Dimitrios Anyfantakis

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Rectus sheath hematoma (RSH) is a relatively rare clinical condition, strongly associated among others, with abdominal trauma and anticoagulation. Although well documented over the years, it still seems to be often misdiagnosed. Estimations of further increase in incidence are made, based on the increasing use of anticoagulants. Thus it was of interest to(More)
Rectus sheath hematoma (RSH) represents an unusual abdominal wall pathology, frequently confounded as acute abdomen, with high mortality rates reported especially among elderly patients. The purpose of this retrospective study was to delineate characteristics of the patients diagnosed with RSH at the First Surgery Department of the Saint George General(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed at exploring to what extent psychosocial factors, such as religiosity/spirituality and sense of coherence, mediate the negative effects of stress on a variety of cardiometabolic indicators, i.e., hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, and atherosclerotic bio-clinical markers. DESIGN A total of 220(More)
The aim of this study was to analyse data relating to the liver function profile during acute infection from murine typhus in the city of Chania in the island of Crete (Greece). A retrospective study of the files of all the cases with a diagnosis of murine typhus admitted to the Saint George General Hospital of Chania over a 15-year period (1993-2008) was(More)
Abdominoscrotal hydrocele represents an uncommon condition, especially in childhood, resulting from the communication of a large scrotal hydrocele with the abdominal cavity through the inguinal canal. The disorder has been associated with a variety of pathological entities such as hydronephrosis, lymphedema, and malignancy of the tunica vaginalis. Diagnosis(More)
INTRODUCTION A child experiencing an event of threatening or catastrophic nature may experience considerable post-traumatic psychological distress. Dog bites present an important public health problem and are a frequent cause of physical trauma in children. Physicians who manage paediatric trauma may not be vigilant of the high risk of psychological stress(More)
Primary lymphedema is a rare, chronic and distressing condition with negative effects on physical, social and emotional level. The purpose of these reports was to present and discuss two different cases of primary lower limb lymphedema with a focus on its physical and mental impact and on some qualitative aspects of patients' self-reported experiences. The(More)
BACKGROUND To validate a new practical Sepsis Severity Score for patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs) including the clinical conditions at the admission (severe sepsis/septic shock), the origin of the cIAIs, the delay in source control, the setting of acquisition and any risk factors such as age and immunosuppression. METHODS The(More)
INTRODUCTION Isolated ectopic varices located in the small bowel are uncommon. Portal hypertension caused by liver cirrhosis is the most common predisposing risk factor. PRESENTATION OF CASE We present an unusual case of massive gastrointestinal bleeding from idiopathic jejunal varices in a 73-year-old Caucasian male without portal hypertension.(More)