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Demetrios Vlahakos

Visiting Professor, Nephrology


School of Medicine

Visiting Professor

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department
Emeritus Professor 2021 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medicine/Nephrology

Employment History

Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2000 2021 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School Athens, Greece Professor of Medicine and Nephroloogy, Director Renal Unit, ATTIKON University Hospital
1995 2000 Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center Athens, Greece Chief Consultant in Nephrology and Hypertension
1992 1995 Patras University School of Medicine Patras, Greece Assistant Professor of Nephrology


Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2021 Hyperferritinemia in patients with COVID-19: An opportunity for iron chelation? Vlahakos VD, Marathias KP, Arkadopoulos N, Vlahakos Artif Organs. 45(2) 163-167
2020 Competing Effects of Renin Angiotensin System Blockade and Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitors on Erythropoietin Secretion in Diabetes. Marathias KP, Lambadiari VA, Markakis KP, Vlahakos VD, Bacharaki D, Raptis AE, Dimitriadis GD, Vlahakos DV Am J Nephrol. 51(5) 349-356
2019 Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system in the cardiorenal syndrome with anaemia: a double-edged sword. Vlahakos DV, Tsioufis C, Manolis A, Filippatos G, Marathias KP, Papademetriou V, Mancia G.J J Hypertens. 37(11) 2145-2153
2021 Discontinuation of the renin-angiotensin system inhibitors improves erythropoiesis in patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes. Pavlidis G, Papageorgiou SG, Bazani E, Bouchla A, Glezou E, Gkontopoulos K, Thomopoulos T, Pappa V, Vlahakos DV. Ther Adv Hematol 13;12: 2040620720958299
2018 Chloride Intracellular Channel 4 Overexpression in the Proximal Tubules of Kidneys from the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat: Insight from Proteomic Analysis. Hatziioanou D, Barkas G, Critselis E, Zoidakis J, Gakiopoulou H, Androutsou ME, Drossopoulou G, Charonis A, Vlahakos DV. Nephron 138(1) 60-70
2012 Deferoxamine attenuates lipid peroxidation, blocks interleukin-6 production, ameliorates sepsis inflammatory response syndrome, and confers renoprotection after acute hepatic ischemia in pigs. Vlahakos D, Arkadopoulos N, Kostopanagiotou G, Siasiakou S, Kaklamanis L, Degiannis D, Demonakou M, Smyrniotis V. Artif Organs. 36(4) 400-8
2010 The role of the renin-angiotensin system in the regulation of erythropoiesis. Vlahakos DV, Marathias KP, Madias NE Am J Kidney Dis. 56(3) 558-65.
1999 Association between activation of the renin-angiotensin system and secondary erythrocytosis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease DV Vlahakos, EN Kosmas, I Dimopoulou, E Ikonomou, G Jullien The American journal of medicine 106 (2), 158-164
2003 Posttransplant erythrocytosis. Vlahakos DV, Marathias KP, Agroyannis B, Madias Kidney Int. 63(4) 1187-94.
1992 Anti-DNA antibodies form immune deposits at distinct glomerular and vascular sites. Vlahakos DV, Foster MH, Adams S, Katz M, Ucci AA, Barrett KJ, Datta SK, Madaio MP. Kidney Int. 41(6) 1690-700


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