Vasilios Papadopoulos

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Telomere exhaustion and increased telomerase activity are associated with the acquisition of aggressive molecular events in a variety of haematological malignancies. In Philadelphia chromosome negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (Ph(neg)MPN's), telomere dynamics during clonal evolution of these diseases have not yet been fully elucidated. Herein we(More)
Non-dipper hypertensive patients are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Coagulation and fibrinolysis activation factors are considered as risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between the haemostatic and platelet activation markers and the non-dipping pattern in treated hypertensive(More)
We report a case of a 40-year-old primipara Caucasian woman with Turner syndrome (TS) and Hashimoto thyroiditis who had underwent a successful IVF-ET cycle with oocyte donation and single embryo transfer. All pregnancies in women with TS are considered as high risk, with cardiovascular complications being the most dangerous. Our case represents a typical(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary hyperaldosteronism is only rarely caused by unilateral adrenal hyperplasia. CASE PRESENTATION A 73-year-old hypertensive Greek man (on 10 mg amlodipine for the last ten years) presented in the emergency department with severe muscle weakness of all limbs. The initial physical and laboratory examination revealed normal blood pressure,(More)
BACKGROUND We prospectively assessed patient satisfaction in a Greek Academic endoscopy facility. METHODS Consecutive outpatients filled a satisfaction questionnaire right after their endoscopy (D1), 3 days (D3) and 3 months (M3) later. Overall patient satisfaction was measured by their willingness to repeat endoscopy in our facility and to further(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to evaluate the diagnostic yield of comparative genomic hybridization microarrays (aCGH) and compare it with conventional karyotype analysis of standard >5-Mb resolution. METHOD A total of 1763 prenatal samples were analyzed by aCGH (CytoChip Focus Constitutional microarrays, BlueGnome, Cambridge). The diagnostic yield of(More)
A 32-year-old primigravida with primary Addison's disease was followed up from the early stages of pregnancy to delivery and puerperium by a multidisciplinary medical board. Besides fetal surveillance, great attention was given to steroid replacement therapy in order to avoid complications. Vaginal labor resulted in the birth of a healthy neonate that(More)
Acute pancreatitis generates a complex cascade of immunological events that affect the pathogenesis and the progression of this disease. Several inflammatory mediators seem to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of pancreatitis and the subsequent inflammatory response. In turn, these mediators can influence hemostasis. Coagulation abnormalities occur(More)
BACKGROUND Data concerning the number of patients presenting to the emergency room (ER) and the workload in the departments in the European Union countries are scarce. In contrast to most European practice, Greek public hospitals in cities with more than one public health facilities are on-call not on a daily, but on a rotational basis. Exact data from(More)
Fecal incontinence represent a complex and multifactorial disorder. Although the condition is widely accepted as belonging to the elderly, it is now becoming apparent that younger adults are also frequently affected. Its incidence is estimated at 2% of the general population, while in the elderly it may increase up to 60%. Despite the considerable advances(More)