Demetrios G. Karamanolis

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Colonoscopy was carried out in 65 patients in whom double-contrast barium enemas for bowel symptoms had shown sigmoid diverticular disease. In 19 of these, barium enemas had shown neoplastic lesions--polyps in 17 and carcinoma in 2; but colonoscopy showed no polyps in 9 of the 17. In 1 a carcinoma not a polyp was found, and of the 2 carcinomas only 1 was(More)
OBJECTIVE Most studies have shown contradictory results regarding predictive factors of osteoporosis in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Since in these studies either T- or Z-scores has been used, our aim was to compare T- and Z-score in identifying risk factors of osteoporosis in IBD patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Bone density was measured by dual(More)
BACKGROUND-AIM The aim of this study is to identify the long term benefit of one year infliximab administration for the treatment of chronic refractory pouchitis following ileo-pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) for ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS Seven patients with chronic refractory pouchitis diagnosed by clinical, endoscopic and histological criteria(More)
BACKGROUND Non-variceal upper gastro-intestinal bleeding (NVUGIB) is a common and challenging emergency situation. We aimed to describe the characteristics and clinical outcomes of patients with NVUGIB in Greece. METHODS ENERGIB (NCT00797641) was an epidemiological survey conducted in 7 European countries including Greece. It included adult patients with(More)
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