Sofia Georgopoulou

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INTRODUCTION Combined inhaled long-acting beta-agonists and corticosteroids (LABA+ICS) are costly. They are recommended in severe or very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They should not be prescribed in mild or moderate disease. In COPD ICS are associated with side-effects including risk of pneumonia. We quantified appropriateness of(More)
OBJECTIVE Antiphospholipid (Hughes) syndrome (APS) affects mainly women 15 to 50 years of age and is responsible for approximately 20% of strokes in people <40 years. Little is known about the psychological burden of this long-term condition. We investigated HRQoL in APS. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional survey involving 270 members of the Hughes(More)
BACKGROUND Self-management is a key recommendation for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Educational materials may support self-management, and increasingly patients are becoming involved with the development of these materials. The TITRATE trial compares the effectiveness of intensive management to standard care in patients with moderate RA across(More)
Intensive management for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) involves frequent hospital visits and adjusted doses or combinations of medication. Research is currently underway to test whether or not intensive management strategies are valuable in moderately active disease, however, patient views on intensive management in this disease group are unknown. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Antiphospholipid (Hughes) syndrome (APS) is recognised as a systemic autoimmune disease defined by recurrent thromboembolic events and/or pregnancy morbidity. Little is known about the psychological burden of this long-term condition. This study aims to explore the relationship between social support and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in(More)
Advances in pharmacological treatment options in RA have led to a dramatic potential for improvement in patients' physical and psychological status. Despite advances, poor outcomes, including fatigue, pain, reduced physical activity and quality of life, are still observed. Reasons include non-adherence to medication, insufficient knowledge about the disease(More)
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