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Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine

DESCRIERE

Over the past two decades there has been a marked change in global age demographics, with the number of over-60s increasing by 82% and the number of centenarians by 715%. This new-found longevity is testament to the success of recent advances in medicine, but poses significant challenges to multiple areas of health care concerning older patients.

Building upon its predecessor's reputation as the definitive resource on the subject, this new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine offers a comprehensive and multinational examination of the field. Fully revised to reflect the current state of geriatric medicine, it examines the medical and scientific basis of clinical issues, as well as the ethical, legal, and socio-economic concerns for healthcare policy and systems.

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Perfectly Alternating Copolymer of Lactic Acid and Ethylene Oxide as a Plasticizing Agent for Polylactide
Kevin BechtoldMarc A. HillmyerWilliam B. Tolman

Abstract
The ring-opening polymerization of 3-methyl-1,4-dioxan-2-one (MDO) mediated by a catalytic system composed of Y[N(TMS)2]3 and benzyl alcohol (BnOH) led to a new polymer (PMDO) comprised of perfectly alternating lactic acid and ethylene oxide repeat units. Samples of PMDO were characterized by NMR spectroscopy, size exclusion chromatography (SEC), and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS). In a series of MDO polymerizations ([MDO]0 = 3.0 M in toluene, between −30 and 60 °C), the equilibrium monomer concentrations were measured. The thermodynamic parameters for the polymerization reaction were determined:  ΔHp° = −12.1 ± 0.5 kJ mol-1 and ΔSp° = −42 ± 2 J mol-1 K-1. The glass transition temperature (Tg) of PMDO was determined to be ≈−24 °C by differential scanning calorimetry and found to vary little over the molecular weight range studied (3−21 kg/mol). Mixtures of low-molecular-weight PMDO and atactic polylactide (PLA) were prepared by solution casting and subsequent annealing significantly above the Tg's of the individual components. Miscibility of PLA and PMDO was evinced by single Tg's that were well-described by the Fox relationship for miscible blends. Because of its miscibility with PLA and low Tg, PMDO has potential as a macromolecular plasticizing agent for commercially relevant PLA.

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Annuloplasty for valve repair with a new biodegradable ring: An experimental study

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The biodegradable ring was recently developed for mitral and tricuspid annuloplasty. The study aim was to assess the histological biocompatibility of the biodegradable ring and orifice area growth in a porcine model. The smallest (size 16) biodegradable ring was implanted into the tricuspid annulus of 16 juvenile pigs. All animals were followed up by transthoracic echocardiography to evaluate tricuspid valve function. Animals were sacrificed at one, three, six, nine and 12 months after implantation. Macroscopic and histological analyses were performed on three sections per ring implantation site. Parameters from the study group were compared to those obtained from control animals that underwent cardiopulmonary bypass without ring implantation.

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Un Domani in Vaticano Premio Speciale per Roberto Punzo militare gravemente ferito in Libano

L’impegno istituzionale degli uomini e delle donne dell’Esercito Italiano, valido riferimento morale nell’evolversi della società e sano esempio di capacità ed efficienza nell’interesse generale, è stato premiato anche quest’anno dalla giuria del Premio Internazionale “Giuseppe Sciacca”.

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Chirurgia: un premio in Vaticano per il “Medico dei poveri”

A cura di Filomena Fotia 4 Novembre 2014 20:01

Per approfondire http://www.meteoweb.eu/2014/11/chirurgia-premio-in-vaticano-per-medico-dei-poveri/344252/#hxfX68GdjIzoczYh.99

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TRH VISITED DEJANA KRAJACIC IN ATHENS HOSPITAL AFTER ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL OPERATION BY PROFESSOR KALANGOS

28/01/2018
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine visited Dejana Krajacic (16) at Mitera hospital in Athens, where she is successfully recuperating after heart surgery. This operation was the second one by Professor Afksendiyos Kalangos, who once again operated on Dejana.

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Mitral valve repair using biodegradable annuloplasty rings

Abstract
The idea of developing a biodegradable ring is not a recent one. Already in 1983, Professor A. Carpentier predicted the potential use of biodegradable material for annuloplasty in his article entitled Cardiac valve surgery–the French correction by stating that the »reinforcement of the dysplastic annulus using a polyethyl-collagenol resorbable ring, which dissolves spontaneously in 12 months…« is »…replaced by strong connective tissue by a process of creeping substitution«.

Source:https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-7985-1867-4_4

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Etiology and management of pediatric chylothorax

Maurice Beghetti, MD, Giorgio La Scala, MD, Dominique Belli, MD, Philippe Bugmann, MD, Afksendiyos Kalangos, MD, PhD, Claude Le Coultre, MD *
Correspondence information about the author MD Claude Le Coultre
From the Cardiology Unit, Pediatric Surgery Clinic, Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Pediatrics and the Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, Department of Surgery, Geneva, Switzerland.
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1067/mpd.2000.104287

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LIFELINE HELLAS HUMANITARIAN DINNER ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Lifeline Hellas Humanitarian Organization organized a Humanitarian Dinner on the occasion of International Women’s Day at Hellenic Armed Forces Officers Club, in aid of the State Hospitals in Greece.

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Aortic valve repair by cusp extension for rheumatic aortic insufficiency in children: Long-term results and impact of extension material

Read at the 90th Annual Meeting of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 1–5, 2010.

Patrick O. Myers, MDa,
Cécile Tissot, MDc
Jan T. Christenson, MDa
Mustafa Cikirikcioglu, MD, PhDa
Yacine Aggoun, MDc
Afksendiyos Kalangos, MD, PhD, FECTS
 
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2010.06.036
 
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Annabel's mission to save lives

PUBLISHED: 12:22 11 December 2012

An estimated eight million children world-wide suffer from heart defects and a million will die in the first year of life. Sheena Grant speaks to a Suffolk-born humanitarian trying to improve the survival chances of some of the world's poorest people

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Can gastric intramucosal pH (pHi) predict outcome of paediatric cardiac surgery?

Bichel T1, Kalangos A, Rouge JC.

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Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland.

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Successful Lung Transplant After Prolonged Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in a Child With Pulmonary Hypertension: A Case Report

Cecile Tissot,1 Walid Habre,1 Paola Soccal,2 Maja Isabel Hug,3 Dominique Bettex,3 Michel Pellegrini,1 Yacine Aggoun,1 Anne Mornand,1 Afksendyios Kalangos,1 Peter Rimensberger,1 and Maurice Beghetti1,*
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This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

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New technology: valve repair using biodegradable rings.

[Article in English, Portuguese]
Neirotti R1, Cikirikcioglu M, Della Martina A, Le Goff P, Kalangos A.


Author information
University Hospital of Geneva, 24 rue Micheli du Crest, Geneva, Switzerland. RA_Neirotti@ksg06.harvard.edu

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A biodegradable ring enables growth of the native tricuspid annulus.

Mrowczynski W1, Mrozinski B, Kalangos A, Walpoth BH, Pawelec-Wojtalik M, Wojtalik M.

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Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland. wjmrow@amp.edu.pl

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Greek Doctor Afksendiyos Kalangos has saved the life of over 15,000 children

Δημοσιεύτηκε Athanasios Koutoupas στις November 5, 2016

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Aortic valve repair by cusp extension with the use of fresh autologous pericardium in children with rheumatic aortic insufficiency.

A Kalangos, Maurice Beghetti, +7 authors Bernard FaiduttiPublished in The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular… 1999
DOI:10.1016/s0022-5223(99)70212-6
OBJECTIVES
Our goal was to evaluate the midterm results of aortic valve repair by a more sophisticated tailoring of cusp extension-taking into account the dimensions of the native aortic cusps-with the use of fresh autologous pericardium.


PATIENTS AND METHODS
Forty-one children who had severe rheumatic aortic insufficiency (mean age 11.5 +/- 2.7 years) underwent aortic valve repair by means of this cusp extension technique over a 5-year period. Twenty-four of them underwent concomitant mitral…


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Cited in Scopus: 9

The Rheumatic Mitral Valve and Repair Techniques in Children
Afksendiyos Kalangos
Seminars in Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual, Vol. 15, Issue 1, p80–87
Published in issue: 2012
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Hearts for all”: a humanitarian association for the promotion of cardiology and cardiac surgery in developing countries

Afksendiyos Kalangos, MDa, Email the author MD Afksendiyos Kalangos
 
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(01)03228-3

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Leaflet suspension to the contralateral annulus to address restriction or tethering-induced mitral and tricuspid regurgitation in children: results of a case-control study

Read at the 90th Annual Meeting of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 1–5, 2010.
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Patrick O.MyersMDabJan T.ChristensonMDaMustafaCikirikciogluMD, PhDaCécileTissotMDcYacineAggounMDcAfksendiyosKalangosMD, PhDa
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Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Print version ISSN 0102-7638On-line version ISSN 1678-9741
Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc vol.23 no.4 São José do Rio Preto Oct./Dec. 2008
http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-76382008000400017 
ARTIGO ORIGINAL

 Nova tecnologia: valvuloplastias com anéis biodegradáveis

 Rodolfo NeirottiI; Mustafa CikirikciogluII; Alberto Della MartinaIII; Philippe Le GoffIV; Afksendiyos KalangosV

IMD, PhD, Clinical Professor of Surgery and Pediatric. Michigan State University. Master in Public Administration, Harvard University. Honorary member Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular surgery; Consultant Cardiovascular Surgeon, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland. Scientific Consultant, Bioring SA, Lonay, Switzerland
IIMD, PhD; Cardiac Surgeon, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
IIIPhD; R & D Scientist, Bioring SA, Lonay, Switzerland
IVPhD; Chief Technology Officer, Bioring SA, Lonay, Switzerland
VProfessor MD, PhD, Chief of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland

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Airway compression management in late-presenting absent pulmonary valve syndrome
Martinez-Esteve Melnikova, Anastasia ; Sologashvili, Tornike ; Beghetti, Maurice ; Tissot, Cécile ; Kalangos, Afksendiyos ; Corbelli, Regula ; Aggoun, Yacine ; Didier, Dominique ; Myers, Patrick O.
In: Cardiology in the Young, 2015, vol. 25, no. 2, p. 295-300

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Mitral annuloplasty with biodegradable ring for infective endocarditis: a new tool for the surgeon for valve repair in childhood

Hakki Kazaz, Mehmet Adnan Celkan, Hasim Ustunsoy, Osman Baspinar
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery, Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2005, Pages 378–380, https://doi.org/10.1510/icvts.2005.105833
Published: 01 August 2005 Article history

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Tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve, supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection, and infradiaphragmatic systemic to pulmonary collateral artery

Patrick O. Myers, Afksendiyos Kalangos, Dominique Didier, Cécile Tissot
European Heart Journal, Volume 31, Issue 24, December 2010, Page 3005, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehq312
Published: 02 September 2010

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Article
Polydioxanone Polymers for Annuloplasty in Valve Repair
Afksendiyos Kalangos
First published: 12 January 2006 https://doi.org/10.1002/masy.200590027 Cited by: 3

Abstract
The Kalangos biodegradable ring® was recently developed fpr mitral and tricuspid annuloplasty to allow for flexibility, remodeling and preservation of growth potential of the native annulus. In this article, the results of the experimental trials carried out to assess its safety and potential advantages will be discussed.

Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/masy.200590027

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Aortic valve repair by cusp extension for rheumatic aortic insufficiency in children: Long-term results and impact of extension material.
(PMID:20659746)

Myers PO , Tissot C , Christenson JT , Cikirikcioglu M , Aggoun Y , Kalangos A

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery [24 Jul 2010, 140(4):836-844]
Type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2010.06.036

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Biodegradable ring annuloplasty for valve repair in children with endocarditis.

Patrick Olivier Myers, Afksendiyos Kalangos, +1 author Mustafa ÇikirikçioğluPublished in Journal of cardiac surgery 2012
DOI:10.1111/j.1540-8191.2011.01413.x

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Use of a Biodegradable Annuloplasty Ring for Mitral Valve Repair in Children
 
Jan T Christenson MD, Afksendiyos Kalangos, MD
First Published February 1, 2009 Editorial https://doi.org/10.1177/0218492309102260
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Etiology and management of pediatric chylothorax
Maurice Beghetti, MD
Giorgio La Scala, MD
Dominique Belli, MD
Philippe Bugmann, MD
Afksendiyos Kalangos, MD, PhD
Claude Le Coultre, MD * Correspondence information about the author MD Claude Le Coultre
From the Cardiology Unit, Pediatric Surgery Clinic, Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Pediatrics and the Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, Department of Surgery, Geneva, Switzerland.
 
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1067/mpd.2000.104287

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Successful lung transplant after prolonged Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in a child with pulmonary hypertension: A case report

Cecile Tissot1, Walid Habre1, Paola Soccal2, Maja Isabel Hug3, Dominique Bettex3, Michel Pellegrini1, Yacine Aggoun1, Anne Mornand1, Afksendyios Kalangos1, Peter Rimensberger1, Maurice Beghetti1
1 Department of the Child and Adolescent, Children’s University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
2 Division of Pneumology, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
3 Institute of Anesthesiology, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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Mitral Valve Repair for Rheumatic Valve Disease in Children:: Midterm Results and Impact of the Use of a Biodegradable Mitral Ring

Afksendiyos Kalangos;Jan Christenson;Maurice Beghetti;Mustafa Cikirikcioglu;Dimitrios Kamentsidis;Yacine Aggoun;

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Mitral valve repair for rheumatic valve disease in children: midterm results and impact of the use of a biodegradable mitral ring.
Afksendiyos Kalangos, Jan T. Christenson, +3 authors Yacine Aggoun.Published in The Annals of thoracic surgery 2008
DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.03.005

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Mitral valve repair for rheumatic valve disease in children: midterm results and impact of the use of a biodegradable mitral ring.
Kalangos A1, Christenson JT, Beghetti M, Cikirikcioglu M, Kamentsidis D, Aggoun Y.

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Aortic valve repair by cusp extension with the use of fresh autologous pericardium in children with rheumatic aortic insufficiency.
Kalangos A1, Beghetti M, Baldovinos A, Vala D, Bichel T, Mermillod B, Murith N, Oberhansli I, Friedli B, Faidutti B.

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Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Cantonal Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland.

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Source:https://www.academia.edu/18408104/Clinical_and_echocardiographic_results_of_the_Kalangos_biodegradable_tricuspid_ring_for_moderate_and_severe_functional_tricuspid_regurgitation_treatment

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Patents by Inventor Afksendiyos Kalangos

Afksendiyos Kalangos has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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Source:https://www.optechtcs.com/article/S1522-2942(11)00115-2/abstract

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