Efstratia Georgiadou

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INTRODUCTION During the two last decades remarkable progress has been made among transplantations in Greece. However, organ donation remains a controversial issue. PURPOSE To explore and determine factors associated with differences in willingness to donate organs among Greeks. METHODS We administered a survey to 2263 adults living in the region of(More)
Polycystic ovary (PCO) syndrome is strongly associated with insulin resistance and the accompanying adverse metabolic profile. To distinguish the mechanisms of this association, we determined the interactions of PCO with obesity and the influence of ameliorating direct androgenic actions via short-term treatment with the antiandrogen flutamide. Insulin(More)
The Dieulafoy’s lesion is a rare cause of severe gastrointestinal hemorrhage. The lesion is usually located in the stomach, although it may occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. It is characterized by severe bleeding from a minute submucosal arteriole that bleeds through a punctate erosion in an otherwise normal mucosa. We describe an elderly(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the anatomical and functional outcome in eyes with indocyanine green (ICG)-assisted idiopathic epiretinal membrane (ERM) peeling by optical coherence tomography (OCT) and multifocal electroretinogram (MFERG). DESIGN Prospective, interventional, noncomparative case series. METHODS Twenty eyes of 20 patients with idiopathic ERM(More)
Dieulafoy’s lesion is an uncommon cause of major gastrointestinal bleeding and may be difficult to recognize. It consists of an arteriole that protrudes through a tiny mucosal defect usually within 6 cm of the gastroesophageal junction on the lesser curve of the stomach. Despite widespread awareness of this entity, it remains a diagnostic challenge for(More)
PURPOSE To report a case of corneal endothelial decompensation and iris pigment dispersion following the inadvertent use of methylene blue 1% for capsular staining during cataract surgery. DESIGN Case report. METHODS During an otherwise routine phacoemulsification cataract surgery, inadvertent anterior capsule staining with methylene blue 1% instead of(More)
BACKGROUND Renal transplantation represents the main treatment for end-stage renal disease. The goal of this study was to evaluate the course and outcome of renal transplant recipients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and to analyze factors determining prognosis and mortality. METHODS The demographic features, data admission characteristics, and(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate infection complications as the reason for intensive care unit (ICU) admission among transplant recipients. METHODS We studied all renal transplant recipients with infectious complications admitted to our ICU from 1992 to 2012:44.3% of all renal transplant recipients admitted to ICU. The epidemiology and(More)
Tumors of the papillary region are an unusual and heterogeneous group of neoplasms that arise from the major papilla, the ampulla of Vater, and the peripapillary duodenum. Benign adenomas of the papilla of Vater are an increasingly recognized condition in those with familial adenomatous polyposis syndromes as well as sporadic cases. Papillary adenoma is a(More)
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with biliary drainage is an effective therapeutic tool in the management of bile duct injuries associated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Placement of a stent or a nasobiliary drain in the common bile duct, or biliary sphincterotomy, is an effective treatment for bile leaks and obviates the need for(More)