Stamatina Pagoni

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of a 6-month course of anti-inflammatory treatment with colchicine in improving functional status of patients with stable chronic heart failure (CHF). BACKGROUND CHF has been shown to be associated with inflammatory activation. Inflammation has been designated as a therapeutic target in CHF. (More)
Physical activity is a key element in the prevention and management of obesity and diabetes. Regular physical activity efficiently supports diet-induced weight loss, improves glycemic control, and can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Furthermore, physical activity positively affects lipid profile, blood pressure, reduces the rate of(More)
The ventricular gradient (VG) as a concept was conceived in the 1930s and its calculation yielded information that was not otherwise obtainable. The VG was not utilized by clinicians at large because it was not easy to understand and its computation time-consuming. The contemporary spatial QRS-T angle is based on the concept of the VG and defined as its(More)
AIMS The aim of the present study was to assess the performance of a new indicator test (NIT), based on the measurement of sweat production after exposure to dermal foot perspiration, in the diagnosis of both peripheral sensorimotor polyneuropathy (PSN) and autonomic neuropathy in patients with diabetes. METHODS One hundred and seventeen diabetic patients(More)
By definition, brittle diabetes (BD) is an unstable condition. Patients with BD suffer chronically from poor metabolic control, characterized by severe instability of glycemic values with frequent and unpredictable hypoglycemic and/or diabetic ketoacidosis episodes that cannot be attributed to failure in management. Quality of life is dramatically(More)
The current management of neoplastic obstruction, SVC, and brachiocephalic vein thrombosis, especially of SVC, is based on the combined use of interventional (endovascular thrombolysis or thrombectomy, stent placement) and noninterventional (radiation, chemotherapy) means of treatment. We present the case of a forty-year-old woman with SVC and left(More)
Abdominopelvic trauma (APT) remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the 15- to 44-year-old age group in the Western World. It can be life-threatening as abdominopelvic organs, specifically those in the retroperitoneal space, can bleed profusely. APT is divided into blunt and penetrating types. While surgery is notably considered as a(More)
Catheter ablation for rhythm control in atrial fibrillation has been recognized as an established treatment. Patients with atrial fibrillation suffer from an increased risk of thromboembolic events. Long-term stroke risk and mortality have been shown to be reduced after catheter ablation, still the procedure per se is associated with an additive(More)
And suddenly, following the preliminary results of renal denervation and carotid baroreceptor stimulation, a big interest in resistant hypertension rose, and all interventionists, many of them with no previous experience with hypertension, fell in love with hypertension and especially resistant hypertension. In the European Society of(More)
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