Alexios Sotiropoulos

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BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) attending an outpatient clinic. METHODS We examined thyroid dysfunction in a total of 1,092 patients with T2D. RESULTS Prevalence rate of thyroid dysfunction was 12.3%. In the group with thyroid dysfunction there was an(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is common among diabetic subjects. We conducted the present study to estimate the prevalence of depression in subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2D) in Greece. METHODS The study sample consisted of 320 T2D subjects without overt macrovascular disease attending the diabetes outpatient clinic of our hospital, from June 2007 to December(More)
BACKGROUND Self-medication is an important driver of antimicrobial overuse as well as a worldwide problem. The aim of the present study was to estimate the use of antibiotics, without medical prescription, in a sample of rural population presenting in primary care in southern Greece. METHODS The study included data from 1,139 randomly selected adults (545(More)
BACKGROUND The continuous monitoring and future prediction of the growing epidemic of diabetes mellitus worldwide presuppose consistent information about the extent of the problem. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes and to identify associated risk factors in a sample of adult urban Greek population. METHODS A(More)
Urban-rural differences in smoking prevalence in Greece Dear Editor, After perusing the report by Vardavas and Kafatos, 1 on smoking policy and prevalence in Greece, we thought that would be of interest to demonstrate the findings of our study concerning the urban-rural differences in smoking prevalence. The study was conducted during the recent election(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to investigate whether selenium levels differ between type 2 diabetic subjects with and without coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS A total of 200 subjects with type 2 diabetes (100 with CAD and 100 without CAD), consecutively selected from the diabetes outpatient clinic of our hospital were enrolled into the(More)
BACKGROUND A lot of studies have showed an excess maternal transmission of type 2 diabetes (T2D). The aim, therefore, of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of familial history of T2D in Greek patients, and to evaluate its potential effect on the patient's metabolic control and the presence of diabetic complications. METHODS A total of 1,473(More)
Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a rare and life-threatening suppurative infection of renal parenchymal and perirenal tissues, characterized by spontaneous gas production. Although uncommon (76 cases in the literature), it occurs almost exclusively in diabetic patients (87% of the cases). We describe a recent case of a diabetic woman with emphysematous(More)
BACKGROUND Comprehensive data regarding prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) and associated factors in different geographical regions are very important to our understanding of global distribution and evolution of CHD. The aim of this study was to assess the current prevalence of self-reported risk factors and CHD in Greek adult population. METHODS(More)
Background: Diabetes mellitus is a well-established risk factor for ischemic stroke and is associated with increased in-hospital mortality. The aim of the present study was to determine the potential predictors of in-hospital mortality after an ischemic stroke in diabetic and nondiabetic subjects. Methods: 159 diabetic subjects (66 males / 93 females, mean(More)