Antigoni S Skopelitou

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The biophysical properties of the aortic wall seems to play a significant role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, aneurysm formation, Marfan's syndrome, and in normal aging. The presence and the proportion of smooth muscle, collagen, and elastin proteins contribute to the compliance of the vessel wall with(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary osteosarcoma is one of the rare tumors affecting the urinary bladder. The occurrence of osteosarcoma in a patient with a long history of transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder is even more uncommon. CASE PRESENTATION We present the case of a 74-year-old Greek man who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma 10 years after he had been(More)
Long-term cancer survivors are at increased risk for the development of second primary malignancies. This is usually associated with common genetic and etiologic factors and the treatment modality used for the primary cancer. In this paper we describe the case of a patient who developed a leiomyosarcoma in his left arm 5 years after he had a colon(More)
Cadmium is a nonabundant element that is widely distributed throughout the biosphere and its toxic effects are becoming potentially more serious due to industrialization. It has been reported that cadmium might interact with nucleic acid biosynthesis. In this study we examined the effect of cadmium administration, either 24 hr before or simultaneously to(More)
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