Letter from the editor

ACHAIKI IATRIKI | 2023; 42(4):166

Letter from the editor


Dear colleagues,

In the current issue, the editorial by Cauchi et al. argues for eco-friendly measures in endoscopy and emphasies the role of healthcare providers in reducing waste. The editorial adeptly employs the three Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) framework to tackle waste management, offering practical solutions. The editorial by Milionis et al. focuses on the reverse cascade screening for paediatric familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), which is an upcoming tool for public health. Advantages, practices, and challenges regarding FH are thoroughly discussed. Lastly, the editorial by Fousekis et al. presents the main aspects of a chronic immune-mediated cutaneous disease, dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), which constitutes an extraintestinal manifestation of celiac disease, including its diagnosis, pathogenesis, and management.

Moreover, this issue includes three review articles. The review article by Krontira et al. discusses the evolving data on the epidemiology, diagnostic approach and appropriate management of foreign body and caustic substance ingestion, based on updated guidelines published by gastroenterological and endoscopic societies. The review by Halliasos et al. provides data on the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of metastatic acute spinal cord compression, focusing on the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach, including spine surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, palliative care clinicians, physiotherapists, and psychologists. Lastly, the review by Schinas et al. outlines the potential of immune modulation in the treatment of infections and the need for individualised approaches in the modern world of personalised medicine by examining some of the key strategies and immune-based therapies being developed to combat infectious diseases.


C Triantos

Associate Professor in Internal Medicine
and Gastroenterology Faculty of Medicine,
School of Health Sciences, University of Patras

Editor-in-Chief of the journal “ACHAIKI IATRIKI”