Dimitrios G Rallis

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Kounis syndrome is the concurrence of acute coronary syndromes with conditions associated with activation of interacting inflammatory cells including allergic or hypersensitivity and anaphylactic or anaphylactoid insults. It is caused via inflammatory mediators released during inflammatory cell activation. A variety of conditions, drugs, and environmental(More)
Current research in bone mineral metabolism reveals many aspects of osteopenia occurred in premature infants. This review examines not only the pathophysiological and molecular mechanisms of newborn osteopenia but also the risk factors and investigation. Osteopenia of premature infants has increased incidence among other diseases of prematurity.(More)
PURPOSE Hyperosmolar therapies aim at controlling increased intracranial pressure (ICP) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of 7.5% hypertonic saline (HTS) on ICP and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) in children with severe TBI. MATERIALS AND METHODS Medical records of patients 14 years or(More)
A 51-year-old Caucasian man presented with cervical pain, right hand weakness, and progressively deteriorating gait. Onset of symptoms occurred 1 month before admission with cervical pain that worsened during neck flexion. A few days later he noticed reduced dexterity and numbness of his right hand. During the following 3 weeks, his gait became increasingly(More)
To evaluate the consistency of the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination scores of very-low-birth-weight infants at 6 and 12 months of age and its correlation to cranial ultrasonography findings, we designed a prospective study between January 2005 and January 2008, in the tertiary Neonatal Unit of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. All(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress, characterized by the excretion of pre-oxidative and anti-oxidative proteases, has a key role in the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). One of the many host anti-oxidant enzymes is glutathione-S-transferase P1 (GSTP1), with three polymorphic alleles having been identified: homozygous ile, heterozygous ile/val and(More)
Both prophylactic and early surfactant (SF) replacement therapy reduce pulmonary complications and mortality in ventilated infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). The effectiveness of one or more doses and the impact on morbidity and mortality of premature neonates with RDS need to be further clarified. The objective of this study was to(More)
To evaluate the effectiveness of a quality initiative in reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in our neonatal intensive care unit, we designed a prospective study (January 2012-September 2013) estimating CLABSI incidence before and after our implementation. CLABSI rates were significantly decreased after our intervention, from(More)