Letter from the editor

ACHAIKI IATRIKI | 2021; 40(4): 186

Letter from the editor



Dear colleagues,

In the current issue, the editorial by Glantzounis et al. addresses the significant advances in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma, over the last 10 years. More specifically, it focusses on the progress in surgical management, the complex interventional radiology techniques, the application of minimal invasive surgery and finally liver transplantation.  The original article by Karaivazoglou et al. presents the process of linguistic and cultural adaptation and psychometric validation of the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA) to a Greek-speaking setting. Another original study by Vogiatzis et al. evaluates the effects of therapy in patients with a history of syncope episodes and a positive tilt test.

Moreover, this issue includes three reviews. The first review, by Toumpanakis et al. discusses in a comprehensive way the epidemiology, prognosis, and latest advances in the field of neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), with a special focus on NETs of the digestive tract, (gastroenteropancreatic NETs, GEP-NETs). Roda et al. presents evidence on microscopic colitis, an inflammatory disease of the large intestine and describes current clinical data on disease etiopathogenesis, diagnosis and therapeutic management. Lastly, the review by Tzelepi et al. discusses the three major molecular pathways implicated in the pathogenesis of colorectal carcinoma, with an emphasis on the genes implicated, the associated cancer predisposition syndromes and the therapeutic implications of selected biomarkers.

C. Triantos

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

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