Aggelos Economou

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The authors retrospectively reviewed all neurologic records of an emergency unit from 1999 to 2003 to identify a potential association between lunar phases and seizure occurrence. Overall 859 patients admitted for seizure occurrence were divided into the four quarters of the synodic month according to moon phases. A significant clustering of seizures around(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study is to define if early changes of procalcitonin (PCT) may inform about prognosis and appropriateness of administered therapy in sepsis. METHODS A prospective multicenter observational study was conducted in 289 patients. Blood samples were drawn on day 1, that is, within less than 24 hours from advent of signs of sepsis,(More)
Synchronous carcinomas of the colon and rectum are of considerable clinical significance because of their frequency, the number of extra tumours missed and the difficulty of preoperative diagnosis. A retrospective evaluation of 283 patients with primary colorectal adenocarcinomas was performed. There were 6 patients with 12 synchronous adenocarcinomas(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related morbidity and mortality in Europe and the United States. Planning for a CRC screening began in co-operation with local authorities (Pella Prefecture sponsored test kits). Our aims were to develop a screening programme for colorectal cancer using the faecal occult blood test (FOBT) in(More)
A comparison of the outcome of 66 patients with complicated colorectal cancer (CRC) who underwent an emergency operation and 217 electively operated patients in an 11-year period was retrospectively determined. The complications presented on admission were obstruction (13.4%), perforation with peritonitis (6.36%), obstruction and perforation (1.4%) and(More)
It is acceptable that the stage of disease at time of attendance of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) is the defining factor for patients’ survival rate. From 1986 until 1998, 417 patients were treated in the Department of Surgery of the General Hospital of Edessa with CRC. For diagnosis, established endoscopic procedures were followed. CT, USG, MRI and(More)
The aim of our study is to present our initial experience on the use of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) on hepatic tumours. Four patients with tumours of the liver were submitted to RFA. The first patient underwent an emergency left lobectomy due to rupture of a tumour of the left hepatic lobe. A synchronous tumour was detected on the right lobe. He has been(More)
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