School of Medicine
University of Patras
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Sector: Division of Internal Medicine Ι

Clinic/Laboratory: Department of Internal Medicine

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Date of birth: 20/5/1962 Place of birth: Anavriti, Greece EDUCATION 1980:High School Diploma, grade “Very good” 1986:Graduated from the Medical School of the University of Patras, grade “very good” Languages:Greek (native language), English POSTGRADUATE TRAINING 7/8/1987 - 18/1/1989:Obligatory Social Service, General Hospital, Messologi, Greece 1989-1994:Training in Internal Medicine and Gastrenterology in University Hospital of Patras, Greece. 16/1/1998 :Doktorate Thesis from the University of Patras, Greece : ‘’Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding and the role of endoscopic hemostasis” 1/5/2007 – 31/7/2007 : Endoscopy Center for Digestive and Liver Disorders, The Royal infirmary of Edinburgh. FACULTY POSITIONS 22/8/1997 – 25/11/2003:Consaltant in the Department of Gastrenterology Patras University Medical School, Patras, Greece 26/11/2003 -20/10/2008 : Lecturer in Gastroenterology, University Medical School, Patras, Greece 20/10/2008 - 20/5/2013 Assistant professor in Gastroenterology, University Medical School, Patras, Greece 20/5/2013 – present : Associate professor in Gastroenterology, University Medical School, Patras, Greece

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1. Thomopoulos K.C., Nikolopoulou, V.N., Katsakoulis, E.C., Mimidis, K.P., Margaritis, V.G., Markou, S.A., Vagianos, C.E.The effect of endoscopic injection therapy on the clinical outcome of patients with benign peptic ulcer bleeding (1997) Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 32 (3), pp. 212-216. 2. Thomopoulos, K.C., Mitropoulos, J.A., Katsakoulis, E.C., Vagianos, C.E., Mimidis, K.P., Hatziargiriou, M.N., Nikolopoulou, V.N. Factors associated with failure of endoscopic injection haemostasis in bleeding peptic ulcers (2001) Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 36 (6), pp. 664-668. 3. Thompoulos, K.C., Labropoulou-Karatza, C., Mimidis, K.P., Katsakoulis, E.C., Iconomou, G., Nikolopoulou, V.N. Non-invasive predictors of the presence of large oesophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis. (2003) Digestive and Liver Disease, 35 (7), pp. 473-478. 4. Thomopoulos, K.C., Vagenas, K.A., Vagianos, C.E., Margaritis, V.G., Blikas, A.P., Katsakoulis, E.C., Nikolopoulou, V.N. Changes in aetiology and clinical outcome of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding during the last 15 years (2004) European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 16 (2), pp. 177-182. 5. Nikolopoulou, V.N., Thomopoulos, K.C., Katsakoulis, E.C., Vasilopoulos, A.G., Margaritis, V.G., Vagianos, C.E.The Effect of Octreotide as an Adjunct Treatment in Active Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding (2004) Journal of Clinical astroenterology, 38 (3), pp. 243-247. 6. Thomopoulos, K.C., Theocharis, G.J., Vagenas, K.A., Danikas, D.D., Vagianos, C.E., Nikolopoulou, V.N. Predictors of hemostatic failure after adrenaline injection in patients with peptic ulcers with non-bleeding visible vessel (2004) Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 39 (6), pp. 600-604. 7. Thomopoulos, K.C., Theocharis, G.J., Tsamantas, A.C., Siagris, D., Dimitropoulou, D., Gogos, C.A., Labropoulou-Karatza, C. Liver steatosis is an independent risk factor for treatment failure in patients with chronic hepatitis C (2005) European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 17 (2), pp. 149-153. 8. Assimakopoulos, S.F., Thomopoulos, K.C., Patsoukis, N., Georgiou, C.D., Scopa, C.D., Nikolopoulou, V.N., Vagianos, C.E.Evidence for intestinal oxidative stress in patients with obstructive jaundice (2006) European Journal of Clinical Investigation, 36 (3), pp. 181-187. 9. Thomopoulos, K.C., Arvaniti, V., Tsamantas, A.C., Dimitropoulou, D., Gogos, C.A., Siagris, D., Theocharis, G.J., Labropoulou-Karatza, C. Prevalence of liver steatosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B: A study of associated factors and of relationship with fibrosis (2006) European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 18 (3), pp. 233-237. 10. Thomopoulos K.C., Pagoni, N.A., Vagenas, K.A., Margaritis, V.G., Theocharis, G.I., Nikolopoulou, V.N. Twenty-four hour prophylaxis with increased dosage of octreotide reduces the incidence of post-ERCP pancreatitis (2006) Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 64 (5), pp. 726-731. 11. Thomopoulos K., Theocharis, G., Mimidis, K., Lampropoulou-Karatza, Ch., Alexandridis, E., Nikolopoulou, V. Improved survival of patients presenting with acute variceal bleeding. Prognostic indicators of short- and long-term mortality (2006) Digestive and Liver Disease, 38 (12), pp. 899-904. 12. Theocharis GJ, Thomopoulos KC, Sakellaropoulos G, Katsakoulis E, Nikolopoulou V.Changing Trends in the Epidemiology and Clinical Outcome of Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in a Defined Geographical Area in Greece. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2008 Feb;42(2):128-133. 13. Arvaniti VA, Thomopoulos KC, Tsamandas A, Makri M, Psyrogiannis A, Vafiadis G, Assimakopoulos SF, Labropoulou-Karatza C. Serum adiponectin levels in different types of non alcoholic liver disease. Correlation with steatosis, necroinflammation and fibrosis. Acta Gastroenterol Belg. 2008 Oct-Dec;71(4):355-60. 14. Triantos CK, Marzigie M, Fede G, Michalaki M, Giannakopoulou D, Thomopoulos K, Garcovich M, Kalafateli M, Chronis A, Kyriazopoulou V, Jelastopoulou E, Nikolopoulou V, O'Beirne J, Burroughs AK. Critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency in patients with cirrhosis and variceal bleeding. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Jul;9(7):595-601. 15. Assimakopoulos SF, Tsamandas AC, Tsiaoussis GI, Karatza E, Triantos C, Vagianos CE, Spiliopoulou I, Kaltezioti V, Charonis A, Nikolopoulou VN, Scopa CD, Thomopoulos KC. Altered intestinal tight junctions' expression in patients with liver cirrhosis: a pathogenetic mechanism of intestinal hyperpermeability. Eur J Clin Invest. 2012 Apr;42(4):439-46