Andreas Georgiou

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The financial turmoil of the late 1990s highlighted the need for macroprudential analysis. This was seen as important for identifying vulnerabilities in the financial system as a whole, including vulnerability to international capital flow reversals as well as to shocks to the corporate and household sectors. The recent turbulence in subprime mortgage(More)
The World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended strategy of tuberculosis (TB) control has evolved from the DOTS (directly observed treatment, short course) strategy to the Stop TB strategy [1, 2]. By breaking the chain of transmission through rapid diagnosis and effective treatment of infectious TB cases, this strategy allowed the development of national TB(More)
An optical-based motion sensing system has been developed for real-time sensing of instrument motion in micromanipulation. The main components of the system consist of a pair of position sensitive detectors (PSD), lenses, an infrared (IR) diode that illuminates the workspace of the system, a non-reflective intraocular shaft, and a white reflective ball(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with nursing home acquired pneumonia (NHAP) present a distinct group of lower respiratory track infections with different risk factors, clinical presentation, and mortality rates. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the diagnostic value of clinical pulmonary infection score (CPIS), C-reactive protein, and procalcitonin and to compare the accuracy(More)
The ability to accurately estimate arrival times of mass transit vehicles is extremely important to public transportation systems since it governs the perceived quality of experience and influences its appeal. The majority of existing solutions are primarily concerned with the specific problem at hand and overlook the communication overhead associated when(More)
BACKGROUND YKL-40 is an extracellular matrix glycoprotein with a significant role in tissue inflammation and remodeling. MIP-1a has chemotactic and pro-inflammatory properties, and is induced by YKL-40 in several lung disorders. The aim of this study was to determine the levels of YKL-40 and MIP-1a in blood serum and pleural fluids of various pulmonary(More)
The impact of psychiatric illnesses upon asthma patients' functioning is not well understood. This study examined the impact of psychiatric comorbidity upon illness management in asthma patients using empirically-derived psychiatric comorbidity groups. Participants were a clinic sample of Greek-speaking asthma patients (N = 212) assessed using the Patient(More)
This paper presents a novel compact description of a pattern based on the interference of circular waves. The proposed approach, called " interference description " , leads to a representation of the pattern , where the spatial relations of its constituent parts are intrinsically taken into account. Due to the intrinsic characteristics of the interference(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is one of the main non-infectious diseases of the respiratory system with substantial economic burden worldwide. The objective of this study was to estimate the economic burden of adult asthma in Cyprus during 2015. METHODS A retrospective probabilistic prevalence-based cost of illness model was developed to calculate the economic burden(More)