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Suspended lung function tests due to COVID-19

The George D. Behrakis Research Lab in line with the shelter at home order and to ensure the safety of both patients and personnel, has proactively suspended the performance of lung function tests since 13 March 2020.   As of May 8 2020, the Hellenic Thoracic Society has issued the following statement regarding lung function...

May 12, 2020May 12, 2020In News

Ινστιτούτο Δημόσιας Υγείας, ACG: Διαδικτυακή Συζήτηση Στρογγύλης Τράπεζας_Πανδημία COVID-19

Προσαρμοζόμενοι στις νέες συνθήκες, επανεκκινούμε, τροποποιημένο, τον 5ο Κύκλο Διαλέξεων που διεκόπη, καθώς εφαρμόζουμε τα μέτρα κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης και #menoumespiti. Στο πλαίσιο αυτό, διοργανώνεται διαδικτυακή Συζήτηση Στρογγύλης Τράπεζας με θέμα: Πανδημία COVID-19 που θα πραγματοποιηθεί στις 10 Απριλίου 2020 και ώρα 18:30. Εξέχοντες εισηγητές, υπό τον συντονισμό του Καθηγητή Παναγιώτη Μπεχράκη, θα αναφερθούν στον SARS–CoV-2, τη νόσο που προκαλεί COVID-19, τα μέτρα προστασίας, τις...

April 3, 2020April 6, 2020In News

New publication by Research Lab and Institute of Public Health!

Sheltered at home hoping to soon resume into our normal lives, we are remotely keeping up with our research and everyday work. We, at the Lab and IPH are proud and excited to announce that our review article entitled “A Systematic Literature Review of E-Cigarette-Related Illness and Injury: Not Just for the Respirologist” was published...

March 27, 2020March 27, 2020In News

AN UPDATE ON THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that mainly affect the respiratory system. The severity of illness they cause ranges from a common cold to very serious and even fatal respiratory infections. Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath and high fever, whereas in some severe cases and depending on the virus strain, pneumonia, severe acute respiratory...

Basic information on coronaviruses and recommended ways to protect ourselves.

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that mainly affect the respiratory system. The severity of illness they cause ranges from a common cold to very serious and even fatal respiratory infections. Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath and high fever, whereas in some severe cases and depending on the virus strain, pneumonia, severe acute respiratory...

New publication by Research Lab!

We are proud to announce that our manuscript entitled “Passive exposure of non-smokers to E-Cigarette aerosols: Sensory irritation, timing and association with volatile organic compounds” has been published in the Journal Environmental Research. You can read the article via the journal’s link https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0013935119307601

December 9, 2019December 9, 2019In News

World Pneumonia Day!

12th of November has been established as World Pneumonia day since 2009 aiming to increase awareness on pneumonia, one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality especially in children and the elderly.   What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs especially affecting the alveoli that fill with pus and fluid instead...

TackSHS project final conference & press release – 8 October 2019, European Parliament, Brussels

8 October 2019, European Parliament, Brussels Tackling tobacco-related chronic diseases in Europe: Novel data from the Horizon 2020 TackSHS project reveals the results of exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) from cigarettes and second-hand aerosols (SHA) from electronic cigarettes on the respiratory health of European population, the burden of associated mortality and morbidity, and economic consequences...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the George D. Behrakis Research Lab is sharing some very important information on Breast Cancer.   Breast Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women. It is characterized by the presence of abnormal cells in the breast that grow and divide rapidly and uncontrollably and have the ability to...

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5th Series of Lectures on Public Health

The Institute of Public Health – The American College of Greece, opens the 5th Annual Series of Lectures, this Wednesday September 25th, with a Round Table Discussion on Seasonal Influenza.   Lectures are CME-CPD credited by the Panhellenic Medical Association for physicians and by the Hellenic Regulatory Body of Nurses for continuing their medical and...

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