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Nicos Labropoulos, PhD — Academic Profile

  • Professor of Surgery and Radiology
  • Director, Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory

Board Certification

Education

Medical School
  • Vascular Medicine, University of London (1994)
PhD
  • Cardiovascular Medicine, University of London (1995)
Fellowship Training
  • Vascular Medicine & Vascular Technology, St. Mary's Hospital (London)

Affiliated Specialty Center

Clinical Interests/Expertise

  • Non-invasive vascular sonography
  • Diagnostic ultrasound (direct and indirect)
  • Colorflow duplex ultrasonography
  • Digital plethysmographic analysis for evaluation of perfusion, spectral waveform analysis for characterization of Doppler velocity signals, and segmental Doppler systolic pressures (including these procedures: arterial Doppler and pulse volume recorder evaluation with or without exercise testing, digital arterial studies, duplex ultrasonographic evaluation of hemodialysis access devices, evaluation of abdominal aortic aneurysm with duplex ultrasonography, evaluation of temporal arteritis, extracranial cerebrovascular duplex ultrasonography, graft imaging to assess patency status after arterial bypass, hyperemia evaluations prior to hemodialysis access, intracranial cerebrovascular duplex ultrasonography, intravascular completion duplex ultrasonography, mesenteric arterial duplex ultrasonography, renal artery duplex ultrasonography, supine and standing lower extremity venous duplex ultrasonography, ultrasound-guided thrombin injection of femoral pseudoaneurysm, upper/lower extremity arterial duplex ultrasonography, upper/lower extremity vein mapping)
Nicos Labropoulos, PhD

Contact Information

Division of Vascular and
Endovascular Surgery
Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center T19-090
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8191
Tel: 631-444-2683
Fax: 631-444-8114

  • Publications
  • Additional
  • > Click here to see abstracts/full text of Dr. Labropoulos's journal articles presented in reverse chronological order, starting with most recent, on PubMed (National Library of Medicine).
  • Barros M, Nascimento I, Barros T, Labropoulos N. Plantar vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Phlebology 2015;30:66-9.
  • Barros MV, Labropoulos N, Ribeiro AL, Okawa RY, Machado FS. Clinical significance of ostial great saphenous vein reflux. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2006;31:320-4.
  • Barros MV, Penna JT, Henriques JF, Roquette-Reis F, Labropoulos N. Infrapopliteal mycotic aneurysm caused by endocarditis — case report and literature review. Echocardiography 2010;27:77-9.
  • Bekelis K, Bakhoum SF, Desai A, Mackenzie TA, Goodney P, Labropoulos N. A risk factor-based predictive model of outcomes in carotid endarterectomy: the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2005-2010. Stroke 2013;44:1085-90.
  • Bekelis K, Fisher ES, Labropoulos N, Zhou W, Skinner J. Variations in the intensive use of head CT for elderly patients with hemorrhagic stroke. Radiology 2015;275:188-95.
  • Bekelis K, Gottlieb D, Labropoulos N, Su Y, Tjoumakaris S, Jabbour P, MacKenzie TA. The impact of hybrid neurosurgeons on the outcomes of endovascular coiling for unruptured cerebral aneurysms. J Neurosurg 2017;126:29-35.
  • Bekelis K, Gottlieb D, Su Y, Labropoulos N, Bovis G, Lawton MT, MacKenzie TA. Medicare expenditures for elderly patients undergoing surgical clipping or endovascular intervention for unruptured cerebral aneurysms. J Neurointerv Surg 2017;9:324-8.
  • Bekelis K, Labropoulos N, Coy S. Risk of venous thromboembolism and operative duration in patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures. Neurosurgery 2017;80:787-92.
  • Bekelis K, Labropoulos N, Pappas P, Gasparis A. B-mode estimate of carotid stenosis: planimetric measurements complement the velocity estimate of internal carotid stenosis. Int Angiol 2013;32:506-11.
  • Bekelis K, Missios S, Eskey C, Labropoulos N. Socioeconomic characteristics of patients undergoing ambulatory diagnostic cerebral angiography in four US States. Int Angiol 2014;33:58-64.
  • Bekelis K, Missios S, Labropoulos N. Cerebral aneurysm coiling: a predictive model of hospitalization cost. J Neurointerv Surg 2015;7:543-8.
  • Bekelis K, Missios S, Labropoulos N. Regional intensity of neurosurgical care and integration of aneurysm coiling in the United States. Int Angiol 2014;33:446-54.
  • Bekelis K, Missios S, Mackenzie TA, Desai A, Fischer A, Labropoulos N, Roberts DW. Predicting inpatient complications from cerebral aneurysm clipping: the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2005-2009. J Neurosurg 2014;120:591-8.
  • Bekelis K, Moses Z, Missios S, Desai A, Labropoulos N. Indications for treatment of recurrent carotid stenosis. Br J Surg 2013;100:440-7.
  • Belcaro G, Veller M, Nicolaides AN, Cesarone MR, Christopoulos D, DeSanctis MT, Dhanjil S, Geroulakos G, Griffin M, Fisher C, Helmis E, Gizzi G, Tegos T, Lennox A, Incandela L, Labropoulos N, et al. Noninvasive investigations in vascular disease. St Mary's Fellows. ISVI (Italian Society for Vascular Investigations). Angiology 1998;49:673-706.
  • Bhatti AF, Leon LR Jr, Labropoulos N, Rubinas TL, Rodriguez H, Kalman PG, Schneck M, Psalms SB, Biller J. Free-floating thrombus of the carotid artery: literature review and case reports. J Vasc Surg 2007;45:199-205.
  • Cavezzi A, Labropoulos N, Partsch H, Ricci S, Caggiati A, Myers K, Nicolaides Smith PC. Duplex ultrasound investigation of the veins in chronic venous disease of the lower limbs — UIP consensus document. Part II. Anatomy. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2006;31:288-99.
  • Cavezzi A, Labropoulos N, Partsch H, Ricci S, Caggiati A, Myers K, Nicolaides A, Smith PC; UIP. Duplex ultrasound investigation of the veins in chronic venous disease of the lower limbs — UIP consensus document. Part II. Anatomy. Vasa 2007;36:62-71.
  • Chandrashekar A, Gasparis A, Labropoulos N. Lack of symmetry in the major lower limb veins. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2017;5:346-52.
  • Chandrashekar A, Singh G, Garry J, Sikalas N, Labropoulos N. Mechanical and biochemical role of fibrin within a venous thrombus. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2018;55:417-24.
  • Coleridge-Smith P, Labropoulos N, Partsch H, Myers K, Nicolaides A, Cavezzi A. Duplex ultrasound investigation of the veins in chronic venous disease of the lower limbs — UIP consensus document. Part I. Basic principles. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2006;31:83-92.
  • Coleridge-Smith P, Labropoulos N, Partsch H, Myers K, Nicolaides A, Cavezzi A; UIP. Duplex ultrasound investigation of the veins in chronic venous disease of the lower limbs; UIP consensus document. Part I. Basic principles. Vasa 2007;36:53-61.
  • Davis KA, Mansour MA, Kang SS, Labropoulos N, Esposito TJ, Silver GM, Reed RL 2nd. Pseudoaneurysms of the extremity without fracture: treatment with percutaneous ultrasound-guided thrombin injection. J Trauma 2000;49:818-21.
  • Delis KT, Labropoulos N, Nicolaides AN, Glenville B, Stansby G. Effect of intermittent pneumatic foot compression on popliteal artery haemodynamics. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2000;19:270-7.
  • Delis KT, Nicolaides AN, Labropoulos N, Stansby G. The acute effects of intermittent pneumatic foot versus calf versus simultaneous foot and calf compression on popliteal artery hemodynamics: a comparative study. J Vasc Surg 2000;32:284-92.
  • Durieux R, Van Damme H, Labropoulos N, Yazici A, Legrand V, Albert A, Defraigne JO, Sakalihasan N. High prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm in patients with three-vessel coronary artery disease. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2014;47:273-8.
  • Garcia R, Gasparis AP, Loh SA, Labropoulos N. A rare case of idiopathic bilateral ovarian vein thrombosis. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2017;5:567-70.
  • Garcia R, Probeck K, Elitharp DM, Gasparis AP, Labropoulos N. Diverse management of isolated calf deep venous thrombosis in a university hospital. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2018;6:139-45.
  • Gasparis A, Kim P, Probeck K, Elitharp D, Labropoulos N. Filter retrieval programs: what's working? Endovasc Today 2016;15:66-8.
  • Gasparis A, Kokkosis A, Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos A, Ricotta J. Venous outflow obstruction with retroperitoneal Kaposi's sarcoma and treatment with inferior vena cava stenting. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2009;43:295-300.
  • Gasparis AP, Labropoulos N, Kontothanassis D, Tassiopoulos AK. Are there any veins which should be excluded from endovenous ablation? In: Becquemin JP, Alimi YS, Gérard JL, editors. Controversies and Updates in Vascular Surgery. Torino, Italy: Edizioni Minerva Medica, 2009: 447-9.
  • Gasparis AP, Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK, Phillips B, Pagan J, Lo C, Ricotta J. Midterm follow-up after pharmacomechanical thrombolysis for lower extremity deep venous thrombosis. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2008;43:61-8.
  • Gasparis AP, Tsintzilonis S, Labropoulos N. Extraluminal lipoma with common femoral vein obstruction: a cause of chronic venous insufficiency. J Vasc Surg 2009;49:486-90.
  • Gavalas M, Meisner R, Labropoulos N, Gasparis A, Tassiopoulos A. Renal infarction complicating fibromuscular dysplasia. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2014;48:445-51.
  • Giannoukas AD, Labropoulos N, Michaels JA. Compression with or without early ambulation in the prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome: a systematic review. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2006;32:217-21.
  • Giannoukas AD, Labropoulos N, Smith FC, Venables GS, Beard JD. Management of the near total internal carotid artery occlusion. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2005;29:250-5.
  • Giannoukas AD, Labropoulos N, Stavridis G, Bailey D, Glenville B, Nicolaides AN. Pre-bypass quality assessment of the long saphenous vein wall with ultrasound and histology. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 1997;14:37-40.
  • Kang SS, Labropoulos N, Mansour MA, Baker WH. Percutaneous ultrasound guided thrombin injection: a new method for treating postcatheterization femoral pseudoaneurysms. J Vasc Surg 1998;27:1032-8.
  • Kang SS, Labropoulos N, Mansour MA, Michelini M, Filliung D, Baubly MP, Baker WH. Expanded indications for ultrasound-guided thrombin injection of pseudoaneurysms. J Vasc Surg 2000;31:289-98.
  • Kang SS, Littooy FN, Gupta SR, Johnson GR, Fisher SG, Cote WL, Steffen GF, Mansour MA, Labropoulos N, Maggio JC. Higher prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysms in patients with carotid stenosis but without diabetes. Surgery 1999;126:687-91; discussion 691-2.
  • Kanth AM, Khan SU, Gasparis A, Labropoulos N. The distribution and extent of reflux and obstruction in patients with active venous ulceration. Phlebology 2015;30:350-6.
  • Karakitsos D, Labropoulos N, De Groot E, Patrianakos AP, Kouraklis G, Poularas J, Samonis G, Tsoutsos DA, Konstadoulakis MM, Karabinis A. Real-time ultrasound-guided catheterisation of the internal jugular vein: a prospective comparison with the landmark technique in critical care patients. Crit Care 2006;10:R162.
  • Karakitsos D, Saranteas T, Patrianakos AP, Labropoulos N, Karabinis A. Ultrasound-guided "low approach" femoral vein catheterization in critical care patients results in high incidence of deep vein thrombosis. Anesthesiology 2007;107:181-2.
  • Kim PS, Gasparis AP, Probeck K, Elitharp D, Tassiopoulos A, Labropoulos N. Accuracy of venous thromboembolism assessment and compliance to prophylaxis in a tertiary care center. Phlebology 2016;31:541-5.
  • Kokkosis AA, Labropoulos N, Gasparis AP. Investigation of venous ulcers. Semin Vasc Surg 2015;28:15-20.
  • Kontothanassis D, Di Mitri R, Ferrari Ruffino S, Ugliola M, Labropoulos N; IEWG Group. Endovenous thermal ablation Standardization of laser energy: literature review and personal experience. Int Angiol 2007;26:183-8.
  • Kontothanassis D, Labropoulos N, Gasparis AP, Gérard JL. Endovenous laser1470 nm radial emission: preliminary results. In: Becquemin JP, Alimi YS, Gérard JL, editors. Controversies and Updates in Vascular Surgery. Torino, Italy: Edizioni Minerva Medica, 2009: 455-6.
  • Labropoulos N. Diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis. In: Davies AH, editor. Vascular Surgery Highlights 2003-04. Oxford: Health Press Limited, 2004: 45-52.
  • Labropoulos N, Abai B. Reflux testing and imaging for endovenous ablation. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2007;19:67-70.
  • Labropoulos N, Ashraf Mansour M, Kang SS, Oh DS, Buckman J, Baker WH. Viscoelastic properties of normal and atherosclerotic carotid arteries. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2000;19:221-5.
  • Labropoulos N, Ayuste B, Leon LR Jr. Renovascular disease among patients referred for renal duplex ultrasonography. J Vasc Surg 2007;46:731-7.
  • Labropoulos N, Bhatti A, Leon L, Borge M, Rodriguez H, Kalman P. Neovascularization after great saphenous vein ablation. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2006;31:219-22.
  • Labropoulos N, Bhatti AF, Amaral S, Leon L, Borge M, Rodriguez H, Kalman P. Neovascularization in acute venous thrombosis. J Vasc Surg 2005;42:515-8.
  • Labropoulos N, Bishawi M, Gasparis A, Tassiopoulos A, Gupta S. Great saphenous vein stump thrombosis after harvesting for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Phlebology 2014;29:215-9.
  • Labropoulos N, Borge M, Pierce K, Pappas PJ. Criteria for defining significant central vein stenosis with duplex ultrasound. J Vasc Surg 2007;46:101-7.
  • Labropoulos N, Cunningham J, Kang SS, Mansour MA, Baker WH. Optimising the performance of intermittent pneumatic compression devices. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2000;19:593-7.
  • Labropoulos N, Delis K, Mansour MA, Kang SS, Buckman J, Nicolaides AN, Baker WH. Prevalence and clinical significance of posterolateral thigh perforator vein incompetence. J Vasc Surg 1997;26:743-8.
  • Labropoulos N, Gasparis AP, Caprini JA, Partsch H. Compression stockings to prevent post-thrombotic syndrome. Lancet 2014;384:129-30.
  • Labropoulos N, Gasparis AP, Kontothanassis D, Tassiopoulos AK. Hemodynamic patterns of the saphenofemoral junction: does location of terminal or preterminal valve incompetency change the mode of treatment? In: Becquemin JP, Alimi YS, Gérard JL, editors. Controversies and Updates in Vascular Surgery. Torino, Italy: Edizioni Minerva Medica, 2009: 399-401.
  • Labropoulos N, Gasparis AP, Pefanis D, Leon LR Jr, Tassiopoulos AK. Secondary chronic venous disease progresses faster than primary. J Vasc Surg 2009;49:704-10.
  • Labropoulos N, Gasparis AP, Tassiopoulos AK. Prospective evaluation of the clinical deterioration in post-thrombotic limbs. J Vasc Surg 2009;50:826-30.
  • Labropoulos N, Giannoukas AD, Delis K, Kang SS, Mansour MA, Buckman J, Katsamouris A, Nicolaides AN, Littooy FN, Baker WH. The impact of isolated lesser saphenous vein system incompetence on clinical signs and symptoms of chronic venous disease. J Vasc Surg 2000;32:954-60.
  • Labropoulos N, Giannoukas AD, Delis K, Mansour MA, Kang SS, Nicolaides AN, Lumley J, Baker WH. Where does venous reflux start? J Vasc Surg 1997;26:736-42.
  • Labropoulos N, Jasinski PT, Adrahtas D, Gasparis AP, Meissner MH. A standardized ultrasound approach to pelvic congestion syndrome. Phlebology 2017;32:608-19.
  • Labropoulos N, Kang SS, Mansour MA, Giannoukas AD, Buckman J, Baker WH. Primary superficial vein reflux with competent saphenous trunk. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 1999;18:201-6.
  • Labropoulos N, Kang SS, Mansour MA, Giannoukas AD, Moutzouros V, Baker WH. Early thrombus remodelling of isolated calf deep vein thrombosis. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2002;23:344-8.
  • Labropoulos N, Landon P, Jay T. The impact of duplex scanning in phlebology. Dermatol Surg 2002;28:1-5.
  • Labropoulos N, Leon L, Engelhorn CA, Amaral SI, Rodriguez H, Kang SS, Mansour AM, Littooy FN. Sapheno-femoral junction reflux in patients with a normal saphenous trunk. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2004;28:595-9.
  • Labropoulos N, Leon L, Kwon S, Tassiopoulos A, Gonzalez-Fajardo JA, Kang SS, Mansour MA, Littooy FN. Study of the venous reflux progression. J Vasc Surg 2005;41:291-5.
  • Labropoulos N, Leon LR Jr. Duplex evaluation of venous insufficiency. Semin Vasc Surg 2005;18:5-9.
  • Labropoulos N, Leon LR Jr, Bhatti A, Melton S, Kang SS, Mansour AM, Borge M. Hemodynamic effects of intermittent pneumatic compression in patients with critical limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg 2005;42:710-6.
  • Labropoulos N, Leon LR Jr, Brewster LP, Pryor L, Tiongson J, Kang SS, Mansour MA, Kalman P. Are your arteries older than your age? Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2005;30:588-96.
  • Labropoulos N, Leon LR Jr, Gonzalez-Fajardo JA, Mansour AM, Kang SS. Nonatherosclerotic pathology of the neck vessels: prevalence and flow patterns. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2007;41:417-27.
  • Labropoulos N, Manalo D, Patel NP, Tiongson J, Pryor L, Giannoukas AD. Uncommon leg ulcers in the lower extremity. J Vasc Surg 2007;45:568-573.
  • Labropoulos N, Mansour MA, Kang SS, Gloviczki P, Baker WH. New insights into perforator vein incompetence. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 1999;18:228-34.
  • Labropoulos N, Oh DS, Golts E, Kang SS, Mansour MA, Baker WH. Improved venous return by elliptical, sequential and seamless air-cell compression. Int Angiol 2003;22:317-21.
  • Labropoulos N, Patel PJ, Tiongson JE, Pryor L, Leon LR Jr, Tassiopoulos AK. Patterns of venous reflux and obstruction in patients with skin damage due to chronic venous disease. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2007;41:33-40.
  • Labropoulos N, Shifrin DA, Paxinos O. New insights into the development of popliteal cysts. Br J Surg 2004;91:1313-8.
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    Labropoulos N, Stansby G, editors. Venous and Lymphatic Diseases. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2006.

    "With an invaluable selection of color images, this guide authoritatively covers the identification, assessment, pathophysiology, epidemiology, and treatment of disorders affecting the venous and lymphatic anatomy. Written by experts from several fields, this source considers topics including the management of deep venous thrombosis, chronic venous insufficiency, venous trauma, and surgical and pharmacologic therapies for these conditions."

  • Labropoulos N, Summers KL, Sanchez IE, Raffetto J. Saphenous vein wall thickness in age and venous reflux-associated remodeling in adults. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2017;5:216-23.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK. Chronic venous ulcers. Hawaii Med J 2000;59:246-7.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK. Clinical and hemodynamic correlations in chronic venous insufficiency. In: Cairols MA, editor. Insuficiencia venosa crónica: epidemiología, investigación, diagnóstico y tratamiento. Barcelona: Viguera, 2002: 73-80.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK. The effect of pregnancy in the development of lower extremity varicosities. In: Cairols MA, editor. Insuficiencia venosa crónica: epidemiología, investigación, diagnóstico y tratamiento. Barcelona: Viguera, 2002: 129-32.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK. Non-invasive diagnostic evaluation of peripheral arterial disease. In: Caralis DG, Bakris GL, editors. Lower Extremity Arterial Disease. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 2005: 23-38.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK. Vascular diagnosis of venous thrombosis. In: Mansour MA, Labropoulos N, editors. Vascular Diagnosis. Philadelphia: Elsevier-Saunders, 2005: 429-38.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK, Bhatti AF, Leon L. Development of reflux in the perforator veins in limbs with primary venous disease. J Vasc Surg 2006;43:558-62.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK, Gasparis AP, Phillips B, Pappas PJ. Veins along the course of the sciatic nerve. J Vasc Surg 2009;49:690-6.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK, Kang SS, Mansour MA, Littooy FN, Baker WH. Prevalence of deep venous reflux in patients with primary superficial vein incompetence. J Vasc Surg 2000;32:663-8.
  • Labropoulos N, Tiongson J, Pryor L, Tassiopoulos AK, Kang SS, Ashraf Mansour M, Baker WH. Definition of venous reflux in lower-extremity veins. J Vasc Surg 2003;38:793-8.
  • Labropoulos N, Tiongson J, Pryor L, Tassiopoulos AK, Kang SS, Mansour MA, Baker WH. Nonsaphenous superficial vein reflux. J Vasc Surg 2001;34:872-7.
  • Labropoulos N, Tzogias L, Malgor RD, Antoniou G, Giannoukas AD. Phlebosclerosis in lower extremities veins. Phlebology 2014;29:1-5.
  • Labropoulos N, Volteas N, Leon M, Sowade O, Rulo A, Giannoukas AD, Nicolaides AN. The role of venous outflow obstruction in patients with chronic venous dysfunction. Arch Surg 1997;132:46-51.
  • Labropoulos N, Watson WC, Mansour MA, Kang SS, Littooy FN, Baker WH. Acute effects of intermittent pneumatic compression on popliteal artery blood flow. Arch Surg 1998;133:1072-5.
  • Labropoulos N, Webb KM, Kang SS, Mansour MA, Filliung DR, Size GP, Buckman J, Baker WH. Patterns and distribution of isolated calf deep vein thrombosis. J Vasc Surg 1999;30:787-91.
  • Labropoulos N, Wierks C, Suffoletto B. Intermittent pneumatic compression for the treatment of lower extremity arterial disease: a systematic review. Vasc Med 2002;7:141-8.
  • Labropoulos N, Zarge J, Mansour MA, Kang SS, Baker WH. Compensatory arterial enlargement is a common pathobiologic response in early atherosclerosis. Am J Surg 1998;176:140-3.
  • Leon L, Giannoukas AD, Dodd D, Chan P, Labropoulos N. Clinical significance of superficial vein thrombosis. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2005;29:10-7.
  • Leon L, Labropoulos N, Hudlin CI, Macbeth AG, Matolo N, Andrus C. Accessory spleen rupture in a patient with previous traumatic splenectomy. J Trauma 2006;60:901-3.
  • Leon L, Rodriguez H, Tawk RG, Ondra SL, Labropoulos N, Morasch MD. The prophylactic use of inferior vena cava filters in patients undergoing high-risk spinal surgery. Ann Vasc Surg 2005;19:442-7.
  • Leon LR, Psalms SB, Labropoulos N, Mills JL. Infected upper extremity aneurysms: a review. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2008;35:320-31.
  • Leon LR Jr, Rodriguez HE, Labropoulos N, Littooy FN, Psalms SB. Aortitis and bacterial endocarditis. Vascular 2008;16:53-8.
  • Leon LR Jr, Arslan B, Ley E, Labropoulos N. Endovascular therapy of spontaneous aortocaval fistulae associated with abdominal aortic aneurysms. Vascular 2007;15:35-40.
  • Leon LR Jr, Labropoulos N, Laredo J, Rodriguez HE, Kalman PG. To what extent has endovascular aneurysm repair influenced abdominal aortic aneurysm management in the state of Illinois? J Vasc Surg 2005;41:568-74.
  • Leon LR Jr, Labropoulos N, Lebda P, Kalman PG. The vascular surgeon's role in risk factor modification: results of a survey. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2005;17:145-53.
  • Leon LR Jr, Labropoulos N. Superficial vein thrombosis and hypercoagulable states: the evidence. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2005;17:43-6.
  • Leon LR Jr, Patel J, Labropoulos N, Rodriguez HE. Excision of internal jugular vein for catheter-related thrombophlebitis. Ann Vasc Surg 2006;20:117-9.
  • Liasis N, Klonaris C, Katsargyris A, Georgopoulos S, Labropoulos N, Tsigris C, Giannopoulos A, Bastounis E. The use of Speckle Reduction Imaging (SRI) Ultrasound in the characterization of carotid artery plaques. Eur J Radiol 2008;65:427-33.
  • Lurie F, Comerota A, Eklof B, Kistner RL, Labropoulos N, Lohr J, Marston W, Meissner M, Moneta G, Neglén P, Neuhardt D, Padberg F Jr, Welsh HJ. Multicenter assessment of venous reflux by duplex ultrasound. J Vasc Surg 2012;55:437-45.
  • Malgor RD, Hines GL, Terrana L, Labropoulos N. Persistent abdominal pain caused by an inferior vena cava filter protruding into the duodenum and the aortic wall. Ann Vasc Surg 2012;26:858.e3-6.
  • Malgor RD, Labropoulos N. A systematic review of symptomatic duodenal perforation by inferior vena cava filters. J Vasc Surg 2012;55:856-861.
  • Malgor RD, Labropoulos N. Diagnosis and follow-up of varicose veins with duplex ultrasound: how and why? Phlebology 2012;27 Suppl 1:10-5.
  • Malgor RD, Labropoulos N. Diagnosis of venous disease with duplex ultrasound. Phlebology 2013;28 Suppl 1:158-61.
  • Malgor RD, Labropoulos N. Pattern and types of non-saphenous vein reflux. Phlebology 2013;28 Suppl 1:51-4.
  • Malgor RD, Labropoulos N. Re-modelling of venous thrombosis. Phlebology 2013;28 Suppl 1:25-8.
  • Mansour MA, Kang SS, Baker WH, Watson WC, Littooy FN, Labropoulos N, Greisler HP. Carotid endarterectomy for recurrent stenosis. J Vasc Surg 1997;25:877-83.
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    Mansour MA, Labropoulos N, editors. Vascular Diagnosis. Philadelphia: Elsevier-Saunders, 2005.

    "The field of non-invasive vascular diagnosis is expanding, and there is a need in this field for a concise overview of the various imaging options available to the vascular team. This book describes all of the various diagnostic options available today in 50+ chapters. Experts from various fields tackle vascular imaging of cerebrovascular disease, peripheral atherosclerotic occlusive disease, intra-abdominal occlusive disease, venous disorders, and aneurysms."

  • Mansour MA, Littooy FN, Watson WC, Blumofe KA, Heilizer TJ, Steffen GF, Chmura C, Kang SS, Labropoulos N, Greisler HP, Fisher SG, Baker WH. Outcome of moderate carotid artery stenosis in patients who are asymptomatic. J Vasc Surg 1999;29:217-25; discussion 225-7.
  • Mansour MA, Webb KM, Kang SS, Labropoulos N, Littooy FN, Greisler HP, Baker WH. Timing and frequency of perioperative carotid color-flow duplex scanning: a preliminary report. J Vasc Surg 1999;29:833-7.
  • Mansour MA, Webb KM, Kang SS, Morasch MD, Littooy FN, Labropoulos N, Baker WH. Decreased recurrent carotid stenosis by routine patching and intraoperative scanning. Am Surg 2001;67:328-32; discussion 332-3.
  • Mewissen MW, Seabrook GR, Meissner MH, Cynamon J, Labropoulos N, Haughton SH. Catheter-directed thrombolysis for lower extremity deep venous thrombosis: report of a national multicenter registry. Radiology 1999;211:39-49.
  • Monastiriotis S, Gonzales C, Kokkosis A, Labropoulos N, Bilfinger T, Tassiopoulos AK. The use of AngioVac for symptomatic aortic thrombus complicated by mesenteric ischemia. Ann Vasc Surg 2016;32:129.e1-6.
  • Muzaffar K, Collins SL, Labropoulos N, Baker WH. A prospective study of the effects of irradiation on the carotid artery. Laryngoscope 2000;110:1811-4.
  • Nanavati R, Jasinski P, Adrahtas D, Gasparis A, Labropoulos N. Correlation between pelvic congestion syndrome and body mass index. J Vasc Surg 2018;67:536-41.
  • Nchimi A, Cheramy-Bien JP, Gasser TC, Namur G, Gomez P, Seidel L, Albert A, Defraigne JO, Labropoulos N, Sakalihasan N. Multifactorial relationship between 18F-fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography signaling and biomechanical properties in unruptured aortic aneurysms. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2014;7:82-91.
  • Nicolaides A, Clark H, Labropoulos N, Geroulakos G, Lugli M, Maleti O. Quantitation of reflux and outflow obstruction in patients with CVD and correlation with clinical severity. Int Angiol 2014;33:275-81.
  • Nicolaides A, Goldhaber SZ, Maxwell GL, Labropoulos N, Clarke-Pearson DL, Tyllis TH, Griffin MB. Cost benefit of intermittent pneumatic compression for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in general surgery. Int Angiol 2008;27:500-6.
  • Nicolaides AN, Allegra C, Bergan J, Bradbury A, Cairols M, Carpentier P, Comerota A, Delis C, Eklof B, Fassiadis N, Georgiou N, Geroulakos G, Hoffmann U, Jantet G, Jawien A, Kakkos S, Kalodiki E, Labropoulos N, et al. Management of chronic venous disorders of the lower limbs: guidelines according to scientific evidence. Int Angiol 2008;27:1-59.
  • Pasklinsky G, Gasparis AP, Labropoulos N, Pagan J, Tassiopoulos AK, Ferretti J, Ricotta JJ. Endovascular covered stenting for visceral artery pseudoaneurysm rupture: report of 2 cases and a summary of the disease process and treatment options. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2009;42:601-6.
  • Patel NP, Labropoulos N, Pappas PJ. Current management of venous ulceration. Plast Reconstr Surg 2006;117(7 Suppl):254S-260S.
  • Penckofer S, Filliung DR, Labropoulos N. Non-invasive cardiovascular risk assessment in women with type 2 diabetes. J Vasc Nurs 2005;23:2-7; quiz 8-9.
  • Perrin MR, Labropoulos N, Leon LR Jr. Presentation of the patient with recurrent varices after surgery (REVAS). J Vasc Surg 2006;43:327-34; discussion 334.
  • Pincemail J, Defraigne JO, Cheramy-Bien JP, Dardenne N, Donneau AF, Albert A, Labropoulos N, Sakalihasan N. On the potential increase of the oxidative stress status in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm. Redox Rep 2012;17:139-44.
  • Poulikidis KP, Gasparis AP, Labropoulos N. Prospective analysis of incidence, extent and chronicity of lower extremity venous thrombosis. Phlebology 2014;29:37-42.
  • Raptis A, Xenos M, Georgakarakos E, Kouvelos G, Giannoukas A, Labropoulos N, Matsagkas M. Comparison of physiological and post-endovascular aneurysm repair infrarenal blood flow. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin 2017;20:242-9.
  • Rodriguez HE, Leon L, Schalch P, Labropoulos N, Borge M, Kalman PG. Arteriovenous access: managing common problems. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2005;17:155-66.
  • Sheehan M, Labropoulos N, Baker W. Mesenteric steal and carotid stenosis relief of symptoms with carotid endarterectomy. Ann Vasc Surg 2005;19:731-3.
  • Spanos K, Labropoulos N, Giannoukas A. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: do we need to shift toward a targeted strategy? Angiology 2018;69:192-4.
  • Spanos K, Petrocheilou G, Karathanos C, Labropoulos N, Mikhailidis D, Giannoukas A. Carotid bifurcation geometry and atherosclerosis. Angiology 2017;68:757-64.
  • Spentzouris G, Gasparis A, Scriven RJ, Lee TK, Labropoulos N. Natural history of deep vein thrombosis in children. Phlebology 2015;30:412-7.
  • Spentzouris G, Scriven RJ, Lee TK, Labropoulos N. A review of pediatric venous thromboembolism in relation to adults. J Vasc Surg 2012;55:1785-93.
  • Sufian S, Arnez A, Labropoulos N, Lakhanpal S. Endovenous heat-induced thrombosis after ablation with 1470?nm laser: incidence, progression, and risk factors. Phlebology 2015;30:325-30.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Golts E, Oh DS, Labropoulos N. Current concepts in chronic venous ulceration. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2000;20:227-32.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Kwon SS, Labropoulos N, Damani T, Littooy FN, Mansour MA, Kang SS, Baker WH. Predictors of early discharge following open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Ann Vasc Surg 2004;18:218-22.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Nadalin BA, Labropoulos N, Egofske P, Keen RR. Endovascular repair of a symptomatic subclavian artery aneurysm in a patient with Marfan syndrome: a case report. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2006;40:409-13.
  • Varnagy D, Labropoulos N. The issue of spontaneous arteriovenous fistulae after superficial thrombophlebitis, endovenous ablations, and deep vein thrombosis: an unusual but predictable finding. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2006;18:247-50.
  • Ventarola DJ, Labropoulos N, Landau DS, Tassiopoulos AK, Loh SA. Tibioperoneal trunk aneurysm resulting in compartment syndrome with associated aneurysms of the popliteal and dorsalis pedis arteries. Ann Vasc Surg 2016;35:207.e11-6.
  • Virvilis D, Koullias G, Labropoulos N. Bilateral retroesophageal course of the carotid arteries. J Vasc Surg 2013;57:1395-7.
  • Volteas SK, Labropoulos N, Leon M, Kalodiki E, Nicolaides AN. Incidence of ruptured Baker's cyst among patients with symptoms of deep vein thrombosis. Br J Surg 1997;84:342.
  • Volteas SK, Labropoulos N, Nicolaides AN. The management of venous aneurysms of the lower extremities. Panminerva Med 1998;40:89-93.
  • Wood EA, Malgor RD, Gasparis AP, Labropoulos N. Reporting the impact of inferior vena cava perforation by filters. Phlebology 2013;29:471-5.
  • Wu AR, Garry J, Labropoulos N. Incidence of pulmonary embolism in patients with isolated calf deep vein thrombosis. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2017;5:274-9.
  • Xenos M, Karakitsos D, Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos A, Bilfinger TV, Bluestein D. Comparative study of flow in right-sided and left-sided aortas: numerical simulations in patient-based models. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin 2015;18:414-25.
  • Xenos M, Karakitsos D, Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos A, Bilfinger TV, Bluestein D. Comparative study of flow in right-sided and left-sided aortas: numerical simulations in patient-based models. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin 2015;18:414-25.
  • Xenos M, Labropoulos N, Rambhia S, Alemu Y, Einav S, Tassiopoulos A, Sakalihasan N, Bluestein D. Progression of abdominal aortic aneurysm towards rupture: refining clinical risk assessment using a fully coupled fluid-structure interaction method. Ann Biomed Eng 2015;43:139-53.
  • > Click here to see abstracts/full text of Dr. Labropoulos's journal articles presented in reverse chronological order, starting with most recent, on PubMed (National Library of Medicine).
  • Member, American College of Phlebology, American Venous Forum
  • Editorial board, Annals of Vascular Surgery, International Venous Digest, Journal of Vascular Surgery, Seminars in Cardiology, Spanish Journal of Surgical Research, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (deputy editor), Venous Digest
  • Reviewer, Archives of Surgery, British Journal of Surgery, Clinical Physiology, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, International Angiology, Lancet, Stroke, Surgery