Christos Meristoudis

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OBJECTIVE HPV infection is a common finding, especially in young women while the majority of infections are cleared within a short time interval. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of HPV DNA and mRNA testing in a population attending colposcopy units of two University hospitals. METHODS 1173 liquid based cervical samples from two(More)
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an asbestos-related cancer with a median survival of 12months. The MPM incidence is 1-6/100,000 and is increasing as a result of historic asbestos exposure in industrialized countries and continued use of asbestos in developing countries. Lack of accurate biomarkers makes diagnosis, prognostication and treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical efficiency of two commercially available HPV DNA detection and typing tests. The CLART HPV2 test, a novel HPV test based on DNA microarrays that can identify 35 HPV genotypes, was compared to the Linear Array HPV Genotyping (LA) test, a more widely used test able to identify 37 HPV genotypes. STUDY DESIGN The CLART test(More)
Cervical cancer is a common cancer inflicting women worldwide. Even though, persistent infection with oncogenic Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types is considered the most important risk factor for cervical cancer development, less than 5% of women with HPV will eventually develop cervical cancer supporting that other molecular events, like(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the potential value of tree classifiers for the triage of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions. STUDY DESIGN The dataset comprised 808 histologically confirmed cases having a complete range of the cytologic sample assessments--liquid-based cytology, reflex human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test, E6/E7 HPV mRNA test, and p16(More)
Poly(A)polymerase-α (PAPOLA) has been the most extensively investigated mammalian polyadenylating enzyme, mainly in regard to its multifaceted post-translational regulation. The possibility of translational regulation of this enzyme was addressed. The transcription start site was mapped and two uORFs, highly conserved among several species, were identified(More)
Objective of this study is to investigate the potential of the learning vector quantizer neural network (LVQ-NN) classifier on various diagnostic variables used in the modern cytopathology laboratory and to build an algorithm that may facilitate the classification of individual cases. From all women included in the study, a liquid-based cytology sample was(More)
UNLABELLED The present review aims at providing an assessment of the clinical significance of Biphosphonates (BPs) in the treatment of patients with cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic literature review was performed based on database search in PubMed/Medline and included articles up to August 2013. RESULTS BPs can reduce, delay, and prevent(More)
Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is an important diagnostic tool in patients with thyroid lesions. Several systems have been proposed for the cyropathologic diagnosis of the thyroid nodules. However cases with indeterminate cytological findings still remain a matter of debate. In this review we analyze all literature regarding Thyroid Cytopathology(More)