Dimitra N Vamvakopoulou

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OBJECTIVE Several factors either predisposing or protecting from the onset of diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) have been proposed. Two specific polymorphisms of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4; Asp299Gly and Thr399Ile) have recently been identified either as candidate protector genes against DM2 and associated neuropathy or risk alleles for the manifestation of(More)
BACKGROUND Defects in the human DNA mismatch repair genes (MMR) hMSH2 and hMLH1 are responsible for the development of sporadic and hereditary colorectal cancers. The role of MMR genes in the pathogenesis of lung cancer has not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to address the phenotypic mRNA expression profiles of mismatch DNA repair system in lung(More)
Toll-like receptor (TLR) polymorphisms, and especially TLR-4 Asp299Gly and TLR-4 Thr399Ile, have been linked with Crohn’s disease (CD) and to a lesser extent with ulcerative colitis (UC), CD behavior, and compromised seroreactivity to microbial antigens. Available data, however, are conflicting. To address these issues, the distribution of TLR-4 polymorphic(More)
AIM To study the outcome of patients undergoing surgical resection of the bowel for sustained radiation-induced damage intractable to conservative management. METHODS During a 7-year period we operated on 17 cases (5 male, 12 female) admitted to our surgical department with intestinal radiation injury (IRI). They were originally treated for a pelvic(More)
We developed a direct sequence-based genotyping method to detect single and multiple HPV L1 DNA and RNA types in genital and dermatological specimens. Our method couples PCR amplification of a highly conserved HPV L1 segment using a broad spectrum-generic primer cocktail mix with automated sequencing of amplified PCR products, followed by GenBank sorting of(More)
Expression of estrogen (ER) and progesterone receptors, c-erbB-2 oncogene, mutant p53 antioncogene (mp53), e-cadherin adhesion, and apoptotic caspase-8 antigens in tumor relative to matched normal tissue specimens from 102 unselected patients with primary ductal breast carcinoma of various tumor grades was assessed by immunohistochemistry and correlated(More)
We present the case of a female patient admitted to our University Hospital with acute abdominal pain mimicking an intraperitoneal septic condition caused possibly by acute appendicitis. CT and ultrasound scan showed a mass situated in the right iliac fossa. The patient was submitted to laparotomy and right hemicolectomy. The operative findings were(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the prognostic value of combined mismatch DNA repair (MMR) phenotyping in 2 synchronous histomorphologically distinct gastric adenocarcinomas (GADCs), each accompanied by gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) of the proximal small bowel. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA A 72-year-old female and a 55-year-old male patient were submitted to(More)
Hyperglycaemia is a major health risk and a negative determinant of surgical outcome. Despite its increasing prevalence, the limited treatments for restoration of normoglycaemia make its effective management a highly complex individualized clinical art. In this context, we review the mechanisms leading to hyperglycaemic damage as the basis for effective(More)
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