Maria Venianaki

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BACKGROUND Frailty is a phenotype characterized by complex and challenging medical problems and higher susceptibility to adverse health outcomes. It can be derived at by a multidimensional process known as comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), which assesses the functional reserves of the elderly. In this study we report for the first time on a(More)
BACKGROUND The exclusion of cancer in endemic goiter is often difficult mainly because of the high number of nodules and the as-yet unclear natural history of diagnosed cancer in endemic goiter patients. In a large number of consecutive patients who were to undergo total thyroidectomy for endemic multinodular goiter, we assessed indications for surgery and(More)
INTRODUCTION Prolapse of abdominal viscera into the thoracic subcutis through the chest wall is known as transdiaphragmatic intercostal hernia (TIH). Herein, we present the first case of spontaneous TIH presenting as a thoracoabdominal emergency. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 78-year-old male presented with acute left thoracoabdominal pain following a sudden(More)
Non-invasive imaging biomarkers that assess angiogenic response and tumor microvascular environment at an early stage of therapy could provide useful insights into therapy planning. Tissue hypoxia is related to the insufficient supply of oxygen and is associated with tumor vasculature and perfusion. Thus, knowledge of the hypoxic areas could be of great(More)
INTRODUCATION Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) represents an alternative method to optimize conditions for wound healing. Delayed wound closure is a significant health problem, which is directly associated with pain and suffering from patient's aspect, as well with social and financial burden. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report a case of vacuum-assisted(More)
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