Maria Stefanidou
Boston University
EpidemiologyFramingham Heart StudyFramingham Risk ScoreH&E stainSurgeryPathologyCase-control studyDermatologyBiopsyConnective tissue diseaseDermisEpilepsyErythemaLesionPhotodynamic therapyStrokeIschemiaHistologyMedicineCohort
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#1Maria Stefanidou (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 12
#2Alexa Beiser (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 94
Last. Daniel FriedmanH-Index: 36
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Objective To assess the risk of incident epilepsy among participants with prevalent dementia and the risk of incident dementia among participants with prevalent epilepsy in the Framingham Heart Study (FHS). Methods We analyzed prospectively collected data in the Original and Offspring FHS cohorts. To determine the risk of developing epilepsy among participants with dementia and the risk of developing dementia among participants with epilepsy, we used separate, nested, case–control designs and ma...
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#1Maria Stefanidou (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 12
#2Celia Greenlaw (BMC: Boston Medical Center)
Last. Laurie M. Douglass (BMC: Boston Medical Center)H-Index: 12
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ABSTRACT Mental health disorders are prevalent in patients with epilepsy, and adolescents are at particularly high risk. The reason for higher rates of anxiety, depression and suicide in young patients with epilepsy is likely multifactorial, and therefore the approach to treatment has proven challenging. In this review, we discuss important mental health topics for adolescents and young adults with epilepsy, as well as evidence for management. In the past several years, advances have been made i...
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#1Maria Stefanidou (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 12
#2Georgia Montouris (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 26
ABSTRACT A plethora of hormonal and physical changes occur as adolescents grow into adulthood. These changes pose additional challenges for youth with epilepsy. Providers, parents and patients must be well educated about the hormonal influences, both intrinsic and pharmaceutical, on seizures and antiepileptics (AEDs). In addition, they must be made aware of safe/effective contraception, the importance of pregnancy planning, and potential menstrual and sexual health disturbances related to epilep...
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#1Dimitra KoumakiH-Index: 7
#2Vasiliki KoumakiH-Index: 9
Last. Konstantinos KrasagakisH-Index: 2
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Introduction: Turicella otitidis, described as a new species over 20 years ago, has been isolated mainly from the external ear canal and middle ear fluid. Here, we report the first case of palmoplantar eczema related to T. otitidis. Case presentation: Here, we report the first case of palmoplantar eczema in a 74-year-old female related to T. otitidis. Conclusions: The question as to whether T. otitidis is a potential pathogen in cases of dyshidrotic eczema is still open, but this could be better...
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#1Dimitra KoumakiH-Index: 7
#2Vasiliki KoumakiH-Index: 9
Last. Konstantinos KrasagakisH-Index: 2
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Hydroxychloroquine is a commonly used medication and rarely may result in development of erythema multiforme. This potential cutaneous side effect should be highlighted in information given to patients prior to hydroxychloroquine commencement.
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This is the case of a 27-year-old male patient with a newly diagnosed extensive lymphomatoid papulosis type A involving cosmetically sensitive areas (e.g. face), who refused to be treated with a low dose of methotrexate, as recommended by the published literature. The natural course of the disease was proved to be strikingly satisfying though, with a complete regression of all skin lesions at the 4-week follow-up, including an ulcerated nodule 3 x 3 cm in dimension, which was expected to heal at...
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#1Chara KaratziH-Index: 1
#2Maria StefanidouH-Index: 12
Last. Konstantin KrasagakisH-Index: 25
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: A case of anal pemphigus vulgaris in a 49-year-old female suffering from pemphigus vulgaris of the oral cavity is reported. The oral manifestations were in remission until she presented with episodes of anal pain and bleeding on defecation, initially mimicking anal fissures. Inspection revealed prominent painful erosions in the anal canal with external hemorrhoids and strands of sloughing skin and maceration in the anal verge. Histology and direct immunofluorescence test were consistent with p...
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#1Ting Wu (BU: Boston University)
#2Maria Stefanidou (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 12
Last. Helena Lau (BMC: Boston Medical Center)
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Objective: To assess risk factors associated with the development of acute symptomatic seizures in patients presenting with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Background: Seizure is a known complication following ICH and is associated with poor long-term health outcomes. While certain factors have demonstrated consistent associations with increased seizure risk post-ICH (higher admission NIHSS, cortical involvement and lobar microbleeds), other factors including age and alcohol use have been more c...
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