Konstantinos G Lagos

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INTRODUCTION The American Diabetes Association (ADA) defines impaired fasting glucose (IFG) as fasting plasma glucose concentration of 100-125 mg/dl, whereas the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) define IFG as fasting plasma glucose levels of 110-125 mg/dl. We identified differences in metabolic parameters and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of acute infection with Epstein-Barr virus (infectious mononucleosis, IM) on lipids and lipoproteins. METHODS Fasting serum levels of total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), triglycerides (TGs), apolipoproteins (apo) A-I, B, E, C-II, C-III and(More)
Bleomycin is a key component of curative chemotherapy regimens employed in the treatment of curable cancers, such as Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and testicular germ-cell tumours (GCT), yet its use may cause bleomycin-induced lung injury (BILI), which is associated with significant morbidity and a mortality rate of 1-3%. Diagnosis of BILI is one of exclusion and(More)
AIMS To evaluate the presence of Shiga toxin-producing strains of Escherichia coli (STEC) of the O157:H7 serotype in living layer hens so as to analyse the role of this avian species as potential reservoir. METHODS AND RESULTS Cloacal swabs were collected between November 2004 and November 2005 from four intensive management layer hen farms and analysed(More)
Concerns have been raised because of observations of proteinuria associated with rosuvastatin treatment. In this open-label study, a potential dose-dependent effect was investigated of rosuvastatin on urinary protein excretion and renal function parameters in 90 hyperlipidemic patients randomly assigned to rosuvastatin 10 mg/day (n = 45) or 20 mg/day (n =(More)
The influence of various statins on low-density-lipoprotein (LDL)-particle phenotype has been reportedly trivial or moderate. We assessed the effect of rosuvastatin (the newest statin available) on the LDL subfraction profile in patients with primary hyperlipidemia. One hundred and twenty patients with primary hyperlipidemia without evidence of(More)
INTRODUCTION Several studies implicate an inverse relationship between 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)Vit D) serum levels and metabolic syndrome (MetS). We sought to investigate a possible relationship between 25(OH)Vit D and emerging risk factors associated with MetS, such as small dense low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (sdLDL-C) concentration,(More)
Cancer cells contain multiple genetic and epigenetic changes. The relative specificity of many epigenetic changes for neoplastic cells has allowed the identification of diagnostic, prognostic and predictive biomarkers for a number of solid tumors and hematological malignancies. Moreover, epigenetically-acting drugs are already in routine use for cancer and(More)
The effect of the anti-hypertensive drug zofenopril on metabolic parameters in patients with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) is currently unknown. The present study was conducted in order to evaluate whether zofenopril affects parameters involved in the atherosclerotic process. This open-label intervention study included 60 adult patients with essential(More)
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