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COPD prevalence and the differences between newly and previously diagnosed COPD patients in a spirometry program
Aims: To evaluate the prevalence and severity of COPD in a primary care population participating in a spirometry program. Differences between newly and previously diagnosed COPD patients were identified. Methods: A spirometry ...
The contribution of ascorbic acid and dehydroascorbic acid to the protective role of pleura during inflammatory reactions
It is well-known that parapneumonic effusions lead to the formation of inflammatory exudates which contain an increasing amount of inflammatory cells, especially polymorphonuclear. At these pathological conditions characterized ...
Mesothelioma mortality in Greece from 1983 to 2003
To present summary statistics of the Greek mesothelioma epidemic including summaries by occupation and geographical area. The National Statistics Service provides our data, which contain all deaths from 1983 to 2003 where ...
Serum vascular endothelial growth factor is related to systemic oxidative stress in patients with lung cancer
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is known to play crucial rote in tumour angiogenesis. It is demonstrated that VEGF can be up-regulated by oxidative stress. The aim of this study was to determine the serum VEGF ...
Indoor maternal smoking doubles adolescents' exhaled carbon monoxide
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of indoor smoking. Exhaled carbon monoxide WO) concentrations were measured on a CO monitor by a vital capacity manoeuvre in three groups of adolescents: non-smokers with ...