Nikolaos Galanis

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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. Thirty-four newly(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)
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)
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)
INTRODUCTION There are few reported cases of neutrophilic pleural effusions associated with valproic acid therapy. Most of them are of eosinophilic exudates with or without blood eosinophilia. CASE PRESENTATION This case study describes a 70-year-old man with recurrent episodes of eosinophilic transudative pleural effusions associated with sodium(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)
The combination of highly concentrated fibrinogen, thrombin, clotting factor XIII, and fibrinolytic inhibitor aprotinin represents a new biological hemostatic, and adhesive system, known as “Fibrinkleber.” Liver injuries and injuries of parenchymatous organs, with the difficulties inherent in their surgical repair, are a suitable field of application for(More)
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)