Fotini N Danou

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UNLABELLED Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs may reduce postoperative opioid consumption. We evaluated the analgesic efficacy of preoperatively administered tenoxicam in patients undergoing total abdominal hysterectomy. Patients were randomly assigned to receive IV either normal saline 4 mL (Group NS), tenoxicam 20 mg (Group T20), or tenoxicam 40 mg(More)
BACKGROUND : Dyskinetic areas of the lateral and inferior left ventricular (LV) wall are frequently encountered in patients with coronary artery disease. In clinical practice, all of the techniques described for the restoration of shape and function of the LV require cardiopulmonary bypass. A new technique of LV external reshaping that aims to obtain a(More)
Growth hormone (GH) excess stimulates lipolysis, but its role in the hierarchy of lipolysis regulation is not clear. We studied whether pulsatile GH delivery is required for its lipolytic effect. With use of the pancreatic clamp, eight subjects were randomized to three protocols: protocol A, GH deficiency; protocol B, constant GH infusion; protocol C,(More)
A familial occurrence of acute paraquat (PQ) poisoning is reported. The mother administered a PQ solution to their 3 children aged 8 y, 6 y and 15 mo and then ingested an unknown amount of the herbicide herself. In the absence of history or diagnostic signs, the poisoning was initially misdiagnosed as gastroenteritis. Thirty h after the ingestions, serum PQ(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, we evaluated female sex as a risk factor in the off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB), aorta no-touch technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS From February 2001 to November 2005, 1359 patients in our institution underwent isolated coronary revascularization with the pi-circuit technique, which consists of (1) beating heart surgery,(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify parameters associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) (>48 h) after off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) in our patient population. MATERIALS AND METHODS From February 2001 to November 2005, we operated on 1359 patients for isolated coronary revascularization with the pi-circuit technique, consisting of: (1) beating(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)
OBJECTIVE To propose an alternative method combined off-pump treatment of end-stage ischemic cardiomyopathy consisting of revascularization of ischemic areas, external reshaping of the left ventricle (LV) in order to restore near normal geometry and autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cell (BM-MNC) implantation. METHODS Forty- seven patients (mean(More)
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