Demosthenes Makris

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We report an investigation to determine the topology of an arbitrary network of video cameras observing an environment. The topology is learnt in an unsupervised manner by temporal correlation of objects transiting between adjacent camera viewfields. We extract this information in two steps, firstly identifying the principal entry and exit zones associated(More)
The present study prospectively evaluated the diagnostic yield and safety of electromagnetic navigation-guided bronchoscopy biopsy, for small peripheral lung lesions in patients where standard techniques were nondiagnostic. The study was conducted in a tertiary medical centre on 40 consecutive patients considered unsuitable for straightforward surgery or(More)
This paper describes a system for visual surveillance for outdoor environments using an intelligent multi camera network. Each intelligent camera uses robust techniques for detecting and tracking moving objects. The system architecture implemented supports the real time capture and storage of object track information into a surveillance database. The(More)
  • P Georgatsos, D Makris, D Griffin, G Pavlou, S Sartzetakis, Y T 'joens +1 other
  • 1999
This paper addresses the applicability and interoperation of standards and emerging technologies for the operation and management of ATM networks. The issue is tackled from a practical perspective based on experiences gained through the design, realisation and experimentation of a system developed by the ACTS AC208 REFORM project. Assuming an ATM-based(More)
INTRODUCTION Two small randomized controlled trials have suggested beneficial effects of antibiotic treatment in patients with ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis (VAT). The primary aim of this study is to determine the impact of appropriate antibiotic treatment on transition from VAT to ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critically ill patients.(More)
INTRODUCTION Elevated plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in patients with critical sepsis (severe sepsis and septic shock) may indicate septic cardiomyopathy. However, multiple heterogeneous conditions may also be involved in increased BNP level. In addition, the prognostic value of BNP in sepsis remains debatable. In this study, we sought to(More)
INTRODUCTION Sedative and analgesic medications are routinely used in mechanically ventilated patients. The aim of this review is to discuss epidemiologic data that suggest a relationship between infection and sedation, to review available data for the potential causes and pathophysiology of this relationship, and to identify potential preventive measures.(More)
BACKGROUND Erlotinib is a Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Type 1/tyrosine kinase (EGFR) inhibitor which is used for non-small-cell lung cancer treatment. Despite that erlotinib is considered to have a favorable safety profile, adverse events such as interstitial lung disease (ILD) were reported in pivotal studies. The authors report the first(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors for the first episode of Klebsiella Pneumonia resistant to carbapenems (KPRC) infection in critically ill patients. DESIGN, SETTING, AND METHODS This prospective cohort study was conducted in a 12-bed general Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a University Hospital on ICU patients who required mechanical ventilation (MV) for(More)
BACKGROUND The inhalation of normal or hypertonic saline during sputum induction (SI) may act as an indirect bronchoconstrictive stimulus leading to dyspnea and lung function deterioration. Our aim was to assess dyspnea and adverse events in COPD patients who undergo SI following a safety protocol. METHODS Sputum was induced by normal and hypertonic(More)