Aggelos Economou

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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)
The speech of a postlingually deafened preadolescent was recorded and analyzed while a single-electrode cochlear implant (3M/House) was in operation, on two occasions after it failed (1 day and 18 days) and on three occasions after stimulation of a multichannel cochlear implant (Nucleus 22) (1 day, 6 months, and 1 year). Listeners judged 3M/House tokens to(More)
AIMS The study sought to investigate the relationship of myocardial viability detected by dobutamine stress echocardiography to changes of QT dispersion and to the presence of arrhythmias during dobutamine infusion in patients with old myocardial infarction. We also examined whether patency of the infarct-related artery is associated with the presence of(More)
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)
The ability to remove cochlear implants from children and subsequently reimplant a more complex device in the same ear was the concern of this single case study. A postlinguistically deafened child, J.L., received a single-channel cochlear implant 1 yr after contracting meningitis and suffering a profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. After 3 yr of(More)
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