Maria Peftoulidou

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BACKGROUND Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results in a hypermetabolic and hypercatabolic status in which adequate nutrition support is essential to improve clinical outcome. The endocrine system of a patient with TBI is also affected and may play a critical role in either the metabolic or the immunologic response to the trauma. In the present study, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy and reliability of continuous measurement of jugular venous bulb hemoglobin oxygen saturation (SjvO2) with a fiberoptic catheter (SjvO(2OX)) during cardiac surgery versus simultaneous paired measurements of hemoglobin oxygen saturation by the Hemoximeter (SjVO(2HEM); Radiometer, Copenhagen, Denmark) and indirect(More)
We present a case of Ludwig's angina in a 48-y-old immunocompetent male caused by an unusual pathogen, Gemella morbillorum. The infection was complicated with mediastinitis and despite aggressive management of the disease the patient died after 12 d of hospitalization. This is the first reported case of Ludwig's angina caused by G. morbillorum and(More)
BACKGROUND Although damage of the heart vessels is a possible complication of blunt thoracic trauma, occlusion of the right coronary artery is rare and demands high level of suspicion by the emergency physicians. OBJECTIVE Our objective is to present a case of fatal acute occlusion of the right coronary artery after blunt thoracic trauma due to vehicle(More)
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