Vassilios Danielidis

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BACKGROUND Cancer stem cells (CSCs) tend to repopulate malignant tumours during radiotherapy and, therefore, prolongation of the overall treatment time may result in radiotherapy failure. Thus, an estimate of the number of CSCs in tumour biopsies may prove most useful in predicting resistance to radiotherapy and a guide for development therapies aimed to(More)
Cigarette smoking induces a significant oxidant effect related to variety of free radical-related diseases often affecting the upper respiratory tract, unless it is effectively compensated by the antioxidant barriers of the humans. In the present study, the evaluation of the antioxidant compensatory mechanisms, by estimating the antioxidant capacity of(More)
PURPOSE Tumor hypoxia and low intrinsic radiosensitivity may counteract the efficacy of standard radiotherapy for locally advanced head and neck cancer (HNC). We investigated the involvement of hypoxia-regulated proteins (Hypoxia inducible factors HIF1alpha, HIF2alpha and carbonic anhydrase CA9) in HNC resistance to accelerated and hypofractionated(More)
Fifty-two children were included in this study to evaluate and compare short- versus standard-length ceftriaxone therapy for bacterial meningitis. The duration of the short-course regimens was 4, 6 and 7 days for Neisseria meningitidis, Hemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae, respectively. The standard-length regimens were twice as long. On the(More)
Radiation induced xerostomia is a frequent consequence of radiotherapy (RT) for head-neck cancer (HNC) patients, when parotid glands are included in the radiation fields. Although early appearing xerostomia may be alleviated with the use of pilocarpine, persistent chronic xerostomia affects more than 70% of HNC patients treated with post-operative or(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the influence of functional tension nose in nasal obstruction and to discuss its frequency and management. METHODS Over the years 2000-2006, 153 patients underwent revision operation for nasal obstruction in our rhinoplastic center. Twenty-two of them (14.37%) suffered from functional tension(More)
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