Gregory C. Makris

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INTRODUCTION Statins are currently used for hyperlipidaemia control and considered useful for protection from cardiovascular events. In addition, there is increasing evidence for the potential use of statins in preventing and treating infections. METHODS We performed a systematic review of the literature that compared the outcome between statin and(More)
We sought to identify risk factors for postoperative infections, caused by multi-drug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) in surgical patients. This was a retrospective cohort study among patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU) for more than 5 days, following general surgical operations. Comparison of patients who developed infection(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The comparison between carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting (CAS) remains a debated field, especially in the context of long-term outcomes. METHODS Concerning the short-term (30-day) analysis, the numbers of outcomes per arm were abstracted, whereas outcomes per arm and hazard ratios were abstracted for long-term(More)
INTRODUCTION The unintentional arterial placement of a central venous line can have catastrophic complications. The purpose of this systematic review is to assess and analyse the available evidence regarding the use of the various vascular closure devices (VCDs) for the management of iatrogenic thoraco-cervical arterial injuries (ITCAI). METHODS A(More)
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