Evangelos M Davas

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Until recently, renal crisis was the most significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with scleroderma (SSc). Nowadays, following the introduction of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors used in renovascular hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension have become the most common causes of death in SSc. Consequently, the(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatic diseases are a major health and financial burden for societies. The prevalence of rheumatic diseases may change over time, and therefore, we sought to estimate the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in an adult population of central Greece. METHODS In this prospective cross-sectional population survey, a random sample of adult(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether the levels of serum cytokines IL-6 and TNFalpha and of the soluble receptors p55 srTNFalpha, p75 srTNFalpha and srIL-2ac are valuable markers of disease activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) compared with the established parameters of anti-dsDNA, C3, C4 and CH50. Forty patients with SLE,(More)
STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively analyzed spinal infection (SpI), in a teaching Hospital, in Central Greece. OBJECTIVE To study presentation, etiology, and outcome of SpI in Central Greece. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA SpI most frequently involves the intervertebral disc and adjacent vertebral bodies and can cause neurologic impairment. METHODS Thirty(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether the levels of serum cytokines IL-6 and TNFα and of the soluble receptors p55 srTNFα, p75 srTNFα and srIL-2α are valuable markers of disease activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) compared with the established parameters of anti-dsDNA, C3, C4 and CH50. Forty patients with SLE, 19 ambulatory(More)
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