Nikos Eleftheriadis

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OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of providing analgesia with either transdermal fentanyl (TTS-fentanyl) or paracetamol and codeine (P/C) in addition to radiotherapy in patients with metastatic bone pain. METHODS In a prospective study, 26 patients with radiologically confirmed bony metastases received radiotherapy (R/T). They were randomised to receive(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM While octreotide has been used in palliative treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma and neuroendocrine tumours with good results, little is known about the possible role of this in palliative treatment of hepatic metastases. MATERIAL AND METHODS We present our experience from the use of octreotide in palliative treatment of symptomatic(More)
UNLABELLED The relation of hemophilia A with thrombophilia V Leiden is extremely rare in the literature. Furthermore, hemophiliac patients have an increased risk of severe life-threatening hemorrhage, blood transfusions, and therefore hepatitis transmission, mainly hepatitis C (HCV). AIMS AND METHODS We present a 54-year-old male with a 5-year history of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the impact of splenic irradiation as a palliative treatment for symptomatic splenomegaly due to secondary myelofibrosis. METHODS Seventeen patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia and 3 with idiopathic polycythaemia presented with splenomegaly, splenic pain and anemia. Due to symptomatic splenomegaly, despite first-line treatment,(More)
Various genetic abnormalities are often found in B-CLL, but their relative importance in the pathogenesis and evolution of the disease has not been adequately clarified. We studied the expression of bcl-2 protein and the possible simultaneous occurrence of bcl-2 overexpression, trisomy 12 and the Rb1 and p53 gene deletions in 38 patients with B-CLL by(More)
presented their positive experience from the palliative use of octreotide LAR in hepatic metastases from non-neuroendocrine tumors. On the other hand, there are several negative prospective studies of octreotide effi cacy in liver metastases and this policy is not accepted from al oncologists. 3,4 According to this literature controversy and in continuation(More)
Letter to the Editor Cholangiocarcinoma is a dismal tumor, diffi cult to treat and in the majority of cases surgery is the only available method of cure, however only in early stages. 1 In advanced cases (turmors Klatskin III and IV) palliative therapy with endoscopic drainage of bile ducts is the only effective and acceptable method of treatment. 2(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical importance of auditory processing disorder (APD) testing is often overlooked and regarded with skepticism given the challenging interpretation of results and the current growing debate of its nature and clinical entity. PURPOSE Presentation of this case is highly educational as APD is the single clinical manifestation of a large(More)
INTRODUCTION Radiation treatment has been associated with radiation induced cardiotoxicity, especially with older, long-outdated, techniques. Such complications include pericarditis, myocardial fibrosis, valvular injury, ischemic heart disease, and myocardial infarction. AIM To assess the effect of outdated breast radiation therapy (RT) - using a(More)