Panagiotis G Vlachoyiannopoulos

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OBJECTIVES Fibromyalgia (FM) is one of the most common chronic pain syndromes. Various pathogenetic mechanisms have been implicated but none is proven. Our scope was to determine if Intraepidermal Nerve Fiber Density (IENFD) is reduced in the skin of FM patients, as observed in patients with painful small fiber sensory neuropathy (SFSN). DESIGN, SETTING(More)
Objectives To estimate the correlation between osteoporosis and vascular calcification in postmenopausal women and the influence of calcium/vitamin D supplements on vascular calcification. Methods A cross-sectional study was performed including 29 women with osteoporosis (15 not taking supplements) and 18 age-matched, non-osteoporotic women. They were(More)
Chylous ascites is an uncommon condition, which could be due to various causes. We report a case of gross chylous ascites in a patient with cirrhosis and portal vein thrombosis. It is confirmed that gross chylous ascites in a patient with cirrhosis and portal vein thrombosis heralds an ominous prognosis for the patient. Results also demonstrate that common(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the long-term outcomes of patients with multi-relapsing antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), who received sequentially therapy with cyclophosphamide and rituximab, upon new onset of aggressive vasculitis. METHODS We retrospectively studied patients with multiple-relapsing AAV, who were treated with(More)
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