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  • The antiphospholipid syndrome and infection 

    Dalekos, G. N.; Zachou, K.; Liaskos, C. (2001)
    Infectious agents have been implicated in the induction of antiphospholipid (aPL) antibodies and the development of the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). This review focuses on the types of aPL antibodies detected in ...
  • Association of specific HLA phenotypes with left ventricular mass and carotid intima-media thickness in hypertensives 

    Diamantopoulos, E. J.; Andreadis, E. A.; Vassilopoulos, C. V.; Vlachonikolis, I. G.; Tarassi, K. E.; Chatzis, N. A.; Giannakopoulos, N. S.; Papasteriades, C. A. (2001)
    The aim of this study was to investigate the hypothesis that the expression of certain HLA antigens may constitute a risk marker for cardiovascular hypertrophy in subjects with arterial hypertension. We examined 158 subjects ...
  • Cytokines and pathological sleep 

    Kapsimalis, F.; Basta, M.; Varouchakis, G.; Gourgoulianis, K.; Vgontzas, A.; Kryger, M. (2008)
    Cytokines are proteins produced by leukocytes and other cells that function as intercellular mediators acting on several target tissues, resulting in multiple biologic actions. Over the last decade, medical research has ...
  • 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 ...
  • Disturbances of acquired immunity in hemodialysis patients 

    Eleftheriadis, T.; Antoniadi, G.; Liakopoulos, V.; Kartsios, C.; Stefanidis, I. (2007)
    Acquired immunity disturbances in hemodialysis (HD) patients are many and diverse. They are caused by uremia per se, the HD procedure, chronic renal failure complications, and therapeutic interventions for their treatment. ...
  • External validation of the ASTRAL score to predict 3-and 12-month functional outcome in the china national stroke registry 

    Liu, G.; Ntaios, G.; Zheng, H.; Wang, Y.; Michel, P.; Wang, D. Z.; Fang, J.; Papavasileiou, V.; Liu, L.; Dong, K.; Wang, C.; Zhao, X. (2013)
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE-: The ASTRAL score was recently introduced as a prognostic tool for acute ischemic stroke. It predicts 3-month outcome reliably in both the derivation and the validation European cohorts. We aimed ...
  • A genome-wide association study identifies an osteoarthritis susceptibility locus on chromosome 7q22 

    Kerkhof, H. J. M.; Lories, R. J.; Meulenbelt, I.; Jonsdottir, I.; Valdes, A. M.; Arp, P.; Ingvarsson, T.; Jhamai, M.; Jonsson, H.; Stolk, L.; Thorleifsson, G.; Zhai, G.; Zhang, F.; Zhu, Y.; Van Der Breggen, R.; Carr, A.; Doherty, M.; Doherty, S.; Felson, D. T.; Gonzalez, A.; Halldorsson, B. V.; Hart, D. J.; Hauksson, V. B.; Hofman, A.; Ioannidis, J. P. A.; Kloppenburg, M.; Lane, N. E.; Loughlin, J.; Luyten, F. P.; Nevitt, M. C.; Parimi, N.; Pols, H. A. P.; Rivadeneira, F.; Slagboom, E. P.; Styrḱarsd́ottir, U.; Tsezou, A.; Van De Putte, T.; Zmuda, J.; Spector, T. D.; Stefansson, K.; Uitterlinden, A. G.; Van Meurs, J. B. J. (2010)
    Objective. To identify novel genes involved in osteoarthritis (OA), by means of a genome-wide association study. Methods. We tested 500,510 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 1,341 Dutch Caucasian OA cases and 3,496 ...
  • The importance of managing diabetes correctly to prevent heart failure 

    Triposkiadis, F.; Giamouzis, G.; Butler, J. (2011)
  • Intrafamilial spread of hepatitis B virus infection in Greece 

    Zervou, E. K.; Gatselis, N. K.; Xanthi, E.; Ziciadis, K.; Georgiadou, S. P.; Dalekos, G. N. (2005)
    Objective: No study has investigated the intrafamilial spread of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Greece. We conducted a 9-year prospective study to determine the rate of HBV spread in family members when a member is identified ...
  • Osteonecrosis of the femoral head: Etiology, imaging and treatment 

    Malizos, K. N.; Karantanas, A. H.; Varitimidis, S. E.; Dailiana, Z. H.; Bargiotas, K.; Maris, T. (2007)
    Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a disabling clinical entity affecting young adults that usually leads to destruction of the hip joint. A high index of suspicion is necessary for the diagnosis due to the insidious onset ...
  • Pathogenesis and management of intradialytic hypertension 

    Dousdampanis, P.; Trigka, K.; Giannopoulos, A.; Fourtounas, C. (2014)
    Hypertension is common in chronic kidney disease patients especially in those undergoing hemodialysis (HD). Usually, blood pressure falls after the HD session but in some patients a paradoxical increase has been observed ...
  • Physical activity and hypertension: an overview 

    Rontoyannis, G. P. (2005)
  • Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in professional symphony orchestra musicians in Greece 

    Fotiadis, D. G.; Fotiadou, E. G.; Kokaridas, D. G.; Mylonas, A. C. (2013)
    This study was designed to investigate the frequency of musculoskeletal disorders among musicians in a professional-level symphony orchestra in Greece. The sample consisted of 147 musicians (97 men, 50 women) of the Athens ...
  • Prevalence, distribution and factors associated with the presence and the potential for malignancy of cutaneous neoplasms in 174 dogs admitted to a clinic in northern Greece 

    Kaldrymidou, H.; Leontides, L.; Koutinas, A. F.; Saridomichelakis, M. N.; Karayannopoulou, M. (2002)
    One hundred and seventy-four dogs diagnosed with cutaneous neoplasms in the Animal Medical and Surgical Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, were studied. Thirty-one types of neoplasm ...
  • The risk of lymphoma development in autoimmune diseases: A meta-analysis 

    Zintzaras, E.; Voulgarelis, M.; Moutsopoulos, H. M. (2005)
    Background: The risk of development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in autoimmune patients has been investigated in several cohort studies. These studies revealed inconclusive results. To shed some light on this controversy, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Smoking as a risk factor for autoimmune liver disease: What we can learn from primary biliary cirrhosis 

    Smyk, D. S.; Rigopoulou, E. I.; Muratori, L.; Burroughs, A. K.; Bogdanos, D. P. (2012)
    Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a cholestatic liver disease characterised by the immune-mediated destruction of biliary epithelial cells in small intrahepatic bile ducts. The disease is characterised by circulating ...
  • Surveillance and control of communicable diseases related to passenger ships in Europe 

    Hadjichristodoulou, C.; Mouchtouri, V. A.; Martinez, C. V.; Nichols, G.; Riemer, T.; Rabinina, J.; Swan, C.; Pirnat, N.; Sokolova, O.; Kostara, E.; Rachiotis, G.; Meilicke, R.; Schlaich, C.; Bartlett, C. L.; Kremastinou, J.; Partnership, T. S. (2011)
    This study was conducted within the European SHIPSAN (ship sanitation) project and aims at exploring the legislative framework and current practices related to surveillance of communicable diseases and response aboard ...
  • Systems biology-based analysis implicates a novel role for vitamin D metabolism in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration 

    Morrison, M. A.; Silveira, A. C.; Huynh, N.; Jun, G.; Smith, S. E.; Zacharaki, F.; Sato, H.; Loomis, S.; Andreoli, M. T.; Adams, S. M.; Radeke, M. J.; Jelcick, A. S.; Yuan, Y.; Tsiloulis, A. N.; Chatzoulis, D. Z.; Silvestri, G.; Kotoula, M. G.; Tsironi, E. E.; Hollis, B. W.; Chen, R.; Haider, N. B.; Miller, J. W.; Farrer, L. A.; Hageman, G. S.; Kim, I. K.; Schaumberg, D. A.; DeAngelis, M. M. (2011)
    Vitamin D has been shown to have anti-angiogenic properties and to play a protective role in several types of cancer, including breast, prostate and cutaneous melanoma. Similarly, vitamin D levels have been shown to be ...
  • TLR4 single nucleotide polymorphisms and thrombosis risk in patients with myeloproliferative disorders 

    Speletas, M.; Liadaki, K.; Kalala, F.; Daiou, C.; Katodritou, E.; Mandala, E.; Korantzis, I.; Ritis, K.; Zintzaras, E.; Germenis, A. E. (2008)