Athnaasios Kranidis

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The objective of the present study was to study whether adipose tissue and prostatic tissue fatty acid composition differentiates between prostate cancer and benign hyperplasia patients. In addition, the present investigation aimed at exploring the extent to which prostatic tissue fatty acid composition differentiates between prostate-confined cancer and(More)
PURPOSE The present study aims to evaluate the feasibility, toxicity, and efficacy of concurrent chemotherapy with cisplatinum and docetaxel, and external radical radiotherapy for transitional cell carcinoma of urinary bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS 42 patients (34 men, 8 females) with invasive bladder carcinoma (clinical stages T1-4) were treated after(More)
A series of 1000 patients with calculi of the ureter at various levels were treated by ureteroscopy and lithotripsy over a period of 27 months. The overall success rate was 88.8%. Stones in the upper third of the ureter were removed in 15 of 39 patients. Calculi in the middle third were successfully removed in 52 of 102 patients. A success rate of 95.5% was(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) continue to pose a significant medical and socioeconomic burden worldwide. Optimal management strategy aims to improve short and long-term outcome. The present study aims to assess short-term outcome of real-world ACS patients and evaluate the achievement rate of secondary prevention goals. METHODS The(More)
Carboplatin is one of the most common drugs used for radiochemotherapy of cancer. However, the best way to combine the drug with fractionated radiotherapy has not been established. In the present study the authors investigated which maximum tolerated daily bolus dose of carboplatin would allow safe radiopotentiation for 10 consecutive radiotherapy days, the(More)
The "Y connector" that is used in angioplasty has the following disadvantages: 1) it is not blood-tight; 2) we need to "screw and unscrew" every time we want to inject contrast material or measure the pressure; and 3) it does not allow the advancement of the guidewire or the balloon catheter during the injection of contrast material. We created a new type(More)
Coronary stenting has begun to play an increasingly important role in the management of coronary artery aneurysms. A case of successful and complete sealing of a coronary aneurysm by using a new stent graft is described. Further studies in a large patient population are required to confirm the safety and efficacy of this method. Cathet. Cardiovasc.(More)
A case of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia torsade de pointes type, appearing in a 70-year-old female following radiofrequency catheter His ablation, is presented. The substrate was slow rate with ventricular bigeminy and QT prolongation which appeared after ablation. The same phenomenon reappeared after permanent VVIR pacemaker implantation with a basal(More)
A 43-year-old woman was undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation of a symptomatic supraventricular tachycardia when a patent foramen ovale (PFO) was detected with passage of the diagnostic electrocatheter into the left atrium. Prior echocardiographic studies had been unrevealing. Upon questioning during the procedure, the patient now admitted to frequent(More)
This study concerns the results of penile biopsies in 50 patients aged 27 to 80, with secondary impotence removed with a biopty gun or during penile surgery. The biopty gun specimens were equally representative as the open biopsy ones. The cause and the degree of erectile dysfunction were determined by clinical and laboratorial investigation. The(More)