Hariklia Kranidioti

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INTRODUCTION Although major changes of the immune system have been described in sepsis, it has never been studied whether these may differ in relation to the type of underlying infection or not. This was studied for the first time. METHODS The statuses of the innate and adaptive immune systems were prospectively compared in 505 patients. Whole blood was(More)
We aimed to investigate if angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) participates in the septic process and what may be the role of monocytes as a site of release of Ang-2 in sepsis. Concentrations of Ang-2 were estimated in sera and in supernatants of monocytes derived form one already described cohort of 90 patients with septic syndrome due to ventilator-associated(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the ability of moxifloxacin to penetrate healthy brain barriers. METHODS Fifty patients received a single oral dose of 400 mg as an antimicrobial prophylaxis regimen for a short urological procedure under spinal anaesthesia. Serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were sampled at different time intervals post-drug intake and patients(More)
We hypothesized that a factor may circulate in serum early during sepsis, modulating apoptosis of monocytes and lymphocytes. Serum was collected from 20 healthy volunteers and from 48 patients with severe sepsis/shock within 12 h from signs of the first failing organ. PBMCs were isolated from 20 healthy volunteers and incubated with collected sera.(More)
Antiviral treatment responses for patients with hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-negative chronic hepatitis B (CHB) are well-defined by data from registration trials but may differ from patients seen in community settings where medical adherence is usually not as strictly monitored. The goal of this study was to examine the long-term outcomes of HBeAg-negative(More)
Oleuropein, a novel immunomodulator derived from olive tree, was assessed in vitro and in experimental sepsis by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. After addition in monocyte and neutrophil cultures, malondialdehyde, TNF-alpha, IL-6, and bacterial counts were estimated in supernatants. Acute pyelonephritis was induced in 70 rabbits after inoculation of pathogen in the(More)
This report describes a 56-year-old woman who developed granulomatous lesions consistent with sarcoidosis during adalimumab therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. Cervical and axillary lymphadenopathy developed approximately 21 months after adalimumab administration. Non-caseating epithelioid cell granulomas consistent with sarcoidosis were detected both in an(More)
Histological severity is often mandatory for the management of HBeAg-negative chronic HBV patients. We evaluated the performance of transient elastography (TE) in this setting. We included 357 untreated HBeAg-negative patients with ≥ 1 reliable liver stiffness measurement (LSM-kPa) by TE: 182 inactive carriers with HBV-DNA < 2000 (n = 139) or 2000-19 999(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of intravenously administered moxifloxacin, a fourth-generation fluoroquinolone, in different parts of the non-inflamed eye. Moxifloxacin was administered intravenously at a dose of 20mg/kg moxifloxacin over 30min. Sampling of peripheral blood, aqueous humour and vitreous was performed at(More)
The introduction of nucleot(s)ide analogues (NAs) for oral antiviral therapy has dramatically improved the clinical outcome of patients with chronic hepatitis B. NAs appear to be safe and induce potent suppression of viral replication. However, they are associated with a low rate of HBsAg seroclearance, the gold standard of successful treatment, and also(More)