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1.

Tackling second-hand exposure to tobacco smoke and aerosols of electronic cigarettes: the TackSHS project protocol.

Fernández E, López MJ, Gallus S, Semple S, Clancy L, Behrakis P, Ruprecht A, Gorini G, López-Nicolás Á, Radu-Loghin C, Soriano JB; TackSHS Project Investigators; TackSHS Project Investigators.

Gac Sanit. 2019 Sep 23. pii: S0213-9111(19)30167-0. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2019.07.002. [Epub ahead of print]

2.

Tobacco Treatment Guideline for High Risk Groups: A pilot study in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Trofor AC, Papadakis S, Lotrean L, Buculei-Porosnicu I, Vyzikidou VK, Evangelopoulou V, Vardavas C, Behrakis P.

Tob Induc Dis. 2018 Apr 12;16:13. doi: 10.18332/tid/85944. eCollection 2018.

3.

Respiratory irritants in e-cigarette refill liquids across nine European countries: a threat to respiratory health?

Vardavas C, Girvalaki C, Vardavas A, Papadakis S, Tzatzarakis M, Behrakis P, Tsatsakis A.

Eur Respir J. 2017 Dec 21;50(6). pii: 1701698. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01698-2017. Print 2017 Dec. No abstract available.

4.

Plain packaging of tobacco products in the European Union: an EU success story?

Vardavas C, Filippidis FT, Ward B, Faure M, Jimenez-Ruiz C, Gratziou C, Katsaounou P, Lozano F, Behrakis P, Radu-Loghin C; European Respiratory Society (ERS) Tobacco Control Committee; European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) Scientific Committee.

Eur Respir J. 2017 Nov 22;50(5). pii: 1701232. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01232-2017. Print 2017 Nov. No abstract available.

5.

Short-term respiratory effects of e-cigarettes in healthy individuals and smokers with asthma.

Lappas AS, Tzortzi AS, Konstantinidi EM, Teloniatis SI, Tzavara CK, Gennimata SA, Koulouris NG, Behrakis PK.

Respirology. 2018 Mar;23(3):291-297. doi: 10.1111/resp.13180. Epub 2017 Sep 24.

6.

Characteristics and outcomes of e-cigarette exposure incidents reported to 10 European Poison Centers: a retrospective data analysis.

Vardavas CI, Girvalaki C, Filippidis FT, Oder M, Kastanje R, de Vries I, Scholtens L, Annas A, Plackova S, Turk R, Gruzdyte L, Rato F, Genser D, Schiel H, Balázs A, Donohoe E, Vardavas AI, Tzatzarakis MN, Tsatsakis AM, Behrakis PK.

Tob Induc Dis. 2017 Aug 16;15:36. doi: 10.1186/s12971-017-0141-z. eCollection 2017.

7.

Immediate effects of cigar smoking on respiratory mechanics and exhaled biomarkers; differences between young smokers with mild asthma and otherwise healthy young smokers.

Lappas AS, Konstantinidi EM, Tzortzi AS, Tzavara CK, Behrakis PK.

Tob Induc Dis. 2016 Aug 18;14:29. doi: 10.1186/s12971-016-0095-6. eCollection 2016.

8.

Exhaled Breath Condensate: Technical and Diagnostic Aspects.

Konstantinidi EM, Lappas AS, Tzortzi AS, Behrakis PK.

ScientificWorldJournal. 2015;2015:435160. doi: 10.1155/2015/435160. Epub 2015 May 27. Review.

9.

Secondhand smoke exposure within semi-open air cafes and tobacco specific 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL) concentrations among nonsmoking employees.

Vardavas CI, Karabela M, Agaku IT, Matsunaga Y, Myridakis A, Kouvarakis A, Stephanou EG, Lymperi M, Behrakis PK.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 2014 Oct;27(5):875-81. doi: 10.2478/s13382-014-0294-4. Epub 2014 Sep 12.

10.

Going up in ashes? Smoking-attributable morbidity, hospital admissions and expenditure in Greece.

Tsalapati K, Vardavas CI, Athanasakis K, Thireos E, Vozikis A, Pavi E, Behrakis P, Kyriopoulos I.

Eur J Public Health. 2014 Jun;24(3):477-9. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku040. Epub 2014 Mar 27.

PMID:
24681817
11.

Trends in cardiovascular risk factors in Greece before and during the financial crisis: the impact of social disparities.

Filippidis FT, Schoretsaniti S, Dimitrakaki C, Vardavas CI, Behrakis P, Connolly GN, Tountas Y.

Eur J Public Health. 2014 Dec;24(6):974-9. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku028. Epub 2014 Mar 10.

PMID:
24614651
12.

Indoor air quality in a bar/restaurant before and after the smoking ban in Athens, Greece.

Konstantopoulou SS, Behrakis PK, Lazaris AC, Nicolopoulou-Stamati P.

Sci Total Environ. 2014 Apr 1;476-477:136-43. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.11.129. Epub 2014 Jan 22.

PMID:
24463032
13.

5-Year trends in the intention to quit smoking amidst the economic crisis and after recently implemented tobacco control measures in Greece.

Schoretsaniti S, Filippidis FT, Vardavas CI, Dimitrakaki C, Behrakis P, Connolly GN, Tountas Y.

Addict Behav. 2014 Jan;39(1):140-5. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.09.015. Epub 2013 Sep 20.

PMID:
24126207
14.

The acute effect of cigarette smoking on the respiratory function and FENO production among young smokers.

Kougias M, Vardavas CI, Anagnostopoulos N, Matsunaga Y, Tzwrtzi A, Lymberi M, Connolly GN, Behrakis PK.

Exp Lung Res. 2013 Oct;39(8):359-64. doi: 10.3109/01902148.2013.830654.

PMID:
24070263
15.

Prevalence and determinants of SHS exposure in public and private areas after the 2010 smoke-free legislation in Greece.

Schoretsaniti S, Filippidis FT, Vardavas CI, Tzavara C, Dimitrakaki C, Behrakis P, Connolly GN, Tountas Y.

Int J Environ Health Res. 2014;24(5):401-11. doi: 10.1080/09603123.2013.835033. Epub 2013 Sep 17.

PMID:
24044769
16.

Ashtrays and signage as determinants of a smoke-free legislation's success.

Vardavas CI, Agaku I, Patelarou E, Anagnostopoulos N, Nakou C, Dramba V, Giourgouli G, Argyropoulou P, Antoniadis A, Gourgoulianis K, Ourda D, Lazuras L, Bertic M, Lionis C, Connolly G, Behrakis P; Hellenic Air Monitoring Study Investigators.

PLoS One. 2013 Sep 4;8(9):e72945. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072945. eCollection 2013.

17.

The recent and projected public health and economic benefits of cigarette taxation in Greece.

Alpert HR, Vardavas CI, Chaloupka FJ, Vozikis A, Athanasakis K, Kyriopoulos I, Bertic M, Behrakis PK, Connolly GN.

Tob Control. 2014 Sep;23(5):452-4. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050857. Epub 2013 Mar 6.

PMID:
23467654
18.

Tobacco taxation: the importance of earmarking the revenue to health care and tobacco control.

Vardavas CI, Filippidis FT, Agaku I, Mytaras V, Bertic M, Connolly GN, Tountas Y, Behrakis P.

Tob Induc Dis. 2012 Dec 27;10(1):21. doi: 10.1186/1617-9625-10-21. eCollection 2012.

19.

Acute pulmonary effects of sidestream secondhand smoke at simulated car concentrations.

Vardavas CI, Anagnostopoulos N, Kougias M, Evangelopoulou V, Connolly GN, Behrakis PK.

Xenobiotica. 2013 Jun;43(6):509-13. doi: 10.3109/00498254.2012.741272. Epub 2012 Dec 4.

PMID:
23205567
20.

Changes in tobacco industry advertising around high schools in Greece following an outdoor advertising ban: a follow-up study.

Vardavas CI, Girvalaki C, Lazuras L, Triantafylli D, Lionis C, Connolly GN, Behrakis P.

Tob Control. 2013 Sep;22(5):299-301. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050518. Epub 2012 Nov 6.

PMID:
23132812
21.

Prevalence and determinants of tobacco use among adults in Greece: 4 year trends.

Filippidis FT, Vardavas CI, Loukopoulou A, Behrakis P, Connolly GN, Tountas Y.

Eur J Public Health. 2013 Oct;23(5):772-6. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cks148. Epub 2012 Oct 31.

PMID:
23115328
22.

Five-year trends of second-hand smoke exposure in Greece: a comparison between complete, partial, and prelegislation levels.

Vardavas CI, Anagnostopoulos N, Patelarou E, Minas M, Nakou C, Dramba V, Giourgouli G, Bagkeris E, Gourgoulianis K, Pattaka P, Antoniadis A, Lionis C, Bertic M, Dockery D, Connolly GN, Behrakis PK.

J Aerosol Med Pulm Drug Deliv. 2012 Dec;25(6):349-54. doi: 10.1089/jamp.2011.0949. Epub 2012 Mar 6.

PMID:
22393905
23.

Short-term pulmonary effects of using an electronic cigarette: impact on respiratory flow resistance, impedance, and exhaled nitric oxide.

Vardavas CI, Anagnostopoulos N, Kougias M, Evangelopoulou V, Connolly GN, Behrakis PK.

Chest. 2012 Jun;141(6):1400-1406. doi: 10.1378/chest.11-2443. Epub 2011 Dec 22.

PMID:
22194587
24.

Design and study protocol of the maternal smoking cessation during pregnancy study, (M-SCOPE).

Loukopoulou AN, Vardavas CI, Farmakides G, Rossolymos C, Chrelias C, Tzatzarakis MN, Tsatsakis A, Lymberi M, Connolly GN, Behrakis PK.

BMC Public Health. 2011 Dec 6;11:903. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-903.

25.

Cough management: a practical approach.

De Blasio F, Virchow JC, Polverino M, Zanasi A, Behrakis PK, Kilinç G, Balsamo R, De Danieli G, Lanata L.

Cough. 2011 Oct 10;7(1):7. doi: 10.1186/1745-9974-7-7.

26.

Adherence to CPAP therapy improves quality of life and reduces symptoms among obstructive sleep apnea syndrome patients.

Avlonitou E, Kapsimalis F, Varouchakis G, Vardavas CI, Behrakis P.

Sleep Breath. 2012 Jun;16(2):563-9. doi: 10.1007/s11325-011-0543-8. Epub 2011 Jun 11.

PMID:
21667216
27.

Nursing education and beliefs towards tobacco cessation and control: a cross- sectional national survey (GHPSS) among nursing students in Greece.

Patelarou E, Vardavas CI, Ntzilepi P, Warren CW, Barbouni A, Kremastinou J, Connolly GN, Behrakis P.

Tob Induc Dis. 2011 May 6;9:4. doi: 10.1186/1617-9625-9-4.

28.

Smoking cessation can improve quality of life among COPD patients: validation of the clinical COPD questionnaire into Greek.

Papadopoulos G, Vardavas CI, Limperi M, Linardis A, Georgoudis G, Behrakis P.

BMC Pulm Med. 2011 Feb 25;11:13. doi: 10.1186/1471-2466-11-13.

29.

Chronic disease to top agenda. Beware tobacco companies' spurious financial arguments.

Vardavas CI, Behrakis PK, Connolly GN.

BMJ. 2011 Feb 22;342:d1145. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d1145. No abstract available.

PMID:
21343191
30.

Validity and reliability evidence of the Asthma Control Test--ACT in Greece.

Grammatopoulou EP, Stavrou N, Myrianthefs P, Karteroliotis K, Baltopoulos G, Behrakis P, Koutsouki D.

J Asthma. 2011 Feb;48(1):57-64. doi: 10.3109/02770903.2010.529222. Epub 2010 Nov 1.

PMID:
21039187
31.

The relationship between venue indoor air quality and urinary cotinine levels among semiopen-air café employees: what factors determine the level of exposure?

Karabela M, Vardavas CI, Tzatzarakis M, Tsatsakis A, Dockery D, Connolly GN, Behrakis P.

J Aerosol Med Pulm Drug Deliv. 2011 Feb;24(1):35-41. doi: 10.1089/jamp.2010.0837. Epub 2010 Oct 20.

PMID:
20961168
32.

'Environmentally friendly' brand promotion activities: cigarette butt clean-up campaigns.

Vardavas CI, Mangiaracina G, Behrakis P.

Tob Control. 2010 Jun;19(3):259. doi: 10.1136/tc.2009.034249. No abstract available.

PMID:
20501500
33.

Greece: action at last!

Vardavas CI, Behrakis P.

Tob Control. 2009 Apr;18(2):79-80. No abstract available.

PMID:
19326496
34.

Occupational exposure to lignite and impact on respiratory system among heavy industry personnel.

Drivas S, Rachiotis G, Vlastos FD, Zacharias C, Alexopoulos CG, Symvoulakis M, Vasiliou M, Behrakis PK.

Ind Health. 2007 Jun;45(3):409-14.

35.

Quality of life and smoking among industrial workers in Greece.

Rachiotis G, Behrakis PK, Vasiliou M, Yfantopoulos J.

Med Lav. 2006 Jan-Feb;97(1):44-50.

PMID:
17009670
36.

Suckling rat brain regional distribution of acetylcholinesterase activity in galactosaemia in vitro.

Marinou K, Tsakiris S, Tsopanakis C, Schulpis KH, Behrakis P.

Metab Brain Dis. 2005 Sep;20(3):227-36.

PMID:
16167200
37.

Increased risk for coronary heart disease in blue-collar workers at a military industrial plant in Greece?

Rachiotis G, Papanagiotou G, Kambosi C, Behrakis P, Kremastinos D.

Med Lav. 2005 Mar-Apr;96(2):162-8.

PMID:
16001516
38.

Suckling rat brain regional distribution of Na+,K+-atpase activity in the in vitro galactosaemia: the effect of L-cysteine and glutathione.

Marinou K, Tsakiris S, Tsopanakis C, Schulpis KH, Behrakis P.

Metab Brain Dis. 2005 Mar;20(1):45-54.

PMID:
15918549
39.

Under-registration of occupational diseases: the Greek case.

Alexopoulos CG, Rachiotis G, Valassi M, Drivas S, Behrakis P.

Occup Med (Lond). 2005 Jan;55(1):64-5. No abstract available. Erratum in: Occup Med (Lond). 2005 Mar;55(2):160. Axelopoulos, CG [corrected to Alexopoulos, CG].

PMID:
15699093
40.

Mg2+-ATPase activity in suckling rat brain regions in galactosaemia in vitro. L-Cysteine and glutathione effects.

Marinou K, Tsakiris S, Tsopanakis C, Schulpis KH, Behrakis P.

Toxicol In Vitro. 2005 Mar;19(2):167-72.

PMID:
15649629
41.

Immediate post-operative effects of tracheotomy on respiratory function during mechanical ventilation.

Amygdalou A, Dimopoulos G, Moukas M, Katsanos C, Katagi A, Mandragos C, Constantopoulos SH, Behrakis PK, Vassiliou MP.

Crit Care. 2004 Aug;8(4):R243-7. Epub 2004 Jun 10.

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43.

Gastrointestinal hormones and short-term nutritional schedules in critically ill patients.

Mandragos C, Moukas M, Amygdalou A, Schulpis K, Dalavanga YA, Behrakis PK, Vassiliou MP.

Hepatogastroenterology. 2003 Sep-Oct;50(53):1442-5.

PMID:
14571758
44.

Postoperative changes on pulmonary function after laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy.

Bablekos GD, Roussou T, Rasmussen T, Vassiliou MP, Behrakis PK.

Hepatogastroenterology. 2003 Sep-Oct;50(53):1193-200.

PMID:
14571697
45.

Non-linear evaluation of respiratory mechanics during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Vassiliou MP, Rizzoti L, Laopodis V, Amygdalou A, Psarakis C, Leontaridi C, Koubaniou C, Behrakis PK.

Hepatogastroenterology. 2003 Jul-Aug;50(52):934-8.

PMID:
12845953
46.

Early phase changes by concurrent endurance and strength training.

Balabinis CP, Psarakis CH, Moukas M, Vassiliou MP, Behrakis PK.

J Strength Cond Res. 2003 May;17(2):393-401.

PMID:
12741884
47.

Volume and flow dependence of respiratory mechanics in mechanically ventilated COPD patients.

Vassiliou MP, Amygdalou A, Psarakis CJ, Dalavanga Y, Vassiliou PM, Mandragos KE, Constantopoulos SH, Behrakis PK.

Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2003 Apr 15;135(1):87-96.

PMID:
12706068
48.

Effects of PEEP on inspiratory and expiratory mechanics in adult respiratory distress syndrome.

Frantzeskaki F, Amygdalou A, Rasmussen TR, Vassiliou MP, Behrakis PK.

Respir Med. 2003 Feb;97(2):159-66.

49.

Effect of diet on plasma total antioxidant status in phenylketonuric patients.

Schulpis KH, Tsakiris S, Karikas GA, Moukas M, Behrakis P.

Eur J Clin Nutr. 2003 Feb;57(2):383-7.

PMID:
12571675
50.

Evaluation of the end-expiratory pressure by multiple linear regression and Fourier analysis in humans.

Mygdalou A, Psarakis C, Vassiliou P, Dalavanga YA, Mandragos C, Constantopoulos SH, Behrakis PK, Vassiliou MP.

Respir Med. 2002 Jul;96(7):499-505. Erratum in: Respir Med 2002 Oct;96(10):847. Amygdalou A [corrected to Mygdalou A].

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