Experts and Doctors on aged in Thessaloníki, Central Macedonia, Greece

Summary

Locale: Thessaloníki, Central Macedonia, Greece
Topic: aged

Top Publications

  1. Fountzilas G, Karkavelas G, Kalogera Fountzila A, Karina M, Ignatiadis M, Koukoulis G, et al. Post-operative combined radiation and chemotherapy with temozolomide and irinotecan in patients with high-grade astrocytic tumors. A phase II study with biomarker evaluation. Anticancer Res. 2006;26:4675-86 pubmed
    ..The combination of TMZ and irinotecan, as administered in this study, was accompanied by high rates of toxicity, especially myelotoxicity and infection. Further development of this regimen in the treatment of HGAT is not recommended. ..
  2. Hatzitaki V, Amiridis I, Nikodelis T, Spiliopoulou S. Direction-induced effects of visually guided weight-shifting training on standing balance in the elderly. Gerontology. 2009;55:145-52 pubmed publisher
    ..The results of the study stress the importance of using direction-specific WS tasks in balance training, particularly in the A/P direction, in order to improve control of static balance in elderly women. ..
  3. Tsara V, Serasli E, Katsarou Z, Tsorova A, Christaki P. Quality of life and social-economic characteristics of greek male patients on long-term oxygen therapy. Respir Care. 2008;53:1048-53 pubmed
    ..We recommend a multidimensional therapeutic approach that targets symptom-control and ADL support to improve the patient's overall HRQOL. ..
  4. Panagopoulou E, Maes S, Tyrodimos E, Benos A. Symptoms of traumatic stress after coronary artery bypass grafting. Int J Behav Med. 2008;15:227-31 pubmed publisher
    ..This study highlights the role of preoperative surgery-related stress as a risk factor for traumatic stress in the postoperative period. ..
  5. Saratzis N, Saratzis A, Melas N, Ktenidis K, Kiskinis D. Aortoduodenal fistulas after endovascular stent-graft repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms: single-center experience and review of the literature. J Endovasc Ther. 2008;15:441-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The sequela may be primarily attributed to graft infection, as seen in this series. However, the exact pathogenesis of the pathology remains largely unknown. Prompt diagnosis and intervention are crucial to avoid a fatal outcome. ..
  6. Hatzibougias D, Bobos M, Karayannopoulou G, Karkavelas G, Karapanagiotidis G, Foroulis C, et al. A rare tumoral combination, synchronous lung adenocarcinoma and mantle cell lymphoma of the pleura. World J Surg Oncol. 2008;6:137 pubmed publisher
    ..Any tissue specimen resected during operations performed for non-tumoral conditions should be routinely sent for pathologic examination. ..
  7. Trapotsis S, Petsatodis G, Antonarakos P, Givissis P, Christodoulou A, Pournaras J. Mid-term results of hydroxyapatite-coated threaded cup implanted without supplementary supporting screws. Hip Int. 2009;19:102-8 pubmed
    ..05%. Our results suggest that second generation hydroxyapatite-coated threaded acetabular cups can be successfully implanted (and achieve excellent results) without the use of any supplementary supporting screws...
  8. Papadopoulos P, Karataglis D, Stavridis S, Petsatodis G, Christodoulou A. Mid-term results of internal fixation of proximal humeral fractures with the Philos plate. Injury. 2009;40:1292-6 pubmed publisher
    ..It allows secure fracture fixation and quick shoulder mobilisation, while quick and uneventful fracture healing and very satisfactory clinical results are achieved. ..
  9. Gkaliagkousi E, Erlic Z, Petidis K, Semertzidis P, Doumas M, Zamboulis C, et al. Neurofibromatosis type 1: should we screen for other genetic syndromes? A case report of co-existence with multiple endocrine neoplasia 2A. Eur J Clin Invest. 2009;39:828-32 pubmed publisher

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  1. Kalinderi K, Fidani L, Katsarou Z, Clarimon J, Bostantjopoulou S, Kotsis A. GSK3? polymorphisms, MAPT H1 haplotype and Parkinson's disease in a Greek cohort. Neurobiol Aging. 2011;32:546.e1-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Haplotype analysis revealed that, the T-T haplotype of both GSK3? polymorphisms was over-represented in PD patients compared to controls, and this association was independent of MAPT H1 haplotype. ..
  2. Dardas P, Mezilis N, Ninios V, Efthimiadis G, Tsikaderis D, Pagourelias E, et al. Rheolytic thrombectomy in patients with acute coronary syndrome and large thrombus burden: initial and mid-term results from a single centre experience. Hellenic J Cardiol. 2010;51:27-36 pubmed
    ..In this study, the use of RT in patients with a large thrombus burden during acute PCI was both feasible and safe and reduced the incidence of initial no-reflow phenomenon. ..
  3. Papazisis K, Kontovinis L, Papandreou C, Kouvatseas G, Lafaras C, Antonakis E, et al. Brain natriuretic peptide precursor (NT-pro-BNP) levels predict for clinical benefit to sunitinib treatment in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. BMC Cancer. 2010;10:489 pubmed publisher
    ..More analyses, including multivariate analyses are needed before such an observation can be used in clinical practice. ..
  4. Sianos G, Papafaklis M. Septal wire entrapment during recanalisation of a chronic total occlusion with the retrograde approach. Hellenic J Cardiol. 2011;52:79-83 pubmed
    ..After assessment of the length of the remaining distal end of the wire segment with intravascular ultrasound, stent implantation crushed the wire filament to the vessel wall. ..
  5. Polyzos S, Anastasilakis A, Bratengeier C, Woloszczuk W, Papatheodorou A, Terpos E. Serum sclerostin levels positively correlate with lumbar spinal bone mineral density in postmenopausal women--the six-month effect of risedronate and teriparatide. Osteoporos Int. 2012;23:1171-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, serum sclerostin was increased after 6 months treatment with RIS, whereas remained essentially unchanged after 6 months TPTD treatment. ..
  6. Fragakis N, Koskinas K, Katritsis D, Pagourelias E, Zografos T, Geleris P. Comparison of effectiveness of ranolazine plus amiodarone versus amiodarone alone for conversion of recent-onset atrial fibrillation. Am J Cardiol. 2012;110:673-7 pubmed publisher
    ..There were no proarrhythmic events in either group. In conclusion, addition of ranolazine to standard amiodarone therapy is equally safe and appears to be more effective compared to amiodarone alone for conversion of recent-onset AF...
  7. Karavasilis V, Kotoula V, Pentheroudakis G, Televantou D, Lambaki S, Chrisafi S, et al. A phase I study of temozolomide and lapatinib combination in patients with recurrent high-grade gliomas. J Neurol. 2013;260:1469-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Combination of TMZ and LP is feasible with manageable toxicity. The activity of this combination in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme is further investigated in a recently initiated phase II trial. ..
  8. Anastasilakis A, Polyzos S, Gkiomisi A, Bisbinas I, Gerou S, Makras P. Comparative effect of zoledronic acid versus denosumab on serum sclerostin and dickkopf-1 levels of naive postmenopausal women with low bone mass: a randomized, head-to-head clinical trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013;98:3206-12 pubmed publisher
  9. Polyzos S, Kountouras J, Anastasilakis A, Geladari E, Mantzoros C. Irisin in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Metabolism. 2014;63:207-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Future clinical and mechanistic studies are needed to confirm and extend these data. ..
  10. Papatheodoridis G, Idilman R, Dalekos G, Buti M, Chi H, van Boemmel F, et al. The risk of hepatocellular carcinoma decreases after the first 5 years of entecavir or tenofovir in Caucasians with chronic hepatitis B. Hepatology. 2017;66:1444-1453 pubmed publisher
    ..Hepatology 2017;66:1444-1453). ..
  11. Konstas A, Koliakos G, Karabatsas C, Liakos P, Schlötzer Schrehardt U, Georgiadis N, et al. Latanoprost therapy reduces the levels of TGF beta 1 and gelatinases in the aqueous humour of patients with exfoliative glaucoma. Exp Eye Res. 2006;82:319-22 pubmed
    ..A better understanding of its effect on the pathobiology of the disease may lead to its earlier use in the disease process to prevent progression from XFS to XFG. ..
  12. Katsinelos P, Kountouras J, Paroutoglou G, Chatzimavroudis G, Zavos C. Combination of endoprostheses and oral ursodeoxycholic acid or placebo in the treatment of difficult to extract common bile duct stones. Dig Liver Dis. 2008;40:453-9 pubmed publisher
    ..602) and fragmentation (p=0.558) between the two groups. The results of this study suggest that UDCA does not seem to contribute to the reduction in stones' size or stones' fragmentation during the endoprosthetic procedure. ..
  13. Katsinelos P, Pilpilidis I, Papaziogas B, Chatzimavroudis G, Paroutoglou G, Mimidis K, et al. Fatal acute acalculous cholecystitis as an early complication after radiation therapy. Chirurgia (Bucur). 2008;103:223-6 pubmed
    ..He underwent exploratory laparotomy but he died from uncontrolled sepsis three days later. Histological study of the resected gallbladder showed findings of acute acalculous cholecystitis...
  14. Papakosta D, Manika K, Kyriazis G, Kontakiotis T, Gioulekas D, Polyzoni T, et al. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid eosinophils are correlated to natural killer cells in eosinophilic pneumonias. Respiration. 2009;78:177-84 pubmed publisher
    ..Eosinophil inflammation seems to develop through a different pathway in EP compared to other ILDs. ..
  15. Giannoglou G, Koskinas K, Tziakas D, Ziakas A, Antoniadis A, Tentes I, et al. Total cholesterol content of erythrocyte membranes and coronary atherosclerosis: an intravascular ultrasound pilot study. Angiology. 2009;60:676-82 pubmed publisher
    ..We sought to investigate the relationship between total cholesterol content in erythrocyte membranes (CEM) and coronary atheroma burden in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  16. Spyratos D, Glattki G, Sichletidis L, Patakas D. Assessment of respiratory mechanics by impulse oscillometry in orthopneic patients with acute left ventricular failure. Heart Lung. 2011;40:97-104 pubmed publisher
    ..42, P = .007) in the sitting position. Patients with ALVF demonstrated increased respiratory reactance that correlated with orthopnea severity and improved after nitrates administration. ..
  17. Pitsiou G, Kioumis I. Pneumococcal vaccination in adults: does it really work?. Respir Med. 2011;105:1776-83 pubmed publisher
    ..Despite this, there is growing evidence that conjugate vaccines, due to their superior immunogenicity, could also be offered for adult vaccination, but still there are certain issues that warrant further investigation. ..
  18. Kazakos K, Kotsa K, Yavropoulou M, Dionyssopoulos A, Grabs R, Yovos J, et al. Familial clustering strongly suggests that the phenotypic variation of the 8344 A>G lys mitochondrial tRNA mutation is encoded in cis. Ann Hum Genet. 2012;76:296-300 pubmed publisher
    ..The clustering of unusual manifestations in this large kindred strongly suggests that much of the phenotypic variability of 8344 A>G is determined by mitochondrially encoded modifiers in cis. ..
  19. Mavroudis I, Manani M, Petrides F, Dados D, Ciobica A, Padurariu M, et al. Age-related dendritic and spinal alterations of pyramidal cells of the human visual cortex. Folia Neuropathol. 2015;53:100-10 pubmed
  20. Papatheodoridis G, Dalekos G, Sypsa V, Yurdaydin C, Buti M, Goulis J, et al. PAGE-B predicts the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma in Caucasians with chronic hepatitis B on 5-year antiviral therapy. J Hepatol. 2016;64:800-6 pubmed publisher
    ..PAGE-B, which is based only on baseline patients' age, gender and platelets, represents a simple and reliable score for prediction of the 5-year HCC risk in Caucasian CHB patients under entecavir/tenofovir. ..
  21. Maiovis P, Ioannidis P, Nucci M, Gotzamani Psarrakou A, Karacostas D. Adaptation of the Cognitive Reserve Index Questionnaire (CRIq) for the Greek population. Neurol Sci. 2016;37:633-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The Greek version of CRIq enriches existing dementia research methodology and allows for valid results in an ever growing field. ..
  22. Fassas A, Anagnostopoulos A. The use of liposomal daunorubicin (DaunoXome) in acute myeloid leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma. 2005;46:795-802 pubmed
    ..Two comparative trials are currently active in AML patients, one in children and another in the elderly, run by the international BFM and GIMEMA groups, respectively. ..
  23. Dumaidi K, Frantzidou F, Papa A, Diza E, Antoniadis A. Enterovirus meningitis in Greece from 2003-2005: diagnosis, CSF laboratory findings, and clinical manifestations. J Clin Lab Anal. 2006;20:177-83 pubmed
    ..The 5'NCR and VP1-2A RT-PCR with sequence analysis were found to be superior to conventional methods for direct diagnosis and the typing of EVs. ..
  24. Stangou M, Alexopoulos E, Pantzaki A, Leonstini M, Memmos D. C5b-9 glomerular deposition and tubular alpha3beta1-integrin expression are implicated in the development of chronic lesions and predict renal function outcome in immunoglobulin A nephropathy. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2008;42:373-80 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, its positive correlation with the intensity of tubular alpha3beta1-integrin suggests a possible implication in the development of tubulointerstitial fibrosis. ..
  25. Fyrmpas G, Rachovitsas D, Haidich A, Constantinidis J, Triaridis S, Vital V, et al. Are postural restrictions after an Epley maneuver unnecessary? First results of a controlled study and review of the literature. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2009;36:637-43 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on current evidence, the use of postural restrictions after the canal-repositioning maneuver is unjustified. ..
  26. Ioannidis I, Sakellari D, Spala A, Arsenakis M, Konstantinidis A. Prevalence of tetM, tetQ, nim and bla(TEM) genes in the oral cavities of Greek subjects: a pilot study. J Clin Periodontol. 2009;36:569-74 pubmed publisher
    ..05). Findings from the present study suggest a high prevalence of tetM, tetQ and bla(TEM), but not nim resistance genes in subgingival and tongue samples from Greek subjects. ..
  27. Papa A, Koulourida V, Souliou E. Molecular epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in a newly established Greek hospital. Microb Drug Resist. 2009;15:257-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Isolates were clustered into five distinct clones. The majority of isolates were carrying the bla(OXA-58) gene, while a new clone emerged in 2008. ..
  28. Karakasis C, Kalinderi K, Katsarou Z, Fidani L, Bostantjopoulou S. Association of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) Val66Met polymorphism with Parkinson's disease in a Greek population. J Clin Neurosci. 2011;18:1744-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results do not support a major role for the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism in PD in the Greek population. ..
  29. Eleftheriadis E, Kotzampassi K. Endoprosthesis implantation at the pharyngo-esophageal level: problems, limitations and challenges. World J Gastroenterol. 2006;12:2103-8 pubmed
    ..Endoprosthesis implantation for malignancy and/or fistula of malignant or benign origin at the level of the cervical esophagus is an easy, well tolerated, safe and effective procedure with no complications or mortality. ..
  30. Patsatsi A, Vyzantiadis T, Devliotou Panagiotidou D, Chrysomallis F, Sotiriadis D. Detection of anti-BP180NC16a and anti-BP230 autoantibodies in blister fluid of patients with bullous pemphigoid: the first survey in Greece. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2008;33:183-5 pubmed
    ..Our results indicate that blister-fluid examination by ELISA can be a useful tool to diagnose bullous pemphigoid, especially in elderly patients who refuse biopsy or have poor venous access. ..
  31. Kadoglou N, Sailer N, Moumtzouoglou A, Kapelouzou A, Gerasimidis T, Liapis C. Aggressive lipid-lowering is more effective than moderate lipid-lowering treatment in carotid plaque stabilization. J Vasc Surg. 2010;51:114-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Most importantly, those atorvastatin-induced effects were associated with OPN and OPG suppression in a dose-dependent manner. ..
  32. Vikelis M, Argyriou A, Dermitzakis E, Spingos K, Mitsikostas D. Onabotulinumtoxin-A treatment in Greek patients with chronic migraine. J Headache Pain. 2016;17:84 pubmed publisher
    ..Adverse events were few and of non- serious nature. Our results strongly support the use of onabotulinumtoxin-A for the prophylaxis of CM, as this intervention proved effective, safe and well tolerated in our cohort of Greek patients. ..
  33. Filippidis A, Conroy T, Maragkos G, Holsapple J, Davies K. Intraocular Silicone Oil Migration into the Ventricles Resembling Intraventricular Hemorrhage: Case Report and Review of the Literature. World Neurosurg. 2017;102:695.e7-695.e10 pubmed publisher
  34. Moralidis E, Papanastassiou E, Arsos G, Chilidis I, Gerasimou G, Gotzamani Psarrakou A. A single measurement with (51)Cr-tagged red cells or (125)I-labeled human serum albumin in the prediction of fractional and whole blood volumes: an assessment of the limitations. Physiol Meas. 2009;30:559-71 pubmed publisher
    ..The f ratio was inconstant and correlated with PV and the body hematocrit. We conclude that blood volumes can be determined reliabily only with direct measurements of RCV and PV. Estimated blood volumes may lead to misconceptions...
  35. Tsitouridis I, Michaelides M, Sidiropoulos D, Arvanity M. Renal emphysema in diabetic patients: CT evaluation. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2010;16:221-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Herein we describe the computed tomographic findings in five unilateral cases of renal emphysema (two cases of emphysematous pyelitis and three cases of emphysematous pyelonephritis) in five insulin-dependent diabetic patients...
  36. Patrikidou A, Valeri R, Kitikidou K, Destouni C, Vahtsevanos K. Introducing Cytology-Based Theranostics in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Pilot Program. Pathol Oncol Res. 2016;22:401-11 pubmed publisher
    ..Brush cytology appears feasible and applicable for the expression profiling of oral squamous cell carcinoma within the concept of theranostics, according to sample availability. ..
  37. Papa A, Bojovic B, Antoniadis A. Hantaviruses in Serbia and Montenegro. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006;12:1015-8 pubmed
    ..An outbreak of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome occurred in 2002 in Serbia and Montenegro. The epidemiologic characteristics and genetic relatedness of Dobrava/Belgrade virus strains responsible for most cases are described...
  38. Dimitroulas T, Settas L. Paget's disease of the vulva in a patient with scleroderma and underlying adenocarcinoma: case report. Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2009;30:458-9 pubmed
    ..SSc and PVD are associated with various types of malignancies and patients suffering from these diseases should be under surveillance in order for any suspicious symptoms of malignancy to be early detected and investigated...
  39. Vassiliadis T, Giouleme O, Koumerkeridis G, Koumaras H, Tziomalos K, Patsiaoura K, et al. Adefovir plus lamivudine are more effective than adefovir alone in lamivudine-resistant HBeAg- chronic hepatitis B patients: a 4-year study. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010;25:54-60 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, two patients in each group who did not achieve a virological response eventually developed ADV resistance. Adding ADV to LAM is more effective than switching to ADV monotherapy in LAM-resistant patients with HBeAg(-) CHB. ..
  40. Mantziari L, Kamperidis V, Ventoulis I, Damvopoulou E, Giannakoulas G, Efthimiadis G, et al. Increased right atrial volume index predicts low Duke activity status index in patients with chronic heart failure. Hellenic J Cardiol. 2013;54:32-8 pubmed
    ..Increased right atrial volume index predicts low functional capacity quantified by the Duke Activity Status Index in patients with stable chronic heart failure. ..
  41. Bamias A, Peroukidis S, Stamatopoulou S, Tzannis K, Koutsoukos K, Andreadis C, et al. Utilization of Systemic Chemotherapy in Advanced Urothelial Cancer: A Retrospective Collaborative Study by the Hellenic Genitourinary Cancer Group (HGUCG). Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2016;14:e153-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Enforcing criteria for fitness for cisplatin and earlier diagnosis of relapse represent 2 targets for improvement in current treatment practice for AUCa. ..
  42. Katsaridis V, Papagiannaki C, Aimar E. Curative embolization of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) with Onyx in 101 patients. Neuroradiology. 2008;50:589-97 pubmed publisher
    ..High rates of total or near-total occlusion of brain AVMs can be achieved with multiple sessions of Onyx embolization with acceptable morbidity and mortality. ..
  43. Sombolos K, Fragia T, Gionanlis L, Veneti P, Bamichas G, Fragidis S, et al. The anticoagulant activity of enoxaparin sodium during on-line hemodiafiltration and conventional hemodialysis. Hemodial Int. 2009;13:43-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The anticoagulant activity of enoxaparin sodium is decreased significantly during a 4-hour OL-HDF session compared with to a similar session of C-HD. The degree of the reduction seems to depend on the dialyzer's membrane. ..
  44. Lillis T, Ziakas A, Koskinas K, Tsirlis A, Giannoglou G. Safety of dental extractions during uninterrupted single or dual antiplatelet treatment. Am J Cardiol. 2011;108:964-7 pubmed publisher
  45. Baloyannis S, Mavroudis I, Baloyannis I, Costa V. Mammillary Bodies in Alzheimer's Disease: A Golgi and Electron Microscope Study. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2016;31:247-56 pubmed publisher
    ..Electron microscopy revealed mitochondrial alterations and fragmentation of Golgi apparatus, associated frequently with synaptic pathology. ..
  46. Dimitroulas T, Giannakoulas G, Papadopoulou K, Karvounis H, Dimitroula H, Koliakos G, et al. Early detection of cardiac involvement in systemic sclerosis assessed by tissue-Doppler echocardiography: relationship with neurohormonal activation and endothelial dysfunction. J Rheumatol. 2010;37:993-9 pubmed publisher
    ..NT-proBNP and ADMA are significantly correlated with echocardiographic abnormalities, providing a potent link for cardiac function, neuroendocrine derangement, and endothelial dysfunction in patients with SSc who have cardiac disease. ..
  47. Giannoglou G, Antoniadis A, Chatzizisis Y, Louridas G. Difference in the topography of atherosclerosis in the left versus right coronary artery in patients referred for coronary angiography. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2010;10:26 pubmed publisher
    ..LCA-only disease is more frequent than RCA-only disease. Men have a higher probability than women to present with concomitant RCA and LCA disease while women are more likely than men to be found with LCA-only disease. ..
  48. Hatzitolios A, Tzellos T, Savopoulos C, Tzalokostas V, Kaiafa G, Psomas E, et al. Erythema elevatum diutinum with rare distribution as a first clinical sign of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a novel association?. J Dermatol. 2008;35:297-300 pubmed publisher
  49. Patsatsi A, Kyriakou A, Sotiriadis D. Ustekinumab in nail psoriasis: an open-label, uncontrolled, nonrandomized study. J Dermatolog Treat. 2013;24:96-100 pubmed publisher
    ..9% (range: 10.3-90.3%) and 100.0% (range: 71.7-100.0%), at weeks 16 and 40, respectively. Although this study may be considered as preliminary, data suggest that ustekinumab is very effective in nail psoriasis. ..
  50. Chronopoulos A, Zarra T, Tröltzsch M, Mahaini S, Ehrenfeld M, Otto S. Osteoradionecrosis of the mandible: A ten year single-center retrospective study. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2015;43:837-46 pubmed publisher
    ..237, 95% Cl: 0.086-0.655) were significant predictors for stage III necrosis. The aforementioned factors are predictive of ORN severity and can guide its prophylaxis and management. ..
  51. Papagianni A, Kokolina E, Kalovoulos M, Vainas A, Dimitriadis C, Memmos D. Carotid atherosclerosis is associated with inflammation, malnutrition and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2004;19:1258-63 pubmed
    ..Hypoalbuminaemia and ICAM-1 appear independently related with atherogenesis but the mechanisms supporting these associations remain to be identified. ..
  52. Fidani L, Goulas A, Crook R, Petersen R, Tangalos E, Kotsis A, et al. An association study of the cholesteryl ester transfer protein TaqI B polymorphism with late onset Alzheimer's disease. Neurosci Lett. 2004;357:152-4 pubmed
    ..CETP TaqI B did not interact significantly with either APOE epsilon4 or LPLS447X, in this study. ..
  53. Ioannides D, Lazaridou E, Apalla Z, Sotiriou E, Gregoriou S, Rigopoulos D. Acitretin for severe lichen sclerosus of male genitalia: a randomized, placebo controlled study. J Urol. 2010;183:1395-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Acitretin is safe and effective for the management of severe, long-standing lichen sclerosus of the male genitalia. Study limitations included bias during clinical evaluation considering the expected side effects of acitretin. ..
  54. Georgitsi M, Vitoros V, Panou C, Tsangaris I, Aimoniotou E, Gatselis N, et al. Individualized significance of the -251 A/T single nucleotide polymorphism of interleukin-8 in severe infections. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016;35:563-70 pubmed publisher
    ..It is concluded that carriage of rs4073 modifies susceptibility for severe infection in an individualized way. This is associated with a modulation of circulating IL-8. ..
  55. Paraskevas G, Papaziogas B, Lazaridis C, Gigis P, Papaziogas T. Annular pancreas in adults: embryological development, morphology and clinical significance. Surg Radiol Anat. 2001;23:437-42 pubmed
    ..The embryology and morphology of the annular pancreas, the morphology of its duct system, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and the surgical treatment of this rare condition are reviewed. ..
  56. Katsinelos P, Dimiropoulos S, Tsolkas P, Baltagiannis S, Kapelidis P, Galanis I, et al. Successful treatment of duodenal bulb obstruction caused by a gallstone (Bouveret's syndrome) after endoscopic mechanical lithotripsy. Surg Endosc. 2002;16:1363 pubmed
    ..The stone was crushed successfully by endoscopic mechanical lithotripsy. The patient was referred for surgery, and was discharged after a successful and uneventful cholecystectomy. ..
  57. Brazitikos P, Balidis M, Tranos P, Androudi S, Papadopoulos N, Tsinopoulos I, et al. Sulcus implantation of a 3-piece, 6.0 mm optic, hydrophobic foldable acrylic intraocular lens in phacoemulsification complicated by posterior capsule rupture. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2002;28:1618-22 pubmed
    ..The postoperative behavior and centralization of the IOLs resembled those of poly(methyl methacrylate) lenses. ..
  58. Antonitsis P, Saratzis N, Velissaris I, Lazaridis I, Melas N, Ginis G, et al. Management of cervical paragangliomas: review of a 15-year experience. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2006;391:396-402 pubmed
    ..Cervical paragangliomas are highly vascular neoplasms and should be considered in the evaluation of all lateral neck masses. The aim of this study is to review an institutional experience in the management of these tumors...
  59. Sachpekidis V, Vogiatzis I, Dadous G, Kanonidis I, Papadopoulos C, Sakadamis G. Carotid sinus hypersensitivity is common in patients presenting with hip fracture and unexplained falls. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2009;32:1184-90 pubmed publisher
    ..The vasodepressor/mixed forms account for the majority of CSH responses in the group of unexplained fallers. ..
  60. Paraskevas G, Raikos A, Chouliaras K, Papaziogas B. Variable anatomical relationship of phrenic nerve and subclavian vein: clinical implication for subclavian vein catheterization. Br J Anaesth. 2011;106:348-51 pubmed publisher
    ..Variants of the relationship of the subclavian vein and the phrenic nerve should be familiar to anaesthesiologists during subclavian vein cannulation in order to achieve successful vein approach without causing phrenic nerve palsy. ..
  61. Baltzis D, Grammatikopoulou M, Papanas N, Trakatelli C, Kintiraki E, Hassapidou M, et al. Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes on Conventional Versus Intensive Insulin Therapy: Efficacy of Low-Calorie Dietary Intervention. Adv Ther. 2016;33:447-59 pubmed publisher
    ..CIT was associated with BW reduction greater than 8.0%, whereas IIT was associated with higher rates of normoglycemia. ..
  62. Anastasilakis A, Koulaxis D, Kefala N, Polyzos S, Upadhyay J, Pagkalidou E, et al. Circulating irisin levels are lower in patients with either stable coronary artery disease (CAD) or myocardial infarction (MI) versus healthy controls, whereas follistatin and activin A levels are higher and can discriminate MI from CAD with similar . Metabolism. 2017;73:1-8 pubmed publisher
    ..They can predict MI with accuracy similar to CK-MB and their role in the diagnosis of MI remains to be confirmed by prospective large clinical studies. ..
  63. Christoforidis E, Goulimaris I, Kanellos I, Tsalis K, Demetriades C, Betsis D. Post-ERCP pancreatitis and hyperamylasemia: patient-related and operative risk factors. Endoscopy. 2002;34:286-92 pubmed
  64. Stamatopoulos K, Belessi C, Hadzidimitriou A, Smilevska T, Kalagiakou E, Hatzi K, et al. Immunoglobulin light chain repertoire in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Blood. 2005;106:3575-83 pubmed
    ..The existence of subsets that comprise given IGKV-J/IGLV-J domains associated with IGHV-D-J domains that display homologous CDR3 provides further evidence for the role of antigen in CLL pathogenesis. ..
  65. Christodoulou A, Givissis P, Karataglis D, Symeonidis P, Pournaras J. Treatment of tuberculous spondylitis with anterior stabilization and titanium cage. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006;444:60-5 pubmed
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