Vasilios Papadopoulos

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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 prospectively assessed patient satisfaction in a Greek Academic endoscopy facility. METHODS Consecutive outpatients filled a satisfaction questionnaire right after their endoscopy (D1), 3 days (D3) and 3 months (M3) later. Overall patient satisfaction was measured by their willingness to repeat endoscopy in our facility and to further(More)
PURPOSE To report a case with two optic disk pits which were associated with an optic nerve cyst in the same eye. METHODS Observational case report. RESULTS A 47-year-old patient noted visual impairment in the right eye. On examination the best corrected visual acuity in the right eye was 20/80 and in the left eye was 20/20. Biomicroscopy revealed, in(More)
BACKGROUND This study assessed Greek gastroenterology fellows' satisfaction regarding training, working conditions, quality of life and future employment perspectives. METHODS Greek gastroenterology fellows completed an anonymous multiple-choice electronic questionnaire designed to rate their satisfaction using a five-step Likert scale in two major(More)
BACKGROUND Gardner's syndrome can occasionally be complicated with intra-abdominal desmoid tumor. These tumors usually remain asymptomatic but can exhibit symptoms due to intestinal, vascular and ureteral compression and obstruction. CASE PRESENTATION A rare case of a 41-year-old male patient with Gardner's syndrome complicated with intra-abdominal(More)
INTRODUCTION We evaluated the effect of Helicobacter pylori (HP) eradication on p53, cyclin D1 expression, and cell proliferation in gastric mucosa. MATERIALS AND METHODS We assessed p53, cyclin D1, and ki67 immunoexpression in gastric mucosa from 31 HP chronic gastritis patients and 12 controls. Reassessment was performed 6 months after successful HP(More)
BACKGROUND Data concerning the number of patients presenting to the emergency room (ER) and the workload in the departments in the European Union countries are scarce. In contrast to most European practice, Greek public hospitals in cities with more than one public health facilities are on-call not on a daily, but on a rotational basis. Exact data from(More)
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