Division of Surgery - (Research Activities)

Laboratory OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY AND BARIATRIC SURGERY


(J. Melissas, E.de Bree, J. Romanos, E. Sanidas, D.D. Tsiftsis)
Postgraduate students=5, Τechnicians=2
Surgical treatment of type II diabetes. Study of the quality of life after the surgical treatment of obesity. Study on the European Centres of Excellence for the ensuring of safety and effectiveness of metabolic surgery. Study of the importance of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) in the treatment of breast cancer. Study of the importance of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) in the treatment of melanoma.

 

Laboratory OF ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY


(P. Katonis, G. Kontakis, A. Hadjipavlou)
The role of growth factors and the bone morphogenetic proteins in ligamentum flavum degeneration. Recording and assessment of kinesiometric characteristics for the evaluation of the musculoskeletal system in athletes. Developement and evaluation of the entropimetry as diagnostic tool in spinal diseases. Assessment of the lumbo-sacral curve and its relation with osteoarthriris and osteoporosis. The role of growth factors in proliferation, invasion and migration of the osteosarcoma cells. Study of the expression of the angiogenetic growth factors and metallo-proteinases in lumbar disc hernia.Treatment of trochanteric hip fractures with intra- or extra-medullary fixation systems. Study of the neural elements of the shoulder joint with immuno-histochemical methods.

 

Laboratory OF UROLOGY


(F. Sofras)
Study evaluating the correlation between obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnea syndrome and erectile dysfunction. The role of inflammation and the response to therapy with CPAP and low-dose daily todalatil. Combined T2 –Weighted and Diffusion-Weighted MRI for staging of Prostate Cancer –Comparison of the findings with histopathological assessment of the retro pubic radical prostatectomy specimens.

 

LABORATORIES OF INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE


The Animal Laboratory of ICU studies the mechanisms of acute lung injury and ventilator-induced lung injury using animal models. The Laboratory of Sleep Studies of the Critically Ill studies sleep quality and disorders of ICU patients. The Laboratory of Respiratory System Mechanics studies the physiology of the respiratory system in mechanically ventilated patients and lung models, and the mechanisms of ventilator-induced lung injury.