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  • Acute phase markers for the differentiation of infectious and malignant pleural effusions 

    Kiropoulos, T. S.; Kostikas, K.; Oikonomidi, S.; Tsilioni, I.; Nikoulis, D.; Germenis, A.; Gourgoulianis, K. I. (2007)
    Acute-phase markers, such as C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), have been studied in inflammatory and malignant disorders. We examined the diagnostic value of these ...
  • Association of anti-CCP positivity and carriage of TNFRII susceptibility variant with anti-TNF-α response in rheumatoid arthritis 

    Vasilopoulos, Y.; Bagiatis, V.; Stamatopoulou, D.; Zisopoulos, D.; Alexiou, I.; Sarafidou, T.; Settas, L.; Sakkas, L.; Mamuris, Z. (2011)
    Objective: To investigate the possible influence of tumour necrosis factoralpha (TNF), TNF receptor I (TNFRI) and TNF receptor II (TNFRII) gene polymorphisms on anti-TNF treatment responsiveness, stratified by autoantibody ...
  • Biomarkers in the exhaled breath condensate of healthy adults: Mapping the path towards reference values 

    Koutsokera, A.; Loukides, S.; Gourgoulianis, K. I.; Kostikas, K. (2008)
    The need for non-invasive assessment of airway inflammation is imperative, since inflammatory airway diseases, such as asthma and COPD, are characterized by variation in their clinical presentation throughout their course. ...
  • Bone marrow side population cells are enriched for progenitors capable of myogenic differentiation 

    Luth, E. S.; Jun, S. J.; Wessen, M. K.; Liadaki, K.; Gussoni, E.; Kunkel, L. M. (2008)
    Although the contribution of bone marrow-derived cells to regenerating skeletal muscle has been repeatedly documented, there remains considerable debate as to whether this incorporation is exclusively a result of inflammatory ...
  • Comparison of several toxicity tests applied to complex wastewaters and mussel biomarkers in receiving waters 

    Okay, O. S.; Tolun, L.; Tüfekçi, V.; Karacik, B.; Kungolos, A.; Samaras, P.; Papadimitriou, C.; Petala, M.; Tsiridis, V. (2005)
    In this study, the complex wastewaters/effluents discharged to coastal regions of Turkey and Greece were sampled, and various toxicity tests were applied. The bioassays used included the assessment of the luminescence ...
  • Diagnostic relevance of anti-filamentous actin antibodies in autoimmune hepatitis [1] 

    Liaskos, C.; Bogdanos, D. P.; Davies, E. T.; Dalekos, G. N. (2007)
  • Downregulation of serum epidermal growth factor in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Is there a link with mucosal damage? 

    Oikonomou, K. A.; Kapsoritakis, A. N.; Kapsoritaki, A. I.; Manolakis, A. C.; Tsiopoulos, F. D.; Germenis, A. E.; Potamianos, S. P. (2010)
    Background: Epidermal growth factor (EGF) is a multipotent peptide which contributes to epithelial development, inhibition of gastric acid secretion, acceleration of wound healing, and promotion of angiogenesis. The aim ...
  • The effects of calcitonin on acute bone loss after pertrochanteric fractures. A prospective, randomised trial 

    Karachalios, T.; Lyritis, G. P.; Kaloudis, J.; Roidis, N.; Katsiri, M. (2004)
    We investigated the effect of calcitonin in the prevention of acute bone loss after a pertrochanteric fracture and its ability to reduce the incidence of further fractures in the same patient. Fifty women aged between 70 ...
  • Endothelin-1 plasma levels in hemodialysis treatment - The influence of type 2 diabetes 

    Liakopoulos, V.; Wurth, P.; Mertens, P. R.; Eleftheriadis, T.; Kourti, P.; Voliotis, G.; Heintz, B.; Koukoulis, G. N.; Stefanidis, I. (2005)
    In patients on chronic hemodialysis the prevalence of atherosclerosis is increased and is by far the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Endothelin-1, an endothelium-derived peptide with vasoconstrictive and mitogenic ...
  • Epidemiology and importance of renal dysfunction in heart failure patients 

    Giamouzis, G.; Kalogeropoulos, A. P.; Butler, J.; Karayannis, G.; Georgiopoulou, V. V.; Skoularigis, J.; Triposkiadis, F. (2013)
    Renal dysfunction (RD) is a frequent comorbid condition and a major determinant of outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF). It is likely that the etiology of RD in patients with HF is much more complex than we first ...
  • Exhaled breath condensate in asthma: From bench to bedside 

    Loukides, S.; Kontogianni, K.; Hillas, G.; Horvath, I. (2011)
    The need for non-invasive assessment of airway inflammation is imperative, since inflammatory airway diseases, such as asthma and COPD, are characterized by variation in their clinical presentation throughout their course. ...
  • Hematogenous spinal infection in Central Greece 

    Sakkas, L. I.; Davas, E. M.; Kapsalaki, E.; Boulbou, M.; Makaritsis, K.; Alexiou, I.; Tsikrikas, T.; Stathakis, N. (2009)
    STUDY DESIGN.: We retrospectively analyzed spinal infection (SpI), in a teaching Hospital, in Central Greece. OBJECTIVE.: To study presentation, etiology, and outcome of SpI in Central Greece. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: ...
  • An integrated genetic and cytogenetic map for the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata, based on microsatellite and morphological markers 

    Stratikopoulos, E. E.; Augustinos, A. A.; Petalas, Y. G.; Vrahatis, M. N.; Mintzas, A.; Mathiopoulos, K. D.; Zacharopoulou, A. (2008)
    A genetic map based on microsatellite polymorphisms and visible mutations of the Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly), Ceratitis capitata is presented. Genotyping was performed on single flies from several backcross families. ...
  • A multicentre evaluation of the accuracy and performance of IP-10 for the diagnosis of infection with M. tuberculosis 

    Ruhwald, M.; Dominguez, J.; Latorre, I.; Losi, M.; Richeldi, L.; Pasticci, M. B.; Mazzolla, R.; Goletti, D.; Butera, O.; Bruchfeld, J.; Gaines, H.; Gerogianni, I.; Tuuminen, T.; Ferrara, G.; Eugen-Olsen, J.; Ravn, P. (2011)
    IP-10 has potential as a diagnostic marker for infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, with comparable accuracy to QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test (QFT-IT). The aims were to assess the sensitivity and specificity of ...
  • Oxidative stress biomarkers responses to physical overtraining: Implications for diagnosis 

    Margonis, K.; Fatouros, I. G.; Jamurtas, A. Z.; Nikolaidis, M. G.; Douroudos, I.; Chatzinikolaou, A.; Mitrakou, A.; Mastorakos, G.; Papassotiriou, I.; Taxildaris, K.; Kouretas, D. (2007)
    Overtraining syndrome is characterized by declining performance and transient inflammation following periods of severe training with major health implications for the athletes. Currently, there is no single diagnostic ...
  • Role of immunohistochemistry for hepatitis D and hepatitis B virus in hepatitis delta 

    Kabaçam, G.; Wedemeyer, H.; Savaş, B.; Keskin, O.; Dalekos, G.; Tabak, F.; Idilman, R.; Erhardt, A.; Yalçin, K.; Bozdayi, M. A.; Bozkaya, H.; Manns, M.; Dienes, H.; Yurdaydin, C.; Berg, T.; Böcher, W.; Bohle, H.; Buggisch, P.; Cornberg, M.; Ers̈oz, G.; Feyerabend, S.; Hinrichsen, H.; Manok, M.; Häussinger, D.; Herzog, W.; Hofmann, W. P.; Plein, K.; Hardt, H.; Porst, H.; Mederacke, I.; Rigopoulou, E. I.; Sentürk, H.; Wagner, E. K. V. (2014)
    Background & Aims: Immunohistochemical assessment of liver tissue in chronic delta hepatitis (CDH) is underinvestigated. Aim of the study was (i) to assess variables associated with hepatitis D antigen (HDAg), hepatitis B ...
  • Serum laminin and collagen IV in inflammatory bowel disease 

    Koutroubakis, I. E.; Petinaki, E.; Dimoulios, P.; Vardas, E.; Roussomoustakaki, M.; Maniatis, A. N.; Kouroumalis, E. A. (2003)
    Background/Aims: Laminin and collagen IV have been proposed as extracellular matrix serum markers. Because fibrosis is a major complication of inflammatory bowel disease, serum concentrations of laminin and collagen IV ...
  • Serum levels of adipokine retinol-binding protein-4 in relation to renal function 

    Papavasileiou, V.; Liakopoulos, V.; Sakkas, G. K.; Hadjigeorgiou, G. M.; Koukoulis, G.; Stefanidis, I. (2008)
  • Seven new loci associated with age-related macular degeneration 

    Fritsche, L. G.; Chen, W.; Schu, M.; Yaspan, B. L.; Yu, Y.; Thorleifsson, G.; Zack, D. J.; Arakawa, S.; Cipriani, V.; Ripke, S.; Igo, R. P.; Buitendijk, G. H. S.; Sim, X.; Weeks, D. E.; Guymer, R. H.; Merriam, J. E.; Francis, P. J.; Hannum, G.; Agarwal, A.; Armbrecht, A. M.; Audo, I.; Aung, T.; Barile, G. R.; Benchaboune, M.; Bird, A. C.; Bishop, P. N.; Branham, K. E.; Brooks, M.; Brucker, A. J.; Cade, W. H.; Cain, M. S.; Campochiaro, P. A.; Chan, C. C.; Cheng, C. Y.; Chew, E. Y.; Chin, K. A.; Chowers, I.; Clayton, D. G.; Cojocaru, R.; Conley, Y. P.; Cornes, B. K.; Daly, M. J.; Dhillon, B.; Edwards, A. O.; Evangelou, E.; Fagerness, J.; Ferreyra, H. A.; Friedman, J. S.; Geirsdottir, A.; George, R. J.; Gieger, C.; Gupta, N.; Hagstrom, S. A.; Harding, S. P.; Haritoglou, C.; Heckenlively, J. R.; Holz, F. G.; Hughes, G.; Ioannidis, J. P. A.; Ishibashi, T.; Joseph, P.; Jun, G.; Kamatani, Y.; Katsanis, N.; N Keilhauer, C.; Khan, J. C.; Kim, I. K.; Kiyohara, Y.; Klein, B. E. K.; Klein, R.; Kovach, J. L.; Kozak, I.; Lee, C. J.; Lee, K. E.; Lichtner, P.; Lotery, A. J.; Meitinger, T.; Mitchell, P.; Mohand-Saïd, S.; Moore, A. T.; Morgan, D. J.; Morrison, M. A.; Myers, C. E.; Naj, A. C.; Nakamura, Y.; Okada, Y.; Orlin, A.; Ortube, M. C.; Othman, M. I.; Pappas, C.; Park, K. H.; Pauer, G. J. T.; Peachey, N. S.; Poch, O.; Priya, R. R.; Reynolds, R.; Richardson, A. J.; Ripp, R.; Rudolph, G.; Ryu, E.; Sahel, J. A.; Schaumberg, D. A.; Scholl, H. P. N.; Schwartz, S. G.; Scott, W. K.; Shahid, H.; Sigurdsson, H.; Silvestri, G.; Sivakumaran, T. A.; Smith, R. T.; Sobrin, L.; Souied, E. H.; Stambolian, D. E.; Stefansson, H.; Sturgill-Short, G. M.; Takahashi, A.; Tosakulwong, N.; Truitt, B. J.; Tsironi, E. E.; Uitterlinden, A. G.; Van Duijn, C. M.; Vijaya, L.; Vingerling, J. R.; Vithana, E. N.; Webster, A. R.; Wichmann, H. E.; Winkler, T. W.; Wong, T. Y.; Wright, A. F.; Zelenika, D.; Zhang, M.; Zhao, L.; Zhang, K.; Klein, M. L.; Hageman, G. S.; Lathrop, G. M.; Stefansson, K.; Allikmets, R.; Baird, P. N.; Gorin, M. B.; Wang, J. J.; Klaver, C. C. W.; Seddon, J. M.; Pericak-Vance, M. A.; Iyengar, S. K.; Yates, J. R. W.; Swaroop, A.; Weber, B. H. F.; Kubo, M.; Deangelis, M. M.; Léveillard, T.; Thorsteinsdottir, U.; Haines, J. L.; Farrer, L. A.; Heid, I. M.; Abecasis, G. R. (2013)
    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common cause of blindness in older individuals. To accelerate the understanding of AMD biology and help design new therapies, we executed a collaborative genome-wide association ...