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October 2012 - January 2014
QUALITY OF LIFE IN CYPRIOT PATIENTS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS ≤ 15 YEARS
- The results were separated in thematic units according the patients’ age groups, the degree their daily activities are affected by the disease, the patients’ emotional and psycho-emotional state and troubles or disturbances, the reactions from the symptoms as well as according to the beliefs and attitudes parents experience because of their children’s disease. The same answers were given by the parents as well.
March 2011 - March 2013
Apparent Homozygosity of p.Phe508del in CFTR due to a Large Gene Deletion of Exons 4–11
- Data highlight the need for additional testing for large deletions in patients with apparent homozygosity for a mutated CFTR allele that do not match the carrier status of the parents. Not testing can lead to misdiagnosis and misinterpretation of mutation carrier status and the expected penetrance of the disorder.
January 2001 - February 2003
Domestic allergen and endotoxin exposure and allergic sensitization in Cyprus.
- Mite allergen exposure was associated with sensitization to mite, but there was no association between cat and dog allergen exposure and specific sensitizations. Surprisingly, in this area, increasing endotoxin exposure was associated with an increased risk of sensitization.
Background Specialized clinical care for cystic fibrosis (CF) in Cyprus, a small island country, has been implemented since the 1990s. However, only recently, a national CF patient registry has been established for the systematic recording of patients’ data. In this study, we aim to present data on the epidemiological, genotypic and phenotypic feat...
Background: The QOL-PCD questionnaire is a recently developed Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) instrument for Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia. The aim of this study was to translate the adult QOL-PCD questionnaire into Greek language and to conduct psychometric validation to assess its performance. Methods: Forward translations to Greek and bac...
Despite the manifestations of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) in early life, the diagnosis is often much delayed. Since 1998 in Cyprus, we have established the only national diagnostic and clinical referral center for PCD. To review the phenotypic features at presentation of PCD patients in Cyprus in relation to age at diagnosis, with emphasis on...
INTRODUCTION: While asthma may be viewed as a barrier to exercise, physical activity has been proposed to protect against asthma development. Commonly using self-reported measures, studies have reported comparable or even higher physical activity in asthmatic compared to non-asthmatic children. With the use of accelerometers, the aim here was to c...
Objective To compare objectively assessed physical activity levels, between asthmatic children and non-asthmatic controls.Methods From a random community sample of 794 children aged 8–9 years, in a case–control design, 104 children with ever doctor's diagnosis of asthma and 99 non-asthmatic controls were recruited and had assessment of physical act...
We report a classic cystic fibrosis (CF) boy with a large deletion of exons 4–11 in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene on one allele and p.Phe508del in exon 10 on the second allele. Both parents of Georgian and Ukrainian background had no personal or family history of the disease. The initial molecular diagnostic i...
We investigated the relationship between domestic allergen and endotoxin exposure and allergic sensitization among children in Cyprus. We skin prick tested 128 children aged 15-16 yr (random samples of 85 children with self-reported asthma and 43 healthy controls) and measured their domestic exposure to endotoxin and allergens (mite, cat, and dog)....