Dimitra Politi

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Previous studies in our laboratory have shown that cromakalim activates a tetraethylammonium-sensitive K+ current in cultured embryonic rat hippocampal neurons. This phenomenon was further characterized using whole-cell voltage-clamp and single-channel recording techniques. Glyburide (1-25 microM), an antagonist of ATP-sensitive K+ channels, produced a(More)
Sentinel node (SN) biopsy of head and neck cancer is still considered investigational, and agreement on the width of the surgical sampling has not yet been reached. From May 1999 to Dec 2009, 209 consecutive patients entered a prospective study: 61.7% had primary tumour of the oral cavity and 23.9% of the oropharynx. SN was not found in 26 patients. Based(More)
Iodine deficiency is the leading cause of preventable mental retardation in the world today. Iodine deficiency was common in the developed world until the introduction of iodized salt in the 1920's. The incidence of iodine deficiency is connected to low iodine levels in the soil and water. We examine the impact of salt iodization in the US by taking(More)
Antibiotics are a cornerstone of modern medicine, but antibiotic resistance increasingly threatens to erode their effectiveness. The emergence of drug-resistant pathogens is a negative externality associated with antibiotic use. Many patients, who do not in-ternalize this social cost, prefer physicians who casually prescribe antibiotics. If offering these(More)
provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research. NBER working papers are circulated for discussion and comment purposes. They have not been peer-reviewed or been subject to the review by the NBER Board of Directors that(More)
The approach to the surgical treatment of lateral oral cavity and oro-pharyngeal cancer has undergone many changes over the years, passing from a demolitive approach involving segmental resectioning of the mandible to a conservative approach with temporary mandibulotomy. The complications resulting from these two different approaches invited further review(More)
Mass deportations and killings of Ottoman Armenians during WWI and the Greek-Turkish population exchange after the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922 were the two major events of the early 20th century that permanently changed the ethno-religious landscape of Anatolia. These events marked the end of centuries-long coexistence of the Muslim populations with the(More)
The whole cell voltage-clamp recording technique was used to study the effects of the benzopyran antihypertensive agent BRL 34915 on voltage-dependent outward currents in cultured rat hippocampal neurons. Extracellular perfusion with BRL 34915 (10-500 microM) produced a dose-dependent increase in the sustained (minimally inactivating) voltage-dependent(More)
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