A. Destounis

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Broadband satellite communication networks, operating at Ka band and above, play a significant role to worldwide telecommunication infrastructure, providing backhaul and direct-to-user satellite services. Rain attenuation at these frequencies is the most dominant impairment factor that degrades the performance of the system. The dynamic reconfiguration of(More)
OBJECTIVE The measurement of blood pressure in atrial fibrillation is considered as difficult and uncertain, and current guidelines recommend the use of the auscultatory method. The accuracy of automated blood pressure monitors in atrial fibrillation remains controversial. METHOD A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed of studies comparing(More)
BACKGROUND A unique advantage of ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) monitoring is the assessment of nocturnal blood pressure (BP) and the detection of non-dippers. This study assessed nocturnal BP and non-dippers using a novel home BP (HBP) monitor. METHODS Eighty-one hypertensives performed within 2 weeks ABP (24-h, Microlife WatchBP O3) and HBP monitoring(More)
OBJECTIVES to investigate the predictive value of arterial stiffness (AS) estimation for long-term recurrences in patients with type 2 diabetes (DM2) following acute coronary event. PATIENTS AND METHODS prospective observational study involving 119 DM2 patients without history of coronary heart disease admitted with ST-segment elevation myocardial(More)
This study validated a hybrid mercury-free device as a replacement of the mercury sphygmomanometer for professional use, and also as a standard for future validations. A validation study was performed according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol 2010 (ESH-IP) in 33 subjects using simultaneous blood pressure (BP) measurements. A(More)
Studies in adults have shown similar levels of home (HBP) and daytime ambulatory blood pressure (dABP), which are lower than clinic blood pressure (CBP) measurements. This study investigated the impact of age on these differences. A total of 642 untreated children, adolescents, and adults referred to a hypertension clinic were evaluated with CBP, HBP, and(More)
This study investigated the relationship between seasonal variations in blood pressure (BP) and the corresponding changes in meteorological parameters and weather-induced patients’ discomfort. Hypertensives on stable treatment were assessed in winter-1, summer and winter-2 with clinic (CBP), home (HBP) and 24-hour ambulatory BP (ABP). Discomfort indices(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is known to be related to nocturnal blood pressure (BP) and nondipping hypertension. This pilot study evaluated night-time BP assessed using a home monitor in patients with OSA. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS Patients referred to a sleep clinic were subjected to polysomnography, clinic BP measurements, and home BP(More)
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