George Peppas

Summary

Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. pmc Epidemiology of constipation in Europe and Oceania: a systematic review
    George Peppas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    BMC Gastroenterol 8:5. 2008
  2. pmc An analysis of patient house calls in the area of Attica, Greece
    George Peppas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:112. 2006
  3. pmc Surveillance of community outbreaks of respiratory tract infections based on house-call visits in the metropolitan area of Athens, Greece
    Alex Spanos
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Marousi, Athens, Greece
    PLoS ONE 7:e40310. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Gentamicin collagen sponges for the prevention of sternal wound infection: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Michael N Mavros
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 144:1235-40. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Risk factors for mesh-related infections after hernia repair surgery: a meta-analysis of cohort studies
    Michael N Mavros
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23, Marousi, Athens, Greece
    World J Surg 35:2389-98. 2011
  6. pmc Patients' perception of quality of pre-operative informed consent in athens, Greece: a pilot study
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    PLoS ONE 4:e8073. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Adhesive strips for the closure of surgical incisional sites: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ioannis D Gkegkes
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Surg Innov 19:145-55. 2012
  8. pmc Do psychological variables affect early surgical recovery?
    Michael N Mavros
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    PLoS ONE 6:e20306. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery: an international survey
    Vangelis G Alexiou
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 11:343-8. 2010
  10. pmc Seasonality of mortality: the September phenomenon in Mediterranean countries
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Medicine, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    CMAJ 181:484-6. 2009

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Publications24

  1. pmc Epidemiology of constipation in Europe and Oceania: a systematic review
    George Peppas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    BMC Gastroenterol 8:5. 2008
    ..We aimed to review the literature regarding the epidemiology of constipation in Europe and Oceania and the associated prevalence/risk factors...
  2. pmc An analysis of patient house calls in the area of Attica, Greece
    George Peppas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:112. 2006
    ..Physicians house calls to patients have been declining in many countries of the world. The objective of this study was to describe the patterns of utilization of house call services provided by SOS doctors in the area of Attica, Greece...
  3. pmc Surveillance of community outbreaks of respiratory tract infections based on house-call visits in the metropolitan area of Athens, Greece
    Alex Spanos
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Marousi, Athens, Greece
    PLoS ONE 7:e40310. 2012
    ..We retrospectively evaluated the use of recent, short, historical time-series for recognizing the onset of community outbreaks of respiratory tract infections (RTIs)...
  4. doi request reprint Gentamicin collagen sponges for the prevention of sternal wound infection: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Michael N Mavros
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 144:1235-40. 2012
    ..The study objective was to determine whether the application of gentamicin collagen sponges reduces sternal wound infections in patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
  5. doi request reprint Risk factors for mesh-related infections after hernia repair surgery: a meta-analysis of cohort studies
    Michael N Mavros
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23, Marousi, Athens, Greece
    World J Surg 35:2389-98. 2011
    ..The heterogeneity of the available evidence should be taken under consideration. Prospective studies with a meticulous follow-up are warranted to further investigate mesh-related infections...
  6. pmc Patients' perception of quality of pre-operative informed consent in athens, Greece: a pilot study
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    PLoS ONE 4:e8073. 2009
    ..We sought to perform a study to record and evaluate patients' views of the way surgeons communicate informed consent (IC) in Greece...
  7. doi request reprint Adhesive strips for the closure of surgical incisional sites: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ioannis D Gkegkes
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Surg Innov 19:145-55. 2012
    ..Study design. Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
  8. pmc Do psychological variables affect early surgical recovery?
    Michael N Mavros
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    PLoS ONE 6:e20306. 2011
    ..Numerous studies have examined the effect of psychological variables on surgical recovery, but no definite conclusion has been reached yet. We sought to examine whether psychological factors influence early surgical recovery...
  9. doi request reprint Antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery: an international survey
    Vangelis G Alexiou
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 11:343-8. 2010
    ..We investigated current clinical practice of antimicrobial prophylaxis (AMP) in surgery...
  10. pmc Seasonality of mortality: the September phenomenon in Mediterranean countries
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Medicine, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    CMAJ 181:484-6. 2009
    ..Seasonal increases in the mortality rate have been associated with excessively cold or hot weather. We evaluated monthly patterns of mortality in selected countries...
  11. doi request reprint Effect of meteorological variables on the incidence of respiratory tract infections
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Respir Med 102:733-7. 2008
    ..The possible effect of the various meteorological variables on the incidence of upper and lower respiratory tract infections (RTIs) has intrigued the scientific community for decades...
  12. doi request reprint Do changes in antimicrobial resistance necessitate reconsideration of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis strategies?
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 10:557-62. 2009
    ..The potential need for re-evaluation of guidelines on surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (AMP) in an era of advancing antimicrobial resistance is a matter of a considerable controversy...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sutures versus staples for the management of surgical wounds: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Christos Iavazzo
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Am Surg 77:1206-21. 2011
    ..However, in a rather limited number of studies, the use of staples was associated with more pain. Further studies incorporating more objective methods for assessment cosmetic and patient satisfaction are required to clarify this issue...
  14. doi request reprint Biological mesh for abdominal wall hernia synthetic mesh multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection: report of a case
    George Peppas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23, Marousi, Greece
    Surg Today 41:717-20. 2011
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  15. doi request reprint Patients included in randomised controlled trials do not represent those seen in clinical practice: focus on antimicrobial agents
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 36:1-13. 2010
    ..The application of the findings of RCTs to the care of individual patients should be performed cautiously...
  16. doi request reprint Does the use of probiotics/synbiotics prevent postoperative infections in patients undergoing abdominal surgery? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Eleni Pitsouni
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 15123 Marousi, Greece
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 65:561-70. 2009
    ..However, infection remains a considerable morbidity factor. The aim of this review is to identify the potential benefit(s) of the perioperative administration of probiotics/synbiotics to patients undergoing abdominal surgery...
  17. ncbi request reprint Chronic bacterial and parasitic infections and cancer: a review
    Vassilis Samaras
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    J Infect Dev Ctries 4:267-81. 2010
    ..Therefore, we sought to evaluate the evidence regarding the association of such infections with the development of malignancy, excluding the overwhelming evidence of the association of Helicobacter pylori and cancer...
  18. doi request reprint Bowel cleansing before bowel surgery: major discordance between evidence and practice
    George Peppas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:919-20. 2008
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  19. doi request reprint Comparison of adverse events between oral and intravenous formulations of antimicrobial agents: a systematic review of the evidence from randomized trials
    Vasilios D Kouranos
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:873-9. 2009
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  20. doi request reprint Vacuum-assisted closure versus closure without vacuum assistance for preventing surgical site infections and infections of chronic wounds: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Giannoula S Tansarli
    1 Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 15:363-7. 2014
    ..We sought to examine whether vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) is associated with fewer surgical site infections (SSIs) or infections of chronic wounds than other management procedures for surgical wounds...
  21. doi request reprint Informed consent: how much and what do patients understand?
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Am J Surg 198:420-35. 2009
    ..We sought to evaluate the degree of patients' understanding of several aspects of the informed consent process for surgery and clinical research...
  22. doi request reprint Meta-analysis on surgical infections
    Dimitrios K Matthaiou
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 23:405-30. 2009
    ..Meta-analyses focusing exclusively on surgical infections, reporting data on mortality as a primary outcome, and comparing different antibiotic regimens for the treatment of surgical infections should be conducted...
  23. doi request reprint Daptomycin versus other antimicrobial agents for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections: a meta-analysis
    Ioannis A Bliziotis
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Ann Pharmacother 44:97-106. 2010
    ..Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are common in everyday clinical practice. Daptomycin has been shown to achieve very good concentrations in skin and soft tissues...
  24. ncbi request reprint Biological mesh in hernia repair, abdominal wall defects, and reconstruction and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse: a review of the clinical evidence
    George Peppas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Am Surg 76:1290-9. 2010
    ..Nevertheless, the elevated costs suggest that biological mesh implantation should be evaluated in correlation to the needs of each clinical case...