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2 Thursday, March 9, 05 4:00 Registration 4:0-6:00 ORAL PRESENTATIONS OP0-OP09 CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES Chairpersons: George Liamis (Ioannina, ) George Ntaios (Larissa, ) OP0 BASELINE CHARACTERISTICS AND OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS WITH ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE TREATED WITH INTRAVENOUS THROMBOLYSIS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY G. Ntaios, A. Karagiannaki, K. Makaritsis, G. N. Dalekos, on behalf of the medical personnel of the Department of Medicine of the University of Thessaly Department of Medicine, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, OP0 PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF 4-H ABPM IN ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS N. Kakaletsis, G. Ntaios, H. Milionis, 4 A.-B. Haidich, K. Makaritsis, C. Savopoulos, 5 E. Berge, A. I. Hatzitolios First Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Department of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, 4 Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 5 Department of Internal Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway 6 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa,

3 OP0 STATIN TREATMENT IS ASSOCIATED WITH IMPROVED PROGNOSIS IN PATIENTS WITH AF-RELATED STROKE G. Ntaios, V. Papavasileiou, K. Makaritsis, A. Karagiannaki, H. Milionis, E. Manios, 4 P. Michel, 5 G.Y.H. Lip, K. Vemmos Department of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Department of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens, Athens, 4 Acute Stroke Unit, CHUV, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland 5 University of Birmingham Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, City Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom OP04 POOR STROKE RISK PERCEPTION DESPITE MODERATE PUBLIC STROKE AWARENESS: INSIGHT FROM A CROSS-SECTIONAL NATIONAL SURVEY IN GREECE G. Ntaios, V. Melikoki, A. Karagiannaki, G. Perifanos, K. Perlepe, F. Gioulekas, I. Tsantzali, C. Lazarou, N. Beradze, E. Poulianiti, M. Poulikakou, T. Palantzas, S. Kaditi, F. Perlepe, G. Sidiropoulos, K. Papageorgiou, V. Papavasileiou, K. Vemmos, K. Makaritsis, G. N. Dalekos Department of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Sub-Directorate of Informatics, General University Hospital of Larissa, OP05 COMORBIDITY ANALYSIS AND LONG-TERM MORTALITY IN ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE: DATA FROM THE ACUTE STROKE REGISTRY AND ANALYSIS OF LAUSANNE (ASTRAL) N. Kakaletsis, V. Papavasileiou, D. Lambrou, A. Eskandari, G. Ntaios, P. Michel Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Preventive Medicine, Danube University in Krems, Austria Department of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Stroke Center, Neurology Service, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland OP06 VASCULAR ULTRASOUND DETERMINANTS OF BRAIN INFARCTION IN HYPERTENSIVE DIABETIC PATIENTS G. Dimas, T. Tegos, G. Konstantinidis, I. Kanellos, F. Iliadis, S. Fotiadis, C. Savopoulos, A. Hatzitolios st Propaedeutic Internal Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, st Neurology Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Thursday, March 9, 05 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa, 7

4 Thursday, March 9, 05 OP07 SERUM VISFATIN CONCENTRATION IS ASSOCIATED WITH AN ATHEROGENIC METABOLIC PROFILE T. Filippatos, F. Barkas, A. Liontos, E. Klouras, V. Tsimihodimos, M. Georgoula, Z. Mitrogianni, A. Tselepis, M. Elisaf Internal Medicine School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Laboratory of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, OP08 THE USE OF EZETIMIBE BOOSTS THE RATE OF THE ESC/EAS LDL-C TARGET ACHIEVEMENT TOGETHER WITH THE RATE OF LDL-C LOWERING RESPONSE SUGGESTED BY THE ACC/AHA IN HIGH RISK INDIVIDUALS F. Barkas, E. Klouras, H. Milionis, G. Liamis, M. Elisaf, E. Liberopoulos Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, OP09 INVESTIGATION OF THE PRESENCE OF ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE BY THE H NMR-BASED LIPIDOMICS OF RED BLOOD CELL MEMBRANES Ι. Kastani, C. Kostara, J. Baltogiannis, V. Tsimihodimos, M. Elisaf, J. Goudevenos, E. Bairaktari Laboratory of Clinical Chemistry, Medical School, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, 6:00-6:0 STATE-OF-THE-ART LECTURE 6:0-7:00 Coffee break Hellenic Stroke Organization Chairperson: Konstantinos Vemmos (Athens, ) Predictors of early major worsening in acute ischemic stroke Patrik Michel (Lausanne, Switzerland) 7:00-7:0 SATELLITE LECTURE Antiplatelet treatment in secondary stroke prevention: the role of Triflusal Sponsored by Galenica SA 8 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa,

5 7:0-9:00 ROUND TABLE Clinical dilemmas in anticoagulation treatment in the era of NOACs Chairpersons: Valeria Caso (Perugia, Italy) Stavros Konstantinides (Alexandroupolis, ) Management of anticoagulation during elective interventional procedures George Ntaios (Larissa, ) Thursday, March 9, 05 Antithrombotic treatment in patients with coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation John Goudevenos (Ioannina, ) How and when should we restart anticoagulants after an anticoagulant-related intracranial hemorrhage Valeria Caso (Perugia, Italy) 9:00-9:0 STATE-OF-THE-ART LECTURE 9:0-9:45 Break MCQ voting system available Chairperson: Konstantinos Gourgoulianis (Larissa, ) Recent advances in diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism Stavros Konstantinides (Alexandroupolis, ) 9:45 - :00 OPENING CEREMONY Welcome Inaugural Lecture The Long Journey of Hepatology: From the 960s to our days Stephanos J. Hadziyannis (Athens, ) :00 WELCOME RECEPTION Larissa Imperial Hotel 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa, 9

6 Friday, March 0, 05 08:00-09:0 ORAL PRESENTATIONS OP0 OP OP OP0-OP8 HEPATOLOGY Chairpersons: Evangelos Cholongitas (Thessaloniki, ) Maria Schina (Athens, ) DECREASED SERUM DNASE ACTIVITY IN PATIENTS WITH AUTOIMMUNE LIVER DISEASES N. K. Gatselis, A. G. Vakrakou, K. Zachou, T. Androutsakos, K. Azariadi, G.Hatzis, M. N. Manoussakis, G. N. Dalekos Department of Medicine and Research Laboratory of Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Department of Pathophysiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, LONG-TERM OUTCOME OF PATIENTS WITH AUTOIMMUNE HEPATITIS RECEIVING MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL (MMF) AS FIRST LINE TREATMENT K. Zachou, N. Gatselis, S. Gabeta, A. Saitis, E.I. Rigopoulou, G.K. Koukoulis, G. N. Dalekos Department of Medicine and Research Laboratory of Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Thessaly, Department of Pathology, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larissa, A RARE SIDE EFFECT OF THE SKIN POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF URSODEOXYCHOLIC ACID DURING TREATMENT OF PRIMARY BILIARY CIRRHOSIS X. Koufomichali, S. Kokkoris, E. Mouka, G. Katsourinis, L. Karasavidou, C. Champakis, C. Karampampa, A. Eleftheriadou, C. Kaliouli, C. Drakoulis nd Department of Internal Medicine, General State Hospital of Nikaia-Piraeus Agios Panteleimon, Nikaia-Piraeus, Immunology Department, General State Hospital of Nikaia-Piraeus Agios Panteleimon, Nikaia-Piraeus, 0 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa,

7 OP OP4 OP5 OP6 TELBIVUDINE FOR THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC HEPATITIS B: A CASE SERIES N. K. Gatselis, K. Zachou, E. I. Rigopoulou, G. Papadamou, K. Galanis, G. N. Dalekos Department of Medicine and Research Laboratory of Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larissa, TELBIVUDINE IS ASSOCIATED WITH IMPROVEMENT OF RENAL FUNCTION IN PATIENTS AFTER LIVER TRANSPLANTATION M. Ioannidou, E. Cholongitas, T. Vasiliadis, I. Goulis, G. Moisidou, Z. Valari, P. Chalevas, S. Soulaidopoulos, T. Oikonomou, E. Akriviadis 4 th Department of Internal Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Medical School of Aristotle University rd Internal Medicine Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Papageorgiou Hospital IMPACT OF ORGAN AND NON-ORGAN-SPECIFIC AUTOANTIBODIES ON THE TREATMENT OUTCOME OF PATIENTS WITH HEPATITIS D VIRUS INFECTION, K. Zachou, C. Yurdaydin, 4 U. Drebber, V. Schlaphoff, 4 H. P. Dienes, M. P. Manns, H. Wedemeyer, G. N. Dalekos Department of Medicine and Research Laboratory of Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Thessaly, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hanover Medical School, Hanover, Germany University of Ankara Medical School, Gastroenterology Section, Ankara, Turkey 4 Institute of Pathology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany COMPARISON OF CREATININE AND CYSTATIN C BASED GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE FORMULAE WITH 5CR- EDTA CLEARANCE IN PATIENTS WITH DECOMPENSATED CIRRHOSIS E. Cholongitas, M. Ioannidou, F. Ntogramatzi, Z. Athanasiadou, I. Goulis, A. Tsakou, E. Kissa, A. Piperidou, T. Stamatopoulos, E. Akriviadis 4 th Department of Internal Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Medical School of Aristotle University Biochemical Department, Hippokration General Hospital of Thessaloniki Friday, March 0, 05 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa,

8 Friday, March 0, 05 OP7 CIRRHOTIC CARDIOMYOPATHY IS ASSOCIATED WITH SEVERITY OF ASCITES IN PATIENTS WITH DECOMPENSATED CIRRHOSIS E. Cholongitas, P. Chalevas, S. Soulaidopoulos, D. Ekklisiarchos, M. Ioannidou, E. Kissa, A. Tsakou, T. Stamatopoulos, A. Piperidou, E. Akriviadis 4 th Department of Internal Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Medical School of Aristotle University Department of Cardiology Hippokration Hospital of Thessaloniki OP8 OP9 OP0 GOLGI PROTEIN 7 (GP7): A NEW NON-INVASIVE BIOMARKER FOR ASSESSING LIVER FIBROSIS AND RISK OF PROGRESSION TO HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA N. K. Gatselis, G. L. Norman, K. Zachou, Z. Shums, A. Saitis, S. Gabeta, G. N. Dalekos Department of Medicine and Research Laboratory of Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larissa, INOVA Diagnostics, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA OP9-OP7 Hall ACHILLEAS HEPATOLOGY - GASTROENTEROLOGY Chairpersons: George Germanidis (Thessaloniki, ) Vassilios Papadimitropoulos (Athens, ) HEPATITIS C VIRUS REINFECTION FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT AMONG PEOPLE WHO INJECT DRUG (PWID) G. Ntetskas, V. Papastergiou, L. Skorda, A. Katsili, M. Stampori, F. Lambrianou, I. Familias, I. Karagiorgi, M. Kladas, S. Karatapanis First Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Rhodes, Gastroenterology Department, General Hospital of Rhodes, PREDICTORS OF ELEVATED TRANSAMINASE LEVELS IN PATIENTS WITH CENTRAL OBESITY V. Papastergiou, G. Ntetskas, L. Skorda, F. Lambrianou, K. Roufas, E. Asonitis, M. Stampori, C. Psellas, I. Karagiorgi, S. Karatapanis First Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Rhodes, 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa,

9 Hall ACHILLEAS OP OP OP ANTI-FIBROTIC EFFECT OF AZATHIOPRINE ON PRIMARY HUMAN HEPATIC STELLATE CELLS P. Manousou, T. Shepherd, L. Longato, K. Rombouts, A.T. Tzallas, N. Giannakeas, M. G. Tsipouras, E. V. Tsianos, M. Pinzani The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Unit, Royal Free Hospital and UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, London, UK st Division of Internal Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, School of Applied Technology, Department of Computer Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Kostakioi, Arta, DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RADIOLOGY AND HISTOPATHOLOGY: ARE WE DOING THINGS WRONG? S. Onali, E. Tsochatzis, J. O Beirne, A. Marshall, T. Luong, M. Pinzani, 4 A. Tzallas, M. Tsipouras, E. Tsianos, P. Manousou The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Unit, Royal Free Hospital and UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, London, UK Department of Cellular Pathology, UCL Medical School, Royal Free Campus st Division of Internal Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, Faculty of medicine School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, 4 School of Applied Technology Department of Computer Engineering Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Kostakioi, Arta, Friday, March 0, 05 REGION SEGMENTATION AND CLASSIFICATION IN DIGITAL IMAGES OF LIVER TISSUE M. G. Tsipouras, N. Giannakeas, Z. Tsianou, A. T. Tzallas, P. Manousou, E. V. Tsianos st Division of Internal Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, School of Applied Technology, Department of Computer Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Kostakioi, Arta, The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Unit, Royal Free Hospital and UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, London, UK 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa,

10 Hall ACHILLEAS Friday, March 0, 05 OP4 OP5 CHARACTERISTICS OF PATIENTS WITH COLORECTAL CANCER IN NORTHWESTERN GREECE D. Christodoulou, I. Mitselos, C. Tzika, E. Tsianos University of Ioannina, AN INNOVATIVE DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF IBD PATIENTS E. Karvounis, V. Tsianos, K. Kyriakidi, E. Tsianos st Division of Internal Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, OP6 COLONOSCOPIC FINDINGS IN PATIENTS WITH IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA AND NEGATIVE GASTROSCOPY I. Familias, G. Ntetskas, I. Striglogiannis, V. Papastergiou, E. Anastasiou, M. Stampori, E. Asonitis, F. Lambrianou, K. Roufas, S. Karatapanis Gastroenterology Department, General Hospital of Rhodes, First Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Rhodes, OP7 ENDOSCOPIC FINDINGS IN PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH HEMATOCHEZIA I. Familias, G. Ntetskas, I. Striglogiannis, V. Papastergiou, E. Anastasiou, M. Stampori, E. Asonitis, C. Psellas, I. Karagiorgi, S. Karatapanis Gastroenterology Department, General Hospital of Rhodes, First Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Rhodes, 4 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa,

11 09:0-0:0 SYMPOSIUM Hepatitis C virus infection in the era of new DAAs Chairpersons: George N. Dalekos (Larissa, ) George V. Papatheodoridis (Athens, ) Current treatment options for HCV patients Michael Manns (Hannover, Germany) HCV treatment in special populations Cihan Yurdaydin (Ankara, Turkey) Friday, March 0, 05 0:0 - :00 Coffee Break :00 - :0 ROUND TABLE Current trends in the pathogenesis and management of SLE Chairpersons: Yves Renaudineau (Brest, France) Dimitrios Vassilopoulos (Athens, ) Dysfunctional B cells in SLE Yves Renaudineau (Brest, France) Dysfunctional T cells in SLE Patrick Blanco (Bordeaux France) Lessons from animal models in SLE Miri Blank (Tel Aviv, Israel) Management of SLE patients with nephritis and CNS George Bertsias (Heraklion, ) :0 - :00 SATELLITE LECTURE Targeting Optimal Renal Function preservation in Liver Transplant recipients with current Immunosuppressive & Antiviral drugs Sponsored by Novartis Hellas SA :00-4:00 SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM New treatment paradigms in Chronic Hepatitis C: The Greek reality Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa, 5

12 Hall CHRISALIDA Friday, March 0, 05 4:00-5:0 E-POSTER PRESENTATIONS (Screen A) e-pp0 - e-pp Hall CHRISALIDA HEPATOLOGY - GASTROENTEROLOGY - METABOLISM Chairpersons: Dimitrios Papazoglou (Alexandroupolis, ) Melanie Deutsch (Athens, ) e-pp0 A NOVEL COMPUTERASSISTED SYSTEM FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND ANALYSIS OF LIVER BIOPSIES N. Giannakeas, Z. Tsianou, A. T. Tzallas, M. G. Tsipouras, P. Manousou, E. V. Tsianos st Division of Internal Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, School of Applied Technology, Department of Computer Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Kostakioi, Arta, The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Unit, Royal Free Hospital and UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, London, UK e-pp0 AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SURVEY: 0 PATIENTS WITH ELEVATED TRANSAMINASES IN A RANDOM CHECK I. Staikos, K. Krapis, N. Aggelis, K. Karamitsos Outpatient Clinic, Internal Medicine Clinic, General Hospital of Larisa, Larisa, e-pp0 METHOTREXATE- INDUCED RHEUMATOID NODULES IN THE LIVER AND SPLEEN MASQUERADING METASTATIC MALIGNANCY: A CASE REPORT M. Kosmidou, P. Kotsi, G. Glatzounis, A. Gousia, L. Christou, E. V. Tsianos University of Ioannina, Medical School, Internal medicine Department University of Ioannina, Medical School, Department of Surgery University of Ioannina, Medical School, Pathology Department 6 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa,

13 Hall CHRISALIDA e-pp04 ESOPHAGEAL WEBS IN A 7-YEAR-OLD MALE PRESENTING WITH TABLET IMPACTION C. Tsaitas, V. Zioganas, M. Stafylidou, E. Sinakos, I. Goulis 4 th Internal Medicine Unit, Hippokratio Hospital, Thessaloniki Aristotle University, e-pp05 RECURRENT EPISODES OF SEVERE ACUTE PANCREATITIS (SAP) WITH RESPONSE TO CORTICOSTEROID TREATMENT IN AN HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENT E. Paschou, N. Sabanis, C. Kavlakoudis, E. Gavriilaki, 4 A. Pavlis, A. Kalaitzoglou, S. Vasileiou Department of General Practice & Family Medicine, General Hospital of Pella, Edessa, Department of Nephrology, General Hospital of Pella, Edessa, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, 4 Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Pella, Edessa, e-pp06 OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE ADOLESCENTS IN GREECE. A STUDY PROTOCOL OF THE FEEDING-EXERCISE TRIAL IN ADOLESCENTS (FETA) A. Patsopoulou, G. Rachiotis, A. Katsioulis, P. A. Molyvdas, C. Hadjichristodoulou Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, School of Health Science, University of Thessaly, Department of Physiology. Medical Faculty, School of Health Science, University of Thessaly, e-pp07 ENTENSIVE INTRACRANIAL CALCIFICATIONS DUE TO HYPOPARATHYROIDISM A. Mellos, A. Michail, K. Papageorgiou, S. Plakias, E. Arxontis Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Karditsa Friday, March 0, 05 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa, 7

14 Hall CHRISALIDA Friday, March 0, 05 e-pp08 RELATIOSHIP BETWEEN ULTRASONOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS AND BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS IN PARATHYROID ADENOMAS,,,6 Y. Themeli,,4 M. Barbullushi,,4 A. Gjokutaj,,5 E.Sinaj, 6 L. Hoxha, 7 Gj. Dilo, V. Mile Diagnostic Center Ikeda-Euromeddica, Tirana, Albania Diagnostic Center Med.al, Tirana, Albania Faculty of Technical Medical Sciences, Tirana, Albania 4 UHC Mother Teresa, Tirana, Albania 5 Fisiomed Center, Tirana, Albania 6 Dermo Life Clinic, Tirana, Albania 7 Dilo Dental Center, Tirana, Albania e-pp09 DIETARY HABITS AND LIFESTYLE IN YOUTH POPULATION OF FASRALA (CENTRAL GREECE) S. Aggelakou-Vaitsi, N. Vaitsis, I. Anastassopoulou Private practice, Farsala, Internal Medicine, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, e-pp0 THE CONTRIBUTION OF A SPECIAL LIPID UNIT OF A GENERAL HOSPITAL TO THE CONTROL OF LIPID STATUS IN DYSLIPIDEMICS WITH OR WITHOUT TYPE DIABETES S. S. Papadatos, G. Deligiannis, C. Dalampira, A. Bourdakis Second Clinic of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Trikala, Health Visitor, General Hospital of Trikala, Lipid Unit, Second Clinic of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Trikala, e-pp HIGH-DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN SUBCLASSES IN SUBJECTS WITH IMPAIRED FASTING GLUCOSE T. Filippatos, F. Barkas, E. Klouras, A. Liontos, E. Rizos, I. Gazi, A. Tselepis, M. Elisaf Internal Medicine School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Laboratory of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, 8 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa,

15 Hall ALKISTIS - THETIDA (Screen B) e-pp - e-pp Hall ALKISTIS - THETIDA e-pp e-pp e-pp4 NEPHROLOGY Chairpersons: Christos Drakoulis (Athens, ) Theodoros Eleftheriadis (Larissa, ) INCREASED CIRCULATING SERUM LEVELS OF TGFΒ- AND IL-6 ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROGRESSION OF CΗRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN ATHEROSCLEROTIC PATIENTS WITH TYPE DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY G. Dimas, I. Kanellos, F. Iliadis, T. Tegos, S. Spiroglou, I. Karamouzis, C. Savopoulos, A. Hatzitolios, D. Grekas st Propaedeutic Internal Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, st Neurology Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Biochemistry Laboratory, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, ASSOCIATION OF HYPOVITAMINAEMIA D AND TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR Β IN THE PROGRESSION OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE G. Dimas, I. Kanellos, F. Iliadis, T. Tegos, S. Spiroglou, I. Karamouzis, C. Savopoulos, A. Hatzitolios, D. Grekas st Propaedeutic Internal Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, st Neurology Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Biochemistry Laboratory, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, NONSECRETORY MULTIPLE MYELOMA WITH HYPERCALCEMIC ACUTE RENAL FAILURE AND LYTIC BONE LESIONS E. Spanou, F. Lamprianou, C. Paliouras, K. Roufas, G. Ntetskas, N. Karvouniaris, S. Karatapanis Hematology Department, General Hospital of Rhodes, Rhodes, Nephrology Department, General Hospital of Rhodes, Rhodes, st Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Rhodes, Rhodes, Friday, March 0, 05 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa, 9

16 Hall ALKISTIS - THETIDA Friday, March 0, 05 e-pp5 e-pp6 e-pp7 ASSOCIATION OF CIRCULATING SERUM LEVELS OF VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR-A WITH VASCULAR ULTRASOUND DETERMINANTS OF DEMENTIA IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY G. Dimas, T. Tegos, G. Konstantinidis, F. Iliadis, I. Kanellos, S. Spiroglou, S. Fotiadis, C. Savopoulos, A. Hatzitolios, D. Grekas st Propaedeutic Internal Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, st Neurology Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Biochemistry Laboratory, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, A CASE OF C GLOMERULONEPHRITIS TRIGGERED BY A RESPIRATORY INFECTION C. Paliouras, G. Ntetskas, K. Roufas, F. Lamprianou, N. Karvouniaris, E. Anastasakis, P. Alivanis, S. Karatapanis Nephrology Department, General Hospital of Rhodes, Rhodes, st Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Rhodes, Rhodes, HYPERHOMOCYSTEINEMIA AND MTHFR POLYMORPHISMS IN DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY G. Dimas, I. Kanellos, F. Iliadis, T. Tegos, S. Spiroglou, S. Fotiadis, G. Konstantinidis, C. Savopoulos, A. Hatzitolios, D. Grekas st Propaedeutic Internal Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, st Neurology Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Biochemistry Laboratory, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, 0 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa,

17 Hall ALKISTIS - THETIDA e-pp8 e-pp9 e-pp0 INCREASED SERUM LEVELS OF VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR A ARE REVERSELY CORRELATED WITH TIMP- IN THE PROGRESSION OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE G. Dimas, F. Iliadis, T. Tegos, S. Spiroglou, I. Kanellos, I. Karamouzis, C. Savopoulos, A. Hatzitolios, D. Grekas st Propaedeutic Internal Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, st Neurology Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Biochemistry Laboratory, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE- AND FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR- ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND PROGRESSION OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY G. Dimas, F. Iliadis, I. Kanellos, T. Tegos, S. Spiroglou, S. Fotiadis, I. Karamouzis, C. Savopoulos, A. Hatzitolios, D. Grekas st Propaedeutic Internal Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, st Neurology Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Biochemistry Laboratory, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, INCREASED CIRCULATING SERUM LEVELS OF MMP-9 AND VEGF-A ARE ASSOCIATED WITH OXIDATIVE STRESS IN PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY GLOMERULONEPHRITIS AND EARLY STAGES OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE G. Dimas, T. Tegos, S. Spiroglou, I. Kanellos, I. Karamouzis, C. Savopoulos, A. Hatzitolios, D. Grekas st Propaedeutic Internal Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, st Neurology Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Biochemistry Laboratory, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University Friday, March 0, 05 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa,

18 Hall ALKISTIS - THETIDA Friday, March 0, 05 e-pp SERUM LEVELS OF TISSUE INHIBITOR OF METALLOPROTEINASE- AND OX-LDL ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ATHEROSCLEROSIS IN PATIENTS WITH CΗRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE G. Dimas, T. Tegos, S. Spiroglou, I. Kanellos, I. Karamouzis, C. Savopoulos, A. Hatzitolios, D. Grekas st Propaedeutic Internal Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, st Neurology Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Biochemistry Laboratory, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Hall ALKISTIS - THETIDA (Screen C) e-pp - e-pp Hall ALKISTIS - THETIDA e-pp e-pp NEPHROLOGY - RESPIRATORY DISEASES Chairpersons: Athanasios Konstantinidis (Ioannina, ) Konstantinos P. Makaritsis (Larissa, ) INCREASED CIRCULATING SERUM LEVELS OF TGFΒ- AND MMP- ARE ASSOCIATED WITH INFLAMMATION AND PROGRESSION OF CΗRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY G. Dimas, I. Kanellos, T. Tegos, F. Iliadis, S. Spiroglou, S. Fotiadis, I. Karamouzis, C. Savopoulos, A. Hatzitolios, D. Grekas st Propaedeutic Internal Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, st Neurology Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Biochemistry Laboratory, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, MANAGING STRESS INCONTINENCE IN POSTNATAL WOMEN V. Ndreu, E. Sinaj, F. Kamberi, A. Sula Public University of Medical Sciences of Tirana, Albania Mother Teresa Hospital, Tirana, Albania 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa,

19 Hall ALKISTIS - THETIDA e-pp4 FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR- AND HYPOVITAMINAEMIA D IN ANAEMIA OF TYPE DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY G. Dimas, F. Iliadis, I. Kanellos, T. Tegos, S. Spiroglou, S. Fotiadis, I. Karamouzis, C. Savopoulos, A. Hatzitolios, D. Grekas st Propaedeutic Internal Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, st Neurology Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Biochemistry Laboratory, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, e-pp5 INCREASED CIRCULATING SERUM LEVELS OF VEGF-A ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ALBUMINURIA IN HYPETENSIVE PATIENTS G. Dimas, T. Tegos, I. Kanellos, S. Spiroglou, S. Fotiadis, I. Karamouzis, G. Konstantinidis, C. Savopoulos, A. Hatzitolios, D. Grekas st Propaedeutic Internal Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, st Neurology Medical Department, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Biochemistry Laboratory, Ahepa University Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, e-pp6 CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN GERIATRIC PRIMARY CARE IN ANDROS F. Athanasiou, M. Mandaraka, I. Ammolochitou, I. Petsi, G. Mitrou EOPYY Medical Unit, Chora Andros, e-pp7 TRANSFUSION-RELATED ACUTE LUNG INJURY (TRALI) SYNDROME IN A PATIENT WITH CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE F. Lambrianou, G. Ntetskas, C. Paliouras, V. Papastergiou, M. Stampori, E. Anastasiou, E. Asonitis, F. Alourda, K. Roufas, S. Karatapanis First Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Rhodes, Friday, March 0, 05 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa,

20 Hall ALKISTIS - THETIDA Friday, March 0, 05 e-pp8 IDENTIFICATION AND EVALUATION OF PATIENTS WITH PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PULMONARY DISEASES AT THE REGIONAL HOSPITAL OF VLORA IN 04 R. Luci, B. Subashi, G. Sinanaj, D. Selfo, E. Nocka, E. Lazaj, S. Durmishi Faculty of Public Health, University of Vlora, Albania Mother Tereza Hospital, Tirane, Albania Rajonal Hospital of Vlora, Albania e-pp9 HOSPITALIZATION EFFECTIVENESS OF HIGH SEVERITY GRADE ICU PATIENTS A. Vakalos, V. Popko ICU, Xanthi General Hospital, Xanthi, e-pp0 e-pp 5:0-6:00 Leisure time HOSPITALIZATION EFFECTIVENESS OF VERY HIGH SEVERITY GRADE ICU PATIENTS A. Vakalos, V. Popko ICU, Xanthi General Hospital, Xanthi, HOSPITALIZATION EFFECTIVENESS OF MEDIUM SEVERITY GRADE ICU PATIENTS A. Vakalos, V. Popko ICU, Xanthi General Hospital, Xanthi, 4 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa,

21 6:00-7:0 ROUND TABLE Common diseases of the upper GI tract: new aspects on pathogenesis and treatment Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology Chairpersons: Grigorios Paspatis (Heraklion, ) Sotirios D. Georgopoulos (Athens, ) Pathogenesis and current treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease Georgios Karamanolis (Athens, ) Friday, March 0, 05 Pathogenesis and current treatment of H. pylori infection John Vlachogianakos (Athens, ) Epidemiology, pathogenesis and current treatment modalities of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding Konstantinos Thomopoulos (Patras, ) Peptic ulcer disease and complications from non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs and antiplatelet agents: epidemiology, mechanisms of tissue damage and gastroprotective strategies Dimitrios Christodoulou (Ioannina, ) MCQ voting system available 7:0-8:5 SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM Modern approach to Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) 8:5-8:45 Coffee Break Sponsored by Astellas Pharmaceuticals Hellas 7 th International Congress of Internal Medicine of Central, March 9-, 05, Larissa, 5

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