Konstantina Petropoulou

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AIM The effects of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) on bone in paralyzed areas are well documented but there are few data for the importance of the level of injury in the decrease of mechanical strength in paralyzed legs. The aim of the present study was to describe bone loss of the separate compartments of trabecular and cortical bone in spinal cord injured men(More)
AIMS The aim of this study is to compare urodynamics and electrophysiological studies in the diagnosis of diabetic cystopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective study are included twenty six patients with diabetes mellitus diagnosed at least since 5 years; 17 patients with diabetes type II and 9 with type I. They were divided in two groups in(More)
Spasticity is part of the complex clinical picture which results from the upper motor neuron impairment. The underlying mechanisms that produce the automatic overactivity of the muscle groups may manifest themselves as either passive movements dependent on the exerted velocity or persistent muscle overactivity in the form of spastic dystonia. The(More)
The Gross Motor Function Classification System for Cerebral Palsy (GMFCS), a reliable and valid system, has been widely utilized for objective classification of the patterns of motor disability in children with cerebral palsy. The objective of this study was to produce a Greek version of the instrument, with the same construct as the original one and to(More)
The neuromodulation specialist who is involved in the management of spasticity should not be interested only in the technical aspects of the implantation of a device. It is important that (s)he has a sound understanding of all aspects of this serious disability in order to determine appropriately whether an ablative or a neuromodulatory intervention(More)
Neurological and neurosurgical diseases lead to complications producing malnutrition increasing pathology and mortality. In order to avoid complications because of malnutrition or overcome deficiencies in nutrients supplements are often used for these subjects. The physiopathological mechanisms of malnutrition, methods of nutritional assessment and the(More)
BACKGROUND Evaluation of the pelvic fractures (PFx) population in auditing effective components of trauma care is the subject of this study. METHODS A retrospective, case-control, autopsy-based study compared a population with PFx to a control-group using a template with trauma outcome variables, which included demographics, ICD-9, intention, mechanisms,(More)
Micturitional disturbances are reported in 5-20% of patients with Behcet disease (BD) affecting the central nervous system. However, corresponding data regarding urodynamic and electrophysiological findings are limited. A patient with known BD presented with dysarthria, diplopia and urinary frequency (36 times/day). MRI revealed an extensive lesion(More)
The patients with spinal cord lesion (SCL) develop problems of urination due to impaired neural control of the lower urinary tract, such as incontinence or retention; these conditions constitute risks for the upper urinary tract and should be treated appropriately over the various phases of the disease. The therapeutic approach in the acute and subacute(More)
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