Gabriel Dimitriou
University of Patras
Internal medicineObstetricsBreathingSurgeryRespiratory distressCardiologyPediatricsDiaphragmatic breathingLung volumesRespiratory diseaseMechanical ventilationNeonatal intensive care unitGestational agePregnancyBody mass indexRespiratory muscleAnesthesiaGestationRespiratory systemFunctional residual capacityOxygenationMedicine
Publications 185
#1Despoina Gkentzi (University of Patras)H-Index: 8
#2Lamprini Mpania (University of Patras)
Last. Ageliki A. Karatza (University of Patras)H-Index: 12
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Aim null We aimed to investigate the influenza immunisation status of caregivers and household contacts of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) and potential barriers to vaccine uptake. null Methods null Prospective questionnaire-based survey over two influenza seasons (2019-2020 and 2020-2021) on 161 children with CHD attending a tertiary paediatric cardiology clinic and their families. Logistic regression and factor analysis were performed to identify factors associated with influenza ...
#2Despoina GkentziH-Index: 8
Last. Gabriel DimitriouH-Index: 27
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#1A. Kanellopoulou (University of Patras)
#2Ioannis Giannakopoulos (University of Patras)H-Index: 8
Last. Despoina Gkentzi (University of Patras)H-Index: 8
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Vaccine hesitancy has increased, which has an effect on vaccine uptake. The aim of our study was to investigate childhood vaccination coverage in Western Greece and identify factors affecting it. We also aimed to assess trends in childhood vaccination coverage nationwide. A cross-sectional study was conducted (2016-2019) in all the primary schools in Patras, the third largest city in the country. Data collection was undertaken using child vaccination booklets and questionnaires on socio-demograp...
#1Erini Kostopoulou (University of Patras)
#2Xenophon Sinopidis (University of Patras)H-Index: 6
Last. Gabriel Dimitriou (University of Patras)H-Index: 27
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AIMS OF THE STUDY: It is well known that parenting stress is an important but often underestimated psychosocial variable. Data regarding the impact of the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak on parental psychology are currently lacking. The aim of the present study was to assess parenting stress during the COVID-19 pandemic in Greece. METHODS: An Internet e-survey was conducted adhering to CHERRIES guidelines of the EQUATOR network and released from 16 March to 22 March 2020, using the...
#1Georgia Akrivopoulou (University of Patras)
#2Sotirios Fouzas (University of Patras)H-Index: 19
Last. Ageliki A. Karatza (University of Patras)H-Index: 12
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INTRODUCTION Previous studies in children with innocent murmurs have shown that parental concern is common. METHODS We assessed the anxiety levels among parents of asymptomatic neonates or infants up-to 6 weeks referred for cardiologic consultation because of a heart murmur. A six-item short-form of the state scale of the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) was completed by the parents before and after consultation. RESULTS The average STAI score decreased from 14.42 ± 4.54 on arriv...
#1Gabriel DimitriouH-Index: 27
#2Asimina TsintoniH-Index: 2
Last. Theodore Dassios (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 14
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Objectives null To compare the work of breathing in the prone and supine positions in convalescent prematurely born infants. null Working hypothesis null The work of breathing would be lower in the prone compared to the supine position. null Study design null Prospective observational cohort study. null Patient-subject selection null Consecutive preterm infants breathing unsupported in room air with a gestational age of 28-34 weeks in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit were studied before d...
#1Alexandros Ntzounas (University of Patras)
#2Ioannis Giannakopoulos (University of Patras)H-Index: 8
Last. Sotirios Fouzas (University of Patras)H-Index: 19
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BACKGROUND A series of repeated questionnaire surveys among 8- to 9-year-old school children in the city of Patras, Greece, demonstrated a continuous rise in the prevalence of wheeze/asthma from 1978 to 2003, with a plateau between 2003 and 2008. We further investigated wheeze/asthma trends within the same environment over the last decade. METHODS Two follow-up surveys were conducted in 2013 (N = 2554) and 2018 (N = 2648). Physician-diagnosed wheeze and asthma were analyzed in relation to their ...
Our study aims to assess the attitudes, knowledge, and influenza vaccine uptake of school teachers, the intention to uptake influenza vaccine as well as the COVID-19 vaccine and to identify factors associated with vaccine acceptance during the COVID-19 pandemic in Greece. A cross-sectional online survey was conducted among elementary and kindergarten school teachers in the area of Western Greece from June 2020 to August 2020. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed via an internet-base...
Pregnant women should receive influenza and pertussis vaccines according to the National Immunisation Schedule in Greece. The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitudes and factor...
This cross-sectional study aims to assess parents’ knowledge, attitude, and practices on antibiotic use for children with URTIs symptoms in Greece in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. We distributed a questionnaire to a random sample of parents who visited primary health care centers in Patras, Greece. Out of 412 participants, 86% believed that most infections with common cold or flu symptoms were caused by viruses, although 26.9% believed that antibiotics may prevent complications. Earache was ...
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