Nikolaos K. Gatselis

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INTRODUCTION Ralstonia pickettii is an infrequent pathogen of invasive infections in healthy individuals. The microorganism is supposed to be of relatively low virulence, but can cause infections, mainly of the respiratory tract, in immunocompromised and cystic fibrosis patients. Ralstonia pickettii has also been associated with hospital outbreaks related(More)
BACKGROUND Trans-arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is associated with better survival in BCLC-stage B patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and Child-Pugh A whereas in Child-Pugh B there is no definite evidence of benefit. OBJECTIVES To assess the safety and efficacy of TACE during routine clinical practice in a consecutive Greek cohort of patients(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to investigate the kinetics of immunoglobulin M (IgM) during the different stages of sepsis. METHODS In this prospective multicenter study, blood sampling for IgM measurement was done within the first 24 hours from diagnosis in 332 critically ill patients; in 83 patients this was repeated upon progression to more(More)
Based on the concept of the individualized nature of sepsis, we investigated the significance of the −251 A/T (rs4073) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of interleukin (IL)-8 in relation to the underlying infection. Genotyping was performed in 479 patients with severe acute pyelonephritis (UTI, n = 146), community-acquired pneumonia (CAP, n = 109),(More)
INTRODUCTION Brucellosis is a zoonosis with worldwide distribution, which is particularly endemic in many countries of the Mediterranean basin. Cardiovascular complications of this disease, such as endocarditis, myocarditis and pericarditis, are very rare, with even fewer cases of myocarditis or asymptomatic pericardial effusion in the absence of(More)
INTRODUCTION Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disorder characterized by either a history of vascular thrombosis (one or more clinical episodes of arterial, venous, or small vessel thrombosis in any tissue or organ) or pregnancy morbidity in association with the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. The systemic features of the syndrome are(More)
Hepcidin, a liver hormone, is important for both innate immunity and iron metabolism regulation. As dysfunction of the hepcidin pathway may contribute to liver pathology, we analysed liver hepcidin mRNA and serum hepcidin in patients with chronic liver diseases. Hepcidin mRNA levels were determined in liver biopsies obtained from 126 patients with HCV (n =(More)
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Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is associated with immune-mediated dermatologic disorders. The association of PBC with erythema nodosum (EN) seems rare. We report two females (42 and 44 years old) with low-grade fever, arthralgias, and elevated cholestatic enzymes in the first and fatigue in the second. Patients were also suffering from typical EN lesions(More)
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