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DNA damage accumulation, defective chromatin organization and deficient DNA repair capacity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Clin Immunol 2019 Mar 28;203:28-36. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine and Joint Rheumatology Program, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clim.2019.03.009DOI Listing
March 2019

A clinical score for prediction of elevated aortic stiffness: derivation and validation in 3943 hypertensive patients.

J Hypertens 2019 Feb;37(2):339-346

Hypertension and Cardiometabolic Syndrome Unit, 1 Department of Cardiology, Medical School, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000001904DOI Listing
February 2019

Healthcare policy in Ancient Greece: Insights from the Golden Age of Athens (5th century BC) may be useful for medical care in the 21st century.

Eur Heart J 2019 Feb;40(5):411-412

1st Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Laiko Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehy868DOI Listing
February 2019

Progression of subclinical atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus versus rheumatoid arthritis: the impact of low disease activity.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018 Dec;57(12):2158-2166

Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Joint Academic Rheumatology Program, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/key233DOI Listing
December 2018

Nocebos in rheumatology: emerging concepts and their implications for clinical practice.

Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018 Dec;14(12):727-740

First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Joint Rheumatology Program, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41584-018-0110-9DOI Listing
December 2018

Increase in Carotid Temperature Heterogeneity Is Associated With Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Events.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Nov;11(11):e008292

First Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University Medical School, Athens (K.T., G.B., G.O., I.K., S.G., M.K., M.D., K.S., P.B., V.G., F.A., D.T.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.118.008292DOI Listing
November 2018

Low prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis among patients with pre-existing type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Ann Transl Med 2018 Oct;6(20):399

First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/atm.2018.09.14DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6230853PMC
October 2018

Pulse pressure amplification and cardiac autonomic dysfunction in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

J Hum Hypertens 2018 Sep 23;32(8-9):531-539. Epub 2018 May 23.

Diabetes Center, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece.

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http://www.nature.com/articles/s41371-018-0070-1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41371-018-0070-1DOI Listing
September 2018

Predictors of morbidity and mortality in early systemic sclerosis: Long-term follow-up data from a single-centre inception cohort.

Autoimmun Rev 2018 Aug 6;17(8):816-820. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine and Joint Academic Rheumatology Program, National and Kapodistrian University, Medical School of Athens, Greece. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autrev.2018.02.008DOI Listing
August 2018

High 3-year golimumab survival in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis: real world data from 328 patients.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2018 Mar-Apr;36(2):254-262. Epub 2017 Nov 9.

Joint Rheumatology Program, Clinical Immunology-Rheumatology Unit, 2nd Department of Medicine and Laboratory, Hippokration General Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens, Greece.

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June 2018

Carotid and femoral atherosclerosis in antiphospholipid syndrome: Equivalent risk with diabetes mellitus in a case-control study.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2018 06 23;47(6):883-889. Epub 2017 Oct 23.

Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Joint Academic Rheumatology Program, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2017.10.015DOI Listing
June 2018

Global longitudinal strain and long-term outcomes in asymptomatic extracardiac sarcoid patients with no apparent cardiovascular disease.

Echocardiography 2018 06 28;35(6):804-808. Epub 2018 Feb 28.

1st Department of Cardiology, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/echo.13846
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/echo.13846DOI Listing
June 2018

Systemic Inflammatory Response and Atherosclerosis: The Paradigm of Chronic Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases.

Int J Mol Sci 2018 06 27;19(7). Epub 2018 Jun 27.

First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine and Joint Rheumatology Program, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, GR-115 27 Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms19071890DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6073407PMC
June 2018

24-hour aortic blood pressure variability showed a stronger association with carotid damage than 24-hour brachial blood pressure variability: The SAFAR study.

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 2018 Mar 19;20(3):499-507. Epub 2018 Feb 19.

Department of Cardiology, Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jch.13226DOI Listing
March 2018

Non-invasive vascular biomarkers in patients with Behçet's disease: review of the data and future perspectives.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2017 Nov-Dec;35 Suppl 108(6):100-107. Epub 2017 Oct 6.

Department of Pathophysiology; and Joint Academic Rheumatology Program, Medical School of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

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February 2018

Mechanisms of pulse pressure amplification dipping pattern during sleep time: the SAFAR study.

J Am Soc Hypertens 2018 02 14;12(2):117-127. Epub 2017 Dec 14.

Cardiovascular Prevention & Research Unit, Department of Pathophysiology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece; 1st Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jash.2017.12.005DOI Listing
February 2018

Accelerated atheromatosis and arteriosclerosis in primary systemic vasculitides: current evidence and future perspectives.

Curr Opin Rheumatol 2018 Jan;30(1):36-43

1st Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Medical School, Laikon Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BOR.0000000000000453DOI Listing
January 2018

Complementary Role of CMR to Conventional Screening in the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Cardiac Sarcoidosis.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2017 12 15;10(12):1437-1447. Epub 2017 Mar 15.

Outpatient Sarcoidosis Clinic, General Hospital of Chest Diseases "Sotiria," Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2016.11.019DOI Listing
December 2017

Total arterial compliance, estimated by a novel method, is better related to left ventricular mass compared to aortic pulse wave velocity: The SAFAR study.

Clin Exp Hypertens 2017 ;39(3):271-276

a Biomedical Engineering Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology , "Hippokration" Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens , Athens , Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10641963.2016.1247165DOI Listing
December 2017

Severe oesophageal disease and its associations with systemic sclerosis.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2017 Sep-Oct;35 Suppl 106(4):82-85. Epub 2017 Aug 30.

Joint Academic Rheumatology Program, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece.

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December 2017

Cardiac Tissue Characterization and Imaging in Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2017 11;10(11):1387-1396

Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit, Manchester University, Manchester, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2017.08.017DOI Listing
November 2017

Erratum to: Assessment of the Validity and Reproducibility of a Novel Standardized Test Meal for the Study of Postprandial Triacylglycerol Concentrations.

Lipids 2017 09;52(9):801

First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 17 Agiou Thoma Street, 11527, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11745-017-4284-8DOI Listing
September 2017

Assessment of the Validity and Reproducibility of a Novel Standardized Test Meal for the Study of Postprandial Triacylglycerol Concentrations.

Lipids 2017 08 26;52(8):675-686. Epub 2017 Jun 26.

First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 17 Agiou Thoma Street, 11527, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11745-017-4275-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5649391PMC
August 2017

Impact of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on cardiovascular risk: Is it the same in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis?

Mod Rheumatol 2017 Jul 23;27(4):559-569. Epub 2016 Sep 23.

a First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine and Joined Rheumatology Program , Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Laikon Hospital , Athens , Greece.

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14397595.2016.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14397595.2016.1232332DOI Listing
July 2017

Biologic Treatment Options for Retinal Neovascularization in Behçet's Disease.

Ocul Immunol Inflamm 2019 12;27(1):51-57. Epub 2017 Jul 12.

b First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine & Joint Academic Rheumatology Program , National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School , Athens , Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09273948.2017.1332228DOI Listing
July 2017

Cadherin-11 (CDH11) expression in the peripheral blood of patients with active Multiple Myeloma.

Br J Haematol 2017 06 26;177(5):813-816. Epub 2016 Apr 26.

First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjh.14105DOI Listing
June 2017

Atherosclerosis is not accelerated in rheumatoid arthritis of low activity or remission, regardless of antirheumatic treatment modalities.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2017 06;56(6):934-939

Rheumatology Unit, 1st Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Laikon Hospital, National and Kapodistrian Univeristy of Athens.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kew506DOI Listing
June 2017

Pulse wave velocity and cardiac autonomic function in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

BMC Endocr Disord 2017 May 19;17(1):27. Epub 2017 May 19.

First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Laiko General Hospital, 17 Agiou Thoma St, 11527, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12902-017-0178-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5438530PMC
May 2017

Association of plasma fetuin-a levels with peripheral arterial disease and lower extremity arterial calcification in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

J Diabetes Complications 2017 Mar 12;31(3):599-604. Epub 2016 Nov 12.

First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2016.11.006DOI Listing
March 2017

Cadherin-11 as a therapeutic target in chronic, inflammatory rheumatic diseases.

Clin Immunol 2017 03 21;176:107-113. Epub 2017 Jan 21.

Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine and Joint Rheumatology Academic Program, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clim.2017.01.008DOI Listing
March 2017

Subclinical atherosclerosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Comparable risk with Diabetes Mellitus and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Autoimmun Rev 2017 Mar 29;16(3):308-312. Epub 2017 Jan 29.

Hypertension Unit and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autrev.2017.01.009DOI Listing
March 2017

Safety profile of repeated rituximab cycles in unselected rheumatoid arthritis patients: a long-term, prospective real-life study.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016 Sep-Oct;34(5):893-900. Epub 2016 Jul 5.

Joint Rheumatology Program, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School; and 1st Department of Propedeutic & Internal Medicine, Laikon Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Greece.

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January 2017

Longterm Beneficial Effect of Canakinumab in Colchicine-resistant Familial Mediterranean Fever.

J Rheumatol 2017 01 15;44(1):102-109. Epub 2016 Nov 15.

From the Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Joint Academic Rheumatology Program, Medical School, and Department of Pathophysiology, Medical School, and Bone Metabolic Unit, First Department of Orthopedics, Medical School, and First Department of Pediatrics, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens; Clinical Immunology Unit, Second Department of Internal Medicine, and Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, and First Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology Section, Aristotle University Medical School, Thessaloniki; Department of Medicine and Research Laboratory of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa; Private Rheumatologist, Patras, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.160518DOI Listing
January 2017

Retinal microcirculation in association with caffeinated and alcoholic drinks in subjects at increased cardiovascular risk.

Microcirculation 2016 10;23(7):591-596

Cardiovascular Unit, 1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/micc.12320DOI Listing
October 2016

Mean arterial pressure values calculated using seven different methods and their associations with target organ deterioration in a single-center study of 1878 individuals.

Hypertens Res 2016 Sep 19;39(9):640-7. Epub 2016 May 19.

Cardiovascular Research Lab, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Laikon Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/hr.2016.41DOI Listing
September 2016

The prevalence and treatment patterns of diabetes in the Greek population based on real-world data from the nation-wide prescription database.

Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2016 Aug 17;118:162-7. Epub 2016 Jun 17.

First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Diabetes Center, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2016.06.018DOI Listing
August 2016

Defective DNA repair and chromatin organization in patients with quiescent systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis Res Ther 2016 08 4;18(1):182. Epub 2016 Aug 4.

Joint Rheumatology Program and First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13075-016-1081-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4973109PMC
August 2016

Phenotypes of office systolic blood pressure according to both brachial and aortic measurements: frequencies and associations with carotid hypertrophy in 1861 adults.

J Hypertens 2016 07;34(7):1325-30

aCardiovascular Research Laboratory and Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine & Cardiovascular Unit, 'Laiko' Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens bJoint Academic Rheumatology Program of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece cUniversity Institute of History of Medicine and Public Health, Lausanne, Switzerland dBiomedical Engineering Unit, First Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece eDiagnosis and Therapeutic Center, Hôtel-Dieu Hospital, AP-HP, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000000955DOI Listing
July 2016

Molecular and cellular pathways as treatment targets for biologic therapies in systemic sclerosis.

Curr Med Chem 2015 ;22(16):1943-55

Rheumatology Department, Dudley Group NHS FT, Dudley, DY1 2HQ, United Kingdom.

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June 2016

Is there a place for cardiovascular magnetic resonance conditional devices in systemic inflammatory diseases?

Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2016 Jun 1;14(6):677-82. Epub 2016 Mar 1.

a Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center , Athens , Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1586/14779072.2016.1154458DOI Listing
June 2016

Ambulatory Aortic Stiffness Is Associated With Narrow Retinal Arteriolar Caliber in Hypertensives: The SAFAR Study.

Am J Hypertens 2016 May 24;29(5):626-33. Epub 2015 Aug 24.

Hypertension Unit and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, 1st Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece; Department of Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpv145DOI Listing
May 2016

Cardiac involvement in antiphospholipid syndrome: The diagnostic role of noninvasive cardiac imaging.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2016 Apr 8;45(5):611-6. Epub 2015 Oct 8.

First Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology Unit, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2015.09.005DOI Listing
April 2016

Anti-TNFα treatment for recalcitrant ulcerative necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum: A case report and review of the literature.

Metabolism 2016 Apr 7;65(4):569-73. Epub 2016 Jan 7.

First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 17 Agiou Thoma St, Goudi, Athens, Greece. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.metabol.2015.12.014DOI Listing
April 2016

The Keith-Wagener-Barker and Mitchell-Wong grading systems for hypertensive retinopathy: association with target organ damage in individuals below 55 years.

J Hypertens 2015 Nov;33(11):2303-9

aHypertension Unit and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Laiko Hospital bSecond Department of Ophthalmology, Attikon University Hospital cBiomedical Engineering Unit, First Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000000702DOI Listing
November 2015

Subclinical Atherosclerosis Is Not Accelerated in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis with Low Disease Activity: New Data and Metaanalysis of Published Studies.

J Rheumatol 2015 Nov 1;42(11):2098-105. Epub 2015 Oct 1.

From the Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Laikon Hospital; Joint Academic Rheumatology Programme, National Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece.A. Arida, MSc, Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Laikon Hospital, and Joint Academic Rheumatology Programme, National Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School; A.D. Protogerou, PhD, Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Laikon Hospital, and Joint Academic Rheumatology Programme, National Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School; G. Konstantonis, MSc, Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Laikon Hospital, and Joint Academic Rheumatology Programme, National Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School; M. Konsta, MD, Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Laikon Hospital, and Joint Academic Rheumatology Programme, National Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School; E.M. Delicha, PhD, Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Laikon Hospital, and Joint Academic Rheumatology Programme, National Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School; G.D. Kitas, Professor, Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Laikon Hospital, and Joint Academic Rheumatology Programme, National Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School; P.P. Sfikakis, Professor, Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Laikon Hospital, and Joint Academic Rheumatology Programme, National Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School.

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http://www.jrheum.org/cgi/doi/10.3899/jrheum.150316
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.150316DOI Listing
November 2015

Increased messenger RNA levels of the mesenchymal cadherin-11 in the peripheral blood of systemic sclerosis patients correlate with diffuse skin involvement.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2015 Jul-Aug;33(4 Suppl 91):S36-9. Epub 2015 Jun 29.

Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Greece.

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October 2015

The TL1A/DR3/DcR3 pathway in autoimmune rheumatic diseases.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2015 Aug 20;45(1):1-8. Epub 2015 Feb 20.

Academic Department of Gastroenterology, Laikon Hospital, Kapodistrian University of Athens, 17 Agiou Thoma St, Athens 11527, Greece. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2015.02.007DOI Listing
August 2015

Rheumatoid arthritis is sufficient to cause atheromatosis but not arterial stiffness or hypertrophy in the absence of classical cardiovascular risk factors.

Clin Rheumatol 2015 May 11;34(5):853-9. Epub 2015 Mar 11.

First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Laikon Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Ag Thoma, 17, 11527, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10067-015-2914-1DOI Listing
May 2015

Intact calibers of retinal vessels in patients with systemic sclerosis.

J Rheumatol 2015 Apr 1;42(4):608-13. Epub 2015 Feb 1.

From the Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propedeutic and Internal Medicine, and the Biomedical Engineering Unit, First University Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece; Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi (AOUC), University of Florence, Florence, Italy.E.K. Aissopou, MD; V-K. Bournia, MD; A.D. Protogerou, MD, PhD; S. Panopoulos, MD, Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School; T.G. Papaioannou, PhD, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Unit, First University Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens University Medical School; P.G. Vlachoyiannopoulos, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine-Immunology, Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School; M. Matucci-Cerinic, MD, PhD, Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, AOUC, University of Florence; P.P. Sfikakis, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Head of Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.141425DOI Listing
April 2015

Why currently used diagnostic techniques for heart failure in rheumatoid arthritis are not enough: the challenge of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging.

Rev Cardiovasc Med 2014 ;15(4):320-31

Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom.

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April 2015

Interrelated reduction of chemerin and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 serum levels in rheumatoid arthritis after interleukin-6 receptor blockade.

Clin Rheumatol 2015 Mar 10;34(3):419-27. Epub 2014 Jun 10.

First Department of Propaedeutic/Internal Medicine, University of Athens Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, 17 Ag. Thoma St., 11527, Athens, Greece,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10067-014-2704-1DOI Listing
March 2015

Cardiac and muscular involvement in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies: noninvasive diagnostic assessment and the role of cardiovascular and skeletal magnetic resonance imaging.

Inflamm Allergy Drug Targets 2014 ;13(3):206-16

Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, 50 Esperou Street, 175-61 P.Faliro, Athens, Greece.

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February 2015

Chemerin and cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis after interleukin 6 receptor blockade.

J Rheumatol 2015 Feb;42(2):349

Dudley Group National Health Institutes Foundation Trust, Dudley, and Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.141115DOI Listing
February 2015

In vivo evaluation of a novel 'diastole-patching' algorithm for the estimation of pulse transit time: advancing the precision in pulse wave velocity measurement.

Physiol Meas 2015 Jan 16;36(1):149-61. Epub 2014 Dec 16.

Laboratory of Hemodynamics and Cardiovascular Technology, Institute of Bioengineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. Biomedical Engineering Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0967-3334/36/1/149DOI Listing
January 2015

Gastrointestinal manifestations of Behçet's disease: advances in evaluation and management.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2014 Jul-Aug;32(4 Suppl 84):S140-8. Epub 2014 Sep 30.

Rheumatology Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece.

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December 2014

Anti-cytokine biologic treatment beyond anti-TNF in Behçet's disease.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2014 Jul-Aug;32(4 Suppl 84):S149-55. Epub 2014 Sep 30.

First Department of Propedeutic Internal Medicine Laikon Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece.

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December 2014

First in vivo application and evaluation of a novel method for non-invasive estimation of cardiac output.

Med Eng Phys 2014 Oct 6;36(10):1352-7. Epub 2014 Aug 6.

Biomedical Engineering Unit, 1st Dept. of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2014.06.019DOI Listing
October 2014

Left-ventricular hypertrophy is associated better with 24-h aortic pressure than 24-h brachial pressure in hypertensive patients: the SAFAR study.

J Hypertens 2014 Sep;32(9):1805-14

aHypertension Center and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, 1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, 'Laiko' Hospital, Medical School bBiomedical Engineering Unit, 1st Department of Cardiology, 'Hippokration' Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens cHypertension Center, 3rd University Department of Medicine, 'Sotiria' Hospital, Athens, Greece dParis Descartes University, AP-HP, Diagnosis and Therapeutic Center, Hôtel-Dieu, Paris, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000000263DOI Listing
September 2014

Heart failure imaging patterns in systemic lupus erythematosus. Evaluation using cardiovascular magnetic resonance.

Int J Cardiol 2014 Sep 12;176(2):559-61. Epub 2014 Jul 12.

Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit, Manchester University, Manchester, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.07.016DOI Listing
September 2014

Edema and fibrosis imaging by cardiovascular magnetic resonance: how can the experience of Cardiology be best utilized in rheumatological practice?

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2014 Aug 23;44(1):76-85. Epub 2014 Jan 23.

Department of Rheumatology, Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, West Midlands, UK; Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2014.01.005DOI Listing
August 2014

"All roads lead to Rome" ventricular tachycardia due to right ventricle involvement in autoimmune and non-autoimmune disease.

Int J Cardiol 2014 Apr 22;173(1):126-7. Epub 2014 Feb 22.

Department of Rheumatology, Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 2LT, UK; Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.02.019DOI Listing
April 2014

Lupus headache may not exist: comment on the article by Hanly et Al.

Arthritis Rheumatol 2014 Apr;66(4):1058

Athens Naval Hospital, Athens, Greece.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/art.38333
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April 2014