Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in patients with suspected or confirmed Covid-19. A Consensus of the Working group of the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology.
Authors: Latsios G, Synetos A, Mastrokostopoulos A, Georgia Vogiatzi, Bounas P, Nikitas G, Papanikolaou A, Parisis C, Kanakakis I, Goudevenos J Abstract The unprecedented for modern medicine pandemic caused by the SARS-COV-2 virus ("coronavirus", Covid-19) creates in turn new data on the survival of cardiac arrest victims, but mainly on the safety of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) providers. The covid19 pandemic resulted in losses in thousands of lives, and many more people were hospitalized in simple beds or in intensive care units both globally and in Greece. More specifically, in victims of cardia...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

A roadmap to nationwide monitoring of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices in Greece: staying safe in the era of COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Dilaveris P, Casado-Arroyo R, Lumens J PMID: 32947023 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Impact of social containment measures on cardiovascular admissions and sudden cardiac death rates during Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Greece.
Authors: Vassilikos VP, Pagourelias ED, Katsos K, Zaggelidou E, Raikos N, Tzikas S, Cavousoglou H, Kouparanis A, Anastasakis A, Papatheodorou E, Kassimis G, Ziakas A, Sianos G, Karvounis H, Kanonidis I, Spiliopoulou C PMID: 32947022 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

How breast cancer treatments affect the quality of life of women with non-metastatic breast cancer one year after surgical treatment: a cross-sectional study in Greece
The continuously increasing survivorship of female breast cancer makes the monitoring and improvement of patients ’ quality of life ever so important. While globally there is a growing body of research on healt... (Source: BMC Surgery)
Source: BMC Surgery - September 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Aris Yfantis, Pavlos Sarafis, Ioannis Moisoglou, Maria Tolia, George Intas, Ioanna Tiniakou, Konstantinos Zografos, George Zografos, Marianna Constantinou, Athanasios Nikolentzos and Michalis Kontos Tags: Research article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 6892: Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions about Cervical Cancer Risk, Prevention and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in Vulnerable Women in Greece
Psaltopoulou Cervical cancer can be largely preventable through primary and secondary prevention activities. Following the financial crisis in Greece since 2011 and the increased number of refugees/migrants since 2015 the proportion of vulnerable population groups in Greece increased greatly and the ability of the healthcare sector to respond and to cover the health needs of the population is put under tremendous stress. A cross-sectional study was designed to assess the characteristics of vulnerable women in Greece regarding cervical cancer risk factors, prevention through screening activities and Human Papilloma ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Riza Karakosta Tsiampalis Lazarou Karachaliou Ntelis Karageorgiou Psaltopoulou Tags: Article Source Type: research

Antibiotic Resistance Patterns and mcr-1 Detection in Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli Isolates from Commercial Layer and Layer Breeder Flocks Demonstrating Colibacillosis in Greece
Microbial Drug Resistance, Ahead of Print. (Source: Microbial Drug Resistance)
Source: Microbial Drug Resistance - September 21, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Dimitrios Koutsianos Labrini V. Athanasiou Tilemachos Dimitriou Marios Nikolaidis Christina Tsadila Grigorios Amoutzias Dimitris Mossialos Konstantinos C. Koutoulis Source Type: research

Outcomes of pregnancies in patients with Gaucher Disease: The experience of a center of excellence on rare metabolic Disease-Gaucher Disease, in Greece
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Veroniki Komninaka, Pagona Flevari, Theodoros Marinakis, Georgios Karkaletsis, Lina Malakou, Konstantina Repa (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - September 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Heart failure in Greece: The Hellenic National Nutrition and Health Survey (HNNHS).
Authors: Michas G, Magriplis E, Panagiotakos D, Chourdakis M, Micha R, Filippatos G, Zampelas A, Dimakopoulos I, Karageorgou D, Mitsopoulou AV, Bakogianni I, Ntouroupi T, Tsaniklidou SM, Argyri K, Fappa E, Theodoraki EM, Trichia E, Sialvera TE, Varytimiadi A, Spyreli E, Koutelidakis A, Karlis G, Zacharia S, Papageorgiou A, Advisory Committee, Chrousos GP, Dedoussis G, Dimitriadis G, Manios Y, Roma E PMID: 32941987 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research

Issues of biopolitics of reproduction in post-war Greece
Publication date: October 2020Source: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Volume 83Author(s): Alexandra Barmpouti (Source: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences)
Source: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences - September 17, 2020 Category: History of Medicine Source Type: research

Leucippus, either male or death: a case of sex reversal by divine intervention.
Authors: Markantes GK, Barouti K, Stamou MI, Georgopoulos NA Abstract The concept of metamorphosis (change of form, structure, or substance) is very frequently encountered in Ancient Greek and Roman literature. One of the most striking types of metamorphosis described in many myths is gender transformation, where a man becomes a woman or vice versa. Herein, we present a case of pubertal gender inversion, the marvelous story of the Cretan Leucippus, which not only inspired many ancient writers but also led to the development of a distinct, local, religious cult. A medical interpretation of the myth, whereby we attem...
Source: Hormones - September 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Hormones (Athens) Source Type: research

Chronic seronegative spondyloarthropathy following acute Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in a human leukocyte antigen B27-positive patient: a case report
ConclusionsIn our case, an acuteM. pneumoniae infection eventually progressed to chronic spondyloarthropathy. In our patient,M. pneumoniae infection may represent a random event, or it might be a necessary factor for the development of reactive arthritis, asymmetric proximal myopathy, and sacroiliitis, always in combination with the appropriate genetic background. Extrapulmonary manifestations ofM. pneumoniae may occur even in the complete absence of respiratory symptoms, and the diagnosis of unusual complications, such as reactive arthritis, requires high clinical suspicion and extensive investigation. (Source: Journal of...
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - September 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Forensic sex estimation using the vertebrae: an evaluation on two European populations
AbstractSex estimation is one of the primary steps for constructing the biological profile of skeletal remains leading to their identification in the forensic context. While the pelvis is the most sex diagnostic bone, the cranium and other post-cranial elements have been extensively studied. Earlier research has also focused on the vertebral column with varying results regarding its sex classification accuracy as well as the underlying population specificity. The present study focuses on three easily identifiable vertebrae, namely T1, T12, and L1, and utilizes two modern European populations, a Greek and a Danish, to evalu...
Source: International Journal of Legal Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 6785: Global Risk Factor Evaluation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Relation to Research Activity and Socioeconomic Factors
roneberg Obstructive Sleep Apnea is emerging as a global health epidemic, particularly due to the obesity pandemic. However, comprehensive prevalence data are still lacking and global OSA research has not yet been structurally evaluated. Using the latest comprehensive age/gender-specific BMI and obesity data, a global landscape estimating the risk/burden of OSA was created. Results were presented in relation to an in-depth analysis of OSA research and countries’ socioeconomic/scientific background. While the USA, Canada, and Japan are the highest publishing countries on OSA, Iceland, Greece, and Israel ap...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Rebekka K. Seeger-Zybok Doris Klingelh öfer David A. Groneberg Tags: Article Source Type: research

Outcomes of pregnancies in patients with Gaucher Disease: The experience of a center of excellence on rare metabolic Disease-Gaucher Disease, in Greece
The objective of our study was to examine the outcome of pregnancies of Caucasian women with GD in a Greek Center of Excellence on GD. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - September 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Veroniki Komninaka, Pagona Flevari, Theodoros Marinakis, Georgios Karkaletsis, Lina Malakou, Konstantina Repa Tags: Full length article Source Type: research

HEllenic Registry on Myocarditis SyndromES on behalf of Hellenic Heart Failure Association: The HERMES ‐HF Registry
ConclusionsThis preliminary analysis describes the typical presentation of myocarditis patients in Greece. It is a first step in developing a better prognostic model for the course of the disease, which will be completed after the incorporation of the patients' follow ‐up data. (Source: ESC Heart Failure)
Source: ESC Heart Failure - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stamatis Adamopoulos, Dimitrios Miliopoulos, Apostolis Karavidas, Maria Nikolaou, George Lazaros, Angeliki Gkouziouta, Athanassios Manginas, George Sevastos, Haralambos Karvounis, Theodoros D. Karamitsos, George Hahalis, Marianna Leopoulou, Ko Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Punica granatum Leaf Ethanolic Extract and Ellagic Acid as Inhibitors of Zika Virus Infection
This study deals with the investigation of the composition, cytotoxicity, and anti-Zika activity of Punica granatum leaf ethanolic extract, fractions, and phytoconstituents. P. granatum leaves were collected from different areas in Italy and Greece in different seasons. Crude extracts were analyzed and fractionated, and the pure compounds were isolated. The phytochemical and biomolecular fingerprint of the pomegranate leaves was determined. The antiviral activities of the leaf extract, fractions, and compounds were investigated against the MR766 and HPF2013 Zika virus strains in vitro. Both the extract and its fractio...
Source: Planta Medica - September 16, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Acquadro, Stefano Civra, Andrea Cagliero, Cecilia Marengo, Arianna Ritt à, Massimo Francese, Rachele Sanna, Cinzia Bertea, Cinzia Sgorbini, Barbara Lembo, David Donalisio, Manuela Rubiolo, Patrizia Tags: Original Papers Source Type: research

17th ICCE Satellite Event University Education in Environmental Sciences.
Abstract Recently, nearly 500 study programmes related to environmental disciplines were detected in Europe (Lammel et al, Environ Sci Pollut Res 21:7211-7218 2014). Following good practice from the 16th International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment (ICCE) in Oslo, during the 17th ICCE that took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, between 16 and 20 June 2019, a special Satellite Event dedicated to University Education in Environmental Sciences was organised. The session attracted students, teachers and experts from academia and industry/consulting. As conveners of the event, our aim was to provide an i...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - September 16, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ivančev-Tumbas I, Lammel G Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis: Surgeons as Antimicrobial Stewards
Infections in surgical patients have been recognized for millennia, but the negative consequences of how we prevent those infections is a relatively recent discovery. Indeed, as early as the 7th century, surgeons in Greece operating on patients with head trauma applied “healing drugs” at the time of operation to prevent inflammatory or infectious complications (1). What we do with our surgical patients today is not much different. Definitive evidence supporting the use of perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis (PAP) to prevent surgical site infection (SSI) mount ed at the end of the twentieth century, and with it...
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - September 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: David Miranda, Leonard A. Mermel, E Patchen Dellinger Tags: Surgical Perspective Source Type: research

Women ’s disclosure of college sexual assault: Greek-life status does not influence disclosure
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Source: Journal of American College Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Teah-Marie Bynion Malachi Willis Kristen N. Jozkowski Jacquelyn D. Wiersma-Mosley Source Type: research

A multicenter cross-sectional study of the quality of life and iron chelation treatment satisfaction of patients with transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia, in routine care settings in Western Greece
ConclusionTDT patients prefer to receive oral ICT and are more satisfied of the burden of deferasirox-containing ICT, even though those receiving parenteral ICT are more satisfied by the effectiveness of their treatment. No differences in HRQoL were not noted between patients receiving parenteral versus oral ICT. (Source: Quality of Life Research)
Source: Quality of Life Research - September 13, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Depression and Its Relationship with Coping Strategies and Illness Perceptions during the COVID-19 Lockdown in Greece: A Cross-Sectional Survey of the Population.
Conclusions: The study shows that certain psychological and social determinants were associated with increased depressive symptoms during the lockdown warranting the development of public health guidelines to mitigate the effects of the epidemic to the mental health of the population. PMID: 32908697 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - September 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Molecules, Vol. 25, Pages 4180: Verifying the Geographical Origin and Authenticity of Greek Olive Oils by Means of Optical Spectroscopy and Multivariate Analysis
is Velegrakis Olive oil samples from three different Greek regions (Crete, Peloponnese and Lesvos) were examined by optical spectroscopy in a wide spectral region from ultraviolet to near infrared using absorption, fluorescence and Raman spectroscopies. With the aid of machine learning methods, such as multivariate partial least squares discriminant analysis, a clear classification of samples originating from the different Greek geographical regions was revealed. Moreover, samples produced in different subareas of Crete and Peloponnese were also well discriminated. Furthermore, mixtures of olive oils from different geo...
Source: Molecules - September 12, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Renate Kontzedaki Emmanouil Orfanakis Georgia Sofra-Karanti Katerina Stamataki Aggelos Philippidis Aikaterini Zoumi Michalis Velegrakis Tags: Article Source Type: research

Odor nuisance and health risk assessment of VOC emissions from a rendering plant
AbstractVolatile organic compounds (VOCs) are generated from animal rendering facilities, some of which are malodorous, while others are considered hazardous. Odor annoyance potential, possible carcinogenic risks, and toxic effects due to VOC emissions from a rendering plant unit in Southwest Greece were evaluated for the general population residing in the near vicinity. Nine air samples were collected from the facilities of an integrated rendering plant and the surrounding area, over a 9-month period. Volatile compounds were absorbed onto solid sorbents containing Tenax TA/Sulficarb via active sampling and analyzed by the...
Source: Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 6606: Economic Crisis Impact and Social Determinants of Perinatal Outcomes and Infant Mortality in Greece
Conclusions: Economic crisis was associated with remarkable adverse effects on perinatal outcomes and infant mortality, mainly determined by long-term unemployment and income reduction. The findings stress a need for interventions to protect maternity and child health during crises. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Christos Zilidis Christos Chadjichristodoulou Tags: Article Source Type: research

Characterization of Pm68, a new powdery mildew resistance gene on chromosome 2BS of Greek durum wheat TRI 1796.
This study reports the new powdery mildew resistance gene Pm68 that would be a valuable resource for improvement of both common wheat and durum wheat. The co-segregated markers (Xdw05-Xdw11) developed here would be useful tools for marker-assisted selection (MAS) in breeding. PMID: 32915283 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics)
Source: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics - September 11, 2020 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: He H, Liu R, Ma P, Du H, Zhang H, Wu Q, Yang L, Gong S, Liu T, Huo N, Gu YQ, Zhu S Tags: Theor Appl Genet Source Type: research

An intervention to optimise coach-created motivational climates and reduce athlete willingness to dope (CoachMADE): a three-country cluster randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Antidoping education programmes should consider incorporating principles of motivation, as these could be beneficial to coaches and their athletes. We offer suggestions to strengthen these programmes, as most of the effects we observed were not sustained at follow-up. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: This trial has been registered with the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=371465&isReview=true). PMID: 32917672 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Ntoumanis N, Quested E, Patterson L, Kaffe S, Backhouse SH, Pavlidis G, Whitaker L, Barkoukis V, Smith BJ, Staff HR, Gucciardi DF Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research

Peer-Led Training to Reduce Alcohol Misuse and Related Harm among Greek-Affiliated Students.
Conclusions: Overall, results provide some early evidence of VOR impact, while also demonstrating the challenge of changing normative drinking behaviors among high-risk college students. Ongoing research is needed to assess the effectiveness of VOR, especially after successive implementations with the same chapters. PMID: 32900265 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Substance Use and Misuse)
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - September 10, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research

Challenges and opportunities for telehealth in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative case study in Greece
Telehealth (TH) was introduced as a promising tool to support integrated care for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It aims at improving self-management and providing remote suppo... (Source: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making)
Source: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making - September 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Violeta Gaveikaite, Casandra Grundstrom, Stefan Winter, Helen Schonenberg, Minna Isomursu, Ioanna Chouvarda and Nicos Maglaveras Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Vitiligo-like lesions in patients with advanced breast cancer treated with cycline-dependent kinases 4 and 6 inhibitors
ConclusionsWe present for the first time, to our knowledge, a case series of vitiligo-like lesions developing in patients with advanced breast cancer treated with cyclin-dependent kinases 4 and 6 inhibitors. We showed that such lesions further impair the patients ’ quality of life and their treatment is challenging. (Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment)
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - September 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Histopathological Lesions Accompanied with First-Time Isolation of a PRRSV-2 Strain in Greece
Viral Immunology, Ahead of Print. (Source: Viral Immunology)
Source: Viral Immunology - September 10, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Vasileios Papatsiros Ioanna Stylianaki Georgios Papakonstantinou Nikolaos Tsekouras Dimitra Bitchava Georgios Christodoulopoulos Nikolaos Papaioannou Source Type: research

Anatomical study of the common iliac arteries.
CONCLUSIONS: The knowledge of the anatomy and morphology of the common iliac arteries is of great clinical significance, given that abnormal course, length or branching pattern of these vessels are not uncommon and their clinical impact may be great. Mostly interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons should be aware of this knowledge. PMID: 32896870 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Folia Morphologica)
Source: Folia Morphologica - September 9, 2020 Category: Anatomy Tags: Folia Morphol (Warsz) Source Type: research

Pterional variable topography and morphology. An anatomical study and its clinical significance.
CONCLUSIONS: Pterion is a commonly used neurosurgical landmark and thus in depth knowledge of the pteric area and its variants could be valuable. Recognition of the possible variability in pterion location, morphology and morphometry, as well as possible occurrence of epipteric bones may render pterional craniotomy safer among different population groups. PMID: 32896866 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Folia Morphologica)
Source: Folia Morphologica - September 9, 2020 Category: Anatomy Tags: Folia Morphol (Warsz) Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 6575: Gender and Exercise in Relation to Obesity in Greek Elderly Population
Conclusion Exercise appears to have a protective role against all modes of obesity and thus possibly against obesity-related co-morbidities in the elderly. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Papadopoulou Papandreou Tassoulas Biskanaki Kalogiannis Hassapidou Tags: Article Source Type: research

Understanding and Measuring Child Well-Being in the Region of Attica, Greece: Round One
AbstractThis paper aims to establish new, multi-dimensional indicators of child well-being suitable to urban regions such as Attica, Greece, and adjusted to the new form of child poverty that has become apparent during its recent financial crisis. The paper mainly argues that child well-being is a multi-dimensional phenomenon and that the financial crisis produced a specific need for new scientific tools adapted to the particular features that emerged under this circumstance. Within this context, definitions of child well-being and child poverty were developed. With these definitions as foundation, a tool comprising many i...
Source: Child Indicators Research - September 8, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 6525: A Universal Physics-Based Model Describing COVID-19 Dynamics in Europe
M. Potirakis The self-organizing mechanism is a universal approach that is widely followed in nature. In this work, a novel self-organizing model describing diffusion over a lattice is introduced. Simulation results for the model’s active lattice sites demonstrate an evolution curve that is very close to those describing the evolution of infected European populations by COVID-19. The model was further examined against real data regarding the COVID-19 epidemic for seven European countries (with a total population of 290 million) during the periods in which social distancing measures were imposed, namely I...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yiannis Contoyiannis Stavros G. Stavrinides Michael P. Hanias Myron Kampitakis Pericles Papadopoulos Rodrigo Picos Stelios M. Potirakis Tags: Article Source Type: research

The Benefits of Expert Instruction in Microsurgery Courses
This study aims to determine the importance of an expert instructor to guide students through procedures. We compared student proficiency across two microsurgery courses: one with (Columbia University, United States [CU] cohort) and one without a dedicated microsurgery instructor (University of Thessaloniki, Greece [UT] cohort). Methods Students were divided into two cohorts of 22 students (UT cohort) and 25 students (CU cohort). Student progress was evaluated by examining patency (lift-up and milking tests), anastomotic timing, and quality (Anastomosis Lapse Index [ALI]) of end-to-end arterial and venous anastomos...
Source: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery - September 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Paladino, Joseph Gasteratos, Konstantinos Akelina, Yelena Marshall, Brittany Papazoglou, Lysimachos G. Strauch, Robert J. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Q Fever Endocarditis and a New Genotype of Coxiella burnetii, Greece
I. Karageorgou et al. (Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal)
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal - September 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Adolescents ’ somatic complaints in eight countries: what influence do parental rearing styles have?
This study analyzed the associations between parental rearing styles and adolescents ’ body complaints in diverse cultural contexts. In a cross-cultural study of 2415 adolescents from eight countries (Argentina, France, Germany, Greece, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, and Turkey), the associations of maternal and paternal support, psychological control, and an anxious parental monitoring style with youth body complaints were tested. Girls reported more somatic complaints than boys, the level of complaints differed between countries, and gender differences varied significantly between countries. Hierarchic multilevel models r...
Source: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - September 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 6437: Quantitative Analysis of Different Environmental Factor Impacts on Land Cover in Nisos Elafonisos, Crete, Greece
eva Land Cover monitoring is an essential task for a better understanding of the ecosystem’s dynamicity and complexity. The availability of Remote Sensing data improved the Land Use Land Cover mapping as it is routine work in ecosystem management. The complexity of the Mediterranean ecosystems involves a complexity of the surrounding environmental factors. An attempt to quantitatively investigate the interdependencies between land covers and affected environmental factors was conducted in Nisos Elafonisos to represent diverse and fragile coastal Mediterranean ecosystems. Sentinel-2 (MSI) sensor and ASTER ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mohamed Elhag Silvena Boteva Tags: Article Source Type: research

Genome-wide association study identifies candidate markers related to lincRNAs associated with male infertility in the Greek population
Discussion and conclusionlncRNAs are involved in spermatogenesis through their interaction with miRNAs. Thus, their study is very important, and it may contribute to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying male infertility. (Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics)
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - September 3, 2020 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Sensors, Vol. 20, Pages 5014: Remotely Sensed Data Fusion for Spatiotemporal Geostatistical Analysis of Forest Fire Hazard
s Christos Vasilakos Forest fires are a natural phenomenon which might have severe implications on natural and anthropogenic ecosystems. Future projections predict that, under a climate change environment, the fire season would be lengthier with higher levels of droughts, leading to higher fire severity. The main aim of this paper is to perform a spatiotemporal analysis and explore the variability of fire hazard in a small Greek island, Skiathos (a prototype case of fragile environment) where the land uses mixture is very high. First, a comparative assessment of two robust modeling techniques was examined, namely, th...
Source: Sensors - September 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stavros Sakellariou Pedro Cabral M ário Caetano Filiberto Pla Marco Painho Olga Christopoulou Athanassios Sfougaris Nicolas Dalezios Christos Vasilakos Tags: Article Source Type: research

Quality and best practice in medical laboratories: specific requests for autoimmunity testing
AbstractSpecial conditions associated with laboratory autoimmune testing are not well compatible with recent developments in regulatory frameworks such as EN/ISO 15189 accreditation or in vitro diagnostic medical device regulation (IVD-R). In addition, international recommendations, guidelines and disease criteria are poorly defined with respect to requirements on autoantibody testing. Laboratory specialists from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and The Netherlands collected information, reported nationa...
Source: Autoimmunity Highlights - September 3, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

Venoms and poisonings during the centuries. A narrative review.
Abstract Suffice it to say that the first traces of its use by man date back to ten thousand years ago the venom or poison since the last period of the Paleolithic man used poison to hunt and for defence. Indeed, in the second half of the 19th century, was found in some caves arrows made from the bones of animals characterized by particular grooves. In ancient Greece, the term pharmakon (φάρμακον) had a double meaning: remedy for therapy and venom. This is the period in which we become aware of the fact that a poison cannot be defined only as a substance capable of changing the p...
Source: Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders Drug Targets - September 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Charitos IA, Gagliano-Candela R, Santacroce L, Bottalico L Tags: Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research

Non-Oncological PET/CT imaging during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
Authors: Exadaktylou P, Papadopoulos N, Chatzipavlidou V, Giammarile F Abstract In December 2019 a new β-CoV, Severe Acute Respiratory Coronavirus- 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has been identified in Wuhan Hubei Province, China. Within a few months it spread rapidly to more than 114 countries and the disease, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), was declared pandemic on 11th February 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO). Until 20 June 2020 8:09 am, 8,465,085 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed globally, with 454,258 deaths. The first incidence in Greece was documented on 26 February 2020 in Thessaloniki and up to 20 Ju...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - September 1, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research

Challenges and priorities in skeletal, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, genitourinary and lung scintigraphy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Koutsikos J, Angelidis G Abstract On December 29, 2019, a hospital in the City of Wuhan, Hubei Province, in Central China, admitted four individuals with pneumonia. The hospital reported this occurrence to the local center for disease control (CDC), which lead Wuhan CDC staff to initiate a field investigation with a retrospective search for pneumonia patients. On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was alerted by the Chinese authorities for several cases of pneumonia of unknown origin in the City of Wuhan. On January 7, 2020, a novel virus was identified as the causative agent, belonging...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - September 1, 2020 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research

A global perspective on the costs of hypertension: a systematic review.
Conclusions: The costs of hypertension calculated per country reached the region of several dozen billion Int$. Other sources usually showed lower costs than those presented in this review. This indicates a growth in costs from year to year and the future increasing burden on society. Globally uniform cost terminology and cost calculation standards need to be developed. That would facilitate making more informed decisions regarding fund allocation in hypertension management schemes. PMID: 32863997 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Medical Science)
Source: Archives of Medical Science - September 1, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research

The incidence of recurrent cardiovascular events among acute coronary syndrome patients treated with generic or original clopidogrel in relation to their sociodemographic and clinical characteristics. The Aegean study.
Conclusions: The use of a generic clopidogrel besylate formulation was quite high in both urban and insular areas of Greece and had similar efficacy and safety profile with the original clopidogrel salt, supporting the routine use of this low-cost generic clopidogrel in the management of cardiovascular disease patients. PMID: 32863989 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Medical Science)
Source: Archives of Medical Science - September 1, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research

Hiding in Plain Sight-ancient Chinese anatomy.
Abstract For thousands of years, scientists have studied human anatomy by dissecting bodies. Our knowledge of their findings is limited, however, both by the subsequent loss of many of the oldest texts, and by a tendency toward a Eurocentric perspective in medicine. As a discipline, anatomy tends to be much more familiar with ancient Greek texts than with those from India, China, or Persia. Here, we show that the Mawangdui medical texts, entombed in the Mawangdui burial site in Changsha, China 168 BCE, are the oldest surviving anatomical atlas in the world. These medical texts both predate and inform the la...
Source: Anatomical Record - September 1, 2020 Category: Anatomy Authors: Shaw V, Diogo R, Winder IC Tags: Anat Rec (Hoboken) Source Type: research

A Case Series of BCOR Sarcomas With a New Splice Variant of BCOR/CCNB3 Fusion Gene
Conclusion: We are the first to report a splice variant of BCOR/CCNB3 which reveals the central position of BCOR in the oncogenesis of these tumors, furthermore we highlight the importance of molecular diagnostics in Ewing-like sarcomas and discuss the current treatment options for this rare entity. (Source: In Vivo)
Source: In Vivo - August 31, 2020 Category: Research Authors: KYRIAZOGLOU, A., TOURKANTONI, N., LIONTOS, M., ZAGOURI, F., MAHAIRA, L., PAPAKOSTA, A., MICHALI, D., PATERELI, A., STEFANAKI, K., TZOTZOLA, V., SKOURA, E., BAKA, M., POLYCHRONOPOULOU, S., KATTAMIS, A., DIMITRIADIS, E. Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research

Preliminary Data of a Quantitative Point of Care Test for SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies From Greece
Conclusion: Using stringent cut-off values, SARS-CoV-2 antibody POCT detects immune people and can be used during socioeconomic normalization of communities. (Source: In Vivo)
Source: In Vivo - August 31, 2020 Category: Research Authors: FRAGKOU, P. C., PAPAEVANGELOU, V., ANTONIADOU, A., KAVVATHA, D., PLOUSSI, A., PANTAZIS, N., SIRMPILANTZE, T., PSARRAKIS, C., POURNARAS, S. A., TSIODRAS, S., KELEKIS, A. Tags: Articles on Covid-19 Source Type: research