Andreas Xanthis

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INTRODUCTION Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) engagement of a monocyte surface receptor (RAGE) induces atherosclerosis. AGEs also act as CD36 ligands. We studied reactive oxygen species (ROS) and CD36 expression after siRNA inhibition of RAGE expression in human monocytes. METHODS We isolated monocytes from: a) 10 type 2 diabetics, and b) 5 age- and(More)
Advanced glycosylation end product (AGE) levels are elevated in diabetic patients and may contribute to the excessive cardiovascular disease in this population, promoting oxidant stress and chronic vascular inflammation. AGEs in people with diabetes mellitus are formed mainly by protein and lipid glucosylation in an environment of chronic hyperglycemia and(More)
Coxiella burnetii is the causative agent of Q fever. Q fever is a worldwide zoonosis that is responsible for various clinical manifestations. However, in Greece hepatitis due to Coxiella is rarely encountered. A case of Q fever associated with hepatitis is reported here. Diagnosis was made by specific serological investigation (enzyme-linked immunosorbent(More)
Infections represent a leading cause of mortality in patients with acute ischemic stroke, but it is unclear whether prophylactic antibiotic treatment improves the outcome. We aimed to evaluate the effects of this treatment on infection incidence and short-term mortality. This was a pragmatic, prospective multicenter real-world analysis of previously(More)
4,4'-Methylenedianiline (MDA) is a chemical used in manufacturing and insulation processes and is a well-known hepatotoxin. We report the case of a 42-year-old construction-site worker who was accidentally exposed to large amounts of MDA and developed acute liver damage. The clinical course is described, with particular emphasis on the timely identification(More)
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