Kyriaki Mystakidou

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Differences in levels of self-efficacy and anxiety between cancer and chronically-ill patients attending a Palliative Care Unit
    K Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Aretaieion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J BUON 17:785-90. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Relationship of general self-efficacy with anxiety, symptom severity and quality of life in cancer patients before and after radiotherapy treatment
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Psychooncology 22:1089-95. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Geriatric depression in advanced cancer patients: the effect of cognitive and physical functioning
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 13:281-8. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Evaluation of instrumental activities of daily living in Greek patients with advanced cancer
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Int J Rehabil Res 36:75-80. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Non-analgesic effects of opioids: opioids' effects on sleep (including sleep apnea)
    Irene Panagiotou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Dept of Radiology, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Areteion Hospital, Greece
    Curr Pharm Des 18:6025-33. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and preparatory grief in advanced cancer
    K Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    J BUON 17:155-9. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Does quality of sleep mediate the effect of depression on hopelessness?
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Dept of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Int J Psychol 44:282-9. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Erythropoietic growth factors for children with cancer: a systematic review of the literature
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens, Athens 115 26, Greece
    Curr Med Res Opin 23:2841-7. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Post-traumatic growth in advanced cancer patients receiving palliative care
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Br J Health Psychol 13:633-46. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Depression, hopelessness, and sleep in cancer patients' desire for death
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Greece
    Int J Psychiatry Med 37:201-11. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Differences in levels of self-efficacy and anxiety between cancer and chronically-ill patients attending a Palliative Care Unit
    K Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Aretaieion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J BUON 17:785-90. 2012
    ..To investigate the differences in anxiety and self-efficacy beliefs as well as the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, between cancer and chronically-ill patients...
  2. doi request reprint Relationship of general self-efficacy with anxiety, symptom severity and quality of life in cancer patients before and after radiotherapy treatment
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Psychooncology 22:1089-95. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Geriatric depression in advanced cancer patients: the effect of cognitive and physical functioning
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 13:281-8. 2013
    ..The aims of the current study were to evaluate geriatric depression and its risk factors in advanced cancer patients...
  4. doi request reprint Evaluation of instrumental activities of daily living in Greek patients with advanced cancer
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Int J Rehabil Res 36:75-80. 2013
    ..87; women, r=-0.85) and LASA QoL (men, r=0.55; women, r=0.53) was observed. The Greek version of the IADL in cancer patients treated in a palliative care unit is a reliable and valid clinical instrument...
  5. ncbi request reprint Non-analgesic effects of opioids: opioids' effects on sleep (including sleep apnea)
    Irene Panagiotou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Dept of Radiology, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Areteion Hospital, Greece
    Curr Pharm Des 18:6025-33. 2012
    ..Future studies with their effect on sleep as primary end-point are needed to draw permanent conclusions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and preparatory grief in advanced cancer
    K Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    J BUON 17:155-9. 2012
    ..The purpose of the current study was to investigate the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its association with sociodemographic variables and preparatory grief in patients with advanced cancer...
  7. doi request reprint Does quality of sleep mediate the effect of depression on hopelessness?
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Dept of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Int J Psychol 44:282-9. 2009
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Erythropoietic growth factors for children with cancer: a systematic review of the literature
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens, Athens 115 26, Greece
    Curr Med Res Opin 23:2841-7. 2007
    ..To review evidence on the use of erythropoietic stimulating agents (erythropoietin or darbepoetin) in children with cancer...
  9. ncbi request reprint Post-traumatic growth in advanced cancer patients receiving palliative care
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Br J Health Psychol 13:633-46. 2008
    ..To develop the Greek version of the Post-traumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI-Gr), and assess its psychometric properties in a palliative care patient sample...
  10. ncbi request reprint Depression, hopelessness, and sleep in cancer patients' desire for death
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Greece
    Int J Psychiatry Med 37:201-11. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of clinical characteristics and risk factors for hastened death in advanced cancer patients...
  11. doi request reprint Preparatory grief, psychological distress and hopelessness in advanced cancer patients
    K Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 17:145-51. 2008
    ..002), presence of metastases (P = 0.004) and depression (P = 0.033). Depression, hopelessness, anxiety and terminally ill patients' metastases contribute to the prediction of preparatory grief in this population...
  12. doi request reprint Illness-related hopelessness in advanced cancer: influence of anxiety, depression, and preparatory grief
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Arch Psychiatr Nurs 23:138-47. 2009
    ..0005), depression (P < .0005), and age (P = .003) were predictors of hopelessness, explaining 58.8% of total variance. In this patient sample, depression, preparatory grief, and patients' age were predictors of hopelessness...
  13. doi request reprint General perceived self-efficacy: validation analysis in Greek cancer patients
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 27 Korinthias St, 115 26, Athens, Greece
    Support Care Cancer 16:1317-22. 2008
    ..The present study aims to validate the General Perceived Self-efficacy Scale (GSE) in Greek cancer patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Traumatic distress and positive changes in advanced cancer patients
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 27 Korinthias Street, 15 26 Athens, Greece
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 24:270-6. 2007
    ..414, P = .001). The study concluded that in advanced cancer patients, the higher the impact event, the more improvement in their relationships with others, enhanced life appreciation, and more positive consequences after trauma...
  15. ncbi request reprint Caregivers of advanced cancer patients: feelings of hopelessness and depression
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Cancer Nurs 30:412-8. 2007
    ..059). The findings suggest that caregiver's hopelessness is predicted by cancer patient's characteristics and that patient's depression is correlated to that of caregiver. The findings provide a base for future research...
  16. pmc Oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate in cancer pain management: a practical application of nanotechnology
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Int J Nanomedicine 2:49-54. 2007
    ..Oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate is specifically developed and approved for the management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients and it has the potential to be a useful tool for clinicians...
  17. pmc The relationship of subjective sleep quality, pain, and quality of life in advanced cancer patients
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Sleep 30:737-42. 2007
    ..A secondary aim was to evaluate the correlation between the self-rated questionnaire for the quality of sleep with other instruments used in measuring pain and quality of life...
  18. ncbi request reprint The relationship between quality of life and levels of hopelessness and depression in palliative care
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Depress Anxiety 25:730-6. 2008
    ..For PCS, the predictor variables were education, metastasis, and opioids (25% of variance). Quality of life, in this patient population, was predicted by the level of hopelessness and patients' demographic and clinical characteristics...
  19. ncbi request reprint Exploring the relationships between depression, hopelessness, cognitive status, pain, and spirituality in patients with advanced cancer
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Arch Psychiatr Nurs 21:150-61. 2007
    ..Significant correlations were found between hopelessness, depression, and cognitive condition. These findings demonstrate the physical, psychological, and cognitive aspects of patients with cancer...
  20. ncbi request reprint Beck Depression Inventory: exploring its psychometric properties in a palliative care population of advanced cancer patients
    K Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 16:244-50. 2007
    ..These psychometric properties of the Greek version of the BDI confirm it as a valid and reliable measure when administered to patients with advanced cancer...
  21. ncbi request reprint Sleep quality in advanced cancer patients
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Psychosom Res 62:527-33. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the sleep quality of advanced cancer patients and its relationship with pain, depression, and hopelessness...
  22. doi request reprint Psychometric properties of the brief fatigue inventory in Greek patients with advanced cancer
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Pain Symptom Manage 36:367-73. 2008
    ..0005) and opioids (P=0.009). These results support that the BFI-Gr is an instrument with satisfactory psychometric properties, and is a valid research tool for cancer-related fatigue in Greek cancer patients...
  23. doi request reprint Oral versus intravenous ibandronic acid: a comparison of treatment options for metastatic bone disease
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens School of Medicine, 27 Korinthias St, 11526 Ampelokipi, Athens, Greece
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 134:1303-10. 2008
    ..This trial is the first to compare directly the clinical response to and safety of oral and intravenous (IV) ibandronic acid for metastatic bone disease...
  24. ncbi request reprint The experience of hopelessness in a population of Greek cancer patients receiving palliative care
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 54:262-71. 2008
    ..Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) has been translated and validated in many languages. AiM: The validation of the English version of BHS in advanced cancer patients receiving palliative treatment in Greece...
  25. doi request reprint Well-differentiated hand liposarcoma with bone metastases treated successfully with zoledronic Acid
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, First Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Greece
    Onkologie 34:706-9. 2011
    ..Well-differentiated liposarcomas of the upper extremities, such as the hand or forearm, are extremely rare and are commonly misdiagnosed and considered benign. They are frequently reported as having low metastatic potential...
  26. doi request reprint Fentanyl nasal spray for the treatment of cancer pain
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    University of Athens, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, 27 Korinthias Street, 115 26 Athens, Greece
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 12:1653-9. 2011
    ..Breakthrough pain, a transitory flare of pain in patients with otherwise controlled chronic pain, has been well characterized in cancer patients but despite medical awareness, sometimes remains underdiagnosed and therefore undertreated...
  27. doi request reprint The mediation effect of anxiety between post-traumatic stress symptoms and preparatory grief in advanced cancer patients
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Pain Symptom Manage 41:511-21. 2011
    ..The relationship between anxiety and preparatory grief is complex and poorly understood...
  28. doi request reprint Treatment of chronic pain by long-acting opioids and the effects on sleep
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Pain Pract 11:282-9. 2011
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Self-efficacy, depression, and physical distress in males and females with cancer
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Department, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 27:518-25. 2010
    ..to examine the relationship between self-efficacy with depression and physical distressing symptoms in males and females with cancer...
  30. doi request reprint The psychometric properties of the Greek version of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory in cancer patients receiving palliative care
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Psychol Health 24:1215-28. 2009
    ..To validate the Greek version of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) in a sample of cancer patients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Ethical and practical challenges in implementing informed consent in HIV/AIDS clinical trials in developing or resource-limited countries
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens
    SAHARA J 6:46-57. 2009
    ..Enhancement of overall understanding of such key issues might promote higher ethical standards of future research...
  32. doi request reprint Self-efficacy beliefs and levels of anxiety in advanced cancer patients
    K Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 19:205-11. 2010
    ..Also, it seems to be influenced by components of the STAI, patients' age, physical performance and gender...
  33. doi request reprint The incidence of place of death in Greek patients with cancer in 1995 and 2005
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 26:347-53. 2009
    ..To describe where (home or hospital) patients with cancer die in Greece, in 1995 and 2005...
  34. doi request reprint Where do cancer patients die in Greece? A population-based study on the place of death in 1993 and 2003
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Areteion Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:309-14. 2009
    ..3% and 56.1%. The results indicate a trend toward a larger proportion of hospital deaths over this interval. This should be taken under consideration for future planning of end-of-life care in Greece...
  35. doi request reprint How is sleep quality affected by the psychological and symptom distress of advanced cancer patients?
    K Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Palliat Med 23:46-53. 2009
    ..0005), PCS (P < 0.0005) and IES-R (P = 0.010). Post-traumatic experience and quality of life seemed to be the strongest predictors of sleep quality in a sample of advanced cancer patients referred for palliative care...
  36. doi request reprint Screening for preparatory grief in advanced cancer patients
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Cancer Nurs 31:326-32. 2008
    ..The receiver operating characteristic analyses demonstrated that the scale is a useful screening instrument in advanced cancer patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint Demographic and clinical predictors of spirituality in advanced cancer patients: a randomized control study
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 27 Korinthias Street, 11526 Athens, Greece
    J Clin Nurs 17:1779-85. 2008
    ..To study the influence of cancer patients' sociodemographic and clinical characteristics in their spiritual beliefs and attitudes...
  38. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the Impact of Event Scale in Greek cancer patients
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Pain Symptom Manage 33:454-61. 2007
    ..0005. These results demonstrate that the IES-R-Gr is an instrument with satisfactory psychometric properties and is a valid research tool for the impact of cancer diagnosis in advanced cancer patients...
  39. ncbi request reprint Comparison of pain quality descriptors in cancer patients with nociceptive and neuropathic pain
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Deptartment of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Korinthias St, Athens, Greece
    In Vivo 21:93-7. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the differences in the descriptors for neuropathic and nociceptive pain in cancer patients...
  40. ncbi request reprint The EORTC core quality of life questionnaire (QLQ-C30, version 3.0) in terminally ill cancer patients under palliative care: validity and reliability in a Hellenic sample
    M Kyriaki
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, University of Athens, Areteion Hospital, 76 Vas Sofias Ave, Athens 11528, Greece
    Int J Cancer 94:135-9. 2001
    ..0025) during the studied period. These results support that the QLQ-C30 (version 3.0) has proven to be a reliable and valid measure of the quality of life in Greek cancer patients receiving palliative care treatment...
  41. ncbi request reprint Greek M.D. Anderson Symptom Inventory: validation and utility in cancer patients
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, University of Athens, Areteion Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Oncology 67:203-10. 2004
    ..The M.D. Anderson Symptom Inventory (MDASI) is a brief assessment of the severity and impact of cancer-related symptoms. The purpose of this study was the translation and validation of the questionnaire in Greek (G-MDASI)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Life before death: identifying preparatory grief through the development of a new measurement in advanced cancer patients (PGAC)
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 115 26 Athens, Greece
    Support Care Cancer 13:834-41. 2005
    ..This paper describes the development of a self-rating scale to measure preparatory grief in advanced cancer patients...
  43. ncbi request reprint Patterns and barriers in information disclosure between health care professionals and relatives with cancer patients in Greek society
    K Mystakidou
    Palliative Medicine, Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Areteion Hospital, Department of Radiology, University of Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 14:175-81. 2005
    ..In Greek society the patient's family plays an important role in the provision of care and information disclosure. They often decide on the patient's behalf...
  44. ncbi request reprint The evolution of euthanasia and its perceptions in Greek culture and civilization
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Areteion Hospital, 27 Korinthias Avenue, Ambelokipi 11526, Athens, Greece
    Perspect Biol Med 48:95-104. 2005
    ..A more widespread knowledge of the views and traditions surrounding the act of euthanasia can contribute to a better understanding of the controversies surrounding modern attitudes and practice...
  45. ncbi request reprint Influence of pain and quality of life on desire for hastened death in patients with advanced cancer
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 27 Korinthias Str, 115 26 Athens, Greece
    Int J Palliat Nurs 10:476-83. 2004
    ..to assess the relationship between quality of life, pain and desire for hastened death in advanced cancer patients...
  46. ncbi request reprint Transdermal therapeutic fentanyl-system (TTS-F)
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Korinthias 27, Athens 115 26, Greece
    In Vivo 18:633-42. 2004
    ..This review presents an overview of the synthesis, delivery, pharmacokinetics, toxicity and clinical pharmacology of the transdermal delivery of fentanyl...
  47. ncbi request reprint The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in Greek cancer patients: psychometric analyses and applicability
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, University Areteion Hospital School of Medicine, 27 Korinthias Str, 115 26, Athens, Greece
    Support Care Cancer 12:821-5. 2004
    ..The aim of the present study was to validate the Greek version of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD) in a palliative care unit...
  48. ncbi request reprint Psychometric analyses of the Mental Adjustment to Cancer (MAC) scale in a Greek palliative care unit
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens, Greece
    Psychooncology 14:16-24. 2005
    ..047). The results suggest that the Greek version, as measured in advanced cancer patients attending a palliative care unit, is a reliable and valid clinical tool in Greece...
  49. ncbi request reprint Investigating the effects of TTS-fentanyl for cancer pain on the psychological status of patients naïve to strong opioids: an open label study
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, the Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Hellas
    Cancer Nurs 27:127-33. 2004
    ..Future research should use a broad range of psychological measurements in order to assist the development of practices, which are aimed at the improvement of quality of life in these patients...
  50. ncbi request reprint Cancer information disclosure in different cultural contexts
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Areteion Hospital, and Department of Radiology, University of Athens School of Medicine, Greece
    Support Care Cancer 12:147-54. 2004
    ..Each part supports the other two and is affected by the cultural background of each of the others as well as the changes that occur within the triangle...
  51. ncbi request reprint Pain management of cancer patients with transdermal fentanyl: a study of 1828 step I, II, & III transfers
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, Universityof Athens, Greece
    J Pain 5:119-32. 2004
    ..TTS-F as a first-line analgesic approach for severe cancer pain should be considered a viable option because of its durable efficacy and low incidences of side effects...
  52. pmc The "Palliative Care Quality of Life Instrument (PQLI)" in terminal cancer patients
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Korinthias 27, 11526 Athens, Greece
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:8. 2004
    ..This paper describes the development of a new quality of life instrument in advanced cancer patients receiving palliative care...
  53. ncbi request reprint Long-term management of noncancer pain with transdermal therapeutic system-fentanyl
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Hellas
    J Pain 4:298-306. 2003
    ..What is of most importance is that in those patients with neuropathic pain, for whom opioids have long been thought to be ineffective, similar effectiveness is demonstrated when compared to patients with nociceptive pain...
  54. ncbi request reprint Long-term cancer pain management in morphine pre-treated and opioid naive patients with transdermal fentanyl
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Hellas
    Int J Cancer 107:486-92. 2003
    ..In general, TTS-F as a first line analgesic approach for carefully selected and monitored patients experiencing moderate to severe cancer pain should be considered...
  55. ncbi request reprint E-TRANS fentanyl. ALZA
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Curr Opin Investig Drugs 3:463-9. 2002
    ..Analysts at SG Cowen predicted in March 2001, that E-TRANS fentanyl would be rolled out during 2003 and that sales would reach US $40 to 50 million in 2004. In April 2001, Merrill Lynch predicted earliest launch in 2003...
  56. ncbi request reprint Randomized, open label, prospective study on the effect of zoledronic acid on the prevention of bone metastases in patients with recurrent solid tumors that did not present with bone metastases at baseline
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens, Greece
    Med Oncol 22:195-201. 2005
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Desire for death near the end of life: the role of depression, anxiety and pain
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 115 26 Athens, Greece
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 27:258-62. 2005
    ..This study evaluated the desire of patients with advanced cancer for hastened death to determine its relationship to psychological distress, anxiety and pain...
  58. ncbi request reprint Approaches to managing bone metastases from breast cancer: the role of bisphosphonates
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 27 Korinthias Street, 115 26 Athens, Greece
    Cancer Treat Rev 31:303-11. 2005
    ..The cost-effectiveness of bisphosphonate treatment is also a consideration, given the high economic burden of metastatic bone disease from breast cancer...
  59. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic tropisetron versus rescue tropisetron in fractionated radiotherapy to moderate or high emetogenic areas: a prospective randomized open label study in cancer patients
    K Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Med Oncol 23:251-62. 2006
    ..A prospective randomized open label study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of prophylactic tropisetron versus rescue tropisetron in fractionated radiotherapy...
  60. ncbi request reprint Oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate: overview of pharmacological and clinical characteristics
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Drug Deliv 13:269-76. 2006
    ..This review article presents the synthesis; clinical pharmacology; pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties, toxicity, and clinical efficacy of this novel agent...
  61. ncbi request reprint Octreotide long-acting formulation (LAR) in chronic loperamide-refractory diarrhea not related to cancer treatment
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 27 Korinthias St, 115 26 Athens, Greece
    Anticancer Res 26:2325-8. 2006
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer presenting with normal serum PSA levels and boney metastases treated with zoledronic acid
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 19:41-5. 2005
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint The role of physical and psychological symptoms in desire for death: a study of terminally ill cancer patients
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 27 Korinthias Str, 115 26 Athens, Greece
    Psychooncology 15:355-60. 2006
    ..Further findings suggest that D.H.D. is significantly related to 'feeling sad', 'lack of appetite', 'pain' and 'fatigue' after controlling for age, gender and performance status according to ECOG in terminally ill cancer patients...
  64. ncbi request reprint Assessment of anxiety and depression in advanced cancer patients and their relationship with quality of life
    K Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 27 Korinthias Str, 115 26 Athens, Greece
    Qual Life Res 14:1825-33. 2005
    ..Concluding, psychological morbidity, in this patient population, was predominantly predicted by the emotional functioning dimension of EORTC QLQ-C30...
  65. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of epoetin supplemented with oral iron in patients with solid malignancies and chronic anemia not receiving anticancer treatment
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Anticancer Res 25:3495-500. 2005
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Pain and desire for hastened death in terminally ill cancer patients
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Cancer Nurs 28:318-24. 2005
    ..Effective treatment by healthcare professionals should be provided to reduce pain and cancer-related symptoms as well as the desire for hastened death...
  67. ncbi request reprint A Greek perspective on concepts of death and expression of grief, with implications for practice
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 27 Korinthias Street, Athens 115 26, Greece
    Int J Palliat Nurs 9:534-7. 2003
    ..Healthcare professionals need to develop cultural competence to improve nursing and future health care. If care is culturally informed and tailored its quality is improved...
  68. ncbi request reprint Assessing spirituality and religiousness in advanced cancer patients
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 27 Korinthias St, 115 26 Athens, Greece
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 23:457-63. 2006
    ..0005. These results support that the Spiritual Involvement and Beliefs Scale is an instrument with satisfactory psychometric properties and is a valid research tool for spirituality in advanced cancer patients...
  69. ncbi request reprint The schedule of attitudes toward hastened death: validation analysis in terminally ill cancer patients
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 27 Korinthias Str, 115 26 Athens, Greece
    Palliat Support Care 2:395-402. 2004
    ..The faithful translation of the English version of the Schedule of Attitudes toward Hastened Death (SAHD) into Greek and its validation as an assessment tool in terminally ill cancer patients receiving palliative treatment...
  70. ncbi request reprint Brief cognitive assessment of cancer patients: evaluation of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) psychometric properties
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 27 Korinthias Street, 115 26 Athens, Greece
    Psychooncology 16:352-7. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to validate the Greek version of the MMSE in advanced-cancer patients attending a palliative care unit...
  71. ncbi request reprint Comparison of transdermal fentanyl with codeine/paracetamol, in combination with radiotherapy, for the management of metastatic bone pain
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens School of Medicine, Greece
    J Opioid Manag 1:204-10. 2005
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Nurses' attitudes toward truthful communication with patients with cancer. A Greek study
    Stavroula Georgaki
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Areteion Hospital, Greece
    Cancer Nurs 25:436-41. 2002
    ..Finally, this self-assessment questionnaire may provide acceptable and valid assessment of Greek nurses' perceptions and attitudes on truth telling...
  73. ncbi request reprint Oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate for the treatment of breakthrough pain in cancer patients: an overview of its pharmacological and clinical characteristics
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, University of Athens, Greece
    J Opioid Manag 1:36-40. 2005
    ..In particular, it is going to discuss the synthesis, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties, toxicity, and clinical efficacy of this novel agent...
  74. ncbi request reprint Oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate for the treatment of breakthrough pain in cancer patients: an overview of its pharmacological and clinical characteristics
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 22:228-32. 2005
    ..In particular, it is going to discuss the synthesis, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties, toxicity, and clinical efficacy of this novel agent...
  75. ncbi request reprint The attitudes of Greek physicians and lay people on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in terminally ill cancer patients
    Efi Parpa
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 23:297-303. 2006
    ..023). Many of the respondents, especially physicians, supported sedation but not euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide. However, many of the respondents would prefer the legalization of a terminally ill patient's hastened death...
  76. doi request reprint Attitudes of health care professionals, relatives of advanced cancer patients and public towards euthanasia and physician assisted suicide
    Efi Parpa
    Clinical Psychology, Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Dept of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 27 Korinthias St, Athens, Greece
    Health Policy 97:160-5. 2010
    ..The objectives of the manuscript were to investigate the opinions of Greek physicians, nurses, lay people and relatives of advanced cancer patients on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide...
  77. doi request reprint Intranasal fentanyl: from pharmacokinetics and bioavailability to current treatment applications
    Irene Panagiotou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, 1st Department of Radiology, University of Athens School of Medicine, Areteion Hospital, 27 Korinthias Avenue, Ampelokipi, 11526 Athens, Greece
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 10:1009-21. 2010
    ..Similar analgesic effects to fentanyl or morphine intravenously and orally, with a similar safety profile, have been reported for postoperative or acute pain treatment of children and adults in the prehospital and hospital settings...
  78. ncbi request reprint Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in cases of terminal cancer: the opinions of physicians and nurses in Greece
    Efi Parpa
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Dept of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Med Sci Law 48:333-41. 2008
    ..06) would consider it if it was legal. The majority of the participants tended to disagree with euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide in terminally ill cancer patients, probably due to the fact that these acts in Greece are illegal...
  79. ncbi request reprint A prospective randomized controlled clinical trial of zoledronic acid for bone metastases
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 23:41-50. 2006
    ..These findings indicate that administering zoledronic acid at four rather that two weeks has no significant impact on overall outcome...
  80. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress of patients with advanced cancer: influence and contribution of pain severity and pain interference
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Cancer Nurs 29:400-5. 2006
    ....
  81. pmc Predictors of spirituality at the end of life
    Kyriaki Mystakidou
    Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Can Fam Physician 54:1720-1721.e5. 2008
    ..Spiritual well-being is thought to have a beneficial effect on patients' response to illness...
  82. doi request reprint Prospective randomized comparison of chemoembolization with doxorubicin-eluting beads and bland embolization with BeadBlock for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Katerina Malagari
    Imaging and Research Unit, Second Department of Radiology, Evgenidion Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 33:541-51. 2010
    ..However, survival benefit and bland embolization with smaller particles must be addressed in future papers to better assess the clinical value...