Charilaos Koutis

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We present the assessment of chronic exposure of the rural population of Helia Peloponnesus, Greece to banned organochlorine pesticides, hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), and 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane (DDT), using hair analysis. A total of 222 head hair samples were collected and analyzed for the presence of those organochlorine pesticides(More)
Canine leishmaniosis (CL) is a common systemic parasitic disease that is endemic in many Mediterranean countries including Greece. The immune reaction to the parasite is critical to the outcome of the infection and the response to treatment. Some studies have shown a reduction of circulating CD4+ T cells and of the CD4+/CD8+ ratio in dogs with CL and these(More)
A case-control study of coronary heart disease (CHD) was conducted in Athens, Greece. The case series consisted of 329 patients with electrocardiographically confirmed coronary infarct or a diagnostic coronary arteriogram, or both, who were admitted during a 16-month period to a major teaching hospital. Controls were 570 patients admitted to the same(More)
ABSTRACT BACKGROUND Contradictory reports have been published regarding the association of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and the use of computer keyboard. Previous studies did not take into account the cumulative exposure to keyboard strokes among computer workers. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between cumulative keyboard(More)
PURPOSE In this study we evaluated the clinical usefulness of serum pro-I collagen peptide (PICP) and I collagen telopeptide (ICTP) as indicators of early bone metastases in patients with breast (BC), lung (LC), urinary bladder (UBC) and prostate cancer (PC). PATIENTS AND METHODS 305 patients were examined. 145 had histologically confirmed BC (92 with(More)
Paraoxonases and cytochromes P450 constitute two major classes of xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes involved in the detoxification of pesticide chemicals. In this study, we examined the distribution of two common genetic polymorphisms of the paraoxonase 1 gene and one common polymorphism of the CYP1A1 gene, in relation to pathological diseases occurring in a(More)
A total of 21 Legionella isolates were recovered from six out of 22 samples of potting soil from the Athens area, Greece. Legionella pneumophila (serogroups 1 and 2-15) and species and serotypes included in the group of L. longbeachae serogroups 1 and 2, L. bozemanii serogroups 1 and 2, L. dumoffii, L. gormanii, L. jordanis, L. micdadei and L. anisa were(More)
The association between long-term coffee consumption and 10-year cardiovascular disease incidence among Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) patients was evaluated. From 2003 to 2004, 2172 ACS consecutive patients from six major Greek hospitals were enrolled. During 2013-2014, the 10-year follow-up was performed (88% participation rate) and recurrent fatal or(More)