Experts and Doctors on aged in Athens, Attica, Greece

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Locale: Athens, Attica, Greece
Topic: aged

Top Publications

  1. Trichopoulou A, Vasilopoulou E. Mediterranean diet and longevity. Br J Nutr. 2000;84 Suppl 2:S205-9 pubmed
  2. Thanos L, Dailiana T, Papaioannou G, Nikita A, Koutrouvelis H, Kelekis D. Percutaneous CT-guided drainage of splenic abscess. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2002;179:629-32 pubmed
    ..Splenic abscess is an uncommon entity that can be treated percutaneously. CT-guided drainage of splenic abscess seems to be a safe and effective alternative to surgery, allowing preservation of the spleen. ..
  3. Sotiropoulou M, Haidopoulos D, Vlachos G, Pilalis A, Rodolakis A, Diakomanolis E. Primary malignant mixed mullerian tumor of the vagina immunohistochemically confirmed. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2005;271:264-6 pubmed
    ..Immunohistochemical study of the neoplasm revealed that the malignant stromal tumor was a high-grade leiomyosarcoma. Despite the multimodal therapeutic approach, the patient died within 11 months...
  4. Stathopoulos G, Boulikas T, Vougiouka M, Deliconstantinos G, Rigatos S, Darli E, et al. Pharmacokinetics and adverse reactions of a new liposomal cisplatin (Lipoplatin): phase I study. Oncol Rep. 2005;13:589-95 pubmed
    ..Urine excretion reached about 40% of the infused dose in 3 days. The data demonstrate that Lipoplatin up to a dose of 125 mg/m2 every 14 days has no nephrotoxicity and it lacks the serious side effects of cisplatin. ..
  5. Apostolou T, Damianou L, Kotsiev V, Drakopoulos S, Hadjiconstantinou V. Treatment of severe hypercalcemia due to refractory hyperparathyroidism in renal transplant patients with the calcimimetic agent cinacalcet. Clin Nephrol. 2006;65:374-7 pubmed
    ..It seems that this new agent will improve our clinical approach of renal bone disease permitting a more integrated and successful treatment of hyperparathyroidism and its consequences on patients with chronic kidney disease. ..
  6. Zachariades N, Mezitis M, Mourouzis C, Papadakis D, Spanou A. Fractures of the mandibular condyle: a review of 466 cases. Literature review, reflections on treatment and proposals. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2006;34:421-32 pubmed
  7. Tzanakis N, Gazouli M, Rallis G, Giannopoulos G, Papaconstantinou I, Theodoropoulos G, et al. Vascular endothelial growth factor polymorphisms in gastric cancer development, prognosis, and survival. J Surg Oncol. 2006;94:624-30 pubmed
    ..67%). The present study suggests that VEGF polymorphisms may contribute to gastric tumor characteristics; these observations, however, requiring further confirmation in a larger multi-ethnic study. ..
  8. Athanasiou S, Anstaklis A, Betsi G, Sotiropoulou M, Falagas M. Clinical and urodynamic parameters associated with history of urinary tract infections in women. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2007;86:1130-5 pubmed
    ..96, 95% CI: 0.94-0.98) associated with UTIs. Our results suggest that urodynamic testing does not help in identifying specific urogynecologic mechanisms that could improve medical and/or surgical management or prevent recurrent UTI. ..
  9. Levidou G, Korkolopoulou P, Thymara I, Vassilopoulos I, Saetta A, Gakiopoulou H, et al. Expression and prognostic significance of cyclin D3 in ovarian adenocarcinomas. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2007;26:410-7 pubmed

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  1. Christodoulou M, Kapsogeorgou E, Moutsopoulos N, Moutsopoulos H. Foxp3+ T-regulatory cells in Sjogren's syndrome: correlation with the grade of the autoimmune lesion and certain adverse prognostic factors. Am J Pathol. 2008;173:1389-96 pubmed publisher
    ..012) and SG enlargement (tendency, P = 0.067). Our findings suggest that the Foxp3(+) T-regulatory cell frequency in the MSG lesions of SS patients correlates with inflammation grade and certain risk factors for lymphoma development. ..
  2. Vlachogiannakos J, Saveriadis A, Viazis N, Theodoropoulos I, Foudoulis K, Manolakopoulos S, et al. Intestinal decontamination improves liver haemodynamics in patients with alcohol-related decompensated cirrhosis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2009;29:992-9 pubmed publisher
  3. Karapanagiotou E, Polyzos A, Dilana K, Gratsias I, Boura P, Gkiozos I, et al. Increased serum levels of ghrelin at diagnosis mediate body weight loss in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Lung Cancer. 2009;66:393-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Further studies are needed to determine its potential role as predictive and prognostic marker. ..
  4. Razis E, Selviaridis P, Labropoulos S, Norris J, Zhu M, Song D, et al. Phase II study of neoadjuvant imatinib in glioblastoma: evaluation of clinical and molecular effects of the treatment. Clin Cancer Res. 2009;15:6258-66 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the histologic and immunoblotting evaluations suggest that glioblastoma multiforme proliferation and survival mechanisms are not substantially reduced by imatinib therapy in most patients. ..
  5. Bamias A, Psaltopoulou T, Sotiropoulou M, Haidopoulos D, Lianos E, Bournakis E, et al. Mucinous but not clear cell histology is associated with inferior survival in patients with advanced stage ovarian carcinoma treated with platinum-paclitaxel chemotherapy. Cancer. 2010;116:1462-8 pubmed publisher
    ..6 months). Mucinous but not clear cell histology is associated with significantly worse prognosis in advanced ovarian cancer treated with combination platinum/paclitaxel. Different therapeutic strategies should be studied in this entity. ..
  6. Georgiades G, Babis G, Kourlaba G, Hartofilakidis G. Effect of cementless acetabular component orientation, position, and containment in total hip arthroplasty for congenital hip disease. J Arthroplasty. 2010;25:1143-50 pubmed publisher
    ..032). In CHD cases, it is preferable to avoid excessive vertical inclination, lateral, and superior placement of cementless cups in an attempt to obtain better containment...
  7. Tripodakis A, Nakou M. Microbiologic evaluation of compromised periodontal sites before and after immediate intrasocket implant placement. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2011;31:e109-17 pubmed
    ..Concentrations of periodontopathogens in the periodontal sites were heavily reduced when transformed into peri-implant sites, whereas the relevant counts of the beneficial microorganisms were increased...
  8. Sakellariou P, Kekou K, Fryssira H, Sofocleous C, Manta P, Panousopoulou A, et al. Mutation spectrum and phenotypic manifestation in FSHD Greek patients. Neuromuscul Disord. 2012;22:339-49 pubmed publisher
  9. Kourlaba G, Fragoulakis V, Maniadakis N. Economic evaluation of clopidogrel in acute coronary syndrome patients without ST-segment elevation in Greece: a cost-utility analysis. Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2012;10:261-71 pubmed publisher
    ..One-year treatment with clopidogrel in addition to aspirin is a cost-effective treatment option for secondary prevention in patients with acute coronary syndrome without ST-segment elevation in Greece. ..
  10. Kyriakos N, Karagiannis S, Galanis P, Liatsos C, Zouboulis Vafiadis I, Georgiou E, et al. Evaluation of four time-saving methods of reading capsule endoscopy videos. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012;24:1276-80 pubmed
    ..The quickview mode is a safe diagnostic tool only when larger or diffuse lesions are suspected, such as Crohn's or celiac disease. ..
  11. Milia M, Lefatzis N, Papakosta V, Theodossiadis P, Papathanassiou M. Unusual case of orbital apex syndrome after chalazion excision. Clin Exp Optom. 2013;96:346-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Prompt diagnosis and treatment in cases of orbital apex syndrome, especially in immunocompromised patients, is important to prevent visual and life-threatening complications...
  12. Grigoriadis C, Hassiakos D, Bakas P, Tympa A, Panoulis C, Creatsas G, et al. Effect of gonadal steroid receptors alterations on the pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Minerva Ginecol. 2016;68:37-42 pubmed
    ..In addition, the risk for developing USUI among POP patients seems to be strongly associated with the reduction of both estrogen receptors (ER-α and ER-β) expression. ..
  13. Windyga J, Dolan G, Altisent C, Katsarou O, López Fernández M, Zülfikar B. Practical aspects of DDAVP use in patients with von Willebrand Disease undergoing invasive procedures: a European survey. Haemophilia. 2016;22:110-20 pubmed publisher
    ..A companion paper will be published covering the use of factor concentrates in VWD patients. ..
  14. Ladas S, Triantafyllou K, Tzathas C, Tassios P, Rokkas T, Raptis S. Gastric phytobezoars may be treated by nasogastric Coca-Cola lavage. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2002;14:801-3 pubmed
    ..The dissolution of large gastric phytobezoars with cola nasogastric lavage is a safe, rapid and effective method. Patients may be treated in the medical ward, avoiding therapeutic endoscopy or surgery...
  15. Moulopoulos L, Maris T, Papanikolaou N, Panagi G, Vlahos L, Dimopoulos M. Detection of malignant bone marrow involvement with dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. Ann Oncol. 2003;14:152-8 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) in detecting bone marrow involvement in cancer patients...
  16. Anagnostopoulos G, Sakorafas G, Kolettis T, Kotsifopoulos N, Kassaras G. A case of gallstone ileus with an unusual impaction site and spontaneous evacuation. J Postgrad Med. 2004;50:55-6 pubmed
    ..Despite our efforts we could not extract the stone endoscopically, mainly due to its large size. Yet, despite its large size, the stone was spontaneously evacuated a few hours later. ..
  17. Arvanitidis D, Anagnostopoulos G, Tsiakos S, Margantinis G, Kostopoulos P. Cholecystocolic fistula demonstrated by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Postgrad Med J. 2004;80:526 pubmed
  18. Orfanos S, Kotanidou A, Glynos C, Athanasiou C, Tsigkos S, Dimopoulou I, et al. Angiopoietin-2 is increased in severe sepsis: correlation with inflammatory mediators. Crit Care Med. 2007;35:199-206 pubmed
    ..Second, inflammatory mediators reduce Ang-2 release from human lung microvascular endothelial cells, implying that this vascular bed may not be the source of increased Ang-2 in human sepsis. ..
  19. Vairaktaris E, Yiannopoulos A, Vylliotis A, Yapijakis C, Derka S, Vassiliou S, et al. Strong association of interleukin-6 -174 G>C promoter polymorphism with increased risk of oral cancer. Int J Biol Markers. 2006;21:246-50 pubmed
    ..001; Fisher's exact test). These findings suggest that the -174 G>C polymorphism, by affecting IL-6 gene expression, is strongly associated with oral oncogenesis...
  20. Panagiotakos D, Tzima N, Pitsavos C, Chrysohoou C, Zampelas A, Toussoulis D, et al. The association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and fasting indices of glucose homoeostasis: the ATTICA Study. J Am Coll Nutr. 2007;26:32-8 pubmed
    ..An inverse association was observed between adherence to Mediterranean diet and indices of glucose homeostasis, only in normoglycemic people. ..
  21. Levidou G, Saetta A, Korkolopoulou P, Papanastasiou P, Gioti K, Pavlopoulos P, et al. Clinical significance of nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB levels in urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder. Virchows Arch. 2008;452:295-304 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, NF-kappaB nuclear expression emerges as an independent prognosticator of adverse significance, conveying information beyond that obtained by standard clinicopathological prognosticators. ..
  22. Markopoulos C, Dafni U, Misitzis J, Zobolas V, Tzoracoleftherakis E, Koukouras D, et al. Extended adjuvant hormonal therapy with exemestane has no detrimental effect on the lipid profile of postmenopausal breast cancer patients: final results of the ATENA lipid substudy. Breast Cancer Res. 2009;11:R35 pubmed publisher
    ..ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT00810706. ..
  23. Karga H, Papaioannou G, Polymeris A, Papamichael K, Karpouza A, Samouilidou E, et al. The effects of recombinant human TSH on bone turnover in patients after thyroidectomy. J Bone Miner Metab. 2010;28:35-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Additional studies are needed to resolve the mechanisms by which TSH alters the response of the bone cells. ..
  24. Lagoudianakis E, Kataki A, Manouras A, Memos N, Papadima A, Derventzi A, et al. Detection of epithelial cells by RT-PCR targeting CEA, CK20, and TEM-8 in colorectal carcinoma patients using OncoQuick density gradient centrifugation system. J Surg Res. 2009;155:183-90 pubmed
  25. Papaxoinis K, Triantafyllou K, Sasco A, Nicolopoulou Stamati P, Ladas S. Subsite-specific differences of estrogen receptor beta expression in the normal colonic epithelium: implications for carcinogenesis and colorectal cancer epidemiology. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010;22:614-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This study aimed at investigating whether a differential estrogen receptor beta (ER-beta) expression between the colonic subsites could correspond to a modification in proliferation, apoptosis, and adhesion of the normal colonocytes...
  26. Roussou M, Kastritis E, Christoulas D, Migkou M, Gavriatopoulou M, Grapsa I, et al. Reversibility of renal failure in newly diagnosed patients with multiple myeloma and the role of novel agents. Leuk Res. 2010;34:1395-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus bortezomib-based regimens may be the preferred treatment for newly diagnosed myeloma patients with RI. ..
  27. Kopterides P, Papageorgiou C, Antoniadou A, Papadomichelakis E, Tsangaris I, Dimopoulou I, et al. Failure of tigecycline to treat severe Clostridium difficile infection. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2010;38:755-8 pubmed
    ..Even though tigecycline looks promising for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection, we urge caution against its indiscriminate use for off label indications. ..
  28. Markogiannakis H, Memos N, Messaris E, Dardamanis D, Larentzakis A, Papanikolaou D, et al. Predictive value of procalcitonin for bowel ischemia and necrosis in bowel obstruction. Surgery. 2011;149:394-403 pubmed publisher
    ..Procalcitonin on presentation is very useful for the diagnosis or exclusion of intestinal ischemia and necrosis in acute bowel obstruction and could serve as an additional diagnostic tool to improve clinical decision-making. ..
  29. Avgeris M, Stravodimos K, Scorilas A. Kallikrein-related peptidase 4 gene (KLK4) in prostate tumors: quantitative expression analysis and evaluation of its clinical significance. Prostate. 2011;71:1780-9 pubmed publisher
    ..KLK4 quantification serves as an independent biomarker for the discrimination between the malignant and the benign nature of prostate tumors. ..
  30. Gialamas S, Petridou E, Tseleni Balafouta S, Spyridopoulos T, Matsoukis I, Kondi Pafiti A, et al. Serum adiponectin levels and tissue expression of adiponectin receptors are associated with risk, stage, and grade of colorectal cancer. Metabolism. 2011;60:1530-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The exact nature of the association and the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms need to be further examined in large prospective studies assessing adiponectin and its receptors as novel targets for exploring CRC growth. ..
  31. Arnogiannaki N, Grigoriadis C, Zygouris D, Terzakis E, Sebastiadou M, Tserkezoglou A. Proliferative Brenner tumor of the ovary. clinicopathological study of two cases and review of the literature. Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2011;32:576-8 pubmed
    ..We present two cases of Brenner tumors with borderline malignancy which were treated in our Department together with a review of the literature...
  32. Aznaouridis K, Vlachopoulos C, Protogerou A, Stefanadis C. Ambulatory systolic-diastolic pressure regression index as a predictor of clinical events: a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Stroke. 2012;43:733-9 pubmed publisher
    ..ASDPRI is an ambulatory blood pressure-derived biomarker that strongly predicts future CV events, stroke, and all-cause mortality. These findings suggest that this index may be useful for risk stratification purposes. ..
  33. Theocharis G, Polyzos K, Vouloumanou E, Peppas G, Spiropoulos T, Barbas S, et al. Morbidity of foreign travelers in Attica, Greece: a retrospective study. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012;31:2141-6 pubmed
    ..Our findings may be extrapolated to other countries with similar climatic and socioeconomic status. ..
  34. Gogali F, Paterakis G, Rassidakis G, Kaltsas G, Liakou C, Gousis P, et al. Phenotypical analysis of lymphocytes with suppressive and regulatory properties (Tregs) and NK cells in the papillary carcinoma of thyroid. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012;97:1474-82 pubmed publisher
    ..0026), whereas NK infiltration was negatively correlated (P < 0.0041). Tregs and NK cells may be important regulators of thyroid cancer progression. ..
  35. Tsapaki V, Tsalafoutas I, Fagkrezos D, Lazaretos I, Nikolaou V, Efstathopoulos N. Patient radiation doses in various fluoroscopically guided orthopaedic procedures. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2016;168:72-5 pubmed publisher
    ..1, 2.2 and 0.6 min, KAP--6.3, 6.3 and 0.6 Gy cm(-2) and F--21, 2.2 and 6.7. The patient doses during fluoroscopically guided procedures are relatively low compared with other interventional procedures. ..
  36. Perez Cornago A, Travis R, Appleby P, Tsilidis K, Tjønneland A, Olsen A, et al. Fruit and vegetable intake and prostate cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Int J Cancer. 2017;141:287-297 pubmed publisher
    ..The main finding of this prospective study was that a higher fruit intake was associated with a small reduction in prostate cancer risk. Whether this association is causal remains unclear. ..
  37. Gavressea T, Kalogeras K, Koliou G, Zagouri F, Lazaridis G, Gogas H, et al. The Prognostic Value of the Immunohistochemical Expression of Phosphorylated RB and p16 Proteins in Association with Cyclin D1 and the p53 Pathway in a Large Cohort of Patients with Breast Cancer Treated with Taxane-based Adjuvant Chemotherapy. Anticancer Res. 2017;37:2947-2957 pubmed
    ..015). The p53-mediated sensitivity of breast cancer cells to chemotherapeutic agents appears to be driven mostly by pRB. Using agents that enhance RB phosphorylation might possibly increase the chemosensitivity of breast cancer cells. ..
  38. Kouraklis G, Glinavou A, Kouvaraki M, Raftopoulos J, Karatzas G. Anal lesion resulting from implantation of viable tumour cells in a pre-existing anal fistula. A case report. Acta Chir Belg. 2002;102:212-3 pubmed
    ..In conclusion, surgeons should be aware of the possibility of cancer spread incidence, distally beyond the initial site by exfoliated cancer cells into the lumen of the bowel...
  39. Chrysanthidis M, Janssen J. Autofluorescence videothoracoscopy in exudative pleural effusions: preliminary results. Eur Respir J. 2005;26:989-92 pubmed
    ..However, the clinical value of autofluorescence thoracoscopy in daily practice remains to be proven. ..
  40. Kapsimalis F, Varouchakis G, Manousaki A, Daskas S, Nikita D, Kryger M, et al. Association of sleep apnea severity and obesity with insulin resistance, C-reactive protein, and leptin levels in male patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Lung. 2008;186:209-217 pubmed publisher
    ..The severity of nocturnal hypoxemia was associated with leptin and CRP levels independent of obesity. ..
  41. Kondi Pafiti A, Grapsa D, Papakonstantinou K, Kairi Vassilatou E, Xasiakos D. Vaginal cysts: a common pathologic entity revisited. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2008;35:41-4 pubmed
    ..To further study the clinicopathological features of benign vaginal cysts...
  42. Maniadakis N, Kourlaba G, Fragoulakis V. Self-reported prevalence of atherothrombosis in a general population sample of adults in Greece; a telephone survey. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2011;11:16 pubmed publisher
    ..The data of the current study could contribute in obtaining an accurate estimation of the economic burden of atherothrombosis in Greece because people who are aware of their condition/disease are those who use health care resources. ..
  43. Kelogrigoris M, Tsagouli P, Stathopoulos K, Tsagaridou I, Thanos L. CT-guided percutaneous drainage of lung abscesses: review of 40 cases. JBR-BTR. 2011;94:191-5 pubmed
    ..CT-guided percutaneous catheter drainage is a useful and safe procedure for the treatment of patients with lung abscesses who do not respond to medical therapy and should be considered a valuable alternative to open surgery. ..
  44. Moulakakis K, Mylonas S, Avgerinos E, Papapetrou A, Kakisis J, Brountzos E, et al. The chimney graft technique for preserving visceral vessels during endovascular treatment of aortic pathologies. J Vasc Surg. 2012;55:1497-503 pubmed publisher
    ..However, long-term endograft durability and proximal fixation remains a significant concern. Thus, there is a reasonable hesitation to embrace the method for widespread use in the absence of long-term data. ..
  45. Kritikou I, Basta M, Vgontzas A, Pejovic S, Fernandez Mendoza J, Liao D, et al. Sleep apnoea and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in men and women: effects of continuous positive airway pressure. Eur Respir J. 2016;47:531-40 pubmed publisher
    ..g. hypertension. ..
  46. Kosmidis P, Bacoyiannis C, Hatzichristou H. Combination chemotherapy with cis-platinum, adriamycin, mitomycin-C (PAM) in patients with advanced bladder cancer. J Chemother. 1990;2:397-400 pubmed
    ..Nausea and vomiting were the commonest side effects. Myelotoxicity was mild and reversible. We conclude that PAM chemotherapy is effective and well tolerated in patients with advanced bladder cancer. ..
  47. Zerva L, Bourantas K, Mitka S, Kansouzidou A, Legakis N. Serum is the preferred clinical specimen for diagnosis of human brucellosis by PCR. J Clin Microbiol. 2001;39:1661-4 pubmed
    ..Serum is the optimal specimen for the diagnosis of brucellosis by PCR, a choice that leads to assay simplification and shortens turnaround time. ..
  48. Nikolopoulos K, Papadakis S, Kateros K, Themistocleous G, Vlamis J, Papagelopoulos P, et al. Long-term outcome of patients with avascular necrosis, after internal fixation of femoral neck fractures. Injury. 2003;34:525-8 pubmed
    ..Despite the relatively high rate of avascular necrosis after internal fixation of femoral neck fractures, only a few of these patients (20%) required further surgical treatment in the follow-up period of this study. ..
  49. Dimopoulos M, Papadimitriou C, Hamilos G, Efstathiou E, Vlahos G, Rodolakis A, et al. Treatment of ovarian germ cell tumors with a 3-day bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin regimen: a prospective multicenter study. Gynecol Oncol. 2004;95:695-700 pubmed
    ..The modified 3-day BEP regimen was safe and effective in patients with OGCT. Further improvements are needed for patients with advanced, suboptimally debulked non-dysgerminomatous tumors. ..
  50. Kastritis E, Bamias A, Efstathiou E, Gika D, Bozas G, Zorzou P, et al. The outcome of advanced or recurrent non-squamous carcinoma of the uterine cervix after platinum-based combination chemotherapy. Gynecol Oncol. 2005;99:376-82 pubmed
    ..Our study showed a similar outcome for both squamous and non-squamous stage IV or recurrent cervical carcinomas treated with platinum-based combination chemotherapy. ..
  51. Vardakas K, Michalopoulos A, Kiriakidou K, Siampli E, Samonis G, Falagas M. Candidaemia: incidence, risk factors, characteristics and outcomes in immunocompetent critically ill patients. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2009;15:289-92 pubmed publisher
    ..ICU and total in-hospital mortality were 40% and 66.7%, respectively. Candidaemia-related mortality was 20%. Candidaemia treatment failure was the only variable associated with in-hospital mortality (p 0.008). ..
  52. Kastellanos S, Toumpoulis I, Aggeli C, Zezas S, Chlapoutakis E, Kastellanos S, et al. The role of sex and biochemical markers of inflammation in left ventricular remodelling, before and after surgery, in elderly patients with aortic valve stenosis. Hellenic J Cardiol. 2009;50:26-36 pubmed
    ..Although inflammatory markers are not correlated with echocardiographic parameters before aortic valve replacement, a strong correlation exists after operation. This correlation is similar in men and women. ..
  53. Tsantes A, Dimoula A, Bonovas S, Mantzios G, Tsirigotis P, Zoi K, et al. The role of the Platelet Function Analyzer (PFA)-100 and platelet aggregometry in the differentiation of essential thrombocythemia from reactive thrombocytosis. Thromb Res. 2010;125:142-6 pubmed publisher
    ..If our results are replicated by further studies, these two methods could be used very effectively as adjunct markers in the differentiation between ET and RT. ..
  54. Rizos I, Rigopoulos A, Kalogeropoulos A, Tsiodras S, Dragomanovits S, Sakadakis E, et al. Hypertension and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a novel predictive role of high sensitivity C-reactive protein in cardioversion and long-term recurrence. J Hum Hypertens. 2010;24:447-57 pubmed publisher
    ..27 mg l(-1) (hazard ratio: 6.2, 95% CI: 2.2-17.6, P=0.001). hsCRP at 48 h after admission correlates with cardioversion outcome and may predict long-term AF recurrence. ..
  55. Samitas K, Zervas E, Vittorakis S, Semitekolou M, Alissafi T, Bossios A, et al. Osteopontin expression and relation to disease severity in human asthma. Eur Respir J. 2011;37:331-41 pubmed publisher
    ..OPN expression is upregulated in human asthma and associated with remodelling changes, and its subepithelial expression correlates with disease severity. ..
  56. Papaioannou A, Bartziokas K, Tsikrika S, Karakontaki F, Kastanakis E, Banya W, et al. The impact of depressive symptoms on recovery and outcome of hospitalised COPD exacerbations. Eur Respir J. 2013;41:815-23 pubmed publisher
    ..The presence of depressive symptoms in patients admitted for AECOPD has a significant impact on recovery and is related to worse survival and increased risk for subsequent COPD exacerbations and hospitalisations in 1 year. ..
  57. Papavdi A, Agapitos E. Undiagnosed primary cardiac liposarcoma in an adult: a case report and review of the literature. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2013;34:299-301 pubmed publisher
    ..Macroscopic and histopathological findings are presented, as well as a short review of current literature. ..
  58. Derde L, Cooper B, Goossens H, Malhotra Kumar S, Willems R, Gniadkowski M, et al. Interventions to reduce colonisation and transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in intensive care units: an interrupted time series study and cluster randomised trial. Lancet Infect Dis. 2014;14:31-39 pubmed publisher
    ..We assessed interventions to reduce colonisation and transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in European ICUs...
  59. Goules A, Tatouli I, Moutsopoulos H, Tzioufas A. Clinically significant renal involvement in primary Sjögren's syndrome: clinical presentation and outcome. Arthritis Rheum. 2013;65:2945-53 pubmed publisher
    ..Patients with interstitial nephritis display a favorable prognosis, while patients with GN are at high risk of developing lymphoma and have poor survival. ..
  60. Papanas N, Demetzos C, Pippa N, Maltezos E, Tentolouris N. Efficacy of a New Heparan Sulfate Mimetic Dressing in the Healing of Foot and Lower Extremity Ulcerations in Type 2 Diabetes: A Case Series. Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2016;15:63-7 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, these results, although preliminary, are encouraging and suggest adequate efficacy and safety of the new product in difficult-to-heal foot and lower extremity ulcerations in type 2 diabetes. ..
  61. Galyfos G, Geropapas G, Sianou A, Sigala F, Filis K. Risk factors for postoperative delirium in patients undergoing vascular surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2017;66:937-946 pubmed publisher
    ..The results of this review could contribute to the designation of future prediction models and improve prevention of PODE in these patients. ..
  62. Korkolopoulou P, Vassilopoulos I, Konstantinidou A, Zorzos H, Patsouris E, Agapitos E, et al. The combined evaluation of p27Kip1 and Ki-67 expression provides independent information on overall survival of ovarian carcinoma patients. Gynecol Oncol. 2002;85:404-14 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, combined p27Kip1/Ki-67 expression is a better prognostic marker than expression of p27Kip1 or Ki-67 alone and supplements the prognostic information gained from traditional prognosticators. ..
  63. Mastorakos G, Doufas A, Mantzos E, Mantzos J, Koutras D. T4 but not T3 administration is associated with increased recurrence of Graves' disease after successful medical therapy. J Endocrinol Invest. 2003;26:979-84 pubmed
    ..High TRAb levels and goiter weight at the end of ATD treatment may hint at recurrence. ..
  64. Sfikakis P, Gourgoulis G, Moulopoulos L, Kouvatseas G, Theofilopoulos A, Dimopoulos M. Age-related thymic activity in adults following chemotherapy-induced lymphopenia. Eur J Clin Invest. 2005;35:380-7 pubmed
    ..In advanced age, however, although peripheral homeostatic pathways appear intact, regeneration of the naïve repertoire is incomplete. ..
  65. Kodounis A, Stamboulis E, Constantinidis T, Liolios A. Measurement of autonomic dysregulation in multiple sclerosis. Acta Neurol Scand. 2005;112:403-8 pubmed
    ..Autonomic dysfunction was often subclinical and we conclude that it is preferable to combine several tests for a more thorough and accurate evaluation of the ANS impairment in MS. ..
  66. Gaitanis G, Velegraki A, Alexopoulos E, Chasapi V, Tsigonia A, Katsambas A. Distribution of Malassezia species in pityriasis versicolor and seborrhoeic dermatitis in Greece. Typing of the major pityriasis versicolor isolate M. globosa. Br J Dermatol. 2006;154:854-9 pubmed
    ..No data are thus far available from South-east Europe (Greece)...
  67. Sonikian M, Metaxaki P, Iliopoulos A, Marioli S, Vlassopoulos D. Long-term management of sevelamer hydrochloride-induced metabolic acidosis aggravation and hyperkalemia in hemodialysis patients. Ren Fail. 2006;28:411-8 pubmed
    ..Further improvement in bone biochemistry was noted with this adequate acidosis correction and parallel sevelamer hydrochloride administration, in sufficiently large doses to achieve K/DOQI phosphate recommendations. ..
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