• Article  

      Cancer specific risk in multiple sclerosis patients 

      Kyritsis, A. P.; Boussios, Stergios; Pavlidis, Nicholas (2016)
      Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic central nervous system (CNS) autoimmune disease. Studies of cancer risk in MS patients have shown inconsistent findings. A pubmed search of the literature on cancer risk in patients ...
    • Article  

      Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and the risk of multiple sclerosis: A meta-analysis 

      Bagos, Pantelis G.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Ioannidis, A. (2006)
      We conducted a meta-analysis of studies comparing the presence of Chlamydia pneumoniae (Cpn) between multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and other neurological diseases patients or healthy controls. We identified 26 studies ...
    • Article  

      Cytokine gene polymorphisms in multiple sclerosis: A meta-analysis of 45 studies including 7379 cases and 8131 controls 

      Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Masgala, Aikaterini; Tsiara, Chrissa G.; Limitsiou, O. K.; Karnaouri, Anthi C.; Dimou, Niki L.; Bagos, Pantelis G. (2011)
      Many environmental and genetic factors have been implicated in the development of multiple sclerosis. However, the aetiology has not been clarified yet. Therefore, using a meta-analytic approach, we tried to probe the ...
    • Conference Object  

      Design and development of a haptic peg-board exercise for the rehabilitation of people with multiple sclerosis 

      Xydas, E. G.; Louca, Loucas S. (Affiliation: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box: 20537, Nicosia, CyprusAffiliation: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department, University of CyprusCorrespondence Address: Xydas, E. G.Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box: 20537, Nicosia, Cyprusemail: mep4ex01@ucy.ac.cy, 2007)
      Peg-in-Hole methods, like the Nine Hole Peg-Board Test (NHPT) and the Perdue board are widely employed for the functional assessment and therapy of the upper limbs of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Such passive devices ...
    • Doctoral Thesis  Open Access

      A haptic-interface based system for the upper-limb rehabilitation of people with multiple sclerosis 

      Xydas, Evagoras G. (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Πολυτεχνική Σχολή / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Engineering, 2011-05)
      Για να παρέχει πλήρη και εξειδικευμένη θεραπεία για τα άτομα με πολύπλοκες νευρολογικές βλάβες, όπως είναι τα άτομα με ΣΚΠ, ένα σύστημα αποκατάστασης θα μπορούσε να εκμεταλλεύεται την ικανότητα των ρομποτικών συστημάτων ...
    • Conference Object  

      Identification of kinematic traits in 3D reaching Tasks with the use of a haptic Nine-Hole Peg-Board Test: Comparison between healthy people and people with Multiple Sclerosis 

      Xydas, E. G.; Louca, Loucas S. (Affiliation: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box: 20537, Nicosia, CyprusAffiliation: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department, University of Cyprus, CyprusCorrespondence Address: Xydas, E. G.Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box: 20537, Nicosia, Cyprusemail: mep4ex01@ucy.ac.cy, 2008)
      Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a complex neurological disease that destroys the myelin sheath of the nerves, consequently affecting the motor control ability of the person in numerous ways. Rehabilitation of the upper limb ...
    • Article  

      Meta-analysis of family-based and case-control genetic association studies that use the same cases 

      Bagos, Pantelis G.; Dimou, Niki L.; Liakopoulos, Theodore D.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K. (2011)
      In many cases in genetic epidemiology, the investigators in an effort to control for different sources of confounding and simultaneously to increase the power perform a family-based and a population-based case-control study ...
    • Article  

      No evidence for association of CTLA-4 gene polymorphisms with the risk of developing multiple sclerosis: A meta-analysis 

      Bagos, Pantelis G.; Karnaouri, Anthi C.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Hamodrakas, Stavros J. (2007)
      We conducted a meta-analysis concerning the association of cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) gene polymorphisms with the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). We identified 18 eligible studies ...
    • Article  

      Robotic rehabilitation of people with multiple sclerosis with the use of a haptic nine-hole pegboard test 

      Xydas, E. G.; Louca, Loucas S. (2012)
      Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a complex neurological disease that destroys the myelin sheath of the nerves, consequently affecting the motor control ability in numerous ways. It has been shown that people with MS have the ...
    • Conference Object  

      Upper limb assessment of people with multiple sclerosis with the use of a haptic nine hole peg-board test 

      Xydas, E. G.; Louca, Loucas S. (Affiliation: Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Cyprus, CyprusCorrespondence Address: Xydas, E. G.Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of CyprusCyprus, 2009)
      In this work, a nine-hole peg-board test (NHPT) arrangement is implemented in a Virtual Environment with the use of a Haptic Interface that has the form of a small robotic arm. The Haptic NHPT is used as a mean for ...