Marios Pantzaris

Professor

Current Position

Director of Neurology Clinic C, The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics 

Education

Medical School of Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

Research Interests

  • The role of Herpes Viruses in the pathogenesis and evolution of Multiple Sclerosis ( Funded by the MS association of the USA)
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of MRI Images   in patients with Multiple Sclerosis 
  • High resolution MRI scan images analysis in the progression of Clinically Isolated Syndromes (CIS) in Multiple Sclerosis (Funded by Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation)
  • Video segmentation and motion analysis of the atherosclerotic carotid plaque in ultrasound images (VISEMA), Funded by RPF.
  • Real time Wireless Transmission of Medical  Ultrasound Video C. Pattichis, UCY (PI), 
  • Nutrition Supplements in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Supplement Project (MS Project) Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, for the creation of New High Technology and Innovation Enterprises through the Business Incubator
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Brain White Matter Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis Subjects
  • Funded by Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation  (RPF)  
  • Study of amending genes in the prognosis of multiple sclerosis severity. Funded by a “Genesis Pharma Cyprus” Grand
  • Identification of distinct microRNA profiles in Multiple Sclerosis patients resistance to Interferon-beta (IFN-β), Funded by a “Genesis Pharma Cyprus” Grand
  • A study of modifier genes on disease severity n Multiple Sclerosis Funded by Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) 
  • Πολυκεντρική, τυχαιοποιημένη, διπλή-τυφλή, ελεγχόμενη με εικονικό φάρμακο, κλινική μελέτη για την θεραπεία της πολλαπλής σκλήρυνσης με νέα πρότυπη και πρωτοποριακή φαρμακευτική αγωγή ( Mineral Study) Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Program for the creation of New High Technology and Innovation Enterprises through the Business Incubator
  • PLP10 in Parkinson Disease: Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism.

 

Biography

Selected Publications
  1. Z. Antoniou, A. S. Panayides, M. Pantzaris, A. G. Constantinides, C. S. Patichis, and M. S. Pattichis, Real-Time Adaptation to Time-Varying Constraints for Medical Video Communications, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Nov. 2016, under review.
  2. Christoforos D. Giannaki, Georgios M. Hadjigeorgiou, George Aphamis, Marios Pantzaris, Giorgos K. Sakkas Restless legs syndrome in adolescents: Relationship with sleep quality, cardiorespiratory fitness and body fat Sleep Science Available online 19 January 2017 In Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.slsci.2017.01.004
  3. C.P. Loizou, N. Soulis, M. Pantziaris, T. Kasparis, "Texture feature variability in ultrasound video of the atherosclerotic carotid plaque", J. Translational Eng. Health & Medic. 2017, submitted.
  4. Z. C. Antoniou, A. S. Panayides, M. Pantziaris, A. G. Constantinides, C. S. Pattichis, and M. S. Pattichis, “Dynamic Network Adaptation for Real-Time Medical Video Communication,” in Proc. of XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Medicon’16, Springer International Publishing, Paphos, Cyprus, 31st Mar.-02 Apr., 2016, pp. 1093-1098.
  5. E. Kkolou, E. Leonidou, E. Gaglia, M. Pantzaris ‘Comparison of the efficacy and retention of Natalizumab Vs Fingolimod in Cypriot patients with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis’.. Published in “European Journal of Neurology”, vol.23, supp.1, May 2016”.
  6. C.P. Loizou, M. Pantziaris, "An integrated system for the complete segmentation of the common carotid artery bifurcation in ultrasound images," J. Biomed. Eng. & Informatics, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 11-24, 2015.
  7. A. S. Panayides, M. S. Pattichis, C. P. Loizou, M. Pantziaris, A. G. Constantinides, C. S. Pattichis, “An Effective Ultrasound Video Communication System Using Despeckle Filtering and HEVC,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 668-676, Mar. 2015
  8. A.S. Panayides, M.S. Pattichis, C.P. Loizou, M. Pantziaris, A.G. Constantinides, C.S. Pattichis, "An effective ultrasound video communication system using despeckle filtering and HEVC," IEEE J. Biomed. Health Inform., vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 668-676, 2015. 
  9. E. Kyriacou, P. Vogazianos, C. Christodoulou, C. Loizou, S. Petroudi, M. Pattichis, M. Pantziaris, A. Nicolaides, C.S. Pattichis, A. Panayides, Prediction of the Time Period of Stroke based on Ultrasound Image Analysis of Initially Asymptomatic Carotid Plaques, in Proc. of 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE EMBC’15, Milan, Italy, Aug. 25 – 29, pp. 334-337, 2015.
  10. C.P. Loizou, S. Petroudi, I. Seimenis, M. Pantziaris, C.S.Pattichis, "Quantitative texture analysis of brain white matter lesions derived from T2-weighted MR images in MS patients with clinically isolated syndrome," J. Neuroradiol., vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 99-114, 2015.
  11. E. Kkolou, E. Gaglia, J. Toufexis, M. Pantzaris. ‘Evaluation of the safety, efficacy and retention of Mitoxantrone in Cypriot patient with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis’. Published in “European Journal of Neurology”, vol.22, supp. 1, 2015. 
  12. C.P. Loizou, M. Pantziaris, A.N. Nicolaides, and C.S. Pattichis, “Atherosclerotic carotid plaque texture features variability in ultrasound videos”, 6th European Conf. Int. Fed. Med. & Biolog. Eng. (MBEC), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 7-11 Sept., IFMBE Proc., vol. 45, pp. 176-179, 2014
  13. C.P. Loizou, S. Petroudi, I. Seimenis, M. Pantziaris, and C.S. Pattichis, "Quantitative texture analysis of brain white matter lesions derived from T2-weighted MR images in MS patients with clinically isolated syndrome", J. Nueroradiology, accepted
  14. C.P. Loizou, T. Kasparis, T. Lazarou, C.S. Pattichis, and M. Pantziaris, “Manual and automated intima-media thickness and diameter measurements of the common carotid artery in patients with renal failure disease”, Comput. Biol. & Medicine, vol. 53, pp. 220-229, 2014.
  15. E. Kkolou, A. Heraklides, J. Toufexis, E. Gaglia M. Pantzaris. Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of Mitoxantrone in Cypriot patients with worsening forms of Multiple Sclerosis’. Published in ‘Hospital Pharmacy Science and Practice’ vol.21, sup.1, 2014.
  16. C.P. Loizou, C. Theofanous, M. Pantziaris, and T. Kasparis, “Despeckle filtering software toolbox for ultrasound imaging of the common carotid artery”, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, no. 114, pp. 109-124, January 2014
  17. C.P. Loizou, V. Murray,M.S. Pattichis, M. Pantziaris, A.N. Nicolaides, and C.S. Pattichis, “Despeckle filtering for multiscale Amplitude-Modulation Frequency-Modulation (AM-FM) texture analysis of ultrasound images of the intima-media complex”, Int. J. Biomed. Imag., vol. 2014, Art. ID. 518414, 13 pages, 2014
  18. C.P. Loizou, S. Petroudi, C.S. Pattichis, M. Pantziaris, and A.N. Nicolaides, “An integrated system for the segmentation of atherosclerotic carotid plaque in ultrasound video”, IEEE Trans. Ultras. Ferroel. Freq. Contr., vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 86-101, Jan. 2014.
  19.  A. S. Panayides, M. S. Pattichis, C. P. Loizou, M. Pantziaris, A. G. Constantinides, C. S. Pattichis, “An Effective Ultrasound Video Communication System Using Despeckle Filtering and HEVC,” submitted to Biomedical and Health Informatics, IEEE Journal of, March 2014,
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