Konstantinos Birbas

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Various techniques are used for the identification of the sentinel node (SLN). We prospectively compare the efficacy of SLN biopsy and the number of SLNs identified, by injecting methylene blue (MB) alone in the subareolar area (SA) or peritumorally (PT) in patients with early stage breast cancer. METHODS Patients were randomized(More)
Evidence based medicine is the clinical practice that uses medical data and proof in order to make efficient decisions in the field of the medical domain. Information technology services play a crucial role in exploiting the huge size of medical data involved. Furthermore health care society nowadays utilizes clinical guidelines [1][2] as a new assistant in(More)
Breast angiosarcomas that are not related to previous radiotherapy are very rare. Surgical resection is the primary treatment for these tumors, but there is no general agreement on the extent of surgery. The role of multimodality adjuvant treatment also remains controversial. The aim of this study was to summarize the available data from the largest(More)
Aim of this study is the evaluation of the impact of preoperative informative session using a Multimedia Health Educational Program (MHEP) on patients undergoing elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC) for cholelithiasis, preoperative anxiety and postoperative pain and nausea. Sixty consecutive patients scheduled for elective LC were considered for(More)
Postoperative fast-track recovery protocols combine various methods to support immediate care of patients who undergo major surgery. These protocols include control of postoperative pain and early beginning of oral diet and mobilization. The combination of these approaches may reduce the rate of postoperative complications and facilitate hospital discharge.(More)
INTRODUCTION Aberrant subvesical bile ducts are a scarce anatomical variation, consisted by a network of bile ducts located in the peri-hepatic capsule of the gallbladder fossa. These rare ducts are usually discovered intraoperatively and their presence poses the risk of bile injury and clinically significant bile leak. PRESENTATION OF CASE Aberrant(More)
This paper presents a comparison between e-Learning and traditional learning methods of a University course on Health Informatics domain. A pilot research took place among University students who divided on two learning groups, the e-learners and the traditional learners. A comparison of the examinations' marks for the two groups of students was conducted(More)
Double pyramidal lobe is a scarce anatomical variation of the thyroid gland. Its presence impinges on the completeness of total and subtotal thyroidectomy and the postoperative treatment. Surgeons should be always aware of this variation in order to perform sufficient resection of the thyroid gland and minimize the possibility of recurrence of benign and(More)
Electronic patient records are important for quality health services. Aim of this study is to support the trauma patient care with the development of an electronic system. A survey was conducted in the Emergency Department (ED) of a University hospital to study the effectiveness of an electronic monitoring system in a group of trauma patients, as well as(More)
INTRODUCTION True Left-sided gallbladder (LSG) is a rare anatomical variation with a prevalence of 0.3%. Mainly discovered during the operation, its surgical approach in the laparoscopic setting may be challenging even for an experienced surgeon. PRESENTATION OF CASE LSG was unexpectedly discovered in a young man during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. There(More)