Iakovos Tsiptsios

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BACKGROUND The Major Depression Inventory (MDI) is a brief self-rating scale for the assessment of depression. It is reported to be valid because it is based on the universe of symptoms of DSM-IV and ICD-10 depression. The aim of the current preliminary study was to assess the reliability, validity and psychometric properties of the Greek translation of the(More)
The aim of this study was to record the demographic and epidemiological data on adult patients with headache who attend the emergency department (ED) and the diagnoses that made by the neurologists in the ED of a tertiary care hospital in metropolitan Thessaloniki (Greece). In an open prospective study, demographic and epidemiological data were collected on(More)
The difficulties in diagnosing spinal cord lesions due to the cervical spondylosis is well-known in clinical neurology. In order to investigate the contribution of various neurophysiological examinations in the diagnosis in cervical spondylosis, we examined 70 patients suffering from cervical spondylosis, with peripheral nerve conduction studies, F-wave(More)
Given the insular's anatomic complexity and functional interconnectivity, acute lesions may result in varied clinical presentations, including autonomic, somatosensory, perceptual, motor, affective, and cognitive deficits. Although functional neuroimaging studies have demonstrated its role in executive functions, no clinical manifestations have been(More)
BACKGROUND The oxaliplatin (ΟΧΑ)-based regimens FOLFOX and XELOX can cause peripheral neuropathy. It is unknown if ΟΧΑ, alone or in combination regimens, affects the Autonomous Nervous System (ANS). Accordingly, we evaluated the impact of ΟΧΑ-based chemotherapy on the ANS. METHODS We enrolled 36 patients with colorectal cancer, treated with adjuvant(More)
OBJECTIVES There are no data regarding the relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection (Hp-I) and clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) suggestive of multiple sclerosis. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the association between active Hp-I, confirmed by histology, and CIS and to evaluate the impact of Hp eradication on the CIS clinical(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the existence of polyautoimmunity in a Greek cohort of multiple sclerosis (MS), particularly multiple autoimmune syndrome (MAS), i.e., the presence of three or more distinct autoimmune disorders (ADs) in the same individual. METHODS Cross-sectional control study. RESULTS The overall prevalence of(More)
Idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis (IHCP) is a rare inflammatory disease which is sometimes difficult to diagnose and can lead to misinterpretations of the clinical and imaging findings. The main clinical manifestations are headache, ataxia and cranial nerve palsy. In most of the reported patients continuous medication is needed to avoid(More)
PURPOSE To study, by neurophysiological means, the possible involvement of the retina, in demyelinating optic neuritis (DON). MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-five patients fulfilling strict criteria of unilateral DON were investigated with a battery of neurophysiological tests and MRI within 3 weeks of the onset of their symptoms. Flash-ERG (F-ERG) in(More)
We investigated the value of Dermatomal Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in 24 patients with unilateral radiculopathy due to lumbosacral disk prolapse. All patients had clinical signs and symptoms of disk prolapse and positive findings on neuroradiologic testing. We assessed the latency and the amplitude of the first positive waveform of Dermatomal SEPs, as(More)