Constantinos V. Papadopoulos

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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of 6 weeks strength vs. ballistic-power (Power) training on shot put throwing performance in novice throwers. Seventeen novice male shot-put throwers were divided into Strength (N = 9) and Power (n = 8) groups. The following measurements were performed before and after the training period: shot(More)
OBJECTIVE Pompe disease is an autosomal recessive lysosomal disorder caused by α-glucosidase deficiency. A specific treatment for the disease with enzyme replacement therapy is currently available. The aim of the present study is to describe the clinical manifestations and the effect of treatment in the first Greek patients with the adult form of the(More)
BACKGROUND Pompe disease is an inherited metabolic disorder characterized by α-glycosidase deficiency, which leads to lysosomal glycogen accumulation in many different tissues. The infantile form is the most severe with a rapidly fatal outcome, while the late onset form has a greater phenotypic variability, characterized by skeletal muscle dysfunction and(More)
There is a paucity of data on muscle biopsies in females of mixed ages in terms of age-related changes. Cross sections of autopsy material including the quadriceps femoris and biceps brachii muscles were obtained from 23 healthy women, aged 24-82 years, who had suffered sudden death. We calculated the percentage of the number, and the mean diameter, of type(More)
INTRODUCTION Mutations in the CAV3 gene are usually inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and lead to distinct disorders including limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 1C, rippling muscle disease, and isolated creatine kinase elevation. PATIENTS AND METHODS The features of the first patients with caveolin-3 deficiency from Greece are presented. Patients'(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Pompe disease is a rare metabolic disorder caused by deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme acid alpha-glycosidase (GAA). The late onset form of the disease is characterized by muscle weakness and respiratory involvement of variable severity. The aim of this short communication is to highlight the clinical variability of Pompe disease within(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Glycogen storage disease type II (GSD-II) is a lysosomal disorder caused by acid α glucosidase (GAA) deficiency. The infantile form is easier to recognize compared with the milder adult form that may manifest as myopathy without specific clinical characteristics. The aim of this study is to highlight frequent diagnostic errors in adult(More)