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Carolina Diamandis

Carolina Diamandis
Lazar Medical Consortium Group · LCG Greece Research Consortium

Doctor of Medicine
* Medical Director (Lazar Medical Consortium Group) * Head of LCG Research Greece & Intern. * Past: military physician

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Introduction
LCG Greece is a small and rather new consortium, since 2021 led by Dr. Carolina Diamandis, a retired military physician, together with Dr. Marius Lazar and Dr. David Seideman. It includes a varying number of clinicians, as well as biologists from Europe, North America, and Asia. Contact us if you are interested in a topic. LCG is always open to new input, albeit completely non-commercial and not looking to publish in particularly prestigious journals.

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Publications (66)
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After the short-term administration of 20mg/d prednisolone (orally) in a previously non-steroid-treated patient with iron storage disease, the steroid, which is omnipresent in clinical practice, led to paradoxical foudroyant symptoms, but above all to a reduction of 80% in the extreme narcoleptic symptomatology, not however in the cataplectic compo...
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A minority of neurologists is convinced that the disease “dementia praecox” first described by Emil Kraepelin in 1899 is still valid and its annexation by psychoanalysis and later by psychiatry has caused severe damage. The psychoanalytic extremist Eugen Bleuler had successfully annexed all conceivable mental conditions for Freud’s couch therapy an...
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H63D syndrome, now clinically known as Oslo syndrome (synonymous), is considered a very rare disorder that is difficult to recognize due to its multifaceted nature. Even with homozygous mutation of the HFE gene H63D and the simultaneous presence of the typical clinical symptoms, few clinicians dare to care for affected patients. This is inexplicabl...
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The number of diagnoses of mental illness has been increasing for years, especially in the wealthy industrialized nations. What continues to be overlooked is the massive influence of the lobby of the psychotherapeutic "industry", which has long and steadily earned good money from hastily misdiagnosed patients. However, this can be a matter of moder...
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Evidence-based medicine has shown for many years that homozygous mutations of the HFE gene H63D are by no means negligible. Not only can it cause, usually after a second hit, rather mild classical hemochromatosis, but it can also cause numerous other disorders of iron metabolism, such as hypotransferrinemia, changes in binding capacity, and others....
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King-Kopetzky syndrome (KKS) is a poorly understood neurological disorder which makes it difficult to understand spoken language even though the patient has a normal hearing threshold. There has long been debate about how best to treat patients with King-Kopetzky syndrome. We decided to investigate the effect of hearing aids in this group of patien...
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Evidence-based medicine has shown for many years that homozygous mutations of the HFE gene H63D are by no means negligible. Not only can it cause, usually after a second hit, rather mild classical hemochromatosis, but it can also cause numerous other disorders of iron metabolism, such as hypotransferrinemia, changes in binding capacity, and others....
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Chris Wymant and an entire armada of scientists published a small paper titled ”A highly virulent variant of HIV-1 circulating in the Netherlands.” The general media have picked up on this and are giving the impression that HIV is now a more dangerous infection. This is not the fault of the Wymant and colleagues, but it is highly problematic. This...
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For many patients with severe Covid-19 disease of the pre-Omicron era, recovery is far from over with the end of acute symptoms. The authors of this paper have reviewed the currently available studies and conclude that Long-Covid appears to be a serious, sometimes even life-threatening syndrome. However, it seems to have good prospects for full rec...
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The number of diagnoses of mental illness has been increasing for years, especially in the wealthy industrialized nations. What continues to be overlooked is the massive influence of the lobby of the psychotherapeutic “industry”, which has long and steadily earned good money from hastily misdiagnosed patients. However, this can be a matter of moder...
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This is the first time since the pandemic began with isolated cases in the early fall of 2019 in the city of Wuhan (CCP-China) that health authorities have completely lost control of the pandemic’s development without having any tool to counteract this evolving event. Sars-CoV-2 Omicron is unstoppable.
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Herewith the most condensed and at the same time most comprehensible guide to Gene H63D Syndrome is available. It is specifically made for general physicians in primary and family medicine.
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Aspirin is one of the most widely used medicines in the world and has been on the market for over a century. Therefore, it is surprising that little solid research has been done regarding the effects of aspirin on the liver. If anything, you can find a few studies from the 1970s. At that time, aspirin was described as damaging to the liver by quite...
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Aspirin is one of the most widely used medicines in the world and has been on the market for over a century. Therefore, it is surprising that little solid research has been done regarding the effects of aspirin on the liver. If anything, you can find a few studies from the 1970s. At that time, aspirin was described as damaging to the liver by quite...
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In 2010, the Iron Disorders Institute published the first seminal article on the underestimated risk of a homozygous HFE gene H63D mutation. This short but important article has lost none of its relevance. Since it is in danger of being forgotten and disappearing from more and more websites, we are publishing a reprint of the still seminal article,...
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Vaccinated people think they are completely immune to Covid-19 and cannot infect others. This is a false assumption. In November 2020, Europe was on the brink of a triage situation. Now it’s November again, a year later, and the situation has worsened despite vaccination campaigns. What went wrong?
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Testing for microscopic blood traces, protein and other parameters by means of test strips has been a standard method in general medical and urological practices for years, but also in private settings. We report a potential source of error in the measurement of protein content of urine in men which has never been addressed in the manufacturer’s in...
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Testing for microscopic blood traces, protein and other parameters by means of test strips has been a standard method in general medical and urological practices for years, but also in private settings. We report a potential source of error in the measurement of protein content of urine in men, which has never been addressed in the manufacturer’s i...
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As a conservative form of treatment for scoliosis and kyphosis (postural deficits), orthotic therapy still represents the gold standard of non-surgical orthopedics. In light of increasingly frequent complications due to dangerous wound infections caused by multi-resistant germs, it is to be expected that the treatment of clinically relevant postura...
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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is what physicians call the inadequate or absent stiffening of the penis despite emotional sexual arousal. More and more men are suffering from such erectile issues. The better we understand the involvement of the central nervous system in various sexual functions, the more we will also understand its determining role in t...
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In the case of a suspicious mole on the skin, the question always arises as to whether it is benign or malignant. Is it a harmless mole, a capillary malformation or a basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or even a melanoma? Often the nevus can be assessed just by a close examination of the lesion and a few questions about its origin. Howev...
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Ever since I co-founded the International H63D Research Consortium, I have always considered it my duty to pass on the most important knowledge about H63D syndrome to my colleagues in academia, research and applied medicine. Before I leave the consortium for a new career step, there are still some data to be published, which my current colleagues w...
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Ever since I co-founded the International H63D Research Consortium, I have always considered it my duty to pass on the most important knowledge about H63D syndrome to my colleagues in academia, research and applied medicine. Before I leave the consortium for a new career step, there are still some data to be published, which my current colleagues w...
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A confused public questions whether painkillers and antipyretics have a negative effect in the context of vaccination against Sars-CoV-2. The honest answer is that there is no scientific consensus on this. So what should be communicated to patients in a primary care setting?
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Patients suffering from H63D syndrome have a significant incidence of narcolepsy with cataplexy as a symptom. Previous studies have shown that the presence of narcolepsy with cataplexy in the context of H63D syndrome is a surrogate marker for structural brain damage. Now, the aim was to clarify which measures best protect affected patients with cat...
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In a study on the prevention of injury in patients with H63D syndrome and cataplexy, statistical analysis revealed an unexpected but clinically highly significant finding. Apparently, in this patient population, an inverse correlation exists between the severity of tic symptomatology on the one hand and narcolepsy with cataplexy on the other hand,...
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Patients suffering from H63D syndrome have a significant incidence of narcolepsy with cataplexy as a symptom. Previous studies have shown that the presence of narcolepsy with cataplexy in the context of H63D syndrome is a surrogate marker for structural brain damage. Now, the aim was to clarify which measures best protect affected patients with cat...
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A confused public questions whether painkillers and antipyretics have a negative effect in the context of vaccination against Sars-CoV-2. The honest answer is that there is no scientific consensus on this. So what should be communicated to patients in a primary care setting?
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Multi-systemic inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), which can develop for as yet unclear reasons following an infection with SARS-CoV-2, occurs even in the absence of a COVID-19 disease (infection without symptoms) prior to its onset. The complication is a fatal risk, especially for adolescents, according to a recent US study.
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The understanding of dysplastic (also known as atypical) nevi as a precursor lesion of malignant melanoma is hampered by incongruities on different levels. Neither epidemiological data nor clinical and histomorphological features nor biological aspects are suitable to prove a sequential tumor progression from nevi to melanoma. With respect to basic...
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Malignant neoplasms of the skin are among the most common types of cancer worldwide. These include malignant melanoma and neoplasms of epithelial origin such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). In recent decades, the incidence of these diseases has been steadily rising, making skin cancer increasingly important at the p...
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laskas, Alexandros; Lazar, Marius; Diamandis, Carolina After reviewing the current literature and our systematically evaluated experience gained in daily practice, we propose a simplified action algorithm in case of nevi and other melanocytic skin lesions. Our approach is less stressful for the patients and, according to our conclusions, more econ...
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Every year, in many wealthy countries, millions of Dollars, Euros, Pound etc. are poured into the pockets of dermatologists as a result of the "screening" for potential melanomas in completely healthy individuals. Is this highly expensive procedure medically justified? We come to a clear conclusion: No, it isn't.
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In a study on the prevention of injury in patients with H63D syndrome and cataplexy, statistical analysis revealed an unexpected but clinically highly significant finding. Apparently, in this patient population, an inverse correlation exists between the severity of tic symptomatology on the one hand and narcolepsy with cataplexy on the other hand,...
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Patients suffering from H63D syndrome have a significant incidence of narcolepsy with cataplexy as a symptom. Previous studies have shown that the presence of narcolepsy with cataplexy in the context of H63D syndrome is a surrogate marker for structural brain damage. Now, the aim was to clarify which measures best protect affected patients with cat...
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H63D syndrome is a serious and clinically progressive disorder of iron metabolism caused by non-transferrin-bound iron (NTBI). In 2019, after scientists from around the world joined together to form the H63D Syndrome Research Consortium (a non-profit entity), a consensus paper “H63D Syndrome” was adopted at a meeting in Oslo in December 2019. With...
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Patients suffering from cataplexies have a highly significant risk of severe injury. This paper discusses (manufacturer-independent) medical devices that should be prescribed to any patient with moderate to severe cataplexy.
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that normally leads to impairment and persistent disability at a rather early age. The observation that physical stress can lead to the onset of reversible neurological symptoms has in the past led to patients being discouraged from doing sports. We investig...
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After reviewing the current literature and our systematically evaluated experience gained in daily practice, we propose a simplified action algorithm in case of nevi and other melanocytic skin lesions. Our approach is less stressful for the patients and, according to our conclusions, more economical, efficient and, above all, much safer than the re...
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People who suffer from cataplexy have a significant risk of injury. This paper discusses (manufacturer-independent) medical devices that should be prescribed to any patient with moderate to severe cataplexy.
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Long strictly forbidden, tele-psychotherapy has now also found its way to Germany. This article is one of the first experience reports, written a year after the liberalization of this kind of medical service in all 16 German federal countries. The Feldmann Paper explains the current situation in Germany (May 2021).
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Based on an analysis of anonymized medical records from four hospitals in Asia and Africa, we succeeded in identifying symptoms typical for narcolepsy (with cataplexy) that are regularly overlooked because they are masked by the two severe leading symptoms. Our results do not differ between primary and secondary cases of narcolepsy.
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Nicotine is best known for its troublesome role in tobacco addiction. However, in small doses, it is actually quite a potent and safe stimulant. Based on significant reports about a positive role of nicotine on narcoleptic seizures, we searched the medical literature for signals to better understand the opportunities and risks of medical nicotine u...
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With regard to acquired melanosis of the conjunctiva, there is still neither a worldwide uniform nomenclature nor reliable data on how frequent this type of pigment disorder is. This is even more true for the estimation of the risk of progression into cancer as well as the clinical management of this entity. This short paper presents the current, p...
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In the case of a suspicious skin mole, the question always arises as to whether it is benign or malignant. Is it a harmless mole, a capillary malformation or a basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or even a melanoma? Often the nevus can already be assessed by a close examination of the lesion and a few questions regarding its development....
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In the case of a suspicious skin mole, the question always arises as to whether it is benign or malignant. Is it a harmless mole, a capillary malformation or a basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or even a melanoma? Often the nevus can already be assessed by a close examination of the lesion and a few questions regarding its development....
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Narcolepsy with cataplexy is an often underestimated disorder in both its primary and secondary forms. As with epilepsy, narcolepsy and cataplexy pose a high risk of injury to the patient. Yet, narcoleptics have historically received poorer care than epileptics with regard to non-pharmacological aids. This “White Paper” informs both professionals a...
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Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is the most benign cause of brownish discolorations of the skin. For this reason it has been little researched. In times of increasing treatments in the field of cosmetic medicine and simultaneous increased attention to the issue of skin cancer, a lack of knowledge may lead to over-treatment of post-inflammatory...
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The majority of seborrheic keratoses can be reliably differentiated clinically from a melanocytic nevus. In case of difficult findings, for example at unusual localization, dermatoscopy is the key method for diagnosis. In the near future, developments in artificial intelligence (A.I.) might help to classify the findings. Initial results from studie...
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Narcolepsy is a model disease for many sleep-wake disorders, a dyssomnia. Diagnostically important is the so-called “narcoleptic tetrad”: Daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, sleep paralysis, and hypnagogic hallucinations. Common differential diagnoses are epilepsy, psychoses, pharmacological influences and sleep disorders. The correct diagnosis is often...
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H63D syndrome is a phenotype of a homozygous mutation of the HFE gene H63D, which is otherwise known to cause at most mild classical hemochromatosis. H63D syndrome leads to an iron overload in the body (especially in the brain, heart, liver, skin and male gonads) in the form of non-transferrin bound iron (NTBI) poisoning. Hallmark symptoms and caus...
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H63D syndrome is a phenotype of a homozygous mutation of the HFE gene H63D, which is otherwise known to cause at most mild classical hemochromatosis. H63D syndrome leads to an iron overload in the body (especially in the brain, heart, liver, skin and male gonads) in the form of non-transferrin bound iron (NTBI) poisoning. Hallmark symptoms and caus...
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H63D syndrome is a unique phenotype (clinical picture) of a homozygous mutation of the HFE gene H63D, which is otherwise known to cause at most mild classical hemochromatosis. H63D syndrome is associated with iron overload in the body (especially in the brain, heart, liver, skin and male gonads), but in the form of non-transferrin bound iron (NTBI)...
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H63D syndrome is a phenotype of a homozygous mutation of the HFE gene H63D, which is otherwise known to cause at most mild classical hemochromatosis. H63D syndrome leads to an iron overload in the body (especially in the brain, heart, liver, skin and male gonads) in the form of non-transferrin bound iron (NTBI) poisoning. Hallmark symptoms and caus...

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