Dr Constantinos Koutsojannis, PhD - University of Patras - Associate Professor

Dr Constantinos Koutsojannis

PhD

University of Patras

Associate Professor

PATRAS, Achaia | Greece

Additional Specialties: Medical Physics

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Dr Constantinos Koutsojannis, PhD - University of Patras - Associate Professor

Dr Constantinos Koutsojannis

PhD

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Primary Affiliation: University of Patras - PATRAS, Achaia , Greece

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Experience

Oct 2015
Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece
Associate Professor
Physiotherapy

Publications

24Publications

540Reads

13Profile Views

Wireless Direct Microampere Current in Wound Healing: Clinical and Immunohistological Data from Two Single Case Reports.

Biosensors (Basel) 2019 Sep 5;9(3). Epub 2019 Sep 5.

Department of Pharmacy, Laboratory of Molecular Biology & Immunology, University of Patras, 26504 Rio, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/bios9030107DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6784371PMC
September 2019
4 Reads

Microwave diathermy induces mitogen-activated protein kinases and tumor necrosis factor-α in cultured human monocytes.

Electromagn Biol Med 2019 11;38(3):218-229. Epub 2019 May 11.

a Laboratory of Health Physics, Department of Optics & Optometry and Department of Physiotherapy, Western Greece University of Applied Sciences (TEI of Western Greece) , Aigion , Greece.

Although rehabilitation practice for most patients consists of a combined use of thermotherapy that is produced from diathermy devices resulting faster and deeper heating to the patient, major concerns about occupational exposure to electromagnetic radiation for the operators must be considered. In most occasions, physiotherapists have involved multi-hour treatment sessions to different patients, resulting overuse of the diathermy device. Recently, our team along with other groups have raised serious concerns about the occupational safety aspects related to microwave diathermy (MWD) use. Driven by these recent reports, in this work, we tried to investigate the effects of a physiotherapist routine MWD device regarding its potential inflammatory biological effects that could be evoked in human cultured monocytes. Our results show that MWD does not alter the integrity of the cell membrane and, consequently, the viability of monocytes as assessed by Trypan blue and MTT measurements. Then again, members of the MAPK family (p38 and ERK1/2) were activated upon MWD exposure at 5-30 min, eventually leading to a time-dependent considerable increase in TNF-? production, a key pro-inflammatory mediator. Our results are indicative of a stress-activated phenomenon of monocytes upon MWD radiation, which could trigger potential hazardous cellular outcomes due to thermal and/or non-thermal bystander effects. Our results deserve further investigation, planned by our team in due course, to delineate the clinical correlations of these findings.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15368378.2019.1613426DOI Listing
May 2019
7 Reads

MAGNETO-THERAPY IN PHYSIOTHERAPY UNITS: INTRODUCTION OF QUALITY CONTROL PROCEDURE DUE TO LACK OF MAINTENANCE.

Radiat Prot Dosimetry 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Laboratory of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, 681 00 Alexandroupolis, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncz049DOI Listing
April 2019
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0.913 Impact Factor

MICROWAVE DIATHERMY IN PHYSIOTHERAPY: INTRODUCTION AND EVALUATION OF A QUALITY CONTROL PROCEDURE.

Radiat Prot Dosimetry 2018 Oct;181(3):229-239

Laboratory of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncy018DOI Listing
October 2018
133 Reads
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Does Deep Cervical Flexor Muscle Training Affect Pain Pressure Thresholds of Myofascial Trigger Points in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain? A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial.

Rehabil Res Pract 2016 21;2016:6480826. Epub 2016 Nov 21.

Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre Clinical Research Laboratories, St. Joseph's Health Centre, Western University, London, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6480826DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5136630PMC
November 2016
53 Reads

Brainstem auditory evoked potentials with the use of acoustic clicks and complex verbal sounds in young adults with learning disabilities.

Am J Otolaryngol 2013 Nov-Dec;34(6):646-51. Epub 2013 Aug 13.

Department of Neurology, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjoto.2013.07.004DOI Listing
October 2014
65 Reads
1.080 Impact Factor

A novel method of brainstem auditory evoked potentials using complex verbal stimuli.

N Am J Med Sci 2014 Aug;6(8):418-21

Department of Neurology, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1947-2714.139303DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4158652PMC
August 2014
19 Reads

Managing urinary incontinence through hand-held real-time decision support aid.

Comput Methods Programs Biomed 2012 Jul 28;107(1):84-9. Epub 2012 Mar 28.

Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Physiotherapy Department, Psaron 6, 25100 Aigion, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmpb.2012.02.012DOI Listing
July 2012
8 Reads
1.900 Impact Factor

Nickel allergy, Kounis syndrome and intracardiac metal devices.

Int J Cardiol 2010 Nov 6;145(2):364-365. Epub 2010 Mar 6.

Department of Cardiology, Univercity of Patras Medical School, Patras, Greece. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2010.02.038DOI Listing
November 2010
9 Reads
4.040 Impact Factor

Extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN), acute myocardial infarction and the Kounis syndrome.

Arch Med Res 2010 Feb 24;41(2):149; author reply 150. Epub 2010 Mar 24.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arcmed.2010.01.006DOI Listing
February 2010
7 Reads
2.410 Impact Factor

Auditory brainstem responses in dyslexia: comparison between acoustic click and verbal stimulus events.

J Otolaryngol 2006 Oct;35(5):305-9

Medical Sciences, School of Health, Patras Highest Institute of Education and Technology, Patras, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2310/7070.2005.4128DOI Listing
October 2006
14 Reads

Hypersersensitivity and Kounis syndrome due to a viper bite.

Eur J Intern Med 2006 May;17(3):215-6

Department of Internal Medicine, "Saint Andrews" State General Hospital, Patras, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2005.11.016DOI Listing
May 2006
23 Reads
2.300 Impact Factor

Use of technological equipment in critical care units: nurses' perceptions in Greece.

J Clin Nurs 2006 Feb;15(2):178-87

Department of Anesthesiology, General University Hospital of Patras, Patras, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01243.xDOI Listing
February 2006
6 Reads
1.233 Impact Factor

Snake venom poisoning in Greece. Experiences with 147 cases.

Eur J Intern Med 2006 Jan;17(1):24-7

Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Andrews State General Hospital, Patras, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2005.10.001DOI Listing
January 2006
26 Reads
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Penicillin allergy in cancer patients manifesting as Kounis syndrome.

Heart Vessels 2005 Jul;20(4):159-63

Department of Cardiology, Agios Andreas State General Hospital, Patras, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-004-0804-6DOI Listing
July 2005
40 Reads
2.110 Impact Factor

Cefuroxime-induced coronary artery spasm manifesting as Kounis syndrome.

Acta Cardiol 2005 Jun;60(3):341-5

Department of Cardiology, University of Patras, Medical School, Patras, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2143/AC.60.3.2005015DOI Listing
June 2005
5 Reads
0.561 Impact Factor

Corticosteroids, Kounis syndrome and the treatment of refractory vasospastic angina.

Circ J 2004 Aug;68(8):806; author reply 807

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1253/circj.68.806DOI Listing
August 2004
6 Reads
3.940 Impact Factor

Lepirudin anaphylaxis and Kounis syndrome.

Circulation 2004 Jun;109(22):e315; author reply e315

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/01.CIR.0000129324.33507.DCDOI Listing
June 2004
5 Reads
14.430 Impact Factor

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Nicholas G Kounis
Nicholas G Kounis

Patras Highest Institute of Education and Technology

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Sophia N Kouni
Sophia N Kouni

Patras Highest Institute of Education and Technology

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Andreas Mazarakis
Andreas Mazarakis

University of Patras Medical School

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George N Kounis
George N Kounis

Patras Highest Institute of Education and Technology

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Ioannis Seimenis
Ioannis Seimenis

University of Crete

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George Almpanis
George Almpanis

University of Patras Medical School

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Adam Adamopoulos
Adam Adamopoulos

* Laboratory of Medical Physics

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Georgia V Gouvelou-Deligianni
Georgia V Gouvelou-Deligianni

Agios Andreas General Hospital

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Sotirios Giannopoulos
Sotirios Giannopoulos

University of Ioannina School of Medicine

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