Panagiotis S Kotsaftis

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INTRODUCTION Superwarfarins are widely used as rodenticides. They are similar to warfarin, but they are more potent and act longer. In case of poisoning, they cause severe bleeding, usually from multiple sites. CASE REPORT A 67-yr-old man was admitted with melaena, epistaxis and haemarthrosis in his left knee. PT, INR and aPTT were markedly increased.(More)
AIM To evaluate the incidence and etiology of acute non-malignant upper gastrointestinal bleeding (ANMUGIB) in northern Greece due to increased use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including low-dose aspirin (L-A), exposure and geographical variability of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) seroprevalence. METHODS A retrospective study of 110(More)
The aim of this study is to identify the main cardiovascular risk factors (CRFs) in patients over 65 years with ischemic stroke. This is a retrospective study in 175 patients that were hospitalized in our department due to ischemic stroke in the period 2006-2007. The patients were divided in two groups: Group I--elderly (65-80 years) and Group II--over-aged(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE There are limited data on the relationship between the severity of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and biomarkers of inflammation and coagulation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the severity of CAP and serum levels of antithrombin III (AT-III), protein C (P-C), D-dimers (D-D) and CRP, at hospital(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary hyperaldosteronism is only rarely caused by unilateral adrenal hyperplasia. CASE PRESENTATION A 73-year-old hypertensive Greek man (on 10 mg amlodipine for the last ten years) presented in the emergency department with severe muscle weakness of all limbs. The initial physical and laboratory examination revealed normal blood pressure,(More)
BACKGROUND We present the case of a patient who presented with anaplastic thyroid carcinoma with a solitary large liver metastasis. Hepatic metastases are extremely rare in anaplastic thyroid carcinoma. CASE PRESENTATION We report the case of a 78-year old Greek man who presented with voice hoarseness, dyspnoea and a large mass on the anterior surface of(More)
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