Lab Head: Dr Theodosis Kalamatianos


Research at the neurobiology lab focuses on the following two topics:

  Α. Pathophysiology and Biomarkers of Neurological Disease.

The overarching goal of the research is the elucidation of pathophysiological mechanisms underlying neurological disease and the identification of novel diagnostic/prognostic biomarkers. The clinical entities under investigation include disorders of considerable neurological and neurosurgical interest such as chronic subdural hematoma, normal pressure hydrocephalus, stroke, brain trauma and brain tumors.

 Β. Human cerebrovascular system anatomy and physiology.

The research aims in the better understanding of human cerebrovascular system anatomy, providing further insights into its variable anatomy/physiology.


Recent publications

 Kalamatianos T, Antonopoulos I, Piagkou M, Natsis K, Chrissicopoulos C, Stranjalis G. A distal anterior cerebral artery tripod branching to a bihemispheric pericallosal artery. Surg Radiol Anat. 2022 Feb;44(2):303-306. doi: 10.1007/s00276-021-02879-3.

Natsis K, Piagkou M, Lazaridis N, Kalamatianos T, Chytas D, Manatakis D, Anastasopoulos N, Loukas M. A systematic classification of the left-sided aortic arch variants based on cadaveric studies’ prevalence. Surg Radiol Anat. 2021 Mar;43(3):327-345. doi: 10.1007/s00276-020-02625-1

Mavridis IN, Kalamatianos T, Koutsarnakis C, Stranjalis G. Microsurgical Anatomy of the Precuneal Artery: Does It Really Exist? Clarifying an Ambiguous Vessel Under the Microscope. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2016 Mar 1;12(1):68-76. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000001082

Kalamatianos T, Mavridis IN, Karakosta E, Drosos E, Skandalakis GP, Kalyvas A, Piagkou M, Koutsarnakis C, Stranjalis G. The Parieto-Occipital Artery Revisited: A Microsurgical Anatomic Study. World Neurosurg. 2019 Jun;126:e1130-e1139. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.02.215

Ntymenou S, Tsantzali I, Kalamatianos T, Voumvourakis KI, Kapaki E, Tsivgoulis G, Stranjalis G, Paraskevas GP. Blood Biomarkers in Frontotemporal Dementia: Review and Meta-Analysis. Brain Sci. 2021 Feb 15;11(2):244. doi: 10.3390/brainsci1102024.

Kalamatianos T, Denekou D, Stranjalis G, Papadimitriou E. Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase in Glioblastoma: Detection/Diagnostic Methods and Therapeutic Options. Recent Pat Anticancer Drug Discov. 2018;13(2):209-223. doi: 10.2174/1574892813666180115151554

Balaka C, Stranjalis G, Kalamatianos T, Koutsarnakis C, Bouras T, Boviatsis E, Sakas DE. Perioperative microdialysis in meningioma surgery: correlation of cerebral metabolites with clinical outcome. Acta Neurochir (Wien) 156:2275-82, 2014.

Margetis K, Markianos M, Gatzonis S, Kalamatianos T, Sakas D. Orexin-a system neuromodulation by intrathecal baclofen. J Clin Psychopharmacol 34:535-7, 2014.

 Kalamatianos T, Markianos M, Margetis K, Bourlogiannis F, Stranjalis G. Higher Orexin A levels in lumbar compared to ventricular CSF: a study in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. Peptides. 51:1-3, 2014.

 Kalamatianos T, Stavrinou LC, Koutsarnakis C, Psachoulia C, Sakas DE, Stranjalis G. PlGF and sVEGFR-1 in chronic subdural hematoma: implications for hematoma development. J Neurosurg 118:353-7, 2012.

Stavrinou LC, Kalamatianos T, Stavrinou P, Papasilekas T, Psachoulia C, Tzavara C, Stranjalis G. Serum levels of S-100B after recreational scuba diving. Int J Sports Med 32:912-5, 2011.