George Imvrios

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INTRODUCTION Renal transplantation is regarded as the optimal treatment for patients with end-stage renal disease. Despite significant improvements in surgical techniques and immunosuppressive therapy, long-term graft survival has not markedly increased over the years, due in part to the occurrence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
Food induced sensitization has been reported in pediatric liver recipients. However long term follow up has not been established so far.We report here our experience regarding 3 pediatric patients who developed acquired food allergy after liver transplantation. The first patient suffered from persistent diarrhea and eczema. The second one presented with(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)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to find out whether prosthetic mesh repair of recurrent and large abdominal hernias in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients is effective in maintaining them on CAPD. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of case notes over a period of 5 years. SETTING Single renal unit of a university hospital. PATIENTS(More)
Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, affecting about 2% of the population. Most cases of Meckel's diverticula are asymptomatic. The diagnosis of symptomatic MD is often difficult to make. We report the case of an 8-year-old boy who presented with GI bleeding due to MD. The diagnostic(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of combined treatment with fluvastatin (F) and gemfibrozil (G) in hypercholesterolemic renal transplant recipients (RTR). Ten hypercholesterolemic (total cholesterol [TC] > 220 mg/dl) RTR (7 men) with mean age 44 years (range 25-56 years) who remained hypercholesterolemic after 3 months of(More)
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) is an inflammatory disease of the skin, which is characterised by a chronic relapsing course. AIM The aim of the study was to assign the prevalence of clinically active food allergies among a group of children between 3 months and 7 years of age, with AD. METHODS Eighty-eight children with AD were screened for specific(More)
PURPOSE Technetium(99m) sestamibi (MIBI) has poor sensitivity and specificity when applied to patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. We investigated whether the combination of MIBI with preoperative parameters increased its accuracy. PATIENTS AND METHODS This prospective study of 453 consecutive patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism who(More)
BACKGROUND Liver transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage liver disease; however, it is associated with a multitude of postoperative complications. Herein we have presented our experience with the application of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in the follow-up of liver transplant recipients. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
Our center has performed 205 orthotopic liver transplantations (OLT) in 201 patients. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was discovered in 32 (15%) patients, 5 of whom were diagnosed incidentally in recipient explants. The main underlying diagnosis was viral hepatitis (n = 28; 87.5%). Most patients (17; 53.1%) were diagnosed as having Child class B cirrhosis.(More)