School of Medicine
University of Patras
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KARKOULIAS KIRIAKOS, Assistant Professor


Sector: Division of Internal Medicine Ι

Clinic/Laboratory: Department of Internal Medicine

Knowledge Subject: Dept of Pulmonary Medicine

Research Area: Sleep Disorders, Lung Cancer

University Hospital of Patras, Rio Patras, 26500, Greece 5th floor, Wing D, Dept of Pulmonary Medicine

+30 2610 999822 +30 2610 999523

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Summary of Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Kiriakos Karkoulias was born in Patras. He studied medicine at the University of Padova, IT and graduated in 1996. He finished his specialty training in pulmonary medicine in 2006 in Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Patras. He completed his doctoral dissertation in the Department of Medicine, University of Patras. He worked at the Department of oncology with expertise in lung cancer at the University Hospital San Gerardo, Milan, IT. He serves in the Department of Medicine, University of Patras since 2009 initially as a Lecturer and then at the position of Assistant Professor of Pulmonary Medicine. He is a member of Hellenic Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society. Research interests include sleep disorders, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Selected Publications

• Karkoulias K, Sampsonas F, Lykouras D, Duska M, Christofidou M, Marangos M, Spiropoulos K. An unexpected pulmonary infection in a patient with gastric tube interposition, reconstruction of the hypopharynx and gastric-hypopharyngeal anastomosis. Acta Clin Belg. 2011 Jan-Feb;66(1):60-2.
• Giannikoulis C, Karkoulias K, Thomopoulos K, Marangos M, Spiropoulos K, Nikolopoulou V. Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and respiratory manifestations do not present lung function disorders during cardiopulmonary exercise test. Dis Esophagus. 2011 Apr;24(3):189-93.
• Karkoulias K, Lykouras D, Sampsonas F, Drakatos P, Canova S, Tsoukalas G, Spiropoulos K. The role of Endothelin-1 in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and pulmonary arterial hypertension: pathogenesis and Endothelin-1 antagonists. Curr Med Chem. 2010;17(11):1059-66.
• Patouchas D, Sampsonas F, Papantrinopoulou D, Tsoukalas G, Karkoulias K, Spiropoulos K. Determinants of specific sensitization in flour allergens in workers in bakeries with use of skin prick tests. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2009 Nov-Dec;13(6):407-11.
• Lykouras D, Sampsonas F, Kaparianos A, Efremidis G, Karkoulias K, Tsoukalas G, Spiropoulos K. Pulmonary arterial hypertension: need to treat. Inflamm Allergy Drug Targets. 2008 Dec;7(4):260-9.
• Karkoulias K, Habeos I, Charokopos N, Tsiamita M, Mazarakis A, Pouli A, Spiropoulos K. Hormonal responses to marathon running in non-elite athletes. Eur J Intern Med. 2008 Dec;19(8):598-601.
• Lykouras D, Sampsonas F, Kaparianos A, Karkoulias K, Spiropoulos K. Role and pharmacogenomics of TNF-alpha in asthma. Mini Rev Med Chem. 2008 Aug;8(9):934-42.
• Georgopoulos NA, Saltamavros AD, Vervita V, Karkoulias K, Adonakis G, Decavalas G, Kourounis G, Markou KB, Kyriazopoulou V. Basal metabolic rate is decreased in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and biochemical hyperandrogenemia and is associated with insulin resistance. Fertil Steril. 2009 Jul;92(1):250-5.
• Karkoulias K, Perimenis P, Charokopos N, Efremidis G, Sampsonas F, Kaparianos A, Patouchas D, Tsiamita M, Spiropoulos K. Does CPAP therapy improve erectile dysfunction in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome? Clin Ter. 2007 Nov-Dec;158(6):515-8.
• Karkoulias K, Patouchas D, Alahiotis S, Tsiamita M, Vrodakis K, Spiropoulos K. Specific sensitization in wheat flour and contributing factors in traditional bakers. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2007 May-Jun;11(3):141-8.
• Perimenis P, Karkoulias K, Konstantinopoulos A, Perimeni PP, Katsenis G, Athanasopoulos A, Spyropoulos K. Sildenafil versus continuous positive airway pressure for erectile dysfunction in men with obstructive sleep apnea: a comparative study of their efficacy and safety and the patient's satisfaction with treatment. Asian J Androl. 2007 Mar;9(2):259-64.
• Perimenis P, Konstantinopoulos A, Karkoulias K, Markou S, Perimeni P, Spyropoulos K. Sildenafil combined with continuous positive airway pressure for treatment of erectile dysfunction in men with obstructive sleep apnea. Int Urol Nephrol. 2007;39(2):547-52.
• Charokopos N, Tsiamita M, Karkoulias K, Koumoundourou D, Aletra C, Dougenis D, Spiropoulos K. Carcinoid tumour behind bronchiectasis. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2006 Jun;65(2):110-3.
• Perimenis P, Karkoulias K, Konstantinopoulos A, Alchanatis M, Perimeni PP, Athanasopoulos A, Spyropoulos K. The impact of long-term conventional treatment for overlap syndrome (obstructive sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) on concurrent erectile dysfunction. Respir Med. 2007 Feb;101(2):210-6.
• Perimenis P, Karkoulias K, Markou S, Gyftopoulos K, Athanasopoulos A, Barbalias G, Kiriazopoulou V, Spiropoulos K. Erectile dysfunction in men with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: a randomized study of the efficacy of sildenafil and continuous positive airway pressure. Int J Impot Res. 2004 Jun;16(3):256-60.

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