Aristea Psilopanagioti

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Adiponectin and its receptors, AdipoR1 and AdipoR2, constitute integral components of energy homeostatic mechanism in peripheral tissues. Recent studies have implicated adiponectin in central neural networks regulating food intake and energy expenditure. The present study aimed at investigating the possible expression and distribution of(More)
In leptospirosis, severe pulmonary hemorrhagic syndrome has replaced Weil's disease as the main cause of mortality, with rates of up to 75%. Four men, all farmers, were admitted to the intensive care unit between August 2009 and July 2010 with a diagnosis of acute respiratory distress syndrome. All patients presented with fever, hemoptysis, bilateral(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence that psychological constructs, such as emotional intelligence and emotional labor, play an important role in various organizational outcomes in service sector. Recently, in the "emotionally charged" healthcare field, emotional intelligence and emotional labor have both emerged as research tools, rather than just as(More)
Obesity is associated with hypothalamic inflammation (HI) in animal models. In the current study, we examined the mediobasal hypothalamus (MBH) of 57 obese human subjects and 54 age- and sex- matched nonobese control subjects by MRI and analyzed the T2 hyperintensity as a measure of HI. Obese subjects exhibited T2 hyperintensity in the left but not the(More)
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