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  • Inotropes and vasopressors in post - Resuscitation care 

    Kakavas, Sotirios; Xanthos, Theodoros (2012-10-01)
    The post-resuscitation period should comprise a second, more complex phase of interventions which are likely to influence, significantly, the final outcome. As a critical component of post-resuscitation care, prompt ...
  • Cardiac arrest in pregnancy 

    Stroumpoulis, K.; Stathopoulou, Vasiliki Kalliopi; Chrelias, Charalampos G.; Valsamidis, Dimitrios; Xanthos, Theodoros (2012-12-01)
    Despite the fact that the incidence of cardiac arrest (CA) in pregnancy has been greatly reduced over the last decades, it constitutes nevertheless a tragic fatality affecting two lives at the same time. Furthermore, the ...
  • The ambiguous role of epinephrine in ventricular fibrillation 

    Xanthos, Theodoros; Stroumpoulis, K.; Papadimitriou, Lila J. (2010-01-01)
    Cardiac arrest affects more than 250,000 people per year in the USA. Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) is the rhythm observed in up to 40% of the cases, when help arrives. Current guidelines recommend initiation of immediate ...
  • Defibrillation: Mechanisms, waveforms, energy levels, transthoracic impedance and automated external defibrillators 

    Xanthos, Theodoros; Bassiakou, Eleni; Papadimitriou, Lila J. (2010-01-01)
    Cardiac arrest still remains a daunting medical emergency in Western societies and is the cause of approximately 250,000-600,000 deaths annually in the United States, with ventricular fibrillation being the initial rhythm ...
  • Adenosine: Advanced pharmacology, basic research and clinical aspects 

    Krommidas, Argyrios; Kouskouni, Evangelia E.; Xanthos, Theodoros (2012-10-01)
    This chapter discusses the broad spectrum of clinical usage, diagnostic applications, experimental challenges and future perspectives of adenosine. Adenosine, an adenylic nucleotide metabolite, widely distributed throughout ...
  • Drugs in cardiopulmonary resuscitation 

    Xanthos, Theodoros (2012-10-01)
    Although approximately one million cardiac arrests occur every year in the USA and Europe, cardiac arrest remains a clinical condition still characterized by poor prognosis. One possible explanation may be the fact that ...
  • Multiple Trauma 

    Soucacos, Panayotis N.; Johnson, Elizabeth O. (2010-12-01)
    Major trauma is associated with rapid blood loss, massive cellular damage, and disturbances to vital organ function. Responses include local wound changes, as well as system changes that are acute or gradual. The more ...
  • Surgical open palm (McCash) technique 

    Soucacos, Panayotis N.; Kokkalis, Zinon T.; Zoubos, Aristides B.; Johnson, Elizabeth O. (2016-01-01)
    The McCash technique, also known as the open palm technique or open transverse palmar fasciectomy technique, was first described in 1964 by McCash. The aim is to provide the surgeon with a direct view of the pathology for ...