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    Immunisation of migrants in EU/EEA countries: Policies and practices 

    Giambi, Cristina; Del Manso, Martina; Marchetti, Giulia; Olsson, Kate; Adel Ali, Karam; Declich, Silvia; Venice survey working group; Koliou, Maria (2019)
    In recent years various EU/EEA countries have experienced an influx of migrants from low and middle-income countries. In 2018, the "Vaccine European New Integrated Collaboration Effort (VENICE)" survey group conducted a ...
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    One Health approach for West Nile virus surveillance in the European Union: relevance of equine data for blood safety 

    Young, Johanna J.; Coulombier, Denis; Domanović, Dragoslav; Group, European Union West Nile fever working; Zeller, Hervé; Gossner, Céline M.; Koliou, Maria (2019)
    West Nile virus (WNV) infection is notifiable in humans and equids in the European Union (EU). An area where a human case is detected is considered affected until the end of the mosquito transmission season (week 48) and ...
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    Vaccination of healthcare personnel in Europe: Update to current policies 

    Hübschen, Judith M.; Maltezou, Helena C.; Botelho-Nevers, Elisabeth; Brantsæter, Arne B.; Carlsson, Rose-Marie; Heininger, Ulrich; Josefsdottir, Kamilla S.; Kassianos, George; Kyncl, Jan; Ledda, Caterina; Medić, Snežana; Nitsch-Osuch, Aneta; de Lejarazu, Raul Ortiz; Theodoridou, Maria; Van Damme, Pierre; van Essen, Gerrit A.; Wicker, Sabine; Wiedermann, Ursula; Poland, Gregory A.; Vaccination Policies for HCP in Europe Study Group; Koliou, Maria (2019)
    We investigated and compared current national vaccination policies for health-care personnel (HCP) in Europe with results from our previous survey. Data from 36 European countries were collected using the same methodology ...
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    Current practices for respiratory syncytial virus surveillance across the EU/EEA Member States, 2017 

    Mollers, Madelief; Barnadas, Céline; Broberg, Eeva K.; Penttinen, Pasi; Network, European Influenza Surveillance; Teirlinck, Anne C.; Fischer, Thea K.; Koliou, Maria (2019)
    Background Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major contributor to lower respiratory tract infections worldwide and several vaccine candidates are currently in development. Following vaccine introduction, reliable RSV ...
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    Co-circulation of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and influenza A(H3N2) viruses, World Health Organization (WHO) European Region, October 2018 to February 2019 

    Segaloff, Hannah; Melidou, Angeliki; Adlhoch, Cornelia; Pereyaslov, Dmitriy; Robesyn, Emmanuel; Penttinen, Pasi; Olsen, Sonja J.; Network, WHO European Region and the European Influenza Surveillance; Koliou, Maria (2019)
    In the World Health Organization European Region, the 2018/19 influenza season started in week 49 2018, crossing 10% virus-positivity in sentinel surveillance specimens. At week 5 2019, activity remained elevated with ...
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    Comparison of different analysis algorithms to calculate multiple-breath washout outcomes 

    Anagnostopoulou, Pinelopi; Kranz, Nadja; Wolfensberger, Jeremias; Guidi, Marisa; Nyilas, Sylvia; Koerner-Rettberg, Cordula; Yammine, Sophie; Singer, Florian; Latzin, Philipp (2018)
    Lung clearance index (LCI) is the main outcome of the multiple-breath washout (MBW) test. Current recommendations for LCI acquisition are based on low-grade evidence. The aim of this study was to challenge those recommendations ...
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    Efficacy and safety of the combination fluticasone propionate plus salmeterol in asthmatic preschoolers: An observational study 

    Hatziagorou, Elpis; Kouroukli, Eleana; Galogavrou, Maria; Papanikolaou, Dafni; Terzi, Despoina; Anagnostopoulou, Pinelopi; Kirvassilis, Fotios; Panagiotakos, Demosthenes B.; Tsanakas, John (2019)
    Background: Inhaled Corticosteroids (ICS) are the cornerstone of asthma management in pediatric patients. However, in some cases, asthma is not adequately controlled on ICS alone. Long-acting beta2-agonists (LABA) are one ...
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    Dynamics of respiratory symptoms during infancy and associations with wheezing at school age 

    Usemann, Jakob; Xu, Binbin; Delgado-Eckert, Edgar; Korten, Insa; Anagnostopoulou, Pinelopi; Gorlanova, Olga; Kuehni, Claudia; Röösli, Martin; Latzin, Philipp; Frey, Urs (2018)
    Children with frequent respiratory symptoms in infancy have an increased risk for later wheezing, but the association with symptom dynamics is unknown. We developed an observer-independent method to characterise symptom ...
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    A modified CO2/O2 Guedel airway improves capnographic accuracy compared with a CO2/O2 nasal cannula: An infant manikin study 

    Moll, Jens; Anagnostopoulou, Pinelopi; Frei, Franz J.; Erb, Thomas O. (2018)
    BACKGROUND: Capnography via a CO2/O2 nasal cannula is commonly used for respiratory monitoring during sedation. However, signal disturbances are frequently encountered, especially in young children. OBJECTIVE: Sampling ...
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    Infant multiple breath washout using a new commercially available device: Ready to replace the previous setup? 

    Kentgens, Anne-Christianne; Guidi, Marisa; Korten, Insa; Kohler, Lena; Binggeli, Severin; Singer, Florian; Latzin, Philipp; Anagnostopoulou, Pinelopi (2018)
    INTRODUCTION: Multiple breath washout (MBW) is a sensitive test to measure lung volumes and ventilation inhomogeneity from infancy on. The commonly used setup for infant MBW, based on ultrasonic flowmeter, requires extensive ...
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    An innovative lung model for multiple breath washout testing in health and disease 

    Anagnostopoulou, Pinelopi; Vomsattel, Sarah; Kentgens, Anne-Christiane; Guidi, Marisa; Binggeli, Severin; Kohler, Lena; Singer, Florian; Latzin, Philipp; Obrist, Dominik (2019)
    Background Multiple breath washout (MBW) is a lung function test that identifies the degree of ventilation inhomogeneity (VI) in the lungs. In vitro validation of MBW devices is recommended. So far, plastic lung models for ...
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    Lower exhaled nitric oxide in infants with Cystic Fibrosis compared to healthy controls 

    Korten, Insa; Liechti, Margot; Singer, Florian; Hafen, Gaudenz; Rochat, Isabelle; Anagnostopoulou, Pinelopi; Müller-Suter, Dominik; Usemann, Jakob; Moeller, Alexander; Frey, Urs; Latzin, Philipp; Casaulta, Carmen; SCILD and BILD study group (2018)
    Exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) is a well-known, non-invasive airway biomarker. In patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) FENO is decreased. To understand if reduced FENO is primary related to Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance ...
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    Respiratory rate in infants with cystic fibrosis throughout the first year of life and association with lung clearance index measured shortly after birth 

    Korten, Insa; Kieninger, Elisabeth; Yammine, Sophie; Cangiano, Giulia; Nyilas, Sylvia; Anagnostopoulou, Pinelopi; Singer, Florian; Kuehni, Claudia E.; Regamey, Nicolas; Frey, Urs; Casaulta, Carmen; Spycher, Ben D.; Latzin, Philipp; SCILD; BILD study group (2018)
    BACKGROUND: Lung impairment in cystic fibrosis (CF) starts in infancy. However, tools to monitor early lung disease are limited. Respiratory rate (RR) as a key vital sign is easy to assess during sleep and is elevated ...
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    Normative data for multiple breath washout outcomes in school-aged Caucasian children 

    Anagnostopoulou, Pinelopi; Latzin, Philipp; Jensen, Renee; Stahl, Mirjam; Harper, Alana; Yammine, Sophie; Usemann, Jakob; Foong, Rachel E.; Spycher, Ben; Hall, Graham L.; Singer, Florian; Stanojevic, Sanja; Mall, Marcus; Ratjen, Felix; Ramsey, Kathryn A. (2019)
    Background The nitrogen multiple breath washout (N2MBW) technique is increasingly used to assess the degree of ventilation inhomogeneity in school-aged children with lung disease. However, reference values for healthy ...
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    A multi-scale model of gas transport in the lung to study heterogeneous lung ventilation during the multiple-breath washout test 

    Hasler, David; Anagnostopoulou, Pinelopi; Nyilas, Sylvia; Latzin, Philipp; Schittny, Johannes; Obrist, Dominik (2019)
    The multiple-breath washout (MBW) is a lung function test that measures the degree of ventilation inhomogeneity (VI). The test is used to identify small airway impairment in patients with lung diseases like cystic fibrosis. ...
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    Subspecialty preferences among neurologists of the future 

    Zis, Panagiotis; Macerollo, A.; Sauerbier, A.; Papp, V.; Klingelhoefer, L.; Cock, H. R. (2018)
    Background and purpose In the era of neurological subspecialization, most neurologists will have a field of specialist interest. The aim of this cross-sectional multinational study was to identify the key areas of interest ...
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    Pain in Platin-Induced Neuropathies: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 

    Brozou, Vasiliki; Vadalouca, Athina; Zis, Panagiotis (2018)
    INTRODUCTION: Platin-induced peripheral neuropathy (PIPN) is a common cause of PN in cancer patients. The aim of this paper is to systematically review the current literature regarding PIPN, with a particular focus on ...
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    Anti-MAG associated cerebellar ataxia and response to rituximab 

    Zis, Panagiotis; Rao, Dasappaiah Ganesh; Hoggard, Nigel; Sarrigiannis, Ptolemaios Georgios; Hadjivassiliou, Marios (2018)
    BACKGROUND: Myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) is a glycoprotein specific to Schwann cells. Schwann cells produce myelin for nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system. MAG also plays a role in the central nervous ...
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    Recommendations for Mechanical Thrombectomy in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke : A Clinical Guide by the Hellenic Stroke Organization 

    Papanagiotou, Panagiotis; Ntaios, George; Papavasileiou, Vasileios; Psychogios, Klearchos; Psychogios, Marios; Mpotsaris, Anastasios; Rizos, Timolaos; Spengos, Konstantinos; Gravanis, Miltiadis; Vassilopoulou, Sofia; Gkogkas, Christos; Zampakis, Petros; Zis, Panagiotis; Karantanas, Apostolos; Karygiannis, Michail; Karydas, Georgios; Korompoki, Eleni; Makaritsis, Konstantinos; Marmagkiolis, Konstantinos; Milionis, Haralambos; Mitsikostas, Dimos; Nikas, Dimitrios; Plomaritoglou, Androniki; Politi, Maria; Ptochis, Nikolaos; Savopoulos, Christos; Takis, Konstantinos; Tsamopoulos, Nikolaos; Tsetis, Dimitrios; Hatzidakis, Adam; Chatziioannou, Achilleas; Hatzitolios, Apostolos; Vemmos, Konstantinos (2018)
    This document presents the consensus recommendations of the Hellenic Stroke Organization which can be of assistance to the treating stroke physicians.
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    The cortical focus in childhood absence epilepsy 

    Sarrigiannis, Ptolemaios G.; Zhao, Yifan; He, Fei; Billings, Stephen A.; Baster, Kathleen; Rittey, Chris; Yianni, John; Zis, Panagiotis; Wei, Hualiang; Hadjivassiliou, Marios; Grünewald, Richard (2018)
    OBJECTIVE: To determine the origin and dynamic characteristics of the generalised hyper-synchronous spike and wave (SW) discharges in childhood absence epilepsy (CAE). METHODS: We applied nonlinear methods, the error ...

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