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Press Releases 2017


IASO Children’s Hospital leads the way with the “Dream Doctors Project”! To improve pediatric hospital care!

In cooperation with the Embassy of Israel in Greece, IASO Children’s Hospital received today the “Dream Doctors Project”! Israeli Medical Clowns, Avital Dvory and Shahar Hurevich, visited IASO Children’s Hospital and cheered up not only our young friends, but the medical and nursing staffs, too.

In particular, Avital Dvory, accompanied by medical clown and musician Shahar Hurevich, met our pediatric inpatients and outpatients, played with them, and had moments of fun and joy. Also, they held a seminar and a workshop on the special “Dream Doctors” method for both the medical and nursing staffs, in order to teach them how to make pediatric hospitalization more pleasant.

Over the last 15 years, Avital Dvory is a medical clown at the “Hemek” and “Meir” Hospitals in Israel and she is one of the basic therapists of the “Dream Doctors Project” (medical clowns in action). In addition, Avital Dvory is a theater director, puppeteer and stage artist. She studied in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Barcelona, and she holds a Master’s degree from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, with a specialization in puppetry and physical theater. She has received many awards and she holds seminars all over the world on the special “Dream Doctors” method.

 

 

For more press information, please contact Ms Nancy Christopoulou, Department of Commercial Management at IASO Group-IASO Children’s Hospital, tel: +30 210 6502853, E-mail: nchristopoulou@iaso.gr

Dr. Georgios Stamatiou visits Mandra to aid the Residents

Earlier today, Dr. Georgios Stamatiou, Chair of IASO Group’s BOD, Ms Christina Tampourea, Chief Commercial Officer, and Ms Nancy Christopoulou, Product Manager at IASO Group, visited the Town Hall of Mandra, Attica, Greece, and discussed all health issues affecting the residents of Mandra with Messrs Stathis Ragkousis, Secretary General of the Municipal Council, Vaggelis Konstas, Municipal Counselor, and Ms Erasmia Stathi, Chair of the Municipal Council.

Dr. Georgios Stamatiou, Chair of IASO Group’s BOD, stated inter alia: “The family of IASO and IASO Children’s Hospital become providers of aid and support, and stand by the side of our fellow human beings, in these difficult times. We stand by them in their most precious moment, the birth of a child, of a new life that will bring smiles and optimism for the future. IASO offers FREE OF CHARGE childbirths to mothers-to-be residing in Mandra, and IASO Children’s Hospital offers FREE OF CHARGE consultations with Pediatricians to all children residing in Mandra…”.

Ms Erasmia Stathi, Chair of the Municipal Council, thanked Dr. Stamatiou for IASO Group’s offer, and stressed the importance of private initiative under such circumstances.

 


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Photo 1: From left: Dr. Georgios Stamatiou, Chair of IASO Group’s BOD and Ms Erasmia Stathi, Chair of the Municipal Council

Photo 2: From left: Ms Christina Tampourea, Chief Commercial Officer, Dr. Georgios Stamatiou, Chair of IASO Group’s BOD, Ms Erasmia Stathi, Chair of the Municipal Council, Ms Nancy Christopoulou, Product Manager at IASO Group

 

For more press information, please contact Ms Nancy Christopoulou, Department of Commercial Management at IASO Group, tel: +30 210 6502853 & 210 6383917, E-mail: nchristopoulou@iaso.gr

11th Post-educational Conference on Breastfeeding organized by the Midwives Association of Athens (SEMMA) and IASO

In the context of celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2017, the Midwives Association of Athens (SEMMA) and IASO are holding the 11th Post-educational Conference on Breastfeeding, titled “We support breastfeeding TOGETHER”. The Conference commences on Monday 04 December and ends on Saturday 09 December 2017 (Advanced Course), at the Events Hall of IASO.

The 35-hour Conference is intended for Health Care Professionals (HCPs), and is held under the Auspices of the Ministry of Health and UNICEF. The Conference’s Scientific Program has been designed based on the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the National Breastfeeding Committee, aiming at the continuing education of HCPs on Breastfeeding. The “11th Post-educational Conference on Breastfeeding” will award 29 credits of Continuing Medical Education (CME) to the attendees.

Renowned Scientists, holding multi-year experience and having highly contributed to the support, promotion and advancement of Breastfeeding in our country, shall participate as Speakers in the Conference.

The Opening Ceremony of the Conference shall take place on Monday 04 December at 12.00 noon, at the Events Hall of IASO. The Conference shall be addressed by Dr. Georgios Stamatiou, Chair of IASO Group BOD, Mr. Emmanouil Diakomanolis, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Athens, Chair of IASO Scientific Board, and Ms Evaggelia Charmandari, Professor of Pediatrics and Adolescent Endocrinology, 1st Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Athens, “Agia Sophia” University Hospital. The Conference shall also be addressed by Ms Victoria Vivilaki, RM PgCert MMedSc PhD, Chair of SEMMA BOD, Associate Professor of Community Midwifery, and Ms Sophia Βiti, Midwife, Director of Nursing Services at IASO.

The Conference programme is available here.

 

For more information, please contact Ms Mariza Kamilari, Department of Commercial Management – Head of Division of Conferences & Events at IASO Group, tel: +30 210 638 3949, E-mail:: mkt@iaso.gr

For more press information, please contact Ms Nancy Christopoulou, Department of Commercial Management at IASO Group, tel: +30 210 6502853 & 210 6383917, E-mail: nchristopoulou@iaso.gr

IASO – IASO Children’s Hospital: Free of Charge Childbirths and Pediatric Consultations for all Residents of Mandra

Under “By your side”, IASO Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program, IASO and IASO Children’s Hospital stand by the affected residents of Mandra, Attica, Greece. Namely, by decision of the BOD, which will be effective until the end of August 2018, IASO offers FREE OF CHARGE childbirths to mothers-to-be residing in Mandra, and IASO Children’s Hospital offers FREE OF CHARGE consultations with Pediatricians to all children residing in Mandra.

 

Dr. Georgios Stamatiou

Tomorrow, Tuesday 5 December, at 12 noon, her Honor the Mayoress Ms Ioanna Kriekouki, Dr. Georgios Stamatiou, Chair of the IASO Group’s BOD, and Ms Christina Tampourea, Chief Commercial Officer at IASO Group, are meeting at the Town Hall of Mandra to seal their active support.

 

 

For more press information, please contact Ms Nancy Christopoulou, Department of Commercial Management at IASO Group, tel: +30 210 6502853 & 210 6383917, E-mail: nchristopoulou@iaso.gr

IASO General: Greece’s first Deep Venus System (DVS) procedure

The surgical treatment of a major Deep Venus System (DVS) problem in a young patient was a huge success. The surgery was recently performed at IASO General, and opened a new chapter in the field of Vascular Surgery in Greece.

Namely, it is the first time that a vascular surgery in the lower extremities DVS for the restoration of chronic obstructive lesions of the femoral-iliac veins is successfully conducted. The procedure was performed by Vascular Surgeon Nikolaos Tsekouras, PhD awarded by the University of Athens, Chief of the 3rd Department of Vascular Surgery at IASO General, and his team. The surgery design was made with the valuable contribution of Dr. Anthony James Comerota, Professor at the University of Michigan, USA. The University of Michigan is among the few in the United States, and globally, to provide this treatment.

A serious progressively deteriorating disease

A 27-year-old male patient was suffering from major obstructive lesions in his right lower extremity femoral and iliac veins. The condition was blocking blood transfer from his leg to his torso. Over the last years, the patient was experiencing intense discomfort in his right leg, but mainly severe pain during walking.

In addition, the patient was suffering from major edema (swelling) in his right lower extremity and had open wounds right above his ankles. Being conservatively managed, his wounds were very difficult to heal and manifested frequent recurrences. The patient’s condition was progressively deteriorating and this was a major manifestation of a venous disease called Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS).

Surgical restoration: complex and combined

The blood circulation restoration surgery in the Deep Venous System (DVS) was major complex and combined. The procedure combined open surgical and endovascular techniques (hypoid surgery). The use of endovascular U/S was of particular assistance. As Mr. Tsekouras explained, the endovascular U/S imaging of the affected vein was performed with a special catheter bearing a micro-ultrasound device at one tip.

The patient had no intra- or post-operative complications. Pain and accompanied discomfort stopped immediately after the surgery, and the patient was able to walk unassisted within the Hospital’s premises right from the first post-operative day. The edema’s release was impressive, the calf area became milder to touch, and the ulcer had an excellent healing progress. Ten months following the procedure, the surgical outcome remains excellent, and the patient has no symptoms and chronic open wounds.

Dr. Nikolaos Tsekouras, Chief of the 3rd Department of Vascular Surgery at IASO General, stated: “We are very pleased that we paved a new way in the field of Vascular Surgery in Greece, i.e. Deep Venous System (DVS) surgery. This allows us to provide substantial medical assistance to people, who, up to now, suffered major motility impairment due to obstructive lesions in the lower extremities central veins.”

Dr. Nikolaos Liasis, MD, PhD, Scientific Associate to the University of Athens, Vice-Chair of the Hellenic Society for Angiology, stated inter alia: “Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS) constitutes a serious condition with significant morbidity. Proper planning with contemporary imaging methods is the first important step to modern surgical treatment.”

Dr. Anthony James Comerota, Professor of the University of Michigan, USA, stated: “It is quite pleasing to watch your trainee observe and learn a complex surgical procedure, modify it and finally apply it in his country to relief patients from their pain.

The greatest benefit for the patient’s health was the result of Dr. Tsekouras’ experience and expertise. The key emphasis is that most physicians treating this group of patients believe that treatment options for Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS) are limited, and that their patients have to come to terms with the idea of impairment and accept the fact of leading a life with pain.

Having performed the first surgical repair in the Deep Venous System (DVS) in Greece, Mr. Tsekouras will from now on be invited by physicians, based both in Greece and abroad, to assess and effectively manage such complex cases. These patients are very fortunate to have Dr. Tsekouras standing alongside them in the improvement of their serious Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS)”.

 

 

For more press information:
Department of Commercial Management at IASO Group: Ms Nancy Christopoulou, tel: +30 210 6502853, 210 638 3917, e-mail: nchristopoulou@iaso.gr

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