Panagiotis Tsaftaridis

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the right and left ventricular systolic and diastolic function in middle aged patients with sickle beta thalassaemia. METHODS Forty three patients with sickle beta thalassaemia were recruited for echocardiographic study while 55 controls, matched for age and sex, served as the control group. Parameters measured included: dimensions(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of peripheral neuropathy in patients with beta-thalassaemia. METHODS Thirty six patients with a mean age of 29.2+/-8.2 years and 17 healthy controls with a mean age of 27.6+/-9.1 were included in this study. Measurements included the neuropathy symptoms score (NSS), the neuropathy(More)
Background. Serum free light chains (sFLC), the most commonly detected paraprotein in CLL, were recently proposed as useful tools for the prognostication of CLL patients. Objective. To investigate the prognostic implication of sFLC and the summated FLC-kappa plus FLC-lambda in a CLL patients' series. Patients and Methods. We studied 143 CLL patients of(More)
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