Constantine S. Papadimitriou

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We assessed the usefulness of several immunohistochemical stains in distinguishing these two neoplasms, including cytokeratin 7, cytokeratin 20 (CK20), neuron-specific enolase, chromogranin, synaptophysin, neurofilaments (NF), thyroid-transcription factor-1 (TTF-1), CD56 antigen, S-100 protein, vimentin, c-erbB-2 oncoprotein, and CD117 antigen. All 13 cases(More)
Between 1981 and 1985 seven patients from three villages of the Metsovo area in Northwestern Greece (population 5000) developed malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). The diagnosis was made with pleural biopsy and pleural fluid cytology. Six of these patients have died 18-24 months after the first symptoms (usually dyspnea on exertion) and 1 is still alive(More)
Human telomerase catalytic subunit (hTERT) expression has been reported as a marker for malignancy in various tumor systems. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relative expression of hTERT (relhTERT) and its transcripts A+B+ (contained in the full-length product), Adel and Bdel in astrocytic gliomas (grades I–IV, n=38). relhTERT was(More)
Thirty-six patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome were evaluated for respiratory manifestations using clinical, roentgenologic, functional, and in five cases, histologic criteria. Twenty seven patients (75 percent) had evidence of respiratory involvement, usually occurring early in the course of the disease. Diffuse interstitial lung disease was most(More)
Forty-four sequential, unselected patients with progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) were prospectively evaluated for evidence of coexistent Sjögren's syndrome (SS). This diagnosis was established when a patient with focal lymphocytic infiltration in the labial salivary gland (LSG) biopsy, scoring greater than or equal to 2+ in Tarpley's scale, had(More)
Sarcoidosis is a chronic systemic disease of unknown cause with prominent symptoms from the respiratory system. It can occasionally affect the exocrine glands presenting with xerophthalmia and xerostomia similar to Sjögren's syndrome. We present 5 such patients who visited our rheumatology clinic complaining of dry eyes and mouth. Investigation for(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Oval cell proliferation is known to occur in experimental models of hepatic regeneration and carcinogenesis. Recent studies have suggested that activation of progenitor cells, representing the human counterpart of oval cells, may play a role in hepatic diseases. Therefore, we evaluated putative progenitor cells in chronic viral hepatitis. (More)
We investigated mismatch repair (MMR) gene expression in 31 lymphoid tissue specimens and bone marrow aspirates with malignant lymphoproliferative disorders of B-cell origin (25 cases of lymphoma and six cases of plasma cell myeloma). A multiplex RT-PCR assay was employed to assess the relative expression of the hMSH2, hMLH1 and hPMS1 genes, as compared to(More)
Scattered reports in the literature have shown that Cyclin D1 mRNA and protein may be expressed in anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). ALCLs are characterized by the presence of ALK translocations. Aberrant Cyclin D1 expression seems to promote proliferation in other types of lymphoma, while a growth promoting CCND1/TACSD1(TROP2) fusion product has also(More)
Acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMegL) in adults is a very rare subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and is characterized by a larger diversity of chromosomal abnormalities than the other subtypes, including 3q21q26 changes, aberrations of chromosomes 5 and 7, and the t(9;22)(q34;q11). We report the case of a 24-year-old patient with de novo AMegL and(More)