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Treatment Adherence in Patients with Lung Cancer from Prospects of Patients and Physicians

Treatment Adherence in Patients with Lung Cancer from Prospects of Patients and Physicians

Kyriakos Souliotis, Lily E Peppou, Marina Economou, Androniki Marioli, Sofia Nikolaidi, Maria Saridi, Dimitrios Varvaras, Antonia Paschali, Konstantinos N Syrigos Purpose: Adherence to treatment can be defined as the degree to which a patient’s behavior is consonant with medical or health advice he or she receive as part of his treatment regimen. The aim of this study was: 1) to…

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Integrating a Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Into the National Health System of Cyprus: Will It Return on Its Investment?

Integrating a Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Into the National Health System of Cyprus: Will It Return on Its Investment?

Dimitra Kefallonitou, Irene Polycarpou, Kyriakos Souliotis, Konstantinos Giannakou A European Union (EU) member state, Cyprus is a country with a population of ∼850,000 citizens. According to the Cyprus Ministry of Health, since 2009, more than 3,000 new incidents with neoplasm are diagnosed every year (i.e., 3% increasing rate). Projections estimate an average annual increase of 2.2% of new incidents until…

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Assessing forgetfulness and polypharmacy and their impact on health‑related quality of life among patients with hypertension and dyslipidemia in Greece during the COVID‑19 pandemic

Assessing forgetfulness and polypharmacy and their impact on health‑related quality of life among patients with hypertension and dyslipidemia in Greece during the COVID‑19 pandemic

Kyriakos Souliotis, Theodoros V. Giannouchos, Christina Golna, Evangelos Liberopoulos Purpose: We estimate the association between forgetfulness to take medications as prescribed and polypharmacy and healthrelated quality of life (HRQoL) among a cohort of patients with hypertension, dyslipidemia or both in Greece during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: A telephone survey of 1018 randomly selected adults was conducted in Greece in June…

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Costs associated with COVID-19 in healthcare personnel in Greece: a cost-of-illness analysis

Costs associated with COVID-19 in healthcare personnel in Greece: a cost-of-illness analysis

H.C. Maltezou, T.V. Giannouchos, A. Pavli, P. Tsonou, X. Dedoukou, M. Tseroni, K. Papadima, D. Hatzigeorgiou, N.V. Sipsas, K. Souliotis Background: Healthcare personnel (HCP) are at increased risk of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the aetiological agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Aim: To estimate the costs related to SARS-CoV-2 exposure and infection among HCP in Greece. Methods:…

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Should vaccination be mandated? Individuals’ perceptions on mandatory vaccination in Greece

Should vaccination be mandated? Individuals’ perceptions on mandatory vaccination in Greece

Theodoros V. Giannouchos, Evaggelia Steletou, Maria Saridi, Kyriakos Souliotis Objective: The aim of this study was to explore factors that influence individuals’ attitudes towards mandatory vaccination in Greece. Methods: A nationally representative cross-sectional telephone survey was conducted via a random multistage selection process in October 2019 in Greece. The survey was designed to obtain information about whether vaccination should be…

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Mandatory vaccination support and intentions to get vaccinated for COVID-19: Results from a nationally representative general population survey in October 2020 in Greece

Mandatory vaccination support and intentions to get vaccinated for COVID-19: Results from a nationally representative general population survey in October 2020 in Greece

Theodoros V. Giannouchos, Evaggelia Steletou, Maria Saridi, Kyriakos Souliotis Purpose: To explore rates and factors associated with mandatory vaccination support overall and intentions to get vaccinated specifically for COVID-19 among individuals in Greece. Methods: Using data from a nationally representative cross-sectional survey conducted in October 2020 among 855 adults (≥18 years) in Greece, we estimated support rates for mandatory vaccination…

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Public Health Behaviors during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Greece and Associated Factors: A Nationwide Cross-sectional Survey

Public Health Behaviors during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Greece and Associated Factors: A Nationwide Cross-sectional Survey

Kyriakos Souliotis, Theodoros V. Giannouchos, Lily E Peppou, Myrto T. Samara, John Nimatoudis, Charalambos Papageorgiou, Marina Economou The objective of this cross-sectional survey was to estimate the association between multiple socioeconomic, and healthrelated characteristics, COVID-19 related attitudes and adoption of public health preventive behaviors. A national crosssectional survey among 1205 adults was conducted in April 2020 in Greece. Multivariable ordered…

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Profile and factors associated with glycaemic control of patients with type 2 diabetes in Greece: results from the diabetes registry

Profile and factors associated with glycaemic control of patients with type 2 diabetes in Greece: results from the diabetes registry

Kyriakos Souliotis, Anastasios Koutsovasilis, Georgia Vatheia, Christina Golna, Sofia Nikolaidi, Erifili Hatziagelaki, Kalliopi Kotsa, Theocharis Koufakis, Andreas Melidonis, Athanasia Papazafiropoulou, Nikolaos Tentolouris, Evangelia Siami, Alexios Sotiropoulos Background: Strict glycaemic control early in the treatment process has been shown to reduce the occurrence of micro- and macro- vascular complications of diabetes in the long-term. Thus, treatment guidelines advise early intensification of…

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The cost-saving switch from inhaled corticosteroid-containing treatments to dual bronchodilation: a two-country projection of epidemiological and economic burden in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

The cost-saving switch from inhaled corticosteroid-containing treatments to dual bronchodilation: a two-country projection of epidemiological and economic burden in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Kyriakos Souliotis, Luís Silva Miguel, Georgios Hillas, Margarida Borges, Giannis Papageorgiou, Diogo Viana, Joao Malhadeiro, Stéphane Soulard Purpose: The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2018 recommendations support maintenance treatment with long-acting bronchodilators in most symptomatic patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). While restricting the overuse of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) may influence healthcare utilization required to treat…

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Access to health care for patients with thalassaemia in Greece: a cross-sectional study

Access to health care for patients with thalassaemia in Greece: a cross-sectional study

Kyriakos Souliotis, Christina Golna, Sofia Nikolaidi, Georgia Vatheia, Stanimir Hasurdjiev Background: The prevalence and clinical burden of beta-thalassaemia in Greece is high. Little information is available on the unmet needs of patients with beta-thalassaemia and barriers to access to care. Aims: This study investigated barriers that patients with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassaemia in Greece face when accessing care and the associations between…

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