Elisa Karatza

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We prospectively evaluated the incidence of gallbladder pseudolithiasis in children treated with high doses of ceftriaxone for a variety of serious infections. We also monitored the time interval needed for this phenomenon to develop and resolve completely after initiation and cessation of treatment, respectively. Included in this study are 44 children(More)
Results Nine patients (female:8, mean age: 10 yrs) were diagnosed with CRMO. The main presenting symptoms in all patients were inflammatory pain in multiple sites, mainly in the metaphyses and epiphyses of long bones in lower limbs (mostly in proximal femur (4/9)) and swelling (7/9). 6/9 patients reported hip pain and only 1, clavicular pain. At diagnosis,(More)
Gastric emptying time is considered a factor in the increased frequency of gastroesophageal reflux in children with cerebral palsy. It is unknown if emptying time influences the severity of reflux. In this study, 76 cerebral palsy patients with reflux indicative symptoms were investigated by 24-hour pH monitoring. Reflux complications were also studied.(More)
Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) is a heterogeneous group of neuromuscular disorders characterized by muscle weakness and hypotonia at birth or within the first few months of life. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. About half of the patients have a deficiency of the alpha-2-chain of laminin (merosin). We describe a case of congenital(More)
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