D A Kafetzis

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Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Safety and tolerability of clarithromycin administered to children at higher-than-recommended doses
    D A Kafetzis
    Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Thivon and Levadeias St, Athens, 115 27, Greece
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:99-103. 2007
  2. pmc Risk factors and psychosocial characteristics of potential problematic and problematic internet use among adolescents: a cross-sectional study
    Georgios Kormas
    Adolescent Health Unit, Second Department of Pediatrics, P, and A, Kyriakou Children s Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, Greece
    BMC Public Health 11:595. 2011
  3. pmc Cognitive and psychosocial development of HIV pediatric patients receiving highly active anti-retroviral therapy: a case-control study
    Loretta Thomaidis
    Developmental Assessment Unit, Second Department of Pediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    BMC Pediatr 10:99. 2010
  4. pmc Risk factors for nasopharyngeal carriage of drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae: data from a nation-wide surveillance study in Greece
    Ioannis Katsarolis
    4th Dept of Internal Medicine, Athens Medical School, Attikon University General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    BMC Infect Dis 9:120. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Maternal genital colonization with Ureaplasma urealyticum promotes preterm delivery: association of the respiratory colonization of premature infants with chronic lung disease and increased mortality
    Dimitris A Kafetzis
    Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1113-22. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis: an overview
    Dimitris A Kafetzis
    University of Athens, Second Department of Pediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Greece
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 16:349-55. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint An overview of paediatric leishmaniasis
    D A Kafetzis
    University of Athens Second Department of Paediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, 11527 Greece
    J Postgrad Med 49:31-8. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Otitis and respiratory distress episodes following a respiratory syncytial virus infection
    D A Kafetzis
    Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 9:1006-10. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Failure to eradicate Group A beta-haemolytic streptococci (GABHS) from the upper respiratory tract after antibiotic treatment
    Dimitris A Kafetzis
    Second Department of Paediatrics, University of Athens, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens 11527, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 23:67-71. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Prophylaxis, therapy and prevention of viral respiratory infections
    Dimitris A Kafetzis
    University of Athens, Second Department of Pediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens 115 27, Greece
    Paediatr Respir Rev 5:S185-9. 2004

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  1. ncbi request reprint Safety and tolerability of clarithromycin administered to children at higher-than-recommended doses
    D A Kafetzis
    Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Thivon and Levadeias St, Athens, 115 27, Greece
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:99-103. 2007
    ..Whether it is more efficacious in this setting is a matter for further study...
  2. pmc Risk factors and psychosocial characteristics of potential problematic and problematic internet use among adolescents: a cross-sectional study
    Georgios Kormas
    Adolescent Health Unit, Second Department of Pediatrics, P, and A, Kyriakou Children s Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, Greece
    BMC Public Health 11:595. 2011
    ..Problematic internet use (PIU) is associated with a plethora of psychosocial adversities. The study objectives were to assess the determinants and psychosocial implications associated with potential PIU and PIU among adolescents...
  3. pmc Cognitive and psychosocial development of HIV pediatric patients receiving highly active anti-retroviral therapy: a case-control study
    Loretta Thomaidis
    Developmental Assessment Unit, Second Department of Pediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    BMC Pediatr 10:99. 2010
    ..The psychosocial development of pediatric HIV patients has not been extensively evaluated. The study objectives were to evaluate whether emotional and social functions are differentially associated with HIV-related complications...
  4. pmc Risk factors for nasopharyngeal carriage of drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae: data from a nation-wide surveillance study in Greece
    Ioannis Katsarolis
    4th Dept of Internal Medicine, Athens Medical School, Attikon University General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    BMC Infect Dis 9:120. 2009
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Maternal genital colonization with Ureaplasma urealyticum promotes preterm delivery: association of the respiratory colonization of premature infants with chronic lung disease and increased mortality
    Dimitris A Kafetzis
    Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1113-22. 2004
    ..urealyticum with premature birth and with development of CLD in the newborn...
  6. ncbi request reprint Neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis: an overview
    Dimitris A Kafetzis
    University of Athens, Second Department of Pediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Greece
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 16:349-55. 2003
    ..This is an attempt to improve the management of affected babies and stimulate more research concerning new diagnostic tools...
  7. ncbi request reprint An overview of paediatric leishmaniasis
    D A Kafetzis
    University of Athens Second Department of Paediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, 11527 Greece
    J Postgrad Med 49:31-8. 2003
    ..Development of an effective vaccine remains a priority...
  8. ncbi request reprint Otitis and respiratory distress episodes following a respiratory syncytial virus infection
    D A Kafetzis
    Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 9:1006-10. 2003
    ..To document, over two consecutive respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) seasons, the occurrence of acute otitis media (AOM) and recurrence of respiratory distress in children < 2 years of age hospitalized for respiratory distress...
  9. ncbi request reprint Failure to eradicate Group A beta-haemolytic streptococci (GABHS) from the upper respiratory tract after antibiotic treatment
    Dimitris A Kafetzis
    Second Department of Paediatrics, University of Athens, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens 11527, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 23:67-71. 2004
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Prophylaxis, therapy and prevention of viral respiratory infections
    Dimitris A Kafetzis
    University of Athens, Second Department of Pediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens 115 27, Greece
    Paediatr Respir Rev 5:S185-9. 2004
  11. ncbi request reprint Treatment of paediatric visceral leishmaniasis: amphotericin B or pentavalent antimony compounds?
    D A Kafetzis
    Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens 11527, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 25:26-30. 2005
    ..The optimal duration of treatment with liposomal amphotericin B remains to be determined...
  12. ncbi request reprint Incidence and clinical profile of acute rheumatic fever in Greece
    D A Kafetzis
    Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens 11527, Greece
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:68-70. 2005
  13. ncbi request reprint Visceral leishmaniasis in paediatrics
    Dimitris A Kafetzis
    University of Athens Second Department of Pediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 15:289-94. 2002
    ..Miltefosine, an oral active agent, was recently identified, and might fulfil our expectations for an effective, safe, easily administered and affordable antileishmanial treatment...
  14. ncbi request reprint Meningococcal group C disease in Greece during 1993-2006: the impact of an unofficial single-dose vaccination scheme adopted by most paediatricians
    D A Kafetzis
    Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 13:550-2. 2007
    ..This vaccination scheme has probably contributed to a dramatic decrease in the number of meningococcal C infections, which reached zero in 2004...
  15. ncbi request reprint Isepamicin versus amikacin for the treatment of acute pyelonephritis in children
    D A Kafetzis
    Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 14:51-5. 2000
    ..Isepamicin was shown to be as effective and safe as amikacin in the treatment of children with pyelonephritis and might prove an advantageous alternative in areas with high incidence of resistance to other aminoglycosides...
  16. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between Kawasaki syndrome and infection with Rickettsia conorii, Rickettsia typhi, Coxiella burnetii or Ehrlichia phagocytophila group
    D A Kafetzis
    Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Greece
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:703-6. 2001
    ..The etiology of Kawasaki syndrome (KS) is unknown. Rickettsiae, intracellular microorganisms that invade the vascular endothelium, might cause KS...
  17. ncbi request reprint Procalcitonin as a predictor of severe appendicitis in children
    D A Kafetzis
    Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:484-7. 2005
    ..PCT measurement seems to be a useful adjunctive tool for diagnosing acute necrotizing appendicitis or perforation, and surgical exploration will probably be required in patients with PCT values >0.5 ng/ml...
  18. ncbi request reprint Human rhinoviruses in otitis media with effusion
    F M Chantzi
    2nd Pediatric Clinic, University of Athens, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 17:514-8. 2006
    ..Interactions between allergy and RV infections are likely to predispose to middle ear disease...
  19. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology, clinical course and impact on hospitalization costs of acute diarrhea among hospitalized children in Athens, Greece
    D A Kafetzis
    Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 33:681-5. 2001
    ..Rotavirus is also a frequent cause of acute diarrhea necessitating hospitalization...
  20. doi request reprint Liposomal amphotericin B in critically ill paediatric patients
    G Sideri
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Clin Pharm Ther 37:291-5. 2012
    ..We aimed to present our experience regarding liposomal amphotericin B use in critically ill paediatric patients from a tertiary-care paediatric hospital in Athens, Greece...
  21. doi request reprint Clinical and molecular epidemiology of community-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in children in central Greece
    I Niniou
    Microbiology Laboratory, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27:831-7. 2008
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Burden of respiratory syncytial viral infections on paediatric hospitals: a two-year prospective epidemiological study
    A G Constantopoulos
    Paediatric University Clinic, Agia Sophia Children s Hospital, Thivon and M Asias, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:102-7. 2002
    ..001); and poorer outcome (P<0.001). RSV infections accounted for 38% of the total hospitalisation days for all respiratory infections, and 77% of the hospitalisation days for RSV infection were for infants less than 6 months of age...
  23. ncbi request reprint IgE sensitization, respiratory allergy symptoms, and heritability independently increase the risk of otitis media with effusion
    F M Chantzi
    Department of Allergy, 2nd Pediatric Clinic, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Allergy 61:332-6. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to assess any increased risk for OME attributable to allergy-related factors, in a well-characterized population using a case-control design and multivariate analysis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Serotypes and antimicrobial susceptibilities of 1033 pneumococci isolated from children in Greece during 2001-2004
    I Paraskakis
    Clinical Microbiology Department of P and A Kyriakou Annexe, Medical School, University of Athens, Aristofanous 56 58, Athens 152 32, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 12:490-3. 2006
    ..6%, 2.7%, 1.2%, 43.6%, 43.5%, 12.4%, 34.7% and 5.9%, respectively. The M-phenotype accounted for 68.0% of the erythromycin-resistant isolates. All isolates were susceptible to ofloxacin...
  25. doi request reprint Budesonide and formoterol inhibit inflammatory mediator production by bronchial epithelial cells infected with rhinovirus
    C L Skevaki
    Second Department of Pediatrics, Allergy Research Center, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Clin Exp Allergy 39:1700-10. 2009
    ..Budesonide (BUD) and formoterol (FORM) synergize in controlling asthma and COPD exacerbations; however, their effects on virus-induced inflammation and remodelling are less known...
  26. ncbi request reprint Comparison of isepamicin with amikacin for the empirical treatment of febrile neutropenic children with malignancies
    H C Maltezou
    University of Athens Second Department of Pediatrics, P. and A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Athens, 11527 Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 18:383-6. 2001
    ..It was concluded that isepamicin was as effective and safe as amikacin for the treatment of febrile neutropenic children with malignancies, and might be used in areas where resistance to other aminoglycosides is a problem...
  27. ncbi request reprint Piperacillin/Tazobactam versus cefotaxime plus metronidazole for treatment of children with intra-abdominal infections requiring surgery
    H C Maltezou
    University of Athens Second Department of Pediatrics, P. and A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 20:643-6. 2001
    ..In this study, piperacillin/tazobactam was as effective as cefotaxime plus metronidazole for treating children with intra-abdominal infections requiring surgery...
  28. ncbi request reprint Hemolytic-uremic syndrome associated with Coxiella burnetii infection
    H C Maltezou
    Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:811-3. 2001
    ..We report the case of a 12-year-old child with documented exposure to sources of Coxiella burnetii who was admitted to our hospital because of hemolytic-uremic syndrome. Serologic tests established the diagnosis of acute Q fever...
  29. ncbi request reprint Acute diarrhoea in children treated in an outpatient setting in Athens, Greece
    H C Maltezou
    University of Athens Second Department of Pediatrics, P. and A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Infect 43:122-7. 2001
    ..Rotavirus is also a frequent cause affecting mostly younger children and those attending day care centers. The presence of blood in stools and the seasonality of bacterial infections may enable their presumptive diagnosis...
  30. ncbi request reprint Preterm birth due to maternal infection: Causative pathogens and modes of prevention
    M V Pararas
    Infectious Diseases Unit, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, 115 27 Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:562-9. 2006
    ..The results of such studies, which were variable and often conflicting, are discussed here...
  31. ncbi request reprint The evolving epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease: a two-year prospective, population-based study in children in the area of Athens
    Maria N Tsolia
    Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, 115 27 Athens, Greece
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 36:87-94. 2003
    ..The epidemiological and clinical profile of meningococcal disease appears to be rapidly evolving and close monitoring is required particularly for input into decisions regarding use of meningococcal vaccines...
  32. ncbi request reprint Q fever in children in Greece
    Helen C Maltezou
    University of Athens Second Department of Pediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 70:540-4. 2004
    ..2% of the cases of meningitis, and 0.5% of the cases of pneumonia. Fever and headache were the most common symptoms at presentation. Our study indicates that Q fever is a rare cause of hospitalization during childhood...
  33. ncbi request reprint Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila in community-acquired lower respiratory tract infections among hospitalized children: diagnosis by real time PCR
    Helen C Maltezou
    University of Athens Second Department of Paediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens 11527, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 36:639-42. 2004
    ..pneumoniae is an important cause of LRTI necessitating hospitalization among children in Greece. Capillary PCR in sputum may diagnose M. pneumoniae LRTI in the acute setting and direct therapy and isolation of patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of roxithromycin in treating paediatric patients. A European multicentre study
    D A Kafetzis
    University of Athens, Second Department of Paediatrics A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 20:171-7. 1987
    ..There were no toxic effects. Roxithromycin should be considered as an effective and safe oral antibiotic to treat children with upper and lower respiratory tract and skin infections due to common pathogens...
  35. ncbi request reprint Etiology of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized school-age children: evidence for high prevalence of viral infections
    M N Tsolia
    Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens School of Medicine, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Infect Dis 39:681-6. 2004
    ..Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in young children is most commonly associated with viral infections; however, the role of viruses in CAP of school-age children is still inconclusive...
  36. ncbi request reprint Clinical microbiological case: facial inflammation in a child with a subnormal serum concentration of IgG2
    I Paraskakis
    Department of Microbiology, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 8:45-6, 60-1. 2002
  37. ncbi request reprint Mycobacterial cervical lymphadenitis in children: clinical and laboratory factors of importance for differential diagnosis
    P Spyridis
    University of Athens Second Department of Pediatrics, P. and A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 33:362-6. 2001
    ..The spectrum of mycobacterial cervical lymphadenitis in children in Greece has changed during the 1990s. Early and prompt treatment contributes to the diagnosis and response...
  38. ncbi request reprint Ureaplasma urealyticum airway colonization and pulmonary outcome in neonates
    Chrysanthi Skevaki
    Second Department of Pediatrics, P and A Kiriakou Children s Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 1:183-91. 2003
    ..urealyticum respiratory infection. Related morbidity and mortality, along with the high economic impact of neonatal respiratory disease worldwide, renders this topic particularly interesting and promotes further research in this field...
  39. ncbi request reprint Ciprofloxacin in critically ill children
    G Sideri
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Microbiology, University of Athens, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital and Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Anaesth Intensive Care 39:635-9. 2011
    ..Even though firm conclusions regarding the safety profile of ciprofloxacin in critically ill children could not be drawn, our study provides useful information regarding short-term adverse events associated with ciprofloxacin...
  40. ncbi request reprint The significance of Ureaplasma urealyticum as a pathogenic agent in the paediatric population
    Georgia S Pinna
    Department of Microbiology, Evagelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 19:283-9. 2006
    ..It may be transmitted perinatally from the colonized mother to her offspring, often resulting in prematurity and neonatal disease. The microorganism also sustains a causative role for infectious diseases in older children...
  41. ncbi request reprint Chronic cough in children: recent advances
    Ioanna M Velissariou
    University of Athens, Second Department of Paediatrics, Athens, Greece
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 2:111-7. 2004
    ..Pathophysiology of cough and recent advances in treatment options are also included...
  42. doi request reprint Intravenous colistimethate (colistin) use in critically ill children without cystic fibrosis
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:123-7. 2009
    ..The increasing frequency of infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria has led to the reappraisal of colistimethate use...
  43. ncbi request reprint Liposomal amphotericin B for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis
    Caryn Bern
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 43:917-24. 2006
    ..The public health community should work to broaden access to preferential liposomal amphotericin B pricing by public sector VL treatment programs...
  44. ncbi request reprint Immunologic markers in the neonatal period: diagnostic value and accuracy in infection
    Dimitris A Kafetzis
    University of Athens, Second Department of Pediatrics, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Thevon and Livadias St, GR 115 27, Athens, Greece
    Expert Rev Mol Diagn 5:231-9. 2005
    ..This review aims to examine the role of these newly available immunologic indices and to assess their validity as diagnostic markers of infection during the neonatal period...
  45. ncbi request reprint Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae chronic cough in children: efficacy of clarithromycin
    Ioanna M Velissariou
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 26:179-80. 2005