V Grech

Summary

Affiliation: St. Luke's Hospital
Country: Malta

Publications

  1. ncbi Epidemiology, and diagnostic and surgical trends in atrioventricular septal defect in Malta
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Eur J Epidemiol 15:403-5. 1999
  2. ncbi Fatal, rotavirus-associated myocarditis and pneumonitis in a 2-year-old boy
    V Grech
    Department of Paediatrics, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Ann Trop Paediatr 21:147-8. 2001
  3. ncbi Online publishing: how, why and other related issues
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    J Audiov Media Med 24:121-5. 2001
  4. ncbi An overview and update regarding medical problems in Down syndrome
    V Grech
    Pediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital Guardamangia Malta
    Indian J Pediatr 68:863-6. 2001
  5. pmc Research pointers: Unexplained differences in sex ratios at birth in Europe and North America
    Victor Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia MSD 09, Malta
    BMJ 324:1010-1. 2002
  6. ncbi Seasonal variations in hospital admissions for asthma in Malta
    Victor Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Malta
    J Asthma 39:263-8. 2002
  7. ncbi Femoral venous access in a general paediatric setting
    Victor Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Ann Trop Paediatr 23:83-6. 2003
  8. ncbi Type 2 cryoglobulinemia treated with plasmapheresis associated with IgA nephropathy
    Victor Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Indian J Pediatr 70:999-1000. 2003
  9. ncbi Recognition of asthmatic symptoms in the pediatric age group
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Lukes Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 12:49-53. 2001
  10. ncbi Congenital heart disease in a patient with microform cleft lip
    V Grech
    Pediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 37:596-7. 2000

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  1. ncbi Epidemiology, and diagnostic and surgical trends in atrioventricular septal defect in Malta
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Eur J Epidemiol 15:403-5. 1999
    ..The birth prevalence was 0.31/1000 live births, within the range obtained from a literature review. Down's syndrome children are now treated as are non-syndromic children...
  2. ncbi Fatal, rotavirus-associated myocarditis and pneumonitis in a 2-year-old boy
    V Grech
    Department of Paediatrics, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Ann Trop Paediatr 21:147-8. 2001
    ..Autopsy showed evidence of rotavirus-associated myocarditis and pneumonitis. We are not aware of any previous report of death from this type of consequence of rotavirus infection...
  3. ncbi Online publishing: how, why and other related issues
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    J Audiov Media Med 24:121-5. 2001
    ..The issues of creating such a journal are explored, along with the issues of online publishing, including copyright and peer review. Current proposals that may affect copyright and peer review in all journals are also outlined...
  4. ncbi An overview and update regarding medical problems in Down syndrome
    V Grech
    Pediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital Guardamangia Malta
    Indian J Pediatr 68:863-6. 2001
    ..This paper reviews Down syndrome, lists congenital and acquire disorders that may occur, and briefly addresses recent advances in the understanding of this condition...
  5. pmc Research pointers: Unexplained differences in sex ratios at birth in Europe and North America
    Victor Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia MSD 09, Malta
    BMJ 324:1010-1. 2002
  6. ncbi Seasonal variations in hospital admissions for asthma in Malta
    Victor Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Malta
    J Asthma 39:263-8. 2002
    ..Prospective studies are necessary to establish the role of viral infections and the influence of indoor and outdoor aeroallergens on the seasonality of hospitalization rates for asthma in the local setting...
  7. ncbi Femoral venous access in a general paediatric setting
    Victor Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Ann Trop Paediatr 23:83-6. 2003
  8. ncbi Type 2 cryoglobulinemia treated with plasmapheresis associated with IgA nephropathy
    Victor Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Indian J Pediatr 70:999-1000. 2003
    ..Conservative treatment resulted in spontaneous improvement with no deterioration in renal function...
  9. ncbi Recognition of asthmatic symptoms in the pediatric age group
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Lukes Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 12:49-53. 2001
    ..Asthma may be less severe in regions where there are a greater number of pediatricians because of recognition of the condition with appropriate treatment and/or prophylaxis...
  10. ncbi Congenital heart disease in a patient with microform cleft lip
    V Grech
    Pediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 37:596-7. 2000
    ..We present one patient with MCL and CHD in the form of coarctation of the aorta, an association not previously described...
  11. ncbi Trends in presentation of congenital heart disease in a population-based study in Malta
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Eur J Epidemiol 15:881-7. 1999
    ..Patients diagnosed after discharge are increasingly diagnosed by paediatricians due to an increasing pool of paediatricians and better parent awareness and education...
  12. ncbi Regional differences in birth prevalence of congenital heart disease in Malta
    V Grech
    St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Department of Health Information, Malta
    Cardiol Young 9:150-4. 1999
    ..The aim of this study was to test the null hypothesis that there are no regional differences in Malta in the prevalence at birth of congenital cardiac malformations...
  13. ncbi Diagnostic and surgical trends, and epidemiology of coarctation of the aorta in a population-based study
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Int J Cardiol 68:197-202. 1999
    ..In conclusion, in Malta, coarctation of the aorta has been diagnosed and treated safely, at progressively younger ages, and this has been attributed to improving medical services over the period under study...
  14. ncbi Syndromes and malformations associated with congenital heart disease in a population-based study
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Int J Cardiol 68:151-6. 1999
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  15. ncbi Seasonality in live births with congenital heart disease in Malta
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Cardiol Young 9:396-401. 1999
    ..An environmental factor such as a maternal viral infection or treatment of such infections during the first trimester of pregnancy from November to January may precipitate congenital heart disease in predisposed Maltese foetuses...
  16. ncbi Early onset of progressive subaortic stenosis after complete repair of tetralogy of Fallot
    V Grech
    St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Cardiol Young 10:57-9. 2000
    ..Clinical signs of obstruction within the left ventricular outflow tract after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot should prompt further investigation to exclude the onset of acquired subaortic stenosis...
  17. ncbi Automation of follow-up and data analysis of paediatric heart disease in Malta
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Int J Cardiol 68:145-9. 1999
    ..The system also incorporates a patient summary generator and a on-screen picture library for patient explanation and teaching purposes...
  18. ncbi Sudden cardiac death in infancy due to histiocytoid cardiomyopathy
    V Grech
    Pediatric Department, St Lukeis Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Cardiol Young 10:49-51. 2000
    ..The infant presented with sudden death, but the cardiac histological appearance was initially believed to be caused by Pompes disease...
  19. pmc Visceral leishmaniasis in Malta--an 18 year paediatric, population based study
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital Guardamangia, Malta
    Arch Dis Child 82:381-5. 2000
    ..Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a chronic parasitic infection that infects approximately 400,000 individuals annually, with a predilection towards early childhood...
  20. ncbi Absence of bone marrow amastigotes in a child with kala-azar and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
    V Grech
    Department of Paediatrics, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Ann Trop Paediatr 20:237-8. 2000
    ..Immunocompromised patients in endemic areas who develop features of visceral leishmaniasis should have serological tests performed in addition to bone marrow aspiration in order to maximize the chances of making a diagnosis...
  21. ncbi Cardiac malformations associated with the congenital nephrotic syndrome
    V Grech
    Department of Paediatrics, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Pediatr Nephrol 14:1115-7. 2000
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  22. ncbi The evolution of diagnostic trends in congenital heart disease: A population-based study
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    J Paediatr Child Health 35:387-91. 1999
    ..To analyse historical trends in diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) in all diagnosed cardiac malformations born between 1945 and 1994 in a population-based study, the first of its type...
  23. ncbi Pigeon breeder's lung in childhood: varied clinical picture at presentation
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Pediatr Pulmonol 30:145-8. 2000
    ..The diagnosis of extrinsic allergic alveolitis should be entertained early in the differential diagnosis of children presenting with unusual respiratory symptoms and signs...
  24. ncbi Successful treatment of visceral leishmaniasis in Finnish-type congenital nephrotic syndrome
    V Grech
    Pediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Pediatr Nephrol 14:410-1. 2000
    ..He was successfully cleared of the infection by the administration of sodium stibogluconate, with no deterioration of renal function or other complications...
  25. ncbi Evolution of surgical trends in congenital heart disease: a population based study
    V Grech
    St Lukes Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Int J Cardiol 66:285-92. 1998
    ..Surgery for congenital heart disease has become progressively more aggressive and safer since this method of treatment for these malformations was initiated, but this has occurred at a significant financial cost...
  26. pmc Secular trends in sex ratios at birth in North America and Europe over the second half of the 20th century
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:612-5. 2003
    ..A previous study showed that significantly more boys were born in southern latitudes in Europe than in northern latitudes and the converse pattern was observed in North America...
  27. ncbi Atrial septal defect in Malta
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    J Paediatr Child Health 35:190-5. 1999
    ..To study diagnostic and surgical trends in atrial septal defect (ASD) in a population-based study, and estimate birth prevalence and spontaneous closure rates...
  28. ncbi Epidemiology and prognostic factors in meningococcal disease in a small island population: Malta 1994-1998
    T Piscopo
    Medical Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Eur J Epidemiol 16:1051-6. 2000
    ..To review the epidemiology of meningococcal disease in Malta over the period 1994-1998, and to identify factors at presentation and in the management of meningococcal disease which may influence mortality...
  29. ncbi Incidence and outcome of Kawasaki disease in Malta
    V Grech
    Department of Paediatrics, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Adv Exp Med Biol 455:69-72. 1999
    ..None of the Maltese patients had coronary arteritis or other complications. A significant decline in delay to diagnosis was found, which is attributed to increased awareness of the disease in the medical community...
  30. ncbi Kawasaki disease in Malta
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Eur J Epidemiol 15:501-2. 1999
    ..None of the patients had coronary arteritis or other complications. A significant decline in delay to diagnosis was found, attributed to increased awareness of the disease...
  31. ncbi Acute respiratory distress syndrome due to cyanotic spell in an infant with tetralogy of Fallot
    V Grech
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Pediatr Pulmonol 32:406-7. 2001
    ..This can be triggered by a heterogeneous group of diseases. We report an unusual case of an infant who developed severe ARDS in association with a severe cyanotic attack due to tetralogy of Fallot...
  32. ncbi How reliable is axillary temperature measurement?
    A Falzon
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Acta Paediatr 92:309-13. 2003
    ..To assess whether axillary temperature measurements reliably reflect oral/rectal temperature measurements...
  33. ncbi Antenatal psychiatric morbidity in Maltese women
    Ethel Felice
    Department of Psychiatry, Mount Carmel Hospital, Malta
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:501-5. 2007
    ..Epidemiological studies have shown that depressive episodes occur in 10-20% of pregnant women. Furthermore, studies have shown that antenatal psychiatric morbidity can adversely affect maternal and foetal well being...
  34. ncbi Prevalence rates and psychosocial characteristics associated with depression in pregnancy and postpartum in Maltese women
    Ethel Felice
    Department of Psychiatry, Mount Carmel Hospital, Attard, Malta
    J Affect Disord 82:297-301. 2004
    ..In Malta there is lack of epidemiological data and therefore, the prevalence of depression during pregnancy and at 8 weeks postpartum among a community sample of Maltese women was carried out...
  35. ncbi Increasing age at diagnosis of celiac disease in Malta
    Cecil Vella
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Indian J Pediatr 71:581-2. 2004
    ..Recent studies have shown that celiac disease is being diagnosed at a progressively later age. This paper analyses trends in age at diagnosis in a closed island population...
  36. ncbi The prevalence of coeliac disease in Down's syndrome in Malta
    Chris Sciberras
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Ann Trop Paediatr 24:81-3. 2004
    ..The frequency of coeliac disease in Down's syndrome was 8%, much greater than that in the general population. Screening for coeliac disease in all cases of Down's syndrome is therefore recommended...
  37. ncbi Seasonality of births is associated with seasonality of marriages in Malta
    Victor Grech
    St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    J Biosoc Sci 35:95-105. 2003
    ..In Malta, birth control, albeit by so-called natural methods, was introduced in the 1960s. Prior to this period, births peaked towards the beginning/end of the year, and this may be the more natural seasonality of births in Malta...
  38. ncbi Henoch-Schoenlein purpura with nephritis in two siblings following infectious mononucleosis
    Victor Grech
    Ann Trop Paediatr 22:297-8. 2002
  39. ncbi Assessment of use of spacer devices for inhaled drug delivery to asthmatic children
    Cecil Vella
    Paediatric Department, St Luke s Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 16:258-61. 2005
    ..We should all ensure that the drugs we prescribe are delivered in the best possible manner, thus improving control of asthma, reducing side effects and offering a more cost-effective therapy...