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  • Acute and Short-term Effects of Secondhand Smoke on Lung Function and Cytokine Production 

    Flouris, A. D.; Metsios, G. S.; Carrillo, A. E.; Jamurtas, A. Z.; Gourgoulianis, K.; Kiropoulos, T.; Tzatzarakis, M. N.; Tsatsakis, A. M.; Koutedakis, Y. (2009)
    Rationale: The acute effect of secondhand smoke (SHS) on lung function and the duration of system disruption remain unknown. Objectives: To assess the SHS effects and their duration on lung function and inflammatory markers. ...
  • Acute effects of second-hand smoke on complete blood count 

    Dinas, P. C.; Metsios, G. S.; Jamurtas, A. Z.; Tzatzarakis, M. N.; Hayes, A. W.; Koutedakis, Y.; Tsatsakis, A. M.; Flouris, A. D. (2014)
    We assessed the acute effects of a 1-h exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) on complete blood count (CBC) markers in a controlled simulated bar/restaurant environment. Nineteen adult never-smokers completed a 1-h .exposure ...
  • Ashtrays and Signage as Determinants of a Smoke-Free Legislation's Success 

    Vardavas, C. I.; Agaku, I.; Patelarou, E.; Anagnostopoulos, N.; Nakou, C.; Dramba, V.; Giourgouli, G.; Argyropoulou, P.; Antoniadis, A.; Gourgoulianis, K.; Ourda, D.; Lazuras, L.; Bertic, M.; Lionis, C.; Connolly, G.; Behrakis, P. (2013)
    Introduction:Successful smoke-free legislation is dependent on political will, enforcement and societal support. We report the success and pitfalls of a non-enforced nationwide smoke-free legislation in Greece, as well as ...
  • Biological evidence for the acute health effects of secondhand smoke exposure 

    Flouris, A. D.; Vardavas, C. I.; Metsios, G. S.; Tsatsakis, A. M.; Koutedakis, Y. (2010)
    Flouris AD, Vardavas CI, Metsios GS, Tsatsakis AM, Koutedakis Y. Biological evidence for the acute health effects of secondhand smoke exposure. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 298: L3-L12, 2010. First published September ...
  • Cognition, physical activity, sociodemographic characteristics and “emotional stability”: Their connection with smoking cessation 

    Ypofanti, M.; Lyrakos, G.; Mouchtouri, B.; Tzanne, P.; Panidou, M.; Niarchakou, H.; Sakkari, X.; Theodorakis, Y.; Zisi, V. (2015)
    OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship of the cognition of smokers who wish to quit smoking, and seek aid from a psychologist, with their sociodemographic characteristics, and to investigate the role of physical activity ...
  • Exposure to secondhand smoke promotes sympathetic activity and cardiac muscle cachexia 

    Flouris, A. D.; Dinas, P. C.; Tzatzarakis, M. N.; Metsios, G. S.; Kostikas, K.; Jamurtas, A. Z.; Tsatsakis, A. M.; Koutedakis, Y. (2014)
    Recent trials demonstrated that a single brief exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) generates acute adverse health effects. We evaluated the acute (immediately after exposure) and short-term (0.5, 1, 2, 3 and 4 h after ...
  • Five-Year Trends of Second-Hand Smoke Exposure in Greece: A Comparison Between Complete, Partial, and Prelegislation Levels 

    Vardavas, C. I.; Anagnostopoulos, N.; Patelarou, E.; Minas, M.; Nakou, C.; Dramba, V.; Giourgouli, G.; Bagkeris, E.; Gourgoulianis, K.; Pattaka, P.; Antoniadis, A.; Lionis, C.; Bertic, M.; Dockery, D.; Connolly, G. N.; Behrakis, P. K. (2012)
    Background: Our aim was to assess second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure in hospitality venues after the smoke-free legislation implemented in September 2010 in Greece and to compare with when a partial ban was in place and in ...
  • The influence of altitude in bronchial asthma 

    Gourgoulianis, K.; Brelas, N.; Hatziparasides, G.; Papayianni, M.; Molyvdas, P. A. (2001)
    Background. Some asthmatic children living in mountain areas experience significant improvement in daily symptoms and in the degree of bronchial obstruction. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of altitude ...
  • Passive smoking, asthma and allergy in children 

    Metsios, G. S.; Flouris, A. D.; Koutedakis, Y. (2009)
    Despite the recent campaigns to eliminate smoking and hinder the detrimental effects of passive smoking (PS), actual smoking rates still increase worldwide. Several physiological systems, with the respiratory being the ...
  • Respiratory diseases and Helicobacter pylori infection: Is there a link? 

    Roussos, A.; Philippou, N.; Mantzaris, G. J.; Gourgoulianis, K. I. (2006)
    Recent studies suggest an epidemiological association between Helicobacter pylori infection and several extragastroduodenal pathologies, including cardiovascular, rheumatic, skin and liver diseases. The observed associations ...
  • Sleep-disordered breathing in 3,680 Greek children 

    Kaditis, A. G.; Finder, J.; Alexopoulos, E. I.; Starantzis, K.; Tanou, K.; Gampeta, S.; Agorogiannis, E.; Christodoulou, S.; Pantazidou, A.; Gourgoulianis, K.; Molyvdas, P. A. (2004)
    The goal of the present investigation was to describe the prevalence of and clinical factors associated with sleep-disordered breathing in children and adolescents. Children and adolescents (3,680 in all, 1-18 years old) ...
  • Smoking habits, attitudes and training among medical students of the Democritus University of Thrace 

    Pantsidis, G. M.; Papageorgiou, D. I.; Bouros, D. (2012)
    Introduction Tobacco use continues to be the leading global cause of preventable death, contributing to the death of nearly 6 million people each year. Medical students, who are future doctors, have an important role to ...