Stylianos Chatzipanagiotou

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OBJECTIVES The incidence and antimicrobial susceptibilities of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis, isolated from vaginal and endocervical swabs collected from 369 outpatient women, were determined. METHODS Isolation, identification and typing of the pathogens were performed by means of conventional methods. The antimicrobial susceptibilities of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of class-specific antibodies (IgG, IgA) to Yersinia enterocolitica plasmid-encoded outer proteins (Yops) in patients with diagnosed Hashimoto's thyroiditis. METHODS Seventy-one patients with Hashimoto's disease, 464 healthy blood donors and 250 patients with non-postinfectious rheumatic disorders (matched controls)(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic microinflammation is correlated with atherosclerosis. It needs a reliable assessment. This study explores the temporal variations of three inflammatory indexes [C-reactive protein (CRP), serum amyloid A (SAA) and interleukin-6 (IL-6)] in a period free of clinical events and tests the reliability of their multiple measurements for the(More)
BACKGROUND Campylobacter spp. are together with Salmonella spp. the leading causes of human bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide. The most commonly isolated species in humans are Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli. The isolation, identification, and antimicrobial resistance of Campylobacter spp. from poultry and raw meat from slaughterhouses, has been(More)
We present a case of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) following Campylobacter jejuni HS serotype O:19 infection in a child. Antibodies against C. jejuni and autoantibodies to the peripheral nerve gangliosides GM1 were positive, a pattern correlating well with the existence of an inflammatory neuropathy like GBS. The patient shared the HLA-B35 and HLA-DR8(More)
UNLABELLED Lower prevalence of cerebrospinal fluid oligoclonal IgG bands (IgG-OCBs) has been reported in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients from Southern Europe compared to other western countries. OBJECTIVES We aimed to determine the prevalence of CSF OCBs in Greek MS patients and to examine their relation with some selected clinical and demographical(More)
Pyruvate kinase L (PKL), the glucoregulatory isoenzyme of adult parenchymal cells, and M2 (PKM2), the isoenzyme of proliferating and non-parenchymal cells, were measured, using a specific anti-PKL antibody for differentiation, in total liver homogenates, in isolated parenchymal and non-parenchymal cells as well as in microdissected periportal and perivenous(More)
In the current study, our aim was to evaluate and investigate the influence of heavy alcohol intake on serum interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) concentrations. The selection of cytokines was based on their presumptive role in the pathophysiology of alcohol dependence. On admission to the Drug-Free Substance(More)
Intraoperative conventional bacteriological cultures were compared with different polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods in patients with total joint arthroplasties. The isolated bacteria were investigated for biofilm formation, and the biofilm forming strains, in their planktonic and biofilm forms, were further tested for their antimicrobial resistance(More)