Panagiotis A Dimitriadis

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BACKGROUND Hearing loss in Paget's disease of bone (PDB) is typically mixed and bilateral. Although different mechanisms have been proposed, the pathophysiology of hearing impairment remains unclear. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to describe the histopathologic findings of temporal bones in patients with PDB and elucidate possible pathologic(More)
INTRODUCTION Cancellations of planned surgical procedures have been a major and long-standing problem for healthcare organisations across the world. They represent a significant loss of revenue and waste of resources, have significant psychological, social and financial implications for patients and their families and represent a significant loss of(More)
The term torticollis is derived from the Latin words 'tortis' for twisted and 'collum' for neck. Typical features include sudden onset of severe unilateral pain, with restriction of movements and deviation of the neck to that side. Although torticollis is a well recognised abnormality, there is minimal literature identifying it as a sole long-standing(More)
BACKGROUND Bone conduction devices are widely used and indicated in cases of conductive, mixed or single sided deafness where conventional hearing aids are not indicated or tolerated. Percutaneous bone-conduction devices gave satisfactory hearing outcomes but were frequently complicated by soft tissue reactions. Transcutaneous bone conduction devices were(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify United Kingdom (UK)-specific research priorities in the field of bone conduction hearing devices (BCHDs). METHOD Narrative summary of the discussions and outcomes of a UK BCHD research workshop. The workshop was organized on 8 September 2016 under the auspices of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research(More)
The authors present a patient with a presumed diagnosis of Crohn's disease for 6 years turning out to be an unusual inflammatory mass caused by ileal perforation due to a foreign body. When surgical intervention became necessary for admissions with recurrent obstruction, laparoscopy revealed an inflammatory mass in the terminal ileum, exposing two pieces of(More)
Cyanoacrylate glue (Superglue) has the ability to bond a variety of surfaces firmly within seconds of use. Its application into the external ear canal (EAC) is a challenging problem for clinicians. We present 3 case reports of patients who presented at our hospital with superglue in their EACs: 1 was accidental, 1 was iatrogenic, and 1 was intentional. To(More)
A 22-year-old pregnant woman presented at the twenty-seventh week of gestation in the Emergency Department with acute abdominal pain and right iliac fossa tenderness. Urgent MRI was done and was suggestive of acute appendicitis. A laparoscopy was performed that confirmed an inflamed and purulent appendix that was removed. The technique used is described in(More)