Effie Papageorgiou

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BACKGROUND Oxidative stress orchestrates a significant part of the red blood cell (RBC) storage lesion. Considering the tremendous interdonor variability observed in the "storability," namely, the capacity of RBCs to sustain the storage lesion, this study aimed at the elucidation of donor-specific factors that affect the redox homeostasis during the storage(More)
INTRODUCTION There is an established link between smoking, abnormal heart rate (HR) values, and impaired cardiovascular health in middle-aged or older populations. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of smoking on resting HR and on HR responses during and after exercise in young adults. METHODS A sample of 298 young adults (159 men), aged(More)
A parallel (2, n – 2)-system is investigated here where two units start their operation simultaneously and any one of them is replaced instantaneously upon its failure by one of the (2; n – 2) warm standbys. We assume availability of n non-identical, non-repairable units. The unit-lifetimes in full operational mode and in partial operational mode have(More)
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the device subscale of the QUEST 2.0 instrument and provide evidence for the validity and reliability of the Greek version. To this end, a cross-cultural adaptation was performed. Field test studies were conducted to validate the appropriateness of the final outcome. Data were drawn from a study of 115 subjects who(More)
PURPOSE To examine the Assistive Technology Device Predisposition Assessment scale and provide evidence of validity and reliability of the Greek version. METHODS We translated and adapted the original instrument in Greek according to the most well-known guidelines recommendations. Field test studies were conducted in a rehabilitation hospital to validate(More)
The development of resistance to anticancer therapies is a major hurdle in preventing long-lasting clinical responses to conventional therapies in hormone-refractory prostate cancer. Herein, the molecular evidence documenting that bone metastasis microenvironment survival factors (mainly the paracrine growth hormone-independent, urokinase-type plasminogen(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between resting blood pressure (BP), smoking, physical activity (PA) and body mass index (BMI) in Greek young adults. MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY A standardised questionnaire and the Greek version of IPAQ-short were given to 1500 randomly selected health science students, in order to(More)
This observational study aimed to examine the clinimetric properties of the Greek for Greece translation of the Western Ontario and McMaster Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC®). One hundred and twenty-three patients with knee osteoarthritis (mean age 69.5 years) participated in the study. An extensive reliability study was carried out to assess WOMAC’s internal(More)