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BACKGROUND AND AIM The frequency of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of OSAHS in newly diagnosed IPF patients and to identify possible correlations with body mass index and pulmonary function testing parameters. (More)
INTRODUCTION Solitary respiratory papillomas (SRPs) are considered uncommon yet benign neoplasms of the lower respiratory tract. Most of our understanding stems from single case reports or limited case series. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of solitary SRPs and more accurately describe the localization, distribution of subtypes of solitary SRPs,(More)
The bronchodilator effect of salbutamol inhalation was compared with the oral administration of the drug in 10 patients with bronchial asthma. The study consisted of treating each patient for 4 consecutive days with: (1) a combined regimen consisting of a 2-mg tablet of salbutamol and 10 puffs of salbutamol inhalation (100 micrograms in each puff) given in(More)
There are several reports concerning exercise and rabdomyolysis. There has been no report in the English literature of exercise induced rabdomyolisis from a stationary bike.A 63-year-old female recreational athlete presented to our hospital seeking treatment for lower back, leg pain and stiffness after exercising on a stationary bicycle one day prior. Blood(More)
Environmental citizenship is specifically concerned with understanding the nature of global issues and taking an active role in addressing them. The aim of the present paper is the identification of the characteristics that constitute the environmental citizen among high school students in Greece. Literature review revealed the characteristics that an(More)
STUDY DESIGN Nonrandomized-controlled trial. OBJECTIVES To assess muscle perfusion at rest and during arm-cranking exercise (ACE) in upper and lower posterior trunk and vastus lateralis (VL) muscles in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and controls (C). SETTING Exercise Physiology-Biochemistry Laboratory. METHODS Eight SCI with thoracic lesion(More)
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Small vessel vasculitides, usually associated with positive antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA(+)) can cause pulmonary-renal syndrome (PRS). Data from 22 patients, (19 males), aged 28-76 yrs (mean 55), with PRS were analyzed retrospectively. Renal function was estimated at presentation, 1 month after treatment initiation and at the end of follow-up(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop of an isoperistaltic invaginated valve for the treatment of short bowel syndrome. DESIGN Randomised experimental study SETTING University Hospital, Greece MATERIAL 8 mongrel dogs INTERVENTION 90% resection of the small bowel, followed by construction of an invaginated valve one month later. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES weight loss,(More)
In 10 mongrel dogs, massive resection of small intestine was performed by removing 90% of its length. Following a period of approximately 2 months, the animals presented excessive steatorrhea and severe cachexia. Construction of a valve using a local transposition flap within the intestinal lumen near the colon resulted in a detainment of weight loss and(More)