Aikaterini George Toska

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a class of drug widely used for treatment of mood disorders, including depression and cardiovascular disease. A search for related articles in the PubMed database was attempted. It covered studies, reports, reviews and editorials of the last 5 years. Pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as TNF-α, IL-1 and(More)
INTRODUCTION During the last two decades, obesity has proved to be one of the most important problems of public health, and it is considerably more frequent in developed countries, not only in adults, but in children, too. The aim of the current study is to evaluate the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two thousand(More)
INTRODUCTION Greece is among the countries with the highest rates of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and simultaneous antibiotic consumption. AIM The aim of this study was to assess the perceptions and knowledge of AMR and irrational antibiotic prescribing of nurses working in paediatric hospitals in Greece. METHOD A self-administered questionnaire was(More)
INTRODUCTION Extended sun exposure may lead to serious health problems, and evidence of this is in the increase in skin cancer and malignant melanoma worldwide. Extended sun exposure during childhood or adolescence increases the probability of skin cancer in adulthood. The aim of the study was to identify and examine the knowledge, attitude, behaviour and(More)
OBJECTIVES : The aims of this study were to estimate the hepatitis B vaccination coverage levels among nurses and understand the reasons for receiving or not receiving the preventive vaccination. METHODS : This cross-sectional study was based on a self-reported questionnaire, which was administered to 788 nurses working in 17 hospitals in Greece. (More)
BACKGROUND Considerable studies directly connect the complications in diabetic patients, and especially peripheral neuropathy, with the emergence of depression. Neuropathetic pain may deteriorate the general health status of the diabetic patient and glycaemic regulation. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the appearance and degree of(More)
INTRODUCTION Numerous countries have launched campaigns regarding sun protection in the last decades. AIM The aim of the present study was to assess an intervention program aimed at higher knowledge and healthier attitudes regarding sun protection. MATERIALS AND METHODS The sample consisted of 4,133 students aged 8-12 years from a single Greek province.(More)
INTRODUCTION The stigma of mental illness and the ensuing social exclusion are due to the lack of knowledge on the causality of mental illness. AIM The purpose of this study was to record the stigmatic attitudes of health professionals towards depression, patients suffering from it and the available therapeutic approaches. MATERIAL AND METHODS The(More)
Aim. The aim of the present study was to record habits and attitudes of primary school students in Greece regarding sun-protection measures. Materials and Methods. 2,163 students with an average age of 9.9 (±1.1) years, studying in 14 schools of a Greek region, constituted our sample. The SPSS 17.0 software was used for the statistical analysis and(More)