Aikaterini N. Politi

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When confronting a biliary stricture, both benign and malignant etiologies must be carefully considered as a variety of benign biliary strictures can masquerade as hilar cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Therefore, patients could undergo a major surgery despite the possibility of a benign biliary disease. Approximately 15% to 24% of patients undergoing surgical(More)
BACKGROUND N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is an antioxidant with direct and indirect antioxidant actions used in the clinical setting. Oxidative stress is known to play a pivotal role in the intestinal ischemia reperfusion (IIR). Therefore, we studied the effect of different pretreatment regimens with NAC on the IIR injury in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Sevoflurane exerts effects on pulmonary cells that could protect against lung injury. We evaluated the potential of pretreatment with sevoflurane to attenuate lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced lung injury. METHODS LPS was administered intratracheally in Wistar rats to induce lung injury. Sevoflurane was administered for 30 min at 0.25, 0.5 or(More)
INTRODUCTION Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is the gold standard for surgical staging of the axilla in breast cancer (BC). Frozen section (FS) remains the most popular means of intraoperative SLN diagnosis. Imprint cytology (IC) has also been suggested as a less expensive and equally accurate alternative to FS. The aim of our study was to perform a direct(More)
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