Anastasios V. Korompilias

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Erythropoietin (Epo) is a cytokine which controls red cell production. Apart from the red cell surface, erythropoietin's receptor (Epo-R) is also expressed in a large variety of normal tissues. Erythropoietin, as well as its receptor, is present in the central and peripheral nervous system. As erythropoietin having direct and indirect effect on nerve cells,(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the maximum rapid intraoperative elongation of the rat sciatic nerve with the use of tissue expander, and its possible functional recovery. One hundred and eight rats were divided into five groups, and their right sciatic nerves were expanded with a 10-cc, 12-cc, 14-cc, 16-cc, and 18-cc expander, respectively, for 1(More)
In peripheral nerve injury, end-to-side neurorrhaphy has been reported as an alternative in cases that the proximal nerve stump is not accessible. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain peripheral nerve regeneration after end-to-side neurorrhaphy. Recent evidence suggests that nerve regeneration occurs by collateral sprouting. Although a great(More)
BACKGROUND The decision, whether to amputate or reconstruct a mangled extremity remains the subject of extensive debate since multiple factors influence the decision. METHODS Sixty three patients with high energy extremity trauma and attempts at limb salvage were retrospectively reviewed. We analyzed 10 cases of massive extremity trauma where there was(More)
Despite the large number of the outstanding researches, pathogenesis of osteonecrosis remains unknown. During the last decades the hypothesis that increased intravascular coagulation may be the pathogenetic mechanism which leads to osteonecrosis is gaining constantly support. Both primary factors of hyper-coagulability, such as resistance to activated(More)
BACKGROUND Fibular hemimelia has been reported as the most common congenital longitudinal deficiency of the long bones. Previous studies have focused on the best treatment options for this congenital condition. There is very little to our knowledge in the literature focused on residual persisting malformations and leg length discrepancy after treatment. (More)
BACKGROUND To compare two different techniques of proximal pin placement for the treatment of intertrochanteric fractures in elderly patients utilizing the Orthofix Pertrochanteric Fixator. METHODS Seventy elderly high-risk patients with an average age of 81 years were treated surgically for intertrochanteric fracture, resulting from a low energy trauma.(More)
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