Georgios Spentzouris

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OBJECTIVE This review was performed to analyze the current knowledge and controversies in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of pediatric venous thromboembolism (VTE) compared with adults. METHODS Searches of the MEDLINE database and manual searches of the references of selected articles were performed to select reports for their(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the natural history of deep vein thrombosis in children presented with a first episode in the lower extremity veins. METHODS Children with objective diagnosis of acute deep vein thrombosis were followed up with ultrasound and clinical examination. Risk factors and clinical presentation were prospectively collected. The prevalence of(More)
We report the case of a 55-year-old female who presented with symptomatic high-grade stenosis of the right internal carotid artery, years after her diagnosis of moyamoya disease (MMD), which had been treated with extensive carotid and cerebral vascular reconstructions. A percutaneous carotid revascularization was unsuccessful, and a carotid endarterectomy(More)
BACKGROUND Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) imaging workup algorithms are not well-defined. The purpose of our study is to gauge the impact and accuracy of duplex ultrasound (DU) to assist in the diagnosis of PCS. METHODS We reviewed the records of 48 patients with PCS seen at a vein center from June 2010 to June 2012. All patients had DU plus either(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence, distribution, and extent of varicosities and focal dilatations in the saphenous trunks, their association with the sites of reflux, and their correlation with CEAP classes. METHODS This prospective study included patients belonging to different CEAP classes (2-6) and a control group of(More)
After a first episode of thrombosis, many patients may experience a second thromboembolic event. Pandoni et al.1 showed that the cumulative incidence of recurrent venous thromboembolism was 11.0% (95% CI, 9.5-12.5) at 1 year, 19.6% (17.5-21.7) at 3 years, 29.1% (26.3-31.9) at 5 years, and 39.9% (35.4-44.4) after 10 years. The incidence of recurrence was(More)
Lower-limb ulceration is prevalent in Western countries. There are many different types of ulcers with several causes. The most prevalent are those due to vascular disease, of which venous is the most common, accounting for over two-thirds of all types of ulcers. There are also many other causes for ulceration such as malignancy, infections, and skin,(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this review was to analyse current knowledge and controversies associated with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE). METHODS MEDLINE and manual searches were performed to select prospective papers on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of recurrent VTE for their relevance and(More)