Dimitrios Barouxis

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AIM This paper identifies the characteristics of Greek patients with acute myocardial infarction who have long prehospital delays and identifies the factors that are specifically associated with these delays. BACKGROUND The time between the first appearance of symptoms until the hospitalization of the patient with myocardial infarction correlates(More)
BACKGROUND In addition to its role in the endogenous control of erythropoiesis, recombinant human erythropoietin (rh-EPO) has been shown to exert tissue protective properties in various experimental models. However, its role in the cardiac arrest (CA) setting has not yet been adequately investigated. AIM The aim of this study is to examine the effect of(More)
AIM The present study aims to investigate whether the distribution of the Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation (BLS/AED) manual, 4 weeks prior to the course, has an effect on skill acquisition, theoretical knowledge and skill retention, compared with courses where manuals were not distributed. METHODS A total of 303 laypeople were(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac arrest (CA) is a leading cause of death worldwide. The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) has developed basic life support/automated external defibrillation (BLS/AED) courses for uniform training in out-of-hospital CA. OBJECTIVE The present study compares the resuscitation skills of two groups of nursing staff, one taught by newly(More)
AIM It was not until the 18th century that scientists throughout Europe established humane societies to develop resuscitation techniques and to keep registries of successful and unsuccessful cases. Since then, the science and art of cardiopulmonary resuscitation have flourished, multiple international organizations were found, and guidelines are proposed(More)
OBJECTIVE The European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS) provider course aims at training doctors and nurses in the efficient and prompt management of cardiopulmonary arrest in children. EPLS is a 2-day European Resuscitation Council course, involving the teaching of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The aim of the study was to evaluate the retention(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent developments in treatment have steadily raised the median predicted age of survival for people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). We report the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in CF adult patients and correlate our findings with the patients' demographic characteristics. MATERIAL AND METHODS The Cystic Fibrosis Quality of Life (CFQoL)(More)
Aim. To evaluate the effects of erythropoietin administration on the adrenal glands in a swine model of ventricular fibrillation and resuscitation. Methods. Ventricular fibrillation was induced via pacing wire forwarded into the right ventricle in 20 female Landrace/Large White pigs, allocated into 2 groups: experimental group treated with bolus dose of(More)
OBJECTIVE The study objective was to determine cardiologists' theoretic knowledge of the 2005 American Heart Association (AHA) resuscitation guidelines. METHODS The questionnaire consisted of demographic questions, resuscitation experience questions, a question regarding confidence in resuscitation skills, and 20 theoretic knowledge questions. RESULTS(More)