Sofia Panteliou

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Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease characterized by reduced bone mass and deterioration of bone microarchitecture. It results from the shift of the osteoblast-osteoclast activity equilibrium in favor of the later. Although, a number of biochemical markers, such as collagen I N-telopeptide (NTx) and osteocalcin (OC), have been used for monitoring bone(More)
We developed a noninvasive method to evaluate bone structural integrity. It is based on the measurement of the dynamic characteristics of the bone using sweeping sound excitation in the range of acoustic frequencies. The Quality Factor (a measure of material damping) has been used as an indicator of the tendency of the bone to fracture. Results of animal(More)
Our previous research findings suggested this integrated study in order to monitor changes of bone properties and assess bone integrity using vibrational characteristics in osteoporosis. The method is based on measurement of the bone dynamic characteristic modal damping factor (MDF). The experimental animal model is ovariectomized rat followed by(More)
Osteoporosis is chronic disease affecting most postmenopausal females and 30% of males with biological, behavioral and financial consequences. A non invasive method to assess bone structural integrity is presented, based on in-vitro or in-vivo measurement of bone dynamic characteristics (Modal Damping Factor) by applying vibration excitation in the range of(More)
To examine the hypothesis that the glans penis acts protectively, absorbing forces, during coitus. Five potent patients (mean age 46.8+/-9.7 y), who had indication for surgical excision of the glans for penile carcinoma were included in the present study. Intraoperatively, intracavernosal pressure (ICP) was adjusted by saline infusion and maintained by a(More)
We applied a noninvasive method to assess bone structural integrity. The method is based on the measurement of the dynamic characteristics of the bone (quality factor and modal damping factor) by applying vibration excitation in the range of acoustic frequencies, in the form of an acoustic sweep signal. Excised sheep femora were tested to detect changes in(More)
BACKGROUND The optimum fixation device for the critical size bone defect is not established yet. OBJECTIVE A reliable, feasible and low-cost fixation device for the long-term maintenance of a critical bone defect. METHODS A custom-made plate made of poly-methyl-methacrylate was used for the fixation of a critical defect of rats' femurs. The screws were(More)
AIM To develop a new optical device (prostate optical device, POD) for assessment of prostate tissue stiffness and evaluate its sensitivity and specificity in prostate cancer detection. PATIENTS AND METHODS POD was tested in prostate phantoms and in patients with indications for prostate biopsy. Its sensitivity and specificity were compared to digital(More)
The role of leptin during the progression of osteoporosis was investigated in ovariectomized rats by correlation of serum leptin levels with N-telopeptide of collagen type I (NTx) and osteocalcin levels before ovariectomy and 20, 40 and 60 days after the operation. Furthermore, peripheral quantitative computed tomography was used to confirm the development(More)
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