Georgia Rigas

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Non-surgical weight loss induces a greater than expected decrease in energy expenditure, a phenomenon known as 'metabolic adaptation'. The effects of different bariatric surgery procedures on metabolic adaptation are not yet known and may partially contribute to weight loss success. We compared resting energy expenditure (REE) in 35 subjects (nine males;(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite the rapidly increasing popularity of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), there is limited data examining weight loss more than 1 year after the procedure. There have also been few studies examining baseline predictors of weight loss after LSG. We aimed to examine the percentage of excess weight loss (%EWL) in patients 2 years after(More)
A 64-year-old woman with a two-year history of diffuse scleroderma responsible for severe interstitial lung disease was admitted for recurrent loss of consciousness. Her treatment at the time consisted of a corticosteroid and monthly cyclophosphamide pulses. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed two hemorrhagic lesions in(More)
Fourteen acromegalic patients, half of whom had been unsuccessfully treated with surgery, radiotherapy, or bromocriptine, were given the somatostatin analogue SMS 201-995 parenterally as the sole therapeutic regimen after a single administration had demonstrated suppression of serum growth hormone (GH). An impressive and sustained clinical improvement was(More)
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