Relevant Publications

  1. Protogerou AD, Panagiotakos DB, Zampeli E, Argyris AA, Arida K, Konstantonis GD, Pitsavos C, Kitas GD, Sfikakis PP. Arterial hypertension assessed “out-of-office” in a contemporary cohort of rheumatoid arthritis patients free of cardiovascular disease is characterized by high prevalence, low awareness, poor control and increased vascular damage-associated “white coat” phenomenon. Arthritis Res Ther. 2013 Oct 2;15(5):R142.
  2. Bamias G, Stamatelopoulos K, Zampeli E, Protogerou A, Sigala F, Papamichael C, Christopoulos P, Kitas GD, Sfikakis PP. Circulating levels of TNF-like cytokine 1A correlate with the progression of atheromatous lesions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Immunol. 2013 May;147(2):144-50.
  3. Sandoo A, Protogerou AD, Hodson J, Smith JP, Zampeli E, Sfikakis PP, Kitas GD. The role of inflammation, the autonomic nervous system and classical cardiovascular disease risk factors on subendocardial viability ratio in patients with RA: a cross-sectional and longitudinal study. Arthritis Res Ther. 2012 Nov 28;14(6):R258.
  4. Toutouzas K, Sfikakis PP, Karanasos A, Aggeli C, Felekos I, Kitas G, Zampeli E, Protogerou A, Stefanadis C. Myocardial ischaemia without obstructive coronary artery disease in rheumatoid arthritis: hypothesis-generating insights from a cross-sectional study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013 Jan;52(1):76-80.
  5. Protogerou A, Zampeli E, Tentolouris N, Makrilakis K, Kitas G, Sfikakis PP. Subclinical femoral atheromatosis in rheumatoid arthritis: comparable prevalence to diabetes mellitus in a case-control study. Ann Rheum Dis. 2012 Sep;71(9):1534-6.
  6. Zampeli E, Protogerou A, Stamatelopoulos K, Fragiadaki K, Katsiari CG, Kyrkou K, Papamichael CM, Mavrikakis M, Nightingale P, Kitas GD, Sfikakis PP. Predictors of new atherosclerotic carotid plaque development in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a longitudinal study. Arthritis Res Ther. 2012 Mar 5;14(2):R44.
  7. Protogerou AD, Zampeli E, Fragiadaki K, Stamatelopoulos K, Papamichael C, Sfikakis PP. A pilot study of endothelial dysfunction and aortic stiffness after interleukin-6 receptor inhibition in rheumatoid arthritis. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Dec;219(2):734-6.
  8. Stamatelopoulos KS, Kitas GD, Papamichael CM, Kyrkou K, Zampeli E, Fragiadaki K, Panoulas VF, Mavrikakis M, Sfikakis PP. Subclinical peripheral arterial disease in rheumatoid arthritis. Atherosclerosis. 2010 Sep;212(1):305-9.
  9. Stamatelopoulos KS, Kitas GD, Papamichael CM, Chryssohoou E, Kyrkou K, Georgiopoulos G, Protogerou A, Panoulas VF, Sandoo A, Tentolouris N, Mavrikakis M, Sfikakis PP. Atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis versus diabetes: a comparative study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2009 Oct;29(10):1702-8.