Kostas Papadakis

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There is a growing appreciation for the high incidence of silent cerebral infarction and cerebral atrophy on CT scans in patients with amaurosis fugax (AF) and hemispheric transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). Seventy patients with AF only (no TIAs), 104 patients with hemispheric TIAs (no AF), 185 patients without focal carotid territory symptoms (i.e.,(More)
A randomised double-blind, three-way cross-over trial comparing oral thymoxamine 40 mg, oral thymoxamine 80 mg with a matched placebo was performed in 24 patients with primary Raynaud's phenomenon. The response to treatment was objectively assessed by monitoring digital skin temperature response for 7 min after exposure to a mild cold stimulus (20 C for 1(More)
In the percent study the authors have demonstrated that the peripheral blood flow and resistance as measured by strain-gauge venous occlusion plethysmography were favourably altered by enalapril. The peripheral blood flow increased significantly and since there was no detectable change in ankle pressure this indicated a decrease in resistance during(More)
AIM The aim of this paper is to report on the hemodynamic significance of the various degrees reflux as demonstrated on descending phlebography, by comparing the phlebographic findings with ambulatory venous pressure (AVP) measurements. METHOD Thirty-two patients (45 affected limbs) with active or healed venous ulceration were admitted to the study.(More)
ECG chest wall mapping with bicycle ergometry which can detect not only myocardial ischaemia but also individual coronary artery territories involved has been used to screen 100 consecutive patients presenting with claudication. Fifty-three had a positive history and/or evidence of ischaemic heart disease on a resting ECG. The test was positive in 38,(More)
Although incompetent thigh perforating veins are considered to be a common cause of recurrence of varicose veins after high saphenous ligation, the number and distribution of such incompetent veins have not been reported. The aim of the study was to determine the number and anatomical distribution of incompetent thigh perforating veins. Sixty-five limbs in(More)
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