Nikolaos P Polyzos

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Aromatase inhibitors for female infertility: a systematic review of the literature
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    PACMeR Panhellenic Association for Continual Medical Research, Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Public Health, Athens 10438, Greece
    Reprod Biomed Online 19:456-71. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Misoprostol prior to hysteroscopy in premenopausal and post-menopausal women. A systematic review and meta-analysis
    N P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101 1090, Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod Update 18:393-404. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency and pregnancy rates in women undergoing single embryo, blastocyst stage, transfer (SET) for IVF/ICSI
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 29:2032-40. 2014
  4. pmc Aromatase inhibitors in post-menopausal endometriosis
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    OB GYN University Clinic, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol 9:90. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Live birth rates in Bologna poor responders treated with ovarian stimulation for IVF/ICSI
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Reprod Biomed Online 28:469-74. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Does the time interval between antimüllerian hormone serum sampling and initiation of ovarian stimulation affect its predictive ability in in vitro fertilization-intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist? A r
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 100:438-44. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Predictors of ovarian response in women treated with corifollitropin alfa for in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 100:430-7. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Addition of highly purified HMG after corifollitropin alfa in antagonist-treated poor ovarian responders: a pilot study
    N P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 28:1254-60. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Live birth rates following natural cycle IVF in women with poor ovarian response according to the Bologna criteria
    N P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 27:3481-6. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Anti-Müllerian hormone for the assessment of ovarian response in GnRH-antagonist-treated oocyte donors
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 24:532-9. 2012

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Publications43

  1. ncbi request reprint Aromatase inhibitors for female infertility: a systematic review of the literature
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    PACMeR Panhellenic Association for Continual Medical Research, Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Public Health, Athens 10438, Greece
    Reprod Biomed Online 19:456-71. 2009
    ..If solid data from future large adequately powered randomized trials support current evidence regarding efficacy and safety, AI might offer a new treatment choice for infertile women...
  2. doi request reprint Misoprostol prior to hysteroscopy in premenopausal and post-menopausal women. A systematic review and meta-analysis
    N P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101 1090, Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod Update 18:393-404. 2012
    ..Although several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have examined the effect of misoprostol prior to hysteroscopy for cervical dilatation, no solid conclusion has been reached. We therefore set out to perform a meta-analysis of RCTs...
  3. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency and pregnancy rates in women undergoing single embryo, blastocyst stage, transfer (SET) for IVF/ICSI
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 29:2032-40. 2014
    ..What is the influence of vitamin D deficiency on pregnancy rates among women undergoing IVF/ICSI and Day 5 (blastocyst stage) single embryo transfer (SET)?..
  4. pmc Aromatase inhibitors in post-menopausal endometriosis
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    OB GYN University Clinic, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol 9:90. 2011
    ..However, careful monitoring of patients' risk profile and further research regarding long-term effects and side-effects of these agents is essential prior implementing them in everyday clinical practice...
  5. ncbi request reprint Live birth rates in Bologna poor responders treated with ovarian stimulation for IVF/ICSI
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Reprod Biomed Online 28:469-74. 2014
    ..Bologna poor responders demonstrate very low live birth rates, irrespective of age and treatment protocol used. An increase in the number of oocytes retrieved is an independent variable related to live birth rates...
  6. doi request reprint Does the time interval between antimüllerian hormone serum sampling and initiation of ovarian stimulation affect its predictive ability in in vitro fertilization-intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist? A r
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 100:438-44. 2013
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  7. doi request reprint Predictors of ovarian response in women treated with corifollitropin alfa for in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 100:430-7. 2013
    ..To identify predictors of ovarian response in women undergoing ovarian stimulation with corifollitropin alfa in a GnRH antagonist protocol and determine specific thresholds for the prediction of low and excessive responders...
  8. doi request reprint Addition of highly purified HMG after corifollitropin alfa in antagonist-treated poor ovarian responders: a pilot study
    N P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 28:1254-60. 2013
    ..Will sequential administration of highly purified (hp)-HMG after corifollitropin alfa in a GnRH antagonist protocol benefit women with poor ovarian response according to the Bologna criteria?..
  9. doi request reprint Live birth rates following natural cycle IVF in women with poor ovarian response according to the Bologna criteria
    N P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 27:3481-6. 2012
    ..What is the effect of natural cycle IVF in women with poor ovarian response according to the new ESHRE definition for poor ovarian responders: the Bologna criteria?..
  10. doi request reprint Anti-Müllerian hormone for the assessment of ovarian response in GnRH-antagonist-treated oocyte donors
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 24:532-9. 2012
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  11. pmc New algorithm for OHSS prevention
    Evangelos G Papanikolaou
    Human Reproduction and Genetics Foundation, Adrianoupoleos 6, 55133 Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol 9:147. 2011
    ..Only the combined use of a GnRH antagonist protocol with GnRHa triggering and subsequent single blastocyst transfer or embryo/oocyte freezing will completely abolish the risk of OHSS after ovarian hyperstimulation...
  12. pmc Aromatase inhibitors in stimulated IVF cycles
    Evangelos G Papanikolaou
    Human Reproduction and Genetics Foundation, Adrianoupoleos 6, 55133 Thessaloniki, Greece
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol 9:85. 2011
    ..Finally administration of letrozole during luteal phase in IVF cycles offers another treatment modality for patients at high risk for OHSS taking into account that it drastically reduces estradiol levels...
  13. doi request reprint Double versus single intrauterine insemination for unexplained infertility: a meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Public Health, Panhellenic Association for Continual Medical Research, Athens, Greece
    Fertil Steril 94:1261-6. 2010
    ..To investigate the effect of double versus single intrauterine insemination (IUI) per treatment cycle in women with unexplained infertility...
  14. doi request reprint Vaginal progesterone gel for luteal phase support in IVF/ICSI cycles: a meta-analysis
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Larissa, University of Thessalia, Larissa, Greece
    Fertil Steril 94:2083-7. 2010
    ..To investigate whether vaginal progesterone gel may result in similar or higher pregnancy rates compared with all other vaginal progesterone forms when used for luteal-phase support...
  15. ncbi request reprint Treatment of unexplained infertility with aromatase inhibitors or clomiphene citrate: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Section of Public Health, Panhellenic Association for Continual Medical Research PACMeR, Athens, Greece
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 63:472-9. 2008
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  16. doi request reprint Aromatase inhibitors for infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome. The beginning or the end of a new era?
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    PACMeR Panhellenic Association for Continual Medical Research, Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Athens, Greece
    Fertil Steril 89:278-80. 2008
    ..A meta-analysis of four trials showed significant advantage in pregnancy and delivery rates with aromatase inhibitors compared with CC in women with PCOS. A recent randomized trial demonstrated no clear benefit...
  17. doi request reprint Publication bias in reproductive medicine: from the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology annual meeting to publication
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, Brussels 1090, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 26:1371-6. 2011
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  18. pmc Obstetric outcomes after treatment of periodontal disease during pregnancy: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Panhellenic Association for Continual Medical Research PACMeR, Athens, Greece
    BMJ 341:c7017. 2010
    ..To examine whether treatment of periodontal disease with scaling and root planing during pregnancy is associated with a reduction in the preterm birth rate...
  19. ncbi request reprint Combined vitamin C and E supplementation during pregnancy for preeclampsia prevention: a systematic review
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Panhellenic Association for Continual Medical Research PACMeR, Athens, Greece
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 62:202-6. 2007
    ..Such supplementation should be discouraged unless solid supporting data from randomized trials become available...
  20. ncbi request reprint Intraperitoneal dissemination of endometrial cancer cells after hysteroscopy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Thessalia, Larissa, Greece
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 20:261-7. 2010
    ..We therefore set to estimate whether hysteroscopy increases the risk for intraperitoneal cancer cell dissemination in patients with endometrial cancer and the risk of disease upstaging in patients with clinically early-stage disease...
  21. ncbi request reprint Food for thought in women's health. The gynecologist: the new European gatekeeper in Chlamydia trachomatis infection
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    PanHellenic Association of Continual Medical Research, Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 28 Karolou St, Platia Metaxourgiou 10438 Athens, Greece
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 85:1156-9. 2006
    ..Gynaecologists are called to play a new role in public healthcare, being ''gatekeepers'' for the early detection of the disease, emphasizing their crucial part in young women's health...
  22. doi request reprint A systematic review of randomized trials for the treatment of poor ovarian responders: is there any light at the end of the tunnel?
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 96:1058-61.e7. 2011
    ..To assess the definitions for "poor ovarian responders" used among randomized trials for the treatment of women with impaired response to stimulation...
  23. doi request reprint Early luteal phase endocrine profile is affected by the mode of triggering final oocyte maturation and the luteal phase support used in recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone-gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist in vitro fertilization cycles
    Human M Fatemi
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Free University, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 100:742-7. 2013
    ..To assess endocrine differences during early luteal phase according to mode of triggering final oocyte maturation with or without luteal phase support (LPS)...
  24. doi request reprint Corifollitropin alfa followed by rFSH in a GnRH antagonist protocol for poor ovarian responder patients: an observational pilot study
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 99:422-6. 2013
    ..To identify whether women with poor ovarian response may benefit from treatment with corifollitropin alfa in a GnRH antagonist protocol...
  25. doi request reprint Oestradiol valerate pretreatment in GnRH-antagonist cycles: a randomized controlled trial
    Christophe Blockeel
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 24:272-80. 2012
    ..1%). Pretreatment with oestradiol valerate results in a significantly lower proportion of patients undergoing oocyte retrieval during a weekend day and can be a valuable tool for the organization of an assisted reproduction centre...
  26. pmc Time-trend of melanoma screening practice by primary care physicians: a meta-regression analysis
    Antonis Valachis
    PACMeR Panhellenic Association for Continual Medical Research, Athens, Greece
    Ups J Med Sci 114:32-40. 2009
    ..To assess whether the proportion of primary care physicians implementing full body skin examination (FBSE) to screen for melanoma changed over time...
  27. pmc Obstetric outcome in donor oocyte pregnancies: a matched-pair analysis
    Dominic Stoop
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, B 1090, Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol 10:42. 2012
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  28. ncbi request reprint Effect of periodontal disease treatment during pregnancy on preterm birth incidence: a metaanalysis of randomized trials
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Panhellenic Association for Continual Medical Research, Athens, Greece
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:225-32. 2009
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  29. doi request reprint An OHSS-Free Clinic by segmentation of IVF treatment
    Paul Devroey
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 26:2593-7. 2011
    ..The syndrome can be erased by applying ovarian stimulation using the combination of GnRH antagonist with GnRH agonist to trigger ovulation. In this case, the strategy is to freeze all of the oocytes or embryos for later use...
  30. doi request reprint Clinical outcome of non-hCG-primed oocyte in vitro maturation treatment in patients with polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovary syndrome
    Michel De Vos
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 96:860-4. 2011
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Effect of ovarian stimulation and oocyte retrieval on reproductive outcome in oocyte donors
    Dominic Stoop
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 97:1328-30. 2012
    ..To assess whether there is an increased risk of infertility in women that have previously undergone ovarian stimulation and oocyte retrieval for oocyte donation...
  32. pmc The effect of ovarian puncture on the endocrine profile of PCOS patients who undergo IVM
    Carolina Ortega-Hrepich
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol 12:18. 2014
    ..To examine whether ovarian puncture for immature oocyte retrieval and in-vitro maturation (IVM) has an effect on the endocrine profile of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)...
  33. doi request reprint Osteonecrosis of the jaw and use of bisphosphonates in adjuvant breast cancer treatment: a meta-analysis
    Davide Mauri
    Department of Medical Oncology, General Hospital of Lamia, Lamia, Greece
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 116:433-9. 2009
    ..At current dosage, adjuvant use of bisphosphonates in breast cancer treatment is safe...
  34. ncbi request reprint Does adjuvant bisphosphonate in early breast cancer modify the natural course of the disease? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Davide Mauri
    Department of Medical Oncology, General Hospital of Lamia, Roditsa Lamias, TK 35100 Lamia, Greece
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 8:279-86. 2010
    ..Until further evidence from new clinical trials becomes available, adjuvant bisphosphonates should not be recommended routinely...
  35. doi request reprint Port central venous catheters-associated bloodstream infection during outpatient-based chemotherapy
    Davide Mauri
    Klebsiella oxytoca Working Group, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Med Oncol 27:1309-13. 2010
    ..Data transmission from peripheral hospitals to the central institution resulted in an important feedback that allowed a better estimation of the infection cluster and more tailored actions for the eradication of the infection...
  36. doi request reprint Overall survival benefit for weekly vs. three-weekly taxanes regimens in advanced breast cancer: A meta-analysis
    Davide Mauri
    Department of Medical Oncology, General Hospital of Lamia, Greece
    Cancer Treat Rev 36:69-74. 2010
    ..We therefore performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that compared weekly and every three weeks taxanes regimens in advanced breast cancer...
  37. pmc Double versus single homologous intrauterine insemination for male factor infertility: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Apostolos Zavos
    Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa 41110, Greece
    Asian J Androl 15:533-8. 2013
    ..Although there may be a trend towards higher pregnancy rates when the number of IUIs per cycle is increased, further large and well-designed randomized trials are needed to provide solid evidence to guide current clinical practice. ..
  38. ncbi request reprint Soluble FMS-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) and serum placental growth factor (PlGF) as biomarkers for ectopic pregnancy and missed abortion
    Alexandros Daponte
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Thessalia Medical School, Larissa 41222, Greece
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 96:E1444-51. 2011
    ..Diagnosis of early pregnancy failure is hampered by the lack of reliable serological markers...
  39. ncbi request reprint Greek experience in the use of Thermachoice for treating heavy menstrual bleeding: prospective study
    Minas Paschopoulos
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School and University Hospital, University of Ioannina, Ioannina 45110, Greece
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1092:460-5. 2006
    ..It seems that the overall effectiveness rate (96%) is satisfactory and it is similar to the overall effectiveness rate reported in other relevant studies upon the Thermachoice device...
  40. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening coverage in Greece. PACMeR 02.01 study collaboration
    Konstantinos Kamposioras
    Panhellenic Association for Continual Medical Research, Sections of Oncology and Public Health, 28 Karolou Street, Athens 10438, Greece
    Int J Colorectal Dis 22:475-81. 2007
    ..Despite the evidence, no study has evaluated the population colorectal cancer screening (CCS) coverage in any European country. We aimed to index the current CCS practices among a large sample of Greek healthy adults...
  41. ncbi request reprint Survival with aromatase inhibitors and inactivators versus standard hormonal therapy in advanced breast cancer: meta-analysis
    Davide Mauri
    Department of Medical Oncology, University of Ioannina School of Medicine, Ioannina 45110, Greece
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1285-91. 2006
    ..We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that compared several generations of aromatase inhibitors and inactivators with standard hormonal treatment in patients with advanced breast cancer...
  42. ncbi request reprint Randomized evidence on chemotherapy and hormonal therapy regimens for advanced endometrial cancer: an overview of survival data
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina, School of Medicine, Ioannina 45110, Greece
    Eur J Cancer 42:319-26. 2006
    ..001). Overall, randomized evidence on systemic treatment in advanced endometrial cancer is fragmented and survival benefits for specific regimens are questionable...