Stavros Athanasiou

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Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Clinical and urodynamic parameters associated with history of urinary tract infections in women
    Stavros Athanasiou
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 86:1130-5. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Proteomic analysis of pubocervical fascia in women with and without pelvic organ prolapse and urodynamic stress incontinence
    Stavros Athanasiou
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Athens University School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Vas Sofias 54, Athens 11528, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J 21:1377-84. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint The effects of duloxetine on urethral function and sphincter morphology
    Stavros Athanasiou
    Urogynaecology Unit, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:763-7. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Direct imaging of the pelvic floor muscles using two-dimensional ultrasound: a comparison of women with urogenital prolapse versus controls
    S Athanasiou
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    BJOG 114:882-8. 2007
  5. doi request reprint The vaginally assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy: a pilot study
    Stavros Athanasiou
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology Unit, University of Athens, 98A Vas Sofias Avenue, 11528, Athens, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J 24:839-45. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Midurethral slings for women with urodynamic mixed incontinence: what to expect?
    Stavros Athanasiou
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology Unit, University of Athens, 98A Vas Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J 24:393-9. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Translation and psychometric evaluation of the Greek short forms of two condition-specific quality of life questionnaires for women with pelvic floor disorders: PFDI-20 and PFIQ-7
    Themos Grigoriadis
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology Unit, Alexandra Hospital, University of Athens, 80 Vas Sofias Avenue, 11528, Athens, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J 24:2131-44. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Adhesive strips for the closure of surgical incisional sites: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ioannis D Gkegkes
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Surg Innov 19:145-55. 2012
  9. doi request reprint The "1-3-5 cough test": comparing the severity of urodynamic stress incontinence with severity measures of subjective perception of stress urinary incontinence
    Themos Grigoriadis
    Urogynaecology Unit, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, Lourou 1 Str, Athens, 11528, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J 27:419-25. 2016
  10. doi request reprint Safety of hepatitis B, pneumococcal polysaccharide and meningococcal polysaccharide vaccines in pregnancy: a systematic review
    Marinos C Makris
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Drug Saf 35:1-14. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Clinical and urodynamic parameters associated with history of urinary tract infections in women
    Stavros Athanasiou
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 86:1130-5. 2007
    ..To evaluate the association of various clinical and urodynamic variables with history of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women...
  2. doi request reprint Proteomic analysis of pubocervical fascia in women with and without pelvic organ prolapse and urodynamic stress incontinence
    Stavros Athanasiou
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Athens University School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Vas Sofias 54, Athens 11528, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J 21:1377-84. 2010
    ..This pilot study compares protein expression patterns in the pubocervical fascia of women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and asymptomatic women with normal pelvic support...
  3. ncbi request reprint The effects of duloxetine on urethral function and sphincter morphology
    Stavros Athanasiou
    Urogynaecology Unit, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:763-7. 2007
    ..In summary, duloxetine therapy for urodynamic stress incontinence results in an increase in urethral closure pressure, URP measurement, and urethral striated sphincter thickness...
  4. ncbi request reprint Direct imaging of the pelvic floor muscles using two-dimensional ultrasound: a comparison of women with urogenital prolapse versus controls
    S Athanasiou
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    BJOG 114:882-8. 2007
    ..To evaluate the anatomy of the levator ani muscle in women with urogenital prolapse versus matched controls without prolapse using real-time two-dimensional (2-D) ultrasound...
  5. doi request reprint The vaginally assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy: a pilot study
    Stavros Athanasiou
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology Unit, University of Athens, 98A Vas Sofias Avenue, 11528, Athens, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J 24:839-45. 2013
    ..We assessed the efficacy and safety of an operative technique, the vaginally assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (VALS), for the treatment of women with severe uterovaginal prolapse (UVP)...
  6. doi request reprint Midurethral slings for women with urodynamic mixed incontinence: what to expect?
    Stavros Athanasiou
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology Unit, University of Athens, 98A Vas Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J 24:393-9. 2013
    ..We assessed the efficacy of midurethral slings (MUS) in women with urodynamically proven mixed incontinence (UMI)...
  7. doi request reprint Translation and psychometric evaluation of the Greek short forms of two condition-specific quality of life questionnaires for women with pelvic floor disorders: PFDI-20 and PFIQ-7
    Themos Grigoriadis
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology Unit, Alexandra Hospital, University of Athens, 80 Vas Sofias Avenue, 11528, Athens, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J 24:2131-44. 2013
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  8. doi request reprint Adhesive strips for the closure of surgical incisional sites: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ioannis D Gkegkes
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Surg Innov 19:145-55. 2012
    ..Study design. Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
  9. doi request reprint The "1-3-5 cough test": comparing the severity of urodynamic stress incontinence with severity measures of subjective perception of stress urinary incontinence
    Themos Grigoriadis
    Urogynaecology Unit, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, Lourou 1 Str, Athens, 11528, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J 27:419-25. 2016
    ..The purpose of the study was to examine whether a test performed during urodynamics, the "1-3-5 cough test", could determine the severity of urodynamic stress incontinence (USI)...
  10. doi request reprint Safety of hepatitis B, pneumococcal polysaccharide and meningococcal polysaccharide vaccines in pregnancy: a systematic review
    Marinos C Makris
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Drug Saf 35:1-14. 2012
    ..Large, prospective, population-based cohort studies are needed to elucidate this issue...
  11. doi request reprint Ovarian neurofibroma: a rare visceral occurrence of type 1 neurofibromatosis and an unusual cause of chronic pelvic pain
    Athanasios Protopapas
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 18:520-4. 2011
    ..The tumor was excised at laparoscopy, with complete resolution of symptoms. After 3 years of follow-up, the patient remains asymptomatic and free of any further visceral involvement...
  12. doi request reprint Fosfomycin versus other antibiotics for the treatment of cystitis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 65:1862-77. 2010
    ..Cystitis is a common infection. The alarmingly high resistance rates exhibited by contemporary uropathogens necessitate the re-evaluation of old antibiotics...
  13. ncbi request reprint Mesh-related infections after pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 134:147-56. 2007
    ..Although the use of vaginal meshes has become a new effective method of pelvic organ prolapse surgery clinicians should be aware of the various post-operative complications, including mesh-related infections...
  14. doi request reprint Microablative fractional CO2-laser therapy and the genitourinary syndrome of menopause: An observational study
    Eleni Pitsouni
    Urogynecology Unit, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alexandra Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Maturitas 94:131-136. 2016
    ..This study aimed to assess the effect of the Microablative Fractional CO2 Laser (CO2-laser) therapy on vaginal pathophysiology and the symptoms of the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM)...
  15. pmc Evaluation of antimicrobial susceptibility of Enterobacteriaceae causing urinary tract infections in Africa
    Giannoula S Tansarli
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 57:3628-39. 2013
    ..Further original studies are warranted from African countries for which there is limited published data. ..
  16. doi request reprint Urinary tract analgesics for the treatment of patients with acute cystitis: where is the clinical evidence?
    Vassilis Pergialiotis
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 10:875-9. 2012
    ..In this article, concerns regarding the use of over-the-counter uroanalgesics, with a focus on the relevant clinical evidence, are discussed...
  17. doi request reprint Risk factors for mesh-related infections after hernia repair surgery: a meta-analysis of cohort studies
    Michael N Mavros
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23, Marousi, Athens, Greece
    World J Surg 35:2389-98. 2011
    ..The heterogeneity of the available evidence should be taken under consideration. Prospective studies with a meticulous follow-up are warranted to further investigate mesh-related infections...
  18. ncbi request reprint Single-dose azithromycin versus erythromycin or amoxicillin for Chlamydia trachomatis infection during pregnancy: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
    Eleni Pitsouni
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 30:213-21. 2007
    ..In conclusion, azithromycin was associated with similar effectiveness but less adverse events compared with erythromycin or amoxicillin in the treatment of pregnant women with C. trachomatis infection...
  19. pmc Laparoscopic Cystectomy In-a-Bag of an Intact Cyst: Is It Feasible and Spillage-Free After All?
    Stelios Detorakis
    1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, 80 Queen Sophie Avenue and Lourou Street, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Minim Invasive Surg 2016:8640871. 2016
    ..Manipulation of larger tumors with the adnexa into the sac may be more difficult, and in such cases previous puncture and evacuation of the cyst contents should be considered. ..
  20. doi request reprint Endocervical Atypical Polypoid Adenomyoma
    Athanasios Protopapas
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece Electronic address
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 23:130-2. 2016
    ..She was treated with hysteroscopic resection of the APAM and polyps, plus laparoscopic myomectomy and wedge resection of adenomyosis. She is on an IVF list and after 4 months she is symptoms-free...
  21. doi request reprint Vaginal hysterectomy for uterovaginal prolapse: what is the incidence of concurrent gynecological malignancy?
    Themos Grigoriadis
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, 80 Vas Sofias Avenue, 11528, Athens, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J 26:421-5. 2015
    ..3 and 0.8 %. Aim of the study is to assess the incidence of malignant and premalignant gynecological histopathological findings among women who underwent a VH for UVP and had a normal preoperative workup...
  22. doi request reprint Vaginally assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for the treatment of complete uterovaginal prolapse
    Themos Grigoriadis
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology Unit, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, 105 107 Vas Sofias Avenue, Athens, 11521, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J 26:449-50. 2015
    ..The vaginally assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (VALS) has been introduced to address such defects by combining a vaginal and a laparoscopic approach...
  23. doi request reprint Seven years of objective and subjective outcomes of transobturator (TVT-O) vaginal tape: why do tapes fail?
    Stavros Athanasiou
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology Unit, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, 80 Vas Sofias Avenue, 11528, Athens, Greece
    Int Urogynecol J 25:219-25. 2014
    ..This study reports long-term outcomes of the transvaginal tension-free vaginal tape-obturator (TVT-O) procedure for treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI), including possible risk factors for failure...
  24. doi request reprint Pelvic organ prolapse contributes to sexual dysfunction: a cross-sectional study
    Stavros Athanasiou
    Urogynecology Unit, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alexandra Hospital, 80 Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens, Greece
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 91:704-9. 2012
    ..To evaluate the effect of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) on female sexual dysfunction...
  25. ncbi request reprint Hyaluronic acid: an effective alternative treatment of interstitial cystitis, recurrent urinary tract infections, and hemorrhagic cystitis?
    Christos Iavazzo
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Eur Urol 51:1534-40; discussion 1540-1. 2007
    ..The aim of this article was to review the available data regarding the use of hyaluronic acid as an alternative treatment of the above-mentioned conditions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Probiotics for prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections in women: a review of the evidence from microbiological and clinical studies
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Drugs 66:1253-61. 2006
    ..However, further research is needed to confirm these results before the widespread use of probiotics for this indication can be recommended...
  27. doi request reprint Imiquimod for treatment of vulvar and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia
    Christos Iavazzo
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 101:3-10. 2008
    ..Treating vulvar and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia with 5% imiquimod cream therefore appears to be promising...
  28. doi request reprint Patients included in randomised controlled trials do not represent those seen in clinical practice: focus on antimicrobial agents
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 36:1-13. 2010
    ..The application of the findings of RCTs to the care of individual patients should be performed cautiously...
  29. pmc World wide web resources on obstetrical and gynecological infections
    Stavros Athanasiou
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, 9 Neapoleos Street, 15123 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2007:29232. 2007
    ..We believe that the availability of such a list will help in the education of students and clinicians interested in obstetrical and gynecological infections...
  30. doi request reprint Occult Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women With Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Is the One Step Surgical Approach a Risky Choice?
    Dimitrios Zacharakis
    From the First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece and Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit, Vita Salute University and IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 22:55-9. 2016
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and complication rates of the 1-step surgical approach for treating women with POP and OSUI...
  31. doi request reprint The validation of international consultation on incontinence questionnaires in the Greek language
    Stavros Athanasiou
    1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens Medical School, Urogynecology Unit, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Neurourol Urodyn 31:1141-4. 2012
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Adenovirus genome in the placenta: association with histological chorioamnionitis and preterm birth
    Effrossine A Tsekoura
    Department of Microbiology, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Med Virol 82:1379-83. 2010
    ..026) as well as compared to term adenovirus-positive placentas (75% vs. 19%; P = 0.003). This study demonstrates that adenovirus infection of the placenta is associated strongly with histological chorioamnionitis and preterm birth...
  33. pmc Do psychological variables affect early surgical recovery?
    Michael N Mavros
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    PLoS ONE 6:e20306. 2011
    ..Numerous studies have examined the effect of psychological variables on surgical recovery, but no definite conclusion has been reached yet. We sought to examine whether psychological factors influence early surgical recovery...
  34. doi request reprint Immunohistochemical expression of matrix metalloproteinases, their tissue inhibitors, and cathepsin-D in ovarian endometriosis: correlation with severity of disease
    Athanasios Protopapas
    1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Fertil Steril 94:2470-2. 2010
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Vaginal mesh infection due to Bacteroides melaninogenicus: a case report of another emerging foreign body related infection
    Stavros Athanasiou
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 38:1108-10. 2006
    ..However, the patient continued to avoid intercourse due to severe dyspareunia. Vaginal mesh-related infections represent an emerging type of infection that may complicate reconstructive surgery in patients with pelvic organ prolapse...
  36. doi request reprint Episiotomy and perineal repair practices among obstetricians in Greece
    Themos Grigoriadis
    Department of Urogynecology, Alexandra Hospital, First University Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Greece
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 106:27-9. 2009
    ..To assess current preferences regarding episiotomy and management of obstetric perineal injuries used by obstetricians in Greece, and to assess the impact of evidence-based information on everyday practices...
  37. ncbi request reprint Early switch to oral versus intravenous antimicrobial treatment for hospitalized patients with acute pyelonephritis: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Evridiki K Vouloumanou
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Res Opin 24:3423-34. 2008
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Intravenous heparin in combination with antibiotics for the treatment of deep vein septic thrombophlebitis: a systematic review
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Pharmacol 557:93-8. 2007
    ..Although data from comparative trials are required to draw definitive conclusions, the available evidence suggests that the administration of heparin should be considered early in the management of patients with septic thrombophlebitis...
  39. ncbi request reprint The relationship of urethral resistance pressure and pressure flow parameters in women with lower urinary tract symptoms
    G Alessandro Digesu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Urogynaecology Unit, Bassini Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:493-7. 2007
    ..Therefore, further study is needed to confirm our results...
  40. ncbi request reprint Changes in urethral resistance in the presence of detrusor activity
    Charlotte Chaliha
    Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Urogynaecology Unit, Imperial College, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 17:215-8. 2006
    ..004). Our study has shown that bladder filling alters URP measurement and bladder volume should be standardised for reporting URP...
  41. ncbi request reprint The effect of mode of delivery on pelvic floor functional anatomy
    Philip Toozs-Hobson
    Department of Gynaecology, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:407-16. 2008
    ..Vaginal delivery is strongly associated with a larger, more distensible levator hiatus and a greater degree of bladder neck mobility both antenatally and postpartum...
  42. ncbi request reprint Do overactive bladder symptoms improve after repair of anterior vaginal wall prolapse?
    G Alessandro Digesu
    Urogynaecology Unit, Buzzi Hospital, ICP, Milan, Italy
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:1439-43. 2007
    ..001). This study has demonstrated that anterior vaginal repair does produce significant improvement in overactive bladder symptoms. A larger longer-term study is required to assess if these changes persist over time...
  43. ncbi request reprint Probiotics for prevention of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis: a review
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 58:266-72. 2006
    ..In conclusion, despite the promising results of some studies, further research is needed to prove the effectiveness of probiotics in preventing the recurrences of VVC and to allow their wide use for this indication...
  44. ncbi request reprint Urethral retro-resistance pressure and urodynamic diagnoses in women with lower urinary tract symptoms
    G Alessandro Digesu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology II, Urogynaecology Unit, Policlinico Hospital, Bari, Italy
    BJOG 113:34-8. 2006
    ..This study determines whether the retrograde urethral retro-resistance pressure (URP) measurement discriminates between urodynamic diagnoses in a group of women...