Argyro Fassoulaki

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Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Physostigmine does not antagonize sevoflurane anesthesia assessed by bispectral index or enhances recovery
    Adia Paraskeva
    Department of Anesthesiology, St Savas Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 94:569-72; table of contents. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Impact factor bias and proposed adjustments for its determination
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 46:902-5. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Acupressure on the extra 1 acupoint: the effect on bispectral index, serum melatonin, plasma beta-endorphin, and stress
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 104:312-7. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint A combination of gabapentin and local anaesthetics attenuates acute and late pain after abdominal hysterectomy
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Athens Medical School, Aretaieio Hospital, 76 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 24:521-8. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Gabapentin attenuates late but not acute pain after abdominal hysterectomy
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Athens, Medical School, Aretaieio Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 23:136-41. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Multimodal analgesia with gabapentin and local anesthetics prevents acute and chronic pain after breast surgery for cancer
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 101:1427-32. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Spread of subarachnoid block, intraoperative local anaesthetic requirements and postoperative analgesic requirements in Caesarean section and total abdominal hysterectomy
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, 76 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens 11528, Greece
    Br J Anaesth 93:678-82. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Direction and side used to determine the extent of sensory block after subarachnoid anesthesia do not influence the level of the block
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
    Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 54:33-6. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint The effect of desflurane and sevoflurane on cerebral oximetry under steady-state conditions
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 102:1830-5. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint The analgesic effect of gabapentin and mexiletine after breast surgery for cancer
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 95:985-91, table of contents. 2002

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  1. ncbi request reprint Physostigmine does not antagonize sevoflurane anesthesia assessed by bispectral index or enhances recovery
    Adia Paraskeva
    Department of Anesthesiology, St Savas Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 94:569-72; table of contents. 2002
    ..05 versus the control). Scores assessing early recovery were similar in the two groups at all time points. We conclude that physostigmine does not change BIS or enhance recovery after sevoflurane anesthesia...
  2. ncbi request reprint Impact factor bias and proposed adjustments for its determination
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 46:902-5. 2002
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate two of its important constraints, journal self-citation and scientific field, and to investigate the potential for improvement...
  3. ncbi request reprint Acupressure on the extra 1 acupoint: the effect on bispectral index, serum melatonin, plasma beta-endorphin, and stress
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 104:312-7. 2007
    ..Acupressure on the "extra 1" point decreases bispectral index (BIS) values and stress...
  4. ncbi request reprint A combination of gabapentin and local anaesthetics attenuates acute and late pain after abdominal hysterectomy
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Athens Medical School, Aretaieio Hospital, 76 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 24:521-8. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of the combination of these drugs on the analgesic needs as well as on acute and late pain after abdominal hysterectomy...
  5. ncbi request reprint Gabapentin attenuates late but not acute pain after abdominal hysterectomy
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Athens, Medical School, Aretaieio Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 23:136-41. 2006
    ..Gabapentin has been suggested to decrease acute postoperative pain. We evaluated the effect of gabapentin on pain after abdominal hysterectomy...
  6. ncbi request reprint Multimodal analgesia with gabapentin and local anesthetics prevents acute and chronic pain after breast surgery for cancer
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 101:1427-32. 2005
    ..048 and P = 0.107, respectively). Multimodal analgesia reduced acute and chronic pain after breast surgery for cancer...
  7. ncbi request reprint Spread of subarachnoid block, intraoperative local anaesthetic requirements and postoperative analgesic requirements in Caesarean section and total abdominal hysterectomy
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, 76 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens 11528, Greece
    Br J Anaesth 93:678-82. 2004
    ..The study was designed to assess the spread of subarachnoid block and the intra- and postoperative analgesic requirements in pregnant vs non-pregnant women...
  8. ncbi request reprint Direction and side used to determine the extent of sensory block after subarachnoid anesthesia do not influence the level of the block
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
    Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 54:33-6. 2003
    ..We conclude that the level of sensory block after subarachnoid anesthesia with lidocaine is independent of the direction of testing and the side the assessment is performed using the pressure palpator...
  9. ncbi request reprint The effect of desflurane and sevoflurane on cerebral oximetry under steady-state conditions
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 102:1830-5. 2006
    ..001). In conclusion, equipotent concentrations of desflurane or sevoflurane in terms of BIS are associated with similar rSO2 values, but larger anesthetic concentrations of both anesthetics increased the rSO2 values...
  10. ncbi request reprint The analgesic effect of gabapentin and mexiletine after breast surgery for cancer
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 95:985-91, table of contents. 2002
    ..Three months later, the incidence of chronic pain, its intensity, and need for analgesics were not affected by either treatment. However, burning pain was more frequent in the control group (P = 0.033)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Academic anesthesiologists' views on the importance of the impact factor of scientific journals: a North American and European survey
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
    Can J Anaesth 48:953-7. 2001
    ..To investigate the views of North American and European anesthesiologists on the value of the impact factor (IF)...
  12. doi request reprint Preoperative gabapentin: the effect on ropivacaine subarachnoid block and hemodynamics
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 106:334-8, table of contents. 2008
    ..Gabapentin is an adjuvant analgesic and may enhance the spread of subarachnoid block. We investigated the effects of pretreatment with gabapentin on subarachnoid block characteristics and hemodynamics...
  13. doi request reprint Postoperative pain and analgesic requirements after anesthesia with sevoflurane, desflurane or propofol
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, 76 Vassilissis Sofias Ave, 11527, Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 107:1715-9. 2008
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  14. doi request reprint Ropivacaine spinal anesthesia is not antagonized by ondansetron pretreatment
    Anteia Paraskeva
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 109:1684-7. 2009
    ..We investigated a possible effect of ondansetron on the duration of sensory and motor block produced by ropivacaine...
  15. ncbi request reprint No change in serum melatonin, or plasma beta-endorphin levels after sevoflurane anesthesia
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, 11528 Athens, Greece
    J Clin Anesth 19:120-4. 2007
    ..To investigate the effect of sevoflurane as single anesthetic on melatonin and beta-endorphin plasma levels during the first 24 hours postoperatively...
  16. doi request reprint Intravenous morphine and droperidol after caesarean delivery under subarachnoid anaesthesia has no effect on postoperative pain or analgesic requirements
    Anteia Paraskeva
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 26:847-50. 2009
    ..Opioids are routinely administered to obtain a better control of postoperative pain. The aim of the present study was to assess the intravenous morphine effect after caesarean delivery on the postoperative morphine requirements and pain...
  17. ncbi request reprint Anesthesia with 1.5 minimum alveolar concentration sevoflurane is not altered by physostigmine as measured by bispectral and clinical indices
    Anteia Paraskeva
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School University of Athens, 11528 Athens, Greece
    J Clin Anesth 17:581-5. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effect of physostigmine on 1.5% sevoflurane anesthesia and recovery...
  18. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy at term does not alter the responses to a mechanical and an electrical stimulus after skin EMLA application
    Amalia Katafigioti
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Middle East J Anesthesiol 20:251-5. 2009
    ..Pregnancy is associated with reduced local anesthetic requirements and increased pain thresholds, possibly due to hormonal changes and activation of endogenous opioids...
  19. ncbi request reprint Systemic ondansetron antagonizes the sensory block produced by intrathecal lidocaine
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 100:1817-21. 2005
    ..019). Motor block did not differ between the two groups at any study time. We conclude that, under the conditions of our study, ondansetron antagonizes the sensory block produced by lidocaine...
  20. doi request reprint Perioperative pregabalin for acute and chronic pain after abdominal hysterectomy or myomectomy: a randomised controlled trial
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 29:531-6. 2012
    ..The antiepileptics gabapentin and pregabalin are used as adjuvants to control postoperative pain...
  21. ncbi request reprint Postoperative analgesic requirements after subarachnoid or epidural anesthesia with ropivacaine 0.75% in cesarean section. A double-blind randomized trial
    Anteia Paraskeva
    Aretaieio Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Res Opin 28:1497-504. 2012
    ..Postoperative analgesic requirements and pain scores were compared after subarachnoid versus epidural anesthesia with plain ropivacaine 0.75% for elective cesarean section...
  22. ncbi request reprint Pressure applied on the extra 1 acupuncture point reduces bispectral index values and stress in volunteers
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieion Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 96:885-90, table of contents. 2003
    ..5- and 5-min comparisons). The verbal sedation score values obtained after pressure application on the extra 1 point were also lower when compared with the values obtained after pressure application on the control point (P < 0.001)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Association between factors predicting and assessing the airway and use of intubating laryngeal mask airway
    Chryssoula Staikou
    Anesthesiology Dept, Aretaieio Hospital Univ of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Middle East J Anesthesiol 20:553-8. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of mouth opening, Mallampati classification, thyromental distance and Cormack-Lehane Grade, on the ease of ILMA use...
  24. ncbi request reprint Local application of volatile anesthetics attenuates the response to a mechanical stimulus in humans
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
    Can J Anaesth 52:951-7. 2005
    ..Volatile anesthetics may cause local hyperalgesia and/or analgesia. This double-blind randomized study investigated the effect of these medications when applied locally on the response to a mechanical stimulus...
  25. ncbi request reprint Gabapentin attenuates the pressor response to direct laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, 76 Vassilissis Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Br J Anaesth 96:769-73. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of gabapentin when given before operation on the haemodynamic responses to laryngoscopy and intubation...
  26. ncbi request reprint Melatonin pharmacokinetics in premenopausal and postmenopausal healthy female volunteers
    Sophia L Markantonis
    Laboratory of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Athens 157 71, Greece
    J Clin Pharmacol 48:240-5. 2008
  27. doi request reprint Emergencies and treatment of complications
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Digestion 82:97-9. 2010
    ..The anesthesia provider must be able to diagnose, assess the risk and treat all the adverse events during gastrointestinal endoscopy. The resuscitation equipment, including the defibrillator, must be readily accessible...
  28. doi request reprint Pharmacology of sedation agents and reversal agents
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Digestion 82:80-3. 2010
    ..Ketamine and droperidol are not popular agents for sedation in the modern endoscopic practice...
  29. ncbi request reprint Acute postoperative pain predicts chronic pain and long-term analgesic requirements after breast surgery for cancer
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anaesthesia, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 59:241-8. 2008
    ..001). Higher intensities of acute postoperative pain are associated with chronic pain development. Higher analgesic needs and higher acute postoperatively pain intensity are associated with long-term analgesic consumption...
  30. doi request reprint Effects of morning melatonin administration on electroencephalographic theta to alpha power ratio in reproductive versus postmenopausal healthy female volunteers
    Chryssoula Staikou
    1st Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, 76 Vassilissis Sofias Ave, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Neurosci Lett 507:90-3. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of exogenous morning melatonin administration on the electroencephalogram of reproductive versus postmenopausal women...
  31. ncbi request reprint Hypnotic and cardiovascular effects of proprietary and generic propofol formulations do not differ
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesia, St Savas Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Can J Anaesth 48:459-61. 2001
    ..The aim of the study was to compare the potency of two different propofol formulations: proprietary and generic propofol using the bispectral index (BIS) monitoring...
  32. ncbi request reprint Regional block and mexiletine: the effect on pain after cancer breast surgery
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, St Savas Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 26:223-8. 2001
    ..The present study investigates the effect of regional block, oral mexiletine, and the combination of both, on acute and chronic pain associated with cancer breast surgery...
  33. doi request reprint An assessment of subarachnoid block: a survey of 175 articles and recommendations for improvement
    Argyro Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, 76 Vassilissis Sofias Ave, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 113:196-8. 2011
    ..Assessment of subarachnoid block, particularly the sensory component, may be incomplete and influence the conclusions of studies involving subarachnoid anesthesia, as well as their application in routine clinical practice...
  34. ncbi request reprint The analgesic efficacy of intravenous tenoxicam as an adjunct to patient-controlled analgesia in total abdominal hysterectomy
    F Danou
    Department of Anesthesia, St Savas Hospital Department of Critical Care, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Anesth Analg 90:672-6. 2000
    ..On the contrary, the drug may be associated with an increased incidence of side effects...
  35. pmc The impact of 30 ml/kg hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 vs hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.42 on coagulation in patients undergoing abdominal surgery
    Chryssoula Staikou
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, 76 Vassilissis Sophias Ave, Athens, Greece
    Indian J Med Res 136:445-50. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the effects of HES 130/0.4 versus HES 130/0.42 on coagulation after the intraoperative infusion of 30 ml/kg in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery...
  36. doi request reprint Intra-articular morphine enhances analgesic efficacy of ropivacaine for knee arthroscopy in ambulatory patients
    Irini Lykoudi
    Department of Anesthesiology, Konstantopoulion, Agia Olga Hospital, Nea Ionia, Greece
    Orthopedics 34:91. 2011
    ..However, the addition of ketoprofen to ropivacaine provides relatively satisfactory pain relief, but with fewer side effects compared to morphine...
  37. doi request reprint A randomized study of maternal serum cytokine levels following cesarean section under general or neuraxial anesthesia
    E Dermitzaki
    Department of Anesthesia, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
    Int J Obstet Anesth 18:33-7. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of the anesthetic technique for cesarean section on plasma levels of cytokines IL-6 and TNF-alpha...
  38. ncbi request reprint Responses to mechanical and electrical stimuli are not attenuated by late pregnancy
    C Staikou
    Department of Anaesthesia, Aretaieion Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
    Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 57:277-81. 2006
    ..853 +/- 0.538 mm/mA versus 0.725 +/- 0.467 mm/mA in the nonpregnant group. These results, under the study conditions, do not support the hypothesis that late pregnancy is associated with increased antinociception in humans...
  39. doi request reprint General versus neuraxial anaesthesia for caesarean section: impact on the duration of hospital stay
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Obstet Gynaecol 29:25-30. 2009
    ..001 and p < 0.001, respectively). Neuraxial anaesthesia for caesarean section seems to be associated with shorter duration of hospital stay than GA...
  40. ncbi request reprint Melatonin premedication does not enhance induction of anaesthesia with sevoflurane as assessed by bispectral index monitoring
    P Evagelidis
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
    Singapore Med J 50:78-81. 2009
    ..Exogenous melatonin has sedating and hypnotic actions. The present prospective double-blind randomised study investigated the effect of melatonin premedication on the induction of anaesthesia with sevoflurane...
  41. ncbi request reprint Local application of halothane, isoflurane or sevoflurane increases the response to an electrical stimulus in humans
    I Skouteri
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, 76 Vassilissis Sofia Ave, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 58:169-75. 2007
    ..Volatile anesthetics may interfere with pain perception. This study investigates the effect of halothane, isoflurane and sevoflurane when applied locally, to the response of an electrical stimulus...
  42. ncbi request reprint Pre-oxygenation enhances induction with sevoflurane as assessed using bispectral index monitoring
    A Fassoulaki
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieio Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 50:475-80. 2006
    ..Several methods may enhance the inhalational induction of anesthesia. In this randomized double-blind study, we evaluated the speed of induction of anesthesia with sevoflurane with or without pre-oxygenation...
  43. ncbi request reprint Sevoflurane as a single anesthetic and physostigmine failure to enhance arousal
    A Paraskeva
    Anesthesiology Unit, Aretaieion Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Minerva Anestesiol 72:821-6. 2006
    ..Sevoflurane is recommended for inhalational induction of anesthesia. Physostigmine may antagonize general anesthetics. The study investigates sevoflurane as a single anesthetic and its possible antagonism by physostigmine...