George Rachiotis

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Publications

  1. pmc Hepatitis A virus infection and the waste handling industry: a seroprevalence study
    George Rachiotis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:4498-503. 2012
  2. pmc Respiratory tract mortality in cement workers: a proportionate mortality study
    George Rachiotis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Pulm Med 12:30. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Features of registered occupational diseases in Greece: a veil of ignorance
    G Rachiotis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Thessaly, Larisa, Greece
    Med Lav 103:230-5. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Hepatitis B virus infection and waste collection: prevalence, risk factors, and infection pathway
    George Rachiotis
    Medical Faculty, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Science, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Am J Ind Med 55:650-5. 2012
  5. pmc Pattern of smoking habit among Greek blue and white collar workers
    George Rachiotis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Thessaly, 6 Lapithon Str, Larissa, 41221 Greece
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:1812-7. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to noise, and hearing function among electro production workers
    George Rachiotis
    Department of Experimental Physiology, Medical School, Athens University, 75 Mikras Asias Str, Athens, Greece
    Auris Nasus Larynx 33:381-5. 2006
  7. pmc Determinants of exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) among non smoking adolescents (aged 11-17 years old) in Greece: results from the 2004-2005 GYTS Study
    George Rachiotis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Thessaly, 6 Lapithon Str, Larissa, Greece
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:284-90. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and smoking among industrial workers in Greece
    G Rachiotis
    Department of Physiology, Medical School, Athens University, Greece
    Med Lav 97:44-50. 2006
  9. pmc Factors associated with adolescent cigarette smoking in Greece: results from a cross sectional study (GYTS Study)
    George Rachiotis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Greece
    BMC Public Health 8:313. 2008
  10. pmc Legionella species colonization of water distribution systems, pools and air conditioning systems in cruise ships and ferries
    Georgia Goutziana
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Public Health 8:390. 2008

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  1. pmc Hepatitis A virus infection and the waste handling industry: a seroprevalence study
    George Rachiotis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:4498-503. 2012
    ..85; 95% CI = 1.34-11.06). Occupational exposure to waste is a potential risk factor for HAV infection. Smoking/eating/drinking during waste collection could be the mode of hepatitis A virus transmission among municipal waste collectors...
  2. pmc Respiratory tract mortality in cement workers: a proportionate mortality study
    George Rachiotis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Pulm Med 12:30. 2012
    ..The evidence regarding the association between lung cancer and occupational exposure to cement is controversial. This study investigated causes of deaths from cancer of respiratory tract among cement workers...
  3. ncbi request reprint Features of registered occupational diseases in Greece: a veil of ignorance
    G Rachiotis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Thessaly, Larisa, Greece
    Med Lav 103:230-5. 2012
    ..Under-registration of occupational diseases is a global problem...
  4. doi request reprint Hepatitis B virus infection and waste collection: prevalence, risk factors, and infection pathway
    George Rachiotis
    Medical Faculty, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Science, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Am J Ind Med 55:650-5. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to assess; the prevalence of hepatitis B (HBV), risk factors for infection and possible ways of virus transmission among municipal solid waste workers (MSWWs) in a municipality of central Greece...
  5. pmc Pattern of smoking habit among Greek blue and white collar workers
    George Rachiotis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Thessaly, 6 Lapithon Str, Larissa, 41221 Greece
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:1812-7. 2009
    ..54, with no difference observed by occupation. The above-mentioned findings, if confirmed by further research, are alarming and inconsistent with the prevalent pattern of smoking habits in the West...
  6. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to noise, and hearing function among electro production workers
    George Rachiotis
    Department of Experimental Physiology, Medical School, Athens University, 75 Mikras Asias Str, Athens, Greece
    Auris Nasus Larynx 33:381-5. 2006
    ..The present study has the aim to investigate the prevalence and the determinants of hearing loss among electro production workers...
  7. pmc Determinants of exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) among non smoking adolescents (aged 11-17 years old) in Greece: results from the 2004-2005 GYTS Study
    George Rachiotis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Thessaly, 6 Lapithon Str, Larissa, Greece
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:284-90. 2010
    ..The results of the study could be valuable for the implementation of public health initiatives in Greece aiming to reduce the burden of adolescent's exposure to passive smoking...
  8. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and smoking among industrial workers in Greece
    G Rachiotis
    Department of Physiology, Medical School, Athens University, Greece
    Med Lav 97:44-50. 2006
    ..Smoking is a predictor of quality of life, while socio-economic factors influence the prevalence of smoking habits. Occupational medical research has been fairly late in coming to study quality of life aspects in working populations...
  9. pmc Factors associated with adolescent cigarette smoking in Greece: results from a cross sectional study (GYTS Study)
    George Rachiotis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Greece
    BMC Public Health 8:313. 2008
    ..Data about the predictors of smoking among adolescents in Greece are sparse. We tried to identify factors associated with current cigarette smoking among in-school adolescents in Greece in the context of GYTS study...
  10. pmc Legionella species colonization of water distribution systems, pools and air conditioning systems in cruise ships and ferries
    Georgia Goutziana
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Public Health 8:390. 2008
    ..colonization associated with ship water systems and water characteristics...
  11. pmc Management of environmental health issues for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games: is enhanced integrated environmental health surveillance needed in every day routine operation?
    Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    University of Thessaly, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Public Health 6:306. 2006
    ..The potential for permanent implementation of the program was examined...
  12. pmc Elevated bathing-associated disease risks despite certified water quality: a cohort study
    Panagiotis Papastergiou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakyriazi Str, Larissa 41222, Greece
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:1548-65. 2012
    ..These results suggest that risk assessments of recreational seawaters should not only focus on bacteriological water quality criteria...
  13. doi request reprint Legionella species colonization in cooling towers: risk factors and assessment of control measures
    Varvara A Mouchtouri
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Am J Infect Control 38:50-5. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify Legionella-contaminated cooling towers, identify risk factors for contamination, and assess the effectiveness of control measures...
  14. pmc Tobacco use among students aged 13-15 years in Greece: the GYTS project
    Athina Kyrlesi
    Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity, Athens, Greece
    BMC Public Health 7:3. 2007
    ..Data on the prevalence of tobacco use among teenagers in Greece are limited. We examined the prevalence of smoking among middle-school students in Greece using the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS)...
  15. doi request reprint EU legislation on food and potable water safety which could be potentially applied on board ferries and cruise ships: a comparison with US legislation
    Ioannis S Arvanitoyannis
    Department of Agriculture Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, School of Agricultural Sciences, University of Thessaly, Greece
    Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 50:533-66. 2010
    ..Moreover, food and water related hazards, not currently covered by EU legislation, were assessed together with US legislation and other guidelines for cruise ships...
  16. doi request reprint Bather density as a predominant factor for health effects related to recreational bathing: results from the Greek bathers cohort study
    Panagiotis Papastergiou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical School, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakyriazi Str, Larissa 41222, Greece
    Mar Pollut Bull 62:590-5. 2011
    ..Beach bather numbers should always be taken into account when considering a risk assessment approach...
  17. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to lignite and impact on respiratory system among heavy industry personnel
    Spyros Drivas
    Greek Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Athens, Greece
    Ind Health 45:409-14. 2007
    ..There is some evidence for a combined effect of smoking and lignite dust exposure on respiratory system...
  18. pmc Regional differences in mortality in Greece (1984-2004): the case of Thrace
    Panagiotis Papastergiou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Public Health 8:297. 2008
    ..Mortality differences at national level can generate hypothesis on possible causal association that could be further investigated. The aim of the present study was to identify regions with high mortality rates in Greece...
  19. pmc Risk factors for contamination of hotel water distribution systems by Legionella species
    Varvara Mouchtouri
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakiriazi Str, Larissa 41222, Greece
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:1489-92. 2007
    ..23, 95% CI=1.52 to 6.87), and with the presence of an independent disinfection system (OR=0.30, 95% CI=0.15 to 0.62). The same water temperatures, free-chlorine levels, and pHs differently affect the survival of various Legionella spp...
  20. doi request reprint Application of multivariate statistical methods for groundwater physicochemical and biological quality assessment in the context of public health
    Agelos Papaioannou
    Clinical Chemistry Biochemistry Section, Department of Medical Laboratories, Technological and Education Institute of Larissa, 41110, Larissa, Greece
    Environ Monit Assess 170:87-97. 2010
    ..478% of the total water quality variation, when all samples' physicochemical data set is considered. It is noteworthy that the classification scheme obtained by CA is completely confirmed by principal component analysis...
  21. ncbi request reprint Standardized inspections of food premises during the 2004 Athens Olympic Games: descriptive analysis and risk factors for unsatisfactory results
    Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakiriazi Str, 41222 Larissa, Greece
    J Food Prot 71:1632-40. 2008
    ..Future inspections by Public Health Authorities should involve elements of audit after the legislation for the application of HACCP principles...
  22. pmc Pesticide exposure and lymphohaematopoietic cancers: a case-control study in an agricultural region (Larissa, Thessaly, Greece)
    Maria Kokouva
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Public Health 11:5. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between exposure to pesticides and LHC in an agricultural region of Greece...
  23. doi request reprint Study of the effect of atmosphere modification in conjunction with honey on the extent of shelf life of Greek bakery delicacy "touloumpaki"
    Ioannis S Arvanitoyannis
    School of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agriculture, Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, University of Thessaly, Fytokou Str, 38446 Nea Ionia Magnesias, Volos, Hellas, Greece
    Anaerobe 17:300-2. 2011
    ..754) was strongly associated with reduced mesophile growth. Lightness values showed a significant decrease during time with no significant changes among treatments in both internal layers and external surface of the product...
  24. pmc Tobacco use, exposure to secondhand smoke, and cessation counseling among health professions students: greek data from the global health professions student Survey (GHPSS)
    Anastasia Barbouni
    Department of Public Health, National School of Public Health, Alexandras Av 196, 11521, Athens, Greece
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:331-42. 2012
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Analysis of seawater microbiological quality data in Greece from 1997 to 2006: association of risk factors with bacterial indicators
    Panagiotis Papastergiou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa 41221, Greece
    J Water Health 7:514-26. 2009
    ..Such parameters should be further investigated as predetermining factors for the assessment of beach bathing water quality, providing a timely indication of water risk assessment...
  26. doi request reprint Descriptive epidemiology of chronic hepatitis B by using data from a hepatitis registry in Central Greece
    Aggelos Stefos
    Department of Medicine, Academic Liver Unit, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Eur J Intern Med 20:35-43. 2009
    ..Our aim was to study the epidemiological patterns of HBV in Central Greece and identify the possible differences in HBV prevalence (clusters) among areas inside this region using data from the hepatitis registry...
  27. ncbi request reprint Varicella-related complications and hospitalisations in a tertiary pediatric medical center before vaccine introduction
    Maria Theodoridou
    First Department of Paediatrics, Aghia Sophia Children s Hospital, Thivon and Levadias Str, 11527, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Pediatr 165:273-4. 2006
  28. pmc Hygiene inspections on passenger ships in Europe - an overview
    Varvara A Mouchtouri
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Public Health 10:122. 2010
    ....
  29. pmc Descriptive study on parents' knowledge, attitudes and practices on antibiotic use and misuse in children with upper respiratory tract infections in Cyprus
    Andreas Rousounidis
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakyriazi Street, Larissa 41222, Greece
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:3246-62. 2011
    ..In conclusion, Cypriotic parents trust their primary care providers. Although it appears that antibiotic misuse is not driven by parental pressure, the pediatricians' view differs...
  30. ncbi request reprint Thermal disinfection of hotels, hospitals, and athletic venues hot water distribution systems contaminated by Legionella species
    Varvara Mouchtouri
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Am J Infect Control 35:623-7. 2007
    ..4 95% CI=0.2-0.8). Thermal disinfection seems not to be efficient enough to eliminate legionellae, unless repeatedly applied and in combination with extended heat flushing, and faucets chlorine disinfection...
  31. pmc Acute lead intoxication in a female battery worker: Diagnosis and management
    George Dounias
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    J Occup Med Toxicol 5:19. 2010
    ..Moreover, this report indicates that lead remains a significant occupational hazard especially in the small scale battery industry...
  32. doi request reprint Effect of several MAP compositions on the microbiological and sensory properties of Graviera cheese
    Ioannis S Arvanitoyannis
    University of Thessaly, School of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agriculture Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, Fytokou Street, Nea Ionia Magnessias, 38446 Volos, Hellas, Greece
    Anaerobe 17:310-4. 2011
    ....
  33. pmc Health promotion programs related to the Athens 2004 Olympic and Para Olympic games
    Elpidoforos S Soteriades
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    BMC Public Health 6:47. 2006
    ..Our objective was to identify and describe the population-based health-promotion programs implemented in relation to the Athens 2004 Olympic and Para Olympic Games...
  34. pmc Adherence to the screening program for HBV infection in pregnant women delivering in Greece
    Vassiliki Papaevangelou
    2nd Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, Children s Hospital A Kyriakou, Goudi 11527, Athens, Greece
    BMC Infect Dis 6:84. 2006
    ..A national prevention programme for HBV with universal screening of pregnant women and vaccination of infants is in effect since 1998 in Greece...
  35. pmc Surveillance study of vector species on board passenger ships, risk factors related to infestations
    Varvara A Mouchtouri
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Public Health 8:100. 2008
    ..Pest species, ship areas facilitating infestations, and different risk factors related to infestations were identified in 21 ferries...
  36. pmc Aseptic meningitis in children: analysis of 506 cases
    Athanasios G Michos
    First Department of Pediatrics, Aghia Sophia Children s Hospital, Athens University, Athens, Greece
    PLoS ONE 2:e674. 2007
    ..Non-polio human enteroviruses are the leading cause of aseptic meningitis in children. The role of enterovirus PCR for diagnosis and management of aseptic meningitis has not been fully explored...
  37. doi request reprint Association of treatment for bacterial meningitis with the development of sequelae
    Kalliopi Theodoridou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakyriazi Str, 41222, Larissa, Greece First Department of Pediatrics, Agia Sofia Children s Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Int J Infect Dis 17:e707-13. 2013
    ..Bacterial meningitis continues to be a serious, often disabling infectious disease. The aim of this study was to assess the possibility that treatment influences the development of sequelae in childhood bacterial meningitis...
  38. ncbi request reprint Surveillance and control of communicable diseases related to passenger ships in Europe
    Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Int Marit Health 62:138-47. 2011
    ..A diversity of approaches in EU countries, and gaps regarding surveillance and response and training needs of personnel were identified...
  39. doi request reprint Functional and behavioral outcome of bacterial meningitis in school-aged survivors
    George Vartzelis
    First Department of Pediatrics, Aghia Sofia Children s Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Int 53:300-2. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess children and teenagers with a history of bacterial meningitis for functional and behavioral problems...
  40. pmc Waterborne diseases prevention: evaluation of inspection scoring system for water sites according to water microbiological tests during the Athens 2004 pre-Olympic and Olympic period
    Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    University of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Larisa, Greece
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:829-35. 2006
    ..To evaluate the inspection grading system for water sites implemented during the Athens 2004 Olympic inspection programme...
  41. doi request reprint Effect of three MAP compositions on the physical and microbiological properties of a low fat Greek cheese known as "Anthotyros"
    Ioannis S Arvanitoyannis
    University of Thessaly, School of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, Fytokou Str, Nea Ionia Magnessias, 38446 Volos, Hellas, Greece
    Anaerobe 17:295-7. 2011
    ..All cheese samples were kept under refrigeration (4 ± 0.5 °C) for 55 days. The statistical analysis of organoleptic characteristics was carried out by using the Principal Component Analysis (PCA) by means of JMP5.0.1...
  42. doi request reprint Microbial and sensory quality of "Lollo verde" lettuce and rocket salad stored under active atmosphere packaging
    Ioannis S Arvanitoyannis
    School of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agriculture, Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, University of Thessaly, Fytoko St, 38446 Nea Ionia Magnesias, Volos, Hellas, Greece
    Anaerobe 17:307-9. 2011
    ..05). Color was better maintained in MAP samples. Shelf life of rocket leaves was extended by 4 days under MAP A while mixed salads shelf life was limited to 9 days...
  43. pmc Methodological aspects of a GIS-based environmental health inspection program used in the Athens 2004 Olympic and Para Olympic Games
    Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Public Health 5:93. 2005
    ..In this study, GIS technology was used to help county departments of Public Health to implement environmental health surveillance for the Athens 2004 Olympic and Para Olympic Games...
  44. ncbi request reprint Mass gathering preparedness: the experience of the Athens 2004 Olympic and Para-Olympic Games
    Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larisa, Greece
    J Environ Health 67:52-7. 2005
    ..The Olympic Games are a difficult assignment that demands extensive planning, appropriate resources, and timely reporting and coordination among the various public health agencies...
  45. ncbi request reprint Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission among high school students in Greece
    Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    Medical School of the University of Thesalia, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, 421222 Larisa, Greece
    Pediatr Int 47:180-4. 2005
    ..Case-matched control populations from other regional schools were included...
  46. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of health education on Toxoplasma-related knowledge, behaviour, and risk of seroconversion in pregnancy
    ERICA L GOLLUB
    INSERM, U593, Bordeaux, Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Institut de Santé Publique, d Épidémiologie et de Développement, Bordeaux, F 33076 Bordeaux cedex, France
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 136:137-45. 2008
    ..There is suggestive evidence that health education approaches may help reduce risk of congenital toxoplasmosis but this problem requires further study using more rigorous research design and methodology...