George Chrysofakis

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BACKGROUND We studied clinical features and predictors of outcome of lower respiratory tract infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae in hospitalized adults in a general hospital. MATERIAL/METHODS Medical records of hospitalized adults with H. influenzae lower respiratory tract infections during the period 1996 to 2002 were retrospectively reviewed(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that the inflammatory response to cigarette smoking differs between smokers who acquire COPD and those who do not, and the CD8(+) T- lymphocytes have been identified as a key player in this response. OBJECTIVE To investigate the cytotoxic activity and perforin expression of CD8(+) lymphocytes in the airway lumen of(More)
BACKGROUND Sarcoidosis is thought to be a T-helper type 1 cytokine (Th2 cytokine) mediated disorder. Induced sputum (IS) has been proposed as a useful non-invasive method, mainly for the assessment of the airway diseases. The aim of this study was to explore induced sputum (IS) CD4+ Th1 T-lymphocyte subpopulation and to compare them with those of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Induced sputum (IS) has been proposed as a useful non-invasive method mainly for the assessment of airway diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate IS cellular composition and T-lymphocyte subpopulations and to compare them with those of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) in patients with sarcoidosis. METHODS We studied(More)
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