Theodoros Emmanouil

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Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been reported in two-thirds of cases of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Greece from 1973 to 1995, while chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in 10% of them. We studied the roles of HBV and HCV in HCC in Greece between 1996 and 2000 compared with the past, and possible differences in clinical and(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) requires special skills and a long procedure time for a quality-controlled procedure. A universal training system remains to be established. Hands-on courses in animal models before advancing to the human colon appear to be essential, especially in Europe. The learning curve is a prerequisite in ESD, in(More)
Obesity is a global epidemic with significant morbidity and mortality. Weight loss results in reduction of health risks and improvement in quality of life, thus representing a goal of paramount importance. Bariatric surgery is the most efficacious choice compared to conservative alternatives including diet, exercise, drugs and behavioral modification to(More)
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