George T. Karapanagiotidis

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BACKGROUND The use of bisphosphonates is associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). Antiangiogenic agents are used with increasing frequency and may induce the risk of ONJ, especially when administered concurrently with bisphosphonates. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed data of 116 patients receiving bisphosphonates, 78 zoledronic acid(More)
Currently, most thoracic surgeons perform surgical pleurodesis for recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax (RSP) by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). However, the superiority of VATS over axillary minithoracotomy is not been established in prospective studies to date. A modified two-port VATS technique and axillary minithoracotomy were prospectively(More)
7. Rea F, Marulli G, Bortolotti L, et al: Experience with the “da Vinci” robotic system for thymectomy in patients with myasthenia gravis: Report f 33 cases. Ann Thorac Surg 81:455-459, 2006 8. Warner M: Patient positioning, in Barsh PG, Cullen BF, Stoelting RK (eds): Clinical Anesthesia (ed 5). Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott Williams Wilkins, 2006, pp(More)
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