Nicolaos Makris

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Most cases of scapular winging (SW) are attributed to either long thoracic or spinal accessory nerve lesions. Dorsal scapular nerve lesions are quite rare and the literature contains very few case reports of SW secondary to rhomboid paralysis. We are reporting the unusual case of a young patient who developed right-side scapular winging due to dorsal(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify patient, intensive care and ward-based risk factors for early, unplanned readmission to the intensive care unit. A five-year retrospective case-control study at a tertiary referral teaching hospital of 205 cases readmitted within 72 hours of intensive care unit discharge and 205 controls matched for admission(More)
We sought to identify significant ulnar nerve conduction abnormalities and also to detect ulnar F-wave variable changes in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). Conventional conduction study was performed unilaterally to ulnar nerves of eight men and 12 women with secondary progressive MS (mean age, 47.5 +/- 6.6 years), having spastic(More)
Growing evidence indicates that nonpsychotic relatives of patients with schizophrenia have subtle brain abnormalities in limbic, paralimbic and cortical regions. Verbal memory deficits in adult relatives have also been demonstrated. In this study we present more comprehensive morphomet-ric analyses of the limbic and paralimbic cortices, to test the(More)
Myasthenia gravis (MG) can rarely be manifested with ocular motility disturbances, simulating internuclear ophthalmoplegia. Pseudo-internuclear ophthalmoplegia (PINO) may occur during the course of MG, however, the initial presentation of MG with PINO in rather unlikely. We herein describe the case of a male patient who developed PINO, as an initial(More)
The first objective of the current observational study was to assess the degree of religiosity in Greek Christian Orthodox primary caregivers of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The second objective was to evaluate the interrelations between religiosity and quality of life (QOL) and to identify the determinants of QOL, an endpoint of considerable(More)
To our knowledge, we describe for the first time the case of a male patient with sporadic young-onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, most likely attributed to chronic regular cocaine use and abuse. Our case supports the view that cocaine use and abuse may trigger a process of motor neuron degeneration by mechanisms implicating alterations in the(More)
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