Anna Karakatsani

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Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome frequently have cognitive deficits, especially related to executive functions, which cannot be fully explained by daytime sleepiness and are partial irreversible after nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment. The causal mechanism of these cognitive deficits is not yet known, but it has been(More)
The term Pulmonary-renal syndrome refers to the combination of diffuse alveolar haemorrhage and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. A variety of mechanisms such as those involving antiglomerular basement membrane antibodies, antineutrophil cytoplasm antibodies or immunocomplexes and thrombotic microangiopathy are implicated in the pathogenesis of this(More)
BACKGROUND Particulate matter air pollution has been associated with adverse health effects. The fraction of ambient particles that are mainly responsible for the observed health effects is still a matter of controversy. Better characterization of the health relevant particle fraction will have major implications for air quality policy since it will(More)
BACKGROUND Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis acute exacerbation (IPF-AE) constitutes IPF's most devastating event, representing the unexpected superimposition of diffuse alveolar damage of unknown etiology. Guidelines recommend high-dose steroids treatment despite unproven benefit. We hypothesized that previous immunosuppression and the administration of(More)
Background. In IPF, defects in lung mechanics and gas exchange manifest with exercise limitation due to dyspnea, the most prominent and disabling symptom. Aim. To evaluate the role of exercise testing through the 6MWT (6-minute walk test) and CPET (cardiopulmonary exercise testing) in the survival of patients with IPF. Methods. This is a prospective,(More)
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