Kalliopi A Athanassiadi
Affiliation: University of Athens
Athanassiadi K. Infections of the mediastinum. Thorac Surg Clin. 2009;19:37-45, vi pubmed publisher
..In cases of acute mediastinitis, treatment should always be directed toward the primary pathology and the clinical presentation. In chronic cases, surgical treatment is only palliative...
Athanassiadi K, Laenger F, Dickgreber N, Haverich A. Multiple inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors involving lung and mediastinum: a rare clinical entity. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009;57:343-6 pubmed publisher
..IMTs are a rare clinical entity. An accurate preoperative diagnosis is difficult and complete resection remains the treatment of choice and leads to an excellent survival. ..
Athanassiadi K, Gerazounis M, Theakos N. Management of 150 flail chest injuries: analysis of risk factors affecting outcome. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2004;26:373-6 pubmed
..Flail chest continues to be an important injury with significant complications. The records of 150 patients presenting with flail chest injury were reviewed to determine risk factors affecting morbidity and mortality...
Athanassiadi K, Theakos N, Benakis G, Kakaris S, Skottis I. Omental transposition: the final solution for major sternal wound infection. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2007;15:200-3 pubmed
..Radical debridement along with omental flap transposition provides definitive control of the infection in cases of failure of other semi-conservative or surgical interventions. Prognosis depends on the general condition of the patient...
Athanassiadi K, Bagaev E, Haverich A. Autologous blood pleurodesis for persistent air leak. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009;57:476-9 pubmed publisher
..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of blood pleurodesis in patients with persistent air leak...
Athanassiadi K, Theakos N, Kalantzi N, Gerazounis M. Prognostic factors in flail-chest patients. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010;38:466-71 pubmed publisher
..The records of 250 patients presenting with flail-chest injury in a level I trauma centre were reviewed and analysed in order to determine prognostic factors...
Athanassiadi K, Exarchos D, Tsagarakis S, Bellenis I. Acromegaly caused by ectopic growth hormone-releasing hormone secretion by a carcinoid bronchial tumor: a rare entity. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004;128:631-2 pubmed