Emmanuel Salamalekis

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Current knowledge on the participation of angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) in the inflammatory process and on the importance of bacterial endotoxins (LPS) in the induction of preterm delivery (PTD) led us to investigate the role of Ang-2/LPS interplay in the pathogenesis of PTD. At a first stage, Ang-2 was measured at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy in(More)
The article presents an overview of immunological factors and their role in the genesis and development of endometriosis, with emphasis on inflammatory cytokines and growth and adhesion factors. Although retrograde menstruation is a common phenomenon among women of reproductive age, not all women with retrograde menstruation suffer the disease. Development(More)
CASE REPORT A 26-year-old pregnant woman was admitted to our institution running her 30 weeks of gestation. The patient had a past history of total thyroidectomy cause of a thyroid papillary carcinoma and presented with increased supraphysiological TSH levels under 250 microg T4, while slightly hyperthyroid, from the clinical point of view. Partial(More)
AIM The aim was to investigate fetal peripheral blood flow using external cardiotocography (CTG), Doppler velocimetry, and pulse oximetry (PO) in normal labor compared with those complicated by hypoxia. SUBJECTS During labor, 35 term fetuses with oxygen saturation values (FSPO(2)) between 30 and 40%, and 25 term fetuses with FSPO(2) values < or =30% for a(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have underlined the importance of the carnitine shuttle system and its dysfunction both in normal pregnancy and in type 1 and 2 diabetes. The objective of this paper was to delineate more systematically the role of the carnitine shuttle system in normal pregnancy and in gestational diabetes. METHODS A total of 119 women matched(More)
The objective of the present study is the development of an automated computerized system that will assist the early diagnosis of fetal hypoxia. We demonstrate that it is possible to distinguish between healthy subjects and acidemic fetuses by way of wavelet transform analysis of the fetal heart rate recordings and fetal pulse oximetry (FSpO 2). We focus on(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate fetal circulation at different stages of hypoxia during labor, and to study blood flow alterations in the brain and peripheral tissues, through simultaneous use of three non-invasive techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety two pregnant women between 38 and 41 weeks of gestation, comparable for maternal age and parity, were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the cytokine concentration patterns during the first 5 days of life by measuring serum concentrations of type-1 cytokines, like interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) and type-2 cytokines, like IL-4, as well as the receptors of IL-2 (sIL-2R) and IL-4 (sIL-4R) during the early neonatal period. SUBJECTS AND METHODS(More)
The uterus is an extremely rare location for a primary or metastatic melanoma. We describe the ultrasonographic appearance of a malignant melanoma of the uterus presenting clinically as a large mass in a 78-year-old woman. Transabdominal sonography revealed a solid uterine mass measuring 13 x 11.5 x 8.5 cm with inhomogeneous echotexture and bright internal(More)
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a rare disorder. A 34-year old woman presented with thrombophlebitis after her first delivery, during puerperium. A high titer of cold agglutinins was found. Lymphomas, systemic lupus erythematosus, and tumors were excluded. She conceived again. Due to the anemia she had frequent blood transfusions and she delivered at 38(More)