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  • 1. Ureteral function, pathophysiology and novel ureteral stents
The unit has established itself as a center of expertise in the study of novel ureteral stents and in the clinical management of ureteral stenosis. We have published extensively in prestigious journals, and currently have 27 PubMed-listed articles in this area. Our Unit’s basic research facility has an organ bath system for research into the physiology and pathophysiology human and animal ureters.

Recent publications :

  • Evaluation of zotarolimus-eluting metal stent in animal ureters. Kallidonis P, Kitrou P, Karnabatidis D, Kyriazis I, Kalogeropoulou C, Tsamandas A, Apostolopoulos DJ, Vrettos T, Liourdi D, Spiliopoulos S, Al-Aown A, Scopa CD, Liatsikos E. J Endourol. 2011 Oct;25(10):1661-7.
  • Vardenafil effect on ureteric smooth muscle: in vitro study in porcine model. Al-Aown A, Kyriazis I, Kallidonis P, Sakellaropoulos G, Vrettos T, Perimenis P, Filos K, Liatsikos E. J Endourol. 2011 Mar;25(3):505-9.
  • Ureteral metal stents: 10-year experience with malignant ureteral obstruction treatment. Liatsikos EN, Karnabatidis D, Katsanos K, Kallidonis P, Katsakiori P, Kagadis GC, Christeas N, Papathanassiou Z, Perimenis P, Siablis D. J Urol. 2009 Dec;182(6):2613-7.

  • 2. Laparoscopic surgery (Single site surgery, transvaginal approaches)
We have embraced the concept of minimal invasive surgery, and its most recent development – single site surgery. Our Unit performs a wide range of single site surgical interventions, and has published data in cooperation with the Dept. of Urology of the University of Leipzig.

Recent publications :

  • Pure single-port laparoscopic surgery or mix of techniques? Liatsikos E, Kyriazis I, Kallidonis P, Do M, Dietel A, Stolzenburg JU. World J Urol. 2011 Oct 21.
  • Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery in urology: worldwide multi-institutional analysis of 1076 cases. Kaouk JH, Autorino R, Kim FJ, Han DH, Lee SW, Yinghao S, Cadeddu JA, Derweesh IH, Richstone L, Cindolo L, Branco A, Greco F, Allaf M, Sotelo R, Liatsikos E, Stolzenburg JU, Rane A, White WM, Han WK, Haber GP, White MA, Molina WR, Jeong BC, Lee JY, Linhui W, Best S, Stroup SP, Rais-Bahrami S, Schips L, Fornara P, Pierorazio P, Giedelman C, Lee JW, Stein RJ, Rha KH. Eur Urol. 2011 Nov;60(5):998-1005
  • Laparoendoscopic single-site extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair: initial experience in 10 patients. Do M, Liatsikos E, Beatty J, Haefner T, Dunn I, Kallidonis P, Stolzenburg JU. J Endourol. 2011 Jun;25(6):963-8

  • 3. Management of urolithiasis
Our unit currently is a member of the CROES and ICE groups, and is active in the field of optimal minimal invasive treatment for urinary stone disease.

Recent publications :

  • Incidence, prevention, and management of complications following percutaneous nephrolitholapaxy. Seitz C, Desai M, Häcker A, Hakenberg OW, Liatsikos E, Nagele U, Tolley D. Eur Urol. 2012 Jan;61(1):146-58
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy among patients with renal anomalies: patient characteristics and outcomes; a subgroup analysis of the clinical research office of the endourological society global percutaneous nephrolithotomy study. Osther PJ, Razvi H, Liatsikos E, Averch T, Crisci A, Garcia JL, Mandal A, de la Rosette J; Croes PCNL Study Group. J Endourol. 2011 Oct;25(10):1627-32

  • 4. Advanced techniques in Urogynecology
Advanced minimal invasive techniques can be implemented in the management of urogynecological conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse, and chronic pelvic pain. Pelvic organ prolapse can be treated with Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy, minimizing post-operative pain and time in hospital. Chronic pelvic pain is another interest of our department, and it’s treatment by laparoscopic pudendal nerve decompression.

Our projects in this field are done in collaboration with Dr. Georgios Antonakis, Asst. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Univ. of Patras.

  • Scientific partnerships within the University of Patras

Our projects in the University of Patras are a result of the collaboration between many departments :

Department of Interventional Radiology, University of Patras
Dimitris Siablis , Professor of Radiology
Theodore Petsas, Associate Professor of Radiology
Dimitris Karnabatidis, Asst. Professor of Radiology
Nikolaos Christeas, Consultant Interventional Radiologist
K. Katsanos, Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Department of Radiology, University of Patras
C. Kalogeropoulou, Asst. Professor in Radiology
P. Kitrou, resident in Radiology

Department of Histopathology, University of Patras
A. Tsamandas, Asst. Professor of Histopathology

Deparment of Anesthesiology, University of Patras
K. Filos, Professor of Anesthesiology
T. Vrettos, Consultant Anesthesiologist
I. Panagopoulos, Consultant Anesthesiologist

Department of Medical Physics, University of Patras
G. Nikiforidis, Professor of Medical Physics
G. Kagadis, Asst. Professor of Medical Physics
G. Sakellaropoulos, Asst. Professor of Medical Physics

Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Patras
D. Apostolopoulos, Asst. Professor, Department of Nuclear Medicine