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      Antibiotic resistance in urban aquatic environments: can it be controlled? 

      Manaia, C. M.; Macedo, Gonçalo; Fatta-kassinos, Despo; Nunes, Olga C. (2016)
      Over the last decade, numerous evidences have contributed to establish a link between the natural and human-impacted environments and the growing public health threat that is the antimicrobial resistance. In the environment, ...
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      Cavitating squamous cell lung carcinoma-distinct entity or not? Analysis of radiologic, histologic, and clinical features 

      Pentheroudakis, George; Kostadima, Lida; Fountzilas, George; Kalogera-Fountzila, Anna; Klouvas, G. D.; Kalofonos, H. P.; Pavlidis, Nicholas (2004)
      Introduction: Patients with cavitating squamous lung carcinoma (cSLC) are believed to harbor aggressive, chemoresistant disease with distinct features and fare poorly. We retrospectively analyzed radiologic, histologic, ...
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      Cefditoren: Comparative efficacy with other antimicrobials and risk factors for resistance in clinical isolates causing UTIs in outpatients 

      Hatzaki, Despina; Poulakou, G.; Katsarolis, Ioannis; Lambri, Niki; Souli, M.; Deliolanis, Ioannis; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Lebessi, Evangelia; Giamarellou, Helen (2012)
      Background: To investigate a possible role of Cefditoren, a recently marketed in Greece third-generation oral cephalosporin in urinary infections of outpatients.Methods: During a multicenter survey of Enterobacteriaceae ...
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      Docetaxel and gemcitabine in anthracycline-resistant advanced breast cancer: A hellenic cooperative oncology group phase II study 

      Fountzilas, George; Nikolaides, C.; Bafaloukos, Dimitrios; Kalogera-Fountzila, Anna; Kalofonos, H. P.; Samelis, G.; Aravantinos, Gerasimos; Pavlidis, Nicholas (2000)
      A phase II study was conducted to evaluate the activity and toxicity profile of the combination of docetaxel and gemcitabine in anthracycline- resistant advanced breast cancer (ABC). Thirty-nine eligible patients with a ...
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      An epidemiological overview of malaria in Bangladesh 

      Islam, Nazrul; Bonovas, Stefanos; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K. (2013)
      Bangladesh is one of the four major malaria-endemic countries in South-East Asia having approximately 34% of its population at risk of malaria. This paper aims at providing an overview of the malaria situation in this ...
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      Gemcitabine and vinorelbine as second-line treatment in patients with metastatic breast cancer progressing after first-line taxane-based chemotherapy: A phase II study conducted by the Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group 

      Nikolaides, C.; Dimopoulos, M. A.; Samantas, E.; Bafaloukos, Dimitrios; Kalofonos, H. P.; Fountzilas, George; Razi, E. D.; Kosmidis, Paraskevas A.; Pavlidis, Nicholas (2000)
      Background: Gemcitabine and vinorelbine have shown activity in breast cancer. A phase II trial was initiated in order to evaluate the response rate (RR) and time to progression (TTP) of the combination of the two drugs in ...
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      Gemcitabine plus pegylated liposomal doxorubicin in patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer resistant/refractory to platinum and/or taxanes. A HeCOG phase II study 

      Skarlos, Dimosthenis V.; Kalofonos, H. P.; Fountzilas, George; Dimopoulos, M. A.; Pavlidis, Nicholas; Razi, E. D.; Economopoulos, T.; Pectasides, Dimitrios; Gogas, H.; Kosmidis, Paraskevas A.; Bafaloukos, Dimitrios; Klouvas, G. D.; Kyratzis, G.; Aravantinos, Gerasimos (2005)
      Background: A phase II study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of the combination of gemcitabine (GEM) and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) in patients with platinum- and/or taxane-resistant/refractory ...
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      Ifosfamide plus oral etoposide salvage chemotherapy for platinum- resistant paclitaxel-pretreated ovarian cancer 

      Aravantinos, Gerasimos; Dimopoulos, M. A.; Kosmidis, Paraskevas A.; Bafaloukos, Dimitrios; Papadimitriou, C.; Kiamouris, Ch; Pavlidis, Nicholas; Sikiotis, K.; Papakostas, P.; Skarlos, Dimosthenis V. (2000)
      Background: The prognosis of platinum resistant ovarian cancer is very poor and the treatment of choice has not been clearly defined. Patients and methods: We conducted a phase II study with the combination of ifosfamide ...
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      Implications of HIV-1 M group polymorphisms on integrase inhibitor efficacy and resistance: Genetic and structural in silico analyses 

      Loizidou, Eriketi Z.; Kousiappa, Ioanna; Zeinalipour-Yazdi, Constantinos D.; Van De Vijver, D. A. M. C.; Kostrikis, Leontios G. (2009)
      The extensive polymorphisms among HIV-1 subtypes have been implicated in drug resistance development. Integrase inhibitors represent the latest addition to the treatment of HIV-1, and their efficacy and resistance patterns ...
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      Implications of HIV-1 M group polymorphisms on integrase inhibitor efficacy and resistance: Genetic and structural in silico analyses 

      Loizidou, Eriketi Z.; Kousiappa, Ioanna; Zeinalipour-Yazdi, Constantinos D.; Van De Vijver, D. A. M. C.; Kostrikis, Leontios G. (2009)
      The extensive polymorphisms among HIV-1 subtypes have been implicated in drug resistance development. Integrase inhibitors represent the latest addition to the treatment of HIV-1, and their efficacy and resistance patterns ...
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      No response or survival improvement in small cell lung cancer after sequential chemotherapy with three non-cross resistant drug regimens - a pilot study 

      Pavlidis, Nicholas; Ch, F. Tolis; Briassoulis, E. Ch; Sourla, A.; Klouvas, G. D. (1991)
      In a pilot phase II study we have treated 25 patients with small cell lung cancer by utilizing 3 non-cross resistant drug regimens given in a sequential fashion in combination with radiotherapy to the primary tumor. VAC ...
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      Paclitaxel by 3-h infusion and carboplatin in anthracycline-resistant advanced breast cancer. A phase II study conducted by the hellenic cooperative oncology group 

      Fountzilas, George; Athanasiades, A.; Kalogera-Fountzila, Anna; Aravantinos, Gerasimos; Bafaloukos, Dimitrios; Briassoulis, E. Ch; Dombros, N.; Loannidis, I.; Pavlidis, Nicholas; Kosmidis, Paraskevas A.; Skarlos, Dimosthenis V. (1997)
      37 patients with advanced breast cancer resistant to anthracyclines were treated with paclitaxel 200 mg/m2 by 3-h infusion and carboplatin at an area under the curve of 7 mg · min/ml every 4 weeks with G-CSF support. There ...
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      Phase II study of docetaxel-vinorelbine in platinum-resistant, paclitaxel-pretreated ovarian cancer 

      Aravantinos, Gerasimos; Bafaloukos, Dimitrios; Fountzilas, George; Christodoulou, C.; Papadimitriou, C.; Pavlidis, Nicholas; Kalofonos, H. P.; Gogas, H.; Kosmidis, Paraskevas A.; Dimopoulos, M. A. (2003)
      Background: This multicenter, prospective phase II study evaluated the safety and efficacy of the combination of docetaxel and vinorelbine in patients with platinum-resistant, paclitaxel-pretreated recurrent ovarian cancer. ...
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      Post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis outbreak caused by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa 

      Maltezou, Helena C.; Pappa, O.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Ftika, L.; Maragos, Antonios; Kaitsa, H.; Protonotariou, E.; Diza, Evdoxia; Georgiadis, N.; Vatopoulos, A.; Nikolaidis, Pavlos (2012)
      In June 2010, a severe outbreak of 13 cases of postcataract surgery endophthalmitis caused by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa occurred. Pulse-field gel electrophoresis in eye isolates found 95% genetic similarity; ...
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      Recent advances in the treatment of HIV/HBV and HIV/HCV co-infection 

      Masgala, Aikaterini; Bonovas, Stefanos; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K. (2012)
      Concurrent infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in patients positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is relatively common. The treatment of co-infected individuals is rather complex ...
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      Specific antibody to Cryptococcus neoformans glucurunoxylomannan antagonizes antifungal drug action against cryptococcal biofilms in vitro 

      Martinez, Luis R.; Christaki, Eirini; Casadevall, Arturo (2006)
      The fungus Cryptococcus neoformans possesses a polysaccharide capsule and can form biofilms on medical devices. We investigated the efficacy that the combination of a specific antibody to the capsular polysaccharide and ...
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      Transmission of HIV drug resistance and the predicted effect on current first-line regimens in Europe 

      Moutschen, M.; Hofstra, Laura Marije Arije; Sauvageot, Nicolas; Albert, Jan; Alexiev, Ivailo; Garcia, F.; Struck, D.; Van De Vijver, D. A. M. C.; Åsjö, Birgitta; Beshkov, Danail; Coughlan, S.; Descamps, D.; Griskevicius, A.; Hamouda, O.; Horban, A.; Van Kasteren, M.; Kolupajeva, T.; Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Liitsola, K.; Linka, M.; Mor, O.; Nielsen, C.; Otelea, D.; Paraskevis, Dimitrios N.; Paredes, R.; Poljak, M.; Puchhammer-Stöckl, E.; Sönnerborg, A.; Staneková, D.; Stanojevic, M.; Van Laethem, K.; Zazzi, M.; Lepej, S. Z.; Boucher, C. A. B.; Schmit, J. -C; Wensing, A. M. J.; Puchhammer-Stockl, E.; Sarcletti, M.; Schmied, B.; Geit, M.; Balluch, G.; Vandamme, A. M.; Vercauteren, J.; Derdelinckx, I.; Sasse, A.; Bogaert, M.; Ceunen, H.; De Roo, A.; De Wit, S.; Echahidi, F.; Fransen, K.; Goffard, J. -C; Goubau, P.; Goudeseune, E.; Yombi, J. -C; Lacor, P.; Liesnard, C.; Pierard, D.; Rens, R.; Schrooten, Y.; Vaira, D.; Vandekerckhove, L. P. R.; Van Den Heuvel, A.; Van Der Gucht, B.; Van Ranst, M.; Van Wijngaerden, E.; Vandercam, B.; Vekemans, M.; Verhofstede, C.; Clumeck, N.; Van Laethem, K.; Beshkov, Danail; Alexiev, Ivailo; Lepej, S. Z.; Begovac, J.; Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Demetriades, Ioannis; Kousiappa, Ioanna; Demetriou, Victoria L.; Hezka, Johana; Linka, M.; Maly, M.; Machala, L.; Nielsen, C.; Jørgensen, L. B.; Gerstoft, J.; Mathiesen, L.; Pedersen, C.; Nielsen, H.; Laursen, A.; Kvinesdal, B.; Liitsola, K.; Ristola, M.; Suni, J.; Sutinen, J.; Descamps, D.; Assoumou, L.; Castor, G.; Grude, M.; Flandre, P.; Storto, A.; Hamouda, O.; Kücherer, C.; Berg, T.; Braun, P.; Poggensee, G.; Däumer, M.; Eberle, J.; Heiken, H.; Kaiser, R.; Knechten, H.; Korn, K.; Müller, H.; Neifer, S.; Schmidt, B.; Walter, H.; Gunsenheimer-Bartmeyer, B.; Harrer, T.; Paraskevis, Dimitrios N.; Hatzakis, Angelos E.; Zavitsanou, Assimina; Vassilakis, A.; Lazanas, Marios C.; Chini, Maria C.; Lioni, A.; Sakka, V.; Kourkounti, Sofia; Paparizos, Vassilios A.; Antoniadou, Anastasia C.; Papadopoulos, Antonios I.; Poulakou, Garyphallia G.; Katsarolis, I.; Protopapas, K.; Chryssos, Georgios; Drimis, Stylianos; Gargalianos, Panagiotis; Xylomenos, Georgios; Lourida, G.; Psichogiou, Mina A.; Daikos, George L.; Sipsas, N. V.; Kontos, Athanasios N.; Gamaletsou, M. N.; Koratzanis, Georgios; Sambatakou, E.; Mariolis, H.; Skoutelis, A.; Papastamopoulos, V.; Georgiou, O.; Panagopoulos, Periklis; Maltezos, E.; Coughlan, S.; De Gascun, C.; Byrne, C.; Duffy, M.; Bergin, C.; Reidy, D.; Farrell, G.; Lambert, J.; O'Connor, E.; Rochford, A.; Low, J.; Coakely, P.; O'Dea, S.; Hall, W.; Mor, O.; Levi, I.; Chemtob, D.; Grossman, Z.; Zazzi, M.; De Luca, A.; Balotta, Claudia; Riva, C.; Mussini, C.; Caramma, I.; Capetti, A.; Colombo, M. C.; Rossi, C.; Prati, F.; Tramuto, F.; Vitale, F.; Ciccozzi, M.; Angarano, G.; Rezza, G.; Kolupajeva, T.; Kolupajeva, T.; Vasins, O.; Griskevicius, A.; Lipnickiene, V.; Schmit, J. C.; Struck, D.; Sauvageot, Nicolas; Hemmer, R.; Arendt, V.; Michaux, C.; Staub, T.; Sequin-Devaux, C.; Wensing, A. M. J.; Boucher, C. A. B.; Van Kessel, A.; Van Bentum, P. H. M.; Brinkman, K.; Connell, B. J.; Van Der Ende, M. E.; Hoepelman, I. M.; Van Kasteren, M.; Kuipers, M.; Langebeek, N.; Richter, C.; Santegoets, R. M. W. J.; Schrijnders-Gudde, L.; Schuurman, R.; Van De Ven, B. J. M.; Åsjö, Birgitta; Kran, A. -M B.; Ormaasen, V.; Aavitsland, P.; Horban, A.; Stanczak, J. J.; Stanczak, G. P.; Firlag-Burkacka, E.; Wiercinska-Drapalo, A.; Jablonowska, E.; Maolepsza, E.; Leszczyszyn-Pynka, M.; Szata, W.; Camacho, Ricardo J.; Palma, C.; Borges, F.; Paixão, T.; Duque, V.; Araújo, F.; Otelea, D.; Paraschiv, S.; Tudor, A. M.; Cernat, R.; Chiriac, C.; Dumitrescu, F.; Prisecariu, L. J.; Jevtovic, Dj; Salemovic, D.; Stanekova, D.; Habekova, M.; Chabadová, Z.; Drobkova, T.; Bukovinova, P.; Shunnar, A.; Truska, P.; Poljak, M.; Lunar, M.; Babic, Dunja Z.; Tomazic, J.; Vidmar, L.; Vovko, T.; Karner, P.; Garcia, F.; Paredes, R.; Monge, S.; Moreno, S.; Del Amo, J.; Asensi, V.; Sirvent, J. L.; De Mendoza, C.; Delgado, R.; Gutiérrez, F.; Berenguer, J.; Garcia-Bujalance, S.; Stella, Natalia C.; Blanco, J. R.; Dalmau, D.; Rivero, M.; Segura, F.; Elıás, Marıá Jesús Pérez; Alvarez, M.; Chueca, N.; Rodríguez-Martín, C.; Vidal, C.; Palomares, J. C.; Viciana, I.; Viciana, P.; Cordoba, J.; Aguilera, A.; Domingo, P.; Galindo, M. J.; Miralles, C.; Del Pozo, M. A.; Ribera, E.; Iribarren, J. A.; Ruiz, L.; De La Torre, J.; Vidal, F.; Clotet, B.; Albert, Jan; Heidarian, A.; Aperia-Peipke, K.; Axelsson, M.; Mild, M.; Karlsson, A.; Sönnerborg, A.; Thalme, A.; Navér, L.; Bratt, G.; Karlsson, A.; Blaxhult, A.; Gisslén, M.; Svennerholm, B.; Bergbrant, I.; Björkman, Per; Säll, C.; Mellgren, Å.; Lindholm, A.; Kuylenstierna, N.; Montelius, R.; Azimi, F.; Johansson, B.; Carlsson, M.; Johansson, E.; Ljungberg, B.; Ekvall, H.; Strand, A.; Mäkitalo, S.; Öberg, S.; Holmblad, P.; Höfer, M.; Holmberg, H.; Josefson, P.; Ryding, U.; De Los Santos, I. (2016)
      Background. Numerous studies have shown that baseline drug resistance patterns may influence the outcome of antiretroviral therapy. Therefore, guidelines recommend drug resistance testing to guide the choice of initial ...