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Excessive use of online computer games which leads to functional impairment and distress has recently been included as Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) in Section III of the DSM-5. Although nosological classification of this phenomenon is still a matter of debate, it is argued that IGD might be described best as a non-substance-related addiction.(More)
Today adolescents are highly engaged online. Contrary to common concern, not all highly engaged adolescents develop maladaptive patterns of internet use. The present qualitative study explored the experiences, patterns and impact of use of 124 adolescents (M(age) = 16.0) reporting signs of internet addictive behaviors. The focus was to discern adaptive and(More)
The novel 4(th) generation cephalosporin FK037 was in vitro compared to cefepime and cefpirome on 563 multiresistant nosocomial isolates including methicillin-susceptible (MSSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Their time-kill effect was studied on MSSA, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and isolates of Enterobacter(More)
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a complex and heritable eating disorder characterized by dangerously low body weight. Neither candidate gene studies nor an initial genome-wide association study (GWAS) have yielded significant and replicated results. We performed a GWAS in 2907 cases with AN from 14 countries (15 sites) and 14 860 ancestrally matched controls as(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the role of glia-derived S100beta protein and to evaluate its use as a biochemical marker in childhood acute recurrent headache. METHODS Twenty-five patients with acute recurrent headache (according to International Headache Society criteria) from our department's Headache Clinic were studied. Blood samples for measurement of serum(More)
The compliance with vaccination recommendations in adolescence has not been well documented in Greece. The aims of the present study were to estimate the vaccination coverage in a sample of adolescents and to identify risk factors associated with incomplete immunization. Α total of 1,005 adolescents aged 11 to 19 years who were outpatient visitors at an(More)
Teicoplanin is a glycopeptide antibiotic that is administered both intramuscularly and intravenously. It has a prolonged half-life and a less toxic profile in comparison to those of vancomycin. The efficacy of a single dose of teicoplanin (18 mg/kg of body weight given intramuscularly) for the prevention of endocarditis due to Streptococcus oralis,(More)
Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and anemia of chronic disease (CDA) are often encountered in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Inadequate intake or loss of iron is a clear cause of IDA, but mechanisms of CDA induction are multifactorial and involve erythropoiesis disturbance due to circulating inflammation mediators. The authors investigated(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of HPV in a gynecologic population attending outpatient clinics using two new molecular tests. The Amplicor HPV test and the Linear Array (LA) HPV Genotyping test were used for the detection of HPV DNA in 320 women. Multiple logistic regression was used to identify independent prognostic(More)
Lifestyle choices result in the development and increased severity of many adult diseases that can cause death (eg, heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity). Most health-damaging behaviors are learned during childhood and adolescence, making that time period a critical window of opportunity to teach health-promoting behaviors. Primary care physicians can(More)