Christos S. Hadjichristodoulou

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BACKGROUND Management of environmental health issues is an integral part of public health systems. An active integrated environmental health surveillance and response system was developed for the Athens Olympics to monitor and prevent exposure to environmental hazards. The potential for permanent implementation of the program was examined. METHODS The(More)
The aim of the study is to investigate the determinants of exposure to ETS among Greek adolescents aged 11-17 years old. The GYTS questionnaire was completed by 5,179 adolescents. About 3 in 4 responders (76.8%) were exposed to ETS at home, and 38.5% were exposed to ETS outside of the home. Gender, age group, parental and close friends smoking status were(More)
A cross-sectional study of Q fever was conducted in a representative sample of the human and animal population in Cyprus in order to assess the seroprevalence of Q fever and the prevalence of related risk factors. A total of 583 human and 974 ruminant animal serum samples were collected and tested for the detection of antibodies against Coxiella burnetii(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to evaluate the psychological consequences of real-world AAS use in athletes abusing such agents, in comparison with a placebo and control group of comparable athletes, while correlating the severity of abuse with the side effects observed. The hypothesis tested by the study was that the use of AAS induces a wide(More)
Increasing the accuracy of self-sampling methods to detect oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) infection would contribute to the wider application of these approaches. In this study, 120 women were tested for HPV-16 by conventional and quantitative real-time PCR (QRT-PCR) in cervical and self-sampled vaginal and urine specimens. QRT-PCR had a higher(More)
OBJECTIVES There is a controversy about the impact of economic crisis on suicide rates in Greece. We analysed recent suicide data to identify who has been most affected and the relationships to economic and labour market indicators. SETTING Greece. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES Age-specific and sex-specific suicide rates in Greece for the(More)
The Legionella colonization frequency at 385 Greek hotel hot and cold water distribution systems was 20.8%. Legionella contamination was associated with the presence of an oil heater (odds ratio [OR]=2.04, 95% confidence interval [CI]=1.12 to 3.70), with the sample temperature (OR=0.26, 95% CI=0.1 to 0.5), with seasonal operation (OR=3.23, 95% CI=1.52 to(More)
BACKGROUND Waste collectors have a potential risk of infectious diseases. The aim of the study was to assess; the prevalence of hepatitis B (HBV), risk factors for infection and possible ways of virus transmission among municipal solid waste workers (MSWWs) in a municipality of central Greece. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted among the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic value of preoperative levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin-8 (IL-8), and E-selectin in patients with an adnexal mass who had surgery for ovarian torsion. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Fifty consecutive women with adnexal mass who(More)
Benzimidazoles are veterinary drugs widely used against endoparasites in food-producing animals. Albendazole (ABZ), a benzimidazole, is believed to cause embryotoxicity, teratogenicity and other adverse health effects. This study assessed the residue levels of ABZ and its two major metabolites, the sulfoxide (ABZ-SO) and sulfone (ABZ-SO2), in raw milk(More)