Christos Papakonstantinou

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BACKGROUND The question whether use of minimal extracorporeal circulation (MECC) influences patients' outcome remains unanswered. We performed a systemic review of the literature and a meta-analysis(More)
OBJECTIVE The optimal management of post-intubation tracheal stenoses is surgical reconstruction of the airway. Stenting of the trachea using silastic T-tubes or one of the various types of tracheal(More)
INTRODUCTION The "distressed" (Type-D) personality is an emerging risk factor in cardiovascular diseases and is associated with an increased risk of impaired quality of life, morbidity and mortality.(More)
Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) of the pleura and the lung is an uncommon spindle cell neoplasm arising from the visceral pleura in the majority of the cases. Current diagnostic and therapeutic(More)
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has become a widely accepted short-term mechanical circulatory support device in patients with refractory cardiogenic shock. A major drawback of the(More)