Antonis Ioannou

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Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. A functional role for platelets in tissue damage after mesenteric I/R is largely unknown. The hypothesis that mesenteric I/R local and remote injury are platelet dependent was tested. Using a murine mesenteric I/R model, we demonstrate that platelets orchestrate remote lung(More)
Several innate and adaptive immune cell types participate in ischemia/reperfusion induced tissue injury. Amongst them, platelets have received little attention as contributors in the process of tissue damage after ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury. It is currently unknown whether platelets participate through the immunologically important molecules(More)
The robust inflammatory response that occurs during ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury recruits factors from both the innate and adaptive immune systems. However the contribution of platelets and their products such as Platelet Factor 4 (PF4; CXCL4), during the pathogenesis of IR injury has not been thoroughly investigated. We show that a deficiency in PF4(More)
OBJECTIVE Several factors place victims with traumatic brain injury (TBI) at increased risk for infection. The purpose of this study was to delineate the frequency, types and risk factors for infection in patients with TBI who undergo neurosurgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective surveillance of infections in patients with TBI, aged  ≥18 years who(More)
Ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury causes a vigorous immune response that is amplified by complement activation, leading to local and remote tissue damage. Using MRL/lpr mice, which are known to experience accelerated tissue damage after mesenteric IR injury, we sought to evaluate whether complement inhibition mitigates organ damage. We found that complement(More)
This paper presents the application of Neural Networks for the interpolation of (critical frequency) foF2 data over Cyprus in the presence of sporadic E layer which is a frequent phenomenon during summer months causing inevitable gaps in the foF2 data series. This ionospheric characteristic (foF2) constitutes the most important parameter in HF (High(More)
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