Pappas Paris

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Purpose. To evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in the management of arterial stenosis located close to the allograft anastomosis (close-TRAS). Materials and Methods. 31 patients with renal transplants were admitted to our institution because of persistent hypertension and impairment of transplant renal function and(More)
Some methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) programs prescribe inadequate daily methadone doses. Patients complain of withdrawal symptoms and continue illicit opioid use, yet practitioners are reluctant to increase doses above certain arbitrary thresholds. Serum methadone levels (SMLs) may guide practitioners dosing decisions, especially for those patients(More)
To investigate whether the high prevalence of osteomalacia and rickets among Indian and Pakistani immigrants to Great Britain is due to impaired capacity to produce vitamin D3 in their skin, the serum vitamin D concentrations of six Asians in response to 1.5 times their minimal erythemal dose (MED) of whole-body ultraviolet radiation (UVR) was studied. The(More)
Altered bowel habits are common symptoms in the elderly, yet the pathophysiology of age-related gastrointestinal dysmotility syndromes is poorly understood. The present study was designed to correlate changes in orocecal transit time (TT) in healthy elderly subjects with or without gastrointestinal dysmotility complaints. Twenty-two geriatric facility(More)
We developed a test procedure for the clinical evaluation of the absorption of vitamin D. Serum vitamin D concentrations were evaluated in seven patients with intestinal fat malabsorption syndromes and in seven healthy, normal subjects, after being given a single oral dose of 50,000 IU (1.25 mg) vitamin D2. In the normal subjects, serum vitamin D(More)
It is possible to obtain two good-quality hepatic transplants from a single cadaveric liver by separation of right and left lobes of the liver or section between the left medial segment and the left lateral segment medial to the umbilical cleft. We attempt to define the ideal basis of separation of the structures of the portal pedicle, based on anatomic(More)
Continuous portal venous infusion of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and/or heparin immediately following injection of tumor cells into the portal system in unrestrained rats has been assessed as a pilot study to examine whether the incidence of liver metastases could be reduced and survival therapy improved. Thirty-six rats were divided into four groups according to(More)
We tested the efficacy of amantadine to reduce cocaine use or craving in cocaine-dependent methadone maintained patients. Two doses of amantadine (200 mg p.o. daily, n = 16, and 200 mg p.o. bid, n = 21) were tested against placebo, n = 22, in a random assignment, double-blind clinical trial lasting nine weeks. Amantadine was well tolerated. However, neither(More)
Acute epidural abscess is a neurosurgical emergency requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment. The devastating consequences of delayed or missed diagnosis require consideration of acute epidural abscess in the differential diagnosis of back pain. Knowledge of the natural history and presentation of this disease will allow its early recognition and minimize(More)
The authors present 5 cases of dumbbell neurogenic tumors with intraspinal extension. There were 4 neurilemmomas in four adults and 1 ganglioneuroma in one child. These tumors were benign. Neurological signs were observed in two cases. Widening of the intervertebral foramen at the level of the tumor is a very suggestive sign of dumbbell tumor confirmed by(More)