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Protective effect of fruits, vegetables and the Mediterranean diet on asthma and allergies among children in Crete
Background: Atopy is not uncommon among children living in rural Crete, but wheeze and rhinitis are rare. A study was undertaken to examine whether this discrepancy could be attributed to a highExpand
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Managing comorbidities in COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Age and smoking are common risk factors for COPD and other illnesses, often leading COPD patientsExpand
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Effects of Greek orthodox christian church fasting on serum lipids and obesity
BackgroundNo study to date has focused on the impact of Greek Orthodox Christian fasting on serum lipoproteins and obesity yet.Methods120 Greek adults were followed longitudinally for one year. SixtyExpand
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Vascular endothelial growth factor polymorphisms in gastric cancer development, prognosis, and survival
Angiogenesis plays an important role in growth, progression, and metastasis of tumors. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) overexpression has been associated with advanced stage and poorExpand
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Assessing health status in COPD. A head-to-head comparison between the COPD assessment test (CAT) and the clinical COPD questionnaire (CCQ)
BackgroundHealth status provides valuable information, complementary to spirometry and improvement of health status has become an important treatment goal in COPD management. We compared theExpand
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Primary Deep Sclerectomy Versus Primary Deep Sclerectomy with the Use of Mitomycin C in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
PurposeTo prospectively study and compare the effectiveness and the safety of primary deep sclerectomy with and without the use of mitomycin C in eyes with open-angle glaucoma. Patients and MethodsAExpand
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Survivin -31G/C promoter polymorphism and sporadic colorectal cancer
IntroductionSurvivin is an apoptotic inhibitor, plays an important role in cell cycle regulation, and may be involved in the development and progression of cancer. A common polymorphism at theExpand
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Perforin expression and cytotoxic activity of sputum CD8+ lymphocytes in patients with COPD.
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that the inflammatory response to cigarette smoking differs between smokers who acquire COPD and those who do not, and the CD8(+) T- lymphocytes have beenExpand
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Factors that influence disease-specific quality of life or health status in patients with COPD: a review and meta-analysis of Pearson correlations.
BACKGROUND A major goal in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is to ensure that the burden of the disease for patients with COPD is limited and that patients will have theExpand
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Association of the miR-146aC>G, miR-149T>C, and miR-196a2T>C polymorphisms with gastric cancer risk and survival in the Greek population
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in regulating gene expression at the post-transcriptional level and are involved in numerous physiological processes. Accumulating evidence suggests thatExpand
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