Violeta Roka

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Optimal hemodialysis (HD) dose is very important to patients' health and survival, and various indices of adequacy have been incorporated into the current clinical practice to monitor HD efficiency. Exercise during HD could facilitate solute removal; however, it is still unknown whether prolonged intradialytic exercise could further improve HD efficiency.(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent studies from several countries have shown that coeliac disease (CD) is increasingly being diagnosed in adults, as the availability of new, accurate serologic tests has made screening in the general population possible. No data exist regarding the prevalence of CD in Greece. The aim of this study was the implementation of a serologic(More)
The prevalence of celiac disease (CD) and the prevalence and clinical significance of anti-tissue transglutaminase (tTG) antibodies (tTGAbs) in a large series of patients with chronic liver diseases were assessed. We studied 738 patients (462 with chronic viral hepatitis, 117 with autoimmune liver diseases, 113 with alcoholic or nonalcoholic fatty liver(More)
BACKGROUND Bacterial meningitis continues to be a serious, often disabling infectious disease. The aim of this study was to assess the possibility that treatment influences the development of sequelae in childhood bacterial meningitis. METHODS Two thousand four hundred and seventy-seven patients aged 1 month to 14 years with acute bacterial meningitis(More)
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