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Thyroid autoimmunity is associated with higher urinary iodine concentrations in an iodine-deficient area of northwestern Greece
Northwestern Greece was identified in the 1960s for its high prevalence of endemic goiter and iodine deficiency. Although iodized salt has been commercially available since then, a recent epidemiological survey of 3916 ...
Strontium-90 concentration measurements in human bones and teeth in Greece
Strontium-90 concentration was measured in human bones and teeth collected in Greece during the period 1992-1996. One hundred and five bone samples, mainly cancellous bone, and 108 samples, taken from a total of 896 ...
Prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis A among children and adolescents in Larnaca area, Cyprus
The prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis A virus was investigated in 385 children and adolescents (52.2% males), aged 6 to 18, in the Larnaca area of Cyprus. This is the first study investigating the prevalence of hepatitis ...
Tuberculous pericarditis, diagnosis by percutaneous pericardial biopsy
Tuberculous pericarditis is a rare disease and frequently can not be diagnosed because of the difficulty to isolate the etiologic bacillus. If the disease remains without treatment, the development of constriction is quite ...