George Terzis

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BACKGROUND Patients with beta-thalassemia major (beta-TM) demonstrate an increased incidence of vascular complications, which are thought to result from a procoagulant/proinflammatory environment. We investigated the arterial vasorelaxing capacity and sought for early carotid atherosclerosis and underlying pathophysiological correlates in these(More)
The dramatic changes in communication technology and the media this last decade of the century have inspired enthusiasm among business community, policy makers and academic scholars. Visions of prosperity and social wealth have become the core arguments for defending the strong emphasis on the Information Society ``project''. Europe is working hard towards(More)
Fibroids or leiomyomas or myomas of the uterus are the most common benign gynecologic disease, while fibroadenomas of the breast are most frequently seen in young women, usually within 20 years after puberty. Multiple tumors in one or both breasts are found in 10-15% of patients. Single thyroid nodules are much more common in women than in men, and their(More)
BACKGROUND Stenosis severity, plaque morphology, and intima-media thickness (IMT), all have been found to provide prognostic information in patients with asymptomatic carotid artery disease. However, limited data exist on the association between these parameters and the risk for transient ischemic attack (TIA). METHODS We compared the ultrasonographic(More)
OBJECTIVES β-Thalassemias are inherited hemolytic anemias with a broad phenotype and an increased rate of vascular complications despite a near absence of coronary artery disease. METHODS We investigated the presence of endothelial dysfunction and subclinical atherosclerosis in non-transfusion-dependent patients with β-thalassemia intermedia (β-TI) by(More)
A central issue in philosophy and neuroscience is the problem of unified visual consciousness. This problem has arisen because we now know that an object’s stimulus features (e.g., its color, texture, shape, etc.) generate activity in separate areas of the visual cortex (Felleman & Van Essen, 1991). For example, recent evidence indicates that there are very(More)
OBJECTIVE Advances in technology, expanding indications and defensive medical practice, in combination with population aging, have all contributed to a substantial increase in utilization of imaging and therapeutic radiology procedures in recent years. Moreover, the integration of education, innovation and research into high-volume workflow, although(More)
We present the short-term follow-up of 55 symptomatic hallux valgus deformities in 38 patients, treated operatively with a modification of the spike distal first metatarsal osteotomy, as described by Gibson and Piggott in 1962. The age range of the patients was 17 to 72 years at the time of surgery. The postoperative follow-up period was 12 to 55 months.(More)
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