Nikoletta Gritsi-Gerogianni

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PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to assess the characteristics and risk factors of infections in the early period after orthopic liver transplantation (OLT) among adult patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We studied 75 patients who underwent OLT over 3 years from 2008 to 2010. We recorded all infections that developed during hospitalization in the(More)
INTRODUCTION During the two last decades remarkable progress has been made among transplantations in Greece. However, organ donation remains a controversial issue. PURPOSE To explore and determine factors associated with differences in willingness to donate organs among Greeks. METHODS We administered a survey to 2263 adults living in the region of(More)
Predicting the prognosis of cirrhotic patients is considered to achieve a fair allocation among patients awaiting orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Serum sodium (Na) concentrations are associated with reduced survival among patients with cirrhosis. The mortality risk of cirrhotic patients, as defined by the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD)(More)
BACKGROUND Acute renal dysfunction is presented quite often after orthotopic liver transplantation (LT), with a reported incidence of 12-64%. The "RIFLE" criteria were introduced in 2004 for the definition of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients, and a revised definition was proposed in 2007 by the Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN),(More)
BACKGROUND Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) has emerged as an important cause of bloodstream infections in intensive care units (ICUs). The aim of this study was to determine risk factors for bloodstream infections caused by CRKP as well as risk factors for CRKP-associated mortality among ICU patients after orthotopic liver transplantation(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)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate infection complications as the reason for intensive care unit (ICU) admission among transplant recipients. METHODS We studied all renal transplant recipients with infectious complications admitted to our ICU from 1992 to 2012:44.3% of all renal transplant recipients admitted to ICU. The epidemiology and(More)
BACKGROUND This 3-year prospective, observational, single-center study was undertaken to describe prescription, microbiology findings, tolerance, and efficacy of tigecycline for carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) infections after liver transplantation in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS All patients after liver transplantation treated(More)
BACKGROUND The benefits of improved interdisciplinary collaboration in the health care section are well documented in the literature, including fewer errors and shorter delays and thus enhanced effectiveness and maximised patient safety. Given that the first step in improving teamwork involves uncovering individual team member's attitudes, this study was(More)