Charalampos Iliadis

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This paper discusses how the evolving hominid architecture of the arteriovenous system through the cranial base diverted foreseeable pathology in the human brain. Bipedal upright posture was an early adaptation in mosaic morphological pattern changes in hominid evolution; a key feature, the ability of blood to flow either to vertebral or internal jugular(More)
Materials and methods The purpose of this study was to compare data obtained from a statewide data set for elderly patients (> 65 years) that presented with severe traumatic brain injury with data from nonelderly patients < 65 years) with similar injuries. MATERIAL-METHODS During the last 6 years(2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008) 200 (130 men-65%and 70(More)
Background The spinous processes are located in the very back of the spinal column near the skin surface. In fact, by passing the hand down the center of the low back one is usually able to feel several small prominences. These are the spinous processes. The near proximity of the spinous processes to the skin allows for the implantation of interspinous(More)
Background Surgical site infections (SSIs) are defined as infections occurring up to 30 days after surgery and affecting either the incision or deep tissue at the operation site. Despite improvements in prevention, SSIs remain a significant clinical problem as they are associated with substantial mortality and morbidity and impose severe demands on(More)
Using daptomycin for the treatment of surgical site infections in a single neurosurgical unit preliminary experience Nilolaos Syrmos, Charalampos Iliadis, Konstantinos Grigoriou, Vasileios Valadakis, Dimitrios Arvanitakis From 1 International Congress on Neurobiology and Clinical Psychopharmacology and European Psychiatric Association Conference on(More)
Peacetime has reduced the overall incidence of penetrating brain injuries (PBI), and those related to missile penetration are not common anymore at least in western countries. Nevertheless, PBI still occur, and car crashes or work accidents are their main causes. The management of such cases is characterized by many challenges, not only from a surgical and(More)
Congenital dermal sinus tract of the spine is an unusual developmental defect which represents a failure of the surface ectoderm and dermal elements to separate from the neuroectoderm. A 15-month-old female presented with high fever, severe right hemiparesis, difficulty breathing and cranial nerve deficits. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine(More)
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