George Geroulakos

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High resolution ultrasound can be used for the accurate measurement of intima-media thickness (IMT). The within-observer coefficient of variation of the IMT of two carotids measured seven times each on different days by two different observers was between 4% and 8%, and the mean absolute difference of the IMT of 68 carotids measured independently by two(More)
PURPOSE The evolution of atherosclerosis can be studied before development of symptomatic plaque by evaluating morphologic changes of the intima-media (I-M) complex, seen on high-resolution ultrasonography of the arterial wall. These qualitative changes require large alterations in vessel wall appearance to recognize progression of atherosclerosis. It has(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) issues in patients with venous leg ulcers, with the aim of generating items for a treatment outcome measure. METHOD Thirty-eight patients with venous leg ulcers were interviewed by a psychologist using a semi-structured guide; they also completed a HRQoL questionnaire (modified Skindex). Data(More)
The LONFLIT study was planned to evaluate the incidence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) occurring as a consequence of long flights. In the Lonflit study 355 subjects at low-risk for DVT and 389 at high-risk were studied. Low-risk subjects had no cardiovascular disease and used no drugs. All flights were in economy class. The average flight duration was 12.4(More)
High-resolution ultrasonography was used to classify carotid plaques into five different types in 72 patients with symptoms and in 49 without, and with stenosis of the origin of the internal carotid artery > 70 per cent. There were 72 plaques in the symptomatic group and 75 in the asymptomatic group. Type 1 plaques were uniformly echolucent, type 2(More)
PURPOSE The North American and the European Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial investigators reported a conclusive benefit of carotid endarterectomy for patients with symptomatic 70% to 99% internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. However, it has been suggested that plaque structure may be an even more important factor in producing stroke than the(More)
BACKGROUND Subclinical arteriosclerotic lesions at the carotid and femoral bifurcations may be related to the occurrence of future cardiovascular events and of occult arteriosclerotic coronary disease. B-mode ultrasound of carotid and femoral arteriosclerotic bifurcation lesions may provide a simple screening method to select asymptomatic subjects at risk(More)
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and durability of infra-inguinal PTA in patients with CLI, in terms of clinical outcome. Design: Retrospective study of 50 consecutive patients with CLI that were exclusively treated by infra-inguinal PTA. Methods: The indications for intervention were rest pain in seven (14%) patients, non-healing(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the cerebrovascular risk stratification potential of baseline degree of stenosis, clinical features, and ultrasonic plaque characteristics in patients with asymptomatic internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. METHODS This was a prospective, multicenter, cohort study of patients undergoing medical(More)
AIM The results of the Asymptomatic Carotid Atherosclerosis Study (ACAS) study have provided the first scientific evidence that in patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis greater than 60% carotid endarterectomy reduces the risk of stroke from 2% to 1% per year. The implications are that approximately 20 operations need to be performed in order to(More)