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University of Athens Medical School

University of Athens Medical School (UOA) – Greece
The 1st and 4th Departments of Internal Medicine of the Athens Medical School are situated in the “Laikon” and “Attikon” hospitals respectively. These are leading Tertiary care teaching hospitals in the area of Athens, with a combined capacity of more than 1000 beds. Both departments’ focus is on Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Resistance, Infection Control and Pathogenesis of Infection with broad clinical, research and teaching activities in these areas. Each hospital has Clinical Microbiology Laboratory with dedicated and experienced staff and separate Research Laboratory on Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

Main tasks
Both participating Departments will conduct part of the clinical trial comparing colistin to the combination of colistin and imipenem for infections caused by multidrug resistant Gram negative pathogens (MDRGNB).

Previous experience
Both participating departments have extensive experience with clinical and laboratory research on infections caused by MDRGNB, including epidemiology, investigation of mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance,antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics as well as on clinical trials. In addition there is extensive research and clinical experience with the use of colistin, due to the high prevalence of infections by MDRGNB in Greece.

Key personnel
Prof. George Petrikkos (MD, PhD) is an Infectious Diseases specialist. Currently he is Head of the 4th Department of Internal Medicine and he is Professor in Infectious Diseases. His main research and clinical interests are infections by multidrug resistant bacteria, infections in the immunecompromised host and fungal infections. He has published more than 80 articles in peer reviewed journals in the field of infectious diseases.
George L. Daikos (MD) is Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease. He is Director of the Research Laboratory of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy in Laiko General Hospital. His principal research interests are: 1)mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, 2) in vivo models of infection and antimicrobial chemotherapy, and 3)molecular epidemiology of Infectious Diseases.

Recent publications

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