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  • Association of the leptin gene with knee osteoarthritis susceptibility in a Han Chinese population: A case-control study 

    Qin, J.; Shi, D.; Dai, J.; Zhu, L.; Tsezou, A.; Jiang, Q. (2010)
    Previous studies have suggested that leptin works as a key regulator in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA), and genetic factors modulate OA. This study assessed the contribution of leptin gene (LEP) polymorphism(s) ...
  • Association of α-synuclein Rep1 polymorphism and Parkinson's disease: Influence of Rep1 on age at onset 

    Hadjigeorgiou, G. H.; Xiromerisiou, G.; Gourbali, V.; Aggelakis, K.; Scarmeas, N.; Papadimitriou, A.; Singleton, A. (2006)
    The α-synuclein Rep1 polymorphism was studied in patients and controls in an ethnic Greek population. There was an association of allele 2 with risk of Parkinson's disease (PD; adjusted odd ratio = 3.25; 95% CI = 1.80-5.87). ...
  • Autoantibodies in patients with systemic sclerosis and cancer: A case-control study 

    Derk, C. T.; Sakkas, L. I.; Rasheed, M.; Artlett, C.; Jimenez, S. A. (2003)
    Objective. To determine the prevalence of specific autoantibodies in a cohort of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and a diagnosis of cancer, and to compare it to that in a group of patients with SSc who were never ...
  • Contribution of the CFTR gene, the pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor gene (SPINK1) and the cationic trypsinogen gene (PRSS1) to the etiology of recurrent pancreatitis 

    Tzetis, M.; Kaliakatsos, M.; Fotoulaki, B.; Papatheodorou, A.; Doudounakis, S.; Tsezou, A.; Makrythanasis, P.; Kanavakis, E.; Nousia-arvanitakis, S. (2007)
    Acute recurrent/chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a complex multigenic disease. This is a case-control study consisting of 25 Greek patients with CP and a control population of 236 healthy Greek subjects. The whole coding area ...
  • Convergence of linkage, gene expression and association data demonstrates the influence of the RAR-related orphan receptor alpha (RORA) gene on neovascular AMD: A systems biology based approach 

    Silveira, A. C.; Morrison, M. A.; Ji, F.; Xu, H.; Reinecke, J. B.; Adams, S. M.; Arneberg, T. M.; Janssian, M.; Lee, J. E.; Yuan, Y.; Schaumberg, D. A.; Kotoula, M. G.; Tsironi, E. E.; Tsiloulis, A. N.; Chatzoulis, D. Z.; Miller, J. W.; Kim, I. K.; Hageman, G. S.; Farrer, L. A.; Haider, N. B.; DeAngelis, M. M. (2010)
    To identify novel genes and pathways associated with AMD, we performed microarray gene expression and linkage analysis which implicated the candidate gene, retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor alpha (RORA, 15q). ...
  • Dense genotyping of immune-related disease regions identifies nine new risk loci for primary sclerosing cholangitis 

    Liu, J. Z.; Hov, J. R.; Folseraas, T.; Ellinghaus, E.; Rushbrook, S. M.; Doncheva, N. T.; Andreassen, O. A.; Weersma, R. K.; Weismüller, T. J.; Eksteen, B.; Invernizzi, P.; Hirschfield, G. M.; Gotthardt, D. N.; Pares, A.; Ellinghaus, D.; Shah, T.; Juran, B. D.; Milkiewicz, P.; Rust, C.; Schramm, C.; Muler, T.; Srivastava, B.; Dalekos, G.; Nöthen, M. M.; Herms, S.; Winkelmann, J.; Mitrovic, M.; Braun, F.; Ponsioen, C. Y.; Croucher, P. J. P.; Sterneck, M.; Teufel, A.; Andrew, L. Mason; Saarela, J.; Leppa, V.; Dorfman, R.; Alvaro, D.; Floreani, A.; Onengut-Gumuscu, S.; Rich, S. S.; Thompson, W. K.; Schork, A. J.; Næss, S.; Thomsen, I.; Mayr, G.; König, I. R.; Hveem, K.; Cleynen, I.; Gutierrez-Achury, J.; Ricaño-Ponce, I.; Van Heel, D.; Björnsson, E.; Sandford, R. N.; Durie, P. R.; Melum, E.; Vatn, M. H.; Silverberg, M. S.; Duerr, R. H.; Padyukov, L.; Brand, S.; Sans, M.; Annese, V.; Achkar, J. P.; Boberg, K. M.; Marschall, H. U.; Chazouillères, O.; Bowlus, C. L.; Wijmenga, C.; Schrumpf, E.; Vermeire, S.; Albrecht, M.; Rioux, J. D.; Alexander, G.; Bergquist, A.; Cho, J.; Schreiber, S.; Manns, M. P.; Färkkilä, M.; Dale, A. M.; Chapman, R. W.; Konstantinos, N. Lazaridis; Franke, A.; Anderson, C. A.; Karlsen, T. H. (2013)
    Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a severe liver disease of unknown etiology leading to fibrotic destruction of the bile ducts and ultimately to the need for liver transplantation. We compared 3,789 PSC cases of ...
  • Do alcohol-metabolizing enzyme gene polymorphisms increase the risk of alcoholism and alcoholic liver disease? 

    Zintzaras, E.; Stefanidis, I.; Santos, M.; Vidal, F. (2006)
    Case-control studies that have investigated the association between alcoholism and alcohol-induced liver damage and the ADH2, ADH3, CYP2E1, and ADLH2 polymorphisms have reported controversial or inconclusive results. Thus, ...
  • Does hepcidin affect erythropoiesis in hemodialysis patients? 

    Eleftheriadis, T.; Kartsios, C.; Liakopoulos, V.; Antoniadi, G.; Ditsa, M.; Papadopoulos, C.; Anifandis, G.; Skirta, A.; Markala, D.; Stefanidis, I. (2006)
    Introduction: Prohepcidin is the precursor of hepcidin, a liver-derived peptide involved in iron metabolism by blocking its intestinal absorption and its release by the reticuloendothelial system. Iron overload and ...
  • Early gastrostomy reduces the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia in stroke or head injury patients 

    Kostadima, E.; Kaditis, A. G.; Alexopoulos, E. I.; Zakynthinos, E.; Sfyras, D. (2005)
    Presence of a nasogastric tube is a risk factor for the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Alternatively, gastrostomy can be used for administration of enteral feedings. To determine whether early ...
  • Echo-Doppler measurements of portal vein and hepatic artery in asymptomatic patients with hepatitis B virus and healthy adults 

    Tziafalia, C.; Vlychou, M.; Tepetes, K.; Kelekis, N.; Fezoulidis, I. V. (2006)
    Background and aim. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the range of various hemodynamic parameters of portal vein and hepatic artery with echo-Doppler imaging in asymptomatic carriers of hepatitis B virus ...
  • 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 ...
  • Genetic background of osteonecrosis: Associated with thrombophilic mutations? 

    Zalavras, C. G.; Vartholomatos, G.; Dokou, E.; Malizos, K. N. (2004)
    Intravascular coagulation is considered a major pathogenetic mechanism for nontraumatic osteonecrosis. The aim of our study was to evaluate the association of thrombophilic factor V G1691A mutation (factor V Leiden) and ...
  • ICAM-1, ICAM-2 and ICAM-3 in the sera of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 

    Tsoutsou, P. G.; Gourgoulianis, K. I.; Petinaki, E.; Mpaka, M.; Efremidou, S.; Maniatis, A.; Molyvdas, P. A. (2004)
    In order to test the serum levels of ICAM-1, ICAM-2 and ICAM-3 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), twenty patients with IPF and eleven with secondary interstitial fibrosis (SIF), as well as forty healthy ...
  • Increased primary autoimmune thyroid diseases and thyroid antibodies in sarcoidosis: Evidence for an under-recognised extrathoracic involvement in sarcoido 

    Malli, F.; Bargiota, A.; Theodoridou, K.; Florou, Z.; Bardaka, F.; Koukoulis, G. N.; Gourgoulianis, K. I.; Daniil, Z. (2012)
    Objective and Design: Sarcoidosis has been associated with thyroid diseases. However, until today no definite conclusions have been drawn. We aimed to assess the frequency of thyroid disorders and the levels of thyroid ...
  • Independent and joint effects of the MAPT and SNCA genes in Parkinson disease 

    Elbaz, A.; Ross, O. A.; Ioannidis, J. P. A.; Soto-Ortolaza, A. I.; Moisan, F.; Aasly, J.; Annesi, G.; Bozi, M.; Brighina, L.; Chartier-Harlin, M. C.; Destée, A.; Ferrarese, C.; Ferraris, A.; Gibson, J. M.; Gispert, S.; Hadjigeorgiou, G. M.; Jasinska-Myga, B.; Klein, C.; Krüger, R.; Lambert, J. C.; Lohmann, K.; Van De Loo, S.; Loriot, M. A.; Lynch, T.; Mellick, G. D.; Mutez, E.; Nilsson, C.; Opala, G.; Puschmann, A.; Quattrone, A.; Sharma, M.; Silburn, P. A.; Stefanis, L.; Uitti, R. J.; Valente, E. M.; Vilariño-Güell, C.; Wirdefeldt, K.; Wszolek, Z. K.; Xiromerisiou, G.; Maraganore, D. M.; Farrer, M. J. (2011)
    Objective: We studied the independent and joint effects of the genes encoding alpha-synuclein (SNCA) and microtubule-associated protein tau (MAPT) in Parkinson disease (PD) as part of a large meta-analysis of individual ...
  • The influence of the acromioclavicular joint degeneration on supraspinatus outlet impingement and the acromion shape 

    Roidis, N. T.; Motamed, S.; Vaishnav, S.; Ebramzadeh, E.; Karachalios, T. S.; Itamura, J. M. (2009)
    PURPOSE: To assess the anatomic association of acromioclavicular joint degeneration to supraspinatus outlet impingement and the acromion shape. METHODS: Sagittal oblique magnetic resonance images of 49 shoulders in 49 ...
  • Large-scale replication and heterogeneity in Parkinson disease genetic loci 

    Sharma, M.; Ioannidis, J. P. A.; Aasly, J. O.; Annesi, G.; Brice, A.; Van Broeckhoven, C.; Bertram, L.; Bozi, M.; Crosiers, D.; Clarke, C.; Facheris, M.; Farrer, M.; Garraux, G.; Gispert, S.; Auburger, G.; Vilariño-Güell, C.; Hadjigeorgiou, G. M.; Hicks, A. A.; Hattori, N.; Jeon, B.; Lesage, S.; Lill, C. M.; Lin, J. J.; Lynch, T.; Lichtner, P.; Lang, A. E.; Mok, V.; Jasinska-Myga, B.; Mellick, G. D.; Morrison, K. E.; Opala, G.; Pramstaller, P. P.; Pichler, I.; Park, S. S.; Quattrone, A.; Rogaeva, E.; Ross, O. A.; Stefanis, L.; Stockton, J. D.; Satake, W.; Silburn, P. A.; Theuns, J.; Tan, E. K.; Toda, T.; Tomiyama, H.; Uitti, R. J.; Wirdefeldt, K.; Wszolek, Z.; Xiromerisiou, G.; Yueh, K. C.; Zhao, Y.; Gasser, T.; Maraganore, D.; Krüger, R. (2012)
    Objective: Eleven genetic loci have reached genome-wide significance in a recent meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in Parkinson disease (PD) based on populations of Caucasian descent. The extent to which ...
  • Left-handedness in asthmatic children 

    Krommydas, G.; Gourgoulianis, K. I.; Andreou, G.; Molyvdas, P. A. (2003)
    Left-handedness has been associated with asthma and allergic disorders. The Geschwind-Behan-Galaburda (GBG) hypothesis could explain this association. In view of previous findings, we investigated the distribution of ...
  • Lower fibroblast growth factor 23 levels in young adults with crohn disease as a possible secondary compensatory effect on the disturbance of bone and mineral metabolism 

    Oikonomou, K. A.; Orfanidou, T. I.; Vlychou, M. K.; Kapsoritakis, A. N.; Tsezou, A.; Malizos, K. N.; Potamianos, S. P. (2014)
    Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) is a bone-derived circulating phosphaturic factor that decreases serum concentration of phosphate and vitamin D, suggested to actively participate in a complex renal-gastrointestinal-skeletal ...
  • MEIS1 and BTBD9: Genetic association with restless leg syndrome in end stage renal disease 

    Schormair, B.; Plag, J.; Kaffe, M.; Groß, N.; Czamara, D.; Samtleben, W.; Lichtner, P.; Ströhle, A.; Stefanidis, I.; Vainas, A.; Dardiotis, E.; Sakkas, G. K.; Gieger, C.; Müller-Myhsok, B.; Meitinger, T.; Heemann, U.; Hadjigeorgiou, G. M.; Oexle, K.; Winkelmann, J. (2011)
    Background: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep related movement disorder that occurs both in an idiopathic form and in symptomatic varieties. RLS is a frequent and distressing comorbidity in end stage renal disease ...