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Participate in Research 


Participation in research projects is open to all AspireMED students that have completed the “Research Methodology” training provided by AspireMED.

AspireMED students are given the opportunity to work on Literature Reviews, Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses, Case Reports as well as Observational Studies alongside experienced clinicians and researchers.

AspireMED mentors are responsible to guide and assist students and make sure that opportunities for research participation are equally distributed to all of the members. However, opportunities to participate in research projects that are intended for publication are given to students that are characterized by dedications and diligence. We, in AspireMED believe that scientific publications are not an end in themselves but rather the capstone of the in-depth study of a subject.

Part of our recent research output:

Therapeutic Vitamin D Supplementation Following COVID-19 Diagnosis: Where Do We Stand?-A Systematic Review.

Bania A, Pitsikakis K, Mavrovounis G, Mermiri M, Beltsios ET, Adamou A, Konstantaki V, Makris D, Tsolaki V, Gourgoulianis K, Pantazopoulos I.J Pers Med. 2022 Mar 8;12(3):419. doi: 10.3390/jpm12030419.

The T2-FLAIR Mismatch Sign as an Imaging Indicator of IDH-Mutant, 1p/19q Non-Codeleted Lower Grade Gliomas: A Systematic Review and Diagnostic Accuracy Meta-Analysis. 
Adamou A, Beltsios ET, Papanagiotou P. Diagnostics. 2021; 11(9):1620. 

Surgical Management of the Slipping Rib Syndrome.
Beltsios, E.T., Adamou, A., Kontou, M. et al. SN Compr. Clin. Med. 3, 1404–1411 (2021). 



Endovascular Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms. 
Adamou A, Alexandrou M, Roth C, Chatziioannou A, Papanagiotou P. Life. 2021; 11(4):335. 

Early corticosteroid initiation delays viral RNA clearance in respiratory secretions of COVID-19 patients.
Pantazopoulos I, Mavrovounis G, Kyritsis A, Perlepe G, Miziou A, Gourgoulianis K.Adv Respir Med. 2021;89(6):624-625. doi: 10.5603/ARM.a2021.0112.

Comparison of advanced closed-loop ventilation modes with pressure support ventilation for weaning from mechanical ventilation in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Kampolis CF, Mermiri M, Mavrovounis G, Koutsoukou A, Loukeri AA, Pantazopoulos I.J Crit Care. 2021 Nov 25;68:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2021.11.010.

Sublingual microcirculatory alterations during the immediate and early postoperative period: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Chalkias A, Papagiannakis N, Mavrovounis G, Kolonia K, Mermiri M, Pantazopoulos I, Laou E, Arnaoutoglou E.Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2021 Oct 26. doi: 10.3233/CH-211214.

Talc pleurodesis in malignant pleural effusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Beltsios, E.T., Mavrovounis, G., Adamou, A. et al. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 69,832–842 (2021). 

Intentional ingestion of batteries and razor blades by a prisoner: a true emergency?
Pantazopoulos I, Mavrovounis G, Mermiri M, Adamou A, Gourgoulianis K.Int J Prison Health. 2021 Sep 23;ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print). doi: 10.1108/IJPH-06-2021-0054.


Stress hormones kinetics in ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest and resuscitation: Translational and therapeutic implications.
Pantazopoulos I, Boutsikos I, Mavrovounis G, Graikou T, Faa G, Barouxis D, Kesidou E, Mavridis T, Chalkias A, Xanthos T.Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Jul 9;50:14-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2021.07.016.

Effect of PM2.5 Levels on Respiratory Pediatric ED Visits in a Semi-Urban Greek Peninsula.
Kanellopoulos N, Pantazopoulos I, Mermiri M, Mavrovounis G, Kalantzis G, Saharidis G, Gourgoulianis K.Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jun 12;18(12):6384. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18126384

Proportional assist ventilation versus pressure support ventilation for weaning from mechanical ventilation in adults: weaning success and mortality.
Pantazopoulos I, Mavrovounis G, Mermiri M, Kampolis C.Crit Care. 2021 Jun 10;25(1):200. doi: 10.1186/s13054-021-03575-9.

Pulmonary function testing in COPD: looking beyond the curtain of FEV1.
Kakavas S, Kotsiou OS, Perlikos F, Mermiri M, Mavrovounis G, Gourgoulianis K, Pantazopoulos I.NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2021 May 7;31(1):23. doi: 10.1038/s41533-021-00236-w.

Continuous chest compressions with asynchronous ventilation improve survival in a neonatal swine model of asphyxial cardiac arrest.
Aggelina A, Pantazopoulos I, Giokas G, Chalkias A, Mavrovounis G, Papalois A, Douvanas A, Xanthos T, Iacovidou N.Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Apr 5;48:60-66. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2021.04.009.


Critical emergency medicine and the resuscitative care unit.
Mermiri M, Mavrovounis G, Chatzis D, Mpoutsikos I, Tsaroucha A, Dova M, Angelopoulou Z, Ragias D, Chalkias A, Pantazopoulos I.Acute Crit Care. 2021 Feb;36(1):22-28. doi: 10.4266/acc.2020.00521.

Drones for Automated External Defibrillator Delivery: Where Do We Stand?
Mermiri MI, Mavrovounis GA, Pantazopoulos IN.J Emerg Med. 2020 Nov;59(5):660-667. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2020.07.027.


Pectus excavatum and scoliosis: a review about the patient's surgical management.

Beltsios ET, Mitsos S, Panagiotopoulos N, General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery volume 68, pages1225–1233 (2020), DOI: 10.1007/s11748-020-01496-y.


Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter lines for Intensive Care Unit and onco-hematologic patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Mavrovounis G, Mermiri M, Chatzis DG, Pantazopoulos I.Heart Lung. 2020 Nov-Dec;49(6):922-933. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2020.07.008.



Challenges in procedural sedation and analgesia in the emergency department.
Raffay V, Fišer Z, Samara E, Magounaki K, Chatzis D, Mavrovounis G, Mermiri M, Žunić F, Pantazopoulos I. Journal of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine [Internet]. 2020 Jul 30;4(0)

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