Eirini Roumpedaki

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A major part of the burden of asthma is caused by acute exacerbations. Exacerbations have been strongly and consistently associated with respiratory infections. Respiratory viruses and bacteria are therefore possible treatment targets. To have a reasonable estimate of the burden of disease induced by such infectious agents on asthmatic patients, it is(More)
BACKGROUND The association between perinatal factors and asthma inception is under rigorous investigation. Nevertheless, evidence of a correlation between asthma, conception via in vitro fertilization (IVF) and delivery through Caesarean section (C-section) is inconclusive. OBJECTIVE We aimed to assess the relation of asthma incidence with IVF and(More)
Dilated cardiomyopathy due to thrombotic microangiopathy has been rarely reported as a clinical manifestation of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). We describe the case of a 39-year-old woman affected by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and positive antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) who presented with orthopnea and peripheral oedema. Diagnosis of dilated(More)
BACKGROUND Anaphylaxis in children and adolescents is a potentially life-threatening condition. Its heterogeneous clinical presentation and sudden occurrence in virtually any setting without warning have impeded a comprehensive description. OBJECTIVE We sought to characterize severe allergic reactions in terms of elicitors, symptoms, emergency treatment,(More)
The impairment of microcirculation is a cardinal feature of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Raynaud's phenomenon and SSc can cause painful digital ulcers on the fingers or toes, with resulting complications such as serious infections, gangrene or possible amputation. This case report shows the possible role laser Doppler perfusion imaging (LDPI) could play in(More)
Background Research on potential perinatal risk factors for asthma, has recently attracted considerable attention. Asthma could be associated with In vitro fertilization (IVF) via epigenetic modification of DNA by IVF drugs/hormones or via a genetic link of asthma with parental subfertility. Nevertheless, evidence of an asthma/IVF correlation is scarce and(More)
PD02 Observational follow-up study with the Pan-European standard prick test to determine inhalant allergen sensitisation rates in a Greek population Anastasios P Konstantinopoulos, Dimitrios Karantoumanis, Maria Psomiadou, Eirini Roumpedaki, Anna Pananaki, Katerina Salavoura, Paraskevi Korovessi, Marianna Tziotou, Anastasia Karamouza, Nikolaus G(More)
Background Wells syndrome belongs in diseases with eosinophilic involvement in specific organs (eg, skin, lungs). Peripheral eosinophilia (mild or moderate-profound) is present in more than 50%. May be idiopathic, associated with drugs, or even associated with myeloproliferative, immunological or infectious diseases. Reported about 80 incidents worldwide.(More)
Results Among 56 patients (46 male, age range 14-22,5 years, median 16,6 years) 55% had positive family history of atopy, 64% reported atopic dermatitis and 80% asthma and/or allergic rhinitis. 1/3 developed their first reaction to a food allergen during infancy, the main allergens being egg (11%), milk (9%) and fish (7%).32% first experienced FA as(More)