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A Hatzihidiroglou, K Makedou, Ch Savopoulos
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April 2016: Hippokratia
D Mitsikas, T Kapp, Montmollin de
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April 2016: Hippokratia
D Milisavljevic, M Krstic, T Stankovic
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April 2016: Hippokratia
A S Triantafyllis, N Hiltrop, J Bennett
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April 2016: Hippokratia
I Stankovic, H Colovic, V Zivkovic
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April 2016: Hippokratia
Y E Warren, R C Kirks, J B Thurman, D Vrochides, D A Iannitti
BACKGROUND: Treatment of ruptured hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) focuses on hemorrhage control and utilizes tumor vascular anatomy to palliate or temporize selected patients with hepatic artery embolization (HAE). Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and microwave ablation (MWA) are feasible alternatives or adjunct modalities to resection of HCC; the method of energy delivery in MWA allows uniform coagulative necrosis in shorter time compared with RFA. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present the case of an 82-year-old man who presented with a ruptured liver tumor with active intraperitoneal bleeding on angiography...
April 2016: Hippokratia
K Ioannidis, A Papachristos, Z Athanassa, I Skarlatinis, H Paskalis
INTRODUCTION: There is very limited evidence concerning phenytoin-related mydriasis. CASE REPORT: A 59-year-old male was hospitalized in the intensive care unit due to a head injury. During his hospitalization, phenytoin was administrated. Some days later he presented bilateral mydriasis.  At that time he had impaired creatinine clearance 7 ml/min, albumin levels 3.4 gr/dl, and phenytoin serum concentration 19.94 μg/dl. Evaluation with brain computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging did not reveal any potential cause of mydriasis, while none of the co-administrated drugs have been reported to cause significant mydriasis...
April 2016: Hippokratia
X Zikou, G Papathanakos, E Dounousi, G Nakos, V Koulouras
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive myopathic disorder, inherited as X-linked recessive traits, in which muscle weakness is the primary symptom. Correlation between DMD and hypokalemia is reported in only three case reports. Recent investigations have focused on the nutritional management of patients with DMD. However, there are no data regarding recommendations on potassium intake. Description of case: We report the case of a 15-year-old male patient with DMD, who developed sudden cardiac arrest following severe hypokalemia (K: 1...
April 2016: Hippokratia
K Koutsampasopoulos, A Datsios, S Grigoriadis, I Vogiatzis
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is a rare but important nonatherosclerotic cause of ST elevation myocardial infarction. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 69 years old woman who presented to our hospital with ST elevation myocardial infarction and permanent atrial fibrillation and eventually treated with thrombus aspiration from the left descending coronary artery. CONCLUSION: We have to notice the importance of the appropriate antithrombotic treatment in atrial fibrillation to prevent systemic embolism...
April 2016: Hippokratia
E Vargiami, M Dimitriadou, M Economou, A Christoforidis, D I Zafeiriou
BACKGROUND: Gaucher disease (GD) is a lysosomal storage disorder characterized by severe skeletal complications. Bone complications are an important cause of morbidity of GD and are thought to result from imbalance in bone remodeling. The objective of this case series was to analyze the long-term effect of enzyme replacement therapy on chemokines MIP-1a and MIP-1b, cytokines IL-3, IL-6, IL-10, and IL-12, osteoprotegerin (OPG) and osteocalcin (BGP), chitotriosidase, quantitative ultrasound sonography (QUS), bone magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in patients with GD in Northern Greece...
April 2016: Hippokratia
M Arslan, M Soylu, G Kaner, N İnanç, E Başmısırlı
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have impaired quality of life, but the relationship between their nutritional status and quality of life has not been established. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between quality of life and nutritional status in hospitalized COPD patients. METHODS: Demographic data, quality of life and nutritional status of 90 inpatients with a mean age of 68.76 ± 10.85 years were enrolled in the study...
April 2016: Hippokratia
T Konstantinidis, M Linardakis, G Samonis, A Philalithis
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QoL) assessment contributes to the better care of cancer patients. The aim of the study was to determine QoL among treated patients with advanced cancer (ACPs) in the island of Crete, Greece, their satisfaction with the given care and to evaluate possible differences in QoL between in- and day care clinic patients. METHODS: The QoL of 95 Greek ACPs with breast, lung, and colon cancer were evaluated using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30, version 3), and its Breast (QLQ-BR23) and Lung (QLQ-LC13) Cancer modules, while their satisfaction with the given care was evaluated with a 10-point questionnaire...
April 2016: Hippokratia
M Siampanopoulou, Mantani El, G Moustakas, A Haritanti, A Gotzamani-Psarrakou
INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer is one of the most common malignant neoplastic diseases in men. Early control of the disease progression contributes significantly to survival rates and patients' quality of life. Osteoprotegerin is a dimeric glycoprotein, which affects bone metabolism and inhibits osteoclastogenesis. In the present study, we evaluated the expression of osteoprotegerin in the serum of prostate cancer patients with or without skeletal metastases. METHODS: The expression of serum osteoprotegerin, as measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, has been studied in 82 patients with locally controlled prostate cancer, in 49 patients with metastatic bone disease and in a control group of 41 healthy males...
April 2016: Hippokratia
P Katsinelos, J Kountouras, G Chatzimavroudis, G Lazaraki, S Terzoudis, A Gatopoulou, K Mimidis, T Maris, G Paroutoglou, K Anastasiadou, N Georgakis
OBJECTIVES: Capsule endoscopy (CE) remains the examination of choice for the investigation of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. Although the factors predicting positive CE findings in the overall obscure gastrointestinal bleeding have been investigated, the clinical characteristics that predict a positive CE in patients with past overt obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OOGIB) have not been systematically studied. METHODS: Between September 2004 and December 2013, 262 patients underwent CE for evaluation of past OOGIB after negative upper and lower endoscopy, and other diagnostic modalities...
April 2016: Hippokratia
G Mitsiakos, A Papageorgiou
PURPOSE: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a visual-impairing disorder of the developing retinal vasculature in premature infants. Recent advances in neonatal care have led to an increase in the vulnerable premature population. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the incidence of ROP and its risk factors according to degree of prematurity. METHODS: Data from a sequence of 1,562 infants <32 weeks of gestational age, admitted to the Jewish General Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a tertiary care perinatal center in Montreal, Canada, were reviewed to determine the incidence and risk factors of ROP...
April 2016: Hippokratia
S Bostantjopoulou, Z Katsarou, I Danglis, H Karakasis, D Milioni, C Falup-Pecurariu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Autonomic symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD) are very common and contribute to the severity of patient's disability. We evaluated the occurrence of autonomic symptoms in Greek patients with PD utilizing the Scales for Outcomes in Parkinson's Disease-Autonomic questionnaire (SCOPA-AUT), a specific 23-item self-completed questionnaire for the assessment of autonomic dysfunction in patients with PD. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: One hundred and sixty-one PD patients and forty matched controls were enrolled in the study...
April 2016: Hippokratia
T Vujic, Obradovic Nagorni, G Maric, L Popovic, J Jankovic
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is frequent in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Systemic inflammation plays an important role in both COPD and MetS. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of MetS in COPD patients and to evaluate the status of systemic inflammation in COPD patients with MetS and those without MetS. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 98 consecutive stable COPD patients. The MetS was defined using the criteria of the International Diabetes Federation...
April 2016: Hippokratia
M G Tzanakakis, T S Chimona, E Apazidou, C Giannakopoulou, G A Velegrakis, C E Papadakis
OBJECTIVE: Comparison of the efficacy of Transitory Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions (TEOAEs) and Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAEs) in a neonatal hearing screening protocol, based on a three-stage strategy. METHODS: In the first stage, a hearing screening using both evoked emissions was conducted in 3,480 neonates from March 2006 through January 2012. Both TEOAEs and DPOAEs were recorded. Neonates, who did not undergo the test before being discharged, were examined within 30 days at a scheduled appointment...
April 2016: Hippokratia
M N Agathokleous, E Nena, D Chadolias, A Zissimopoulos, N Polyzos, E Jelastopoulou, T C Constantinidis
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the life expectancy of the Cypriot population between 1986 and 2012. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We used the data reported in the annual editions of the Statistical Service of Cyprus and constructed life tables of the Cypriot population between 1986 and 2012. RESULTS: For both genders, and for males and females separately, in the year 1986 life expectancy accounted 74.47, 72.2, and 76.76 years respectively, while in 2012 values increased to about 81...
April 2016: Hippokratia
F Caushi, A Xhumari, P Gjergo
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January 2016: Hippokratia
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