Spyridoula Kommata

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BACKGROUND Recently it has been demonstrated that after selenium (Se) supplementation in autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) patients, there was a significant decrease of thyroid peroxidase (TPO) autoantibody (TPOAb) levels. The aim of our study was to evaluate the immunological benefit of Se administration in unselected AIT patients and thus address the question(More)
Aims Chronic heart failure (CHF) is frequently associated with a decreased haemoglobin level, whereas the mechanism remains largely unknown. Methods and results One hundred consecutive CHF patients without anaemia or renal dysfunction based on non-cardiac reasons were enrolled. We explored determinants of anaemia (as iron parameters, erythropoietin,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this pilot study was to assess tumour hypoxia in patients with cervical cancer before, during and after combined radio-chemotherapy and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) guided brachytherapy (BT) by use of the hypoxia Positron Emission Tomography (PET) tracer (18)F-fluoroazomycin-arabinoside ((18)FAZA ). MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifteen(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the possible changes in CD4+ and CD8+ T-cell cytokine production patterns in Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) with elevated calcitonin (CT). Fourteen consecutive patients with verified HT were included in the present study. Patients were divided into two groups. Group I: 7 HT patients with elevated CT levels (>10 pg/ml);(More)
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