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)
AIM To determine the efficacy of infliximab in the treatment of chronic refractory pouchitis, following ileo-pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) for ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS Seven patients (4 females, 3 males) with chronic refractory pouchitis were included in an open study. Pouchitis was diagnosed by clinical plus 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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