Georgios A Lialios

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BACKGROUND To evaluate whether serum concentrations of the non-placental markers vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), glycodelin (GLY) and progesterone (P) and the novel placental markers pregnancy-associated plasmaprotein A (PAPP-A), human placental lactogen (HPL) and leukaemia inhibiting factor (LIF) differ in ectopic pregnancy (EP) when compared(More)
CONTEXT Diagnosis of early pregnancy failure is hampered by the lack of reliable serological markers. OBJECTIVE We assessed whether a single serum measurement of placental growth factor (PlGF) and the soluble Flt-1 (sFlt-1) receptor of vascular endothelial growth factor at 6-8 wk gestation could differentiate failed pregnancies, whether ectopic(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic value of preoperative levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin-8 (IL-8), and E-selectin in patients with an adnexal mass who had surgery for ovarian torsion. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Fifty consecutive women with adnexal mass who(More)
BACKGROUND Hairdressers are occupationally exposed to a number of agents in their workplace that result in respiratory symptoms and changes in pulmonary function. OBJECTIVE To evaluate associations between occupational exposure and respiratory function and reported symptoms in a group of hairdressers compared to a control group. METHODS A questionnaire(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of ruptured right heterotopic interstitial pregnancy diagnosed and managed laparoscopically by cornual resection. DESIGN Case report. SETTING University tertiary care hospital. PATIENT(S) A 29-year-old female Jehovah's Witness patient with first-trimester acute right lower quadrant abdominal pain. INTERVENTION(S) Emergency(More)
Expression of estrogen (ER) and progesterone receptors, c-erbB-2 oncogene, mutant p53 antioncogene (mp53), e-cadherin adhesion, and apoptotic caspase-8 antigens in tumor relative to matched normal tissue specimens from 102 unselected patients with primary ductal breast carcinoma of various tumor grades was assessed by immunohistochemistry and correlated(More)
BACKGROUND An imbalance in the production of proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines may play a role in the pathophysiology of perimenopausal depression. The aim of this study was to examine serum levels of the proinflammatory cytokines interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα), and the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10, in(More)
BACKGROUND Abortion induced by drugs is now a viable alternative to surgically induced abortion, but it can cause severe complications. CASE Products of conception were found in the peritoneal cavity after administration of misoprostol. CONCLUSION The administration of misoprostol for pregnancy termination should be performed carefully in women with(More)