George Alexiou

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Neuropathologic studies in experimental and human glaucoma have demonstrated degenerative changes in the optic pathway. The purpose of this study was to assess the optic pathway in POAG by using VBM and DTI. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighteen patients 57.05 ± 11.38 years of age with POAG of 8.30 ± 5.14 years' duration and 18 control(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the incidence and prevalence, as well as the mortality and survival rates, of systemic sclerosis (SSc) in a defined area of northwest Greece with a population of about 500,000 inhabitants. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cases have been recorded from the following sources: (1) inpatients and outpatients referred to the Rheumatology Clinics(More)
BACKGROUND We set out to determine the epidemiology of pediatric brain tumors in a single Greek institute. METHODS We reviewed all cases of brain tumors in children, under the age of 15 years, that were treated surgically in the Neurosurgical Department of Children's Hospital "Agia Sofia", between January 1991 and December 2008. RESULTS From January(More)
INTRODUCTION Treatment induced necrosis is a relatively frequent finding in patients treated for high-grade glioma. Differentiation by imaging modalities between glioma recurrence and treatment induced necrosis is not always straightforward. This is a comparative study of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI and(More)
Treatment for brain gliomas is a combined approach of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Nevertheless, high-grade gliomas usually recur despite treatment. Ionizing radiation therapy to the central nervous system may cause post-radiation damage. Differentiation between post-irradiation necrosis and recurrent glioma on the basis of clinical signs(More)
OBJECTIVE The differentiation between brain tumor recurrence and post-irradiation injury remains an imaging challenge. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) cannot always distinguish between the two. Although glioma cell line studies substantiated a plausible imaging superiority of (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin ((99m)Tc-TF) over other(More)
PURPOSE Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and aggressive type of glioma and has the poorest survival. However, a small percentage of patients with GBM survive well beyond the established median. Therefore, identifying the genetic variants that influence this small number of unusually long-term survivors may provide important insight into tumor biology(More)
1298 D espite a major interest in translational research (1–3), development of new, effective medical interventions is difficult. Of 101 very promising claims of new discoveries with clear clinical potential that were made in major basic science journals between 1979 and 1983, only five resulted in interventions with licensed clinical use by 2003 and only(More)
OBJECTIVE Assessment of the grade and type of glioma is of paramount importance for prognosis. Tumour proliferative potentials may provide additional information on the behaviour of the tumour, its response to treatment and prognosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), dynamic susceptibility(More)
INTRODUCTION Abnormalities in blood coagulation are relatively common after traumatic brain injury (TBI). We prospectively studied the safety of the early antithrombotic prophylaxis with low molecular weight heparin. METHODS We prospectively evaluated 61 patients with moderate TBI. Patients requiring surgical treatment and/or with injuries in other(More)