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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

What is COPD?   According to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) global strategy for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2018 report, “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a common, preventable and treatable disease that is characterized by persistent respiratory symptoms and airflow limitation that is due...

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...

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer is a generic term for a group of diseases which can affect any body organ or system characterized by rapid, uncontrollable and abnormal cell growth and division, as well as the ability to spread throughout the body (metastasis). The cancer is usually named after the organ where it started from, for example lung cancer...

Suspended lung function tests due to COVID-19

Our team at the George D. Behrakis Research Lab, closely monitors the Covid-19 situation updates and is daily informed on the guidelines issued by national and international medical societies and health authorities. Currently the guidelines for lung function testing under the Covid-19 pandemic require that testing is only performed if the following apply:   preoperative...

November 4, 2020November 4, 2020In News

New publication by Research Lab!

We are proud to announce that our manuscript entitled “Smoking in Greece Where we stand in 2020” has been published in PNEUMON Journal. You can read the article via the journal’s link

October 21, 2020October 21, 2020In News

6th Series of Lectures – Institute of Public Health, ACG

The Institute of Public Health of the American College of Greece has released their 2020-2021 program for the 6th Series of Lectures on Public Health.   Every month, scientists and academics will share the most up-to-date information on current and emerging health topics. The lectures are of interest to healthcare professionals but also to the...

Athens is applauded by WHO in protecting vulnerable communities due to COVID19!

“These very harsh times have taught us that the best outcome always comes with collaboration and consistent efforts. When city and civil society join efforts, the result is more than fruitful, as together we can open an ever-safer umbrella towards marginalized populations. In this battle against time, no one is to be left behind” Kostas Bakoyannis....

September 4, 2020September 4, 2020In News

World No Tobacco Day 2020_Online Discussion 27.5.2020

On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day 2020, the Institute of Public Health, The American College of Greece and the Institute of Scientific Research of the Panhellenic Medical Association co-organize an Online Discussion, entitled “Education for a smoke-free generation”.   Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at 19:00 Watch online via www.livemedia.gr/smokefree20 Live broadcast on our Facebook page SMOKEFREEGREECE  ...

May 26, 2020June 19, 2020In News

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
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