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Seeing blood in your urine can be alarming. While in many instances the cause is harmless, blood in urine (hematuria) can indicate a serious disorder.
Blood that you can see is called gross hematuria. Urinary blood that’s visible only under a microscope (microscopic hematuria) is found when your doctor tests your urine. Either way, it’s important to determine the reason for the bleeding.

Gross hematuria produces pink, red or cola-colored urine due to the presence of red blood cells. It takes little blood to produce red urine, and the bleeding usually isn’t painful. Passing blood clots in your urine, however, can be painful. Bloody urine often occurs without other signs or symptoms.

Make an appointment to see your doctor anytime you notice blood in your urine.

Various problems can cause hematuria, including:
1. Urinary tract infections
2. Kidney infections (pyelonephritis)
3. A bladder or kidney stone
4. Enlarged prostate
5. Kidney disease ( Viral or strep infections, blood vessel diseases and immune problems such as IgA nephropathy)
6. Cancer ( Visible urinary bleeding may be a sign of advanced kidney, bladder or prostate cancer)
7. Inherited disorders (Sickle cell anemia, Alport syndrome)
8. Kidney injury (A blow or other injury to your kidneys from an accident or contact sports can cause visible blood in your urine)
9. Medications (The anti-cancer drug cyclophosphamide and penicillin can cause urinary bleeding. Visible urinary blood sometimes occurs if you take an anticoagulant, such as aspirin and the blood thinner heparin, and you also have a condition that causes your bladder to bleed)
Often the cause of hematuria can’t be identified.

Diagnosis
The following tests and exams play a key role in finding a cause for blood in your urine:
1. Physical exam, which includes a discussion of your medical history.
2. Urine tests. Even if your bleeding was discovered through urine testing (urinalysis), you’re likely to have another test to see if your urine still contains red blood cells. A urinalysis can also check for a urinary tract infection or the presence of minerals that cause kidney stones.
3. Imaging tests. Often, an imaging test is required to find the cause of hematuria. Your doctor might recommend a CT or MRI scan or an ultrasound exam.
4. Cystoscopy. Your doctor threads a narrow tube fitted with a tiny camera into your bladder to examine the bladder and urethra for signs of disease.
Sometimes, the cause of urinary bleeding can’t be found. In that case, your doctor might recommend regular follow-up tests, especially if you have risk factors for bladder cancer, such as smoking, exposure to environmental toxins or a history of radiation therapy.

Treatment
Depending on the condition causing your hematuria, treatment might involve taking antibiotics to clear a urinary tract infection, trying a prescription medication to shrink an enlarged prostate or having shock wave therapy to break up bladder or kidney stones. In some cases, no treatment is necessary.

ANNOUNCEMENT

IASIS Private Hospital is pleased to announce its collaboration with:
● Dr. Sylke Becker Yioukka, General Practitioner (Tel.: +357 99 38 99 48)
and
● Dr. Pradeep Ramanyake, General Practitioner (Tel.: +357 99 88 73 29)
that will be offering their services as personal physicians under the GHS.

For further information and registration applications please contact the doctors directly or alternatively, please call the Hospital at +357 26 84 84 84.

Address: 8, Voriou Ipirou Street, P.O. Box 62815, 8069, Paphos, Cyprus
website: www.IasisHospital.com | email: info@iasishospital.com

IASIS Private Hospital is pleased to announce that it will be offering the following services to the beneficiaries of the General Healthcare System as from the 01.06.2019:

● Personal physician services with three Doctors registered with GHS:
– Dr. Neophytos A. Papageorgiou – Internal Medicine MD
– Dr. Panayiotis Papakyriakou – Internal Medicine MD, PhD
– Dr. Avraam Tsavdaroglou – Special General Practitioner

● Laboratory of Hematology, Immunology, Biochemistry and Microbiology
under the direction of Mrs Julia Fetta

● Radiology Department (Digital X -Rays, Ultrasound, Computer Tomography
– Spiral CT, Mammography) operated under the direction of the Doctor of
Radiology George Gaziotis.

For further information please call +357 26 84 84 84 Department of GHS.

8 Voriou Ipirou Street, P.O. Box 62815, 8069 Paphos, Cyprus | www.IasisHospital.com | email: info@iasishospital.com

An innovative method that offers both patients and the doctors substantial advantages in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) therapy.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as Prostate Enlargement, is the most common cause of voiding disorder in men over 50 years of age. The hyperplastic tissue constricts the urethra and lead to lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) such as Obstructive and Irritative. These conditions impact patient’s quality of life quite dramatically. There are medical therapies available for BPH, but when symptoms cannot be alleviated by the medical therapy, surgical intervention is recommended.

Given the high prevalence of BPH, it is important to have a therapy that combines high efficacy, cost-efficiency and optimal therapeutic outcomes with the lowest possible side effects. Particularly, pre and post-surgical complications like bleeding or TUR syndrome are at the forefront of patient’s interest. Thus came into existence – TURis: An innovative method that offers both patients and the doctors substantial advantages in Prostate Enlargement therapy.

TURis (Transurethral Resection in Saline) Plasma Vaporization offers a minimally invasive therapeutic alternative to conventional prostate surgery (TURP), thus substantially enhancing safety in the surgical management of BPH and does so without sacrificing efficacy or cost-efficiency.

For more details and information, please get in touch with Dr. Costas Philippou.
You may find more about the doctor and his contact information HERE.

There is a need in Cyprus for patients suffering from tetraplegia following spinal cord injury and also brain injury or stroke for assessments as to how their upper limb function can improve, either through targeted physiotherapy or through reconstructive surgery.

Responding to this need, the team of Tetrahand Cyprus was created in March 2016. The team comprises of world established Professor Jan Friden of the Swiss Paraplegic Centre in Nottwil Switzerland, Mr Constantinos Kritiotis, Consultant Hand Surgeon in Iasis Private Hospital Paphos and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester, UK, Sabrina Koch-Borner, Physiotherapist of the Swiss Paraplegic Centre and Christiana Fakonti, Physiotherapist of the Paraplegic Department of Nicosia General Hospital. The aim of this service is to provide reconstructive surgery and advanced patient-specific rehabilitation to this demanding group of patients.

The main procedures that are carried out are :

1. Surgery to reestablish shoulder and elbow control
2. Surgery to reestablish a functional grip
3. Spasticity reduction surgery which can lead to better hygiene and posture of the patient as well as in some cases with functional improvement.

So far, the team has assessed over 25 patients and performed ten successful reconstructions in eight patients. The patients are operated in Iasis Private Hospital in Paphos and rehabilitated in the Paraplegic Department of Nicosia General Hospital. More complex and demanding patients are referred to the Swiss Paraplegic Centre in Nottwil, Switzerland.

In parallel, we also have an academic development as evidenced by our presence in two International Conferences, the Tetrahand World Congress which was held in Switzerland in August 2018 and the FESSH Annual Congress which was held in Copenhagen in June 2018. Further to the above, we also provide mini observerships for international surgeons. We were more than happy to welcome Mr James Bedford, of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Mr Michael David, of University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire who attended our work from 21/10/2018 to 26/10/2018 here in Cyprus.

We aim to continue and expand our service in order to provide a comprehensive neurohand service for the people of Cyprus and also patients from neighboring countries as well.

PHOTO: From Left to the right Mr Michael David Visiting surgeon (observer) Mr James Bedford Visiting Surgeon (observer) Mr Constantinos Kritiotis Consultant Hand Surgeon and Professor Jan Friden

At a special event, which took place on Tuesday the 24th of April 2018, the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades honored ARMONIA ESTATES LTD, a member of the Leptos Group, with the Cyprus Export Services Award for 2016. This is the second time, after 2014 where the Leptos Group achieves this very important distinction.

The Cyprus Export Award was established in 1982 with the aim of rewarding exceptional effort to increase exports of products and services. As far as services are concerned, this award is given to companies with outstanding performance, notably recognizing the great effort to open up new markets and import foreign currency into the country.

The Cyprus Export Services Award reflects the strength of extroversion. This confirms that the only realistic way for the growth of the economy is to attract investment from abroad. In order to achieve this challenge, we need solid business ambassadors that can strengthen the international image of Cyprus and the economy of our country.

H.E President Nicos Anastasiades warmly congratulated the winners, stressing the benefit of the country’s economy from such activities. The Founder and Chairman of the Leptos Group, Mr. Michael G. Leptos receiving the award on behalf of the Group thanked the President Anastasiades and the organizers of the event. He stressed that the Leptos Group is committed to its outward-looking strategy and implements its investment planning with a view to adding value and creating new potential.

The Leptos Group holds the leading position in its sector in Cyprus. This is the result of a vision of continuous development. In it’s over 58 years of business development, the group has chosen to face the challenges based on the quality of its products its unique locations and the know-how and experience of its people. For several years now, the group has strategically been heading for the opening of new international markets. Unprecedented and systematic efforts have yielded tangible business results in Russia, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The Group’s international business promotions, in addition to the Group’s dynamics, stimulates government revenues and contributes to enhancing confidence in the Cypriot economy.

The Group’s companies continue to implement their strategic objectives and the upgrading of services and activities. They are also progressing towards the completion of studies for the construction of the Neapolis Smart EcoCity project. The Neapolis University Pafos, part of the Neapolis project is in its eighth year of operation and is developing dynamically with the creation of new schools and programmes.

The Leptos Group implements new development projects, mainly in coastal areas that appeal to prospective buyers’ high expectations. Furthermore, the ongoing programme to upgrade the hotel units continues, giving emphasis on conference tourism, family programmes, as well as the creation of new amenities and facilities. The Group also continues to upgrade the Iasis Hospital and the preparation for the creation of a Healthcare Park.

The end of 2017 and a New Year Ahead was the perfect opportunity for the Leptos Group’s employees to get together to reflect on the past 12 months and look forward to an exciting New Year.

Staff gathered in the Akamas Ball Room of the Coral Beach Hotel & Resort at a dinner and dance party hosted by the Group with live music and celebrations.

The Group Chairman Mr. Michael Leptos gave a warm speech in a festive happy atmosphere, thanking and congratulating all employees for a great and successful year 2017 and wishing them a Happy New Year, good luck and prosperity to all.

“Donate blood – Save a Life – Give Blood” was the slogan adopted by Leptos Estates for their 14th Annual Blood Donation which was organized by the management and employees of the company in collaboration with the Paphos Coordinating Committee of Blood Donation (SEAD) and supported by the medical team of the Paphos IASIS Hospital.

The blood donation, took place at the Leptos Group’s Headquarters in Paphos, with the intention to support the Blood Bank of the Paphos General Hospital and to help Leptos employees and their families as well as those in need.

Mrs. Stella Delistikou , Human Resources senior officer on behalf of Leptos Estates, stated that “Many employees volunteered to give blood again this year. Blood donation is one of the most significant contributions that a person can make towards society. The main purpose of the blood donation is to help ensure an adequate supply for accident victims, people needing surgery and people suffering from certain diseases. We are very proud, there are many blood donors in our company and generally in our Group . For us at Leptos Estates it’s a joy to give blood. We always keep our Blood Bank Shelves full because someone always needs blood somewhere.”
Blood donation, added Mrs. Delitsikou is one of the noblest and greatest donations a person can make. Blood donation is the mother of all donations.

Photo from the 14th Annual Blood Donation of LEPTOS ESTATES.

Leptos Group Season’s Greetings 2018

Wishing you Happy holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with prosperity and success.

Καλές Γιορτές

Season’s Greetings

节日问候

Frohe Feiertage

Joyeuses Fêtes

Поздравляем с праздниками

God Jul og Godt Nytt År

كل عام وأنتم بخير

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The Honorary Business Leader Award of the KEBE for the “Overall Contribution to Entrepreneurship” was awarded by the President of the Republic Mr. Nicos Anastasiades to Michael Leptos, Founder and Chairman of the Leptos Group of Companies as well as of the Neapolis University Pafos at an event that was recently held in Limassol.

The nomination of Mr. Michael Leptos was based on his work, his overall contribution and his business activities in Cyprus, which are characterized by his leadership, vision and innovative strategies.

Michael Leptos, was born in Kyrenia, and graduated as a Civil Engineer in the Polytechnic School of Athens. He started as a self-made entrepreneur and pioneer in the land and building development. Following the Turkish invasion, in 1974 when he was forced to leave behind substantial projects and other properties, he relocated his activities to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and began constructing prestigious residential developments like Saudia City, a modern city with 4000 housing units and Palaces.

He then chose Paphos as the center of his business activities in land and property development. Paphos with its exquisite natural beauty and history offered great potential for development. The Leptos Group has also expanded to Limassol and Greece with prestigious residential and holiday developments as well as hotel resorts.

He is proud of all the Group’s projects and especially “Kamares Village”, “Coral Beach Hotel & Resort”, “Neapolis University” as well as the new major project “Neapolis Smart Eco City” a large, innovative, mixed-use development of 1.1 million square meters.

Michael Leptos is the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Jordan in Cyprus and has been honored with the medal of the Independence of the Kingdom.

He has also been honored by the International Federation of Real Estate Professionals (FIABCI), the Pancyprian Association of Land Development Entrepreneurs (LBDA) in which he served as president for several years, the Cyprus as well as the Paphos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Cyprus Hotel Managers Association, the Paphos church Authorities, the Kyrenia Municipality, the Greater Amman Jordan Municipality as well as the Senate of Jordan.

Photo: Michael Leptos receives the honorary prize from H.E. the President of the Republic Mr. Nicos Anastasiades