Affiliation: National Technical University of Athens
- A New Questionnaire (QRFPC25) Regarding the Religiosity and Spirituality in People with Life-Threatening Disease: Reliability and Validity in a Population of Cancer Patients Undergoing RadiotherapyVassilis Kouloulias
2nd Department of Radiology, Radiotherapy Unit, Attikon University Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Rimini 1, Chaidari, Athens, Greece
J Relig Health . 2016..0), along with factor analysis which showed eight factors incorporated in the model. The QRFPC25 is a reliable and valid gauge for the assessment of religiosity in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy...
- Bone Density as a Marker of Response to Radiotherapy in Bone Metastatic Lesions: A Review of the Published DataVassilis Kouloulias
2nd Department Radiology, Radiotherapy Unit, Medical School, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attikon University Hospital, 12462 Athens, Greece
Int J Mol Sci 17:. 2016..The change in bone density in affected areas (mainly lytic) after local radiotherapy, representing the cellular changes that have occurred, is a promising marker of response to treatment. ..
- A unique hypofractionated radiotherapy schedule with 51.3 Gy in 18 fractions three times per week for early breast cancer: outcomes including local control, acute and late skin toxicityKouloulias Vassilis
Radiotherapy Unit, 1st Department of Radiology, Aretaieion University Hospital, Medical School, National University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Breast Cancer . 2016..Evaluation of local control and acute and late toxicity regarding a hypofractionated RT schedule for breast cancer patients...
- Hypofractionated irradiation for gliomas with 45.5Gy in 13 fractions: a retrospective studyV Kouloulias
2nd Department of Radiology Radiotherapy Unit, ATTIKON University Hospital Medical School, Athens, Greece
J Neurosurg Sci 59:447-53. 2015..The aim of the present retrospective study was to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of a hypofractionated radiotherapy (HFRT) schedule for grade IV glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)...
- Is there any potential clinical impact of serum phosphorus and magnesium in patients with lung cancer at first diagnosis? A multi-institutional studyVassilis Kouloulias
2nd Department of Radiology, Radiotherapy Unit, Medical School, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece e mail
Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 16:77-81. 2015....
- Evaluation of acute/late toxicity and local recurrence in T1-T2 glottic carcinoma treated with accelerated hypofractionated 3D-conformal external beam radiotherapy (3D-CRT)Vassilis E Kouloulias
2 Department of Radiology, Radiotherapy Unit, Attikon University Hospital, Medical School, Athens, Greece
Radiol Oncol 47:185-91. 2013..The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy, as well as the acute and late toxicity of an accelerated hypofractionated 3DCRT schedule as radical treatment in patients with organ confined glottic cancer cT1-2N0...
- Increased expression of VEGF and CD31 in postradiation rectal tissue: implications for radiation proctitisG Karamanolis
Hepatogastroenterology Unit, 1st Department of Internal Medicine Propaedeutic, Laikon General Hospital, Athens Medical School, 75 Micras Asias Street, Goudi, 11527 Athens, Greece
Mediators Inflamm 2013:515048. 2013..Conclusions. Our results showed that in postradiation rectal biopsy specimens neoangiogenesis seems to be inflammation-related and constitutes a significant postradiation component of the tissue injury...
- WELL.ME - Wellbeing therapy based on real-time personalized mobile architecture, vs. cognitive therapy, to reduce psychological distress and promote healthy lifestyle in cardiovascular disease patients: study protocol for a randomized controlled trialAngelo Compare
Human Factors and Technologies for Health HTC Centre Dept of Human and Social Sciences, University of Bergamo, Piazzale S Agostino 2, 24129, Bergamo, BG, Italy
Trials 13:157. 2012..Recently wellbeing therapy (WBT) has been proposed as a useful approach to improve healthy lifestyle behaviors and reduce psychological distress...
- Suggestion for a new grading scale for radiation induced pneumonitis based on radiological findings of computerized tomography: correlation with clinical and radiotherapeutic parameters in lung cancer patientsVassilios Kouloulias
2nd Radiology Department, Medical School, Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 14:2717-22. 2013..The objective of this research is the computed axial tomography (CT) imaging grading of radiation induced pneumonitis (RP) and its correlation with clinical and radiotherapeutic parameters...
- Feasibility and radiation induced toxicity regarding the first application of transperineal implementation of biocompatible balloon for high dose radiotherapy in patients with prostate carcinomaVassilis Kouloulias
2nd Department of Radiology, Radiotherapy Unit, Attikon University Hospital, Xaidari, Greece
Radiat Oncol 8:82. 2013..To evaluate the feasibility of the transperineal implementation of biocompatible balloon (Prospace) and the acute toxicity of high dose 3DCRT in patients with localized low risk prostate cancer...
- Evaluation of acute toxicity and symptoms palliation in a hypofractionated weekly schedule of external radiotherapy for elderly patients with muscular invasive bladder cancerVassilis Kouloulias
Radiotherapy Unit, 2nd Radiology Department, Athens, Greece
Int Braz J Urol 39:77-82. 2013..To evaluate acute toxicity and symptoms palliation of a weekly hypofractionated 3DCRT schedule as radical treatment in elderly patients with organ confined bladder cancer cT1-2N0...
- Effect of fluconazole antifungal prophylaxis on oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients receiving radiotherapyOurania Nicolatou-Galitis
Department of Oral Pathology and Surgery, Dental Oncology Unit, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Support Care Cancer 14:44-51. 2006..The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of fluconazole antifungal prophylaxis on the severity of mucositis in head and neck cancer patients receiving radiotherapy...
- Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) infection in radiation-induced oral mucositisOurania Nicolatou-Galitis
Dental Oncology Unit, Department of Oral Pathology and Surgery, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Support Care Cancer 14:753-62. 2006..The aim of the study was to investigate the incidence of herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) infection in mucositis during head and neck cancer radiotherapy...
- Apoptotic and inflammation markers in oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients receiving radiotherapy: preliminary reportArsinoi Xanthinaki
Dental Oncology Unit, Clinic of Hospital Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Support Care Cancer 16:1025-33. 2008....
- A Retrospective Analysis of Toxicity and Efficacy for 2 Hypofractionated Irradiation Schedules Versus a Conventional One for Post-Mastectomy Adjuvant Radiotherapy in Breast CancerVassilis Kouloulias
Radiotherapy Unit, 2nd Department of Radiology, Medical School, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece, Athens, Greece Radiotherapy Unit, 1st Department of Radiology, Medical School, Aretaieion University Hospital, Athens, Greece, Athens, Greece
Breast Care (Basel) 11:328-332. 2016..The aim of this analysis was a retrospective evaluation of the efficacy and toxicity of 2 hypofractionated irradiation schedules compared to conventional therapy in post-mastectomy patients...
- Potential role of the alcohol and smoking in the squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: review of the current literature and new perspectivesAnna Zygogianni
1st Radiology Department, Aretaieion Hospital, Kapodistrian University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 12:339-44. 2011..Unfortunately, little is known about mechanisms and details of interaction with regard to disease outcomes, which is why particular questions must be targeted in future research efforts...
- Accelerated hypofractionated radiotherapy schedules in breast cancer: a review of the current literatureMaria Aggeliki Kalogeridi
Medical School, Kapodistrian University of Athens, Radiology Department, Greece
Rev Recent Clin Trials 4:147-51. 2009..We searched the medline (pubmed) and we reviewed all the relevant publications. We concluded that the accelerated hypofractionated schedules are safe in terms of cosmesis and effective in terms of local control...
- Three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients unfit for resection, ablation, or chemotherapy: a retrospective studyVassilis Kouloulias
Radiotherapy Unit, 2nd Department of Radiology, Attikon University Hospital, Medical School, Athens, Rimini 1, 12462 Xaidari, Greece
ScientificWorldJournal 2013:780141. 2013..The purpose is to evaluate the feasibility, efficacy, and the toxicity of three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) in patients with advanced hepatocelluar carcinoma (HCC) and inferior vena cava tumor thrombosis (IVCTT)...
- The treatment outcome and radiation-induced toxicity for patients with head and neck carcinoma in the IMRT era: a systematic review with dosimetric and clinical parametersVassilis Kouloulias
Second Department of Radiology, Radiotherapy Unit, Attikon University Hospital, Medical School, Rimini 1, Xaidari, 12462 Athens, Greece
Biomed Res Int 2013:401261. 2013..Patients with head and neck carcinoma should be referred preferably to IMRT techniques. ..
- The first implementation of IMRT technique for head & neck and prostate cancer patients in public sector in Greece: feasibility, treatment planning and dose delivery verification using the delta(4PT) Pre-Treatment volumetric quality assurance systemVassilis Kouloulias
Aretaieion University Hospital, 1st Department of Radiology, Radiotherapy Unit, Medical School, National Kapodistrian University, Athens, Greece
J BUON 20:196-205. 2015..With this paper, we are sharing our experience for the first inplementation of IMRT planning in the public sector in Greece, and especially in the Aretaieion University Hospital of Athens...
- A hypofractionated radiotherapy schedule with 57.75Gy in 21 fractions for T1-2N0 prostate carcinoma: Analysis of late toxicity and efficacyVassilis Kouloulias
Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, 2nd Radiology Department, Radiotherapy Unit, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece
J BUON 19:763-9. 2014..The second endpoint was to assess a composite of biochemical and clinical failure...
- Prognostic Significance of Serum Inflammatory Response Markers in Newly Diagnosed Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer before ChemoirradiationMaria Tolia
Radiation Therapy Oncology Unit, Second Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Athens Attikon, Rimini 1, Haidari, 124 64 Athens, Greece
Biomed Res Int 2015:485732. 2015..To identify whether the serum's baseline C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin (Alb) levels related to clinicopathological parameters and overall survival (OS) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
- Is early recognition of radiologically silent brain metastasis from breast cancer beneficial? A retrospective study of 22 casesKyriaki Mystakidou
Palliative Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
Breast Cancer 11:276-81. 2004..Clinical suspicion should lead to close follow-up with multiple CT/MRI studies and cerebral spinal fluid cytology until the final diagnosis...
- Assessment of contralateral mammary gland dose in the treatment of breast cancer using accelerated hypofractionated radiotherapyMaria Tolia
Maria Tolia, Kalliopi Platoni, Andreas Foteineas, Maria Aggeliki Kalogeridi, Anna Zygogianni, Maria Dilvoi, Panagiotis Pantelakos, John Kouvaris, Vassilis Kouloulias, 1st and 2nd Department of Radiology, Radiation Oncology Unit, Medical School, Athens 12462, Greece
World J Radiol 3:233-40. 2011..To measure the dose distribution, related to the treatment planning calculations, in the contralateral mammary gland of breast cancer patients treated with accelerated hypofractionated 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy...
- Radiotherapy combined with daily escitalopram in patients with painful bone metastasis: clinical evaluation and quality of life measurementsMaria Tolia
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, 2nd Department of Radiology, Radiotherapy Unit, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece
J BUON 19:819-25. 2014..To prospectively assess the efficacy of the selective serotonin inhibitor escitalopram on painful bone metastases, in combination with external beam irradiation...
- Potential Role of Electrochemotherapy as Anticancer Treatment for Cutaneous and Subcutaneous LesionsAnna Zygogianni
Department of Radiology, Radiotherapy Unit, Aretaieion University Hospital, Medical School, Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece e mail
Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 17:3753-7. 2016..The aim of this study was to investigate whether electrochemotherapy is a clinically and cost-effective treatment option against skin tumors...
- In vivo dosimetry in the field junction area for 3D-conformal radiation therapy in breast and head & neck cancer cases: A quality assurance studyStefanos Diamantopoulos
Second Department of Radiology, Medical School, University of Athens, University General Hospital Attikon, Athens, Greece
J BUON 21:1104-1112. 2016..To investigate the accuracy of field junctioning planning techniques (monoisocentric and rotating couch technique) for 3D-conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT)...
- Two 27 MHz Simple Inductive Loops, as Hyperthermia Treatment Applicators: Theoretical Analysis and DevelopmentVassilis Kouloulias
2nd Department of Radiology, Attikon University Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Rimini 1, Haidari, 124 64 Athens, Greece Microwave and Fiber Optics Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, National Technical University of Athens, Heroon Polytechniou 9, 15780 Zografou, Greece 1st Department of Radiology, Aretaieion University Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Vassilissis Sofias 76, 115 28 Athens, Greece
Comput Math Methods Med 2015:751035. 2015..Deep heating is still the main subject for research in hyperthermia treatment...
- Transformation of physical DVHs to radiobiologically equivalent ones in hypofractionated radiotherapy analyzing dosimetric and clinical parameters: a practical approach for routine clinical practice in radiation oncologyZoi Thrapsanioti
2nd Department of Radiology, Radiotherapy Unit, Attikon University Hospital, Rimini 1, Haidari, 12462 Athens, Greece
Comput Math Methods Med 2013:713420. 2013....
- Chemoradiotherapy combined with intracavitary hyperthermia for anal cancer: feasibility and long-term results from a phase II randomized trialVassilis Kouloulias
Aretaieion University Hospital, Radiology Department, Athens, Greece
Am J Clin Oncol 28:91-9. 2005..The purpose of this study was to investigate in a randomized way the clinical benefit of addition of intracavitary hyperthermia (ICHT) to a conventional chemoradiotherapy schedule in patients with T2-T3N0M0 anal cancer...
- Hypothesis: Is heroin a 'barrier' against cancer? A retrospective analysis of heroin-addicted individuals untreated for opioid dependence between 2001-2010Christos Papaloucas
Democritus University, Medical School, Alexandroupolis, Greece
J BUON 21:272-5. 2016..The findings of previous studies attracted our interest in searching and defining the percentage of deaths from cancer in 'heroin regular addicts' i.e. those who had never stopped taking the drug since they started...
- The cytoprotective effect of amifostine in acute radiation dermatitis: a retrospective analysisJohn Kouvaris
Aretaieion University Hospital, Radiology Department, Vas Sofias Avenue 76, 11528, Athens, Greece
Eur J Dermatol 12:458-62. 2002..23 (95% CI: 0.15 to 0.34). The significant dermato-cytoprotective effect of amifostine noticed in our retrospective analysis warrants further investigation with randomised trials...
- Oral squamous cell cancer: early detection and the role of alcohol and smokingAnna G Zygogianni
Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Head Neck Oncol 3:2. 2011..Oral squamous cell carcinoma has a remarkable incidence worldwide and a fairly onerous prognosis, encouraging further research on factors that might modify disease outcome...
- Long-term results of LINAC-based stereotactic radiosurgery for acoustic neuroma: the Greek experienceMaria Aggeliki Kalogeridi
Radiotherapy Unit, Medical School, National University of Athens, Greece
J Cancer Res Ther 5:8-13. 2009..To estimate the value of LINAC-based stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for the long-term local control of unilateral acoustic neuromas...
- Oral candidiasis in head and neck cancer patients receiving radiotherapy with amifostine cytoprotectionOurania Nicolatou-Galitis
Department of Oral Pathology and Surgery, School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Oral Oncol 39:397-401. 2003..Oral candidiasis was reduced with amifostine cytoprotection. Oral candidiasis is suggested as an objective, early, though indirect, endpoint for amifostine's radioprotective effect on salivary glands...