Ioannis Adamakis

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INTRODUCTION Adrenal myelolipomas are relatively rare, non-functioning benign tumours composed of mature fatty and active hematopoietic elements. They can be asymptomatic, even if their size is massive. Diagnosis is relatively simple using ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Surgical resection through an extraperitoneal approach(More)
Relapsed urothelial cancer represents an unmet medical need. Vinflunine is a third-generation antimicrotubuline inhibitor and is currently the only approved drug for second-line treatment across the European Union. We conducted a retrospective analysis assessing the efficacy and safety of vinflunine in 71 Greek patients with relapsed urothelial cancer who(More)
BACKGROUND As angiogenesis represents one of the hallmarks of cancer we investigated whether intravesically administered interferon-a (IFN-a2b) reduces neo-angiogenesis in the 'normal' urothelium adjacent to the tumor in patients with superficial bladder carcinoma after complete transurethral resection (TUR) of the tumor. PATIENTS AND METHODS In the(More)
Prostate biopsy is usually performed without anesthesia. We evaluated the patient’s perception of pain/discomfort experienced during the procedure in terms of the type of anesthesia used: periprostatic infiltration with 2% lidocaine, or intrarectal instillation of lidocaine-prilocain cream. A total of 198 patients were divided into three groups: group 1(More)
UNLABELLED Study Type - Prognosis (case series) Level of Evidence 4 What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Partial nephrectomy (PN) is the gold standard operation for small renal tumours. The decision for or against a PN has been based mostly on preoperative radiological evaluation of the tumour. Three nephrometry scoring systems have(More)
PURPOSE We studied the pharmacokinetics of orally administered clarithromycin in prostatic tissue to define its role in the treatment of chronic abacterial prostatitis caused by intracellular pathogens. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 45 men receiving 3 oral doses of 750 mg. clarithromycin at 12-hour intervals underwent suprapubic prostatectomy for(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Spontaneous perforation of the upper ureter is a rare condition that poses diagnostic and therapeutic problems. We report on five cases from three institutions and discuss the literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS Five patients presented with renal colic and the imaging modalities used to assess them showed extravasation of urine. (More)
Our goal is to describe our experience in the difficulties encountered during radical cystectomy for muscle invasive bladder cancer in patients with contemporary pelvic kidney. Two patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer and contemporary pelvic kidney were subjected to radical cystectomy and extended lymphadenectomy with conversion to an ileal pouch.(More)
BACKGROUND Renal transplantation is an effective treatment for end-stage renal disease. Ureteral stenosis is the most frequent urologic complication. We report our long-term follow-up results concerning endourologic treatment of ureteral obstruction after renal transplantation. METHODS Between May 1997 and September 2000, 15 patients with renal transplant(More)
Data on general population’s and bladder cancer patients’ perception of smoking as a risk factor for bladder cancer are limited. To determine urological patients’ awareness of smoking as a risk factor for bladder cancer. This prospective observational study included 202 consecutive urological inpatients, using a structured questionnaire. We evaluated(More)