Filoktitis, IASO, IASO Children’s Hospital and IASO General entered a partnership agreement with the Hellenic Olympic Winners Association for the provision of unique healthcare privileges to all Olympic Winners and the Association’s officials.
IASO Group, in this difficult time we experience, shows its support in practice to those people who continue to make us proud internationally. As a result of this partnership, our Olympic Winners and the Association’s officials have now gained access to high quality healthcare services provided by one of the largest Healthcare Groups in Greece, to effectively meet their needs. With this new partnership, the Hellenic Olympic Winners Association shall be a provider of aid and support and a co-organizer in IASO Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program “we stand by you” for the realization of health and social awareness promotion actions addressed to the general public.
Upon the agreement’s signing, Olympic Winners from several sports were present: Evi Moraitidou, Olympic silver medalist in water polo, Virginia Kravarioti, Olympic bronze medalist in sailing, Maria Vryoni, Olympic Winner in freestyle wrestling, Apostolia Ioannou, Olympic Winner in synchronized swimming, Stavroula Antonakou, Olympic Winner in water polo, Areti Athanasopoulou, Olympic Winner in TAE KWO DO, and Spiros Giannaros, Dionysios Aggelopoulos and Lefteris Konsolas, Olympic Winners in rowing.
Dr. Georgios Stamatiou, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, President of IASO BOD, welcomed and thanked Ms Voula Kozompoli, President of the Hellenic Olympic Winners Association as well as all the Olympic Winners present and, among others, he stated: “…We are very proud of our history, very proud of our Olympic Winners, very proud of you, who continue to bring the Olympic Idea into life -the key principle to parity and equality. IASO Group shall always stand by you to whole-heartedly support your work…”
From her side, the President of the Hellenic Olympic Winners Association, Ms. Voula Kozompoli, thanked IASO Group’s President and Executives, and stated: “It is true that given the nature of our activity, through which we often experience a lot of physical stress and injuries, IASO Group’s and FILOKTITIS’ –Recovery and Rehabilitation Center in Attica and one of the most important in Europe– healthcare services towards us and our family members are quite significant and make us feel safe in a time of uncertainty”.
Aerobic Vaginitis (AV), a clinical entity established in early 2000, is still considered an underdiagnosed and underestimated condition. It is an infection characterized by the disturbance in the normal vaginal flora and by significant development of aerobic bacteria during vaginal swab culture.
IASO Group’s Research Team at the Infections Research Center, headed by Mr. Mathaios Falaggas, Professor of Internal medicine-Infectious diseases, and Mr. Nikolaos Legakis, Professor of Microbiology, in collaboration with the physician-scientists Ms Giannoula Tansarli and Mr. Tilemachos Skalidis, published their study in the authoritative scientific journal “European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases” regarding the prevalence of inflammatory disorders in the vaginal flora, accompanied by significant development of aerobic bacteria in women with vaginitis symptoms.
Vaginal swabs from 761 women with vaginitis symptoms were prospectively obtained. Of them, 579 were diagnosed with the most common types of vaginitis: fungal vaginitis (mainly from Candida albicans), non-specific bacterial vaginitis (bacterial vaginosis) or trichomonas-induced vaginitis. The rest 23.9% (182 women, 66 of whom were pregnant) presented inflammatory disorder of the vaginal flora, according to specific lab criteria, with significantly high counts of aerobic bacteria in their vaginal swab cultures. Escherichia coli was the bacterium most commonly isolated (45.7% in non pregnant women and 34.8% in pregnant women). Other common bacteria included Group B streptococcus and Enterococcus faecalis.
Considering that the specific group of women, apart from physical, also demonstrated microscopy findings of inflammation, and the fact that other types of vaginitis and diseases were ruled out, it is deducted that the majority of the patients were suffering from aerobic vaginitis. Based on the above research findings during the investigation of cases with suspected vaginitis, the likelihood of a severe vaginal flora disorder causing aerobic vaginits should be examined.
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With a sense of responsibility and social contribution, once more, IASO Children’s Hospital & IASO General, both highlight their social face and provide top quality healthcare services.
Two sisters, aged 17 and 19 years old, were both diagnosed with congenital heart disease requiring cardiac surgery treatment which was not affordable for their family. Both patients were operated free of charge by Dr. Giorgos Sarris, Chief of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at IASO Children’s Hospital, and his associates.
As Dr. Giorgos Sarris stated, “the condition of the two sisters does not commonly exhibit severe symptoms, and for this reason, if left undiagnosed, it progresses to a slow yet severe and possibly incurable heart and lung disease”.
The condition was diagnosed during a pre-sports check-up. The surgeries were very successful, and both sisters enjoy complete cure and have already resumed their daily activities.
Mrs Niki Papanikolaou, the girls’ mother, stated: “We were treated humanely, greatly. I am lost for words. We were taken care of and embraced, as if we had paid millions of euros –yet, we hadn’t paid a single euro. It’s the first time I experience something like that and I will be grateful to them for the rest of my life. Just by looking at the hospital we were wondering whether we could be able to have them hospitalized there. A huge thank you to you all. To Mr. Sarris and his associates, to the nursing staff, to all those who embraced us and took good care of us. May all be blessed”.
If your child visits the toilet very frequently (especially during the night), if s/he is being very thirsty and very hungry, if s/he complains of a dry mouth, if s/he is being constantly and for no good reason feeling tired, if s/he begins to lose weight or if s/he is becomes easily irritated, it would be good to visit a specialist immediately.
Pediatric-juvenile diabetes is diagnosed in more than 200 children all over the world on an annual basis, and in 120 Greek children per year, and though it does not exceed 10% of worldwide diabetes cases, its frequency has shown increasing trends over the last 30 years.
The Department of Endocrinology-Pediatric Diabetes at IASO Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive services for Diabetes Mellitus treatment. It helps young patients with newly-diagnosed diabetes adapt to the changes brought in their family life by diabetes, achieve their treatment goals and undergo all necessary tests for on-going monitoring.
IASO Children’s Hospital offers a consultation with a Pediatrician – Pediatric Endocrinologist and a Nutritionist at the Department of Endocrinology-Pediatric Diabetes at IASO Children’s Hospital, aiming at the prevention and management of the disease. Guided by a team of specialists, children and their family receive nutritional education in the light of preventing and therapeutically approaching the disease.
IASO Children’s Hospital continues to express its love and affection towards children, and provides the above consultation at the symbolic price of 50 euros.
The offer is valid for all those who will schedule an appointment by calling +30 210 6383070 – 2, Monday 14 November 2016 to Friday 18 November 2016.
Prompted by the World Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Day (8 September 2016), IASO Children’s Hospital offers you the Sweat Test at the concessionary price of 70€, valid throughout September. The test lasts 30 minutes and the results are given on the same day. During the test, a simultaneous pediatric-pulmonology consultation is conducted to address any respiratory problems experienced by the child.
The Sweat Test is the most recognized method internationally and is used to screen young patients for cystic fibrosis. IASO Children’s Hospital, in its effort to provide only the best in the field of pediatric healthcare, upgrades its services and invests in cutting-edge medical equipment. The Department of Pulmonology at IASO Children’s Hospital is the only private pediatric hospital using the most advanced medical equipment for the performance of the Sweat Test (Macroduct system plus Chlorocheck M:3400), and always according to European and American standards.
The greatest advantage of the newly acquired equipment is the measurement of chloride ions in the child’s sweat using chloride meter which is considered a more reliable and trustworthy measurement compared to the commonly used method of conductivity.
4-5% of the general population, i.e. 1 in 20 to 25 individuals, is considered to harbor a pathologic gene (about 500,000 Greeks are carriers). Consequently, there is an increased probability for a child to be born with cystic fibrosis. The most common symptoms experienced by a sufferer mainly include: chronic cough, bronchitides or recurrent bronchitides and poor weight gain.
The offer is valid for all those to call at +30 210 6383070 – 2 & +30 210 6383917 and schedule their appointment by Friday 30 September 2016.