Christos Makridis

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In patients with midgut carcinoid tumors a curative, radical tumor removal should be attempted when possible. As these tumors are generally malignant, irrespective of size, the radical surgery implies that intestinal resection for excision of a primary tumor should be combined with an extended mesenteric resection. When the patients present with the(More)
BACKGROUND Prospects for survival and quality of life ought to influence treatment strategies in patients with midgut carcinoids. METHODS A total of 121 patients with midgut carcinoid received a combined medical and surgical treatment from 1980 to 1993. In all, 158 operations were undertaken for removal of mesentericointestinal lesions and occasional(More)
The ability to deliver support according to pre-determined Service Level Agreements (SLAs) has become an important success factor. To be able to do it, organizations need a sound SLA management process model. Presently, they base their SLA management strategy on standardized frameworks, such as ITIL or COBIT. However, due to the complexity of these(More)
BACKGROUND Diarrhoea is an important feature of the carcinoid syndrome, and various agents which may be released from carcinoid tumours have been considered to contribute pathophysiologically. The aim of the present study was to determine luminal concentrations of possible chemical mediators in an uninvolved small intestinal segment using a two-balloon(More)
We present the first attempt to construct a long-run historical measure of subjective wellbeing using language corpora derived from millions of digitized books. While existing measures of subjective wellbeing go back to at most the 1970s, we can go back at least 200 years further using our methods. We analyse data for six countries (the USA, UK, Germany,(More)
This paper investigates cognitive enhancement, specifically biological cognitive enhancement (BCE), as a converging technology, and its implications for public policy. With an increasing rate of technological advancements, the legal, social, and economic frameworks lag behind the scientific advancements that they support. This lag poses significant(More)
Using detailed edit-level data over eight years across a large number of articles on Wikipedia, we find evidence for a positive spillover effect in editing activity. Cumulative past contributions, embodied by the current article length, lead to significantly more editing activity, while controlling for a host of factors such as popularity of the topic and(More)