Demetris Stavrou

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In the modern era of fiscal prudence, managing the relationship between quality health care and cost reduction is a complex and challenging task for policy makers and health care providers. Health economics is an applied field that aids in assessing the feasibility of incorporating new interventions in a certain field. Applying these tools when allocating(More)
Many women have a dwindled ptotic breast. The surgical solution for these two concurring problems has two separate procedures: augmentation and mastopexy. Combining these two procedure into one surgery is considered unpredictable and avoided by many physicians. This study presents a revised mastopexy–augmentation technique found to be safer and more simple,(More)
The treatment of burn victims constitutes a considerable challenge both to the clinician in regard to mundane treatment and to health systems in regard to structural organization. The state of Israel is in dire need of competent burn care capabilities for political, geographical, and demographic reasons. Israel currently has five designated burn units but(More)
The newly reconstructed nipple is extremely sensitive to mechanical pressure and shearing forces, which can cause flap necrosis and sloughing of the skin, eventually promoting infection. Current available dressing solutions are cumbersome, inefficient, displeasing, or otherwise not readily obtainable. In this study, 10 patients with newly reconstructed(More)
The burn trauma is multifactorial and involves pathophysiologic processes of all of the body's systems. The impact it could have on a person's life includes impairments on their esthetic appearance, interpersonal relationships, psychological, social and physical functioning. Previously, the outcomes of burn care were confined in the context of mortality and(More)
In the modern era, where breast-conserving surgery is a viable alternative to mastectomy, breast cancer patients and their healthcare providers have to consider the issue of quality of life in regards to the type of surgery. The choice of surgical procedure should consider the perceptions of women diagnosed with breast cancer as well as their functional and(More)
Both cosmetic facial resurfacing and facial burns cause an injury to the dermal layer of the skin. This injury renders the patient susceptible to primary herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection or, more commonly, to HSV reactivation. This in turn can lead to bacterial superinfection, possibly resulting in scarring and systemic dissemination in the(More)
Hypertrophic and keloid scars still are among the banes of plastic surgery. In the treatment arsenal at the disposal of the plastic surgeon, topical silicone therapy usually is considered the first line of treatment or as an adjuvant to other treatment methods. Yet, knowledge concerning its mechanisms of action, clinical efficacy, and possible adverse(More)
BACKGROUND The Burns Specific Health Scale-Brief (BSHS-B) questionnaire is a suitable measurement tool for the assessment of general, physical, mental, and social health aspects of the burn survivor. AIM To translate, culturally adapt and validate the BSHS-B to Hebrew (BSHS-H), and to investigate its psychometric properties. METHODS Eighty-six Hebrew(More)