Argyris S Michalopoulos

Summary

Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Hepatic dysfunction following cardiac surgery: determinants and consequences
    A Michalopoulos
    Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece
    Hepatogastroenterology 44:779-83. 1997
  2. pmc Is plasma calcium concentration implicated in the development of critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy?
    Dimitri Anastasopoulos
    Department of Physiology and Clinical Neurophysiology, School of Nursing, University of Athens, 8 Tetrapoleos Street, 11527 Goudi, Athens, Greece
    Crit Care 15:R247. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Aerosolized antibiotics: the past, present and future, with a special emphasis on inhaled colistin
    Argyris S Michalopoulos
    Henry Dunant Hospital, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mesogeion 107, 11526 Athens, Greece
    Expert Opin Drug Deliv 9:493-5. 2012
  4. pmc Infections of respiratory or abdominal origin in ICU patients: what are the differences?
    Elena Volakli
    Dept of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Route de Lennik 808, Brussels, Belgium
    Crit Care 14:R32. 2010
  5. pmc Outcome of infections due to pandrug-resistant (PDR) Gram-negative bacteria
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    BMC Infect Dis 5:24. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Epidemiologic, clinical characteristics, and risk factors for adverse outcome in multiresistant gram-negative primary bacteremia of critically ill patients
    Argyris Michalopoulos
    Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Infect Control 39:396-400. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative infections: the use of colistin
    Argyris S Michalopoulos
    Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, 107 Mesogeion Ave, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 8:1009-17. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Aerosolized colistin as adjunctive treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia due to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria: a prospective study
    Argyris Michalopoulos
    Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, Department of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Respir Med 102:407-12. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint A bibliometric analysis of global research production in respiratory medicine
    Argyris Michalopoulos
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos St, Marousi 151 23, Greece
    Chest 128:3993-8. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Frequency, characteristics, and predictors of microbiologically documented nosocomial infections after cardiac surgery
    Argyris Michalopoulos
    Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, 107 Mesogeion Ave, 11526 Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:456-60. 2006

Collaborators

  • M E Falagas
  • Georgios Pappas
  • Spyros D Mentzelopoulos
  • Elpidoforos S Soteriades
  • Mary Koulentaki
  • S Maraki
  • George Samonis
  • Ioannis A Bliziotis
  • Konstantinos Z Vardakas
  • Sofia K Kasiakou
  • Sotirios N Prapas
  • Konstantinos Rellos
  • Dimitri Anastasopoulos
  • Elena Volakli
  • Ekaterini Mastoraki
  • Dimitrios K Matthaiou
  • Ioannis Kriaras
  • Stefanos Geroulanos
  • Evangelos S Rosmarakis
  • Sotiria Mastoraki
  • Petros Kopterides
  • George J Sermaides
  • Revekka Tzanetea
  • Antonios Kefaliakos
  • Jean Louis Vincent
  • Demetrios A Protogeros
  • Ioannis N Linardakis
  • A B Johan Groeneveld
  • Claudia Spies
  • Ioannis A Panagiotopoulos
  • Mohamed A K Salama Ayyad
  • Yasser Sakr
  • Anastasia A Katinioti
  • Vasilios N Kotsis
  • Ero Mouchtouri
  • Georgia Ntani
  • Vassiliki Papaioannou
  • Dimitra Karatza
  • Drosos E Karageorgopoulos
  • Petros I Rafailidis
  • Patra K Koletsi
  • George Sermaides
  • Anna Xanthaki
  • Kostas Konstantopoulos
  • Vassiliki Kalotychou
  • Chara Spiliopoulou
  • Yannis Rombos

Detail Information

Publications58

  1. ncbi request reprint Hepatic dysfunction following cardiac surgery: determinants and consequences
    A Michalopoulos
    Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece
    Hepatogastroenterology 44:779-83. 1997
    ..We prospectively studied the determinants, characteristics, and consequences of hepatic dysfunction in the early postoperative period following cardiac surgery...
  2. pmc Is plasma calcium concentration implicated in the development of critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy?
    Dimitri Anastasopoulos
    Department of Physiology and Clinical Neurophysiology, School of Nursing, University of Athens, 8 Tetrapoleos Street, 11527 Goudi, Athens, Greece
    Crit Care 15:R247. 2011
    ..This prospective study investigated whether plasma ionized calcium concentration abnormalities and other electrolyte disturbances represent risk factors for the development of critical illness polyneuromyopathy (CIPNM) in ICU patients...
  3. ncbi request reprint Aerosolized antibiotics: the past, present and future, with a special emphasis on inhaled colistin
    Argyris S Michalopoulos
    Henry Dunant Hospital, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mesogeion 107, 11526 Athens, Greece
    Expert Opin Drug Deliv 9:493-5. 2012
    ..In addition, RCTs are necessary to determine the appropriate inhaled colistin dose and the optimal delivery device...
  4. pmc Infections of respiratory or abdominal origin in ICU patients: what are the differences?
    Elena Volakli
    Dept of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Route de Lennik 808, Brussels, Belgium
    Crit Care 14:R32. 2010
    ..We used the Sepsis Occurrence in Acutely ill Patients (SOAP) database to investigate differences in the impact of respiratory tract and abdominal sites of infection on organ failure and survival...
  5. pmc Outcome of infections due to pandrug-resistant (PDR) Gram-negative bacteria
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    BMC Infect Dis 5:24. 2005
    ..However, there are already clinical isolates of Gram-negative bacteria that are resistant to all available antibiotics, including polymyxins...
  6. doi request reprint Epidemiologic, clinical characteristics, and risk factors for adverse outcome in multiresistant gram-negative primary bacteremia of critically ill patients
    Argyris Michalopoulos
    Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Infect Control 39:396-400. 2011
    ..Characteristics and burden of primary bacteremia because of multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients remain understudied...
  7. doi request reprint Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative infections: the use of colistin
    Argyris S Michalopoulos
    Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, 107 Mesogeion Ave, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 8:1009-17. 2010
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Aerosolized colistin as adjunctive treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia due to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria: a prospective study
    Argyris Michalopoulos
    Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, Department of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Respir Med 102:407-12. 2008
    ..There is scarcity of data in the literature concerning the administration of aerosolized colistin in critically ill patients with VAP due to multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative pathogens...
  9. ncbi request reprint A bibliometric analysis of global research production in respiratory medicine
    Argyris Michalopoulos
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos St, Marousi 151 23, Greece
    Chest 128:3993-8. 2005
    ..To evaluate the contribution of different world regions in respiratory research productivity...
  10. ncbi request reprint Frequency, characteristics, and predictors of microbiologically documented nosocomial infections after cardiac surgery
    Argyris Michalopoulos
    Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, 107 Mesogeion Ave, 11526 Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:456-60. 2006
    ..Nosocomial infections still remain a serious problem in patients undergoing open heart surgery. The objective of this study was to evaluate frequency, characteristics, and predictors of nosocomial infections after cardiac surgery...
  11. doi request reprint Inhaled anti-infective agents: emphasis on colistin
    A Michalopoulos
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Infection 38:81-8. 2010
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  12. doi request reprint Leptospirosis in a European intensive care unit
    Argyris Michalopoulos
    Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 42:69-71. 2010
    ..The all-cause hospital mortality was 16.7%, and may have been influenced by relatively early diagnosis, indicating the need for heightened clinical suspicion in Europe...
  13. doi request reprint Pharmacokinetic evaluation of colistin sodium
    Argyris S Michalopoulos
    Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, 107 Mesogeion Ave, 11528, Athens, Greece
    Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol 7:245-55. 2011
    ..This refers to all routes of colistin administration in clinical practice. Colistin PK data are also limited in critically ill patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Severe sepsis in cardiac surgical patients
    A Michalopoulos
    Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Surg 164:217-22. 1998
    ..To elucidate the incidence, determinants, and consequences of severe sepsis after cardiac surgery...
  15. doi request reprint The revival of fosfomycin
    Argyris S Michalopoulos
    Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, 107 Mesogeion Ave, 11526 Athens, Greece
    Int J Infect Dis 15:e732-9. 2011
    ..Further randomized controlled trials are needed in order to evaluate the efficacy of intravenous fosfomycin for the management of nosocomial infections due to MDR pathogens...
  16. pmc Aerosolized colistin for the treatment of nosocomial pneumonia due to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in patients without cystic fibrosis
    Argyris Michalopoulos
    Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Crit Care 9:R53-9. 2005
    ..There is extensive experience with use of aerosolized colistin by patients with cystic fibrosis, but there is a lack of data regarding the use of aerosolized colistin in patients without cystic fibrosis...
  17. ncbi request reprint Determinants of hospital mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting
    A Michalopoulos
    Cardiothoracic ICU, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece
    Chest 115:1598-603. 1999
    ..To examine causes of death and to find predictors of hospital mortality after elective coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery...
  18. doi request reprint Intravenous fosfomycin for the treatment of nosocomial infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in critically ill patients: a prospective evaluation
    A Michalopoulos
    Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:184-6. 2010
    ..Intravenous fosfomycin may be a beneficial and safe adjunctive treatment in the management of life-threatening ICU-acquired infections caused by carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae...
  19. ncbi request reprint Mild or moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease risk in elective coronary artery bypass grafting surgery
    A Michalopoulos
    Third Cardiac Surgery Department, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece
    World J Surg 25:1507-11. 2001
    ..4% in COPD patients and 0.7% in the control group (p = 0.5). We concluded that patients with a history of mild or moderate COPD undergoing elective CABG had morbidity and mortality rates comparable with those of controls (p > 0.05)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Determinants of candidemia and candidemia-related death in cardiothoracic ICU patients
    Argyris S Michalopoulos
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece
    Chest 124:2244-55. 2003
    ..To develop and prospectively validate models of independent predictors of candidemia and candidemia-related death in cardiothoracic ICU (CICU) patients...
  21. doi request reprint Inhaled colistin as monotherapy for multidrug-resistant gram (-) nosocomial pneumonia: a case series
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Respir Med 103:707-13. 2009
    ..Reports of patients with polymyxin-only susceptible gram-negative nosocomial pneumonia treated with inhaled, but without concurrent intravenous, colistin are rare...
  22. ncbi request reprint Prone position improves lung mechanical behavior and enhances gas exchange efficiency in mechanically ventilated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients
    Spyros D Mentzelopoulos
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Henry Dunant General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 96:1756-67, table of contents. 2003
    ..Pronation of mechanically ventilated COPD patients exhibits applicability and effectiveness and improves oxygenation and sigh-L mechanics versus semirecumbent ("gold standard") positioning...
  23. doi request reprint Impact of obesity on outcome of patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting using aorta no-touch technique
    Sotirios N Prapas
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 11:234-7. 2010
    ..3) were similar. No difference in morbidity rates was detected. All cause in-hospital mortality was comparable. Survival was similar in both groups also. Obesity is not a risk factor for morbidity and mortality in this group of patients...
  24. pmc A bibliometric analysis by geographic area of published research in several biomedical fields, 1995-2003
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    CMAJ 175:1389-90. 2006
    ..However, after adjustments for GDP, Canada ranked first, with the United States and Oceania following closely behind. All of the developing regions had only small research contributions in all of the biomedical fields examined...
  25. ncbi request reprint Nephrotoxicity of intravenous colistin: a prospective evaluation
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 26:504-7. 2005
    ..The cumulative dose of administered CMS was statistically correlated with the difference in values of serum creatinine between the end and start of CMS treatment (r = 0.6, P = 0.004 by Spearman's test)...
  26. pmc The use of intravenous and aerosolized polymyxins for the treatment of infections in critically ill patients: a review of the recent literature
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Clin Med Res 4:138-46. 2006
    ....
  27. pmc Administration of antibiotics via the respiratory tract for the prevention of ICU-acquired pneumonia: a meta-analysis of comparative trials
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Crit Care 10:R123. 2006
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of McCoy balloon laryngoscopy in patients with moderate-to-major endotracheal intubation difficulty
    Spyros D Mentzelopoulos
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine Henry Dunant General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 101:1233-7, table of contents. 2005
    ..In patients with moderate-to-major conventional airway management difficulty, McCoy-balloon laryngoscopy further improves laryngoscopic/intubating conditions...
  29. doi request reprint Colistin therapy for microbiologically documented multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections: a retrospective cohort study of 258 patients
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 15 123 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 35:194-9. 2010
    ..The findings of the largest cohort study to date on i.v. colistin show that colistin is a valuable antibiotic with acceptable nephrotoxicity and considerable effectiveness that depends on the daily dosage and infection site...
  30. doi request reprint Colistin and polymyxin B in critical care
    Argyris Michalopoulos
    Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, 107 Mesogeion Avenue, 11526, Athens, Greece
    Crit Care Clin 24:377-91, x. 2008
    ..Randomized controlled trials are urgently needed to further clarify various issues regarding the effectiveness and safety of polymyxins, however...
  31. pmc Colistin: recent data on pharmacodynamics properties and clinical efficacy in critically ill patients
    Argyris S Michalopoulos
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Greece
    Ann Intensive Care 1:30. 2011
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Treatment of Acinetobacter infections
    Argyris Michalopoulos
    ICU, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 11:779-88. 2010
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Potential of old-generation antibiotics to address current need for new antibiotics
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 6:593-600. 2008
    ..The availability of novel genetic and molecular modification methods provides hope that the toxicity and efficacy drawbacks presented by some of these agents can be surpassed in the future...
  34. doi request reprint Pandrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii infections: characteristics and outcome in a series of 28 patients
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 32:450-4. 2008
    ..Antibiotics that are ineffective in vitro may prove life-saving for some of these patients, especially combination regimens containing colistin...
  35. doi request reprint Risk factors associated with the isolation of colistin-resistant gram-negative bacteria: a matched case-control study
    Dimitrios K Matthaiou
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Crit Care Med 36:807-11. 2008
    ..We aimed to investigate the potential risk factors for the isolation of colistin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa from hospitalized patients...
  36. pmc Toxicity after prolonged (more than four weeks) administration of intravenous colistin
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    BMC Infect Dis 5:1. 2005
    ..Our objective was to study the toxicity of prolonged intravenous administration of colistin (polymyxin E)...
  37. doi request reprint Pulmonary drug delivery systems for antimicrobial agents: facts and myths
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 15123 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 35:101-6. 2010
    ..Cost is an important parameter, which may be counterbalanced in cystic fibrosis patients by a better quality of life and a greater adherence to treatment...
  38. pmc Worldwide research productivity in critical care medicine
    Argyris Michalopoulos
    Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Crit Care 9:R258-65. 2005
    ..The objective of the present study was to assess the worldwide scientific contribution in the field of critical care medicine...
  39. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial infections after off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: frequency, characteristics, and risk factors
    Evangelos S Rosmarakis
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:759-67. 2007
    ..The identification of risk factors for infection in combination with the appropriate evaluation of the increased CRP and procalcitonin values may help clinicians for the early diagnosis of infection after OPCABG...
  40. ncbi request reprint Cure of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii bacteraemia with continuous intravenous infusion of colistin
    Argyris Michalopoulos
    Department of Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 37:142-5. 2005
    ..Continuous intravenous infusion of colistin proved to be a salvage regimen, which led to cure of a bacteraemia due to a multi-resistant isolate, without showing any allergic cross-reactivity with other antibiotics...
  41. ncbi request reprint Exposure to quinolones is associated with carbapenem resistance among colistin-susceptible Acinetobacter baumannii blood isolates
    Petros Kopterides
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Str, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 30:409-14. 2007
    ..The appearance of Co(S)/Ca(R)A. baumannii infections represents a major threat to critically ill hospitalised patients. Exposure to fluoroquinolones is an independent risk factor for development of Co(S)/Ca(R)A. baumannii bacteraemia...
  42. ncbi request reprint Cefuroxime as antibiotic prophylaxis in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery
    Sotiria Mastoraki
    Department of Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:442-6. 2007
    ..A single-dose of cefuroxime remains the antibiotic prophylaxis of choice in adult patients submitted to CABG surgery. It is still associated with a low incidence of postoperative infections mainly due to sensitive pathogens...
  43. ncbi request reprint Polymyxins: old antibiotics are back
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Lancet 367:633-4. 2006
  44. ncbi request reprint Incidence of postoperative infections in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery receiving antimicrobial prophylaxis with original and generic cefuroxime
    Ekaterini Mastoraki
    Department of Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, 356 Sygrou Ave, 17674 Athens, Greece
    J Infect 56:35-9. 2008
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Fluconazole versus itraconazole for antifungal prophylaxis in neutropenic patients with haematological malignancies: a meta-analysis of randomised-controlled trials
    Konstantinos Z Vardakas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Br J Haematol 131:22-8. 2005
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Continuous versus intermittent intravenous administration of antibiotics: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
    Sofia K Kasiakou
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Lancet Infect Dis 5:581-9. 2005
    ..In an era of gradually increasing resistance among most pathogens, the potential advantages of continuous intravenous administration of antibiotics on several clinical outcomes should be further investigated...
  47. ncbi request reprint Microbiologically documented nosocomial infections after coronary artery bypass surgery without cardiopulmonary bypass
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:481-90. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate the frequency, characteristics, and risk factors of microbiologically documented nosocomial infections after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting...
  48. ncbi request reprint Ciprofloxacin vs an aminoglycoside in combination with a beta-lactam for the treatment of febrile neutropenia: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Ioannis A Bliziotis
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Mayo Clin Proc 80:1146-56. 2005
    ..To compare the effectiveness and toxicity of ciprofloxacin vs an aminoglycoside, both in combination with a beta-lactam, for the treatment of febrile neutropenia in the inpatient setting...
  49. ncbi request reprint Outcome of critically ill oldest-old patients (aged 90 and older) admitted to the intensive care unit
    Konstantinos Rellos
    Intensive Care Unit, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:110-4. 2006
    ..To compare the outcomes of critically ill oldest-old patients (> or = 90) with those of younger patients...
  50. ncbi request reprint Antifungal prophylaxis with azoles in high-risk, surgical intensive care unit patients: a meta-analysis of randomized, placebo-controlled trials
    Konstantinos Z Vardakas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Crit Care Med 34:1216-24. 2006
    ..A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was performed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of azoles as antifungal prophylaxis in high-risk patients receiving treatment in the surgical intensive care unit...
  51. ncbi request reprint Multi-systemic methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) community-acquired infection
    Argyris Michalopoulos
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Med Sci Monit 12:CS39-43. 2006
    ..An alarming increase of the incidence of community-acquired infections due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been noted in several countries during the recent years...
  52. pmc Risk factors for isolation of strains susceptible only to polymyxin among patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:2541-3. 2006
    ..The multivariable analysis showed that exposure to carbapenems was associated with the development of P. aeruginosa bacteremia susceptible only to polymyxin (odds ratio, 9.0; 95% confidence interval, 2.4 to 34.3; P = 0.001)...
  53. ncbi request reprint Risk factors of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infections: a matched case control study
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 60:1124-30. 2007
    ..Thus, the emergence of infections due to carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae (CRKp) is a major public health concern...
  54. pmc The significance of different formulations of aerosolized colistin
    Argyris Michalopoulos
    Crit Care 9:417-8; author reply 417-8. 2005
  55. pmc Combination therapy with intravenous colistin for management of infections due to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in patients without cystic fibrosis
    Sofia K Kasiakou
    Alfa HealthCare, 9 Neapoleos Street, Marousi, Athens 151 23, Greece
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:3136-46. 2005
    ..The use of intravenous colistin for the treatment of infections due to multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria appears to be safe and effective...
  56. ncbi request reprint Treatment of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii pneumonia
    Matthew E Falagas
    J Cyst Fibros 4:149-50. 2005
  57. ncbi request reprint Polymyxins: a word of caution for prudent use of valuable "old antibiotics"
    Matthew E Falagas
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:995. 2006
  58. ncbi request reprint Plesiomonas shigelloides sepsis in a thalassemia intermedia patient
    Revekka Tzanetea
    First Department of Medicine, University of Athens Medical School at Laikon Hospital, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 34:687-9. 2002
    ..P. shigelloides was isolated in blood cultures; despite a vigorous combination of antibiotics the patient died after 24 h in the ICU. Lethal sepsis due to P. shigelloides has not previously been reported in Greece...