Giorgos S Metsios

Summary

Affiliation: University of Wolverhampton
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Passive smoking, asthma and allergy in children
    Giorgos S Metsios
    School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Midlands WS1 3BD, UK
    Inflamm Allergy Drug Targets 8:348-52. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness levels and their association with cardiovascular profile in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study
    George S Metsios
    Department of physical activity, Exercise and Health, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, Department of Rheumatology, Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Russell s Hall Hospital, Dudley, West Midlands, UK, Research Institute in Physical Performance and Rehabilitation, Centre for Research and Technology Thessaly, Trikala, Greece and
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 54:2215-20. 2015
  3. pmc Fostering autonomous motivation, physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in rheumatoid arthritis: protocol and rationale for a randomised control trial
    Peter C Rouse
    School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 15:445. 2014
  4. pmc Vascular function and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis: the role of physical activity
    George S Metsios
    School of Sport Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    Open Cardiovasc Med J 4:89-96. 2010
  5. pmc The association between microvascular and macrovascular endothelial function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study
    Aamer Sandoo
    Department of Rheumatology, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, Russells Hall Hospital, Pensnett Road, Dudley, DY1 2HQ, West Midlands, UK
    Arthritis Res Ther 13:R99. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Association of physical inactivity with increased cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Giorgos S Metsios
    School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:188-94. 2009
  7. pmc Disease activity and low physical activity associate with number of hospital admissions and length of hospitalisation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    George S Metsios
    Department of physical activity, Exercise and Health, University of Wolverhampton, Gorway Road, Walsall, WS13BD, West Midlands, UK
    Arthritis Res Ther 13:R108. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking significantly increases basal metabolic rate in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    G S Metsios
    School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:70-3. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Rheumatoid cachexia and cardiovascular disease
    G S Metsios
    School of Sport Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:985-8. 2009
  10. doi request reprint New resting energy expenditure prediction equations for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    G S Metsios
    School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Gorway rd, Walsall Campus, Wolverhampton, WSI 3BD, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:500-6. 2008

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint Passive smoking, asthma and allergy in children
    Giorgos S Metsios
    School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Midlands WS1 3BD, UK
    Inflamm Allergy Drug Targets 8:348-52. 2009
    ..As such, PS exposure has to be eliminated and researchers have to develop interventions for supporting smoking cessation as well as minimised PS exposure either this is in utero or during childhood...
  2. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness levels and their association with cardiovascular profile in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study
    George S Metsios
    Department of physical activity, Exercise and Health, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, Department of Rheumatology, Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Russell s Hall Hospital, Dudley, West Midlands, UK, Research Institute in Physical Performance and Rehabilitation, Centre for Research and Technology Thessaly, Trikala, Greece and
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 54:2215-20. 2015
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association of different physical fitness levels [assessed by the maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) test] with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in patients with RA...
  3. pmc Fostering autonomous motivation, physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in rheumatoid arthritis: protocol and rationale for a randomised control trial
    Peter C Rouse
    School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 15:445. 2014
    ..The literature consistently calls for physical activity interventions, and their implementation, to be theoretically-grounded...
  4. pmc Vascular function and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis: the role of physical activity
    George S Metsios
    School of Sport Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    Open Cardiovasc Med J 4:89-96. 2010
    ....
  5. pmc The association between microvascular and macrovascular endothelial function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study
    Aamer Sandoo
    Department of Rheumatology, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, Russells Hall Hospital, Pensnett Road, Dudley, DY1 2HQ, West Midlands, UK
    Arthritis Res Ther 13:R99. 2011
    ..The objectives of the present study were to examine the relationship between microvascular and macrovascular endothelial function in patients with RA...
  6. doi request reprint Association of physical inactivity with increased cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Giorgos S Metsios
    School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:188-94. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate associations between levels of physical activity and CVD risk profile in RA patients...
  7. pmc Disease activity and low physical activity associate with number of hospital admissions and length of hospitalisation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    George S Metsios
    Department of physical activity, Exercise and Health, University of Wolverhampton, Gorway Road, Walsall, WS13BD, West Midlands, UK
    Arthritis Res Ther 13:R108. 2011
    ..We hypothesised that disease activity/severity and physical activity are major predictors for the need of hospitalisation in patients with RA...
  8. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking significantly increases basal metabolic rate in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    G S Metsios
    School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:70-3. 2008
    ..We aimed to investigate whether smokers with RA demonstrated higher BMR levels than their non-smoking counterparts...
  9. ncbi request reprint Rheumatoid cachexia and cardiovascular disease
    G S Metsios
    School of Sport Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:985-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association of RC with multiple novel and classical cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and the presence of established CVD in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  10. doi request reprint New resting energy expenditure prediction equations for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    G S Metsios
    School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Gorway rd, Walsall Campus, Wolverhampton, WSI 3BD, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:500-6. 2008
    ..The objectives of this study are to evaluate the accuracy of widely used REE-predictive equations in RA patients against measured REE and to develop RA-specific equations...
  11. pmc Cigarette smoking associates with body weight and muscle mass of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional, observational study
    Antonios Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou
    School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, Wolverhampton University, Gorway Road, Walsall, WS1 3BD, West Midlands, UK
    Arthritis Res Ther 10:R59. 2008
    ..This cross-sectional study aimed to identify potential associations of smoking with body weight and composition of RA patients...
  12. doi request reprint Underweight and obese states both associate with worse disease activity and physical function in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis
    Antonios Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou
    School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, Wolverhampton University, Gorway Road, Walsall WS1 3BD, West Midlands, UK
    Clin Rheumatol 28:439-44. 2009
    ..Further longitudinal studies are required to address this apparent dissociation...
  13. doi request reprint Target organ damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: the role of blood pressure and heart rate
    Vasileios F Panoulas
    Department of Rheumatology, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, Russells Hall Hospital, West Midlands, UK
    Atherosclerosis 209:255-60. 2010
    ..Inflammation and sympathetic overdrive may also associate with TOD. We investigated the prevalence and associations of TOD in RA...
  14. doi request reprint Association of interleukin-6 (IL-6)-174G/C gene polymorphism with cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: the role of obesity and smoking
    Vasileios F Panoulas
    Department of Rheumatology, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, West Midlands, UK
    Atherosclerosis 204:178-83. 2009
    ..The present study examined the potential association of IL-6-174 G/C polymorphism, together with obesity and smoking, with the presence of CVD in RA patients...
  15. doi request reprint Rheumatoid cachexia and cardiovascular disease
    Gregory D Summers
    Department of Rheumatology, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby DE22 3NE, UK
    Nat Rev Rheumatol 6:445-51. 2010
    ..Rheumatoid cachexia might represent the 'worst of both worlds' with respect to cardiovascular outcome, but until diagnostic criteria for this condition are agreed upon, its effect on cardiovascular disease risk remains controversial...
  16. pmc Redefining overweight and obesity in rheumatoid arthritis patients
    Antonios Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou
    Research Institute in Healthcare Science, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Midlands, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:1316-21. 2007
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis susceptibility genes associate with lipid levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Tracey E Toms
    Department of Rheumatology, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 2HQ, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 70:1025-32. 2011
    ..The authors assessed whether RA susceptibility genes associate with the presence of dyslipidaemia in RA patients...
  18. doi request reprint Obesity in rheumatoid arthritis
    Antonios Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou
    Department of Rheumatology, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, Russells Hall Hospital, Pensnett Road, Dudley DY1 2HQ, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 50:450-62. 2011
    ..We also pose a question of high clinical and research significance: is the use of BMI still a valid way of assessing obesity in RA?..
  19. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory and immune response to physical activity following exposure to a typical smoking environment
    Andreas D Flouris
    FAME Laboratory, Institute of Human Performance and Rehabilitation, Centre for Research and Technology Thessaly, Karies, Trikala, Greece
    Heart 96:860-4. 2010
    ..We conducted a randomised single-blind crossover experiment to assess the cardiorespiratory and immune response to physical activity following PS...
  20. doi request reprint Inverted BMI rather than BMI is a better proxy for percentage of body fat
    Alan M Nevill
    Research Institute of Healthcare Sciences, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, UK
    Ann Hum Biol 38:681-4. 2011
    ..An easy to measure proxy is the weight/height(2) ratio known as the Body Mass Index (BMI kg/m(2)). However, BMI does have some inherent weaknesses which are readily overcome by its inverse iBMI (1000/BMI, cm(2)/kg)...
  21. doi request reprint Individualised aerobic and resistance exercise training improves cardiorespiratory fitness and reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Antonios Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou
    Department of Rheumatology, Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Russell s Hall Hospital, Dudley, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 72:1819-25. 2013
    ..The effects of such interventions on CVD risk have not been studied in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  22. doi request reprint Exposure to secondhand smoke promotes sympathetic activity and cardiac muscle cachexia
    Andreas D Flouris
    a FAME Laboratory, Centre for Research and Technology Thessaly, Trikala, Greece
    Int J Environ Health Res 24:189-94. 2014
    ..The SHS-induced elevations in CK-MB and myoglobin may reflect a generalized lytic state, especially of the cardiac muscle, which is apparent for at least 2 h following the SHS exposure. ..
  23. ncbi request reprint Sexual dimorphism in the acute effects of secondhand smoke on thyroid hormone secretion, inflammatory markers and vascular function
    Andreas D Flouris
    Institute of Human Performance and Rehabilitation, Centre for Research and Technology Thessaly, 32 Siggrou Street, Trikala, Greece
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 294:E456-62. 2008
    ..We concluded that a 1-h SHS exposure at bar/restaurant levels is accompanied by decrements in gonadal hormones in both sexes and marked increases in thyroid hormone secretion, IL-1beta production, and systolic blood pressure in men...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effects of secondhand smoke on thyroid function
    Andres E Carrillo
    FAME Laboratory, Institute of Human Performance and Rehabilitation, Centre for Research and Technology Thessaly, Trikala, GR42100, Greece
    Inflamm Allergy Drug Targets 8:359-63. 2009
    ..Nevertheless, exposure to SHS disturbs vital human processes via thyroid disruption...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and associations of hypertension and its control in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    V F Panoulas
    Department of Rheumatology, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, Russells Hall Hospital, Pensnett Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 2HQ, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:1477-82. 2007
    ..In this study, we assessed the prevalence of HT in a secondary care cohort of RA patients, and aimed to identify factors associated with its presence and inadequate control...
  26. ncbi request reprint A brief exposure to moderate passive smoke increases metabolism and thyroid hormone secretion
    Giorgos S Metsios
    Laboratory of Applied Physiology, Department of Sports and Exercise Science, University of Thessaly, Karies, Trikala GR42100, Greece
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:208-11. 2007
    ..Active smoking influences normal metabolic status and thyroid function...
  27. ncbi request reprint Criterion-related validity and test-retest reliability of the 20m square shuttle test
    Giorgos S Metsios
    Institute of Human Performance and Rehabilitation, Greece
    J Sci Med Sport 11:214-7. 2008
    ..8% for the SST and MST, respectively. It is concluded that SST is a more valid proxy than MST for predicting laboratory V O(2max) based on the current procedures, while both tests are sufficiently reliable in healthy male adults...
  28. doi request reprint Associations of obesity with modifiable risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou
    School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, Wolverhampton University, Walsall, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 68:242-5. 2009
    ..To assess the association of body mass index (BMI) with modifiable cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease and physical exercise: a systematic review
    G S Metsios
    University of Wolverhampton, School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, Walsall, West Midlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:239-48. 2008
    ..Future studies are required to investigate the effects of exercise in improving the cardiovascular status of this patient population...
  30. ncbi request reprint The effect of performance feedback on cardiorespiratory fitness field tests
    G S Metsios
    School of Sports, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK
    J Sci Med Sport 9:263-6. 2006
    ..1+/-5.0 and -1.1+/-6.1 ml kg-1 min-1 with coefficients of variation of +/-5.4% and +/-6.7%, respectively. It is concluded that the application of PF leads to superior field testing performances...
  31. ncbi request reprint Blockade of tumour necrosis factor-alpha in rheumatoid arthritis: effects on components of rheumatoid cachexia
    G S Metsios
    School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Midlands, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:1824-7. 2007
    ..This study aimed to investigate the effects of anti-TNF-alpha therapy on REE, body composition, physical activity and protein intake in RA patients...
  32. doi request reprint Fitness in contemporary dance: a systematic review
    M Angioi
    School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhamtpon, Gorway Road, Walsall WS1 3BD, United Kingdom
    Int J Sports Med 30:475-84. 2009
    ..Further research is needed in order to confirm preliminary data, which suggest that the implementation of additional fitness training is beneficial for contemporary dance students to achieve a better performance outcome...
  33. doi request reprint What predicts obesity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis? An investigation of the interactions between lifestyle and inflammation
    A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou
    School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Midlands, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 34:295-301. 2010
    ..To assess whether physical activity, diet or inflammation is a more important determinant of body mass index (BMI) and body fat (BF) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  34. doi request reprint Acute effects of second-hand smoke on complete blood count
    Petros C Dinas
    a FAME Laboratory, Centre for Research and Technology Thessaly, Trikala, Greece
    Int J Environ Health Res 24:56-62. 2014
    ..007). A 1-h exposure to SHS at bar/restaurant levels significantly increased the WBC for at least 4 h following the exposure time. This effect of SHS on WBC has dose-response characteristics and should be considered to prescribing CBC. ..
  35. ncbi request reprint Serum uric acid is independently associated with hypertension in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    V F Panoulas
    Department of Rheumatology, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, West Midlands, UK
    J Hum Hypertens 22:177-82. 2008
    ..011). This cross-sectional study suggests that SUA levels are independently associated with HT in RA patients. Prospective longitudinal studies are needed to confirm and further explore the causes and implications of this association...
  36. ncbi request reprint Enhancing specificity in proxy-design for the assessment of bioenergetics
    A D Flouris
    Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University, St Catharines, Canada
    J Sci Med Sport 7:197-204. 2004
    ..The latter may well be explained by the closer simulation in bioenergetics between the two protocols (ie, the continuous nature of SST provides a closer proxy of TT)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Contribution of muscular strength in cardiorespiratory fitness tests
    A D Flouris
    Environmental Ergonomics Laboratory, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 46:197-201. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present study was to investigate the contribution of lower extremity muscular strength levels in performing cardiorespiratory fitness tests in laboratory, as well as field-based settings...
  38. pmc Enhancing the efficacy of the 20 m multistage shuttle run test
    A D Flouris
    Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University, St Catherines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3AI
    Br J Sports Med 39:166-70. 2005
    ..New algorithms validated for Vo(2CR) screening using the 20 m multistage shuttle run test (20mMST) were developed...
  39. ncbi request reprint Long-term exposure to medium-dose glucocorticoid therapy associates with hypertension in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    V F Panoulas
    Department of Rheumatology, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, Russells Hall Hospital, Pensnett Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 2HQ, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:72-5. 2008
    ..The effects of long-term glucocorticoid (GC) therapy on blood pressure have not been established yet. This study examined whether GC exposure associates with HT in patients with RA...
  40. doi request reprint Hypertension in rheumatoid arthritis
    V F Panoulas
    Department of Rheumatology, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, Russells Hall Hospital, Pensnett Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 2HQ, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:1286-98. 2008
    ....