Konstantinos Psathakis

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Endogenous airway acidification, as assessed by pH in expired breath condensate, has been implicated in asthma pathophysiology. We measured pH in breath condensate of patients with inflammatory airway diseases in stable condition and examined its relationship with the inflammatory process (as assessed by differential cell counts in induced sputum),(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the levels of hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) and 8-isoprostane in the expired breath condensate (EBC) of patients with COPD, and to assess the relationship between the above markers of oxidative stress and parameters expressing inflammatory process and disease severity. SETTING Inpatient respiratory unit and outpatient clinic in(More)
with no apparent complications, and the patient was therefore discharged four days later. Subcutaneous emphysema as a complication of oral surgery is infrequent (in a prospective study of 100 complications due to molar extraction, there were no patients with this pathology).2 It is produced by the entrance of air in the facial planes of the face and neck(More)
Actinomycosis is a rare and slowly progressive infectious disease that can affect a variety of organ systems including the lung. It is caused by filamentous Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria of the genus Actinomyces. Despite its rarity, pulmonary actinomycosis can involve lung parenchyma, bronchial structures, and chest wall. The disease can mimic lung(More)
Corresponding author: Stamatis Katsenos, MD, PhD Department of Pneumonology Army General Hospital of Athens, 158 Mesogion&Katehaki Avenue, 115 25 Athens, Greece E-mail: skatsenos@yahoo.gr Pneumonia criptogenică în organizare (COP), numită anterior bronșiolotă obliterantă cu pneumonie în organizare (BOOP) este o entitate clinicopatologică de etiologie(More)
Bronchoscopic drainage of a pyogenic lung abscess is an established therapeutic approach in selected patients in whom conventional antibiotic therapy fails. This intervention has also been undertaken in patients with abscess owing to underlying lung cancer and prior combined radiochemotherapy. However, this procedure has rarely been performed in cavitary(More)
Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP), previously called bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is a clinicopathological disorder of unknown aetiology but increasingly reported. It usually presents with symptoms of dyspnea, cough, fever, weight loss accompanied by the presence of alveolar opacities on chest radiograph. Haemoptysis, described(More)
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