Kostas Markakis

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We describe 2 patients with adult Still's disease who developed thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and were successfully treated. Although TTP has been associated with autoimmune diseases, usually with systemic lupus erythematosus or various forms of vasculitis, it has rarely been observed in patients with adult Still's disease. This uncommon(More)
OBJECTIVE Subjects with Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The mechanism of this enhanced risk is unclear. Circulating vascular progenitor cells (VPC) are immature bone marrow derived cells capable of differentiating into mature endothelial cells. VPC number/function and central arterial stiffness(More)
For the implementation of the Framework Council Directive 91/414/EEC, participation of all member states (MS) is required. In the first round of the review program of plant protection products, Mediterranean countries have successfully performed their proportional work share for the central registration of the active substances and the national registration(More)
BACKGROUND Calcific deposits are frequently observed at sites of healed myocardial infarcts. Grossly visible calcification of myocardial infarcts and calcified intracavitary cardiac thrombi are less common but recently are becoming more frequent findings during surgical ventricular restoration procedures. CASE PRESENTATION A 64 year old male diabetic(More)
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