Nikolaos Diamantopoulos

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Testicular cancer is the most frequent solid tumor in young male adults and a disease with elusive pathogenesis. Germ cell tumors represent 95% of all testicular cancers. There was an increasing incidence of testicular germ cell tumors during the second half of the 20th century. Despite their increased incidence, mortality is lower than 10% and the cure(More)
The aim of the study is to draw attention to the existence of a Neolithic figurine from Greece with characteristics compatible with Down syndrome. We have reviewed the relevant medical and archaeological literature, and we have compared photographs of the figurine with photographs of a patient with typical Down syndrome (DS). From the above data we conclude(More)
Biotinidase deficiency is the most common cause of late onset, biotin-responsive multiple carboxylase deficiency (MCD). We studied the two oldest known boys with this disorder who had high CSF content of lactate that could have contributed to the clinical disorder. The symptoms of these patients implied that near physiologic, rather than pharmacologic,(More)
PURPOSE The efficacy and toxicity of neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy and concurrent chemoradiotherapy and their impact on larynx preservation have been studied in patients with advanced (stage III, IVa, and IVb) squamous cell cancer of the larynx. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty patients were treated with either 2-4 cycles of induction(More)
A 33-year-old woman with T(4c)N(3) breast cancer with metastases in the skeleton (M(1)) received five cycles of 5-fluorouracil, epirubicin, and cyclophosphamide (FEC regimen) before conception and during the first trimester. Salvage radiotherapy (28 Gy) was delivered during the 17th week. Tamoxifen and zolendronic acid were also administered throughout the(More)
It has already been established that the growth effects of growth hormone (GH) are mediated through insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I). Recent studies demonstrated a relationship between IGF-I levels and various types of cancer, namely colon, prostate, breast, brain and lung cancer. In addition, many experimental observations documented a participation of(More)
A 7-year-old girl with incontinentia pigmenti and a history of multiple bacterial infections developed chronic meningitis with Actinomycosis odontolyticus, which was successfully treated with long-term penicillin administration. Although all tests of immunologic function were normal in this patient, her history of recurrent and unusual infections is(More)
INTRODUCTION Platinum-based chemotherapeutic regimens, including BEP (bleomycin, etoposide, cisplatin) represent the standard of care, first line therapy in non-epithelial ovarian tumours. Cardiovascular toxicity is a rare adverse effect of bleomycin. CASE REPORT A 41-year-old woman with ovarian granulosa tumor, treated with first line BEP chemotherapy(More)
PURPOSE Testicular cancer is the most frequent solid tumor in young male adults and a disease with elusive pathogenesis. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of matrix metalloproteinases and angiogenic factors in the pathogenesis of testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs). METHODS Between 2003 and 2006 we measured the serum levels of matrix(More)
4586 Background: Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) has an established role in various types of cancer inducing cellular proliferation, possessing anti-apoptotic properties, and stimulating angiogenesis. We have recently published the concept that IGF-1 system might also be implicated in the pathogenesis of testicular germ cell tumors. The present study aims(More)