Letter from the Editor

ACHAIKI IATRIKI | 2022; 41(2):56

Letter from the Editor



Dear colleagues,

In the current issue, the editorial by Tourkochristou et al. discusses the immunopathology of SARS-Cov-2 co-infection with influenza virus, providing details on the host background immune responses related to these viruses. The editorial by Tsounis et al. provides an update on the recent reports of severe acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology in previously healthy children across multiple countries. The editorial by Pastras et al. summarizes the clinical characteristics of monkeypox outbreak and discusses the main therapeutic options in this setting. The editorial by Kyrousi et al. describes the role of brain organoids as a model system for studying human-specific mechanisms of brain development and disease.

The original article by Karaivazoglou et al. investigates the impact of the first lockdown imposed throughout Greece in spring 2020 on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients’ psychological functioning. Moreover, this issue includes two reviews. The first review, by Chaveles I. demonstrates the most recent guidelines for the surgical management of early-stage breast cancer from the breast surgeon’s point of view. The review, by Karamanis et al. presents data on the treatment of COVID-19 infections in older adults with dementia, COVID-19 crisis-related changes in dementia management and the increase of caregiver burden.

Lastly, this issue includes a case report by Topis et al. which depicts an unusual case of complicated pyosalpinx and peritonitis after a hysterosalpingography examination and the treatment which was employed.

Yours sincerely

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”