E. Koumandakis

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The present study was conducted to test the hypothesis that exposure to influenza in pregnancy increases the risk of tumour of certain type in childhood. Children ages 17 years or less diagnosed in Greece with brain tumours or neuroblastomas from 1982 to 1993 (n=94) were contrasted to 210 controls selected from the same hospitals. Mothers of these children(More)
A Greek adaptation of the Schedule of Recent Experience of Holmes and Rahe was employed to study the relationship of psychosocial stress to symptoms during pregnancy, obstetric complications, family planning and breast feeding. An initial experiment with 130 pregnant women in the third trimester indicated that psychosocial stress was not related to(More)
The phagocytic activity of peripheral blood mononuclear phagocytes for Staphylococcus epidermis of healthy non-pregnant and pregnant women throughout pregnancy was examined in relation to gestational age. The study included 30 healthy non-pregnant women and 90 healthy pregnant women equally distributed across the three trimesters. Two variables were(More)
To investigate the factors which affect the concentrations of the total, the free, and the acylcarnitine in neonates, blood was taken from the umbilical cord of 49 newborn infants ranging in gestation age (g. a.) from 32-40 weeks (mean g. a.: 36.8 +/- 2.6 weeks) and in birth weight (b. w.) from 1300 gr.-4300 gr. (mean b. w.: 2299 +/- 457 gr.). The carnitine(More)
This paper reports treatment with combined chemotherapy during pregnancy. A 39-year-old woman with breast cancer was given adjuvant chemotherapy including cyclophosphamide, methotrexate and 6-fluorouracil from the 6th to the 24th week of gestation. The possibility of teratogenic effects on the fetus was explained to the patient however she refused to(More)
Carboplatin is one of the most common drugs used for radiochemotherapy of cancer. However, the best way to combine the drug with fractionated radiotherapy has not been established. In the present study the authors investigated which maximum tolerated daily bolus dose of carboplatin would allow safe radiopotentiation for 10 consecutive radiotherapy days, the(More)
Blood specimen from 180 healthy mothers and their newborn were obtained during the delivery for the evaluation of placental transfer of anti-A, anti-B and anti-C antimeningococcal antibodies. The detection of titration of antibodies were performed by passive haemagglutination. Anti-A antibodies were found in 22%, anti-B in 64%, and anti-C in 30% of the(More)
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