Evangelia Sfakianaki

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Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a recently recognized viral zoonosis. The first recognized cases were caused by a newly described hantavirus. Sin Nombre virus (previously known as Muerto Canyon virus), isolated from Peromyscus maniculatus (deer mouse). We describe a 33-year-old Floridian man who resided outside the ecologic range of P maniculatus but(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the characteristics of foreign-born people with tuberculosis (TB) in Southern Florida, their contribution to the total number of TB cases, and available data on their HIV status as well as to determine the number of cases detected by the overseas medical screening of immigrants and refugees. METHODS The authors reviewed TB cases(More)
We present a case of sonographically detected transient gas in the portal vein in a 4.5-month-old infant who had a history of two consecutive jejunectomies due to jejunal stenoses and was admitted to our hospital with clinical and laboratory findings consistent with a subacute small bowel obstruction and dehydration. Sonography excluded other pathologies(More)
Laparoscopic surgery has opened a new era in the management of surgical diseases. But, on the other hand, has created problems relating to the technological and to the technico-surgical aspects. In the preoperative evaluation of laparoscopic cholecystectomy candidates it is very important to know about the pathological state of the gallbladder, which may(More)
In her article in the May/June 1984 issue of AJNR , Dr. LeMay [1] provides a comprehensive review of the computed tomographic (CT), pneumoencephalographic , and radiographic changes of the brain and skull as seen in the aging population. She concludes that further understanding of the involutionary changes in the brain may require other, more sensitive(More)
Renal scintigraphy is a diagnostic procedure of choice or a complementary imaging modality in the work up of infants and children with urologic or nephrologic problems. New radiopharmaceuticals and techniques and expert interpretation provide unique renal parenchymal and collecting system functional and anatomical information, which helps in the diagnosis(More)