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OBJECTIVE The present study investigates the incidence of impalpable carcinoma of the prostate and the pathological findings of impalpable prostate carcinoma (PC) detected in autopsy material. The frequency of pre-carcinomatous and non-carcinomatous lesions as well as their relationship to the impalpable PC, were also examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data(More)
BACKGROUND Although General Practice (GP) was recognized as a medical specialty in Greece in 1986, the number of GPs is insufficient to cover needs and only few medical graduates choose GP as a career option. In the present study we investigated the profile of medical students in terms of their decisions regarding specialization and the possible association(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether consumption of breakfast cereals is associated with BMI in a sample of Greek adolescents. DESIGN A cross-sectional health and nutrition survey. SETTING AND SUBJECTS During 2004-5, 2008 schoolchildren aged 12-17 years were selected from twelve schools located in Vyronas region (Athens metropolitan area). Height and weight(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to evaluate the relationship between selected lifestyle and socio-economic characteristics and dietary habits of Greek adolescents. METHODS During 2004, 2118 school adolescents were selected from twelve schools in Vyronas region, Athens. Dietary intake was assessed through a semi-quantitative FFQ. Principal components analysis was(More)
For more than a decade it has been observed that due to the continuously augmenting elderly population, medical expenditures for home health care were exponentially raising every year. Healthcare organizations worldwide are being encouraged to find more efficient methods of providing high-quality care with cost savings. Elderly people who live alone may(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to evaluate the dietary habits and some lifestyle characteristics of Greek adolescents 12-17 years of age in relation to the prevalence of overweight/obesity. MATERIAL/METHODS During 2004-2005, 2008 school-aged adolescents (1021 male and 987 female) were selected from all public schools located in the Vyronas region of Athens. The(More)
A series of 212 prostate specimens of men dead between August 2002-August 2004, have been sectioned in consecutive autopsies and subjected to whole mount analysis in purpose to determine the epidemiology of impalpable prostate cancer in Greece. Impalpable prostate carcinomas were found in 40 cases (18.8%) most in the peripheral region. In all, 29 of 40(More)
AIM To evaluate the diagnostic value of 10+ systematic sampling technique when performing transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) prostate biopsy, compared with the sextant biopsy technique for patients with suspected prostate cancer. METHODS 286 patients with suspected prostate cancer were included in the study. Patients were eligible for the study if they(More)
Stroke represents a leading cause of morbidity and mortality especially among the elderly people, and therefore the need for effective preventive strategies is imperative. The value of physical activity for stroke prevention is not as well established as for other cardiovascular diseases. Despite some conflicting results, the majority of published studies(More)