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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725410/aegean-wall-lizards-switch-foraging-modes-diet-and-morphology-in-a-human-built-environment
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Colin M Donihue
Foraging mode is a functional trait with cascading impacts on ecological communities. The foraging syndrome hypothesis posits a suite of concurrent traits that vary with foraging mode; however, comparative studies testing this hypothesis are typically interspecific. While foraging modes are often considered typological for a species when predicting foraging-related traits or mode-specific cascading impacts, intraspecific mode switching has been documented in some lizards. Mode-switching lizards provide an opportunity to test foraging syndromes and explore how intraspecific variability in foraging mode might affect local ecological communities...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707856/science-and-orthodox-christianity-an-overview
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Efthymios Nicolaidis, Eudoxie Delli, Nikolaos Livanos, Kostas Tampakis, George Vlahakis
This essay offers an overview of the history of the relations between science and Eastern Christianity based on Greek-language sources. The civilizations concerned are the Byzantine Empire, the Christian Orthodox communities of the Ottoman Empire, and modern Greece, as a case study of a national state. Beginning with the Greek Church Fathers, the essay investigates the ideas of theologians and scholars on nature. Neoplatonism, the theological debates of Iconoclasm and Hesychasm, the proposed union of the Eastern and Western Churches, and the complex relations with the Hellenic past all had notable impacts on the conception of science held by the Byzantine Orthodox...
September 2016: Isis; An International Review Devoted to the History of Science and its Cultural Influences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702964/stigmata-in-the-history-between-faith-mysticism-and-science
#3
S Gianfaldoni, J Lotti, M G Roccia, M Fioranelli, R Gianfaldoni, T Lotti
Stigmata are one of the most ancient and fascinating mysteries of the Christian religion. The word “stigmata” derives by the Greek “stigma”, that means sign, mark. Classically, stigmata are the sores inflicted on Jesus Christ during his passion and crucifixion. Today, the term stigmatized has been extended to designate several cases of individuals, who show skin sores similar to those of Christ. The Authors report a brief history of stigmata, trying to give an explanation to such a fascinating phenomenon...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683785/mesenteric-cysts-and-mesenteric-venous-thrombosis-leading-to-intestinal-necrosis-in-pregnancy-managed-with-laparotomy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Aris Giannos, Sofoklis Stavrou, Nikolaos Goumalatsos, George Fragkoulidis, Eleni Chra, Dimitrios Argiropoulos, Dimitrios Loutradis, Peter Drakakis
BACKGROUND: Mesenteric cyst is a rare clinical entity especially in pregnancy; therefore, few cases have been reported in the literature. The standard method of their treatment is surgical excision either with laparotomy or laparoscopy. In addition, mesenteric vein thrombosis is a rare and life-threatening condition in pregnancy and needs immediate treatment because it can lead to intestinal necrotic ischemia. This is the first report of the coexistence of mesenteric cysts and mesenteric vein thrombosis during gestation...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662992/candidate-gene-investigation-of-spinal-degenerative-osteoarthritis-in-greek-population
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E Liva, I Panagiotou, S Palikyras, E Parpa, E Tsilika, P Paschou, K Mystakidou
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Few data exist concerning the natural history of degenerative osteoarthritis of the spine and its associated gene investigation. Degenerative osteoarthritis of the spine demonstrates an international prevalence of 15% in the general population and over 50% in people aged over 60 years. PURPOSE: The aim of this Greek case-control study is to examine gene polymorphisms that have been previously shown or hypothesized to be correlated to degenerative osteoarthritis of the spine...
June 26, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610457/suicidal-self-stabbing-a-report-of-12-cases-from-crete-greece
#6
Elena F Kranioti, Anastasia E Kastanaki, Despoina Nathena, Antonis Papadomanolakis
Sharp-force trauma is a popular cause of homicide and suicide in many countries. Characterisation of the injuries between the two is crucial for a differential diagnosis. The current paper reviews 12 self-inflicted sharp-force trauma deaths from the island of Crete in Greece. Forensic reports between 1999 and 2015 were collated, and we studied the number and location of injuries, the demographic characteristics of the deceased, the sharp object and the medical history of the deceased. One third of the cases where the forensic reports were available (3/10) involved multiple injuries, and one case involved a combination of stabbing and hanging...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603947/thrombophilic-gene-polymorphisms-and-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-in-greek-women
#7
M Chatzidimitriou, D Chatzidimitriou, M Mavridou, C Anetakis, F Chatzopoulou, T Lialiaris, S Mitka
INTRODUCTION: Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is a multifactorial disorder. The aim of this study was the detection of various genetic polymorphisms and their correlation to RPL, in Greek women. METHODS: The impact of 12 thrombophilic polymorphisms was evaluated, among 48 Greek women with a history of RPL, vs 27 healthy parous women. Multiplex PCR and in situ hybridization on nitrocellulose films were performed, to investigate 12 genetic polymorphisms previously reported as risk factors for RPL...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578724/association-between-gestational-diabetes-and-perinatal-depressive-symptoms-evidence-from-a-greek-cohort-study
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Pinelopi Varela, Areti C Spyropoulou, Zacharias Kalogerakis, Eleni Vousoura, Martha Moraitou, Iannis M Zervas
Aim The aim of the present study was to assess the association of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) with prenatal and postnatal depressive symptoms in a sample of pregnant women in Greece. BACKGROUND: Earlier research supports a relationship between depression and diabetes, but only a few studies have examined the relationship between GDM and perinatal depressive symptomatology. METHODS: A total of 117 women in their third trimester of pregnancy participated in the study...
June 5, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555307/the-influence-of-ancient-greek-thought-on-fifteenth-century-anatomy-galenic-influence-and-leonardo-da-vinci
#9
EDITORIAL
Richard Isaiah Tubbs, Jocelyn Gonzales, Joe Iwanaga, Marios Loukas, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) can be called one of the earliest contributors to the history of anatomy and, by extension, the study of medicine. He may have even overshadowed Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), the so-called founder of human anatomy, if his works had been published within his lifetime. While some of the best illustrations of their time, with our modern knowledge of anatomy, it is clear that many of da Vinci's depictions of human anatomy are inaccurate. However, he also made significant discoveries in anatomy and remarkable predictions of facts he could not yet discover with the technology available to him...
May 29, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512355/ancient-and-recent-admixture-layers-in-sicily-and-southern-italy-trace-multiple-migration-routes-along-the-mediterranean
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Stefania Sarno, Alessio Boattini, Luca Pagani, Marco Sazzini, Sara De Fanti, Andrea Quagliariello, Guido Alberto Gnecchi Ruscone, Etienne Guichard, Graziella Ciani, Eugenio Bortolini, Chiara Barbieri, Elisabetta Cilli, Rosalba Petrilli, Ilia Mikerezi, Luca Sineo, Miguel Vilar, Spencer Wells, Donata Luiselli, Davide Pettener
The Mediterranean shores stretching between Sicily, Southern Italy and the Southern Balkans witnessed a long series of migration processes and cultural exchanges. Accordingly, present-day population diversity is composed by multiple genetic layers, which make the deciphering of different ancestral and historical contributes particularly challenging. We address this issue by genotyping 511 samples from 23 populations of Sicily, Southern Italy, Greece and Albania with the Illumina GenoChip Array, also including new samples from Albanian- and Greek-speaking ethno-linguistic minorities of Southern Italy...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511970/cleomedes-of-astypalaea-a-possible-early-sufferer-of-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
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Rodolfo Savica, Mario Roberto Vaz Carneiro Filho, Christopher J Boes
Dementia pugilistica was the term adopted by H. Martland in 1928 to identify boxers with cognitive decline. In more recent years, the syndrome of dementia pugilistica with pathological correlates has been defined as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). A number of sportsmen have been recently diagnosed with CTE; and we may have identified an ancient Greek athlete of pankration who presented with the symptoms that have been associated with CTE. Our study reports the history and the known clinical information about Cleomedes of Astypalaea, possibly the first athlete ever affected by CTE...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508939/-the-worlds-of-gods-in-medicine
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REVIEW
A Karenberg
BACKGROUND: A number of designations for diseases, medicines and human body structures derive from classical mythology. To date, these eponyms have not been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVES: This paper provides an overview of this fringe component of medical vocabulary, looks at the history of several terms and formulates hypotheses as to why such creative etymologies have come into being. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In addition to relevant texts on ancient mythology, a variety of medical textbooks from the early modern period were analyzed...
May 16, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426839/medical-history-in-the-hellenic-journal-of-nuclear-medicine
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EDITORIAL
Andreas Otte
The Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary end of 2017. On board of the editorial team since 2003, this journal has influenced me like a good friend over the many past years. From time to time, the journal has published interesting and valuable historical notes. They show that nuclear medicine has a history and that medicine is its basis. They also teach us today, and some of the ancient perspectives and approaches are still valid. The reader of HJNM may be interested in these historical contributions, as they are timeless...
January 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381224/informing-primary-care-reform-in-greece-patient-expectations-and-experiences-the-qualicopc-study
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Christos Lionis, Sophia Papadakis, Chrysanthi Tatsi, Antonis Bertsias, George Duijker, Prodromos-Bodosakis Mekouris, Wienke Boerma, Willemijn Schäfer
BACKGROUND: Primary health care is the cornerstone of a high quality health care system. Greece has been actively attempting to reform health care services in order to improve heath outcomes and reduce health care spending. Patient-centered approaches to health care delivery have been increasingly acknowledged for their value informing quality improvement activities. This paper reports the quality of primary health care services in Greece as perceived by patients and aspects of health care delivery that are valued by patients...
April 5, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379883/rheumatoid-arthritis-and-cancer-risk-bullet-operator-results-from-the-greek-european-prospective-investigation-into-cancer-and-nutrition-cohort
#15
Eleni Klinaki, Michail Katsoulis, Carlo La Vecchia, Antonia Trichopoulou
To investigate the relative risk of cancer development in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in Greece after taking into consideration treatment modalities. The present analysis used data on the medical history of 26 331 participants in the Greek arm of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition that were collected at enrollment and thereafter during active follow-up. A history of RA and of drug treatment for the disease, as reported at baseline examination, was linked to cases of cancer reported during follow-up...
April 4, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306346/risk-factors-for-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-multivariate-approach-in-a-case-control-study
#16
Irini Chatziralli, Stamatina A Kabanarou, Efstratios Parikakis, Alexandros Chatzirallis, Tina Xirou, Panagiotis Mitropoulos
PURPOSE: The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate the potential risk factors associated independently with central serous retinopathy (CSR) in a Greek population, using multivariate approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants in the study were 183 consecutive patients diagnosed with CSR and 183 controls, matched for age. All participants underwent complete ophthalmological examination and information regarding their sociodemographic, clinical, medical and ophthalmological history were recorded, so as to assess potential risk factors for CSR...
March 17, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280695/cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-and-applicability-of-a-risk-model-in-a-greek-cohort-of-renal-transplant-recipients
#17
Nikolaos-Andreas Anastasopoulos, Evangelia Dounousi, Evangelos Papachristou, Charalampos Pappas, Eleni Leontaridou, Eirini Savvidaki, Dimitrios Goumenos, Michael Mitsis
AIM: To investigate the incidence and the determinants of cardiovascular morbidity in Greek renal transplant recipients (RTRs) expressed as major advance cardiac event (MACE) rate. METHODS: Two hundred and forty-two adult patients with a functioning graft for at least three months and available data that were followed up on the August 31, 2015 at two transplant centers of Western Greece were included in this study. Baseline recipients' data elements included demographics, clinical characteristics, history of comorbid conditions and laboratory parameters...
February 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272534/genetics-of-the-peloponnesean-populations-and-the-theory-of-extinction-of-the-medieval-peloponnesean-greeks
#18
George Stamatoyannopoulos, Aritra Bose, Athanasios Teodosiadis, Fotis Tsetsos, Anna Plantinga, Nikoletta Psatha, Nikos Zogas, Evangelia Yannaki, Pierre Zalloua, Kenneth K Kidd, Brian L Browning, John Stamatoyannopoulos, Peristera Paschou, Petros Drineas
Peloponnese has been one of the cradles of the Classical European civilization and an important contributor to the ancient European history. It has also been the subject of a controversy about the ancestry of its population. In a theory hotly debated by scholars for over 170 years, the German historian Jacob Philipp Fallmerayer proposed that the medieval Peloponneseans were totally extinguished by Slavic and Avar invaders and replaced by Slavic settlers during the 6th century CE. Here we use 2.5 million single-nucleotide polymorphisms to investigate the genetic structure of Peloponnesean populations in a sample of 241 individuals originating from all districts of the peninsula and to examine predictions of the theory of replacement of the medieval Peloponneseans by Slavs...
May 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249737/historical-documents-on-epilepsy-from-antiquity-through-the-20th-century
#19
REVIEW
Christos P Panteliadis, Photios Vassilyadi, Julia Fehlert, Christian Hagel
Historical documents dating back almost 4500years have alluded to the condition of epilepsy, describing signs and symptoms that are well-known today. Epilepsy was thought to be a mystical disorder by almost all Ancient cultures, including the Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, Iranians and Chinese. Hippocrates was the first to de-mystify the condition of epilepsy, providing a more scientific approach to the condition. As the signs and symptoms of epilepsy occurred without an obvious cause, the idea stood that it was a mystical phenomenon of divine punishment...
June 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215719/hair-biomonitoring-and-health-status-of-a-general-population-exposed-to-nickel
#20
Eleni Sazakli, Michalis Leotsinidis
An epidemiological cross-sectional study was conducted in a Greek population, being orally exposed to Ni via food consumption, in order to investigate possible health effects and to evaluate hair Ni concentration as a biomarker of exposure. The study population consisted of 139 men and 155 women, aged 25-69. Socio-demographics, lifestyle, dietary habits, occupational and medical history data were recorded through a personal interview. Hematological and biochemical examinations were conducted in blood specimens...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
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