Theodoros Chiras

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An efficient medium access control (MAC) protocol is critical for the performance of a wireless sensor network (WSN), especially in terms of energy consumption. In this work we discuss the efficiency of S-MAC, a well-known MAC protocol for WSNs, and propose an improvement on the protocol. Via an extensive simulation study considering the cases of both(More)
A 37-yr-old man who had undergone renal transplantation for end-stage renal failure presented with a large right pelvic mass obstructing the transplanted kidney. Initially, this was diagnosed as an anaplastic tumor while he had been on immunosuppressive treatment for kidney allograft rejection after transplantation. Despite difficulties of classic(More)
Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). In this paper we attempted to confirm the connection between dialysis, HHV-8, and KS by examining the case of an elderly haemodialysis nonimmunosuppressed male patient with end-stage renal disease, who developed KS. By using PCR we have verified the presence of DNA(More)
Powerline Communications (PLC) are currently being considered as an alternative for high-speed data communications and Internet access. With multiple outlets in almost every room, power lines are already the most pervasive network in the home or small office. This work presents a new Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol for the "last mile" access PLC(More)
Powerline communications (PLC) are currently being considered as an alternative for high-speed data communications and Internet access. With multiple outlets in almost every room, power lines are already the most pervasive network in the home or small office. This work presents a new medium access control (MAC) protocol for the "last mile" access PLC(More)
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