• Doctoral Thesis  Open Access

      Biomarkers and subclinical atherosclerosis 

      Panayiotou, Andrie G. (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2008-04)
      Σκοπός της παρούσας διατριβής ήταν η μελέτη της σχέσης μεταξύ βιοδεικτών και υποκλινικής αθηροσκλήρυνσης όπως αυτή αποκαλύπτεται από υπερηχογραφικές μετρήσεις άλλες από τις μετρήσεις του πάχους του συμπλέγματος έσω-μέσου ...
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      Completely automated multiresolution edge snapper-A new technique for an accurate carotid ultrasound IMT measurement: Clinical validation and benchmarking on a multi-institutional database 

      Molinari, F.; Pattichis, Constantinos S.; Zeng, G.; Saba, L.; Acharya, U. R.; Sanfilippo, R.; Nicolaïdes, Andrew N.; Suri, J. S. (2012)
      The aim of this paper is to describe a novel and completely automated technique for carotid artery (CA) recognition, far (distal) wall segmentation, and intima-media thickness (IMT) measurement, which is a strong clinical ...
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      Effect of head posture on the healthy human carotid bifurcation hemodynamics 

      Papaharilaou, Yannis; Aristokleous, Nicolas; Seimenis, Ioannis; Khozeymeh, M. I.; Georgiou, Georgios C.; Brott, B. C.; Eracleous, Eleni A.; Anayiotos, Andreas S. (2013)
      Head and neck postures may cause morphology changes to the geometry of the carotid bifurcation (CB) that alter the low and oscillating wall shear stress (WSS) regions previously reported as important in the development of ...
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      The Effect of Head Rotation on the Geometry and Hemodynamics of Healthy Vertebral Arteries 

      Aristokleous, Nicolas; Seimenis, Ioannis; Georgiou, Georgios C.; Nicolaïdes, Andrew N.; Anayiotos, Andreas S. (2015)
      The geometric and hemodynamic characteristics of the left and right vertebral arteries (LVA, RVA) of six healthy volunteers were investigated for the supine (S) and the prone position (P) a common sleeping posture with ...
    • Conference Object  

      Head posture influences the geometric and hemodynamic features on the healthy human carotid bifurcation 

      Aristokleous, Nicolas; Seimenis, Ioannis; Papaharilaou, Yannis; Khozeymeh, M. I.; Georgiou, Georgios C.; Brott, B. C.; Anayiotos, Andreas S. (2012)
      Atherosclerosis is the third leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Western world. Low and oscillating wall shear stress (WSS) regions have been previously reported as parameters that correlate with the development ...
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      Impact of head rotation on the individualized common carotid flow and carotid bifurcation hemodynamics 

      Aristokleous, Nicolas; Seimenis, Ioannis; Georgiou, Georgios C.; Papaharilaou, Yannis; Brott, B. C.; Nicolaïdes, Andrew N.; Anayiotos, Andreas S. (2014)
      This paper aims at evaluating the changes that head rotation poses on morphological and flow characteristics of the carotid bifurcation (CB) and on the distribution of parameters that are regarded as important in atherosclerosis ...
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      An integrated system for the segmentation of atherosclerotic carotid plaque 

      Loizou, Christos P.; Pattichis, Constantinos S.; Pantzaris, Marios C.; Nicolaïdes, Andrew N. (2007)
      In this paper, we propose and evaluate an integrated system for the segmentation of atherosclerotic plaque in ultrasound imaging of the carotid artery based on normalization, speckle reduction filtering, and four different ...
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      Measurement of motion of carotid bifurcation plaques 

      Nasrabadi, H.; Pattichis, Marios S.; Nicolaïdes, Andrew N.; Griffin, Maura B.; Makris, Gregory C.; Fisher, P.; Kyriacou, Efthyvoulos C.; Pattichis, Constantinos S. (2012)
      Video loops of B-mode ultrasound images of 35 carotid bifurcation plaques were obtained (4 symptomatic and 31 asymptomatic) from patients with carotid bifurcation atherosclerosis. Video loops were classified visually as ...
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      Safety and efficacy of long-term statin treatment for cardiovascular events in patients with coronary heart disease and abnormal liver tests in the Greek Atorvastatin and Coronary Heart Disease Evaluation (GREACE) Study: a post-hoc analysis 

      Athyros, Vasilios G.; Tziomalos, Konstantinos; Gossios, Thomas D.; Griva, Theodora; Anagnostis, Panagiotis; Kargiotis, Konstantinos; Pagourelias, Efstathios D.; Theocharidou, Eleni; Karagiannis, Asterios; Mikhailidis, Dimitri P.; Basdekas, S.; Bouloukos, V.; Christaki, Eirini; Dimopoulou, S.; Hartamba, E.; Kakafika, A.; Kapousouzi, M.; Koumaras, H.; Mitsiou, E.; Papageorgiou, A.; Pehlivanidis, A.; Petridis, D.; Sekeri, Z.; Skaperdas, A.; Symeonidis, A. (2010)
      Long-term statin treatment reduces the frequency of cardiovascular events, but safety and efficacy in patients with abnormal liver tests is unclear. We assessed whether statin therapy is safe and effective for these patients ...
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      Serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) against atherosclerosis 

      Wozniak, Greta; Toska, Aikaterini; Saridi, Maria; Mouzas, Odysseas (2011)
      Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a class of drug widely used for treatment of mood disorders, including depression and cardiovascular disease. A search for related articles in the PubMed database was ...