Dimos Fotopoulos

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Materials and methods In our study, we investigated how occupational factors and economic crisis affect smoking in health professionals in Evaggelismos Hospital (the largest in Greece). Our questionnaires included smoking history, demographic factors, working data, intention to quit and 4DSQ (measuring depression anxiety and related psychosomatic symptoms).(More)
Background Compulsions and cravings for smoking have been the subject of behavioral treatment. EMDR [1] is an established, effective treatment of trauma-based disorders [2]. Its use in the treatment of addictions and compulsions is relatively new. Although there are ways of targeting irrational positive affect via EMDR [3]. Merging the Feeling-State Theory(More)
Background Motivational support is crucial for the success of smoking cessation. Significant others are a proven source of that support [1,2]. As far as we know social support has been used to achieve smoking cessation higher rates, but only as support and not as a concurrent attempt of a couple to quit smoking. We investigated whether the inclusion of(More)
Eight patients with idiopathic myelofibrosis (IMF) were treated with escalating doses (0.5 microgram/day to 4.0 micrograms/day) of 1 alpha(OH)D3 for periods up to 6 months. The treatment did not improve the disease parameters in any of the patients under study. No patient demonstrated a decrease in bone marrow fibrosis as determined by serial procollagen(More)
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