. ncbi request reprint Obesity and persisting sleep apnea after adenotonsillectomy in Greek children
    Maria T Apostolidou
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Chest 134:1149-55. 2008
    ..Adenotonsillectomy (AT) for SDB is not always curative, and obese children are at increased risk for residual disease postoperatively...
  29. doi request reprint Absence of blood pressure, metabolic, and inflammatory marker changes after adenotonsillectomy for sleep apnea in Greek children
    Maria T Apostolidou
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa University Hospital, Larissa, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 43:550-60. 2008
    ..Aim of this investigation was to assess changes in C-reactive protein (CRP), circulating intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (cICAM-1), insulin and blood pressure levels after adenotonsillectomy for SDB in Greek children...
  30. ncbi request reprint Nasal corticosteroids for children with snoring
    Emmanouel I Alexopoulos
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Pediatr Pulmonol 38:161-7. 2004
    ..05). Four weeks of nasal budesonide improved both polysomnography findings and symptoms in children with mild sleep-disordered breathing. The clinical effect is maintained for several months after treatment...
  31. ncbi request reprint Sleep-disordered breathing and blood pressure in children: a meta-analysis
    Elias Zintzaras
    Department of Biomathematics, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:172-8. 2007
    ..To estimate the risk of elevated blood pressure (BP) in children with obstructive sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and to explore heterogeneity among published studies...
  32. ncbi request reprint Association between primary nocturnal enuresis and habitual snoring in children
    Emmanouel I Alexopoulos
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Thessaly School of Medicine and Larissa University Hospital, Larissa, Greece
    Urology 68:406-9. 2006
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Resolution of nocturnal enuresis in snoring children after treatment with nasal budesonide
    Emmanouel I Alexopoulos
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Thessaly School of Medicine and Larissa University Hospital, Larissa, Greece
    Urology 66:194. 2005
    ..Six months after treatment, both children were still dry at night. Administration of nasal corticosteroids is associated with resolution of enuresis in children with mild obstructive sleep-disordered breathing...
  34. ncbi request reprint Assessing the role of antiinflammatory medications in children with mild sleep-disordered breathing
    Athanasios G Kaditis
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173:358; author reply 358-9. 2006