Mariantina Fragou

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OBJECTIVE Subclavian vein catheterization may cause various complications. We compared the real-time ultrasound-guided subclavian vein cannulation vs. the landmark method in critical care patients. DESIGN Prospective randomized study. SETTING Medical intensive care unit of a tertiary medical center. PATIENTS Four hundred sixty-three mechanically(More)
Objective. One limitation of ultrasound-guided vascular access is the technical challenge of visualizing the cannula during insertion into the vessel. We hypothesized that the use of an echogenic vascular cannula (EC) would improve visualization when compared with a nonechogenic vascular cannula (NEC) during real-time ultrasound-guided subclavian vein (SCV)(More)
Management of critically ill patients requires rapid and safe diagnostic techniques. Ultrasonography has become an indispensable tool that supplements physical examination in the intensive care unit. It enables early recognition of neurological emergencies, assists the diagnosis of abdominal and lung pathologies, and provides real-time information on the(More)
INTRODUCTION Peripheral T-cell lymphoma of the unspecified variant is a highly aggressive subtype of T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This is the first reported case of this type of lymphoma presenting as an ischemic stroke in a woman. CASE PRESENTATION A previously healthy 23-year-old woman presented with fever and hemiplegia. She was subsequently(More)
We read with interest the article published in your journal by Theodoro et al. regarding the identification of risk factors for acute adverse events surrounding ultrasound (US)-guided central venous cannulation. We strongly agree with the authors that both patient and operator factors exist and clearly influence the frequency of adverse events during the(More)
Mariantina Fragou1, Andreas Karabinis2, Eugene Daphnis3, Nicolaos Labropoulos4 and Dimitrios Karakitsos1 1Department of Intensive Care Unit, General State Hospital of Athens 2Department of Intensive Care Unit, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens 3Nephrology Department, Heraklion University Hospital, Heraklion, Crete 4Department of Surgery, Stony Brook(More)
Editor: We enjoyed reading the interesting article by Dr Trerotola and colleagues that appeared in the July 2010 issue of Radiology ( 1 ). The authors are to be congratulated for their concept of placing triple-lumen catheters in the basilic or brachial veins of patients in the critical care unit. This enables the use of a catheter with three access routes,(More)
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