Athanasios D. Sioulas

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Background. Quality monitoring and improvement is prerequisite for efficient colonoscopy. Aim. To assess the effects of increased sedation administration on colonoscopy performance. Materials and Methods. During Era 1 we prospectively measured four colonoscopy quality indicators: sedation administration, colonoscopy completion rate, adenoma detection rate,(More)
Obesity is a global epidemic with significant morbidity and mortality. Weight loss results in reduction of health risks and improvement in quality of life, thus representing a goal of paramount importance. Bariatric surgery is the most efficacious choice compared to conservative alternatives including diet, exercise, drugs and behavioral modification to(More)
We herein report the unexpected spontaneous communication of a pancreatic pseudocyst (PP) with the common bile duct (CBD) detected during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in a 56-year-old female patient. Complete cyst drainage was achieved after endoscopic sphincterotomy and CBD stent placement. A 56-year-old woman hospitalized(More)
A 36-year-old Greek male patient presented with a 3-week history of dysphagia for both solids and liquids, anorexia, low-grade fever and fatigue. He had been diagnosed with HIV infection 13 years ago. His medical history included Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia and Mycobacterium avium complex infection, 20 and 14 months ago respectively, as well as a(More)
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