Christos V. Rizos

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Among the epidemics of modern time, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the main contributors to overall morbidity as well as mortality. A number of different treatment options are available for the management of diabetes. Among them thiazolidinediones (TZDs) is an interesting drug class since it does not target the result of T2DM, i.e., hyperglycemia(More)
INTRODUCTION Oxidative stress is associated with the development and progression of cardiovascular disease. Plasma 8-isoprostane prostaglandin F2a (8-iso-PGF2a) levels are a reliable marker of oxidative stress. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients (n = 151) with hypertension, dyslipidemia and impaired fasting glucose were randomly allocated to rosuvastatin (10(More)
Patients with gastrointestinal bleeding often require large volume blood transfusion. Among the various side effects of blood transfusion, the increase of potassium levels is a serious one which is often overlooked. We report a case of severe hyperkalemia in a patient with gastric bleeding after large volume transfusion of packed red blood cells. The(More)
Lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. There are currently limited therapeutic options to lower Lp(a) levels. l-Carnitine has been reported to reduce Lp(a) levels. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of l-carnitine/simvastatin co-administration with that of simvastatin monotherapy on Lp(a) levels in(More)
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