Katerina Balaska

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Numerous factors have been reported to influence the pathogenesis of stroke. The angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) gene is a candidate gene for atherosclerotic-related diseases. In the present study, the association between the polymorphism of the ACE gene and ischaemic stroke was investigated. METHODS Using polymerase chain(More)
BACKGROUND BK virus-associated nephropathy (BKVAN) can be diagnosed only with renal graft biopsy. Definitive diagnosis of BKVAN requires demonstration of BK virus (BKV) replication in renal allograft tissues. Non-invasive analysis of urine and blood is considered essential in screening renal transplant recipients. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent secondary hyperparathyroidism not responding to medication is treated successfully with surgical excision of parathyroid glands (total parathyroidectomy [PTX]). PTX without autotransplantation of parathyroid glands excludes the risk for recurrence of hyperparathyroidism. METHODS During the years 2002 to 2005, 36 total(More)
Studies in various ethnic groups have shown contradictory evidence on the association of the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/ deletion (I/D) polymorphism with essential hypertension. In addition, mistyping of the insertion allele in heterozygotes has been reported. We analyzed the ACE genotype of 98 hypertensive and 84 normotensive subjects of(More)
Numerous factors have been reported to influence the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) gene is a candidate gene for atherosclerotic-related disease. In the present study, the association between the polymorphism of the ACE gene and peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) was investigated. Using polymerase chain(More)
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