T Xanthos

Summary

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Inexperienced nurses and doctors are equally efficient in managing the airway in a manikin model
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Anatomy, University of Athens, Medical School, Greece
    Heart Lung 41:161-6. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Evaluation of nurses' theoretical knowledge in Basic Life Support: a study in a district Greek hospital
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Anatomy, University of Athens, Medical School, Greece
    Int Emerg Nurs 20:28-32. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Anatomic variations of the cardiac valves and papillary muscles of the right heart
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Anatomy, University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Ital J Anat Embryol 116:111-26. 2011
  4. pmc Vasopressin and epinephrine in the treatment of cardiac arrest: an experimental study
    Konstantinos Stroumpoulis
    University of Athens, Medical School, Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, Agiou Thoma Street, Athens, Greece
    Crit Care 12:R40. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Using the 30:2 compression-ventilation ratio: five cycles is easier to follow than 2 min of cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Emerg Med 16:339-41. 2009
  6. pmc A model of hemorrhagic shock and acute lung injury in Landrace-Large White Swine
    Theodoros T Xanthos
    Department of Anatomy, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Comp Med 61:158-62. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Ischaemia-modified albumin predicts the outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation: An experimental study
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, University of Athens, Medical School, 15B Agiou Thoma Street, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Resuscitation 81:591-5. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Nurses are more efficient than doctors in teaching basic life support and automated external defibrillator in nurses
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research N S Christeas, University of Athens, Medical School, 15B Agiou Thoma Street, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Nurse Educ Today 29:224-31. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Distribution of pre-course BLS/AED manuals does not influence skill acquisition and retention in lay rescuers: a randomised study
    Lila Papadimitriou
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, University of Athens, Medical School, 15B Agiou Thoma Street, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Resuscitation 81:348-52. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Glidescope(®) videolaryngoscope improves intubation success rate in cardiac arrest scenarios without chest compressions interruption: a randomized cross-over manikin study
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Anatomy, University of Athens, Medical School, 75 Mikras Asias Street, 11527, Athens, Greece
    Resuscitation 82:464-7. 2011

Collaborators

  • Nicoletta Iacovidou
  • Konstantinos Stroumpoulis
  • Ioannis Pantazopoulos
  • K Sunde
  • P A Steen
  • Elizabeth O Johnson
  • Konstantinos A Ekmektzoglou
  • Konstantinos Michalakis
  • Lila Papadimitriou
  • Eleni Bassiakou
  • L Papadimitriou
  • P Niforopoulou
  • P Lelovas
  • Ismene Dontas
  • Pavlos Lelovas
  • Dimitrios Papadimitriou
  • E Koudouna
  • D Papadimitriou
  • G Karlis
  • Z Kontouli
  • G Varvarousi
  • M Anagnostopoulou
  • Xanthippi Balkamou
  • D Perrea
  • I Dontas
  • Theano Demestiha
  • Vassiliki Kitsou
  • Ioannis D Dontas
  • S Goulas
  • George Rokas
  • Evgenia Theochari
  • Theodore Karatzas
  • A Zacharioudaki
  • A Papalois
  • E Halari-baradaki
  • N Baltayiannis
  • D Haniotis
  • T Lappas
  • N Lekka
  • Ch Stefanadis
  • G Voyagis
  • Dimitrios Barouxis
  • Dimitrios Anestis Moutzouris
  • Georgios Rokas
  • T Demestiha
  • Efstathios Patsouris
  • Georgios Agrogiannis
  • Ioannis Serpetinis
  • Evangelia Kouskouni
  • Despina Perrea
  • Eleni Koudouna
  • Katerina Tsiftsi
  • Nicolas Condilis
  • Sotirios Goulas
  • Vassiliki Prapa
  • Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos
  • Wervinston de Faria
  • E Bassiakou
  • N Tsirikos
  • Sergio Santiago
  • Alkiviades Kostakis
  • Carlos Gandia

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. doi request reprint Inexperienced nurses and doctors are equally efficient in managing the airway in a manikin model
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Anatomy, University of Athens, Medical School, Greece
    Heart Lung 41:161-6. 2012
    ..Several studies have shown that other healthcare professionals are not any less efficient in securing the airway...
  2. doi request reprint Evaluation of nurses' theoretical knowledge in Basic Life Support: a study in a district Greek hospital
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Anatomy, University of Athens, Medical School, Greece
    Int Emerg Nurs 20:28-32. 2012
    ..Their competence in Basic Life Support (BLS) is important in improving patient outcome. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the nurses' BLS knowledge in a small district hospital...
  3. ncbi request reprint Anatomic variations of the cardiac valves and papillary muscles of the right heart
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Anatomy, University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Ital J Anat Embryol 116:111-26. 2011
    ..The pulmonary valve may present variations in the number of cusps, stenosis or atresia, either as isolated clinical findings or in association with congenital syndromes...
  4. pmc Vasopressin and epinephrine in the treatment of cardiac arrest: an experimental study
    Konstantinos Stroumpoulis
    University of Athens, Medical School, Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, Agiou Thoma Street, Athens, Greece
    Crit Care 12:R40. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study is to assess whether the combination of vasopressin and epinephrine, given their different mechanisms of action, provides better results than epinephrine alone in cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
  5. doi request reprint Using the 30:2 compression-ventilation ratio: five cycles is easier to follow than 2 min of cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Emerg Med 16:339-41. 2009
    ..The average time to complete five cycles of CPR is approximately 2 min for newly trained BLS/AED providers and the majority of the participants found it easier to perform five cycles...
  6. pmc A model of hemorrhagic shock and acute lung injury in Landrace-Large White Swine
    Theodoros T Xanthos
    Department of Anatomy, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Comp Med 61:158-62. 2011
    ..This experimental protocol of hemorrhagic shock and fluid resuscitation in Landrace-Large White swine may be useful for future study of hemorrhagic shock and acute lung injury...
  7. doi request reprint Ischaemia-modified albumin predicts the outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation: An experimental study
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, University of Athens, Medical School, 15B Agiou Thoma Street, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Resuscitation 81:591-5. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to identify whether IMA is an independent predictor of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in a swine model of cardiac arrest...
  8. doi request reprint Nurses are more efficient than doctors in teaching basic life support and automated external defibrillator in nurses
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research N S Christeas, University of Athens, Medical School, 15B Agiou Thoma Street, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Nurse Educ Today 29:224-31. 2009
    ..Cardiac arrest (CA) is a leading cause of death worldwide. The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) has developed basic life support/automated external defibrillation (BLS/AED) courses for uniform training in out-of-hospital CA...
  9. doi request reprint Distribution of pre-course BLS/AED manuals does not influence skill acquisition and retention in lay rescuers: a randomised study
    Lila Papadimitriou
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, University of Athens, Medical School, 15B Agiou Thoma Street, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Resuscitation 81:348-52. 2010
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  10. doi request reprint Glidescope(®) videolaryngoscope improves intubation success rate in cardiac arrest scenarios without chest compressions interruption: a randomized cross-over manikin study
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Anatomy, University of Athens, Medical School, 75 Mikras Asias Street, 11527, Athens, Greece
    Resuscitation 82:464-7. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the performance of the Glidescope(®) in a manikin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) scenario...
  11. doi request reprint A comparison of autopsy detected injuries in a porcine model of cardiac arrest treated with either manual or mechanical chest compressions
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Anatomy, Medical School, University of Athens, 75 Mikras Asias Street, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Emerg Med 18:108-10. 2011
    ..003). LUCAS devise minimized the resuscitation-related trauma compared with manual chest compressions in a swine model of cardiac arrest...
  12. doi request reprint Factors influencing arrival of patients with acute myocardial infarction at emergency departments: implications for community nursing interventions
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
    J Adv Nurs 66:1469-77. 2010
    ..This paper identifies the characteristics of Greek patients with acute myocardial infarction who have long prehospital delays and identifies the factors that are specifically associated with these delays...
  13. ncbi request reprint The potential role of erythropoietin as a pleiotropic agent in post-cardiac arrest syndrome
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Anatomy, University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Curr Pharm Des 17:1517-29. 2011
    ..This review aims to provide a comprehensive account of EPO's role in the treatment of each individual component of post-cardiac arrest syndrome...
  14. ncbi request reprint Lyme carditis: complete atrioventricular dissociation with need for temporary pacing
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, Aretaieion Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 47:313-6. 2006
    ..This patient, without documented history of Lyme disease, acutely developed third-degree atrioventricular block, which required placement of a transvenous pacemaker and resolved when the patient was administered doxycycline...
  15. ncbi request reprint Resuscitation outcomes comparing year 2000 with year 2005 ALS guidelines in a pig model of cardiac arrest
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research N S Christeas, Athens School of Medicine, 15B Agiou Thoma Street, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Resuscitation 73:459-66. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study is to assess whether the newly published guidelines record similar resuscitation success with the 2000 Advanced Life Support Guidelines on Resuscitation in a swine model of cardiac arrest...
  16. ncbi request reprint Lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum: a pathological and clinical approach
    Theodoros Xanthos
    University of Athens Medical School, Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 121:4-8. 2007
    ..However, in cases of severe superior vena cava obstruction or intractable rhythm disturbance, surgical excision is performed together with reconstruction of the interatrial septum...
  17. ncbi request reprint Intravenous and oral administration of amiodarone for the treatment of recent onset atrial fibrillation after digoxin administration
    Theodoros Xanthos
    University of Athens Medical School Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 121:291-5. 2007
    ..Amiodarone is a potent antiarrhythmic drug. The safety and efficacy of oral versus intravenous (i.v.) Amiodarone in the treatment of AF of recent onset (duration <48 h) was investigated...
  18. doi request reprint Combination pharmacotherapy in the treatment of experimental cardiac arrest
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, University of Athens, Medical School, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Am J Emerg Med 27:651-9. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that the coadministration of epinephrine, a beta-blocker such as atenolol, and a calcium sensitizer such as levosimendan during CPR would improve survival and postresuscitation myocardial function...
  19. ncbi request reprint Cardiopulmonary arrest and resuscitation in Landrace/Large White swine: a research model
    T Xanthos
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, Medical School University of Athens, Greece
    Lab Anim 41:353-62. 2007
    ..Landrace/Large White pigs' baseline haemodynamics closely resemble human haemodynamics, making the breed a favourable model for resuscitation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Comparative study of intravenous amiodarone and procainamide in the treatment of atrial fibrillation of recent onset
    T Xanthos
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Medical Research, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Minerva Cardioangiol 55:433-41. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare the safety and efficacy of amiodarone and procainamide in the acute cardiology setting...
  21. ncbi request reprint Baseline hemodynamics in anesthetized landrace-large white swine: reference values for research in cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation models
    Theodoros Xanthos
    University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 46:21-5. 2007
    ..55% +/- 3.88%. LLW can be considered a suitable breed for CPR research because of the close similarity of its hemodynamic values to those of humans...
  22. ncbi request reprint Levosimendan improves the initial outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a swine model of cardiac arrest
    E Koudouna
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, Medical School, University of Athens, 15B Agiou Thoma Street, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 51:1123-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to assess whether a calcium sensitizer agent, such as levosimendan, administered in combination with epinephrine during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, would improve the initial resuscitation success...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effects of early amiodarone administration during and immediately after cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a swine model
    G Karlis
    2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Sismanoglio General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 58:114-22. 2014
    ..Aim of this experimental study was to compare haemodynamic effects and outcome with early administration of amiodarone and adrenaline vs. adrenaline alone in pigs with prolonged ventricular fibrillation (VF)...
  24. ncbi request reprint First experience of the use of the C-MAC PM videolaryngoscope in a clinical setting by anesthetic nurses: a comparison with anesthetists
    Z Kontouli
    Anesthesiology Department, Metropolitan Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 64:153-8. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study was to identify the number of attempts needed before the participants were able to intubate 2 consecutive patients within 30 seconds...
  25. doi request reprint Asphyxial cardiac arrest, resuscitation and neurological outcome in a Landrace/Large-White swine model
    G Varvarousi
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, University of Athens, Medical School, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Lab Anim 45:184-90. 2011
    ..001). All of the animals were severely neurologically impaired 24 h after CA. This refined model of asphyxia CA is easily reproducible and may be used for pharmacological studies in CA...
  26. doi request reprint The use of mice and rats as animal models for cardiopulmonary resuscitation research
    D Papadimitriou
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, University of Athens Medical School, 15B Agiou Thoma Street, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Lab Anim 42:265-76. 2008
    ..The purpose of these studies is not only to increase the rate of survival of CA victims, but also to improve their quality of life by reducing damage to their vital organs after CA and during CPR...
  27. ncbi request reprint Macintosh and Glidescope® performance by Advanced Cardiac Life Support providers: a manikin study
    K Stroumpoulis
    Metaxa Hospital of Piraeus, Athens, Greece
    Minerva Anestesiol 77:11-6. 2011
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Selective beta blockade improves the outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a swine model of cardiac arrest
    Evgenia Theochari
    Red Cross Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Ann Ital Chir 79:409-14. 2008
    ..The aim of the present experimental study was to evaluate the efficiency of coadministration of Esmolol, an ultra-short-acting beta-blocker, and of epinephrine in a swine model of cardiac arrest...
  29. doi request reprint Atenolol in combination with epinephrine improves the initial outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a swine model of ventricular fibrillation
    Eleni Bassiakou
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research N S Christeas, Athens School of Medicine, Athens 11527, Greece
    Am J Emerg Med 26:578-84. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess whether a beta-adrenergic blocking agent such as atenolol, administered during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, would improve initial resuscitation success...
  30. ncbi request reprint Drugs in newborn resuscitation: the more we learn the least we use
    N Iacovidou
    2ndDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aretaieion Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Chem 19:4606-16. 2012
    ..This review will examine existing evidence behind the medications currently used in neonatal resuscitation...
  31. ncbi request reprint Biochemical markers (NSE, S-100, IL-8) as predictors of neurological outcome in patients after cardiac arrest and return of spontaneous circulation
    Konstantinos A Ekmektzoglou
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research N S Christeas, University of Athens, School of Medicine, 15B Agiou Thoma Street, 11527 Athens, Greece
    Resuscitation 75:219-28. 2007
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Nitroglycerin and epinephrine improve coronary perfusion pressure in a porcine model of ventricular fibrillation arrest: a pilot study
    Vassiliki Kitsou
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens 11527, Greece
    J Emerg Med 37:369-75. 2009
    ..Cardiac arrest remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2005 recommend epinephrine for its treatment...
  33. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and pre-operative anxiety level in patients scheduled to undergo thoracic surgery
    M Anagnostopoulou
    Anaesthesiology Department, Sotiria Chest Diseases General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J BUON 16:522-7. 2011
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Video-laryngoscopes in the adult airway management: a topical review of the literature
    P Niforopoulou
    Department of Anatomy, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 54:1050-61. 2010
    ..So far, there is inconclusive evidence indicating that video-laryngoscopy should replace direct laryngoscopy in patients with normal or difficult airways...
  35. doi request reprint A prognostic index for the successful use of adenosine in patients with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in emergency settings: a retrospective study
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research N S Christeas, Athens School of Medicine, 15127 Athens, Greece
    Am J Emerg Med 26:304-9. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to identify a possible prognostic index for the efficacy of adenosine in PSVT...
  36. doi request reprint Ischaemia modified albumin in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes
    Ioannis Pantazopoulos
    University of Athens, Medical School, Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, Athens, Greece
    Resuscitation 80:306-10. 2009
    ..This paper has focuses on the cardiology aspect of this biomarker, underlying its potential value in the emergency department...
  37. ncbi request reprint Reviewing myocardial silent ischemia: specific patient subgroups
    Theodoros Xanthos
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research N S Christeas, Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 124:139-48. 2008
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Heart and tumors: location, metastasis, clinical manifestations, diagnostic approaches and therapeutic considerations
    Konstantinos A Ekmektzoglou
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research N S Christeas, University of Athens, Medical School, Greece
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:769-77. 2008
    ..This paper reviews the types of heart tumors, their clinical symptoms, the diagnostic approaches and the therapeutic tools used by physicians...
  39. doi request reprint Hydroxyethyl starch 6% (130/0.4) ameliorates acute lung injury in swine hemorrhagic shock
    Xanthippi Balkamou
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Anesthesiology 113:1092-8. 2010
    ..Traumatic hemorrhage induces acute lung injury. The aim of this study was to assess whether lactated Ringer's solution or 6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 would have different effects on acute lung injury following hemorrhagic shock...
  40. ncbi request reprint Cardiac implications of Lyme disease, diagnosis and therapeutic approach
    Pavlos Lelovas
    Laboratory for Research of the Musculoskeletal System, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 129:15-21. 2008
    ..burgdorferi. Temporary pacing might be required in unstable patients. The majority of the conduction disturbances have a benign prognosis, if the infectious agent is identified and treated appropriately...
  41. doi request reprint Impact of nesiritide on renal function and mortality in patients suffering from heart failure
    Ioannis D Dontas
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research N S Christeas, University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 23:221-33. 2009
    ..In 2005, suspicions arose that nesiritide may worsen renal function and increase the risk of short term mortality when given to patients with acutely decompensated heart failure...
  42. ncbi request reprint The potential beneficial effects of beta adrenergic blockade in the treatment of ventricular fibrillation
    Eleni Bassiakou
    Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research N S Christeas, Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Pharmacol 616:1-6. 2009
    ..This article reviews the presence and function of beta-adrenoceptor subtypes in the intact and diseased human myocardium, as well as the differences observed in beta(1)- and beta(2) adrenoceptor subtypes in different species...
  43. ncbi request reprint An easy and safe model of kidney transplantation in rats
    Theodore Karatzas
    2nd Department of Propedeutic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Microsurgery 27:668-72. 2007
    ..The technique is easy, reliable, and can be routinely applied to other microvascular transplantation procedures...