Despina Papakonstantinou

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The aim of the study was to determine whether certain factors are related to an increased risk of developing open-angle glaucoma. A total of 345 untreated glaucoma suspects with intraocular pressure (IOP) > or = 21 mmHg, cup to disc ratio 0.4 or less and no visual field defects, were followed up for 6 to 8 years (mean 7.3). During the follow-up 71 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) gene contains a polymorphism, consisting of either the presence (I) or absence (D) of a 287 base pair fragment. Deletion (D) is associated with increased circulating ACE (cACE) activity. It has been suggested that the D-allele of ACE genotype is associated with power-oriented performance and that cACE activity(More)
OBJECTIVE Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene contains a polymorphism consisting of either the presence (I) or absence (D) of a 287-bp fragment. Recent studies have suggested that the I-allele may be associated with superior exercise endurance; respiratory muscle function may be similarly influenced. The pressure-time index of inspiratory muscles(More)
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