Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda

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To study the quality of life (QoL) and sexual function changes of women affected by severe cystocele treated using biocompatible porcine dermis graft. 20 women (ranging in age from 47 to 71 years, mean age 58.7) with third- and fourth-degree cystocele (according to Baden and Walker classification) were enrolled. The Short Form-36 questionnaire to assess QoL(More)
Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial mucosa (glands and stroma) abnormally implanted in locations other than the uterine cavity. Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is considered the most aggressive presentation of the disease, penetrating more than 5 mm in affected tissues, and it is reported in approximately 20% of all women with(More)
Dear Editor, We read with great interest the article by Ko et al.1 about sexual function in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and in their partners after midurethal sling procedure. We agree that SUI is an adverse factor for sexual function of women affected and that urinary symptoms negatively influence sexual activity within the couple.2–4 For(More)
Hysteroscopic surgery is indicated for the treatment of several intrauterine diseases. The surgeon needs to be aware of, and know how to prevent, possible complications related to these procedures. In the case of operative hysteroscopy, the systemic effects of low-viscosity fluid uptake must be considered in order to prevent the complications in the(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the safety, effectiveness and advantages of a new surgical technique for the extraction of endometrial polyps after in-office hysteroscopic polipectomy. Between November 2009 and September 2013, 140 pre- and post-menopausal women with a sonographic diagnosis of endometrial polyps underwent polypectomy in-office(More)
In the last decades cesarean section rates increased in many countries becoming the most performed intraperitoneal surgical procedure. Despite its worldwide spread, a general consensus on the most appropriate technique to use has not yet been reached. The operative technique performed is made chiefly on the basis of the individual experience and preference(More)
We have read the article by Sharifiaghdas et al. [1], which was an interesting study that both investigated the safety and efficacy of the four-arm polypropylene mesh (Nazca-Tc, Promedon, Cordoba, Argentina) in the treatment of high-stage cystocele and evaluated clinical outcomes in a subgroup of patients with simultaneous stress urinary incontinence (SUI)(More)