Christos Daenas

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Macrolides have been proven to have beneficial bacteriostatic and anti-inflammatory properties, but very little is known about the potential value of their bronchodilatory effect. Therefore, in the present study we investigated the effect of azithromycin on contractile responses of isolated rabbit tracheal strips to carbachol or KCl. Azithromycin has a(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated pulmonologists variability in the interpretation of Vibration response imaging (VRI) obtained from healthy subjects and patients hospitalized for community acquired pneumonia. METHODS The present is a prospective study conducted in a tertiary university hospital. Twenty healthy subjects and twenty three pneumonia cases were(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been implicated in the escalation of fibrosis and remodeling which are central to the subsequent progression of a parapneumonic pleural effusion to empyema. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was the assessment of MMP-2, MMP-8 and MMP-9 in parapneumonic pleural effusions in order to examine their value in the(More)
Authors: Kostantinos Bartziokas (bartziok@otenet.gr) Christos Daenas (daen@otenet.gr) Paris Zigoulis (pariszig@otenet.gr) Apostolos Triantaris (triantap@med.uth.gr) Theodora Kerenidi (noraker@hotmail.com) Demosthenes Makris (appollon7@hotmail.com) Konstantinos Gourgoulianis (kgourg@med.uothe.gr) Zoi Daniil (zoidaniil@med.uuthe.gr)
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