Anastasios Ioannidis

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous condition with unknown aetiology which is considered to be the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age. In this work we investigated the association of insulin receptor (IotaNSR) and insulin receptor substrates (IRSs) polymorphisms with the risk of developing PCOS. The meta-analysis of(More)
The PoLoS platform, implemented in the context of the European Union Information Society Technologies (IST) program, focuses on the development, deployment and provision of services and consolidates several technologies (and operation schemes) of the Location Based Services world under a single framework. The demonstration aims to provide an operational(More)
Intraoperative conventional bacteriological cultures were compared with different polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods in patients with total joint arthroplasties. The isolated bacteria were investigated for biofilm formation, and the biofilm forming strains, in their planktonic and biofilm forms, were further tested for their antimicrobial resistance(More)
Telomeres are specialized nucleoprotein structures located at the end of linear chromosomes and telomerase is the enzyme responsible for telomere elongation. Telomerase activity is a key component of many cancer cells responsible for rapid cell division but it has also been found by many laboratories around the world that telomere/telomerase biology is(More)
The molecular epidemiology of C. jejuni and C. coli clinical strains isolated from children with gastroenteritis, was investigated using the multilocus sequence typing method (MLST). This analysis establishes for the first time in Greece and constitutes an important tool for the epidemiological surveillance and control of Campylobacter infection in our(More)
BACKGROUND Chlamydia pneumoniae has been implicated as an inflammatory agent in atherosclerosis. Clinical studies in this field have yielded conflicting results, which may have resulted from a lack of standardization for C.pneumoniae detection. We attempted to accurately estimate C.pneumoniae prevalence and to examine whether C.pneumoniae is associated with(More)
BACKGROUND Chlamydia pneumoniae (Cp) induces the production of cytokines and adhesion molecules in infected host eukaryotic cells. The causes for pro-inflammatory cytokine and adhesion molecule increase in hemodialysis (HD) patients have not been fully elucidated. The possibility that, in this particularly atherosclerotic population, Cp, a microorganism(More)
Location Based Services can be considered as the most rapidly expanding field of the mobile communications sector. The proliferation of the mobile/wireless Internet, the constantly increasing use of handheld, mobile devices and positioning technologies and the emergence of mobile computing, prepared the grounds for the introduction of this new type of(More)