Nikolaos Antonakopoulos

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Gestational diabetes, occurring during the hyperglycemic period of pregnancy in maternal life, is a pathologic state that increases the incidence of complications in both mother and fetus. Offspring thus exposed to an adverse fetal and early postnatal environment may manifest increased susceptibility to a number of chronic diseases later in life. Compelling(More)
BACKGROUND Influenza is associated with an increased risk for serious illness, hospitalization, and mortality in infants aged <6 months. However, influenza vaccines are not licensed for administration in this age group. The study evaluated the effectiveness of postpartum influenza vaccination of mothers and household members in infants. METHODS The(More)
Considering that preterm birth accounts for about 6-10% of all births in Western countries and of more than 65% of all perinatal deaths, elucidation of the particularly complicated mechanisms of labor is essential for determination of appropriate and effective therapeutic interventions. Labor in humans results from a complex interplay of fetal and maternal(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the risk of hypertensive complications differs among low-risk women who undergo prenatal diagnosis via chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis. METHODS In a retrospective study, data were analyzed from women who underwent prenatal diagnosis by CVS or amniocentesis at Alexandra Maternity Hospital, Athens, Greece,(More)
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