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  ACHILLEAS ATTILAKOS, MD, PhD ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PEDIATRICS “Attikon” University Hospital Dept of Pediatrics Rimini 1, Athens 12462, Greece Tel: +302105831283, Fax: +302105832229 Email: attilakos@hotmail.com       PERSONAL Date of birth: 11/23/1969 Greek Citizen Marital status: married, two children   CURRENT POSITION Assistant Professor of Pediatrics University of Athens 3rd Pediatric Clinic “Attikon” University Hospital Athens Greece   UNDERGRADUATE TRAINING MD: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, (1988-1994).         POSTGRADUATE TRAINING Residency in Pediatrics: 2nd Dept of Pediatrics, Athens Children’s Hospital “P.& A. Kyriakou” (1998-2002). Board Certification (Hellenic Academy of Pediatrics) (2003). PhD: University of Athens, Greece, School of Medicine “Blood homocysteine levels in children with epilepsy treated with long-term antiepileptic therapy” (2001-2006). PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                    General Pediatrics Fellowship, Pediatric Department, Athens Medical Center Greece, Director: Prof Th Karpathios  (2003-2008). Lecturer in Pediatrics, University of Athens 3rd Pediatric Clinic, “Attikon” University Hospital, Athens Greece  (2008-2012). Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Athens 3rd Pediatric Clinic, “Attikon” University Hospital, Athens Greece (2012-to date).     TEACHING EXPERIENCE For 10 years (2008-2018): training of medical students in Pediatrics with lectures and teaching in the wards training of pediatric residents and continuing education of pediatricians with lectures and seminars     PUBLICATIONS  IN INTERNATIONAL PEER-REVIEW JOURNALS Kafetzis DA, Maltezou HC, Zafeiropoulou A, Attilakos A, Stavrinadis C, Foustoukou M. Epidemiology, clinical course and impact on hospitalization costs of acute diarrhea among hospitalized children in Athens, Greece. Scand J Infect Dis. 2001, 33: 681-685. Katsarou E, Attilakos A, Fessatou S, Tsapra H, Tzavara V, Dracou C. Anti-β2 glycoprotein I antibodies and ischemic stroke in a 20-month-old boy. Pediatrics2003, 112: 188-9. Voudris K, Attilakos A, Dimou S, Mastroyianni S, Katsarou E, Skardoutsou A, Garoufi A.Serum amylase, pancreatic amylase and lipase concentrations in epileptic children treated with carbamazepine monotherapy. Clin Chim Acta. 2004, 350: 175-80. Voudris K, Attilakos A, Katsarou E, Garoufi A, Dimou S, Skardoutsou A, Mastroyianni S. Early alteration of bone metabolism in epileptic children receiving carbamazepine monotherapy due to the induction of the hepatic drug-metabolising enzymes. J Child Neurol. 2005, 20: 513-6. Attilakos A, Antoniadou I. Replacing mercury sphygmomanometer in paediatric clinical practice: is there a need for a consensus conference? Arch Dis Child. 2005; 90:654. Garoufi A, Prassouli A, Attilakos A, Voudris K, Katsarou E. Homozygous MTHFR gene mutation and recurrent stroke in an infant. Pediatr Neurol. 2006, 35: 49-51. Voudris K, Attilakos A, Katsarou E, Mastroyianni S, Dimou S, Skardoutsou A, Prassouli A, Garoufi A. Serum amylase, pancreatic amylase and lipase concentrations in epileptic children treated with sodium valproate monotherapy. Brain Dev. 2006, 28:572-575. Voudris K, Attilakos A, Katsarou E, Drakatos A, Dimou S, Mastroyianni S, Skardoutsou A, Prassouli A, Garoufi A. Early and persistent increase in serum lipoprotein (a) concentrations in epileptic children treated with carbamazepine and sodium valproate monotherapy. Epilepsy Res. 2006, 70: 211-217. Attilakos A, Papakonstantinou E, Schulpis K, Voudris K, Katsarou E, Mastroyianni S, Garoufi A. Early effect of sodium valproate and carbamazepine monotherapy on homocysteine metabolism in children with epilepsy. Epilepsy Res. 2006, 71: 229-232. Attilakos A, Voudris K, Garoufi A, Mastroyianni S, Dimou S, Prassouli A, Katsarou E. Effect of sodium valproate monotherapy on serum uric acid concentrations in ambulatory epileptic children: a prospective long-term study. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2006; 10:237-40. Prassouli A, Panagiotou J, Vakaki M, Giannatou I, Atilakos A, Garoufi A, Papaevangelou V. Acute acalculous cholecystitis as the initial presentation of primary Epstein-Barr virus infection. J Pediatr Surg. 2007; 42:E11-3. Lagona E, Sharifi F, Voutsioti A, Mavri A, Markouri M, Attilakos A. Epstein-Barr virus infectious mononucleosis associated with acute acalculous cholecystitis. Infection. 2007; 35:118-9. Attilakos A, Voudris KA, Katsarou E, Prassouli A, Mastroyianni S, Garoufi A. Transient decrease in serum albumin concentrations in epileptic children treated with sodium valproate monotherapy. Clin Neuropharmacol. 2007; 30:145-9. Attilakos A, Katsarou E, Voudris K, Garoufi A. Valproate-associated coagulopathies are frequent and variable in children. Epilepsia 2007; 48:205-6. Prassouli A, Katsarou E, Attilakos A, Antoniadou I. 'Learning difficulties in children with epilepsy with idiopathic generalized epilepsy and well-controlled seizures'. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2007; 49:874; author reply 874-5. Attilakos A, Garoufi A, Voudris K, Mastroyianni S, Fotinou A, Papadimitriou DT, Gavalakis N, Prassouli A, Katsarou E. Thyroid dysfunction associated with increased low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in epileptic children treated with carbamazepine monotherapy: a causal relationship? Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2007; 11:358-61. Attilakos A, Palaiologou P, Lagona E, Voutsioti A, Dinopoulos A. Mycoplasma pneumoniae encephalopathy: recovery after intravenous immunoglobulin. Pediatr Neurol. 2008; 38:357-9. Markouri M, Karpathios T, Dinopoulos A, Attilakos A, Fretzayas A, Bakoula C, Kitsiou-Tzeli S. Okamoto syndrome in a girl of Caucasian origin. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2008; 50:950-2. Attilakos A, Katsarou E, Prassouli A, Mastroyianni S, Voudris K, Fotinou A, Garoufi A. Thyroid function in children with epilepsy treated with sodium valproate monotherapy: a prospective study. Clin Neuropharmacol. 2009; 32:32-4. Attilakos A, Prassouli A, Hadjigeorgiou G, Lagona E, Kitsiou-Tzeli S, Galla A, Stasinopoulou A, Karpathios T. Acute acalculous cholecystitis in children with Epstein-Barr virus infection: a role for Gilbert's syndrome? Int J Infect Dis. 2009; 13:e161-4. Manolakos E, Sarri C, Vetro A, Kefalas K, Leze E, Sofocleus C, Kitsos G, Merou K, Kokotas H, Papadopoulou A, Attilakos A, Petersen MB, Kitsiou-Tzeli S. Combined 22q11.1-q11.21 deletion with 15q11.2-q13.3 duplication identified by array-CGH in a 6 years old boy. Mol Cytogenet. 2011; 4:6. Dinopoulos A, Karapanou O, Alexopoulou E, Tzetis M, Attilakos A, Fretzayas A. VPA-induced recurrent pancreatitis in a cystic fibrosis carrier. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2011; 15:453-5. Siafakas N, Attilakos A, Vourli S, Stefos E, Meletiadis J, Nikolaidou P, Zerva L. Molecular detection and identification of enteroviruses in children admitted to a university hospital in Greece. Mol Cell Probes. 2011; 25:249-54. Papadimitriou A, Douros K, Kleanthous K, Papadimitriou DT, Attilakos A, Fretzayas A. Pubertal maturation of contemporary Greek boys: no evidence of a secular trend. J Adolesc Health. 2011; 49:434-6. Fretzayas A, Moustaki M, Priftis KN, Attilakos A, Lapa E, Nicolaidou P. Thrombocytosis as an overt sign of cow's milk allergic proctocolitis. Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2011; 39:381-3. Karpathios T, Moustaki M, Yiallouros P, Sharifi F, Attilakos A, Papadopoulou A, Fretzayas A. Severe jaundice in two children with Kawasaki disease: a possible association with Gilbert syndrome. J Korean Med Sci. 2012; 27:101-3. Fretzayas A, Gole E, Attilakos A, Daskalaki A, Nicolaidou P, Papadopoulou A. Expanding the spectrum of genetic mutations in antenatal Bartter syndrome type II. Pediatr Int. 2013; 55:371-3. Yiallouros P, Mavri A, Attilakos A, Moustaki M, Leontsini F, Karpathios T. Shewanella putrefaciens bacteraemia associated with terminal ileitis. Paediatr Int Child Health. 2013; 33:193-5.25. Fretzayas A, Moustaki M, Attilakos A, Brozou T, Nicolaidou P. Acalculous cholecystitis or biliary dyskinesia for Epstein-Barr virus gallbladder involvement? Prague Med Rep. 2014; 115:67-72. Tzifi F, Hawkins P, Atsali E, Kotzia D, Attilakos A. Acute hepatitis in a child heterozygous for the I259V MEFV gene variant. Prague Med Rep. 2014; 115:128-33. Garoufi A, Koemtzidou E, Katsarou E, Dinopoulos A, Kalimeraki I, Fotinou A, Drakatos A, Attilakos A. Lipid profile and thyroid hormone concentrations in children with epilepsy treated with oxcarbazepine monotherapy: a prospective long-term study. Eur J Neurol. 2014; 21:118-23. Dinopoulos A, Attilakos A, Paschalidou M, Tsirouda M, Garoufi A, Moustaki M, Siafakas N, Papaevangelou V. Short-term effect of levetiracetam monotherapy on haematological parameters in children with epilepsy: a prospective study. Epilepsy Res. 2014; 108:820-3. Dinopoulos A, Stefanou MI, Attilakos A, Tsirouda M, Papaevangelou V. A case of startle epilepsy associated with IL1RAPL1 gene deletion. Pediatr Neurol. 2014; 51:271-4. Vassiliki P, Ioanna K, Artemis V, Eleni K, Aglaia Z, Attilakos A, Maria T, Dimitris K. Determinants of vaccination coverage and adherence to the Greek national immunization program among infants aged 2-24 months at the beginning of the economic crisis (2009-2011). BMC Public Health. 2014; 14:1192. Dinopoulos A, Attilakos A, Paschalidou M, Tsirouda M, Garoufi A, Siafakas N, Douros K. Response to "No clinically significant lymphocyte count change in pediatric patients treated with levetiracetam". Epilepsy Res. 2015; 114:149-50. E. Kotsia, A. Attilakos, E. Tsekoura, G. Nyktari, E. Koukia, K. Tsoumakas. Neonatal temperature assessment with different thermometer devices. International Journal of Nursing Health and Science (accepted notification).   CHAPTER BOOK Collaborator in Chapters: Nutrition, Vitamins, Immunizations, Infectious diseases,  Respiratory system, Urinary tract system, Immune System, Metabolic diseases, Fluids-electrolytes-acid base, in University Greek book  «PEDIATRICS FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS», published by Litsas, 2010. Coordinator and main contributor in the program «DEVELOPMENT OF GUIDELINES FOR A) THE SYSTEMATIC FOLLOW-UP OF HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF GREEK CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS , 0-18 YEARS OLD AND B) THE TREATMENT OF COMMON RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS» (MIS 372074). (3 books, published in 2015).       RESEARCH PROJECTS “Cardiovascular risk factors in children with epilepsy treated with long-term levetiracetam monotherapy”. Stydy of a family with Osteoporosis-Pseudogloioma (OPPG) Syndrome due to a novel mutation. “Role of low vitamin D levels in pediatric and adolescent obesity”. “Vitamin D levels in pregnancy and the consequences in the offspring”.     REVIEWER  IN INTERNATIONAL PEER-REVIEW JOURNALS Acta Paediatrica, European Journal of Pharmacology, Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, Epilepsy Research, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Epilepsia, Journal of Pediatric Neurology, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Pediatrics International, Pediatric Dermatology, World Journal of Pediatrics, General Hospital Psychiatry, Paediatrics and International Child Health, International Journal of Hepatology  and Seizure.     LANGUAGES                  Greek, English