Anastasia J Garoufi

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Plasma total homocysteine (p-tHcy), serum folate (s-F), serum vitamin B-12 (s-B12) and plasma pyridoxal-5'-phosphate (p-PLP) were measured in epileptic children before and after a 20-week period of sodium valproate (group A, n=32) and carbamazepine (group B, n=20) monotherapy. P-tHcy significantly increased in both groups, s-F and s-B12 significantly(More)
OBJECTIVE Studies on the effects of sodium valproate (VPA) on thyroid hormone balance in patients with epilepsy are conflicting. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the changes in thyroid profile in children with epilepsy treated with VPA monotherapy. METHODS Serum thyroxine, free thyroxine, triiodothyronine, and thyrotropin (TSH) levels(More)
OBJECTIVE Lipid abnormalities and thyroid dysfunction have been reported in patients treated with antiepileptic drugs. The aim of this study was to evaluate prospectively the association between thyroid and lipid profile in children treated with carbamazepine (CBZ) monotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thyroid function was evaluated in 18 epileptic children,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate by a prospective, self-controlled method, whether treatment with carbamazepine (CBZ) and sodium valproate (VPA) monotherapy may alter serum lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] concentrations in epileptic children. METHODS Serum Lp(a) concentrations have been determined in 18 epileptic children before and at 6, 12 and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To evaluate prospectively the changes and possible associations in lipid and thyroid profiles in children treated with oxcarbazepine (OXC) monotherapy. METHODS Serum total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), triglycerides (TGs), lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)], free(More)
The role of homozygosity for the C677T mutation in the 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene as an independent risk factor for primary and recurrent stroke has been questioned, although recent data appear to be supportive. However, the association of homozygous C677T MTHFR mutation with silent brain infarctions in infancy has not been(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate, by a prospective, self-controlled method, whether early treatment with carbamazepine monotherapy can alter bone metabolism in ambulatory epileptic children with adequate sun exposure, based on the determination of total serum alkaline phosphatase and its bone isoenzyme activities. Serum total alkaline(More)
BACKGROUND Small dense low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (sdLDL-C) molecules are more atherogenic compared with large buoyant ones. Phytosterols-enriched diets are effective in decreasing total cholesterol (TC) and low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations in hyperlipidemic children without significant adverse effects. Limited data on the(More)
To investigate by a prospective, self-controlled method, whether early treatment with sodium valproate (VPA) monotherapy has some effect on serum total amylase and particularly on its pancreatic isoenzyme and lipase activities in epileptic children. Serum total amylase, pancreatic amylase and lipase activities have been evaluated in 23 epileptic children,(More)
PURPOSE Hyperuricemia has been shown to be related to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. There is controversial data about the effect of sodium valproate (VPA) monotherapy on serum uric acid concentrations. The purpose of this study was to investigate by a long-term, prospective method, whether treatment with VPA monotherapy may alter serum uric acid(More)