Cystic Fibrosis Centers HCFA-TEAM February 15, 2023

Cystic Fibrosis Centers

CF requires constant, regular monitoring qualified doctors at a Cystic Fibrosis Centre at least every 3 months. With proper medical monitoring of patients by organised treatment centres, which operate with a dedicated team surrounded by specialised doctors of various specialities (CF team) and experienced nursing staff, both the quality of life of patients can be improved, as well as their health status, prognosis and survival. The majority of patients are treated in the major centres in Athens and Thessaloniki.

Centers in Athens

Contact number: +30 2132013761

Email: cfcenter@paidon-agiasofia.gr

The Cystic Fibrosis Unit has been operating since 1961. In 1987 it joined the NHS as an independent department.

It is the largest pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center in Greece and monitors more than 300 children with Cystic Fibrosis.

Patients are monitored regularly with visits to the Department’s outpatient clinics every 1-3 months. A small number of children are also admitted to the hospital each month.

The Department consists of the doctors Mrs. Loukou Ioanna (Director of the Department), Mrs. Petrochilou Argyri, Mrs. Moustaki Maria, Mrs. Zarkada Ioanna.

Contact numbers: +30 213-2058408 (Secretary- Appointment Ex. Clinic) Monday-Friday 11:00-15:00, +30 213 2058342 (Hospital- Emergencies)

Email: cystic@sismanoglio.gr

The Cystic Fibrosis Unit for Adults has been operating since 1997.  It is the largest center for the treatment and follow-up of adult patients with Cystic Fibrosis in Greece. In the Adult Unit of Sismanoglio, 298 patients are monitored, and their number is constantly increasing due to the continuous inclusion of new patients from the corresponding Unit of the “Agia Sofia” Children’s Hospital. The Unit is in a separate autonomous wing and consists of the doctor’s office and ten single rooms with separate toilets. With donations from the Hellenic Cystic Fibrosis Association, the rooms have been equipped with televisions, small refrigerators, and stationary bicycles. The head of the Unit is Diamantea Filia, Director of the NHS.

Centers in Thessaloniki

Contact number:  +30 2310 892435

More than 116 children with cystic fibrosis are systematically cared for, both on an outpatient and inpatient basis. The children are followed up at pre-arranged quarterly visits to a special outpatient clinic that operates every Tuesday, and are free to be admitted to the clinic if they experience a deterioration in their health. Children with permanent Pseudomonas colonisation are also regularly admitted to hospital for intravenous treatment. In many cases, the CF nurse educates the parents about home hospitalisation for these cases. Supportive physiotherapy and education is provided by the physiotherapists. The responsible physician of the Department is Hatziagorou Elpida, Associate Professor of Pediatrics – Pediatric Pulmonology, AUTH.

Phone. 2313307858, cfkistiki@gmail.com

The Adult CF Centre of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at the C. has been operating for 15 years within the Pulmonary-Tuberculosis Clinic of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and is the only monitoring centre for adult patients with CF in Northern Greece and one of the two organised adult centres in Greece.

More than 60 adult patients with CF from all over Northern Greece, from Evros to Epirus, are currently being monitored at this centre. The number of patients at the Centre is increasing significantly every year, as more than 30 adult patients are gradually transferred to the Centre from the Paediatric CF Units of Papageorgiou and Hippokratheion in Thessaloniki. The head of the centre is Mrs Katerina Manika, Deputy Professor of Pulmonology.

Approximately 30 patients with Cystic Fibrosis are being monitored by the responsible physician Mrs. Maria Fotoulaki, Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, AUTH, in collaboration with the Cystic Fibrosis departments of Hippokrateio and Papanikolaou hospitals in Thessaloniki.

Cystic Fibrosis
Centers

Contact numbers: +30 210 5832044, fax: + 30 2105832229

Extension 1535 (Clinic Code 06881)

Opening hours: 9.00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Clinic Location: Ground Floor of “Attikon” University Hospital

Operating days of Outpatient Clinics (except the Hospital’s on-call days): Monday

Since 2013, the Cystic Fibrosis clinic has monitored ten children under the supervision of Konstantinos Douros, Pediatric Pulmonologist – Pediatric Allergist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics.

9 children with CF are monitored at the outpatient clinic by the doctor in charge, Mr. Bolis Konstantinos, Director of ESY Pediatrics.

11 adult patients are monitored every Thursday at the CF outpatient clinic by the doctor in charge, Mr Georgios Pitsidianakis, Director of ESY Pulmonology. A number of children with CF are also monitored by the doctor in charge, Mr Paraskakis Emmanuel.

The CF Clinic is officially operating at the University Hospital of Larissa from November 2022, every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, with the responsible doctors Mrs. Karetsi Eleni and Mrs. Perlepe Garyfallia-Irini. 8 patients will be monitored in the clinic. Appointments can be made by contacting the secretary’s office at 2413501179.