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      Assessment of the risk factors of coronary heart events based on data mining with decision trees 

      Karaolis, Minas A.; Moutiris, Joseph Antoniou; Hadjipanayi, Demetra; Pattichis, Constantinos S. (2010)
      Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the major causes of disability in adults as well as one of the main causes of death in the developed countries. Although significant progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment ...
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      Clinical aspects of cystinuria 

      Pierides, Alkis M.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D. (1997)
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      Co-Inheritance of Functional Podocin Variants with Heterozygous Collagen IV Mutations Predisposes to Renal Failure 

      Stefanou, Charalambos; Pieri, Myrtani; Savva, Isavella; Georgiou, Georgios C.; Pierides, Alkis M.; Voskarides, Konstantinos; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D. (2015)
      BACKGROUND/AIMS: A subset of patients who present with proteinuria and are diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) have inherited heterozygous COL4A3/A4 mutations and are also diagnosed with thin basement ...
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      A Comparison of Ultrasound Intima-Media Thickness Measurements of the Left and Right Common Carotid Artery 

      Loizou, Christos P.; Nicolaïdes, Andrew N.; Kyriacou, Efthyvoulos C.; Georghiou, N.; Griffin, Maura B.; Pattichis, Constantinos S. (2015)
      The intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery (CCA) is an established indicator of cardiovascular disease (CVD). There have been reports about the difference between the left and the right sides of the CCA ...
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      Computer-aided diagnosis in hysteroscopic imaging 

      Neofytou, Marios S.; Tanos, Vasilios; Constantinou, Ioannis P.; Kyriacou, Efthyvoulos C.; Pattichis, Marios S.; Pattichis, Constantinos S. (2015)
      The paper presents the development of a computeraided diagnostic (CAD) system for the early detection of endometrial cancer. The proposed CAD system supports reproducibility through texture feature standardization, ...
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      Effect of posture change on the geometric features of the healthy carotid bifurcation 

      Aristokleous, Nicolas; Seimenis, Ioannis; Papaharilaou, Yannis; Georgiou, Georgios C.; Brott, B. C.; Eracleous, Eleni A.; Anayiotos, Andreas S. (2011)
      Segmented cross-sectional MRI images were used to construct 3-D virtual models of the carotid bifurcation in ten healthy volunteers. Geometric features, such as bifurcation angle, internal carotid artery (ICA) angle, ...
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      Epidemiological, clinical and genetic study of familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy in Cyprus 

      Dardiotis, Efthymios; Koutsou, Pantelitsa; Papanicolaou, Eleni Zamba; Vonta, Filia; Kladi, Angelica; Vassilopoulos, Dimitrios C.; Hadjigeorgiou, Georgios M.; Christodoulou, Kyproula; Kyriakides, Theodoros (2009)
      Objectives. To define the incidence and prevalence of familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) TTRVal30Met on the island of Cyprus. To study the clinical phenotype and genetic features of FAP TTRVal30Met in the Cypriot ...
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      Evidence that NPHS2-R229Q predisposes to proteinuria and renal failure in familial hematuria 

      Voskarides, Konstantinos; Arsali, Maria; Athanasiou, Yiannis; Elia, Avraam; Pierides, Alkis M.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D. (2012)
      Background Familial hematuria (FH) is associated with at least two pathological entities: Thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN), caused by heterozygous COL4A3/ COL4A4 mutations, and C3 nephropathy caused by CFHR5 ...
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      First and second order statistical texture features in carotid plaque image analysis: preliminary results from ongoing research. 

      Kyriacou, Efthyvoulos C.; Nicolaïdes, Andrew N.; Pattichis, Constantinos S.; Petroudi, Styliani; Pattichis, Marios S.; Griffin, Maura B.; Kakkos, Stavros K.; Makris, Gregory C. (2011)
      Carotid plaques have been associated with ipsilateral neurological symptoms. High-resolution ultrasound can provide information not only on the degree of carotid artery stenosis but also on the characteristics of the ...
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      Frequency of COL4A3/COL4A4 Mutations amongst families segregating glomerular microscopic hematuria and evidence for activation of the unfolded protein response. Focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis is a frequent development during ageing 

      Papazachariou, Louiza; Demosthenous, Panayiota M.; Pieri, Myrtani; Papagregoriou, Gregory N.; Savva, Isavella; Stavrou, Christoforos V.; Zavros, Michalis; Athanasiou, Yiannis; Ioannou, Kyriakos; Patsias, Charalambos; Panagides, Alexia; Potamitis, Costas; Demetriou, Kyproula; Prikis, Marios; Hadjigavriel, Michalis; Kkolou, Maria; Loukaidou, Panayiota; Pastelli, Androulla; Michael, Aristos; Lazarou, Akis; Arsali, Maria; Damianou, Loukas; Goutziamani, Ioanna; Soloukides, Andreas P.; Yioukas, Lakis; Elia, Avraam; Zouvani, Ioanna; Polycarpou, Polycarpos; Pierides, Alkis M.; Voskarides, Konstantinos A.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D. (2014)
      Familial glomerular hematuria(s) comprise a genetically heterogeneous group of conditions which include Alport Syndrome (AS) and thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN). Here we investigated 57 Greek-Cypriot families ...
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      Frequency of COL4A3/COL4A4 Mutations amongst families segregating glomerular microscopic hematuria and evidence for activation of the unfolded protein response. Focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis is a frequent development during ageing 

      Papazachariou, Louiza; Demosthenous, Panayiota; Pieri, Myrtani; Papagregoriou, Gregory N.; Savva, Isavella; Stavrou, Christoforos V.; Zavros, Michalis; Athanasiou, Yiannis; Ioannou, Kyriakos; Patsias, Charalambos; Panagides, Alexia; Potamitis, Costas; Demetriou, Kyproula; Prikis, Marios; Hadjigavriel, Michalis; Kkolou, Maria; Loukaidou, Panayiota; Pastelli, Androulla; Michael, Aristos; Lazarou, Akis; Arsali, Maria; Damianou, Loukas; Goutziamani, Ioanna; Soloukides, Andreas P.; Yioukas, Lakis; Elia, Avraam; Zouvani, Ioanna; Polycarpou, Polycarpos; Pierides, Alkis M.; Voskarides, Konstantinos; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D. (2014)
      Familial glomerular hematuria(s) comprise a genetically heterogeneous group of conditions which include Alport Syndrome (AS) and thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN). Here we investigated 57 Greek-Cypriot families ...
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      A functional variant in NEPH3 gene confers high risk of renal failure in primary hematuric glomerulopathies. Evidence for predisposition to microalbuminuria in the general population 

      Voskarides, Konstantinos; Stefanou, Charalambos; Pieri, Myrtani; Demosthenous, Panayiota; Felekkis, Kyriacos N.; Arsali, Maria; Athanasiou, Yiannis; Xydakis, D.; Stylianou, Konstantinos G.; Daphnis, Eugenios K.; Goulielmos, George N.; Loizou, P.; Savige, J.; Höhne, M.; Völker, L. A.; Benzing, T.; Maxwell, P. H.; Gale, D. P.; Gorski, M.; Böger, C.; Kollerits, B.; Kronenberg, F.; Paulweber, B.; Zavros, Michalis; Pierides, Alkis M.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D. (2017)
      Background Recent data emphasize that thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) should not be viewed as a form of benign familial hematuria since chronic renal failure (CRF) and even end-stage renal disease (ESRD), is a ...
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      Genetic analysis of HIV type 1 strains from newly infected untreated patients in cyprus: high genetic diversity and low prevalence of drug resistance. 

      Kousiappa, Ioanna; van de Vijver, D. A.; Demetriades, Ioannis; Kostrikis, Leontios G. (2009)
      Abstract The molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 infection was first studied in Cyprus in the mid-1990s, but the extent of HIV-1 diversity and the prevalence of drug resistance have remained elusive. In an effort to address ...
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      Genetic variation of DKK3 may modify renal disease severity in ADPKD 

      Liu, M.; Shi, S.; Senthilnathan, S.; Yu, J.; Wu, E.; Bergmann, C.; Zerres, K.; Bogdanova, N.; Coto, E.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D.; Pierides, Alkis M.; Demetriou, Kyproula; Devuyst, O.; Gitomer, B.; Laakso, M.; Lumiaho, A.; Lamnissou, Klea; Magistroni, R.; Parfrey, P.; Breuning, M.; Peters, D. J. M.; Torra, R.; Winearls, C. G.; Torres, V. E.; Harris, Peter C.; Paterson, A. D.; Pei, Y. (2010)
      Significant variation in the course of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) within families suggests the presence of effect modifiers. Recent studies of the variation within families harboring PKD1 mutations ...
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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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      An integrated system for the segmentation of atherosclerotic carotid plaque ultrasound video 

      Loizou, Christos P.; Petroudi, Styliani; Pantzaris, Marios C.; Nicolaïdes, Andrew N.; Pattichis, Constantinos S. (2014)
      The robust border identification of atherosclerotic carotid plaque, the corresponding degree of stenosis of the common carotid artery (CCA), and also the characteristics of the arterial wall, including plaque size, ...
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      Manual and automated intima-media thickness and diameter measurements of the common carotid artery in patients with renal failure disease 

      Loizou, Christos P.; Kasparis, Takis; Lazarou, Theodoros; Pattichis, Constantinos S.; Pantzaris, Marios C. (2014)
      The objective of this study was to investigate differences in intima-media thickness (IMT) and diameter (D) measurements of the common carotid artery (CCA) in ultrasound imaging in normal subjects and renal failure disease ...
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      Manual and automated media and intima thickness measurements of the common carotid artery 

      Loizou, Christos P.; Pattichis, Constantinos S.; Nicolaïdes, Andrew N.; Pantzaris, Marios C. (2009)
      The intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery (CCA) is widely used as an early indicator of the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). It was proposed but not thoroughly investigated that the media ...
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      Media thickness measurement of the common carotid artery. 

      Loizou, Christos P.; Pattichis, Constantinos S.; Pantzaris, Marios C.; Nicolaïdes, Andrew N.; Georgiou, Niki; Kyriacou, Efthyvoulos C. (2007)
      The intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery (CCA) is widely used as an early indicator of the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). It was proposed but not thoroughly investigated that the media ...
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      Molecular and Clinical Investigation of Cystinuria in the Greek-Cypriot Population 

      Athanasiou, Yiannis; Voskarides, Konstantinos; Chatzikyriakidou, Anthoula L.; Ignatiou, Anastasia; Demosthenous, Panayiota; Elia, Avraam; Zavros, Michalis; Georgiou, Ioannis A.; Pierides, Alkis M.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D. (2015)
      Background and Aims: Cystinuria represents 3% of nephrolithiasis in humans. Two genes have been identified as the main genetic causes of cystinuria, SLC3A1 and SLC7A9, with an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance. In ...