Eirini Bimpaki

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Prolactinomas are rare tumors in prepubertal children. A prolactinoma in a young child may be due to sequence variants in genes that are known to cause these tumors ( MEN1, PRKAR1A, AIP). An 11-year-old boy with a macroprolactinoma was treated with cabergoline and the tumor receded. We studied the patient and his family for genetic causes of this tumor. No(More)
AIM In December 2005 the new guidelines for resuscitation were released and a new curriculum for the teaching of basic life support (BLS) was adopted. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of the new guidelines and teaching curriculum on the BLS skill retention of medical students 1 year following their initial training. (More)
PRKAR1A codes for the type 1a regulatory subunit (RIα) of the cAMP-dependent protein kinase A (PKA), an enzyme with an important role in cell cycle regulation and proliferation. PKA dysregulation has been found in various tumors, and PRKAR1A-inactivating mutations have been reported in mostly endocrine neoplasias. In this study, we investigated PKA activity(More)
Pediatric Cushing disease (CD) often presents with short stature, but we have observed significant inter-individual variability in the growth delay caused by endogenous hypercortisolism. Glucocorticoids cause growth retardation by affecting the growth hormone (GH) - insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF 1) somatotropic axis, but also other, GH-independent(More)
AIM This study investigated the relationship between vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A)-460C/T functional gene polymorphism and renal parenchymal lesions, vesicoureteral reflux and other urinary tract abnormalities in children with a urinary tract infection (UTI). METHODS VEGF-A-460C/T gene polymorphism was investigated with restriction length(More)
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