Georgios I. Papadakis

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BACKGROUND Quality assessment of any trauma system involves the evaluation of the transferring patterns. This study aims to assess interfacility transfers in the absence of a formal trauma system setting and to estimate the benefits from implementing a more organized structure. METHODS The 'Report of the Epidemiology and Management of Trauma in Greece' is(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) originates from thyroid C-cells and is a calcitonin-secreting tumor. Calcitonin is also elevated in C-cell hyperplasia (CCH). The objective of the study was to determine the optimal basal (bCT) and peak stimulated calcitonin (psCT) cut-off value for differentiating MTC from CCH, and to examine the(More)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in reproductive aged women. PCOS incorporates not only symptoms related to the reproductive system but also a clustering of systemic metabolic abnormalities that are linked with increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). More specifically, metabolic aberrations such as impaired(More)
Prayer marks (PMs) are commonly occurring dermatologic changes in muslims who pray and develop over a long period of time as a consequence of repeated and extended pressure. PMs need careful examination especially for patients with diabetes, who are more vulnerable due to predisposing factors such as venous insufficiency and peripheral neuropathy. A total(More)
This article reviews epidemiology, risk factors and treatment modalities of postsurgical hypoparathyroidism (PHypo). PHypo occurs after total thyroidectomy due to injury of parathyroid glands and/or their blood supply or after parathyroidectomy. PHypo results in hypocalcemia because parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion is impaired and cannot mobilize calcium(More)
AIM Vitamin D deficiency is thought to impair insulin action and glucose metabolism; however, previous studies have not examined ethnic differences. We investigated a cohort of predominantly white Greek Caucasian and Bangladeshi immigrant patients with diabetes mellitus in order assess the association between diabetes mellitus and 25-hydroxyvitamin D(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Vitamin D (vitD) levels are positively associated with bone health and seasonality affects serum vit D. The aim of the study was to investigate the degree of seasonal variation on 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) serum levels in a population-based cohort of post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Serum levels of 25(OH)D(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Greece has experienced a large wave of immigration from Bangladesh. The purpose of this study was to determine whether Bangladeshi immigrants with diabetes have poorer preventive follow-up and diabetes self-care compared to Greek patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 166 patients from Bangladesh and 123 patients from Greece were(More)