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Bacterial meningitis as a first presentation of pituitary macroprolactinoma
Summary A 56-year-old man was brought to the Emergency Department after being found collapsed at his office with a reduced level of consciousness. From clinical examination and initial… Expand
Artificial Neural Networks as Decision Support Tools in Cytopathology: Past, Present, and Future
- A. Pouliakis, Efrossyni Karakitsou, +5 authors P. Karakitsos
- Biomedical engineering and computational biology
- 1 January 2016
Objective This study aims to analyze the role of artificial neural networks (ANNs) in cytopathology. More specifically, it aims to highlight the importance of employing ANNs in existing and future… Expand
Use of flow cytometry as a quality control device for liquid‐based cervical cytology specimens
- C. Kottaridi, J. Georgoulakis, +5 authors P. Karakitsos
- Cytometry. Part B, Clinical cytometry
- 10 September 2009
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide comprising a major concern of public health. Liquid‐based cytology provides significantly more effective detection of low‐grade… Expand
Cascaded learning vector quantizer neural networks for the discrimination of thyroid lesions.
- Alexandra Varlatzidou, A. Pouliakis, +5 authors P. Karakitsos
- Computer Science, Medicine
- Analytical and quantitative cytology and…
- 1 December 2011
We investigate capability of combination of learning vector quantizer (LVQ) neural networks (NNs) in discrimination of benign from malignant thyroid lesions. Expand
Using a web-based system for the continuous distance education in cytopathology
- N. Stergiou, G. Georgoulakis, +5 authors P. Karakitsos
- Computer Science, Medicine
- Int. J. Medical Informatics
- 1 December 2009
We demonstrate on the basis of a web-based training system the successful application of traditional learning theories and methods and evaluate users' perception towards the educational program, using a combination of observers, theory and methods. Expand
An Intelligent Clinical Decision Support System for Patient-Specific Predictions to Improve Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia Detection
Nowadays, there are molecular biology techniques providing information related to cervical cancer and its cause: the human Papillomavirus (HPV), including DNA microarrays identifying HPV subtypes,… Expand
Molecular epidemiology of HPV infection using a clinical array methodology in 2952 women in Greece.
- S. Tsiodras, A. Hatzakis, +11 authors P. Karakitsos
- Clinical microbiology and infection : the…
- 1 August 2011
The molecular epidemiology of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in a sample of Greek women (n = 2952, mean age 42.2 ± 13.3 years) was examined. HPV prevalence was 50.7% (95% confidence interval,… Expand
Cytopathologic diagnosis of fine needle aspiration biopsies of thyroid nodules.
- E. Misiakos, N. Margari, +6 authors A. Machairas
- World journal of clinical cases
- 16 February 2016
Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is an important diagnostic tool in patients with thyroid lesions. Several systems have been proposed for the cyropathologic diagnosis of the thyroid nodules.… Expand
An adolescent with a rare midline neck tumor: thyroid carcinoma in a thyroglossal duct cyst.
- E. Vassilatou, K. Proikas, N. Margari, N. Papadimitriou, D. Hadjidakis, G. Dimitriadis
- Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology
- 1 July 2014
Occurrence of malignancy in a thyroglossal duct cyst (TDC) in children and adolescents is very rare, preoperative diagnosis is a challenge, and appropriate management is still debated. We report a… Expand
The key role of bisphosphonates in the supportive care of cancer patients.
UNLABELLED The present review aims at providing an assessment of the clinical significance of Biphosphonates (BPs) in the treatment of patients with cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic… Expand