Ioannis A. Tsolakis

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PURPOSE This paper represents the presentation of a case of cystic adventitial disease of the popliteal artery and an exhaustive review of the literature with an emphasis on optimal means for diagnosis and treatment of this unusual disease. METHODS We collect all reported cases of cystic adventitial disease of the popliteal artery since the last review in(More)
BACKGROUND Severe preamputation pain is associated with phantom limb pain (PLP) development in limb amputees. We investigated whether optimized perioperative analgesia reduces PLP at 6-month follow-up. METHODS A total of 65 patients underwent lower-limb amputation and were assigned to five analgesic regimens: (1) Epi/Epi/Epi patients received(More)
Human abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a commonly occuring disease of blood vessels and is related to alterations in extracellular matrix molecules. In this study we report on the type and fine structural characterization of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) present in AAA as compared with those present in normal abdominal aorta. Hyaluronan (HA), the(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare aortoenteric fistula (AEF) outcome after endovascular (EV-AEFR) or open repair (O-AEFR). DESIGN Multicentre retrospective comparative study. MATERIALS/METHODS 25 patients with AEF (24 secondary, 23 males, median age 75 years) after aortic surgery (median four years). Preoperative sepsis was evident in 19 cases. Eight patients were(More)
PURPOSE To present a systemic review and meta-analysis investigating the outcomes of endovascular management of arterioenteric fistula (AEF). METHODS Literature review on AEF management with endovascular surgery using MEDLINE search, including two cases managed by the authors. RESULTS Fifty-nine patients (50 men; mean age 68 years, range 23-90) were(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim was to perform a review of the efficacy and safety of new oral anticoagulants (NOAs) in the management of venous thromboembolism (VTE). METHODS This was a systematic review and meta-analysis. On March 26, 2014, Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane trial register were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the NOAs(More)
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a common disease of human aorta with increased incidence. It is a complication to atherosclerosis and it is closely associated with alterations in extracellular macromolecules. In this study, the levels of mRNA for versican--the major extracellular arterial proteoglycan (PG)--present in AAA and normal aortas were evaluated(More)
AIM The aim of this paper was to perform a systemic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of combined modalities (intermittent pneumatic leg compression and pharmacological prophylaxis, treatment group) against single modalities alone (control group) in preventing pulmonary embolism (PE), including fatal PE and deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) in high-risk(More)