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)
Cholangioscopy is a valuable tool that permits direct endoscopic visualization of the bile ducts contributing to precise diagnosis and facilitating therapeutic interventions. This series demonstrates our current experience with direct peroral cholangioscopy by means of an ultraslim gastroscope. We also discuss feasibility as well as, advantages and(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)
AIM To compare the aspiration needle (AN) and core biopsy needle (PC) in endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) of abdominal masses. METHODS Consecutive patients referred for EUS-FNA were included in this prospective single-center trial. Each patient underwent a puncture of the lesion with both standard 22-gauge (G) AN (Echo Tip(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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